Archive | February, 2009

Sam Jackson’s nine-picture superhero deal

source: hollywoodreporter.com Just last month it was believed that Samuel L. Jackson would hang up the eye-patch and not reprise his performance as Nick Fury in Marvel’s upcoming slate of superhero films. However, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Jackson is signed for nine more pictures with Marvel in an unprecedented deal. Jackson will play […]

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Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg team up for buddy cop comedy

source: variety.com It looks as if it is up to Will Ferrell to save Mark Wahlberg‘s career. The duo is set to star as law enforcement officers in the comedy “B Team”. The project will be helmed by Anchorman director Adam McKay. The script has been written by Chris Henchy, co-writer of Ferrell’s upcoming Land […]

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Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet scores Eternal Sunshine director

source: hollywoodreporter.com Director Michel Gondry is in negotiations to direct the Seth Rogen-penned adaptation of The Green Hornet after months of speculation that the film was to be abandoned. Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express) joined the project back in 2007, with Rogen set to star in the lead role. Stephen Chow […]

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What did YOU think of the Oscars?

Well, after all those months of anticipation, it all went down in Los Angeles last night. The winners of the 81st Academy Awards were announced, and you can check out all the victors over here. Of course, there were no real surprises, but there were plenty of great (and not so great) moments. Let us […]

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The Wrestler cleans up at Independent Spirit Awards

source: spiritawards.com The best of independent cinema was celebrated at the Spirit Awards last night, where The Wrestler was named the Best Feature of the Year. The Wrestler beat Rachel Getting Married, Ballast, Frozen River and Wendy and Lucy to claim the top prize. Mickey Rourke also trumped Sean Penn (once again) to pick up […]

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Funny People trailer debut – Apatow’s latest might make you cry

source: traileraddict.com The first official trailer for Judd Apatow‘s third directorial effort, Funny People, has debuted online, and it looks like a picture quite different from his earlier efforts. Adam Sandler stars as a successful stand-up comedian who discovers he is dying. Seth Rogen plays the up-and-coming comedian Sandler takes under his wing. We first […]

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The parallels between Mickey Rourke and Barack Obama

There are only a couple of days to go until the Academy Award winners are announced, and the pundits favourites are starting to take form. For instance, Slumdog Millionaire is the clear darling for Best Picture. Heath Ledger is considered a shoe-in for Best Supporting Actor. And Mickey Rourke is emerging ahead of nearest competitor […]

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Would you like to star in Thor?

source: slashfilm.com Kenneth Branagh‘s Thor is one of the most anticipated films of 2010, if only because it is such a strange project. Kenneth Branagh helming an action movie? A Thor film in the 21st century? Marvel are still looking for someone to play Thor, and the casting call specifications have been revealed. Does the […]

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Why WALL-E should have been nominated for Best Picture …

source: awardsdaily.com We’ve taken a great interest in the For Your Consideration posters released over the last couple of months. Each of them encourages Academy voters to nominate a film for a particular Oscar. We’ve brought to your attention the best FYC’s and the worst. However, with less than a week until the Academy Award […]

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Will The Expendables be the greatest film ever made?

source: aicn.com If you haven’t heard about Sylvester Stallone‘s upcoming project The Expendables, you are in for a treat. Sly has lined up one of the most badass casts in the history of film badassery. He has also enlisted the talents of one of the best and most underrated action directors currently working – himself. […]

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Deadpool, Gambit AND CYCLOPS (!) in new Wolverine trailer!

source: traileraddict.com We make no apologies for posting three Wolverine articles in three days. The third aforementioned TV spot entitled “Legends” has debuted online, with footage to really get excited about. http://www.traileraddict.com/emd/8922 Was that really Cyclops in that trailer? Why haven’t we heard about this earlier?! I mean, it was confirmed back in May 2008, […]

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You want more Wolverine? You GOT more Wolverine!

source: traileraddict.com Well, as promised we have the 2nd 60-second TV spot for X-Men Origins: Wolverine. This installment is entitled “Brothers”. This clip focuses on the relationship between Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber), and I get the feeling this will be the main arc of the entire film. There are a couple of […]

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Jonah Hill’s million dollar pay day

source: variety.com Superbad star and comedy writer Jonah Hill has sold a script entitled “The Adventurer’s Handbook” to Universal Pictures for an impressive seven figure sum. The script is a comedy about four pals who travel the world in search of adventure, inspired by Mick Conefrey’s The Adventurer’s Handbook. Jason Schwartzman will co-star alongside Hill […]

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Young Wolverine kills a dude in new TV spot

source: traileraddict.com Fox has prepped three 60-second TV spots for the highly anticipated X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The first, entitled “Outcasts” has debuted online. The clip gives us a bigger look at Wolvie and Sabretooth as young boys, and the tragedy that sets their lives into motion. But enough yapping. Enjoy! http://www.traileraddict.com/emd/8862 P.S – It’s kind […]

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Ka-boom! Transformers 2 HD trailer debut!

source: traileraddict.com The full length teaser trailer for Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen has debuted online, and it couldn’t have come sooner. In just 2mins 16secs, director Michael Bay manages to orchestrate approximately a trillion explosions. That gives us an impressive 735.3 billion explosions per second. With an average like that, I think we […]

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Hard up for cash – Zack and Miri Make A Porno review

Zack and Miri Make A Porno – Starring Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks and Craig Robinson. Directed by Kevin Smith. Rated R for high level sex scenes, sexual references and coarse language. 97 mins. Wow, this movie is filthy. I mean, of course it’s filthy. It’s called Zack and Miri Make a Porno, it’s directed by […]

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Buy after watching – Burn After Reading DVD 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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OSCAR WATCH – Final Predictions!

Well, it’s been a hell of an Awards season. If you would have told me 12 months ago that the new Batman film and a movie that almost went straight-to-DVD would be duking it out for Oscar supremacy, I would have laughed in your face. And then I would have slapped it. But that’s exactly […]

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The 10 biggest mistakes in Oscar history!

There’s less than a week to go until the Oscars finally roll around, and Hollywood congratulates themselves on all the great work they’ve done over the past year. BUT … do the Oscars always get it right? No, of course not. This year alone there were devastating snubs for groundbreaking films like WALL-E, The Dark […]

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Valentine’s Day Movie Guide

Valentine’s Day has come around once again. Some young teens will be out on their first date; others will see their burgeoning romances blossom; couples will get engaged, others will get married, and a few bitterly distant husbands and wives will succumb and go out for dinner for the first time in a year. Going […]

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Come play the Watchmen video game!

source: minutemenarcade.com/uk Watchmen has already given us so much, I feel as if we could never fully repay Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons/Zack Snyder. If only movie tickets were more expensive; then I would feel as if I had contributed wholeheartedly to a worthy cause. A beautiful side scrolling 2D game is available to play for free […]

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Are the Wachowski’s rebooting Superman?

source: aintitcool.com UPDATE! Sorry gang, looks as though this was just a rumour after all. According to Slashfilm, The Wachowski’s were never even offered the opportunity … yet. Ah well, it’s fun to dream every so often. A source over at AICN has spilled one of the juiciest rumours in the history of juicy online […]

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A film with heart and souls – Ghost Town review

Ghost Town – Starring Ricky Gervais, Tea Leoni and Greg Kinnear. Directed by David Koepp. Rated M for infrequent coarse language. 102 mins. Ghost Town is the kind of supernatural comedy that we haven’t seen since the early 90’s, back when cinemagoers weren’t jaded, highly skeptical individuals. Times have changed. These days, a startling depiction […]

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Glorious new trailer for Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds

source: traileraddict.com The trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s spectacularly hardcore Nazi-hunter flick Inglourious Basterds has debuted online, giving us something to look forward to in the post-Watchmen hellscape that is the rest of 2009. Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organises a group of Jewish American soldiers known as “The Basterds” to spread fear throughout the Third […]

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Crank 2 poster and trailer debut

source: traileraddict.com The poster for Crank 2: High Voltage has landed on-line, and it features one of the greatest, straight-to-the-point-we’ll-do-whatever-we-like-in-our-movie taglines in the history of cinema. “He was dead … but he got better.” Crank 2 picks up exactly where Crank 1 left off, with Chev Chelios scraped off the pavement by the Chinese mafia. […]

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We observed, and now we report – Seth Rogen’s billionth film

source: traileraddict.com Since breaking out in 2007′s Knocked Up, Seth Rogen has put it upon himself to stay firmly in the limelight by releasing approximately one film per fortnight. Next week we will see Zack and Miri Make a Porno hit cinemas; on April 2nd we will see him voice a gelatanous blob in Monsters […]

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Micheal Cera goes Christian Bale-crazy on the set of his new flick

source: youtube.com During the course of our non-stop Michael Cera reporting, we neglected to mention that he would soon be playing the lead role in the adapatation of the popular teen novel Youth in Revolt by C.D Payne. In an attempt to cash in on Bale-Out 2009, a video from the YIR set has “leaked” […]

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How to make your very own Old Man Baby, as seen in Benjamin Button!

source: traileraddict.com Digital Domain have released a short making-of that details how David Fincher turned Brad Pitt into an “oldmanbaby” in The Curious Case of Benjmain Button. I’m yet to meet anyone that is really in love with TCCOBB. I personally thought it was an admirable, if overlong and detached film. However, if there is […]

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How to make your very own Rorschach, as seen in Watchmen!

source: traileraddict.com There is less than a month to go until Watchmen hits cinemas, after which the universe will perfectly align itself with each of us, the sun children. (It is getting really, really hard to think of increasingly ridiculous hyperbole to assign this film.)Check out this cool video diary in which director Zach Snyder […]

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BAFTA’s heart Slumdog, Winslet and Ledger

source: bafta.org Slumdog Millionaire was the big winner at the BAFTA awards ceremony this morning, taking home seven awards including Best Picture and Best Director. Danny Boyle‘s Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button were competing for all the major prizes, with 11 nominations apiece. The Boyle flick dominated the most important categories, […]

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