Ben-Hur: Jack Huston, who made a memorable impression as a battle-scarred soldier turned silent but deadly assassin on TV’s Boardwalk Empire, has scored the lead role in MGM’s new version of Ben-Hur. Morgan Freeman has also just been cast as Ben-Hur’s chariot-driving mentor; Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) will direct. The movie is set for release in theaters on February… Continue reading Movie News: 'Ben-Hur' Lands a Terrific Star; New 'Ghostbusters' Doughnuts Look Ghoulish and Tasty
While Hollywood continues to sort out whether it’ll ever produce a live-action adaptation of the beloved anime film Akira, fans can at least take solace in this fan-made recreation of the feature, which is probably as close as anyone will ever get to capturing the animated film with real actors.
The first trailer for The Akira Project is… Continue reading This Terrific Fan-Made Trailer Is the Closest We May Ever Get to a Live-Action 'Akira' Movie
The best kinds of movies are the ones that get inside you. They get inside your mind and your gut, and after you watch them you want to talk about them, and think about them, because you simply want to keep feeling them. Maybe it’s the way you relate to the story, or the energy that comes with a rich, fascinating concept, but that connection… Continue reading Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Is a Pretty Terrific Spiritual Sequel to 'Garden State'
Should you go see The Hunger Games? Please. Like it even matters what we say next. But if you don’t happen to be the kind of person who can name the exports of all 12 districts of Panem followed by a flawless rendition of “The Weeping Call,” keep… Continue reading Movie Review: The Hunger Games Is Either Terrific or Just OK—It All Depends on You
The most important fact we should take away from Sunday’s Emmys ceremony—and hopefully the ONE FACT future archaeologists will note when they unearth a laser disc of this travesty—is that A LOT of very talented, deserving actors won Emmys this year. Credit where credit’s due: Both the nominations and winners in the acting categories were well-selected, and if an Emmy statuette is worth at least a bump in pay, then… Continue reading The Emmys Were Terrific Just Kidding (PHOTO RECAP)