In what was supposed to be the year of the "faith-based film," after a few moderate successes like “Son of God” and “Heaven Is For Real,” we have now seen a dozen box-office duds. On Dec. 12 there'll…
The Passion Of The Christ
Benaroya Pictures and Miscellaneous Entertainment have formed a joint venture to launch sales company International Film Trust at Cannes. The new banner — headed by Ariel Veneziano as president — has…
Film critic Roger Ebert was not only the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, but one of the only critics known to the general public, thanks to his long-running movie review shows such as…
Honest to God, I did not see that one coming. Having reviewed six hours of “The Bible” in advance of its premiere, I was filled with all kinds of thoughts and had scribbled various notes in the…
Picturehouse's first incarnation was short, but colorful: For three years, from 2005 until the economic crash, the production company that Bob Berney founded in partnership with HBO Films and New…
Like many showbiz offerings related to religion, "The Bible" is as interesting for its marketing and commercial prospects as for the production itself.
Israeli thesp Odeya Rush has been tapped to play the role of Mary in Alister Grierson's "Mary Mother of Christ," which Lionsgate will distribute in North America next year and which will mark the…
A sprawling but amusing CliffsNotes-like history of various disreputable subgenres.
Hoping to replicate some of the box office success of "The Passion of the Christ," indie producer Bill McKay is mounting "The Resurrection of the Christ," with a 10-week shoot starting in July.
In 2004, John Debney's haunting score for "The Passion of the Christ " not only earned him an Academy Award nomination, but the music took on a life of its own.
"In God we trust." That line appears on every penny of the $609 million "The Passion of the Christ" earned at the box office. And Hollywood heard the trumpets, so to speak: To see that kind of coin…