Archive | December, 2010

>National Film Registry adds Airplane, Exorcist, Empire

>The Library of Congress has added twenty-five movies deemed to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” to the National Film Registry for preservation. Since 1989 the National Film Registry has recognised a wide variety of films across a broad spectrum of genres and forms, from old black and white favourites such as Casablanca all the […]

Continue reading

>Trailer Debut: The Other Woman

>The trailer for Natalie Portman’s new film The Other Woman has been released by IFC Films. Don Roos directs this adaptation of Ayelet Waldman’s novel Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, where Portman plays stepmother to a young boy – a relationship that doesn’t flow naturally for her. The film premiered at Toronto back in September […]

Continue reading

Simon Miraudo’s Top 10 Films of 2010

Simon Miraudo’s Top 10 Films of 2010. As 2010 makes its inevitable march towards death (or rather, 2011), Quickflix critics Simon Miraudo, Tara Judah and Jess Lomas reflect on the year that was. Check out their individual selections for the best (and worst) films of a year that will be remembered by endless debates about […]

Continue reading

Tara Judah’s Top 10 Films of 2010

Tara Judah’s Top 10 Films of 2010. As 2010 makes its inevitable march towards death (or rather, 2011), Quickflix critics Simon Miraudo, Tara Judah and Jess Lomas reflect on the year that was. Check out their individual selections for the best (and worst) films of a year that will be remembered by endless debates about […]

Continue reading

Jess Lomas’ Top 10 Films of 2010

Jess Lomas’ Top 10 Films of 2010. As 2010 makes its inevitable march towards death (or rather, 2011), Quickflix critics Simon Miraudo, Tara Judah and Jess Lomas reflect on the year that was. Check out their individual selections for the best (and worst) films of a year that will be remembered by endless debates about […]

Continue reading

Tara Judah’s Worst Films of 2010

Tara Judah’s Worst Films of 2010. As 2010 makes its inevitable march towards death (or rather, 2011), Quickflix critics Simon Miraudo, Tara Judah and Jess Lomas reflect on the year that was. Check out their individual selections for the best (and worst) films of a year that will be remembered by endless debates about spinning […]

Continue reading

Simon Miraudo’s Worst Films of 2010

Simon Miraudo’s Worst Films of 2010. As 2010 makes its inevitable march towards death (or rather, 2011), Quickflix critics Simon Miraudo, Tara Judah and Jess Lomas reflect on the year that was. Check out their individual selections for the best (and worst) films of a year that will be remembered by endless debates about spinning […]

Continue reading

Interview: Nathan Greno and Byron Howard; directors of Tangled.

Interview: Nathan Greno and Byron Howard; directors of Tangled. By Simon Miraudo. It’s peculiar to think Disney Animation Studios took a risk by returning to their ‘Princess’ style of storytelling with Tangled, a retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale of Rapunzel. But we live in the age of the ‘ironic’ kids’ film, what with Shrek […]

Continue reading

A little rebellion – Tangled review

Tangled – Starring Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi and Donna Murphy. Directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. The Mouse House has slain the two-headed dragon of Snark and Sarcasm, overthrown the Ogre of Unoriginality and stormed the castle of Children’s Dreams! O.K., that last one sounds kind of creepy, but […]

Continue reading

Kids with guns – Tomorrow When The War Began review

Tomorrow, When The War Began – Starring Caitlin Stasey, Deniz Akdeniz and Rachel Hurd-Wood. Directed by Stuart Beattie. Rated M. Originally published September 1, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. Stuart Beattie’s Tomorrow When The War Began is one of the best action blockbusters to ever emerge from Australia (even if it fails somewhat as a teen […]

Continue reading

We were in love – Heartbeats review

Heartbeats – Starring Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri and Niels Schneider. Directed by Xavier Dolan. By Simon Miraudo. It’s fitting that the latest picture from Canadian actor/writer/director Xavier Dolan takes its cues from the American mumblecore movement and the French New Wave. The Québécois wunderkind – caught between the United States and Europe – delivers an […]

Continue reading

>Head to Head – Jingle All The Way

> Christmas is a time for unity … kinda. Just because it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean we can’t still go Head to Head! This week, Quickflix’s Jess Lomas gets all Grinchy over the Arnold Schwarzenegger Xmas vehicle Jingle All The Way, even in the face of Guy Martin’s cheerful praise. Read on, and share […]

Continue reading

Trailer Debut: Red State

We knew Kevin Smith‘s religious thriller Red State would be a departure from his previous works. But we didn’t know it would be this much of a departure. The trailer for the pic has debuted online, and we can happily confirm that it’s scary, weird and deeply unsettling. Just like Cop Out! To steal from […]

Continue reading

Trailer Debut: Cedar Rapids

The trailer for Fox Searchlight’s new comedy Cedar Rapids has debuted online. It stars Ed Helms (The Hangover, The Office) as a small-town insurance agent from Wisconsin who heads to the big city (ahem, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) for a conference and enjoys a weekend of a lifetime. Cedar Rapids first landed on our radar last […]

Continue reading

Little effort – Little Fockers review

Little Fockers – Starring Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro and Teri Polo. Directed by Paul Weitz. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. It’s the holidays, and the third instalment of the Meet the Parents saga has arrived – not unlike the Ghost of Christmas Future – to provide us with a terrifying glimpse at a journey […]

Continue reading

>Quickflix’s Christmas picks!

>All this week, Quickflix bloggers Simon Miraudo, Tara Judah and Jess Lomas will be chipping away at the grime and cynicism that traditionally encases their blackened, shriveled hearts to reflect on their favourite Christmas movies! Please feel free to share your most beloved Xmas flicks in the comments section below. And fear not: the virulent […]

Continue reading

Interview: Brendan Fletcher; director of Mad Bastards.

Interview: Brendan Fletcher; director of Mad Bastards. By Simon Miraudo. Not familiar with the name Brendan Fletcher? You soon will be. The documentary and commercial director’s debut film Mad Bastards was recently selected to play in competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It will be one of 13 films from around the world (selected […]

Continue reading

Be mine – Blue Valentine review

Blue Valentine – Starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. Directed by Derek Cianfrance. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. The mark of a truly great romantic drama is one which inspires its viewers to re-evaluate their life. Yep, it’s a somewhat unreasonably high bar for films to reach, but it’s what separates the masterpieces (Eternal Sunshine […]

Continue reading

>The Room to be re-released in 3D

>Tommy Wiseau’s cult film The Room will be re-released theatrically in 3D. Yes, dreams do come true kids. Wiseau has confirmed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he is transferring The Room to 3D but “the process is very detail-oriented”, so don’t expect to see the finished product until the end of 2011 or […]

Continue reading

Trailer Debut: Hanna

Raised on anger and seclusion in the middle of a Finnish forest by father Erik Heller (Eric Bana), fourteen-year-old Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is an isolated killing machine. Set upon fulfilling her father’s vendetta against CIA operative Marissa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett), it seems the seclusion, at least, is about to change. Icy and dramatic and, by […]

Continue reading

>Quickflix’s Christmas picks: Simon Miraudo.

> All this week, Quickflix bloggers Simon Miraudo, Tara Judah and Jess Lomas will be chipping away at the grime and cynicism that traditionally encases their blackened, shriveled hearts to reflect on their favourite Christmas movies! Please feel free to share your most beloved Xmas flicks in the comments section below. And fear not: the […]

Continue reading

>Quickflix’s Christmas picks: Tara Judah.

> All this week, Quickflix bloggers Simon Miraudo, Tara Judah and Jess Lomas will be chipping away at the grime and cynicism that traditionally encases their blackened, shriveled hearts to reflect on their favourite Christmas movies! Please feel free to share your most beloved Xmas flicks in the comments section below. And fear not: the […]

Continue reading

>Quickflix’s Christmas picks: Jess Lomas.

> All this week, Quickflix bloggers Simon Miraudo, Tara Judah and Jess Lomas will be chipping away at the grime and cynicism that traditionally encases their blackened, shriveled hearts to reflect on their favourite Christmas movies! Please feel free to share your most beloved Xmas flicks in the comments section below. And fear not: the […]

Continue reading

Interview: Caitlin Stasey; star of Tomorrow When The War Began.

Interview: Caitlin Stasey; star of Tomorrow When The War Began. By Simon Miraudo. Although many Australian films fall by the wayside, Tomorrow When The War Began – Stuart Beattie’s film adaptation of the first novel in John Marsden’s beloved Young Adult saga – reignited teenagers’ interest in local cinema. The film grossed almost AUD$14 million […]

Continue reading

Crowning moment – The King’s Speech review

The King’s Speech – Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Tom Hooper. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. You too can make an Academy Award contender! All you need are these ten ingredients: 1) An inspirational true story, 2) a character with a pronounced disability, 3) Colin Firth in a leading […]

Continue reading

>Australian Box Office: Is Tron. Is Good.

>Tron: Legacy has topped the Australian box office for the weekend December 16-19, beating out Megamind and helping push Harry Potter down to number five. 1. Tron: Legacy [434 screens / $7,737]WKND = $3,357,645 / TOTAL = $3,357,645 2. Megamind [418 screens / $4,860]WKND = $2,031,675 / TOTAL = $7,162,882 3. Love & Other Drugs […]

Continue reading

I love you, man – The Special Relationship review

The Special Relationship – Starring Michael Sheen, Dennis Quaid and Hope Davis. Directed by Richard Loncraine. Rated M. Originally published August 4, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. Before we begin this review of Richard Loncraine’s The Special Relationship- a fictionalised chronicle of Tony Blair and Bill Clinton’s friendship – let’s get that dreaded phrase “bromance” out […]

Continue reading

Interview: Tannishtha Chatterjee; star of Road, Movie.

Interview: Tannishtha Chatterjee; star of Road, Movie. By Simon Miraudo. Tannishtha Chatterjee, the Indian actress who starred in the acclaimed drama Brick Lane, makes an impressive entrance in her latest feature Road, Movie. Like a specter wandering the desert, her nameless gypsy is happened upon by a trio of mismatched souls on a road trip […]

Continue reading

>Hunger Games director looking for his Katniss

>Has director Gary Ross picked an actress to play Katniss in the first instalment of the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy? With production on the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ hit novel set to begin in May 2011 many are eagerly anticipating the casting announcements. Unfortunately, as Ross reveals to Entertainment Weekly, we’ll have to wait a […]

Continue reading

Lost footage from Kubrick’s 2001 found

Stanley Kubrick fans should probably brace themselves because according to Forgotten Silver (translated by Blastr) seventeen minutes of “lost” footage from his 1968 epic sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey has just been rediscovered. Douglas Trumbull and David Larson, who were working on the now-cancelled documentary 2001: Behind the Infinite—The Making of a Masterpiece, will […]

Continue reading
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 347 other followers