Archive | January, 2009

The sacrificial ram – The Wrestler review

The Wrestler – Starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Rated MA for strong violence, drug use, sex scene; coarse language. 109 mins. Darren Aronofsky doesn’t make things easy for his audience. His breakout film Requiem for a Dream is possibly the most distressing American film ever made. His […]

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Transformers 2 poster – slightly less than meets the eye!

source: aintitcool.com The first official teaser poster for Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen is here! And it’s got red eyes! Oh. That’s it. So, no new info here. Who is this ‘Fallen’ character? Why do they want revenge? Is ‘Fallen’ actually a character, or just the term used for a character who has fallen? […]

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The Last House on the Left – A horror remake that looks good?

source: traileraddict.com The trailer for the remake of Wes Craven‘s classic controversial revenge flick The Last House on the Left has landed online. Directed by Dennis Iliadis and starring Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn and Garret Dillahunt (who is a master of the crazy eyes – see Deadwood, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward […]

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Directors Guild announce nominees – The Dark Knight headed for Oscar sweep

source: slashfilm.com The Director’s Guild of America has announced their nominees for Best Director, further solidifying the five likely contenders for Best Picture at the Oscars. In the last twenty years of DGA awards, 17 of the last 20 winners went on to claim Best Director at the Oscars, while 16 picked up Best Picture. […]

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The pursuit of sappyness – Seven Pounds review

Seven Pounds – Starring Will Smith, Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. Rated M for mature themes. 123 mins. I’ve never seen such a bad film so well made. Seven Pounds tries to trick you into thinking you just saw a powerful work of art. It wants you to weep, and grab […]

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Academy narrow down visual effects/makeup contenders

source: incontention.com The Academy has whittled down the contenders for Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup to a tight seven ahead of the official nominations later this month. The seven films competing for a Visual Effects Oscar are: AustraliaThe Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonThe Dark KnightHellboy 2: The Golden ArmyIron ManJourney to the Center of […]

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Japanese unaware that Watchmen will never be released

source: traileraddict.com A Japanese trailer for Watchmen has found its way online, despite the fact the film is currently appropriating the Guns N Roses’ ‘Chinese Democracy’ release strategy. The new trailer focuses on the political aspects of the Watchmen universe. Fans of the graphic novel already know the film is set during an alternative 1985, […]

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Oldboy director cuts his teeth on vampires in Thirst

source: twitchfilm.com The first images from Park Chan Wook‘s upcoming vampire flick Thirst have been released by the Korean media. Most people will remember 2008 as the year of the vampire thanks to Let the Right One In, Alan Ball‘s television show True Blood and shudder Twilight. However, anyone who has seen Park Chan Wook’s […]

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PGA nominees announced – The Dark Knight takes on Benji Button

source: incontention.com The Producers Guild of America has announced their nominees for the best films of the year. The nominees are: Best Picture: The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonThe Dark Knight,Frost/NixonMilkSlumdog Millionaire Slumdog and The Dark Knight are primarily produced by Brits, so it could be possible the heavy American contingent could favor one of […]

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The 15 greatest comedies ever!

They say laughter is the best medicine. But what if you’re not sick? Is it some sort of Incredible Hulk-inducing Superdrug that can make men into mountains? Or does it have a less impressive placebo effect, filling non-existent holes within your full lives? Or maybe it does neither. Or both. What was my point again? […]

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Intergalactic Planatar-E – WALL-E DVD review

WALL-E – Starring Ben Burtt, Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Garlin and Fred Willard. Directed by Andrew Stanton. Rated G. 98 mins. *WALL-E is released on DVD January 14th. To celebrate, here is our original review published Sep 22nd.* WALL-E has not met a single human being in his 700 years of existence. He has spent his […]

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10 indie films to catch in 2009

I know, I know. Indie is kind of a dirty word. First of all, it’s rarely used in the correct context (I have even included one film in this list that is definitely NOT an independent film). Secondly, it draws connotations of arrogant, obtuse, ultra-cute or overly alienating material. And who wants to see that? […]

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Watchmen featurette a cruel reminder of film we’ll never see

source: traileraddict.com A brand new featurette on the story and characters of Watchmen has landed online, which only rubs salt into the wound considering IT’S NEVER COMING OUT!!! Of course it’s coming out. It’s gotta come out. It’s gotta come out. It’s gotta come out. It’s gotta come out. Please God, let it come out. […]

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Crank 2 makes Crank 1 look like Sense and Sensibility

source: traileraddict.comA very NSFW teaser for Crank: High Voltage has landed online, promising the powerful, emotionally-charged, Oscar-worthy moments that made the original Crank so memorable. Well, that and the public sex scenes. This movie is going to be nuts. Jason Statham reprises his role as the unfortunately named Chev Chelios. He has somehow managed to […]

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