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Season 8, Episode 5

'Ben-Hur' and 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

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Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Year: 2016     Run Time: 123 min

Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

Tim's Review

This is almost like the original Ben-Hur. It's the same story with Jack...Charlton Heston. We loved Ben-Hur then, we love it now.

5 Bags of Popcorn

Gregg's Review

I think they've improved upon it this time because in that movie you didnt have access to some of the technology. Some of the sets were a little cornball, quite frankly.

5 Bags of Popcorn, 1 Miniature Chariot


Kubo and the Two Strings

Director: Travis Knight

Year: 2016     Run Time: 101 min

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

Tim's Review

Show the clip...oh, shit!

Tim did not rate this film

Gregg's Review

This is the summer of animation, quite frankly. We've had a lot of animated features this year and there's more to come.

5 Bags of Popcorn, 5 Packets of Soy Sauce

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