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This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: Suicide Squad, Miss Peregrine, Ben-Hur

This Week: A super-sized Suicide Squad, Miss Peregrine gets the Tim Burton treatment, and the biblical bomb Ben-Hur. ► SUICIDE SQUAD was called many things this year, but ‘polarizing’ seems most apt. Full of great moments. Full of ‘WTF?’ moments. A great Harley Quinn. A...
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12.13.2016
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Review: Ben-Hur

PLOT: Judah Ben-Hur ( Jack Huston ), a Jewish prince, is betrayed by his adopted Roman brother, Messala ( Toby Kebbell ), who accuses him of treason against Rome. Sent to the galleys as a slave, after a dramatic escape he hatches a plan for vengeance involving a wealthy sheik ( Morgan Freeman ) and a grand chariot race. REVIEW: One can’t fault director TImur Bekmambetov...
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08.19.2016
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JoBlo Movie Trivia Quiz: Historical Epics

Welcome to JoBlo's Epic Movie Trivia Quizzes! Bringing together great actors, impressive production values, and a cast of thousands, historical epics have traditionally offered up some of the most incredible movies ever to be seen on the big-screen. Sure, they aren't always completely accurate to the history which they draw inspiration from, but it's definitely hard beat a good epic. In...
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08.17.2016
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Ben-Hur (1959) - Movie in a Nutshell

With the remake racing into theaters this week, we take a look back at the 1959 original epic Ben-Hur, starring Charlton Heston , which finds a Jewish prince betrayed and sent into slavery by his longtime Roman friend, only to return and seek vengeance...by way of a chariot race! Yes, we all know the story and this week sees another attempt at retelling it, this time with Boardwalk...
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08.16.2016
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We interview Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Mark Burnett and more for Ben-Hur!

It's a pretty huge task to take on the 1959 classic BEN-HUR starring Chalton Heston, directed by the legendary William Wyler. Yet producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are bringing us a massive reteling - one that is based heavily on the 1880 book "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" by Lew Wallace. While both features were adapted from the novel, the latest feature...
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08.16.2016
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Face-Off: Braveheart vs. Gladiator

In our previous Face-Off , we visited the world of female-driven high school comedies in HEATHERS vs. MEAN GIRLS , with the latter coming out on top. Half of you agreed with the verdict and half of you dissented, which at the very least means it wasn't a lopsided match up! This week, we're changing gears ever so slightly from shoulder padded blazers and fetch pink tops... I don't...
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08.09.2016
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It's brother versus brother in the latest Ben-Hur trailer

It won't be long before another BEN-HUR is in the marketplace - the fourth such adaptation of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel but the first projected in 3-D. Timur Bekmambetov is in the director's chair this time, marking his first feature since the disappointing ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, and he has Jack Huston and Toby Kebbell has his leads, which typically isn't...
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07.25.2016
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Brand new 360 photo from Ben-Hur throws you right into the races

I can honestly say I was shocked when I heard they would be making another big-budget version of BEN-HUR. Sure, it’s a biblical tale and those, for some reason, are becoming quite popular in the mainstream marketplace as of late. However, after the 1959 film won 11 Oscars and made $74 million ($848 million in today’s money ) you’d think maybe it earned the right to be...
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07.19.2016
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New character posters introduce the cast of Ben-Hur

It's going to be a little hard to top Charlton Heston 's BEN-HUR, but Timur Bekmambetov seems game to give it a try. The upcoming epic from Paramount/MGM tells the story of Judah Ben-Hur ( Jack Huston ), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala ( Toby Kebbell ), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the...
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07.07.2016
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Go behind the epic with this new featurette for Ben-Hur

BEN-HUR is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur ( Jack Huston ), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala ( Toby Kebbell ), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. You...
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07.06.2016
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Cinemacon 2016: Paramount Pictures shows off Baywatch, Jack Reacher, & more!

Paramount Pictures put on their presentation at Cinemacon 2016, showing off their wares for the rest of the year and into 2017. I had the opportunity to talk to a few of the stars of their upcoming slate of films, including Megan Fox and Will Arnett for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS and JJ Abrams and Simon Pegg for STAR TREK BEYOND, which we'll have up...
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04.12.2016
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Timur Bekmambetov brings the epic in the first trailer for Ben-Hur

Director Timur Bekmambetov (ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, WANTED) brings to life the classic tale of a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him. That's right! We're talking maritime battles, chariot races and a slice of Jesus! It's BEN-HUR! Check out the first trailer below! Like most...
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03.16.2016
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