The Passion Of The Christ

2004, Movie, R, 127 mins

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Does Mel Gibson Deserve Another Chance?

Mel Gibson

On the 10th anniversary of The Passion of The Christ's release, a journalist is pleading with Hollywood to let Mel Gibson off the hook for his grievances that led to him being blacklisted by most studios.

In an opinion piece posted on Deadline.com, Alison Hope Weiner defends Gibson, saying that he's a different man who simply doesn't come to his own defense to prove that he's changed. Weiner... read more

The LEGO Movie Dominates the Weekend Box Office

The Lego Movie

The LEGO Movie opened big at the box office, grossing an estimated $69.1 million, Box Office Mojo reports.

The animated film... read more

Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel Split After 14 Years of Marriage

Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel

International actors Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel have  separated "by mutual agreement" after 14 years of marriage, E! News reports.

The couple first met in 1996 on the set of the French film L'appartement and married in 1999. read more

Jewish Leaders Blast Mel Gibson, Warner Bros. for Maccabee Movie

Mel Gibson

Jewish leaders have blasted Mel Gibson and Warner Bros. for developing a movie about the Jewish war hero Judah Maccabee.

"Judah Maccabee deserves better. He is a hero of the Jewish people and a universal hero in the struggle for religious liberty. It would be a travesty to have his story told by one who has no respect and sensitivity for other people's religious views," Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti Defamation League, told The Hollywood Reporter.

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Foxman previously criticized Gibson's controversial 2004 film The Passion of the Christ, alongside other ...
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At the Movies: Jesus' Mom Gets Her Due

Per Reuters, MGM has acquired distribution rights for Myriam, Mother of the Christ, a dramatic rendering of the life of Jesus' mom, penned by The Passion of the Christ's Benedict Fitzgerald and slated for an Easter 2008 release.... Per Variety, Clive Owen will exec-produce and narrate a feature based on one of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe mysteries.... Salma Hayek will star in and produce the Spanish-language comedy La Banda, in which a wealthy housewife secretly takes a job as a wedding singer. read more

Is it true that someone was ...

Question: Is it true that someone was struck by lightning during the filming of The Passion of the Christ?


Answer: Yes. Actor Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004), was struck by lightning while shooting in October 2003. Assistant director Jan Michelini was struck a few minutes later. Neither man was permanently injured, but from Caviezel's description (this quote was taken from an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, but he discussed the lightning strike in many interviews), it was a pretty frightening experience. "I was doing the Sermon on the Mount….[a]nd when it happened, I saw the extras grab the ground. What they saw was fire coming out read more

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