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47 Ronin

  • Thompson on Hollywood  News

    Keanu Reeves Is Latest Movie Star to Go TV

    When in doubt, go TV. That is the new Hollywood mantra, as every working producer, director and actor is checking out alternatives to green screen comic-book movies. It's been a while since Keanu Reeves hit his stride as an action star in "Speed" and the "Matrix franchise. Reeves is not going gentl...

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  • The Playlist  News

    "Thoroughly Bogus," "Disastrous," "Atrocious": First Reviews For '47 Ronin' Arrive

    A ballooning budget, reshoots, editing room wrangles and more have long marked "47 Ronin" as a cinematic poison apple. And certainly, with a weak opening earlier this month in Japan, where the story is common and has been retold numerous times, it seemed the writing on the wall. But was the negative...

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  • The Playlist  News

    Watch: 3 Clips, Animated Prequel & Featurette For '47 Ronin' Starring Keanu Reeves

    “47 Ronin” is a thing that is happening, which, believe you me, is saying something given how long it's been delayed (check out last month's set visit report for more on the chaos of bringing Keanu Reeves' sometime passion project to cinema screens). But made it now is, and released it shall be, on ...

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  • The Playlist  News

    Watch: Magic & Monsters In 2 Clips From '47 Ronin'

    With production first beginning in 2011, it’s an understatement to say that Carl Rinsch’s 3D samurai epic “47 Ronin” is a long time coming. A little over a month separates us from the Keanu Reeves-starring film, and to ease the wait, Universal Pictures has released two new clips from the film.

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  • The Playlist  News

    Abandoned, Enslaved, Destined: Watch The New Trailer For Keanu Reeves' '47 Ronin'

    As "World War Z" proved this summer, a blockbuster movie going through numerous delays and production woes doesn't automatically add up to a box office bomb. In fact, the zombie thriller was one of Brad Pitt's most successful films of his career, and for audiences at large, the bad blogosphere buzz ...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood  Reviews

    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 curre...

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