Archive | May, 2012

Teaser Debut: Les Misérables

Canted camera angles abound in the teaser trailer for Tom Hooper‘s Les Misérables. The short clip focuses primarily on Anne Hathaway as Fantine and her sterling rendition of the musical’s signature song, “I Dreamed a Dream.” We also get short glimpses of Hugh Jackman as ex-prisoner Valjean, Russell Crowe‘s policemen Javert, Amanda Seyfried as Fantine’s daughter Cosette, and Samantha Barks as Éponine. Soak it […]

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G.I. Joe 2 delayed to accommodate for injection of more Channing Tatum

*The following article features mild spoilers for a version of the upcoming G.I. Joe movie that is being drastically changed anyway.* Deadline reveals the reason behind Paramount’s bizarre decision to delay the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation: they are resurrecting Channing Tatum. TV ads had begun and billboards were up, all set for the U.S […]

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Trailer Debut: Amour

The trailer for Michael Haneke‘s Palme d’Or winner Amour debuts online and it’s as powerful and elegant as we expected. After winning the Palme d’Or in 2009 with his previous film The White Ribbon, no one expected Michael Haneke to score another so quickly. But win another he did. Amour premiered at Cannes recently to […]

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Aaron Sorkin discusses adapting Steve Jobs’ life for the screen

Aaron Sorkin has revealed he is making headway on his biopic of late Apple founder Steve Jobs, describing the task as like “writing about The Beatles.” Speaking at the AllThingsD Conference in California, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network and creator of The West Wing described his portrayal of Jobs’ life as “a painting, not a […]

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Aussie to play Prince in Disney’s Maleficent

Australian actor Brenton Thwaites has been cast opposite Angelina Jolie in Disney’s upcoming take on the Sleeping Beauty saga, Maleficent. According to Deadline, the former Home and Away star will play the young prince to Elle Fanning‘s Princess Aurora and Jolie’s evil queen. Robert Stromberg will direct. Discuss: Glad to see another Aussie actor break-out?

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First look at Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring

The first pics from Sofia Coppola‘s upcoming film The Bling Ring have debuted online, featuring Emma Watson looking vastly different from her days as Hermione Granger. Watson stars as the leader of a young gang of teens who burglarized the rich and famous in Los Angeles between 2008 and 2009. Some of their victims included Paris Hilton […]

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Bateman, Mann, Efron, and Hawn to Leave You

Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Zac Efron, and Goldie Hawn are in talks to star in Adam Shankman‘s follow-up to Rock of Ages, entitled This Is Where I Leave You. Departing from the musical stylings of Rock and Hairspray, Shankman’s next endeavour is an adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s novel about four siblings who return home following the death of their father. Stuck […]

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Trailer Debut: Lay the Favourite

The trailer for Stephen Frears‘ adaptation of Beth Raymer’s memoir Lay the Favourite has debuted online. Looking like a less flashy mutation of Ocean’s Eleven and The Cooler, the film tells of a professional sports better (Bruce Willis) who employs a good luck charm (Rebecca Hall) to ensure his gambles a sure thing. There’s a slight telemovie feel to the trailer, and […]

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Trailer Debut: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

A new trailer for Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has been released by 20th Century Fox and includes some previously unseen scenes. Based on the book of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith – who also wrote the screenplay for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows – the trailer opens with a voice over: “History prefers […]

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Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained fires off new shots

New images from Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained have been released, showing Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio getting their Spaghetti Western on. Foxx stars as Django, a slave who is freed by a German bounty hunter played by Waltz. The pair team up to rescue Django’s wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from plantation owner Calvin Candie […]

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Ill-conceived – What to Expect When You’re Expecting review

What to Expect When You’re Expecting – Starring Elizabeth Banks, Cameron Diaz, and Jennifer Lopez. Directed by Kirk Jones. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. When historians of the future – or, more likely, our inevitable alien rulers – examine the early days of the 21st century, they will note a surge of interest in celebrity […]

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Play It Again – Taxi Driver

Play It Again – Taxi Driver. Starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, and Cybill Shepherd. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rated R. By Jess Lomas. Play It Again is a weekly feature in which our classic-film connoisseurs revisit a revered motion picture from the annals of movie history, to see if it holds up… or if […]

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Can’t be killed – Underworld: Awakening review

Underworld: Awakening– Starring Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, and Theo Davis. Directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. Rated MA. Originally published January 30, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. Underworld: Awakening arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, and Quickflix Pay Per View in Australia May 30, 2012. A lot has changed since Underworld hit cinemas in 2003. Though it was a surprise box office hit, that tale of warring vampire […]

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Walk like a man – Albert Nobbs review

Albert Nobbs – Starring Glenn Close, Janet McTeer, and Mia Wasikowska. Directed by Rodrigo Garcia. Rated M. Originally published December 19, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. Albert Nobbs arrives on DVD in Australia May 30, 2012.  I’m afraid that before I can begin to thoughtfully unpack and deconstruct Rodrigo Garcia’s cross-dressing drama Albert Nobbs (and I may not even get that far), I’m going to have to address the giant […]

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Robert Pattinson denies casting in Hunger Games sequel

Last week the internet, as well as the hearts of all women and most men, were aflutter with rumours that two beloved YA universes were colliding: Robert Pattinson had scored a role in The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. Not so, says Pattinson. The Twilight star told USA Today from Cannes – where his new film Cosmopolis debuted – that even he briefly […]

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Saturday Night Live star joins Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years A Slave

Oscar nominee Kristen Wiig recently abandoned her posting at Saturday Night Live with a big career in film ahead of her. The question now is: who will be the next big breakout star of SNL? A case could be made for Taran Killam, who has just signed on to Steve McQueen‘s new film Twelve Years A Slave, Deadline reports. […]

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Michael Haneke’s Amour wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Michael Haneke has claimed his second Palme d’Or, taking home the top prize at the 65th Cannes Film Festival for Amour. Haneke was previously awarded the trophy in 2009 for his black-and-white examination of festering evil in The White Ribbon. The 2012 jury – headed by Italian director Nanni Moretti – did not reach a unanimous […]

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Jon Favreau back for Iron Man 3 (kinda)

Jon Favreau will be reprising his role as Happy Hogan in the upcoming Iron Man 3, according to sources at The Hollywood Reporter. After directing the first two Iron Man films, Favreau stepped down to concentrate on other projects. Shane Black was handed the reins in an especially genius decision by Marvel Studios. Black defined […]

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Judy Greer cast in Carrie remake

In another perfect casting announcement, Bloody Disgusting says Judy Greer has landed the role of our sympathetic gym teacher in Kimberly Peirce‘s upcoming Carrie remake. Judy Greer is one of those faces that you will recognise from so many great roles, but it was only last year with her part in The Descendants that she was finally widely […]

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She wears a mask – The Skin I Live In review

The Skin I Live In - Stars Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya and Marisa Paredes. Directed by Pedro Almodovar. Rated MA. Originally published December 23, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. The Skin I Live In is now available on DVD in Australia. The Skin I Live In certainly puts the ! in ALMODOVAR! The Spanish auteur’s latest film is particularly melodramatic, bizarre, and visually sumptuous, even by his […]

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The top 10 movies about movies

The top 10 movies about movies. By Simon Miraudo. At this year’s Oscars, the Academy decided to reward two pictures that were paeans to cinema itself: Michel Hazanavicius‘ silent saga of The Artist, and Martin Scorsese‘s tribute to Georges Méliès, Hugo (out now on DVD and Blu-ray). Such was the voters’ willingness to bestow them awards galore, you […]

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Poster Debut: The Dark Knight Rises

Warner Bros recently revealed six new character posters for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises as the long promotional road to the July release date rolls on. The posters come courtesy of Slashfilm. I must say that all the promotional material coming out for this film are doing their very best to mute my enthusiasm for […]

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Natalie Portman and Lynne Ramsay get A Gun

Natalie Portman looks set to team up with director Lynne Ramsay in Jane Got A Gun according to Deadline’s report from Cannes. Lynne Ramsay made a striking comeback to our screens in 2011 with the brilliant We Need To Talk About Kevin following a 12 year break between films, so it’s great news to see […]

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Trailer Debut: The Sapphires

The trailer for potential break-out Aussie hit The Sapphires has arrived online, following the film’s rapturous reception out of competition at Cannes. The flick stars Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell as members of a 1960s Aboriginal girl group who head to Vietnam to entertain the troops. Chris O’Dowd‘s plays their lovable but uncouth manager. U.S. distributor Harvey […]

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Tom Cruise attached to Magnificent Seven remake

Tom Cruise is reported to be attached to the MGM remake of the legendary Western The Magnificent Seven, according to Variety. Director John Sturges’ The Magnificent Seven was a 1960 remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, transporting the story from Japan to America and establishing itself as a classic in its own right. MGM is […]

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MacGruber 2 a possibility

It’s rare that Saturday Night Live movies are financially successful, let alone garner sequels (Wayne’s World being the exception on both counts), but they often do find cult followings on DVD. Such is the case with their most recent experiment, MacGruber, which expanded SNL’s 30-second MacGyver skits into a feature length film. The movie tanked upon release, despite being a […]

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Boysmaids – A Few Best Men review

A Few Best Men – Starring Xavier Samuel, Olivia Newton-John, and Rebel Wilson. Directed by Stephan Elliott. Rated MA. By Richard Haridy. A Few Best Men arrives on DVD and Blu-ray May 25, 2012. Here is your poster quote: I don’t hate A Few Best Men. The film is too facile and inconsequential to hate. […]

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Trailer Debut: The Great Gatsby

Been wondering what Baz Luhrmann‘s adaptation of F. Scott’s Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby would look like? The answer is here. Watch the first trailer and find out. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, the slick, self-made socialite who harbours affection for his old flame Daisy (Carey Mulligan), despite her being married to the brutish Tom (Joel Edgerton). Tobey […]

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Zach Galifianakis to star in A Confederacy of Dunces

Zach Galifianakis is set to star in the long-gestating adaptation of John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces, Vulture reports. Galifianakis would play Ignatius J. Reilly, a disgusting, condescending perennial scholar who works hard to avoid working and lives in New Orleans with his mother. The Muppets‘ helmer James Bobin is in negotiations to direct the […]

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Catherine Keener and Charlie Kaufman develop HBO show

Catherine Keener is set to star in a new HBO comedy series written and directed by Oscar winner Charlie Kaufman, Deadline reports. Keener previously starred in Kaufman’s directorial debut Synecdoche, New York, as well as movies he scripted, such as Being John Malkovich, and Adaptation (in which Keener had a cameo). This new series will mark their first […]

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