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The incomparable Kevin Smith recently announced that Jesus Christ would be taking on mankind in his new movie Helena Handbag. A few days later the director had decided that the storyline would work better as a musical play. Many fans of Kevin Smith don't actually care what form this project takes. If Kevin Smith is making anything that has anything to do with religion and -- specifically Christianity -- then we're all in. And in case you forgot how awesome Smith is at marrying religious doctrine with comedy, here are five unforgettable scenes from his epic 1999 movie Dogma.
Salma Hayek, The Muse Turned Skripper
You know you're a Kevin Smith fan when you hear the song Candy Girl, and suddenly find yourself missing Jay and Silent Bob.
Jesus Christ Owes Chris Rock Money, Obviously
In which we meet Rufus, the 13th apostle who teaches us everything we need to know about Jesus. Lesson 1: never, ever lend Jesus money. Ever.
Bethany Meets The Metatron, Voice Of The One True God
Alan Rickman is everything. That is all.
Ben Affleck Might Need A Nap
In one of the less comedic scenes of the film, we see the anger and pain of the angels through Ben Affleck's rant against God. Say what you want about Affleck, but when Damon compares him to the Morning Star in this scene it total makes sense. He's terrifying!
What If God Was One Of Us/Alanis Morissette?
If you thought God was a white guy with a beard, or Morgan Freeman, or Kanye West you have been sadly mistaken. We all know that Alanis Morissette is God, and she'll blow your fricken head off. Then she'll put on a frilly white skirt with flip-flops and a fly-ass metallic jacket because she's God.
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One of the most respected authorities on the greatest films of all time is the American Film Institute's "100 Years...100 Movies" list, first presented in 1998 and revised in 2007. For those who want to view some of the films considered the greatest ever, Netflix has you covered, providing viewers with 13 titles on the list through their streaming service. Take a look at what's available.
The General (1926)
Buster Keaton's silent comedy epic based on the true story of a train conductor during the Civil War may not appeal to most modern audiences (and it didn't to critics upon its release either) but it is now considered one of the greatest films of all time.
High Noon (1952)
The classic Western stars Gary Cooper as a retired sheriff who steps up to protect a frontier town from a notorious outlaw and Grace Kelly as his Quaker wife who wants him to stay out of it.
Double Indemnity (1944)
Considered one of the greatest examples of film noir, Double Indemnity tells the story of an insurance investigator (Fred MacMurray) who gets roped into a murderous insurance scheme by a conniving woman (Barbara Stanwyck).
Another quintessential Western, it stars Alan Ladd as wandering gunslinger Shane who ends up in the middle of a deadly Wyoming land dispute.
The oldest film on the list, D.W. Griffith's silent epic tells four parallel stories relating to morality through history.
Duck Soup (1933)
The classic Marx Brothers' comedy tells the story of Rufus. T. Firefly's (Groucho) appointment to leadership of the fictional, bankrupt country Freedonia which is on the brink of war.
The African Queen (1951)
Humphrey Bogart won his only Oscar as a Canadian riverboat captain traveling with uptight missionary Katharine Hepburn down an African river to blow a hole in a German blockade during the onset of WWII.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Paul Newman and Robert Redford cemented their place in cinema history with their portrayal of the legendary outlaws.
Forrest Gump (1994)
You can re-watch the smash hit starring Tom Hanks as the Alabama man with an IQ of 75 for the 100th time.
Yup, the disaster epic that might be more popular to hate than like made the list. It's not as bad as people say. I'm sure millions of women who were teenagers in the late '90s would agree.
Oliver Stone's tale of a young soldier in the Vietnam War has gained acclaim as one of the greatest war films of all time.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
This Tarantino instant classic telling several sordid, interconnected tales revolving around a surreal L.A. criminal underworld is one of the most widely-loved films of recent decades.
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Spike Lee became an icon with his tale of racial tension erupting in Brooklyn.
Is that you, Rufus Scrimgeour and Bill Weasley? Well, yes it is, but this time Bill Nighy and Domhnall Gleeson have left Harry Potter behind and teamed up in the time-traveling romantic comedy About Time. The film follows 21-year-old Tim (Gleeson) as he learns from his father (Nighy) that the men in his family can time travel. Tim uses his new-found skill to try and swoon the lovely Mary (Rachel McAdams).
Our own Julia Emmanuele sat down with the 7pair and talked about everything from on-set bonding to Richard Curtis to the onslaught of female-fandom the film is sure to bring Weasley... I mean, Gleeson.
About Time is now in theaters.
British singer Robbie Williams will be joined onstage by Muppets Kermit and Miss Piggy when he launches his new album at the London Palladium next month (08Nov13). The puppets will join Rufus Wainwright and Lily Allen, who will also perform with the former Take That star as he performs tracks from his new big band album Swings Both Ways.
The show will be filmed for a BBC special and DVD release.
Actor-turned-director Rufus Norris has been appointed the new head of Britain's prestigious National Theatre in London. The Broken filmmaker will take over from Sir Nicholas Hytner when he steps down as the artistic director in 2015.
Newly-knighted Sir Kenneth Branagh was among the frontrunners for the top theatre job.
Norris comes with quite a pedigree on the world stage - his Broadway production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 2008 received five Tony Award nominations and he also created the opera Dr Dee with Blur frontman Damon Albarn.
He made his filmmaking debut in 2012 with Broken, which starred Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy.
Responding to the news he is the National's new man, Norris says, "I'd like to think you can do this job and direct a movie a year alongside it - but clearly that's not the case. It's an enormous job."
There are rumors that Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter may be reprising the roles that helped catapult one of them into stardom (hint, it's not Winter). Yep, they're considering doing Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 3. My only question is.. why? It would probably turn out to be a totally bogus movie. Oh yeah, that's right, people don't talk like that nowadays.
Reeves doesn't have anything to worry about by doing this - he's already financially set for life from the money from the Matrix movies and he probably still gets Speed residuals today. Winter, on the other hand, would probably be happy with getting some acting dough today. Still...why?
Time has moved on. It would likely be 2015 at the earliest when it could hit the theaters and the things that made the first two movies so much fun have become antiquated. Seriously, how many kids in 2015 would know what a telephone booth is? Sure, they could look it up on their smart phones, but that also kind of detracts from the experience. Having Bill and Ted go through time using a cell phone wouldn't be the same - those cheesy special effects were part of what made it fun.
Also, writing a story with them being older is going from their lives being really pathetic to being ultra pathetic, especially if their characters try to retain the same teenage goofiness. Seeing men in their 40s try to do air guitar riffs would be just a very, very, very sad sight. Reeves also probably couldn't pull off Ted's surfer hairstyle today.
A huge hit against this too: George Carlin, the man who played Rufus, is dead. He played a HUGE part in bringing the charm to the two previous Bill & Teds and trying to replace him with someone else would be a big, big risk that could blow up in their faces.
I think we should be fine about not seeing Wyld Stallions in another concert. But we should continue to try to always be excellent to each other, dudes.
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Kate Winslet took on the role of a villain in upcoming movie Divergent because she wanted to leave a lasting impression on her children. The Titanic star, who is pregnant with her third child, admits she immediately signed on to play Jeanine Matthews in the film adaptation of Veronica Roth's best selling novel so that her kids, Mia and Joe, would consider her to be "cool".
The 37 year old tells MTV News, "I didn't have any hesitation at all. It was such a great script. It's a fantastic book. My daughter is going to be 13, and my son is almost 10, and they're getting to that age where this is the type of literature they're going to be reading very soon.
"In fact, my daughter, two days ago, came home from school and went, 'Mum! You're never going to believe it. Rufus came up to me at school and said, is your mum really in Divergent? Is there going to be a premiere? Can you get me a ticket?'... My daughter suddenly had a new found respect for me. I'm just going to go with that. I did it because I wanted my kids to think I was cool."
The Neil Burger film, set in a dystopian version of Chicago, Illinois, is the first in a trilogy of movies and is due for release next year (14). Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz and Maggie Q are also set to star in the picture.
British pop star Robbie Williams has enlisted singers Lily Allen, Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble for his new swing album. Swings Both Ways, Williams' follow-up to 2001's Swing When You're Winning, also features collaborations with Rufus Wainwright and former The X Factor U.K. contestant Olly Murs.
Williams says, "I always knew I'd do another swing album and I think now is the perfect time to do it. The album this time is a definite ode and a loving glance towards a period on the planet that I was never invited to 'cause I wasn't there."
Williams' track with Murs is a cover of I Wanna Be Like You from classic Disney movie The Jungle Book, while Allen appears on Dream a Little Dream.
Swings Both Ways is due to hit shelves in November (13).
British actress Alice Eve is dating a top American polo player, according to a U.K. report. The Star Trek Into Darkness star was first spotted with sportsman Nic Roldan at one of the Rolling Stones' shows in London's Hyde Park last month (Jul13), and they also attended Sir Mick Jagger's birthday celebrations together.
Britain's Daily Mail now reports love has blossomed for the pair.
Eve, who has been single since splitting from poet Adam O'Riordan last year (12), was also spotted cheering him on at the famous Westchester Cup polo match in England on 28 July (13).
The actress has previously dated fellow screen stars Rafe Spall and Rufus Sewell.
Soul icon Chaka Khan is set to be honoured with her own day in her native Chicago, Illinois. The I'm Every Woman hitmaker will be celebrated by members of the community on 28 July (13), which has been declared Chaka Khan Day, before taking to the stage to perform a free outdoor concert to commemorate the occasion in Millennium Park.
Local city officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel will also unveil a street sign in her name near her former high school, and the Grammy winner insists she's delighted to be recognised in her hometown.
She says, "Chicago is where it all began for me. Even before (joining the band) Rufus, I sang with local groups such as The Babysitters, Lock and Chain and Lyfe. As a young girl, growing up on Carpenter Street, my parents introduced me to a very rich musical foundation - starting with jazz and opera.
"I owe this city so much, and I'm deeply honoured by this tribute. Chicago will always be a part of me, and with this street naming, I now will always be a part of it. It's a blessing to me and my family. We are profoundly grateful to all the people of Chicago."