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Review: Macbeth

PLOT: When Macbeth, a Thane of Scotland, is told of a prophecy that he will take the throne, he and his wife take deadly actions to procure his rise. However, fear and paranoia may prove their undoing. REVIEW: Bringing William Shakespeare’s work to the big screen can certainly be challenging. In the latest adaptation of MACBETH, filmmaker Justin Kurzel brings this tragic tale...
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Michael Fassbender faces torment in the US trailer for Macbeth

From the producers of THE KING’S SPEECH comes another feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king. Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard play the titular married couple who force their way into power. Check out the first official...
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Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard star in first trailer for Macbeth

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard have a lust for power in this first trailer for MACBETH. The latest adaptation of the William Shakespeare tragedy comes from SNOWTOWN and THE TURNING director Justin Kurzel (who is set to re-team with Fassbender and Cotillard for the planned ASSASSIN'S CREED movie), and it received an excellent response when it premiered at this...
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Go to war with Michael Fassbender in first clips from MacBeth

I am a sucker for a good Shakespeare movie. There has been a trend to set the classic works of the Bard in an anachronistic time period like Baz Luhrmann 's ROMEO + JULIET or Julie Taymor 's exceptional TITUS. But, there is nothing like a well-made movie set in the original time period and style as the source. Justin Kurzel 's MACBETH looks to be one of those takes. We have been...
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Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard feign royalty in these Macbeth images

It's hard to believe that it's been over a year since we've seen the first images from Justin Kurzel 's MACBETH, but the film looks to premiere at Cannes film festival , so hopefully we'll hear about a theatrical release date shortly after. In any event, if you're not fluent with the Shakespeare material, the story follows that of Macbeth ( Michael Fassbender ), a duke of Scotland,...
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Martin Scorsese may direct film version of Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth play

Justin Kurzel 's MACBETH starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard will be in theaters later this year, but it appears another big screen take on the William Shakespeare tragedy is in the works from Kenneth Branagh and Martin Scorsese . Branagh starred in and co-directed a stage version of Macbeth that debuted at the 2013 Manchester International Festival, and...
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Review: Cymbeline

PLOT: An update of William Shakespeare 's play involving the patriarch of a biker gang who refuses to allow his daughter to be with a member of his club. REVIEW: Either William Shakespeare had a rare off day when he conceived CYMBELINE, or this modern day take on the tale is just a terribly translated, insanely ill-conceived botch job by its director. While the latter is...
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Keep your head while watching the new bullet-filled trailer for Anarchy

There’s a new trailer for the film ANARCHY, which was previously titled Cymbeline. The new trailer turns down the speed a little and cranks up the violence, no complaints. It’s based on William Shakespeare ‘s Cymbeline and was written and directed by Michael Almereyda , who gave us a modern-day vision HAMLET starring Ethen Hawke back in 2000. They have teamed up...
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New trailer for Cymbeline; a crime and drug filled Shakespeare adaptation

We have a new CYMBELINE trailer for you tonight, and as we’ve mentioned , if you’re a fan of Sons of Anarchy which is heavily influenced by William Shakespeare's "Hamlet", then you’re likely to enjoy this badass movie. This time, it’s Michael Almereyda ’s unique Shakespeare adaptation that’s full of crime, corruption, and no doubt a...
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First images from Macbeth featuring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard

The Daily Mail has posted the first images from the new big screen version of William Shakespeare 's MACBETH from director Justin Kurzel (SNOWTOWN), giving us a great look at the Michael Fassbender as the title character and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth. The Daily Mail also spoke with Fassbender about his thoughts on the Macbeth character, which you can check out after...
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Sons of Anarchy meets Shakespeare in the trailer for Cymbeline starring Ed Harris and Ethan Hawke

Fans of the FX biker series SONS OF ANARCHY are already fully aware that the series is heavily influenced by William Shakespeare 's HAMLET. While that series deviates from the classic play in some ways, The Bard's immortal tale is front and center and works perfectly with the modernized setting. While contemporary re-tellings of Shakespeare have been happening since the invention of...
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Updated adaptation of Shakespeare's Cymbeline casts Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich and more!

We've seen quite a few Shakespeare adaptations in the last decade, some being wildly successful (Baz Luhrman's ROMEO + JULIET) and some barely blipping on the radar ( Ralph Fiennes CORIOLANUS). The trend recently continued with Joss Whedon 's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and will now segue into director Michael Almereyda 's CYMBELINE, a lesser known Shakespeare opus, which has set up a very...
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