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‘Shrek’ screenwriters (happy) working on ‘Enchanted 2’ for Disney

Disney, finally listening to your Vision Boards, have set screenwriters to work on a sequel to Enchanted. According to Deadline, Shrek 2 scribes J. David Stem and David N. Weiss have begun penning the script for Enchanted 2. The first Enchanted, released a long, long time ago (2007, specifically), saw Amy Adams play Giselle, a Disney princess who accidentally wandered into New […]

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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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Con hair – American Hustle review

By Simon Miraudo December 11, 2013 Lying is an ugly, grubby business, which is why hair maintenance amongst con artists is so important. David O. Russell’s well-coiffed, supremely enjoyable American Hustle opens with a rotund Christian Bale intricately applying a wig to his scalp, disguising it beneath the few strands of heavily lacquered hair he […]

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Trailer Debut: Her

Spike Jonze is back with a melancholy new film: Her. The trailer for his latest features Joaquin Phoenix as a lonely divorcee who falls in love with the operating system of his computer (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). It’s Jonze’s first big-screen effort since 2009’s Where the Wild Things Are, though it recalls more heavily his […]

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Teaser Debut: American Hustle

The teaser trailer for David O. Russell’s all-star bad-haircutathon, American Hustle, has arrived online. The picture – formerly titled American Bulls**t – tells of a true sting operation of Atlantic City gangsters and corrupt politicians conducted by the FBI. Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Jennifer Lawrence all star in the flick. Though […]

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Interview: Zack Snyder (Man of Steel)

By Simon Miraudo June 27, 2013 Zack Snyder – director of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, and Sucker Punch – returns to screens with a new take on the Superman saga, entitled Man of Steel. The latest incarnation of the DC comic stars Henry Cavill as Supes, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Michael […]

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Waiting for a Superman – Man of Steel review

By Simon Miraudo June 26, 2013 Zack Snyder‘s Superman movie Man of Steel is not lacking in bombast, but its best moments are the more intimate ones, often courtesy of Supes’ parental units. Russell Crowe and Ayelet Zurer play Jor-El and Lara, the mother and father of nascent saviour Kal-El, forced to eject their son […]

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Michael Shannon’s General Zod gets his own Man of Steel trailer

Michael Shannon’s been working on his ‘fire and brimstone’ speeches for years now, and it seems he’ll have the perfect opportunity to threaten a literal apocalypse as General Zod in the upcoming Man of Steel. This new teaser trailer puts the villainous alien front and centre, wherein he demands puny earthlings turn over Kal-El (Henry Cavill) lest […]

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Trailer Debut: Man of Steel

A lengthy new trailer for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel has debuted ahead of the film’s June release, giving us a greater glimpse of Kal-El’s escape from the exploding planet Krypton, as well as Michael Shannon as the villainous General Zod. Though still an origin story for Superman (Henry Cavill), the trailer does promise a whole heap […]

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Tim Burton to direct Big Eyes featuring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz

Tim Burton has signed on to direct Big Eyes for The Weinstein Company, Deadline reports. The film has been in limbo for many years, with screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski finally seeing some progress with the casting of Amy Adams (The Master) and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) in the two lead roles. With Burton’s […]

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Talk Hard – Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)

Talk Hard with Simon Miraudo is the official podcast of Quickflix.com.au Can we offer you a free personality test? Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo speaks with Paul Thomas Anderson, the writer and director of Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, and most recently, The Master. Simon also delivers his verdict on the Scientology-inspired picture (though you […]

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Jennifer Lawrence to reteam with Silver Linings Playbook’s David O. Russell and Bradley Cooper

Jennifer Lawrence will reunite with her Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell for the film formerly known as American Bulls**t. The announcement comes from Deadline, who suggest she will play Christian Bale’s wife in the ensemble flick. Written by Eric Singer, the untitled pic tells of a true sting operation of Atlantic City gangsters and corrupt politicians […]

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Louis C.K. in talks for David O. Russell flick

Louis C.K. is enjoying a dream run at the moment, earning Emmy awards for his acclaimed show Louie – over which he has complete creative control – and finally breaking into movies in a big way. Though he lost out the lead role in The Descendants to George Clooney, he is set to star in Woody Allen’s upcoming […]

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The top 10 Amy Adams performances

The top 10 Amy Adams performances. By Simon Miraudo. Amy Adams has come a long way since taking on the Sarah Michelle Geller role in Cruel Intentions 2 back in the year 2000 (and thank goodness). With three Oscar nominations to her name, she looks set to receive a fourth for her chilling turn as […]

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Leader of the pack – The Master review

The Master – Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Tell a friend you’re going to see the new “Scientology satire,” and they might ask questions of a couch-jumping nature. Tell them you’re going to see Joaquin Phoenix’s latest, and they might claim […]

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Amy Adams attached to rival Janis Joplin biopic

If you are going to do something right, then you may as well do it twice.  Living up to the classic Hollywood tradition of duelling projects Vulture recently announced a second Janis Joplin biopic may be moving ahead. Titled Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can, this project has Amy Adams attached to the titular role […]

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Teaser Debut: Man of Steel

With one DC saga coming to an end, Warner Bros would like to point your attention towards their next big great hope: Zack Snyder‘s gritty Superman reboot Man of Steel. Christopher Nolan’s producer credit is given equal weight to Snyder’s status as director, but the visuals here seem to evoke Terrence Malick more than either of […]

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Trailer and Poster Debut: The Master

Are you getting that sinking feeling? The poster for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s don’t-call-it-a-Scientology-satire The Master has arrived, highlighting the rising waters around the religious cruise ship at its core, as well as its increasingly unbalanced central characters. Anderson and The Weinstein Company have also delivered the theatrical trailer for the film, in which a volatile Joaquin Phoenix […]

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Poster Debut: Man of Steel

The teaser poster for Zack Snyder‘s Superman reboot Man of Steel was unsheathed at Comic-Con over the weekend. Nothing too shocking here; just star Henry Cavill looking forlorn/reflective while wearing his mesh garment, emblazoned with the signature ‘S’. Sadly, not a glimpse of the impressive quiff that took the internet by storm in the film’s first official set picture. Man […]

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Teaser Debut: The Master

A second teaser trailer for one of the year’s most exciting films, Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master, has arrived. In the previous clip, we saw a mysterious character played by Joaquin Phoenix interrogated about a past he either didn’t remember or was lying about. Now, we get to see Philip Seymour Hoffman as the eponymous master; an […]

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Rambling – On the Road review (Sydney Film Festival)

On the Road – Starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, and Kristen Stewart. Directed by Walter Salles. By Simon Miraudo. On the Road played the Sydney Film Festival. It does not yet have an Australian release date. I had endeavoured to finally read Jack Kerouac’s legendary, Beat Generation-defining novel On the Road before watching the long-awaited film […]

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Teaser Debut: The Master

Some high profile teasers have landed over the past few days, but perhaps none as exciting as this one for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s controversial new flick The Master. As with most PTA films, it has been shrouded in mystery for some time. Originally it was set to be a scathing examination of Scientology and its founder […]

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Superfan – The Muppets review

The Muppets ­– Starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Chris Cooper. Directed by James Bobin. Rated G. Originally published November 19, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. The Muppets is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. The Muppets is the first theatrical adventure featuring Jim Henson’s legendary cast of critters in twelve years. Their last big screen effort was Muppets From Space, and as of its disastrous release in […]

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Rooney Mara replaces Carey Mulligan in Spike Jonze flick

From one ingénue to another. Rooney Mara has replaced Carey Mulligan in the new film from writer-director Spike Jonze, Variety reports. Though details are scarce, the picture concerns a man who falls in love … with a disembodied voice on a computer. Joaquin Phoenix will likely star as the central man, indicating that his self-imposed […]

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Hollywood’s leading ladies line up to marry Depp’s Thin Man

It seems Hollywood’s finest actresses are in the running to star opposite Johnny Depp in Rob Marshall‘s The Thin Man, Deadline reports. Depp will star as former private eye and current drunk Nick Charles.  Though no one has yet been offered the part of Nick’s wife Nora, here is the list of ladies meeting with Marshall next […]

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Trailer Debut: On The Road

The trailer for Walter Salles‘ adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s legendary beat generation novel On The Road has arrived online.  Though it’s taken more than 50 years for a film version of Kerouac’s rambling road-movie to hit cinema screens, Salles’ take looks promising (and the fact he helmed The Motorcycle Diaries helps too). Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley star […]

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Justin Timberlake to star in new Clint Eastwood flick

Up-and-coming actor and one-time mouseketeer Justin Timberlake (he also released a couple albums) is set to star alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in Trouble With the Curve, Variety reports. Timberlake will star as a former baseball star and friend to Eastwood’s character, who becomes romantically entangled with Clint’s daughter (Adams). Eastwood’s producing partner Robert Lorenz […]

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Superfan – The Muppets review

The Muppets ­– Starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Chris Cooper. Directed by James Bobin. Rated G. Originally published November 19, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. The Muppets is the first theatrical adventure featuring Jim Henson’s legendary cast of critters in twelve years. Their last big screen effort was Muppets From Space, and as of its […]

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Superfan – The Muppets review

The Muppets ­– Starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Chris Cooper. Directed by James Bobin. Rated G. By Simon Miraudo. The Muppets arrives in Australian cinemas January 12, 2012. In the meantime, enjoy this early review. The Muppets is the first theatrical adventure featuring Jim Henson’s legendary cast of critters in twelve years. Their last big […]

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Witherspoon and Segel wanted for Sex Tape

Back in June, Sony paid seven-figures for a spec script with the tantalising title Sex Tape. Nearly half a year later, they’re making good on the deal and recruiting some talent to bring the raunchy tale to the screen. According to Deadline, the studio has offered Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) the opportunity to direct, […]

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