(RNS) “Left Behind” and “The Good Lie” both aim to attract a faith-based crowd, and they’ll both test Hollywood’s appetite for religion.
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(RNS) “Noah” director Darren Aronofsky describes where he got the idea for the film, how he plans to respond to critics and why he focuses the film on themes of justice vs. mercy.
NEW YORK (RNS) The biblical narrative of the flood is a touchstone in many religious circles, a story that’s told and retold within Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
(RNS) Christian leaders, including megachurch pastors Rick Warren and Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, plan to rent every screen in numerous multiplex theaters in 10 cities for the upcoming Jesus film, “Son of God.”
(RNS) Nearly 10 years after the blockbuster success of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” which earned $611.9 million worldwide, studios are looking to the Good Book for good material.
(RNS) Kabbalah Centre founder Philip Berg attracted celebrities such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Britney Spears, and Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher and made Kabbalah’s red bracelets a red-carpet staple.
(RNS) This weekend’s box office winner, “The Conjuring,” is a creepy horror flick with all the requisite creaky doors, demon spawn and blood-curdling exorcism scene. But filmmaker brothers Chad and Carey Hayes hope it can prompt viewers to think about God and the existence of evil.
(RNS) At 24, Dolores Hart, the actress who gave Elvis his first on-screen kiss, gave up a promising Hollywood career to begin life as a cloistered nun. Fifty years later, she writes a memoir to explain her choice to a world that is perhaps even more enamored of celebirty than it was in 1963.
(RNS) The new biopic about Jackie Robinson, the Dodger great who broke baseball’s color line, opened Friday (April 12). But there’s a mysterious hole at the center of this otherwise worthy film: Robinson’s faith, which was integral to his success.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) When Eric Andrews arrived on the set of “The Lost Valentine,” an actor if he was an actor playing the role of the priest in the wedding scene. Andrews’ credentials — ordained Roman Catholic priest and Hollywood producer — make him a rarity in both religious and entertainment circles.