Redeeming Love

Director D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, Eagle Eye) has a new movie on the way: Redeeming Love, an adaptation of Francine Rivers‘ novel that’s a retelling of the Biblical book of Hosea, but set in the American Old West.

Logan Marshall-Green (Upgrade), Abigail Cowen (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Famke Janssen (X-Men, Taken), Tom Lewis (Gentleman Jack), and Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy, The Last Ship) are leading the cast. Get a breakdown of the plot below.
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Penny Dreadful City of Angeles trailer - Natalie Dormer

Creator John Logan set his Showtime original series Penny Dreadful in Victorian England and took inspiration from classic novels like Frankenstein, Dracula, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to tell his story. Now, years after the original series came to an end after a three season run, Logan is back with a spin-off that seems more indebted to film noir than Gothic fiction.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels shifts the setting to Los Angeles and trades Eva Green (Casino Royale) for Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), who’s vamping her way through the city and leaving all kinds of trouble in her path. Check out the newest trailer below, as well as a clip from the show and a video showcasing Dormer’s transformations into multiple characters throughout the series. Read More »

Jamie Foxx Directing When We Pray

Jamie Foxx has worn many hats throughout his run in show business. Though he’s best known for his Oscar-winning acting career, Foxx has also dabbled in stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, sitcoms and even became a chart-topping R&B/hip hop singer. Just a couple years ago, he threw on another hat as the director of the forthcoming sports comedy All-Star Weekend starring himself and The Soloist co-star Robert Downey Jr. Now he’s getting back in the director’s chair again, but this time, it will be for a film in the increasingly popular faith-based drama genre. Read More »

mary magdalene trailer

Mary Magdalene‘s journey to the big screen has been Biblical unto itself, as the film starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix was hit with delay after delay. But as the spiritual drama directed by Garth Davis finally readies itself for an April theatrical release, IFC films has released a new Mary Magdalene trailer. Watch it below.

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shawn snyder interview

Science and spirituality intermingle in one man’s off-kilter quest for absolution. In this dark comedy To Dust, a Hasidic cantor by the name of Shmuel (Géza Röhrig) pursues scientific answers to his spiritual question. In Shmuel’s Jewish spirituality, the soul finds peace when it decays into dust. If the body isn’t dust yet, then the soul is still around. In his heart and nightmares, Shmuel senses his wife’s soul will suffer for a long time if her body doesn’t decompose soon enough.

Thus, Shmuel ventures outside his community onto a journey of blasphemy to bring himself peace. Hilariously, he ends up dragging along a community college biology professor (Matthew Broderick) onto his quest. With its dose of orthodoxy, To Dust is an unorthodox film about how far one man goes to take his grieving process into his own hands. Director and writer Shawn Snyder discusses the Jewish influences and how Röhrig and Broderick came to be.

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come sunday trailer

At first glance, Come Sunday is nothing we haven’t seen before out of Hollywood. There’s a tormented man in a position of authority, a deeply religious story about a church community, and a powerful performance from an underrated actor. But little did you know, Come Sunday is actually the beginning of a burgeoning new genre of films: podcast adaptations.

That’s right, Come Sunday is one of the first prolific films to be adapted from a podcast. And it won’t be the last.

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I can only imagine box office

I Can Only Imagine, a faith-based film from Roadside Attractions, is a surprise box office hit. The film ended up in third place over the weekend, just below reigning box office king Black Panther and new release Tomb Raider, and above Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time. How did this happen? I can only imagine.

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Pope Francis – A Man of His Word Trailer

Not to be outdone by that randy Young Pope fellow, Pope Francis is taking to the screen in a new documentary from director Wim Wenders. Wenders was given unprecedented access into the life of Francis, a figure who has often been at odds with his predecessors. Watch the Pope Francis – A Man of His Word trailer below. Peace be with you.

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Mary Magdalene trailer

In Mary MagdaleneRooney Mara portrays one of the most prominent women in the New Testament as she meets Jesus H. Christ himself, played by Joaquin Phoenix. In a new pull-quote heavy Mary Magdalene trailer, Mara and Phoenix ratchet up the emotion and intensity to sell Garth Davis‘ spiritual drama.

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Disobedience Trailer

Rachel McAdams once put aside her love for Ryan Gosling in the sappy romance The Notebook for fear of upsetting her parents. Rachel Weisz also once partook in a secret relationship with Colin Farrell in The Lobster. Now, the two actresses face another forbidden love, but this time the relationship is condemned by the religion they were raised with.

Disobedience follows Rachel Weisz as Ronit, the black sheep of an Orthodox Jewish family living in London. She’s been spending her years in New York as a photographer, in stark contrast to the life she was meant to lead with her family. After her father (a revered rabbi in the community) dies, she returns home only to find her past waiting for her in a way that will stir up controversy in her family all over again. Read More »