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The Gospel Of Mark – Now Available on DVD and Digital HD

Following last year’s The Gospel of John comes the second installment in the renowned Gospel film series, The Gospel of Mark, arrived on DVD at Walmart, Digital HD and On Demand March 14 from Lionsgate. Just in time for Easter, the second book of The New Testament comes to life for the first time with a truly unique, word-for-word adaptation that uses the Gospel narrative as its script. Shot on location in Morocco with consultation from expert theologians and biblical scholars and produced by the Lumo Project, the film was given the Dove Faith Friendly Seal for 12+. The Gospel of Mark DVD is packed with behind-the-scenes bonus features and will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

According to The Gospel of Mark, Jesus is a heroic man of action, an exorcist, healer, and miracle worker — the Son of God who keeps his identity secret. This critically acclaimed, epic
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Kunal Kapoor’s look for his role in Veeram: Here comes the warrior…

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Kunal Kapoor who plays a Kalaripayattu(martial art orginated in south India) warrior in Jayaraj’s trilingual period drama, Veeram, set in 13th century Kerala, reveals that it would take him nearly four hours to get ready for the shoot. “Trefor Proud, who has worked on over 50 films and TV shows, including Gladiator, Star Wars: Episode I -The Phantom Menace, The Gospel of John, Ender’s Game and Topsy-Turvy which bagged him an Oscar has designed my look for the film. Four other guys who have specialized in the make up for a Kalari martial artist before he goes out to battle also helped. I’d wake up at 4 am and tune into heavy metal music to do away with sleep as I sat through makeup,” informs Kunal.

He also trained for five months before the shoot, putting on twelve-and-a-half kgs of muscles to look like a warrior
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What ‘Exodus’ Could Learn From Noah, Lincoln and Jeffrey Katzenberg (Guest Column)

What ‘Exodus’ Could Learn From Noah, Lincoln and Jeffrey Katzenberg (Guest Column)
In what was supposed to be the year of the “faith-based film,” after a few moderate successes like “Son of God” and “Heaven Is For Real,” we have now seen a dozen box-office duds. On Dec. 12 there’ll be another attempt, a film about Moses called “Exodus: Gods & Kings.”

Efforts to reach the allegedly unpredictable traditionalist filmgoer began in earnest a decade ago when the Variety and the Los Angeles Times predicted a $15 million-$30 million opening for “The Passion of the Christ” and it ended up raking in $125 million over its five-day debut. That opening was the movie biz equivalent of a 13-year-old boy arriving barefoot at Yankee Stadium with his homemade bat and hitting 400 home runs, leaving only two possible conclusions: a) He was an anomaly or b) there was a different way to bat baseballs.

Having been a part of that film and other similarly situated movies, and
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Alt-j samples Miley Cyrus on new 'Hunger of the Pine': Listen

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Alt-j samples Miley Cyrus on new 'Hunger of the Pine': Listen
Mercury Prize-winning British band, alt-j is back with the haunting, atmospheric, electronic ballad “Hunger of the Pine,” which samples, of all people, Miley Cyrus. The song, which debuted on NPR today, makes very judicious spare use of the the line, “I’m a female rebel,” from Cyrus’s tune “4x4.” While the sample may seem an odd choice, Spin reports that the band's drummer, Thom Green, talked about his desire to collaborate with Cyrus in an interview GQ. Maybe there's more than a sample comping. The gorgeous track ends in a swirl of horns and unintelligible lyrics before droning out and leaving you dazed and wanting more. “Hunger of the Pine” is the first single from alt-j’s second album, “This Is All Yours,” out Sept. 22. The band starts a U.S. tour in October. This is the first we've heard of the band since bassist Gwil Sainsbury departed, transforming
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Film Review: ‘Son of God’

Film Review: ‘Son of God’
With Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” and Ridley Scott’s “Exodus” preparing to duke it out for Old Testament auteur supremacy, Hollywood’s religious renaissance gets off to a none-too-spectacular start with a chewed-over New Testament appetizer called “Son of God.” A clumsily edited feature-length version of five episodes from History’s hugely popular 10-hour miniseries “The Bible,” this stiff, earnest production plays like a half-hearted throwback to the British-accented biblical dramas of yesteryear, its smallscreen genesis all too apparent in its Swiss-cheese construction and subpar production values. Yet while Jesus’ teachings have been reduced to a muddle of kindly gestures and mangled Scriptures, the scenes of his betrayal, death and resurrection crucially retain their emotional and dramatic power, which the charitable viewer may deem atonement enough for what feels, in all other respects, like a cynical cash grab.

As the first quasi-bigscreen account of the life of Jesus in the
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Our Totally Inappropriate Easter Tribute to Sexy Jesus!

Easter is here, which means it's time for flamboyantly gay hats to courageously come out of the closet, and time to ogle Hollywood's hottest Jesi!

Jesus is one of the most coveted roles in show business, but it's not for the timid. To succeed, you have to make us believe you're willing to die for our sins. Not stub your toe for our sins, not get a nasty paper cut for our sins, but you have to convince us you're willing to get nailed ... so we can do the same.

The actors on the following pages all have that Original Sinnocence™, that combination of piousness and grungy hotness. Take a look at our Calvacade of Christ, and decide which one deserves to be crowned awarded "Sexiest Jesus!"

Jeremy Sisto in Jesus

Jesus was a 1999 four-hour NBC mini-series that featured Jeremy in the title role and Debra Messing as the spunkiest Mary Magdalene in history.
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Tmp Reviews: The Greatest Story Ever Told on Blu-ray

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The Movie Pool takes in the Biblical epic The Greatest Story Ever Told on Blu-ray!

Blu-ray Specs

Aspect Ratio: 2.75:1 enhanced for widescreen TVs

Running Time: 199 minutes

Rating: G

Audio: English 5.1 DTS-hd Ma, Spanish Dolby Surround, French 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles: English for the hearing impaired, French

Special Features: "He Walks in Beauty" Documentary, "The Filmmaker" Documentary, Deleted Scene, Theatrical Trailer

The Set-up

The life of Jesus Christ is given a faithful rendition by legendary filmmaker George Stevens, the man behind classics like Gunga Din, A Place in the Sun, Giant, and The Diary of Anne Frank.

The Delivery

This Biblical epic was widely criticized upon its release for being too long and using too many well known actors (like John Wayne), that turned the attention away from the story. Critics were correct about the use of big movie stars, but as time has passed their use is not as glaring.
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