Archive | July, 2009

Head to Head – Superman Returns

Welcome to a very special BONUS installment of Head to Head. Every week our Quickflix critics enter into a relentlessly bloody battle to the death based on the merits of a particular film. This week, Simon Miraudo does battle with a brand new competitor over Bryan Singer‘s much maligned reboot Superman Returns.   Simon Miraudo […]

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Head to Head – Shrek

Welcome to the final installment of Head to Head (well, final installment as you know it). Every week our Quickflix critics enter into a relentlessly bloody battle to the death based on the merits of a particular film. This week, our critics go for the endgame fatality over DreamWorks Animation hit film Shrek. DVDman will […]

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DeNiro to star in Grindhouse spinoff Machete?

source: bloody-disgusting.com This is an odd one. Remember those fake trailers from Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez‘ failed yet lovable Grindhouse project? Well Rodriguez has been saying for years that he wanted to expand the trailer for his violent-revenge flick Machete to a feature-length film. Not only is that project officially happening, Robert DeNiro is rumoured to […]

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Seth Rogen as The Green Hornet: Destined to fail or the next Iron Man?

source: aicn.com In an interview with Mr. Beaks from Aint It Cool News, Seth Rogen has denied claims that his upcoming action flick The Green Hornet is dead. Instead, he talked up the visual inventiveness of director Michel Gondry, who Rogen hopes will make the film “as visually exciting and inventive as anything anyone has […]

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Knowing IS better – Knowing DVD review

Knowing – Starring Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne and Chandler Canterbury. Directed by Alex Proyas. Rated M for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief coarse language. 121 mins. Originally published March 30. Available on DVD July 29. Alex Proyas’ Knowing is a far braver and more intelligent film than many will give it credit for. It […]

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See Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Iron Man 2!

source: ew.com The latest Entertainment Weekly features an exclusive look at Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in next year’s highly anticipated blockbuster sequel Iron Man 2. And she looks fiiiiiine… UPDATE 22/07/09: Any even newer, shinier picture has debuted. Check it! OK, so that’s not exactly Pulitzer Prize winning journalism, but cut us a bit […]

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Quickflix’s Top 10 movie trilogies are…

We asked for your opinion, and boy did we get it. Our readers let us know what their favourite movie trilogy was, and now we’d like to debut our official Top 10. Kick it! There were plenty of votes, some obvious (see below), some unexpected (is the Final Destination trilogy really that good?). Check out […]

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Zooey who? An Education of your new indie crush Carey Mulligan!

source: traileraddict.com Gentleman, I’d like to introduce you to the new indie ingénue we will all be crushing on for the remainder of 2009. Her name is Carey Mulligan, and she is the star of the Sundance hit An Education. And hey, we’ve even got a new trailer, and she’s all over it! Set in […]

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2009 Emmy nominations dominated by 30 Rock and Mad Men!

source: emmys.tv Television satire 30 Rock and slow-burn period drama Mad Men have dominated the 2009 Emmy Nominations. 30 Rock nabbed 22 nominations, a record for a comedy show. Mad Men scored a hefty 16 nods.Other notable nominees include Aussies Toni Collette, Simon Baker and Rose Byrne who were each honoured for their acting prowess. […]

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District 9 to be the best sci-fi action film of the year?

source: traileraddict.com The first feature length trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s illegal-alien (and I mean alien) thriller District 9 has invaded the interwebs. When last we spoke of District 9, we were applauding the ingenuity of the teaser trailer which featured a blurry interrogation of some bug-like alien. However, having seen the trailer in several packed […]

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Let Me In audition tapes better than anything in Twilight

source: slashfilm.comDetails on the upcoming Let The Right One In remake (titled Let Me In) are coming thick and fast. Slashfilm now have an audition tape featuring the three girls in line to play the bloodsucking leading lady. The original and remake both tell the story of a tormented young boy named Oskar who befriends […]

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Harry Potter breaks box office record

source: thr.comHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has set a new record for midnight box office after claiming a barnstorming $22.2 million across the United States. The figure comes from 3003 midnight screenings on Wednesday night. Previous Potter flick Order of the Phoenix managed a relatively embarrassing $12 million from midnight screenings in 2007, on […]

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Wanderlust – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince review

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. Directed by David Yates. Rated M for fantasy violence. 153 mins. Ah, to be young, in love and a wizard again. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth, hormone-injected installment of the zillion-dollar-grossing franchise, and the series shows […]

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Natalie Portman cast in Thor

source: marvel.com The lovely Natalie Portman has been cast in the upcoming superhero flick Thor alongside former Home and Away star Chris Hemsworth. Portman will star as Jane Foster, a modern-day nurse who steals the heart of the fallen Norse God Thor. As previously reported, Hemsworth will star in the title role. The flick will […]

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Gervais and Merchant’s Cemetery Junction trailer debut!

source: rickygervais.com A (very, very early) teaser trailer for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant‘s upcoming film Cemetery Junction, featuring comedy superstar and regular yuck-meister Ralph Fiennes has debuted online. Cemetery Junction follows a couple of twenty-something’s working as building society clerks in 1970’s Reading. Gervais has described it as a cross between The Office and […]

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Ryan Reynolds to star as Green Lantern

source: thr.com Everyone’s favourite Pizza Place owner Ryan Reynolds is set to don the power ring and star as The Green Lantern in an upcoming Sydney-based production. Reynolds beat Bradley Cooper, Justin Timberlake and Jared Leto to the role. Casino Royale director Martin Campbell will helm the Warner Bros production. It will be the first […]

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Funny People viral smorgasbord!

source: traileraddict.com The Funny People viral marketing campaign has spun into overdrive, with promotional websites and videos set up for Judd Apatow‘s latest movie. The potential Oscar contender stars Adam Sandler as terminally ill comedian George Simmons, who is determined to set his life on the right track before checking out for good. This includes […]

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Aussie to star in Let The Right One In remake?

source: moviehole.net Aussie star Kodi Smit-McPhee (Romulus, My Father) is in the running to star in the American remake of the brilliant Swedish vampire flick Let The Right One In. In an interview with The Herald Sun, the young AFI-award winner revealed he was in contention to play young Owen (Oskar in the original). The […]

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The Wrestler’s spiritual sequel Big Fan gets a trailer!

source: traileraddict.com One of my favourite films of 2008 was Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, and I’m sure I’m not alone in my adoration of that film’s melancholic tribute to male machismo. Therefore, I know you’ll all be excited for the trailer to The Wrestler’s spiritual sequel Big Fan. Written and directed by Wrestler-scribe Robert D. […]

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Damon! Soderbergh! Exclamation marks!!! The Informant trailer debut!

source: traileraddict.com The trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s latest flick The Informant! has debuted online, and as a tribute to the film’s energetic title punctuation, please enjoy this energetically punctuated article about the film! The Informant! stars Matt Damon as real-life whistleblower and ADM-exec Marc Whitacre who joined forces with the FBI to unveil a price-fixing […]

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Let The Right One In remake still going ahead

source: latimesblog.com Cloverfield-director Matt Reeves has spoken to the LA Times about his upcoming remake of Swedish vampire flick Let the Right One In. The remake was officially announced last year as the original flick burned its way across international screens grabbing acclaim across the world. It tells the story of 12-year-old Oskar and his […]

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Funkyzeit – Bruno review

Bruno – Starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Gustaf Hammersten. Directed by Larry Charles. Rated MA for strong sex scenes and nudity, crude humour and coarse language. 80 mins. There are more laughs to be had in Bruno’s brisk 80 minutes than in the combined entirety of pretty much every other comedy this year. Seeing this […]

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What is the greatest movie trilogy ever?

We’re calling you out Quickflixers! We want to know what YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE TRILOGY is! Everyone has one, and we want to know yours! We’ll take pretty much any suggestion you’ve got. Whether it’s one story stretched out over three films (ie. Lord of the Rings), or three stories featuring the same characters (ie. the […]

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The ungood – The Unborn DVD review

The Unborn – Starring Odette Yustman, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Goode and Gary Oldman. Directed by David S. Goyer. Rated M for horror themes and infrequent coarse language. 87 mins. Available on DVD. When it comes to horror films, I am extremely forgiving. Although it’s preferable, I don’t require a horror movie to have particularly good […]

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The Arrested Development doco needs your help!

source: arresteddevelopmentdoc.com Do you love Arrested Development? Then you’ll love The Arrested Development Documentary Project! A couple of mad AD fans are producing a self-funded documentary on everyone (well, everyone cool)’s favourite television show. The untitled documentary is the brainchild of LA natives Neil Lieberman and Jeff Smith, who have set the following manifesto: “The […]

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Michael Jackson joke cut from Bruno

source: ap.com The Bruno cuts continue, although this one is pretty understandable. An interview between Sacha Baron Cohen‘s flamboyant alter ego and Michael Jackson‘s sister Latoya Jackson has been excised from the theatrical cut of Bruno. The sequence was originally cut from the film’s Los Angeles premiere last Thursday night, which took place just hours […]

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Head to Head – An Inconvenient Truth

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 pull out their PowerPoints and argue over the Global Warming doco An Inconvenient Truth. DVDman will argue FOR the film […]

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Kevin Smith’s A Couple of Dicks features engorged cast

source: variety.com It’s been a while since we talked about Kevin Smith‘s cop movie A Couple of Dicks. We’ve missed quite a few updates. Sorry ’bout that. Consider this your primer on the upcoming action comedy. A Couple of Dicks, written by Robb and Marc Cullen, tells the story of a pair of LAPD detectives […]

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