Compiled by Chris Geer

In this new gold rush of faith-based films (and you know what faith we’re talkin’ ‘bout, wink, wink) it shouldn’t be a surprise that somebody made another movie out of Tim LaHaye’s popular “Left Behind” series. The only surprise is they convinced Nicolas Cage to star in it.  Who knew Old Saint Nic was going to heaven?  Check out the trailer here, courtesy of The Wrap.

Love him or hate him, Michael Bay makes Hollywood a lot of money, and his flashy tentpole extravaganzas will surely be drawing big crowds to multiplexes for years to come.  Tony Zhou, auteur behind Every Frame a Painting, takes a look at how the polarizing director creates such epic scale in his films.  Says Zhou:

Even if you dislike him (as I do), Bay has something valuable to teach us about visual perception. This is an exploration of “Bayhem” — his style of camera movement, composition and editing that creates something overblown, dynamic and distinct.

Enjoy all the “Bayhem” here.

Variety takes a stab at predicting 11 possible surprises that could be coming out of the San Diego Comic-Con.

Also from Variety: The Venice Film Festival reveals lineup for its 71st edition.

If you’re like me, you are (barely) hanging in there with “True Blood,” even though the show is no longer interesting, fresh or fun.  Well, The Village Voice gives us at least one good reason why it’s still worth tuning in as the series winds down.

Finally, the Wrap offers up a look at the new “Fifty Shades of Grey” trailer: Jamie Dornan introduces Dakota Johnson to his “singular” tastes.  Click here to watch the video … you know you want to.