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Watch the first five minutes of Source Code!

Can’t wait until May to see the first five minutes of Duncan Jones‘ new mind-bending thriller Source Code? You’re in luck! Yahoo is hosting the film’s opening online! The second feature film from the acclaimed director of Moon debuted at SXSW last week and received some very nice notices. No doubt the release of the […]

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Disney sinks Zemeckis’ Yellow Submarine

We all live in a yellow submarine … or we would have had Disney not just pulled the plug on Robert Zemeckis’ remake of the Beatles’ film Yellow Submarine. The Hollywood Reporter claims Disney made the move to shut down the project after the Zemeckis produced Mars Needs Moms bombed on its opening weekend box […]

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Josh Hutcherson hungry for Hunger Games

Josh Hutcherson is campaigning for the role of Peeta in the upcoming and highly anticipated adaptation of The Hunger Games, according to Entertainment Weekly. The actor, last seen in The Kids Are All Right and currently promoting his film Detention at South By Southwest (SXSW), shared why he was holding out hope he would be […]

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Animal Kingdom named Best Aussie Film by FCCA

The corpse of the 2010/2011 awards season has gasped its final breath. The Film Critics Circle of Australia has revealed the winners of their annual awards, recognising Animal Kingdom as the Best Australian Film of the Year. The full list of winners (courtesy of Encore): Best Film: Animal Kingdom Best Director: David Michod, Animal Kingdom […]

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Robin McLeavy cast in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter after all!

First she was in, then out, and now she’s back in, like a drillbit into the forehead of an unlucky prom date. The Loved Ones‘ Robin McLeavy has been cast as Abe Lincoln’s mother in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. It was originally rumoured that McLeavy would star opposite Benjamin Walker’s Abe as his wife Mary […]

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Emotion sickness – Biutiful review

Biutiful – Starring Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez and Eduard Fernández. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Every so often a movie comes along to remind me how arbitrary it is to assign a star rating to a film, as if anything could rightfully be called “a three out of five” or […]

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Interview: Leon Ford, writer/director of Griff the Invisible

Interview: Leon Ford, writer/director of Griff the Invisible. By Simon Miraudo. Back in the 1990s, audiences were spoiled for choice when it came to offbeat DIY superhero movies (Blankman, Mystery Men, Orgazmo, Three Ninjas, kinda). Then Bryan Singer went and ruined it for everyone with his mopey X-Men films, and suddenly “gritty” superheroes were the […]

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That’s what friends are for – Jackass 3 review

Jackass 3D – Starring Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera and Steve-O. Directed by Jeff Tremaine. Rated MA. Originally published November 2, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. Jackass 3 may not be smart comedy, but it is genuine comedy, and it wouldn’t work an iota if its cast wasn’t so damn likable. They’re your idiot friends from high […]

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Trailer Debut: Conan the Barbarian

The teaser trailer for Marcus Nispel‘s remake of Conan The Barbarian (starring Jason Momoa in the role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger) has debuted online. We won’t lie to you … it’s light on content. But still, if you want to see images of barbarians and mystical woman superimposed over some fiery flames, this is […]

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Locked in – Cell 211 review

Cell 211 – Starring Alberto Ammann and Luis Tosar. Directed by Daniel Monzon. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Cell 211 plays the Perth International Arts Festival from March 14th to March 27th. Click here for more details. It also arrives on DVD May 18th. People love prison movies. Consider The Shawshank Redemption, the number one […]

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Trent Reznor won’t score or star in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Remember when we said that recent Oscar-winning composer and Nine Inch Nails figurehead Trent Reznor would score Timur Bekmambatov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, as well as star as one of the eponymous bloodsuckers? Well, never mind. The following is taken from Reznor’s NIN forum: Don’t believe everything you read. As it turns out, I WON’T […]

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Trailer Debut: Super 8

The trailer for J.J. Abrams‘ mysterious, Steven Spielberg-produced blockbuster-to-be Super 8 has debuted online, and it is sure to send shivers of anticipation down your spine (and pangs of nostalgia into whichever part of the body where the nostalgia gland lives). Although we got our first real look at the film during the Superbowl, this […]

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Baz Luhrmann will make The Great Gatsby … later … maybe

Baz Lurhmann has revealed in an interview with Vulture that he will be making The Great Gatsby … just not right now. It seems each week there is a new tidbit of news surrounding this film, from the casting of Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey McGuire, to filming in Australia (despite the story being […]

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Bill Hader to star as "Bourne" bad guy and JFK impersonator

We just can’t get enough of funnyman Bill Hader so today we’re bringing you a double dose of Hader news. When The Playlist sat down recently with Hader to discuss his role as a psychopath villain in Greg Mottola’s latest film Paul, they also got him talking about his upcoming projects. Working with director Akiva […]

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Andy Samberg, Donald Glover join Aubrey Plaza in The Hand Job

Up-and-coming comic actors Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live), Donald Glover (Community), Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) , Mae Whitman (also AD) and Johnny Simmons (Scott Pilgrim) are set to join Aubrey Plaza in The Hand Job, The Playlist reports. Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader divulged details about the upcoming project – which will be written and […]

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Universal to reboot The Wolfman … again

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result each time. I’m not exactly sure who “they” are, but perhaps it’s time they sat down Universal and had a bit of a chat. According to Bloody Disgusting, Universal is looking to reboot one of […]

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Things Fall Apart (and how!) in new 50 Cent trailer

Though some rap and hip-hop artists have managed to appear, or act (depending on your definition of the word), in films without ruining their musical careers – Chris “Ludacris” Bridges does it all the time, Marshall “Eminem” Mathers did it with 8 Mile, and Sean “P Diddy” Combs managed it with I’m Still Here and […]

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Julianne Moore to show off her Sarah Palin impression

The woman with substance behind Sarah Palin has until now always been 30 Rock’s Tina Fey. Heck, she’s so frickin’ good, she almost out-Palins Palin. But Jay Roach’s upcoming film Game Change is set to star Julianne Moore as the controversial former vice-presidential candidate, EW report. An HBO adaptation of the best-selling novel by John […]

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New X-Men First Class posters are crotchtastic!

Ah, Photoshop. The tool that gives amateur designers enough confidence to superimpose the head of Michael Fassbender over a silhouette of his own crotch, and convince a movie studio that it is worth releasing as a poster. Here are the new teaser posters for X-Men First Class. There’s really nothing else to say. X-Men First […]

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Stallone won’t direct The Expendables 2

Criticise The Expendables all you like (and believe me, I have) but it’s impossible to deny that audiences are chomping at the bit to revisit the testosterone-packed universe created by Sylvester Stallone. Work on the sequel is progressing nicely, but the L.A. Times is reporting that Stallone will not return as director. Stallone is instead […]

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Corporation games – The Company Men review

The Company Men – Starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and Chris Cooper. Directed by John Wells. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. John Wells‘ The Company Men is not ferocious enough. This is a film that attempts to depict the widespread layoffs of 2008/09 – the ones that crippled families and businesses across America, and […]

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God squad – The Rite review

The Rite – Starring Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue and Alice Braga. Directed by Mikael Håfström. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Mikael Håfström’s demonic-possession flick The Rite has an interesting credit; perhaps the first of its kind: “Suggested by the book The Rite – The Making of a Modern Exorcist by Matt Baglio”. Suggested by. What […]

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The Jess Lomas Book Club: The Lorax

The Jess Lomas Book Club: The Lorax *A weekly feature in which literary connoisseur Jess Lomas examines the upcoming book-to-film adaptations worth keeping an eye on!* Is anyone else feeling tired today? No, just me? Okay, well, I’m going to take it a little easier this week with a book that will take you hardly […]

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Guillermo Del Toro’s At The Mountains of Madness is dead

Sorry Guillermo Del Toro fans. Although earlier reports suggested his big budget horror film At The Mountains of Madness would begin filming in June, The Criterion Cast has revealed the film was given the red light, rather than green. Deadline report that his next project might now be Pacific Rim, scripted by Travis Beacham, which […]

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Trailer Debut: Super

“SHUT UP CRIME!” Now there’s a catch phrase we can all relate to. Yep, the superhero film craze seems finally to be finished with its 180 on self-reflexivity. Turning the protractor another six degrees of Kevin Bacon back towards the audience, Super is a superhero flick that looks as though it’s going to implode. From […]

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Tomb Raider reboot in the works

Another day another reboot. Deadline New York has confirmed Tomb Raider is set to return to the big screen in 2013 through GK films. The action-adventure franchise began life as a video game in 1996 and transitioned to film with Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001 as a star vehicle for Angelina Jolie. The reboot […]

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Channing Tatum to star as Peter Pan

Sony has won the bidding war for the not so cleverly titled Peter Pan origin story Pan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The latest in a string of re-imagined fairy tales including Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood, Pan will star Channing Tatum (who in my opinion grows less appealing with each passing day). […]

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A new sheriff in town – Rango review

Rango – Starring Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher and Ned Beatty. Directed by Gore Verbinski. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. I just don’t know if we’ll see a film as smart or fun or overwhelmingly rich as Rango for the rest of the year. That’s not meant to be a pre-emptive dis on the rest of […]

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Manic pixie dream mum – The First Beautiful Thing review

The First Beautiful Thing – Starring Micaela Ramazzotti, Valerio Mastandrea and Claudia Pandolfi. Directed by Paolo Virzi. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. The First Beautiful Thing plays the Perth International Arts Festival from March 7 to March 20. Click here for more details. Italians sure do love to make sprawling tributes to their mothers and […]

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DreamWorks prep Julian Assange biopic

There’s nothing more immediate these days than the mire of information available via the Internet and the poor old movies just can’t move fast enough to catch up. As reported on Vulture, the studios are rushing around to put out a biopic on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Already in the ring is an Alex Gibney–directed […]

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