As ‘Ben-Hur,’ Jack Huston Seeks Revenge, Finds Redemption

British actor-on-the-rise Jack Huston (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” Starz’s “Spartacus”) plays the title role of Judah Ben-Hur in Paramount Pictures’ and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ epic action adventure “Ben-Hur” based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”), the film is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an … Continue reading As ‘Ben-Hur,’ Jack Huston Seeks Revenge, Finds Redemption

‘Hermano Puli’ Starring Aljur Abrenica is the Closing Film in this Year’s Cinemalaya

“Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli” (The Agony and Fury of Hermano Puli) is a historical drama based on the life and times of Apolinario de la Cruz, who led a revolt in 1841 against the Spanish colonial government in the Philippines in the name of religious freedom. The film shines a light on his place in Philippine history, which is largely forgotten outside … Continue reading ‘Hermano Puli’ Starring Aljur Abrenica is the Closing Film in this Year’s Cinemalaya

Washington, Pratt Invites Fans to Watch ‘The Magnificent Seven’ New Trailer

Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt went out of their way to engage fans as they introduce the new international trailer of Columbia Pictures’ upcoming action-adventure “The Magnificent Seven” which may be viewed here: Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ “The Magnificent Seven.” With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist … Continue reading Washington, Pratt Invites Fans to Watch ‘The Magnificent Seven’ New Trailer

“Wanted” Director Puts a New Twist on the Epic Adventure “Ben-Hur”

From Timur Bekmambetov, the director of “Wanted” and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” comes the epic action-adventure “Ben-Hur,” based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Watch the new “Ben-Hur” clip here: “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 … Continue reading “Wanted” Director Puts a New Twist on the Epic Adventure “Ben-Hur”

Four ‘Ben-Hur’ Actors Get Own Character Posters

The four principal actors of Paramount Pictures’ “Ben-Hur” are featured in the newly-released character posters for the film. They are Jack Huston as Ben-Hur, a wronged man seeking revenge and redemption; Toby Kebbell who plays Messala, Ben-Hur’s adopted brother and best friend who sets him on his path for vengeance; Morgan Freeman as Sheik Ilderim, Ben-Hur’s mentor and benefactor, eventually teaching him to race chariots … Continue reading Four ‘Ben-Hur’ Actors Get Own Character Posters

‘Ben-Hur’s’ Jack Huston Wins Rising Star of the Year Honors

Jack Huston, who will be seen this August in Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ “Ben-Hur,” received this year’s “CinemaCon® Rising Star of the Year Award.” Huston was presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony held recently The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. CinemaCon is the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO). “Already known throughout the world … Continue reading ‘Ben-Hur’s’ Jack Huston Wins Rising Star of the Year Honors

‘The Girl King’ is The Queen Christina Film Garbo Wanted to Make

Mika Kaurismaki’s new film The Girl King might surprise viewers who are familiar with “Queen Christina”, the 1933 historical drama starring Hollywood legend Greta Garbo. The highly romanticized Garbo film presents the young 17th-century Swedish queen as a heterosexual in love with a Spanish envoy, who was played by John Gilbert, Garbo’s real-life partner. Completely ignored in 1933 was the fact that the Queen was … Continue reading ‘The Girl King’ is The Queen Christina Film Garbo Wanted to Make

Rediscovering the Power of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ Today

William Shakespeare’s most popular play “Macbeth” is adapted anew with powerful performances by ace actors – Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender in the title role and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard as Macbeth’s wife. One of the greatest tragedies ever created, the latest “Macbeth” movie is directed by highly-acclaimed director Justin Kurzel.  From the producers of “The King’s Speech” comes the story of a fearless … Continue reading Rediscovering the Power of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ Today

Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt on the set of ‘The Huntsman’

A  prequel/spin-off to the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin. The film is based on the characters from the German fairy tale “Snow White” compiled by the Brothers Grimm. The script is written by Frank Darabont, David Koepp, Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. The Huntsman stars Chris Hemsworth as the titular role with Charlize Theron reprising her … Continue reading Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt on the set of ‘The Huntsman’