I haven’t got the time or energy right now to write a proper review of the new Star Wars movie, but I’ll try to say something about it soon-ish. In the meantime, here are a few new trailers and interviews re: other films that I’ve been keeping tabs on.
1. Here’s a new trailer for Gods of Egypt (opens February 26), which, among other things, gives us our first look at Geoffrey Rush as Ra:
2. Here’s a new TV spot for the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar! (opens February 5), with just a tiny bit of new footage from the Bible-movie-within-the-movie:
3. I don’t pay any attention to reality TV, so I missed this “reality roundtable” when it first went online back in September — but yesterday The Hollywood Reporter posted an excerpt in which Mark Burnett, who has produced many reality TV shows in addition to his more recent faith-based products, talks about how he and his fellow producers on the 2013 miniseries The Bible had to digitally fix one of Jesus’ biggest miracles because the filmmakers got the number of loaves and fishes wrong:
4. Filmmaker Cyrus Nowrasteh spoke to Catholic journalist Raymond Arroyo about The Young Messiah (opens March 11), addressing such topics as how he portrayed the Devil in the film and why everyone in it speaks with a British accent: