Archive | December, 2008

Bruce Springsteen and Clint Eastwood in an Oscar battle royale to the death!

source: incontention.com Last week I had all but decided (and it is my decision) that Clint Eastwood would be walking home with the Best Original Song Oscar for his raspy piano ballad Gran Torino. Of course, that was until I heard the full version of Bruce Springsteen‘s track for Darren Aronofsky‘s film The Wrestler. I […]

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WALL-E wins its first Best Picture award

source: incontention.com WALL-E has been named Best Picture by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, increasing it’s Oscar chances significantly. The Dark Knight was named runner up in the Best Picture category. WALL-E’s victory is another shocking blow to former favourites The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Revolutionary Road and Frost/Nixon, who are yet to […]

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The Black Balloon, Underbelly dominate AFI awards

source: afi.org.au The winners of the 50th L’Oreal Paris AFI awards were announced Saturday night at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. The Australian Film Institute selected the best films and television programs of the last 12 months. The Black Balloon was the big winner, taking home Best Film, Best Direction (Elissa Down) and Best Original Screenplay. Luke […]

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Twilight director leaves sequel

source: slashfilm.com Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke will not helm the second installment of the blockbuster film series. Hardwicke and Summit Entertainment issued a joint press release stating “Summit’s targeted end of 2009 or early 2010 release of the film, NEW MOON, does not work with Ms. Hardwicke’s required prep time to bring her vision of […]

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Fast and Furious continues to recycle old, unemployed cast members

source: aintitcool.com Some have called him the Robert DeNiro of our times. Others, not so much. Either way, 2 Fast 2 Furious star Tyrese is heading back for Fast and Furious. He will join Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordanna Brewster and Michelle Rodrigues for the fourth installment of the revhead saga. Will Devon Aoki, Ludacris […]

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Say hello to our fancy new site!

We here at Quickflix are committed to giving you the best possible experience. Even though our site was one of the best on the web (easily within the top 3), we still said “it can be better!” Great success! We employed the talents of three Nobel Prize winning physicists, six German interior decorators, and an […]

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Slumdog Millionaire wins Best Picture at NBR

source: incontention.com Danny Boyle‘s Slumdog Millionaire has nabbed the first major Best Picture prize of the Oscar season, having earnt the accolade from The National Board of Review. Slumdog also picked up Breakthrough Perfomance by an Actor for 18-year-old Dev Patel and tied with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for Best Adapted Screenplay. Benjamin […]

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Care to see a new clip from Lost?

source: youtube.comA brand new clip from the fifth season of Lost has landed online, proving that the upcoming season will be the greatest thing to happen to any of us, ever. The clip is taken from the season premiere entitled “Because You Left”. Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/v/U2kjlOG1yRo&hl=en&fs=1 Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. […]

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Twilight star to play Joan Jett

source: hollywoodreporter.com Kristen Stewart will portray rock legend Joan Jett in The Runaways, a biopic of the 1970’s all-girl band. The film will focus on Jett’s relationship with singer-keyboardist Cherie Currie, and their band’s rise to fame and eventual dissolution. Jett is executive producer of the project, which implies she had a hand in selecting […]

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The Dark Knight: the best film of 2008, or the worst?

source: darkcampaign.com; thedarkknightsucks.com I realise the title of this blog doesn’t really allow for much wiggle room, but The Dark Knight is generating passionate reactions from fans and haters alike. The website darkcampaign.com calls itself an “unofficial grassroots effort to support The Dark Knight for the 2008 Academy Awards”. It collects news articles discussing TDK’s […]

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Sex and the City 2 on the way

source: moviesblog.mtv.com Sarah Jessica Parker has confirmed a sequel to the hit Sex and the City is being “enthusiastically” considered. The film adaptation of the hit television show grossed over $400 million worldwide this year, shocking industry analysts by proving that there are in fact entities known as ‘women’ who enjoy ‘going to the movies’. […]

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Moonlight cinema season firing up

source: moonlight.com.au It’s Summer ladies and gentlemen! We made it through the winter chills to finally enjoy a warm end to 2008, and a relaxing entry into 2009. Now, if you’re a movie geek like me, you’ll probably be steering clear of the beach and other outdoor activities this Summer. However, there is one activity […]

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Clint Eastwood sings the theme to Gran Torino!

source: warnerbros2008.com Gran Torino seems to be the film that keeps on giving – first giving us a poster with Clint Eastwood staring crazily with a shotgun, and now giving us a theme song warbled by the screen legend himself! On Gran Torino’s Oscar Consideration site, you can enjoy the film’s musical score in full. […]

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Empire’s 100 greatest movie characters of all time

source: empireonline.com Empire has just released a list featuring the 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. As with any list, it’s always fun to have a gander and disagree wildly. For instance, do you think Tyler Durden is the greatest movie character ever? Is The Joker a better villain than Hannibal Lecter? Is Ellen […]

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Maybe The Spirit will be good after all…

source: superherohype.com A new photo of Scarlett Johansson from The Spirit is adorning the cover of British movie mag SET, giving me new faith in a film I had previously written off. I now think it looks extremelly well written, brilliantly directed, and possibly Oscar worthy. Frank Miller‘s adaptation of Will Eisner’s classic comic The […]

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George Miller no longer directing Justice League

source: darkhorizons.com UPDATE: According to slashfilm.com; Miller is still attached to a Justice League film. So, never mind I guess. I suppose it had to happen eventually. George Miller has confirmed he is no longer involved with the Justice League film, after a year filled with casting disputes and filming issues. The Happy Feet director […]

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