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First look at Daniel Day-Lewis as Spielberg’s Lincoln

The first image of Daniel Day-Lewis as legendary American president Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming biopic has been released by Entertainment Weekly. Gee, we hope that’s not a theatre he’s sitting at… He seems to be rather exhausted here, perhaps from a recent battle with the undead, or, more likely, due to the weight […]

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Interview: Benjamin Walker and Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter)

Interview: Benjamin Walker and Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). By Simon Miraudo. Benjamin Walker, star of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and stage musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, claims the rare honour of having portrayed two American presidents, though, sadly, his proposed “James Monroe, Gigolo” will likely never come to fruition. In Timur Bekmambetov‘s adaptation […]

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Steven Spielberg wants Chris Hemsworth for Robopocalypse

Steven Spielberg has set his sights on Aussie Chris Hemsworth for the starring role in Robopocalypse, according to Deadline. After back-to-back success with leading roles in Thor, The Avengers, and Snow White and the Huntsman, Hemsworth has met with Spielberg to discuss his upcoming directorial blockbuster effort. Robopocalypse is based on the novel by Daniel […]

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God save the equine – War Horse review

War Horse – Starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, and Peter Mullan. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Rated M. Originally published December 22, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. War Horse arrives on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia May 2, 2012. At its core, War Horse is an anti-combat film about the cowardice of man in comparison to the bravery and unflinching determination of animals. It sounds like it […]

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Outside the box – The Adventures of Tintin review

The Adventures of Tintin – Starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis and Daniel Craig. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Rated PG. Originally published December 21, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. The Adventures of Tintin arrives on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia April 25, 2012. Great snakes, I hope they left some exposition for the second Tintin film! A feature […]

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The top 10 Oscar losers

The top 10 Oscar losers. By Simon Miraudo. We’re sure that winning an Academy Award is one of the highest honours an artist in the field of film could ever hope for. And it hardly needs to be said that a fair few great flicks have been recognised by the Academy over the years. However, […]

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Check out the Oscar Class of 2012

Hollywood’s finest assembled in Los Angeles this morning for the annual Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon. Of the 188 nominees, 150 showed up and participated in the group photo. Cheese! Click on the image to embiggen. Some stray observations: – Who was the genius that made tiny Michelle Williams stand all the way in the back? […]

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Steven Spielberg to direct Moses biopic?

Steven Spielberg is close to signing on to direct Warner Bros’ epic biopic on the life of Moses, titled Gods and Kings. According to Deadline, the film is envisioned as a “Braveheart–ish” rendition of the Biblical icon’s life. It spans from Moses’ river-bed adoption, to his eventual forming of an army, and ends with him […]

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Your 2011 Boxing Day Viewing Guide

Your 2011 Boxing Day Viewing Guide. By Simon Miraudo. In case you couldn’t tell by the fact a bajillion movies are coming out this week, Boxing Day is kind of a big deal for Australian film-lovers. In fact, December 26th is the biggest day on the cinema-going calendar. What is it about that post-Christmas comedown […]

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God save the equine – War Horse review

War Horse – Starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and Peter Mullan. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. At its core, War Horse is an anti-combat film about the cowardice of man in comparison to the bravery and unflinching determination of animals. It sounds like it were tailor-made for Werner Herzog. In actuality, it’s […]

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Outside the box – The Adventures of Tintin review

The Adventures of Tintin – Starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis and Daniel Craig. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. Great snakes, I hope they left some exposition for the second Tintin film! A feature adaption of Hergé’s beloved Belgian comic book hero has been a long time coming, but he could hardly […]

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Invaders must die – Attack the Block review

Attack the Block – Starring John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker and Nick Frost. Directed by Joe Cornish. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Much like the side-effects of a drug, the genetic mutations caused by radioactive exposure, or the reduction of brain-cells inflicted by prolonged contact with Kyle Sandilands’ radio show, the extent of a filmmaker’s influence […]

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Spielberg and Bay in discussions for Transformers 4; Statham eyed as star

File this one under ‘no duh‘. Hasbro wants more Transformers films and is in ‘active discussions’ with Paramount, director Michael Bay and producer Steven Spielberg about getting to work on a fourth instalment. According to The Hollywood Reporter – who captured Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner’s conference call regarding their third-quarter earnings (augmented by the billion […]

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The underbot – Real Steel review

Real Steel – Starring Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo and Evangeline Lilly. Directed by Shawn Levy. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. At the end of this decade, everything will be pretty much the same as it is now, with two gargantuan exceptions: 12-foot-tall boxing robots will become our primary source of entertainment, and, if Hugh Jackman’s […]

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Steven Spielberg regrets his controversial E.T. alterations

Steven Spielberg has admitted digital alterations made to his 1982 classic E.T. for the 2003 DVD release were a mistake, and confirmed they will be removed when the film makes its Blu-ray debut. Speaking after a 30th anniversary screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark in L.A. (thanks to AllThingsFanGirl for the transcription), Spielberg was asked how […]

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Spielberg says Jurassic Park 4 only “two to three years” away

Steven Spielberg has officially confirmed that he is working on Jurassic Park 4 while speaking on a panel at Comic Con over the weekend. According to Slashfilm, Spielberg said that a writer (likely Mark Protosevich) is currently working on the screenplay, and it should be ready in “the next two to three years”. Discuss: Good news […]

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International trailer for The Adventures of Tintin shows off more footage

The first teaser trailer for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn was light on footage, and we feared that the picture’s risky motion-captured animation was being hidden from us. A new international trailer has landed online, with plenty more footage (and the added bonus of characters talking), and it has temporarily soothed […]

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Spike Lee definitely remaking Oldboy

Last week, it was revealed that Spike Lee was in talks to direct the English language remake of South Korean revenge thriller Oldboy. Well, consider it confirmed! Mandate Pictures has issued a press release stating that Lee will indeed helm the film, and that screenwriter Mark Protosevich has adapted the screenplay from Park Chan-wook‘s original […]

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Spike Lee might remake Oldboy

At first, we lamented the idea of director Steven Spielberg remaking Park Chan-wook‘s blood-soaked Oldboy with Will Smith in the lead. But it’s been almost three years since that news broke, and we’ve made our peace. Thus, this new development is downright exciting! According to Twitch, Spike Lee is in talks to direct the English […]

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Teaser Debut: War Horse

We’ve been screaming till our voice went hoarse (geddit?) for this one. Finally, we can enjoy the first teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel War Horse. If you’re unfamiliar with the World War 1 novel (or the Tony-winning play which it inspired), the title pretty much says all you need to know. It […]

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Interview: Joel Courtney (Super 8)

Interview: Joel Courtney (Super 8). By Simon Miraudo. When J.J. Abrams was 15-years-old, he and his childhood buddy and current-cohort Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) took a job cutting together Steven Spielberg’s 8mm home movies. That sounds like a dream job for a film-loving teenager, and it certainly left an impression on Abrams, whose new film Super […]

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Teaser Debut: The Adventures of Tintin

Millions of people around the world have been waiting with baited breath to see the first glimpse of footage from The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Most of them are European (not that there’s anything wrong with that).  Whether you feel rapturous excitement or complete indifference towards the Belgian comic hero, you […]

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tommy Lee Jones join Spielberg’s Lincoln

 Movies often come in pairs. Armageddon/Deep Impact. Antz/A Bug’s Life. This year we’ll get the No Strings Attached clone Friends With Benefits, and soon we’ll have Snow White and The Huntsman and The Brothers Grimm: Snow White competing for our attention. 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln can now join these esteemed ranks as […]

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Trailer Debut: Super 8

The trailer for J.J. Abrams‘ mysterious, Steven Spielberg-produced blockbuster-to-be Super 8 has debuted online, and it is sure to send shivers of anticipation down your spine (and pangs of nostalgia into whichever part of the body where the nostalgia gland lives). Although we got our first real look at the film during the Superbowl, this […]

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>Superbowl Trailer Debut: Super 8

>On Sunday evening in the United States, families gathered around their televisions to learn which products they should consume and which movies they should buy tickets to in the coming weeks and months. It was intermittently interrupted by a football game and a performance by the Black Eyed Peas. They call it the Superbowl. The […]

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Daniel Day-Lewis to play Abraham Lincoln for Spielberg

Steven Spielberg has been one very busy man with Tin Tin: The Secret Of The Unicorn and War Horse set for release at the end of 2011. Showing no signs of slowing down, Spielberg has further committed to Robopocalypse. But before that gets under way he’s taking on America’s favourite dead president, Abraham Lincoln. Spielberg […]

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Trailer Debut: Cowboys and Aliens

The teaser trailer for Jon Favreau‘s upcoming comic-book adaptation Cowboys and Aliens, starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford (as cowboys, presumably) has debuted online. Craig stars as a gunslinger with no memory of his past. Armed with a mysterious device on his wrist, he wanders into the desert town of Absolution … just before it […]

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Spielberg confirmed to direct Robopocalypse

Steven Spielberg has officially selected his next directorial project. As predicted, it’s the one with ‘teenage-boy’s-fantasy’ written all over it: Robopocalypse. Robopocalypse is based on Daniel H. Wilson’s as-yet-unpublished novel (about exactly what you think it’s about). Screenwriter Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) is adapting the book for the big screen. According to Deadline, Spielberg will begin […]

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Spielberg to lead the Robopocalypse

Steven Spielberg is considering directing the feature film adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s upcoming novel Robopocalypse, which is about exactly what you think it is about. According to Vulture, screenwriter Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) has delivered a new draft of the script to DreamWorks, and Spielberg has first dibs. Vulture astutely note that Spielberg’s interest (no […]

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J.J. Abrams to turn teaser trailer into feature film!

Remember the trailer for J.J. Abrams secret project that may or may not be a homage to the early films of Steven Spielberg? Well, the short teaser was such a hit, Abrams now intends to turn it into a film! O.K., we’re being facetious. Still, this whole situation reminds us of the fake news story […]

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