Relativity Media is courting Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Taylor Lautner to star in the big-screen retelling of the most badass Biblical tale, the fight between puny (but divinely blessed) shepherd David and the monstrous Goliath. The problem is, both actors’ acting prices are pretty steep, at $10 million or more. We’ve done some legwork and come up with five other little-guy-giant-villain combos that Relativity can look to if The Rock and Taylor end up costing too much. More
After dropping out of the running for the new Wolverine movie, Darren Aronofsky wants to make Noah, an edgy retelling of the Bible story. This isn’t the first time that Aronofsky has stepped back in the past: His 2006 film The Fountain, a meditation on faith and reincarnation, spends some time in the 16th century. And the star that Aronofsky wants has even played Jesus Christ at one point in his career: Christian Bale. More
For all of my issues with religion, I’m grateful that I grew up with a Catholic school education, because the rich stories and characters became ingrained in my subconscious. Whether I actually believed passages from the Bible didn’t matter as much as the emotional attachment I had to these people — especially the women.
Girls in Trouble, an American folk/underground rock group comprised of husband and wife Alicia Jo Rabins and Aaron Hartman, enlivens these archetypal women through beautiful, multi-instrumental songs and haunting lyrics. I’m no music expert, but Girls in Trouble reminds me of singers like Joanna Newsom and Patty Griffin — whimsical melodies that have real weight to them. More
You know what? It’s nice to be surprised by people, especially in a really good way. In a radio interview this week, Marie Osmond, a devout Mormon and mother of eight confirmed that her oldest daughter Jessica is gay, and … More