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Movie Review – Ben-Hur (2016)

5 September 2016 4:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ben-Hur, 2016.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov

Starring Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Boniadi, Rodrigo Santoro, Sofia Black D’Elia, Ayelet Zurer, Moisés Arias, Marwan Kenzari and Pilou Asbæk.

Synopsis:

Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

There’s a sad redundancy to Timur Bekmambetov’s wholly inadequate, depressingly futile Ben-Hur. The story, trite for a literal lifetime, still plays trite, even with wholesale changes – characters are removed, back-stories reimagined – and that sense of grandeur so apparent in the Charlton Heston classic is lost amidst attempts at pandering at the meat-headed Fast and Furious audience (why exactly an exec didn’t demand for it to be called The Fast and the Ben-Hurious we will never know.)

Everything’s coming up Milhouse for Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Ben-Hur’ Review: Jesus Dies For Our Cinema Sins In This Redeemably Garish Biblical Epic

17 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The good news is that the story of Ben-Hur is so rock solid that not even the director of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” can screw it up completely. The sixth feature-length film or miniseries to be adapted from Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel, “Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ,” Timur Bekmambetov’s take on the religious epic inevitably lacks the grandeur of Fred Niblo’s 1925 silent or the girth of William Wyler’s 1959 Oscar-hoarding classic. After all, this is 2016 (more specifically, the summer of 2016), a time when movies about Jesus are pitched only to the converted, and blockbusters can only be longer than 120 minutes if they end with two iconic superheroes fighting each other to a stalemate.

But if this new “Ben-Hur” was only provided with a fraction of the potential that’s been afforded to its predecessors, it sometimes finds the strength to reach out and scrape against its frustratingly low ceiling. »

- David Ehrlich

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Fox’s ‘Lethal Weapon’ Recruits ‘American Crime’ Star for Recurring Role (Exclusive)

2 August 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox’s TV iteration of “Lethal Weapon” has cast “American Crime” star Richard Cabral in a recurring role, Variety has learned exclusively.

Cabral, who was Emmy nominated for his breakout regular role as Hector Tontz in Season 1 of the ABC drama and recurred in Season 2, will play Detective Alex Cruz in the freshman drama series. The character is an ambitious junior detective who knows both the right and wrong sides of the law. Before he joined the Lapd, Cruz was in one of La’s most dangerous gangs. Now, this reformed hothead kicks down doors in the Gang and Narcotics division. Though a tad green and brash, Detectives Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans, Sr.) see past Cruz’s tattoos and hard demeanor and recruit him to Robbery/Homicide where he quickly becomes an intrinsic addition to the team.

Based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, “Lethal Weapon »

- Laura Prudom

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‘No Country For Old Men,’ ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ & More Come To Netflix This August (Plus IndieWire Picks)

25 July 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix has revealed their slate of films that will be coming to the streaming service in August. It’s filled with some stellar modern films like the Coen Brothers’ thriller “No Country For Old Men” and Abdellatif Kechiche’s intimate drama “Blue is the Warmest Color,” as well as a topical parody film from Funny or Die (“Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie”) and a Netflix original or two.

Below are the title hitting the service next month, plus IndieWire’s personal picks to check out.

Avail 8/1/16

Indiewire Pick: “Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie” (2016)

Read More: Watch: Johnny Depp Is Donald Trump In 50-Minute Mock Doc ‘The Art Of The Deal: The Movie’

“Big Daddy” (1999)

“Destination: Team USA” (2016)

“The Fast and Furious” (2001)

Final Destination 3” (2006)

Sliding Doors” (1998)

The Wedding Planner” (2001)

What Women Want” (2000)

Avail 8/5/

The Little Prince” (2015)—Netflix Exclusive

Avail 8/10/16

St. Vincent »

- Vikram Murthi

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First Look At The Return Of ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Hints At Terror To Come

12 July 2016 2:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fear The Walking Dead,” a companion series and prequel to the widely popular zombie series “The Walking Dead,” debuted in August of last year to general acclaim and high ratings. The series follows a dysfunctional makeshift family at the onset of a zombie apocalypse. Struggling to remain alive, the group must band together in order to save each other amidst such a physical threat. The series stars Kim Dickens (“Treme”), Cliff Curtis (“Whale Rider”), Frank Dillane (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”), Alycia Debnam-Carey (“The 100”), Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange Is the New Black”), Mercedes Mason (“Chuck”), Lorenzo James HenrieRubén Blades (“The Counselor”), Colman Domingo (“Selma”), and Michelle Ang (“Underemployed”). In time for Comic-Con International: San Diego, check out some photos from the first episode back and a brand-new poster below, courtesy of AMC.

Read More: Review: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 2…They’re On a Boat!

The Walking Dead »

- Vikram Murthi

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First Look At The Return Of ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Hints At Terror To Come

12 July 2016 2:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fear The Walking Dead,” a companion series and prequel to the widely popular zombie series “The Walking Dead,” debuted in August of last year to general acclaim and high ratings. The series follows a dysfunctional makeshift family at the onset of a zombie apocalypse. Struggling to remain alive, the group must band together in order to save each other amidst such a physical threat. The series stars Kim Dickens (“Treme”), Cliff Curtis (“Whale Rider”), Frank Dillane (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”), Alycia Debnam-Carey (“The 100”), Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange Is the New Black”), Mercedes Mason (“Chuck”), Lorenzo James HenrieRubén Blades (“The Counselor”), Colman Domingo (“Selma”), and Michelle Ang (“Underemployed”). In time for Comic-Con International: San Diego, check out some photos from the first episode back and a brand-new poster below, courtesy of AMC.

Read More: Review: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 2…They’re On a Boat!

The Walking Dead »

- Vikram Murthi

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Javier Bardem Is a (Frankenstein's) Monster

12 July 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Get ready for more reboot franchise mayhem because Universal's Monster Cinematic Universe is growing: Javier Bardem has signed on to play Frankenstein's Monster.

Without any superheros to rely on, the studio is going back to their canon of classic horror icons and roping in some big names. Tom Cruise is the lead in next year's The Mummy revamp, with Russell Crowe also appearing as Dr. Jekyll. Johnny Depp has been confirmed as the Invisible Man for his own stand alone film. Their names may carry cache but each is in need of a (non-Mission: Impossible) hit we can get excited about, so here's hoping they can sommon more than another Van Helsing.

But Bardem's casting is easily the most exciting of the bunch. Let's not forget the actor does creepy so well that he got an Oscar for it, even if his most terrifying feat was his hairstyle in The Counselor. »

- Chris Feil

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Michael Fassbender: The Next 'James Bond' ?

11 July 2016 6:08 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Fassbender ("12 Years A Slave"), at 39-years old, has the looks, chops and killer instinct to play the next big screen 'James Bond', now that dog-faced Daniel Craig has officially left the '007' movie franchise:

"To be honest with you", said Fassbender, "I think they should reboot the 'James Bond' series and go back to his origins as a soldier.

"I’ve got a great idea for it actually, so (producer) Barbara Broccoli talk to me..."

The stage-trained actor's feature film debut was the fantasy war epic "300" (2007), playing a 'Spartan' warrior.

Prior to that, he appeared in the HBO TV miniseries "Band of Brothers" (2001) and the Sky One fantasy drama "Hex" (2004–05).

He first came to prominence for his role as 'Ira' activist 'Bobby Sands' in "Hunger" (2008), for which he won a 'British Independent Film Award'.

Subsequent roles include playing a 'Royal Marines' lieutenant in "Inglourious Basterds" (2009)...

...as »

- Michael Stevens

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'American Gods' Starts Filming Plus More Cast Members Announced

21 April 2016 10:48 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Starz and FremantleMedia North America began production this week on the 10-episode first season of American Gods, the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel. Shooting has commenced in Toronto, Canada and will continue in additional locations across America.

Joining the previously announced cast are Cloris Leachman (“Malcom in The Middle,” “Raising Hope”) as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare (“Fargo,” “Prison Break”) as Czernobog, Chris Obi (“Snow White and the Huntsman,” “The Counselor”) as Anubis, and Mousa Kraish (“Superbad,” “Fast & Furious”) as The Jinn.

The cast includes Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” “Austenland”) as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (“Deadwood,” “Ray Donovan”) as Mr. WednesdayEmily Browning (“Sucker Punch,” “Legend”) as Laura Moon, Sean Harris (“The Borgias,” “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”) as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki (“Aquarius,” “Masters of Sex”) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (“Deadly Waters”) as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (“Back to the Future”) as Mr World, and Jonathan Tucker (“Kingdom”) as Low Key Lyesmith. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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‘American Gods’: Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare & More Round Out Cast

21 April 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Starz has rounded out the cast of American Gods, its adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel. Joining the 10-episode series are Cloris Leachman (Malcom in The Middle, Raising Hope), Peter Stormare (Fargo, Prison Break), Chris Obi (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Counselor) and Mousa Kraish (Superbad, Fast & Furious). Shooting began this week in Toronto, Canada, and will continue in various locations across the U.S, Leachman will play Zorya… »

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‘Better Call Saul 2×09: Nailed’ Review

13 April 2016 1:22 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

“Who’s the guy who won’t pull the trigger?”

You can’t change the consequences of your actions. You can’t uncrack your brother’s skull or drag a kind-hearted stranger whose face you never saw out of his unmarked desert grave. Whatever joy you had before from the actions that led you to that one un-take-backable moment is tainted and that taint, that spoilage, will weigh on you for the rest of your days. You can see it in the way Mike slumps behind the wheel of his car after Nacho gives him the news. Mike spends the episode riding high after an opening sequence recalling Cormac McCarthy’s The Counselor nets him a quarter million in cash and the undivided attention of Hector Salamanca. He looks happy to be back in the game on his own terms, happy to crack wise at Nacho, to flirt with his favorite waitress, »

- Gretchen Felker-Martin

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John Hillcoat Says Cormac McCarthy Has Offered To Adapt 'Blood Meridian' For Him, But Scott Rudin Is Blocking Him

29 February 2016 11:56 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Film adaptations of the work of Cormac McCarthy have so far yielded a Best Picture winner ("No Country For Old Men”), a nihilistic screed (“The Counselor,” which isn’t technically an adaptation), two meddled-with-by Harvey Weinstein almost classics (“All The Pretty Horses,” “The Road”) and one forgotten indie (“Child Of God”). And as enjoyable as many of these have been, it’s safe to say the holy grail of McCarthy’s yet to be filmed oeuvre is his epic, violent and depraved anti-Western “Blood Meridian,” which many have noted doesn’t really have much of a plot (but plenty of gruesome killing). Ridley Scott once wanted to make a “double X” horrific version; James Franco wanted to direct it so badly that he shot test footage out of his own pocket; writer/director Todd Field once tried to adapt it; Michael Haneke has said he was once interested in filming the book; and in general, »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Zoolander 2 movie review: fashionably foolish

12 February 2016 12:09 PM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A tad dated and scattershot, but the messy package is inventively absurd… and unlike many Hollywood comedies, able to carry that absurdity to a silly end. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I barely remember Zoolander — it was 15 years ago, after all, and I haven’t seen it since — so I can’t exactly say if I’m surprised or not that I got a big kick out of Z2. It’s true that this overdue sequel feels a tad dated: its humor is at its best when it is snarking about how out of touch has-been 1990s supermodels Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller: While We’re Young) and Hansel (Owen Wilson: No Escape) are with 2016’s fads and fashions as they come out of reclusive retirement in a hoped-for comeback. One joke with massive potential to painfully backfire, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Oscars 2016: 12 Major Nomination Snubs

14 January 2016 9:56 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

After months of festival screenings, schmoozing luncheons, and lesser award shows, this year's Oscar season finally got real and cut the dead weight this morning when the Academy Awards announced the final roster of nominees. As is always the case, there were a number of pleasant surprises (congrats on that Best Visual Effects nod, Ex Machina!).

And, naturally, there were a much larger number of devastating omissions, as dreams were dashed and the toilets into which studios sunk their campaign dollars were finally flushed. Some of the snubs were probably deserved, »

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‘The Martian’ Production Design Took Cues From NASA Concepts

1 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Production designer Arthur Max has 13 feature films to his credit, and all but two of them have been Ridley Scott productions. It’s a consistent collaboration that has yielded two Oscar nominations (for 2000’s “Gladiator” and 2007’s “American Gangster”), and one that has run a wide spectrum, from intimate dramas (“G.I. Jane,” “Body of Lies”) to large-scale undertakings (“Kingdom of Heaven,” “Exodus: Gods and Kings”). Like 2012’s “Prometheus,” their latest collaboration, “The Martian,” takes Max and Scott off-planet for a bit of a sci-fi dip, though one much more grounded in the reality of space travel.

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You’ve been incredibly loyal to Ridley Scott. Outside of two David Fincher projects, “Se7en” and “Panic Room,” all of your feature work has been with him.

I met both of them through commercials, at a stage where commercials were not only selling something but they were also very entertaining and I think set the bar for advertising. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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