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I am not a Christian, and I never thought Left Behind would ever convert me or appeal to my faith, but I hoped I could at least admire the courage of its convictions.  Instead, Vic Armstrong‘s adaptation of the best selling novel uses Christianity as nothing more than a ham-fisted plot point in a laughably cheap-looking movie that isn’t reaching movie theaters because of the source material or the premise.  The movie doesn’t exist by God’s will.  Left Behind exists because, God willing, people might go see Nicolas Cage in a religious picture that’s not all that interested in religion.

Shea Whigham Joins Marvel’s AGENT CARTER Series as SSR Chief Roger Dooley

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Marvel’s Agent Carter is expected to begin production soon to prepare for a possible January debut, so the studio is busy loading up the cast.  We just found out that James D’Arcy is in as Howard Stark’s butler, Jarvis, and now Marvel just revealed that Boardwalk Empire’s Shea Whigham is on the roster as well.

The show takes place in 1946 and follows what happens when the men return home from war and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) gets relegated to administrative duties at the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve).  Hit the jump to find out who Whigham will portray on the show.

New LEFT BEHIND Trailer: Nicolas Cage Facing the Rapture Looks Surprisingly Not Terrible

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When a new Left Behind adaptation was announced, it sounded odd considering that the original film adaptation mainly appealed to a Christian audience, which makes sense since they deal with the Rapture.  Once Nicolas Cage signed on, it sounded like his direct-to-VOD that doesn’t really challenge the talented actor.  Then the first trailer was okay, but looked more like a Lifetime Original than a real movie (it wasn’t helped by the badly photoshopped poster).  But now a new Left Behind trailer has gone online, and the film looks legit.  In fact, it kind of reminds me of The Leftovers except there are emotions other than grief.  Or the movie could turn out to be This Is the End without the intentional comedy.  Either way, I’m intrigued.

Hit the jump to check out the new Left Behind trailer.  The film opens October 3rd, and also stars Chad Michael Murray, Lea Thompson, Jordin Sparks, Cassi Thompson, Nicky Whelan, Quinton Aaron, and Martin Klebba.

Nicolas Cage Misses the Rapture in First LEFT BEHIND Trailer

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The first Left Behind trailer has been released for director Vic Armstrong’s adaptation of the bestselling book series by authors Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye.  This is the second feature film adaptation of the first Left Behind book, and this iteration stars Nicolas Cage as Rayford Steele, a pilot who is flying a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture, a Biblically derived event in which Christians are called to heaven while non-believers remain on Earth to face the Apocalypse.  This teaser trailer doesn’t offer much by way of footage, but it certainly looks like an independently produced disaster film. Portions resemble a Lifetime Original Movie, while others don’t look half bad. Whatever the case, this should make for another curious entry in Cage’s eclectic filmography.

Hit the jump to watch the Left Behind trailer.  The film also stars Chad Michael Murray, Lea Thompson, Jordin Sparks, Cassi Thompson, Nicky Whelan, Quinton Aaron, and Martin Klebba and opens in theaters on October 3rd.

Chad Michael Murray talks THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT 2: GHOSTS OF GEORGIA, the Sundance Success of FRUITVALE, CAVEMEN, and More

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Now playing is The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia.  Based on a true story, the sort-of sequel is not a continuation of the Campbells’ story from the first film, but follows a new family, the Wyricks, as they confront the supernatural.  Andy (Chad Michael Murray) and Lisa (Abigail Spencer) move their daughter (Emily Alyn Lind) to a historical Georgia home, joined by Lisa’s free-spirited sister Joyce (Katee Sackhoff) the Wyricks soon find themselves face to face with the ghosts of the Underground Railroad.

I recently landed an exclusive interview with Chad Michael Murray.  We talked about what attracted him to the role, what it was like playing a father, his favorite horror films, and, meeting the Wyrick family.  We also discussed the Sundance success of Fruitvale, what people can expect from Cavemen, and trying his hand at comedy.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

First Trailer and Poster from THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT 2: GHOSTS OF GEORGIA Starring Katee Sackhoff, Chad Michael Murray and Abigail Spencer

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The first trailer, poster and synopsis for The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia have popped up online today. While the title is a mouthful, it’s meant to convey the original documentary source material that delved into two separate hauntings in each of the respective states. As bad as the title is, the trailer is actually pretty decent. There’s no found footage to be seen and it looks like a good old fashioned ghost story with some social commentary thrown in for good measure.

Directed by Tom ElkinsThe Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia stars Katee Sackhoff, Chad Michael Murray and Abigail Spencer. Look for it in limited theatrical release and on VOD starting February 1, 2013. Hit the jump for the trailer, poster and synopsis.

Filming Begins on RENEE Starring Chad Michael Murray, Kat Dennings and Rupert Friend

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Filming has quietly begun in Florida on the indie drama Renee. Starring Chad Michael Murray, Kat Dennings, Rupert Friend (Pride and Predjudice) and Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), the film tells the true story of Renne Yohe, whose depression/addiction led to the creation of the charity organization To Write Love on Her Arms. Here’s what to expect from the film, per the press release:

The story follows 19-year-old Renee (played by Kat Dennings) who has always loved fairy tales: the idea of a princess, a hero and a happily ever after. But Renee’s life is that of a darker tale:  she’s a young woman battling addiction, depression and self-injury.  In a creative blend of artistic fantasy balanced with harsh reality, the movie follows Renee on her courageous journey towards recovery.

Nathan Frankowski (the Ben Stein “intelligent design” documentary Expelled) directs from a script he co-wrote with Kate King Lynch. The film will be told in juxtaposition between “gritty realities and rich fantasies”, with music appearances by Rachel Yamagata and Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes).  Hit the jump for the full press release.

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