Archive | May, 2010

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 to be shot in 3D

In a move that is certain to shock absolutely no-one, Disney chairman Rich Ross has revealed that Pirates of the Caribbean 4 will be shot in Disney Digital 3D. The report comes from Deadline, who state that the film’s release date will remain May 20, 2011. Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides will […]

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Charlie Kaufman worked on Kung Fu Panda 2 script – fact.

Here’s a fun story. Heat Vision blog revealed last week that Charlie Kaufman – the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Synecdoche, New York – had done a polish on the screenplay for … Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom. Now, as the article reminds […]

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Romero to remake Argento’s Deep Red?!

George A. Romero and Dario Argento are unquestionably two of the most beloved and influential genre filmmakers in history. Romero is best known of course for defining the cinematic zombie in his two masterpieces Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. Argento on the other hand is famous for his own masterpieces […]

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All the young dudettes – Fish Tank review

Fish Tank – Starring Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender and Kierston Wareing. Directed by Andrea Arnold. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. In the past twelve months, we’ve been treated to plenty of pictures in which men (yes, that group of wonderful, Y chromosome-having dudes that I consider myself one of) destroy the lives of perfectly pleasant […]

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A dream time – Bran Nue Dae review

Bran Nue Dae – Starring Rocky McKenzie, Ernie Dingo and Geoffrey Rush. Directed by Rachel Perkins. Rated PG. Originally published December 16, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. Bran Nue Dae is so spectacularly cheerful and effervescent it has successfully wrestled my practical criticisms and deemed them irrelevant. Rachel Perkins’ latest film has bound and gagged the […]

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Head to Head – Antichrist

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, Lee Zachariah (from Ain’t It Cool News!) pulled out his scissors and *** *** *** ****** of Lars von […]

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Sam Rockwell’s sweet dance moves – a tribute!

It is certainly no exaggeration to call Sam Rockwell one of the greatest actors working today, if not one of the best actors of his generation. He has given us stirring lead performances in films such as Moon and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. He has also cemented himself as one of the most interesting […]

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Bad apples – New York I Love You review

New York I Love You – Starring too many to list. Directed by too many to list. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Is New York I Love You meant to be a love-letter to the Big Apple? As far as I could tell, it was a seething satire about the city’s sleazy, vapid, self-involved stereotypes. […]

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Shia LaBeouf didn’t like Indy 4 either

Shia LaBeouf has continued his tour of contrition (or should that be Cannes-trition) by admitting that he “dropped the ball” on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The 23-year-old actor is giving plenty of interviews on the Croisette while promoting Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, which made its debut at the […]

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Not even Shia LaBeouf liked Transformers 2

Shia LaBeouf is currently in Cannes promoting Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, which is set to make its debut at the festival within the week. Needless to say, there is a certain amount of prestige attached to the Cannes Film Festival, and it must be an honour for LaBeouf to be able to discuss […]

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Emma Stone will fake rock your world in Easy A

The feature trailer for Emma Stone‘s upcoming comedy vehicle Easy A has debuted online. Stone stars as an awkward teenage girl who pretends to be the school slapper as a means of making some money. We preferred the original teaser, which exclusively showcased Stone’s natural comic timing and charm. Even though this trailer is a […]

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Why I Adore…

Today I’d like to draw your attention to an exciting new Australian film blog – WHY I ADORE – dedicated to the rapturous love we all share for movies and television. The site is the brain child of Paul Nelson, who encourages readers to share their love for a film, a TV show, an actor, […]

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The Adjustment Bureau trailer debut

The trailer for George Nolfi’s sci-fi drama The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, has debuted online. Based loosely on Philip K. Dick’s short story Adjustment Team, The Adjustment Bureau tells the story of a U.S. Congressman (Damon) who finds himself kept apart from the love of his life (Blunt) by a series […]

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Toy Story trailer mash-up spectacular!

Footage from Pixar’s Toy Story franchise seems custom made to be mashed up in a variety of hilarious, and occasionally inappropriate, ways. This morning we were treated to an inventive mash-up from Screen Rant’s Mike Eisenberg, who combined the trailer for Toy Story 3 with that for Christopher Nolan‘s Inception. The result? Comme Ça: Not […]

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The Rundown: May 6-12

Hey Quickflixers! Welcome to the latest instalment of The Rundown. It’s a regular feature that will appear on the blog every Wednesday, highlighting our favourite news items from the past 7 days, as well as notable box office and weekly rental figures. (And before you say it, in a world where Hey Hey, It’s Saturday […]

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Racist robots not returning for Transformers 3

Remember Skids and Mudflap from Michael Bay‘s magnum opus Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen? Of course you do. Amidst all the unintelligible carnage and lingering shots of Megan Fox‘s derriere, it was impossible to ignore the presence of these “”ghetto”” robot twins (yes, I’ve added DOUBLE quotation marks). Reaction to the duo was mixed, […]

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Jon Favreau talks Iron Man 3

We all know that Marvel are laying the groundwork for The Avengers in their individual superhero films Iron Man, Thor and Captain America (well, they’re not exactly keeping it a secret). In fact, some have even suggested that Iron Man 2 is little more than a two-hour trailer for their upcoming team-up flick. However, after […]

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Farrell to play smooth vamp in Fright Night

Colin Farrell has signed on to star in the upcoming remake of the classic 1985 vampire flick Fright Night. He will join Toni Collette and Anton Yelchin in the Craig Gillespie-helmed flick. Heat Vision are reporting that Farrell will take on the role made famous by Chris Sarandon in the original – a vampire named […]

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J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 trailer debut

The trailer for J.J. Abrams‘ not-so-secret project Super 8 has debuted online. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that the man can put together an enticing teaser. So, it’s pretty great. The original description of the trailer provided by Vulture turned out to be false – you can read all about it here. […]

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Head to Head – Australia

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, Rohan Daenke hocked a giant, unpatriotic spitball at the Stray’un flag by dissing Baz Luhrmann‘s Australia. For his troubles, […]

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Bowman begins – Robin Hood review

Robin Hood – Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Mark Strong. Directed by Ridley Scott. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Whenever I think of Robin Hood, one story comes to mind. No, it’s not Kevin Costner’s take on the legendary folk hero, nor is it Mel Brooks’ depiction of his merry men in tights. I’m […]

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Moving is living – Up in the Air review

Up in the Air – Starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick. Directed by Jason Reitman. Rated M. Originally published January 6, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. George Clooney’s smile is pretty much the only thing a film needs to be an enjoyable experience. An entire trilogy of near-plotless heist movies were built entirely on […]

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Spooky first images from Let Me In

The first images from Let Me In, Matt Reeves‘ English-language remake of Let The Right One In, have debuted online. Oooh, spooky. Empire premiered the first image earlier this week, featuring Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass) as Abby, the vampiric young girl at the center of this eerie tale.The LA Times then featured the first picture […]

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New Inception trailer to change lives; cure disease

You would think that the latest trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s Inception featured the greatest two-and-a-half minutes of footage ever compiled, based on the rapturous online reaction. Frankly, it’s hard to disagree. Is it unfair to heap such hyperbolic praise solely on a film’s trailer? Does it raise expectations to an almost impossible to reach height? […]

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Every actress wants to star in Dragon Tattoo remake

Seemingly every woman in Hollywood is vying for the role of punk hacker Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher‘s English language remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Carey Mulligan was previously reported as being the lead contender for the role, but a whole bunch of young actresses have emerged as potential stars. According to […]

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Love is such a strong word… – I Love You Too review

I Love You Too – Starring Brendan Cowell, Peter Dinklage and Yvonne Strahovski. Directed by Daina Reid. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. I’ve never had much trouble expressing my feelings – particularly the romantic ones. Maybe that’s why I had trouble connecting with the hero of I Love You Too, an Australian romcom in which […]

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Joaquin Phoenix’s public meltdown – the mockumentary!

File this one under: “well, duh”. It turns out that Joaquin Phoenix‘s hilarious decision to quit acting and become a rapper was indeed a put-on. The very public nervous breakdown will be featured in a mockumentary directed by Casey Affleck. But let’s take this from the top. In October 2008, Phoenix said “Bye! Good” to […]

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Inception IMAX poster debut

There’s nothing really left to say about Christopher Nolan’s Inception, the director’s follow up to The Dark Knight that will apparently melt all our brains. However, its new IMAX poster is far too delicious not to share. Head on over to Yahoo to see the image in hi-res. Inception stars (deep breath) Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen […]

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Sydney Film Festival 2010 lineup announced!

The official lineup for the 2010 Sydney Film Festival has been announced – and it is a corker. The fest will feature 157 films from 47 countries, including 92 Australian premieres and 7 world premieres. The festival kicks off on June 2nd with the debut of Shirley Barrett’s new film South Solitary, starring Miranda Otto […]

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J.J. Abrams’ secret movie NOT related to Cloverfield

Just a quick clarification here regarding J.J. Abrams secret movie entitled Super 8. Vulture spoke to the director yesterday regarding the debut of his super-mysterious trailer. Abrams stated that the film is not in any way related to Cloverfield as had previously been reported. Abrams told Vulture: “It has nothing whatsoever to do with Cloverfield, […]

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