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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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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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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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Jack Huston takes the reins in first look at Timur Bekmambetov's Ben-Hur

It's not everyday that one of the biggest biblical epics of all time gets remade, but we're just a few short months away from Timur Bekmambetov 's adaptation of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ". This will be the third time we'll be witness to the tale of Judah Ben-Hur on the big-screen, the most famous adaptation being 1959's...
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03.14.2016
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12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley to direct L.A. riots movie

A couple of months ago, there was talk that Ice Cube and his son O'Shea Jackson Jr. might be teaming up for a thriller set during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and while the report ended up not being true , a different project about the riots is moving forward at Broad Green and Imagine Entertainment. 12 YEARS A SLAVE writer John Ridley has been set to helm the currently...
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10.13.2015
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Oscar winner John Ridley developing a Marvel Comics superhero series at ABC

Looks like Marvel and ABC are planning on expanding their small screen offerings outside of S.H.I.E.L.D. with a new superhero series. Aside from the rumored spin-off of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Marvel Studios is working with 12 YEARS A SLAVE screenwriter John Ridley to develop a new show based on an existing Marvel Comics hero. There is...
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04.17.2015
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