The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966) - News Poster

News

The New Pope Season 1 Episode 7 Review: Miracles

The New Pope Season 1 Episode 7 Review: Miracles
Can miracles happen?

That's the question pondered on The New Pope Season 1 Episode 7 as Lenny finally comes out of his coma and leaves Rome to recover.

And while the show is still hard to follow, at least we got some Jude Law eye candy at the beginning of the hour when he walked out of the ocean and strolled down the boardwalk with nothing on than a very skimpy white bathing suit.

So, the question might be -- is Lenny's recovery a miracle? Is it a sign from God that he should be in the Papal seat rather than Pope John?

Lenny certainly seems as though he is a better fit for the job. 

Unlike Pope John, he doesn't make himself out to be something that he's not.

He was resting at a friend's home and was asked by them to cure their son, Eric. Lenny said straight out that
See full article at TVfanatic »

American Idol Recap: Katy Perry Warns the First Romantic Couple of Season 18

American Idol Recap: Katy Perry Warns the First Romantic Couple of Season 18
American Idol auditions continued on Sunday, serving up enough raw talent and dramatic backstories to leave you feeling dizzy. And if that didn’t do the trick, there was also a gas leak!

It was actually a fairly dramatic to-do, even if no one was ever in any real danger. (Confession: When Katy Perry fell to the ground in a dramatic fashion, part of me thought she wasn’t joking. For like a second.)

More from TVLineThe Bachelor Team Is Seeking Senior Citizens for New ABC Dating ShowTV Ratings: Rookie Returns to 1-Year Highs With American Idol Lead-InThe Rookie Returns With an 'Intense,
See full article at TVLine.com »

‘Emerald Run’: Film Review

  • Variety
‘Emerald Run’: Film Review
Emerald Run” is one of the weirdest hodgepodges to make its way to theater screens and digital platforms in quite some time. Unfortunately, oddness is just about the only thing this muddled little indie has going for it. Despite the game efforts of lead actor David Chokachi and attractive lensing by Dp Michael Caradonna, the film — directed by Eric Etebari from a script credited to Anthony and Mariuccia Caruso — somehow manages to transition from anodyne desert noir thriller to heavy-handed faith-based melodrama without ever generating sufficient interest to be credible or compelling.

Chokachi plays John Thomas, an unemployed family man who’s understandably anxious about his teenage daughter’s medical condition — some hard-to-diagnose disease is making her life a living hell — and increasingly desperate to find a way to cover mounting medical bills. Anna (Yancy Butler), his devoutly Catholic wife, feels frequent mass attendance and some comforting words from their
See full article at Variety »

‘Trance’ review: Fahadh delivers a great performance in this psychedelic film

ReviewAnwar Rasheed’s filmmaking keeps you engaged in the first half during which a captivating story unfolds but the last half is not as impressive.CrisThe mirror is where it all happens for Viju Prasad. A few words, a few movements of his hands, and Viju walks away more confident, with a certain purpose. He follows it through all the changes that come in his life, including a whole new identity as Joshua Carlton. Fahadh Faasil, the actor who can convey much through every small gesture, easily transforms into both these characters in Trance, directed by Anwar Rasheed. Even as the film addresses a few grave realities, it has a certain hypnotic charm to it – the way Fahadh’s character is written, the way the lighting is used, the music shifts, and the pills that keep pouring out of mini bottles. Even the title track has psychedelic visuals and music.
See full article at The News Minute »

Michael Davis: What Happened, Part 2

  • Comicmix
Michael Davis: What Happened, Part 2
In part one of this article, I asked what happened to that fun-loving silly bastard who lost his mind when he met Mickey Mouse at Disneyland?

This happened…

Sadness happened.

Sadness killed that pain in the ass lovable (Yeah Lovable) bastard. The grief felt over the loss of my mother, the end of my marriage, and friendship with Denys Cowan. Sadness over my inability to shield people I care about from my (then) undiagnosed bipolar behavior. Sadness helped along by my (then) undiagnosed severe depression.

Anger happened.

Anger over the constant ridicule from the friends of my ex-wife who’s elitist posture pissed me off to no end. Yet, for the most part, I let it go, which made me angrier. The insult from Milestone.

The criminal (Yes criminal) treatment from DC Comics. The two false racist arrests by Lapd. The seemingly purposeful attempts to distance me from my contributions
See full article at Comicmix »

Stranger Things Star Says His Character’s Sexuality Is Up To Audience

Stranger Things Star Says His Character’s Sexuality Is Up To Audience
Stranger Things fans are often discussing whether Will Byers is gay or asexual. There’d been suggestions about this before, but one scene in season 3 almost confirmed it. If you’ll recall, Will and Mike got into an argument which ended when the latter shouted at him, saying “It’s not my fault you don’t like girls.” Still, the rest of the season didn’t go any further with exploring Will’s sexuality so it remains ambiguous within the show.

According to star Noah Schnapp, though, this is deliberate on the part of the writers. While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor talked about his own personal reading of Will’s situation as being based around how he’s missed out on a key part of his life due to being stuck in the Upside Down, rather than due to insecurity over his sexuality. However, he remarked that
See full article at We Got This Covered »

The New Pope Season 1 Episode 6 Review: Lights Out

The New Pope Season 1 Episode 6 Review: Lights Out
Things took a turn for the strange on The New Pope Season 1 Episode 6.

I don't want to bash the series, but it's taken a cerebral turn were you almost need access to a secret code to understand because the way the story is being told is hard to follow and understand.

In essence, Wtf is going on?

We're going to skip over Lenny's apparent supernatural abilities and the bizarre cockroach priest Leopold for now and focus on Esther.

She's decided that her new mission in life is to be the "whore" for men like Ignazio, who are isolated from the world of love and sex because of gruesome disfigurement.

She's also fallen in love with Ignazio.

Before her big reveal about her feelings for Ignazio, the man's mother convinced her to do for these other men what she does for her son. The only reason Esther agreed to service the men was for money.
See full article at TVfanatic »

Nasa Warns Of Potentially Dangerous Asteroid Now Hurtling Towards Earth

According to our friends at Nasa, a massive asteroid is hurtling towards Earth at almost 34,000 miles an hour. Is it the size of Texas like the one in Armageddon? Unsure, but it does have a diameter of 3,250 feet. Nasa’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (Cneos) says that the asteroid is “potentially hazardous” but that it will miss us by a few million miles on February 15th, 2020 at 6:05 a.m. Eastern.

It’s being labeled an Apollo asteroid because it could potentially intersect with the Earth’s path around the sun. And if it’s in our orbit, it has the potential to make impact every time it passes the planet, hence the hazardous description. If it did hit, just picture Billy Bob Thornton scaring the hell out of you as he talks about nuclear winters, global killers and the worst parts of the bible. Can this giant rock
See full article at We Got This Covered »

The New Pope Season 1 Episode 5 Review: Basic Instinct

Can the Bible be upgraded?

On The New Pope Season 1 Episode 5, Pope John desperately looked for ways to elevate himself in the eyes of the public and the Church and continued to take advice from the "people to meet" section of his bucket list.

This time it was Sharon Stone.

While Marilyn Manson was a treat on The New Pope Season 1 Episode 4, Sharon Stone's papal visit was a heck of a lot more fun.

And, yes, I'm talking about the Pope's request for her not to cross her legs. 

Of course, when she had to because her leg was falling asleep, Pope John and the other clergy in the room made the ultimate sacrifice by turning away while she did it.

There are two important things that came out of this episode.

The first is Pope John's "basic instinct," so to speak, to try to run his church according to
See full article at TVfanatic »

Crooked preachers and sexy priests: has TV got a problem with Christianity?

Christians on TV were once limited to ethical debates and Songs of Praise. But from Fleabag to The Righteous Gemstones, portrayals are now less pious and more provocative

Shocking as it may seem to newer viewers of British TV, there used to be a BBC-ITV ratings battle between shows in which viewers sang hymns and told Bible stories.

The Sunday stand-off between the public service Songs of Praise and the commercial Highway was the biggest manifestation of what broadcasters called the “God slots”. Broadcasting guidelines required both main networks to screen not only sacred song anthologies, but also live church services, and late-night “religious and ethical” discussion shows. The emphasis was almost always on respecting Britain’s residual state religion, Christianity.

Related: The Righteous Gemstones review – if Tony Soprano opened a megachurch
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

‘The Two Popes’: For Oscar-Nominated Biopics, Screenwriter Anthony McCarten Is Your Man

‘The Two Popes’: For Oscar-Nominated Biopics, Screenwriter Anthony McCarten Is Your Man
The Two Popes” is Anthony McCarten’s third Academy Award nomination as a screenwriter, all for true stories: He was nominated for “The Theory of Everything,” which focused on the domestic life of Als-frozen physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and his wife Jane (Felicity Jones), and Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) facing war in “Darkest Hour.” Although “The Two Popes” is in the Adapted Screenplay category, all were self generated: It’s based on McCarten’s own play.

McCarten was visiting St. Peter’s Square with his wife when he started wondering about how this was “the first time in 500 years that we have two popes living,” he said. He started writing a screenplay, a stage play, and a novel, and his agents sent him to pitch the idea to studio executives. The first batch didn’t warm to a film about ideas that starred two old men. But
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »

‘The Two Popes’: For Oscar-Nominated Biopics, Screenwriter Anthony McCarten Is Your Man

  • Indiewire
‘The Two Popes’: For Oscar-Nominated Biopics, Screenwriter Anthony McCarten Is Your Man
The Two Popes” is Anthony McCarten’s third Academy Award nomination as a screenwriter, all for true stories: He was nominated for “The Theory of Everything,” which focused on the domestic life of Als-frozen physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and his wife Jane (Felicity Jones), and Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) facing war in “Darkest Hour.” Although “The Two Popes” is in the Adapted Screenplay category, all were self generated: It’s based on McCarten’s own play.

McCarten was visiting St. Peter’s Square with his wife when he started wondering about how this was “the first time in 500 years that we have two popes living,” he said. He started writing a screenplay, a stage play, and a novel, and his agents sent him to pitch the idea to studio executives. The first batch didn’t warm to a film about ideas that starred two old men. But
See full article at Indiewire »

Is Netflix’s Ragnarok series about Thor? Everything you need to know about the Norwegian drama

Netflix released its newest supernatural series Ragnarok today, and if you are like most people, the first thing that came to mind was the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Thor: Ragnarok. That is because Ragnarok is the Norse end of days (The Norse version of the Book of Revelations in the Bible), and both the legend of Thor and the tale […]
See full article at Monsters and Critics »

‘Fox & Friends’ Trio Reveals Secrets of The Curvy Couch

  • Variety
‘Fox & Friends’ Trio Reveals Secrets of The Curvy Couch
Fox & Friends” has long been the most-watched cable-news program in the morning slot, but it’s one particular set of eyeballs that has brought the program to new relevance in the current news cycle.

President Donald Trump, who used to have a recurring segment on the program, is now an avid viewer, and what hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade say each morning has the potential to start a White House tweet-storm. In the case of certain Kilmeade remarks, the president’s reaction isn’t always a happy one.

But the hosts can’t just focus on one audience member. They have to also play to the broader viewership. As part of Variety’s look at the transformation of morning programs, Doocy and Earhardt spoke about the show right after a broadcast in a cafe located inside Fox Corp. headquarters in New York, while Kilmeade spoke several hours
See full article at Variety »

Berlin International Film Festival Reveals 2020 Lineup

Berlin International Film Festival Reveals 2020 Lineup
The Berlin International Film Festival on Wednesday morning revealed the main competition lineup and gala selections for festival’s 70th edition.

The festival, which begins February 20, will screen 18 films in competition, including movies from Sally Potter, Kelly Reichardt, and Eliza Hittman. Six are from female directors.

Among the gala presentations is Pixar’s” Onward.” The Dan Scanlon-helmed urban fantasy includes the voices of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Kyle Bornheimer, Lena Waithe, and Ali Wong.

Here is the complete list:

Competition

“Berlin Alexanderplatz” (Germany/Netherlands)

Director: Burhan Qurbani

Cast: Welket Bungué, Jella Haase, Albrecht Schuch, Joachim Król, Annabelle Mandeng, Nils Verkooijen, and Richard Fouofié Djimeli

“Dau. Natasha” (Germany/Ukraine/United Kingdom/Russia)

Directors: Ilya Khrzhanovskiy and Jekaterina Oertel

Cast: Natalia Berezhnaya, Olga Shkabarnya, Vladimir Azhippo, Alexei Blinov, and Luc Bigé

“Domangchin yeoja” (“The Woman Who Ran”) (South Korea)

Director: Hong Sangsoo

Cast: Kim Minhee,
See full article at Indiewire »

‘The Evening Hour’ Review: The Warmest Movie You’ll Ever See About the Opioid Crisis

‘The Evening Hour’ Review: The Warmest Movie You’ll Ever See About the Opioid Crisis
, Braden King’s “The Evening Hour” shines on a rural Appalachian town like a golden ray of fading sunlight; as dark as the story gets, this hyper-empathetic film never fails to see its characters as decent people trying to make the best of a bad situation. This is the kind of movie that opens with someone reading a Bible verse over a shot of mountain grass swaying in the wind as the first woozy strains of Boxhead Ensemble’s score prepare to take your breath away.

Which isn’t to say that “The Evening Hour” elides the awfulness of the epidemic; that same opening shot pans across the landscape in time to see an ominous explosion in the distance. Every frame is saturated with a sense of quiet desperation. The rival drug pushers inevitably pull their guns on each other, and even the kindest intentions have a way of souring into sadness.
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Dick Johnson is Dead’: Film Review

  • Variety
‘Dick Johnson is Dead’: Film Review
Death isn’t wasted on the dead, exactly, but much that follows in its black-veiled wake is: A heartfelt eulogy, after all, is often composed of warm words we should have shared with the deceased before they turned cold. Eighties soft-rock band Mike and the Mechanics had a #1 hit with this very observation, of course: “I wish I could have told him in the living years,” they crooned, mourning unspoken father-child affections over waves of glossy synths. Kirsten Johnson’s wonderful new documentary “Dick Johnson is Dead” takes the same sentiment and gets one step ahead of it, with less sentimental sturm und drang. A profoundly heartfelt cinematic eulogy to the filmmaker’s living father Richard, made with his good-humored collaboration as he slowly slips into the limbo of Alzheimer’s, it also doubles as a witty, thoughtful rumination on death itself, the ways we prepare for it (or don
See full article at Variety »

The Karate Kid Musical Is Getting Ready to Sweep the Leg on Broadway

The Karate Kid Musical Is Getting Ready to Sweep the Leg on Broadway
The martial arts, coming-of-age drama The Karate Kid has become something of a beloved cult classic since its release in the early 1980s. After several sequels and one reboot, the movie is ready to return once again, only this time as a Broadway musical. The writer of the original, Robert Mark Kamen, will be putting pen to paper once again, to turn his story of Daniel-San and his mentor and best friend Mr. Miyagi into a toe-tapping, crane-kicking event.

Kamen will be joined by Drew Gasparini, with the latter providing the music and lyrics for the production, which comes from Kinoshita Group, Kumiko Yoshii and Michael Wolk. This musical based on an 80s movie is all set to be directed by Amon Miyamoto, with choreography to be provided by MTV Vma nominees Keone and Mari Madrid. Set design will be in the capable hands of Tony winner Derek McLane, who
See full article at MovieWeb »

‘The Karate Kid’ In Training For Broadway: Musical Adaptation Has Original Screenwriter On Board

  • Deadline
‘The Karate Kid’ In Training For Broadway: Musical Adaptation Has Original Screenwriter On Board
The Karate Kid is being developed as a musical for Broadway, with the 1984 film’s screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen penning the book and Drew Gasparini writing music and lyrics.

The project was announced today by producers Kinoshita Group, Kumiko Yoshii, and Michael Wolk. The Karate Kid will be directed by Japanese director Amon Miyamoto and choreographed by MTV Vma nominees Keone and Mari Madrid.

In a statement, Kamen said, in part, “Never in my wildest dreams did I think this little movie would reach across generations the way it has. And beyond my wildest dreams did I think what started out as a love letter to my devotion to Okinawan Karate and the man who taught me would become a full-blown Broadway musical. But here it is. Here I am. And here is hoping that what comes to the stage brings the same joy and relevance The Karate Kid has
See full article at Deadline »

Dropbox Returns to Sundance to Celebrate the Art of Collaboration

  • Indiewire
Dropbox Returns to Sundance to Celebrate the Art of Collaboration
Making a film can be both a marathon and a sprint, with a production taking months or even years to come to fruition — with many long, tiring days on set and in editing rooms. But now filmmakers are discovering different ways to use Dropbox to streamline creative workflows and get their passion projects off the ground much faster.

Why is Dropbox at Sundance?

Dropbox returns to the Sundance Film Festival for the 4th year in a row to celebrate the massive collaborative effort that it takes to make a film. For the past 5 years, over 60% of Sundance films were made with the help of Dropbox. Filmmakers like Edward Norton (“Motherless Brooklyn”), Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”), and Lulu Wang (“The Farewell”) have relied on Dropbox to work better with their large and diverse teams.

Filmmaking is a team sport. Oftentimes there are large teams working in different locations with tight timelines, constantly shifting priorities,
See full article at Indiewire »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites


Recently Viewed