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Watch: Powerful First Trailer for Chiwetel Ejiofor-Starring Feature ‘Come Sunday’

Netflix isn’t slowing down in its ambitious production of original feature films. “Come Sunday,” its latest about a Bishop-turned-religious-pariah played by Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, will hit the streaming platform April 13. The drama, directed by Joshua Marston, will also star Martin Sheen, Condola Rashad, Lakeith Stanfield, and Jason Segel. Watch the full-length trailer below. Don't miss Backstage's film audition listings!
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'Sherlock Gnomes': Meet the Famous Voices Behind the Characters

'Sherlock Gnomes': Meet the Famous Voices Behind the Characters
William Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic stories merge in Sherlock Gnomes, the sequel to the animated film Gnomeo and Juliet.

From Paramount Pictures and MGM Studios, Sherlock Gnomes features James McAvoy and Emily Blunt returning to voice the famous lovers Gnomeo and Juliet, respectively. Newly unwrapped from shipping boxes, the gnomes take to the gardens of London — and soon realize someone is kidnapping gnomes.

Johnny Depp joins the cast as the moody detective Sherlock Gnomes, bringing along his crime-solving gang — Watson (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Irene (Mary J. Blige).

Below, read more about the famous voices behind...
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Sherlock Gnomes – Review

So Easter’s just around the corner, and most kids are already enjoying that great Spring-time break from school. So where are the “all ages” movies at the multiplex? Those fightin’ giant robots may be a bit too violent for the wee ones (the same could be said of a trip to Wakanda). And that “Time Wrinkle” is a quite a “snoozefest”(if it’s still playing “first run”). Peter Rabbit and Paddington may have hopped and scampered away, on the road to VOD and DVD. Before the Incredibles return, how about a sequel to a modest kid flick from seven years ago? Wish granted as the lovebirds from 2011’s Gnomeo And Juliet are back, and they’re not alone. Another famous literary property (in the public domain, too) joins the talking ceramics fun. As he states several times in the film, he’s the world’s greatest detective And the protector of gnomes everywhere.
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Film Review: ‘Sherlock Gnomes’

Film Review: ‘Sherlock Gnomes’
Sherlock Gnomes,” the sequel to “Gnomeo & Juliet” (which came out in 2011 — how on earth did we manage to keep our anticipation under control for this long?), lists Elton John as its sole executive producer, just as the earlier film did. The new movie not only features Elton John’s music (though there’s significantly less of it than there was in “Gnomeo & Juliet”) but a smattering of cutely over-obvious Elton John in-jokes.

When Gnomeo (James McAvoy), the far too square and colorless hero who still looks like the son of C. Everett Koop, tries to infiltrate a flower shop, his comrade, Benny (Matt Lucas), speaks to him over a walkie-talkie using Gnomeo’s code name, Tiny Dancer. During a news report about how the garden gnomes of London are being mysteriously snatched, a photo montage of missing gnomes includes an Elton John gnome seated at a glittery piano.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor puts in a powerful performance in trailer for Netflix feature, Come Sunday

After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January this year, a trailer has been revealed by Netflix for the biopic, Come Sunday. Telling the story of a pastor who questioned the existence of hell, Carlton Pearson played by Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Inspired by This American Life, a radio program hosted by Ira Glass. The 2005 episode “Heretics” examines Pearson’s work as an evangelical pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and how he “cast aside the idea of hell.

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Directed by Joshua Marston (Complete Unknown, Maria Full of Grace), the film stars Ejiofor alongside Martin Sheen, rising star Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta), and stage actress Condola Rashād, the daughter of former NFL star Ahmad Rashad.

Related: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim on playing Jesus Christ’s apostles Peter and Judas in Mary Magdalene

The feature is
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Trailer Revealed For Netflix Film ‘Come Sunday’

The upcoming Netflix film Come Sunday will begin streaming on April 13, 2018 and we are pleased to share the trailer for your viewing pleasure. The film follows internationally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson — experiencing a crisis of faith — who risks his church, family and future when he questions church doctrine and finds himself branded a modern-day heretic. Even though Come Sunday is based on actual events, the film premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to mixed critical reception.

Come Sunday is directed by Joshua Marston and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Sheen, Jason Segel, Condola Rashad, Lakeith Stanfield and Danny Glover. The film was written by Marcus Hinchey and produced by Ira Glass, Julie Goldstein, Alissa Shipp and James D. Stern. Here’s the trailer, along with the official synopsis and some images for the film below:

From director Joshua Marston, Come Sunday stars Academy Award-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lakeith Stanfield, Jason Segel,
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Chiwetel Ejiofor in Official Trailer for Religious Drama 'Come Sunday'

"You need to consider everything you're putting at risk, and not just for yourself." Netflix has released the first official trailer for a film titled Come Sunday, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Bishop Carlton Pearson, an evangelical megastar, brilliant orator, and television host with millions of followers. He suddenly has an epiphany one day and realizes: God loves all humankind; everyone is already saved, whether Christian or not; and there is no hell. But preaching this gets him into all kinds of trouble. The cast includes Danny Glover, Condola Rashad, Jason Segel, Lakeith Stanfield, and Martin Sheen. These kinds of religious dramas aren't really my jam, even with Ejiofor in the lead role, but I have to admit - damn does this trailer look good. Watch below. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Joshua Marston's Come Sunday, direct from YouTube: Internationally-renowned pastor,
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Netflix releases trailer, poster and images for Come Sunday starring Chiwetel Ejiofor

Ahead of its arrival on Netflix next month, the streaming service has released a poster, trailer and batch of images for director Joshua Marston’s upcoming drama Come Sunday. Based on the true story of Pastor Carlton Pearson (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor), who was declared a heretic by his peers after publicly declaring that he doubted the existence of Hell. The film features a cast that also includes Martin Sheen, Jason Segel, Condola Rashad, Lakeith Stanfield, and Danny Glover; take a look below…

Internationally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson — experiencing a crisis of faith — risks his church, family and future when he questions church doctrine and finds himself branded a modern-day heretic. Based on actual events.

Come Sunday is set to arrive on Netflix on April 13th.

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‘I Can Only Imagine’ Review: A Christian Rock Biopic Shows Why Faith-Based Films Struggle to Convert Secular Audiences

Christian movies are ready to cross over. Fourteen years have passed since “The Passion of the Christ” became a national sensation, and while no one has managed to match the hysteria that greeted Mel Gibson’s New Testament snuff film, companies like Pure Flix and Mission Pictures International have cultivated a lucrative cottage industry of cinema for the Focus on the Family crowd. Over and over again, these religious offerings have surprised box office pundits and raked in blockbuster numbers, with everyone from Pat Robertson to Joel Osteen spreading the good word in an effort to close the gap between megachurches and multiplexes.

Heaven Is for Real,” the inspirational story of a little boy who once died for a few minutes, gross $93 million in the United States. “Fireproof,” in which Kirk Cameron plays a porn-addicted fireman, earned $33 million off a $500,000 budget. “God’s Not Dead,” a 2014 Kevin Sorbo vehicle about
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‘Come Sunday’ Trailer: Chiwetel Ejiofor Delivers Another Powerhouse Lead Role in Netflix Sundance Drama

‘Come Sunday’ Trailer: Chiwetel Ejiofor Delivers Another Powerhouse Lead Role in Netflix Sundance Drama
Despite being an Oscar-nominated lead actor thanks to “12 Years A Slave,” Chiwetel Ejiofor still doesn’t get enough opportunities to lead movies. Let Netflix’s upcoming drama “Come Sunday” be another powerful reminder why that needs to change.

The film, directed by “Maria Full of Grace” and “Complete Unknown” filmmaker Joshua Marston, casts Ejiofor in the true story of the conflicted Bishop Carlton Pearson. Members of Pearson’s church conspired to have him removed for heresy after he started preaching that Hell doesn’t exist. The drama co-stars Jason Segel, Danny Glover, Martin Sheen, and Lakeith Stanfield.

Come Sunday” will debut on Netflix April 13. Watch the official trailer below.
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Box Office Preview: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Set to Break ‘Black Panther’s’ Five-Week Streak

Box Office Preview: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Set to Break ‘Black Panther’s’ Five-Week Streak
Watch out, “Black Panther,” because “Pacific Rim Uprising” is gearing up to strike.

Universal’s “Pacific Rim Uprising” — the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film “Pacific Rim” — is aiming to score from $22 million to $29 million at around 3,700 locations at this weekend’s domestic box office. Though it would be a smaller debut than its predecessor, that would likely be enough to take down Marvel powerhouse “Black Panther” following its rare five-weekend reign.

Steven S. DeKnight co-wrote and directed “Pacific Rim Uprising” with a reported $150 million budget. The original, which starred Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, and Robert Kazinsky, opened with $37 million in July 2013. It went on to gross $411 million at the worldwide box office, thanks to a strong international showing, especially in China, where it made $112 million compared to the U.S.’ $101.8 million.

The sequel is set 10 years after the Battle of the Breach with a
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‘Come Sunday’ Trailer: A Bishop Risks Everything by Preaching Universal Salvation

Netflix has released the Come Sunday trailer. Based on a true story reported on by This American Life, Joshua Marston’s film follows Bishop Carlton Pearson (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a popular religious figure in Tulsa, Oklahoma who begins to lose his flock when he starts preaching about universal salvation. I caught the film at Sundance earlier this year, and while Ejiofor is quite good and the ideas contained in the movie are interesting, the storytelling is fairly dry. Here’s what Adam Chitwood said in his review: This is certainly an interesting story, and indeed Marcus Hinchy’s script for Come …
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Netflix’s Come Sunday Trailer: Chiwetel Ejiofor Is a Man of God

Netflix has released a powerful new trailer for Come Sunday. The biopic stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Carlton Pearson, a pastor who questioned the existence of hell. Later this spring, the film will have its premiere on the streaming service.

Directed by Joshua Marston (Complete Unknown, Maria Full of Grace), Come Sunday premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21. The film examines the controversial claims made by Pearson, along with the responses of his congregation members, family members and friends.
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Benedict Cumberbatch Says He Doesn’t Know Anything About Doctor Strange 2

One of the heroes we can’t wait to check in on in Avengers: Infinity War is Doctor Stephen Strange. Benedict Cumberbatch’s Master of the Mystic Arts will mostly team up with Iron Man and Spider-Man in the movie and, going by what we’ve seen so far, they’re going to be a terrific trio. In particular, fans are keen to see the “Awesome Facial Hair Bros” come together for the first time on screen.

In fact, while talking with Entertainment Weekly recently, Cumberbatch spoke about his admiration for his co-star, Robert Downey Jr., while also mentioning that he’s still in the dark about Doctor Strange 2. First up, though, the actor had nothing but good things to say about the daddy of the McU, praising how Rdj leads a set.

“I got on very well with Robert Downey Jr. He’s the most inclusive leading man, and generous to a fault,
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Mary Magdalene movie review: the Gospel of Mary

MaryAnn’s quick take… A fiercely feminist and proudly revisionist historical drama that offers a powerful and much-needed rebuke to modern Christianity. Enrapturingly beautiful and intensely emotional. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of “faith-based” movies

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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Why didn’t Jesus have any female Apostles? Well, he kinda did, in Mary Magdalene — technically, Mary of Magdala, the small village in Galilee she was from (maybe); or Mary the Magdalene — who in the contradictory books of the New Testament is either the only person to witness or one of a group of women to witness Jesus’ resurrection. So, why isn’t there a Gospel of Mary? Well, there kinda is, though it was only rediscovered in the late 19th century and is considered to belong to the Apocrypha,
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‘Mary Magdalene’ & Cinema’s Greatest Films With Religious Themes

Mary Magdalene is indisputably one of the most enigmatic and fascinating female figures in history. She remains an endless source of inspiration for literature, film, theatre and television.

Universal Pictures’ upcoming feature Mary Magdalene (above) starring Academy Award nominees Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix and Chiwetel Ejiofor is a moving and authentic portrait of this fascinating spiritual figure.

The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Phoenix). She soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to Jerusalem.

Other religious figures, namely Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Noah and Moses, have also been a source of inspiration for writers and directors. Take a look
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Win A Family Four Pack Of Passes To The Advance Screening Of Sherlock Gnomes In St. Louis

The beloved garden gnomes from Gnomeo And Juliet are back for a whole new adventure in London and Wamg has your passes tot he St. Louis screening!

When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing – there’s only one gnome to call… Sherlock Gnomes. The famous detective and sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case. The mystery will lead our gnomes on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city.

This action-packed sequel features the voices of returning cast, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith,
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Exclusive: Mary Magdalene director Garth Davis on the film

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The age-old biblical story of Jesus Christ and his journey to spread his biblical message has been told time and again on the big screen. From Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ to Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ, but Mary Magdalene has always cowered in the shadows as one of history’s most misunderstood women. Finally, in Lion director, Garth Davis’s Mary Magdalene, this ill-treated woman finally has her story told which rightfully removes her from the role of the prostitute and firmly stands her ground as an Apostle.

Read our review of Mary Magdalene here

Mary Magdalene is an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Rooney Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day,
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Exclusive: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim on playing Jesus Christ’s apostles Peter and Judas in Mary Magdalene

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Garth Davis’ Mary Magdalene may finally shine a light on the only female apostle to be part of Jesus Christ’s disciples but it still makes room for a number of his male apostles. Two of these appear in the form of Peter who is played by Chiwetel Ejiofor and Judas played by Tahar Rahim. The spiritual, rather than biblical, picture delves a little bit deeper into the souls of these two men to show their battles of Peter’s acceptance of Mary into the group and Judas, although betraying Jesus, his struggle with the decision giving the man a human side.

Read our review of Mary Magdalene here

Mary Magdalene is an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Rooney Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living.
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‘Mary Magdalene’ Review: Dir: Garth Davis (2018)

Mary Magdalene review: Lion director Garth Davis directs Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim in this visually heart-stopping but ultimately light-footed biblical drama.

Mary Magdalene review by Abi Silverthorne.

Mary Magdalene review

Brimming with beatific melancholy, this most recent entry into cinema’s mixed bag of Biblical adaptations is a visually heart-stopping, but ultimately light-footed, exploration of Jesus of Nazareth’s final days through the wide eyes of his first and only female apostle.

Rooney Mara’s Mary of Magdala is a young women adrift in her life — something Davis captures wonderfully with the Malick-esque opening sequence of her body alone amidst a fathomless expanse of sun-dappled ocean blue. Throughout her story she will be submerged once, then twice more; one dunking by a patriarchal gaggle of male family members in order to drown out her unwomanly wilfulness, and once by the son of God himself, in a baptismal rebirth of spirit.
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