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The Passion of the Christ

'Noah' Has Seen Its Fair Share Of Rough Seas

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 03.21.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — In the beginning of their work together on "Noah," director Darren Aronofsky made Russell Crowe a promise: "I'll never shoot you on ...

Actors Who've Played Jesus In Movies

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Casting Jesus for the silver screen has always been tricky. Directors must balance the actor's ability to project a sense of both di...

ReThink Review: 12 Years a Slave - Can We Face America's Holocaust?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

After watching 12 Years A Slave, I imagine Germans feel about the Holocaust like a lot of Americans do, or at least should, feel about slavery and the role racism has played in this country's history.

T.D. Jakes' International Faith and Family Festival Seeks to Scratch a Societal Itch

Larry Ross | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts
Larry Ross

Jakes' International Faith and Family Film Festival aims to provide a significant value-add to the discussion of how faith-based filmmakers should proceed with producing and marketing films to Christian and mainstream audiences.

The Iceman, GI Joe Retaliation, The Smurfs 2, Star Wars and Beyond: A Conversation with Illusion Industries' Todd Tucker

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Photo Credit: Bobby Quillard at Quillard Inc. Photography A Conversation with Illusion Industries' Todd Tucker Mike Ragogna: Todd, how are you? To...

Here Comes The Bible

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.03.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

The most important lesson of The Passion of the Christ was not that people are clamoring to watch faithfully pedantic retellings of Bible stories, but that some of the greatest stories ever told deserve to be told with an artistic flair.

That Old-Time Religion Gets a Facelift

George Heymont | Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

The deftness with which Charley Lerrigo has turned the assumptions and expectations of contemporary Christians upside down and inside out is a joy to behold, not only for his theatrical craft but for his brilliant use of character development.

Not Your Father's Bono: Creed Singer Scott Stapp's Confession

Mark Joseph | Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

Scott Stapp's book, Sinner's Creed is brutally honest and pulls no punches. It's about one man coming to terms with the incongruity of the vocation he's chosen and the faith he refuses to give up. Stapp's tale is authentically rock and roll.

U.S. Taxpayers May Get Cut Of 'Passion Of The Christ' Prequel Via Mexican Drug Case

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

SAN ANTONIO -- The American taxpayer may be getting into the movie business. In a real-life case of drugs and extortion that could itself make a pret...

Should Mel Gibson Really Make A Movie About Jews?

Posted 11.12.2011 | Religion

By Piet Levy Religion News Service (RNS) After combating claims of anti-Semitism for years, actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson is slated to bring the ...

Mel Gibson Making Film About Jewish Hero Judah Maccabee

Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment

Of all the filmmakers you might expect to make a film about Jewish hero Judah Maccabee, Mel Gibson is probably not at the top of the list. So consider...

Crucified Creation And The Hope Of Eco-nomics

Doug Demeo | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Doug Demeo

Good Friday is Earth Day, an especially opportune time to see and feel and repent of creation's pain -- which is ours.

Naked Passion Of The Christ Calendar Shocks Catholics

The Guardian | Giles Tremlett in Madrid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Catholic youth group has shocked its religious superiors in Mallorca by producing a calendar that features a nude version of the passion of Christ. ...

Are Religious People More Racist?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Researchers found that "religion is practiced largely within race" and as such, "religious in-group identity promotes general ethnocentrism." This study focused on white Protestants, but the researchers believe that their findings apply to other groups.

Angry White Men Unleashed: Mel Gibson and the Tea Party

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Kim

Mel Gibson was an angry, bigoted bomb that finally and predictably went off. When the tea party explosion eventually happens, it will come as no surprise.

How Mel Gibson Can Stop His Downward Spiral, Only Not Really

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

There may be some ways for Gibson to regain some of his past glory. I've listed six career decisions that may stop his downward spiral. Don't count on it.

The Stoning Of Soraya M

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

Steve McEveety is a Hollywood oddity: He's humble. I know. Weird. He identified himself as "a producer of The Passion of The Christ." But he wasn't a producer, but rather the producer.

A Preposterous Pre-Digital Primer

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

In the days before the internet, how did out-of-town journalists transmit typewritten stories to their editors? They folded the stories into paper airplanes and hurled them out of hotel windows.

Mel Gibson Sued Over "Passion Of The Christ" Script

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A screenwriter sued Mel Gibson and his production company on Monday, claiming he was misled by the actor-director into accepting a small payment for ...