Archive | October, 2008

BOO! Halloween Horror Classics

I love horror films. I love ‘em. I love feeling sick with terror. I love seeing unrestrained gore and violence. Seeing as it’s Halloween, there is no better time to celebrate the all-time greatest gut-wrenching horror classics. Read on. Unless you’re chicken, that is. The Thing Originally panned by critics, The Thing has grown into […]

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The WALL-E Oscar Juggernaut Rolls On

source: slashfilm.com Disney weren’t lying. The push for WALL-E to get a Best Picture nomination has begun. We want to know what you think? Does WALL-E deserve a spot in the top 5? Related Articles: WALL-E For Best Pic? Hey If Crash Can Win… Who Are the Major Oscar Contenders? Pixar: Greatest Filmmaker’s Ever? WALL-E […]

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Mamma Mia Outgrosses The Dark Knight!

source: indielondon.com OK, that heading might be a bit misleading. I was referring specifically to the United Kingdom. But Mamma Mia has in fact become the 2nd highest grossing film in the UK’s history. The film has grossed approximately £67 million since it’s release in July, just behind Titanic‘s stellar £69. Co-financed by the US […]

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Underworld 3 Trailer Noticably Missing Kate Beckinsale; Excitement.

source: traileraddict.com I have never liked the Underworld series, but I understand there are quite a few fans out there. Otherwise, how else would a third film be greenlit for production? Here is the first trailer for Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans. Bill Nighy is back, but Kate Beckinsale has (wisely) stepped aside, with […]

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No Biggie, Smalls – Notorious Trailer

source: traileraddict.com The trailer for the Notorious B.I.G. biopic has landed (aptly named Notorious). In the interest of full disclosure, I am a total Hip-Hop-film junkie. Although I have the feeling I’m in the minority, I think this flick looks pretty great. http://www.traileraddict.com/emb/7084 Notorious hits cinemas January 16 in the U.S. There is currently no […]

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In Defense of Nicolas Cage

In the second installment of our “In Defense Of” series, I’m going to look at the varied (and I mean varied) career of one Nicolas Cage. Last time, I attempted to calm the thrashing critcism against Tom Cruise‘s personal life by refocusing on his amazing career as an actor. Nicolas Cage has proven to be […]

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Would You Want To See A New Superman Trilogy?

source: empireonline.com Comic-scribe Mark Millar is keen to bring an 8-hour Superman saga to the big screen, over the course of three films. Millar told Empire he would like to see the trilogy filmed back to back, and release each a year apart. “It’s gonna be like Michael Corleone in the Godfather films, the entire […]

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The Rain in Payne Falls on Dialogue Inane – Max Payne Review

Max Payne – Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges. Directed by John Moore. Rated MA for strong violence. 100 mins. Is it high time Hollywood cut their losses and stopped trying to adapt video games into movies? Ridiculously entertaining games like Final Fantasy and Silent Hill manage to maintain cinematic qualities such […]

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Harry Potter is a Total Pimp in the New Trailer

source: traileraddict.com The killer new trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has landed, almost making up for it’s unceremonious cinematic postponement. Almost. Originally scheduled to debut next month, Warner Bros decided to delay the release until next July. The reason? Since The Dark Knight made approximately a bajillion dollars (not adjusted for inflation) […]

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WALL-E for Best Picture? Hey, If Crash Can Win…

source: nytimes.com The Oscar race has begun, with major studios pushing megahits WALL-E, Iron Man and The Dark Knight for Academy Award consideration. Disney has officially begun their campaign to push WALL-E for a Best Picture nomination at next year’s Oscars. Walt Disney chairman Dick Cook told the New York Times the film was deserving […]

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The Avengers – First Details Emerge!

source: slashfilm.com Marvel have revealed the first official details for The Avengers film. Plot: Here is an excerpt from Marvel’s press release, which reveals some very vauge details of the film’s plot: “In a movie event, THE AVENGERS will bring together the super hero team of Marvel Comics characters for the first time ever, including […]

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What Are Your 10 Favourite Films?

We need your help Australia! We want to know what your favourite movies are, and prove once and for all that Quickflix members have better taste than regular folks.In the comments section below, list your 10 FAVOURITE FILMS. It could be full of gory horror flicks, romantic comedies, or espionage thrillers. Hell, it could just […]

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RIP Kath and Kim USA

The people of Australia have spoken – you want the American Kath and Kim off your airwaves. Well congratulations! Channel 7 have pulled the program after only two episodes, giving the show a quicker death than most Australian’s felt it deserved. Quickflix readers should be particularly happy with the news. We asked for your opinion […]

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Clint Eastwood Looks Like A Crazy Old Man in ‘Gran Torino’

source: slashfilm.com The poster for Clint Eastwood‘s upcoming film Gran Torino has landed. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one says “who stole my beans?!?!” Looking suitably crazy and badass, Gran Torino is set to be the legendary actor’s final film in front of the character. However, we’ve heard that before. Eastwood […]

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Lost Season 5 Trailer – Hurley’s Got A Gun!

source: youtube.com A teaser trailer for the upcoming season of Lost has debuted online, and it promises more WTF moments per minute than any other series on television. Dude. SPOILER WARNING – If you have not seen the end of Season 4, do not watch the below clip, as it reveals some major plot details […]

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Friday the 13th Teaser Trailer Debut

source: traileraddict.com Jason Voorhees is back to terrify incredibly stupid teenagers once again, as evidenced by the latest trailer for the newest Friday the 13th installment.Instead of being a remake per se, the film will borrow elements from the first three films of the series. Check out the trailer below. http://www.traileraddict.com/emb/7032 As much as I […]

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New Watchmen Trailer To Replace Your Loved Ones

source: traileraddict.com An amazing new trailer for Watchmen has debuted at the Spike TV 2008 Scream Awards. With each new piece of footage revealed, it’s becoming more and more apparent this film will make all of our lives so much better.Oh mercy. http://www.traileraddict.com/emb/7033 It’s pretty similar to the one we’ve already seen, but there is […]

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Who Are The Major Oscar Contenders?

The upcoming Oscar season has been blown wide open, with high profile favourites either postponed until next year or crushed by middling reviews. Do WALL-E and The Dark Knight now have a serious shot at the big time? Or will favourites such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Wrestler persevere. Take a […]

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Samuel L. Jackson Back For Iron Man 2 – Terrence Howard, Not So Much

source: iesb.net Samuel L. Jackson has confirmed he will return as Nick Fury in the highly anticipated Iron Man sequel.Those clever little monkeys who sat through the credits at the end of Iron Man were greatly rewarded, and were given a glimpse of Jackson as Avengers agent Nick Fury. He turned up, eye patch and […]

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Wedding Planner Sequel Might Star … Madonna!?

source: pr-usa.net Oh my word. I think it’s fair to say we’ve reported some of the worst ideas for films, ever. But sometimes a movie is announced that not only sounds unwatchable, but actively makes life on Earth significantly worse. This, is one of those films. The Wedding Planner … 2. The sequel no one […]

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Check Out Perth-Made ‘Crush’

source: youtube.com We’ve gotten ahold of the trailer for the West Australian thriller Crush, starring Chris Egan, Brooke Harman and Emma Lung. Check out the HD trailer below. http://www.youtube.com/v/MuaA9kLk_sY&hl=en&fs=1 Did the eagle-eyed notice the footage from the University of Western Australia? Chris Egan has even sent us his top 10 thrillers, which you can check […]

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AFI Names Top 5 Australian Films

source: empire.com.au In the lead up to the 50th annual AFI awards (December 6), the results of a public opinion poll have been released, finally answering the big question: What are the most popular Aussie films of all time? In no particular order, the following films were voted as the top five: The Adventures of […]

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New Star Trek Images Have Landed

source: slashfilm.com The first batch of images from J.J Abrams‘ Star Trek film have landed, causing fanboys around the world to literally explode with joy. For those of you keeping count, Star Trek will be the 11th installment in the legendary cinematic series. There’s been a lot of good buzz coming from the set, so […]

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Get On ‘Up’ with Pixar’s Bad Self

source: movieposterawards.com; traileraddict.com The official one sheet for Pixar‘s next film Up has made its online debut. Isn’t it nice and blue? Up tells the story of Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old man about to be moved into an assisted living home. Defiant to authority, he decides to fulfill a final promise he made to his […]

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Is ‘Let the Right One In’ The Next Pan’s Labyrinth?

source: traileraddict.com Burning up the blogosphere after a highly acclaimed run in a bunch of film festivals, is the Swedish vampire flick Let the Right One In. The film holds a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Everyone who has seen it is absolutely gushing with praise. “Let The Right One In is a horror […]

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Telstra Want To Make Film Based on Advertisement

source: ninemsn.com Congratulations Telstra! We thought nothing would usurp Disaster Movie as ‘the worst idea for a film, ever’. But look who’s stepped into the ring! Ninemsn are reporting that telstra intend to make a film based on those father and son commercials. The original actors, Patrick O’Meara and Brandon Fraser, will reprise their roles […]

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Buy After Watching – Burn After Reading Review

Burn After Reading – Starring George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton and Brad Pitt. Directed by The Coen Brothers. Rated MA for infrequent strong violence and coarse language. 96 mins. “It’s the same old song, but with a different meaning since you’ve been gone”. This lyric from that classic Four Tops song played […]

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30 Rock Season 3 – Guest Starring O-Prah!!!

source: youtube.com Look, I’ll get straight to the point: If you haven’t seen 30 Rock, you haven’t lived. The brilliant show recently picked up a whole slate of Emmy’s, including Best Comedy, as well as Best Actress and Actor for stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. It follows the cast and crew behind the scenes […]

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What is ‘Twilight’, Plus Why Should I Care?

source: traileraddict.comThe final trailer for Twilight has hit the web, but it’s left me with one question. Umm, what’s Twilight? Apparently it’s a series of books about vampires and teenagers and pouting – at least that’s what I’m picking up from the trailer. According to the millions of readers around the world, the film adaptation […]

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What Did You Think of Kath and Kim USA?

After months of anticipation, the premiere of the U.S. adaptation of Kath and Kim has finally landed. NBC have been wringing their sweat-drenched hands since the project was announced, as the program has been plagued by bad buzz and angry Aussie fans. Was Kath and Kim bad enough to plunge our two nations into war? […]

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