Archive | January, 2009

Your new favourite movie – Sundance winner An Education

source: collider.com Fresh from yesterday’s clip of Sundance favourite 500 Days of Summer, Collider have a batch of vids from the Audience Award winning film An Education. The Lone Scherfig film was written by Nick Hornby (his first original screenplay), and was considered one of the best films screening in competition at Sundance this year. […]

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Sleep lightly! The Thing prequel is go!

source: bloodydisgusting.com Last week, Bloody Disgusting reported a rumour regarding a prequel to John Carpenter‘s The Thing, with a script written by Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ronald D. Moore. The rumour has since been confirmed, with television commercial director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr attached to direct. The project will be produced by Universal Pictures and Zach […]

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500 Days of Summer – The next quirky cult classic?

source: cinematical.com A short clip from Sundance favourite 500 Days of Summer has landed online, featuring button-cute Zooey Deschanel dropping an anvil of sexual innuendo. The Fox Searchlight production played out of competition at Park City earlier this month, and has already garnered a ravenous following. Although I hate it when people say this, it […]

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Smile! Final Watchmen poster revealed!

source: impawards.com The final poster for the lawsuit-proof, earth-changing mega spectacle Watchmen has debuted, and even though it’s kind of a lazy ‘cut and paste’ job, it still looks really pretty. It’s not quite as impressive as this poster, or this one, but you can’t deny how sumptuous and colourful it is. Every image, trailer […]

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Here to recruit you – Milk review

Milk – Starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, James Franco and Emile Hirsch. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Rated M for mature themes, coarse language, sexual references. 128 mins. Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. In 1970, at the age of 40, he had nothing at all to […]

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Sinking ship – Revolutionary Road review

Revolutionary Road – Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Michael Shannon. Directed by Sam Mendes. Rated M for mature themes, coarse language and sex scenes. 119 mins There are very few movies that I actively HATE. There are badly made movies, forgettable movies and disappointing movies. But there are some that creep under your skin, […]

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Fast and Furious trailer is both fast and, obviously, furious

source: traileraddict.com The second teaser trailer for Fast and Furious has hit the web, and damn if it doesn’t look amazing. Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster return to The Fast and the Furious saga’s fourth installment, to reprise the roles that made them stars. I bet they’re hoping lightning can strike […]

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"Can you smell what the Rourke is cooking?" Mickey Rourke hits Wrestlemania

source: youtube.com UPDATE – Rourke’s publicist has denied that he will attend Wrestlemania, despite having been officially invited. Boo! On the red carpet for last weekend’s SAG awards, Mickey Rourke revealed that he has accepted an offer from WWE Emperor Vince McMahon to appear at Wrestlemania 25. The former teen heart throb has returned to […]

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Slumdog and Heath edge closer to Oscars after SAG win

source: sag.org The winners of the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild Awards were announced over the weekend, providing further indicators of which films will walk away with Oscar gold next month. Slumdog Millionaire picked up Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the SAG’s, an award that has called the Academy’s […]

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Cruise of the Valkyries – Valkyrie review

Valkyrie – Starring Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Bryan Singer. Rated M for violence and infrequent coarse language. 120 mins. “Leave Tom Cruise alone!” I’ve been accused on more than one occasion of sounding too much like that guy who posted a video of himself online, begging people through […]

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Oscar fallout – Analysing the nominations and getting worked up about it!

As reported earlier this morning, the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced. And I’ve got to say, while there are a WHOLE bunch of pleasant surprises, there are a couple of shocking exclusions that need to be examined. Firstly, check out the nominees over here. Then, see my hilariously inaccurate predictions. Without […]

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Oscar nominees – Benjamin Button leads Slumdog Millionare and The Dark Knight

source: imdb.com The nominees have been announced for the 81st Academy Awards, and there are surprises, snubs and shocks all round. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button scored a massive 13 nominations, one shy of equalling the record of most ever nominations. It is in the running for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best […]

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The Happening, Love Guru and Uwe Boll compete for this year’s Razzies!

source: rottentomatoes.com The nominees for the 29th annual Razzie awards have been announced, celebrating the very worst in cinema for 2008. Mike Myers‘ terrible, terrible film The Love Guru earned an impressive six nominations, including Worst Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Director and Screenplay. Epic Fail. Competing against The Love Guru for Worst Picture are […]

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OSCAR WATCH – We predict the nominees!

The announcement of this year’s Oscar nominees are just 30 hours away, at which time the most respected films of 2008 will be revealed, and the shroud of mystery will be lifted from Hollywood’s most coveted prize – a naked gold man. I know, the Oscar’s don’t really mean anything. After all, who’s to say […]

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Scott Pilgrim vs Superman, The Human Torch, and Ann Veal – Meet the whole cast!

source: hollywoodreporter.com The major cast of Edgar Wright‘s upcoming film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has finally been revealed, and it has talented young performers up the yin yang. The film is an adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s hilarious and action packed Scott Pilgrim graphic novels. Michael Cera stars as Pilgrim, a young Canadian slacker […]

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Nothing can stop it now! First Watchmen TV spots!

source: traileraddict.com It’s getting quite difficult to think of new and exciting things to say regarding Watchmen. So here are the facts: 1. It is based on Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons’ classic graphic novel.2. It is directed by Zach Snyder of 300 fame.3. It will be released on March 5th in Australia (despite Fox’s attempts to […]

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Here the Wild Things are!

source: slashfilm.com The first images of the monsters from Spike Jonze‘s adaptation of the classic picture book Where the Wild Things Are have debuted online. The images adorn a limited series of skateboards to be put out by Girl Skateboards Company, which was cofounded by Jonze. I think fans should be pleased with the design […]

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The 10 greatest action films of all time!

Let’s just be real with one another, for once in our lives, and just admit it – DVD was made for action films. No doubt. The crisp picture, the surround sound, the special features letting you know just HOW they blew up that skyscraper. I mean let’s face it – they’re not rushing out The […]

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Suckophagus – The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor DVD review

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – Starring Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Luke Ford, Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh. Directed by Rob Cohen. Rated M for action violence. 112 mins. Never trust a movie in which a character exclaims “here we go again”, just as Brendan Fraser does 30 minutes into the third instalment […]

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500 reasons to love Zooey in 500 Days of Summer trailer

source: traileraddict.com The teaser trailer for Marc Webb’s anti-romantic comedy 500 Days of Summer has landed online, although I’ve gotta say – looks pretty romantic to me. The film stars Joseph Gordon Levitt as lovestruck Tom, and Zooey Deschanel as the titular Summer. The film chronicles the pair’s 500 day relationship, from their matchup to […]

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Devil in the details – Doubt review

Doubt – Starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis. Directed by John Patrick Shanley. Rated M for mature themes. 104 mins. Adapting a John Patrick Shanley screenplay is tricky business. His contract demands not a single word be changed when bringing his script to the screen. So it’s no wonder the […]

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Warners and Fox settle Watchmen dispute!

source: thehollywoodreporter.com So there IS a God.Warner Bros and Fox have reached a settlement regarding the rights over the upcoming Zach Snyder film Watchmen. Although the details of the settlement will not be disclosed, Fox received a sizable cash payment as well as a percentage of the film’s box office. However, they will not co-distribute […]

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BAFTA nominees – Slumdog v Button; Happy Go Lucky shut out!

source: bafta.org The Curious Case of Benjamin Button leads the nominees at this year’s BAFTA awards, followed closely by the British production Slumdog Millionaire. Benjamin Button nabbed 11 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. Slumdog also earned 10 nominations including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted […]

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Goodnight, sweet prince – LaserDisc’s officially out of production

source: reghardware.co.ukHaving been slayed by Blu-ray, DVD, on-line downloads, VHS and television, Pioneer have finally accepted that LaserDisc have lost the format war. In other news, Germany has finally surrendered their efforts in World War 2, and Icarus has admitted he probably shouldn’t have flown so damn close to the sun. Pioneer will pump out […]

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Scott Pilgrim update – Michael Cera to bed Kieran Culkin! Finally!

source: collider.com Kieran Culkin has been added to the cast of Edgar Wright‘s adaptation of the cult comic favourite Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Normally Kieran Culkin news wouldn’t get us overly excited, but any progress on the Scott Pilgrim movie is good to hear! Based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s brilliant series of graphic novels, […]

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Has the Watchmen case been settled?!

source: hollywoodreporter.comOK, don’t freak out everyone, but the Watchmen rights dispute between Fox and Warner Bros might be at an end. This may (I repeat, MAY) mean the film will not be delayed from its scheduled release on March 6th. The Hollywood Reporter has announced the case’s scheduled January 20th hearing has been cancelled, following […]

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New Kick Ass pics from new Kick Ass movie

source: hitfix.com A bunch of new pictures from Matthew Vaughn‘s upcoming superhero flick Kick Ass have landed online. The above picture shows young actor Aaron Johnson as Dave Lizewski, in uniform as his alter-ego Kick Ass. Dave is an ordinary kid, who is inspired by his comic heroes to get into the masked vigilante game. […]

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Which Oscar favourite almost went straight-to-DVD?

source: theplaylist.blogspot.com The nominations for the 81st Academy Awards are only around the corner, with several films poised to grab a position in the Best Picture category. While researching some of the major contenders, I was shocked to discover that one was originally headed straight-to-DVD! So which film was it? OK, so The Dark Knight […]

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The Dark Knight leads Australian box office to record year

source: ninemsn.com Australians spent $946 million at the box office in 2008, proving that not even a worldwide financial collapse could keep us from seeing the new Batman film. The Joker, with only some of The Dark Knight’s grosses. It was the highest grossing year on record thanks to some major mid-year blockbusters. The biggest […]

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Golden Globe Winners – Slumdog, Vicky Cristina and Heath FTW!

source: goldenglobes.org The Hollywood Foreign Press Association have announced the winners of the 66th Golden Globes at Los Angeles. The big winner was Danny Boyle‘s Slumdog Millionaire, which took home Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Score. It’s great to see this little film get such recognition, especially considering the […]

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