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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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Natalie Portman portrays First Lady Kennedy in the trailer for Jackie

JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy ( Natalie Portman ). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to...
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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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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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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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Review: Jackie (TIFF 2016)

PLOT: The aftermath of the Kennedy assassination, as shown through the eyes of Jackie ( Natalie Portman ), as she tries to organize her husband’s burial and come-to-terms with her new reality as the widow of a president. REVIEW: Pablo Larrain ’s JACKIE wound-up making a huge splash here at TIFF, with the deep-pocketed Fox Searchlight shelling out millions and...
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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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TIFF unveils 1st slate of galas and presentations; Magnificent Seven to open

It's about that time for arguably the world's most exciting film festival; TIFF! The 41st Toronto International Film Festival kicks off on September 8th and you can bet that our own Chris Bumbray will be in attendance, seeing more movies during the event than you can shake a stick at! The powers that be decided to announce their first slate of galas and special presentations, taking...
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Ethan Hawke

Last week, we took a look at the career of master director Brian De Palma . This week, we go back in front of the camera to examine the work of one of our most prolific leading men/ character actors... Ethan Hawke It’s hard to believe that Ethan Hawke - the poster boy for Gen-X angst - is forty-five. In fact, as I watched him cut a dark, Clint Eastwood...
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The Magnificent Seven kills 'em all in the latest trailer

Director Antoine Fuqua (SOUTHPAW, THE EQUALIZER) brings his modern vision to a classic story in the remake of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue ( Peter Sarsgaard ), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent...
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