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May 31, 2006

Spider-Man 3 set video online

Apart from a few really close photos of Spidey on the Spider-Man 3 set along with Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard and James Cromwell, there's also a very cool video montage of stunt work showing a security van crashing again and again in amongst traffic. The video shows some really...

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Transformers set photos online

There are Transformers set photos all over the Internet just now, and to be honest none of them that exciting. It's a bit of first news frenzy, however the links are here for viewing. You can see a Saleen all painted up with Transformers police logo's To punish and enslave...,...

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Clooney in Seven Samurai remake?

Rumours are rife that the Weinsteins are planning to remake the Akira Kurosawa classic Shichinin no samurai (The Seven Samurai, and alongside that are the George Clooney casting and CGI fight scene rumours. This has to be the craziest thing I've heard and I, like other movie writers on the...

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McKellen in Magneto?

A hugely unofficial source has stated that Ian McKellen is most definitely in the Magneto prequel, and that this comes from a chat the source had with the visual effects supervisor on X-Men: The Last Stand (review). Frankly the "scoop" from SuperHero Hype doesn't really seem that much of a...

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Nora Jones defended by Director

Wong Kar-Wai has defended his decision to cast Nora Jones in his new film My Blueberry Nights alongside such actors as Jude Law, Kevin Spacey, Ed Harris and Rachel Weisz. According to the comments from Digital Spy she was the perfect choice, and he defends that choice strongly. "I think...

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Disney movies to download legally

Disney are the latest studio to announce that they are going to allow legal downloads of movies. They will be available to download to your PC and two other Windows Media Player enabled devices, as well as backup to DVD. The only thing is once again you can only play...

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Zhang Ziyi in Ang Lee's Lust

According to early reports Zhang Ziyi is in talks to star in Ang Lee's next movie Lust, Caution. From Kung Fu Cult Cinema comes word that she might well be cast in his next movie and also word on why Lee is looking back to the Chinese industry for his...

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Blood Trails wins distribution deals

During the Horror Festival Dead by Dawn this year I was lucky enough to catch Blood Trails (review), a mountain biking serial killer movie, and quite a good one at that. Now word is out from Cannes that it has received distribution deals galore. From MoviesOnline comes the news that...

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Avi Arad confirms no X-Men 4

Avi Arad has denied the Internet rumours and has openly said that X-Men: The Last Stand (review) is the last X-Men in the series and the completion of the trilogy completes the story. "The first reaction, which we should discard, is here comes 'X-Men 4. We're working on Wolverine, which...

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Die Hard 4 gets Underworld Director?

Len Wiseman, writer and director of both Underworld movies, is apparently in talks to direct Bruce Willis in Die Hard 4. The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter through Rope of Silicon. Actually I think that this is quite good news, if you look at the Underworld films they are...

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Crowe dropped from Luhrmann epic

According to reports Russell Crowe has been dropped from Baz Luhrmann's latest Australian movie for being too demanding, and he's been replaced by another Australian actor Heath Ledger. From Digital Spy: Luhrmann's new epic is set in 1942, around the Japanese bombing of Darwin, and Crowe had been lined up...

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New Pulse trailer online

There's a new trailer for the US remake Pulse online and it looks pretty good. Although the horror is far more out in the open that the Asian original, it still seems to carry a lot of the look and feel to it, and seems to be sticking pretty close...

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Starship Troopers 3

Yes, there's going to be a Starship Troopers 3 and it will feature some cast from the original. Currently that means the lead from the first film, Johnny Rico, but there is talk of others returning too. The news comes from various sources through Moviehole: Ed Neumeier will return to...

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Shake Hands with the Devil movie

Shake Hands with the Devil is set to become a movie and already has a director and star assigned. For those of you who don't know the book is the account of the UN Commander on hand in Rwanda of the UN and the Worlds failings to help the people...

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Special Edition

The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre looks set for a Special Edition DVD release with a new audio commentary, additional extras and a digital remastering. From Davis DVD through Cinematical comes the news of the September 26th release of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Ultimate Edition promising an anamorphic widescreen transfer (from...

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Superman gets early release

News is out that Superman Returns is being released two days earlier to allow it more revenue earning time before the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Warner Bros. Pictures will release Superman Returns two days earlier on June 28, a Wednesday. It gives the Bryan Singer-directed...

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Spy Hunter script completed

The script for Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run has been completed and the Rock has been talking about what it promises, and that is a... "...well-written story that's not overly complicated, and funny." From Yahoo Games through Coming Soon. Wow, you got me on that one. Do you mean it's...

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Omen promotion in Edinburgh

The Omen release is getting a special treatment at the local Vue cinema in Edinburgh, I'm not sure if this is everywhere, but the plan is to only release 666 tickets to the 06/06/2006 showing at 00:06. I'm sure this will be in other cinemas considering the Vue is a...

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Eve of Understanding gains recognition

Eve of Understanding has been gathering selections, nominations and praise from the many festivals it has been attending, and it has just been nominated for Best Feature and Best of the Show at the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, and it's featuring as the opening night movie. I've been...

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May 30, 2006

United 93

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I'm sitting on the bus heading to the local Vue cinema at Omni Centre for the press screening of United 93, and already I'm feeling anxious about it. Why? Well there's an underlying level of pressure for me, I'm Scottish and wasn't affected by the tragedy as much as America...

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Monica Bellucci to play Ghandi

Monica Bellucci is set to play Sonia Ghandi in an English speaking film by Jagmohan Mundhra simply called Sonia. According to ApunKaChoice.Com says the film will be based on Rasheed Kidwai's book Sonia – A Biography and... ...will trace the life of the Congress leader from a small Italian town...

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Kurt Russell directed by Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn has written a script which she intends to direct, and cast her long term partner Kurt Russell in the lead. Ashes to Ashes (which might be this IMDB entry) is the title, and there's no more information other than a little snippet from Russell himself. "Goldie has written...

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United 93 screening

I've just returned from a screening of United 93 over at the Omni Vue, and without giving too much away before writing the review I can safely say it was not an easy viewing. It's tough and very emotional, and if it doesn't affect you on then you were either...

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Southland Tales to be recut after Cannes

Southland Tales the much anticipated film by Donnie Darko creator Richard Kelly hasn't been doing well in Cannes, and yet the scores on IMDB are looking quite healthy, as are some of the comments. Yet it looks as though Kelly is considering a heavy recut of the film for the...

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Babel clips online

The upcoming Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt starrer Babel has been getting extremely positive comments over at Cannes this year, and now there are some clips online. Frankly the clips over at Allocine through Jo Blo aren't that amazing or insightful for the movie itself, but each shows a small...

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Christian Alvart to helm Case 39?

Christian Alvart, who wrote and directed the stunning Antikörper (Antibodies), is in talks to direct the horror Case 39 already starring Renée Zellweger. From Variety through Coming Soon.The film is about a social worker who rescues an abused ten year old from her parents, only to find out later that...

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Forest Whitaker signs to Vantage Point

Forest Whitaker has been signed to star in the film Vantage Point. We've talked about this one before, it's a movie that takes five different views of a Presidential assassination attempt, each around fifteen minutes in length designed to slowly bring out the true story of events. Whitaker will play...

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Keaton joins Reaper

Michael Keaton has signed up for the supernatural thriller called Reaper. The film sounds like a perfect vehicle for his talents, particularly that freaky stare he has. From Production Weekly through Coming Soon... ...a stylish action-neo-noir film in the vein of Blade Runner, reports Production Weekly. Scott Kalvert will direct...

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Thurman in romantic comedy

Uma Thurman is announced to star in a romantic comedy called The Accidental Husband. I really hope this isn't setting a trend for her. Two writing teams penned the screenplay: Mimi Hare and Clare Naylor, and Kristen Buckley and Brian Regan (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days)... ...The...

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Tucker starts Bollywood remakes

The news today that Chris Tucker is set to appear in a remake of a Bollywood movie is perhaps a sign that Hollywood is now turning to the most lucrative film industry in the world for it's material. We've done Asian, Videogames aren't working too well and we've got a...

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May 29, 2006

Spider-Man 3 casting surprises?

IMDB has been playing with the cast lists for Spider-Man 3, and this means some serious changes. Is it ongoing misdirection, a sudden attempt at hiding the surprise baddie casting or just wild speculation...we do not know, yet the current listing is shocking. Okay, this could be deemed as a...

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Hugh Jackman in Guys and Dolls movie

News out just the other day is suggesting that Hugh Jackman is to star in the remake of the film and stage musical Guys and Dolls. It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that Jackman would be coming to a movie musical, after all his roots are in stage...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest site online

The official site for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is online and is so interactive, much better than the usual marketing sites we see for movies. I've just spent a good fourty minutes over at the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest official site playing along with...

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Bangkok Dangerous remake

Another Asian remake is coming to Hollywood, the Pang Brothers (Oxide and Danny) Bangkok Dangerous is set for a remake starring Nicolas Cage. However the good news is that the Pang Brothers will return to direct, however there are huge changes to the script. The story goes something like this,...

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Ken Loach takes Cannes

Ken Loach's movie The Wind That Shakes the Barley has taken the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival. Reuters say that the decision by the nine member jury was unanimous. After winning the award Loach said: "Our film is about, we hope, a little step, a very little step...

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To Paul Gleason

Paul Gleason died on the 27th of May 2006 aged 67, leaving a great stream of most memorable roles behind him, most notably that of the principal in The Breakfast Club. I think it's strange how it affects fans when an actor dies. On the one hand none of us...

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Pan's Labyrinth clips online

Clips for Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) are online. There are four clips, the teaser, and an report from Cannes about the movie. The clips are on the French site Allocine through Bloody Disgusting, and they give more of an idea of the unique style of...

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Daniel Craig talks Casino Royale

There's another video online for the new Bond movie Casino Royale with Daniel Craig talking about the character and his co-stars. Took me long enough to get through to it, then I had to choose a really poor stream to even watch it, but I got it. You can see...

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Spider-Man 3 in New York photos

There are new set photos of Spider-Man 3 online, and although most show inconsequential moments, there are a couple of stronger ones that reveal a bit more of what we've already been guessing. I would suggest spoiler to some. So, if you really want to see more, head over to...

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Order of the Pheonix starts Highlands filming

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has begun filming on the West Coast of Scotland according to a local paper I once used to get! From This is North Scotland through Coming Soon, the scenes are being shot in Glenfinnan, Glencoe and Glen Etive, all extremely beautiful places...

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Halo delayed

The release date for the Halo movie seems to be slipping with various reports suggesting that it's moving into 2008. This news through WhoDigs isn't really a surprise considering the amount of control the owners of Halo are retaining on the story and their requirement to adhere to the bible...

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New Ghost Rider pictures

More Ghost Rider movie pictures have appeared online over at Marvels site, and they look...well...slightly cartoonish. They aren't altogether bad, but they have a certain sheen to them that looks flat and polished. You can see the pictures, through Movies Online over at Marvel. They don't really hit you, and...

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May 28, 2006

Brando's final film

Before he died Marlon Brando was working on a movie which was never completed. Now the film has resumed filming and will be made part documentary based on how the filmmaker worked with Brando. From the BBC: Ridha Behi's Brando and Brando told the tale of a Tunisian boy who...

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Which films can you watch again and again?

I used to be a big DVD buyer. Any film I really liked would be bought and any film I just liked that was packed with extras would fall on my buying list too. That meant I ended up with a huge collection of DVD's and a distinct lack of...

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Superman Returns at Monte Carlo GP

Red Bull Formula 1 and Superman Returns have teamed up to promote the movie at the Monte Carlo Grand Prix, just as they did with the Star Wars release. The films stars are all there and the Red Bull car is carrying the superman logo and a cape painted across...

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May 27, 2006

Kaufman to direct Challenger movie

Philip Kaufman is set to direct a movie that examines the work of Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman during the investigation into the tragedy of the Challenger accident. Feynman is to be played by the talented David Strathairn. This certainly sounds like a big movie, and the press release over at...

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Galactus and Surfer in Fantastic Four 2?

Avi Arad has confirmed that Galactus will be in Fantastic Four 2, and there's hints that might also mean a Silver Surfer appearance. From this months Empire Magazine come the comments through Superhero Hype (by the way guys, you must get your feed sorted): "It's a couple of years later...

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Latest Superman Returns trailer

The latest trailer for the movie Superman Returns is online and gives us more footage than we've previously seen. Through Coming Soon you can see the trailer over at You Tube. The trailer isn't the best quality but it does give you some more footage glimpses of the great Luthor...

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Casino Royale sequel underway?

Casino Royale isn't even finished filming and the team behind the Bond movies are moving fast on its sequel, Bond 22 - that's not the actual film title, that's just the position it holds in the Bond franchise! - There's already talk of a writer and a director. Over at...

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Snakes on a Plane site live

The official film site for Snakes on a Plane is online. Currently it contains a few short clips of audio and video, some icons and image downloads, and that's about it. When you head over to the Snakes on a Plane official film site be aware that you have to...

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May 26, 2006

Scorsese and The Departed slammed

Christopher Doyle, the visual consultant on the film Infernal Affairs which Martin Scorsese is remaking as The Departed, has openly slammed the remake and Scorsese himself. From Kaiju Shakedown through The Reeler: "I find it disappointing if not depressing to see someone of the integrity and scholarship of Marty: 1)...

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Star Chamber remake

The Star Chamber, which starred Michael Douglas, is set for a remake and one of its producers Frank Spotnitz has been talking about the project. For those of you who don't know the original is about a secret organisation of high level judges who sit in secret and rule over...

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Fast and the Furious 4 with Diesel?

Update: 21/11/2007 The full plot is revealed for Fast and the Furious 4, and Jordana Brewster is also looking to return. Update: 03/10/2007: Latest News: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are officially in talks for the fourth film and Justin Lin is confirmed as Director. Update: 13/09/2007 With the Hollywood...

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Fast and the Furious:Tokyo Drift clips

The movie Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is coming and although it's not going to be intellectually challenging there is something that it will bring. Fast cars, racing and perhaps a few cool crashes. I'm up for all of that and to get you interested there are reams of...

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Another Blade Runner Final Director's Cut

A new cut of the Blade Runner movie is to be released, this being the definitive, final, Director's Cut by Ridley Scott. However it's not going to be as simple as just picking up a new release, oh no, after all there's money to be made here. Scott has always...

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Spielberg is not on Angels and Demons

The story is flying around just now that Steven Spielberg is looking like he might be directing the so called Da Vinci Code 2, Angels and Demons. However the story looks doubtful, and you might wonder why on earth he would want to. Over at Moviehole Clint delves into this...

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Fly Ultimate Collectors Edition on DVD

You've never seen a DVD collection until you've seen this seven disc set containing all five Fly movies, from Vincent Price to Eric Stoltz, and a steamboat of extras. It looks pretty damn stunning. Over at I Spit on your Movie (thanks very much!) they have a feature on the...

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Another Clerks II trailer

There's another Clerks II trailer on the Net, and this one is getting some good write ups, apparently it's actually funny! The story is through News Askew and the trailer itself is featured on You Tube. Head on over, see what you think and come back to try and convince...

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Mortensen becomes Nazi in Good

Viggo Mortensen has signed up to play another complex role, that of a 1930's German professor who becomes a Nazi supporter in a movie adaptation of Good. From JAM Movies: Brazilian director Vicente Amorim ("O Caminho das Nuvens") will helm the film that is based on CP Taylor's award-winning play...

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Ring writer talks

The writer of the stories that inspired the movies for Ring and Dark Water has been discussing his stories, what inspires him, and more importantly the film adaptations of his books. For those of you who don't know, his name is Kuji Suzuki, and the stories are quite different from...

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May 25, 2006

Casino Royale behind the scenes clip

Another behind the scenes clip for the new Bond movie Casino Royale has appeared on the official blog for the movie. If the updates are going to continue at this rate then I think we might be seeing a fair amount of content coming about about our new Bond, Daniel...

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My Super Ex-Girlfriend trailer online

The Uma Thurman in boots starrer My Super Ex-Girlfriend has a trailer and it's online now for you to see. However, you must make sure you live in America, use the right version of Internet Explorer, have an account with MTV, blood type A-, and an inside leg measurement of...

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Harris and Spacey in Blueberry Nights

Having just talked about Wong Kar Kai's new film Mr Blueberry Nights, we're hearing more on the casting front, and it's pretty strong stuff. Ed Harris has signed up for the film as well as the superb Kevin Spacey. See that previous post for story details. They, according to The...

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Willem Dafoe in Mr Bean II?!

I can't believe that the great actor that is Willem Dafoe has signed for the movie Bean II featuring that awful, inane and blisteringly dull character of Mr Bean. Dafoe, what is wrong?! According to Variety through Coming Soon it's true. Willem Dafoe, Emma de Caunes and Jean Rochefort have...

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Order of the Pheonix casting

There's news of more casting in Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix with the roles of the young Mauraders, Sirius Black, Remis Lupin, Severus Snape being announced as well as a big name replacement for Bellatrix Lestrange. You know, these names mean nothing to me, so why am...

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Marie Antionette booed at Cannes

Sofia Coppola's Marie Antionette screened at Cannes and received a less than favourable response. According to reports it's been booed. There are some more positive comments, but in the whole it sounds quite negative. From Rope of Silicon: ...when Marie Antoinette made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival today...

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Freeman joins Affleck movie

Morgan Freeman has signed up to the Ben Affleck adapted and directed film Gone, Baby, Gone, based on a novel by Dennis Lehane. That adds to the two other names attached, one being the very impressive Ed Harris and the rapidly rising Michelle Monaghan. The news comes from Coming Soon....

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Da Vinci Code poster a giveaway?

I was looking at the big version of the Da Vinci Code Poster, not that one I can't actually find the big one in the short amount of time I have this morning. I mean the one where all the faces of the main characters are lined up in a...

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May 24, 2006

X-Men the real ending

So everyone's excited today about the final scene of X-Men: The Last Stand, the one at the end of the credits - see the review written on Monday for the very advice, stay until the end. There's so much talk about what this does to the story, except it's not...

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Baghdad Blog made into movie

Where is Raed? is the blog of Salam Pax, the pseudoname of a twenty year old from Iraq who has blogged about his life there during the rule of Saddam and through to the war. His diary has already been serialised by The Guardian newspaper and published in a book...

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Army hates Winklers Iraq War movie

Irwin Winkler, the director who made De-Lovely, has just given a fifty minute peak of his new Iraq War film at Cannes, Home of the Brave. A film that depicts the lives of soldiers in Iraq and how they are affected after an attack on the eve of their returning...

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Kung Fu movie in development

The TV series which starred David Carradine as a Shaolin Monk travelling the Wild West, Kung Fu, is now headed for the big screen. According to Coming Soon: Warner Bros.-based Legendary Pictures is bringing Kung Fu to the big screen after acquiring film rights to the 1970s TV series from...

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Favreau talks Iron Man

John Favreau has opened himself up to the fans of all things Iron Man and sounds as though he's trying to produce the best comic book adaptation movie to date. Just the other day he was interviewed about it all and gave some juicy quotes for us all to mull...

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Danny Glover turns director

Danny Glover has turned behind the scenes and while promoting the movie Bamako in Cannes for which he executive produced, he talked about his upcoming directorial debut. Cinematical have the story on the films coming from his production company, a company that is focussing on... ...global African experiences and people...

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Arnie back on Legend

The news that Arnold Schwarzenegger is back on I Am Legend is a little misleading because he's not starring, no that role is still penned for Will Smith, he will be producing the film however. From Moviehole through a few other sources: The latest incarnation of the film will be...

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Spike Lee rewrites Selling Time

Interestingly Spike Lee hasn't chosen his next film to direct, but in the meantime he's rewriting a script that was once pegged for Forest Whitaker and then Will Smith, shame that Whitaker isn't still attached particularly as Lee is writing now. I didn't think that Inside Man was that great...

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Lumet signs Hawke, Finney and Tomei

Sidney Lumet has signed up Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney and Marisa Tomei for a new thriller called Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, an intriguing title that was co-scripted by Lumet. The plot, according to Rope of Silicon... ...follows two brothers who organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store....

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Ang Lee directing Chinese thriller

Ang Lee's next movie is Lust, Caution Next, the adaptation of a short story by Eileen Chang into a Chinese language film. Bill Kong is set to return as his Producer after last collaborating on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The tale is an espionage thriller set during World War II...

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Ledger replaces Farrell in Dylan film

Heath Ledger is replacing Colin Farrell in the Bob Dylan movie I'm Not There. This is the biographical film which will portray six different stages of his life and played by six different actors. Ledger will also perform next to Michelle Williams who has also been signed. From Production Weekly...

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Malkovich as another Magician

Here come the run of Magician type movies as Hollywood Studios copy each others new ideas. This latest is a comedy called The Great Buck Howard starring John Malkovich and his assistant Colin Hanks struggling to get their careers back on track. Interestingly Colin's father Tom Hanks plays...his father. Yahoo...

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Joan Cusack to play Julia Child

Joan Cusack is set to play the American cooking legend Julia Child in what sounds like it could be a very bland movie. What spice are we likely to have in a tale that is of a famous cook who was the picture of domesticity and held a happy marriage?...

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May 23, 2006

Ghost Rider trailers

Yes, that's plural. There are two trailers online for Ghost Rider, after talk of delays, moves and possible dropping, here it is with a release date of 16th February 2007. You can see the International trailer or the Domestic trailer, and it'll be interesting to see which you think is...

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Portman, Law, Weisz and Jones for Wong Kar Wai film

Wong Kar Wai, perhaps best known for In the Mood for Love and 2046, has assembled an impressive cast for his first English language feature called Mr Blueberry Nights. The film is set to star Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Rachel Weisz, yet none of them are the lead. The...

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Mr and Mrs Smith TV series a sequel

We've all been waiting for news on the Mr and Mrs Smith television series spin off from the same named movie. Sometime ago we found out that both Doug Liman and Simon Kinberg were to work on the series to begin with and try and kick it off. Now Kinberg...

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Pirates porn film with no porn!

For those of you who don't know Pirates is perhaps the biggest and most expensive porn film to date starring some huge names in the Adult industry. It's won many an Adult Video (it's a throwback term) Award and is rated highly. Apparently so highly that an R rated version...

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Travolta and Slater as Sinatra and Kelly

I'm sure I heard the announcement of a remake of the musical On the Town before, but now it appears that the casting for the Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly parts have been announced. John Travolta and Christian Slater! Now Travolta I can get because he has a dancing pedigree,...

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World Trade Center 20 minute teaser

Over at Cannes Oliver Stone revealed the opening twenty minutes of his new movie World Trade Center, and the response is extremely positive. This is surprising, one because it's Stone, and two because the opening twenty minutes is the recreation of the two Police Officers attending the recently struck Twin...

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Ray Harryhausen in CGI

The man who made the amazing stop motion for films such as Clash of the Titans, Ray Harryhausen, has given into CGI as he signs up with a new production company who are to produce animated films under the banner "Ray Harryhausen presents...". The news from Jo Blo tells us...

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From Nazi Germany to 70's Porn Industry

The film Ponorama is a sex comedy from a the most unlikely source. Marc Rothemund directed Sophie Scholl: The Final Days and Bern Eichinger is the writer of Downfall. Pornorama is very light on details having just been announced, but word is coming that it's a comedy set in the...

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Angels and Demons gains writer

The movie follow up to The Da Vinci Code, but in book terms the prequel, seems to be moving forward quite rapidly with the news that Akiva Goldsmith has been signed by Sony to write this screenplay too (he wrote the Da Vinci Code screenplay by the way). There are...

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Babel clip online

Babel is a movie we've heard little about. Starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett as well as being written and directed by the team who brought us the film 21 Grams, you'd have thought we would have, but it's been very quiet until the release of this clip. Over at...

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Magneto X-Men 3 deleted scene

The news that there's one major deleted scene from X-Men: The Last Stand movie comes as a surprise to me as when I saw it yesterday at a Press screening it very much seemed to be there, or perhaps there in a toned down fashion. The scene reportedly has Magneto...

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Stephen King film revival

Are the films of Stephen King's books making a revival? There's news that some of the older films are getting a special DVD re-release and polish, and we're waiting for his latest book Cell to be made into a new film with Eli Roth at the helm. Meanwhile there's the...

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Stone says no to Venezuela coup film

Recently Oliver Stone has been connected with a film about a 2002 coup in Venezuela, the connection comes with comments direct from the President Hugo Chavez. However Stone has openly denied that he's involved with this movie project. From Reuters comes the denial: On Sunday, leftist firebrand Chavez told the...

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May 22, 2006

Banning and Censoring - A necessary evil?

There's been particular focus on this topic of late as Mission Impossible III (review) faces delay and possible cuts in China, more noticeably The Da Vinci Code (review) is banned in some Middle Eastern countries, and now the American army are pushing for cuts on the film Baghdad ER, and...

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Da Vinci Code prequel

Unsurprisingly there's talk of a follow-up to The Da Vinci Code (review) already, and again without shock the book that seems to have been chosen is Angels and Demons and will be gracing us in a prequel movie. Coming Soon found the news from Times Online. Again, unsurprisingly it seems...

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Dallas Director discusses film

Gurinder Chadha has talked about her decision to helm the Dallas movie while in Cannes presenting a short film. From NewKerala While a five-minute short film made by her for a portmanteau French production "Je t'aime Paris" ("Paris, I Love You") was screened on the opening night of the Un...

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Cillian Murphy joins Russian telepathy tale

Cillian Murphy and Nathalie Press have been signed to a strange tale of telepathic twins in Russia called Telepathy. From Time Out comes the blurb: Scripted by Stephen Volk ('Gothic', 'Octane'), the film tells the story of estranged identical twin brothers Josef and Viktor Zalenski. Reunited by the Russian government,...

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Grind House signs Fergie from the Peas

Sounds a bizarre title but the singer from the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie aka Stacy Ferguson, has been signed by Quentin Tarantino to star in Grind House by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. The story from Ananova states: Fergie, aka Stacy Ferguson, has already been seen on the big screen...

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Omen Press conference

There's been a press screening of The Omen, but unfortunately it appears that those who have seen it have been sworn to secrecy on whether it's good or bad, but not on what happened during the event. Apparently one member of the press decided to latch onto the use of...

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Ray Winstone in Death of a Ladies Man

Ray Winstone is one of my favourite actors, and I am interested in anything he does onscreen, although I have to say his new movie Death of a Ladies Man, doesn't sound that exciting to me. However there are two very interesting announcements to the film, the writer and director....

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Simon Pegg adapts Norwegian animation

Simon Pegg has been a busy man after Shaun of the Dead, and not just with the odd Zombie cameo and working towards his Hot Fuzz movie. No, he's also been rescripting a Norwegian animation film called Free Jimmy with English dialogue. He's not just written the dialogue, but according...

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X-Men: The Last Stand

Film Three Stars
From the beginning of production this film didn't seem like it was destined to be. First Bryan Singer was out, the man who did so wonderfully on the first two versions giving us the definitive comic book adaptations. Then Matthew Vaughn was slated to direct and everyone drew breaths at...

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Superman Returns International Trailer

The International Trailer for Superman Returns appeared online at the weekend billed as the trailer shown before Da Vinci Code in the UK. This surprised me because I appear to have been teleported out of the country when I walked into a cinema on Saturday to see Da Vinci Code...

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Sharon Stone invests in UK films

Whatever you think of Sharon Stone, you have to admit she's a wise business woman. Well I do anyway, and her latest venture seems to back that up. She's teaming up with a UK production company to create a $100 million fund to create new movies in the UK. According...

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Friedkin's Cannes entry Bug

William Friedkin has just taken his new film to Cannes, it's called Bug, and through all the questions of Exorcist movie sequels and prequels, the story sounds genuinely freaky and perhaps worth hunting down. Featuring Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon and Harry Connick Jr., "Bug" is a freakish love story between...

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May 21, 2006

Casino Royale site live

The Casino Royale official website is now live, and it's packed with material with a very nice interface, and includes a cool film blog carrying its first update. The Casino Royale site looks really smart, and contains a whole host of interactive content. You can even play poker. There's some...

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Tucker rejoins Grange Hill

I had thought that the story about a Grange Hill movie had been quiet for too long, however it's not dead. The news is that Todd Carty who once played Peter 'Tucker' Jenkins in the original television series has signed for the movie. The news is from Digital Spy and...

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May 20, 2006

Noriega stars in ETA and Che Guevera movie

Eduardo Noriega is perhaps not a name you might instantly recognise, but he's a name you should remember. He's recently starred in two controversial carrying biographical movies, one called El Lobo and the other entitled Che Guevera. For those of you who don't know Noriega has starred in some amazing...

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The Virgin of Juárez - 13 years, 400 killings

The Virgin of Juárez starring some very well known faces including Minnie Driver and Esai Morales, touches on the incredible story of Juárez in Mexico where over the last thirteen years some four hundred have been raped, mutilated and murdered in some ritualistic way with no one being found responsible,...

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Che Guevera documentary

Che Guevara is hot property right now and the Argentine Director Tristán Bauer is set to take on a documentary about his life after tackling the hot topic of the Falklands War as seen through the eyes of an Argentinian Soldier. There are a number of Che Guevara films already...

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Kelly Brook ends acting career?

I recently saw Kelly Brook in Three and was pleasantly surprised, I would say that she was one of the highlights of the movie, although the movie wasn't spectacular she did turn out a performance that was pretty good. Despite this, and her seven other film appearances, she's decided to...

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Spacey signs for Santa Claus film

Yes, it sounds a ridiculous title but Kevin Spacey is signing up for an as yet untitled movie billed as a Christmas Comedy. It's also set to star Paul Giamatti which is another name that blows my mind in connection with this cringe worthy plot outline. Vince Vaughn is the...

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Blood: The Last Vampire live action movie

The short and incomplete Blood: The Last Vampire always seemed to me to be a taster for more, and apparently William Kong has thought so too and is at the forefront of production plans to make it into a full live action feature. Kong is more known for his production...

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From Inside graphic novel teaser

From Inside is a graphic novel by John Bergin that tells an epic and visually rich tale which is now being made into a movie. There's not much information on the movie project as yet barring an official site, teaser trailer and some stills, but what there is promises one...

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Star Trek in Aberdeen

Quite bizarrely the Scottish City of Aberdeen is one of the places laying claim to be the birthplace of the Star Trek character of Scotty played by the late James Doohan. Some scripts of the show are alleged to state that Scotty was born in Linlithgow in 2222 and that...

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The Da Vinci Code

Film Three Stars
It's going to be difficult for any screen version of a book to capture the audience as the story did when it was first read, and it's particularly difficult in a story such as Da Vinci Code. For the Code is a thriller which mingles facts with well trodden theories...

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May 19, 2006

Down in the Valley

Film Two Stars
Down in the Valley caught my attention when I heard about the plot. A man who may once have been a cowboy returns to the city and starts a relationship with a much younger woman. It starred an impressive cast with Edward Norton, Evan Rachel Wood, David Morse and Bruce...

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Rodriguez Grind House gets cast

Great news for everyone awaiting the Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino double bill Grind House, Rodriguez's half has not stopped as was reported a few weeks ago, it is in fact very much on and casting is continuing. Sci Fi Wire have the exciting casting news: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez...

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X-Files 2 gains new writer

I thought X-Files 2 was dead, but apparently not with the latest news that there's a new writer attached to the movie despite the overhanging legal issues between Chris Carter and Fox. The news from SciFi.com through Coming Soon is positive indeed: Frank Spotnitz tells SCI FI Wire that he...

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X-Men: The Last Stand reviewed

There's a positive review of X-Men: The Last Stand online but it seems to be dragged down a little by the mention of the weight of negative comments from others who have attended screenings. Over at Moviehole they have the review and the comments: If anything, I'm putting up this...

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Rocky Balboa review

Apparently there is a real Rocky Balboa review online right now. That's really early. I would suspect it's probably the first cut made of the film, so take a bucket of salt if you're going to be reading it. You can see the review over at AICN through Jo Blo....

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Beckinsale says no Wonder Woman

Kate Beckinsale has confirmed the Wonder Woman rumours. Well the one I believed anyway, that she isn't going to play the superhero. I was pretty sure this was the case, after all (and this is no offence to the gorgeous lady) she isn't the tall amazonian goddess that should be...

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First Pirates of the Caribbean 3 picture?

The first alleged photo of Jack Sparrow, aka Johnny Depp, from Pirates of the Caribbean 3 is online, and it raises an interesting question, where is it likely to be set? You can see the full size picture over at DVDRama through Jo Blo. Unfortunately for reasons due to work...

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Bana wants to be Hulk 2

Eric Bana is now saying that he likes the work he did in Hulk and is keen to play the role again, although no one is talking about offering him the role again. "Look, I'm really proud of it. It's actually one of those movies that people come up to...

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Omen clips online

The Omen remake is rapidly approaching and there are a bunch of clips online to view. You can head over and watch them at Rope of Silicon [WMV:Embed]. Come back and tell us what you think, the snapshots on the trailer all look like a pretty faithful remake and then...

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Underworld 3 story revealed

Kate Beckinsale has revealed that she's not going to be in the next Underworld film, and that's not because she doesn't want to it's because her husband hasn't written her in. Apparently he's writing it as a prequel of the current two and so Beckinsale's character doesn't appear. From Coming...

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More human casting in Transformers

There's another human character been cast in the new Transformers movie and I have to say I'm getting a bit fed up of it. When are we going to hear about the robots and the voice casting? Kevin Dunn will play Shia LaBeouf's quirky, do-it-yourself dad I wonder when we...

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Naomi Watts joins Cronenberg film

Naomi Watts is set to star in the next David Cronenberg movie called Eastern Promises and also starring Viggo Mortensen. Interestingly the script was written by Steve Knight who also write Dirty Pretty Things. In the film, a 14-year-old girl dies on Christmas while giving birth in a London hospital....

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Independence Day Producer turns Director

Dean Devlin, the Producer behind such amazing films as Independence Day (if anyone doesn't know I am quite a sarcastic person) is moving to become a Director with a project that sounds a lot less epic blockbuster-ish and surprisingly restrained. From The Hollywood Reporter through Sci Fi Wire comes the...

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Johansson to play jewel thief

Scarlett Johansson is set to play a jewel thief in Barry Levinson's next movie Brilliant. It, of course, is going to be a heist film. From Coming Soon: The film, which will head into production in September, follows Johansson as a jewel thief who teams up with a conman to...

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May 18, 2006

Penn signs to CIA film

Sean Penn is set to star in the movie of the book by ex-CIA insider Richard Clarke, Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror and play the lead role, that would be Clarke himself one would assume. The suggestion is that he beat George Clooney and...Russell Crowe for the...

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Star Trek memorabilia auction

Christie's auction house has managed to get its hands on over one thousand original Star Trek items for a one off auction. These include props, models and even sets from the show, and they're all set to go under the hammer in New York in October. The BBC have the...

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Marvin Gaye movies in development

There are two movies of Marvin Gaye's life in the works right now, and the bigger budget version has just had a director announced. Currently there is a film in production called Sexual Healing written and directed by Lauren Goodman which concentrates on his later life once he had put...

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Sony drops Hellboy 2?

I'm not sure if Hellboy 2: The Golden Army has actually been dropped by Sony, as is being reported, rather than just not picked up. Whichever the reason the Guillermo del Toro sequel to the Hellboy movie has a little update and in it he says that Sony has bowed...

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The Witches from Del Toro and Cuaron

Now here's some remake news that is really interesting. The teaming of Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron on an adaptation of Roald Dahl's book The Witches. Interestingly they don't mention remake at all and just talk about the source material. From Coming Soon: Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy)...

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Another director leaves Tonight, He Comes

Is Will Smith perhaps not the nice guy he protrays? Well the news that the replacement Director for Tonight, He Comes has dropped out with another amicable departure might suggest so. From Superhero Hype: Muccino was hired after Jonathan Mostow dropped out because of creative differences. The trade says that...

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Re-Animator gains Macy as President

The story broke on Re-Animator movies returning and the rumour then was that William H. Macy was set to play the President, well that looks to be confirmed along with the most interesting plot. From Fangoria through Cinematical: William H. Macy, one of the most talented, admired, and gosh-darn likable...

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Perfume trailer odd and slightly disturbing

On the subject of trailers, here's a very odd one for a film based on another highly praised German novel, Perfume. I've never heard anything of this before, but the trailer is decidedly creepy and has some quite disturbing images in it...if you catch them. The story, according to Cinematical......

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Flushed Away trailer online

The trailer for the new Aardman film Flushed Away, which combines the magic of both the computer animation of Dreamworks with the real life magic of Aardman, is now online. The film is due in November and the trailer can be caught in varying formats over at Coming Soon [QT:S:M:L:XL::WMV:S:M:L:XL]....

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May 17, 2006

Clerks 2 has audio commentary in cinema

Here's a bizarre but highly imaginative marketing idea for the cinema, audio commentaries. Apparently Kevin Smith has recorded an audio commentary specifically for Clerks 2 and to be shown in cinemas, well not exactly shown, let me explain. According to Jo Blo: Kevin Smith has already recorded an audio commentary...

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Transformers script reviewed

The script for the new Transformers movie has apparently leaked out and has now been reviewed online. The verdict? A fan boy's dream. Over at Latino Review through Jo Blo, you can read the full review of the script. Be aware, this carries serious spoilers, so go there only if...

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Reviewers slate Da Vinci Code

Already there are reviews surfacing for The Da Vinci Code, and the news is not so good. In fact the news is astonishingly dire. Over at Rotten Tomatoes, right now they're pitching it at a massive 0%...sure you say, that's because they have no reviews. They have seven. Okay, so...

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Woody Allen casts Farrell and McGregor

After Woody Allen declared that he was cancelling plans to film in Paris, he's announced some casting for his replacement choice, another film in London. The news comes from Production Weekly through Coming Soon and concerns the wonderfully titled movie, Untitled Woody Allen Summer Project: Woody Allen has cast Colin...

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Halloween prequel dead, sequel born!

After the news that the Halloween prequel died, now comes news that they've changed their mind and resurrected it in the form of a full blown sequel. From Horror Channel through Moviehole comes the news: A director is being discussed at the moment, a big one from what both [Jake...

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Halle Berry says Catwoman 2 could work

Well we all know that this is true, Halle Berry is stating that a sequel to Catwoman could be made much better than the original. That's the story heading around just now and it's not really surprising is it? Seems sensible enough. From Cinematical: In a round table discussion in...

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World Trade Center trailer

Oliver Stone's World Trade Center movie, the film about the last two Port Authority Policemen to be rescued from the Twin Towers, has a trailer and it's online. There are some startling images, not so much of their content but of how it makes you think of events that day...

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Ramis talks Ghostbusters 3

Harold Ramis has been caught talking about Ghostbusters 3 again, and this time it looks like he has an answer for the stubborn Bill Murray who continues to refuse to be involved. Over at Hollywood.com through IGN, comes the startling news that they might be considering Ben Stiller for the...

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Rob Lowe in Stir of Echoes sequel

Rob Lowe is set to star in a sequel to the Kevin Bacon film Stir of Echoes. The original movie was really good and offered an extremely intense performance from Bacon as a man who begins to have visions which start to take over his life. This sequel has already...

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Hugh Jackman talks The Fountain

Hugh Jackman has been speaking about The Fountain, that long awaited epic film from Darren Aronofsky, and he's dripping over with praise. Speaking to Sci Fi Wire he says... "I think that [The Fountain] is one of the most extraordinary things that I've ever seen, I saw it, and I...

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Jet Li and Jackie Chan in new movie!

According to breaking news Jackie Chan and Jet Li are scrubbing films from their schedule to team up together in the mother of all martial arts starrers. Dubbed the J & J Project for now, there's a teaser expected to debut at Cannes for the movie. The exciting news comes...

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Fear Effect movie

The game Fear Effect from the uber producer Eidos is to be made into a film. I have to say I wasn't too interested until I saw the name Stanley Tong attached to direct. Tong has done a fair bit of work with Jackie Chan on some high action martial...

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May 16, 2006

Oldboy remake stalled?

In a recent interview Justin Lin has talked about the US remake of the amazing Asian movie Oldboy, and he revealed that pretty much the project is on hold. He hasn't really said why, but I'd guess issues around the plot were right up there! From Now Playing magazine through...

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Buffy, Spike, Faith and Willow dead

Yes, the sad news for you Joss Whedon fans who have been waiting for the Buffy spin-off movies to arrive is that you'll be waiting a very long time, and perhaps you'll never see them. Amy Acker has talked about them at a fan convention and revealed that Fox has...

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Weinsteins buy Seven Swords rights

Seems that the Weinsteins are really trying to corner the market in buying Asian movies for US distribution, the latest announcement is for Seven Swords (Chat gim). Set in China under the Ching Dynasty, the emperor imposes a brutal ban on all martial arts practice and sends out his imperial...

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Uma Thurman buys The Swarm

Uma Thurman along with a couple of German producers, has bought the rights to the ecological thriller The Swarm written by Frank Schaetzing. The book dominated the German best seller list for a whole year and went on to be translated into multiple languages. Its description sounds quite...well...odd to say...

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Superman sequel kills Logans Run?

Could there be a Superman Returns sequel beginning as early as the end of 2007, and would this mean that the Bryan Singer remake of Logan's Run would have to either be delayed or passed onto another Director? There's certainly already an IMDB entry for it! The suggestion from Variety...

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Grazer producing Russian School hostage film

The terrorist taking of a School in the Russian town of Beslan is a well remembered incident, and one which Brian Grazer has been convinced will make a compelling movie. Grazer is adapting an article written in Esquire about the seige and provides an emotive and compelling view of the...

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Saw 3 official blog

Saw 3 is kicking off filming with an official blog, and rather than hire someone in or grab some lesser member of the crew to blog about the film, they've grabbed the Directors assistant to get writing. There's only a couple of entries so far, but you can tell this...

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May 15, 2006

Wall Street sequel

The sequel to that great Michael Douglas starrer Wall Street is going strong according to reports. The concern before was that it would be another Hollywood remake\revisualisation\destruction, however word is leaking out that there's some thought going into this and it might turn into something a bit more than we...

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Bond behind the scenes teaser online

I'm officially looking forward to the new Bond film Casino Royale, and that's totally against the press tide of negativity for the film and the new Bond. Now there's more footage coming out to make me want to see it even more, and even though it's only really a small...

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Knightley to play Dylan Thomas' wife

Keira Knightley looks set to play the wife of Dylan Thomas in a movie of bizarre but true events where the Thomas home was fired upon by a machine gun and threats were made to throw a grenade through the front window. The screenplay for the movie The Best Time...

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Pulse and Nacho Libre sites live

The website for the US version of the Asian horror film Kairo aka Pulse is live, and it's pretty creepy for a website. It does quite a nice job of setting the right atmosphere. However looking at some of the clips I'm not sure if the film is going to...

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Film Censors reach all time low

It's interesting to read that the number of films receiving cuts has dropped from 27% in the 1970's to less than 3% this last decade. This has sparked concern between those that want what we watch policed and filtered, and those that believe we are the audience and have the...

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Adult Industry adopts download to own DVD's

As we all know the Adult Film Industry has driven the channels of delivery that the mainstream Film Industry have followed. If you don't know they adopted cinema, VHS, DVD, Internet and DVD Extras well before the mainstream Film Industry did. It's not to say that they were the force...

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Gladiator the musical

Yes, it's hard to believe, but Gladiator is going to become a musical. That's the story according to Digital Spy, and it sounds totally ludicrous! The film will be adapted for stage by William Nicholson, who wrote the original screenplay, and the original Hans Zimmer score will be used. Russell...

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Chris Rock set to Direct himself

Chris Rock seems to be stepping into the Directors slot of the latest movie he's starring in, I Think I Love My Wife, as the previous Director Charles Stone has just left. Not only that, he co-wrote the script. From Rope of Silicon: Rock stars in the pic which recently...

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May 14, 2006

M. Night Shyamalan - One Trick Pony?

We were talking about the new trailer for Lady in the Water when the discussion turned to M. Night Shyamalan and his writing and directing capabilities. Out of that came a number of quite interesting comments. "Another pointless cameo" and the one I've seen repeated elsewhere, "One trick pony". The...

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Cars stars F1 drivers

I just saw Martin Brundle interviewing John Lasseter and Owen Wilson on the Formula 1 grid before the Spanish Grand Prix begins and they revealed that some F1 drivers are in the new animated movie Cars, and it appears it may be different drivers for different audiences. Wilson revealed that...

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May 13, 2006

Steve McQueen's dream movie begins

Steve McQueen worked on a personal project for years before his death, once it was planned to begin after he starred in Le Mans, but that fell fowl to delays, then an ear problem meant he wouldn't be able to carry out some of the scenes so it never happened....

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Ian McKellan talks X-Men: The Last Stand

Yes it's not over yet, the news keeps coming. Sir Ian McKellan appeared on the Jonathon Ross show last night and revealed some interesting things about the movie X-Men: The Last Stand. Many thanks to Rynndar for the heads up. Here's what he had to say about the appearance: The...

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300 Video Journal 5 - Butler bare chested!

There's another video journal over at the official site for the Frank Miller comic adapted film 300, and this one delves into the fight work for the movie which looks absolutely stunning...and, oh yes, Gerard Butler his bare chested quite a bit. Everything I've seen from this film makes me...

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Outkast movie gets release date

The Outkast movie Idlewild stalled some time ago. The news was it was finished, but just not being released and delays ensued. However word is that there's a release date set for August 25th. The news comes from Reuters and talks more about the album than the movie. Recording artists...

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Transformers cast - characters are aliases?

With the latest news of the human casting for the new Transformers movie, something interesting crops up on Michael Bay's blog. According to him there are only a few people who know the real character names are and that the names being leaked are aliases to keep the actual names...

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A Scanner Darkly trailer competition

A Scanner Darkly has been enticing film fans for a long time now and we're still dying to see it, yet it's still a long way off. So what to do in the meantime? Well, how about entering a remixing competition for a new trailer? What's that all about then...

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More X-Men: The Last Stand pictures

Lord save us but there are more pictures online for the movie X-Men: The Last Stand, a whopping forty-two! I wonder if there are any scenes from the film we haven't seen yet? However if you want to see more, get yourself over to Rope of Silicon and catch out...

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May 12, 2006

Another Stargate movie?

Stargate is a sci-fi story that has just gone from strength to strength, and now the co-executive producer, Brad Wright is talking about the possibility of a new movie, amongst other things. Over at Sci-Fi Wire has the quotes: "What we've built is now bigger than all of us," Wright...

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Jackman talks Wolverine prequel

Hugh Jackman is certainly carrying a lot of weight in Hollywood these days as he shows with the acceptance level he has on the Wolverine script. He's discussing how he's not going to approve a Director until they have the script right. Over at Superhero Hype they have a few...

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Grudge 2 photos online

Photos have appeared of The Grudge 2, the original followup to the US remake of Asian horror Ju-on: The Grudge. Now did you follow that? Grudge 2 is an original script and not a remake of Ju-on: The Grudge 2...ermm okay. Funny how IMDB have added "The Grudge" after them...

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Pitt not signed for Oceans Thirteen

Apparently Brad Pitt hasn't signed for the Ocean's Thirteen movie and according to some reports is making George Clooney quite nervous, never mind the fans. I read about this a few days ago and wished I'd remembered to post it. Dark Horizons has the news today. According to The Sun...

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Tarantino wants Mickey Rourke in Grind House

Word is that Quentin Tarantino wants Mickey Rourke to star in his new film Grind House. He thinks he'd be perfect for the lead and has been trying to get hold of him. At the same time Tarantino tells us some news about the back to back feature with Robert...

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Star Wars five minute deleted scene online

Wonder how deleted scenes get dug up after years being unseen? So do I, but right now I don't care because you can now see deleted scenes from Star Wars - yes the original Star Wars! There's a five minute clip of a big deleted scene between Luke Skywalker and...

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Superman Returns TV Spot

There's a new TV Spot for Superman Returns showing online. You can see it over at AICN [QT:S:M:L:WMV:S:M:L:RP:S:M:L]. Have a look at it and see if you find yourself getting that warm feeling that always occurs when you watch a Superman movie, I don't know what it is but when...

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Miami Vice trailer

The latest of Michael Mann's movies, Miami Vice, now has an official trailer and it's all over the Net. You can see it courtesy of Apple trailers [QT:S:M:L:HD:iPOD] along with the previous teaser. Usual deal, it's a weekday and I can't see it until I get home, so it's up...

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Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) trailer

The trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's latest movie Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) is now online, unfortunately it's in a Flash format, but if you resize the window a bit it still looks very good. You can see the trailer over at Club Cultura [Flash:Embed] found through Twitch and...

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Snakes on a Plane teaser online

Samuel L. Jackson who is set to stretch his acting talents in the movie Snakes on a Plane, appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres talk show and viewers were treated to a clip of the movie itself, and yes the clip is now online. The guys over at Jo Blo point...

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Lady in the Water new pictures

The official Lady in the Water website over at WB has a load of new pictures of the cast including the two leads and Mr Shyamalan too. The pictures are through Jo Blo and combined with the recent trailer are starting to raise my interest in this film. Despite what...

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Clerks II trailer

I can't actually remember if I heard about this before and just ignored it, but there's a large version of the Clerks II trailer online. You can see it over at Clerks 2 official blog in a dizzying amount of formats and sizes. The previous teaser is also available. I...

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X-Men: The Last Stand seven minute teaser online

The seven minute X-Men: The Last Stand trailer is online and you can watch it now...I was sound asleep at the time! It features new footage of the major characters and all that other lovely marketing stuff. The trailer can be seen over at a special Dell site. Well, not...

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May 11, 2006

X-Men: The Last Stand seven minute preview online

Tonight (US\Canada time) there's going to be a seven minute teaser preview of the movie X-Men: The Last Stand available online to watch. According to Coming Soon you can see it over at Dell in around six hours and fifteen minutes. That's midnight EST, 5am UTC. This is the same...

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Indiana Jones 4 completely different?

News is coming out that the script for Indiana Jones 4 is complete and that is going to be, and I quote for this, completely different. Oh dear, what could that possibly mean for the hero and the film? Over at IGN they have the quote from George Lucas: "We're...

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Dirty Harry is back

Dirty Harry is returning and with Clint Eastwood at the helm. As much as I would like that to be a new Dirt Harry movie, because that strangely appeals to me, it's not, but it's close and it's equally as good. While WB are announcing the reissue of the Dirty...

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Apple trailers on your desktop

Are you a widget user and a film fan? If so you can now get a widget to monitor the Apple Trailer site, let you know when there's a new trailer, access the details on your desktop and directly link to the trailer itself. It looks quite nice and if...

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Schrader's harrowing Holocaust tale

Paul Schrader has signed up to direct another huge film with a controversial and moving story - this guy doesn't do bland. In a movie called Adam's Resurrection, Schrader will tackle a harrowing tale of the Holocaust. According to Empire: Adam Resurrected will unspool the tragic tale of a Jewish...

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The Mutant Chronicles footage online

The Mutant Chronicles is a film that is already attracting attention with its interesting cast, just the other day we were talking about the varied names attached. Now there's a seven minute production trailer leaked on the Internet for all to see. From Jo Blo comes the link to the...

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DeNiro's Good Shepherd reviewed

Amazingly there are two reviews of Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd that have "leaked" out onto the Internet. Just to make things even better one is glowing and the other scathing! Shepherd is the big name story of the CIA history through the eyes of it's leading agent. From...

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Toy Story 3 returns

The movie Toy Story 3 died a death, but now there's word that it's back on the production line now that Disney and Pixar are sitting together. The good news is that both Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are on board to reprise their voice roles, at the end of...

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Bateman joins The Kingdom

The movie The Kingdom is being described everywhere as "the Middle East thriller" as if there are no other thrillers based in the Middle East! However there is more news coming out about the casting and altogether it makes for an interesting read. According to Yahoo News: ...Jason Bateman has...

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New Cars trailer

The new animated movie from Disney, Cars, is certainly hitting top gear on the marketing highway, and now we have a second trailer to enjoy more footage well before this long awaited movie. The trailers are all over at Yahoo Movies, and for ease you can grab them through Cinema...

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Re-Animator returns?

The Re-Animator films may have been cheesy horrors, but they were fun and filled with goo galore. The news today is that there may a move to restart the series with a Re-Animator film based around the Whitehouse - are they saying something about the President? One of the producers...

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Bauer and Almeida ordering fast food

There's a lovely little rip-off of 24 floating around the web, and although it's slightly too long, falters in the middle, the beginning and the impression of Tony Almeida are just superb and had me laughing out loud at work. You can catch the video over at You Tube through...

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May 10, 2006

Tom Cruise returns to Iron Man?

Could Tom Cruise be returning to the long awaited Iron Man movie project? Some years ago he talked about being involved but would only do it if it was right, and something different to the glut of other superhero films out there. Then all went quiet and he moved away....

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Lady in the Water trailer

The latest trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water is online and viewable. As usual I can't see it from work, so it's up to you to view it and return with some comments for all those other people who aren't commenting. You can catch the trailer over...

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10,000 BC begins

Principal photography has started on the movie 10,000 B.C. the latest Roland Emmerich epic. From Coming Soon: ...directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) and starring Steven Strait (Sky High) and Camilla Belle (When a Stranger Calls) has begun production in New Zealand...from a screenplay by Emmerich...

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Boyle's Sunshine delayed

Danny Boyle's much anticipated next movie Sunshine is in development right now, and I keep seeing the gorgeous Michelle Yeoh over at the F1 races each weekend wondering why she's not filming more! Perhaps the reason is that the release date has been pushed out according to the official blog....

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May 9, 2006

Brick

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Brick is an unusual film and ever since I saw it a few days ago people have been asking me for my opinion of it, and here's what I've been saying. Take a fifties film noir which has a typical private eye, add in a devilish dame, a story of...

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The Omen UK Trailer online

It's another trailer released for the remake movie The Omen, and this time it's the UK version. There's nothing really new in this trailer from Moviesonline.ca [QT:Embed]. This one looks very similar to the previous and I'm not that excited by it. It's telling us the same story, lots of...

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Warner to distribute movies using BitTorrent

Following on from the short announcement that Steven Soderbergh's next short film will be distributed on the Internet using BitTorrent, Warner Brothers has announced that they will be using this technology to distribute and sell movies across the Internet on the same day they are released to DVD. From TwinCities.com...

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McKellen praises Ratner and X-Men: The Last Stand

Ian McKellen has spoken out in defence of Brett Ratner and his X-Men: The Last Stand, and he's saying some incredibly positive things. From Sci Fi Wire: "Bryan Singer left the project rather late in the day, and Brett Ratner didn't replace him until eight weeks before they started shooting,"...

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Star Trek rumours

The rumours about the next Star Trek movie are going to be coming out hard and fast now because all the Star Trek fans are going to be dying to know what is going to happen to their beloved characters, particularly if they've just seen M:I:III. Now there's just the...

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Bettany isn't the Joker

Paul Bettany has spoken about the rumours that he might be in line for consideration as the Joker in the next Batman movie. Over at IGN he speaks out about the press speculation with what may be a little sharpness: "In truth I haven't heard anything officially. It's a rumour...

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Rocky Balboa footage online

A short clip of Rocky Balboa is now available online showing Rocky walking along the corridor towards the ring with his entourage, showing a distinct amount of trepadation and nerves. It certainly looks a bit more serious than previous films and has an interesting choice of soundtrack. You can see...

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World of Warcraft movie?

I've never played World of Warcraft, but a movie of the game? Well it's happening with Warner Brothers having gained the rights along with Blizzard, a company owned by Vivendi the games company. I suppose it's as daft as one of that Dungeon Master game. From Coming Soon: While the...

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Knight Rider film boosts forward

The Knight Rider film has just taken a step forward to reality as the Weinstein Company has just completed a deal to acquire the rights from Glen A. Larson the series creator. There's not really any more news than that from Coming Soon, but it does remind us what the...

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Poseidon to sink?

This could be really bad news for the film Poseidon, or maybe it's just some critics and journalists taking a pop at a remake that might be popcorn entertainment, we don't know yet, but early reviews are looking poor. Over at Rotten TomatoesRotten Tomatoes the current rating is a mere...

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Miami Vice film dark and real?

A recent interview with Michael Mann and Jamie Foxx gives little away regarding the new movie Miami Vice, but it does allay a few fears I had about it. The story comes from Calendarlive.com through IGN come the interesting quotes: "We wanted to do Miami Vice as if it never...

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Steve McQueen Memorabilia for sale

Bonhams & Butterfields in LA is hosting an auction of Steve McQueen memorabilia supplied by his widow Barbara McQueen Brunsvold, and there's a whole raft of items on sale, particularly motoring related items. The sale, set to take place Saturday November 11th at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles,...

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May 8, 2006

Social Bookmarking links added

You'll have noticed that a little drop-down box has been added to each individual entry, this is to allow you to help let other people find and read the story, as well as finding Filmstalker. I've added a list of sites that you can add stories to, most of them...

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Gyllenhaal sought approval for World Trade Center role

Before Maggie Gyllenhaal accepted the role in the Oliver Stone movie World Trade Center she went and talked to Allison Jimeno, whom she portrays, and her husband William J. Jimeno who is one of the Officers portrayed in the film as being the last two people to survive the terrible...

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Ocean's 13 script reviewed

The script for the upcoming big budget movie Ocean's Thirteen, sequel to...well, the other Ocean films, has just had its script reviewed and the word is it's more good fun. First up, I'm not going to read it. I'm not a big fan of knowing all about a films plot...

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Die Hard terrorist plot a rumour

There's been a lot of rumour about the plot of Die Hard 4.0 and Bruce Willis has just quoshed them. From Movies.com Tipster through MoviesOnline comes the story: "We're getting close," Willis says of Die Hard 4.0. "They're working on the script like crazy, trying to get ready. The goal,...

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Emily Rose team turn to satanic cults

Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three is the true story of the court case of three teens who were found guilty of murdering three children in Arkansas and the accusations that they were involved in a satanic cult, and it marks the next movie for the...

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Weitz returns to Golden Compass

Chris Weitz already left the Directors chair of the movie His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass based on Philip Pullman's books, but now he's returning to the role with his replacement Anand Tucker leaving due to creative differences. Apparently, according to Reuters, it's a bit more than that: Anand Tucker...

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Peter Jackson helms The Dam Busters

When David Frost obtained the rights to the classic film The Dam Busters I was pretty concerned, I really thought that a classic and powerful movie was going to be destroyed in a remake of special effects and hidden modern day issue subtext. However looks like I could be wrong...

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Hitcher remake gains lead

The Hitcher remake is a film that I really had hoped was dead. It's not though and the huge plot change is still there with announcement of the casting for the character who picks up the Hitcher. According to Coming Soon the actress Sophia Bush (currently in TV's One Tree...

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Transformers plot hint

I missed this in the original story, but there's a little hint in the latest casting rumours of the direction of the new Transformers movie. The guys at Rope of Silicon picked up on it and it seems a little departure from what we've seen before: ...as Bernie Mac and...

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Saw III and X-Men go live

The website for Saw III has just gone live, and as usual there's nothing really there...but I thought I'd tell you, and also X-Men: The Last Stand have just gained a MySpace site. Jo Blo gives us the link to the Saw III official site. Where you can sign up...

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Mutant Chronicles gains Rea and Perlman

There's continuing hope that the film The Mutant Chronicles will have some weight behind it, with the announcement that Stephen Rea and Ron Perlman will be joining the movie alongside John Malkovich and Thomas Jane. From Yahoo: German actor Benno Furmann ("Joyeux Noel") also has joined the cast of the...

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Stone's WTC at Cannes

Oliver Stone's new film World Trade Center is to be shown in a twenty minute trailer form at Cannes after a screening of Platoon. This may be the first real taste of just what tone the film will take. Earlier we talked about the new site and how the tone...

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May 7, 2006

Bond's new car for Casino Royale

The new Aston Martin DBS has been unveiled and it's the brand new official Bond car for Casino Royale. Frankly it's looking a lot like other Aston Martin cars and nothing like a car from the time period of the beginning of Bond would look. Still though, it's a damn...

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Pacino video podcasts on Salome

Al Pacino is starting to record short video discussions about his new stage play Salome, not only that but they have a blog running on the official site. Although there's not much cotent there yet, and it's mostly all regarding the stage play, we're assured the content will build and...

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May 6, 2006

Help develop a movie for £25!

Recently we heard that Waking Dreams was to be a film that would use the funding of individuals gathered from the Internet. Now a project has started called A Swarm of Angels intends to fund a film with small donations from 50,000 people to create a £1 million budget movie....

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Soderbergh releases movie on BitTorrent

I thought that Steven Soderbergh may give up on trying to make Hollywood Internet minded, but he hasn't with this announcement that his next short film will be released on BitTorrent. It's an interesting step indeed, and although it's only a short it is a big Director. You have to...

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May 5, 2006

Jimi Hendrix movie halted by Courts

The much discussed Jimi Hendrix movie, the one that rumour had it Quentin Tarantino was associated with, looks like it's dead, and Tarantino wasn't signed up. From The Guardian: The high court has put the kibosh on a proposed Jimi Hendrix biopic after it ruled that its US film-makers had...

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Van Damme is back in Til Death

I could hardly believe it either, but the news is that Jean-Claude Van Damme has returned and will be on our screens with Stephen Rea and Chubby Checker alongside him in Til Death. Yes, Stephen Rea, and yes, I did say Chubby Checker! From Time Out Movie Blog comes the...

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Japanese Omen trailer

The Japanese trailer for the movie remake The Omen just shows you what difference a re-edit can make. Over at Solace Cinema they link to the Fox hosted trailer [QT:Download:14Mb]. Have a look and see what you think, I can still see four or five scenes which are identical to...

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Halloween prequel is on

A prequel to almost all of the Halloweed movies has come back to life, just like the character himself, and the ninth in the franchise will be titled Halloween: The Missing Years, are we expecting to see Kevin Arnold turn mad and start hacking Winnie Cooper to death? According to...

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Farrell leaves Bob Dylan movie

Reports are that Colin Farrell has left the Bob Dylan biographical movie I'm Not There due to undisclosed reasons and has been replaced by Heath Ledger. That's the story from Fox News through The Guardian, suggests it was a director decision: ...the abrupt switch was a last-minute move by director...

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Civic Duty shows terrorism paranoia

Peter Krause, who you'd better know from Six Feet Under, has just starred in a movie called Civic Duty about an American who becomes obsessed with his Islamic neighbour who he thinks is a terrorist. Sounds a lot like Arlington Road doesn't it? Krause...plays Terry Allen, an accountant with an...

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Michael Hutchence Movie Producers speak

We've been hearing a lot of the Michael Hutchence biographical film and what it might or might not show, whether or not the family are happy about the film, and so on, but no one has heard from the filmmakers themselves, until now. Filmstalker received a comment from one of...

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24 movie to film in UK

Kiefer Sutherland has revealed that the movie version of 24 will be filming in the UK and specifically in London. According to the BBC the Jonathon Ross show got the scoop during an interview with the man himself: "We'll shoot the film here. We're really excited about it. In the...

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Stone's World Trade Centre site live

The second big movie to arrive regarding the World Trade Centre attack on September the 11th is Oliver Stone's World Trade Centre, and the website is now live. There are some stills and short clips of interviews with the two Policemen on which the film concentrates, and it looks as...

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Gilliam to direct Harry Potter Half-Blood Prince?

There's a rumour going round that Terry Gilliam is to direct latest film in the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Apparently the speculation comes from quotes made by the man himself. Could they be true? From Digital Spy, the rumours are being pushed along by comments...

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May 4, 2006

Tom Cruise - Movie Star or Celebrity Target?

With the build up to the movie release of Mission Impossible III (review) there's been press saturation galore on Tom Cruise, but not so much for the film itself. We've heard about his girlfriend, their baby, his scientology beliefs, and a million and one other things about his personal life....

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Mission Impossible III

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I think it's fair to say that anyone who doesn't get excited watching Mission Impossible III (or M:I:III), isn't drawn into it and doesn't get thoroughly entertained by it, is dead to the idea of what cinema and summer blockbusters are. Without a doubt Mission Impossible III is the biggest...

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Mission: Impossible III UK pre-show trailers

I was more than a little surprised to find that there was no Superman Returns trailer showing before Mission: Impossible III this morning, instead what we saw were: X-Men: The Last Stand A new and improved trailer with lots of additional footage showing you just about every character you could...

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Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four 2

I remember this rumour from way back in my previous writing life, the idea that Silver Surfer would appear in the new Fantastic Four film has been rumoured for some time, but now it may actually be true. Plus it could mark the way for a Silver Surfer movie, something...

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Original unaltered Star Wars on DVD

In response to overwhelming demand (and not the realisation of another large revenue stream) the original, unaltered version of the Star Wars movies Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi are all to be released on DVD. However, it is close enough to the new formats...

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May 3, 2006

Dracula sequel gains Stoker approval

Jan De Bont is working on producing the movie for the first Stoker estate approved sequel to the original Bram Stoker story of Dracula since the original 1931 Bela Lugosi adaptation. The screenplay carries the working title The Undead after the subtitle of the Stoker original. From Fangoria: ...the script...

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Casino Royale English teaser online

The Casino Royale site is set to go live in sixteen days, but in its place right now is a single page with the English teaser available to view. Yes this really is starting to turn into trailer saturation. Thanks to Cinema Blend who point to the official holding page...

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Affleck to lead new Star Trek?

There are two rumours attached to Ben Affleck at the moment, one is that he is set to reprise his role as Tom Clancy's hero Jack Ryan in a screen version of Red Rabbit, and the other that he is being eyed as the hero for the new Star Trek...

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Raimi producing 20,000 Leagues update

A remake, or update, of the classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is apparently underway and Sam Raimi's production company Buckaroo are behind the push. According to Variety through Coming Soon: The deal doesn't include a directing component for the "Spider-Man" franchise helmer. New Line is developing the project as...

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May 2, 2006

Superman Returns Full Trailer online

The brand new, full Superman Returns trailer that is due to air before Mission Impossible III is now online and you can see it. Frankly, this highlights the magic of the movies, for all our doubting and questioning, these few brief moments fill me with all the magic and excitement...

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Metal Gear Solid movie a go?

The rumour that there might be a Metal Gear Solid movie is now confirmed directly from Hideo Kojima the series creator. He had been keeping very quiet about it, but has now announced that there is a Hollywood film on the go. From both Eurogamer.net and Kung Fu Cult Cinema...

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Selleck says no to Magnum P.I.

Thank the lord that there's some sense in Hollywood as Tom Selleck has quashed any plans that he may appear in a film version of Magnum P.I. in either a leading role or a cameo. According to Moviehole he's less than happy about it and say there's history with the...

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Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth is seen

When Guillermo del Toro announced his film Pan's Labyrinth, I wasn't that excited. To be quite honest a fairytale adventure that sounded a lot like Legend just didn't appeal. However word is out on some of this new movie and what Del Toro has created, and with the promise of...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest trailer

There's a brand new trailer for the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest online, and although I can't see it myself there's no reason why you shouldn't. You can see the trailer over at Totaleclips [QT:Download] (great name) through Coming Soon. Go see and come back to tell...

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An American Haunting recut for US audience

I saw An American Haunting (reviewed) and I have to say that at the end it was a complete mess, the final twenty minutes destroyed that film, so it's good news that they've taken the movie to the editors for the US audience after trying it out on the Europeans....

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Rise being reshot

There are two stories today of reshoots on filmed movies, this one is for the film Rise starring Lucy Liu, Michael Chiklis and James D'Arcy who happens to be the one talking about the reshoots and is the connection between both stories. From Sci Fi Wire comes the comments from...

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Friday 13th remake slaughtered?

The talk is that work on the Friday the 13th remake has been halted, and may not resume. The reason quoted is a rights issue and the people who currently own the rights aren't exactly willing to sell, perhaps that's because they realise the way many remakes are going these...

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Tarantino scared of Hendrix casting

After carrying the rumours of Tarantino directing a Hendrix biographical film, I heard from AICN that it wasn't happening - a "friend" of Tarantino's said so - now though we're hearing from another friendly source that he apparently is and that he's quite concerned about casting for the role of...

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Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift footage

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift movie is going to be a lot of dumb fun, and that needs no apologies, just fast cars and screaming tyres. That'll make me happy. However what's not making me happy is this new footage from the film being online and I can't...

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Valderrama talks CHiPs movie

The replacement Ponch for the big screen movie version of CHiPs, Wilmer Valderrama, has spoken out about the film version and what's in store for the movie. To me, it all sounds quite ominous. "...It's exciting because we're really keeping in mind all the mistakes that every other remake has...

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Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D

The news that The Nightmare Before Christmas is to be digitised into computers and made into 3D is both interesting and quite sad. The beauty of this film was heavily down to the models used and the animated style, and so pulling them into a computer sounds very much against...

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DiCaprio producing IRA film

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the Producers of an IRA movie drama which may also see him take the lead role, if he likes the script. It raises so many questions, particularly what exactly the American take will be on the British undercover operations against the IRA will be handled...

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Red Sonya remake

That Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer Red Sonya is looking set for a remake, more bad Hollywood news, although to be fair the head of Millenium Films who are heading up the film has a fair point to make: "The first movie was not a good one -- all...

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Iron Man official forum launched

There's now an official forum for the Iron Man film run by John Favreau himself from his own My Space site. Now you can have your say directly to the man himself. Great in one way, not so great in others. Personally I don't like the My Space because it...

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Kate Moss to play Yates in Hutchence film

The horrendous news is that Kate Moss is to turn to acting and play Paula Yates the lover of Michael Hutchence in the film of his life. This comes after the rumour that Johnny Depp is set to play Hutchence himself. The news comes from Digital Spy through Filmfodder: The...

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May 1, 2006

16 Blocks

Film Three Stars
I was looking forward to the film 16 Blocks, especially after the movie Hostage (reviewed) had marked such a strong return for Bruce Willis to the big screen action genre, plus this was directed by the very cool Richard Donner. However I have to say I was surprised on a...

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The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Film Four Stars
I went into the cinema not knowing who Daniel Johnston was and having no idea what this movie, The Devil and Daniel Johnston was about. Now however, I can say I'm feeling very moved, slightly inspired, and humbled to the sacrifices people can make for others. Indeed there were a...

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Clash of the Titans remake

Yes, I can hardly believe they are remaking the classic movie Clash of the Titans, but they are. Warner Brothers already had a crack back in 2002, but now they've assigned a new scriptwriter to develop another version. From Variety through Coming Soon: Warner Bros. Pictures has hired screenwriter Travis...

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Marie-Antoinette new trailer

Sofia Coppola's Marie-Antoinette has a new trailer, and frankly I'm still not sure if this is going to work. Have a look and see what you think. The trailer is over at Allocine.fr [QT:WMV:RP:Embed] and gives us more than the previous teaser did. Have to say though, Rip Torn always...

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De Bont can't recreate Speed

Jan de Bont was perhaps best known for Speed, that excellent fun film which really got us onboard with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves, but since then he's not done that well and we've seen his films getting worse and worse. Now not only is he doing that modern Jaws...

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Casino Royale teaser online

The French teaser trailer for the new Bond movie Casino Royale is passing over the Net at the moment, and I've just had a look through it. To be honest there's nothing more than standard Bond fare, although Daniel Craig does look good in the role. There are a couple...

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