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Review Roundup: Waiting Five Years Didn't Save Samurai Epic '47 Ronin'

Apparently, a five-year production schedule, cycles of reshoots and a yearlong theatrical delay couldn't save the 3-D martial arts action film "47 Ronin" starring Keanu Reeves, a virtual absentee from the big screen these last few years. With eight reviews and counting, the Reeves Samurai epic currently sits at 14% on the Tomatometer.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 23, 2013 1:58 PM
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WATCH: New Trailer for Long-Awaited and Much Troubled '47 Ronin,' Starring Keanu Reeves

A new trailer has landed for the long awaited and much beleaguered "47 Ronin," starring Keanu Reeves. The $225 million production has been troubled by setbacks and re-shoots. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 28, 2013 1:18 PM
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Studios Rethink Tentpole Strategy Amid Reshoots and Postponements, from 'World War Z' to '47 Ronin'

Is Hollywood ready to change its tentpole strategy? I'm hearing that yes, studio heads are realizing that placing too many big bets on too few potential tentpoles--which when they work, do return the most money--is a foolish strategy. The conventional wisdom was always that you spread your risk over a diverse slate of projects, from low-budget comedies and genre fare to high-cost holiday sequels and potential blockbusters. The studios are returning to that approach.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • August 15, 2012 4:27 PM
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Universal Sets Release Date for 'Kick Ass 2,' Bumps Back '47 Ronin,' Moves Up 'Jurassic Park 3-D'

Universal has been moving around its release slots. We already detailed changes on the release dates for Ron Howard's Chris Hemsworth NASCAR vehicle "Rush," Tom Cruise in sci-fi epic "Oblivion," and Guillermo del Toro's horrific "Mama" here. Now the studio is giving "Kick Ass 2" a release date of June 28, 2013, right in time for the fanboy summer movie glut.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 15, 2012 1:37 PM
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