Actor Jared Leto, who took on the iconic role of the Joker for the upcoming DC antihero team-up film "Suicide Squad," said that taking on the villainous part is not unlike how other actors portray Hamlet onstage and onscreen.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Leto spoke about how he felt about portraying the Joker, the character's long and storied history in cinema, and crafting his own spin on the popular supervillain.
According to the actor, putting his own stamp on the character was important as the role has been filled by so many top-notch actors before him. Leto took over the role from the late actor Heath Ledger, who famously played the Joker in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" (2008). Ledger won a posthumous Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal. Before that, Jack Nicholson, another Oscar winner, took on the role of the Joker in "Batman" (1989). more >>
There are no special effects or bloody battle scenes featured in "God's Not Dead 2," but the movie does depict a war.
"Whether we want to admit it or not we're at war. The war of Ephesians 6," David A.R. White says in the film, where he reprises the role of the Rev. Dave from the 2014 prequel "God's Not Dead." "If we insist on denying that then we've already lost."
Erik Stanley, a senior legal counsel from Alliance Defending Freedom, has defended clients with cases similar to those showcased in the latest Pure Flix Entertainment Film. In fact, at the end of the film, dozens of real life ADF cases are featured. more >>
"The Story of God" with Morgan Freeman, premiering Sunday night, serves as the intriguing exploration of one influential man's journey to faith. In the National Geographic Channel/Revelation Entertainment's series, Freeman sets out to travel 20 cities in seven different countries on an intimate journey to find answers to the big mysteries of faith.
Although viewers are not sure initially what to expect when they see Freeman on the cover surrounded by various religious symbols, the actor was able to set the tone by sharing about his childhood and the losses he experienced.
"Everybody grieves but some people have a certainty that helps them cope with grief. They are certain they will see their loved ones again in Heaven. For some of us, it's not quite that simple. In fact, it's the greatest question we ask ourselves: What happens when we die?" Freeman asks. more >>
According to its directors, the much-anticipated third "Captain America" stand-alone will be unlike any other Marvel film ever made.
In an interview for the "Captain America: Civil War" cover story of the latest issue of SFX Magazine, Joe and Anthony Russo spoke about how the upcoming film is tonally different than others in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what sets it apart from its predecessor, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014).
"Tonally, this is unlike any Marvel movie we've seen before," Joe said (via ComicBook.com). "It's certainly got more edge and, on an emotional level, darker things happen in this movie than people have experienced in other Marvel films." more >>
Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett is "super excited" about her upcoming Marvel film, "Thor: Ragnarok."
In a recent interview on Korean television, the actress, whose "Ragnarok" character remains unnamed, expressed excitement about working on an action film and said that she hopes to impress her children by appearing as a Marvel character.
When Blanchett was asked about her filming schedule, the actress spoke about "a Marvel film, which I'm super, super excited about." more >>
"God's Not Dead 2" shines a light on the religious freedom battles being waged across the country that many Americans are not aware of. Using a similar formula as the first film, the creators of "God's Not Dead 2" move from scientific proof of God's existence to evaluating historical proof of Jesus' life on Earth.
Having a female lead this time around, '90s icon Melissa Joan Hart ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch," "Melissa & Joey") takes on one of her most dramatic roles to date and brings the plot home with her convincing performance of persecuted teacher Grace Wesley.
When not looking after her grandpa, Walter (Pat Boone), Wesley spends most of her time in the classroom teaching high school history. But one day her answer to a student's question about Jesus' teachings compared to Gandhi's ideology, lands the happy-go-lucky teacher in court. more >>