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September 30, 2006

Films on Television this weekend

Okay I'm a day late, but I've been massively busy this weekend what with a PC crashing, photos to develop for a friend, and other life things happening. So here are the films on UK Freeview television this weekend that I think are quite interesting. Even if you're not in...

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Fox Chairman talks Galactus and Surfer

Tim Rothman is the Chairman at 20th Century Fox, and he likes to keep involved in projects, for instance he's been talking to Bruce Willis about the filming of Live Free Die Hard, so he knows what's going on, and he's just confirmed we will see Galactus in The Fantastic...

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Casino Royale extended teaser online

There's a nice long teaser for Casino Royale online right now, and it shows loads of action and gadgets going on, it's Sony laden and they've managed to get everything in there except for a PS3 - however it might just be in the final movie! There's even a nice...

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War Games 2 gains director

There's a rumour about that a director and writer have been found for War Games 2, yes there's going to be one. However the calibre of both does lead you to believe it won't be a mega budget success. From Production Weekly through CinemaBlend comes the story: [Teenage Mutant Ninja...

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Ratner talks X-Men DVD and Van Damme

Brett Ratner has been talking about the DVD version of X-Men: The Last Stand, and it sounds as though he's been putting a lot of work into the audio experience. He also mentions that old rumour of Jean Claude Van Damme appearing in Rush Hour 3. In an interview with...

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September 29, 2006

Doug Jones talks Silver Surfer

Doug Jones is the Silver Surfer in The Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer, and he's finally managed to speak about the role, except he's kept tight lipped about just about everything. He talks a little about how excited he is getting the role, about how careful he's...

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CHiPs duo finally chosen?

Hot on the heels of the news about a Jack Black CHiPs film (that's Californian Highway Patrol for you non Saturday afternoon TV viewers) the rumour comes through that the Jon character has finally been cast. Wilmer Valderrama has already been talking about his role as Ponch, but now Latino...

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Strathairn on Bourne and Spiderwick

David Strathairn is signed up to The Spiderwick Chronicles and The Bourne Ultimatum. The story from Digital Spy is surprising in that Strathairn is joining the Bourne series. Now I'm not knocking the series too much, but Strathairn has become a huge name on some very high brow films and...

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3:10 To Yuma gains Peter Fonda

A huge cast list has joined the western remake 3:10 To Yuma, the western film about a rancher who is persuaded to look after an outlaw who has been captured, awaiting the 3:10 train to take him away. Before then, a battle of wits ensues. Christian Bale and Russell Crowe...

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Sin-Jin Smyth sequel and screenings

There are some excellent comments coming out about the horror film Sin-Jin Smyth, apparently the screenings are going down a storm, and the writer/director Ethan Dettenmaier is talking about the pressure of a sequel. According to Moviehole it's been receiving standing ovations at the test screenings. "There is a lot...

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Competition: The Departed freebies!

This is an historic moment, the first competition on Filmstalker, and big thanks to Warner Brothers for passing on the goodies for the upcoming film The Departed. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Martin Sheen, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Alec Baldwin and Ray Winstone, this is...

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Downey is Iron Man

The rumour out right now is that Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man, and you really have to respect that choice. According to AICN the decision is in the bag and a press release is to follow quite soon. So there's the obvious battle with alcoholism to compare between the...

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Frank Miller talks 300

Frank Miller was interviewed about his thoughts on the new film of his graphic novel, 300. Over at Comics2Film, through Cinematical, Miller talks about how he likes the film and how he managed to leave the directing to Zack Snyder. You do get the feel that C2F were pushing to...

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Volver is Spain's Oscars nominee

The Penélope Cruz starrer Volver from Pedro Almodóvar has been chosen as the official Spanish entry for the Foreign Language Film entry for the Oscars. The film has Cruz playing a mother who's own mum appears back from the dead one day to try and resolve the issues she couldn't...

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Tolkien and Lewis team up

The idea of great heroes teaming up together has been done before, but mainly with superheroes in comic books, now J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams are teaming up to fight evil in the world during World War I. The story sounds bizarre and yet could be quite clever....

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New DVD Format war dead?

Now this is interesting, we knew that the two new DVD formats were coming out and were taking opposite sides of the ring in the next format war, both are incompatible with each other, both have huge backing and both don't want to budge an inch. Well new technology announced...

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Macy's Edmond trailer online

I vaguely remember hearing something about William H. Macy in this film Edmond, but I didn't really follow it up. However I've just seen a trailer online and it's pretty strong stuff. Edmond is just a normal man whose life begins to spiral downwards after a street mugging. It also...

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DOA delayed in U.S.

Not sure why this is happening, but according to reports DOA: Dead or Alive is being delayed until December - I think this is only in the U.S., but there's no real confirmation of that. According to UK IGN the delay is actually a good thing as it's being moved...

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The Woodsman

Film Five Stars
There are three things that make this film so great, the first is Kevin Bacon's stunning performance, the second is Kyra Sedgewick's great acting, and the third is the superb script. All these elements combined together give a striking story that is emotional, personal and drives you to the edge...

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September 28, 2006

Pearl's family endorse Pitt Jolie film

The parents of the murdered journalist Daniel Pearl have openly backed the film being made about his last weeks called A Mighty Heart, produced by Brad Pitt (and others) and starring Angelina Jolie and Dan Futterman. Pearl was beheaded by terrorists in the Karachi, Pakistan in 2002. The film will...

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Spike heading for P.S. I Love You

One of the stars of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spike played by James Marsters, is to make an appearance in P.S., I Love You, a film already starring Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler (lucky devil), and Lisa Kudrow. The film tells the story of a widow who is left ten tasks...

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Appear in Transformers and Prince Caspian!

There are two casting calls out today, one for appearing in Transformers the live action film from Michael Bay - yes you could be appearing next to Optimus Prime and Megatron - and the other is for Prince Caspian...except for that one you have to pay! That one caught me...

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I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK trailer online

The trailer for Chan-wook Park's latest film, Saibogujiman kwenchana or I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK, is online now. Thanks to KFCC through the superb Twitch, the trailer has been tracked down and have a link to it over here. Someone please go and watch it and give me a...

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Craven returns to directing horror

Wes Craven is back in the horror directors chair with a new project that sounds much more subtle than most of his horror to date. Not only that but he's set-up Midnight Pictures, a company that will make horror films that specifically have a sub US$15million budget. He talked about...

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Johansson as Scottish Queen

Scarlett Johansson looks as though she's going to be starring in Mary in Queen of Scots, a film depicting the relationship between Queen Mary of Scotland and Queen Elizabeth I of England, where Elizabeth fought to undermine Mary and overthrow the Scottish rule. It's a great story from the Scottish...

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Apple download to TV revealed

Apple have unveiled some new TV top technology that is set to deliver downloaded movies direct to the television. To me this is the tipping point for downloading films, if this technology is as simple as a Freeview or satellite box then this is going to open it up to...

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Peter Jackson to create videogames

Peter Jackson is moving into the realm of mixing videogame and film by working on developing some projects for the XBox 360. Seems that the Halo deal is giving him something more than the Production and Effects work from the film. He recently announced with Microsoft that they are creating...

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Pans Labyrinth for foreign film Oscar?

Mexico seems to be leading the Oscar race this year with news that they have already lined up their foreign language film, and what is it? Well, a certain Guillermo del Toro film. El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan's Labyrinth) is the chosen film, and I think it has a good...

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More Order of the Phoenix images online

There are another couple of hi-res images of Harry Potter and Luna Lovegood online today from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The photos are over at Coming Soon, and the Potter photo is, well, Potter as usual. The Lovegood photo shows her standing with a wand obviously...

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Hanks and Ryan together again

Homeland Security is a film which didn't really appeal to me from the beginning, and the fact that Meg Ryan is about to appear next to Colin Hanks, Tom's son, doesn't redeem anything for me. According to Variety through Cinematical, Hanks will play and FBI Agent who has to spy...

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Charlotte's Web pictures online

Oh look. There are pictures online for Charlotte's Web, and they're, well...cute. You can see them over at UK IGN. Errmmm...that's all there is really to say on it for me, they look cute and there's a big spider in it. Fat chance of me watching that film then. Bacon...

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September 27, 2006

Oldboy new DVD release

There's a new DVD release of Oldboy coming in November, this one is entitled the Oldboy Collector’s Edition DVD and comprises three discs, three commentaries, five behind the scenes documentaries, ten deleted scenes, and a video diary from the sixty nine shooting days. The full specification list, from MoviesOnline, has...

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Documentary on Haditha, Iraq massacre

Nick Broomfield is known for a couple of really strong documentaries, Biggie and Tupca, Kurt & Courtney, and the one that sticks with me the most, Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer. Now he's about to tackle the story that alleges US Soldiers massacred Iraqi familes in Haditha...

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Rendezvous - racing through Paris

For those of you who don't know, C’était un Rendezvous is reality at it's most heightened, it's a film without any cuts, showing a high speed drive through Paris one morning. If you believe all the rumours, this means racing through Paris in a Ferrari 275 GTB, driven by a...

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Black and Ferrell in CHiPs film?

The talk of the CHiP's film, that's the film based on the TV series about the motorcycle cops - Californian Highway Patrol, has turned quiet. Now it looks like this film might be pipped to the post by a comedy version starring Jack Black and Will Ferrell, much in the...

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Doug Jones confirms Silver Surfer

Doug Jones has confirmed that he will be starring in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer as the Silver Surfer. Well I think we all knew it by now, there wasn't really a surprise, and they'd played it out so long that there's nothing really to make us go...

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Nakata's next - Kaidan, Entity and Out

I'm sure I've written in my previous life that Hideo Nakata had returned to shoot a film in Japan. The film is Kaidan, and is about It's interesting that he hasn't been as successful in the west as would have been thought, however that's not the end of his western...

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Cohen makes kid's prison break film

Rob Cohen is set to make a film about kid's breaking out of prison called Scared Straight. Yes, it sounds like a comedy, and perhaps a camp one at that, but apparently not, it's his usual full speed, high action, but with kids. From The Hollywood Reporter through CinemaBlend have...

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Teaser: Tyrese in 12th Man, Burke under surveillance

Two quick updates today, the first is for Tyrese Gibson producing a sci-fi film 12th Man, and Billy Burke in a "supernatural cop thriller" (must be a new genre) called Surveillance. From Production Weekly through Killer Movies: Burke is to star in a film about an FBI agent tracking a...

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September 26, 2006

Predator 3 starring Stallone?

I love Predator, and Arnie just rocks in it, so this rumour comes as a slap in the face with a cold, wet fish. The rumour is that Predator 3 is going to be made (although not with that name) and it will be starring Sylvester Stallone in the lead....

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QuickTime Trailer for Eastwood's WWII films online

Following on from the previous posting of the new single trailer for Clint Eastwood's two World War II films, Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima had only the WMV version of the clip, well now it's available online in Quicktime, and it looks great. This really does...

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I Am Legend set pictures

There are set pictures online for the new Will Smith starrer, I Am Legend. This is the film of the last man standing type novel by Richard Matheson which was famously made into the right to bear arms film, The Omega Man. Recently we discovered that the story was taking...

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Deleted scenes from X-Men: The Last Stand online

There are deleted scenes from Brett Ratner's surprisingly good X-Men: The Last Stand (review) online now, and the scenes are the ones we're supposed to be treated to on the DVD. They are all in WMV format over at Comics2Film, either at the top under HOT Headlines or scrolling down...

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Teasers: Horror Trier and Witherspoon in serious terror

A couple of updates on casting news... From Production Weekly through Coming Soon: Lars von Trier is going to turn his hand to horror now, a project called Antichrist. From FilmJerk through CinemaBlend: Reese Witherspoon is to star in the story of... ...a Cairo CIA analyst who's life gets turned...

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Scorsese turning Japanese with Silence

Martin Scorsese has already moved on from his coming release The Departed and he's looking to his next work which is also Asian in origin. He plans to adapt a novel from Shusaku Endo called Chinmoku. Silence is a story set in 16th century Japan and the plot goes something...

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Deja Vu trailer online...again?!

Oh this is perfect. Across the web today is the news of a new trailer for Tony Scott's Déjà Vu starring Denzel Washington...and the amazing thing is...I'm sure I've posted this before! Isn't that?... Okay, seriously back in July I posted a story about the Déjà Vu trailer being over...

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Crowe says no to Irwin film

Yesterday I wrote about the speculation of Russell Crowe asking to play Steve Irwin in a biographical film, and I said then I thought this was dubious: Crowe talked at Irwin's funeral, and was indeed a friend, but I'm not so sure that he would be this quick in talking...

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Order of the Phoenix photos really online!

Yesterday I posted a link to a single picture from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, although the article talked about more, there was only the one shown. This morning the set are now online. You can view them over at Coming Soon. I'm not that excited about...

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Goya's Ghosts trailer and stills online

More stills for Goya's Ghosts have appeared online, and it's starting to look quite lavish. Along with the stills on one site is a rather great comment that will make all those red blooded hetrosexual males out there wishing they were on set: SCARLETT JOHANSSON drinking and gossiping with NATALIE...

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning clips online

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning has some new clips online for your viewing pleasure. I saw The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake on telly at the weekend, and I have to say that I was very disappointed in everything apart from Jessica Biel's choice of top. Seriously, the film lost...

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International Eragon trailer

The International trailer for the film Eragon is online. Initially, and actually until I had seen this trailer, I had thought this was going to be following the Dungeon Seige vein, and that John Malkovich, Robert Carlyle, Djimon Hounsou and Jeremy Irons were in it for the hard cash. Looks...

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September 25, 2006

Trailers, the good, the bad and the ugly

There's no doubt that trailers and teasers are an effective medium for selling tickets. They have over ninety minutes of footage to chose from to make a few minutes of exciting and intriguing teaser that will hook the viewer into the story. The audience get to see and hear the...

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Gibson attends Apocalypto screenings

Mel Gibson has attended two screenings of Apocalypto, and he appeared incognito so that neither press nor the public would know he was there. This would be mainly down to wanting to avoid the press and conversations about recent events outside Hollywood, but it might also be just to see...

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WETA to perform Silver Surfer CGI

So the Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, is to have CGI work done after all, and the wild back and forth speculation is over. It seems that the Internet has been saying there's either going to be full CGI or none for some time, but...

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Order of the Phoenix photos online

There are new photos online for the filming of the next Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Seems as though they are proving quite elusive to track down though as the source doesn't actually show them! Over at The Scotsman newspaper they've got one of...

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Pirates of the Caribbean 4?

Disney are keeping their options open on the Pirates franchise with the President of the studio stating that there may well be a fourth in the series with a cryptci quote. "The third film will conclude the initial Pirates trilogy, though it is unlikely to be the last Pirates sequel,"...

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Russell Crowe to play Steve Irwin?

I saw this rumour about Russell Crowe wanting to play Steve Irwin at the weekend, but Filmstalker behind the scenes are extremely busy at the moment as the site takes a serious step forward. Anyway, here I am now getting the details live. Yes, apparently an "insider" has said that...

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Pixar's next short Lifted

Pixar's next short film is called Lifted and is about a failing Alien student attempting his first time abduction of a human, and even that short blurb has the Pixar humour written all through it. It is also scheduled to receive it's first public screening in the form of a...

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Teasers: Howard, Swinton, AvP2, Scott Thomas, Schreiber, Wong

Here are a bunch of casting updates that I'll just lump into the one story. The most interesting is the confirmation of Ron Howard on the Frost/Nixon film, as well as James Wong helming the World War II horror The Watch. From Production Weekly through Dark Horizons: Tilda Swinton is...

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September 23, 2006

Kevin Smith, Film 2006 and Filmstalker

I managed to catch the quite controversial review of Clerks II (review) over on Film 2006 today. Jonathan Ross slated the film and Kevin Smith, he said something akin to "he's never been a writer, director, editor or actor", and he went much further, it really seemed exceptionally harsh. At...

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Scorsese and De Niro biographical film?

There's a story out today that Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro are making a film about their growing up together through life and film. The film might talk about their younger days growing up in the same New York neighbourhood and their work on such classics as Goodfellas, Mean...

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Grudge 2 production video journal

Production has begun on the U.S. sequel to The Grudge, The Grudge 2, and there's a new video jounral online at Ghost House Pictures to show us some behind the scenes footage as well as filming on the set. Again these video journals are done very well and they are...

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No Press screenings for Saw 3

Saw III marks another film is announced without any press screenings which means one of three things: The film is so good it will market and sell itself The film is so bad that the company don't want the press to see it People will go to see it because...

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Teasers: Optimus statue, Pitt no for MI, no Spidey 4?

Here are some quick teasers of film related stories this weekend, as I realise I've got way too much to do. There's a huge Optimus Prime statue in China, Pitt in Mission Impossible wasn't true at all, and there's strong evidence now that there won't be another Spidey film...at least...

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September 22, 2006

Knight Rider without Hasselhoff

It seems that David Hasselhoff won't be appearing in the Knight Rider movie, well if Glen Larson has anything to do with it. Seems as though there's been an ongoing push and pull relationship between the two, and Larson has sold the rights away from Hasselhoff. So there's a chance...

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Superb Texas Chainsaw competition

There's a great competition online to win a prop from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake. It's a set of shackles that was used to secure a character to Leatherface's torture table and includes a certificate of authenticity! How cool is that? Head over to HorrorMovies.ca for a chance to win,...

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Caviezel joins Outlander

James Caviezel has reportedly signed on the dotted line for the film Outlander, it's unclear whether he's replacing Karl Urban who was in talks to star, or hell be alongside. IMDB list Urban as signed. Outlander is a film, as I mentioned before, that sounds so bizarre it could just...

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Television Films this weekend

I started this last week and I thought I'd do it again, for all those readers in the UK with or without freeview, here are the best and most interesting films of the weekend. Will you be watching any of them?...

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The Good Shepherd Trailer online

The trailer for The Good Shepherd is online, the film that has been Robert De Niro's passion for some time, written by Eric Roth it chronicles the birth of the CIA and one of the first operatives, Edward Wilson played by Matt Damon. The cast also includes Joe Pesci, Angelina...

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Grudge 2 and 30 Days video journals

New video journals for The Grudge 2 and 30 Days of Nights have been uploaded, and although there's nothing really earth shattering, they are quite interesting for very different reasons. The Grudge 2 update comes from the new to Hollywood actress Teresa Palmer (who naturally looks very beautiful) and shows...

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Haggis directs Garden of Elah

Paul Haggis' next directorial role is for Honeymoon with Harry, which sounds to me overly sentimental and simplistic for a Haggis story, however it's just been announced that he's set to direct Charlize Theron and Tommy Lee Jones in The Valley of Elah (or "Garden of" according to the source)....

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Maggie Q joins Live Free or Die Hard

Oh I can't get over that title. After the rumours, Justin Long has been confirmed for Live Free or Die Hard, and now Maggie Q on is in talks to star alongside Long and Bruce Willis. The story comes from Variety through Coming Soon. There hasn't been much talk about...

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Beckham film to star Katie Holmes?!

Yes, you read that title correctly, according to news there's going to be a biopic of David Beckham's life and as yet it's unclear what part Tom Cruise will play in the whole film, perhaps production, because he won't be playing David Beckham. However, Katie Holmes is alleged to have...

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September 21, 2006

Keith Richards "wobbly" at Pirates cameo

Seems as though Keith Richards has already filmed his cameo in Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End and according to rumour he was keeping up the Richards mythology by being "slightly wobbly". According to a report from Fox News through Rope of Silicon he was quite drunk. To keep...

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Bobby trailer online

There's a trailer for Emilio Estevez's mammoth cast film Bobby online. Bobby is the story of the night of the murder of Robert F. Kennedy on June 6th 1968 as seen through the eyes of various different onlookers. The cast is just stunning, and from all accounts the story and...

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Gere talks Spring Break in Bosnia

Richard Gere and director and writer Richard Shepard have been talking about Spring Break in Bosnia, their new film that looks at the story of two journalists who head into Bosnia near the end of the war believing they can hunt down a highly dangerous war criminal. The war criminal...

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300 stunning new trailer online - Updated

The great Scotsman Gerard Butler screaming at the screen, half naked, sweaty and bearded will almost be too much for most ladies out there, but it's worth it to see the new trailer for the Zack Snyder written and directed film, 300, based on Frank Miller's graphic novel of the...

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New Apocalypto trailer online

There's an exclusive trailer appeared for Mel Gibson's epic adventure Apocalypto online, and it's ready for your viewing now. (I must get an Apocalypto image.) The clip is over at MoviesOnline and is embedded Windows Media Player. Unfortunately it hasn't played for me and so you're going to get the...

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Donner's Superman II specifications

Finally we're going to get to see Richard Donner's version of Superman II. For those of you who don't know (very few I suspect) Donner created the first Superman movie and completed Superman II, having shot most of the footage during the filming of Superman. However, all too typically, the...

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Christopher Walken in drag

Oh lord, the picture of Christopher Walken creeps me out at the best of times, but when he's dressed in drag, and smiling, no, there's something so terribly wrong. However that's just what you're getting if you see the picture of him from the new film musical Hairspray. You can...

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Prestige behind the scenes

There's a really interesting write up on a press event with The Prestige editing team. The press were allowed to sit in on an editing session for the opening sequence of the movie, mixing the audio, choosing sounds, deliberating over barely audible audio, and then they were allowed to watch...

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Casino Royale theme online

Well a sample of the new theme for the new Bond film Casino Royale is online now, and it's nothing earth shattering. There's something to ask that if they're changing the Bond do they also have to change the theme? I always loved the big show themes of Bond, but...

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Bangkok Dangerous remake poor plot?

There's some word from the set of the Bangkok Dangerous remake, Time to Kill, from the film's Producer, William Sherak, who is talking about the military coup during filming. Everything was peaceful and people were very friendly during the events, but the thing that caught my eye was the description...

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Clips online: Grudge 2, Texas Chainsaw Prequel

There are a couple of clips online for The Grudge 2 and two for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, both sequels, and both look pretty interesting. You can see The Grudge 2 clip over at Yahoo Movies and the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning clip over at IGN...

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I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer trailer online

Sometimes a film just comes out of nowhere and surprises you, this is what I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer just did with me. The film is about an Australian cricket team who are killed in the most horrendous cricket related ways as revenge for the torment...

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September 20, 2006

Howard helming Nixon interview?

Ron Howard is rumoured to be helming a film of Sir David Frost's interview of former President Richard Nixon, an interview which saw Nixon talk openly about his failure of the American people and brought them both close to tears. I've seen the clip of the actual interview and it's...

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Bangkok Dangerous remake on hold

One good piece of news to come out of recent events in Thailand is that the remake of Bangkok Dangerous, Time to Kill, starring nicolas cage is on hold due to some rather worrying moments. Security was called onto the set when shooting was heard in the distance, and apparently...

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Penn to play Einstein?

Here's an interesting and very cool piece of casting, Sean Penn as the world's most famous scientist, Albert Einstein. Penn has reportedly read the script by Italian writer\director Liliana Cavani for this joint US-Italian TV film regarding Einstein's life. Cavani is probably best known for Ripley's Game. From Monsters and...

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Young Hannibal plot revealed?

The novel Hannibal Rising is to be published on December the 5th, giving us a great opportunity to discover what could well be in the next Hannibal Lector film, Young Hannibal: Behind the Mask, which is due for release in 2007. The rough premise is the growing of the serial...

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Latest Prestige and Blood Diamond trailers online

Some new trailers have appeared online for The Prestige starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale, and Blood Diamond starring Jennifer Connelly and Leonardo DiCaprio. You can see the latest trailer for Prestige at Yahoo Movies and the trailer for Blood Diamond is over at iklipz.com. Both through Coming Soon. Neither...

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LL Cool J gets TV show

I like LL Cool J as an actor, he's got presence, style and a lot of fun, and it would be nice to see him stretched into some more serious roles as I really do think he might just surprise some people. However his latest move is to TV, not...

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September 19, 2006

Three minutes of Children of Men online

Not only is there a brief video of Alfonso Cuarón talking about Children of Men online, but there's also three minutes worth available to see. You can catch the video of Cuarón over at Movies Online with the three minutes of footage at Movies Online. Both are embedded Flash I'm...

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Shoot 'Em Up trailer online

I think I remember posting about this ages ago and then forgetting about it, but now it's here. Shoot 'Em Up has Clive Owen, Monica Bellucci and Paul Giamatti but Giamatti is playing a gun totting madman, nice. The trailer is now online, and you can see it over at...

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Depp isn't a Legend

News is that Johnny Depp was never involved in I Am Legend alongside Will Smith has arrived today despite the previous rumours, worse news is that the current script is more like Charlton Heston's right to bear arms advert, The Omega Man which is also based on the same novel...

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Pitt to replace Cruise in Mission Impossible IV?

Rumour has it, and we all know how inaccurate rumours can be, that Brad Pitt is in line to replace Tom Cruise in the next Mission Impossible film M:I:IV or Mission: Impossible IV, whichever you prefer. It follows the poor profits of Mission: Impossible III (review), which I actually think...

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Miami Vice sequel?

There's more talk of a Miami Vice (review) sequel, and although it's nothing concrete and just an insider talking, it backs up something both Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx said during and interview. According to Life Style Extra through UK IGN: "Colin and Jamie really hit it off on Miami...

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Clooney to write and direct football film

I think it's time for George Clooney to gather some funding together for his next big project, and to do that he's taking on a film that's been in development for some time, Leatherheads is a film that is set in the 1920's when American Football was just beginning to...

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For Your Consideration clips online

Christopher Guest's latest film For Your Consideration is set to poke a little bit of fun at Hollywood and in particular the whole Oscar scene, although I haven't seen it I've heard some good things about it, but that you have to be a Guest fan to really get into...

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September 18, 2006

Wonder Woman casting rumours quashed

According to Rachel Bilson the rumours of her as Wonder Woman are unfounded. She said today that she didn't know where they had come from and hadn't heard them until now. So with that rumour out of the way, thanks to IESB through CinemaBlend, onto the next, which as soon...

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Coppola's The Conversation TV series

Here's an interesting move, Francis Ford Coppola's film The Conversation, starring the superb Gene Hackman, is set to become a TV series. Now normally I would scream and shout at this idea, but there's an interesting bunch of people behind the series. The film tells the paranoid tale of a...

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Kingsley as drunk hit man

Ben Kingsley has had an up and down career, from the highs of Ghandi, Schindler's List, Death and the Maiden, Sexy Beast and House of Sand and Fog (my choice) all the way to BloodRayne and Thunderbirds, and his latest echoes somewhere in the middle. You Kill Me is a...

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Freddy vs Jason vs Ash still possible?

In an interview with Ronny Yu, the director of Fearless (review) and Freddy vs. Jason, he talks about Fearless, but at the end he mentions the possibility of a sequel to the Freddy vs Jason film, one with Ash from Evil Dead. Now this has been talked about before and...

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Tyler joins Bacon in Death Sentance

Previously I wrote about Kevin Bacon in Death Sentance, a film about a father out for revenge on the gang members who murdered his family, hunting them down one by one. Now news is that Aisha Tyler has joined the cast as a cop who helps him out. The story...

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Guy Pearce as Harvey Dent?

More casting rumours for The Dark Knight. I've avoided a few in the past few weeks, but this one sounds spot on. Guy Pearce as Harvey Dent. The rumour comes from Batman on Film through CinemaBlend. The suggestion is that all the other possibles are out the window and that...

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Joker Ledger hates comic book movies

Heath Ledger, the man set to play Joker in the new Batman film The Dark Knight, says he hates comic books. Hates them enough to star in a film of one and collect the pay cheque, hold on a moment while I alienate half my audience. According to Dark Horizons...

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Toy Story 3 plot scrapped

The previous rumour, which was later confirmed by various sources on the project, about Toy Story 3 was that the film would be about the recall of the Buzz Lightyear toys. However rumour has it today that this plot line has been totally scrapped. However bad that news sounds, it's...

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Death of a President wins at TIFF

Death of a President, that controversial film that uses CGI to depict the assassination of Bush and the affect on the US as well as the rest of the world, has just won the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) at Toronto International Film Festival. You can see some...

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September 17, 2006

The Sentinel

Film Four Stars
The Sentinel was a film that we'd heard much about, and it was bringing Michael Douglas into a strong thriller and slightly action orientated role at a time when other actors of his age are settling back to a half arsed comedy career. Well hats off to you Mr Douglas,...

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Crank

Film Four Stars
This review is long overdue, a week to be exact, so I apologise if you've already seen it but I'm going to write this review anyway because I loved this film. I like Jason Statham, I think he's got great screen presence, and he's our action hero who needs as...

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Blogs for Films, what’s wrong with them?

Over the last few years we've seen the trend grow for the marketing people attached to movies look towards the Internet. They've raced ahead with Snakes on a Plane and proven that marketing does not make a sellable movie, you need a good film to go along with it, but...

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The Invisible trailer stuns

The trailer for the film The Invisible is now online at the marketing hotbed of MySpace, and it looks superb. I really haven't given this film much attention until now, and the trailer has hit hard. Reminding me a little of a book I read recently by James Herbert Nobody...

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Code Name: The Cleaner trailer

The trailer for Code Name: The Cleaner looks pretty poor but also a little bit of fun, a lthough you have to ask yourself what in god's name Lucy Liu was thinking when she signed up for it, she's such a strong actress with a great career. You can see...

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September 16, 2006

Jet Li confirms Jackie Chan movie

Jet Li has confirmed that he's teaming up for a film with Jackie Chan, a project that has been talked about for some time and rumours just recently surfaced that it was happening. "Always there's rumors, rumors, rumors, for 15 years," Li told us, "but now… it's true! Next April,...

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James McAvoy talks Wanted

I recently read the graphic novel\comic boook series Wanted by Glaswegian writer Mark Millar (as well as J.G. Jones, and it's superb. Now it's being made into a movie starring Glaswegian actor James McAvoy, and he's been talking about the film. "The thing that really turned me on and got...

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Leterrier Incredible Hulk Q&A

There's a Q&A with Louise Leterrier online. "Who he?" you ask, well he's the director of the Transporter series and the director lined up to bring The Incredible Hulk to the big screen from Zak Penn's script. Interestingly he repeatedly says things like "too soon" and is incredibly cryptic to...

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Raimi to helm Pratchett film

Sam Raimi is set to produce and direct the film version of the Terry Pratchett novel "The Wee Free Men" which looks set to upset Scottish people everywhere. The novel is about nine year old girl who enters a parallel world to retrieve her brother who has been kidnapped by...

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Sequels and remakes online database

Here's an interesting site that lists sequel and remake information for film, television and even musicals and videogames. It's a strange mix, but an interesting site none the less. The links for the films all head through to IMDB, but it's a pretty comprehensive list. Unfortunately as I scanned through...

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Apple iTunes movie downloads

The latest movie download service to enter the market is Apple with their iTunes service. They too are restricting content use. You can download the movie through the proprietry iTunes system, download it to your Apple device or watch it on your computer. That's all folks, talk about restricted. However...

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Films on telly this weekend

For those of us in the UK this weekend, there's a few films worth pointing out, most on Freeview, but there are still some analogue ones worth catching. Even if you're not in the UK or not interested in watching telly, have a look at this list, there's a couple...

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September 15, 2006

DragonCon 2006 Podcast

DragonCon this year received a lot of coverage, and unfortunately none from Filmstalker, however the guys over at CinemaBlend have produced a couple of podcasts live from the event itself. Although I'm a bit late in letting you all know about it (apologies Josh and Rafe), the podcasts are still...

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Mono in BBC New Filmmakers Awards

Previously I wrote about Richard Smith's (writer of Trauma - Review) film Mono being shortlisted for the LA International Short Film Festival, the Atlantic Film Festival and the Mill Valley Film Festival. Now there's more exciting news for his short. He's dropped me a note to say that it has...

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Carrey sacks Agent for bad roles

Jim Carrey has fired his Agent of some thirteen fifteen years. Now normally I don't deal in gossip about stars, but there are two things here. One is that it is about his film career and the second is that I think it's about time he did something. I don't...

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New Catacombs horror trailer online

There's already been one unofficial trailer for Catacombs (the horror film starring Pink), today there's another one, and this one gives you more, looks better and feels like a proper trailer. It looks like they've got a superb idea behind the film. You can see the trailer over on YouTube...

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Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke online free download!

Spike Lee's latest film is a documentary of the terrible treatment of New Orleans by the US Government during it's response to Hurrican Katrina, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. Now it appears that the entire film is online, albeit in twenty-six sections, but online none the...

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Little Britain goes Little US?

Not only is there still a Little Britain film being planned, but word from the creators Matt Lucas and David Walliams is that they've signed up for a US version. Precisely how that works is anyone's guess. Back in July I talked about the BBC's plans to turn their television...

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Borat director joins Motley Crüe

Here's an interesting mix, the director of the Borat film, Larry Charles, is to direct the new Motley Crüe film. The film, as reported in April, is based on the book the band members wrote called The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band. The news from Production...

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September 14, 2006

Is Rachel Bilson Whedon's Wonder Woman?

Could Rachel Bilson from The O.C. and The Last Kiss be Joss Whedon's final choice for his Wonder Woman film? Well that's the latest rumour from Life Style Extra, a UK gossip magazine through Comic Book Movie. The magazine reports that Bilson donned a sexy Wonder Woman basque for The...

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Peter Jackson talks Halo

This is a first I think, Peter Jackson has been cornered and has openly discussed the Halo project, and the answers he gives are not only exciting but also close down pretty firmly the critics of the project and indeed videogame adaptations in general. Excuse me if I take heed...

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Silver Surfer without CGI?

I've been talking for ages about how the Silver Surfer would not be full CGI in the upcoming Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, that the character would be human with perhaps some CGI over them to make them look more authentic, and so when Doug Jones was tipped...

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Verhoeven's Zwartboek early review

Paul Verhoeven surprised me when I found out the project he was working on was a World War II drama that looked quite strong and dramatic. Now news is out from someone who has managed to get into a screening of the film Zwartboek (Black Book) and give a non-spoiler...

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Boyle's Sunshine is reviewed

Another major story today is that Danny Boyle's Sci-Fi film Sunshine is an intriguing story that has a group of scientists flying towards the sun to deliver a payload that may just revitalise it before it burns itself out. Seven years prior to that another expidition tried the same thing...

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Arrest for Juárez murders from Lopez and Driver movies

I wrote back in May about a Minnie Driver film called The Virgin of Juárez that looked at the incredible story of Juárez where four hundred rapes, mutilations and murders have occured over the last thirteen years. Now a suspect has finally been arrested in connection with those killings. Jennifer...

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Some site new features

Hi all, hope you're doing great. I'm just back from a short break in Spain and still trying to get caught up in work, life and Filmstalker, plus I just got my engagement present of an XBox 360 - could life get any busier? The positive side of that pressie...

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New Apocalypto Trailer online

Mel Gibson's epic Apocalypto has a new trailer online for your viewing pleasure. The trailer is over at Apple [QT:S:M:L:HD:iPod]. Actually I can't remember if my last post was about the trailer or the teaser, however I'll write this up regardless! Despite what many people are saying, I'm unchanged about...

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Mostow to direct Sub-Mariner?

Looks like Sub-Mariner is going to be racing ahead as a movie with the director of the irreverant Terminator 3 at the helm, Jonathon Mostow. Now if I was a Sub-Mariner fan I'd be pretty worried, because Mostow managed to make the Terminator character look weak with the opening jokes,...

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The Fountain explained by Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky is taking some time out at the Toronto Film Festival to actually explain what The Fountain is all about, and someone has kindly captured the explanation for the world to see and put it online. I wonder if the explanation is for those who are going to see...

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Immortal Nicholas Flamel another fantasy series

There's another fantasy novel series joining the bulging Hollywood adaptation list, this one is called The Immortal Nicholas Flamel and is a six-part series (for those of you in Hollywood that reads two trilogies) and comes from the author Michael Scott. The series concentrate on the apparently real character of...

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Bruce Campbell talks Spider-Man 3

Over at the official Spider-Man 3 blog, listed in Filmstalker Filmmakers Feeds, there's a new short video of Bruce Campbell talking about his role in the film and of the film in general. I can't see it from work - or correction, this time I can't hear it - but...

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September 13, 2006

Johansson to play abductee Natascha Kampusch?

Scarlett Johansson is apparently already being eyed (now boys) to play Natascha Kampusch in a film of her harrowing abduction and eight year imprisonment. According to The Daily Mail: The Austrian victim is believed to be at the centre of a bidding war between Hollywood studios who are keen to...

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Christopher and Dana Reeve's last movie

Both Christopher and Dana Reeve died before they completed a movie called Everyone's Hero, a tale which reflected the passion and drive that Reeve's showed in his later life and his never give up attitude. Now, thanks to an Executive Producer on the film, the project is finally to be...

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How Weiss beat Garland for Halo

According to a script review, the reason that D.B. Weiss has replaced Alex Garland as the writer of Halo is down to his talent and pitch. Apparently he came in and pitched such a good story to the people behind Halo that they took him onboard, but only after they...

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Assassination of Bush gets US release

The controversial film which shows the assassination of President Bush in the lead up to the Iraqi War is to receive a US general release. It is currently scheduled to be shown on UK television next month. The film, Death of a President, shows Bush at a rally in Chicago...

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Star Trek casting rumours in warp drive

The Star Trek rumours, for me anyway, are getting out of control. Brent Spiner of Data fame was being questioned for a return and now Leonard Nimoy is being touted to play his own father! How can either of these work when the tale is supposed to be a prequel?...

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Casting: Yeoh, Hunt and Carrey

Here's the general casting news round up from Filmstalker. Michelle Yeoh joins Babylon A.D. and True North, Helen Hunt is set to direct her first film, and Jim Carrey is starring in another Dr Seuss film. Moviehole: Yeoh is set to become the major breadwinner at home, as Jean Todt...

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Tale of Desperaux grabs huge cast

Why is it that animated films always grab so many big stars? The Tale of Desperaux has some huge names already, Sigourney Weaver, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Kline, William H. Macy, Stanley Tucci, Robbie Coltrane, Ciaran Hinds, Christopher Lloyd, Justin Long (I'm tailing off here) and Tracey Ullman. That's a very...

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Oliver Platt killing chefs

Oliver Platt is set to star in a comedy remake of Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, a film originally starring the great George Segal and the gorgeous Jacqueline Bisset who assisted me in my early sexual development (thanks for that), and in true Hollywood tradition they are...

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September 12, 2006

Transformers script online!

Somehow the first few pages of the Transformers script have appeared online, yes, as bizarre as it sounds, it's actually there. Now, how authentic it is is up to you, but the site has had some early material before, and it does read very well. You be the judge. Here's...

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Jackson avoids Hobbit?

Looks like Peter Jackson will not be directing The Hobbit movie at this rate, he's just signed up to produce another fantasy epic novel series called Temeraire, at the moment it's one film but it may well stretch to the novels are actually a trilogy and considering the current Hollywood...

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Besson confirms he's quit

Luc Besson has confirmed that he's quitting making movies, something he said a long time ago and I referred to in my Angel-A review. Now he's come out and said exactly that, although he's producing many movies his last will be Arthur and the Minimoys which is due for completion...

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September 11, 2006

Weisz wants Mummy III role

I really do find this hard to believe, but Racheal Weisz wants to be in The Mummy III and reprise her role. She said she would definitely like to take part in the film when she spoke to the French film news site Écran Large through UK IGN. However she...

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Full size Bumblebee picture

There's a superb picture of the Transformer Bumblebee online just now, he's lying, full frontal, on the back of a truck having a short rest between takes. You can see the picture over at Flickr via Digg in all its 2048x1365 glory! It shows him off perfectly and you can...

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The Hobbit movie confirmed

News out today shows that The Hobbit, the previously announced Terminator 4, and a Thomas Crown Affair sequel are confirmed for the coming years, and that MGM hope to secure Peter Jackson to direct. We already knew about Terminator 4 from the producers and there has been talk of a...

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Amazon's Unbox under fire?

Amazon has just released their film download service and it has, quite obviously, been followed by some strong negative comments. One article has been emailed through to me and it carries quite a few negative comments. Now, I am right there standing with everyone else against the restrictions of download...

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Casting: Huston, Beckinsale, Wilson and Chen

There's a few casting updates this morning that are of interest including Joan Chen, Patrick Wilson, Kate Beckinsale alongside Luke Wilson and the superb Danny Huston. Chen is joining Ang Lee's Se Jie (Lust, Caution). The film is a WWII espionage thriller, and hopefully pulls Lee back to his strong...

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September 10, 2006

Venice Film Festival Awards announced

The Venice Film Festival has announced its awards and Best Actor is a stunning surprise. According to the BBC Helen Mirren took Best Actress for her role in The Queen as...well...Queen Elizabeth II. I have to say that award seems well deserved as the scenes I've watched she looks similar,...

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Amazon movie download service live

Amazon's movie download service, Unbox, has opened up and is now live offering TV programmes and films for download to rent or keep. Bad news is, if you're outside the US, tough, you're not getting the service. Pricing structure seems quite good with TV Shows at $1.99, films to keep...

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September 9, 2006

Flags of Our Fathers trailer

Flags of Our Fathers is looking to be one of the two epic movies from Clint Eastwood regarding the battle at Iwo Jima during World War II. The full trailer for Flags of Our Fathers is now online, and it looks fantastic. The first trailer mixed between the two films...

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Strathairn in Tsunami film

David Strathairn has signed up to a new film about the 2004 Tsunami called Hereafter, a film I talked about in my previous writing life and was quite scathing about. Scathing because it focuses on the a very US-centric story amongst all the tragedy along the southern coast of Central...

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September 8, 2006

Rock defends Southland Tales

The Rock has spoken out about the criticisms of Southland Tales, and in particular that first reaction to the screening at Cannes. SlashFilm have the comments from Rock: "There was a reason why we were selected - we were in competition. There was a committee that saw something in this...

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Ledger speaks on Joker

Heath Ledger has spoken on his new role as Joker in the Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight, and what he has to say is promising and perhaps points to why he got the role in the first place. According to a couple of quotes in JAM Movies and The...

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Picture of Travolta in Hairspray

This looks like it's the first picture of John Travolta in drag for the latest film outing of Hairspray, and it's a cracker. The picture is over at USA Today through Coming Soon, and he's looking...well...not like a man! Actually the more I look at it the more I feel...

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Casting: Fraser, Perlman and Bunton

Here's a quick casting update for you for three separate films. Mummy 3, Postal and Pink Panther 2. You know looking at those titles the strongest one that leaps out is Postal, and that's embarassing! No, that's not true, I'm sure Mummy 3 will be good. The names involved? Brendan...

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Updated: Casino Royale Trailer online

Apparently the latest trailer for Casino Royale is online now. However, despite it being listed and selectable, I couldn't get it playing in any of four browser types\versions. The official site is still showing the teaser we've been shown for some time, however over at Moviefone they seem to have...

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Sleuth remake has huge names

Back in July I wrote about Michael Caine discussing with Jude Law starring together in a remake of Sleuth. The latest news confirms that they are both onboard and Kenneth Branagh is set to direct the movie. This is genius news from Timeout. Not just switching Caine's role to the...

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Stone working on second 9/11 film?

Oliver Stone has commented that there's a huge story to be told from the events of September the 11th and that his World Trade Center film may not be the only one he's making on these events. According to Digital Spy he's already started work: "It (9/11) was huge. I...

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The Thing prequel

The creative drought of Hollywood has no end in sight and with the news appearing that writers are being sought to create a prequel to the John Carpenter classic The Thing, any thought of them turning away from raping classic work is gone. From Fangoria through Cinematical comes the news...

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Dean Martin the movie?

I am a Dean Martin fan, a huge fan, he was a superb talent. Now there's word that the rights to his biography "Memories are made of this", written by his daughter Deana Martin, have been bought to be made into a film of his life. The actor who played...

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September 7, 2006

The Fountain booed by critics

News is out that The Fountain has been booed at the Venice Film Festival premiere. The critics who saw the film were apparently quite confused by the film. "Wonderful" and "different" do not a good movie make, but those were words used by one of the stars, Rachel Weisz, to...

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MGM plans more crap

MGM has announced the sales campaigns for some new films, all of them sequels, and all of them promising to be complete crap. The press release from Yahoo Business through Coming Soon, tell us the disappointing and pathetic news. Yes, MGM have no ideas and are trying to bleed its...

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Braff to say yes to Fletch

Previously I wrote that Zach Braff wasn't that sure about playing Fletch in the new film (Fletch Won) that was being written and had already gained his Scrubs director Bill Lawrence. Now though, there's a subtle change in his wording. According to Coming Soon: "I don't know. Bill Lawrence is...

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The Night Listener

Film Three Stars
This film had me interested from the reading of the blurb in the EIFF brochure. It seemed to be an interesting thriller that might touch on the darkness of the human condition, and perhaps even turn quite dark itself. This was very promising, for Robin Williams is best onscreen during...

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An Inconvenient Truth

Film Five Stars
This was, by far, the best documentary of the EIFF. Not only that but I believe it should have been a contender for best film of the festival. The film shows Al Gore as you've probably never heard or seen him before, certainly for non-US residents anyway. It films him...

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Colour Me Kubrick (Color Me Kubrick)

Film Four Stars
John Malkovich is a stunning character actor and you can just see him getting lost in his performances. This is particularly true for Colour Me Kubrick, which I would think is his strongest performance to date. Malkovich is not the only great thing about this film, the script and dialogue...

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The Lives of the Saints

Film No Stars
Ouch. The film read well on paper, hinting at some Shakespearean linkage and a strong spiritual story of gangland London. It also boasted great cinematography, as we were told by the director of the EIFF, Shane Danielson, the directors come from a strong photographic background. Well to be fair the...

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September 6, 2006

iTunes to sell movies by the end of the year?

iTunes may well be selling movies for download by the end of the year. Filmstalker has already reported that movie downloads were being negotiated between Apple and film studios. But it would seem that the reality is getting closer. Cinematical reports that an announcement about movie downloads on iTunes could...

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Open Hearts put on hold

Zach Braff’s Open Hearts, which he will direct and star in has been put on hold. He can’t get the cast he wants so he has decided to move production to next summer. Cinematical reports that Braff was planning on remaking a Danish film called Elsker dig for evigt, the...

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September 5, 2006

Grind House pics online

As we know Kurt Russell is starring in Quentin Tarantino’s half of Grind House. Filming is currently taking place in Austin Texas, and pictures have emerged of the car Kurt Russell will be driving as Stuntman Mike. Looks cool and I can’t wait for this film. You can see them...

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Optimus Prime up close

Well it’s been about two weeks without a Transformers post, which seemed too long, so here we go. There are a few new images available of Optimus Prime from the Transformers movie, which are clearer and bigger than previous ones. I won’t pretend to know as much about Transformers as...

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Stranger Than Fiction website

The site for Stranger Than Fiction is up and it’s actually quite cool. It’s well designed and uses one of the stars voices as a narrator. Yes I’ve actually seen it, but only because I’m on my super fly Mac at home and not my crappy work PC. Stranger Than...

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The A Team movie delayed

The A Team movie is not going anywhere fast, and it’s all down to the script. Bruce Feirstein had been given the job of writing the script, but it would appear that it hasn’t worked out. Empire has spoken to the Series creator Stephen J Cannell and he had this...

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September 4, 2006

The Sweeney to be made into a film

Yes thats right yet another classic TV show is to be made into a feature film. The next in line is The Sweeney, a British police show that ran for four years from 1975. It starred John Thaw and Dennis Waterman, and was based in The Flying Squad, which dealt...

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Texas Chainsaw website online

The website for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is now online. The trailer is already out there, but now you can snoop around the website. As usual my "super high speed, and incredibly pimped up" work PC won't let me view it. You can see it here through Coming...

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Killshot trailer online

The trailer for Killshot is now available to view. The film is adapted by the novel of the same name written by Elmore Leonard. It stars Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. John Madden directed and Quentin Tarantino has also executive produced. The plot from IMDB sounds like this:...

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Top Gun made into a silent movie

As it’s Monday morning here's a light-hearted article to ease you into the week. Top Gun has been edited into a silent movie, complete with organ soundtrack and title cards. A bunch of guys calling themselves Team Tiger Awesome are responsible, you can see it here, through Cinematical. I'd recommend...

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September 3, 2006

Pregnancy, birth and parenthood in the movies

This is a feature dedicated to Lee, his fab wife, and their son who has just joined their lives - Many congratulations! You can read about their journey over at Alders Tone, where they are exploring parenthood for the first time ever. With that in mind, this feature is about...

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September 2, 2006

FYI Film Competition wants your help

A while ago I wrote about the online film competition FYI, Film Your Issue, which had announced it's winners and had some strong short films which showed a lot of talent. For the coming year FYI are looking to expand, and expand globally, and to do that they want your...

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Romero talks Diary of the Dead

It's already announced that George A. Romero is to make the zombie film Diary of the Dead, but no other details have come out apart from the rough outline of filmmakers in the forest discovering that zombies really exist. Now Romero has talked about the project and what he plans....

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Cameron's Avator casting rumours

James Cameron's coming back with a potential trilogy, and actually the first trilogy of his planned two, called Avatar and although the pre-production has only just begun the casting rumours have already begun. Sam Worthington, who I reported is appearing in the Geoffrey Wright directed Macbeth as the Scottish bloke...

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September 1, 2006

Wicker Man poor reviews

Wow, The Wicker Man is getting some of the worst reviews I've seen for some time, but quite frankly it's no surprise, press screenings or not. This morning I heard James King talking about it on the radio, and he was quite scathing. He talked about the fact that in...

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Brothers of the Head

Film Three Stars
While at the EIFF this year I was reporting for two sites, not only Filmstalker but also Twitch. Unfortunately I've been a bit held back completing the reviews so this one is a bit late, but for me Brothers of the Head defines Twitch and the kind of film that...

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The Treatment

Film Four Stars
This film was introduced by the exiting director of the EIFF, Shane Danielson, and he heaped much praise on it. I was already interested in the film as it featured Ian Holm and the stunning Famke Janssen, who happens to be a very strong actress, it's just a shame that...

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New Pan's Labyrinth trailer online

There's a new Pan's Labyrinth teaser trailer online, and although it's cut quite fast, it does look dark, brooding and very enticing. I think we're looking at Guillermo del Toro's best work to date. You can see the trailer over at CHUD [QT], just select the link down the page...

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Footage of Transformers rolling

Online now there are some clips and pictures of the Transformers rolling down a highway together, including Optimus Prime. I have to say that he looks superb, flames or no flames. The footage also features Ratchet, Barricade, and a big Humvee (not emergency vehicle) which is either a Transformer or...

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