Archive | March, 2012

Schwarzenegger, DeVito to be joined by Murphy in Twins sequel

Well, here’s news you don’t expect to read every day. Universal and the Montecito Picture Company are plotting a sequel to the 1988 hit Twins, reuniting mismatched brothers Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sequel would be titled Triplets, and introduce Eddie Murphy as the third sibling. No director is yet attached, but original […]

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Hollywood’s leading ladies line up to marry Depp’s Thin Man

It seems Hollywood’s finest actresses are in the running to star opposite Johnny Depp in Rob Marshall‘s The Thin Man, Deadline reports. Depp will star as former private eye and current drunk Nick Charles.  Though no one has yet been offered the part of Nick’s wife Nora, here is the list of ladies meeting with Marshall next […]

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Human Centipede director sues his star

Discord in the house of Centipede! The Human Centipede director Tom Six is suing actor Dieter Laser for breaking his contract and refusing to star in the series’ third instalment. Tom’s producing partner  - and sister – Ilona Six released the following statement on the matter (courtesy of Best Movie News Ever): “Because of the success of […]

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Kevin Smith considers Clerks 3 as a Broadway play

Kevin Smith is considering producing another sequel to Clerks. This time, however, as a play. Smith has long alluded to a potential third Clerks movie, but at a recent signing of his latest book Tough S*it, he revealed his plans to mount it on Broadway for a sixth-month run (video courtesy of Slashfilm). He later […]

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Feig and Firth in talks for remake of France’s Intouchables

Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig is in talks to write and direct an English-language remake of the French smash hit The Intouchables, Variety reports. Colin Firth is tipped to star in the pic as a quadriplegic aristocrat who bonds with his carer from across the tracks. The Weinstein Company, as well as the original’s producer Nicolas […]

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Woody Allen wants Blanchett and Cooper

Woody Allen is eyeing Cate Blanchett and Bradley Cooper for an upcoming project, Deadline reports. There are no further details available, except that it might shoot in Copenhagen. Note that Allen has already completed his follow-up to his Oscar-winning hit Midnight in Paris; the recently retitled To Rome With Love. Discuss: Are Blanchett and Cooper a good […]

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The top 10 movie reunions

The top 10 movie reunions. By Simon Miraudo. Next week sees the cinema release of American Pie: Reunion , in which Jim, Michelle, Stifler, Oz, Finch, and the rest of the gang gather for their 13-year high school reunion. It made us nostalgic, not just for the previous American Pie films and our fleeting youth (come […]

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Wilson, Galifianakis, Poehler set for Mad Men creator’s film debut

Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis are set to star in Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s feature film debut, You Are Here. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Poehler is also in talks to star. Every element so far mentioned has us incredibly excited. Deadline shares the plot synopsis: “A local weatherman and freewheeling bachelor (Wilson) […]

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Trailer Debut: Safety Not Guaranteed

It’s a great day for people who love time-travel movies, particularly ones that feature the stars of New Girl! The trailer for Derek Connolly and Colin Treverrow’s Sundance hit Safety Not Guaranteed has arrived online, proudly proclaiming that it’s from the producers of Little Miss Sunshine. The picture stars Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Jake […]

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Zooey Deschanel teams with Richard Curtis for About Time

Perpetual ‘It’ girl Zooey Deschanel is in talks to star in the latest film from Love Actually writer-director Richard Curtis, About Time. According to Variety, Deschanel would play a young woman courted by a novice time-traveller. Domhnall Gleeson – Bill Weasley from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - is likely to appear as the man informed by his […]

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Will Ferrell confirms Anchorman sequel is really, officially, finally happening

Will Ferrell took to Conan today – in character – to announce a sequel to his 2004 comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Deadline scooped the news earlier, reporting that Paramount would distribute the film. Judd Apatow will produce, and Adam McKay will direct, as with the first instalment. Ferrell and McKay have made […]

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See Hugh Jackman as Valjean in Les Misérables

Hugh Jackman has revealed, via his Twitter account, the first official image of Jean Valjean in Tom Hooper‘s upcoming Les Misérables adaptation. Beardy! Jackman stars as ex-prisoner Valjean, opposite Russell Crowe‘s policemen Javert, Anne Hathaway‘s factory worker Fantine, and Amanda Seyfried as her daughter Cosette. Samantha Banks, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Helena Bonham Carter also […]

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Trailer Debut: The Dictator

A brand new trailer for the upcoming Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Dictator has arrived, offering us a greater glimpse of the plot, as well as a shorn Anna Faris. Baron Cohen stars in the film as the cruel autocrat General Alladeen of Wadiya, who travels to New York to address the U.N., visit the […]

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First look at Franco, Gomez, and Hudgens in Spring Breakers

The first image of a Kevin Federlined James Franco in Harmony Korine‘s upcoming comedy Spring Breakers has debuted online (via The Playlist). In the film, Franco plays a rapping drug dealer who employs a bunch of beach bunnies and wannabe criminals to kill his nemesis. Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine, and Ashley Benson star […]

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Caitlin Stasey questions her involvement in Tomorrow When the War Began sequel

Caitlin Stasey reveals to IF her involvement in a Tomorrow When the War Began sequel is questionable. The film was a smash hit in 2010, becoming the highest grossing Australian film of the year with $13.48 million at the box office. Talk of a sequel swirled and plans to begin production in September 2011 were […]

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Teaser Debut: The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2

A second teaser trailer for  Bill Condon‘s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 has appeared online, giving fans a glimpse of vampire Bella. Following the 15-second teaser released last week comes this slightly longer 48 second clip that expands on how Bella and Edward are now the same temperature, and how surprised Jacob is […]

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One of the animals – Attenberg review

Attenberg – Starring Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis, and Giorgos Lanthimos. Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari. Rated MA. By Hilary Simmons. Attenberg is now available on DVD. Attenberg will appeal to you if you like architecture, animal documentaries, and awkwardly choreographed dance sequences. The title comes from the wildlife films of Sir David Attenborough – who surely […]

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Chloe Moretz, Jodie Foster, and Julianne Moore in consideration for Carrie remake

MGM is aiming high with their Carrie remake, appealing to some of the most in-demand young actresses for the role of the titular telekinetic teenager. According to Vulture, atop director Kimberly Peirce‘s wishlist is Chloë Grace Moretz (Hugo) and Haley Bennett (The Hole). Dakota Fanning, Lily Collins, and Aussies Emily Browning and Bella Heathcote are also in contention […]

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Fargo might be getting (another) TV adaptation

The Coen brothers‘ Oscar winning classic Fargo might find new life on television … once again. According to Variety, FX is interested in adapting the North Dakota-based crime drama for the small screen. The original picture starred Frances McDormand as the polite-but-shrewd-and-very-pregnant police officer Marge Gunderson, tasked with investigating a very strange kidnapping and a series of […]

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First look at Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign

Entertainment Weekly has the first image of political competitors Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign (formerly titled Dog Fight). In the Jay Roach directed comedy, Ferrell plays southern Congressman Cam Brady, who risks losing his seat when he becomes embroiled in a sex scandal. Enter Marty Huggins (Galifianakis), an outsider with an eye on the prize. Here is […]

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A boy’s best friend is his mother – We Need to Talk About Kevin review

We Need to Talk About Kevin  – Starring Tilda Swinton, Ezra Miller and John C. Reilly. Directed by Lynne Ramsay. Originally published November 15, 2011. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo We Need to Talk About Kevin arrives on DVD and Blu-ray March 28, 2012. We Need to Talk About Kevin is a nightmare movie; disjointed, dizzying, […]

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Play It Again – A Streetcar Named Desire

Play It Again – A Streetcar Named Desire. 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 if it has aged terribly. And yes, it takes its name from a […]

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Interview: Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre)

Interview: Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre). By Simon Miraudo. Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki (ah-kee kaur-oohs-mak-ee – more fun to pronounce than even Michel Hazanavicius!) is one of the most acclaimed writer-directors in the world. Famous for his adaptation of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, as well as The Match Factory Girl and The Man Without a Past, […]

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Single white fairy tale – Mirror Mirror review

Mirror Mirror – Starring Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, and Armie Hammer. Directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandwar. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. Keeping up with shifts in the pop cultural consciousness is a full-time job, and I don’t envy the devoted parents who must struggle to stay abreast of what their children might be ‘into’ at […]

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The Hunger Games catches fire at the box office

In news that should surprise nobody, The Hunger Games broke a whole bunch of records at the international box office over the weekend. The picture earned $214.25 million worldwide; $155 million of that came from the U.S. alone, were it enjoyed the third biggest opening of all time (behind the debut weekends of Harry Potter […]

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Clerks: The Animated Series returning in 2013

Kevin Smith has revealed on his Twitter account plans to resurrect the long-defunct Clerks animated series in 2013. The series, based on his breakout 1994 independent film of the same name, ran briefly in 2000. And we mean briefly. Only two of the six episodes were ever aired, though the DVD release became popular in Smith’s fan circles. Fans may not have to wait […]

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Michael K. Williams cast as Ol’ Dirty Bastard

MKW will play ODB in an upcoming BIOpic, Entertainment Weekly reports. Michael K. Williams, best known as the iconic Omar Little on The Wire and more recently as Chalky White on Boardwalk Empire, is set to star as the late Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard. It will mark cinematographer Joaquin Baca-Asay’s directorial debut. The picture will focus on […]

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Quirky in any language – Medianeras review

Medianeras – Starring Javier Drolas, Pilar López de Ayala, and Inés Efron. Directed by Gustavo Taretto. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Medianeras plays the Perth International Arts Festival from March 26 to April 8. Click here for more details. Gustavo Taretto’s Argentine rom-com Medianeras owes a lot to quirky American cinema. Fans of Wes Anderson […]

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Interview: Joshua Marston (The Forgiveness of Blood)

Interview: Joshua Marston (The Forgiveness of Blood). By Simon Miraudo. New York-based writer/director Joshua Marston made a splash with his feature debut Maria, Full of Grace in 2004; a Spanish-language film that earned star Catalina Sandina Moreno a Best Actress nomination at the 77th Academy Awards. He spent the next six years trying to put […]

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Bohemian rhapsody – Le Havre review

Le Havre – Starring André Wilms, Blondin Miguel and Jean-Pierre Darroussin. Directed by Aki Kaurismäki. Rated M. Originally published January 16, 2012. By Simon Miraudo. Besides having one of the best names in cinema history, Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki, (ah-kee kaur-oohs-mak-ee; go on, say it!) has a reputation as one of the finest filmmakers in […]

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