The Ten Commandments (1956). Film review of the religious epic about the life of Moses.

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Film review by Jason Day of The Ten Commandments, the religious epic about the life of Moses, produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner.

Historical/Period/Epic

image four star rating very good lots to enjoy

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Ben-Hur (1959). I gave this 5/5, so read my review for why this mighty epic is worth a look.

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Film review by Jason Day of Ben-Hur, the Roman-era set epic about a Jewish Prince who is forced into slavery before becoming a champion chariot racer for his enemy. Starring Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd, directed by William Wyler.

Historical/Period/Epic

5stars Excellent genius a classic

 

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New fims released in the UK on Friday 2 September 2016. Use our list to start planning your movie weekend.

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A list of the new films released across the UK, from Friday 2 September 2016. The big releases are Ben Hur and Sausage Party. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.

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Ben Hur

Released across the UK on Wednesday 7 September in 3D, this big-screen remake of William Wyler’s multi-Oscar winning 1959 epic and Fred Niblo’s equally esteemed 1926 silent version, has a high-class pedigree to live up to.

The making of the first two films has cemented their places in Hollywood lore, so will director Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter), tackle them head on, or kneel in their presence? Was it wise to splash $100 million on a Roman-era epic when the genre has long been out of fashion?

Jack Huston, in the title role, has what seems an insurmountable task in taking on Charlton Heston and Ramon Novarro, as does Toby Kebbel in the old Stephen Boyd/Francis X. Bushman role of Messala. It will be showing in almost all UK cinemas. See the official Paramount website for more.

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