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  • Liz Cheney fires back at Christian Bale: 'Satan probably inspired' 2008 arrest

    01/07/2019 5:42:19 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 7, 2019 | Judy Kutz
    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is firing back at Christian Bale after the actor said during a Golden Globes acceptance speech that Satan inspired him when he played her father, Dick Cheney. While accepting an award in the “Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy” category late Sunday, the “Vice” star said to laughs from the crowd, “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role.” A chuckling Bale also blasted Dick Cheney and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as “charisma-free [expletive]” during his fiery remarks. After the awards ceremony, Liz Cheney, 52,...
  • Christian Bale takes Hollywood to a new low, thanking 'Satan' in his Golden Globe award speech

    01/07/2019 7:40:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/07/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Actor Christian Bale, in his Golden Globe award acceptance speech, decided to thank "Satan" in his acknowledgments, apparently for inspiring his portrayal of former vice president Dick Cheney in the movie Vice, as the Hollywood chi-chi crowd cheered.According to a report in Variety: Christian Bale had one unconventional figure to thank in his acceptance speech after winning best actor in a comedy or musical for "Vice" at Sunday night's Golden Globes. "Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role," he said about his character of Dick Cheney in the political satire. Given that Satan amounts to absolute evil, it's evidence he re-created a cartoon character, not a living,...
  • Kyle Smith: Incompetent Vice Swings at Dick Cheney and Misses

    12/10/2018 9:00:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | December 10, 2018 | Kyle Smith
    The initial warning is given before Vice even starts, in an onscreen note: Its a true story, were told. But its hard to be strictly factually accurate, the note adds, because Dick Cheney is such a secretive bastard. So its really Cheneys fault if anything in the movie happens to be wrong. Yet at the end a character will break the fourth wall to assert that the whole thing is factual and say, sarcastically, Because I have the ability to understand facts, that makes me a liberal? That sounds like an invitation to consider the facts and logic of Vice....
  • Thousands of Turkish trolls tank the new Christian Bale film 'The Promise' on IMDB [tr]

    04/19/2017 9:08:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2017 | Ashley Collman
    The new Christian Bale film 'The Promise' won't be out in theaters until Friday, but it's IMDB rating has already been tanked by tens of thousands of one-star reviews. In the film, set at the end of the Ottoman Empire, Bale plays an Associated Press reporter covering the Armenian genocide. While the atrocities are largely considered to be the first genocide of the 20th century, Turkey still refuses to use the term in reference to the mass killing. After hearing the topic of the film, trolls organized on a Turkish message board similar to 4Chan or Reddit to protest the...
  • Exodus Movie: Promised Land or Golden Bull?

    12/12/2014 5:39:21 AM PST · by NYer · 52 replies
    Crisis Magazinei ^ | December 12, 2014 | K. V. TURLEY
    Hollywood, still wet from the soaking it took from Noah, has headed for the desert with Moses in the new movie Exodus: Gods and Kings. Surely this time we have a foolproof crowd pleaser filled only with milk and honey? Or, instead, is it going to be a lot of grumbling at bitter herbs?The movie, which opens today, stars Christian Bale, best known for his Batman portrayal, and is directed by Ridley Scott, no stranger to big screen extravaganzas like his film Gladiator. In 3D, and costing an estimated $140, 000,000, this must have appeared a formidable proposition. I mean,...
  • Hollywood Finds Religion But Should Moviegoers Embrace Exodus?

    12/12/2014 9:50:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/11/2014 | John Hanlon
    In 2014, Hollywood has embraced telling religious stories on film. No longer, it seems, are religious viewers denied the opportunity to see biblical stories onscreen. In February of this year, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett brought Jesus story to the big screen in Son of God. In March, director Darren Aronofsky presented Noah , which in spite of its narrative flaws worked as an epic tale. This weekend, Ridley Scott the newest high-profile director to embrace this trend offers up a version of Moses story in the new drama Exodus: Gods and Kings. Regardless of your religious beliefs, this biblical...
  • The Exodus Movie I'd Make: Moses the Rejected Deliverer

    12/14/2014 11:25:03 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/14/14 | Steve Berman
    Watching Exodus: Gods and Kings stirred me to read the Biblical account once again. Ive read it many, many times in Exodus chapters 2-14. Reading the story with the Ridley Scott movie fresh in my mind illuminated a few things. First, that Scotts version of the account, while weak on the theological aspects of the characters, didnt do a half bad job at the Biblical story elements (and ludicrously bad at being historically accurate). But thats not what I want to focus on. If I were to make an Exodus movie, Id take a different tack than everyone else. Everyone...
  • Egypt: Exodus Film Presents a 'Racist' Image of Jews

    12/28/2014 11:03:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/14 | Ben Ariel
    Egypts Culture Ministry on Sunday explained for the first time why it banned Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus: Gods & Kings", claiming the movie presents a "racist" image of Jews, reports The Associated Press (AP). The ban was announced several days ago, but Sundays statement from the Culture Ministry marks the first time that the reason for the ban was officially explained. According to AP, the statement said the film put forth a reading of Egypt's history that is at odds with the story of Moses told by the world's monotheistic religions. Censors objected to the "intentional gross historical fallacies...
  • Egypt Bans 'Zionist' Film Exodus And Cites 'Historical Inaccuracies'

    12/26/2014 9:42:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 26, 2014
    Egypt Bans 'Zionist' Film Exodus And Cites 'Historical Inaccuracies' A day after Morocco bans film, Egypt says its rife with mistakes, including an apparent claim that Moses and the Jews built the pyramids Exodus: Gods and Kings review holy Moses, wholly acceptable for the devout 26 December 2014 Egypt has banned the Hollywood biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, citing historical inaccuracies, the culture minister said on Friday. The decision comes a day after a similar move by Morocco. The film, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Christian Bale, relates how Moses helped Israelite slaves flee persecution in Egypt...
  • 5 Big Problems with Exodus: Gods and Kings

    12/19/2014 9:13:57 AM PST · by millegan · 32 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Michael Saltis
    When known unbeliever Ridley Scott was announced as the director, faithful film buffs feared the worst. Not only were many unsure whether he would treat the Biblical story with respect, but his film record since the smash hit Gladiator has been rather uneven (Robin Hood, Kingdom of Heaven, and Prometheus all failed to connect with wide audiences). As it turns out, Exodus is thankfully respectful of believers, if not a little ambiguous about the goodness of God. But sadly, a number of Scotts artistic decisions effectively rob the story of its potential to entertain and to uplift. Here are five...
  • Holy Moses, Batman! [God depicted as a petulant child in Exodus: Gods and Kings]

    12/17/2014 6:48:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2014 | By Arnold Cusmariu
    English director Ridley Scott is evidently fond of what Hollywood calls “period pieces.” He has had little trouble getting funding for such unlike other directors, no doubt because of his track record with Alien (1979), the cult classic Blade Runner (1982), and Thelma and Louise (1991). The suits felt sufficiently rewarded after they let Scott get into the time machine to make Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), and Robin Hood (2010) to let him try again. However, for Exodus: Gods and Kings, now playing at your neighborhood multiplex, Scott had to travel quite a bit farther back. If...
  • Do not waste your time or money on the Exodus movie.

    12/13/2014 5:39:55 PM PST · by uptowngirl · 48 replies
    It is miles away from the Bible story. I hate that I just gave Hollyweird a reward of my hard earned money for producing this garbage. Please, please, learn from my mistake.
  • What Exodus: Gods and Kings Gets Right

    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE~ DECEMBER 13, 2014 4:00 AM What Exodus: Gods and Kings Gets Right Ridley Scott offers some fresh perspectives without straying unforgivably far from Biblical orthodoxy. By Josh CraddockJoel Edgerton (left) and Christian Bale in Exodus: Gods and KingsBringing familiar Bible stories to the silver screen is a risky enterprise. A director must avoid mere rehash of previous tellings (think Cecil B. DeMilles opus The Ten Commandments) but without allowing artistic license to veer off into offensive parody. Thats a difficult task when some 3.8 billion people believe the source matter is sacred revelation from God himself. In...
  • 'If Moses lived today, they'd send drones after him': Christian Bale's take on biblical story...

    11/26/2014 3:14:48 PM PST · by Falcon28 · 29 replies
    Dail Mail ^ | 11-26-14 | Sara Malm for MailOnline
    Christian Bale has said drones would be sent out after biblical character Moses had he been real and alive today. Bale, who plays Moses in Exodus: Of Gods and Kings, the forthcoming biblical epic directed by Ridley Scott, added that although Moses is depicted as a freedom fighter in the Bible, he is seen as a 'terrorist' by his enemies. The says he came to these conclusions while studying religious books and scriptures from different religions, including the Bible, the Torah and the Koran. Christian Bale said drones would be sent after 'terrorist' Moses had the character been real and...
  • RIDLEY SCOTT INSULTS JUDAISM'S CORE: 11-YEAR-OLD AS GOD

    12/02/2014 12:01:45 PM PST · by Bratch · 48 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | Dec 1, 2014 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    In the new movie,Exodus,director Ridley Scott decided to directly contravene possibly the most basic tenet of Judaism: that God is One and cannot be anthropomorphized. In the famous scene in which Moses stands near the burning bush and hears God talking to him, Scott decided to take liberties with the Biblical text and have an eleven-year-old boy, called Malak, stand near the bush and articulate the voice of God. Scotts excuse for violating the sacred text? As he said to The Hollywood Reporter: "Sacred texts give no specific depiction of God, so for centuries artists and filmmakers have had to...
  • Rupert Murdoch Defends Moses Movie Casting: Since When Are Egyptians Not White?

    11/29/2014 10:56:58 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 82 replies
    Showbiz411 ^ | November 28, 2014 | Roger Friedman
    Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter tonight to defend 20th Century Fox's new movie "Exodus" that casts Christian Bale as Moses, and a variety of white actors as Egyptians. Theres been scuffle on Twitter ever since Murdoch made his observations. And a lot of this stems from a quote director Ridley Scott gave Variety about why he didnt use Egyptian or Arab actors for the film. He said: "I cant mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such," Scott says. "I'm just...
  • All-white Moses row: 90m Ridley Scott epic slammed over lack of black actors playing Egyptians

    11/28/2014 11:40:57 PM PST · by dennisw · 71 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 27 November 2014 | Sam Creighton
    The hashtag #boycottexodusmovie has been trending on Twitter as posters express there anger over the film's casting of white actors as Egyptians Director Ridley Scott has been bullish about the issue of casting and said it was a business decision to hire white actors He claimed he wouldn't get financing if he hired 'Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such' The cast does includes a number of actors of color, although it is mainly in minors roles including as servants. Sir Ridley Scott has found himself embroiled in a race row after his latest film was branded too white. Twitter users are urging...
  • Christian Bale, Playing Moses, Calls Him Mentally Ill, 'Barbaric'

    10/31/2014 9:00:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/31/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Christian writer Brian Godawa dismissed recent comments made by actor Christian Bale characterizing the biblical Moses as "schizophrenic" and "barbaric" as ignorant bigotry. Bale plays Moses in the upcoming Ridley Scott film, "Exodus: Gods and Kings," which uses hi-tech visual effects to tell the story of how Moses frees 400,000 slaves from Egypt. It is slated for release in December. The Christian Post reported Sunday that Bale told a group of international reporters at the Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles last month that Moses was mentally unbalanced. "I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the...
  • Bale Calls Moses 'Schizophrenic,' 'Barbaric'

    10/25/2014 10:50:07 PM PDT · by This Just In · 83 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10.25.14 | Truth Revolt
    Christian Bale has some novel interpretations of Moses, whom he portrays in the upcoming "Exodus: God and Kings." "I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life," Bale said. Hard on the heels of Noah, which took great liberties with the biblical tale, Exodus is drawing criticism from Christian websites.
  • Batman Star Christian Bale Attacked & Stopped in China from meeting a Blind Activist Lawyer

    12/19/2011 7:13:11 AM PST · by thesaleboat · 4 replies
    LIFESITENEWS ^ | 16 Dec 2011 | LIFESITENEWS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-NGweWIQqc&feature=player_embedded ^YouTube video link^ DONGSHIGU VILLAGE, China, December 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Famed Batman star Christian Bale is making headlines after he traveled nine hours from Beijing to visit blind forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng. The actor never got the chance, however, as he was roughed up and forced away from Chens village by Chinese government officials, according to a CNN report. What I really wanted to do was shake the mans hand and say thank you, and tell him what an inspiration he is, he said. Bale was in Beijing for the premiere of The Flowers of War, a...