Archive | March, 2010

R.I.P. Peter Graves

Peter Graves, star of the Mission: Impossible television series, has passed away from a heart attack outside his home in Los Angeles. He was set to celebrate his 84th birthday this week. Although best known for his performance as Jim Phelps, leader of the Impossible Missions Force in Mission: Impossible, Graves carved a solid career […]

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First look at Predators

The first bit of footage from Nimrod Antal‘s Predators has debuted at the SXSW festival over the weekend. Introduced by producer Robert Rodriguez, the footage shows stars Adrien Brody and Laurence Fishburne in action, as well as some of the new designs for the eponymous hunters. You can check out the 2-minute clip at the […]

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Hugo Weaving to star in Captain America

Although Marvel Studios are yet to pick the eponymous star of their upcoming feature The First Avenger: Captain America, Hugo Weaving has been tapped to star as the film’s major villain. According to HeatVision, Weaving is in final talks to play the villainous Red Skull, Hitler’s right hand man and the Captain’s archenemy since 1941. […]

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Segel and Helms to star in Jeff Who Lives At Home

Jason Segel and Ed Helms will star in Jeff Who Lives At Home, a new stoner comedy for mumblecore writer/directors Jay and Mark Duplass. The film, produced by Jason Reitman‘s Right of Way Films and John Malkovich‘s production company Mr. Mudd, has been described as a “Sword in the Stone” style quest. Of course, being […]

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Bateman and Reynolds get freaky in The Change-Up

Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds have signed on to star in the latest film from The Hangover scribes Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, entitled The Change-Up. According to EW, the flick is a Freaky Friday-esque bodyswap comedy, in which two friends who accidentally wind up in one another’s person. Hmm, I should have rephrased that. […]

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Robin Hood feature trailer debut

A brand new trailer for Ridley Scott‘s Robin Hood has debuted online. For anyone who has ever wanted to see Cate Blanchett threaten to “sever” Russell Crowe‘s “manhood”, your time has come. Crowe stars as Robin Hood (obviously) while Blanchett plays Maid Marion. They are joined by AFI winner Oscar Isaac (Balibo) as King John […]

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse trailer debut

I feel a great disturbance. It’s as if millions of tweenage girls cried out in joy and were suddenly silenced … for about 90 seconds. The very first trailer for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has landed online; less than six months after the previous film, New Moon, hit cinemas. Check out the trailer below and […]

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Nolan discusses new Superman and Batman projects

Christopher Nolan has discussed, for the first time, his involvement in Warner Bros upcoming Superman reboot, as well as dropping some tasty tidbits about the next Batman film. We already knew that frequent Nolan collaborator David S. Goyer (co-screenwriter of Batman Begins; story credit on The Dark Knight) has come up with the story for […]

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R.I.P. Corey Haim

Former teen idol Corey Haim has died, allegedly the result of an accidental drug overdose. He was 38 years old. Haim was staying at his mother’s home in North Hollywood at the time. She is said to have called emergency services, who found him unresponsive at the scene. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s hospital […]

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OK, so maybe John Krasinski WON’T be Captain America…

No sooner do I hit “publish” on an article about John Krasinski being a shoe-in for the role of Captain America, does Mike Fleming at Deadline announce that he is no longer even in the running. According to the report, Marvel have expanded their search for the star of their latest comic adaptation The First […]

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Jim from The Office edges closer to Captain America

Late last month we discussed the shortlist of actors in contention for the coveted role of Captain America in Joe Johnston’s upcoming adaptation of the Marvel comics hero. New reports have emerged indicating that one of these actors now sits atop the pack and, unsurprisingly, it is the most famous one. UPDATE: OK, so maybe […]

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TRON: Legacy trailer debut

source: traileraddict.com Hold onto your lightcycles and fire up your nostalgia cylinders, the trailer for TRON: Legacy has burst onto the internet in a flurry of right-angled action. Disney’s highly anticipated remake of the 1982 cult classic TRON looks set to become one of the biggest hits of 2010. I mean sure, it could be […]

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Have you got the guts 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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Little wonder – Alice in Wonderland review

Alice in Wonderland – Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Tim Burton. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. Tim Burton is not the filmmaker we think he is, or at the very least, not the filmmaker he wants us to think he is. He is neither the master-of-the-macabre, hero of the […]

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New Iron Man 2 trailer debut

source: traileraddict.com A brand new trailer for Iron Man 2 has debuted online, giving us a better glimpse of Mickey Rourke as Whiplash, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes (A.K.A War Machine). And of course, plenty of Robert Downey […]

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The Hurt Locker takes top honours at history making Oscars

source: oscars.org The explosive war drama The Hurt Locker has won Best Picture at the 82nd Academy Awards, trumping James Cameron‘s sci-fi epic Avatar and eight other films that, frankly, never even had a chance. The film now holds the dubious distinction of being the lowest grossing film to ever win Best Picture, having taken […]

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And the Academy Award goes to … Join us as we live-blog the Oscars!

It’s Oscar day! The moment when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hand out their annual statuettes and recognise the very best in filmmaking! Or so we hope… We’ll be live-blogging the results all morning right here! You can also follow me on Twitter and see me snarkily comment on all the undeserving […]

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Transformers 2, Sandra Bullock take top Razzies

source: razzies.comIn the haze of the Independent Spirit Awards and the oh-so-prestigious Oscars, it’s nice to know that the Razzies are around to keep Hollywood’s gigantic ego in check. On the eve of the Academy Awards, the 30th Annual Golden Raspberries were handed out in Los Angeles. The Razzies have spent the past three decades […]

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Precious dominates Indie Spirit Awards

source: spiritawards.com Precious was given one final moment in the limelight before the Oscars by picking up major prizes at the Independent Spirit Awards. The last precursor before the Academy Awards, the Independent Spirit Awards recognise the best indie films made for less than $US20 million. They do not require a cinematic release to be […]

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Final Academy Award predictions!

Final Academy Award predictions – By Simon Miraudo. The Academy Awards will be played live on Channel 9 in Australia on Monday the 8th of March. I’ll be live-blogging the entire show here on the Quickflix Blog (as well as on Twitter) from 12pm EDT/9AM EST. In the meantime, here are my final, locked in, […]

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The Oscar season that was…

Is there anything else to say? We’ve been following the Oscar trail for almost 6 months, and we are literally days away from learning what the Academy has chosen as their favourite films and performances of the past year. Join us as we take a look back on the Oscar season that was… It all […]

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Toy Story 3 – Ooh, a shiny new poster!

source: movies.yahoo.com The final poster for Toy Story 3 has debuted online – and it’s lovely! Really, what else needs to be said? You can check out the latest trailer for Toy Story 3 here. Toy Story 3, directed by Lee Unkrich, features the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and Michael Keaton. […]

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Legend of the Guardians trailer debut!

source: movies.yahoo.com From the makers of Happy Feet and Watchmen comes … wait, what? The trailer for Zack Snyder‘s latest film Legend of the Guardians has debuted online. Based on the children’s book series Guardians of Ga’Hoole, the flick was developed with the assistance of Aussie animation studio Animal Logic (the team behind Happy Feet). […]

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Wolverine 2 begins shooting January 2011

source: showbiz411.com The next installment of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine saga is moving ahead, with the great-clawed one heading to Japan. The film will start lensing January 2011. And obviously, Hugh Jackman will return as Wolverine – shirtless, no doubt. The production of Wolverine 2 was pretty much confirmed following the first film’s massive $US87 […]

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Who do YOU want to win big at the Oscars?

There is less than a week to go until the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hand out Oscars to Christoph Waltz and Mo’nique. Oh, and they will probably reveal the other winners of this year’s Academy Awards also. As is tradition, we at the Quickflix offices are finalising the entry forms for our […]

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Goat save us! – The Men Who Stare at Goats review

The Men Who Stare at Goats – Starring Ewan McGregor, George Clooney and Jeff Bridges. Directed by Grant Heslov. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. I’ve spoken previously of the critic-blinding powers of George Clooney’s charm. No matter the quality of the film, no matter the quality of his performance – once he unveils his coy […]

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Head to Head – The Matrix

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, Colin Jacobs took the blue pill and denounced the Wachowski Brothers‘ sci-fi hit The Matrix. For his troubles, he […]

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It really is – This Is It review

This Is It – Starring Michael Jackson. Directed by Kenny Ortega. Rated G. Originally published October 29, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. In March of 2009, Michael Jackson emerged from a long period of seclusion to announce a final comeback tour. “This is it,” he declared; it was the name of the show, an exclamation of […]

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James Cameron project halted following controversy

source: slashfilm.com There have been many rumours circulating the interweb about James Cameron‘s next project. Many suspect that his next project will either be a sequel to Avatar, a long-touted adaptation of the manga Battle Angel, or an adaptation of Charles Pellegrino’s yet-to-be-published book The Last Train of Hiroshima. Well, following some controversy, it looks […]

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Head to Head – Kill Bill

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, Heath Eddy challenged us to a battle without honour or glory by calling Quentin Tarantino‘s Kill Bill saga nothing […]

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