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Morgan Freeman To Receive 2017 SAG Life Achievement Award!

Morgan Freeman is to be honored for his work in film and television, and on stage – as well as work offscreen/offstage – with the 2017 SAG Life Achievement Award.

The award will be presented during the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, televised live by TBS and TNT on Sunday, January 21, 2018 (8/7C).

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Going In Style – Grey Power!

Going In Style – Alan Arkin as Albert Garner, Morgan Freeman as Willie Davis and Michael Caine as Joe Harding – Photo by Atsushi Nishijima/Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Going in Style is the rare remake that is better than the original.

That’s because it creates a plausible (if not entirely believable) set of circumstances in which three octogenarians are forced to consider the unlikely remedy of robbing a bank – and are smart enough to do it.

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Beneath the Surface Trailer: Now You See Me 2!


The Four Horsemen are back!

As you may recall, I loved the first movie and the second one seems to be suggesting that the imprisoned Thaddeus Bradley might be avenging his jailing at the hands of the four magicians, which makes me very curious (if maybe a bit less enthusiastic).

The international trailer is a zippy, flashy thing that captures the spirit and momentum of the original movie, but I have to say that I wish Isla Fisher had agreed to be in it (I love Lizzy Caplan, so I’m open to the possibilities).

Even with that one major change, though, Now You See Me 2 looks like a lot of fun. Check out the trailer after the break. Now You See Me 2 opens on June 10th.

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Bloodsport Trailer: Ben-Hur!


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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Last Knights: Mission: Impossible Gets Medieval!

Last-Knights - Raiden & His Men

Last Knights is Kaz I Kiriya’s third film – his first in English – following the cult classic/live-action version of manga/anime series Casshern, and martial arts oddity Goemon. It is a tale of honor, love and loyalty set in a medieval culture reminiscent of Kiriya’s native Japan, but truly diverse – citizens of all races live and work together(even the lords and warriors are diverse).

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MGM/Paramount’s Ben-Hur Begins Production!


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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Pregnant With Possibilities Trailer: Ted 2


Ted is back and getting married – and they wan to have a baby! That means Ted will have to fight for his civil rights.

I can’t wait to see the red band trailer for this one, but in the meantime, check out the first regular (as if anything about Ted is regular) trailer after the jump. Ted 2 premieres on June 26th.

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Lucy Is a Magnificent Mess!


No one has ever accused Luc Besson of being a master filmmaker – despite gems like Léon: the Professional, La Femme Nikita and The Fifth Element. Part of that is because he likes to juxtapose things that are utterly real with things that are utterly ridiculous. Usually, that means putting a down-to-earth old school spy next to someone who looks like Emma Peel, or creating an utterly fantastical world and making the lead a real-guy cabbie. With Lucy, he takes three genres – an intense drug thriller, an over-the-top action movie, and a psychedelic would-be philosophical statement – and crams them together in unexpected ways. Somehow, it works.

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