Archive | January, 2014

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana back for all three Avatar sequels

This is more like housekeeping than actual news, but Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have officially signed on for all three of James Cameron’s Avatar sequels. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo has finalised their deals to reprise the roles of Jake Sully and Neytiri, respectively. Stephen Lang, who played the villainous Colonel Quaritch in the […]

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Despicable Me 3 set to hit cinemas in 2017

Back to work boys! Because they’d be insane not to, Universal has confirmed a third Despicable Me movie is in the works. Expect it in cinemas June 30, 2017. Don’t confuse Despicable Me 3, however, with the still-slated Minions spin-off, which will debut in 2015. The series concerns an ex-supervillain (voiced by Steve Carell), his three foster daughters, and an army […]

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Rocky road – Inside Llewyn Davis review

By Simon Miraudo January 15, 2014 My first viewing of Inside Llewyn Davis occurred just before I embarked on a four-week holiday, and I was glad to have the break between the screening and my inevitable writing of the review. Unravelling the intricacies of the Coen brothers‘ latest torturous morality tale is not anyone’s sensible […]

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The 10 Most Exciting Films of 2014

By Simon Miraudo January 15, 2014 And so it begins, all over again. “But wait,” you protest, “We’re still catching up with the best of 2013!” The film industry cares not for your tardiness! 2014 has arrived, and with it, a promising fleet of brand new features. Though it’s true some of our most anticipated […]

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Always watching – Reality review

By Richard Haridy January 15, 2014 After the masterful Gommorah in 2008, Matteo Garrone offers up a radically different experience with Reality, a satirical examination of the obsessively encompassing culture surrounding reality television. Luciano (Aniello Arena) is a family man with modest needs. He runs a fish market and supplements his income through some relatively […]

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Television Revision: The Walking Dead – Season 2

By Andrew Williams January 15, 2014 Television Revision is a weekly feature in which our tuned in TV critic trawls through the best the box has to offer, giving you a primer on some of history’s finest shows (and warning you away from the specific episodes – or even seasons! – that might have ruined […]

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Play It Again – Some Like It Hot

By Jess Lomas January 15, 2014 Play It Again is a weekly feature in which our classic-film connoisseurs revisit a revered motion picture from the annals of movie history, to see if it holds up… or if it has aged terribly. And yes, it takes its name from a famously misquoted Casablanca line. (Hey, whatever. […]

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OS, I love you – Her review

By Simon Miraudo January 14, 2014 If the romantic feelings we attribute to the heart actually exist in a pocket of the brain, might those same feelings arise in a sentient, lovelorn computer? Spike Jonze‘s hopelessly human Her – the first of his features on which he holds a sole screenwriting credit – wonders as […]

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Blood on the leaves – 12 Years a Slave review

By Simon Miraudo January 14, 2014 12 Years a Slave tells the true, too-sad tale of Solomon Northup, a free man kidnapped by travelling charlatans in 1841 and sold into slavery. How could this happen? Why did it keep happening? And why don’t more modern artists address this unthinkably cruel era? Steve McQueen‘s cinematic telling […]

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Michael Douglas will also play Ant-Man now

One Ant-Man… two Ant-Mans?! Marvel has cast Michael Douglas as Hank Pym in Edgar Wright’s long-gestating Ant-Man movie. The news comes one day after Douglas scored a Golden Globe for his work in Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra. Pym, in Marvel Comics lore, was the first scientist to shrink to the size of an insect and […]

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Disney superhit Frozen headed to Broadway

In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Disney has decided to develop its blockbuster animated hit Frozen into a Broadway musical. Disney CEO Bob Iger admitted to CNN Fortune that discussions had begun, hinting that the show might still be a few years away. “We’re not demanding speed… We’re demanding excellence.” With songs written […]

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American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave big winners at 71st Golden Globes

American Hustle was the big winner at the 71st Golden Globes, taking home Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Amy Adams), and Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence). Its three prizes amounted to the biggest tally of any film’s for the night. Oscar favourite 12 […]

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Quentin Tarantino’s next movie might be called The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino’s follow-up to Oscar-winner Django Unchained is reportedly titled The Hateful Eight, and has been written with roles in mind for Christoph Waltz and Bruce Dern. These are the gossipy nuggets being shared by Deadline. Though Tarantino himself revealed his next movie would be a western, the name of it had been unknown. That said, The Hateful Eight is just […]

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Poster and Trailer Debut: Veronica Mars

The Kickstarted Veronica Mars movie is really, really real, and no longer just some beautiful dream. For confirmation of its existence, we have the newly released film poster and the picture’s official teaser trailer. The flick sees Kristen Bell reprise the role of teen private eye Veronica Mars, now fully grown and a big time […]

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Jesse Plemons eyed for lead role in Star Wars Episode VII

Friday Night Lights alum Jesse Plemons is being considered for one of the lead roles in Disney’s upcoming Star Wars sequel. According to The Wrap, Plemons impressed the studio with his taped audition, and will meet with director J.J Abrams this week. The 25-year-old Texan first emerged on the scene as nice-guy footballer Landry in […]

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