Review: Ben-Hur (dir. Timur Bekmambetov, 2016)

benhur2016-chariotrace2-b

In theory, there is no reason why anyone shouldn’t make a new version of Ben-Hur. Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel has been dramatized several times already, and the most famous film of them all — the 1959 adaptation with Charlton Heston — deviated from the book in ways that arguably made it a less-than-definitive adaptation of the source material. (Among other things, the Heston film is less overt about its Christianity than the silent 1925 version.) So I was prepared to give the new movie a chance.

[Read more…]

Ben-Hur news round-up: Lots and lots of interviews!

benhur-uk-b

Ben-Hur comes to theatres tonight. Here’s one last pre-release news round-up.

[Read more…]

Ben-Hur — the first reviews are in, and they’re not that good

benhur2016-5-a

At last, one day before it comes to the multiplex, the first reviews of Ben-Hur are here — and for the most part, they’re not that positive. Here’s a quick sampling.

[Read more…]

Ben-Hur news round-up: Reporters visit the set in Rome, the soundtrack is now available for streaming, and more

benhur-uk-b

Another week, another round-up of Ben-Hur-themed news items.

[Read more…]

Ben-Hur news round-up: The world premiere in Mexico City, a 360° video of the chariot race, and some Xbox reviews

benhur-uk-b

Ben-Hur opens next week, and more and more news stories are rolling in.

[Read more…]

A few new details surface about that Mary Magdalene movie

carol-rooneymara-a

Various Australian news outlets are reporting that local producer Liz Watts has joined the team behind Mary Magdalene, an upcoming film that currently has Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara attached to play Jesus and the Magdalene, respectively.

[Read more…]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X