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New ‘Wolverine’ movie opening in 2017

Though Hugh Jackman recently cautioned the world about his decaying, mortal body, he will indeed reprise the role of Logan in at least one more solo Wolverine movie. It will be his eighth effort as the character. Fox has announced a March 2017 release date for his next adventure, with screenwriter David James Kelly busy at work building […]

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Hugh Jackman acknowledges the relentless march of time; says Wolverine recasting is ‘inevitable’

Hugh Jackman has played Logan (aka Wolverine) in six separate X-Men movies, and will reprise the role once again in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Though Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Catwoman, and the Hulk have all been recast (in the case of the Hulk, two times) during Jackman’s tenure, he admits he won’t be […]

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Hugh Jackman in talks for another ‘Wolverine’ movie

If you want to take Wolverine away from Hugh Jackman, you’ll have to pry it from his cold, dead, adamantium-strengthened hands. According to Deadline, Fox is in negotiations with Jackman and director James Mangold for a sequel to their successful standalone X-Men flick, The Wolverine. This would afford Jackman an eighth opportunity to play Logan on celluloid. Though The […]

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Trailer Debut: ‘X-Men – Days of Future Past’

See X-Men young and old collide in the newly released trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellan) send Logan (Hugh Jackman) back in time to prevent the catastrophic present from ever occurring. Only problem is he’ll have to convince young Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik (Michael Fassbender) of […]

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Stuck in a puzzle – Prisoners review

By Jess Lomas October 16, 2013 Many might think Liam Neeson has the kidnapped-daughter market covered with his Taken franchise, but Hugh Jackman gives him a run for his money in director Denis Villeneuve’s dark and twisted thriller Prisoners. Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman), his wife Grace (Maria Bello), their son Ralph, and daughter Anna walk […]

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Hugh Jackman denies $100 million payday for future Wolverine movies

With The Wolverine doing impressive business overseas – if not entirely in the U.S. – rumours began to swirl online that star Hugh Jackman had been offered $100 million for four more sequels. Jackman has since addressed the rumours, telling EW, “No, it’s not true.” “I would never do that. I’ve never done that mainly […]

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First look at Peter Dinklage in X-Men: Days of Future Past

We’ve got out first look at Peter Dinklage as the villainous tech tycoon Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and it’s… well, it’s better than we could have ever hoped for. The Emmy winning Game of Thrones star dons a labcoat and a moustache to depict Trask. The image comes courtesy of a […]

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Suicide is painless – The Wolverine review

By Simon Miraudo July 22, 2013 When director James Mangold Tweeted the ten films that inspired The Wolverine, he dropped titles that would undeniably send shivers of excitement down the spines of his cineaste followers. They included Wong Kar Wai‘s Chungking Express, Roman Polanski‘s Chinatown, as well as westerns The Outlaw Josey Wales and Shane, […]

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Churn after reading – Butter review

By Richard Haridy April 16, 2013 Butter is a dark satirical comedy set in the highly relatable world of competitive butter carving. When Hugh Jackman appeared as an all-American used car salesman, I realised I was watching something special. Not special in a good way, mind you, but special in a ‘why the hell does […]

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Trailer Debut: The Wolverine

The first teaser trailer for James Mangold’s The Wolverine has been released online, featuring Hugh Jackman’s much-loved X-Man battling a bunch of ninjas in Japan. Mangold and screenwriters Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback have smartly separated Jackman’s Logan from the rest of his mutant buddies and placed him in Japan, paying tribute to the comic character’s most […]

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Halle Berry back as Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past

We knew it was coming, but it’s nice to have confirmation all the same. Halle Berry will reprise the role of Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Director Bryan Singer revealed her casting via Twitter, just as he has with every  other actor affiliated with the film. She joins former castmates Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian […]

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Peter Dinklage cast in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Emmy winning Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has joined the cast of Bryan Singer’s time-bending X-Men flick Days of Future Past. The news was revealed via Singer’s Twitter account, which is where most of the major casting revelations have emerged. It is unknown who Dinklage will play in the picture, though Deadline insists it’s “a key role.” James McAvoy, […]

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Dream on – Les Misérables review

Les Misérables – Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway. Directed by Tom Hooper. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Tom Hooper‘s cinematic adaptation of Les Misérables touches greatness more often than most of the movies released in the past calendar year, which is why it’s so disappointing whenever the film returns to its more […]

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The Top 10 Male Performances of 2012

The Top 10 Male Performances of 2012. By Simon Miraudo. With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is the […]

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Lincoln leads, Salmon scores, Aussies appear, and chaos reigns in 70th Golden Globe nominations

Ah, the Golden Globes. Where Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is considered one of the 10 best films of the year and shows like Mad Men and Louie are inferior to Smash! The nominations for the 70th Golden Globes Awards were announced last night, and the enigmatic Hollywood Foreign Press Association reminded us what hilarious scamps they are! Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln dominated the […]

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Animators, assemble – Rise of the Guardians review

Rise of the Guardians – Featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, and Chris Pine. Directed by Peter Ramsey. Rated PG. By Jess Lomas. ’twas several nights before Easter when all through the land, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus, and Sandman gathered to make a plan. Children had stopped believing as the […]

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Jessica Biel starring in The Wolverine

After years of false starts, we won’t officially believe this movie is actually happening until we see it unspooling on the screen, but here is some more news on The Wolverine. According to Twitch (and confirmed by Deadline), Jessica Biel will star as Viper in the James Mangold directed X-Men spin-off. Once a significant cog in the evil Hydra machine, Viper […]

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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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Tom Cruise takes on Van Helsing

Tom Cruise is attached to star in a new Van Helsing movie, scripted by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Transformers). According to Variety, the project is part of a new two-year deal Kurtzman and Orci signed at Universal. They are now also involved in the studio’s remake of The Mummy. Cruise will produce […]

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The Wolverine to shoot in Sydney

After months – years? – of false stars, The Wolverine is that little bit closer to becoming a reality. IF.com reports the James Mangold directed pic will film in Sydney, despite it being set in Japan. Production in Asia was halted following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in the region last year. The decision to […]

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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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Hugh Hefner biopic in the works

Everyone’s favourite elderly lothario Hugh Hefner is set to be the subject of a new biopic at Warner Bros, Deadline reports. Jerry Weintraub will produce the film, focusing on Hefner’s founding of Playboy magazine, and how he became “godfather of the sexual revolution” and used the magazine “to champion civil rights and free speech” (Deadline’s […]

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Oprah Winfrey considering a return to the big screen

Oprah Winfrey is reported to be considering a return to acting and is eyeing Lee Daniels’ The Butler for her silver screen comeback. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former talk show host is mulling over an offer to co-star in the Daniels directed story of Eugene Allen, a black butler who worked at the […]

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Johansson, Swift, Michele and Wood rumoured for Les Mis

A quartet of young ladies are rumoured to be competing for the role of Eponine in Tom Hooper’s upcoming musical adaptation of Les Misérables, the New York Post reports. Though the Post is hardly the most reliable font of information, their suggested contenders aren’t so unlikely. Supposedly in contention for the role are Scarlett Johansson, Taylor […]

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First look at Garner, Jackman, Wilde and Burrell in Butter

A batch of new images from Jim Field Smith‘s political satire Butter have made their way online, giving us our first glimpse of Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde and Ty Burrell in action. Garner and Burrell play married couple Laura and Bob; he’s a former butter carving champ, and she’s eager to steal his crown. Laura faces competition from a young […]

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Hathaway to star alongside Jackman and Crowe in Les Misérables

Anne Hathaway will join Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe in Tom Hooper’s upcoming musical adaptation of Les Misérables, Deadline reports. Hathaway – who showed off her singing skills (as well as her Rachel Berry-esque theater-geek enthusiasm) when she hosted the Oscars earlier this year – will play Fantine, opposite Jackman’s Jean Valjean and Crowe’s Inspector Javert. […]

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The underbot – Real Steel review

Real Steel – Starring Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo and Evangeline Lilly. Directed by Shawn Levy. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. At the end of this decade, everything will be pretty much the same as it is now, with two gargantuan exceptions: 12-foot-tall boxing robots will become our primary source of entertainment, and, if Hugh Jackman’s […]

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Real Steel sequel in the works with Levy and Jackman

Real Steel director Shawn Levy has revealed he and star Hugh Jackman will return for a sequel to their robot-boxing opus, despite the fact the first film is yet to even be released. DreamWorks actually commissioned screenwriter John Gatis to begin work on Real Steel 2 back in April. Levy, speaking with IndieWire, reiterated the studio’s […]

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Russell Crowe joins Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables

Russell Crowe has been added to the cast of Tom Hooper’s upcoming take on Les Misérables, joining the previously rumoured lead Hugh Jackman. Deadline confirms Jackman and Crowe’s casting as protagonists Jean Valjean and Javert respectively. A release date has been set for December 7, 2012. Based on the classic story by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables was last seen […]

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Wolverine 2 delayed once again

20th Century Fox have again delayed the start of production on The Wolverine, the sequel to the 2009 Hugh Jackman film, Deadline reports. Fox have said that they never committed to a start date to begin with but were looking at late 2011. It seems that may now become early to mid 2012, though Fox […]

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