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Review: 'Hercules' Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane And John Hurt

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 25, 2014 9:00 AM
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Hercules
There are cheap costumes, cartoonish special effects and endless nonsense monologues in Brett Ratner's “Hercules." Ergo, there's also Ian McShane. HBO's "Deadwood" blew up the journeyman actor's career, making him a must-have accessory in the eyes of all casting agents. But since the end of that show, where he essayed the role of the iconic Al Swearengen, he's been lost in an increasingly inessential sea of special effects-heavy blockbusters, from “Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” to “Jack The Giant Slayer," from “The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising” to “Snow White And The Huntsman." You figure the qualifications for McShane appearing in your movie involve the least amount of acting possible. “Hercules” may be the first film where, finally, everyone is on the exact same page as McShane.

Kiefer Sutherland Climbs 'Pompeii,' Rufus Sewell Flexes For 'Hercules,' Michael Angarano Feels 'Heat' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 21, 2013 11:50 AM
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In today’s casting round-up, we have news on films from the other Paul Anderson, a documentary filmmaker’s move into fiction, and something that will likely involve a lot of body oil...

Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon & Charlotte Rampling Are 'Restless' For 3 Hour BBC Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2012 10:43 AM
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Making movies is hard work, but if you get off the right foot with good source material and a solid cast, you can make your life easier. And that seems to be the case for BBC One who have rounded up a nice ensemble of players for their upcoming dramatic thriller.

Watch: 3 New Clips From 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Plus Ear Ruining Linkin Park Scored Music Trailer

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 18, 2012 12:59 PM
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After its initial run of promotional material consisted of grandiose proclamations set over slo-mo glimpses of bloody vampire killing, three new clips from “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” have surfaced, and… surprise, surprise, more of the same on display.

Rufus Sewell To Play Lead Vampire Villain In 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2011 8:10 AM
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It seems the casting now for Timur Bekmambetov's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" has been going on forever at this point, and now one more name has joined the cast in what we'd guess is the last major role (right guys?). Variety reports that Rufus Sewell ("Dark City," "The Tourist") has joined the film taking on the role of Adam, the main vampire foe the president will have to defeat.

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