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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

NEW YORK - Those super-sentient simians are back in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (Fox).

Antonio Banderas may be cast as Pope Francis in biopic

ROME - Spanish heartthrob Antonio Banderas may be cast in the role of Pope Francis in the first feature film to be made on the life of the Argentine pontiff.

Film examines Cardinal's Lustiger's conflict between his roots, Catholicism

In the era in which Catholics saw their first Polish pope, the Church in France saw its first Jewish cardinal.         

A son’s journey opens father’s eyes

Todd Burpo never expected his four-year-old son to test his faith. But that’s exactly what happened to the Nebraska pastor.

Noah director not religious, but he says film's environmental messages are

WASHINGTON - Director Darren Aronofsky says he is not religious, and that his Russell Crowe blockbuster movie Noah is the “least-biblical biblical film ever made.”

Heaven Is for Real

NEW YORK - "Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength." Those familiar words, addressed to God in Psalm 8 of the King James Bible, might serve as the tagline for the fact-based drama "Heaven Is for Real" (TriStar).

Why some Muslim countries won’t screen ‘Noah’

Worried there weren’t enough quality retellings of Muslim stories for children, Adiba Ataeva decided to start her own publishing company. But rather than printed books or videos, Ataeva went with audio books in part because the medium offered the least hassles with fellow Muslims.

Biblical films back in style

A decade after The Passion of the Christ, Hollywood has seen the light — again — and it’s the colour of money.

Noah sparks debate over one of the world’s oldest and most beloved stories

NEW YORK - In recent years, Hollywood has made a concerted effort to lure religious audiences to the local cineplex with such films as The Passion of the Christ, Son of God and even dark-horse hits like Facing the Giants. And most of the time, it’s worked.

Getting to know Mary of Nazareth as mother

Catholics know the Virgin Mary well as mother, but not as daughter, woman or wife. The film Mary of Nazareth extrapolates from what is known of the Immaculate Conception to explore the life of a Jewish girl famous for saying yes to God.

Jerusalem divided but shockingly similar

TORONTO - When three young women, strangers to each other, were brought together in Jerusalem by an adventurous movie director they were surprised to discover how much they had in common.

Russell Crowe really wants Pope Francis to see Noah

ROME - Actor Russell Crowe is using social media to try to cajole Pope Francis into seeing his latest film, the controversial Noah, which stars Crowe as the waterlogged biblical patriarch.

‘Greatest love story ever told’ hits big screen

WASHINGTON - The upcoming movie Son of God should be seen as “a love story,” according to two of its executive producers, the husband-and-wife team of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

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