Archive | March, 2010

Quickflix Charts – The top rentals for March

Alright gang; here are the top 25 DVD rentals for the month of March, as Queued up by you. 1. Julie and Julia 2. The Ugly Truth3. District 94. 20125. This Is It6. Couples Retreat7. Angels and Demons8. Up9. The Taking of Pelham 12310. Inglourious Basterds11. The Hangover12. Moon13. The Proposal14. Surrogates15. The Curious Case […]

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Money talks – Capitalism: A Love Story review

Capitalism: A Love Story. Directed by Michael Moore. Rated M. Originally published November 3, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. Michael Moore, the documentarian, is manipulative, exploitative, self-aggrandising, and sometimes flat out incorrect. On the other hand, Michael Moore, the filmmaker, is funny, explosive, entertaining and always manages to find the emotional truth at the core of […]

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Head to Head – Paranormal Activity

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, Caroline Babbage declared Oren Peli‘s Paranormal Activity to be a D.I.Y-saster. For her troubles, she scored a double pass […]

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The lady Eve – She’s Out Of My League review

She’s Out Of My League – Starring Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve and T.J. Miller. Directed by Jim Field Smith. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. She’s Out Of My League might be the most important romantic comedy of the past twenty five years. If only it was funny enough to warrant such an accolade. For once, […]

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Makes my heart sing – Where The Wild Things Are review

Where The Wild Things Are – Starring Max Records, James Gandolfini and Catherine Keener. Directed by Spike Jonze. Rated PG. Originally published December 8, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. It’s easy to imagine a young Spike Jonze, say just 10 years old, running around his house like an unchained wrecking ball while his mother breathlessly chases […]

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Kick Ass rating controversy

Australian family groups have spoken out against Kick Ass‘ MA15+ rating in Australia, saying it is inappropriate considering the film’s “perverse” content. The Herald Sun were good enough to round up all the hyperbolic comments from various family advocates, in a move that is surely only adding fuel to the unstoppable Kick Ass hype machine. […]

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Come on! Let’s 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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A lying shame – The Invention of Lying review

The Invention of Lying – Starring Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner and Rob Lowe. Directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson. Rated M. Originally published November 26, 2009. 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 […]

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Battlefield Earth screenwriter apologises for Battlefield Earth

J.D. Shapiro, screenwriter of the notorious ode-to-Scientology that is Battlefield Earth, has penned an open letter apologising for his involvement in the widely despised film. The letter was published by the New York Post (you can read the whole thing here), but you can read a couple of our favourite excerpts below. “Let me start […]

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Carey Mulligan to star in My Fair Lady?

An Education star Carey Mulligan is set to play Eliza Doolittle in the long-touted My Fair Lady remake being penned by Emma Thompson. Maybe. Thompson herself told BBC News that Mulligan had scored the role made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the original 1964 film (based on the 1956 Broadway musical starring Julie Andrews, itself […]

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Animal Kingdom feature trailer debut!

It’s been a good morning for trailers! First Scott Pilgrim landed on our doorstop, and now we have the first feature trailer for the Aussie flick that made a big splash at Sundance – Animal Kingdom. David Michôd’s crime drama picked up the prestigious World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic at Sundance back in January. It […]

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World trailer debut!

The trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, our most anticipated film of 2010, has landed online. Really, at this point, what is there left to say. I’m spent. Except, this trailer is the very culmination of our existence. Hyperbolic? Necessary. Watch. Now. (Thanks Trailer Addict!) http://www.traileraddict.com/emd/20106 OK. So, if you didn’t quite catch that, […]

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Kevin Smith’s Red State gets green light

Kevin Smith‘s long-gestating horror film Red State has finally been given the green light. The director confirmed the development on his Twitter feed. “I talk about lots of stuff I wanna do that either happens years later or never happens at all. Happy to report RED STATE is not the latter. First draft was dated […]

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Scream 4 to shoot this year

It’s official. Dimension Films has greenlit the production of Scream 4 with Wes Craven attached to direct, according to a report from Variety. Stars of the original trilogy, Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox Arquette will reprise their roles in this new feature. They will be joined by a group of (as-yet uncast) younger […]

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Head to Head – Public Enemies

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, Catherine Harry got out her tommy gun in defence of Michael Mann‘s Public Enemies. For her troubles, she scored […]

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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. Originally published November 18, 2009. 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 […]

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How I met your dragon – How To Train Your Dragon review

How To Train Your Dragon – Starring Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler and America Ferrera. Directed by Chris Sanders and Dean Deblois. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. How To Train Your Dragon is the best film to come from the DreamWorks Animation studio. That’s not exactly saying much about the stable that houses such mediocre properties […]

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Respected actors join Transformers 3

Frances McDormand, John Malkovich and Ken Jeong have signed on to star alongside fellow thesps Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox in Transformers 3. According to Deadline, McDormand will have a large role as National Intelligence Director, while Malkovich will play the boss of Shia LaBeouf’s character, Sam Witwicky. It is unknown what character Jeong will […]

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Get Him To The Greek red band trailer!

The red band trailer for Judd Apatow‘s latest production, Get Him To The Greek, has landed online. It features many of the same sequences from the trailer that debuted back in February, but is much, much filthier (and therefore, funnier). Get Him To The Greek stars Jonah Hill as a young record company employee tasked […]

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Chris Evans IS Captain America

Finally. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Evans has accepted the role of Captain America in Marvel’s upcoming feature based on the legendary comic character. Now, if Evans accepted the deal being offered to about 1,000 other actors before him, he is looking at a paycheck of $US300,000 for playing Steve Rogers in The First […]

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Chris Evans to star as Captain America?

This is quickly becoming 2010’s most labourious entertainment news story. Chris Evans is now reportedly the lead contender to star as Captain America in Marvel’s upcoming feature adaptation of the legendary comic character. UPDATE (23/03/10): It’s official! Evans is The Cap’! The exclusive comes from The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog. Evans was not included […]

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Tim Burton to direct 3D Addams Family movie

It seems that Tim Burton is continuing his tradition of selecting the most obvious sounding projects imaginable. Mike Fleming at Deadline is reporting that Burton will direct a 3D stop-motion animated feature based on The Addams Family. The film will be unrelated to the 1960s television show of the same name, as well as Barry […]

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Megamind trailer debut

The trailer for Dreamworks’ upcoming animated comedy Megamind has debuted on YouTube. It fills us with about as much confidence as other animated Dreamworks features. Take that for what you will. The film, originally titled Oobermind, features Will Ferrell (or at least his voice) as the eponymous supervillain who finally defeats his arch nemesis Metro […]

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The Hobbit begins shooting in July

There have been an almost unfathomable number of rumours circling the production of Guillermo del Toro‘s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Thankfully, Gandalf himself has stepped in and cleared up any confusion. The following is taken from Ian McKellen‘s official website. THE HOBBIT’s, two films, start shooting in New Zealand in July. Filming will […]

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Scott Pilgrim poster debut!

The official poster for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has debuted on the film’s official website. Yes, we’re excited. Check it out (as well as a convenient wallpaper version) below. Slashfilm have also provided a comparable image from Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic book from which the film is based on. Do we really need to […]

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Jason Segel to star in Muppet Movie

This story is about as unsurprising as they come, but here goes. Jason Segel, the man who built an entire film around a puppet musical and subsequently pitched a new Muppet film to Disney, will star in The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog, Segel will play […]

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Oscar nominated directors tapped for Breaking Dawn

So, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner presented at this year’s Oscars. But could they potentially be Academy Award contenders in 2011 for their work in the Twilight Saga? No, of course not. Nonetheless, Summit Entertainment are reportedly courting three Oscar-nominated directors to helm the fourth (and potentially fifth) installment of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn. […]

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He ain’t heavy – Brothers review

Brothers – Starring Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal. Directed by Jim Sheridan. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Brothers is that rare type of film; one that feels real and true, never forcing itself to conform to the expectations of what a movie should contain. It feels less like a Hollywood drama and more […]

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Kaufmanicity – Cold Souls review

Cold Souls – Starring Paul Giamatti, David Strathairn and Dina Korzun. Directed by Sophie Barthes. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. “Damn you Charlie Kaufman.” Not my words. Never. But surely the words of many an independent screenwriter struggling to get their unique vision to the screen. How can Kaufman write such films that are both […]

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Head to Head – The Reader

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, Paul Nelson schooled us on the quality of Stephen Daldry‘s The Reader. For his troubles, he scored a double […]

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