If Gladiator and the 1963 Cleopatra movie had a baby, it would be Exodus. Today, I saw a fairly large preview of Ridley Scott's return to blockbuster sword-swinging action. It was epic and silly and grand and filled with Hollywood blockbuster madness. Here are our spoilery thoughts.
Here it is the first-ever look at Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, which looks absolutely bonkers. Christian Bale is Moses; Sigourney Weaver is his fake mom and Joel Edgerton is Rameses, which is good because as we all know Rameses was Australian.
When a ghost girl with no legs spots a pair of disembodied tap shoes dancing to "Moses Supposes" from Singin' in the Rain, she joins in, gleefully providing a body to accompany their fancy footwork. It's impossible not to smile at the results.
Some previously unseen images from the legendary movie The Ten Commandments are up for auction, and we've got a preview. Holy hell, this movie was massive. Take a look at the oil paintings that were used as concept art for Charlton Heston's makeup. Amazing.
Ridley Scott reveals the opening scene of his Blade Runner sequel. Find out why The Dark Knight Rises is the most epic movie made in at least 90 years. Is World War Z in trouble? Plus the latest candidates to play Finnick in Catching Fire.
You may remember that Jesus Christ walked through Siberia to die in Japan, but did you know that Moses skipped the cross-continental jaunt and took a spacecraft instead? Also, were you aware that his tomb is now a tourist trap?
Did you hear about the one with the long-bearded Charlton Heston-lookalike who chats with flaming bushes and uses his big honking stick to part the waters of entire seas? Well, scientists have found how the water-parting may actually have happened.
Computers in movies look nothing like the beasts we lug around today. They're thin and light, a single pane that jumps to life when touched. Technology follows Hollywood dreams; here's hoping this montage is a portent of what's coming soon.
There have been a recent rash of websites posting about the Christ-like similarities that some of the major figures in science fiction films exhibit. Everyone from Paul Atreides in Dune, to Neo in The Matrix, to Spock in Star Trek, and even Doctor Who seem to have the same messianic properties, but is it case of…
Even the mainstream, non-tech media is getting into this. But seriously, you guys know we're kidding when we call it the Jesus Phone right? We mean, it's just a phone, even if we're covering the crap out of it this week.