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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Apr 22, 2011

Movies to watch during Lent Part 2

HERE ARE more films to help you cultivate your faith this Lent. There’s a collection called The TNT Bible Stories from Turner Pictures that are all well produced and well acted. Check out the following: “Abraham” – This is the Old Testament story about the man God chose, an old shepherd who has great faith, to be the father of Israel and is tested by God to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice. It stars Richard Harris, Maximillian Schell and Barbara Hershey.

“Jacob” – Isaac has two sons: Esau and Jacob. This is the story of Jacob played by Matthew Modine. Others in the cast are Lara Flynn Boyle, Sean Bean, Greek actress Irene Papas and Italian actor Giancarlo Gianini. “Moses” – The story of the prophet who took the Israelites out of bondage from Egypt, starring Ben Kingsley and Frank Langella.

“David” – About the young lad who killed Goliath (Gideon Turner) who later became King of Israel (Nathaniel Parker). This also stars Leonard Nimoy as the prophet Samuel, Jonathan Pryce as Saul and Sheryl Lee as Batsheba. “Jeremiah” – Before he became Dr. McDreamy in “Grey’s Anatomy”, Patrick Dempsey played the prophet Jeremiah in this Biblical film, supported by Oliver Reed and the German actor Klaus Maria Brandauer as Nebuchadnezzar.

Another film worth checking out is “God’s Outlaw”(1987), the true story of William Tyndale who was burned at the stake for what’s considered then as a crime: translating the Bible into English and publishing it for his countrymen. This happened during the time of King Henry VIII in the 1600s. Keith Barron plays Henry VIII, Bernard Archard is Sir Thomas More and Oona Urich is Anne Boleyn. This is an intense drama that’s fairly well written, well acted and has good production values. It concerns valid issues like injustice, corrupt religious establishment and scheming international politics that exist up to now.

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