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Ben-Hur Is Efficient But Unmoving!

Toby Kebbell plays Messala Severus and Jack Huston plays Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.
Toby Kebbell plays Messala Severus and Jack Huston plays Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.

I went in to the advance screening of Ben-Hur expecting a disaster. While the trailers weren’t brilliant, they showed both some promise and the possibility of a total bleep-up.

Instead, it was neither the film of that promise nor the Golden Raspberry contender it could have been.

It was a technically proficient film that had some decent performances and some good ideas, but it left me curiously unmoved.

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August 2016 Preview – Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Predictions!

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Summer 2016 is about to conclude, and GeekScholars Movie News dives into its August preview where the hosts reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for:

  • Suicide Squad
  • Pete’s Dragon
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Ben-Hur
  • War Dogs

Bloodsport Trailer: Ben-Hur!

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The story of Judah Ben-Hur made of one of the greatest films ever made. Now, fifty-seven years later, there’s a new Ben-Hur in town.

Jack Huston is Judah Ben-Hur in this epic story of brother vs. brother; slave versus empire – a tale that not incidentally borders on the story of Christ in an intriguing manner.

Paramount Pictures’ Ben_Hur will be in theaters on August 12th. Check out the first trailer after the break.

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MGM/Paramount’s Ben-Hur Begins Production!

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Principal photography has begun on Ben-Hur, the Timur Bekmambetov-directed based on the Lew Wallace novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.

Ben-Hur stars Jack Huston (American Hustle) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman as Ilderim (Red, Lucy), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland) as Esther.

Bekmambetov directs from a script by Keith Clarke (The Way Back) and John Ridley (12 Years a Slave). Ben-Hur is slated for a February 26, 2016 premiere. For further details, follow the jump.

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Son of God Producers Set to Remake Ben-Hur!

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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, whose Son of God was an unexpected hit during its theatrical run, are teaming up with Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to produce a remake of the classic film, Ben-Hur.

The film will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Nightwatch, Wanted) from a script by Keith Clarke (The Way Back) for release on February 26th, 2016. For more details, check out the price list after the jump.

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