Archive | December, 2009

Golden Globe nominees announced!

source: goldenglobes.org The nominees for the 67th Golden Globe Awards have been announced! Best Film – Drama AvatarThe Hurt LockerInglourious BasterdsPreciousUp In The Air Best Film – Musical or Comedy (500) Days of SummerThe HangoverIt’s ComplicatedJulie and JuliaNine Best Director Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt LockerJames Cameron – AvatarClint Eastwood – InvictusJason Reitman – Up […]

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies scores a director

source: pajiba.com Three Kings director David O. Russell has signed on to direct the feature film adaptation of Seth Graham-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, according to Pajiba. Last week we reported that Natalie Portman had signed on to star in the film as feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet. Graham-Smith’s novel takes Jane Austen’s classic novel […]

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Tarantino reveals his top 8 films of 2009

source: thr.com Quentin Tarantino has revealed his favourite films of 2009 to The Hollywood Reporter. However, he admits he has not yet completely nailed down his list. His top 8 films of 2009: 1. Star Trek2. Drag Me To Hell.3. Funny People4. Up in the Air5. Chocolate6. Observe and Report7. Precious8. An Education He also […]

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Let’s get biblical – Year One DVD review

Year One – Starring Jack Black, Michael Cera and David Cross. Directed by Harold Ramis. Rated M. Originally published June 16, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. 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 […]

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Inner ugliness – The Ugly Truth DVD review

The Ugly Truth – Starring Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler and Cheryl Hines. Directed by Robert Luketic. Rated MA. Originally published August 6, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. For as long as there has been romance, there have been romantic comedies. It all began in the Bible, with a cheeky nude romp starring sensible Adam and his […]

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American Film Institute name top 10 films of 2009

source: hitfix.com Can two animated films (Up, Coraline), two little seen indies (The Messenger, Sugar) and one balls-out comedy hit (The Hangover) become genuine Oscar contenders like Up In The Air, Precious or The Hurt Locker? The American Film Institute believes so! They each garner a mention in their top 10 films of 2009. The […]

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Samson and Delilah sweeps AFI awards

source: afi.org The winners of the 2009 Australian Film Institute Awards were announced Saturday night, with favourite Samson and Delilah sweeping the major awards. The acting prizes were shared amongst some of Australia’s favourite actors. Samson and Delilah won seven awards in total, including Best Film, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound as well as the […]

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Would you like to go Head to Head?

We’re not big on bragging here at Quickflix, except when it comes to our HEAD TO HEAD feature, which is, without question, the best thing to ever happen to the internet. Want to learn more about how to join in on the festivities? Scroll past the ninja cats and find out! With our HEAD TO […]

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Sex and the City 2 poster debut!

source: cinemablend.com The teaser poster and first official images from Sex and the City 2 have debuted online. They’re not too exciting, although I’m sure fans are just pleased to see the foursome together again. It’s nice to see that the marketing team behind the film has decided to continue the Carrie-pun trend for their […]

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Portman and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

source: variety.com Natalie Portman is set to star in and produce Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith’s undead update of the classic Jane Austen novel. Portman is set to play Elizabeth Bennet, the feisty heroine on a quest to eradicate the growing zombie hordes. Her mission is distracted by the arrival of the frustratingly […]

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David Lynch discusses turning down Return of the Jedi

source: cinemablend.com Did you know that David Lynch was offered the opportunity to direct Return of the Jedi? Yes, that Return of the Jedi. In the following interview, he discusses meeting with George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch and being shown a series of Wookies and Ewoks, which he says gave him “a headache”. If you […]

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Samson and Delilah Oscar ad!

source: awardsdaily.com The Samson and Delilah Oscar campaign is in full swing, with the following advertisement appearing in a recent issue of Variety in the U.S. As reported previously, Samson and Delilah will be Australia’s official entry into the Best Foreign Language Film category at the upcoming Academy Awards. It joins Mary and Max as […]

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Tron: Legacy poster debut!

source: heyuguys.co.uk Disney have released the first image from their upcoming film Tron: Legacy, as well as the official U.S. teaser poster. Tron: Legacy is a sequel to the classic 1982 flick Tron. Director Joseph Kosinski pitched the sequel to Disney with a short teaser trailer (which you can watch here). The image below is […]

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Makes my heart sing – Where the Wild Things Are review

Where The Wild Things Are – Starring Max Records, James Gandolfini and Catherine Keener. Directed by Spike Jonze. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. It’s easy to imagine a young Spike Jonze, say just 10 years old, running around his house like an unchained wrecking ball while his mother breathlessly chases him close behind. In fact, […]

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Paranormal Activity tops Australian box office

source: urbancinefile.com.au The ultra low-budget spookfest Paranormal Activity has debuted at the top of the Australian box office, beating heavy competition from Where the Wild Things Are and reigning champ The Twilight Saga’s New Moon. Paranormal Activity grossed a solid $2.8 million in its first weekend, complementing its impressive $107 million worldwide grosses. The Twilight […]

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Cute as a button – Coraline DVD review

Coraline – Starring Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher and John Hodgman. Directed by Henry Selick. Rated PG. Originally published August 5, 2009. By Simon Miraudo.The tagline to Coraline reads “be careful what you wish for”; a sentiment no doubt shared by countless parents eager to take their kids to an entertaining family film. It is slim […]

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Burton and Depp to make vampire movie

source: scifiwire.com Tim Burton will follow up Alice in Wonderland with an adaptation of the 1960’s vampire daytime soap opera Dark Shadows. Shockingly, Johnny Depp is signed on to star. Although this project had long been speculated to be Burton’s next film, it was recently confirmed by producer Graham King. While promoting the American release […]

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Terminated – Terminator Salvation DVD review

Terminator Salvation – Starring Christian Bale, Sam Worthington and Anton Yelchin. Directed by McG. Rated M. Originally published June 2, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. This is not the future James Cameron told us about. He promised us a sci-fi franchise that was as thoughtful as it was action packed. I’ve seen the new Terminator film […]

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Paul Thomas Anderson and Philip Seymour Hoffman reunite for new film!

source: variety.com The first details about There Will Be Blood writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson‘s new film have come to light. Variety reports that Philip Seymour Hoffman is set to star in the movie as the founder of a new religious organisation who goes by the name of ‘The Master’ (also speculated to be the film’s […]

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National Board of Review names best films of 2009

source: nbrmp.com The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures last week handed out their awards for their favourite films of 2009. The winners are as follows: Best Film: Up in the Air Top 10 Films (not including winner): An Education, (500) Days of Summer, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Invictus, The Messenger, A Serious […]

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Inhuman behaviour – Zombieland review

Zombieland – Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Has any other film reviled in the evisceration of the human (or in this case inhuman) body with such fervent, fetishistic joy? Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland feels less like an action comedy and more like a snuff […]

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The 10 worst films of 2009!

The Worst Films of 2009. By Simon Miraudo. We all love movies. You wouldn’t be reading this blog and I wouldn’t be writing these articles if that wasn’t the case. This is why it’s as important to acknowledge the worst films of the year as it is to acknowledge the best. After all, would the […]

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Things that go bump in the night – Paranormal Activity review

Paranormal Activity – Starring Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat. Directed by Oren Peli. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Upon leaving the cinema at the conclusion of Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity, I noted two things. The first: I had just taken part in one of the most enjoyable cinema-going experiences of my life. The second: While […]

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Head to Head – Let The Right One In

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, Richard Kershaw raved about the best vampire film of the past few years, Let the Right One In. For […]

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Head to Head – Knowing

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, Catherine Harry revealed to us a mysteriously coded message that translated into an evisceration of Alex Proyas‘ Knowing. For […]

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Breaking Dawn: The Movie?

So, have you heard about these Twilight movies yet? They’re kind of a big deal. The first film of the series earned a hefty $384 million worldwide during its run, while the sequel New Moon has already picked up $473 million worldwide … in just two weeks. The films are based on Stephanie Meyer’s novels […]

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Original gangster – Public Enemies DVD review

Public Enemies – Starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard. Directed by Michael Mann. Rated MA. Originally published July 28 2009. By Simon Miraudo. Michael Mann’s latest film Public Enemies suffers from the biggest movie spoiler of all – history. Even a cursory glimpse into the life of legendary bank robber John Dillinger will […]

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The cast of Thor aligns!

A whole bunch of talented actors are lining up to star in Kenneth Branagh‘s Thor, the latest in a long line of Marvel Comics film adaptations. After the jump, check out which stars will join the Norse God in battle! Before we jump into the cast of characters, let’s take a look at the official […]

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The Hangover for Best Picture?

source: awardsdaily.com Warner Bros purchased a full page advertisement on the front cover of Monday’s Variety to push box office behemoth The Hangover for Best Picture consideration. Wait. WHAT?! This FYC ad is directed at the Golden Globes, specifically by asking for a nomination in the Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) category. However, what with […]

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Penelope, Nicole and Fergie in saucy Nine posters!

source: rottentomatoes.com Posters for Rob Marshall‘s upcoming musical (and hot Oscar contender) Nine have landed online, featuring the film’s slinky leading ladies in all their gorgeous glory. Oh, and Daniel Day Lewis is there too. Click each image to see them full size! Nine is the first screen adaptation of the Tony award winning musical […]

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