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  • Reza Aslan: Trump Is Popular Because Of "Islamophobia"

    04/12/2016 4:17:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies ^ | April 12, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    In an adulatory Los Angeles Times interview last Friday, Leftist media darling Reza Aslan asserts that Donald Trumps popularity reveals that a large swath of us [is] xenophobic, racist and Islamophobic. And we pretend that were not. And now its out in the open and cant be ignored any longer. He has, of course, nothing to say about the possibility that Trumps supporters could be favoring their candidate because of his apparently strong stance against jihad terror attacks and the endless threats of mass murder and destruction from the Islamic State.
  • A zealot, a rebel, but no miracle-worker: film studios plot a secular take on life of Jesus

    12/20/2014 8:57:11 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12-20-2014 | Dalya Alberge
    Leading film-makers are courting controversy with plans for adaptations of provocative books about Jesus Christ that are likely to generate a backlash from traditional Christians. British producer David Heyman is developing a film based on Reza Aslans bestselling book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, while Paul Verhoeven, the Dutch director, has been working on an adaptation of his own book, Jesus of Nazareth, for five years. Aslan, a member of the American Academy of Religion, made headlines last year when a Fox News interviewer challenged his credentials, as a Muslim, to write an account of Jesuss...
  • Iranian-American Lobbying Group Defrauded Feds, Lied to Congressmen, Paid for Testimony

    12/27/2011 5:04:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12-27-11
    Jihad Watch Court Docs: Iranian-American Lobbying Group NIAC Defrauded Feds, Lied to Congressmen, Paid for Congressional Testimony, and Arranged Secret US/Iran Meetings Pamela Geller has just published this revealing and important message from the Iranian-American human rights activist Arash Irandoost: Dear Friend,حرف بس است. متحد شویم. عمل کنیمIt is time to act. Court documents released as a result of a lawsuit filed by NIAC against Hassan Dai paint a very disturbing picture of Trita Parsi and the NIAC. They range from defrauding the federal government, lying to members of Congress, arranging secret meetings between the US and the criminal regime,...
  • Reza Aslan Tells Christians That Gospels Are "Replete With Historical Errors"

    11/18/2014 11:38:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 25 replies ^ | November 18, 2014 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Reza Aslanno relation to CS Lewis lion of the same namehas made a career out of reinterpreting and often trying to debunk Christian beliefs. Now Salon reports that Aslan has taken to attacking the New Testament, notably the historicity of the four gospels.
  • Reza Aslan: If youre a violent, war-mongering person, you can find justification in any scripture

    09/10/2014 5:08:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies ^ | September 10,2014 | Robert Spencer
    Its remarkable that Don Lemon is pursuing this question, which is generally taboo in the mainstream media. He discussed it a few days ago; this is a follow-up. But notice that just as CNN featured two Jew-haters, Reza Aslan and Peter Beinart, to debate about Israel and Hamas, so also here both Aslan and Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman Keith Ellison are both on the same side of the question.
  • Reza Aslan: Biblical story of Noah barely four verses long

    03/20/2014 3:18:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/20/14 | Robert Spencer
    In todays politically correct culture, the mainstream media lionizes people not because of their particular acumen, ability, talents or intelligence, but because they parrot the establishment line that the media wants the public to adopt: contempt for America, hatred for Israel, and endless justification for Islamic supremacists and jihadists.A prime example of this is the Islamic supremacist Reza Aslan, a Board member of a lobbying group for the bloodthirsty and genocidally antisemitic Iranian regime. Reza Aslan is such a intellectually formidable scholar that he writes than for then and apparently thinks the Latin word et is an abbreviation. He writes...
  • Biblical Archeology Filmmaker Blasts Jesus Book Author Reza Aslan for Suggesting Jesus Called

    08/13/2013 10:52:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/13/13 | Sharona Schwartz
    Simcha Jacobovici is a Canadian-Israeli adjunct religion professor and filmmaker known for his biblical archaeology History Channel series The Naked Archaeologist. In an op-ed in the Times of Israel, Jacobovici takes Reza Aslan, author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth to task for referring to the land of Jesus as Palestine, when a review of historical sources shows the place was known as Judea, a word that in Hebrew is synonymous with the word Jew. Jacobovici writes (emphasis added throughout), in all his interviews, Aslan goes out of his way to refer to Jesus Judea i.e.,...
  • Kidnapped Ethiopian Girl Rescued by Caring, Protective Lions

    04/06/2013 1:50:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    The Grist ^ | 3 Apr 2013 | Sarah Miller
    A 12-year-old girl kidnapped by a group of seven men in the Ethiopian city of Bita Genet was found several days after her abduction, safe under the watchful eyes of three lions. Not only were the lions guarding her, they allegedly chased off her captors. The girl was reportedly abducted by the seven men with the idea that she would be forced into marrying one of the them. According to the United Nations, about 70 percent of the marriages taking place in Ethiopia are the result of similar kidnappings. And nearly 100 percent of those abduction-marriages are not thwarted by...
  • Rick Santorum: An American Ayatollah?

    03/14/2012 1:22:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 43 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Mar 13th, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    Its the latest Leftist talking point: Rick Santorum is a bit dangerous, a bit unhinged, deeply religious and dangerously fanatical, not to be trusted with the governance of our pluralistic republic, and certainly not with guardianship of the First Amendment protection of the freedom of religion. The prominent Leftist Muslim writer Reza Aslan has recently become a foremost exponent of these claims, although they did not by any means originate with him. Leftist journalists and Islamic supremacist spokesmen always march in lockstep, using the same talking points, as Ive pointed out previously in connection with Islamic supremacist boy Reza Aslans...
  • Liam Neeson angers Narnia fans by suggesting Aslan is Mohammed

    12/05/2010 1:07:39 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 4 Dec 2010 | By Roya Nikkhah
    The actor who voices the lion in the film adaptations of the books has angered some fans of the stories, who claim he is distorting Lewiss intentions to be politically correct. Aslan the lion features in all seven Narnia books, guiding children away from evil and harm and encouraging them to do good. Lewis was clear that the Aslan was based on Christ, and once wrote of the character: He is an invention giving an imaginary answer to the question: What might Christ become like if there really were a world like Narnia?. ...But ahead of the release of The...
  • Aslan: New Atheists Give Atheism a Bad Name"

    07/20/2010 5:50:28 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 13 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | July 19, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Reza Aslan is no stranger to controversy: Iraq should look to Israel for a model that combines democracy and religious belief. But now the Daily Beast columnist is taking on the new atheists and their peculiarly evangelistic sermons. On The Washington Posts website he states: There is, as has often been noted, something peculiarly evangelistic about what has been termed the new atheist movement. The new atheists have their own special interest groups and ad campaigns. They even have their own holiday (International Blasphemy Day). It is no exaggeration to describe the movement popularized by the likes of Richard Dawkins,...
  • An Israeli Strike on Iran, a Plan That Just Doesn't Fly

    08/09/2008 11:58:37 AM PDT · by kellynla · 39 replies · 163+ views ^ | August 10, 2008 | Bernard Avishai and Reza Aslan
    The Bush administration seems less and less likely to launch a parting strike on Iran's nuclear installations -- but Israel isn't sounding nearly so tranquil. The talk from Jerusalem will almost certainly grow more strident as the competition to replace the country's scandal-plagued prime minister, Ehud Olmert, intensifies. Former Israeli defense minister Shaul Mofaz is running hard against the less hawkish Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni to succeed Olmert as leader of the governing Kadima Party; he recently told Israel's dominant daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, that an attack on Iran was "unavoidable." And Binyamin Netanyahu, the right-wing opposition leader who might...
  • Reviews and Discussion of Prince Caspian

    06/19/2008 9:05:22 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 41 replies · 255+ views
    This is the "official" thread for discussing Disney/Walden's second installment in the Chronicles of Narnia series. This thread is primarily intended for people who have already seen the movie, as the following review contains some mild spoilers. Here is the review I wrote after seeing the film. The long-awaited Narnia sequel is here, and as promised, delivers a far more savage journey into C.S. Lewiss Narnia. The two-and-a-half hour film doesnt stop for long, featuring two heavy battle sequences and one intense duel. (As opposed to the one battle for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.) And as you...
  • Beirut Charges Four Russians Over Terror

    10/08/2007 2:59:48 PM PDT · by RDTF · 1 replies · 272+ views
    SP Times ^ | October 7, 2007 | AP
    BEIRUT, Lebanon Lebanese authorities on Friday charged 20 suspected militants, including four with Russian citizenship, with terrorism for purported membership in the al-Qaida-inspired Fatah Islam group, judicial officials and the state-run news agency said. -snip- The Russians are the first non-Arabs to be charged by authorities since Fatah Islam members fought Lebanese troops for three months starting May 20. One of the Russian nationals is from Dagestan, and was identified by his nickname, Abu Abdullah. The others are Sergei Fisotsky, born in 1989, Timur Khozkov, born in 1987, and Aslan Yimkozhayev, born in 1987. Only Fisotsky is in custody.
  • Comic-Con: Narnia Filmmakers Go The Distance, Plan For Seven Films

    07/28/2007 6:39:13 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 58 replies · 735+ views
    MTV News ^ | July 28, 2007 | Shawn Adler
    Over 6,000 visitors to Comic-Con joined the Pevensie children and stepped through the wardrobe to journey into Narnia, with never-before-seen footage from Prince Caspian at the Disney Panel. And, according to director Andrew Adamson and producer Mark Johnson, theyll be doing it again every year for the next decade. As long as you keep embracing these movies, well make all seven, Johnson told an appreciative audience. We start the end of January on Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Our goal is to give you [a new] one every May starting [next year]. The announcement came after a computer pre-visualization which...
  • Production Begins on Prince Caspian (Narnia sequel under way)

    02/19/2007 12:16:22 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 39 replies · 1,069+ views
    Walden Media via NarniaWeb ^ | February 16, 2007 | Staff
    "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," the second live-action/CGI motion picture adaptation of C.S. Lewis beloved series of literary classics, began principal photography on location in Auckland, New Zealand, on February 12, 2007. The production, once again a joint venture between the Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media, continues the franchise which commenced with the spectacular, Oscar-winning 2005 release, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," which went on to earn over $745 million dollars in its worldwide theatrical release, making it one of the most successful movies ever made and one of the biggest successes...
  • Exclusive Prince Caspian Updates with Douglas Gresham (Narnia sequel)

    12/07/2006 9:14:40 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 8 replies · 427+ views
    Narnia Fans ^ | December 4, 2006 | Staff At what stage is Prince Caspian right now? Douglas Gresham: We are pretty well advanced in pre-production with most conceptual realisation about done and a lot of pre-vis animatic being done. Location choices are about settled. Set design is under way and casting is well advanced; in other words we are pretty sure what the movie will look like. When will you find out who is playing Caspian? Douglas Gresham: Well that is very hard to estimate, but we are down to a pretty short list now I am told. I am off to Prague tomorrow to attend...
  • Jihadists PLAN for the world VS The Sin of "moderates" in Islam, Reza Aslan spins on CNN's "ac360"

    12/06/2006 3:22:25 PM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies · 278+ views
    Jihadists PLAN for the world VS The Sin of "moderates" in Islam, Reza Aslan spins on ac360Dec, 3, 2006This weekend, Mr. Anderson Cooper on his wrapped up the Pope's visit to Turkey: "When faiths collide".He finished it off with the subject of "clash of civilization" and about radical Muslims comitting terrorism in the name of Islam, he then asked the question what we in the west want to know: "What is it that Jihadists want"?Iranian born Reza Aslan answered the following outrageous answer: "Every religion has fundamentalists, Jihadist are (only) a reaction to something... and you know there...
  • Jihadists PLAN for the world VS The Sin of "moderates" in Islam, Reza Aslan spins on ac360

    12/02/2006 5:56:17 PM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 258+ views
    Jihadists PLAN for the world VS The Sin of "moderates" in Islam, Reza Aslan spins on ac360 Dec, 3, 2006 This weekend, Mr. Anderson Cooper on his wrapped up the Pope's visit to Turkey: "When faiths collide". He finished it off with the subject of "clash of civilization" and about radical Muslims committing terrorism in the name of Islam, he then asked the question what we in the west want to know: "What is it that Jihadists want"? Iranian born Reza Aslan answered the following outrageous answer: "Every religion has fundamentalists, Jihadist are (only) a reaction to something......
  • Potter FX Team to Narnia (Harry Potter computer wizards to work on Prince Caspian)

    08/31/2006 9:03:45 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 4 replies · 462+ views
    FilmForce ^ | August 31, 2006 | Paul Davidson
    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian promises to be an even bigger visual spectacle than The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was if that's possible. However, in spite of the top-notch CG work done on LWW by companies like ILM, Rhythm + Hues, and Sony Imageworks, the producers of Caspian are apparently hiring different companies for the sequel, notably two British effects houses. Industry sources tell IGN Filmforce that Moving Picture Company and Framestore, both based in London, will be responsible for the bulk of the film's digital effects. The information, if accurate, could hint at where director...
  • Neeson returns as Narnia's lion king

    08/18/2006 8:15:08 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 7 replies · 598+ views
    The Belfast Telegraph ^ | August 17, 2006 | Linda McKee
    The sequel to Disney's movie adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is coming home to Ireland. A casting call for Prince Caspian, the next in the series of seven Narnia books, is seeking actors in Ireland and New Zealand. Shooting is expected to start on Prince Caspian in January next year and the producers say the location this time will most likely be "the forests of Europe". If the sequel to the phenomenally successful The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe is shot in Ireland, it will be a return to the very...
  • Limited Edition DVD Details - First Narnia film to copy "Lord of the Rings" with extended version

    07/24/2006 7:42:58 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 11 replies · 366+ views
    NarniaWeb ^ | July 22, 2006 | Staff
    The official Narnia site has released details and images of the 4-disc limited edition DVD, which will become available on December 12th for only seven weeks. Although many of the special features are the same as the ones that appear in the 2-disc special edition, there are several new featurettes on discs 3 and 4. The new cut of the film contains 10 extra minutes of footage. UPDATE: According to, Disney presented a very brief extended edition scene of the final battle at Comic-Con which featured "new bat gargoyle-like creatures attacking." AWN reports that Producer Mark Johnson shared some...
  • Second Narnia movie is postponed

    05/18/2006 11:36:19 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 13 replies · 624+ views
    BBC ^ | May 18, 2006 | Staff
    The release date of the sequel to The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe has been postponed by several months. Prince Caspian is now scheduled for summer 2008, said a spokesman for Disney, which is behind the project. Director Andrew Adamson required more time to work on the special effects-laden project, he added. The first film in the series, based on CS Lewis's book, became a major hit at the international box office, where it was number one for several weeks. Jostled Prince Caspian was expected to follow the first film with a US release pencilled in for Christmas 2007....
  • Exciting news on Narnia casting

    04/01/2006 10:36:15 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 4 replies · 892+ views
    Narniaweb ^ | APRIL 1, 2006 | Various
    Lots of exciting news released on Prince Capsian! Mr. T Will Voice Reepicheep Crocodile Hunter's Steve Irwin to make cameo appearance in Prince Caspian Reports indicate the cast of Charlie's Angels will make appearances as the three maids that were briefly mentioned in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Other casting news - Rupert Grint Cast as Trumpkin the Red Dwarf, Wallace Shawn Cast as Cornelius, Johnny Depp Rumoured to Star in Prince Caspian (!!) Rumors of romance for Anna Popplewell's character and the character of Prince Caspian Based on the vocal role cast, apparently the character of Reepicheep...
  • 'Narnia' sequel underway before Oscar nominations cool

    02/05/2006 8:59:53 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 15 replies · 516+ views
    Channel News Asia ^ | February 3, 2006 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES : "Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" director Andrew Adamson has signed on to make a sequel of the hit movie that won three Oscar nods this week, Walt Disney announced Thursday. The studio revealed plans for the second instalment of "The Chronicles of Narnia" as the first adaptation of C.S. Lewis's classic novels basks in the glory of its nomination on Tuesday. Walt Disney revealed it had signed New Zealand-born "Narnia" and "Shrek" filmmaker Adamson, 39, to come back to direct "Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," due for release around Christmas 2007. Industry bible Daily Variety quoted...
  • 'Narnia' leads foreign box office for 5th weekend

    01/25/2006 6:53:19 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 7 replies · 386+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 23, 3006 | Frank Segers
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In the absence of new rivals, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe" ruled the foreign box office for a fifth weekend, earning an estimated $13.3 million as its total rose to $342.6 million. The weekend was notable for the strong showings of "Fun With Dick & Jane," which just passed the century mark in North America, and domestic disappointment "Memoirs of a Geisha." The latter took second place with $10.3 million for an international tally of $34 million, while "Dick & Jane" placed third with an estimated $8.6 million, and...
  • 'Narnia' Top of the Box ($67 Million)

    12/12/2005 6:36:07 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 27 replies · 669+ views
    The Chronicles of Narnia rang in at the top of the box office over the weekend, with a total take of roughly $67,064,000, with $23,033,000 of that on just the first day. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe beat out (in order) SYRIANA, Harry Potter, Walk the Line and Aeon Flux. The film ranked 23rd in all-time openings and second behind Return of the King in December openings. It ranked third-best opening weekend of 2005. Get more detailed statistics here:
  • Reviews and feedback for The Chronicles of Narnia film

    12/10/2005 7:47:30 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 68 replies · 1,136+ views
    December 10, 2005 | DaveLoneRanger
    Okay, everyone, you've had a chance to see the film! Currently, it is at the top of the box office, per Drudge. Some reviews and discussion have entered the board, but I thought I'd create an "official" thread for feedback, and ping the Narnia list so we can all discuss our thoughts, excitement, enjoyment, etc. about the film. I have to warn you! THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. This is for folks who have ALREADY SEEN THE FILM. If you haven't, and don't want spoilers....hit the little X on the top-right of this window. I have written two reviews, one for...
  • Newly Discovered (C.S. Lewis) Letter Reveals Narnia Story is About Christ

    12/07/2005 7:37:30 PM PST · by xzins · 81 replies · 2,159+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | 6 Dec 05 | Lillian Kwon
    Newly Discovered Letter Reveals Narnia Story is About Christ Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005 Posted: 8:51:21PM EST This Friday, when tens of thousands head to the theaters for the motion picture release of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, church groups will have with them a new piece of evidence that the children's story tells a Christian message. This Friday, when tens of thousands head to the theaters for the release of ''Narnia,'' churchgoers will have with them a new piece of evidence that the children's story tells a Christian message. No More Christian Nice Guy...
  • New Narnia Clips Released (**SPOILERS**)

    12/01/2005 10:18:27 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 5 replies · 441+ views has posted six new clips from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Scenes include Lucy stepping through the wardrobe (little new material there), the Pevensies finding "a TALKING beaver!", Edmund with the White Witch, the beavers and the three Pevensies eluding murderous wolves, and the White Witch declaring victory (either before or after killing Aslan). I'm blown away by the performance of Tilda Swinton. Her behavior with Edmund is so motherly, so seemingly kind and sincere...entirely believable and congruent with the book.
  • Exclusive: NarniaWeb Interviews Isis Mussenden (Narnia and Shrek costume designer)

    11/29/2005 7:15:53 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 6 replies · 760+ views ^ | November 24, 2005 | Narniaweb
    How did you get involved in costume design?Ever since I was little I wanted to be a costume designer. As a young girl my Mother taught me to sew and I began creating clothing. I went into costume as opposed to fashion because of the love of story. I also grew up in Hollywood and was constantly surrounded by film and tv shoots. After graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York with a B.F.A. in fashion I began working with costume designers and trained under such wonderful mentors as Jane Greenwood, Ann Roth and Santo Loquasto.How did you...
  • Super 9-Minute Narnia Trailer Available (Major spoilers)

    11/29/2005 6:35:25 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 40 replies · 1,611+ views ^ | Walden Media
    A Swedish television website has made the nine-minute super-trailer for Narnia available to the public by clicking here. Some of you do not want the spoilers. The trailer sums up the movie, almost, although not necessarily giving everything away. Trained Narnia fans/devotees will probably recognize almost everything, but then again, if you're a trained Narnia devotee, not much will surprise you anyway. I have watched the trailer. It's amazing. Incredible. For anyone with doubts about attending the film, I'm sure this will quell those doubts. After viewing the trailer, prepare for a midnight viewing on Thursday of next week. Like...
  • Will Narnia cause mania?

    11/26/2005 8:12:04 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 29 replies · 636+ views
    The Star Online ^ | Saturday November 26, 2005 | TAN LEE KUEN
    The Chronicles of Narnia almost became a modern-day American tale set in Brentwood, California until a certain Harry Potter came along and made Britishness cool. The much-anticipated movie will open nationwide on Dec 8. The Narnia stories, beloved of British, Australian, and to a lesser extent, Malaysian children, are finally coming to the big screen. The only prior adaptations having been made-for-TV movies, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe promises to be a full-blown, CGI-driven spectacle. Based on C.S. Lewis books, Narnia is about four London children who are sent away to a country...
  • Narnia: Up from the church basement (Cal Thomas gets it!)

    11/23/2005 6:25:06 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 19 replies · 687+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | November 23, 2005 | Cal Thomas
    NEW YORK In a Nov. 13 New York Times Magazine story about the movie "Left Behind: World at War" based on the best-selling book series by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye Peter Lalonde, co-CEO of Cloud Ten Pictures, which produced the film, had this to say about the forthcoming film "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (TLTWTW): "Great film, but there's nothing Christian about it." Hallelujah! Perhaps not since the 1981 best picture "Chariots of Fire" has there been a film that so subtly and wonderfully appeals to the spirit and...
  • Freep this poll - "Which {Movie} Are You Most Excited About? (Narnia!)

    11/22/2005 1:41:03 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 10 replies · 483+ views
    Which {Movie} Are You Most Excited About? Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 5% 49 Walk The Line 1% 14 Rent 5% 51 Aeon Flux 0% 5 The Chronicles of Narnia 35% 357 Memoirs of a Geisha 1% 9 Brokeback Mountain 25% 258 King Kong 24% 246 The Producers 0% 4 Munich 2% 23 1,016 votes total
  • New movie clip of Narnia battle sequence released! (SPOILERS)

    11/22/2005 7:45:41 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 10 replies · 1,305+ views ^ | Moviefone/Walden Media has released a new scene from the upcoming Chronicles of Narnia film; the build-up to battle. The following is the description of the scene, for those who cannot access the clip. First, we see the director. He is sitting in a chair, with a snowy forest background behind him. "Hi, Im Andrew Adamson, director of The Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Over the past year, weve taken you behind the magic of Narnia as we brought this classic story to life. As production wraps, we thought wed share an exclusive scene Ive chosen from...
  • THE LION, THE WITCH AND.. THE POTTY MOUTHED BUCKET ('Lucy' actress scolds Tumnus actor's mouth!)

    11/22/2005 7:41:55 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 7 replies · 834+ views
    Daily Record (UK) ^ | November 19, 2005 | Rick Fulton
    When The Chronicles of Narnia star James McAvoy's movie nose dropped off it was the last straw. But not for him, for his eight year-old co-star who started a swear box. HOT Scots actor James McAvoy was put in his place by an eight year old after he mistakenly swore in her face on the set of The Chronicles of Narnia:The Lion,The Witch And TheWardrobe. Shameless star James plays Mr Tumnus, the kindly faun and is the first magical creature to be befriended by Lucy Pevensie, played by Georgie Henley. On their first day of filming in New Zealand together...
  • 'Narnia' promo campaign by the book (Narnia kids' meal toys?)

    11/18/2005 3:44:21 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 3 replies · 715+ views
    Reuters (UK) ^ | Friday, November 18 | Gail Schiller
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Faced with promoting its movie version of C.S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe," a book that many readers consider a contemporary classic, the Walt Disney Co. decided to tread carefully with a "classy" promotional program that highlights the book's literary heritage. The movie, which opens December 9, will be linked to about 80 different brands ranging from Honey Nut Cheerios to Quilted Northern bath tissue to McDonald's Happy Meals, but Disney and its promotional partners say they have made a concerted effort to do what they can to...
  • Potter faces Narnia fantasy challenge

    11/18/2005 3:02:41 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 17 replies · 598+ views
    BBC News ^ | November 18, 2005 | Neil Smith
    The fourth Harry Potter film, The Goblet of Fire, is confidently expected to break box-office records when it opens in the UK on 18 November. Directed by Mike Newell of Four Weddings and a Funeral fame, it will be the fourth hit in a row for its young stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. All three have been signed up for the fifth film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, due out in summer 2007. By then, however, the series' status as Hollywood's pre-eminent fantasy franchise may be under threat from another blockbuster saga looming on...
  • The Lion, The Witch and the enthralling epic (London's Telegraph reviews Narnia film; SPOILERS)

    11/18/2005 2:34:51 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 11 replies · 751+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | November 18, 2005 | John Hiscock
    There can be few films more eagerly awaited than The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It has been 30 years since Hollywood first toyed with the idea of bringing CS Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia to the screen. But the wait has been absolutely worth it. This re-telling of the story manages to be enthralling and, at the same time, sweet and gentle. I saw the first screening in America and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lewis's stepson, Douglas Gresham, who has carefully guarded the rights to the much-loved stories, finally entrusted them to the billionaire Christian financier and film producer Philip...
  • First Look at Narnia on Starz (30-minute behind-the-scenes feature!)

    11/17/2005 1:22:52 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 5 replies · 434+ views ^ | November 17, 2005 |
    Starz Entertainment Group (SEG), Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media announced today that they will partner to bring Starz and Encore viewers an exclusive sneak peek at Walt Disney Pictures' and Walden Media's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe prior to its nationwide theatrical release on December 9. Starz, Starz Kids & Family and Encore viewers will be taken behind the wardrobe door to experience a 30-minute original Starz Original production and a 9-minute sneak peek of the film beginning on Thursday, November 24. "Kids and adults alike will delight in this opportunity to get...
  • The Narnia Skirmishes (BAAAARF Alert! NY Times bashes C.S. Lewis!)

    11/15/2005 7:41:46 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 44 replies · 1,701+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 2005 | CHARLES McGRATH
    Disney's new feature film, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," spends a good deal more time than C.S. Lewis's beloved children's book on the climactic battle between the forces of the sinister White Witch and the army of Aslan, the supernatural lion. The movie of course has the benefit of studio bean counters and recognizes that this could be the mother of all screen battles - not just your basic struggle of good and evil but a $200 million smackdown between the religious right and godless Hollywood, between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and, for...
  • The Passion Of the Lion? (Disney introduces The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe)

    11/07/2005 11:44:03 AM PST · by NYer · 71 replies · 1,403+ views
    National Catholic Register | November 11, 2005
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — While a funeral took place in the sanctuary at Hope Presbyterian Church, downstairs in the basement approximately 100 evangelical, mainline Protestant, and Catholic church leaders enthusiastically applauded. They were watching a special 10-minute preview screening of Walt Disney’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which opens in theaters Dec. 9. Walt Disney and Walden Media partnered with Motive Entertainment to set up more than 145 such screenings across the country in an effort to market the film to faith leaders. Walt Disney Studios hopes to create the kind of grassroots “buzz” and support that accompanied last...
  • Meeting the [Narnia] Family (Newsweek interviews the four children from upcoming Narnia film)

    10/31/2005 6:30:06 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 2 replies · 432+ views
    Newsweek ^ | November 7, 2005 | Jeff Giles
    Nov. 7, 2005 issue - The Pevensie children couldn't have been better cast. William Moseley plays Peter, who must lead an army. Anna Popplewell plays cautious Susan. Skandar Keynes is devious Edmund. And Georgie Henley is openhearted little Lucy. On the set in New Zealand, the cast gave one of its first interviews to NEWSWEEK's Jeff Giles.
  • Narnia attraction takes visitors on a journey (Disney-MGM offers a peek behind the movie magic)

    10/27/2005 1:38:35 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 3 replies · 264+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 27, 2005 | Jerry W. Jackson
    Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando will open a new attraction in December called Journey Into Narnia: Creating The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The walk-through attraction will offer visitors a peek at the props and some of the story line from the Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media's film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The movie, based on the C.S. Lewis book, premieres nationwide in theaters on Dec. 9 and the attraction will open the same day, Disney spokesman Charles Stovall said.
  • 'Narnia' fuels fascination of C.S. Lewis

    10/25/2005 12:58:53 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 13 replies · 677+ views
    Religion News Service ^ | October 14, 2005 | Sarah Price Brown
    LOS ANGELES - When 8-year-old Douglas Gresham met C.S. Lewis, the man who would become his stepfather, he was disappointed. The American boy had expected the British author of "The Chronicles of Narnia" fantasy books "to be wearing silver armor and carrying a sword with a jeweled pommel." Instead, Lewis "was a stooped, balding, professorial-looking gentleman in shabby clothes, with long, nicotine-stained fingers," said Gresham, now 59, speaking on the phone from his home in Ireland. More than 40 years after Lewis' death, people still have their own ideas about him. Depending on whom you ask, Lewis was a scholar,...
  • Second Narnia trailer released!

    10/21/2005 12:53:30 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 13 replies · 492+ views
    NarniaWeb/Moviefone ^ | Friday, October 21, 2005 | Walden Media
    The new trailer for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is now available for viewing at AOL Moviefone. You can watch it here. The hi-res download is now available at The link requires you to download some third-party software called Kontiki which appears to use a torrent-like atmosphere to download the file (34MB). Once downloaded, the file will play in Windows Media Player. has been working their little fingers to the bone getting screenshots of the new trailer ready for you and they are done! Click here to view the screencaps in their image gallery.
  • Film opens another door for 'Narnia' sales

    10/20/2005 1:40:36 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 12 replies · 382+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 17, 2005 | Carol Memmott
    The movie version of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe won't be out until Dec. 9, but dozens of books already are spilling out of the cupboard. "Sales since the Wardrobe movie trailer was released in May are three to four times more than last year at this time," says Beth Bingham of Borders bookstores. She expects the movie's release date to drive holiday sales even more. Borders and other stores nationwide are prominently displaying the books. and have set up special Narnia stores on their sites. Wardrobe, written by theologian C.S. Lewis...
  • Narnia opens door to new child stars

    10/20/2005 6:28:11 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 9 replies · 556+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 13, 2005 | Staff
    The four child stars of the new Narnia film have been unveiled. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is set to rival Harry Potter at the box office this Christmas. Adapted from the classic tale by CS Lewis, the big budget movie features Tilda Swinton as the White Witch and Liam Neeson as the voice of Aslan the lion. The four youngsters play the Pevensie children, who discover a wardrobe which is a gateway to the snow-bound land of Narnia. The two Pevensie boys are played by William Moseley, 18, from Gloucestershire, and Skandar Keynes,...
  • Summary of Wheaton, Ill. Narnia Conference (Spoilers!)

    09/30/2005 11:36:11 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 4 replies · 461+ views
    Narniaweb members Lysander, Philo, KnightofGondor, LadyEowyn, DrElwinRansom and Sandalola were present at Wheaton College's annual literature conference, which happened to focus on C.S. Lewis this time around. Lysander wrote this report for Day 1: THE PICTURE THAT BEGAN IT ALL Day One from Wheaton College Conference by NarniaWebber "It all began with a picture. . . . " Thus the 50th annual writing and literature conference at Wheaton college, this year didicated to C. S. Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia, was opened by Walter Hooper, a longtime Lewis chronicler (no pun intended). The picture, of course, was of a...