“Holly On Hollywood”
by Holly McClure
“Ben-Hur” is an exciting epic based on the classic story about a Jewish prince (Jack Huston) from a royal family who’s wrongly accused of a crime and arrested by his adopted brother (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. After years of slavery, Judah Ben-Hur escapes and seeks revenge for his family by entering a chariot race under the tutelage of a Sheik (Morgan Freeman). His passion for revenge leads him to an encounter with Jesus that changes his faith and future.
Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have brought us another epic movie of biblical proportions that delivers not only a great cast and solid story but…
…two unforgettably thrilling scenes (the galley battle and chariot race) with incredible CGI special effects that surpass the original 1959 classic.
The PG-13 drama is best for pre-teens to adults because of the intense action and mature themes. Huston isn’t Heston but he fills those sandals well with his own charisma and gallantry. And Freeman is perfect as the Sheik who guides Judah to a new life. This is a movie that will inspire with courage, faith and forgiveness!
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!