Archive | May, 2009

Does Paul have the comedy cast of the year?

source: variety.com Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Jane Lynch will join Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in the upcoming sci-fi comedy Paul. The film stars Pegg and Frost (who also wrote the screenplay) as a pair of sci-fi geeks who encounter a genuine alien on the way to Area 51. Rogen […]

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Soderbergh teams up with porn star Sasha Grey

source: traileraddict.com Well, it was bound to happen sometime. Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh has enlisted the talents of porn star Sasha Grey to star in his latest film The Girlfriend Experience. This caps off a decade of increasingly alienating indie projects from the director of Traffic. Now, this isn’t exactly breaking news. In fact, TGE […]

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Girlfight! New Scott Pilgrim video blog!

source: edgarwrighthere.com It’s been a little while since I’ve posted a video blog from the set of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but I hope you’ve been keeping up with the adventures of Edgar Wright and company. Today, for your viewing pleasure, we have the epic fight between Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Roxy […]

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Another awesome reason to look forward to Up

source: slashfilm.com I know, I know, I’ve gone a bit Up crazy. Just a short little story today that I thought was pretty interesting. Pete Docter, the director of the upcoming future classic, has revealed that Thomas McCarthy will have a final screenwriting credit on Up. Not familiar with the name? Well, McCarthy is the […]

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New clips from Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds

source: traileraddict.com A batch of new clips from Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming Nazi-scalping epic Inglourious Basterds have debuted online, just in time to capitalise on the film’s Cannes victory. Tarantino debuted the not-quite-final cut of his long gestating film to a divided audience at the Cannes Film Festival last week. Reviews ranged from the rapturous (“a […]

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Buffy heading to the big screen … without Joss Whedon

source: reuters.com Buffy fans rejoice! The Vampire Slayer is heading back to cinemas! Woah, not so fast Joss Whedon. We didn’t say you could come too. In news that is certain to devastate the millions of adoring Whedon fans around the world, Fran Rubel Kuzui and Vertigo Entertainment are planning on creating a brand-new big […]

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Toy Story 3 trailer is attached to Up

source: slashfilm.com Like we actually needed any more incentives to go see Pixar’s upcoming masterpiece Up. Slashfilm have confirmed that a teaser trailer for Toy Story 3 will be attached to Up when it hits U.S. cinemas this weekend. Apparently the teaser is pretty brief, but does confirm the release date of June 2010. A […]

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Quickflix has a shiny new Facebook page!

Hey Quickflixers! Well, we’re jumping back aboard the Web 2.0 train and have finally put together a Facebook page to be proud of. And we’d love it if you became our fans. You can find us right here: Quickflix Facebook Page If you become a fan, you’ll receive updates straight from the blog, as well […]

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New clip from Ledger’s final film

source: traileraddict.com Terry Gilliam‘s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus has the unfortunate distinction of forever being labeled as Heath Ledger‘s final film. Today we bring you a brand new clip from the film that debuted during the Cannes film festival. Imaginarium stars Christopher Plummer as the 1,000-year-old titular doctor. He leads a travelling theatre troupe […]

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And the Cannes winners are…

source: guardian.co.uk Austrian director and frequent Palme D’or bridesmaid Michael Haneke claimed the top prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his black-and-white World War One film The White Ribbon. Michael Haneke, director of Palme D’or winner The White Ribbon. Australian director Warwick Thornton claimed the prestigious Camera D’or for his debut feature Samson […]

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New Moon’s new poster as boring as expected

source: traileraddict.com The latest poster for The Twilight Saga’s New Moon has debuted online, continuing the series’ current trend of photoshopping actors to the point that they stop looking human. OK, Robert Pattinson has never seemed human, so it’s not so strange to see him look like a shiny, pouty alien. But Kristen Stewart is […]

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Day-Lewis’ sexy Nine-way with Cruz, Kidman and Cotillard

source: traileraddict.com I thought this article deserved a shamelessly sexy title to accompany the very sexy trailer to Rob Marshall‘s upcoming musical Nine. The Oscar nominated-director of Chicago is bringing the Tony-award winning musical to the big screen with a cast that includes Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, […]

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Is Judd Apatow’s Funny People an Oscar contender?

source: traileraddict.com A batch of new TV spots for Judd Apatow‘s upcoming feature Funny People have landed online. Everything we’ve seen from this movie looks both hilarious and touching, so we have to ask: Is Funny People a genuine Oscar contender? The film stars Adam Sandler as George Simmons, a comic superstar who finds out […]

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Head to Head – Natural Born Killers

Welcome to the latest instalment of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critics enter into a relentlessly bloody battle to the death based on the merits of a particular film. This week, our critics get really violent over Oliver Stone‘s Natural Born Killers. DVDman will argue FOR the film and Simon Miraudo will argue […]

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Head to Head – Alien 3

Welcome to the latest instalment of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critics enter into a relentlessly bloody battle to the death based on the merits of a particular film. This week, our critics get sent to that big prison planet in the sky to debate David Fincher‘s Alien 3. DVDman will argue FOR […]

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Art attack – Night at the Museum 2 review

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian – Starring Ben Stiller, Amy Adams and Hank Azaria. Directed by Shawn Levy. 105 mins. Let’s face it; there is only ONE thing parents want to know about this sequel to 2005’s megasuccessful Night at the Museum: will it distract my kid for an hour and […]

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The 20 scariest movie moments!

Be warned ye’ who enter: for this is THE LIST OF THE DAMNED! Not really. But we’re in a spooky mood here at Quickflix, and have decided to make a list of the 20 scariest movie moments of all time. We’ll take you through the most blood-curdling, gut-wrenching, sweat-inducing and soul-crushingly terrifying scenes in movie […]

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Elementary! Sherlock Holmes trailer debut!

source: traileraddict.comThe first trailer for Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes has debuted online, starring Robert Downey Jr as the famed detective and Jude Law as his loyal partner Watson. The picture looks as if it features the same visual flair that Ritchie has displayed in his previous geezer-features, although it’s refreshing to see it used in […]

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500 Days of Summer secures Australian release date

source: 500daysofsummer.foxsearchlight.com We’ve been crushing hard on the Sundance hit 500 Days of Summer over the past few months, and are happy to report that the “anti-romantic comedy” has secured an Australian release. So get your calendar out: Fox will release 500 Days of Summer on September 17th, 2009. UPDATE! We just found out that […]

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Scarlett and Penelope’s European fling – Vicky Cristina Barcelona DVD 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. On DVD May 21. 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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Aussie nabs lead in Thor

source: deadlinehollywooddaily.com Former Home and Away star Chris Hemsworth is in final negotiations to star as the Norse god Thor in the upcoming Marvel comic adaptation. The Kenneth Branagh directed feature has been looking for a lead actor for some time now, with names as diverse as Daniel Craig and WWE star Triple H being […]

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An awful hero for our awful times – Observe and Report review

Observe and Report – Starring Seth Rogen, Anna Faris and Ray Liotta. Directed by Jody Hill. Rated MA for nudity, sexual references, coarse language, drug use and violence. 86 mins. Observe and Report is one of the vilest, most repulsive and repugnant mainstream comedies ever to luck its way into multiplexes. Every scene is more […]

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Pixar’s Up gets rave reviews at Cannes

source: rottentomatoes.com Well, you can file this away in the “least surprising news ever” category. Disney-Pixar’s Up is receiving the best reviews of the year ahead of its debut at the opening night ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival. The Pete Doctor directed feature is the first animated film to open the festival. And while […]

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The Road is "the most important movie of the year."

source: esquire.com The very lucky Tom Chiarella over at Esquire has seen Aussie director John Hillcoat‘s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Road, and has unsurprisingly showered it with praise. Chiarella declares The Road to be “the most important movie of the year“, while also calling it a film you “will not […]

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The Twilight Saga’s New Moon has worst poster ever

source: imdb.com Some people say I’m too harsh on Twilight . I called it the worst film of 2008, I named Bella and Edward the creepiest movie couple of all time and I called the Cullen’s the most unbearable movie family in history. Sometimes I wonder if I am being too harsh. But then I […]

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Will Drag Me To Hell be one of the biggest films of the year?

source: traileraddict.com Two brand new TV spots for Sam Raimi‘s Drag Me To Hell have debuted on-line. As expected, they look fantastic, and hint at a picture that might become the sleeper hit of the year. Drag Me To Hell stars Alison Lohman as Christine Brown, a nice young lady who attempts to be more […]

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Inglourious Basterds prequel?

source: nytimes.com Quentin Tarantino has told the New York Times that he has enough material for a prequel to his upcoming World War 2 film Inglourious Basterds. Tarantino’s self-proclaimed misspelled masterpiece is set to debut at Cannes this month after almost a decade of gestation in the auteur’s cavernous imagination. The film tells the story […]

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Brand new Sherlock Holmes pics!

source: usatoday.comA bunch of new images from Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes reboot has landed online, featuring stars Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law and Rachel McAdams in all their olde-time glory! The film stars Robert Downey Jr as the bohemian, martial arts loving detective Sherlock Holmes, and Jude Law as his bourgeois, recently engaged sidekick Watson. […]

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Why Trekkies ruin everything.

The following is a fan rant that should only be taken half seriously, as it’s author, Simon Miraudo, wrote it in a state of semi-consciousness and madness, not unlike Daniel Day Lewis in the final twenty minutes of There Will Be Blood. J.J. Abrams wildly entertaining Star Trek reboot opened last week, collecting a massive […]

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Woody Allen and Larry David team up for Whatever Works

source: traileraddict.com Woody Allen has teamed up with Seinfeld-creator and star of Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David for his latest comedy Whatever Works. The film, written and directed by Allen as usual, stars David as a rich curmudgeon who marries a young woman from the south (Evan Rachel Wood) and gets caught up in the […]

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