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The Return Of The Epic? – Ben-Hur (2016)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Aug 14, 2016

So a “featurette” focusing largely on the chariot race has been released to promote the upcoming Ben-Hur movie. I’ll admit I’m looking forward to this, largely because I’m curious how Hollywood is going to handle this kind of epic historical film today. Of course, a bi read more

1001 Classic Movies: Ben-Hur

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 7, 2016

Ben-Hur, starring Charlton Heston, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). Throughout March, I'll be celebrating the 60th annive read more

Ben-Hur (1959)

Le Mot du Cinephiliaque Posted by Michael on Dec 13, 2013

Ben-Hur (William Wyler, 1959) Still holding the record for the most wins at the Academy Awards with 11, tied with Titanic and The Lord of the Rings : The Return of the King, Ben-Hur directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston as its title role, defines the genre of biblical epic f read more

BEN-HUR (1925)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Aug 9, 2013

Because of all the movies that I've seen in my life, it's a very rare thing these days for me to watch a famous film for the very first time. But that's what happened last night when the Turner Classic Movies channel showed the 1925 version of BEN-HUR. The print TCM showed looked spectacul read more

BEN-HUR (1925)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Aug 9, 2013

Because of all the movies that I've seen in my life, it's a very rare thing these days for me to watch a famous film for the very first time. But that's what happened last night when the Turner Classic Movies channel showed the 1925 version of BEN-HUR. The print TCM showed looked spectacul read more

Triple Ben-Hur Extravaganza!

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Jul 21, 2013

Up until recently I had never seen any film version of Ben-Hur. Last Sunday I watched three in one day! Am I crazy? Maybe a little. But I thrive on challenges especially fun ones like this.  It all started with the screening of Ben-Hur (1925) at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA. I went read more

Ben-Hur (1959)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on May 12, 2013

Ben-Hur Directed by William Wyler 1959/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing #349 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die   Messala: [ironically] Return? This big-budget epic delivers in all the blockbuster categories.  It is approximately 27 A.D. Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) is a prince read more

Best Picture Winner 1959: Ben-Hur

Spoilers Posted by Duke Mantee on Aug 23, 2012

There are countless movie reviews on Turner Classic Movies website alone about Ben-Hur. Countless. So I’ve tricked you by titling this post Ben-Hur, when really, I’m much more interested in the Kirk Douglas/Stanley Kubrick vehicle, Spartacus, released the year after Ben-Hur, in retaliation. **Kirk read more

“Ben-Hur” For Easter

We Recycle Movies Posted by Anne Marie on Apr 8, 2012

Happy Easter and Passover everyone! When deciding on an Easter movie, I had a wealth of films to choose from. But since I’m not Catholic enough to appreciate “The Passion of the Christ,” not stoic enough to labor through “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” and not on enoug read more

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