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MGM and Paramount Tap Jack Huston to Play ‘Ben-Hur’

10 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

MGM and Paramount Pictures seem to have found the man to take over the reigns of biblical character Judah Ben-Hur in the remake of the 1959 classic.

Sources tell Variety that Jack Huston has been tapped to star in “Ben-Hur” that Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”) is directing.

The script was written by Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” scribe John Ridley and Keith Clarke, who sold the original spec to MGM.

The film is based on Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ,” and follows a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.

The pic is set to bow on Feb. 26, 2016.

Ben-Hur” joins the long list of Hollywood’s recent interest in biblical stories that have either bowed or are set to bow in the next couple of years. Paramount had already seen success from this genre with “Noah,” Darren Aronofsky »

- Justin Kroll

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DVD Review – Sabotage (2014)

16 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sabotage, 2014.

Directed by David Ayer.

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Max Martini, Harold Perrineau and Mireille Enos.


Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s post political return to film has been a bit of a mixed bag thus far. Aside from a couple of token appearances in the first two Expendables films, his films have all tanked (including his token appearance in The Expendables 3). That’s not to say his output hasn’t been without merits. Arnold’s first proper re-introduction came in the simple, yet highly enjoyable The Last Stand, a film which grows on me every time I see it, and deserved to be watched by more than the half dozen people who actually bothered to see it in cinemas. »

- Gary Collinson

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Ben Affleck Talks About Batman’s Anger Issues In Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

15 September 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite its constant appearance in the news cycle, we still don’t know very much about Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, especially when it comes to the version of the Caped Crusader that we’ll see on screen. No two Batman interpretations are completely alike, and from the sound of it, Ben Affleck will play a far different Batman than Christian Bale did in the Dark Knight trilogy.

We’ve already heard reports that this version is in his mid-40s, making him a bit older than previous versions of the character, and that he’s likely been operating in the shadows of Gotham for quite some time. This darker, more seasoned crime fighter will draw inspiration from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, and even has a massive and powerful Batmobile to prove it.

Affleck recently sat down with »

- James Garcia

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Toronto’s 7 Biggest Career Reinventions

11 September 2014 4:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Toronto has always been a place for reinvention — in 2008, Anne Hathaway came to the festival marred by her ex-boyfriend’s federal arrest, and left as an Oscar darling for “Rachel Getting Married.” And in 2013, Sandra Bullock launched as an astronaut in “Gravity,” and Jared Leto returned to acting with “Dallas Buyers Club.” But this year, especially, a handful of actors departed Canada with a new career jolt. Here are the biggest Toronto transformations.

1. Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”)

Redmayne delivered impressive supporting work in film like 2012’s “Les Miserables” and 2011’s “My Week With Marilyn.” But his magnificent performance as Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” should land him on Hollywood’s leading man list, and get him his first Oscar nomination. In a physical transformation on par with Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club,” Redmayne embodies Hawking to the point of convincing viewers they are watching a documentary. »

- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh

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Joaquin Phoenix: Oscar veterans hoping for another nomination this year

11 September 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Each and every single awards season, there are tons of both newcomers and veterans to the Oscar game. Tomorrow I’ll be taking a bit of a look at those seeking their first nominations from the Academy, but today I’m going to be going ahead and listing some of the major players who’ve already been nominated before, and in some cases are already winners. It’s leading up to me re-ranking the contenders in the major categories next week, but right now it’s just going to be a preview of which old hands to the Oscar ranch are saddling up for another ride on the awards season pony. In the Best Actor race, the highest profile former nominee is Joaquin Phoenix, who will look for his first win this year with Inherent Vice. He represents the most likely non first time nominee who could win the Oscar in this category, »

- Joey Magidson

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Locations Featurette For Exodus: Gods And Kings

11 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

A new featurette for Exodus: Gods and Kings has come our way, giving a behind the scenes look at the  expansive locations which will bring the biblical epic to life. Ridley Scott's return to the sword and sandal epic is something that has me really excited, and add the impressive cast, including Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, and Sigourney Weaver, to the spectacular sets, it should be nothing short of stunning. Released: December 12th USA / December 26th Ireland & UK »

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Celebrities We Are Seriously Afraid Of

11 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

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Upon seeing damning footage of football star Ray Rice attacking his then-fiancee, Janay Rice, fans have begun a discussion about domestic violence. But he’s not the first notable celebrity to come under fire for scary assaults or erratic episodes. Naomi Campbell has pleaded guilty in three different physical attacks, Charlie Sheen‘s multiple arrests and drug charges have destroyed his professional and personal relationships, and Christian Bale was accused of assaulting his own mother and sister. Plenty of stars have repeatedly crossed the line, continually losing credibility from fans and making us fear winding up on their bad side. Who else’s behavior has been downright dangerous over the years? Which stars are we seriously afraid of? Browse through the gallery above to find out.

While Academy Award winner Bale is known for his intensity, he let his lighter side shine through in 2013. Watch as he »

- Rahsheeda Ali

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Josh Boone provides an update on The Stand

11 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone is currently busy developing Warner Bros.’ long-gestating adaptation of Stephen King’s epic post-apocalyptic novel The Stand, and during a chat with Collider he has now provided an update on his progress, confirming that the script is complete, and that it will remain faithful to King’s original novel (or as faithful as a three-hour movie can be)…

“I finished writing the script maybe a month ago. Stephen absolutely loved it. It’s, I think, the first script ever approved by him. [It'll be] a single version movie of The Stand, three hours, [and] it hews very closely to the novel… It’s not a book where you have to generate new material and make it work for a movie. He writes so cinematically and his characters are so sharply drawn, you don’t have to change much…  I just made it work within the »

- Gary Collinson

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Batmobile Photo From Batman vs Superman Revealed‏

10 September 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Chicks dig the car. We’re getting fairly well acquainted with the Caped Crusader Ben Affleck will be playing in upcoming blockbuster dust up Superman V Batman: Dawn Of Justice, but we’re yet to see much of his ride. Not sure what the Dark Knight is looking so moody about to be honest, considering the on-set snaps we’ve seen of the updated Batmobile make it look pretty sweet. It appears that director Zack Snyder is taking more cues from Christopher Nolan’s previous Batman films as well as Frank Miller’s classic Dark Knight Returns graphic novel, with a supervehicle that looks part sportsmobile, part all-terrain vehicle and part tank. And all awesome.

The covert snaps come from Instagram users amacro13 and dcu_the_watchtower (well what else do you expect from a name like that eh), taken on the Detroit set of Batman V Superman which »

- Tom Baker

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8 Little Known Ways Jack Nicholson Made Burton’s Joker Awesome

9 September 2014 1:34 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The legacy of Jack Nicholson’s Joker has taken a bit of a beating as of late. For so long his gangster-cum-theatric psychopath from Tim Burton’s Batman was viewed as the definitive take on the iconic Batman villain, but then in 2008 The Dark Knight brought something excitingly new to the table. Heath Ledger’s Oscar winning performance totally overshadows Nicholson’s version of the character and while it is objectively the weaker of the two, there’s still a lot to enjoy in what Jack did.

Giving the Joker an origin story (something that hadn’t been attempted on screen before) and implicating him in the murder of Batman’s parents, Tim Burton’s take on the character is in many ways unconventional, but Nicholson off-set that with something more typically over-the-top and dramatic, making some of the more blatant meddling with the mythos more palatable. »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Tiff: Tom Hardy on acting with James Gandolfini: 'I just wanted to please him'

8 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

For someone with his immense range and talent, Tom Hardy has been a “one to watch” far too long. Years before he went toe-to-toe with Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises, he made his debut in HBO’s Band of Brothers in 2001, quickly graduated to Star Trek villain in 2002, and won the BAFTA Rising Star Award for Inception in 2011. Earlier this year, he carried an entire film, Locke, in which he just drove a car and talked on the phone.

Next year, all of that oozing charisma and alluring sense of danger that practically vibrates through his characters will »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Ridley Scott Gets Biblical in Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

6 September 2014 | | See recent news »

Ridley Scott is a moviemaking machine as he enters the latter stages of his 70s, and the man who gave us titles like Gladiator is ready to unleash another big-budget period epic with his newest feature Exodus: Gods and Kings. That’s right, the man behind Blade Runner is about to get biblical on you. Yahoo! Movies scored an interesting new behind-the-scenes clip that reveals the massive scope of Scott’s newest venture. The director takes us backstage and on location to show us Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton as Moses and Ramses, two brothers who have a falling out that leads to war. As is to be expected in a Ridley Scott joint, Exodus has some enormous sets, gigantic set pieces, and an action-oriented approach to the classic story that might lure in the less...

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- Mike Bracken

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Terminator sequels announced for 2017 and 2018

5 September 2014 11:35 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paramount have announced the release dates for two sequels to the rebooted Terminator franchise, even though the first film doesn't hit cinemas until next summer.

The Hollywood Reporter claims that Terminator 2 has been dated for May 19, 2017 and Terminator 3 for June 29 the following year. The two films will be produced back to back.

The first film in the rebooted franchise, Terminator: Genisys, is due to be released on July 1 in the Us and June 26 in the UK.

Arnold Schwarzenegger will be reprising his role as the eponymous machine and starring alongside him are Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith and Jai Courtney.

Helming Genisys, though not confirmed for the sequels, is Alan Taylor, best known for directing Thor: The Dark World and his work on TV shows such as Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos.

The last Terminator movie was 2008's Terminator: Salvation starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington. »

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Does Warner Bros. Have a No Humor Mandate for DC Films?

5 September 2014 10:40 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »


Will the DC cinematic universe be permanently humor-free? If the rumor from Hitfix is true, don’t expect to get any laughs from future Dcu films, because they have a “no joke” directive.



 “Why so serious?” The Joker should have asked that of Warner Bros. because, according to Hitfix, Warner Bros. has issued a mandate of “No jokes!” in all their DC super hero films. If this is true, it sets a limiting style and tone on all future projects related to adaptations of popular comic book hero.


Hitflix says that this decree is a result of two things: the enormous success of the Dark Knight, and the disastrous box office of the joke-filled Green Lantern.  This twofold lesson has apparently motivated DC to spread the “No jokes” rule across their entire cinematic universe.  (The new Shazam movie is apparently going to have a sense of humor, but that one »

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Watch Ridley Scott Get Biblical in New 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Footage

5 September 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Ridley Scott is a moviemaking machine as he enters his late 70s. Now the man who gave us Gladiator is ready to unleash another big-budget period epic with his newest feature Exodus: Gods and Kings. That’s right, the man behind Blade Runner and Alien is about to get biblical on you. Yahoo! Movies scored an interesting new behind-the-scenes clip that reveals the massive scope of Scott’s newest venture. The director takes us backstage and on location to show us Christian Bale and...

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Exodus: Gods and Kings featurette released online

5 September 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox has released the first behind-the-scenes look at Ridley Scott’s latest epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings, which debuts this Christmas across cinemas worldwide.

Telling the story of Moses (Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Trilogy), the film is set to go almost head-to-head with the final Hobbit film this Christmas in the grandeur stakes, with Scott reteaming with Gladiator co-writer Steven Zaillian, as well as an eclectic supporting cast including Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Sigourney Weaver (Alien), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), John Turturro (Barton Fink), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises) and Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3).

So far, it certainly looks pretty epic, and with such a talented cast, it could be a big hit come winter, and you can check out the featurette below…

Exodus: Gods and Kings is released in the Us on December 12th, with a UK release on Boxing Day.

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Bts Look at Ridley Scott’s Exodus Movie

4 September 2014 4:18 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Opening in theaters on December 12, go behind the scenes in the making of 20th Century Fox’s epic Exodus: Gods And Kings from director Ridley Scott.

The Noah movie opened the floodgates for biblical movies at the beginning of 2014 and to some, a welcome visit back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.

With Exodus bowing at the end of the year during awards season, Scott solidifies his status among the ranks of those larger-than-life directors – David Lean, Cecil B. DeMilleWilliam Wyler, Joseph L. Mankiewicz – in his latest historical drama.

Casting is everything and with huge stars like Oscar-winners Christian Bale and Ben Kingsley, Oscar-nominee Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton, the filmmaker may find himself at Hollywood’s big party in February. Last time Scott went epic was in May 2000 when Gladiator opened in theaters and later went on to win five Oscars, including Best Picture, at the 73rd Academy Awards. »

- Michelle McCue

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Ridley Scott's Gods And Kings - Behind the Scenes Featurette

4 September 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Fox has released a great behind the scenes featurette for Ridley Scott's new biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. It focuses on the world in which this epic story is based. It features interviews with the cast and crew discussing the film, and also shows off some cool footage. The movie is also packed full of great actors, inculding Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley. Scott has made some incredible epic historical films in his day, and all of them have been amazing. Exodus: Gods and Kings looks like it's going be incredibly awesome. The movie is set to be released on December 12th.


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Behind the scenes of Exodus with Christian Bale, Ridley Scott's Moses

4 September 2014 12:03 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings has at least one sure thing going for it: Christian Bale. If you’re a little uncertain about Biblical adaptations or Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty) as an Egyptian pharaoh, you know you can still trust in The Batman.

Bale leads an all-star cast -- Edgerton, “Breaking Bad”’s Aaron PaulSigourney Weaver (reuniting with Ridley for an Alien reunion), Ben Kingsley, and John Turturro. Featuring thousands of extras, Scott’s reimagining of the story of Moses is an ambitious project with a budget to match. It’s Ridley’s most expensive film yet – and he madePrometheus.

Interested in weird movie trivia? Well, Val Kilmer, who also played Batman, previously starred in The Prince of Egypt as Moses, and Exodus’ Ben Kingsley also played the titular character in 1995’s Moses!

Now it’s Bale’s turn.

For a sneak peek at Exodus: Gods and Kings, »

- Sasha James

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Shia Labeouf, Kate Mara, Gary Oldman Set To Star In Psychological Thriller, Man Down

4 September 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Shia Labeouf (Transformers, upcoming Fury), Emmy nominee Kate Mara (Netflix’s “House of Cards,” upcoming The Fantastic Four) and Oscar nominee Gary Oldman (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, The Dark Knight Rises) are set to star in the psychological thriller, Man Down, it was announced today by producers Dawn Krantz (Doonby), Stephen McEveety (The Passion Of The Christ) and Jon Burton (The Lego Movie).

Dito Montiel (A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, Fighting) will direct from a screenplay by Adam Simon (Synapse).

Currently in pre-production, principal photography is scheduled to start on October 30th in Louisiana.

The Solution Entertainment Group (“The Solution”) is handling international rights and will present the project to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel from The Solution are also executive producing the projectalongside Roger Goff. Also slated to executive produce are Russell Geyser and Clay Pecorin. Patrick Hibler will co-produce the feature film. »

- Michelle McCue

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