Monthly Archives: October 2014

`Exodus`Film Star Christian Bale Brands Moses as `Schizophrenic` and `Barbaric`

One of the most highly anticipated and ambitious faith-related films of modern times arrives in theaters this December. The movie, titled “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” has the potential to become a massive box-office hit.

The big-budget biblical remake’s pedigree stems from the 1956 classic, “The Ten Commandments,” which is the sixth-highest grossing movie ever, when adjusted for inflation. Another more recent religious themed epic, Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” which initiated the current faith-based film trend, shocked the cinema world at the time with its record-setting revenue.

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Hollywood Plans TV Series to Capitalize on Ebola Crisis

As anxiety over Ebola intensifies, some big names in Hollywood are looking to profit from the public angst. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a television series that weaves the deadly Ebola pathogen into its plot is soon to come.

The series will be an update of the 1994 book written by Richard Preston titled “The Hot Zone.” Veteran film director Ridley Scott, best known for “Alien,” “Blade Runner,” “Thelma & Louise,” “Gladiator,” and the upcoming “Exodus Gods and Kings,” is attached to the project along with Lynda Obst, producer of the film “Sleepless in Seattle.” Scott will also soon be directing “Killing Jesus” for the National Geographic Channel, a project that will be based on Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling book of the same name.

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Apocalyptic Themes in Films Reflect Tumultuous Times

 

It is a beautiful night for the end of the world.”

Ron Swanson played by Nick Offerman from Season 4 Episode 6 of “Parks and Recreation”

A good amount of the entertainment content of late has been dealing with some type of apocalypse, in other words, an end to human civilization as we know it. The end of the world is a theme that has been finding its way into numerous modes of entertainment and a wide variety of genres. AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” which features an apocalypse of the zombie kind, is consistently at or near the top of the television ratings, including broadcast, cable, and streaming. The big-screen release “World War Z” followed the cinematic formula with the variance being that the zombies are lightning fast runners, despite their state of rigor mortis.

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Piers Morgan Boasts of Hollywood Support for His Anti-Gun Documentary

Even though Piers Morgan no longer has the host gig of the CNN news show that bore his name, he recently let it be known that he plans to film a cinematic attack on the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution via a documentary backed by some major Hollywood heavyweights.

“I’ve been approached by a couple of big independent producers in Hollywood to make it [anti-gun documentary],” Morgan recently told Politico, claiming that he already has a “big offer on the table” from a “big player in Hollywood” to finance the project.

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