Archive | November, 2009

Quickflix Charts – The top rentals for November

Alright gang; here are the top 10 DVD rentals for the month of November, as Queued up by you. 1. Angels and Demons 2. Twilight 3. He’s Just Not That Into You4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine5. Ghosts of Girlfriend’s Past6. The International7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button8. Watchmen9. Star Trek10. Monsters vs. Aliens It’s an […]

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Not suitable for adults – GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra DVD review

GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra – Starring Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller and Marlon Wayans. Directed by Stephen Sommers. Rated M. Originally published August 4, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. Can Hollywood studios please withdraw all their tent-pole blockbuster releases for the next few years and not bring them back until they come up with some […]

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Reality TV satire Eliminated commences shooting

The filmmakers behind the critically acclaimed Australian movie The Jammed have begun filming a new comedy entitled Eliminated. Shooting will take place in Melbourne. Pictured: Dee McLachlan (center) and the cast of The Jammed. Writer/director Dee McLachlan and producer Andrea Buck have reteamed for this politically incorrect comedy about terrorism and reality television. Eliminated stars […]

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Would you like to go Head to Head?

We’re not big on bragging here at Quickflix, except when it comes to our HEAD TO HEAD feature, which is, without question, the best thing to ever happen to the internet. Want to learn more about how to join in on the festivities? Scroll past the ninja cats and find out! With our HEAD TO […]

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Michael Cera and Moustache star in Youth In Revolt

source: traileraddict.com Michael Cera‘s moustached odyssey Youth in Revolt has a brand new trailer for you all to enjoy. Won’t you? Cera stars as nervy 16-year-old Nick Twisp and his suave, adventurous alter-ego Francois Dillinger in this adaptation of C.D. Payne’s 1993 novel. We previously posted the first trailer back in August. There isn’t much […]

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Baumbach and Stiller team up for Greenberg

source: traileraddict.com The trailer for Noah Baumbach‘s latest film Greenberg has landed online. It looks like another uncomfortably offbeat dramedy from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaker. Greenberg (Ben Stiller) is experiencing something of a mid-life crisis. He decides to house sit his brother’s home, where he meets an aspiring singer (Mumblecore maven Greta Gerwig). The two […]

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A lying shame – The Invention of Lying

The Invention of Lying – Starring Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner and Rob Lowe. Directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. The arrival of Ricky Gervais’s cinematic directorial debut has been awaited with anticipation not unlike that reserved for the second coming of Christ. This metaphor can only be considered apt […]

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Memento-lite – The Hangover DVD review

The Hangover – Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis. Directed by Todd Phillips. Rated MA. Originally published June 15, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. When it comes to reviewing comedies, I’m never really sure what to write. Do I try and emulate the level of humour in the film by writing a zany article […]

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Kick Ass secures Australian release date

Universal Pictures have acquired the Australian distribution rights to Matthew Vaughn‘s highly anticipated superhero flick Kick Ass. The film will hit Australian cinemas April 8th, 2010. That is one week before its American release. Kick Ass is based on Mark Millar’s comic book series of the same name. It stars Aaron Johnson as a teenage […]

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Has punch, lacks bite – New Moon review

The Twilight Saga’s New Moon – Starring Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson. Directed by Chris Weitz. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. The Twilight Saga’s New Moon is not terrible, despite featuring some excruciatingly lazy storytelling, atrocious performances, listless direction and a core storyline that is both uninteresting and somewhat disturbing. But, as I […]

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New Moon scores biggest opening in Australian history

Yep, another article about the Earth-shattering box office grosses of The Twilight Saga’s New Moon. The Chris Weitz-directed vampire/werewolf/love story has claimed the biggest ever opening weekend in Australia. The sequel to 2008′s hit film Twilight took in a massive $16.01 million on 530 screens, beating the record previously held by Harry Potter and the […]

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Now is the season of our discontent – The Damned United review

The Damned United – Starring Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney. Directed by Tom Hooper. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Ask any soccer fan and they’ll tell you the same thing: You’ll find more drama in one season of football than in any of Shakespeare’s artsy-fartsy works. Take the story of Brian Clough; the […]

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New Moon devours box office

source: boxofficemojo.com The Twilight Saga’s New Moon opened to a spectacular $US140.7m over the weekend, claiming the third biggest opening weekend in U.S. history. Although it did not top the three-day opening weekend grosses of 2008′s The Dark Knight and 2007′s Spiderman 3, New Moon holds the biggest opening weekend of 2009. New Moon destroyed […]

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New Moon – The wait is over!

It’s here. It’s finally here. Less than twelve months since Twilight first arrived in a flurry of mad anticipation, its sequel New Moon is ready to be spooled in cinemas around the world. The love triangle between Bella (Kristen Stewart), Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) will finally be projected onto screens this evening […]

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God complex – A Serious Man review

A Serious Man – Starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind and Sari Lennick. Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Those cheeky Coen Brothers. They love to run both their characters and their audience through the wringer, don’t they? After turning the spy genre on its head with the black comedy Burn […]

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Magic realism and the state of Australian cinema – An interview with David Caesar

An Interview with David Caesar, director of Prime Mover. By Simon Miraudo. The next time you are at the trucking depot, make sure you ask those lone wolf drivers who their favourite Serbian director is. Don’t assume that a fascination in cinema is reserved only for city folk. In fact, when it comes to the […]

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Wanderlust – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince DVD review

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. Directed by David Yates. Rated M. Originally published July 14, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. Ah, to be young, in love and a wizard again. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth, hormone-injected installment of the zillion-dollar-grossing franchise, and […]

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What is the best film of the decade?

Can you believe the decade is almost over? It seems like only yesterday we were all singing along to Will Smith‘s hit record Will2K, preparing our computers for global meltdown and looking forward to long, thriving film careers for recent Oscar winners Helen Hunt and Cuba Gooding Jr. We were so young. With mere weeks […]

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Quickflix sponsors Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship

Quickflix will provide ten finalists in the Heath Ledger Scholarship being offered by Australians in Film with 12 month memberships to the service. The scholarship will offer talented Australian actors the opportunity in the early stages of their career to travel to the US and further their training and acting opportunities. The winner will received […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean 4 to be helmed by Rob Marshall

source: aicn.com Oscar nominated auteur Rob Marshall has confirmed that he will direct Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides for Disney. The Chicago director had long been rumoured to be taking over from Gore Verbinski, who helmed the first three films of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. At an early screening of Marshall’s […]

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Head to Head – Observe and Report

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, Jess Lomas observed a film that she hated and then reported her feelings to us. The name of the […]

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Wicker Man star Edward Woodward dies

source: washingtonpost.com Edward Woodward, star of the classic horror film The Wicker Man, has passed away aged 79. The British actor died in a hospital near his hometown Cornwall, where he was being treated for pneumonia and a number of other related illnesses. Woodward is best known for his performance as the Scottish policeman who […]

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Head to Head – The Final Destination

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, Carolyn Aitchison told us how dearly she wished she could have enjoyed the sweet release of death during The […]

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Uncensored version of The Hangover heading to DVD

An R-rated cut of The Hangover will be released on DVD in Australia. The R-rated cut of the film is the same version screened in American cinemas, but not in Australian cinemas. Earlier this year we reported that Roadshow Films had cut several images from the Australian cinematic cut of The Hangover to ensure an […]

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For your consideration! Best animated feature contenders!

source: awardsdaily.com The Oscar season has officially arrived. I guess we could question whether it ever really ends, because it seems as soon as one Academy Award ceremony finishes, a new slate of films are assessed on their ability to claim prizes the following year. Something I have a great interest in are the FOR […]

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Amy Adams’ Leap Year trailer debut!

source: traileraddict.com The trailer for the new Amy Adams romantic comedy Leap Year is a must watch … to see exactly how not to create a trailer. Why pay for the movie when we can literally see the entire plot condensed into two minutes? The Anand Tucker-directed film had us relatively excited once upon a […]

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Mary and Max enters the Oscar race!

source: variety.com The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced the shortlist of films that will compete for Best Animated Feature at next year’s Oscar ceremony. Australia’s own Mary and Max is one of 20 films that are under consideration. One of the Academy rules is that if more than 16 films are […]

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Would you like to go Head to Head?

We’re not big on bragging here at Quickflix, except when it comes to our HEAD TO HEAD feature, which is, without question, the best thing to ever happen to the internet. Want to learn more about how to join in on the festivities? Scroll past the ninja cats and find out! With our HEAD TO […]

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Art attack – Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian DVD review

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian – Starring Ben Stiller, Amy Adams and Hank Azaria. Directed by Shawn Levy. Rated PG. Originally published May 19th, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. Let’s face it; there is only ONE thing parents want to know about the sequel to 2005’s megasuccessful Night at the Museum: “will […]

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Kick Ass trailer debut!

source: traileraddict.com The trailer for Matthew Vaughn‘s highly anticipated superhero satire Kick Ass has landed online with a bang. Literally. The film, adapted from Mark Millar‘s comic series of the same name, has been building buzz ever since Vaughn showed off some footage at Comic Con this year. Check out the trailer and let us […]

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