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Ridley Scott on Exodus ethnic casting controversy: 'It's about financing'

17 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sir Ridley Scott has once again responded to criticism of a perceived lack of ethnic diversity in the cast of his movie Exodus: Gods and Kings.

The upcoming biblical epic has been the subject of the social media hashtag '#BoycottExodusMovie' for Scott's decision to cast mostly white actors in key roles.

Exodus: Gods and Kings will see Christian Bale playing Moses, Joel Edgerton portraying Ramesses II and Aaron Paul as Joshua.

Scott previously attempted to answer his critics in August by insisting that his film will represent a "a confluence of cultures".

"There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had a lot of discussions about how to best represent the culture," he said at the time.

The filmmaker once again addressed the controversy in an interview with Variety, acknowledging that budgetary concerns also necessitated the casting of major Hollywood stars.

"I can't »

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

22 hours ago | 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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New clip from Exodus: Gods and Kings featuring Christian Bale and Maria Valverde

23 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox has released yet another clip from Ridley Scott’s upcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, this time featuring Christian Bale as Moses and Maria Valverde as his wife, Zipporah. Check it out below…

See Also: Watch the final trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings

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.

Exodus: Gods and Kings is set for release on December 12th in the States and on Boxing Day in the UK. »

- Gary Collinson

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Things Get Intense In New Exodus: Gods And Kings Clips And Featurettes

25 November 2014 7:42 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I know what you’re thinking: “Exodus: Gods and Kings? Didn’t that movie come out already?” Indeed, it does seem like we have now had so many conversations and seen so much footage of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Biblical epic that the movie must have been released by now. But the truth is that Exodus: Gods and Kings does not hit theaters until December 12. In preparation for that landmark, we now have a few more clips and two more featurettes to whet the appetite for swords, sandals, and Christian Bale.

In the first clip, Bale’s Moses and Joel Edgerton’s Ramses go head to head over something that has to do with whether or not Miriam (Indira Varma) is Moses’ sister. I think. Out of context (and not being as up on my Old Testament as I should be), the scene is interesting but not terribly exciting. Ramses »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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UK movie releases: December 2014

25 November 2014 1:48 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

December 5, 2014

Black Sea

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Starring: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy

Running time: 115 mins

Certificate: 15

Get Santa

Director: Christopher Smith

Starring: Jim Broadbent, Warwick Davis

Running time: 102 mins

Certificate: U

The Grandmaster

Director: Kar Wai Wong

Starring: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang

Running time: 108 mins

Certificate: 15

Men, Women & Children

Director: Jason Reitman

Starring: Adam Sandler, Ansel Elgort

Running time: 120 mins

Certificate: 15

Penguins of Madagascar

Director: Simon J Smith, Eric Darnell

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich

Running time: 92 mins

Certificate: U

St Vincent

Director: Theodore Melfi

Starring: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy

Running time: 102 mins

Certificate: 12A

December 12, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battles of the Five Armies

Director: Peter Jackson

Starring: Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch

Running time: Tbc mins

Certificate: Tbc

December 19, 2014

Dumb and Dumber To

Director: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

Running time: 109 mins

Certificate: 15

Kon-Tiki

Director: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

Starring: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen »

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Christian Bale Gets Romantic and Joel Edgerton Gets Angry in 2 New Exodus: Gods And Kings Clips; Plus New Featurette

24 November 2014 12:59 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

20th Century Fox just released a brand new Exodus: Gods and Kings featurette in which director Ridley Scott states the obvious, that his latest is epic in scale, but the studio also just unveiled two new clips that offer up a taste of some of the quieter, more intimate moments of the film.  The first gives us our first good look at Maria Valverde’s Zipporah as she runs through what makes Moses (Christian Bale) happy – while her bracelets jingle incessantly – and then the second shows what happens when you lie to Ramses (Joel Edgerton). They’re both quality clips, but I also can’t say there’s anything particularly mind-blowing about them that’ll have you eager to see the film as soon as it comes out.  Hit the jump to check out both Exodus: Gods and Kings clips as well as that aforementioned featurette.  The film hits theaters »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Watch: 2 Clips And 2 New Featurettes For Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

24 November 2014 11:12 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There are a lot of movies coming this holiday season, but few of them will have as much sword fondling as Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods And Kings." Oh sure, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies" will feature lots of similar weaponry, but we imagine they won't be handled as, ahem, suggestively as they will in Scott's Biblical epic. Two new clips have arrived for the tale of Moses and Ramses, former bros who become enemies, leading to battles on a massive, CGI-enabled scale. But it's also a character piece, and in this first clip, Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton sort out their differences via yelling and grasping swords. Hot! A second clip shows Moses in a more romantic mood....double hot! There's also two new featurettes highlighting the action packed set-pieces (one of them via ComingSoon). "Exodus: Gods And Kings" arrives on December 12th. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Christian Bale Takes You Behind the Scenes of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

21 November 2014 3:32 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Et delved into the making of Ridley Scott's upcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, going behind the scenes with the film's star Christian Bale.

Opening Dec. 12, Exodus tells the story of Moses (Bale) leading 600,000 Israelite slaves out of Egypt.

Pics: Go on Set with the Year's Most Anticipated Films

"I laughed when [Ridley] first told me about it," Bale said. "I said, 'Moses? Like, with the hair and the sandals and the sand? Like Moses Moses?' And he said, 'Yep.' 'Okay, alright.' That seemed like a ridiculous challenge, and I love ridiculous challenges."

For an actor, there's no bigger challenge than portraying a biblical character, especially when you didn't grow up in Sunday School.

"I learned about Moses from Charlton Heston," Bale said, referencing The Ten Commandments. "That was my notion of Moses, and I was stunned when I started looking into the Torah and reading it."

While Exodus »

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Alberto Iglesias’s Exodus: Gods And Kings Soundtrack Available Digitally on Dec 9; CD Dec 16

21 November 2014 2:28 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

For the upcoming epic action-adventure Exodus: Gods And Kings, acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator) has recruited three-time Academy Award nominee Alberto Iglesias to compose the film score.  The soundtrack will be from Sony Classical digitally on December 9 and on CD on December 16.

20th Century Fox releases Exodus: Gods And Kings in theaters everywhere on December 12.

When it came to the music for his visually stunning movie, Ridley Scott has opted as much for delicate arrangements as orchestral bombast – a noteworthy decision considering the truly monumental production. Strings, choir, featured soloists and soulful vocals complement Iglesias’ trademark composing style in this breathtaking score.

Iglesias provides the biblical material a historic yet modern feel. Given the challenge of maintaining the upper hand in such a large project, the highly versatile Iglesias skillfully masters the gap between subtle emotion and martial brutality.

The recording of Exodus: Gods And Kings took »

- Michelle McCue

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New clip from Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings

21 November 2014 2:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, 20th Century Fox has dropped a new clip from Exodus: Gods and Kings, director Ridley Scott’s (Prometheus) biblical epic starring Christian Bale (American Hustle) as Moses and Joel Edgerton (Warrior) as Ramses. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the final trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings

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.

Exodus: Gods and Kings is set for release on »

- Gary Collinson

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Christian Bale Has All the Right Answers in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' (Video)

20 November 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Biblical epics tout huge set pieces, special effects, and grand drama, but they're also rife with intimate moments, as in this exclusive clip from the upcoming Ridley Scott-directed "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, and John Turturro.

In the clip, Moses (Bale) and Zipporah (María Valverde) share a quiet moment on their wedding night, during which the new bride asks a few questions before the marriage can be consummated.

"Who makes you happy?"

"You do."

"What's the most important thing in your life?"

"You are."

"Where would you rather be?"

"Nowhere."

"And when will you leave me?"

"Never."

"Exodus: Gods and Kings," which also stars Indira Varma and Ben Mendelsohn, opens nationwide December 12th. »

- Tim Hayne

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Tense Clip from Exodus: Gods And Kings - "Miriam"

19 November 2014 2:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

20th Century Fox has released a new clip from Ridley Scott's biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. It features a very tense confrontational scene in which Joel Edgerton's Ramses pushes Christians Bale's Moses to a point of admitting a secret. This movie looks epic on every level, and it's one that I can't wait to watch on the big screen. 

The story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. sing state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Exodus: Gods and Kings opens in theaters on December 12th.

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- Joey Paur

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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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'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Preview: Enter Ridley Scott's Epic World

19 November 2014 11:22 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ramses (Joel Edgerton) confronts Miriam (Indira Varma) about her true relationship to Moses (Christian Bale) in an intense scene from Exodus: Gods and Kings.

While we don't have much context for this clip, Ramses clearly feels betrayed by Miriam for hiding the fact that she is actually Moses' sister. While Moses tries to persuade Ramses to stop this line of questioning, he ends up revealing the truth just as Ramses is about to harm his sister.

And, in case that clip wasn't enough Biblical action for you, we have a new featurette that includes new footage and interviews with director Ridley Scott, who believes that this world hasn't been properly portrayed before. We also hear from stars Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, who describe their characters' journeys and working with Ridley Scott on this epic adventure. Check out the latest footage below before Exodus: Gods and Kings hits theaters »

- MovieWeb

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Glenn Howerton Was 2nd Choice For Star-Lord In Guardians Of The Galaxy

19 November 2014 7:32 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn recently revealed that had Chris Pratt turned down the role of Star-Lord, he and Marvel would have made an offer to Glenn Howerton.  At this point, it's hard to imagine anyone turning down Marvel for any reason except other contractual obligations or scheduing conflicts.  Said Gunn,  "Glenn came along a little bit later, but there was a good chance that, if I didn't cast Chris, that I would've cast Glenn Howerton in the role." That's interesting considering the long, Long, Long list of candidates initially in the running for the role. To be exact, Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Lee Pace (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy), James Marsden (X-Men) Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Zachary Levi (Chuck), Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises »

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10 indie sci-fi films to look out for in 2015

17 November 2014 6:25 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Looking for some less mainstream sci-fi films in the year ahead? Then here's our list of 10 genre movies to look out for in 2015...

If you've been keeping an eye on next year's schedules, you'll probably already know about some of the major sci-fi films due for release in 2015. Ridley Scott will leave Matt Damon stranded on the red planet in The Martian. Colin Trevorrow will unleash a new breed of dinosaurs in Jurassic World. George Miller will be bringing us his belated Mad Max sequel Fury Road, Neill Blomkamp will show off his robot sci-fi comedy Chappie, and then, of course, there's Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

But what about the smaller genre films, the ones that don't have the marketing budget of, say, Disney's Tomorrowland, or the brand recognition of Star Wars? Those are the kinds of films we're focusing on here: the lower budget, »

- ryanlambie

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Christian Bale And Joel Edgerton Wage War In Exodus: Gods And Kings Clip

14 November 2014 10:43 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

By now, I think we have all agreed that when Ridley Scott said that Exodus: Gods and Kings was “historically accurate,” what he really meant was “historically accurate to Biblical epics of the 1950s.” So taking this for granted, we can now start the debate on whether or not the film will be a Ridley Scott classic, or a Ridley Scott epic failure. To further contribute to this debate prior to the film’s actual release, we have a new clip from Exodus: Gods and Kings

in the footage that we see here, Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton) lend their Anglophone accents to a discussion of heading off to war on…someone. It’s not entirely clear why they’re waging war, or what their ultimate goal is in this sixty second clip, but it certainly does look exciting. As Ramses leads the charge into the fray, we »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Watch: Christian Bale & Joel Edgerton Go To War In New Clip From Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods And Kings'

14 November 2014 7:57 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With many of the remaining hot prospects of 2014, from "The Hunger Games" to "Selma," being unveiled this week, there are only a few question marks left. Perhaps the biggest is "Exodus: Gods And Kings," Ridley Scott's megabudget retelling of the story of Moses, the first big-screen version of the Biblical tale since "The Ten Commandments." Early buzz was plagued by controversy over the casting, with the distinctly caucasian Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton leading the show as Moses and Ramses respectively. But Fox have been bullish on the project, showing extended footage to the press in advance, and recent trailers and footage have suggested that, whitewashing aside, this might be Scott in "Gladiator" rather than "Robin Hood" mode. That continues with the latest clip, which sees Bale and Edgerton, still brothers in arms, preparing for war, and it demonstrates an impressive level of scale and scope even in the sixty. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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‘Felony’ VOD Review

13 November 2014 2:15 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jai Courtney, Joel Edgerton, Tom Wilkinson, Melissa George, Sarah Roberts, Rosie Lourde | Written by Joel Edgerton | Directed by Matthew Saville

Felony follows three male detectives as they become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in a coma with brain damage. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to both disguise and unravel the truth?

I think what really hooked me into Felony was the fact that there were not really any “good” guys. It is a very morally grey film, each character having their own flaws and questionable qualities and that definitely ramps up the realism. Along with that, this isn’t an action film with shooting ofinfinite bullets, car chases and explosions. No, this film definitely explores the boundaries of right and »

- Richard Axtell

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‘Felony’ VOD Review

13 November 2014 2:15 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jai Courtney, Joel Edgerton, Tom Wilkinson, Melissa George, Sarah Roberts, Rosie Lourde | Written by Joel Edgerton | Directed by Matthew Saville

Felony follows three male detectives as they become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in a coma with brain damage. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to both disguise and unravel the truth?

I think what really hooked me into Felony was the fact that there were not really any “good” guys. It is a very morally grey film, each character having their own flaws and questionable qualities and that definitely ramps up the realism. Along with that, this isn’t an action film with shooting of infinite bullets, car chases and explosions. No, this film definitely explores the boundaries of right »

- Richard Axtell

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