Archive | June, 2009

Australia gets censored cut of Bruno!

The Australian cut of Sacha Baron Cohen’s raunchy comedy Bruno has been toned down to receive an MA15+ classification after originally being rated R18+. Last night I was lucky enough to attend the premiere of Baron Cohen’s follow-up to Borat, and was not at all disappointed. It was as hilarious and filthy as you can […]

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Would you like to see Megan Fox’s body?

source: filmschoolrejects.comOf course you would. What kind of question is that anyway? Film School Rejects has some scans from the upcoming Empire Magazine article on the Diablo Cody-penned flick Jennifer’s Body, starring the lovely Ms. Fox in all her bloody glory. The film stars Amanda Seyfried as Needy, a plain-Jane high schooler who is best […]

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Head to Head – Step Brothers

Welcome to the latest installment 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 into an epic noogie over Adam McKay’s manchild saga Step Brothers. Simon Miraudo will argue FOR the film DVDman […]

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No bull! The Invention of Lying trailer debuts!

source: youtube.com The long-awaited trailer for Ricky Gervais‘ cinematic directorial debut The Invention of Lying has landed online, featuring a smorgasbord of great comic actors. The film is a comic-fantasy (boy, Gervais loves those doesn’t he) about a parallel universe in which everyone always tells the truth. When a loser (Gervais) discovers the ability to […]

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The Boat That Rocked gets shorter cut for US release

source: slashfilm.comThe Boat That Rocked could lose up to 20 minutes from its running time when it finally hits American cinemas in November. The Richard Curtis-directed flick was released in the UK and Australia earlier this year to middling reviews and unimpressive box office returns. Of its $50 million budget (quite large for a comedy), […]

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A film with heart and souls – Ghost Town DVD review

Ghost Town – Starring Ricky Gervais, Tea Leoni and Greg Kinnear. Directed by David Koepp. Rated M for infrequent coarse language. 102 mins. Available on DVD July 2, 2009. 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 […]

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What is the most complained about film of the year?

source: news.com.au The Australian Classification Board has revealed the most complained about film of 2009 so far is … Will Ferrell‘s Land of the Lost! Congrats Will! It has received 19 complaints since it was released two weeks ago, with audience members objecting to the coarse language and sexual references featured in the PG rated […]

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Burton’s Alice in Wonderland will literally scare your children to death

source: slashfilm.com Earlier this week, the first (terrifying) photos from Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland debuted online. Now Slashfilm have the high resolution versions to savor, and email to your worst/most sensitive enemies. The images are, in a word, spectacular. In my opinion, Burton has been spinning his wheels for the greater part of this […]

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What’s in The Box?!!?!?

source: firstshowing.net The trailer for Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly‘s latest thriller The Box has debuted online, and it’s about as confounding as you can imagine. The follow-up to Kelly’s much maligned (and frankly incomprehensible) Southland Tales stars Cameron Diaz and James Marsden as a nice southern couple with money problems. When a mysterious man […]

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Oscars to feature 10 Best Picture nominees

source: oscars.org The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science have announced that the 2010 Oscar Ceremony will feature ten Best Picture nominees as opposed to the traditional five. Academy President Sid Ganis said the move is intended to be a tribute to the ceremony’s earlier roots. The last ceremony to feature 10 nominees in […]

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Still the man – Gran Torino DVD review

Gran Torino – Starring Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang and Ahney Her. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Rated M for coarse language and violence. 116 mins. Available on DVD. Clint Eastwood is 78 years old. 78 years old! So before we can even talk about his latest film Gran Torino, we’ve got to acknowledge how big a […]

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David Fincher directing Facebook movie?

source: variety.com Academy Award nominated director David Fincher is in “advanced talks” to direct The Social Network, an Aaron Sorkin-penned film about the formation of Facebook. Columbia Pictures hired The West Wing creator and Charlie Wilson’s War screenwriter Sorkin last year to write a script about Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and the evolution of his […]

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Scrap metal – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen review

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and John Turturro. Directed by Michael Bay. Rated M for action violence. 147 mins. As Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen lumbered towards its 147th (and thankfully final) minute, I could barely move from my regulation cinema seat. My legs were weak, my ears were […]

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Brand-scalping new Inglourious Basterds trailer

source: traileraddict.com A brand new trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s Nazi-scalping-smorgasbord Inglourious Basterds has debuted online. It gives us a bigger glimpse of the film’s cinema-set finale and Mike Myers, oddly. Despite the film’s mostly tepid reception at Cannes, it’s hard not to get excited beyond belief for Tarantino’s latest. Check out the trailer and let […]

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Come one, come all to Zombieland!

source: traileraddict.com The trailer for Ruben Fleischer’s upcoming undead-extravaganza Zombieland has burst unto the interweb. The flick is the feature-film debut for Fleischer, and stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone (major plus points) and Abigail Breslin as a ragtag group of survivors in a zombie-plagued America. Getting a strong Shaun of the Dead via […]

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Sinking ship – Revolutionary Road DVD 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 Originally published January 28, 2009. Available on DVD. There are very few movies that I actively HATE. There are badly made movies, forgettable movies and disappointing movies. But […]

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The Hangover censorship controversy answered!

Ask and you shall receive! Yesterday we reported the exclusion of a raunchy shot from the Australian cut of The Hangover. Today we bring you the reason for the controversial edit! Check out the full exposé here! The risqué shot occurs during the end credits, but was blurred out when it appeared on screen. I […]

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Will 2012 be the ultimate disaster film?

source: traileraddict.com Director Roland Emmerich certainly hopes so. The full length trailer for his end-of-the-world flick 2012 has debuted online, featuring the meteoric destruction of the planet, as well as a couple of devastating floods. Yeah, like that one. The film looks at the American Government’s reaction to the end of the world, as predicted […]

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Even SEXIER Harry Potter posters!

source: slashfilm.com Well, the unstoppable onslaught of sexy Harry Potter marketing materials continues today with a batch of new posters, featuring the main characters and their best bedroom eyes. Phew. Anyone else getting hot under the collar? Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits Aussie screens July 16. Directed by David Yates, the film stars […]

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Thirst – a vampire flick to send Twilight fans screaming!

source: traileraddict.com The English-language trailer for Park Chan-wook‘s South Korean flick Thirst has finally debuted online, and it promises to be a bloodier affair than perhaps any other vampire film we’ve ever seen. The film follows a priest who transforms into a vampire following an experimental vaccination. He begins an illicit affair with the wife […]

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Why was the Australian cut of The Hangover censored?

It seems that a particularly raunchy image from The Hangover’s end credit sequence has been censored in Australia, despite the same image being screened in American cinemas. I waited a full week after the film’s release to discuss this issue, which has been bothering me since I saw it (or rather, didn’t see it), last […]

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Sean Penn drops out of Three Stooges

source: news.bbc.co.uk Sean Penn has dropped out of The Farrelly Brothers‘ upcoming Three Stooges flick for personal reasons. The two-time Academy Award winner has decided to take a year off from his film career to focus on family matters. Penn was set to play Larry Howard alongside Benicio Del Toro and Jim Carrey, who have […]

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Arrested Development gets animated, Simpsons-style

source: cazhmere.com OK, this is far too incredible to leave unreported. Our friends over at Cazhmere alerted us to this awesome Arrested Development/Simpsons mash-up. The images were created by Dean over at Springfield Punx and turned into a make-shift Arrested Development Movie poster by a fan. If you don’t get a kick out of seeing […]

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The many moods of Michael Cera

With the release of Year One, awkward teen-heartthrob Michael Cera makes the transition from television bit player to headlining comedy star. We’d like to take this opportunity to look back upon the varied, chameleonic career of one of cinema’s future greats – Mikey Cera. Superbad“I’m not too worried about it, really. I wouldn’t worry about […]

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Here to recruit you – Milk DVD 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. Originally published January 28th. Now available on DVD. Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. In 1970, at the age […]

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The Wog Boy 2 is coming. No, seriously.

I can safely say that when I began blogging for Quickflix, I never expected to report this news item. Paramount Pictures has announced a sequel to the 1999 hit Australian film The Wog Boy is going into production. Titled Wogboy 2: The King of Mykonos, the picture will reunite stars Nick Giannopoulos and Vince Colosimo. […]

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Beautiful Gemma Arterton in Clash of the Titans

source: gemmaartertononline.com Well this is about as tenuous as a news story gets, but the first image of the very lovely Gemma Arterton on the set of Louis Letterier‘s Clash of the Titans has landed online.Yep, there she is. Clash of the Titans also stars Sam Worthington. You can check out pics of him in […]

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Is Michael Sheen going to play Blofeld in Bond 23?

source: theguardian.co.uk With all due respect to dear ol’ blighty, I normally ignore any rumour that originates from an English news source. Nothing personal; they’re just usually too ridiculous to report. However, this one seemed kinda plausible. Acclaimed thespian Michael Sheen is apparently in talks to star as Ernst Blofeld in the newest Bond flick. […]

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Tomorrow when the film began

source: thr.com John Marsden’s classic novel Tomorrow When The War Began is to be turned into a film by Aussie Stuart Beattie. Beattie wrote Collateral and the upcoming GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra, and is set to make his directorial debut with Tomorrow. It will be based on his own script. The novel focuses […]

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The 25 funniest movie moments!

Alright gang, we hope you are ready to laugh, because we’ve put together the definitive list of the 25 funniest movie moments, ever! I’m not even going to attempt to crack a joke in this opening paragraph, because I know that I could never compare with the likes of Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Sacha Baron […]

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