In light of blockbuster films such as "Noah" and the upcoming "Exodus," many Christians are wondering what is causing the upsurge in Hollywood films featuring Biblical content today.
Within the past year, the Bible has been interpreted several times on both the big screen as well as television. In addition to the aforementioned "Noah" and "Exodus," "Left Behind" starring Nicolas Cage will reach theaters Oct. 3, while HBO recently added "The Leftovers," a series loosely based on the rapture, to its network. The list of faith-based entertainment made by non-Christians seems to be growing longer with each passing year.
This week, The Christian Post spoke with three different Hollywood insiders about the amount of Scripture found in secular entertainment of late, asking for their thoughts on the possible reasons behind the uptick. First, actress Alexa PenaVega drew attention to the violence and uncertainty in today's state of affairs. The "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" star said more and more people are now looking to the Bible for answers. more >>
Earlier this year, director Guillermo del Toro announced on Legendary Picture's YouTube channel the news that the studio is now planning to release a second installment of the science fiction monster film "Pacific Rim" in April 2017. Following the his announcement, the firm released a statement confirming it.
The 49-year-old director said that the design production for "Pacific Rim 2" would start this month and that scouting for the location would take place in July 2015. In November that year, the crew will then begin the principal photography.
Del Toro didn't say much about the plot of the sequel. However, Screenrant indicated in their reports some bits and pieces about the upcoming movie by the words of the director. more >>
After three years of being off the air, HBO's comedy-drama TV series "Entourage" will return as a full-length film, according to reports.
According to the publication, the movie will once again feature the acts of the show's prinicipal cast including Adrian Grenier (Vincent Chase), Kevin Conolly (best friend and manager Eric Murphy), Kevin Dillon (Vince's half-brother Johnny "Drama" Chase) Jerry Ferrara ( Vincent's friend Salvatore "Turtle" Assante), Jeremy Piven (casting agent Ari Gold), Rex Lee (Ari's assistant Lloyd Lee) and Perry Reeves (as Beverly Hills socialite Melissa Gold).
Other names mentioned are Emmanuelle Chriqui to return as Sloan and Rhys Coiro as director Billy Walsh. more >>
The third Thor title in the Marvel Universe franchise is expected to come out sometime in 2016, a year after the Age of Ultron. It is a wonder, however, on what Thor will face next in the third movie title.
In the first film, Thor faced the mighty Frost Giants from Jotunheim. Then in the second film, Thor met with the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim with Malekith leading them. If the film follows the canon of the comic books, then in the third Thor film, our Asgardian hero could be facing off against Surtur and his fire demons from Muspelheim.
What's more, Surtur is a thousand-foot demon from another realm, so arranging the special effects for that will be a challenge. Marvel Studios and Chris Hemsworth would have a lot of work to do. more >>
Pat Robertson, host of "The 700 Club," said on Wednesday that he believed Robin Williams may still be alive if he had known God.
"You see these very popular people in the media who commit suicide like Robin Williams recently and you say, 'What is the deal with him? What happened?' You find people who are at the top of the game in music and they're strung out on drugs. What happened? What was their God?" Robertson said during the show.
Williams committed suicide at his home on August 11; he previously battled severe depression and spent time in rehab. His wife revealed days later that her husband was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease, which some believe may have contributed to the depression that ultimately cost him his life. more >>
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt officially married in France over the weekend, their reps confirmed on Thursday.
After nine years together, including a two-year engagement, the superstar couple privately tied the knot on Saturday, Aug. 23, according to The Associated Press. Jolie and Pitt's civil ceremony was nondenominational and took place in a small chapel near their French home, Chateau Miraval. It was attended only by friends and family. In advance of the civil ceremony, Jolie and Pitt obtained a license from a local California judge who later conducted the ceremony in France.
Additional details about the wedding include the couple's six children; sons Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Knox, 5, and daughters Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and Vivienne, 5. Jolie walked down the aisle with her eldest sons while Zahara and Vivienne threw petals as flower girls. Also, Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers, according to a spokesman. more >>