Beyonce's new album Lemonade, was released over the weekend on Tidal to rave reviews. Along with the music, HBO aired the entertainer's visual album, which was not just an artistic display of heartache, betrayal and forgiveness, but also provided insight into the megastar's skewed perception of spirituality as it relates to Christianity.
The highly publicized cinematic album is loaded with clips of black women empowerment, superstar cameos and the artistically genius yet disturbing visual interpretation of Beyonce's painful journey through infidelity and forgiveness in her marriage to rapper Jay Z. In the hour long film, the Houston, Texas-native takes fans along her journey to redemption after betrayal.
Starting with intuition the movie navigates through denial, anger, apathy, emptiness, accountability, reformation, forgiveness, resurrection, hope and redemption. more >>
Popular rockstar Bono and retired Presbyterian Pastor Eugene Peterson have teamed up to release a new documentary about the two men's unlikely relationship and a conversation they had on the book of Psalms.
Bono, the frontman for the legendary rock band U2, and Peterson, the author of The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language, released the 20-minute documentary titled "Bono and Eugene Peterson: The Psalms" on Tuesday. The documentary was released through the California-based Fuller Theological Seminary's new media venture "Fuller Studio."
The video starts off by showing a 2002 video of the Ireland-born Bono, who often quotes passages from The Message during concerts, thanking Peterson, on behalf of himself and other U2 band members, for the translation work that he has done. more >>
The Avengers may be going head-to-head in the upcoming Marvel superhero brawler "Captain America: Civil War," but in real life, the actors playing the MCU characters get along swimmingly, Chris Evans, who plays Steve Rogers/Captain America, has said.
Speaking to HELLO! magazine during Marvel Studios' U.K. press conference ahead of the "Civil War" premiere, Evans said that shooting the hotly anticipated Marvel ensemble film was not unlike going to summer camp and that the atmosphere on-set was one of the best things about filming the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
"I can't imagine arguing with any person on the set - and you know, listen, sometimes that happens on film sets," Evans told HELLO! "For some reason when you step on a Marvel film set, it's like summer camp. It really is." more >>
Veteran actor Joaquin Phoenix is rumored to play the role of Jesus Christ in a film centered on Mary Magdalene.
The Oscar-nominated Phoenix is being eyed for the part, according to a recent story by Ali Jaafar of Deadline Hollywood.
"A deal is still some way off being done, with scheduling believed to be one concern, but if this goes down it would be a clear statement of intent from the filmmakers about the kind of film they're trying to make," reported Jaafar. more >>
"Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner takes her turn as the powerful mutant Jean Grey in this year's hotly anticipated "X-Men: Apocalypse." The 20-year-old rising star takes over the role from "The Wolverine" actress Famke Janssen, who played the iconic Marvel Comics character in previous "X-Men" films.
Turner is just one of many new recruits to the "Apocalypse" cast, which features younger versions of the "X-Men" mutants and is set several years after the events in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (2014).
According to Janssen, she's excited to see the upcoming "Apocalypse" and is not at all surprised to see a different actress play her part, as showing younger and older versions of the same character is something the "X-Men" film franchise has been doing for years. The actress did, however, note that there is a major difference between how male and female characters age in the film series. more >>
It's been a long time coming, and although the main attraction in the first film is no longer part of it, the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster, "Independence Day" is finally here. The trailer for the second installment, titled "Independence Day: Resurgence" will no longer star Will Smith, but it still has enough interesting things in it for every moviegoer to be excited.
The trailer has recently been released and according to the Wall Street Journal, the signature "terrestrial devastation" made popular in the first film makes a comeback, but this time the Earth will be paying a lot more than what it did to those visiting hostile aliens. It's actually payback time for them!
Director Roland Emmerich, with film studio 20th Century Fox backing him up, revived the once thought to be dead idea of a sequel, finally living up to millions of fans of the first installment. And what really is interesting is that the film's timeline is set 20 years after the first invasion, which obviously fits the schedule of its release this year. more >>