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"Exodus: Gods and Kings" - 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'

17 December 2014 4:25 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.Ca, Sneak Peek 'the good, the bad and the ugly' in director Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings":

Michael Stevens For 'The Good'

"No spoilers intended, but most of us already know how this story unfolds, with director Ridley Scott delivering action adventure along the lines of 'Gladiator', with epic 3D sequences involving horses, chariots and thousands of ancient warriors.

"The recreation of ancient Egypt through the efforts of hundreds of digital artists is visually impressive throughout the entire film, depicting David Lean-like arid deserts, the Egyptian city of 'Memphis', a series of horrific plagues, tidal waves and cosmic weather anomalies.

"Lemming-like criticism leveled at the film for using 'white' actors in main roles is unfounded, as actor Christian Bale delivers the goods (speaking English not Egyptian) in his depiction of 'Moses' aka 'Moishe', evolving »

- Michael Stevens

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Aaron Paul Talks Exodus: Gods And Kings, Working with Ridley Scott, the Parting of the Red Sea Sequence, Future Projects, and More

16 December 2014 5:00 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters around the world is Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings.  As most of you know, the film is Scott’s take on the Bliblical story of Moses, with Christian Bale playing the former Egyptian prince and Joel Edgerton filling the role of the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses.  The film also stars John Turturro, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.  For more on the film watch these clips or the trailer. At the press junket in Paris I landed an exclusive video interview with Aaron Paul.  He talked about what it was like working for Ridley Scott, why he'll always remember shooting the Red Sea sequence, deleted scenes, future projects, his wife's charity, and more.  Hit the jump to watch. Aaron Paul: What was it like working for Ridley Scott on a huge Hollywood movie. Was there a day or two that he'll always remember from making Exodus? »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Exodus: Gods And Kings Director And Cast Q&A

16 December 2014 12:35 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Already number one at the U.S. Box Office, Ridley Scott's biblical epic opens on this side of the pond on St. Stephen's Day, and new Q&A featuring Scott and stars Christian Bale (Moses) and Joel Edgerton has made it's way to us. Recorded at a special BAFTA event in London, it sees the trio talk about the movie, and what appealed to them about it. Check it out below. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Watch Ridley Scott, Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton talk Exodus: Gods and Kings

16 December 2014 9:42 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox have sent across a video of Ridley Scott, Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton talking about their latest swords and sandals epic Exodus: Gods and Kings.

See Also – Christian Bale defends the all-white casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings

Check out the video below:

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott 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.

Exodus: Gods and Kings is out now in the States and on Boxing Day in the UK. Featuring in the cast that also »

- Luke Owen

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Movie Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

14 December 2014 7:02 PM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Exodus: Gods and Kings is unequivocally a technically savvy remake of the classic film The Ten Commandments (1956). The Ten Commandments was, for its day, pretty amazing in and of itself. Exodus: Gods and Kings is certainly not completely Biblically accurate, but what it lacks in authenticity it makes up for with an entertaining account of the Book of Exodus. Those that may have a problem with it not being true to the Old Testament account might do well to consider that this can be a means for opening up a dialog with those curious to learn about the God of the Bible.

Kudos goes to Christian Bale for playing the part of Moses. There were many scenes in which I felt Bale was an exact replica of Charlton Heston’s Moses. In addition, Joel Edgerton as Ramses was also very believable. Not quite of the same caliber as, my favorite, »

- Betsy Russo

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Weekend Box Office: Exodus Parts the Box Office Seas For So-So Debut

14 December 2014 12:10 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

After enduring the second worst weekend for business in 2014 the North American box office began to reverse its course this weekend as Fox’s big budget biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings opened with mild numbers at number one. Paramount’s low-budget Chris Rock comedy Top Five had a modest launch but rang up decent numbers to land in fourth place while Warner’s Inherent Vice posted big numbers in a five screen bow. The box office was up ten percent over last weekend’s totals but down a steep 45% from last year at this time when The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug arrived with $73 million.

Exodus: Gods and Kings withstood the cinematic plagues of bad critical notices and holiday festivities this weekend to pull in an estimated $24.5 million from 3,503 screens for an okay per screen average of $6,994. The opening for the $140 million Ridley Scott retelling of the story of »

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New Exodus,Gods And Kings Movie Delivered Great Action But Skimped On Special Effects

13 December 2014 9:41 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

20th Century released their new action/Bible flick, "Exodus: Gods and Kings," into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was very entertaining, but I was disappointed with how they skimped out on the special effects and really sort of just skimmed through a lot of the important parts of the story. But still it was an interesting take. The movie stars: John Turturro, Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Joel Edgerton, and Aaron Paul. In the new flick, the plotline started off when Moses was already fully grown and a prince in Egypt alongside Ramses. It goes through the motions of how Moses eventually started talking with the Hebrews and discovered that he was actually born a Hebrew,and then later, was exiled from Egypt after Ramses found out about it. From there, they showed how Moses fought off an assassination attempt while alone out in the middle of nowhere. »

- Andre Braddox

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Box Office: ‘Exodus’ Toppling ‘Mockingjay’ with $25 Million

13 December 2014 8:25 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Exodus: Gods and Kings” is ruler of the box office despite its less-than-inspirational ticket sales.

Ridley Scott’s biblical epic launched to $8.6 million on Friday at the U.S. box office as it marches toward an estimated $25 million weekend debut. The Fox action-drama, starring Christian Bale as Moses, has taken over the No. 1 spot from reigning champ “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1.”

The movie is far behind the film that topped the box office this time last year; “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” opened to $73.6 million in 2013. The final film of the trilogy, “The Battle of the Five Armies,” hits U.S. theaters next Friday.

It also trails fellow biblical epic “Noah,” which kicked off with $43.7 million earlier this year.

Like “Noah,” “Exodus” has been shrouded in controversy. The pic has been attacked by critics and fans for its all-white cast. 21st Century Fox CEO and media mogul Rupert Murdoch »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Movie Review – Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

13 December 2014 2:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Exodus: Gods and Kings, 2014.

Directed by Ridley Scott.

Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro, Aaron Paul and Sigourney Weaver.

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.

When revered director Quentin Tarantino takes to interviews and discusses that filmmaking is a young man’s game and that so many auteurs overstay their welcome, one can’t help but feel that Ridley Scott is a perfect representation. Coming off of a roll of commonly agreed-upon terrible movies (The Counselor, Prometheus) Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings seems to be an attempt at re-creating something in the vein of Gladiator; his sprawling lengthy epic that won the award for Best Picture.

Let’s just get it out of the way, Exodus: Gods and Kings is another misfire, »

- Robert Kojder

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Joel Edgerton: 'I gotta step up to the plate with Christian Bale and prove my mettle'

12 December 2014 10:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He made his name in low-budget thrillers and now the affable aussie plays the tyrannical pharoah Ramses in Exodus: God And Kings

Christian Bale defends Ridley Scott over Exodus ‘whitewashing’

“So the first day was the pit of snakes,” says Joel Edgerton, of starting work on Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings, playing Ramses opposite Christian Bale’s Moses. “I mean, talk about a baptism of fire! It was my first day on the movie, which to me is always like the first day at a new school. And it’s my first day with Christian, and I’m a bit nervous about working with him. Y’know, I gotta step up to the fucking plate with Christian Bale and prove my mettle on the first minute of day one. And, just to make it all perfect, I have to do all this with a 10-foot fucking Burmese python around my neck! »

- John Patterson

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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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Critical Mass: Will reviews plague 'Exodus'?

12 December 2014 2:27 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

"Ridley Scott's eye-candy spectacle  an over-the-top Old Testament epic that's essentially Gladiator with God," writes EW's Chris Nashawaty. That might serve as both critique and the best advertisement that 20th Century Fox could possibly fathom for Exodus: Gods and Kings. Christian Bale stars as Moses, the Egyptian hero who discovers that his charmed life has been a lie, and that his true destiny is freeing the long-suffering Jewish slaves, who suffer under the heel and whip. Joel Edgerton is Ramses, the narcissistic pharaoh whose heart hardens with every horrible plague that engulfs Egypt, and a slew of famous actors »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Exodus: Gods And Kings Review

12 December 2014 2:21 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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The burden of history weighs heavily on Christian Bale’s Moses in Exodus: Gods and Kings. Its director, Ridley Scott, can no doubt sympathize. He’s adapting a story that’s literally scripture, but cinematic gospel is stacked against him as well. With DeMille having told what is, to many, the definitive Bible story in The Ten Commandments, and Scott himself having largely perfected the 21st century sword and sandal epic with Gladiator, what novelty can Gods and Kings really bring to the table? The answer is typically modern of Scott and other blockbuster filmmakers: more and more spectacle, less and less clarity of vision.

“Israelite means “one who fights with God,”” Moses is told early on by Ben Mendelsohn’s snivelling viceroy, the sort of character Peter Ustinov would have devoured back during a time when »

- Sam Woolf

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New Exodus,Gods And Kings Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

12 December 2014 1:46 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

20th Century Fox released their new action/Bible film, "Exodus: Gods And Kings," into theaters this weekend and all the reviews are in from the top critics. It turns out that they were pretty mixed about how they felt about it, giving it an overall 52 score out of a possible 100 across 35 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: John Turturro, Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Joel Edgerton, and Aaron Paul. We've included blurbs from a few of the critics,below. Richard Roeper over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a perfect 100 score, saying: "As a fictional, big-budget, 3-D, epic interpretation of Moses’ journey, Exodus: Gods and Kings is spectacular." Justin Chang at Variety, gave it a 90 score, stating: "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, »

- Andre Braddox

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‘Exodus’ Will Rule U.S. Box Office With $25 Million Weekend

12 December 2014 1:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Christian Bale’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is set to take the U.S. box office crown this weekend with early Friday estimates showing an opening of about $25 million.

Fox’s Biblical epic looks likely to take in about $9 million Friday, including $1.2 million from late Thursday shows. A $25 million launch would be in line with recent forecasts, the most bullish of which went as high as $30 million.

The weekend will finish well below the year-ago period, when “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” kicked off with $73.6 million. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” opens next Friday in the U.S.

“Exodus,” which carries a production cost of $140 million, is debuting at 3,503 locations.  The film debuted last weekend in 10 foreign markets including South Korea and Mexico, picking up $23.1 million; as of Wednesday, that number had surpassed $32 million as the film moves into another 38 markets.

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- Dave McNary

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Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

12 December 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 epic The Ten Commandments is in no danger of being dethroned by this week's Ridley Scott-directed movie Exodus: Gods and Kings. This film has so many problems, I don't know where to start throwing the blame. Let's call this one (scripted by the brilliant team behind Tower Heist) the worst story that should never be told.

Perhaps we should start with the whitewashing of its cast. Christian Bale picks up Charlton Heston's sword as Moses, the slave prince. The central conflict is set up between him and Joel Edgerton's Rameses as a prophecy hints the adopted Moses might one day take his place as leader. Joining them are Sigourney Weaver who has no more than two lines as Rameses' mother and John Turturro as the wise old Pharoah Seti. I respect and admire Turturro's acting, but still have to suppress a chuckle that »

- Mike Saulters

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Ridley Scott, Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton and Aaron Paul Talk About Bringing Exodus: Gods And Kings To Life

12 December 2014 9:11 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

2015 is going to be a big year at Collider.  Behind-the-scenes I've been working on a number of things that will make the site an even better place to get your news, reviews and interviews.  I can't wait to launch all the cool upgrades and reveal what I've been doing. While you’ll have to wait for most of that to take effect, we are launching one of the upgrades today.  As most of you know, when we interview people at press junkets, we run the full interview.  While we're going to continue offering that option, we're also going to offer highlights from all the interviews in one video and mix in footage and graphics.  Curious about what I mean?  Then hit the jump to see Ridley ScottChristian BaleJoel Edgerton and Aaron Paul talk about bringing Exodus: Gods and Kings to life. Finally, before getting to the video, as most of you know, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Exodus: Gods and Kings Review

12 December 2014 9:06 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Walk on the bland side in a comic book of biblical proportionsThe good thing about Ridley Scott’s latest special effects lollapalooza is going into it you know exactly what to expect. The story, rough as it is, is taken from the Bible so there are no spoilers to be had. From the opening battle scenes, where Ramses (Joel Edgerton) has the most stunning gold plated armor, tailored to a T, and Moses (Christian Bale) is dressed like, well, a soldier, you know Edgerton is going to get the limelight in this one. Even so, when you see seeing Ramses broken […] »

- Ron Wilkinson

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Box Office: Christian Bale’s ‘Exodus’ Rallies $1.2 Million on Thursday Night

12 December 2014 8:24 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” has opened solidly with an estimated $1.2 million at 2,500 locations in Thursday night showings in the U.S.

Box office tracking has estimated that “Exodus” should pull in roughly $25 million when it debuts this weekend across 3,503 locations. Some tracking suggests the film could hit $30 million.

“Exodus” debuted last weekend in 10 foreign markets including South Korea and Mexico, picking up $23.1 million. The Ridley Scott production stars Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses. Early reviews have been mixed.

The year’s other high-profile Biblical epic, Paramount’s “Noah,” opened with $1.6 million on Thursday night on its way to a $43.7 million opening weekend.

A pair of October releases — Sony’s “Fury” and Fox’s “Gone Girl” — both opened with $1.2 million on Thursday nights. Fury went on to a $23.7 million opening weekend and  “Gone Girl” took in $37.1 million.

Paramount’s Chris Rock comedy “Top Five” also launched, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Review: ‘Thor’ Does It Better

12 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Two powerful men — brothers from other mothers and great friends since childhood — find their relationship tested when the father of one (but guardian to both) makes it known which of the two he prefers. Division, betrayal and mass casualties soon follow as the two former best of friends become the worst of enemies. Marvel’s Thor films tackle this setup with a sense of fun, Shakespearean drama and a believably strained bond between Thor and Loki. Ridley Scott‘s equally mythical take on a similar subject is adapted from a slightly older source material than the comics, but the result is something far more ridiculous and far less engaging. Exodus: Gods and Kings aims for an epic feel built on the back of a personal, emotionally-fueled feud, but neither the big nor the small conflicts ever achieve the intended effect and instead leave viewers with a bloated, scattershot and unnecessary take on a familiar tale. Moses »

- Rob Hunter

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