Archive | September, 2008

Whatever Happened To … Alex Winter?

So we all know what happened to Ted (it turned out he was the saviour of humanity) but where exactly did Bill end up? Yes, Alex Winter belongs to the select group of stars who were overshadowed by their counterpart. It could have gone either way for the stars of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. […]

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Sorry Baz, Not Quite Sold on ‘Australia’ … Yet

source: traileraddict.com A brand spanking new trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s Australia has arrived. While it shows more promise than previous glimpses, something about this film just doesn’t feel right. Anyone get the idea they are trying to limit the amount of dialogue shown in these trailers? That’s never a good sign. http://www.traileraddict.com/emb/6655 Hmm. Australia, starring […]

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How NOT to Orchestrate a Political Assassination – Eagle Eye Review

Eagle Eye – Starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Billy Bob Thornton and Rosario Dawson. Directed by D.J. Caruso. Rated M for action violence and infrequent coarse language. 117 mins. Hollywood is like the grandpa that just learnt how to use the internet. According to them, it is a device of limitless power, and should be […]

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I Am Legend Prequel – I Wonder What Happens?

source: slashfilm.com Slashfilm are reporting that Warner Bros have greenlit a prequel to I Am Legend, with star Will Smith reprising his role as Robert Neville. Director Francis Lawrence is also set to return. Apparently Smith, Lawrence, and previous screenwriter Akiva Goldsman have been working on a very detailed plot outline for the last couple […]

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He Ain’t Heavy (Well, He’s Kind of Heavy) – Step Brothers Review

Step Brothers – Starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins and Adam Scott. Directed by Adam McKay. Rated MA for coarse language, nudity and sexual references. 98 mins. You only needed one look at the poster for Step Brothers to know exactly what this film would be like. Will Ferrell and John […]

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Stone Makes Bush Almost Lovable in ‘W’

source: traileraddict.com Another trailer for Oliver Stone‘s controversial George W. Bush biopic has emerged, this time emphasising the zanier aspects of his presidency. We get to see him on the toilet, choking on a pretzel and even getting told off by daddy. I don’t know about the rest of you, but it seems like Josh […]

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"Bond, James Bond" Cut From Movie

source: ninemsn.com There are days that live in infamy; dates that are etched into the global consciousness. There have been moments of tragedy and pain that literally make the world stand still. Today is one of those days. Ninemsn is reporting that James Bond‘s famous introductory line (“Bond … James Bond”) has been cut from […]

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2008 Emmy Award Winners

source: emmy.tvThe Emmy winners were announced in Los Angeles today, with the brilliant satire 30 Rock dominating the field. Mad Men (which finally makes it onto DVD November 26) won Most Outstanding Drama in its very first season.If you want to check out these hit shows, make sure to add them to your queues. Good […]

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Shyamalan’s Spirit is ‘Unbreakable’ – Is a Sequel in the Works?

source: mtv.com M. Night Shyamalan was going to be the next Steven Spielberg. That was the way it was supposed to go down, back when The Sixth Sense grossed over $670 million worldwide, and netted him a Oscar nomination for Best Director. Obviously, things didn’t go quite to plan. “I can’t believe what’s ‘Happening’… to […]

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Totall-E Awesome!…WALL-E Review

WALL-E – Starring Ben Burtt, Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Garlin and Fred Willard. Directed by Andrew Stanton. Rated G. 98 mins.WALL-E has not met another human being in his 700 years of existence. He has spent his days tottering around an abandoned planet Earth, cleaning up the skyscraper-tall piles of garbage left behind. Humanity, whose consumption […]

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Please Surrender All Your Oscars to Synecdoche, New York

source: yahoomovies.com The trailer for Charlie Kaufman‘s long-awaited directorial debut Synechdoche, New York has finally arrived. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a playwright named Caden, whose autonomic functions begin to shut down one by one. Before he dies he wants to do something great – so he decides to build a scale model […]

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The Spirit’s New Photos Almost Make It Look Cool. Almost.

source: slashfilm.com Slashfilm has posted some brand new photo’s from the Kanye-approved The Spirit, and they look pretty awesome. Don’t get me wrong: I still think the film will be terrible. Frank Miller‘s sole directorial debut has been inundated with criticism since it’s trailer debuted at Comic Con earlier this year. Considering The Spirit is […]

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Isla Fisher’s Got Her Own Movie!

source: traileraddict.com Perth’s favourite export (no, not him, Isla Fisher!) has been given her very first lead role, and it looks to capitalise on her kooky, energetic shtick made famous in Wedding Crashers. The film is called Confessions of a Shopaholic, and pretty much tells you everything you need to know about the plot. Fisher […]

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Sex and the City Prequel?

source: ninemsn.com Maybe we spoke too soon about the Large Hadron Collider not causing the end of the world, because we’ve just received some news that seems oddly prescient of an impending apocalypse. Yikes. Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell has virtually written herself a giant cheque by agreeing to write a series of […]

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Hooker With A Fist Of (Green And) Gold – The Tender Hook Review

The Tender Hook – Starring Hugo Weaving, Rose Byrne and Matthew Le Nevez. Directed by Jonathan Ogilvie. Rated M for violence, drug use and coarse language. 104 mins. You would think that most Australian films were 3 hour dirges told in a foreign language the way audiences avoid seeing them. A successful Australian film is […]

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Heath’s Final Film is an Imaginarium Explosion

source: traileraddict.com A very strange semi-teaser trailer for Terry Gilliam‘s latest film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus has hit the web. The two and a half mintue clip is led by Gilliam himself, who takes us through his incredible plans for his latest movie. Unfortunately, there is little footage from the actual film itself, and […]

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Vin Diesel Goes Back to the Well for XXX 3

source: latinoreview.com Does it count as a comeback if you only do sequels to films you swore you would never touch again? Well, Vin Diesel would like to think so. Vin Diesel holding what is left of his career. Not only is he headed back for the ‘definitive article’-less Fast and Furious, he’s eager to […]

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Kevin Smith Wants You To Watch His ‘Porno’

source: traileraddict.com, impawards.com Kevin Smith‘s latest film Zach and Miri Make A Porno has finally got it’s very own poster and trailer, despite earlier versions being banned by the MPAA. The film stars Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks as cash-strapped roommates who decide to make a porno to solve their cash woes. They enlist some, […]

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changeling! Trailer Debut

source: traileraddict.com Clint Eastwood is on a mission to make the entire world depressed, and he’s enlisted Angelina Jolie to help him finish the job. At least, that’s what the trailer for their latest flick Changeling seems to imply.Changeling is set in 1928, and tells the story of Christine Collins (Jolie). Her son goes missing, […]

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In Defence of Tom Cruise

Let’s face it … we’ve all had a go at Tom Cruise. We all joke about him. I mean, it’s so hard not to, especially when we have pictures like this: and this: and even this: But we have to face facts. He doesn’t deserve this kind of shoddy treatment. I know, I know, he’s […]

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Best Post-Apocalyptic Flicks

No one was more pleased than I when the world didn’t end yesterday, despite the scientific community’s attempt to recreate the Big Bang with a $9 billion particle accelerator. We’ve all seen films in which scientists have unearthed some great discovery, or have developed an all-curing medicine. They applaud one another and announce how the […]

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Quantum of Awesomeness – New James Bond Trailer!

source: traileraddict.com As if we could be even MORE excited. The new trailer for Quantum of Solace has debuted online, and it looks so wonderful I think I could cry. Check. It. Out. http://www.traileraddict.com/emb/6329 Quantum of Solace looks set to pick-up right where Casino Royale left off, as Bond hunts down the people responsible for […]

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Ozploitation Classics! Not Quite Hollywood’s A Hit

The new Aussie documentary Not Quite Hollywood has been a huge success at home and abroad, even making waves at the Toronto Film Festival. The doco looks at the influence of the Australian genre films of the seventies and eighties. Not Quite Hollywood is a celebration of the blood-soaked, drug-fuelled, high-octane, sharp-toothed, nude, crude and […]

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Fire Up Your Proton Packs for Ghostbusters 3!

source: slashfilm.com, dreadcentral.com Ghostbusters stars Dan Akyroyd and Harold Ramis have confirmed a 3rd Ghostbusters film is currently being written, giving humanity one more reason to stave off extinction. Columbia Pictures has hired Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnisky to pen the sequel. Eisenberg and Stupnisky are currently writer/producers on the U.S version of The Office, […]

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24 Shuts Down Production – Jack Bauer Finally Gets Bathroom Break

source: ew.com Jack Bauer, the world’s unluckiest man, has been given a well-deserved break, at the expense of the makers of the hit show 24. Production of the show will shut down next week, at the completion of Episode 18 of the seventh season. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the creative directors of the show […]

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The 5 Worst Movie Dads

We’ve kicked Father’s Day off early here at Quickflix. This week we’ve featured the best and worst Dad’s in movies and television. Today’s final entry looks at the very, very worst fathers in movie history. 5. Clark Griswold – National Lampoon’s Vacation Fatherly Advice: “Find a bush Audrey!” The Griswold’s doomed vacation to Wallyworld is […]

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The Brothers Bloom – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for the New Millenium?

source: traileraddict.com The trailer for Rian Johnson‘s latest film The Brothers Bloom is online, and it promises a fun, quirky and stylish take on the tired con-man genre. Johnson’s last film was the little seen, but much-loved Brick. The film was a modern film-noir; a murder-mystery set amongst high-schoolers with it’s own made-up language. I […]

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Transporter 3 – Statham Officially Coolest Geezer Alive

source: traileraddict.comThe ridiculously entertaining Transporter series is back, with Jason Statham reprising his role as Frank Martin – ‘package’ transporter extrordinaire. Check it out – if you’re awesome enough: http://www.traileraddict.com/emb/6117 Transporter 3 is set for release in November. Take a look at the poster, taking the series into a brave new direction (this time its […]

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Batman 3 – Are the Rumours True or False?

Since The Dark Knight proved to be the best thing to happen to everyone, ever, rumours have been flying around about the inevitable sequel. But is a sequel even going to happen? Let’s look at what we know for certain: 1. The Dark Knight NEEDS a sequel – it practically ends on a cliffhanger! Director […]

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