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Batman and Green Arrow may not be joining forces on the big screen anytime soon, but now we have a better idea of what that might look like thanks to this amazing fan trailer. If you.re a fan of the Christopher Nolan Batman films and the TV series Arrow, you.re in for a treat! Created by YouTube user ShadesAtKnight, Batman vs. Green Arrow shows what a team up between Christian Bale.s Batman and Stephen Amell.s Arrow might look like as a movie. In this story, the cinematic Ra.s al Ghul is working with Arrow.s Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke. Oliver Queen heads to Gotham City to track down Deathstroke and soon draws the attention of Bruce Wayne. Ra.s attempts to turn the two heroes on each other, but as is the case with most superhero team-ups, the vigilantes will likely overcome their »
A report from the Egyptian site Mobtada said censors issued the ban due to movie’s “historical inaccuracies.”
Those included the film’s depiction of Jews as having built the Pyramids and the Biblical story of a miracle by Moses causing the Red Sea to part so that the Jewish people could escape from the pursuing Egyptian army.
Egyptian cultural minister Gaber Asfour said the depiction of Jewish slaves as being the builders of the Great Sphinx and Pyramids is inaccurate because the monuments are accepted to have been built around 2540 B.C. — 500 years before Abraham, the father of Judaism.
“This totally contradicts proven historical facts,” Asfour said.
“It is a Zionist film,” he said. “It gives a Zionist view of history and contains historical inaccuracies, »
- Dave McNary
Check out this awesome, fan-made trailer mash-up that combines footage from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy and The CW's Arrow to pit Batman against Green Arrow. With Arrow taking inspiration from the approach Nolancrafted for his celebrated Batman saga, the two worlds definitely share quite a few similarities. Also, with Batman's arsenal and abilities portrayed in a much more realistic light than his comic book exploits traditionaly suggest, it's actually pretty hard to say who would win a fight between Christian Bale's Batman and Stephen Amell's Arrow. »
“Exodus: Gods and Kings” has been banned from movie theaters in Egypt due to “historical inaccuracies.”
BBC reports that the Middle Eastern country’s censorship board made the decision because the biblical adaptation depicts Jews as having built the pyramids, and because the board disagrees with the assertion that Moses — played by Christian Bale in the Ridley Scott film — parted the Red Sea. It was an earthquake, not a miracle, apparently.
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- Greg Gilman
Director: Ridley Scott
Running Time: 150 minutes
Synopsis: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton take on two of the most iconic roles from biblical stories, that of Moses and the Pharaoh, in Ridley Scott’s new grand epic Exodus: Gods And Kings and, though the story itself is far from cheerful, Scott has opted for a decidedly dark approach here. Moses is no fairytale hero and Rhamses is no pantomime villain.
The personal stories of the major characters are given almost as much importance as the impressive special effects. Of course, what most people are interested in here is the special effects – which is unsurprising really, given the many spectacular elements contained within this notorious story. »
- Amanda Keats
Exodus: Gods and Kings, 2014
Directed by Ridley Scott
The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Imagine you have a stone. It’s a nice stone, it’s well formed and it does its job as a stone rather well. But what if you wanted that stone to be something it wasn’t? Say you wanted that stone to be a rock. What if you wanted it to be a rock so badly that you keep telling your friends and peers that it is, in fact, a rock. You tell them that it’s the biggest rock they’ve ever laid eyes on and it’s one of the best rocks ever. »
- Luke Owen
Amy Adams has spoken to USA Today about her planned Today show interview, which was scheduled to take place Monday morning. The segment was intended to tout Adams' starring role as artist Margaret Keane in Big Eyes—but Adams' appearance was nixed by Today after Adams expressed discomfort with the show asking her about the recent Sony hack. Adams' name was floated around after hacked e-mails revealed pay discrepancies in the film between Adams and co-star Jennifer Lawrence and their male American Hustle co-stars Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper. »
- Teresa Jue
Katherine Waterston has been cast as the female lead in the Steve Jobs biopic. The eagerly awaited film has encountered numerous casting problems over the last few months - such as Christian Bale backing out of the project - but it finally appears to be coming together, with Waterston cast as Chrisann, Jobs' long-term girlfriend and the mother of his first child. The 34-year-old actress, who has previously starred in 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Inherent Vice' and 'Robot & Frank', will appear on screen alongside Michael Fassbender, who has been cast as Jobs, Deadline reports. The Danny Boyle-directed film will also feature Seth Rogen, who will play Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple. Earlier this month, leaked Sony emails revealed that scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin wanted Tom Cruise to play Steve Jobs in the new biopic. He said: ''This used to be an event. I don't know who Michael Fassbender »
20th Century Fox
When Christian Bale describes his latest role as “the most extreme character I’ve ever played,” it’s enough to make you sit up and take note.
After all, this is the actor who played manicured maniac Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, and Bale has made a career of playing characters for whom extreme is a barely sufficient descriptor. There aren’t many actors who can sell you on the idea that a multi-billionaire might be sufficiently driven and borderline-psychotic to dress up as a bat and spend his nights taking on the criminal underworld, but it’s all in a day’s work for Bale.
Indeed, extreme is almost second nature for an actor who has become known for changing his body shape like others change their hairstyle. Audiences have grown accustomed to Bale shape-shifting from emaciated to muscular to pudgy as the roles require, but »
- Jonathan Cordiner
It looks like director Danny Boyle’s (127 Hours) Steve Jobs biopic is picking up pace, with Deadline revealing that Inherent Vice star Katherine Waterston has joined the project in the role of Chrisann, the Apple co-founder’s first wife.
Following the departure of Christian Bale from the lead, Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) has signed on to play Jobs, while the cast also includes Seth Rogen (The Interview) as Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels (Dumb and Dumber To) as John Scully. The film is loosely based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs, and has been penned by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network).
- Gary Collinson
Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs film Jobs has gotten more updates than a version of iOS. Now Deadline is reporting that Katherine Waterston, the lead actress in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, has joined the film as Chrisann, Jobs’s first wife.
Early this week, there were numerous reports that Kate Winslet was in early talks to join the film alongside star Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak. But just like Natalie Portman’s role before, she too seems to have been scuttled.
Of course, any casting news about this film has to be taken with a grain of salt, as it was only a matter of days before Christian Bale was cast and then dropped out. And of course Danny Boyle was not the first director on Aaron Sorkin’s project, with David Fincher being the first to go. Even Sony and Scott Rudin dropped the »
- Brian Welk
Have you run out of things to watch on the Internet and have 11 hours to kill? Well Exodus: Gods and Kings has good news for you, because they've posted the entire Book of Exodus as scrolling text in a new YouTube video. The text rises out of the Burning Bush for eleven hours, and I suppose that's one way to read the Bible. Of course, Ridley Scott's epic takes great liberties with its source material, so if you do choose to read the Book of Exodus, you won't find parts where God appears as a little kid and tells Moses to be a general, or where Pharaoh's science adviser tries to explain the first six plagues, or Sigourney Weaver wondering why she's in the movie for less than two minutes. Hit the jump to watch the Exodus: Gods and Kings Book of Exodus video. Here’s the official synopsis »
- Matt Goldberg
To celebrate the release of 20th Century Fox’s Exodus: Gods And Kings on December 26th, we’ve got Five sets of stunning merchandise to giveaway and a very special Bluetooth Speaker!
Synopsis: From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods And Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharoah Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
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To be in with a chance of winner 1 of 5 sets we have to give away, including the chance to get that Bluetooth Speaker, just tell us the name of Ridley Scott »
- Dan Bullock
You won't be waking up to Amy Adams on the Today show.
The morning show pulled an interview with the actress after she expressed that she was uncomfortable speaking about the recent Sony Pictures hacking controversy.
"As a news program, the Today show doesn't allow guests to put restrictions on interviews," a Today show spokesperson said in a statement to Et. "In this case, after hours of discussion we felt uncomfortable with the demands being made and we determined the best course of action for all parties involved was to cancel the interview."
News: Sony Lawyer Says The Interview Will Be Released
Adams has been in New York City promoting her new Tim Burton-directed film Bright Eyes, which debuts in theaters Christmas Day, and was to sit down with the NBC program after her Saturday Night Live hosting stint.
Adams and Jennifer Lawrence are mentioned among the leaked emails from Sony, and it is revealed »
Director: Ridley Scott; Screenwriter: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, Steven Zallian; Starring: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Mendelsohn, Ben Kingsley; Running time: 150 mins; Certificate: 12A
How do you tell a Bible story to an audience who don't go to church anymore? That's the almost insurmountable problem facing director Ridley Scott who, along with Christian Bale, endeavours to make Moses a credible prophet as opposed to the raving loon he'd be labelled as today. That said, in a world still being torn apart by religious conflict, the film does have a resonance beyond the grand visual sweep that Scott can always be relied upon to deliver.
Bale is a safe pair of hands, too, easily able to balance fiery obsession with cool focus, qualities that mark out a leader of men. But Moses is nagged by doubts, too – something that rarely bothered Charlton Heston on the »
A comic book crossover movie may be a logistical impossibility, but that didn’t stop one fan from making it a reality in the most epic superhero trailer ever conceived. It’s right there in the title: “Marvel vs DC Epic Trailer.”
Created by a YouTuber who goes by the moniker Alex Luthor, the trailer explores the concept of a multiverse, a concept both Marvel and DC have used for years in their respective universes. Through this conceit, though, the trailer is able to bring together Marvel characters from Sony (Spider-Man), Fox (X-Men, Fantastic Four) and Marvel Studios, as well »
- Jason Hughes
In the latest fallout from the Sony Pictures hack, the Today show pulled a segment with Amy Adams because the Big Eyes star wasn't comfortable answering questions on the controversial issue. Adams was in New York to promote the Tim Burton-directed film, including a stint hosting Saturday Night Live. She was slated to do an interview on Today not long after her SNL hosting gig, but producers pulled the segment after the actress wasn't prepared to answer questions relating to the Sony hack. Among the trove of stolen emails, it was revealed that Adams and Jennifer Lawrence made less than their male co-stars Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale for
- Abid Rahman
3Rd Update, Monday, 3:15 Pm: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies dropped some gold coins on its way to the bank today to deposit its actual results. The finale of Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy was off 1.7% from its Sunday five-day estimate of $90.6M, for a current reported cume of $89.1M. That figure still beats the first five days of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug ($86.1M).
The Warner Bros./New Line/MGM film wasn’t the only one off from its Sunday: Sony’s Annie came in about $440K under today with $15.86M in third, while Fox’s Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb was down $200K.
Essentially, yesterday wound up not being as robust as expected for distribs with it being the last Sunday before Christmas. Warner Bros. projected $18.2M yesterday for Five Armies, but filed $16.73M, while Sony estimated $4.9M but came in closer to $4.5M. »
- Anthony D'Alessandro
Christian Bale says the character of Moses in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' was the ''most extreme'' role he has ever undertaken. The 'American Hustle' star plays the Egyptian prince in the new blockbuster and felt compelled to act differently around the set when filming the movie because he wanted to do the character justice. He revealed: ''Moses is the most extreme character I've ever played. Because of that I actually changed the way I behaved on set. I kind of kept to myself, because I find it very difficult to get to know people too well and then play a character.'' The film - directed by Ridley Scott - features Christian's character as the defiant protagonist who fights against Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton) by sending 600,000 slaves on a journey to escape Egypt, and the star admitted the character was even more difficult to perfect than gruesome »
After sputtering its way through development hell, the Aaron Sorkin-penned film, Jobs, continues to show signs of forward momentum. Despite directors and actors like David Fincher and Christian Bale walking away from it, the film lives. Even Sony dropping the film from its slate didn't kill this thing. Now with a new lease on life over at Universal pictures, with Danny Boyle at the helm, and with Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen set to star in it, comes news of the film potentially finding its female lead. Last month, it was Natalie Portman who was said to be in talks for the part, but those talks fizzled.
According to Variety, the new actress that's being pursued is Kate Winslet. This would be another high-profile "get" for the production, as Winslet has been nominated for 6 Academy Awards- with a win for Best Actress for her work in The Reader. It's »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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