Paul Walker's character is to be "retired" instead of killed off in the upcoming "Fast & Furious 7" film, according to several reports on Sunday.
The actor portrayed Brian O'Connor in the "Fast & Furious" films, and was set to appear in "Fast & Furious 7" until his death in a car accident on Nov. 30th.
Drugs, profanity, nudity, sex, and crass humor permeate the new film "The Wolf of Wall Street." While many Hollywood films, like "American Hustle" or "Don Jon," use profanity and even nudity to present a good lesson, "The Wolf of Wall Street" has no such redeeming quality.
"My name is Jordan Belfort," says the main character (Leonardo DiCaprio) as the film opens. "The year I turned 26, I made 49 million dollars, which really p*ssed me off because it was three shy of a million a week."
Belfort makes his fortune – and gets chronically addicted to sex and drugs – trading on the stock market. Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey) trains him to use alcohol, various drugs, and masturbation to become a fantastic salesman of stocks. "How the f*ck else do you do this job? Cocaine and hookers, man," Hanna tells Belfort, explaining how each drug helps him relax and focus. more >>
Jesus Christ, revered by billions around the globe as the Son of God and savior of the world, has been portrayed in film and on television for well over 100 years. Here are seven actors who have donned a beard and long robes to play the carpenter from Galilee and central figure of Christianity.
Diogo Morgado (2014) While "Son of God" has yet to make its theatrical debut (Feb. 28), millions of viewers are already quite familiar with Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado due to his portrayal of Jesus in the History Channel's "The Bible" series. Morgado, reprising his role as the Son of God in the PG-13 spin-off, not only won admirers for his acting in the 10-hour TV series, but picked up a few fans also because of his good looks — with some dubbing the star as "hot Jesus."
Jim Caviezel (2004) "The Passion of the Christ," top-grossing Christian film of all time that was produced by Mel Gibson, film features Jim Caviezel as the tortured and crucified Jesus. While the star picked up a few nominations and one award for his controversial role and the story in general was lauded, critics could not get over its graphic nature. The late Roger Ebert while praising the film, also wrote that "The Passion of the Christ" was "the most violent [film] I have ever seen." The film critic suspected that it was the subject of Jesus that prompted the MPAA to give Gibson's film an R rating, as opposed to a likely more deserved NC-17 rating. more >>
Filmmaker Kevin Smith, best known for directing "Clerks," "Dogma," and "Zach and Miri Make a Porno," announced on Facebook on Monday that the plot of his next film would involve "mankind teaming up with Hell to save existence from extinction at the hands of a Rapturing giant Jesus."
The title of the movie will be "Helena Handbag," which, he explained on Facebook, "comes directly from the plot of the flick (it's kind of a nod to David Lynch's unproduced ONE SALIVA BUBBLE screenplay, too - which was also about the end of the world and also carried a title that didn't really prepare you for what the movie was about). "
The film's originality, Smith admitted, will mean "the budget has to be LOW, because NOBODY'S gonna wanna make that movie. At all. And I know this going in, so I won't be heartbroken if it never goes beyond the script. But... if the script is funny enough?" more >>
Two students at the Christian school Liberty University put together a video mimicking the way different animals eat, and it became the 2013 top trending video for the U.K. and number three worldwide on YouTube with over 92 million views since April.
"There's too much humor now that relies on the crass and vulgar," Liberty University student Ian Deibert, one of the duo who put on the video, told local Virginia paper The News & Advance. "We've tried to keep it very clean and family-oriented."
He also mentioned his artistic influences – "Braveheart," "The Lord of the Rings," and "Gladiator." more >>
A "Left Behind" producer and writer recently took on questions from fans of the upcoming end-times film and went on the defensive when he was asked if members of the cast, including lead actor Nicolas Cage, were "believers." Some fans also expressed concern that an actual rapture could take place before the film's 2014 release.
"Left Behind," a remake of the 2002 movie of the same name headlined by Kirk Cameron, unfolds during the immediate aftermath of the sudden vanishing of millions of people from Earth. According to the book series, and many Christians, this rapture of believers occurs at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Cage, born Nicholas Kim Coppola, plays the lead role of pilot Rayford Steele in the apocalyptic film based on the bestselling book series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. The award-winning actor has been notoriously tight-lipped about his religious faith, although there is speculation that he is a Roman Catholic. more >>