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Review: 'The Eagle' Marred By Humorless Melodrama & A Silly Bromance

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 10, 2011 5:27 AM
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Helluva Chase Though...While mildly engaging initially, but soon marred by cliches, all-to-familiar and humorless swords and sandals tropes, a barrage of mixed accents (including puzzling Brooklyn ones), and the unintentional bromance comedy of two warring leads turned bffs by the end of the picture, Kevin Macdonald's "The Eagle" fails to deliver anything we haven't seen from the Roman soldiers/bros. on-the-run genre.

Exclusive: Director Kevin Macdonald Calls 'The Eagle' His Cowboy Movie In The Roman World

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 9, 2011 5:51 AM
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Scottish Director Also Talks Harvey Weinstein, The Similarities To 'Centurion,' & Why Nobody Gave A Shit About 'State Of Play'

New Photos: Kevin Macdonald's 'The Eagle' Starring Channing Tatum & Jamie Bell

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 10, 2011 3:25 AM
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Plus Two Television Spots From The FilmWith its release finally around the corner after being pushed back from a previously scheduled September bow, a batch of new photos and television spots have been unveiled for Kevin Macdonald's Roman epic "The Eagle" including new looks at Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell and Tahar Rahim as well as a first look at Mark Strong.

Watch: Cary Fukunaga Plays Up The Gothic Horror In First Trailer For 'Jane Eyre'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 9, 2010 10:37 AM
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As big fans of Cary Fukunaga's debut "Sin Nombre," we've been anticipating his follow-up, a new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel "Jane Eyre" for quite some time. But it's not been a home-run by any means: the novel's been frequently filmed as it is, most recently by Zeffirelli in 1997, with Charlotte Gainsbourg in the lead role, and a 2006 BBC TV version starring Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens. For all the talk of a fresh take (and the non-traditional hire of Fukunaga, whose first film wasn't exactly a staid costume drama) would the new version be able to break some new ground?

First Look: Steven Spielberg & Peter Jackson's 'The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 1, 2010 12:04 PM
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Mondays are usually fairly slow news days, but Empire have landed a doozy of an exclusive to start the week off: our first glimpse of one of the most anticipated blockbusters of next year, and the first collaboration between the two biggest directors in the world that aren't called James Cameron. The cover of the latest issue of the always must-read movie magazine, which is out later in the week, has a first look at "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn," the motion-capture adaptation of the popular comic book series by Belgian creator Herge, as directed by Steven Spielberg in his first venture into animation, and produced by Peter Jackson.

Early Look At Sam Worthington In Asger Leth's 'Man On A Ledge,' Ed Harris Rounds Out Cast

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 31, 2010 6:18 AM
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Here's an early peek at Asger Leth's feature directorial debut, "Man On A Ledge," a Summit Entertainment thriller set in New York starring Sam Worthington as the titular character, an ex-cop turned wanted fugitive.

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