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June 30, 2006

Spider-Man 3 new Goblin picture online

The first glimpse of the new Goblin from Spider-Man 3 is online, and it's quite a different look from the original. Captured from the trailer, you can see a new style mask and outfit, looking more like a street skater than a green faced evil creature, and a blurred but...

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Depp joins Smith in I am Legend

Can you imagine Johnny Depp acting alongside Will Smith? I really find it hard to believe, but according to a new internut rumour he's set to join the cast of I Am Legend. The rumour comes from Blackfilm through Coming Soon. Well I guess it could happen, considering the role...

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Running with Scissors trailer

The trailer for Running with Scissors is online. The film stars Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, and many other big names in an interesting sounding drama\comedy. Young Augusten Burroughs (Cross) absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father (Baldwin) and...

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Cameron plans two film series

James Cameron has been talking about his return to movies, after nine year break from making major movie releases, now he's coming back with Avatar and Battle Angel, both of which he is suggesting may follow a Pirates of the Caribbean type filming experience, release one to guage success and...

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Eisenberg joins Gere in Bosnia

Jesse Eisenberg has joined the cast of the very interesting film Spring Break in Bosnia, the tale of two journalists who head to Bosnia to try and track down a major war criminal only to be captured and mistaken for CIA undercover operatives. The story is based on a true...

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Transformers Teaser really does tease

The Transformers teaser is here, and it's small...and is the ultimate definition of teaser...in fact it's more like a pre-teaser. You can see the teaser through Michael Bay's official blog. He carries two links to the trailer, one and two. Both are zipped and are quite big. Worth it do...

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The Banquet trailer online

The Banquet has a new trailer online for you to feast upon. This is the latest film for Zhang Ziyi, you can also get hold of the previous version which was cut for Cannes. The details come from the official site of The Banquet through Twitch, who have also extracted...

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Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer details revealed

The Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer may well be the new title for Fantastic Four 2 or Fantastic Four: The Next Chapter, but actual details have been light, until now. From Jo Blo: The Fantastic Four, meets their greatest challenge yet in FANTASTIC FOUR AND THE SILVER SURFER as...

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Resident Evil Extinction details revealed

Paul W.S. Anderson has been talking about some of the story involved in Resident Evil: Extinction, and it actually sounds quite good. UK IGN managed to get some words from him at a recent Hollywood and Videogames conference. He explained that the first movie was before the game, the second...

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Denzel Washington enlists Peter Jackson

According to reports Denzel Washington flew over to New Zealand and talked with Peter Jackson about enlisting the help of his WETA effects company to perform special effects on a movie he is directing. Interestingly enough there's nothing specific on his slate that screams special effects. From Jo Blo comes...

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Rice from Vampires to Christ

Anne Rice is most known for her Interview with the Vampire film, the start to a series that never really went anywhere. Well now she may get another chance as her planned series of four novels on Christ begins the road towards the movies with the sale of the rights...

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June 29, 2006

Ultraviolet

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Oh I knew what I was doing when I went to see this movie. Yes it's received some horrendous reviews and the trailers and clips haven't been making it look that good, but when a film is that bad you have a morbid fascination, much like that of watching a...

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Nicholson and Freeman as road buddies

What a piece of casting genius, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman together onscreen as road buddies, how superb would that be? Well it's happening in a film called The Bucket List, although it's slightly different than expected. The title, according to Variety through Coming Soon, is slightly darker than you'd...

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Wicker Man to get no screenings

The official word from Lions Gate is that The Wicker Man remake will have no press screenings, and we know what that tells us from past experience. It's rubbish. Lions Gate are claiming that it hasn't completed post-production and won't have time for screenings...you mean post-production is ongoing to just...

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Parker to direct Theron in Ice tale

Alan Parker is directing the film The Ice at the Bottom of the World starring Charlize Theron in a dramatic tale which promises much. Interestingly Kimberly Peirce was listed as directing on IMDB. The blurb comes from Variety through Coming Soon: "Ice," a drama that Mark Richard wrote from his...

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DiCaprio producing Leary biographical film

Leonardo DiCaprio is planning to bring to life the story of Timothy Leary on the big screen. With that it seems that he's turning his star power to bring to life worthwhile and interesting projects, rather than resting on his status and taking money. From Variety through Coming Soon it...

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Beowulf and Grendel review

There's a positive review arrived for Beowulf and Grendel, the Gerard Butler starrer. This comes as a bit of a surprise as I had thought it was receiving some pretty bad press. The review is over at Cinematical is very positive indeed, here are a few choice comments: Gerard Butler,...

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Madonna turns Director

Oh dear lord. Madonna seems to be talking about following in the steps of her husband, Guy Ritchie, and turning Director. From The Mirror paper through gigwise.com, comes her comments on not returning to acting, but directing is the way for her to go. "I'm more interested in directing now....

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His Dark Materials lead casting announced

Looks like the team behind the His Dark Materials series have decided on their leading lady for the film, so all you hopefuls who raced towards the casting auditions should already know if you've been successful or not. According to a press release from New Line through Cinema Blend, the...

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The Guardian trailer online

Kevin Costner may actually be appearing in a decent role again, according to this trailer from his latest film The Guardian, also starring Ashton Kutcher. In the film he plays a rescue swimmer whose team was lost in a rescue attempt, since he's now a deeply affected man, he's taken...

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Zoom trailer online

Well as trailers go, this one for the Tim Allen comedy film Zoom isn't so bad, and the storyline looks quite good. One for the kids I think. Zoom is the tale of a former superhero called Captain Zoom (Allen) who has to return to his old job to train...

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June 28, 2006

Bollywood Wonder Woman?

Has Joss Whedon chosen his Wonder Woman already? If so who do you think it might be? There were so many in the running, and money was piling high on some ex co-workers of his...word is though that the woman of wonder is coming from Bollywood. The word on the...

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Hopkins, Streep, Giamatti at Last Station

The heavyweight acting trio of Anthony Hopkins, Meryl Streep and Paul Giamatti are onboard the film The Last Station which tells the tale of the last days of Leo Tolstoy. From Production Weekly through Cinema Blend: The historical biopic revolves around the rough last years of Leo Tolstoy’s (Hopkins) life,...

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Kidman in His Dark Materials The Golden Compass?

Word is out that Nicole Kidman is up for the main villain in the His Dark Materials trilogy starting with The Golden Compass (Northern Lights for us UK people). UK IGN present the news from the BRITISH paper Daily Mail (not England's paper, we have it in Scotland too you...

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Chow's Alien plot revealed

The plot for the new film from creator of Kung Fu Hustle (review), Stephen Chow, has been revealed, and I'm not talking about Kung Fu Hustle 2. No this film is called Alien, and the plot is rather strange. From Wu-Jing.org through Kung Fu Cult Cinema come the sparse details:...

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W.S. Anderson talks videogames

Paul W.S. Anderson has spoken out against his critics and talked about the difficulties in bringing a videogame to the big screen, apparently it's really hard. Eurogamer have his comments from the Hollywood and Games Summit. "If you stray too far from the source material you're doomed, but if you...

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Spider-Man 4 confirmed?

What are the chances we might get to see Venom running rampant as the main baddie in Spider-Man 3? In the movie to come everyone reckons we won't see that much of him, but will we see him in Spider-Man 4? Perhaps if it is made, and according to the...

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Howard to direct The Changeling?

When I first saw the story of Ron Howard eyeing The Changeling as his next project I immediately thought of the classic and quite superb film starring George C. Scott (review), thankfully it wasn't, and the good news kept coming. The story is from J. Michael Straczynski, the creator and...

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Sean Bean is Macbeth

The news that Sean Bean is to play Macbeth onscreen is superb, and about time too. This man has bags and bags of talent and yet he continually gets cast as a stock baddie or a third or fourth part. Sure he's had some leads, but they've never really commanded...

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Eastwoods daughter turns director

The daughter of the great Clint Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, is making her directorial debut with a film called Rails and Ties, something that sounds right up the Eastwood's alley. From The Hollywood Reporter through Coming Soon: ...based on an original screenplay by Micky Levy and revolves around two families and...

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Star Trek Intrepid from Scotland

There's a new Star Trek movie in the works, and it's from Scotland. A small group of fans of the series have developed their own film, and the trailer is online. Star Trek Intrepid "Heavy Lies the Crown" is the title. You can see the official site, along with a...

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Pink horror lacks release

Way back in March 2005 I wrote about Pink appearing in a horror film called Catacombs, where two sisters are chased beneath the famous catacombs of Paris. Just today reports are that the film has been shot, but there's still a lack of release date. Pink said of the story,...

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Robert Maxwell the movie

Robert Maxwell's life is soon to become a movie, after the success of the stage play. Maxwell is the newspaper tycoon that died by drowning with claims of suicide or murder the official verdict was accidental death. Afterwards it was revealed he had plundered his company employees pension schemes to...

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UK production company turns digital

The UK is gaining a new Film production company, one that intends to distribute ten films in the next three years and all through the revolution of digital filmmaking. The article from The Guardian tells all about the company... ...according to its managing director, Arvind David... "Digital production techniques enable...

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New Lady in the Water trailer

The new Lady in the Water trailer has appeared online in high quality Quicktime. This is the latest film from M. Night Shyamalan and is one I'm particularly looking forward to, then I do all his films, and the new trailer is good, but not quite grabbing enough. You can...

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Gilliam to direct Prachett?

Terry Gilliam is talking about working on his next project, a Terry Pratchett novel called Good Omens. Perhaps that might be one for Gilliam, but his past history shows a huge difficulty in getting projects to the big screen, and when he does, well they are not always received to...

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Mummy 3 details

Back in March the story broke about The Mummy 3 and word was that it was set in 1940's China, new Chinese Mummy, but possibly the same old cast. Now that seems confirmed, alongwith a little more plot detail as well as the word that Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz...

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Hitcher cast expands

Neal McDonough has joined the cast of the new Hitcher film, as the policeman who tries to help the stranded couple against the violent onslaught of the Hitcher himself, Sean Bean. McDonough starred in one of my favourite TV shows, Boomtown, but has been in so much more, and when...

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DOA 2 already planned

According to rumours there's going to be a follow up to DOA: Dead or Alive, you'll remember the trailer arrived some time ago and was filled with scantily clad young ladies and a fair amount of humour, it actually looked fun. Well now there is word of DOA 2, a...

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Simpson and Lohan fail Dallas casting

Looks like the power of one celebrity has helped ensure the casting for Lucy Ewing in the Dallas movie falls to someone who isn't so...exposed. Previously on Filmstalker rumours were that either Jessica Simpson or Lindsey Lohan were being considered for Lucy Ewing...well now they aren't and according to rumour...

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June 27, 2006

Spider-Man 3 trailer...finally

The Spider-Man 3trailer has been online in Quicktime formats for over an hour, so if you haven't seen it yet, you must not be a fan. In case you haven't... You can see it in all it's Quicktime glory over at Apple Trailers [QT:S:M:L:HD:iPod], and it's superb. Breathtaking almost. However,...

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First Transformer revealed!

The first look at an actual Transformer from the Transformers movie (would you have guessed) is here, and it's Bumblebee. There's not much to see really, but you get the idea of the shape and size of a half transformed...Transformer. The picture, which I haven't copied as I'll leave you...

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Brosnan back as Bond?

Wow, this is a stonkingly good rumour, and rumour it most certainly is, but word is that there is a plan to make another version of Thunderball and perhaps to take Pierce Brosnan back into the role as Bond. Now it's from the same seriously rumour heavy post on Moviehole,...

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Sony has Flying Daggers sequel

Reports are that Sony have managed to gain the US distribution rights for Zhang Yimou’s follow up to House Of Flying Daggers, Curse Of The Golden Flower. Hopefully the rest of us won't be far behind. From Empire comes the good news. Yimou is filming right now on the tale...

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Matrix sequel?

There's a very small and short rumour walking around that perhaps there's going to be another Matrix, or a spin off tale at least. The rumour goes that...well...there is nothing to the rumour really, apart from gossip over at Moviehole that there might be another. I recall Clint telling me...

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Marie Antionette trailer online

There's a trailer for Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette online that looks pretty new, and although it's difficult to catch through the awful player it's encoded in, it does give us some more information about the film. Without managing to see the trailer over at AOL Movies through dtheatre, I'm just...

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Seven minutes of Ultraviolet online

Following on from that story about the editing lockout on Ultraviolet, comes the chance to watch the opening seven minutes online, and actually it's worth it to see Milla Jovovich in next to nothing fighting with hardcore weaponry. Just you wait for that review though, the final film is dire,...

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Wimmer and Jovovich unhappy with Ultraviolet

With exceptional timing, I'm just about to write up my review of Ultraviolet, and here comes a report of how the Director and Star were locked out of the edit room against prior word and agreement, and have now spoken out against the film that was finally shown. From Milla...

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Halle Berry jumps to TV

Halle Berry is looking to move into television and produce an HBO comedy series. According to Empire she's already experienced some good results with producing shows as her executive produced show Lackawanna Blues won many accolades and awards. Her next project is called Mixed Up: ...based on Scrubs writer Angela...

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Rockstar Low Riders documentary

Rockstar, the company behind the superb Grand Theft Auto series have produced a documentary called Sunday Driver about the art of low riding, an act that is featured throughout the GTA series on the typical low riders. Low riding is where the suspension is modified to make the car ride...

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Snakes on a Plane teaser

Snakes on a Plane has another teaser online...woo...I'm so not excited. You can see it over at Yahoo through dtheatre. Yeah, I watched it, and I did love the teaser trailer running in the cinema with all the titles and the warnings of what other films will bring you this...

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Spider-Man 3 trailer leaked online?

The Spider-Man 3 trailer has been promised in a matter of hours on Apple, however someone couldn't wait and it's been leaked onto the Internet in a lower resolution version, but none the less it's here...allegedly! Just a little word of warning, the trailer comes through Digg at slashFilm, and...

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Lady in the Water early review

There's an early review online for Lady in the Water, and it's very positive. It also carries a warning of a few smaller spoilers, but nothing big. Over at Jo Blo they have the review that talks about strong casting and great performances, here are a few non-spoiler quotes below....

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Pan's Labyrinth new trailer online

A new, hi-res trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth is now online, and it looks very good. Far removed from a children's tale and firmly steeped in darkness, it is an exciting one. You can see the trailer over at The Movie Box, [QT:WMV:HI:LOW] through Jo Blo. Have a...

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Singer out of Logan's Run?

This story has me worried. I've seen the quotes before where Bryan Singer has said that he's exhausted and drained after Superman Returns, but this story makes us think that he might actually be clearing his own slate for sometime, and that means no to directing Logan's Run. The story...

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Williams talks more Joker

I think Robin Williams is a fantastic actor, and in a way I think it would be a shame for his talents to be used on the Joker in the new Batman sequel rather than a strong solid reality based role. However, he's been talking about the possibility again and...

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Two die in Harry Potter 7

The news for Potter and his crew is not so good, for according to J. K. Rowling two characters are going to die in the final book, and they are big characters too. Speaking on Richard & Judy on British TV, Rowling said, through Coming Soon: "The final chapter is...

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Castlevania videogame becomes a film

You know if I was making movies out of videogames I would chose a much richer and modern game than Castlevania, but then I'm not Paul W.S. Anderson am I? If his Deathrace 2000 [Correction, I think it's 3000 - Richard] remake isn’t next, he will turn to the popular...

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Richards hired, Depp almost fired and sequel talk in Pirates

According to reports, Keith Richards has agreed to appear in Pirates of the Caribbean: World's End, and Johnny Depp was almost fired from the first film after Exec's couldn't understand his character - idiots. Also Gore Verbinksi has been talking about the possibility of another film. According to Rope of...

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Bruce Lee martial arts musical?!

Believe it or not there is a Bruce Lee musical in the works featuring some excellent martial arts action. From Breaking News comes the bizarre story: Tony-winning Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang is planning to stage a musical based on the life of late martial arts star Bruce Lee, a...

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Kubrick's first film online

Stanley Kubrick's first film has just appeared online for you to view. Day of the Fight was made in 1951 and it marked his first (or second) proper film at the age of 22. Actually it could well be his second, Mutiny Company have the film and although they say...

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Uglies in new fantasy trilogy

A new fantasy trilogy is on the horizon adapted from the novel Uglies from Scott Westerfield. The story sounds quite interesting and is set in a look-obsessed near future. Uglies is a futuristic story that takes typical teen anxieties (pimples, self-loathing) and spikes them with a fantasy twist. In the...

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June 26, 2006

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

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The Fast and the Furious film series is great fun and should be admired, why? Well its not trying to pretend its something it isn't. The film is about great looking, fast and noisy cars, great looking women and lot's of testosterone. Let's not forget it's just about the cars...

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Tom Clancy films canned

Two Tom Clancy films in development, Without Remorse and Rainbow Six have both been canned by Paramount. Well, when I say canned they say "in turnaround", pretty much the same thing really. According to Dark Horizons through Moviehole they've dumped both films and are looking back to the Jack Ryan...

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The Last Kiss trailer online

Previously on Filmstalker, I had the story about Zach Braff's new website hosting The Last Kiss teaser, well now the full trailer is on the Internet for you to try and see. I say try because the AOL hosted trailer via Cinema Blend started freezing picture wise and continuing to...

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Film Critics - do you listen?

Lately there's been a move by Hollywood to bypass the film critics and release their movies direct to the public without any press screenings. The critics and press are up in arms about this and strangely every film that is released without screenings turns out to receive negative reviews. It...

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Butler in talks for Priest

Gerard Butler is plastered all over the web just now in a no doubt leaked story that he's in negotiations for the role of a comic book vampire hunting priest. According to Reuters: Filmmaker Andrew Douglas, who cut his teeth on last year's remake of "The Amityville Horror, has signed...

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June 25, 2006

Banderas, Bening and Perlman in Homeland Insecurity

The news is out that Antonio Banderas has completed his negotiations and is signed for the Action/Comedy/Thriller (as described on IMDB) film Homeland Security. He joins Annette Bening and Ron Perlman who are already on board for the film. The news comes from Production Weekly through Coming Soon and they...

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June 24, 2006

Tarantino and Rodriguez talk Grind House

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have been talking about Grind House and have given away a little information about what each segment will be. From Entertainment Weekly through Coming Soon: TARANTINO: Our original idea was to do a horror double feature. The genre I wanted to tackle was slasher films,...

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Pheonix in Reservation Road

Joaquin Pheonix is set to continue his trademark and oscar winning intense character driven performances with a role in the film adaptation of John Burnham Schwartz's novel entitled Reservation Road. The story reads like a perfect casting... From TMZ through Cinematical tells us the blurb... It's about a college professor...

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Transformers Casting Call

Do you want a part in the new Transformers movie? Well perhaps you can, if you meet the criteria that is. 16-17 and 19-23 year olds that look like high school students (don't we all?), who are SAG members and non-union talent, and you have to be able to work...

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Shyamalan's Disney split reported

Michael Bamberger has written a book called The Man Who Heard Voices: Or, How M. Night Shyamalan Risked His Career on a Fairy Tale. In it he tells the story of M. Night Shyamalan's messy departure from Disney... FilmRot carry the entire Times article talking of the book... A new...

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Depp talks 21 Jump Street movie

I have to be honest, there's not a chance of this happening, but Johnny Depp's comments in a recent interview for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest has him saying that he would like to...in a fashion. From the interview with Coming Soon to the statement that a 21...

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Yuma remake canned

The remake of the classic western 3:10 to Yuma has been put into "turnaround" by Sony. I love that phrase, it's so touchy feely and softly softly. It also reminds me of that kids game show with Mike Reid...oh no, that was Runabout. Interestingly, and I didn't know this, Walk...

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Amber Tamblyn talks Grudge 2

Amber Tamblyn has been interviewed about her role in The Grudge 2, the American sequel to the American remake of the Asian horror film Ju-on. That clear? The interview tells us little about the film itself, but we do get a sense of where it comes after the original film....

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June 23, 2006

Filmstalker Hub

Hi everyone, hope you're gearing up for a fun weekend, I know I am. Hopefully four movies are in store with a fair bit of writing and a big night out tonight...so don't expect anything too early tomorrow morning. There's a new page on the site, and it's called the...

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Writer and Director for Watchmen

More news on the epic journey of Watchmen to the big screen. This amazing comic and now graphic novel is a superb read and has threatened to turn to our screens for years. Now it seems that Alex Tse is attached to write the script for Zack Snyder to direct....

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Dark City sequel?

Dark City is an awesome and much underrated film. Alex Proyas produced a superbly dark and rich movie, with excellent performances from Keifer Sutherland and Rufus Sewell, and some amazing ideas before such films as Matrix. Now news is coming not only of a special edition of the DVD but...

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Rodriguez on Grind House 2

Yes there's speculation already on a sequel to Grind House before it's even completed, and it's from Robert Rodriguez himself. The film shows a partnership between Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, each creating one half of the feature with fake movie trailers in between. Apparently even these trailers are fodder for...

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Diesel leaves Black Water Transit

Vin Diesel has apparently pulled out of his latest movie Black Water Transit, a film where he was set to star alongside Kevin Bacon, James Franco and Sophie Okonedo, in what sounds like a great thriller. The blurb from ReelChicago through Coming Soon suggests that this was going to be...

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Dreamworks talks Spielberg and Indiana Jones

The new DreamWorks CEO Stacey Snider has been interviewed about her new role, and in particular to talk about what's on the Dreamworks slate and what Steven Spielberg is set to work on next. The main revelation is that the Indiana Jones 4 script hasn't yet been written, the rest...

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Mission Impossible 4 in Tokyo?

According to Tom Cruise Mission Impossible 4 (M:I4 or M:I:4 or MI:4) is to have a stunning sequence set in Tokyo which will top all those previously and shut down half the city. That is when the film begins development! From Contact Music through Cinematical comes the slightly tongue in...

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Miami Vice gets poor press

Miami Vice has been receiving some poor press before it's even been released, two early reports sugget that it's not a great movie and now Fox News are reporting that it's not a great film. The outlook is beginning to look a little bleak. From Rope of Silicon comes the...

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Wolverine film features Sabretooth

The Wolverine prequel movie may well feature Sabretooth as a protaganist according to the script writer Simon Kinberg. From iF Magazine through Comic Book Movie comes the news that Sabretooth has been spared from the last X-Men movie for the Wolverine prequel, but it raises a few issues. In the...

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Besson's Gangster tale

Luc Besson may produce a mob movie adapted by Michael Caleo from Soprano's fame from Tonino Benacquista’s mob novel Malavita. The book follows the Gangster has he moves to France from America and begins to turn to his old habits of running the town in his own mob style. The...

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New Lord of the Rings DVD Boxsets

Yes, they are bleeding everything out of us. Not content with the content (get it) on the current Lord of the Rings DVD Boxsets you have already? Even if you are, New Line are coming out with even more material and gimmicks for the next release. According to Yahoo News...

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Scoop site live

The site for Woody Allen's new film Scoop has gone live, featuring Scarlet Johansson and Hugh Jackman (both the site and the film). You can see the Scoop official site courtesy of Jo Blo. It looks nice, but there's not a great amount of content just yet. Let's hope that...

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Ridley Scott attached to Gucci epic

It's way to early to attach a director to a script that hasn't been written and just assigned a writer, but Ridley Scott is apparently attached to direct a film covering the massive Gucci empire. The news is that Andrea Berloff has just been signed to start writing a screenplay...

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The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford trailer online

There's no way that title is going to be searchable, but what the hell! The trailer for The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford that was previously picked up on the site was quite poor quality, now it's appeared on Apple for your viewing pleasure, much cleaner...

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June 22, 2006

Luthor hacks Superman Returns site

The marketing department for Superman Returns has gone wild for the last push before the movie release by allowing Lex Luthor to take over the show. Over at the official film site everything starts off as normal, but then things start to go a little strange. Found through Cinematical. There's...

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Channel 4 offering movie downloads

The UK television channel Channel 4, is set to offer movie downloads to rival recent announcements from Apple and BSkyB. The films will be under the FilmFour arm of the television station and marks the continuing move towards the Internet of a movie delivery channel. From Guardian Unlimited Business, Rod...

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BBC Hustle to film

You might wonder what happened to Robert Vaughn aka Napoleon Solo, well he's currently on British Television in a series called Hustle. Well he may not have defected from film for long with the announcement that Hustle is to be made into a feature film. Hustle is a simple affair...

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Sunshine teaser online

There's a new video clip out for Danny Boyle's film Sunshine over at the Sunshine site, Boyle introduces it himself and what follows looks to be an early timecoded trailer clip. From Movie City News through Twitch, comes the link to the Sunshine video page on the Sunshine site. If...

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Pink Panther 2 and 3?!

It looks like Steve Martin is set to reprise the worst role of his career as word is coming out that there's going to be a sequel to The Pink Panther! According to Dark Horizons through Cinematical the news is even more shocking... Steve Martin is rumoured to be doing...

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Damon as Captain Kirk?

This is labelled rumour, and in big bold flashing lettering. According to some reports after the big rumour of Ben Affleck being approached to play the new Captain Kirk in the new J.J. Abrams Star Trek film, the rumour mill is now throwing Matt Damon in the ring for the...

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Mary Shelley's Last Man in development

Here's an interesting story, for all those that didn't know Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) also wrote a book entitled The Last Man by Mary Shelley, a story that was years ahead of The Omega Man and The Last Man on Earth but has never made it to the big...

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Singer developing Harvey Milk film

Bryan Singer is working on a story of Harvey Milk, the San Francisco Supervisor (I'm unsure what that role entails) who, the story says, was the first openly gay man to hold the role and was assassinated along with the Mayor by a fellow Supervisor. The real life story sounds...

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Lasseter's first animation online

John Lasseter's first film The Lady and the Lamp is online to view, and it has all the typical Lasseter hallmarks, particularly the poking fun at Disney. You can see the video over at You Tube, running at four and a half minutes, partially over exposed and all pencil drawing,...

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June 21, 2006

Angel-A trailer online

The trailer for that gorgeous looking film Angel-A from Luc Besson is online at the official site, and it lives up to those fantastic stills we saw earlier today. You can see the trailer and a music video (with some clips from the film) over at the official site, found...

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Copied World Trade Center prompts suit

Paramount is suing an American filmmaker for copying a portion of the World Trade Center screenplay and using it as their own twelve minute film. The complaint is online and includes part of the Oliver Stone screenplay as well as a side by side comparison of the two. Here's a...

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Superman Returns slips in reviews

The amazing strong review record of Superman Returns has begun to slip. Over at Rotten Tomatoes the reviews have fallen from a superb 100% to an extremely good 88%. Nothing to worry about, but when you read some of the critics snips you do feel a bit more of a...

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Open Water 2

The film Adrift has just had its name changed to Open Water 2 for its German release, why, no one seems sure, although the big guess is marketing. Why not? Open Water did pretty well and was quite an effective little film, so why not capitilise on the success? I'll...

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Luc Besson's Angel-A pictures online

There are some pictures from Luc Besson's Angel-A online, and they look quite spectacular. If you weren't interested in this movie before, then you should be now. The pictures are held over at Jo Blo and are well worth a look, in gorgeous black and white they look like they're...

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Portman and Bana in Boleyn film

Eric Bana and Natalie Portman are reportedly in final talks to join a film about the Boleyn sisters fighting each other for the ill fated hand of King Henry VIII. That's the one who beheaded his wives by the way. According to Yahoo News Bana will play Henry VIII and...

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Romero creating World of the Dead?

There is growing speculation that George A. Romero is keen to push on with World of the Dead, a followup to the not bad, but not great, Land of the Dead. Speculation from both Movies Online and Sci Fi Wire give us the impression it's a strong possibility. Looking into...

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Rock hurt on Game Plan

There's a lot of love over at Disney just now as news comes that the Rock has sustained an injury on the The Game Plan and production has stopped, but Disney remains as lovely as ever. "While this is a set back for our production schedule, we completely support him...

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The Science of Sleep trailer online

The trailer for The Science of Sleep has appeared online and to begin with I didn't carry it as it didn't really grab me, but the more I've read the more intrigued I've become. Jo Blo carries a link to the trailer over at Allocine. The story itself is a...

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Tenacious D pictures online

Now I know there's a bigger fan base for Tenacious D than there is for Alpha Dog, so the pointer to the photos of Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny certainly come higher in the queue than Dog does. You can see the pictures for Tenacious D over at...

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Alpha Dog pictures online

There's nothing really new to be seen in these pictures, apart from the reappearance of Justin Timberlake, yes after the initial rush of shouting about Alpha Dog being the big Timberlake film the shouting has all but died and given way to talk of the other actors in the movie....

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June 20, 2006

UK Film Censors look to Internet

The UK Film Classification body, the BBFC, are responsible for ensuring films in the UK are released with an appropriate certification, and now they are asking the UK Goverment to allow them to begin classifying the Internet. According to PC Pro, a leading PC magazine, the British Board of Film...

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Zombie talks Halloween

Rob Zombie has been talking about his upcoming Halloween project. Apparently it's not a remake or sequel, so it's a project. In a recent interview covered on HalloweenMovies.com through Cinematical they confirm that Zombie is doing more than simply remaking the original and that it will be called Halloween. I...

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How Brando returned to Superman

There's actual digital footage of the process of bringing Marlon Brando back onscreen for Superman Returns online. The footage shows the complex and layered process of taking existing footage and making a new Brando talk. In the final sequences you can still tell that there's a level of unreality about...

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Portman joins Kavalier and Clay?

The blurb for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon makes me think I should have found out about this novel sooner, and with news that the project is heading towards film production and Natalie Portman may take a role, is suggesting I should read it sooner...

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Singer reveals how Brando returned

In the new Superman Returns film, the great Marlon Brando is back as Jor-El, Superman's Dad, and Bryan Singer reveals just how they did it. From UK IGN we hear that there were "hundreds of hours" of unused scenes. Hundreds of hours? I hardly think that much, however Singer tells...

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Krrish - the dancing superhero

The first Superhero film with dance numbers? No, Krrish is a sequel to Koi... Mil Gaya, both portraying a Superhero mixing Western effects with Indian film-making. You can see the teaser, trailer, and some clips of the film and behind the scenes over at the excellent official Krrish site through...

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Speilberg to direct Warcraft movie?

This has to be the best rumour I've heard in some time, and frankly I really don't believe that Steven Spielberg is even remotely considering a Warcraft movie, perhaps his production company is thinking about producing one, but I'm sure he's not come through with the idea himself. Still, that's...

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Wardogs featuring ensemble action cast

The script for Wardogs has been picked up by Regency, but why is that interesting news I hear you ask? Well this script backs the idea of bringing together an ensemble cast of action heroes from the eighties and nineties and putting them in one movie. The Wardogs story, according...

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Splinter Cell casting

Oh it's not the casting news I was after for the much anticipated Splinter Cell film from Peter Berg, but it's very close. The boss, Irving Lambert. News is that the character will be played by the man you'll most likely remember from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as the...

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Josh Lucas in GQ's Smart

Josh Lucas is set to play the founder of GQ and Esquire magazines, a man who had a germ phobia that ruled most of his life. From Variety through Coming Soon: The film centers on the magazine powerhouse whose life was almost entirely consumed by his germ phobia. He and...

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Star Wars and Indiana Jones 4 dates

The Licensing International Trade show is where companies sell off the licensing rights to their products, and on our case we're talking big movies. Films like Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix and the big name,...

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June 19, 2006

Blackadder the movie?

Oh it would be so sweet to see the return of Blackadder and this time to the big screen, it's a leap right enough, but disconnected news reports put together spell a strange tale indeed. According to Martha over at Cinematical there are some strange Blackadder movements afoot. Stephen Fry...recently...

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Mutant Chronicles production videos online

The Mutant Chronicles site is live and although we're waiting for the blog (why don't these blogs start during production?!) there's still a few titbits to be had, and first to appear is a production video where the director Simon Hunter takes us round the production offices. You can see...

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Superman Returns reviews

The early Superman Returns reviews are coming out and the comments are superbly positive, although as with all early poster grabbing reviews you have to be a little cynical, but some of these comments are very strong. From the BBC: Variety magazine's critic said..."It is sincere, with an artistic elegance...

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Superman Returns score online

The entire musical score for Superman Returns is online for you to listen to, and I mean the entire score, coming in at a whopping fifty five minutes and ten seconds. I'm off to tell my Dad about it right now, and you should definitely listen to at least the...

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Clerks II clips online

There are some clips online for Clerks II, one featuring that gorgeous lady Rosario Dawson and another with that couple of misfits, Jay and Silent Bob. Head over to Rope of Silicon through Jo Blo to see them, there are three and they're in streaming Windows Media I'm afraid. Frankly,...

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Eve of Understanding wins at Female Eye

The independent movie Eve of Understanding, that actually has a really good blog, has just walked away from the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto with the Best Feature Film award. A huge well done to them, I'm so hoping they've managed to get the film into the Edinburgh Film...

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Rocky Balboa blog moving

Interestingly they've finally realised over at the content dry marketing blog for Rocky Balboa that just releasing marketing shots isn't really going to work for them, and it looks like the blog is closing. Good news is that it's moving, and the move suggests they might get a real blogger...

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Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift cars

If you're a bit of a car nut, especially beefed up Japanese cars, then this link is for you. This site allows you to explore some of the cars of the new Fast and the Furious movie, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Unfortunately, there's no S2000 in this...

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Movies for the Dads

Well with Father's Day just passing us by Dads everywhere will be getting back into the swing of things after enjoying a day of pampering, or at least hiding in the garage. Dads are strange, they seem to have an unusual taste in jumpers, socks, music and movies. Even stranger...

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Star Trek series pitch revealed

Now that the Star Trek movie is in someones safe hands and it looks as though it's set to go ahead, Bryce Zabel (creator of Dark Skies, writer of many other shows) is revealing the treatment he and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski developed together. I remember when this...

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McShane in Hot Rod

Ian McShane has grown from strength to strength since his appearance in the television show Deadwood, and with three quite strong movies in the near future there's news of another one today where he'll be playing the father of a stuntman. The premise is quite interesting and comes from Variety...

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June 18, 2006

House of the Dead 3 begins production

There's another videogame adaptation in the works, and this time not from the usual suspect, this one is House of the Dead III and it is due to be developed through the newly created development company with Ray Harryhausen and Mark A. Altman. Now I'm stopping there for a moment...

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Transformers teaser scored

It's hardly a huge piece of news, but the teaser trailer for the Transformers movie has been scored by Steve Jablonsky who is signed to score the whole movie, and has previously worked on other Michael Bay titles and has some strong composer and additional music credits to his name....

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Uwe Boll takes head for Seed

Yes, it looks like Uwe Boll has finally learnt something from his movies to date and is finally going to deliver a movie that is not based on a videogame. Seed is an original horror currently in pre-production. Okay, so maybe he's learnt nothing, but at least he's trying something...

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Gypsy still a dream

The early reports of a possible Gypsy musical seem to be just that, early, and very early at that. In a hurried retraction from the source of the story we hear that the Weinsteins are merely dreaming of the project, don't own the rights and casting hasn't even been thought...

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June 17, 2006

Lady in the Water site online

The official Lady in the Water website is online, kicking off with a Flash trailer and containing some different trailer formats as well as a fair few picture downloads. The trailer, once again, gets me perfectly. You see the mystery and appearance of the Lady herself and all is nice...

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Plot revealed for Pirates of the Caribbean 3?

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is going to be the end of the Pirates trilogy, and the end of the line for Jack Sparrow in the cinematic world, everyone say awwww...and now say it again and mean it. Early reports on the internet have the rough plot details,...

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Lake House vs Tokyo Drift

It's interesting looking at reviews, especially when they've been grouped together and given a percentage rating, and then to compare them against other films on release. For instance take The Lake House and pitch it against The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, which would win? Well over at Rotten...

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June 16, 2006

Singer and Spacey talk Superman Returns

Both Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer have been talking about Superman Returns, and through all the information we've heard before and the idiotic questions "what was it like to be bald?", there's a few interesting snippets to be had. The interviews are over at SuperHero Hype for Kevin Spacey and...

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Hoffman joins CIA in Afghanistan

Philip Seymour Hoffman is set to join the cast of Charlie Wilson's War, the story about the covert work in Afghanistan to assist the rebels in their war against the Russian invading forces. Already cast is Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in the Mike Nichols directed film. According to Variety...

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Hartnett to lead 30 Days of Night

JoshHartnett is negotiating for the vampire story 30 Days of Night. Set in Alaska the film will chart the longest night in the northernmost town in Alaska, a place where the sun does not rise for a whole month in the dead of winter. Perfect for Vampires to go a-hunting....

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Weaver joins Vantage Point

Sigourney Weaver is in talks to join the thriller Vantage Point as a TV producer chasing the assassination story, it's already gaining a big cast and the thriller itself promises a good storyline. The movie is portraying the attempted assassination of the President (Bush?) from five different viewpoints. You would...

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Allen's Scoop trailer online

Although we had the trailer for Woody Allen's Scoop a little while ago, it's now up on Apple's site in a nice Quicktime format. So if you haven't looked yet at the new film with Scarlett Johansson and Hugh Jackman, now is the time. You can see it hosted over...

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June 15, 2006

Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage

DVD Four Stars
Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage came as a personal recommendation from a friend, and when he also presented to me the DVD I had no choice but to watch it, and for that I thank him. I'd heard nothing about this film, and the blurb told me little. Yet...

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Film Three Stars
Having received much criticism at Cannes from the British press, despite winning the Palmes Golden Award, I was keen to see what all the controversy was about for Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes the Barley. From what was being said it did sound like the issues was with the...

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Conan returns with writer and director

Conan the Barbarian is back. The next movie in the Conan series is about to begin its long process with the announcement today that Warner Brothers have assigned a writer, and the potential director to the film. Now I don't know what potential really means here, it could mean that...

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Spielberg to tackle Black Holes?

Steven Spielberg may just be starting work on a project that will see the real science of black holes explored in a science fiction movie. According to Yahoo News: ...an untitled sci-fi film that delves into Caltech physicist Kip Thorne's theories of gravity fields. Although the project is considered embryonic...

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Pitt and DiCaprio fight over zombies

The production companies of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio were engaged in quite a bidding war over the last few days to secure the rights to World War Z, a more serious look at a world overrun by zombies, written by Max Brooks the writer of Zombie Survival Guide. Pitt's...

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Rutger Hauer to direct Changing Fortunes

Rutger Hauer is changing direction somewhat, usually cast as a psychotic madman he's decided to move behind the camera and direct a film about a World War II unsung hero called Changing Fortunes The story is from the Hollywood Reporter through Coming Soon: The film is a biopic on the...

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Bullock tells Reeves no Constantine 2

Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves appeared at the press conference for their new movie The Lake House, and Reeves was asked about a possible Constantine (review) sequel. Although Reeves was slightly positive about it, if it gets off the ground, Bullock had some strong advice for him. From Sci Fi...

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In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Seige trailer online

Uwe better believe it, the latest Boll offering In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale is online for a little taster, it doesn't seem to claim it's the completed trailer yet, but apparently it's close and I have to say it's dull and it contains perhaps one...

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MTV Award clips online

Clips from the MTV Awards are online now, and they include some performances, award speeches, and most importantly those parody moments that MTV always do. Sorry I didn't mean for that to sound negative (if that's the way you read it), I actually love these sketches and I'm downloading them...

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June 14, 2006

Superman Returns clips online

There are a heap of clips for the new Superman Returns movie online, a whole eleven of the little suckers. The clips are hosted over at IESB through dTheatre. If you don't want to experience the movie in all its glory on that huge screen without having seen too much...

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Jackass: Number Two trailer online

There's a trailer and clip for Jackass: Number Two online showing Johnny Knoxville indulging in the scariest activities, he's smoking...and that's just the beginning. Wait till you see this it's obscenely crazy. From Jo Blo comes the two links. One for the trailer through Yahoo Movies, as well as a...

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Fox joins studio download phase

Fox is the latest studio to start offering Internet users the ability to purchase and download movies, legally. Not only that but they're also offering TV shows, and amongst that list will be Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Serenity! The story from Pan and Scan is disheartening: Movies will range in...

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Latifah and Foxx get serious

To be honest the serious work that Queen Latifah has done on her career is nowadays hard to remember. However she looks set to try and change that as she appears with Jamie Foxx in an HBO movie about the true life story of a mother who overcomes her crack...

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The Book Thief optioned

The news that another book has been optioned for a movie wouldn't normally excite me, but this one has an interesting twist. The story for The Book Thief is narrated by Death. From Variety through Coming Soon: Fox 2000 has optioned best-selling young-adult novel The Book Thief, by Australian writer...

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First mobile filmed feature film?

A ninety three minute documentary has just been completed with filming taking place on a single mobile phone and an occasionally used torch for extra lighting. The documentary is an Italian made film which covers explicit sex discussions taken from over seven hundred separate conversations. The film-makers reduced that down...

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Children of Men first reviews

Children of Men has been seen, advanced screenings have allowed a select few in, and a couple of reviews have now popped up on the Internet. The reviews have some spoilers in them, so I stayed clear of the source over at AICN and read the summaries at Jo Blo....

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Capote 2, Infamous pictures online

It's very unfair to call the Capote themed film Infamous Capote 2, since it's nothing to do with the original other than the odd occurence of studios making the same story at the same time. However this film also seems to have a strong cast, and another good character lead....

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Hopkins Slipstream gains cast

The casting for Anthony Hopkins new film Slipstream, which he both wrote and directed, is growing in size and stature. John Turturro, Camryn Manheim, Jeffrey Tambor, S. Epatha Merkerson, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Lawford and Michael Clark Duncan have joined the ensemble cast...Hopkins, Christian Slater, Stella Arroyave, Lisa Pepper, Kevin McCarthy,...

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Bacon's Loverboy trailer online

The trailer for Kevin Bacon's second directorial outing Loverboy is now online. The film is about a dysfunctional family and carries an R rating, it also stars a fair chunk of his immediate family too. The trailer is hosted at Apple Trailers [QT:M:iPod]. Just yesterday I wrote about Bacon discussing...

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Rollins takes Wrong Turn 2 DVD

Henry Rollins is set to star in Wrong Turn 2, a direct to DVD sequel. From The Hollywood Reporter through Coming Soon: Rollins plays a host and producer of his own reality TV show titled "The Ultimate Survivalist," which features six contestants who will be thrown together for six days...

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Rappers turned actors, a phrase

Rappers turned actors, a phrase that we hear repeatedly nowadays, and so it goes one step further with the announcement of a Missy Elliot biographical movie in production. Now it's something I can actually understand as most rappers are playing a persona, and as a result they are acting. It...

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Wicker Man poster

The poster for the new Wicker Man movie has arrived, and if you know the original it pretty much tells the story, along with that typical Hollywood revelation tag line. Also if you check out the full size over at Jo Blo you can see the backdrop of Cage's face...

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June 13, 2006

Kevin Bacon talks Loverboy and dark roles

Kevin Bacon's latest movie is called Loverboy, a strangely family film, but a family film with a difference. The story of a doting, unstable mom suffocating her son with love, Bacon's second turn as a director includes flashbacks to the mother's own problematic childhood. The film is rated R and...

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Harry Potter pulls out of Italy

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix looks like to be pulling out of the town in Italy that Warner Brothers were scouting for filming after those that had signed NDA's spoke out about the potential filming. According to BadTaste.it through Movies Online, as soon as the studio heard...

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Charlotte's Web trailer online

Charlotte's Web is a film that I thought would never work, and that I never thought I'd show interest in. Then the web site and its flash trailer arrived and I decided not to peak. Now though, the trailer arrives in formats that are user friendly, Quicktime. You can see...

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Magnum P.I. update

A Producer of the TV series of Magnum P.I. has spoken about the new film, and the lack of Tom Selleck in the main role. There's not much to be said, but the latest news on the movie version is that the script is being re-written and that there may...

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FYI - Film Your Issue competition winners

Film Your Issue is a short film competition for Americans which encouraged people to do just what it said, film issues that meant something to them. The results are interesting with a few nuggets to be found, some well filmed shorts, some great stories, and some great combinations of both....

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Borat trailer online

For those of you who really get into Sacha Baron Cohen, the trailer for his new movie Borat is now online, as well as an exceedingly tacky website. For me the trailer, courtesy of You Tube, is about as funny...well, as funny as anything I've seen from Cohen, but them...

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Zeta-Jones in Gypsy musical

Rumours are that Catherine Zeta-Jones is to return to the success of Chicago with another on screen musical, Gypsy and again directed by Rob Marshall. The rumour is from NY Post through Coming Soon: Now the rumor is out and hot that the Weinstein Company is close on the heels...

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

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest has finally let slip some non-trailer action online, there's now a short clip available for your viewing pleasure and it's up to you to review it. Get watching and then come back to tell everyone what you think. The clip is hosted over...

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Burton turns to Sweeney Todd

Tim Burton has changed his schedule by delaying Believe it or Not in order to push forward with Sweeny Todd, a big screen version of the Stephen Sondheim musical and starring the Burton favourite Johnny Depp. The postponing of Believe it or Not marks another delay for poor Jim Carrey...

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Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift review

Once again the local Vue cancelled a Press screening and I lost the chance to see Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, you might not be as sad as I am about that but there's fast cars, pounding music and action to be had. How can that not be fun?...

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Finchers Zodiac delayed?

The news is coming out that Zodiac, the next film from David Fincher, is delayed until next year, the UK was already looking at a 22nd December release date, but I personally think that was a place holder, and now that looks to slip past the reported US release in...

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Tenacious D pictures

Pictures are now online for the Tenacious D in 'The Pick of Destiny'Tenacious D movie. The pictures are over at Cinema Blend and you can see them over at their gallery. They guys over there are excited about the movie, I'm somewhat different in that way because I haven't really...

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Harry Potter in Queen scene

Harry Potter is taking to the stage for the Queen's 80th birthday party, in a new scene that will be specially written for the birthday show. According to the BBC it's going to be big: Radcliffe and Watson, Hermione in the Harry Potter films, will appear in one scene with...

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The Lake House reviews

The Lake House marks the return of the Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves partnership, and although it's another remake of a strong Asian movie which might not make it across the translation, the first reviews are coming out and as of now they are fifty-fifty. Over at Rotten Tomatoes they...

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McGuigan helms Equalizer and Knights

The director of Lucky Number Slevin, Wicker Park, Gangster No. 1 and The Acid House, Paul McGuigan, is signed up to direct both The Equalizer and Four Knights, a film based on the play Four Knights in Knaresboro, a tale which seems as dark as many of his other films....

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Fight Uwe Boll on film

Uwe Boll has challenged his critics to a boxing match live in his next movie Postal. In an amazing publicity move he's offered to fly five critics, who prove their hate of him worthy, to the set of the film where they will enter a boxing match with him. Not...

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Dukes of Hazzard 2 casting

Casting is almost complete for the direct to video\DVD travesty of The Dukes of Hazzard 2, and it doesn't seem pretty. Moviehole have the casting update: Maxim model April Scott (whose biggest claim to fame seems to be as either 'model' on "Deal or No Deal" or 'Girl in Bikini'...

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What made Connery win the lifetime achievement?

I have some beefs with Sean Connery, but none of them preclude from celebrating the talent of his film career. So it is with a proud Scottish heart that I congratulate his recent American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement award. Well done Sean. It made me think though, what would you...

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June 12, 2006

Singer reveals Superman Returns cut scenes

Bryan Singer has been talking about some of the cuts he's made from the big screen release of Superman Returns, and tells us about the longest scene that was originaly at the beginning of the movie and may make an appearance on the DVD release. According to Sci Fi Wire...

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Harry Potter filming in Italy?

Looks like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is set to shoot some scenes in Italy to take advantage of the beautiful countryside there. From BadTaste.it through Coming Soon: An Italian newspaper reports this morning that crew and production team members from Order of the Phoenix have been...

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Nighy speaks Pirates of the Caribbean

Bill Nighy has been speaking about his career, and in particular his appearance in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. There's not much to go on because, as always, they'll get shot for revealing too much of the plot before the film, but he does give us a little...

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Weir departs Johnny Depp movie

Peter Weir has left the production of Shantaram starring Johnny Depp after the studio didn't appreciate his visualisation of the story, it seemed to differ from that of the Studio executives. The news from Variety through Coming Soon: "Peter moved on from this film because his interpretation of it differed...

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June 11, 2006

Sideways

DVD Four Stars
I'd heard great talk of this movie for some time before actually coming to it, and interestingly I came to it through the news of Thomas Haden Church in Spiderman 3! The comments about his acting ability and references to this film made me think I had to see it...

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Assault on Precinct 13

DVD Four Stars
I remember this film from the John Carpenter original, and I really couldn't see it being remade. The cast was a mixed bag for me but the presence of Gabriel Byrne, Laurence Fishburne and Brian Dennehy I was drawn to it, just to see if it could live up to...

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The Devil's Rejects

DVD One Star
Oh dear, following on from the news that Rob Zombie was going to make the next in the Halloween series I had high hopes, and mainly based on hype I'd heard regarding his movies. Well I've just had the opportunity to see The Devils Rejects, and I wish I too...

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Alexander: Director's Cut

DVD Three Stars
I was daunted by this movie from the beginning, Oliver Stone never panders to the audience and always presents his own vision, something I truly admire, but that can make his films somewhat inaccessible and hard going. In this case I had already been through all the hype and news...

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June 10, 2006

Pixars Cars mixed reviews

It's interesting that the reviews for Cars are so up and down, and the majority of the ones that are up are heavily falling on two aspects, Pixars past and computer animation. Over at Rotten Tomtaoes has it rated heavily on 73% (well this second it is!), and so surely...

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Hostel 2 story revealed

Eli Roth, the writer and director of Hostel (review), has revealed his plans for the sequel to the highly successful horror movie, and they look like they'll work well without being too cheesy. ...he's writing the sequel for three girls, something that producer Quentin Tarantino suggested. "They're studying in Italy...

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Superman Returns not so good?

There have been early industry screenings of Superman Returns already, and the news is not so good. Let's bear in mind that these people are probably not the atypical superhero fans, but this is still concerning none the less. Have we perhaps just seen all this before? From Jo Blo...

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Watchmen update from DC President

DC Comics President Paul Levitz has been talking about what's coming up on the DC movie slate, and there's little update on anything other than letting us know that there can be a long time between signing and a movie. However he has some words of personal hope for the...

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Jimmy Olsen signed for two Superman sequels

Sam Huntington, who plays Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns, has admitted that he's signed up for another two Superman sequels. Don't get so excited though, this is a common signing practice. You'll see actors being signed up for sequels just to ensure that they are available in case the projects...

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Lucas wants Connery in Indy 4

At the AFI awards ceremony for Sean Connery, George Lucas stated that he wants Connery to play Daddy Jones again in the next Indy movie Indiana Jones 4. No offence to anyone involved Lucas, but you better get a move on. From Access Hollywood through Coming Soon: "I would love...

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Clooney to receive Cinematheque Award

George Clooney has been building his career behind the camera at a phenomenal rate with equal success, both with audiences and critics, and he's being rewarded for it with the announcement that he is to receive the 21st American Cinematheque Award in October. According to PR Inside: The honour is...

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June 9, 2006

Jackson buying Uri Geller novel?

Peter Jackson is reportedly chasing the rights to Uri Gellers novel Ella. The book is about a young girl who discovers she has psychic powers, and it receives some good reviews from those who've read it. The story comes from FemaleFirst's website through The Guardian. I've never been a big...

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Transformers site live

Well the hype around Transformers is kicking off as we see the official site pop up online with nothing more than a countdown and the teaser background, and the official teaser poster. Neither have me excited. The teaser poster can be seen in all it's glory over at AICN, or...

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Another Pulse trailer

There's another trailer for the US remake of Pulse online, and this one gives away a biggie. I'm not sure if it's big in terms of the US version, but it was good not knowing this when you saw the original. However, if you want to see it you can...

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Tale of Two Sisters remake

Another Asian remake hits the press with A Tale of Two Sisters being made by Dreamworks with brothers Tom and Charlie Guard in talks to direct. The Dreamworks version will follow a similar vein, the blurb comes from The Hollywood Reporter through Coming Soon: ...modern-day teenage sisters Anna and Alex...

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John Fusco writes The Seven Samurai remake

The Seven Samurai remake has gained a writer, John Fusco whose writing credits include Hidalgo, Loch Ness, The Babe, Thunderheart and Young Guns...a fair mixed bag indeed. According to Variety through Coming Soon, he's the writer onboard. He certainly has a lot to live up to, and does his career...

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Last Kiss teaser at Zach Braff

Paul Haggis is a writer I really like, nah love. After Million Dollar Baby I fell apart. His latest project is called The Last Kiss and it stars Zach Braff who carries the exclusive teaser over at his new blog site through Moviehole. Braff is not just a funny guy,...

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Thurman in school shooting

Uma Thurman is set to star in a movie adapted from the book The Life Before Her Eyes by Laura Kasischke, which tells the tale of a woman who survives a school shooting. The way I just wrote that makes it sound like it's extremely common, an off-hand comment almost,...

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Hitchcock's Birds remake continues

Oh I really had thought that the planned remake of The Birds had died, unfortunately though it hasn't and the latest reports are that the Studio are still trying to move forward with it. As I wrote about a long time ago, this isn't a remake as such but it's...

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Thieves of Baghdad, a lite Iraqi War film

Despite a couple of stories today about strong Iraqi War stories being brought to the screen and there being many more strong tales of human endurance and suffering untold, Thieves of Baghdad looks set to bring us a more positive side of the war. From Variety through Coming Soon: The...

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Cusack completes Iraq War drama

When I read this story about John Cusack finding his next film project because he was searching for a tale that told what happened when coffins came back from Iraq I thought we would be in for a strong political tale, but again this Iraq War film looks back to...

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Hitcher gains final cast

The final casting for The Hitcher remake is complete with the announcement of Zachary Knighton as Jim, previously played by C. Thomas Howell. The story comes from Rogue Pictures through Coming Soon, and doesn't give much more away. It begins production this month and is set for 2007 release. My...

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Beckinsale is Russian Spy

Kate Beckinsale is certainly keeping things diverse and her next role is sending her back to the time of the Cold War and making her Russian. She's set to star in April 23, a Russian-American spy thriller. According to MTV through Coming Soon: "I'm probably going to do 'April 23rd,'...

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Stop-Loss Iraq war drama

We're seeing more and more films based around the Iraq War begin production. Stop-Loss is another such movie which concentrates more on this side of the war when a soldier decides not to return, despite being called to by the military through this stop-loss procedure. Ryan Phillippe is in negotiation...

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Penn and Hurt go Into the Wild

Sean Penn is set to direct Vince Vaughn, William Hurt and Catherine Keener in the same movie, Into the Wild, a film which suggests a lonely and harrowing story. Penn also wrote the screenplay from the original novel. From Time Out Movie Blog: The film tells the tale of Christopher...

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June 8, 2006

Election (Hak se wui)

Film Four Stars
From the moment this film begins you realise that there's going to be a lot more to it than a typical gangster movie. Instead of stylish action the titles suggest that this film will be slower and more thoughtful, and for the most part it delivers just that. The film...

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Battle Royale gets US remake

The news that New Line have just bought the rights to the Japanese movie Battle Royale is stunning, provoking much the same feelings as they did with news of the (hopefully dead) Oldboy remake, how could they possibly remake it? Battle Royale is a film based in the future in...

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Wiseman talks Die Hard 4 and Underworld 3

Len Wiseman has been speaking out about Underworld 3 and Die Hard 4, and although he doesn't give much away he raises hopes for both movies. From iFMagazine through Rope of Silicon. On Underworld 3 he tells us much of what we know about the prequel, but some interesting news...

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Wright and Def replace Washington and Cheadle

Jeffrey Wright and Mos Def are set to star in Little Scarlet, a film adaptation of a novel from a series of books based on the characters Easy Rawlins and Mouse, originally played by Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle in Devil in a Blue Dress. Little Scarlet is considered the...

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Snakes on a Plane trailer

I caught this pirated trailer for the movie Snakes on a Plane some time ago online and forgot all about it, it's already done the rounds but I saw it pop up again today and thought it was worth writing about. The Studio must have realised how poor the first...

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24 is signed up

The movie version of the Jack Bauer TV series 24 has just been given the official go signal. Fox has completed the deal with the shows creators and all looks set to continue, but there's no signing for Keifer Sutherland as yet. Over at Variety through Coming Soon they have...

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Alien vs Predator 2 gains directors

The news that the Brothers Strause, as they seem to be called, have landed the Directors role for the Alien vs Predator 2 movie, otherwise known as AVP2. The news was previously reported from Wikipedia, but since we were questioning the truth of IMDB earlier in the week, I had...

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Lake House images

There's a plethero of images just appeared for the movie The Lake House, the remake of the strong and subtle Siworae called The Lake House starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. There's not much to go on, but at least Reeves isn't wearing leather here. Actually I have to admit...

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Top Movie Mistakes

Movie mistakes are odd, sometimes they are an amazing find and provide a good giggle or a moment of "look at that!", or they can ruin a moment in a film and you can't believe what's just appeared on screen. Now if only someone listed those biggest moments and rated...

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June 7, 2006

Alba reveals more Fantastic Four

Jessica Alba has been revealing more about the Fantastic Four movie sequel, and although it's not much, there's a hint at what Sue Storm is up to. In the previous story she said... ...Susan Storm, has another love triangle... ...and in this latest interview from MTV through Superhero Hype she...

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Jackman replaces Crowe in Luhrmann movie

Russell Crowe is most definitely out of Baz Luhrmann's new movie, and Heath Ledger won't be accepting the part of replacement, however the next in the line has, Hugh Jackman. The news from Yahoo gives us the plot outline: set in northern Australia before World War II. Shooting starts in...

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Texas Chainsaw prequel trailer online

The trailer for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel is online, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Beginning, and it looks pretty good. Scary, freaky, and the baddies have a total disregard for human life with a thoroughly chilling speech. Perfect. Plus it's starring R. Lee Ermey. You can see the trailer...

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Satan returns in Evil Seek

Wayne Kramer has taken quite a turn in his career to bring the story of Satan coming to Earth in human form to pick a successor in Evil Seek. Sounds bizarre doesn't it, and it also sounds strangely attractive. The story from Now Playing Magazine through Jo Blo tells us...

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Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift car featurette

Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift has a new feature online which shows a few of the cars and some cool stunts in the movie. Still no sign of my S2k in this episode though...sigh. The feature is over at IGN [WMV:QT]. The Hulk car looks superb, and I'm actually...

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Hellboy 2 moves to Paramount

The movie Hellboy 2: The Golden Army was in limbo for a short time when it moved from Sony to...well, to nowhere. Now Guillermo del Toro let's us know that it has found a home and a home of love. Paramount. From iFMagazine.com through Coming Soon: "We're moving studios right...

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UK Chinese Film Festival announced

There's going to be a new festival next year concentrating on Chinese cinema. Originally showing in Edinburgh it will begin touring the country shortly after. Featuring over twenty five movies from a period of modern day right back to the conception of the Chinese film industry, this festival promises much....

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Skinwalkers complete

I remember writing about Skinwalkers when it was first announced and highlighted one of the writers pedigree, James DeMonaco. The warring werewolf story sounded interesting but didn't really sell anything new, until you see DeMonaco's previous writings...well one...The Negotiator. The news from Cinematical is that they are heading for an...

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Lost Andrews joins Grind House

The cast on this, or rather these, movies from Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino are growing considerably, and the Lost star Naveen Andrews is really pulling some major roles. Now he's assigned to Grind House. According to Coming Soon... Andrews takes on the role of "a badass military scientist" in...

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Cameron's Project 880 casting

A casting call has been issued for James Cameron's Project 880. The film takes him back to happy grounds, science fiction. The casting call is over at MCN through Coming Soon, and the storyline goes a little like this... In the future, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran is brought to...

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John Powell not scoring Watchmen

Yesterday we had some exciting news that perhaps John Powell was actively engaged in scoring the long awaited Watchmen movie. However all may not be as it seems. As with the Internet in general and more specifically MySpace, there's a suggestion out that this is a faked area and it's...

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June 6, 2006

Die Hard 4 plot revealed

For those of you who don't want to know what the plot of the new Die Hard movie, Die Hard 4, you should look away from this story now, for the plot details have been revealed and they'll be copied in the story over the page. To be honest though,...

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Jamie Foxx as Bob Marley

Jamie Foxx has apparently signed up to portray Bob Marley in a new biographical movie of his life which is developed from an idea by his widow. From Cinematical, the film will be... ...directed by Oscar-nominee Rachid Bouchareb (Dust of Life)...he wants to show the reggae icon's life from childhood...through...

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Kevin Bacon gets Death Sentence

Kevin Bacon is one of my favourite actors, and he's just signed for another interesting movie entitled Death Sentence and directed by James Wan. The story centers on a father (Bacon) out for revenge after his family is attacked in a heinous gang-initiation crime. The father enacts a death sentence...

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Bangkok Dangerous remake old news

News is spreading on the Internet about the Bangkok Dangerous remake starring Nicolas Cage. May I redirect you to an earlier story on the 29th of May on Filmstalker... Bangkok Dangerous remake the very same story about the film and the attached Cage....

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Zhang in live action Mulan

Ziyi Zhang is in final talks for a three film deal with the Weinstein brothers, the first movie she'll be starring in is the live action version of Disney's Mulan. Second on the slate is the remake of the classic The Seven Samurai...unbelievably it seems to be going ahead. Variety...

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Hairspray remake casting

The remake...sorry adaptation of the comedy musical Hairspray seems to be heading forward with great speed as it gains more cast. For those of you who haven't been following the news, like myself, here's where we are. The casting comes from USA Today through Coming Soon: Amanda Bynes has been...

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Ramsay to shoot high school massacre

Lynne Ramsay, a Scottish film-maker, is about to adapt and direct We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver's Orange Prize winning novel which concerns itself with the aftermath of a high school massacre. According to The Guardian Shriver wants nothing to do with the adaptation. "I've had it up...

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Uwe Boll sues distributer of BloodRayne

Uwe Boll and his production company are about to sue the distributer of Bloodrayne after the extremely poor run it received in the US. The claims are quite harsh and seem to appear quite valid pathetic box office returns or not. From Empire comes the news: Seems that while Dr...

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The Wicker Man trailer online

The trailer for the new The Wicker Man film is online now, and it's very unexciting. It actually looks much like the Omen trailer did in structure and style, although obviously the content is different. I managed to catch a scene near the end where we see Nicolas Cage's character...

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Is Watchmen in production?

John Powell has announced that he's slated to score a movie that's in the preliminary stages, and that movie is the adaptation of the graphic novel Watchmen. Yes, it seems as though there's going to be another attempt at the movie, if we go by his MySpace entry posted just...

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The Black Widow dropped

Could this be the start of the slowdown of the comic adaptations? With so many less than likely titles scheduled to be made it's interesting that Lionsgate has just dropped the adaptation of Marvel's The Black Widow. As far as I'm concerned this is good news. The slate for comic...

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Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne has not long been in this acting malarky and already she's thinking about quitting music, although not necessarily for the movies. In the British magazine TV Hits through Music Monsters and Critics she says that she would love a darker, meatier role... 'I've had a singing career for...

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The Stepfather to be remade

Now the remake machine trundles to 1987 with a remake of the horror movie The Stepfather. That's only nineteen years old! From Variety through Coming Soon we hear the dreadful news: Screen Gems has acquired remake rights to 1987 horror movie The Stepfather for Greg Mooradian and Maverick Films to...

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Spanish thriller gets remake

The Spanish thriller Ausentes (The Absent) is getting a Hollywood remake and the original director Daniel Calparsoro is being taken along for the ride. From The Hollywood Repoter through Coming Soon comes the news that Hollywood is looking to take talent from other film industries and not just Asia. Rogue...

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Satirical Homeland Terror movie

Yes those words didn't seem to fit right with me either, but Miramax and the former editor of the Onion are developing a movie entitled Homeland Insecurity, a comedy about terrorism in America. According to Yahoo News the story... ...will track the misadventures of two Arab-Americans who are mistaken for...

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June 5, 2006

Is Television taking over the Cinema?

Cinema attendance is dropping we're led to believe, and the fault is firmly placed at the door of piracy by Hollywood. People are more likely to download a movie for free and watch it on their PC than go out for the evening and enjoy a movie at the cinema....

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Make your own Thing costume

Over at the Make site they have the coolest shot of someone who has made their own Thing costume with real rocks. Yes that's Thing from the Fantastic Four comics and movie. It looks spectacular but weighs a mammoth 100lbs! The guy who made the full costume took photographs of...

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Cage talks Ghost Rider

Nicolas Cage has talked about the Ghost Rider delay and the character of Johnny Blaze. "They were just tweaking certain things towards the end," he explained. "The reason the movie was delayed, I know that's been on people's minds. There were some effects that finally got authorized by the studio...

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McTiernan directs new action film

John McTiernan who gave us the first and third in the Die Hard series will not direct the fourth. Instead he's planning a new movie called Deadly Exchange. Deadly Exchange, from a script by Ron Shusett and Ian Rabin, revolves around a terrorist who goes undetected as he hunts down...

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MTV Movie Awards 2006

So the MTV Movie Awards were filmed just the other night and there were several surprise winners, I'm not going to spoil things by listing them all, however there are some interesting and funny snippets. Yahoo News tell us that Wedding Crashers seems to have been the biggest success: ...collecting...

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Zombie directing Halloween?

Rumours are rife that Rob Zombie is set to direct the next movie in the Halloween franchise. The reports, the first one I saw being over at Fangoria through Cinematical, are spreading across the Interweb and seem to be meeting positive approval. If you think about the style then Zombie...

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Keith Richards in Pirates?

The story that Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones might just be in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, and it's risen again, just like the man himself. From Digital Spy comes the news. However I'm really dubious because we originally heard that there was a move to try...

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Ledger turns down Crowe role

The news that Russell Crowe had been dropped from the Baz Luhrmann epic also suggested that Heath Ledger was set to take over the role. Well reports are that he's turned it down. From Digital Spy comes the news: ...Ledger has reportedly passed on the project in favour of another...

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Reeves talks Constantine sequel

I have to say that I really enjoyed the movie Constantine (review). Now I will state that I've never read the comics of the story, but the film was exciting, visually and story wise, and surprisingly Keanu Reeves suited the character to a tee. Now Reeves is talking about a...

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Avi Arad says X-Men 4 possible

It seems as though Avi Arad can't make up his mind about an X-Men sequel, previously we wrote about his denial of an X-Men sequel, now he's suggesting it might be possible. We even had Fox denying the idea. From Dark Horizons through Cinematical: When asked about a sequel possibility...

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Avi Arad says X-Men 4 possible

It seems as though Avi Arad can't make up his mind about an X-Men sequel, previously we wrote about his denial of an X-Men sequel, now he's suggesting it might be possible. We even had Fox denying the idea. From Dark Horizons through Cinematical: When asked about a sequel possibility...

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Jones in X-Men 4 and 5?

According to the highly dubious and open to anyone to edit Wikipedia, Vinnie Jones, who plays Juggernaut in X-Men: The Last Stand, has been quoted as stating that his contract extends into the next two movies. However, the quote from the Vinnie Jones Wikipedia entry through Digg says: In 2006,...

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Early Omen review

There's an early Omen review over at my mate Matt's site. It's interesting and much of what I would have expected from hearing the news about the film over the last few months, but seeing the trailers I would have hoped for more. From Darkmatters comes the news. Here's his...

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Wolverine top franchise character

In one of the more silly lists, Wolverine has been shown as the top fictional power player, or in plain speak he's the leading franchise character. That, in Hollywood, equates to hard cash. From Entertainment Weekly comes the news that he beat other characters such as Harry Potter, Spider-Man, etc....

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President promotes Venezuelan Hollywood

The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has opened a film studio in his country which will try and halt the incursion of Hollywood into the culture of Latin America. "It's a Hollywood dictatorship. They inoculate us with messages that don't belong to our traditions," he said. Is the quote from...

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June 3, 2006

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

I know it's been seen before, but I've just watched that long and hilarious trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest again and it deserves another entry now it's over at Apple in all its glory. I don't think I've laughed this much at a trailer since that...

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Woody Allen's Scoop teaser

Online now is a short glimpse of Scoop, Woody Allen's latest movie starring Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson, two incredibly sexy actors...and good actors too! The promo clip over at access hollywood through Jo Blo, and frankly I'm disappointed. It's straight back to the Allen style that I don't like....

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Interview with M. Night Shyamalan online

There's an interview online with M. Night Shyamalan, director of the upcoming Lady in the Water movie, and although it's incredibly lengthy and the interviewer does like to talk himself, there are some good bits of information in there about Shyamalan and his movies in general. The interview is over...

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Loach's Cannes winner not for UK?

Ken Loach is claiming that UK cinemas are not taking up his movie The Wind that Shakes the Barley after winning at Cannes. Apparently it's only received thirty orders for prints compared to the massive five hundred in France. The story from Digital Spy offers no real explanation. ...he said...

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J.J. Abrams talks Star Trek

J.J. Abrams has spoken about his new Star Trek movie, and there's not much to learn. Although he does mention the Kirk and Spock issue, he's keeping his script close to his chest. From Empire Magazine through TV.com: "We've made a pact not to discuss any specifics...Star Trek is something...

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The Descent receives US release

The Descent (review) is a superb horror from Neil Marshall, the man who brought us another superb horror, Dog Soldiers (review on my personal site), and until this year it's not really had a wide release around the world. That has been changing though, and now there's a US release...

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Sl8n8 (Slachtnacht) Dutch horror trailer

Oh I thought it was something to do with mobile phones too, but Sl8n8 is a new horror from Holland that follows your standard routines. Group of young people get together in a dark and spooky location, play with a ouija board and unleash supernatural powers which start to come...

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Will Smith signs Seven Pounds

Will Smith is attached to Seven Pounds, and is even talking about producing the movie. The story is about a man who, while trying to kill himself, falls in love with a woman. (Queue stunned silence). Yes, a Smith vehicle if ever I heard one. The plot doesn't stand out...

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Deviation, the best Machinima yet

Machinima, if you don't know, is the term given to movies (or cinema) made on computers (machines), put them together and what do you have? Cinechines...no, ermmm, Machemas....oh no....ermmm...okay, Machinima. Machinima is starting to get some serious respect, not only did we see some recently regarding the French riots, but...

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Cars are the stars

There's a raft of car related movie stories that I've been holding onto, so today seemed like the perfect day. There's car related news about the Disney film Cars, Back to the Future, Batman, and even an old face from Bond. Cars: From Kelly Blue Book through Autoblog: The US...

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June 2, 2006

Films to watch list

You may have noticed, if you visit the front page, a new section on the right hand side called Watch List. This is a list of the months releases in the UK either recommended or anticipated by myself. It's a rolling list, so as the days move on titles will...

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Omen 6 minute teaser online

Six minutes for a teaser may seem odd, but not with The Omen remake, especially with it being released on the 6th of June 2006. I say teaser because it isn't a linear clip, what Fox have done is cut together a whole raft of short clips from the film...

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Sony want Hanks and Howard

Sony are openly stating that they want both Tom Hanks and Ron Howard for the Da Vinci Code sequel-prequel Angels and Demons, and yet there is no word from either. From Slate.com through Moviehole comes the quote: "We are definitely planning to make this movie [“Angels & Demons”] with Ron...

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Superman Returns writers talk

There's a mammoth interview with Superman Returns screenwriters Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty who helped write the script for this long awaited screen return, and it gives great insight into the ideas behind the movie, the child, the idea of bringing back Brando, is this a sequel to II or...

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Arad reveals Spider-Man 3 spoilers

Now that Avi Arad has left Marvel it seems like he's decided to let a couple of pieces of news out about the story for Spider-Man 3. There's not really anything spoiler-wise, but he does reveal that there are now four villains in the movie. From IF Magazine through Coming...

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Spider-Man 3 set reports

There are more set reports coming out daily at the moment for the new Spider-Man movie, and the latest gives us some interesting thoughts about what's happening on set. Set report comes through SuperHero Hype: My only 'juicy' piece of plot involves Sam Raimi's direction where he specifies that the...

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More X-Men spin off movies

There's more than just the Magneto and Wolverine X-Men spin off movies on the cards and the Production President for Fox is revealing a couple more characters they are looking at, and to me this doesn't sound like they're identifying the most attractive stories from the franchise. "We've also talked...

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Ratner's X-Men documentary

Brett Ratner is promising a lot for the DVD version of X-Men: The Last Stand (review), with a behind the scenes documentary promising around two hours of footage filmed by Ratner himself. Comics2Film have the news through Cinematical: "I have a two-hour documentary on the making of the movie that...

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The many Deaths of Ian

Here's an interesting tale that's set to grace our movie screens, Deaths of Ian is a horror script that tells the story of a guy who is murdered by horrific creatures. The next morning he awakes and is murdered again. It's the idea of Groundhog Day applied to the horror...

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Ryder returns in sex and death

Winona Ryder is back in an unusual sounding comedy called Sex and Death 101. The film is about a man whose life is changed when he receives an email listing all the women he's ever had sex with as well as all the women he's going to. Sounds odd doesn't...

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Foster signs The Brave One

Jodie Foster is set to return to our screens in a few films next year, and now there's news of another movie role which sounds slightly askew, and promises another darker character for her, a change I really enjoyed in Inside Man. From Variety through Coming Soon comes the news...

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Swayze for Guys and Dolls?

It struck me when I was reading this news that Patrick Swayze could be ideal for the film version of Guys and Dolls. However would there be room for him in the already rumoured crowded casting? We have Vin Diesel and Hugh Jackman being tied to the project. However IMDB...

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Comment spam and downtime

Hi everyone. You may have noticed that the site went down for ten minutes or so there, that's because the Web Server just restarted. I managed to chat to the support guys online, as I am now, and they have told me that the comment system was hitting 99% CPU...

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June 1, 2006

Surfer in Fantastic Four 2 confirmed

Jessica Alba today revealed in an interview that the Silver Surfer is most definitely in Fantastic Four 2, along with an unnamed other villain. The interview is over at USA Today through Coming Soon and I have to say it's the most vaccuous interview I've seen "What cocktail helps you...

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Alpha Dog delayed?

Alpha Dog was originally marketed on the fact thatJustin Timberlake was its major star, that seems to have faltered somewhat, as does the expected release date. Yet the news is good with Universal picking up the distribution rights and looking at a 2007 release. According to Variety through Coming Soon...

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Spider-Man 3 villain confirmed

Another villain has been confirmed for the Spider-Man 3 movie, and this time it's straight from the big man himself, Sam Raimi. Now just to avoid spoilers I'll leave you a little gap here and not reveal the name until the main story. However there is a little news on...

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Sean Bean is The Hitcher

Finally some fantastic news for The Hitcher remake, Sean Bean is set to star as the Hitcher himself, taking the mantle from the previous manic madman Rutger Hauerr. Actually I think this is a stroke of genius, over at Moviehole they remind us who the others in the running rumour...

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Avi Arad leaves Marvel

With usual excellent timing Avi Arad has left Marvel and formed his own production company, not only has he taken with him the rights to keep producing the Spider-Man movie franchise, but he's also secured deals to produce two of the long line-up of upcoming Superhero movies he secured while...

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More X-Men 4 denials

X-Men franchise producer Ralph Winter has announced quite firmly that there will be no X-Men 4 movie: "This is the last movie of this type. There might be spin-offs, but it would be hard to gather this cast or a bigger one for another movie of this size." That was...

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