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Inspired by true events, The Rite follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While in Rome, he meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith.

Directed by Mikael Hafström (1408), The Rite is a supernatural thriller that uncovers the devil’s reach to even one of the holiest places on Earth. Contrafilms’ Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) are producing the film. The screenplay was penned by Michael Petroni (upcoming The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader), inspired by the book by Matt Baglio.

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Giveaway: Win A Copy Of The Rite On Blu-Ray! Giveaway: Win A Copy Of The Rite On Blu-Ray!
What with the world stubbornly refusing to end this past weekend, there has been much discussion of faith vs. science, the spiritual vs. the secular. We here at Cinema Blend wouldn't presume to toss our two cents into such a weighty philosophical conversation, but we feel like we should contribute somehow. So, we're giving away a movie about demonic possession!

Giveaway: Win A Copy Of The Rite On Blu-Ray!

The Rite Exorcises Its Right To Screw DVD Buyers The Rite Exorcises Its Right To Screw DVD Buyers
If you are planning on buying a copy, The Rite is one of those movies where you should spring for the Blu-Ray copy if you can. Special features for both discs will include additional scenes, but the Blu-Ray copy will also come with an alternate ending and a featurette. The featurette is called “The Rite: Soldier of God” and is about a Father Thomas, whose exorcism experience inspired the events in the film.

The Rite Exorcises Its Right To Screw DVD Buyers

Weekend Box Office: The Real Winner Isn't Number One Weekend Box Office: The Real Winner Isn't Number One
It was another sleepy weekend as a few low budgeted weak releases were sluffed into theaters during the last gasp of a very disappointing January. The good news?

Weekend Box Office: The Real Winner Isn't Number One

Exclusive Interview: The Rite Director Mikael Hafstrom Exclusive Interview: The Rite Director Mikael Hafstrom
It’s fairly easy to see why exorcisms films show every few years. It’s terrifying to discover that there is something out there in the unknown that you have absolutely no power over, but the idea

Exclusive Interview: The Rite Director Mikael Hafstrom

This Rotten Week: Predicting Reviews For The Mechanic And The Rite This Rotten Week: Predicting Reviews For The Mechanic And The Rite
Jason Statham does what he does best, and Anthony Hopkins exorcises some demons. And remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting their final

This Rotten Week: Predicting Reviews For The Mechanic And The Rite

The Rite Trailer 2: Anthony Hopkins Is Not As He Appears The Rite Trailer 2: Anthony Hopkins Is Not As He Appears
Of course, I don't expect this cast to make The Rite any less silly than the trailers seem-- The Wolfman taught me my lesson once and for all

The Rite Trailer 2: Anthony Hopkins Is Not As He Appears

The Rite Trailer: Anthony Hopkins Exorcises Skepticism The Rite Trailer: Anthony Hopkins Exorcises Skepticism
Here’s yet another movie which sneers at skepticism and rational thought. It’s called The Rite and it follows a skeptical seminary student who meets an unorthodox priest

The Rite Trailer: Anthony Hopkins Exorcises Skepticism

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