Archive | March, 2009

The case of the missing jokes – The Pink Panther 2 review

The Pink Panther 2 – Starring Steve Martin, Jean Reno and Emily Mortimer. Directed by Harald Zwart. Rated PG for mild sexual references and comedic violence. 94 mins. It’s not a crime to be silly, although the cast of The Pink Panther 2 dance perilously close to committing at the very least a misdemeanor. Steve […]

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Head to Head – Crash

Welcome to the first installment of Head to Head, a brand new feature in which our Quickflix critics enter into a relentlessly bloody battle to the death based on the merits of a particular film. Our first selection is Paul Haggis‘ Best Picture winning feature Crash. DVDman will argue FOR the film and Simon Miraudo […]

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Bruno slapped with controversial rating

source: thewrap.com The Motion Picture Association of America has slapped Sacha Baron Cohen‘s upcoming docu-comedy Bruno with an NC-17 rating. Similar to an Australian R rating, an NC-17 restricts anyone under the age of 17 into the cinema. Sharon Waxman over at The Wrap has revealed that the rating was applied on the film’s first […]

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Aussie grabs lead in Zack Synder’s Sucker Punch

source: hollywoodinsider.ew.com Melbourne’s own Emily Browning has scored the lead role in Zack Snyder‘s upcoming action fantasy Sucker Punch. She will join an all-girl cast that is likely to include Vanessa Hudgens, Emma Stone, Evan Rachel Wood and Abbie Cornish. Browning, who is best well known for her performances in Lemony Snicket and The Uninvited, […]

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Knowing IS better – Knowing review

Knowing – Starring Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne and Chandler Canterbury. Directed by Alex Proyas. Rated M for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief coarse language. 121 mins. Alex Proyas’ Knowing is a far braver and more intelligent film than many will give it credit for. It deals with that eternal, unanswerable question – do we […]

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Sherlock Holmes poster debuts!

source: latinoreview.com A teaser poster for Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes reboot starring Robert Downey Jr. debuted at ShoWest over the weekend. The poster has not been confirmed by Warner Bros as the official one-sheet, and may just be a preliminary teaser that won’t be used in upcoming promotional materials. Nonetheless, interesting no? What do you […]

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Would you like to go to the world premiere of Star Trek?

Paramount Pictures have announced that J.J. Abrams‘ reboot of Star Trek will have its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House on April 7th. If that’s not pimp enough for you, a strictly limited allocation of special tickets will be available to the general public. Yes, that means you, Joe Public, can go see Star […]

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The new Harry Potter posters are kinda sexy

source: msn.com Now I don’t want to get everyone’s hopes up for what is essentially a family film, but is anyone feeling the semi-arousing vibes coming from the Harry Potter 6 marketing. A batch of new posters advertising Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince feature the (perfectly legal) cast in all their sexy glory. […]

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Ang Lee and Demetri Martin team up for Taking Woodstock

source: youtube.com The trailer for Ang Lee‘s upcoming feature Taking Woodstock debuted on Comedy Central’s Important Things with Demetri Martin last night. The film is based on the real life story of Elliot Tiber, a closeted gay man who supplied his parents’ music festival permit to the organisers of Woodstock. Martin will star as Tiber […]

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It takes deux – Duplicity review

Duplicity – Starring Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Tony Gilroy. Rated PG for mild sexual references and coarse language. 125 mins. First things first – where is George Clooney? Duplicity is exactly the kind of battle-of-the-sexes/verbal-sparring-match that he eats for breakfast. Sure, Clive Owen is charming. But he ain’t […]

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Penn, Carrey and Del Toro to star as Three Stooges

source: variety.com MGM have revealed that the cast for The Farrelly Brother’s upcoming film The Three Stooges film will include Sean Penn, Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro. Sean Penn has officially signed on to play Larry, while negotiations are still underway to lock in Carrey as Curly and Del Toro as Moe. Carrey is […]

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Mendes goes all Juno with Away We Go

source: traileraddict.com Oscar winning director Sam Mendes has turned away from his usual morbid-award-baity flicks to make the comedy Away We Go. The trailer has debuted online, and I’m getting a heavy Juno/Little Miss Sunshine kind of vibe. And thank God, because I don’t think I could have dealt with another Revolutionary Road. Written by […]

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Awooo! Where the Wild Things Are trailer debut!

source: traileraddict.com As teased last week, the trailer for Spike Jonze‘s Where The Wild Things Are has landed online, complete with Arcade Fire, James Gandolfini and a healthy heaping of awesomeness. Although we can’t judge the complete quality of the film as of yet, this trailer has eased a lot of fears some may have […]

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Once bitten – Let The Right One In review

Let The Right One In – Starring Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson and Per Ragnar. Directed by Tomas Alfredson. Rated MA for nudity and horror violence. 115 mins. So how do you sell a slow-burn Swedish drama about a 12-year-old boy and his peculiar love interest to cinema goers? You tell them it’s a vampire movie […]

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Michael Cera madness continues! Full length Year One trailer!

source: traileraddict.comThe feature length trailer for Harold Ramis‘ upcoming Bible spoof Year One has landed online. Haters of awkward-Michael-Cera-characters be warned – you are not going to enjoy this film. However, regular Cera fans can rejoice! It’s George Michael in a wig! The film stars Jack Black and Cera as two wandering souls trying to […]

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The Coen Brothers go west!

source: variety.com Oddball Oscar kings Joel and Ethan Coen are bringing an adaptation of the Charles Portis book True Grit to the big screen. The book was previously adapted into the iconic 1969 western, which provided John Wayne with an Oscar for his lead performance. The original novel is about a 14-year-old girl who enlists […]

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Wild Things poster makes my heart sing!

source: s-jonze.blogspot.com The official one-sheet for Spike Jonze‘s long gestating adaptation of the classic children’s book Where The Wild Things Are has debuted on a fan’s blog. And it’s perfect. The film has gone through plenty of woes during production, but now that we’ve finally seen the poster, I’m filled with optimism. In other WTWTA […]

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Watchmen – Flop or not?

It has been two weeks since Zack Snyder‘s glorious adaptation of Watchmen hit our screens. Sadly, it hasn’t been the box office juggernaut we had hoped. The picture opened to a decent $55 million in the U.S, which is unsurprising considering the picture’s R rating (keeping viewers younger than 17 out of the cinema) and […]

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Transformers to take on Captain America and Harry Potter!

source: ropesofsilicon.com At the box office at least. Paramount and Dreamworks have officially announced that Transformers 3 will hit cinemas July 1st 2011, only two weeks before Harry Potter 7 and three weeks before Captain America debuts. The involvement of Michael Bay, Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox has not yet been confirmed. Starscream was unavailable […]

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The 10 least annoying child performances!

Child actors. Love them or hate them …, well, we mostly hate them. It’s not their fault of course. Some movies need children – the truth is that most of them can’t act very well. So it took a lot of soul searching to find the 10 least annoying child performances in movie history. These […]

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Quickflix interviews the stars of 2 Fists, 1 Heart

The local film industry has something in common with all the great boxing heroes in cinema history – it’s a real underdog. It coulda been a contender, that’s for sure. But lately audiences seem less interested in Australian productions and more interested in fighting robots or emotionally crippled superheroes. For our underdog tale to be […]

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Confessions of a film reviewer – Confessions of a Shopaholic review

Confessions of a Shopaholic – Starring Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy and John Goodman. Directed by P.J. Hogan. Rated PG for mild coarse language. 104 mins. Confession #1: Despite all reasonable logic and preconceived expectations, I enjoyed Confessions of a Shopaholic. And believe me, that is a ringing endorsement from someone who is in no way […]

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What are your favourite TV shows?

We’re calling you out Quickflixers! It’s time to represent. We want to know what your 10 FAVOURITE TV SHOWS are! Last year we similarly asked for your 10 favourite movies, and you responded in force. We were able to put together a pretty solid Top 50. Now, with your help, we’d like to do the […]

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The bands of Scott Pilgrim revealed! Kinda!

source: myspace.com/edgarwright We’re very excited for the upcoming adaptation of Edgar Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim comics, if you haven’t noticed already. Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright is bringing the Canadian comic fantasy to life with Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, starring Michael Cera in the title role. Wright has been enigmatically teasing fans […]

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Rourke and Johansson sign on for Iron Man 2

source: deadlinehollywood.com Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson have officially signed on to star in Iron Man 2. Rourke was reportedly offered a low-ball price of $250,000 to play an undisclosed villain in the highly anticipated superhero sequel. According to Nikki Finke, his Oscar nomination earned him some leverage in the […]

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Trailer debut: Sam Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell

source: traileraddict.com Evil Dead fans rejoice! Sam Raimi has returned to his horror roots with his latest demonic flick Drag Me To Hell. The picture focuses on a young woman (Alison Lohman) who has a curse placed on her by an old Eastern-European woman. Justin Long also stars as Lohman’s boyfriend. The first feature trailer […]

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Traditional B.I.O – Notorious review

Notorious – Starring Jamal Woolard, Angela Bassett, Anthony Mackie and Derek Luke. Directed by George Tillman Jr. Rated MA for strong sex scenes and coarse language. 123 mins.As far as celebrity assassinations go, this one is a biggie. Notorious tells the story of Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G aka Biggie Smalls. Much like his […]

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Come on! Sam Worthington is not replacing Bale as Batman.

source: news.com.au I normally don’t like to post rumours on this blog, unless they come from at least a couple of trustworthy sources. However, I found an article on The Herald’s Sun website that I had to show you all. “Sam Worthington tipped to replace Christian Bale as Batman.” This will never, ever happen. As […]

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Segel and Rudd laugh it up in I Love You, Man

source: collider.comCollider has some exclusive new clips from the upcoming Paul Rudd/Jason Segel comedy I Love You, Man. The pic has been generating some serious buzz, and it’s no surprise with hilarious clips like these. They are almost as funny as the film’s German poster. Rudd and Segel are two of the funniest actors working […]

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The ungood – The Unborn review

The Unborn – Starring Odette Yustman, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Goode and Gary Oldman. Directed by David S. Goyer. Rated M for horror themes and infrequent coarse language. 87 mins.When it comes to horror films, I am extremely forgiving. Although it’s preferable, I don’t require a horror movie to have particularly good acting or dialogue to […]

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