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George Lucas' daughter may have cost Joseph Fiennes the role of Obi-Wan

It's hard to imagine anyone other than Ewan McGregor playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the STAR WARS prequel trilogy, but at one point, the role could very well have gone to Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid's Tale). While speaking with The Wrap about his most memorable audition story, Fiennes revealed that the final audition for the role of Obi-Wan in STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE...
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05.24.2017
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Brett Ratner blames Rotten Tomatoes for the destruction of Hollywood

There's no question that Rotten Tomatoes has completely changed the way that viewers decide to see films in theaters. While the Tomato-meter is by no means a measure of how great a film is, the aggregate score leads many into believing just that, and it looks like one of Hollywood's directors is speaking out about it. In a discussion at the Sun Valley Film Festival, Brett Ratner...
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03.23.2017
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Sky Arts pulls the plug on Michael Jackson episode of Urban Myths

Earlier this week the first trailer dropped for the upcoming Sky Arts show, Urban Myths, which tells semi-true stories about famous figures in an absurd, comedic light. However, viewers have responded to the trailer, and Joseph Fiennes ’s casting as the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and after a massive amount of negative feedback Sky Arts announced via Twitter it would not be...
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01.13.2017
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Get a first look at Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in Urban Myths

Some time ago people got in a tiff when it was announced that Joseph Fiennes (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, ENEMY AT THE GATES) would be playing Michael Jackson during the later years of his life in a TV movie alongside Stockard Channing as Elizabeth Taylor and Brian Cox as Marlon Brando . Controversial hubbub aside, it’s impossible to imagine Fiennes as the late...
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01.11.2017
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Watch our Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospective for 1999 (video)

In this new series we take a look at the Oscar nominations of years past, examining the flicks that were nominated, as well as the pic we feel got snubbed among all the other candidates. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Oscars usually highlight the best films from each year (although there are plenty that get overlooked) and it's always fun to look back and see what was popular for any given...
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11.30.2016
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Review: Risen

  PLOT: The Roman centurion ( Joseph Fiennes ) who supervised Christ’s crucifixion is sent by Pontius Pilate ( Peter Firth ) to recover the Nazarene’s body – believed to be in the possession of his disciples. REVIEW: Ever since THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST raked in hundreds of millions at the box-office, biblical tales on the big screen have seen a...
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02.19.2016
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Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson in 9/11 dramedy; pardon?

Following the tragic events of 9/11, an improbable story emerged about three of the biggest names in entertainment. Several days before the attack, Michael Jackson was playing a concert at Madison Square Garden and he'd invited Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando to join him. Then, after the towers fell and air-traffic to and from New York was cancelled, the trio rented a car...
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01.26.2016
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Dwayne Johnson continues to tease DC movie role with Shazam tweet

Although there hasn't been an official announcement, we do know Dwayne Johnson will be appearing in an upcoming DC movie. The actor's comments earlier this week led many people to believe he will be playing Shazam, since it's also been rumored a Shazam movie will be released in 2016. While this obviously isn't a confirmation Dwayne Johnson will definitely play...
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07.25.2014
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Top 10 Roles Dwayne Johnson Was Born To Play

Dwayne Johnson burst onto the movie scene as a WWE wrestler with charisma to spare. He jumped to feature films but floundered in mediocre projects until just recently. With high caliber turns in G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, FAST AND FURIOUS 5 and 6, and the brand new HERCULES, the future looks bright for the man formerly known as The Rock. With tons of big movies on his horizon, here are the ten...
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07.25.2014
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Review: Hercules

PLOT: Hercules ( Dwayne Johnson ), having completed his twelve labors, is now a sword-for-hire along with his comrades Autolycus ( Rufus Sewell ), Tydeus ( Aksel Hennie ), Amphiaraus ( Ian McShane ) and his nephew Iolaus ( Reece Ritchie ). He's recruited by a besieged king ( John Hurt ) to rescue his kingdom from a force of marauding warriors, but this latest task just may prove...
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07.24.2014
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Did Dwayne Johnson just announce that he'll be playing Shazam?

There's been talk of whether or not that the rumored DC line-up will actually come to fruition. One of the biggest surprises of that line-up was a Shazam stand-alone film hitting in July of 2016. Given that audiences in the realm of cinema have little-to-no idea who/what/when/where/why Shazam is, I can see how the announcement of his own film might seem a little far-fetched. However,...
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07.21.2014
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The Rock blacked out every time shooting this scene in Hercules

Dwayne Johnson has been instrumental in helping to round out ensemble casts for the FAST & FURIOUS films, as well as G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. Next Friday he's going pretty much solo in Brett Ratner 's HERCULES. While the director of X-MEN: THE LAST STAND hasn't exactly won over the hearts of fans, there's no question that Dwayne Johnson is pulling out all the...
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07.18.2014
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