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Some people go to church. Some do not. But everyone watches movies. And when it comes to film, religion isn't nearly the either/or choice we find in real life. As the following films - along with Darren Aronosfky's upcoming Noah - prove, religion can be a great plot motivator and an awesome excuse for big demonic showdowns and acts of heroism. Dogma Say what you will about Kevin Smith, but he really went for something unique with 1999's Dogma. The story of the last scion (that's Jesus' last living relative) versus a couple of rogue angels bent on delivering the apocalypse has a lot of big ideas about theology and isn't afraid to spew them out among foul-mouthed monologues and rampant acts of deviant behavior. End of Days...
- Evan Saathoff
Following on from the hit Joan of Arc: From the Ashes mini-series and Penny for Your Soul guest appearances, Big Dog Ink has announced a Joan of Arc ongoing monthly comic book series.
Joan is the Guardian of the Ark of the Covenant, keeper of the Holy Grail and the protector of the most important religious artifacts which could play a role in the End of Days. Finding herself in a new modern world Joan must find her way through this new environment and yet still stay true to her thirst for battle and holy vengeance.
Big Dog Ink founder Tom Hutchison is handling writing duties on the #0 issue and then handing the writing reins over to Bdi newcomer CW Cooke. Noel Rodriguez and Omi Remalante Jr. will be lending their superb talents to pencils and colors. Bdi is a growing force in the independent comic scene and the talents »
- Gary Collinson
Quiz any random person on the street about Nicolas Cage‘s impressive body of work and they’ll be able to give you their favorite Cageist moment from his repertoire. Is it Wicker Man Cage, his head enveloped in a metal cage, screaming about the bees, oh god the bees? Or National Treasure Cage, plotting to steal the Declaration of Independence just because it makes so much sense? Or perhaps it’s Ghost Rider Cage, the one who is literally on fire for most of the movie? Whatever the preferred flavor of Cage Rage, there’s a guaranteed new addition to be added to the list of stellar performances. Enter Left Behind, the adaptation of the Christian apocalypse-themed books by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins. If you haven’t heard of these books, then it’s already too late for you; the enormously popular series boasts over 19 books detailing the End of Days for those wicked booze-swillin »
- Samantha Wilson
Just when you think you have a handle on Nicolas Cage, something comes along to rock your faith again. Following yesterday's trailer for the thoroughly credible Joe, the first clip has emerged online for the entirely incredible Left Behind. Stunt legend Vic Armstrong (Bond, Indiana Jones, you name it) is the director, and the scene sees Cage as airline pilot Rayford Steele, coping with the aftermath of his wife's departure for Glory. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Post by The Official - Left Behind Movie.Based in Christian beliefs about the End of Days, the Left Behind series by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins is a wildly successful series of thriller novels (at least among a certain demographic) about humans trying to survive following the pre-apocalyptic Rapture, when the faithful are bodily removed to the safety of Heaven to watch the apocalypse from the good seats. Three movies based on the books, »
Jean Claude Van Damme is gleefully deranged in Peter Hyams' no-frills Friday night beat-em up, in which a park ranger and vengeful ex-con form an uneasy alliance against a gang of marauding mercenaries on the Canadian border.The last decade has been a barren period for director Peter Hyams, who was responsible for the likes of Outland, 2010 and Schwarzenengger's End Of Days, as well as the superior Van Damme vehicles Time Cop and Sudden Death. Recent years have seen Hyams' son John take up the baton and score impressive hits in the Dtv action market, most notably helming Van Damme in the two most recent Universal Soldier sequels. Here John serves as editor for his father, while Van Damme delivers his best performance since Mabrouk El Mechri's...
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5 items from 2014
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