NEW YORK — In a monumental effort to recreate and produce the 1950s blockbuster "Ben-Hur" for modern audiences, Hollywood power couple Roma Downey and Mark Burnett took a page from Mel Gibson's playbook. The duo shot a remake of the classic film in Matera, Italy — one of the same locations that Gibson used in his 2004 megahit "The Passion of the Christ."
Downey, who screened clips of the film at a private event at the Sheen Center in New York City on Oct. 9, explained why they chose the location to bring their version of first century Jerusalem to life.
"Matera is absolutely gorgeous. It's where Mel Gibson filmed 'The Passion of the Christ.' It's a beautiful, interesting-looking town that's carved out of rock and had all these caves and was able to provide for us on the film a geography and landscape of rocky terrain, because, of course, we couldn't shoot in Jerusalem," said Downey. more >>
Since the dawn of time Minions have searched to find an evil master worthy of their service.
While they eventually found that despicable creature, sometimes the Minions take a break from their efforts to fight a puppy.
In a surprisingly brief battle, one puppy attempted to vanquish a member of the ancient yellowy race. more >>
Rapper Lecrae won Artist of the Year at last night's 46th annual Dove Awards and the Christian artist was among several big names honored at the event, including Hollywood power couple Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
Though he was not present this year due to travel commitments, Grammy Award-winning rapper Lecrae scored three awards including Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year and Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year for his Billboard No.1 album Anomaly.
"It's extremely humbling," said the "Welcome to America" artist in a statement to The Christian Post on Wednesday. "I make music to impact and inspire. I'm grateful to have a team around me that believes in the vision and contributes their talent to bring it all to fruition." more >>
O the fanciful world of Harry Potter. You've read the books, or at the least seen the many movies. Now comes this fantastic little homage to the popular series.
Thanks to a video uploaded to YouTube last week, you can see what one animator has done with the dreamy world, making it come alive using its own pages.
Peter Heacock, the man behind the YouTube account "UnPOP," made a short film in the style of stop-motion. more >>
"Mad Max" has not been visible in theaters for such a long time that George Miller was so surprised at how the viewers welcomed "Mad Max: Fury Road" when it was released last summer.
Despite "Mad Max: Fury Road" devoting only a small portion to the backstory of the characters and a majority of the film to chase scenes, the viewers welcomed Tom Hardy's character Mad Max and Charlize Theron's Furiosa. The audience may be clamoring for a sequel to Miller's film, but "Mad Max 5: The Wasteland" may not be in the cards in the near future, according to the Gospel Herald.
"Mad Max: Fury Road" generated a lot of income and also harvested good reviews from viewers and critics. Director Miller also revealed during the Comic-Con 2014 that he already had two scripts: one for "Fury Road" and another for "Mad Max: Furiosa." The latter would have satisfied the audience's craving for a backstory on Theron's character, including the history of her amputated arm and her exclusion from Immortan Joe's harem, the report details. more >>
Long, long ago, the movie "Back to the Future II" showed us what the world would look like in the year 2015.
Part of that future included the release of the blockbuster hit "Jaws 19," a holofilm whose 3D advertisement frightened main character Marty McFly.
Now here we are, and as expected, a trailer for the 19th installment of the Jaws franchise is here. more >>