Archive | May, 2009

This mess we’re in – Synecdoche, New York review

Synecdoche, New York – Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Catharine Keener and Michelle Williams. Directed by Charlie Kaufman. Rated MA. 124 mins. Choosing to watch Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is probably the bravest decision a film-goer can make. Seeing it is succumbing to it. I can’t imagine anyone being able to resist its […]

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Wolverine sequel; Deadpool spin-off in development

source: variety.com You don’t sneeze at an $87 million opening weekend and you certainly don’t sneeze at the possibility of THREE $87 million opening weekends. Hugh Jackman has announced that he and producing-partner John Palermo are working on a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Jackman will return to star as Logan/Wolverine; the role that made […]

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We want our Brothers Bloom!

source: traileraddict.com It feels like we’ve been waiting for Rian Johnson‘s The Brothers Bloom for the past three years (or more accurately, nine months). We originally reported on the film back in September, and have spent most of 2009 eagerly awaiting an Australian release. Mark Ruffalo and Adrian Brody star as Stephen and Bloom, the […]

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Is District 9 the next Cloverfield?

source: traileraddict.com The teaser trailer for the highly secretive Peter Jackson-produced thriller District 9 has officially debuted online. I’m not going to lie to you – this is a strange one. District 9 is a documentary-style examination of illegal aliens in Africa. And when I say aliens, I mean aliens. Check it out, and let […]

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The 10 toughest, craziest and yummiest movie mums

With Mother’s Day coming up, we thought we’d take a look at our 10 favourite movie mums. It’s a veritable smorgasbord of tough mums, funny mums, crazy mums and yes, even some sexy mums. Take a look down the list, and let us know which movie mum is like your own! P.S. Please don’t say […]

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Trek it out – Star Trek review

Star Trek – Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Eric Bana. Directed by J.J. Abrams. Rated M. 126 mins. Well, it looks like the curse is broken. The theory goes that the odd-numbered installments of the Star Trek franchise are significantly worse than their even-numbered brethren. Of course, the original Trekkie theorists never factored the […]

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Interview to the death – Frost/Nixon DVD review

Frost/Nixon – Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Sam Rockwell and Kevin Bacon. Directed by Ron Howard. Rated M for coarse language. 122 mins. Who would have thought in a year of epic hero/villain pairings, a British talk show host and a disgraced American president would have provided the most riveting. Last year, audiences were given such […]

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The 10 greatest space adventures!

Space: the final frontier. And it will be for a looooong time. Because let’s face it – human kind will never be able to explore the infinite depths of the universe (let alone all those other universes, such as the man-car universe, and the universe where you can only practice law whilst juggling … naked). […]

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Head to Head – Family Guy

Welcome to the sixth installment of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critics enter into a relentlessly bloody battle to the death based on the merits of a particular film (or in this case, TV show). This week, our critics get animated, and take on Family Guy.DVDman will argue FOR the show and Simon […]

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Transformers 2 trailer as ridiculously entertaining as predicted

source: traileraddict.com The feature length trailer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has exploded online, featuring our first look at the plot of the film, which will play absolutely no part in anyone’s interest in seeing it. There’s not really much to say, except hold onto your hat if you like the idea of Optimus […]

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Head to Head – Signs

Welcome to the fifth installment of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critics enter into a relentlessly bloody battle to the death based on the merits of a particular film. This week, our critics swing away … at each other, over M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs. Simon Miraudo will argue FOR the film and DVDman […]

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First pic from Iron Man 2!

source: usatoday.com The first picture from the intensely anticipated superhero sequel Iron Man 2 has debuted online. USAToday has the first look at the follow up to 2008’s mega-hit Iron Man, with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark standing in front of his creations. Despite financial disagreements, casting shakeups, and behind-the-scenes confusion, the film finally […]

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Wolverine grabs massive opening weekend haul

source: boxofficemojo.com The lone wolf wasn’t so lonely at cinemas this weekend. Despite early concerns, movie pirates couldn’t take the steam out of Wolverine‘s opening weekend, as the film rocketed to the top of the U.S. box office with an estimated $87 million haul. The release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine officially kicks off the American […]

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