Archive | August, 2010

Black Swan trailer debut

The trailer for Darren Aronofsky‘s psychological thriller Black Swan has debuted online, and it is without question one of the most enticing teasers of the year. Frankly, this is exactly how all trailers should be. Rather than giving away the entire plot, it focuses more on establishing the film’s tone. Considering that it can create […]

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A Salt with a deadly weapon – Salt review

Salt – Starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejifor. Directed by Phillip Noyce. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Phillip Noyce’s Salt asks a few questions. What if the Cold War isn’t really over? What if the Russians have a whole bunch of sleeper agents poised to strike at the heart of America? What would […]

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A fistful of Denzels – The Book of Eli review

The Book of Eli – Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis. Directed by Allen and Albert Hughes. Rated MA. Originally published April 13, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. You would think that everything filmmakers needed to say about the impending apocalypse had already been said. Surely this is one tired genre that is ready […]

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Blood! Kissing! Sidecars! New pics from Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

Warner Bros are intent on selling the final instalments of their decade-long Harry Potter saga as the defining cinematic event of a generation (see: epic trailer, depressing poster). It’s working. Here are a bunch of gorgeous new pictures from Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 (click to embiggen). It has long been known […]

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I’m Still Here trailer debut

The trailer for the “Joaquin Phoenix has a giant public meltdown documentary (mockumentary?) I’m Still Here has debuted online. Frankly, the tone of it is a little more melancholy than we had anticipated. I guess this isn’t going to be the Borat-esque knee-slapper we had hoped. The Casey Affleck-directed doco follows Phoenix’s attempts to retire […]

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Rose Byrne and Oliver Platt join X-Men: First Class

The cast of Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class seems to be growing exponentially. Australia’s own Rose Byrne and character actor Oliver Platt have signed up to star in the heavily anticipated prequel to the blockbuster X-Men franchise. According to THR, Byrne will star as Moira MacTaggert, a scientist and the love interest of Professor Charles […]

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Rooney Mara is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

David Fincher has (finally) selected a young actress to star in his upcoming remake of the hit Swedish film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Rooney Mara. The report comes from Deadline, who note that Mara also appears in Fincher’s next film The Social Network. Mara will star as cyberpunk Lisbeth Salander in the English-language […]

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The short, beautiful life of Terminator 3000

Last week it was announced that a new Terminator film was heading to cinemas. Not just any new Terminator film: an animated Terminator film with a PG-13 rating and (obviously) 3-D enhancements. The internet hardly exploded with anticipation. The pitch came from Hannover House, a small production hub who – hilariously – did not even […]

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Avatar Special Edition trailer debut

A short teaser heralding the return of James Cameron‘s Avatar to cinemas – with nine extra minutes! – has debuted online. At 37 seconds long, it features approximately 1/18th of the new footage. It’s up to you if you wish to purchase another ticket to see the remaining 503 seconds. Check out the trailer and […]

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Gyllenhaal and Hathaway do Love and Other Drugs

Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway are two wonderful actors who have been struggling to find an appropriate vehicle for their comedic abilities. Perhaps Ed Zwick‘s Love and Other Drugs will be the perfect showcase. The doomed Brokeback Mountain couple reteam for this frothy romcom, in which Gyllenhaal stars as a smarmy pharmaceutical rep who falls […]

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Check out the animated Scott Pilgrim short

As promised, the animated Scott Pilgrim short produced by Adult Swim has debuted online in its entirety. The four-minute clip is a flashback/fantasy sequence of Scott’s that has been excised from Edgar Wright‘s film. It takes place at the beginning of the second volume of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s six-part comic series. Michael Cera and Alison […]

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Get thee to a nunnery! The Town poster debut!

A brand new poster for Ben Affleck’s latest directorial effort The Town has debuted online. Check it out below in all its gun-toting-nun glory. The poster comes courtesy of Latino Review, who also have an international poster that you can check out on their site. The Town, based on Chuck Hogan’s novel Prince of Thieves, […]

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New pictures from Never Let Me Go

We’re very much looking forward to Mark Romanek‘s adaptation of the acclaimed novel Never Let Me Go. To help satiate our anticipation, Fox Searchlight have unveiled a batch of new shots from the very pretty looking film (courtesy of Slashfilm). The film is based upon Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel of the same name, which was hailed […]

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The Human Centipede "heads" to Australia!

You demanded it, and now we’ve got it! Controversial horror flick The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is heading to Australia! It will debut on DVD and Blu-ray October 6 courtesy of Beyond Home Entertainment. The Human Centipede is directed by Tom Six and stars the awesomely named Dieter Laser as Dr. Joseph Heiter, a German […]

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The Incredible Bangladeshi Hulk

There is no adequate way to prepare you for the following clip than to merely say it is the trailer for a Bangladeshi re-imagining of The Hulk (entitled HALKa). Enjoy! (Courtesy of Vulture.) I hope you’re taking notes Mark Ruffalo! Discuss: If only Ang Lee had included more pants-dakking in his version of Hulk…

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John Belushi biopic in the works

A new biographical film based upon the life of legendary comic actor John Belushi is heading to the big screen. According to THR, The Hangover director Todd Phillips is producing the project, with The Pursuit of Happyness screenwriter Steven Conrad penning the script. Belushi’s widow Judith will executive produce. Belushi broke into the public consciousness […]

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At least it’s violent – The Expendables review

The Expendables – Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li. Directed by Sylvester Stallone. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. You’re certain to walk away from The Expendables with a higher testosterone count than when you walked in, but it’ll cost you a hefty dose of brain cells. Sylvester Stallone’s latest undoes the goodwill earned […]

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Danny McBride and Rhys Darby headhunted for The Office

Producers of The Office have reached out to some brilliant comic actors to fill the hole left by Steve Carell when he leaves Dunder Mifflin at the end of next season. EW have confirmed that Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down) and Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords) – both specialists in stilted, awkward humour – […]

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Enter the trailer for Enter The Void

We’ve been waiting intently for Gaspar Noé‘s audacious Enter The Void to reach Australian cinemas, particularly after reading the rapturous reviews it received at MIFF. The film is set to open in the U.S. in September. Embedded below is the American trailer, which should provide a more comprehensible picture of the film than that painted […]

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Flawless victory – Scott Pilgrim vs The World review

Scott Pilgrim vs The World – Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jason Schwartzman. Directed by Edgar Wright. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. This is not a love story. This is a story about love. And video games. And comic books. And demon hipster chicks. And learning to not be a jerk all the […]

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Carell Grant he ain’t – Date Night review

Date Night – Starring Steve Carell, Tina Fey and Mark Wahlberg. Directed by Shawn Levy. Rated M. Originally published April 8, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. In Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Lt. Archie Hicox delivers the (soon-to-be) immortal line, “there’s a special rung in hell reserved for those who waste good scotch.” The quip was written […]

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Noah Baumbach worked on Madagascar 3 script

Film studios have been reaching out to unexpected screenwriters to work on their animated films lately, with solid results. Pixar recruited Thomas McCarthy (The Visitor) and Oscar-winner Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) to work on Up and Toy Story 3 respectively. Dreamworks have hired writers even further out of the box, calling upon Charlie Kaufman […]

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Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter scores Wanted director

Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) is lined up to direct the film adaptation of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. He is also co-producing the feature with Tim Burton. Bekmambetov spoke to Empire about his intentions with Seth Grahame-Smith’s fictionalised biography of America’s legendary 16th President, in which he is depicted as (you guessed it) a vampire hunter. “I’m […]

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Entourage to end next year; movie in the works?

Entourage will come to an end next season according to HBO president Michael Lombardo and show creator Doug Ellin. Of course, as anyone who has been witness to the show’s slow death over the past couple of years already realises, Entourage finished years ago. Lombardo spoke about the decision during HBO’s panel for the Television […]

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Jack Black and Richard Linklater remaking Weekend at Bernie’s! Kinda!

OK, that headline is a little misleading. Jack Black and director Richard Linklater (School of Rock) are set to re-team for a black comedy entitled Bernie. According to THR, Black will play the titular mortician, who must convince his fellow townsfolk that the wealthy widow he accidentally killed is still alive. Yes, this sounds a […]

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Cameron discusses Avatar sequels and theatrical re-release

Avatar is heading back to cinemas with nine extra minutes of footage, no doubt an attempt to crack the magic US$3 billion dollar mark at the box office and become the highest grossing film of all time (well, even more so). While talking up the film, James Cameron has shared some details on what new […]

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Burlesque trailer debut

The trailer for Steve Antin‘s Burlesque has debuted online, giving us our first glimpse at Christina Aguilera‘s feature film debut. Aguilera stars as Ali, a small-town girl who heads to L.A. with dreams of becoming a singing superstar. She winds up waitressing at The Burlesque Lounge, and spends her time trying to impress proprietor Tess […]

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Jackass 3-D trailer debut

Paramount Pictures have released the first trailer for Jackass 3-D, the third instalment in their endurance-of-the-human-spirit saga. No real plot to speak of. Johnny Knoxville and co return with a series of ball-busting pranks and stunts that are sure to have audience members recoiling in agony/glee. Filmed in three dimensions, you can now experience the […]

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Check out the totally normal poster for Yogi Bear

Hey kids! Want to check out the new poster for Warner Bros’ upcoming Yogi Bear film? Take a look below, in all its non-creepy glory. (Courtesy of Slashfilm). Yep, nothing to report here. Just a totally acceptable, not-at-all suspicious poster for a family film. Nothing about it makes me feel uncomfortable, in any way. Yogi […]

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J.J. Abrams to team up with Bong Joon-ho?

Take this one with a pinch of salt, but Slashfilm are reporting that Star Trek director J.J. Abrams is gearing up for a collaboration with South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho. The rumour is fairly light on details, but it is suspected that Abrams will produce the Bong-directed feature. Bong previously helmed two of the best […]

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