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MessalaImageYou are getting a sneak peek of the first images of the characters from the upcoming release of Paramount/MGM’s ‘Ben-Hur’ directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. This poster features Messala, an officer in the Roman army, Ben-Hur’s childhood friend and adoptive brother who betrays him. Toby Kebbell, who is known for many roles including that of the evil Doctor Doom in the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot and Koba, the Rival to Caesar in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ has become a go-to antagonist in Hollywood films. His villainous portrayal will not disappoint you. ‘Ben-Hur’ hits theaters August 19th 2016 nationwide. You don’t want to miss it! #BenHurMovie

8886724534_34101fbb99_bThis past Saturday was all about Serena Williams and the magic of her 7-5 6-3 victory over Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon. Williams claimed her 22nd women’s tennis Grand Slam title, typing Steffi Graf for the most in the Open Era which began in 1968.

Williams only stands behind Margaret Court’s all-time mark of 24.

This goes along with Williams’ six championships at the US Open, six at the Australia Open and three at the French Open.

Williams was able to achieve this, as she often does, with her near perfect serving ability. She slammed 13 aces, including at least one in each of her first eight service games.

“It makes the victory even sweeter to know how hard I worked for it,” Williams said during the trophy ceremony.

Work hard she did. Williams faced a few stunning losses over the past year that kept her from reaching that record-tying No. 22 record. Her loss to Roberta Vinci in the US Open semifinals in September ended Williams’ bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam. This was followed by the losses to Kerber at the Australian Open in January and to Garbine Muguruza at the French Open last month.

“If anything, I was able to show resilience that, no, that’s not going to shake me, you’re not going to break me,” Williams said, “it’s going to make me stronger.”

And if having the singles title wasn’t enough, she later teamed up with sister Venus Williams on Centre Court to capture the women’s doubles championship– their sixth at Wimbledon — with a 6-3, 6-4 victory against Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova.

When asked if she was striving for No. 25 to be Court’s record, Williams responded “Oh, God, no. One thing I learned about last year is to enjoy the moment. I’m definitely going to enjoy this.”

A moment Serena Williams certainly deserves to cherish and enjoy.

benhuresterYou are getting a sneak peek of the first images of the characters from the upcoming release of Paramount/MGM’s ‘Ben Hur’ directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. This poster features Esther, a Jewish slave and love interest of Judah Ben-Hur in the film. She is a heroine, remarkably transformed by Jesus’ message of love and forgiveness. Esther is played by Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi who scored the offer to play the female lead opposite Jack Huston who plays Judah Ben-Hur in the film. The role was initially set to be played by Israeli actress Gal Gadot before other film conflicts prevented her from signing on. You will not be disappointed in Boniadi’s portrayal. ‘Ben-Hur’ hits theaters August 19th 2016 nationwide. You don’t want to miss it! #BenHurMovie

Hillsong United is releasing their highly anticipated movie Hillsong – Let Hope Rise in September. The film will feature the band’s spectacular and miraculous rise to fame in the Christian community.

The film will explore Hillsong’s journey from a tiny church in Sydney, Australia to an influential international ministry whose songs are sung every Sunday by more than 50 million people across the globe. There songs have been translated into 60 languages and the band has sold more than 17 million albums.

The movie is going to be an inspirational hit for adults, teens and Christians all over the world.

“Hillsong – Let Hope Rise is so much more than a film about a Christian band or even a church. It is truly a theatrical worship experience,” said Michael Scott, chief production officer and a founding partner of Pure Flix, the distributer of the movie.

Check out the exclusive trailer below!  The movie will hit theaters September 16th.

 

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