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Trailer Time: Ben Hur Trailer #1 (2016) *Because THIS Needed a Remake…..Again*

Ben-Hur was first a novel by Lew Wallace.  Then in 1922 it was a silent film.  Then in 1959, the Charlton Heston remake won ELEVEN OSCARS!  ELEVEN!  In case you’re wondering, that ties it with Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King for the MOST OSCARS WON BY A FILM EVER!  So naturally, we need a 2016 remake from the director of Wanted.  If you really want to remake one of those movies tied at the top, why not go with Titanic?  Are you shooting for TWELVE?  Because, from this first trailer, I really doubt you’re going to see one. Continue reading Trailer Time: Ben Hur Trailer #1 (2016) *Because THIS Needed a Remake…..Again*

My Favorite Scene: Tombstone (1993) “I’m Your Huckleberry”

Val Kilmer has had a….varied career to be generous.  Undeniably talented, the star has veered all over the map in his thirty years on the screen.  What other man could have given us Iceman, Batman with nipples, a corpulent Dr. Moreau doing a Brando impression, and Tombstone’s brilliant Doc Holliday.  Some people think Tombstone isn’t an awesome movie.  Those people are WRONG: FACT.  With Kurt Russell starring in The Hateful Eight and his critically-acclaimed Bone Tommahawk on Blu Ray, I thought we’d examine the awesomeness that is Tombstone.

Val Kilmer, Doc Holliday, Tombstone

Russell is great (he’s Kurt Russell), but Val Kilmer steals this movie with his lascivious, TB-stricken, gunslinger Doc Holliday.  Sometimes all it takes is just one line to make a performance iconic, and Kilmer achieves that in his “I’m Your Huckleberry” scene.  By the way, should I use this phrase in everyday life (and I do), you gain instant friend points for recognizing how awesome I am to randomly quote a western from 1993.

Tombstone, Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell