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Review: Mary Magdalene

There seems to be a common trend with a lot of biblical films. They have extreme reverence for their source material but tend to lack substance and depth. While there are obviously exceptions to that, I can't really name a lot of religious ...

 
 
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Review: Apocalypse Rising

Apocalypse Rising is such a banal, generic title. It’s a word combination that filters straight to the back of your mind. It sounds so tedious and lackluster that you would wonder why anyone made it and if anyone would be dumb enough ...

 
 
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Review: Mother!

Would you like to play a game? Well, it’s a puzzle really. It starts with Mother and Him. They are set in their home, and set upon by strangers. Only one at first, but then two, four, a grieving, boisterous entourage, a cult. All of c...

 
 
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Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

Folks don't know this about me, but I have a soft spot for biblical stories. Having been raised half Roman Catholic, half who gives a hooey, I have an abundant knowledge of Christian bible quotes and intricacies. Regardless of your beliefs,...

 
 
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See Exodus: God and Kings early and free

So you want to see a biblical epic with white people starring in the roles of Egyptians? I can do that for you. Exodus: Gods and Kings might not be heating up with hot buzz, but it still could be awesome. That's why you'll grab some pa...

 
 
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Newest Exodus: Gods and Kings trailer lets the people go

I can't watch help but watch these trailers for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings without thinking about all of the other times I've seen this story played out on film. The Ten Commandments, The Prince of Egypt, that one episode of The...

 
 
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Ridley Scott addresses Exodus: Gods and Kings' White cast

Casting in Hollywood has always been predominantly White. You can argue about certain stars or certain roles, but that's the cold, hard truth. Regardless of the film, the leads have always been a certain race, and in a perfect world, I coul...

 
 
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First trailer for Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe's career has been in a bit of a flux in his post-Potter days. In what seemingly seems like Radcliffe searching for that one role that'll truly showcase his talents, he's been in several offbeat projects that don't always w...

 
 
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Ridley Scott producing biblical film based on David

With Noah, a Ben-Hur remake, that Bible miniseries, a film based on Pontius Pilate, and Ridley Scott's own Exodus: Gods and Kings in the pipeline, it seems like big Biblical adaptations are making a comeback. That's pretty cool. There are n...

 
 
 
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New images for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings

We've seen a scant few images from Ridley Scott's upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings (that's a new full title by the way), which stars Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Pharo Ramses. Nothing says Egypt like two white guys. Grea...

 
 
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Watch: Jon Stewart takes on FOX News Noah critics

I don't think anybody really expected the talk shows on right-wing news organization FOX News to love Darren Aronofsky's bible story inspired movie, Noah. However, it appears they have gone as far as to criticize the movie without having e...

 
 
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Review: Noah

To preface this review I'd like to point you towards this article, which explains how I, as a DC film critic, finally got to see Noah ahead of time. Basically, Paramount for some reason thought it would be grand to screen the film for ...

 
 
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Super Bowl TV spot for Noah

Darren Aronofsky's upcoming Noah is going to look absolutely stunning. It may not be the best movie, or even the best representation of a biblical property, but it's going to look wonderful. This Super Bowl spot further cements it as a fea...

 
 
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First trailer for Darren Aronofsky's Noah gets biblical

I'm not the most religious person. I have my beliefs and other folks have theirs, but there's no reason that I can't enjoy a film depicting one of the more famous stories from the Bible, Noah's Ark. This first trailer for Darren Aronofsky'...

 
 
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Ridley Scott updates us on all the movies

Ridley Scott is a really busy person and while on press for the incredibly disappointing The Counselor he decided to update us all on those other little films he's got going on: Prometheus 2, Blade Runner 2, The Forever War and Ex...

 
 
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Aronofsky in fight with studio over Noah edits

When you get a director like Darren Aronofsky you know he has an artistic vision for whatever he's working on, and you'd think a studio would trust that vision after the years of relentless praise heaped onto his movies. Not so much. After ...

 
 
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Noah has the most complicated rendering in ILM history

I don't think anyone will be surprised to find out that Darren Aronofsky's Noah will be quite heavy on the impressive visuals, but earning the tag of the most complicated rendering Industrial Light and Magic Has ever done means we'll be see...

 
 
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Waterworld director working on family friendly Jesus film

Joining the likes of current Biblical adaptations like Ridley Scott's Exodus and Darren Aronofsky's Noah, is The Resurrection, a family friendly mystery directed by Kevin Reynolds (the same guy who directed Waterworld, or more recently, the...

 
 
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Cast/character portraits from Darren Aronofsky's Noah

It's been a little while since we've heard about Noah, Darren Aronofsky's Biblical epic (by way of Mad Max with 11-foot-tall fallen angels). We previously had a picture of Noah's ark looking very ark-like, but now we have our first glimpses...

 
 
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Flix for Short: SNL's Djesus Uncrossed

Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live did a great parody of Django Unchained and Quentin Tarantino movies in general. Behold Djesus Uncrossed, with Christoph Waltz as the Man (with No Name) of Galilee. I'm not going to give away any of the...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Fist of Jesus

[Note: The above video is NSFW.] Fist of Jesus is a Spanish short film from David Muñoz and Adrián Cardona that tells the well-known Biblical tale of Jesus resurrecting Lazarus. Well, sort of. Without giving too much away, th...

 
 
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Catch a glimpse of the ark being constructed for 'Noah'

It looks like Darren Aronofsky is going all out for his Biblical epic Noah, at least if photographer Dan Wagner's pictures are anything to go by. It's hard to judge scale initially, but going by Wagner's reaction it must be pretty damn big....

 
 
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Will Smith starring as Cain the vampire slayer

Leave it to Hollywood to fill the void of originality with completely off the wall, bats**t craziness. Will Smith is apparently going to star in a film that retells the Biblical story of Cain and Abel...except with vampires. It's titled The...

 
 
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New info & set photo from Darren Aronofsky's Noah

There's some new info about Darren Aronofsky's Noah, and it's sounding less like the Biblical tale and more like a harsh pre-apocalyptic epic. The Film Stage reports that the movie might focus more on the world before the great flood, a dro...

 
 
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Paul Verhoeven gets funding for his film about Jesus

Paul Verhoeven is make a secular movie about Jesus, which obviously won't be controversial at all. Jesus of Nazareth, based on a book that Verhoeven co-wrote, will look at Jesus as a historical figure rather than the son of God. That means ...

 
 
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Ray Winstone offered role of God and/or rainfall in Noah

Veteran character actor and all-around badass Ray Winstone has officially been offered the role of the central villain in Darren Aronofsky's upcoming Noah starring Russel Crowe as the titular animal wrangler extraordinaire. At present,...

 
 
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Methuselah: Oldest man in the Bible, survival expert

Hollywood is getting into the Old Testament these days what with Darren Aronofsky's Noah, Steven Spielberg's possible Moses movie, and Ridley Scott readying a Moses movie of his own. (Still no luck for the Vedas.) Get ready to add another O...

 
 
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Russell Crowe takes lead role in Darren Aronofky's Noah

Last month there was word that Russell "Master & Motherf*cking Commander" Crowe was in talks for the lead role in Darren Aronofsky's Noah. Now we have official confirmation that the Crowester will indeed star in the Aronofsky ...

 
 
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Russell Crowe in talks for Darren Aronofsky's Noah

Darren Aronofsky's Noah has been in gestation for a long time - if in a pretentious mood, you might say it's positively antediluvian at this point - but it looks as though the project finally setting sail with confirmation that Russell Crow...

 
 
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Darren Aronofsky's Noah: some release and villain info

It's been a while since we've reported anything on Darren Aronofsky's Noah. After getting a glimpse of the European graphic novel of Noah and hearing that Christian Bale had dropped out of the project, it's been a bit silent, at least until...

 
 
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Christian not Noah, Michael maybe

Christian Bale has been ruled out of contention for the title role in Darren Aronofsky's take on the Biblical tale of Noah. The actor was understood to be one of the favourites, even if nothing was ever officially signed, but his commitment...

 
 
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Spielberg in talks to direct Biblical epic about Moses

At the end of September, we reported that Warner Brothers was enticing Steven Spielberg to direct Gods and Kings, a Biblical epic about Moses. It all seemed like a longshot, but one within reason. Well, Spielberg and Warner Brothers are now...

 
 
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Darren Aronofsky's Noah graphic novel released in Europe

Before Noah was picked up by Paramount, Darren Aronofsky and co-writer Ari Handel began working on a graphic novel adaptation of their script with artist Niko Henrichon. (Henrichon is perhaps best known for illustrating Pride of Baghdad, wr...

 
 
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WB wants Steven Spielberg to lead the leader of the Jews

It's rare that you get to report on what is simultaneously big, exciting news that also doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of happening, except MAYBE this time it will happen. Warner Brothers is trying to attract Steven Spie...

 
 




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Us"Turns out, the real monsters were us all along"

 

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