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Things Fall Apart (and how!) in new 50 Cent trailer

Though some rap and hip-hop artists have managed to appear, or act (depending on your definition of the word), in films without ruining their musical careers – Chris “Ludacris” Bridges does it all the time, Marshall “Eminem” Mathers did it with 8 Mile, and Sean “P Diddy” Combs managed it with I’m Still Here and […]

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Julianne Moore to show off her Sarah Palin impression

The woman with substance behind Sarah Palin has until now always been 30 Rock’s Tina Fey. Heck, she’s so frickin’ good, she almost out-Palins Palin. But Jay Roach’s upcoming film Game Change is set to star Julianne Moore as the controversial former vice-presidential candidate, EW report. An HBO adaptation of the best-selling novel by John […]

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Guillermo Del Toro’s At The Mountains of Madness is dead

Sorry Guillermo Del Toro fans. Although earlier reports suggested his big budget horror film At The Mountains of Madness would begin filming in June, The Criterion Cast has revealed the film was given the red light, rather than green. Deadline report that his next project might now be Pacific Rim, scripted by Travis Beacham, which […]

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Trailer Debut: Super

“SHUT UP CRIME!” Now there’s a catch phrase we can all relate to. Yep, the superhero film craze seems finally to be finished with its 180 on self-reflexivity. Turning the protractor another six degrees of Kevin Bacon back towards the audience, Super is a superhero flick that looks as though it’s going to implode. From […]

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DreamWorks prep Julian Assange biopic

There’s nothing more immediate these days than the mire of information available via the Internet and the poor old movies just can’t move fast enough to catch up. As reported on Vulture, the studios are rushing around to put out a biopic on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Already in the ring is an Alex Gibney–directed […]

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David O. Russell is Nailed to a project he’d rather forget

After seeing production on his film Nailed shut down nine times due to finance and post-production issues, David O’Russell had all but given up hope for the project. But, according to Deadline, the film had a recruited screening this week. Good news? Could have been, only it was incredibly underhand and no one informed the […]

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Tarantino takes on the spaghetti western

It’s been a while now since Inglourious Basterds hit cinema screens and everyone’s been wondering just what Quentin Tarantino’s been up to. Well, aside from releasing Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair (a combined version of the two volumes that includes an extended animated sequence in the O-Ren back story), Tarantino has been busy getting […]

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Melissa Leo to play Jesse Eisenberg’s mum

One thing you can be pretty sure of following an Academy Award nomination – and certainly something you can rely on after a win – is the guarantee of more work. According to Vulture, Melissa Leo (who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in The Fighter) will play mother to Jesse Eisenberg (nominated for […]

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Black Swan nabs top prizes at Indie Spirit Award

The Film Independent Spirit Awards took place yesterday and the winners have been announced. Honouring “independent film” (let’s not go into too much of a discussion about what constitutes an “independent film” these days, but let’s just say that the term here certainly has looser determinants than it did once upon a time), the Film […]

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Rutger Hauer cast in Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D

Dario Argento fans might still be a little sour after Adrien Brody ruined everyone’s chances of ever seeing the much-anticipated film Giallo late last year. But fans of the subgenre shouldn’t worry because Argento is back, and he’s bringing Rutger Hauer with him, TwitchFilm report. Argento’s next project, which will see Hauer in the lead, […]

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Gordon-Levitt/Rogen comedy gets title change

Pulling in a decent box office return is no easy task and, these days, with so very many movies consistently appearing on the slate, it’s only getting harder. Which is precisely why getting the title of a film just right is so damn important. It comes as little surprise then, as The Wrap report, that […]

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An unholy alliance of financially prosperous proportions

It’s hard to believe that in 2011, Hollywood are still allowing director/producer Michael Bay to get involved in the making of films. And yet, here we are. According to Deadline, Michael Bay has just joined forces with Taylor Lautner (yep, the werewolf dude from the Twilight movies) on a new unnamed project. The scoop is […]

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Aussie actress joins Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

You might remember us telling you back in January that Fox had started casting their 3D flick Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Well, according to Latino Review, casting has not only commenced but the role of leading lady Mary Todd (Mr. Lincoln’s wife) has been filled – by an Aussie no less! The Hollywood Reporter last […]

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Jay Roach to helm Obama/McCain election movie

Mr. Meet the Fockers, who also invited you to a Dinner For Schmucks, is now taking on the world of politics, The Wrap report. Jay Roach will direct Game Change, adapted by Danny Strong (who has appeared in Buffy and recently Mad Men) from John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s 2010 book of the same name. […]

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Paul Thomas Anderson is back in business with billionairess

You might remember our article from September 2010 announcing that Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming feature The Master had been put on hold. Well, some five months later, Vulture claims Mr Anderson has now got not just one, but two features on the way. Both Anderson’s Scientology drama The Master (still only a working title) and […]

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Christopher Nolan to follow Batman with Hughes biopic

Christopher Nolan has had a Howard Hughes biopic on the shelf for a while now and according to Vulture, it’s soon to see the light of day – after The Dark Knight Rises, of course. When Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator hit screens back in 2004, Nolan temporarily abandoned the idea (and probably rather wisely so). […]

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>Michael Moore sues the Weinsteins

>So it seems everybody’s “favourite”, “independent”, “documentary” filmmaker is suing producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein. According to Deadline, Michael Moore, who has built something of a healthy career off of exposé documentary films and his intrusive “search for the truth” style of investigative journalism, is now suing the Weinsteins for breach of contract, breach of […]

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>Dracula detective movie in the works

>It seems there is yet another version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula in the works and it looks like Warner Bros are closing the deal on it, Deadline report. Harker, with a spec script by Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (House of Wax remake, Orphan and the upcoming Unknown). The […]

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Blue Valentine director and star reunite for "epic movie"

After last year’s incredible, heart-wrenching Blue Valentine (fully endorsed by Jess, Simon and myself), writer/director Derek Cianfrance is wisely re-teaming with the wonderfully talented Ryan Gosling for his next feature film, Indiewire report. What Cianfrance describes as “kind of an epic movie … I’ve had people tell me they feel like its ‘The Deer Hunter’ […]

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>Naomi Watts wanted by Werner Herzog

>It seems no one can get enough of our home-grown Naomi Watts. Already working on back-to-back projects the latest news is that the infamous Werner Herzog wants her for his next film, Vulture reports. Werner Herzog, cinema’s mad scientist of sorts, at age sixty-eight, has just written a new drama called Queen of the Desert […]

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More than a movie: Five cinemas that changed my life.

More than a movie: Five cinemas that changed my life. By Tara Judah. For film-fans, movie buffs and cinephiles alike, there is something magical about sitting down to a couple of hours of visual entertainment. And as much as I love to sit back at home, fire up my projector and put on a DVD, […]

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Universal want Kristen Stewart for Snow White; Viggo Mortensen for Huntsmen

We heard in December that Relativity Media’s The Brothers’ Grimm: Snow White was in competition with Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman. Already pitting Charlize Theron and Julia Roberts against one another for the role of the Evil Queen, we wondered then who might Hollywood have pegged for the other two leading roles: the dashing […]

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>Tron: 3 rumour does the rounds

>I know it wasn’t everyone’s favourite film of 2010, but for those of you who, like me, thought Tron: Legacy was one of the most exciting cinematic experiences in recent years, you’ll be pleased to know that over on Ain’t It Cool News, Harry has given some credence to rumours of an in-the-works Tron: 3. […]

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>Trailer Debut: Griff the Invisible

>The trailer for Leon Ford’s Australian superhero movie Griff the Invisible has debuted online. Griff the Invisible is a “superhero movie” in the loosest possible sense of the term. Griff (Ryan Kwanten) is a lonely man whose superpowers can only really be seen by one other person. He works a menial job and, aside from […]

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>Anvil director tackles ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho’

>We all knew it was going to happen; but I certainly would never have guessed it was going to happen quite like this… According to the L.A. Times, Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) is in discussions with executives at Ivan Reitman’s Montecito Pictures to direct the film adaptation of one chapter from Stephen […]

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>RED 2 in the works

>According to Collider, Summit Entertainment has commissioned screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber to write the sequel to last year’s hit action/comedy RED. Whilst critical reception of the first film remains mixed, the pic certainly did well at the box office grossing $164 million USD worldwide. And it doesn’t hurt that it was nominated for (though […]

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>Trailer Debut: Scream 4

>Finally something we can all get excited about. It’s been eleven long years since horror director legend Wes Craven and talented screenwriter Kevin Williamson got together to advance the franchise, but now, in 2011, they’re back with the next instalment of Scream and according to this new feature trailer, it’s going to be a reboot […]

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>Casting call for Abe Lincoln: Vampire Killer

>Four score and seven years ago… or, in recent news, Twentieth Century Fox has commenced casting for the role of Abe Lincoln in their upcoming 3D flick, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Deadline reports. The following mix of stars will be taking the coveted screen test to play the vigilante version of America’s much loved ex-president; […]

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>Clooney catches The Monster of Florence

>Following George Clooney’s excellent performance in Anton Corbijn’s The American, it hardly comes as a surprise that Fox 2000 have chosen him for their upcoming “star vehicle” role. Announcing Clooney as the lead, Fox 2000 have just finalised a deal to option the best-selling, non-fiction crime novel, The Monster of Florence, Deadline report. Pitched to […]

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>Monsters, Inc. sequel actually a prequel?

>Ooh la la, AICN have pointed out a juicy rumour on the loose and even if we can’t be sure it’s true we can be sure it’s French. That’s right the “rumeur” (does it sound more credible in Français?) is that Pixar’s follow-up to Monsters Inc, operating under the working title Monsters Inc 2, will […]

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