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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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See Breakthrough early and free

Breakthrough is a movie I hadn't heard of until we got these tickets to give away. From what I can tell from the poster I glanced at it involves breaking through some ice. It's got a decent cast and a whole bunch of faith-inducing...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Them That Follow

I’m struck by just how at home Walton Goggins seems as some redneck pulled from a holler deep in Kentucky or elsewhere in the Appalachians. First made apparent in his epic run as Boyd Crowder on FX’s Justified, Goggins retu...

 
 
 
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Review: God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness

Reviewing faith-based movies can be tricky to say the least. I don't think I'm going to shock anyone by saying that faith-based movies can be very, very, very difficult to pull off correctly. Usually faith-based movies end up one of two way...

 
 
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Review: My Scientology Movie

Louis Theroux won me over many years ago with the show Weird Weekends. In each episode, Theroux embedded himself in a subculture and use his extreme mild-mannered niceness to disarm his subjects. He'd hang out with porn stars, demolition dr...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Watch the first trailer for AMC's Preacher adaptation

Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Preacher is one of the best comic books of the 90s. Hard-hitting, hard-drinking, and just plain hardcore, Preacher is an over-the-top, ultra-violent riff on westerns in which a preacher named Jesse Custer...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: A Courtship

A Courtship is a film about a thing I do not understand. But more than that, it's about a thing I can't even begin to understand. The concept of Christian courtship, where a woman waits for God to bring her a husband and will spen...

 
 
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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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First trailer for The Devil's Hand

Remember that one horror comedy starring Jessica Alba and Devon Sawa, Idle Hands? Yeah, The Devil's Hand is absolutely nothing like that. In fact, it looks pretty interesting despite my attempts to pair it with a really bad teen comedy. An...

 
 
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Review: When the Game Stands Tall

I'm a sucker for sports movies. You give me a gang of lovable underdogs, a few training montages and a triumphant final game and I'm in your pocket. It's just so easy to get caught up in a sport film even when their bad. They hit all the ri...

 
 
 
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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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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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See Son of God early and free

So you want to know the story of Jesus Christ? Well, there's that big thick book you could read, but man is it written funny and it's damn long. Hasn't someone made a movie about parts of it yet? Yes, they have, but now they've made another...

 
 
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First image of Christian Bale in Exodus has a beard

If there is one thing that Hollywood has taught us that is a historical fact it is that Moses had a beard. While Bale's beard in Ridley Scott's Exodus might not be as epic as Charleton Heston's was it is good to know that they are keeping o...

 
 
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Have a Heaven Is For Real trailer, I guess

There's no way I can write this post without offending somebody, so I'll just try and get all the important stuff out of the way. This movie is called Heaven Is For Real. It appears to be about a child who dies, goes to Heaven, and comes b...

 
 
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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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Review: The Trials of Muhammad Ali

I remember talking to a friend of mine about Muhammad Ali once, and he mentioned the nuttiness of the Ernie Terrell fight in 1967. About three years prior to that match, Ali had joined the Nation of Islam and officially changed his name to ...

 
 
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Christian Bale is Moses in Ridley Scott's Exodus

Ridley Scott's upcoming Bible film, Exodus, is already a hot topic thanks to it being about the Bible, but it's about to get even more interesting as the aptly named Christian Bale has been officially cast as Moses for the film. Joel Edgert...

 
 
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Review: El Condor Pasa

I had trouble convincing myself to watch El Condor Pasa. I knew it was about the death of a young girl, and I've seen and written about too many films like that. It's why this review is being posted after Sunday's screening of the film at M...

 
 
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Help complete the doc Ultimate Christian Wrestling

About a year ago I reviewed the documentary Ultimate Christian Wrestling and did an interview with directors Jae-Ho Chang and Tara Autovino. The film explored a group of people who merged independent wrestling and Christianity/worship. The ...

 
 
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Trailer: Rapture-palooza (Red Band)

Rapture-palooza (with a newly minted hyphen) should be taken as is and nothing more. It's a straight to VOD (with a limited theater run) comedy about the Rapture that happens to star lots of recognizable faces releasing around the same tim...

 
 
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Trailer: Rapturepalooza (Red Band)

Rapturepalooza is a comedic take on the Rapture, that biblical story that Jesus Christ will leave behind all sinners on Earth as the Antichrist tries to take over the world (For better reference, watch that "Rapture's Delight" episode of A...

 
 
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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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Trailer: Bless Me, Ultima

Rudolfo Amaya's Bless Me, Ultima is the novel that changed my life completely. I read for the first time a few years back, and its simple yet magically realistic story of a young boy dealing with his conflicting Catholic and newly introduc...

 
 
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First pic from Darren Aronofsky's Noah is full of snakes

That's not a a clever quip or anything. The pic is literally full of hundreds of our limbless reptilian friends, as you can clearly see for yourself. The picture arrives courtesy of cinematographer Matty Libatique's Twitter feed, ...

 
 
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Trailer: Harmless

Sometimes a Kickstarter project comes along that's just too magical to ignore. Such is the case with Harmless, a movie about a man losing his family to his addiction to pornography. Why is this magical? Well, because it's a found footage f...

 
 
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Trailer: We Have a Pope

We Have a Pope, directed by Nanni Moretti, tells the tale of a Vatican in crisis - they can't decide who should be the next Pope! Then when someone is finally chosen, (under dubious circumstances, perhaps?) he hates it. He has so much trou...

 
 
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Legendary Pictures shuts down Paradise Lost

Legendary Pictures have succeeded in doing what Beelzebub couldn't: Paradise Lost, Alex Proyas' adaptation of John Milton's epic poem, has been shut down after a troubled pre-production. Bradley Cooper, Casey Affleck, Diego Boneta, Camilla ...

 
 
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Paradise Lost delayed for budget cuts

Paradise Lost is the greatest poem ever written, covering the battle for Heaven, the hell-bound ruminations of fallen angel Lucifer, plus the creation and original sin of mankind. As far as epics go, it's the big kahuna and more or less sin...

 
 
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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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Review: Love Exposure

Japanese director Sion Sono is a very interesting guy, and his movies reflect that. They are bloody, crazy, and generally leave you in a state of complete confusion. They are, if nothing else, experiences. Whether or not you are able to sto...

 
 
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Review: Brighton Rock

Noirs are hard to come by in this day and age, although we here at Flixist are big fans of the genre. For the moment, America seems loath to produce any, so we must turn to our English-speaking brethren across the pond. Brighton Rock is an ...

 
 




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The Goldfinch"The real deal or fool's gold?"

 

Promare"BURN TO THE GROUND"

 

One Cut of the Dead"Heart-felt brain munching"

 

IT Chapter Two"But are there vomiting turtles?"

 

Satanic Panic"Always tip your drivers"

 

The Peanut Butter Falcon"Who doesn't like Mark Twain?"

 

Artik"The evils of murder and whiskey"

 

Clownado"Cyclownin' around"

 

Ready or Not"Let's play a game"

 

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus"PHASE TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

 

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary"The man, the meth, the legerdemain"

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette"Eh, she'll come back eventually"

 

Good Boys"Kissing party"

 

Driven"John DeLorean's shattered dream "

 

Long Gone By"Moral conundrum with ice cream "

 

Millennium Actress"A classic revived"

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain"No paws, all wheels"

 

The Kitchen"Half-cooked"

 

Dora and the Lost City of Gold"Can you say "mediocre?""

 

The Nightingale"Heed the black bird's call"

 

The VelociPastor"Not to be confused with The TriceraCops"

 

Nekrotronic"Pokemon GHOST"

 

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 3)"Space is warped and time is bendable"

 
 
 
 
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