Ironically, Russell Crowe and the crew filming "Noah" have been delayed because of Hurricane Sandy this week.
The Darren Aronofsky-directed film following Noah in the colossal Biblical storm faced cancellations due to the intense storm system that hit the East Coast earlier this week.
A replica of Noah's ark sits in Oyster Bay, New York, while a much larger and elaborate replica is used for filming in Brooklyn, New York. more >>
Rovio has released another trailer for the upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars game that features footage from the actual film series.
Seeing parts of the film used in advertising is rare as Lucasfilm holds the rights to it and normally doesn't allow a third party to use it.
The new ad for the game features Princess Leia delivering her famous line "aren't you a little short for a storm trooper," as an angry bird takes off the helmet to reveal his identity. more >>
Actress Candace Cameron Bure has opened up about her personal beliefs and her relationship with her equally famous, and open Christian, brother Kirk Cameron. The interview comes at the same time as the release of "The Heart of Christmas" on DVD and a recent "Full House" reunion.
"Acting is my first passion-and my faith is incredibly important, which flows into every aspect of my life, which includes the decisions that I make on acting," Bure told Yahoo's Meriah Doty. "I want to focus on great family programming and good movies and the charitable organizations that I'm involved with."
When it comes to dealing with her brother, Kirk, an outspoken Christian advocate who has his own series focused exclusively on evangelism, Bure said she and Kirk "have a different style of saying some of those things. But he is much more in the world of ministry and does a lot of conferences…that's really his main focus." more >>
Honorary Academy Award-winning actor Peter O'Toole is reportedly postponing his retirement for the upcoming "Mary Mother of Christ" movie, in which he plays the role of Simeon, who the Gospel of Luke says blessed Jesus as a baby.
The movie is still in the pre-production and casting stages, with shooting set to take place in Italy, Jordan and British Columbia. Described as a prequel to Mel Gibson's hugely successful 2004 epic "Passion of the Christ," "Mary Mother of Christ," which has Lakewood megachurch pastor Joel Osteen as its executive producer, already has a number of big names attached to the main roles.
The film, which will focus on Mary's life while raising Jesus, will feature Julia Ormond as Elizabeth, mother of John the baptist, and 15-year-old actress Odeya Rush in the role of Mary. Veteran actor Ben Kingsley will reportedly play King Herod, and Hugh Bonneville of "Downton Abbey" is expected to play Satan. O'Toole, who achieved stardom for his role as T.E. Lawrence in the 1962 epic "Lawrence of Arabia", said in July 2012 that he was retiring from acting, but now looks set to put off that decision for the Bible-based film. more >>
Politics will take center stage on the first day of one of the largest Christian apologetics conferences in the U.S. when The King's College President Dinesh D'Souza, who co-produced "2016: Obama's America," will take part in a Q & A with leading apologist Alex McFarland after a showing of the movie.
The "Truth for a New Generation" two-day conference begins this Friday at First Baptist North Church in Spartanburg, S.C., and will feature some of the biggest newsmakers in publishing, documentaries and apologetics today.
D'Souza will narrate and hold a question and answer session as the movie discusses a paradigm to understand the president's domestic, economic, and foreign policy stances and also proposes ideas of what will happen in America should President Obama be re-elected in November, organizers said. more >>
Producers of the movie "2016: Obama's America" say there was an organized effort to drive viewers away from the theatrical showing of the successful documentary this past weekend by posting illegally uploaded copies on YouTube. The effort included a disinformation campaign that spread the rumor that Fox News Channel planned to show the movie in its entirety last Sunday, filmmakers said.
"The reports of the movie appearing on Fox before the election are completely untrue and we strongly suspect that they are the result of dirty tricks by our opponents who spread this rumor in order to confuse the general public and keep them from going to their local theaters," said the film's writer/director, Dinesh D'Souza. "We urge all Americans to ignore these efforts and go to their local theater and enjoy the movie on the big screen."
D'Souza added, "We have not been approached by any television network to air the film." On Tuesday, producers announced on Facebook that DVDs of the movie will be available Oct. 16 and that "digital copies before then are bootlegs! We are still in theaters, help us send a message!" more >>