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WASHINGTON – It's been 57 years since the last film version of "Ben-Hur" hit movie theaters. That alone is, for most Hollywood types, reason enough for a remake.

Movie Review: Ben-Hur

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NEW YORK – Few films come to the screen with the kind of storied pedigree that lies behind "Ben-Hur" (Paramount).

‘Free State of Jones’ is a movie based on the Bible as well as history

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It’s a long way from Hollywood, yet a swampy corner of southeast Mississippi has given the film world its latest hero — or maybe antihero.

Ewan McGregor explores Jesus’ humanness in 'Last Days in the Desert'

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“Daunting” is one word Ewan McGregor used about stepping into the role of Jesus in the new film Last Days in the Desert.

Religious films showcased at Hollywood festival

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NEW YORK – Religious movies with a Catholic focus will be among those showcased at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood April 28-May 1.

'God's not Dead 2' and 'Miracles from Heaven' blessed with ticket sales

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Evangelical Christian inspiration and apologetics are filling theater seats, with two films in the top five for box office last weekend.

Sequel mirrors reality of faith's place in secular world

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God’s Not Dead 2 is more of art reflecting life when faith is put on trial again in the sequel to the 2014 surprise blockbuster, God's Not Dead.

‘Miracles From Heaven’: Best-selling memoir gets dramatic movie adaptation

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Nine-year-old Annabel Beam suffered from an incurable digestive disorder that put her in constant pain. But when she fell 30 feet, headfirst, into a hollowed tree, she came out of her ordeal unharmed and healed of her disorder. Oh yes, and she also had an encounter with Jesus in Heaven.

Ambitious film tackles Jesus as no other has dared

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For the first time in cinematic history, a film is exploring the life of the child Jesus. The Young Messiah, in theatres March 11, follows the seven-year-old Jesus growing up in Egypt after the Holy Family fled Bethlehem to escape King Herod’s wrath. With news of Herod’s death, Joseph decides it is time to return. The journey, however, is not without its obstacles as Herod’s son assumes the search for the child Saviour.

One man’s belief that culture conquers all

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The main driving force of history is neither politics nor economics but rather the culture in which these human conditions exist, or so thought a pope who witnessed the phenomenon first hand.

Boston Cardinal O’Malley praises Oscar winner ‘Spotlight’

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Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley has praised the Oscar-winning movie “Spotlight,” which portrays The Boston Globe’s investigation of clergy sexual abuse in the archdiocese, for forcing the Catholic Church to acknowledge its “crimes and sins” in covering up for predator priests.