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About time – X-Men: Days of Future Past review

By Simon Miraudo May 20, 2014 X-Men movies: always promising, never fulfilling. Days of Future Past – the seventh, for those marking time by this franchise’s release schedule – reunites the cast of Bryan Singer‘s original instalment with the ‘X-Men Babies’ introduced in First Class. It’s probably an exciting prospect for those who were equally […]

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’12 Years a Slave’ BAFTA’s Best Film but ‘Gravity’ dominates overall

Gravity dominated at the 62nd BAFTA Film Awards, picking up six awards including Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón and, weirdly, Outstanding British Film. (American studio Warner Bros. can thank British producer David Heyman for getting them into that category.) However, it couldn’t topple 12 Years a Slave for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ top […]

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‘American Hustle’ takes top prize at SAG awards

American Hustle has taken the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards, proving it has the momentum to potentially take the Best Picture crown at the upcoming Oscars. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K., Paul Herman, Jack Huston, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Elisabeth Rohm, and Shea Whigham were […]

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American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave big winners at 71st Golden Globes

American Hustle was the big winner at the 71st Golden Globes, taking home Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Amy Adams), and Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence). Its three prizes amounted to the biggest tally of any film’s for the night. Oscar favourite 12 […]

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Con hair – American Hustle review

By Simon Miraudo December 11, 2013 Lying is an ugly, grubby business, which is why hair maintenance amongst con artists is so important. David O. Russell’s well-coiffed, supremely enjoyable American Hustle opens with a rotund Christian Bale intricately applying a wig to his scalp, disguising it beneath the few strands of heavily lacquered hair he […]

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The Top 10 Female Performances of 2013

By Simon Miraudo December 10, 2013 The performance that enraptured audiences most in 2013 was Jennifer Lawrence as ‘Regular Human Woman’ – an ambitious gambit that paid off spectacularly. So novel was the humanity emanating from this Hollywood actress, gifs of her playfully flipping off photographers and spilling all her mints during a press conference […]

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‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ burns bright at box office

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire made a lot of money this weekend, across all Districts, and even in The Capitol. According to Box Office Mojo, Catching Fire grossed $158 million in the U.S. alone, obliterating The Twilight Saga: New Moon‘s previous November record of $142 million. It collected a further $146 million globally, with $12.475 […]

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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is Fox’s second most expensive movie after ‘Avatar’

A report from – of all places – the Calgary Herald suggests the upcoming X-Men flick, Days of Future Past, is Fox’s second most expensive movie ever, after only Avatar. With Bryan Singer returning to Montreal for two weeks of reshoots, it seems the cost of his X-Men sequel has blown past that of its predecessors. Though not even THR […]

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Burning love – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire review

By Simon Miraudo November 20, 2013 In the arena where budding franchises battle to the death, only The Hunger Games still stands, the young, mangled corpses of non-starters such as The Mortal Instruments and The Host slain at its feet. Catching Fire, the follow-up to the hugely successful and shockingly good first Hunger Games movie, […]

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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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Jennifer Lawrence will cameo in Dumb and Dumber To

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence has just completed shooting a cameo in Dumb and Dumber To, THR reports. Lawrence is reportedly a big fan of the Farrelly brothers’ 1994 original, and will play in the long-awaited sequel a younger version of Kathleen Turner’s character. That character is Fraida Felcher, a “babe who once worked for the […]

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Jennifer Lawrence reteaming with Gary Ross for East of Eden

Jennifer Lawrence will star in a new adaptation of John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, Deadline reports. Her Hunger Games director, Gary Ross, will direct the Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment co-production. Ross – who cites the book as his “favourite American novel” – is planning on making two films out of it. Lawrence will play […]

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Teaser Debut: American Hustle

The teaser trailer for David O. Russell’s all-star bad-haircutathon, American Hustle, has arrived online. The picture – formerly titled American Bulls**t – tells of a true sting operation of Atlantic City gangsters and corrupt politicians conducted by the FBI. Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Jennifer Lawrence all star in the flick. Though […]

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Trailer Debut: The Hunger Games – Catching Fire

The feature trailer for The Hunger Games‘ sequel, Catching Fire, debuted during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Handily, it is now online for legions to gawk at. Catching Fire features Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) – (spoiler alert) -  the winners of the 74th Annual Hunger Games, touring the districts […]

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Katniss looks very fancy in this new Hunger Games – Catching Fire poster

If Jennifer Lawrence struggled to make it to the podium in her Oscar dress, she’s got no chance of climbing stairs in this get up. A new batch of posters from The Hunger Games – Catching Fire have been released, with Katniss (Lawrence), Effie (Elizabeth Banks), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), and Caesar (Stanley Tucci) in fairly regal […]

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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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Poster Debut: The Hunger Games – Catching Fire

Besides winning an Oscar and being the most GIFable person on the planet, Jennifer Lawrence also has that hit Hunger Games franchise under her belt. Is there anything she can’t do? How about ‘be adorably starstruck by Jack Nicholson’? Yep, she’s got that covered too. The poster for its second instalment, Catching Fire, has arrived, promoting Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) […]

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The (Pod) Casting Couch – Oscars Recap

Looking for a film podcast to whisper sweet cinematic nothings in your ear? Only one features Quickflix critics Simon Miraudo and Andrew Williams, as well as reviewers Shannon Harvey, and Laura Hewison. That’d be The (Pod) Casting Couch, where each week the latest releases are analysed within an inch of their life, outrageous digressions are indulged, and flights of […]

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Argo wins Best Picture, Life of Pi takes Best Director at 85th Academy Awards

Ben Affleck’s Argo defied decades of Oscar history to win Best Picture at the 85th Academy Awards, despite its helmer not being nominated for Best Director. In a teary speech, Affleck made note of his miraculous Hollywood comeback after years left out in the cold. Tonight, he’s the toast of the town. Argo scored two other prizes at […]

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Jennifer Lawrence follows David O. Russell to The Ends of the Earth

David O. Russell is hitching his wagon to Jennifer Lawrence’s star, casting her in a third motion picture following their hit collaboration Silver Linings Playbook.  It was announced earlier this week that Lawrence would appear alongside her Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper in an as-yet untitled Russell drama about corruption in New York City. According to The Hollywood […]

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Jennifer Lawrence to reteam with Silver Linings Playbook’s David O. Russell and Bradley Cooper

Jennifer Lawrence will reunite with her Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell for the film formerly known as American Bulls**t. The announcement comes from Deadline, who suggest she will play Christian Bale’s wife in the ensemble flick. Written by Eric Singer, the untitled pic tells of a true sting operation of Atlantic City gangsters and corrupt politicians […]

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Anna Paquin and Ellen Page back for X-Men: Days of Future Past

Director Bryan Singer announced via Twitter that Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore have joined the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past. The trio last appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand, directed by Brett Ratner, playing mutant students Rogue (Paquin), Kitty Pryde (Page), and Iceman (Ashmore). They join James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer […]

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Manic depressive dream girl – Silver Linings Playbook review

Silver Linings Playbook – Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro. Directed by David O. Russell. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. The most pleasant surprise in David O. Russell‘s Silver Linings Playbook is that Bradley Cooper is the best thing in it, despite it also featuring such venerable actors as Robert De Niro, […]

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A law unto herself – House at the End of the Street review

House at the End of the Street – Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, and Elisabeth Shue. Directed by Mark Tonderai. Rated M. By Richard Haridy. Be warned: the titular house in House at the End of the Street is actually a house across the street. This lack of consideration is a reasonably apt summation of […]

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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will return for X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bryan Singer is back for more X-Men, and he’s bringing Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen with him. Though the former Professor X and Magneto were replaced by the younger James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in last year’s prequel First Class, the time-skipping follow-up Days of Future Past will allow both versions of the characters to exist alongside one another […]

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Bryan Singer returns to X-Men

Bryan Singer, director of the first two X-Men movies, will return to the franchise and helm First Class sequel Days of Future Past. According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox and Singer closed the deal for Singer to graduate from producer to director following the exit of Matthew Vaughn. The script for Days of Future Past is ready to roll, and cast members Michael Fassbender, […]

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My Katniss rules – The Hunger Games review

The Hunger Games - Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. Directed by Gary Ross. Rated M. Originally published March 22, 2012. By Simon Miraudo. The Hunger Games arrives on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia on August 17, 2012. Well, I don’t think any of us could have predicted that the film coming to claim the ‘Insanely Popular Young Adult Franchise’ crown […]

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Final Hunger Games book to be released as two movies

The final instalment of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy of Hunger Games books, Mockingjay, has been cleft in twain as if struck by Katniss’ arrow. Mockingjay will now hit cinemas as two separate instalments, a’la Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn before it. Lionsgate announced the two separate dates (reported by […]

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Jena Malone cast in Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire

Jena Malone has scored a key role in Francis Lawrence‘s Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress is in talks to play former Hunger Games winner Johanna Mason; a character with even greater significance in the third instalment of Suzanne Collins’ YA saga, Mockingjay. Shooting starts late September, with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and […]

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Trailer Debut: Silver Linings Playbook

The trailer for Silver Linings Playbook, director David O. Russell‘s follow-up to Oscar winner The Fighter, has arrived online. Bradley Cooper stars as a former teacher released (prematurely?) from a mental institution and into the care of his parents (Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver). He sparks up a relationship with a similarly troubled neighbour (Jennifer Lawrence). Russell adapted […]

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