Archive | November, 2009

Paranormal goat-ivity

source: youtube.com Well, it had to happen sooner or later. The marketing team behind The Men Who Stare At Goats have attempted to cash in on indie spookfest Paranormal Activity by spoofing its now infamous trailer. Check out the Goats TV spot below! And, you can see the original Paranormal Activity trailer here. http://www.traileraddict.com/emd/14072The Men […]

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Clash of the Titans trailer debut!

source: traileraddict.com We’ve made no secret of our excitement for Louis Letterier‘s remake of Clash of the Titans. After savouring nearly every image from the film’s set, we finally have some moving pictures to salivate over as well! As we’ve written previously, the film stars Ralph Fiennes as Hades, who threatens to seize power from […]

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Funkyzeit – Bruno DVD review

Bruno – Starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Gustaf Hammersten. Directed by Larry Charles. Rated MA. Originally published July 5th, 2009. By Simon Miraudo 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 film in a packed cinema […]

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Reminder! The Brothers Bloom hits Australian cinemas this week

source: traileraddict.com It has been a long time coming, but Rian Johnson‘s The Brothers Bloom will finally hit Australian cinemas this Thursday. We first reported on this flick last September, noting our excitement for Johnson’s follow-up to his cult hit Brick. After several shuffles on the release calendar, the film finally saw a bit of […]

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Boyle follows Slumdog with real-life Saw

source: variety.com Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle has announced that his next project will be 127 Hours, a biopic about the mountaineer Aron Ralston. 127 Hours will be Boyle’s first film since Best Picture winner and all-round mega hit Slumdog Millionaire. Although you might not immediately recognise his name, Aron Ralston’s story has become mountaineering legend. […]

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Prince of Persia trailer debut!

source: traileraddict.com The trailer for Mike Newell‘s adaptation of the popular video game Prince of Persia has debuted online. Just kidding. Here’s a better look. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time as Dastan, a street urchin who becomes the heir to the Persian throne. He teams up with Princess […]

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Lesson learned – A Christmas Carol review

A Christmas Carol – Starring Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman and Colin Firth. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is technically perfect. And so it should be. The director has spent the better part of the decade refining motion-capture technology for this very film; […]

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Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to co-host Oscars

source: reuters.com Comedy legend Steve Martin and one-time Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin have been named as the hosts of the 2010 Academy Awards ceremony. The announcement of the hosting duo comes as a surprise following last year’s Hugh Jackman-hosted telecast, in which the song-and-dance man aided in a ratings boost for the flailing awards show. […]

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Money talks – Capitalism: A Love Story review

Capitalism: A Love Story. Directed by Michael Moore. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Michael Moore, the documentarian, is manipulative, exploitative, self-aggrandising, and sometimes flat out incorrect. On the other hand, Michael Moore, the filmmaker, is funny, explosive, entertaining and always manages to find the emotional truth at the core of his subjects. Critics and fans […]

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Joss Whedon offers to buy Terminator rights for $10,000

source: deadline.com Last month we reported that the rights to the Terminator franchise were about to be sold to the highest bidder. Well step aside Hollywood bigwigs. Joss Whedon is writing a cheque your butt can’t cash. The Buffy creator has penned a (tongue-in-cheque) letter to “The Terminator Owners” on his blog, in which he […]

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Scrap metal – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DVD review

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and John Turturro. Directed by Michael Bay. Rated M. Originally published June 23, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. As Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen lumbered towards its 147th (and thankfully final) minute, I could barely move from my regulation cinema seat. My legs were weak, […]

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Head to Head – Happiness

Welcome to the latest edition of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critic takes on our readers in a rip-snorting battle to the death! You pick the film, and we pick the fight! This week, we received our very first challenge from the United States of America! C. Fitzpatrick Biggs told us how unhappy […]

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Head to Head – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Welcome to the latest edition of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critic takes on our readers in a rip-snorting battle to the death! You pick the film, and we pick the fight! This week, Adam Gerekink took out his wand and shouted “expectum crapola” in the direction of Harry Potter and the Half […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road – What’s the deal?

source: thr.com There has been such a glut of rumours surrounding the long-touted Mad Max sequel, we’ve been reluctant to report any of it. After all, who knows what’s what? Well, The Hollywood Reporter seems to know at least a little bit. Check out all the details, including the actor most likely to play Max, […]

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Jennifer’s Body heading direct-to-DVD in Australia

source: celluloidtongue.blogspot.com The Diablo Cody-penned horror film Jennifer’s Body, once considered a sure-fire hit for Twentieth Century Fox, will now head straight to DVD in Australia following a disastrous run in American cinemas. Honest to blog. The Karyn Kusama directed film, which featured Megan Fox as a demonically possessed cheerleader, grossed a meager $16 million […]

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Roger Rabbit sequel in the works

source: mtv.com Robert Zemeckis has told MTV that the original screenwriters of Who Framed Roger Rabbit are, as we speak, working on a screenplay for a sequel to the hit 1988 film. The men who gave Roger a voice almost two decades ago, Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman, have been commissioned by Zemeckis to develop […]

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Quickflix Charts – The top rentals for October

Alright gang; here are the top 10 DVD rentals for the month of October, as Queued up by you. 1. Twilight 2. Angels and Demons.3. He’s Just Not That Into You4. The International5. Watchmen6. Knowing7. Ghosts of Girlfriend’s Past8. Duplicity9. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button10. Gran Torino Mercy, mercy, mercy. Those shiny vampires remain […]

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Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon inscribe names on Oscars with Invictus

source: traileraddict.comClint Eastwood‘s long-awaited feature film Invictus is only months away from release, and it has been given the Oscar-batiest trailer we’ve ever seen. The film stars Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela (of course he does), and depicts the period following his election as President of South Africa. He teams up with rugby captain Francois […]

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New Avatar trailer debuts!

source: traileraddict.com The international trailer for James Cameron‘s Avatar has landed online. It gives us a greater glimpse at the film’s story and is, frankly, far more impressive than the teaser trailer that debuted a few months ago. The marketing materials for Avatar up until this point haven’t really been concerned about informing audiences of […]

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