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New poster for Fences puts Denzel & Viola front & center

I can think of fewer actors who deserve a true showcase for their skills than Denzel Washington and Viola Davis . Davis has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most tested and reliable thespians ever since her Oscar-nominated performance in 2008’s DOUBT put her on the map, and Denzel is, well, he’s Denzel. What more needs to be said? They are two of the best working...
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Creed, Godzilla, TMNT, True Romance

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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Attraction Reactions: The Magnificent Seven (video)

Saddle up and join host Taylor Johnson as he heads out on the trail to his local theater to see what the townsfolk thought of director Antoine Fuqua 's remake of the classic western THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN starring Denzel Washington , Chris Pratt , Haley Bennett , Ethan Hawke , Vincent D'Onofrio , and Peter Sarsgaard . Is it the best modern-day western or should we have a...
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Denzel doesn't need to like you in first Fences trailer

This Oscar season already looks plenty packed with movies like LA LA LAND, ARRIVAL, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, MOONLIGHT and others all vying for top prizes. But as the season officially kicks off we will see little movies start to come out of the woodwork that could pack a massive wallop. One of those movies just dropped its first trailer. FENCES, which has Denzel Washington pulling...
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Weekend Box Office Report: September 23-25, 2016

The Magnificent Seven ride high! Audiences wanted to see Denzel Washington saddle up and gun down some villains this weekend, putting THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN at number one with an estimated opening of $35 million ! The Western remake marks the biggest debut for director Antoine Fuqua , narrowly besting the $34.1 million opening of THE EQUALIZER, the...
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Review: The Magnificent Seven

This review originally ran as part of our TIFF 2016 coverage PLOT: A gunslinger ( Denzel Washington ) is recruited by a young widow ( Haley Bennett ) to save her town from a sadistic tycoon ( Peter Sarsgaard ). In order to take on his hired guns, they recruit an additional six men, including a hard-living poker player ( Chris Pratt ), a Civil War vet ( Ethan Hawke ) and more....
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Antoine Fuqua will return to direct The Equalizer 2 next year

Prompted by the exceptional results from test screenings, Sony got the ball rolling on a sequel to THE EQUALIZER months before the film was even released by getting Richard Wenk working on a script. The sequel was officially announced a year later with Denzel Washington returning for what will be the first sequel of his career. While promoting the release of THE MAGNIFICENT...
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JoBlo Movie Trivia Quiz: Westerns

Welcome to JoBlo's Rootin' Tootin' Movie Trivia Quizzes! Back when I was a young lad and completely ignorant of the glory of Western movies, my dad introduced me to a little film by the name of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, and what an introduction it was. From then on it was a enjoyable ride through movies which starred the likes of Clint Eastwood , John Wayne , Gary Cooper and...
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We interview The Magnificent Seven's Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt & more!

This Friday, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, Antoine Fuqua ’s big-budget remake of the 1960 Yul Brynner / Steve McQueen classic (which was itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa ’s THE SEVEN SAMURAI) hits theaters. I was lucky enough to see it at TIFF (read my review ) and overall I thought it was a total blast. Lucky me, I also get to sit down with the awesome cast! First up...
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How Antoine Fuqua got Denzel Washington to saddle up for Magnificent Seven

I love a good western flick and one my my favourites, if not the favourite, is John Sturges' THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. It's a simple story of good guys vs bad guys but the stellar cast of Yul Brynner , Steve McQueen , Charles Bronson ,  Horst Buchholz , James Coburn , Robert Vaughn , Brad Dexter and Eli Wallach turned it into something very special. Antoine Fuqua...
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Top 10 Actors who turned down Huge Roles (video)

We've all wondered how a movie might have turned out with someone else in one of the main roles and in some cases it's easier to imagine when you know who was originally up for a given role. Magnum P.I. as Indiana Jones? Catwoman as Clarice Starling? The Fresh Prince as Neo? James Bond as Gandalf? Ah, the possibilities. Take a look at the full list of actors who turned down...
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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis star in these first images from Fences

FENCES marks Denzel Washington 's third feature-film as a director, following THE GREAT DEBATERS and ANTWONE FISHER. The story here follows an African American father struggling with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and come to terms with the events of his life. Heavy stuff, although there's no better actor to pull it off than...
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