Archive | June, 2011

Dragon Tattoo star to play 60s pop singer

The thought of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace smiling is unusual enough, let alone the idea of her playing a 1960s pop star. So, we better get used to it before the Anita Lindblom biopic hits cinema screens. According to Movieline, Rapace is set to star as Lindblom in a film […]

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Brad Pitt and David O. Russell tackling The Mission

Oscar nominated director David O. Russell (The Fighter) and Brad Pitt are being courted by Warner Bros to join The Mission, according to Deadline.  The picture would tell the true story of the six-year mission in which covert American and Colombian operatives freed 15 hostages from a guerilla group in the jungle. That premise brings […]

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Will Ferrell wants to Swear to God

Will Ferrell is attached to a spec script by Due Date writers Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland, entitled Swear to God. According to Deadline, Warner Bros has acquired the script, and regular Ferrell collaborator Adam McKay is set to produce. Ferrell would play “a narcissistic hedge fund manager who thinks he has seen God”. Although described as […]

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Teaser Debut: War Horse

We’ve been screaming till our voice went hoarse (geddit?) for this one. Finally, we can enjoy the first teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel War Horse. If you’re unfamiliar with the World War 1 novel (or the Tony-winning play which it inspired), the title pretty much says all you need to know. It […]

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John Polson producing Sydney, I Love You

In the spirit of Paris, Je T’aime and New York I Love You, John Polson and Gary Hamilton are teaming up to produce an Australian-based anthology movie titled Sydney, I Love You. According to Inside Film, Polson and Hamilton are narrowing down the list of contributors to direct and star in the 12 short films […]

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Carey Mulligan heading to the Outback

Carey Mulligan is heading to Australia to star in Gary Ross‘ sci-fi thriller Outback. According to Variety, the film was written by Nissar Modi and based on a concept he devised alongside Ross. Little else is known about the project, except that it will be produced by GK Films as well as Ross and Tobey […]

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Party Down: The Movie?

Fans of good television and humour (there are a lot of us) were deeply saddened by the cancellation last year of the wonderfully dark comedy program Party Down. Well, dry those tears Party people, because creator Rob Thomas has revealed that a film is in the works. Speaking at a special Party Down marathon at […]

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Play It Again – My Sister Eileen

Play It Again – My Sister Eileen. By Jess Lomas. Play It Again is a weekly feature in which classic-film connoisseur Jess Lomas revisits a revered motion picture from the annals of movie history, to see if it holds up … or has aged terribly. And yes, it takes its name from a famously misquoted […]

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Wachowskis working on Jupiter Rising

Jupiter Rising is rumoured to be the next project for directing super-siblings Andy and Lana Wachowski, according to Twitch. Though the duo have been in the news of late more for their film flops and personal lives, could this super secret project with Warner Brothers see them return to their Matrix glory days? Having released no […]

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Trailer Debut: Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol

The first teaser trailer for Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol has debuted online, featuring Tom Cruise once again doing the impossible. The question is: does ‘the impossible’ include resurrecting the M:I franchise? Although Mission Impossible 3 was far from a disappointment (it’s widely considered to be the best of the trilogy), the film hardly set […]

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Robot rock – Transformers: Dark of the Moon review

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Starring Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Frances McDormand. Directed by Michael Bay. By Simon Miraudo. In 2007, I left a screening of Michael Bay’s Transformers feeling like an exhilarated schoolboy who had just happened upon his father’s nudie mag collection (or, to translate for today’s teenagers, had just discovered […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio joining Beyoncé in A Star Is Born?

According to Deadline, Clint Eastwood is still eager to remake A Star Is Born for Warner Bros. He’s even trying to recruit his J. Edgar star Leonardo DiCaprio to appear opposite Beyoncé Knowles in the musical. It was revealed back in January that Eastwood and Beyoncé would team up for the fourth screen version of the […]

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Tom Hanks talks Toy Story 4

So, this is unexpected. Tom Hanks has reportedly told BBC’s Breakfast News that Pixar are working on Toy Story 4. According to Bleeding Cool (who spotted Hanks’ appearance on the BBC), a reporter asked the live-action Woody the simple question: ‘Will there be a Toy Story 4?’ He responded casually: “I think there will be yeah. […]

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Teaser Debut: Pixar’s Brave

We’ve seen the poster. We’ve seen the first official picture. Now, it’s time to see the teaser trailer for Pixar’s upcoming film Brave. The first thing to take note from this clip – it’s kind of chilling. The studio’s last film, Cars 2, seemed tailor-made for the younglings; perhaps Pixar wanted to try something a bit darker […]

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We can recalibrate it for you – The Adjustment Bureau review

The Adjustment Bureau – Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Anthony Mackie. Directed by George Nolfi. Rated M. Originally published March 3, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. I can honestly say The Adjustment Bureau is the best meet-cute sci-fi rom-com about magic hats that I’ve seen in at least three months. Well, definitely top five. The […]

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R.I.P. Peter Falk

Academy Award nominee and five-time Emmy winner Peter Falk has died after suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83 years old. A family spokesperson revealed that Falk passed away at his Beverly Hills home on Thursday evening. Although the cause of death was not released, Falk had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s […]

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Joel and Ethan Coen get folksy with follow-up

Back in February, Joel and Ethan Coen (jokingly?) suggested they might follow-up True Grit with a “full-on horror” movie, starring Frances McDormand as the monster. As fun as that sounds, much more believable details about their next project have emerged. According to The L.A. Times, the brothers are working on a script focusing on the […]

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First look at Pixar’s Brave

You’ve seen the back of Brave hero Princess Merida in the teaser poster. Now, see her front! OK, that sounds a bit weird for a Pixar film… Slashfilm have a high resolution image from Pixar’s upcoming flick, featuring our hero Princess Merida (voiced by Kelly McDonald). Here’s the official plot synopsis: “Set in the mystical […]

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Fast and Furious 6 gets release date

You can’t stop it now! Universal has officially scheduled a release date for Justin Lin‘s Fast and Furious 6. And it is… May 24, 2013! Of course, this is the American date (their Memorial Day weekend). If the release of Fast Five is any indication, we could see the film arrive in Australian cinemas two weeks […]

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Emma Stone turns down Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Last week, we got excited over reports that Emma Stone had been offered the role of Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Well, never mind… Deadline now claim that Stone has turned down the opportunity to star in Craig Gillespie‘s adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s alternate take on the Jane Austen classic. In fact, […]

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New trailer and poster for Captain America reiterate hero’s American-ness

If Marvel were at one point concerned that Captain America: The First Avenger would fail to find an audience outside of the U.S. (due to the hero’s nationalistic leanings) there is no evidence of it in their new poster and trailer, which go out of their way to push Cappy’s American-ness (Americanity? Ameriquity?). The new […]

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Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson biopic in the works

The life rights of Beach Boys brainbox Brian Wilson, as well as that of his wife Melinda, have been purchased by River Road Entertainment, paving the way for a biopic on the pop icon’s tumultuous career. According to Deadline, Oscar-nominee Oren Moverman (The Messenger) is currently writing the screenplay. Moverman is also working on the script […]

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Ron Howard takes on Spy vs Spy

Ron Howard is set to bring the Mad magazine comic strip Spy vs Spy to the big screen, according to Deadline. The popular director will team with his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer and producer David Koepp on the film for Warner Brothers. The screenplay will be written by John Kamps, a writer with a limited […]

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Super 8′s Joel Courtney is the new Tom Sawyer

The young lead of Super 8, Joel Courtney, is in talks to star as Mark Twain’s classic literary character Tom Sawyer. According to Variety, writer/director Jo Kastner’s Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn will be an indie production. Weirdly, the Missouri-based tale will be shot in Bulgaria (for tax reasons, obviously). Still, it’s a nice coup […]

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Trailer Debut: A Dangerous Method

The trailer for David Cronenberg’s psychological drama A Dangerous Method has appeared online – how does it make you feel? The film marks the third collaboration for Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen, whose previous films A History of Violence and Eastern Promises delivered gritty and violent stories. A Dangerous Method looks to take a less violent […]

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First look at Martin Freeman in The Hobbit

Entertainment Weekly have posted the first official images from the set of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, featuring Martin Freeman as our hero, Bilbo Baggins. See! There he is! You can check out a couple more pics, including Ian McKellen as Gandalf, over at EW. The Hobbit will be split into two films with the first, The Hobbit: […]

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Poster Debut: Pixar’s Brave

Coinciding with this week’s cinema release of Cars 2, Pixar have released the first teaser poster for their next feature: Brave. Formerly titled The Bear and the Bow, the film was to be helmed by co-writer Brenda Chapman, and would mark Pixar’s first film by a female director. She was later replaced by Mark Andrews […]

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Warren Beatty will star as Howard Hughes in new film

Earlier in the week it was announced that Warren Beatty would write, produce, direct and star in a brand new movie after a decade away from the limelight. Deadline are reporting that the project will be based on the life of Howard Hughes; a topic Beatty has been eager to tackle since the late 1960s. The […]

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Trailer Debut: Footloose

Warning sexy teenagers! Dancing kills! So says the trailer for Craig Brewer’s Footloose. A remake of the 1984 film of the same name, it stars Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough as kids that love to dance … even if it could cost them … their lives. Or something. You know what this is. Hey, it […]

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Emma Stone offered Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Emma Stone isn’t done dealing with the undead just yet. After starring in 2009′s hit Zombieland, the actress might take the lead role in Craig Gillespie‘s upcoming adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stone has been offered the role of Elizabeth Bennet in Seth Grahame-Smith’s alternate take on the […]

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