Archive | June, 2009

Let’s get biblical – Year One review

Year One – Starring Jack Black, Michael Cera and David Cross. Directed by Harold Ramis. Rated M. In the beginning there was light, which was closely followed by the fart joke. The legendary Harold Ramis attempts to clarify that last omission from Genesis by re-writing the Old Testament in his latest comedy Year One. He […]

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Head to Head – Titanic

Welcome to the latest 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 fight over the floating door with James Cameron’s Titanic. Simon Miraudo will argue FOR the film and DVDman will argue […]

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Head to Head – The Day After Tomorrow

Welcome to the latest 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 battle the elements, and each other, over Roland Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow. DVDman will argue FOR the film and […]

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Bond/Nixon? New 007 flick scores talented screenwriter!

source: aintitcool.com Oscar-nominated screenwriter Peter Morgan has been hired to write the next Bond film, along with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Morgan, who wrote The Last King of Scotland, The Queen and Frost/Nixon (which was adapted from his own play) will replace gun-for-hire Paul Haggis, who contributed to 2006’s Casino Royale and 2008’s Quantum […]

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Perhaps pictures of pretty ladies will get you interested in Scott Pilgrim?

source: edgarwrighthere.com Director Edgar Wright has updated his official blog with pictures from his upcoming film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, which I have already predicted will be the best film of 2010. The pictures feature some of his lovely leading ladies. In this first picture, we see Mary Elizabeth Winstead (left) and Anna Kendrick […]

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Hard up for cash – Zack and Miri Make A Porno review

Zack and Miri Make A Porno – Starring Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks and Craig Robinson. Directed by Kevin Smith. Rated R for high level sex scenes, sexual references and coarse language. 97 mins. Available on DVD. Wow, this movie is filthy. I mean, of course it’s filthy. It’s called Zack and Miri Make a Porno, […]

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Memento-lite – The Hangover review

The Hangover – Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis. Directed by Todd Phillips. Rated MA for coarse language, some violence and nudity. 99 mins. When it comes to reviewing comedies, I’m never really sure what to write. Do I try and emulate the level of humour in the film by writing a zany […]

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Joss Whedon doesn’t want to be in your stupid Buffy movie anyway!

source: ew.com In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Joss Whedon has revealed he has no interest in being involved in the upcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer feature film. Last month we reported the fairly devastating news that Fran Rubel Kuzui (director of the original 1992 film) and Vertigo Entertainment were bringing Buffy back to the […]

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The sinning nun – Doubt DVD review

Doubt – Starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis. Directed by John Patrick Shanley. Rated M for mature themes. 104 mins. Available on DVD. Adapting a John Patrick Shanley screenplay is tricky business. His contract demands not a single word be changed when bringing his script to the screen. So it’s […]

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Go Scorcese-crazy for the Shutter Island trailer!

source: traileraddict.com The trailer for Martin Scorcese‘s upcoming thriller Shutter Island has debuted, and it looks as if we have another Best Picture contender on our hands. Set in the summer of 1954; two U.S. Marshals (played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo) travel to the Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island […]

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Lost and loster – Land of the Lost review

Land of the Lost – Starring Will Ferrell, Anna Friel and Danny McBride. Directed by Brad Silberling. Rated PG. 101 mins. Land of the Lost is a terrible family film – let’s just get that out there – but it is certain to live on as a staple of bleary-eyed uni students’ movie nights; sandwiched […]

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Bruno TV spots are funnier than most full-length comedies

source: traileraddict.com A few TV spots for Bruno have debuted online, and surely you’ve already stopped reading what I have written and started to watch them. The 30-second trailers are hilarious (like you needed to be told that), but I look forward to getting into the cinema and seeing the really blue material that cannot […]

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More Zooey! 500 Days of Summer international trailer debut

source: traileraddict.com The international trailer for Marc Webb’s anti-romantic comedy 500 Days of Summer has debuted following its Australian premiere at the Sydney Film Festival. As you may have subtly noticed by now, I’m very much looking forward to this film. It’s the combined result of my respect for Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who stars as the […]

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Futurama’s back from the dead! New season in production!

source: variety.com Fans of Futurama rejoice! 20th Century Fox have come to their senses and decided to produce 26 new episodes of the series to be aired on Comedy Central in mid-2010. Voice actors Billy West (Fry, Dr. Farnsworth), Katey Sagal (Leela) and John DiMaggio (Bender) have all signed on to return. The brainchild of […]

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See Mickey Rourke as Whiplash in Iron Man 2!

source: usatoday.comUSA Today has the first pic of Mickey Rourke as the villain Ivan Vanko (A.K.A Whiplash) in Jon Favreau‘s upcoming Iron Man 2. Yeesh. Looking like a dirty, lo-fi, Soviet version of Iron Man, Whiplash sports a power pack in his chest similar to Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.). Attached to his arms are […]

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Nicolas Cage stars in ‘world’s greatest trailer’ for Bad Lieutenant

source: youtube.com The trailer for Werner Herzog‘s “re-imagining” of Abel Ferrara‘s classic cult flick Bad Lieutenant has hit the web in a flurry of inexplicable one-liners and bizarre facial expressions from its star Nicolas Cage. Yeah, like that one. Laboriously titled Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, the film is not a remake of […]

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Pixar confirm sequel to Monsters, Inc.

source: jimhillmedia.com Well it’s about time we got some interesting news from the Licensing International Expo 2009. Pixar have confirmed at the event that they are heading into production on a sequel to 2001’s Oscar-winning classic Monsters, Inc. Rumours about a sequel to Monsters, Inc have been gestating for a while now. With Toy Story […]

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Death is coming…in 3D! The Final Destination trailer debut

source: traileraddict.com If there is a buck to be squeezed out of a franchise, you damn well know that Hollywood will juice it for all its worth. Today’s example is the 3rd sequel to 1998’s Final Destination, imaginatively titled The Final Destination. Maybe I’m being too harsh. For all its ridiculous contrivances and cliches, Final […]

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Sam Worthington-mania erupts with second pic from Clash of the Titans

source: aintitcool.com Another pic from the set of Louis Letterier‘s remake of Clash of the Titans has hit the web, featuring Sam Worthington screaming it up in a fiery location. Last week we posted the first picture from the film, and discussed our thoughts on the project. Obviously, my opinion hasn’t really changed since then. […]

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Spiderman 4 and Iron Man 2 teaser posters debut

source: aicn.com AICN have the first teaser posters for Spiderman 4 and Iron Man 2, snapped at the Las Vegas licensing exhibit.Yeah, I know. They’re not that exciting. But it’s been a slow news day; cut me some slack. To be honest with you, these posters are just plain weak. The Iron Man print looks […]

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See Sam Worthington in Clash of the Titans

source: slashfilm.com Slashfilm has the first pic of Aussie Sam Worthington as Perseus, son of Zeus, in Louis Letterier‘s upcoming remake of Clash of the Titans. In Clash of the Titans, Hades (Ralph Fiennes) threatens to seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson – perfect casting) and unleash hell on Earth. It is up to Perseus […]

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World will be the best film of 2010!

source: aicn.com The poster for Edgar Wright‘s upcoming adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s brilliant comic series Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has debuted at a Las Vegas licensing show. It’s a pretty funky piece of art by Canadian O’Malley, and will hopefully pique the interest of those still unaware of the project. And what exactly […]

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Bryan Singer to return to X-Men universe for Magneto spin-off?

source: slashfilm.com Bryan Singer has told UK mag Total Film that he may not be done with the X-Men franchise just yet, with a possible interest in the Magneto spin-off. Singer received great acclaim for his thoughtful and respectful handling of the X-Men story in the original X-Men film and its sequel X2. He pulled […]

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The broprosal – I Love You, Man review

I Love You, Man – Starring Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and Rashida Jones. Directed by John Hamburg. Rated MA for coarse language and sexual references. 105 mins. It felt almost inappropriate to take my girlfriend to see I Love You Man, the latest in a long line of bromantic comedies to come out of Hollywood. […]

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What is the worst film of all time?

We’re calling you out Quickflixers! We want to know which movies rile you up, ruin your day or just plain bore you to tears. Basically, WHICH MOVIES DO YOU HATE? We’ve asked for your favourite movies and TV shows, and you didn’t disappoint. The thing is, we’re dying to know which movies really get your […]

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Tony Scott confirms Alien prequel

Well this was unexpected. Tony Scott has confirmed that a prequel to his brother Ridley‘s classic film Alien is in the works. Scott told Collider that he and Ridley would produce the prequel at 20th Century Fox, which would be helmed by commercial director Carl Rinsch. The film is expected to go into production by […]

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Head to Head – Seven Pounds

Welcome to the latest instalment 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 divvy up a pound of flesh (each!) in their discussion of Gabriele Muccino‘s Seven Pounds. DVDman will argue FOR the […]

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Head to Head – The Village

Welcome to the latest instalment 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 walk blindly into the forrest of Shyamalan’s mad brainbox with The Village. DVDman will argue FOR the film and Simon […]

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The New Moon trailer is pretty terrible

source: traileraddict.com Yep, it’s going to be another anti–Twilight article. I know, I clearly have some unresolved issues that are manifesting themselves in my hatred of this completely inconsequential film series. I just can’t help myself though. Especially when the trailer for The Twilight Saga’s New Moon looks so stupid. OK, so the fans already […]

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Toy Story 3 teaser trailer is beautiful

source: traileraddict.com Pixar, the studio that keeps on giving, attached the teaser trailer for Toy Story 3 to screenings of Up in the U.S. Although we have to wait until September to see their latest masterpiece, you can check out the trailer for TS3 right now! So there isn’t exactly a lot to see, but […]

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