A decade later “The Passion of the Christ” still raises questions of anti-semitism

Actor Jim Caviezel portrays Jesus on the cross in a scene from "The Passion of the Christ." (CNS/Icon)

 Feb. 25 will mark the 10th anniversary of the release of Mel Gibson's hugely successful and controversial "The Passion of the Christ."Right after Christmas, I had the opportunity to sit down with two friends, Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, director of interfaith affairs at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, and Yvonne Gomez, a Christian research consultant, to watch "The Passion of the Christ."Back in 2004, I reviewed "The Passion of the Christ" as a horror film, and this … [Read more...]

“The Son of God” will appear in theaters early 2014 says VARIETY today

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In an announcement exclusive to VARIETY Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are sharing the news that they have struck a deal with 20th Century Fox to release a film about Jesus derived from their epic mini-series "The Bible" that aired earlier this year on The History Channel.In an email from Roma Downey she said that the film will run for 2 hours and 15 minutes and it will officially be in movie theaters in early 2014.  "The movie tells of the birth, death and resurrection of The Lord. We will b … [Read more...]

“Last Temptation of Christ” author’s “Christ Recrucified” acquired for film

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Deadline Hollywood broke the news this morning that Nikos Kazantzakis  1954 novel "Christ Recrucified" has been acquired by Grindhouse Pictures, a company that seems to have only one other film to its credit, "Gabriela", 2001.The new film will be re-titled "Christ is Risen."Click here to read the entire article on Deadline Hollywood.Amazon's description of the novel says:"The inhabitants of a Greek village, ruled by the Turks, plan to enact the life of Christ in a mystery play - " … [Read more...]


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