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Film Review: No Faith in the Spectacle of ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

12 December 2014 6:57 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The world certainly didn’t need another “Ten Commandments,” but director Ridley Scott tries to remake the 50’s Biblical epic anyway – led by Christian Bale as a scowling and shouting Moses. Yet Bale can’t hold a staff to Charlton Heston and Scott is no Cecil B. DeMille.

Ostensibly this is a movie about the power of faith, but Scott’s film has no soul within.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Bale starts as the favored adopted son of the aging pharaoh Seti (John Turturro). He’s the pharaoh who would rather hand over the keys to his kingdom to Moses than his own flesh and blood, the egotistical Ramses (an uncomfortable-looking Joel Edgerton). Moses starts out a cynic, but after a little trip to see the suffering the slaves are enduring, he learns of his own true Hebrew heritage.

Once the pharaoh dies and Ramses takes power he has Moses banished to exile. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ needs more divine inspiration

11 December 2014 4:15 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine & Steven Zaillian

Directed by Ridley Scott

UK/USA/Spain, 2014

 

Perhaps the End Times are finally upon us.  How else to explain a year that began with Russell Crowe playing Noah and ends with Christian Bale as Moses?  Whereas Darren Aronofsky’s Noah reached giddily crazy heights, Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings never transcends its plodding, inevitable story arc.  Not only does it lack the visual imagination we’ve come to expect from Scott, a potentially-interesting “tale of two brothers” spin is completely wasted by a lazy script.  This is about as by-the-numbers as epics get.

You have to admire Christian Bale’s refusal to even attempt a showy accent.  His cocksure attitude as Moses is so inappropriate that all you can do is shake your head in bemused wonder.  Had the entire film been as defiant as its leading man, »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Exodus: Gods and Kings | Review

9 December 2014 6:25 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Death on the Nile: Scott’s Biblical Epic Unworthy of the Gods

Arriving just in time for ritual slaughter is Ridley Scott’s update on the Moses fable with Exodus: Gods and Kings, an epic reveling in its white-washed glamour casting, a detail which ends as a faux pas eclipsed by the rather banal treatment on hand. Those unfamiliar with this particular bit of mythology may be a bit confused with Scott’s attempt at subtle rendering, eschewing grandiose melodrama for an angle that (at least tries) to favor a bit of soul searching for Moses, the key to his success hinging upon the identity crisis brought about by being raised as an elitist royal before he’s promptly banished when the taint of Hebrew heritage is revealed. Too solemn in its mighty grandeur, Scott’s treatment seems already mummified, an update that has even less cinematic magic than »

- Nicholas Bell

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ With Christian Bale as Moses

9 December 2014 5:48 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new film “Exodus: Gods and Kings” starring Christian Bale as Moses!

Exodus: Gods and Kings,” which opens on Dec. 12, 2014 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, María Valverde and Hiam Abbass from director Ridley Scott and writers Adam Cooper and Bill Collage.

To win your free “Exodus: Gods and Kings” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

Note: You can enter »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘Exodus: Gods And Kings’ Review: Pete Hammond On Great Hair And Great Plagues

9 December 2014 4:26 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Time for another deeply familiar Old Testament tale to be retold in somewhat controversial fashion with a big-budget Hollywood spin, as I say in my video review above.

This time, it’s Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings, yet another re-telling of the Jews’ flight from Egypt. In this case, Moses is played by Christian Bale, whose performance includes remarkably perfect hair for several thousand years ago. Joel Edgerton, another historically controversial casting choice, is the Pharaoh. The star-filled cast also includes John Tuturro, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.

The screenplay was written by Steve Zaillian, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage and Jeffrey Caine, who clearly labored to put a fresh spin on an ancient and oft-told story (every year, in fact, if you’re an observant Jew). Besides Scott, the producers are Peter Chernin, Mark Huffam, Michael Schaefer and Jenno Topping. The film already has grossed nearly »

- Pete Hammond

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Exclusive: New 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Featurette

9 December 2014 2:32 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

20th Century Fox have provided Latino-Review with an exclusive featurette from  Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton

Exodus: Gods and Kings,” follows the 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 Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Scott directed the Biblical epic story from a screenplay written by Steve Zallian, Adam Cooper, and Bill Collage.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is set to hit theaters on December 12, 2014.

Have a look at the new full length trailer below. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening of Exodus: Gods And Kings in St. Louis

3 December 2014 1:57 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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 Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

The film is written by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and Jeffrey Caine and Steven Zaillian.

Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley, Exodus: Gods And Kings opens December 12, 2014.

Wamg invites you to enter for a chance to win passes (Good for 2) to the advance screening of Exodus: Gods And Kings on Thursday, December 11th at 7Pm in the St. »

- Movie Geeks

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Review: There's nothing divine about Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods & Kings'

30 November 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ridley Scott has never been one to limit himself to dreaming small, and considering how powerful his best work has been, I wouldn't want him to suddenly change the way he does things. That ambition has led to some truly great movies, and I'm sure he's got at least one more great movie in the tank. He does not seem to be showing any signs of flagging energy, and considering he didn't really establish himself as a commercial filmmaker until he was 40, there's always something about him that feels like he's making up for lost time, like he's hungry, even now, even at this point in his considerable career. One of the things that I find most fascinating about Scott, though, is that when he makes a bad film, he doesn't do it by half-measures. He has made some truly terrible movies. Most recently, his "Robin Hood" was just a mess, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Film Review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

29 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“It’s not even that good a story,” Moses grumbles early on in Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” shortly after learning of the mysterious events that transformed a lowly Hebrew slave into a full-blown prince of Egypt. It’s a sly, knowing wink from a filmmaker who clearly has a terrific tale on his hands, yet faces a bit of a challenge in selling it to a more cynical, less easily razzle-dazzled audience than those that greeted the biblical epics of yesteryear. What’s remarkable about Scott’s genuinely imposing Old Testament psychodrama is the degree to which he succeeds in conjuring a mighty and momentous spectacle — one that, for sheer astonishment, rivals any of the lavish visions of ancient times the director has given us — while turning his own skepticism into a potent source of moral and dramatic conflict.

If this estimable account of how God delivered »

- Justin Chang

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Watch: The Sea Rises in the 'Exodus: Gods & Kings' Extended TV Spot

28 November 2014 1:45 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You sent assassins to kill me. Next time, do it yourself." Though the Jurassic World trailer debuted early online this week, it still played in a prime spot during NBC  Thursday Night Football, and another film that got some prime holiday time was Exodus: Gods & Kings, the epic from director Ridley Scott that puts Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton in the heart of an iconic Biblical tale. A new extended TV spot for the December release has arrived, and this was shows more taunting between Moses (Bale) and Ramses (Edgerton), along with an impressive shot of the sea rising, one of the most iconic images from the tale. Here's the extended TV spot for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods & Kings from Fox: If you haven't yet, check out the final trailer for Exodus: Gods & Kings right here. Exodus: Gods and Kings is directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Robin Hood, Alien, »

- Ethan Anderton

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All-New 90-Second 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' TV Trailer

28 November 2014 10:50 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Get ready for heart-pounding action with an all-new 90 second TV trailer has dropped for Exodus: Gods and Kings. Stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver are ready for battle in this epic tale. Watch as one of the greatest filmmakers of our time takes on one of the greatest stories ever told.

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the 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, Ridley Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.&#8232&#8232

Exodus: Gods and Kings is written by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and Jeffrey Caine and Steven Zaillian. In theaters this December, »

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Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer Is Unleashed

28 November 2014 6:28 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ridley Scott doesn’t make small movies. Even Alien, back in 1979 – with its $11.5 million budget – was huge. If his creative output has steadily grown in scale over the years, his latest endeavour is, apparently, his biggest yet. While eager fans seem to have been discussing Exodus: Gods And Kings forever, a new trailer has finally been released that showcases exactly what is to be expected from Scott’s new epic.

Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley, Exodus: Gods And Kings is written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (Tower Heist), along with Jeffrey Caine (The Constant Gardener) and Steven Zaillian (American Gangster). While, admittedly, the title sounds as though Scott intends to kick-start a Bible-based cohesive cinematic universe of movie franchises (as studios are currently wont to do), the trailer itself is undeniably thrilling – provided you ignore the obligatory and »

- Sarah Myles

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Bad Ass 90-Second TV Spot for 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

27 November 2014 11:34 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

20th Century Fox has released a new bad ass 90-second TV spot (which aired during the Eagles vs Cowboys Football game) for director Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Sir Ben Kingsley.

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 Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Scott directed the Biblical epic story from a screenplay written by Steve Zallian, Adam Cooper, and Bill Collage.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings »

- Kellvin Chavez

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‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Director Ridley Scott on Creating His Vision of Moses

25 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The ideal place to meet Ridley Scott would be on a raging battlefield, in the furthest reaches of outer space, or in the midst of any of the other vast canvases on which he creates his movies.

Instead, we’re sitting in a basement salon at London’s trendy Ham Yard Hotel, where the 76-year-old director has parked himself, however briefly, to discuss his new biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” and to ruminate on his long career.

“You’re probably going to be sitting down, so you’re not going to get a proper sense of him,” actor Christian Bale, who stars in Scott’s new film as Moses, warned this reporter a few days earlier. “You’ve got to see Rid on the move to understand him. He’s totally kinetic. I’m absolutely sure he springs out of bed at 10 times the speed I do.”

Australian actor Joel Edgerton, »

- Scott Foundas

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Intense New Film Clip from 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

19 November 2014 1:50 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

20th Century Fox has released another film clip from director Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Sir Ben Kingsley.

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 Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Scott directed the Biblical epic story from a screenplay written by Steve Zallian, Adam Cooper, and Bill Collage.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is set to hit theaters on December 12, 2014.

Have a look at the new film clip below. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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"Doc Holliday" - Gunslinger

17 November 2014 6:10 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

With the success of AMC's western drama "Hell On Wheels", executive producer Akiva Goldsman continues to develop an 'Old West' TV drama pilot for HBO focusing on real-life gunslinger, gambler, killer, 'Doc Holliday'.

Script is by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage ("Accepted"), adapting author Mary Doria Russell's novel "Doc", that takes a closer look at the 'love triangle' between Holliday, his prostitute wife, 'Big Nose Kate Elder' and best friend, lawman 'Wyatt Earp'.

'John Henry Holliday' was born in 1851 in Griffin Georgia. In 1872, after earning his 'Doctor of Dental Surgery', he opened an office in Atlanta with a fellow graduate, but was diagnosed with tuberculosis. 

Hoping to gain some more years of life, he moved to Dallas, Texas, but his illness forced him to find other ways to live and he became an avid gambler, while learning how to handle a 'six-shooter' gun.

In 1875, Holliday killed a well known citizen, »

- Michael Stevens

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Bale & Edgerton Prepare For Battle In This 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Film Clip

12 November 2014 1:12 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

20th Century Fox has released a new film from director Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Sir Ben Kingsley.

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 Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Scott directed the Biblical epic story from a screenplay written by Steve Zallian, Adam Cooper, and Bill Collage.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is set to hit theaters on December 12, 2014.

Have a look at the film clip below. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Final Trailer And New TV Spots Hit for Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

10 November 2014 9:51 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

20th Century Fox has released the final trailer for director Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Sir Ben Kingsley.

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 Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Scott directed the Biblical epic story from a screenplay written by Steve Zallian, Adam Cooper, and Bill Collage.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is set to hit theaters on December 12, 2014.

Have a look at the final trailer below. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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New ‘Transporter’ Set for Global Travels

7 November 2014 6:47 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Transporter Legacy” produced by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, is set to travel worldwide.

EuropaCorp’s sales team, which is led by Marie-Laure Montironi, has closed with Asmik Ace (Japan), Icon (Australia), Canada (Vvs), Central Partnership (Russia), Nu Metro (South Africa), DeAPlaneta Distribution (Spain) and Aqs (Czech Republic).

Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution will release the movie in the U.S. on June 19.

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is producing with Mark Gao’s Fundamental Films, which will release the movies in China as part of an output deal.

Penned by Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, the action-thriller reboot of the successful “Transporter” franchise is set in France’s criminal underworld and stars Ed Skrein (“Game of Thrones”) as Frank Martin (the titular Transporter), a mercenary who sets off to take down a group of ruthless Russian human traffickers.

“Transporter Legacy” pre-sold to Universum and Rtl for Germany, Belgium’s Belga Films, Gulf »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Holiday 2014 Forecast: 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

4 November 2014 9:59 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

<< Back to Holiday 2014 ForecastExodus: Gods and KingsRelease Date: December 12th (3D)Studio: 20th Century FoxGenre: DramaDirector: Ridley ScottWriters: Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and Jeffrey Caine and Steven ZaillianCast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro, Ben Mendelsohn, Indira VarmaStudio Description: 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.Analysis: Exodus: Gods and Kings arrives in theaters less than nine months after director Darren Aronofsky's Noah, which wrapped up its run at the domestic box office with $101.2 million. It's likely that Ridley Scott's big-budget retelling of the Exodus story tops that number, though it's hard to say by how much.The two movies share a number of similarities. Both explore well-known Old Testament stories that aren't specific to one religion or another: Moses and »

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