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Movie Review: ‘Ben-Hur’
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Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Screenwriter: Keith Clarke and John Ridley
Cast: Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Boniadi, Haluk Bilginer, Rodrigo Santoro.
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 123 minutes
Release Date: August 19, 2016

Since studios are big on remakes that use expensive CGI to achieve looks or stunts that couldn’t have otherwise been achieved when the film was first released, it only made sense that we get a remake for Ben-Hur. But just because it sounds good on paper doesn’t exactly mean that it should be made. Then again, if done well, it could avoid being a complete disaster.

And so that is where the new Ben-Hur from director Timur Bekmambetov finds itself. The film starring Jack Huston as the title character finds itself following other contemporary remakes that just don’t quite measure up to the originals despite their well-intentions to update the age-old story for a modern audience.

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Top 5 Things You Should Know About ‘Ben-Hur’ Starring Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman
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Jack Huston in Ben-Hur

Yes. Ben-Hur is indeed another remake in the long line of remakes. The original 1959 film starring Charlton Heston ended up winning 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It may seem difficult to follow that up with a remake of the film, but Timur Bekmambetov‘s telling doesn’t seem to have any intentions of doing that. Instead, Keith Clarke and John Ridley‘s adaptation of the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace draws inspiration from the previous two big-screen films that came before it, while also being sold as a faith-based film.

We were invited to sit down with a group of journalists to talk to Jack Huston, who plays the title character; Toby Kebbell, who plays Messala, Ben-Hur’s adoptive brother; and Morgan Freeman who plays Sheik Ilderim. The three talked about their experience on the set, the training they went through to prepare for the role, and the hesitations of remaking a classic. Check out the top five things you need to know about the film below.

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Trailer For New ‘Ben-Hur’ Starring Jack Huston
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Jack Huston in Ben-Hur

Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Ben-Hur, which is directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).

The movie stars Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Warcraft), Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en), Rodrigo Santoro (300, Love Actually), Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland, The Next Three Days), Ayelet Zurer (Daredevil, Man of Steel), Sofia Black D’Elia (Project Almanac, The Messengers), Pilou Asbæk (The Borgias, Lucy), and James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, Braveheart).

You can read more about Ben-Hur and watch the trailer below.

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‘London Has Fallen’ Trailer: This Time Gerard Butler Saves The President Across The Pond
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Okay, so another trailer for another sequel to another generic action movie has come out. The first full trailer for London Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler as the secret service agent Mike Banning who saved the US President (Aaron Eckhart) in Olympus Has Fallen has gone online. While the first film received mixed to negative reviews, it was still enough of a success to warrant a sequel. It even beat out its summer tentpole competitor White House Down that same year.

So what happens in the sequel. Well now all the world’s leaders are gathering together for a major summit, and of course terrorists take the opportunity to strike by killing all but the President of the United States, where it is up to Mike Banning once again to protect him at all costs. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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New ‘Ted 2’ Red Band Trailer Released
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Ted 2 -- Mark Wahlberg and Ted (Voice by Seth MacFarlane)

A new red band trailer has been released for Ted 2, the upcoming sequel to Family Guy and American Dad! creator Seth MacFarlane‘s 2012 live action directorial debut—a huge hit that made almost $550 million worldwide on a $50 million budget.

The sequel follows Ted, the lovable talking teddy bear with a bit of a potty mouth and mouth that enjoys a bit of pot every now and again, as he attempts to prove himself human enough to have a child with his wife…which of course involves finding the right sperm donor.

Click on over to the other side now to check out the new red band trailer for Ted 2, and of course, a NSFW warning is in effect.

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‘Ted 2’ Trailer: Time To Legalize Ted!
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Ted 2 Ted, Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer and images for Ted 2, Seth MacFarlane‘s sequel to his 2012 live-action directorial debut, Ted.

The trailer for Ted 2 here below, along with new images from the R-rated comedy.

Ted 2 sees Mark Wahlberg reprising his role as John Bennett, a man who’s childhood teddy bear comes to life as a foulmouthed sidekick and wreaks havoc on his life. In the new film, Ted (voiced by MacFarlane) and Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) are happily married and ready to start a family, but when they try to have a baby, Ted finds out he must first prove in a court of law that he’s an actual person. Amanda Seyfried stars ss Ted’s lawyer, with Morgan Freeman playing an iconic civil rights lawyer, and Liam Neeson appearing in an unspecified role.

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The Digital Wire Blu-ray/DVD Release News: When The Levee Breaks…
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This week’s edition of The Digital Wire has so much Blu-ray and DVD release info coming out of its news-hole only a dam constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers could contain the flood. Soak it all up folks because I’m taking next week off to cover the home video department of Geeks of Doom’s annual Holiday Geek Gift Guide.

Below you’ll find info on several future home video releases complete with technical specs, release dates, and links to pre-order at Amazon. We would greatly appreciate it if you use those links to order because a small percentage of each order helps keep this website running at max power. The cover art for certain titles has yet to be finalized.

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Gal Gadot, Pedro Pascal In Talks For ‘Ben-Hur’
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Pedro Pascal as Prince Oberyn Martell on Game of Thrones

A pair of actors have entered into negotiations to join Ben-Hur, the latest adaptation of Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. The book was of course previously turned into the 1959 classic starring Charlton Heston that went on to win 11 Academy Awards.

It’s being reported that Gal Gadot, who’s best known (though only seen in a single image so far) as the new Wonder Woman for upcoming DC Comics movies beginning with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Pedro Pascal, who won many fans as Prince Oberyn Martell, the Red Viper of Dorne, on the most recent season of Game of Thrones, are both in talks for the movie. Gadot would play the female lead, Esther, a slave Ben-Hur is in love with. Pascal is up for the role of Pontius Pilate.

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Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted 2’ Adds Liam Neeson To Cast
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Seth MacFarlane's Ted

Another big name actor has joined the cast of Ted 2. It’s being reported that Taken and The Grey star Liam Neeson has signed on to Seth MacFarlane‘s sequel, a follow-up to his 2012 live-action directorial debut.

Neeson joins Morgan Freeman, who was cast in the movie earlier this month, as well as fellow newcomer Amanda Seyfried and the first movie’s returning cast such as MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, and Mila Kunis.

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Star Jack Huston To Play Ben-Hur
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MGM and Paramount Pictures have chosen their star for Ben-Hur, the upcoming remake of the 1959 classic of the same name that starred Charlton Heston and was directed by William Wyler and went on to win 11 Academy Awards, including awards for both Heston and Wyler.

Jack Huston, the actor perhaps best known for his work playing Richard Harrow on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, will take on the iconic role. He joins Morgan Freeman, who’s set to play Ildarin.

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