Archive | June, 2010

Cyrus international trailer debut

One of our most anticipated films of 2010 (no, not that one) is Jay and Mark Duplass‘ comedy Cyrus, starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei. Reilly plays a divorcee who meets the woman of his dreams (Tomei), and discovers that her son (Hill) may have emerged straight from his nightmares. The pic […]

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Send in the cleaning lady! New Scott Pilgrim trailer to pulverise you into dust!

We’ve been going completely insane over Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, from the mysterious production shots to the ridiculously wonderful trailers. And no, we won’t stop writing about the film until it hits Australian cinemas August 12th (and we’ll probably keep writing about it well after that date too). Check out the new international trailer […]

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Pure wild animal craziness – Fantastic Mr. Fox review

Fantastic Mr Fox – Starring George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Jason Schwartzman. Directed by Wes Anderson. Rated PG. Originally published December 31, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. To say that Wes Anderson has a very particular, very identifiable film style is like saying that Woody Allen films often feature a neurotic protagonist. No duh. Anderson is […]

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Check out the American poster for Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom is proving to be one of the biggest Australian cinematic success stories of late. It’s doing tremendously well at the local box office and is getting some of the best reviews of the year. I still consider it the best movie of 2010 so far (yes, even after seeing Toy Story 3 – […]

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Cuaron’s Gravity will have 20-minute opening shot

Some interesting details have emerged regarding Alfonso Cuaron‘s upcoming sci-fi thriller Gravity, starring Robert Downey Jr. as a leader of a doomed space station team. The U.K. based special effects company Framestore have revealed details of the difficult task ahead of them. The Playlist have compiled their comments, which include Framestore’s claim that the project […]

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The Smurfs teaser debut

We’ve avoided discussing the upcoming film adaptation of The Smurfs as long as we could. But with the film’s teaser trailer making its way online, we figured we might as well approach this thing head on. Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua) is directing the film, which will mix live-action with CG animation. When Gargamel (Hank […]

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Never Let Me Go trailer debut

The feature trailer for Mark Romanek‘s adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro acclaimed novel Never Let Me Go has debuted online. The film stars Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield as three friends who reunite to reflect on their time at a mysterious private school, and uncover the secrets of their past. Ishiguro’s novel was named […]

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Blood brothers – Daybreakers review

Daybreakers – Starring Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Claudia Karvan. Directed by Peter and Michael Spierig. Rated MA. Originally published February 4, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. Seriously, must every film be about vampires these days? I’m not trying to sound facetious; I’m deadly serious. At this point, I feel as if I have endured every […]

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Australian B.O. – Animal Kingdom rising

A certain foursome of ladies may have trumped their masculine counterparts, but the big winner at the local box office this week was Aussie crime drama Animal Kingdom. Here are the box office results for the period June 10-June 14. 1. Sex and the City 2 [562 screens/$8,357] WKND = $4,696,699 / TOTAL = $16,413,3042. […]

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Raunch and roll – Get Him To The Greek review

Get Him To The Greek – Starring Jonah Hill, Russell Brand and Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Get Him To The Greek is a damn funny movie. It may have its flaws, but let me just stress that this movie is damn funny. It’s easily the funniest […]

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Nicolas Cage gets Cranking on Ghost Rider sequel

Crank directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are in early negotiations to helm the not-so-highly-anticipated sequel to 2007’s Ghost Rider according to THR. It is likely Nicolas Cage will reprise the role of Johnny Blaze, stunt-motorcyclist turned flame-headed vigilante. The sequel to Sony/Columbia’s Marvel comic adaptation will be called Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. The […]

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Fraggle Rock director angry with Weinsteins

Forget 3D. The new trend sweeping Hollywood is voicing one’s complete and utter disappointment with their films, as well as the studios that make them. The entire crew of Transformers 2 agreed their film was terrible; the director of the new Saw film pretty much admitted that he hates working on Saw films; and now […]

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Raimi to direct Wizard of Oz prequel – starring Downey Jr?

Sam Raimi has signed on to direct a 3D prequel to The Wizard of Oz for Disney entitled Oz: The Great and Powerful. The studio are hoping to ensnare Robert Downey Jr. for the titular role. Rumours of Raimi directing the feature emerged late last week and were confirmed today by Nikke Finke at Deadline. […]

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See Hugh Jackman’s Real Steel

USA Today have the first image from the set of Shawn Levy‘s futuristic robot-boxing movie Real Steel starring Hugh Jackman. Look, there it is! OK, so it’s a “futuristic robot-boxing movie”, which depending on the execution could be a really cool action film, or seem like the incomprehensible fever dream of an eight-year-old boy (not […]

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Ogrekill – Shrek Forever After review

Shrek Forever After – Starring Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy. Directed by Mike Mitchell. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. Once upon a time, DreamWorks Animation released a film about a grumpy green ogre named Shrek and his cheeky, fast-talking sidekick Donkey. A massive box office hit (and recipient of the Best Animated Feature […]

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Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere trailer debut

The trailer for Sofia Coppola‘s latest film Somewhere has debuted online, and it’s as gorgeous to behold as the talented director’s previous films. Somewhere stars Stephen Dorff as a bad-boy A-list actor living a life of excess at the Chateau Marmont Hotel. When he is joined by his 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) he finds […]

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Robert Rodriguez to direct Deadpool?

Robert Rodriguez has reportedly been offered the opportunity to direct the X-Men spin-off Deadpool for Fox Studios. (UPDATE: Seems the story got a little out of hand. According to the LA Times Blog, Fox merely sent Rodriguez the script. Perhaps this is indication of a future offer.)Previously: The project has been in active development since […]

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Shudder island – Shutter Island review

Shutter Island – Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rated MA. Originally published February 19, 2010.By Simon Miraudo. It doesn’t need to be said that Martin Scorsese is a living legend. He has more classic films under his belt than any filmmaker deserves. At this point, he could probably […]

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Head to Head – Magnolia

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 revealed that he is done with Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Magnolia (but Magnolia isn’t done with him). For […]

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Even Michael Bay thought Transformers 2 sucked

It seems as if the entire cast and crew of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are jumping on the hate-bandwagon. Following Shia LaBeouf‘s spray against the film’s quality (or lack thereof), the normally unrepentant director Michael Bay has also admitted that his film basically sucked. In an interview with USA Today from the set of […]

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Scott Pilgrim posters – meet the exes!

In case you haven’t already noticed, we’re kind of excited about Edgar Wright‘s upcoming adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic series Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. It stars Michael Cera as Pilgrim, a Canadian slacker who falls in love with the enchanting American delivery girl Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). There is just one catch […]

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Fairy movie – Tooth Fairy review

Tooth Fairy – Starring Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Merchant and Julie Andrews. Directed by Michael Lembeck. Rated G. Originally published January 14, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. To call Tooth Fairy a bad film is like calling star Dwayne Johnson a big guy. Both statements are accurate, but neither actually conveys the degree to which they are […]

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Breaking Dawn OFFICIALLY broken into two films

We’ve pretty much known since February, but Summit Entertainment have officially announced that the final book in Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, will be broken into two separate movies. Apparently the delayed announcement is the result of contract negotiations of director Bill Condon and stars Kristen Stewart, Sparkly, and Shirtless. The Twilight Saga, which […]

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The Rundown: June 7-11

Hey Quickflixers! Welcome to the latest instalment of The Rundown. It’s a regular feature that will appear on the blog every Friday, highlighting our favourite news items from the past week, as well as notable box office and weekly rental figures. So, what did we learn this week? The Twilight Saga’s New Moon dominated the […]

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Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2010 lineup!

The lineup for this year’s Revelation Perth International Film Festival has been announced, and features plenty of exciting international features and quality home-grown pictures. The festival runs from July 8th to the 18th. Some of the most appealing features include the very buzzy Aussie horror flick The Loved Ones, the James Franco-starring Allen Ginsberg biopic […]

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Die Hard crossover with 24? Not quite…

A little while ago we discovered that 20th Century Fox had hired screenwriter Skip Woods (The A-Team) to pen a screenplay for a fifth Die Hard film, which Bruce Willis had insisted would increase in scope compared to the previous pictures and go “worldwide”. According to Ain’t It Cool News, that film now has a […]

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It’s official! Les Grossman: The Movie

Paramount Pictures have announced that they will produce a film based on the character of Les Grossman, as featured in Ben Stiller‘s Tropic Thunder and played by Tom Cruise. The Untitled Les Grossman Project will be produced by both Cruise and Stiller, who managed to “acquire” the life rights of the volatile film producer. Michael […]

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‘Basterd’ Fassbender considering roles in Spider-Man; X-Men

Michael Fassbender is, without a doubt, one of the best and most exciting actors working today. He blew us away in Steve McQueen‘s Hunger and Andrea Arnold‘s Fish Tank, and became the all-time most badass on-screen movie critic in Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds. He’s now being courted by two major studios for starring roles in […]

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The new Buried poster will give you Vertigo

A Saul Bass-inspired poster for Sundance hit Buried has debuted on the MTV website, and we kind of love it. Bass famously designed many of Alfred Hitchcock‘s posters and opening title sequences. His iconic style has been used to great effect here. Rodrigo Cortes’ film features Ryan Reynolds as a U.S. contractor in Iraq who […]

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Head to Head – The White Ribbon

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, Tom Clift punished Michael Haneke‘s Palme d’Or winner The White Ribbon by … uhh, tying a white ribbon around […]

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