Archive | July, 2010

Streep and Fey to star in Mommy and Me

Sony Pictures have picked up Mommy and Me, a comedy that will feature Meryl Streep and Tina Fey as mother and daughter. The Hollywood Reporter have the scoop on the somewhat-secret project, which set studio tongues wagging when it was announced a couple weeks back. Sony also developed Julie and Julia, which was a box […]

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Alien prequel gets Lost

Lost show-runner Damon Lindelof has been recruited by 20th Century Fox to rewrite the script for their upcoming Alien prequel. It will be his first solo stint since Lost wrapped up earlier this year. An artist’s rendition of Lindelof (left) with fellow Lost show-runner Carlton Cuse (right) and a polar bear (center). According to Deadline, […]

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Australian box office – Mindcrimes rule

People love their mind-benders. Christopher Nolan’s Inception rocketed to the top of the pops, while Toy Story 3 became the highest grossing film in Disney’s history at the Australian box office. Here are the b/o figures for the weekend period July 22-25, 2010. 1. Inception [413 screens/ $17,986]WKND = $7,428,415 / TOTAL = $7,428,4152. Knight […]

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AFI award feature film contenders revealed

The contenders for the 2010 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards have been revealed. In the feature film category, 19 pictures will compete for nominations (and ultimately the top prize). Samson and Delilah was named Best Film by the AFI in 2009. Check out the worthy films below: FEATURE FILM CONTENDERS Accidents HappenAnimal KingdomBeneath Hill 60BlameThe Boys […]

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Daniel Craig cast in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Daniel Craig has been cast in the lead (although not title) role in David Fincher‘s upcoming American remake of the Swedish film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. As first reported by Deadline (and later confirmed by Sony Pictures) Craig will star as investigative journalist Mikael Blomkivst. Fincher has also confirmed that his remake will […]

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Death blow – Killers review

Killers – Starring Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl and Tom Selleck. Directed by Robert Luketic. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Killers is what I like to call a ‘perspective’ film. Sometimes in this profession, it’s easy to get into the habit of nitpicking truly great films (such as Toy Story 3 and Inception) and arguing the […]

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The Green Lantern character posters debut

Warner Bros have unveiled a batch of teaser posters for Martin Campbell‘s upcoming comic book adaptation The Green Lantern, featuring the main characters in all their half-faced glory. Fans of the comic will recognise the phrase “In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight” as the beginning of the Lantern’s oath […]

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Tol story – The Last Station review

The Last Station – Starring James McAvoy, Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer. Directed by Michael Hoffman. Rated M. Originally published April 2, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. The Last Station is the kind of adult drama that I’m just thankful is still being made. Therefore, I was ecstatic to also find it to be rather good. […]

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Sucker Punch teaser trailer debut

The teaser trailer for Zack Snyder‘s nutty action flick Sucker Punch has debuted online. And yes, much of it is in slow motion. As we’ve discussed previously, the film stars Emily Browning as Babydoll, a young woman who uses her imagination to escape from the mental institution in which she is confined. Abbie Cornish, Jamie […]

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The Goon – Would you watch this movie?

One of the most intriguing projects featured at Comic Con this year was The Goon, an adaptation of Eric Powell’s oddball zombie comic book of the same name. A promo reel was screened by producer David Fincher – and here’s the kicker – despite the fact that no feature length film is in production. Yes, […]

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First look at Cowboys and Aliens

The first image from Jon Favreau‘s comic book adaptation Cowboys and Aliens has debuted online, featuring star Daniel Craig as one of the titular characters (I’ll leave it to you to guess which one). Despite only having begun shooting four weeks earlier, Favreau cut together a short sequence to show Comic Con attendees over the […]

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Mark Ruffalo confirmed as Hulk; Avengers assemble at Comic Con

The Avengers did indeed assemble in San Diego over the weekend. Robert Downey Jr and Samuel L. Jackson introduced the usual suspects and also confirmed some new additions to the cast, including … Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. (L-R) Robert Downey Jr, Clark Gregg, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Samuel […]

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Sucker Punch character posters debut!

Warner Bros have unveiled a bunch of character posters from Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch, an action epic that he describes as “‘Alice in Wonderland’ with machine guns“. The film stars Australia’s own Emily Browning as Babydoll, a young girl who uses her imagination to escape from the mental institution in which she is confined. Abbie […]

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Guillermo del Toro’s next film: The Haunted Mansion

Guillermo del Toro, suddenly with a lot of free time on his hands, has revealed his next project at Comic Con. The man behind Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy will try his hand at turning Disney’s Haunted Mansion ride into a feature film. Del Toro discussed the project with The Hollywood Reporter before announcing it to […]

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Let Me In poster debut – It’s bloody!

You’ve seen the teaser! Now glance at the poster! Slashfilm have the first official one-sheet for Matt Reeves‘ Let The Right One In remake Let Me In . Click to embiggen. Chloe Moretz (seen above in the pool of blood) plays Abby, a young girl who turns out to be a vicious vampire. Kodi Smit-McPhee […]

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New TRON: Legacy trailer debut

A brand new trailer for TRON: Legacy has debuted online, and it is just as glossy and shiny as you would expect. The trailer for Joseph Kosinski’s follow up to the classic 1982 flick TRON gives us a better glimpse at Jeff Bridges’ role in the film. Check out the trailer below and let us […]

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First look at Aronofsky’s Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky‘s upcoming feature Black Swan has been selected as the opening night film of this year’s Venice International Film Festival. To celebrate, USA Today have the first batch of images from his mysterious project. The USA Today piece also offers us our first glimpse at the film’s plot: The dark tale with psychological twists […]

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Joss Whedon directing The Avengers! Also, cold weather is cold!

Sure, it’s the worst kept secret in Hollywood, but at least we finally have confirmation from the man himself. Joss Whedon announced on-stage at Comic Con that he would be directing The Avengers for Marvel. He offered no further details on the project. Whedon was asked about his involvement in the highly anticipated project during […]

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Brad Pitt to star in World War Z

We have our first big piece of news from Comic Con 2010! World War Z author Max Brooks has confirmed that Brad Pitt will star in the film adaptation of his zombie-war novel. Artist Daniel LuVisi’s concept art for the long-gestating project. Brooks broke the news to MTV mere moments after being informed by Paramount […]

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Thor and Captain America posters debut! Kinda!

Comic Con 2010 kicks off this week and Marvel are certain to have a big presence, with Captain America, Thor and The Avengers all gearing up for release of the next couple of years. As comic book geeks and film fanatics from all over the world head to San Diego, Marvel have dropped a couple […]

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Dream weaver – Inception review

Inception – Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Christopher Nolan’s Inception implies that somewhere within the vast crevasses of the mind lay pockets of boundless imagination, capable of forging entire universes out of thin air. This very film seems to prove the rule. Inception […]

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L.A. Zombie banned from Melbourne International Film Festival

Bruce LaBruce‘s provocative new film L.A. Zombie has been denied a rating by the Classification Board and banned from screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival. According to The Age, MIFF director Richard Moore was told by Film Classification Board director Donald McDonald (?!) that L.A. Zombie would be refused classification. Film festivals are not […]

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Bill Murray explains why he did Garfield

Bill Murray has finally shed light on Hollywood’s most enduring mystery. Why did one of the greatest comic talents of all time (one with discerning taste and no need for big paychecks) agree to voice the lead character in one of the worst films of the past decade? Yes, Murray’s reasoning for voicing Garfield in […]

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Interview: Claire McCarthy and Denson Baker, director and cinematographer of The Waiting City

Interview: Claire McCarthy and Denson Baker, director and cinematographer of The Waiting City. By Simon Miraudo. Denson Baker, Claire McCarthy and actor Samrat Chakrabarti. The Waiting City is a truly joyous surprise of a film; a sumptuously photographed and fully realised emotional journey into the heart of India. It stars Radha Mitchell and Joel Edgerton […]

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The same old song – Crazy Heart review

Crazy Heart – Starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Colin Farrell. Directed by Scott Cooper. Rated M. Originally published February 18, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. There are few films as modest as Scott Cooper’s Crazy Heart. It’s so afraid of seeming over the top and inauthentic that it completely retreats from anything resembling conflict. Instead […]

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The Social Network feature trailer debut

Poke! The feature trailer for David Fincher‘s Facebook-exposé The Social Network has debuted online. And it’s wonderful From the looks of the trailer, The Social Network will be a beautifully boozy tale of betrayal. One of Facebook’s co-founder’s – Dustin Moskowitz – has already expressed his thoughts on the trailer. Needless to say, he’s not […]

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Revelation Film Festival – Day Eleven

Revelation Perth International Film Festival – Day Eleven Nude Study / Closing Night  “Oh Rev. Rev! Where will I go? What will I do?” It was a little hard not to feel like Scarlett O’Hara as the 13th Revelation Perth International Film Festival drew to a close. We had just been treated to eleven days […]

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Revelation Film Festival – Day Ten

Revelation Perth International Film Festival – Day Ten Wheedle’s Groove There was still plenty of action to be found at The Astor on the second last day of the 13th Revelation Perth International Film Festival – but sadly, I was unable to spend the whole day immersed in it. Partly because I’d already seen a […]

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Revelation Film Festival – Day Nine

Revelation Perth International Film Festival – Day Nine Bomb It / The Loved Ones Rev 13 may be speeding towards its (sadly inevitable) conclusion, but it’ll be damned if it finishes without a bang. After eight days of tremendous screenings and wonderful guest appearances, the Revelation crew decided to kick it up a notch for […]

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Interview: Tim Lethbridge, director of A Day at the Oasis

Interview: Tim Lethbridge, director of A Day at the Oasis. By Simon Miraudo. Tim Lethbridge’s directorial debut – A Day at the Oasis – holds the distinct honour of closing this year’s Revelation Perth International Film Festival. And rightly so. The WA-produced feature was written by fellow sandgroper Tim Beckett, and tells the tale of […]

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