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50 first deaths – Edge of Tomorrow review

By Simon Miraudo June 24, 2014 Edge of Tomorrow is an ingenious action-comedy about how frequently movie heroes would actually die if they attempted that much crazy s***, and no movie hero is more notorious for doing crazy s*** than Tom Cruise. Though Cruise long ago lost his reputation as a reliable truth teller – […]

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Trailer Debut: Edge of Tomorrow

Tom Cruise heads back to the future in Edge of Tomorrow, Doug Liman’s adaptation of the Manga All You Need is Kill. Cruise plays an officer who keeps getting killed in combat, only to be continually resurrected to relive the battle over and over again, Groundhog Day style. Emily Blunt plays a Special Forces fighter who trains […]

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Tom Cruise’s All You Need is Kill renamed Edge of Tomorrow

Tom Cruise’s upcoming sci-fi ‘man-in-a-robot-suit’ film All You Need Is Kill has been renamed, presumably to soften its impact. According to Cruise’s official website, this big action flick will now be called Edge Of Tomorrow, a much more tasteful (but also bland) title. Based on a graphic novel, it looks to be a futuristic play […]

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Anna Kendrick in talks to head Into the Woods as Cinderella

Anna Kendrick, everyone’s favourite cup-playing Oscar nominee, is being considered for the role of Cinderella in Rob Marshall’s adaptation of Into the Woods. According to Variety, Kendrick is in talks to star as the fairy-tale beauty, opposite the already-cast Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, James Corden, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Emily Blunt. Based on Stephen […]

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Emily Blunt headed Into The Woods

Emily Blunt is in talks to join Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, and Jake Gyllenhaal in the upcoming screen adaptation of Into the Woods, Variety reports. Blunt would play the lead female part of the Baker’s Wife in director Rob Marshall’s musical. Based on Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway hit, and inspired by classic fairy tales, […]

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Time in its prime – Looper review

Looper – Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt. Directed by Rian Johnson. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. There’s a difference between science-fiction that inspires the question ‘What if?’ and science fiction that leaves us monosyllabically muttering ‘Huh?’ A film’s ability to confound is not immediate certification of its brilliance. It’s a revelation, then, […]

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Interview: Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister)

Interview: Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister). By Simon Miraudo. Mumblecore maven Lynn Shelton saw how the other half lived when she directed an episode of Mad Man. It was an experience that left her wondering if rigid scripts were indeed preferable to improvisation. “You mean the words are all here? [Laughs] I don’t have to […]

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They share everything – Your Sister’s Sister review

Your Sister’s Sister – Starring Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, and Rosemarie DeWitt. Directed by Lynn Shelton. Rated M. Originally published July 9, 2012. By Simon Miraudo. With just a handful of credits to her name, Lynn Shelton has rocketed to the top of my list of the finest working filmmakers. Like Weezer, she could release an avalanche of soul-crushing mediocrity over the next few decades, […]

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They share everything – Your Sister’s Sister review

Your Sister’s Sister – Starring Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, and Rosemarie DeWitt. Directed by Lynn Shelton. Rated M. Originally published July 9, 2012. By Simon Miraudo. Your Sister’s Sister plays the Melbourne International Film Festival on August 3 and 5, 2012. It hits Australian cinemas September 6, 2012. This review was first run during the Revelation Perth International Film Festival. With just a […]

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They share everything – Your Sister’s Sister review

Your Sister’s Sister – Starring Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, and Rosemarie DeWitt. Directed by Lynn Shelton. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Your Sister’s Sister played the Revelation Perth International Film Festival. It hits Australian cinemas September 6, 2012. With just a handful of credits to her name, Lynn Shelton has rocketed to the top of my […]

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Get them to the church – The Five-Year Engagement review

The Five-Year Engagement – Starring Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, and Alison Brie. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. The Five-Year Engagement is perfect for anyone who liked Blue Valentine, but felt it was a little light on the yuks. Director Nicholas Stoller reunites with his Forgetting Sarah Marshall star and screenwriter Jason […]

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Trailer Debut: Your Sister’s Sister

The trailer for Your Sister’s Sister, Lynn Shelton‘s follow up to the marvellous mumblecore flick Humpday, has arrived online. The pic stars Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt as sisters Iris and Hannah, who wind up embroiled in a complicated, semi-romantic entanglement with the befuddled Jack (Mark Duplass). This isn’t your traditional love triangle however; Iris is the […]

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Emily Blunt joins Tom Cruise for Kill

Emily Blunt will star opposite Tom Cruise in Doug Liman‘s anime adaptation All You Need Is Kill, Variety reports. The rights to Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s comic – about “a young Army recruit who, despite being killed in the first day of intergalactic alien invasion of Earth, is continually resurrected Groundhog Day–style” – were picked up for seven-figures in 2010. Blunt will likely play The […]

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Teaser Debut: Looper

The teaser trailer for Rian Johnson‘s time travel flick Looper has arrived online, with plenty of mind-bending logic to twist your mind into all kinds of knots. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis play the same character in Looper; an assassin that is tasked with killing his older self. Let the teaser describe it further: You […]

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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: The Five-Year Engagement

The creative team behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall have reunited for the new romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement. Check out the first trailer after the jump. The film follows the – you guessed it – five-year engagement of Tom (Jason Segel) and Victoria (Emily Blunt), as the duo navigates the highs and lows of their relationship, […]

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See Jacki Weaver as Bradley Cooper’s mum in The Silver Linings Playbook

The first images from David O. Russell‘s follow-up to The Fighter, The Silver Linings Playbook, have arrived online. The snaps – collected by Collider at the AFM – give us our first glimpse of Oscar nominated Aussie Jacki Weaver as Bradley Cooper‘s mother. Cooper’s character – Pat Peoples – is a former high school teacher […]

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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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Jacki Weaver joining Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook?

Oscar nominated Animal Kingdom star Jacki Weaver is in negotiations to join David O. Russell‘s follow-up to The Fighter, The Silver Linings Playbook. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weaver would play the mother of star Bradley Cooper in the offbeat romantic comedy. Cooper’s character is a former high school teacher who has recently been released […]

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We can recalibrate it for you – The Adjustment Bureau review

The Adjustment Bureau – Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Anthony Mackie. Directed by George Nolfi. Rated M. Originally published March 3, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. I can honestly say The Adjustment Bureau is the best meet-cute sci-fi rom-com about magic hats that I’ve seen in at least three months. Well, definitely top five. The […]

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Jacki Weaver joins Judd Apatow comedy

Well, this is exciting! Aussie thesp, Animal Kingdom star and recent Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver has signed on to the upcoming Judd Apatow-produced comedy Five Year Engagement. According to Deadline (who broke the good news), the film tracks – you guessed it – the five year engagement between characters played by Jason Segel and Emily […]

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We can recalibrate it for you – The Adjustment Bureau review

The Adjustment Bureau – Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Anthony Mackie. Directed by George Nolfi. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. I can honestly say The Adjustment Bureau is the best meet-cute sci-fi rom-com about magic hats that I’ve seen in at least three months. Well, definitely top five. The ads are selling it as […]

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It’s hideous! – The Wolfman review

The Wolfman – Starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt. Directed by Joe Johnston. Rated MA. Originally published February 11, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. In the past year, we’ve been treated to two major films about werewolves: The Twilight Saga’s New Moon and this, The Wolfman. Never in my wildest dreams did I […]

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The Adjustment Bureau trailer debut

The trailer for George Nolfi’s sci-fi drama The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, has debuted online. Based loosely on Philip K. Dick’s short story Adjustment Team, The Adjustment Bureau tells the story of a U.S. Congressman (Damon) who finds himself kept apart from the love of his life (Blunt) by a series […]

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It’s hideous! – The Wolfman review

The Wolfman – Starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt. Directed by Joe Johnston. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. In the past six months, we’ve been treated to two major films about werewolves: The Twilight Saga’s New Moon and this, The Wolfman. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that New Moon […]

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