Archive | September, 2009

Quickflix Charts – The top rentals for September

Alright gang; here are the top 10 DVD rentals for the month of September, as Queued up by you. 1. Twilight 2. He’s Just Not That Into You3. The International4. Watchmen5. Knowing6. Duplicity7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button8. Body of Lies9. Burn After Reading10. Rachel Getting Married Well, who’da thunk it. Those bloodsucking Twilight […]

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Terminator for sale!

source: latimesblog.latimes.com For sale: One (1) science fiction franchise. Fixer-upper. The rights to The Terminator series are once again on sale, solidifying its position as “the town bicycle” of movie franchises. Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek acquired the rights to the franchise in 2007 for $25 million. They produced this year’s sequel Terminator: Salvation, which […]

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Samson and Delilah enters the Oscar race

source: screenaustralia.gov Sleeper-hit Samson and Delilah will be Australia’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. Each country is only allowed to submit one film for consideration in this category and Australia has decided to submit Samson and Delilah. The film must be primarily defined by a predominantly non-English […]

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Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell as The Other Guys

source: firstshowing.netThe first images from the set of the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg cop comedy The Other Guys have hit the interweb. Although they are not officially released stills from the production, they are mighty fine looking snaps. We first reported on this movie back in February when it was called The B Team. The film […]

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A Nightmare on Elm Street trailer debut!

source: traileraddict.com The first teaser trailer for Samuel Bayer’s remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street has debuted online. In it we see our first glimpse of Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger. The remake comes from Michael Bay‘s production company Platinum Dunes, who were also responsible for the Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw […]

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Love to love Yi, baby – Paper Heart review

Paper Heart – Starring Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera and Jake M. Johnson. Directed by Nicholas Jasenovic. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. What is it with all these quirky kids making such truthful and mature movies about love? We only recently saw the pitch-perfect (500) Days of Summer, written and directed by a bunch of supremely […]

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Devolution – Dragonball: Evolution DVD review

Dragonball: Evolution – Starring Justin Chatwin, Emmy Rossum and Chow Yun-Fat. Directed by James Wong. Rated PG. Originally published April 7, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. There are fewer depressing sights than Chow Yun-Fat performing stilted wire-fu in a Hawaiian shirt. Now, consider that this is one of the highlights of Dragonball: Evolution and the true […]

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Away We Go delayed until December

Universal Pictures have delayed the Australian release of Sam Mendes‘ latest film Away We Go until December 10th, 2009. There will be advanced screenings on the 4th, 5th and 6th of December. The film debuted in America back in June and was originally set to hit local cinemas on October 29th. Away We Go stars […]

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Quickflix interviews Kay Panabaker from Fame!

Have you ever met someone that made you feel totally inadequate? Well, I have. In fact, that is EXACTLY how I felt when I spoke to Kay Panabaker, the 19-year-old starlet of the upcoming remake of Fame. An interview by Simon Miraudo. Normally, it’s not that unusual for a girl to make me feel inadequate […]

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Who is the greatest movie villain of all time?

We’re calling you out Quickflixers! We want to know who the GREATEST MOVIE VILLAIN is of all-time! We love ‘em and love to hate ‘em! Please share with us your favourites! There is no drama without conflict; therefore, there are no heroes without villains. Who would care about Clarice Starling if she didn’t have to […]

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Head to Head – Land of the Lost

Welcome to the latest edition of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critic takes on our readers in a rip-snorting battle to the death! You pick the film, and we pick the fight! This week we received a universe-shattering attack on the Will Ferrell ‘family’ comedy Land of the Lost from Doug Bowie. For […]

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Head to Head – Babe

Welcome to the latest edition of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critic takes on our readers in a rip-snorting battle to the death! You pick the film, and we pick the fight! This week we received a hamfisted attack on the beloved Australian film Babe from Kerrie Barter. For her troubles, she received […]

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It came from the third dimension – Monsters vs. Aliens DVD review

Monsters vs. Aliens – Starring Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie and Will Arnett. Directed by Conrad Vernon and Rob Letterman. Rated PG. Originally published April 1, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. Monsters vs. Aliens is probably the most critic-proof movie title since “Naked Women Fight The Terminator”. Both spark fevered excitement from 15-year-old boys around […]

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Is Paranormal Activity the next Blair Witch?

source: traileraddict.comSlashfilm have pointed us in the direction of one of the more exciting indie horror films still waiting for a cinematic release: Paranormal Activity. It looks like a delicious blend of The Blair Witch Project and the mumblecore movement, and personally I cannot wait to see it. The film was directed by video-game developer […]

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

The Pink Panther 2 – Starring Steve Martin, Jean Reno and Emily Mortimer. Directed by Harald Zwart. Rated PG. Originally published March 31, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. 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 Martin […]

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Antichrist – the most controversial film of the year!

source: youtube.comWe’ve been putting this off for far too long. If you are yet to see the trailer for Lars Von Trier‘s controversial (and we mean controversial) new film Antichrist, then you quite simply have not lived. Von Trier’s film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival to a chorus of cheers and jeers; critics decreed […]

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Precious wins top prize at Toronto International Film Festival

source: hollywoodreporter.com The story of an obese, sexually abused and pregnant teenage girl has cemented its position as an Oscar contender after claiming the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire was given the Audience Award following a critically acclaimed festival fun. The Lee Daniels’ directed […]

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2009 Emmy Winners – 30 Rock, Mad Men and Toni Collette FTW!

source: emmys.tv The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy awards were handed out at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles this morning. Favourites such as 30 Rock and Mad Men continued to dominate the Best Comedy and Best Drama categories, but there were still plenty of surprises in the smaller categories. Perhaps most excitingly (and deservingly) Toni Collette […]

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This is not a love story – 500 Days of Summer review

(500) Days of Summer – Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. Directed by Marc Webb. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. (500) Days of Summer is as close to perfect as a movie gets. A highly subjective claim? Sure, but so are all movie reviews, and this is hardly the time to get into that argument. […]

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To laugh and die in L.A. – Funny People review

Funny People – Starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann. Directed by Judd Apatow. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Everyone can tell a joke, but only a select few can do it well. It’s a genuine art form and it requires complete care and attention from the comedian from beginning to end. The setup […]

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District 9′s Sharlto Copley joins A-Team

source: hollywoodinsider.ew.com 20th Century Fox have cast Sharlto Copley in the coveted role of ‘Howling Mad’ Murdoch in the upcoming A-Team big-screen remake. The 35-year-old South African actor emerged from obscurity after being given the starring role in his buddy Neill Blomkamp‘s hit film District 9. Copley will join Liam Neeson (Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith), […]

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The New Moon trailer is actually … good?!?

source: traileraddict.com Another (yes, another) trailer for The Twilight Saga’s New Moon has debuted online following its premiere at that awards show where Kanye West proved he is the most hilarious man in show business. God, I love me some Kanye West. Ah dear. Funny dude. What were we talking about? I’m just teasing of […]

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Could A Single Man be a surprise Oscar contender?

source: latimesblog.com On the eve of the Toronto International Film Festival, no one was expecting the directorial debut of fashion designer Tom Ford to make much of a splash. However, as the festival drew to a close, his film A Single Man was the picture everyone seemed to be talking about. Let the Oscar race […]

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Christoph Waltz to play villain in The Green Hornet!

source: deadline.com Nikke Finke claims that Christoph Waltz is set to replace Nicolas Cage as the villain in Michel Gondry‘s vigilante flick The Green Hornet. UPDATE: Variety have confirmed it! Great success! Waltz became the breakout star of the year by playing the villainous ‘Jew Hunter’ Col. Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds. That’s […]

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Patrick Swayze has passed away

source: cnn.com Patrick Swayze, the star of hit films Dirty Dancing, Ghost and Point Break, has passed away at the age of 57. The eighties heartthrob had been battling pancreatic cancer since early 2008. Swayze made a name for himself as one of the biggest stars of the 1980s, starring in the hit films Red […]

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Jacko’s last stand – This Is It trailer debut!

source: mtv.com The trailer for the Michael Jackson concert-film/documentary This Is It debuted at yesterday’s MTV’s Video Music Awards. It was shortly interrupted by Kanye West who insisted that while Jackson may have been an entertaining performer, Beyonce had the best music video of the decade. OK, so that bit about Kanye West is a […]

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A Christmas Carol trailer debut!

source: traileraddict.com The feature length trailer for Robert Zemeckis‘ adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens tale A Christmas Carol has finally debuted online. The film stars Jim Carrey as curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited on Christmas Eve by three ghosts warning him of the consequences of his wicked ways. http://www.traileraddict.com/emd/13973 Zemeckis has spent the […]

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Muppets return to cinemas!

source: slashfilm.com Disney have announced they are actively developing a new Muppets film entitled The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made. It will be based on a screenplay written by Jason Segel. While there is no release date set, the announcement is great news. Segel, the star and writer of the hit film Forgetting Sarah Marshall, […]

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Up in the Air trailer debut – Juno director flys with Clooney

source: traileraddict.com The spectacular new trailer for director Jason Reitman‘s latest film Up in the Air has arrived. Although we seem to be raving about a bunch of trailers at the moment, this is truly one of the most unique and special we’ve seen of late. The film stars George Clooney as Ryan Bingham, a […]

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Nic Cage drops out of Green Hornet!

source: thr.com Nicolas Cage has turned down the opportunity to portray the villain in The Green Hornet. The irony being of course that Nicolas Cage NEVER TURNS DOWN ANYTHING! It was revealed in July that Nicolas Cage was being considered to portray the gangster villain in the Michel Gondry-directed film. Star, writer and co-producer Seth […]

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