Archive | December, 2008

The 25 biggest and (hopefully) best films of 2009!

It’s tough to say goodbye to something you love. 2008 was definitely a good year for movie fans. The bar is set pretty high for 2009. How can it possibly compare, right? Well, what if I was to tell you that 2009 has an EVEN BIGGER AND BETTER line up of flicks than 2008? You’d […]

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Doggy do’s and doggy don’ts – Marley and Me review

Marley and Me – Starring Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston and Alan Arkin. Directed by David Frankel. Rated PG for mild coarse language, sexual references and themes. 111 mins. On my 10th birthday, my parents gave me an adorable little pup. He was a Jack Russell Terrier, and we called him Hercules, partly because he was […]

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First pics from Transformers 2 promise flying cars/Megan Fox

source: usatoday.com DreamWorks has unveiled a new batch of photos from Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. The latest edition of USA Today features the pics as well as some interesting factoids. In the heavily anticipated film, the Decepticons invade Earth to capture Sam (Shia LaBeouf), who has discovered some secrets about the ancient history […]

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Watchmen likely to be delayed – Life no longer worth living

source: yahoo.com I feel like Walter Cronkite breaking the news of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. 20th Century Fox studios are seeking an injunction against Warner Bros to prevent the release of Watchmen. A few months ago, Fox took legal action against Warner Bros for infringing on their rights to produce a film based on Alan […]

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Why so serious, Jintao? The Dark Knight unreleased in China

source: slashfilm.com Warner Brothers has decided to forego a theatrical release of The Dark Knight in China after months of fighting with censors. It is assumed the censors disliked the sequence in which Batman illegally kidnaps a Chinese businessman, completely disregarding extradition laws and international jurisdiction. I’m sure at this point Warner Brothers aren’t really […]

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He’s made a huge mistake – Michael Cera delaying Arrested Development movie

source: collider.com Arrested Development, the greatest ever television show in the history of time (including all possible programs developed in parallel universes), is almost definitely on the way to movie screens. The stars have confirmed it, Fox Searchlight has officially been attached, and even narrator/producer Ron Howard has said he’ll be involved. However, creator Mitch […]

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Curious? Yes. Remarkable? No. – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button review

The Curious Case of Benjmain Button – Starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson and Jason Flemyng. Directed by David Fincher. Rated M for sexual references and coarse language. 159 mins.If youth is wasted on the young, then Benjamin Button has it made. He is born an old man, and spends his life aging […]

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First pics from Transformers 2 promise flying cars!

source: empireonline.com Empire has the first two images from Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, promising the kind of kinetic, over-saturated explosion fest we’ve come to expect from our beloved Michael Bay. It’s good to see Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf together again. I don’t want to jump the gun, but could they be the […]

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Your Boxing Day movie guide!

Boxing Day is the biggest day of the year for Australian cinemas. For some reason, Australia is the only country in which Boxing Day is a genuine movie-going event. “What I really want Santa is a double pass to Vicky Cristina Barcelona. I hear Penelope and Scarlett make out!” This year we are treated to […]

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Keanu barada nikto – The Day the Earth Stood Still review

The Day the Earth Stood Still – Starring Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly and Jaden Smith. Directed by Scott Derrickson. Rated M for violence. 120 mins. Poor Keanu Reeves. Imagine taking the role of an emotionless extra terrestrial, and having people applaud such ingenious casting. I don’t want to come across as a Keanu Reeves apologist, […]

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OSCAR WATCH – Pre Christmas predictions

No matter how many you love, there can only be one. Welcome, to Oscar Watch.They’re coming. You can’t stop it. The highs, the lows, the unnecessary competition. On Boxing Day, the Academy will have nomination ballots mailed to them, and on January 22nd, the five contenders in each category will be announced. So with less […]

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Interview to the death – Frost/Nixon review

Frost/Nixon. Starring Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon and Sam Rockwell. Directed by Ron Howard. Rated M for coarse language. 122 mins. Who would have thought in a year of epic hero/villain pairings, a British talk show host and a disgraced American president would have provided the most riveting. Audiences were given such blockbuster battles […]

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Night at the Museum 2 trailer debut – it’s actually good!

source: traileraddict.com The first trailer for Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian has landed, and it looks much more promising than its predecessor. I may be setting myself up for disappointment, but I think this film could be kind of hilarious. I mean, Jonah Hill as awkward young security guard? Check. Hank […]

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"Twilighters" named MTV’s woman of the year

source: mtv.com MTV has revealed their list of the top women of the year, placing the collective group of shreiking, 13-year-old Twilighters as Number 1. Although the entire list is dubious (Katy Perry and Britney Spears both make an appearance in the top 5), giving Twilight fans 1st spot makes me very very sad. Seriously […]

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Oscar contenders emerge in SAG nominations

source: incontention.com The nominees for the Screen Actors Guild awards have been announced, shedding further light on which films are likeliest to get Oscar nods. Best EnsembleThe Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonDoubtFrost/NixonMilkSlumdog Millionaire The devastating exclusion of The Dark Knight and Revolutionary Road is sad, but not unexpected. I would say the money is on […]

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I Love You, Man trailer debut

source: traileraddict.com I Love You, Man is about a groom-to-be (Paul Rudd) who struggles to find the perfect best man. It costars Jason Segal and Rashida Jones.I wonder if people are getting sick of these so-called ‘Bromantic’ comedies. Judd Apatow has been responsible for Knocked Up, The Forty Year Old Virgin, Superbad and Forgetting Sarah […]

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Mamma Mia is the highest grossing film of all time …

source: hollywoodreporter.com … in the UK. Mamma Mia has usurped Titanic from its ten-year reign as the highest grossing film in the United Kingdom. The threat of a sequel became too much to take for some. The wildly successful film adaptation of the Abba musical has grossed 69.1 million pounds since its release in July. […]

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Female film critics announce "most shameful movies of 2008"

source: moviecitynews.com The Women Film Critics Circle have announced their awards for the year, applauding movies that affirm female rights, and shaming those that do the opposite. They championed Changeling, Happy Go Lucky, The Wrestler and WALL-E amongst other films. They also featured a list of The Most Offensive Male Characters and a Top 10 […]

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What up, holmes?

source: cinemablend.com The first official pics of Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes have arrived, promising a different detective than we’re used to. Robert Downey Jr has taken the role of the legendary detective, although the above picture would have you think differently. Richie has said this will be a grittier version of the Holmes story. Personally, […]

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Wolverine trailer debuts – Not even Ratner could kill this franchise

source: traileraddict.com The trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine has finally debuted online, promising the film we should have gotten instead of X3: The Last Stand. Starring your Oscar host Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Origins examines the Weapon X program that gave him his adamantium claws and thirst for vengeance. It also stars the excellent Danny […]

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Check us out on Facebook!

source: facebook.com Did you know we’ve got a Facebook page? Well, everyone does these days, so we figured we might as well too. Head on over to Facebook, search Quickflix, and join our group. Let us know what your favourite movies of 2008 are; what your LEAST favourite movies of 2008 are; if you’ve got […]

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The best movies of 2008

It’s never hard picking my favourite films of the year. There is always at least one comedy in which I laughed until I cried, one drama that I can’t pry from my brain, and one action film that I rewatched over and over on DVD. 2008 proved to be no different. Although there were fewer […]

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Woody’s holiday snaps – Vicky Cristina Barcelona review

Vicky Cristina Barcelona – Starring Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Javier Bardem and Penlope Cruz. Directed by Woody Allen. Rated M for mature themes. 93 mins. In cinemas December 26. The cliché would be to compare Woody Allen’s latest film Vicky Cristina Barcelona to a bottle of fine wine: A fruity, aromatic drop that goes down […]

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The worst films of 2008

Well, we made it ladies and gents. It’s almost the end of 2008. There have been some great films released over the last 12 months, and its almost time to reveal my top 10. But before we enjoy the sweet, it’s always best to take a look at the sour. Here are the 10 worst […]

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Every dog has his day – Slumdog Millionaire review

Slumdog Millionaire – Starring Dev Patel, Freida Pinto and Anil Kapoor. Directed by Danny Boyle. Rated MA for strong themes and violence. 120 mins. Jamal Malik is one question away from winning 25 million rupees on India’s favourite game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. He grew up in the slums of Mumbai; living […]

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Toothless and tasteless – Twilight review

Twilight – Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Nikki Reed. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Rated M for supernatural themes and violence. 121 mins. Vampires are sexy, or so I’m told. Women seem to find the idea of blood sucking and capes pretty erotic. So I was kind of surprised to see how ‘anti-sex’ Christine Hardwicke’s […]

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Golden Globe nominees – surprises and snubs across the board

source: imdb.comThe nominees for the 66th Golden Globes have been announced, giving us a close indication of which films are likely to nab Oscar nominations next January. Best Motion Picture – DramaThe Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonFrost/NixonThe Reader Revolutionary RoadSlumdog Millionaire Best Motion Picture – Musical or ComedyBurn After ReadingHappy Go LuckyIn BrugesMamma MiaVicky Cristina […]

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Mclovin the superhero – first Kick Ass pics!

source: aintitcool.com The first official photo of Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Red Mist in Matthew Vaughn‘s upcoming film Kick Ass has debuted on AICN.Kick Ass is about Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a regular kid who decides to become a superhero, as a means of providing himself with an identity and also to defend himself from constant […]

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New Watchmen trailer to end famine

source: cinemablend.com A short international trailer for Watchmen has debuted online, proving that this film will, amongst other things, unite all the nations of Earth in celebration of its excellence. Although it’s made up mostly of footage we’ve already seen, there is a few new surprises, including a young Rorschach, a dead superhero and Dr […]

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Aussie Tropic Thunder star’s emotional Oscar plea

source: slashfilm.comAustralian acting legend Kirk Lazarus has officially entered himself into the Oscar race for his stirring portrait of an African American soldier in Tropic Thunder. Haunting. Check out some of his other For Your Consideration ads over at Slashfilm.

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