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  • 'Exodus' movie posts lackluster earnings

    by Staff, posted Monday, December 15, 2014 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Though it finished atop the box office its opening weekend, Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" posted lackluster earnings and garnered mixed reviews from Christian critics.

    Released Dec. 12 by Twentieth Century Fox, "Exodus" grossed $24.5 million this weekend, toppling "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" from the number one spot in gross ticket sales, according to the website Box Office Mojo. In comparison, the controversial Bible-based film "Noah" grossed $43.7 million its opening weekend and was widely viewed as yielding disappointing earnings. Read More

  • AT THE MOVIES: A schizophrenic Moses?

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Tuesday, December 09, 2014 (3 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- According to the Hollywood Reporter, actor Christian Bale has said of Moses, "I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life." This on the completion of his new film, "Exodus: Gods and Kings," wherein Oscar winner Bale played the man who led the Jews out of bondage and into the Promised Land.

    Having seen the epic and special effects-laden story of Moses, I can assure you that what you see in the theatrical trailer is what you get in the film –- one enormous computer-generated imagery (CGI) spectacle after another.

    Defiance, battles, and slow-motion splattering of blood are also plenteous in the film opening Friday (Dec. 12). What there is little of is the true nature of the biblical story and the man Bale calls schizophrenic. Read More