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November 30, 2006

Clooney creates another Ocean's franchise

Talking of George Clooney, it seems he's signed up to create another Ocean's type film, but the idea is slightly different this time. Belmont Boys will see a group of seven young thieves get together at a racetrack and almost pull off the job of a lifetime. Well it doesn't...

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Clooney leads and produces L.A. Confidential sequel

George Clooney is producing and set to star in the sequel to L.A. Confidential, White Jazz. The film was announced at the end of October and Guy Pearce is in talks to return to his character. Hollywood Reporter have the story: "Jazz," which Clooney will produce with his Smokehouse producing...

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Verhoeven film about Jesus?

Paul Verhoeven, Zwartboek (Black Book) aside, is perhaps known for sex, gore, aliens, robots and satirical looks at America, not so much religious icons such as Jesus Christ. Apparently, according to heavy rumours, he's making a film about Christ. The rumour is over at WENN through Cinema Blend, and Josh...

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British Independent Film Awards winners announced

The British Independent Film Award winners have been announced, and after the good show from the nominations I didn't think there would be much disappointment. It's great to see Red Road doing so well, and Last King of Scotland and The Road to Guantanamo also won awards. For the full...

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New Smokin' Aces trailer online

There's a new Smokin' Aces trailer online and it looks just as exciting both visually and story wise as the previous one. What's more is it's in Quicktime and even HD, so it's even better. You can catch the trailer over at Apple Trailers [QT:S:M:L:HD:iPod] - when are they going...

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Curse of the Golden Flower stunning trailer online

The new trailer for The Curse of the Golden Flower (Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia) is online and quite frankly it's stunning. Every scene looks like a portrait come to life, and every shot looks magical. The story is based in the Tang Dynasty, China where the Queen...

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Murphy returns in Beverly Hills Cop

Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop, that's probably one of the finest examples of career defining performances there is, I mean who can forget him in that role even today? Well now there's word that he's reprising his role in Beverly Hills Cop IV or 4, whichever...

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Saw 4 director rumour is stunning

Has a director been found for Saw 4 already? We heard that writers were working on the fourth in the series, and that Tobin Bell was signed up for a few more, so the word that a director has been found isn't probably that surprising. What is though, is who...

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Constantine 2 is a go...again

November 19th, Filmstalker carries the story that Lauren Shuler Donner tells us that Constantine 2 is a go and with Keanu Reeves too, also that Sawyer from Lost (Josh Holloway) is the guy she'd love to play Gambit in an X-Men film. Fast forward to today and we hear Rope...

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Kidman beats Roberts in salary

Nicole Kidman has just usurped Julia Roberts as the highest paid actress, a top spot that Roberts held for five solid years until she stepped to the side and Kidman stole the show in 2006. She commands somewhere between US$16-17 million a film, and all the while they're blaming pirated...

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Blood Diamond clip online for US & Canada

There's a clip online for Blood Diamond, but once again if you're outside the US and Canada there's no chance of seeing it. "Not available in your region". So to those who can, please watch it and tell the rest of the world anything interesting about it! The clip is...

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He-Man officially dead

Shocking news, but not that surprising really, is that the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe film has been officially dumped by Fox 2000. Oh lo how I weep. It's no real surprise though, before we'd heard twice that John Woo had left the project. The producer has informed...

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Close returns to television with FX

I am sad to say that Glenn Close is returning to television for her own series, although she's tied into three films just now she's going to take the lead in an FX produced legal drama. She will play a big time lawyer called Patty Hughes who will win her...

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Streep joins huge Rendition cast

Meryl Streep and Alan Arkin are the latest to join the cast of Rendition, the film which looks at a CIA analyst whose life is totally changed around when they witness a an Egyptian born US citizen interrogated by the Egyptian Secret Police after being snatched from the US and...

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Gibson speaks out against sequels

Mel Gibson has spoken out about the sea of sequels in Hollywood and suggests that this is part of the reason why The Passion of the Christ took GB£315 million (US$600 million). You have to hand it to the guy, he's managing to still stand tall and speak out on...

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Franco hints on Spider-Man 3

Kirsten Dunst has already been given into trouble for saying too much about Spider-Man 3 in a recent interview, and so James Franco is trying to remain even quieter about what happens to Harry Osborn in the new film. All he will say is... "Kirsten actually got into some trouble...

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Letters From Iwo Jima posters online

I don't do posters very often, only for films I'm really looking forward to, and Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima is one such film which has just received a food few posters online, and they are looking great. Doesn't Ken Watanabe have an incredibly cinematical face? The posters are...

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Fantastic Four 2 and Die Hard 4 pictures online

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Live Free, Die Hard have a couple of photographs online. The Fantastic Four photo is of their new Fantasticar (please, spare me) and the Die Hard picture shows Bruce Willis calling an end to what looks like a gruelling sequence. The Fantasticar...

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The Good German photos online

The Good German by Steven Soderbergh is receiving mixed commentary, but the trailer looks stunningly good and brand new photos published online are making it look crisp, moody and quite evocative. Regardless of the commentary I'm really looking forward to this film. Over at MoviesOnline they have around forty five...

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Clive Barker begins Poe film

Clive Barker is working on a new film which will be aimed at a younger audience than his usual fare, he's developing a thriller for a teenage audience. The film will see the characters in search for the missing story of the last few weeks of Edgar Allan Poe's life,...

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Amy Smart joins Life In Flight

Amy Smart caught my eye in Scrubs, but it was Crank (review) that really made me sit up and notice her. Her career isn't going too well with her appearance in the Smith TV series with Ray Liotta being cut short after three episodes. Now she's set to star in...

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Regal threaten studios with no release

Regal Entertainment are warning studios that if they overly shrink or indeed remove that window between cinema and DVD release, that they might just refuse to show films in their cinemas from any studio that does so. Of course he does caveat this by saying that they would only consider...

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Downloads to be embraced by industry?

I know it's hard to believe but a new report shows that the download model could work for the music and video market. Go figure? Would you ever have believed it? [Sarcasm]. A report from Verdict Research says through Reuters that: while the legal digital downloading sector remains relatively modest...

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November 29, 2006

Elijah Wood backs Jackson for Hobbit

Elijah Wood has spoken out about the New Line - MGM - The Hobbit - Peter Jackson mess and he, like Ian McKellen, says that Jackson is the one to direct the film and can't understand what New Line is up to. According to his comments over at MyMovies.net through...

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Starship Troopers 3 gains RoboCop writer

Talking of RoboCop, the writer of the original and also of the Starship Troopers films, is set to write and direct Starship Troopers 3 which seems like it is set to go straight to DVD. Edward Neumeier has written the script and is currently in pre-production to direct the film...

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RoboCop remake killed!

This is a little bit of a surprise for me, that RoboCop was looking to be remade, and not just that but the entire original cast were in negotiations to appear! It's amazing that when we're seeing so many rubbish films being remade as rubbish, and good films being remade...

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Turistas early review online

The first, or at least the first I've seen, review of Turistas has appeared online, and it's not as strong as I had hoped. The obvious comparisons are being made to Hostel (review), but the great thing is the review says these aren't apparent, although that's not for such great...

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Weaving in film noir Tender Hook

Hugo Weaving is joining Rose Byrne, Matt Le Nevez and Radha Mitchell in an upcoming film noir called The Tender Hook. It's a 1920's type film noir which will be the first outing for writer and director Jonathon Ogilvie. It's great to see something exciting being made, and especially new...

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Mr Bean's Holiday trailer leaked online

Mr Bean was once funny, well actually I never found him funny and for me marked the poorest part of Rowan Atkinson's career, and so the fact that the trailer for Mr Bean's Holiday has been leaked online fills me with dread. Watching it I was filled with apathy. The...

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Noah Wyle to direct Prince Test

Noah Wyle is heading to the big screen for his directorial debut for an independent film called Prince Test. The plot sounds a little different, although when you read between the lines it kind of seems to cover similar ground. A female private eye who investigates engaged or married men,...

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Arthur and the Invisibles (Minimoys) cast grows

There's quite a cast growing for Luc Besson's Arthur and the Invisibles (Minimoys). Previously we'd heard about a few of the additions: David Bowie, Snoop Dogg and Madonna. Luckily they're also alongside such talent as Mia Farrow and Freddie Highmore. The same story also carried the trailer for the film...which...

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Dushku in Open Graves, a remake?

Eliza Dushku is to star in a film called Open Graves (previously called Mamba) which sounds ridiculously like the film Stay Alive released earlier this year. Stay Alive was about a group of teens who play an online game and when they are killed inside the game they meet the...

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Miller's The Spirit details online

There's a tiny little bit of news about Frank Miller's upcoming directorial debut The Spirit on the production website. It's not much, but there's the cover of the comic and a brief synopsis. DarkLot Entertainment has the synopsis of the film through HorrorMovies.ca: Adapted from the Legendary Will Eisner’s graphic...

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Unaccompanied Minors six minutes online

Six minutes of Unaccompanied Minors is now online, along with the trailer. The film gives us our first glimpse of Wilmer Valderrama who'll we'll soon see in the film version of CHiPs. It's about a bunch of kids who are stranded in an Airport for Xmas and have to end...

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2007 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

The 2007 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations have been announced and there's more than your average share of good quality films and talent in here. The full list of nominations is over the page through dtheatre, but a few that stand out are Pan's Labyrinth (review) for Best Feature and...

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November 28, 2006

Poltergeist remake confirmed?!

Talk of a Poltergeist remake, sequel or prequel has been heard before, but rumour today has it that it's going ahead, and it's decided to be a frame by frame remake without the original cast. Poltergeist was a cracking film and pretty damn creepy. It was made by a now...

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Zodiac three minute trailer online

Apparently there's a new trailer online for David Fincher's Zodiac, I say apparently because I can't watch it as it's in the extremely twitchy WMV format. The trailer is nearly three whole minutes and you can view it over at MoviesOnline. If you can't see that format then you'll have...

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Another Déjà Vu clip online

There's a new clip for Déjà Vu online and it shows some of the cool time frame gimmicks being used. Here Denzel Washington's character is using time goggles in a car chase that is happening in the present and past at the same time...freaky. Only problem for me is that...

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New PSP\Gameboy Transformer?

There's a few new pictures of the Transformers toy models online and one of them caught my eye, this is apparently either an updated Soundwave or the character Frenzy, yes one of them is a handheld games console. According to rumour Soundwave isn't expected until the sequel, Frenzy could be...

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Ferrara begins Go Go Tales

Abel Ferrera, the cult director, is set to bring something slightly different to the screen, a comedy called Go Go Tales which has already pulled a superb cast. Willem Dafoe, Bob Hoskins, Matthew Modine, Asia Argento, Naomi Campbell and Drea de Matteo. The story is set in an up market...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel UK comedy

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel sounds quite a bizarre film title, none the less it has attracted Anna Faris alongside three British comic actors, Chris O’Dowd, Dean Lennox Kelly and Marc Wootton. The story sounds a bit like a British Bill and Ted. Two guys are sitting in the...

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Levy turns to fantasy in The Talent Thief

Sawn Levy is perhaps best known for directing comedies, and some not so hot ones at that, but his upcoming slate has a couple of more serious projects, and perhaps that means we're going to see something a bit stronger from him. I associate Levy with Cheaper by the Dozen,...

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Closing Credits: Philippe Noiret

Philippe Noiret passed away a few days ago and I'm guessing that the news passed you by, perhaps you recognised his face but couldn't quite place it? For me he represented three films, but perhaps you know him better from Cinema Paradiso. From his one hundred and fifty roles, I...

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November 27, 2006

Stallone warned off Rocky Balboa

According to reports Sylvester Stallone's wife burst into tears when he signed for the sixth Rocky film, Rocky Balboa, and she really didn't want him to do it for health fears. According to Hollywood.com she was worried about the strain the training routine would have on him, and Stallone understood,...

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Core to direct train robbery gang

Ericson Core was a first time director on the American Football film Invicible starring Mark Wahlberg, and although the film didn't do so well, he's been taken onboard a film about a real life criminal who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. The story sounds amazing, and...

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Transformer in action picture online

Finally we get to see our first shot of a Transformer in action from the Transformers film itself. This is a shot of Decepticon Skorponok early on in the film as he races towards troops in Iraq, and it makes the scene, the Transformer, and the film look menacing as...

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The Host red band trailer online

The Host (review) is perhaps one of the best horror films I've seen in ages, and I gave it such a rave review Filmstalker was swamped by Korean traffic. Seriously the film is superb, and there's not a word of a lie in that, it's getting rave reviews everywhere it...

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Eli Roth on Hostel 3?

Hostel 3 is confirmed with the Hostel series becoming...a trilogy. (I felt there should have been an Earl Jones moment there). According to early reports Hostel 3 will still have Eli Roth, but there's no indication of where the story will be going. Frankly I think that's great because we...

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Epic Movie parody trailer online

There's a trailer online for Epic Movie from two of the writers of the Scary Movie series, so yes it's a parody of all the big franchise films such as Rings, Potter and Narnia, and frankly it's about time. However the trailer is a mixed bag, and there's some things...

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Lohan as Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac?

The biographical films of musicians continue on the Hollywood conveyor belt as Lindsay Lohan announces that she wants to get a film about Stevie Nicks in production and she wants to star. She has picked up that the musical biographical films are the rage at the moment, and she's really...

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Dolly Parton film gains lead?

Dolly Parton looks like she'll be next in line for a biographical film and she's already signed off on the star to play her. Kristin Chenoweth formerly of The West Wing. Chenoweth has a BA in musical theater and a masters in opera performance. She won a Tony for Best...

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The Smurfs will be a trilogy!

Oh lord. The Smurfs film seems to be going ahead without anyone raising a hand and asking why. Not only that but the Smurfs seem to be heading towards a...now brace yourselves...trilogy. In an interview the producer Jordan Kerner talked about some of the depressing plans and preparation. From Moviehole...

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Nikki Reed's Cherry Crush trailer online

Nikki Reed was previously noted for her role in Thirteen, now the site and trailer are online for her new film Cherry Crush, and you can already assume from the title that it's slightly sexual in content. I downloaded this not realising who she was, but just going to take...

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November 25, 2006

Favourite Film Quotations

If you love a particular film chances are you know a quotation or two from it, and even if you don't love a film that much you're bound to know and have said a few quotations from films before in your life. Surely you've said "Luke, I am your Father"...

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Moore says Hollywood is ageist

Demi Moore has openly criticised Hollywood for being ageist, and in a time when new legislation arrives in the UK to battle such issues, perhaps she wishes it were the same in the US. According to Monsters and Critics she was interviewed in OK! Magazine and was quite vocal, here's...

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Connery lost $225million on Gandalf

Sean Connery apparently lost GB£225 million when he said no to Gandalf. Yes, according to Peter Jackson he was offered, apart from a small fee, somewhere between 10 and 25 percent of the box office takings. If he had accepted it would have been the largest earnings of an actor...

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Night Watch premieres on UK TV tonight

Night Watch (review) is the first in a Russian trilogy about the battles of good and evil forces of vampire type creatures behind the daily lives of the normal people of the world. It's pretty damn good and after the trilogy the filmmaker has been captured by Hollywood, and quite...

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Ask Stallone any question, online, every day!

Want to ask Sylvester Stallone something you've never had the chance to? About anything in his career from Cop Land to The Party at Kitty and Stud's (The Italian Stallion)? Well now you can, he's going to be answering ten questions a day for twenty days, your questions. Although it's...

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Angels & Demons script pays $4 million!

Akiva Goldsman has been offered US$4 million to write the screen version of Dan Brown's Angels & Demons, and it's the largest amount of money offered to a screenwriter for a script, and he couldn't have had an easier job. So although this is great news for screenwriters everywhere, who...

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November 24, 2006

Fiennes tackles nobel prize novel

Ralph Fiennes is set to move away from that Voldemort character in Harry Potter and look to something new, and something rather odd. The film The Gifted is based on an article about the life of Zell Kravinsky, a man who made millions and gave it all away keeping only...

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Van Damme denies Rush Hour 3

Jean Claude Van Damme will not be in Rush Hour 3, and that's official, straight from the Van's lips. He actually said that it was just a passing comment that got picked up by the press and turned into this big thing - no, really? I didn't think the press...

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Free Enterprise

DVD Four Stars
I was sent this some time ago to review, unfortunately it was just at the time I was starting Filmstalker and time was tight, not to mention that there wasn't the audience to justify the review. Now there is both, the audience and the time so here's the review of...

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Spider-Man 3 clips in Quicktime

Want to see that Spider-Man 3 TV segment in Quicktime? Fed up of sites carry the poor quality YouTube version? Well Filmstalker has the link to the Quicktime version of the Spider-Man 3 footage that was on TV in the US last night. It has expanded clips from the trailer,...

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Jackson to return to Hobbit?

The Hobbit farce gets even more complicated with word that the rights return to Tolkein Enterprises next year and that Peter Jackson will direct Hobbit through them. According to Saul Zaentz, the owner of Tolkien Enterprises: It will definitely be shot by Peter Jackson. The question is only when. He...

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Narnia's Prince Caspian shooting locations

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is set to start shooting in February of 2007 and locations have been assigned. So if you're lucky enough to be in any of the following countries keep your eyes open for signs with the following codename. You should be looking in Auckland, New...

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November 23, 2006

The Invisible Quicktime trailer online

Previously I had the Invisible trailer link, but now there's a Quicktime version online rather than the one from their MyMarketingSpace page. You can see the trailer directly here [QT:H], or for the other size and player options head to AITH [QT:M:S:WMV:H:L]. The story is an interesting one and reads...

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Curtis on pirate radio film?

Richard Curtis is set to write and direct a new film, and it's not about British people in, or out, of love. The film is called The Boat That Rocked and is about a pirate radio station on a boat. A boat that's in the sea, not on dry land....

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Crank gets pathetic UK DVD release

Crank (review) is being released on DVD in the UK in December, and this is a message to all thinking of buying it - don't. Why not? Well all they are giving you on the disc is Dolby Digital 5.1 and a trailer. Ridiculous, whereas the region 1 (that's the...

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Clancy dropped for new Ryan film?

Despite Tom Clancy having several successful films made of his books, and a few videogames which are also being made into films, his character Jack Ryan is to be resurrected for film without him involved. This sounds like a bad move just waiting to happen. Philip Noyce, the director behind...

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Zombie's Halloween cast list revealed

The entire casting list for Rob Zombie's Halloween is online, and it includes major character explanations and some major spoilers. The plot goes, very simply: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, is mistakenly released from the mental institution (where he...

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Raimi to direct The Hobbit?

Sometimes hopeful rumours are easy to spot, and the one that Sam Raimi is up for directing The Hobbit looks to be just one of those. According to reports Raimi has been approached to direct the film. Sure that would be an amazing choice, but I think his style might...

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McKellen writes about Jackson and The Hobbit

Sir Ian McKellen has spoken out on his own site about his sadness that Peter Jackson won't be making The Hobbit film. "I'm very sad as I should have relished revisiting middle Earth with Peter again as team-leader. It's hard to imagine any other director matching his achievement in Tolkien...

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Altered trailer online

The trailer for Eduardo Sánchez's followup to The Blair Witch Project is online, Altered, and it bears a few similarities to the original, good similarities I might add, but there could have been a bit more action in it. I actually had to play it twice to make sure my...

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Hostel: Part II set photos online

There are some set photos online for Hostel: Part II, and although there's not that much, there are some very funny shots with Eli Roth. He seems a pretty funny guy. You can see the photos over at his MyMarketingSpace page through MoviesOnline, and in true style you have to...

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Factory Girl set photos

There are set pictures online for Factory Girl, the film which looks at one of Andy Warhol's projects from his studio The Factory, Edie Sedgwick. She joined a model and was slowly changed into a drug addict and downwards even from there. The film stars Guy Pearce as Warhol, Sienna...

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Luhrmann's epic title and plot revealed

Baz Luhrmann has finally talked about his Australian epic and not only revealed the title but also the plot and some of the feelings behind it. The title is going to be...Australia. Now as much as there is to be made fun of the way he announced it, the title...

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Stalked: Ledger's out and trailer news

A few quick snippets of news that don't really warrant their own story. First up Philip Noyce has confirmed to Moviehole through Coming Soon that Heath Ledger will no longer be in the film Dirt Music and Rachel Weisz is currently cast alone. Apparently he's too busy doing something called...

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Miss Potter trailer restricted from UK

There's a reason I'm posting the new Miss Potter trailer as the first for the day and without an image, because it will get lost and no one will see it. So the next question should be why so? Well Miss Potter is a story about Beatrix Potter, the celebrated...

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November 22, 2006

Eve of Understanding

Film Four Stars
I've been following Eve of Understanding on the filmmakers' blog for some time now. They really have grasped what it is to write about filmmaking and to blog about the process, I'd go so far as to say that this is the most comprehensive filmmaking blog I've ever read. You...

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Home of the Brave trailer online

Home of the Brave is a film from Irwin Winkler that is set to examine the lives and minds of US soldiers returning from Iraq and trying to readjust to normal, everyday life, and the trailer is now online. The film has an interesting cast, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel,...

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Revenge of the Nerds remake scrapped

Great news this morning, the remake of Revenge of the Nerds is dead. Thank the lord. Although the reasons aren't fully given, at least they've scrapped one remake. According to Variety through Coming Soon the reason was not just that they had lost their shooting location. According to the trade,...

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Cage goes Crazy Dog

Nicolas Cage has signed up for another action thriller, although this one sounds like it has a little more meat than the poor scraps he's been handed of late. Crazy Dog is a film about a New York City Cop who causes the death of his friend due to his...

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Spider-Man 3 and Number 23 posters

There are new posters out for Number 23 and Spider-Man 3. The Number 23 looks very creepy, making Jim Carrey seem more than your average nutter, and Spider-Man 3 has Spidey reflecting on his own internal battles. The Spidey poster has a twist to it as there are actually two...

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November 21, 2006

Wild Hogs trailer online

The trailer is online now for Wild Hogs, the road comedy starring John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, Ray Liotta and William H. Macy...oh and I almost forgot...Marisa Tomei too...sigh. The film is about a group of middle aged men who get all hogged up and go on a road...

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Battle in Seattle casting call

Want to be an extra in the film Battle in Seattle starring Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Ray Liotta, Michelle Rodriguez, Chris Evans, André Benjamin, Joshua Jackson and Susan Sarandon to name but a few? Well it's easy. You can head over to the official film site and just sign up....

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Closing Credits: Robert Altman

Robert Altman passed away yesterday. He gave us some good films, and a few bad ones, but he is definitely remembered as being a strong influence on Hollywood. I heard the news through BBC Radio 1 just half an hour or so ago, and it was quite a surprise. I'm...

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The Hitcher remake trailer online

The trailer for the remake of the classic The Hitcher, The Hitcher, is finally here. I've just watched it and I thought two things, standard filmmaking tricks and doesn't it look and feel a lot like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake trailers? There's too much pace injected into this with...

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Help Favreau cast Iron Man

Jon Favreau wants your suggestions for another round of casting, this time for Harold "Happy" Hogan, a friend of Tony Stark's, Stark being the Iron Man himself. He already asked for assistance with casting the role of Pepper Potts, Stark's secretary (yes, that's her name), I wonder when we'll hear...

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Saw III ban in France

I really don't understand this story, why have the French banned Saw III (review) from Minors? Are there no film restrictions over there and cinemas allow ten year olds in to watch 18-rated films? The story from The Guardian says: The French culture minister sat through a screening of horror...

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Spielberg wants kids protected from TV

Steven Spielberg has said that TV is irresponsible and he suggests that the programming isn't good for children. I expect that the TV networks will be cancelling almost all of Spielberg's career from their schedules immediately, after all most of them aren't exactly child friendly are they? Will we see...

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Money off Xmas shopping

Here's a mammoth £2 off voucher for any Xmas shopping you want from the Filmstalker store. There's quite a few cool things in there, more silly things, and some downright strange stuff too. Whatever you fancy if you're looking for a silly gift, perhaps you could find it here and...

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Order of the Phoenix trailer and behind the scenes footage online

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has a trailer, finally. After that ten second teaser farce it's good to see a full length trailer out there. That is, until you watch it. Frankly it feels like an extended ten second teaser, and actually that's what it is. There's...

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MGM wants Jackson for The Hobbit

The plot thickens. New Line may have dumped Peter Jackson from The Hobbit, but remember they aren't the studio who are going to make it...yet. There's still MGM in the frame as it's a joint production. According to Variety through Cinema Blend they've quickly released a very clever marketing statement:...

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Casino Royale download online

An Internet Monitoring company has said that Casino Royale (review) has already been downloaded illegally from the Internet over 200,000 times and that two versions were online after the first screening in cinemas. Dr David Price, head of piracy intelligence at Envisional, said: "There are now several million active digital...

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Spielberg says no to iPods

Steven Spielberg has said that he will not make movies for the iPod (or any other video enabled portable device, because people, there are others out there!) and that the cinema will never die because people are social animals. When he spoke out at the International Emmys Board of directors...

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Hathaway doesn't Get Smart

Anne Hathaway's career seems to have been lifting straight up since her ties to the Princess Diaries series have been severed, her profile reads well, even those in production, but what it doesn't say is that she's signed up for the film version of another old TV series, Get Smart....

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Takashi Miike's Japanese Western

There's a huge fuss being made about Takashi Miike directing Quentin Tarantino right now, and frankly I just don't get it. I think Tarantino is overhyped at the best of times, and he's not a particularly strong actor, so what's the great story? Well, the interesting thing is that Miike...

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Day of the Dead remake trailer online...again

The Day of the Dead 2007 remake trailer is back online and being punted as the first look, unfortunately it's in an embedded format and I found it jumpy and poorer quality than the Quicktime version I found back in October. You can see the Quicktime version over at Nuimage.net...

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Search improvement, Polls, and advertising

Hi there, quick improvement on the site, the search facility now highlights the reviews properly. This means that in the search results you'll see the appropriate icon next to any review along with its star rating. Small and subtle but I'm finding it a great help in searching easily for...

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November 20, 2006

Casino Royale

Film Four Stars
So let's get the history out of the way shall we? Daniel Craig has arrived as the new Bond and he received an Aston Martin full of criticism when he did. He's Blond, can't drive a manual car, he looks too rugged, blah de blah…What everyone seemed to be forgetting...

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Bana, Bacon and Hurt join Golden Compass?

Wow, this is some stunning casting news for His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, apparently Eric Bana, Kevin Bacon and John Hurt are all onboard the film. How do we know? Well Eva Green was giving an interview about Bond and seems to have let slip. According to an interview...

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Valderrama talks CHiPs...again

There's a lot of talk of this remake of CHiPs and not much action, but Wilmer Valderrama is talking about it again and telling us that it will be a contemporary film and there will be humour. Oh, and there's no one chosen yet for the second half of that...

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Bruce Lee returns to acting

Yes, I know it's incredibly hard to believe since Bruce Lee is actually dead, but he's going to return to acting. Last month I had the news that Rob Cohen was to create another Bruce Lee film, Rage and Fury is the film and an early draft of the script...

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Jackson dropped from Hobbit films

Despite Peter Jackson bringing the biggest ever story to the big screen in amazing style, it seems that he's just not in favour with the studios, for word has come out that New Line have dropped him from both The Hobbit and the other Rings prequel film, and that they...

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Urban serial killer bought by Weinstein's

Karl Urban takes to the streets in a Out of the Blue which has just been picked up by the Weinsteins for distribution. The film is the true story of a man who takes to the streets of his local town one day on a murderous rampage, killing as his...

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Green talks Casino Royale sequel

Eva Green has been talking about Casino Royale, and in the interview she reveals a few secrets about the coming sequel for Casino Royale. I should warn you now that the following story may contain some small reveals or suggestions at spoilers for Royale, and if you haven't seen it...

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November 19, 2006

Donner talks Constantine 2

There's news on a possible Constantine (review) sequel, and yes it will be with Keanu Reeves and the writers are on the script right now, and the word is from the producer Lauren Shuler Donner. I think this is fabulous news from Donner interviewed at the Unaccompanied Minors press day....

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Casino Royale director interviewed

Martin Campbell was interviewed about Casino Royale just recently. No real surprise as the entire cast are being interviewed all over the place right now and the Bond marketing machine is in full production. My review will be added to the masses tonight or tomorrow, and I think we'll have...

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Romero's Diary of the Dead video diaries

George A. Romero is currently filming Diary of the Dead and one lucky person is following him around the production and creating little video clips of what's going on. They've also consulted the marketing people and realised that they should have a MyMarketingSpace page for the film, just like every...

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30 Days of Night uses new technologies

Melissa George has been talking about her next film 30 Days of Night at the press junket for Fox Atomic's hard horror Turistas, and she's been confirming that there's some new and stylish things coming out of the film. According to her comments through Bloody Disgusting, they're using a brand...

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Cronenberg begins Eastern Promises

David Cronenberg is set to start production on his next film, Eastern Promises. It sounds related to A History of Violence in a way and will also star Viggo Mortensen, as well as Naomi Watts. Nikolai (Mortensen) is a ruthless connected man, connected to one of London's most notorious organised...

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On Evil Grounds trailer online

On Evil Grounds (Auf bösem Boden) is a film from the makers of Skrypt (review), a short film that showed bags of promise and filmmaking skill, all of which seem to have been piled into this film with the quality and levels ramped up. The film is from Peter Koller...

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Hitchcock cameos captured

Alfred Hitchcock is famous for many things, popularising the term MacGuffin, making superb, classic films, or even his continual cameos, and now there's a site that's devoted to Hitchcock that is trying to chronicle those cameos using highlighted stills from his films. At the moment they have thirty seven out...

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November 18, 2006

Superman to fight Brainiac?

There's a wild rumour that Brainiac could be the new villain for Superman to battle in the Superman Returns (review) sequel by Bryan Singer. In an interview Brandon Routh mentioned that he would like to see Brainiac battle Superman in the next film, he didn't say anything about the actual...

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Owen unsure about Sin City 2

Clive Owen has been talking about Sin City 2, and despite the recent words saying the production is all okay, this seems to lean things to the other way. Previously we heard that things were not going so well on the plans for Sin City 2 and Robert Rodriguez and...

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Order of the Phoenix trailer and pictures

The new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix trailer is online for your viewing, as well as some new pictures from the film. You can see the pictures over at Cinema Blend who are kind enough to put the new photos at the top of the list, unlike...

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Cuaron wants back in Harry Potter

Alfonso Cuaron has said in a recent interview that he really would love to return to the Harry Potter franchise - he better hurry up because there are less and less chances as the films go by and they get older. I would love to have the opportunity of revisiting...

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Joy Division trailer online

Joy Division is a misleading title for this World War II, spy, lost love type film, but that's the title none the less, misleading and poorly chosen, and yet the film looks extremely interesting. The story charts from the end of World War II, when a German teenager is caught...

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Night at the Museum International Trailer online

There's an international trailer online for Night at the Museum, a film that has kids appeal plastered all over it and features Ben Stiller and Robin Williams. You know what though, I'm concerned this is going to turn into a big special effects fest and a stage for Williams great...

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November 17, 2006

Little Fish

Film Two Stars
Little Fish had me interested from the moment I saw the cast list, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Sam Neill and Martin Henderson all promised much. There was even that bloke from 21 Jump Street, Dustin Nguyen, trying to put on a convincing Australian accent. The film is about a group...

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Carpenter's The Thing gets remade?

Back in September we heard about the planned prequel to The Thing, now it seems to be heading for a straight remake according to recent news. Strike Entertainment have teamed up with Universal and have scrapped the idea of the prequel in favour of a "companion piece" to John Carpenter's...

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DOA pulled from release?

Word is out that the action film DOA: Dead or Alive has been pulled from the release schedule by the Weinsteins. Box Office Mojo are not currently showing a release date for the film, after it had already been punted to the 8th of December (currently showing on IMDB), and...

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Brosnan returns to spy role

Pierce Brosnan is set to return to the spy game in a film called Spy vs. Stu. The premise is simple. Stu takes girlfriend to remote island to propose, on the other side of the island a spy has just finished up his latest mission and he bumps into the...

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Factory Girl trailer online

The trailer for Factory Girl is online, the film starring Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, and Jimmy Fallon. Again I can't get to see it right now, but you can do it for us all and come back with a little report. The trailer is over at Moviefone through...

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Gershon kids novel adapted

Gina Gershon has joined the celebrities writiing children's books club and her co-authored book Camp Creepy Time is set for a film adaptation. According to the story from Variety through Cinema Blend her story is about a young boy who realises that his summer camp is actually a front for...

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Zodiac trailer online

Finally we get to see the trailer for David Fincher's Zodiac, the film that is based on the Zodiac serial killer who murdered through the San Francisco Bay area and disappeared without ever being found. He would leave cryptic messages and clues for the police, but they never caught him...

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Transformers movie footage online

Michael Bay has been kind enough to release a sneak peak from the Transformers movie for us, and he's pulled it into the Transformers 25th Anniversary Special Edition DVD. I didn't get a chance to see it before I had to race out the door, but you can see it...

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix footage online

There's a very short clip of Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix online, just enought to give you a glimpse of Harry and a few locations. It's pulled into the middle of a terrible Xmas advert for ABC Family which looks like one of the promo's from the...

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November 16, 2006

Daniel Craig interview online

There's an interview with Craig Daniels online, I was going to be heading off to see him on screen yesterday but that got waylaid until today...and once again it's been waylaid, so I think perhaps tomorrow. Anyway, Bond is out and there's a cracking interview with Mr Craig, Mr Daniel...

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Interview with Darren Aronofsky

This is perhaps the highest brow interview I've read, and even Darren Aronofsky seems a little bit surprised during a few questions. He was sat down with a number of far brainier people than me from various film sites, and one bloke who has the balls to break the conversation...

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Aardman Flushed Away by Dreamworks

Aardman have been Flushed Away by Dreamworks, just like their latest film. It has performed incredibly poorly at the box office and after costing some US$145million to make and only returning between US$45 - $90 million they are less than impressed. So that means, according to news from Variety through...

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Shyamalan hires new agents

M. Night Shyamalan has fired his agents and moved onto a new one, perhaps in the belief that it was them to blame for the poor run of Lady in the Water. He follows Jim Carrey who also fired his agents United Talent Agency and hot footed it out of...

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Rocky Balboa latest trailer online

This morning I forgot to post that the new Rocky Balboa trailer is online, so here we go now...ahem...the brand new Rocky Balboa trailer is now online, that's the second trailer, not the first one. There, done it. You can see the new trailer over at Yahoo Movies through dtheatre....

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Hot Fuzz Q&A session online

There's a new Hot Fuzz video diary online and it features a Q&A session with the stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and some previously unseen footage. The Hot Fuzz Q&A session is exclusive to Empire. Just nip over to their page and look for the part that says "To...

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A Good Year is officially a flop

Rupert Murdoch stoood up at a shareholders meeting and announced that his studio, 20th Century Fox, was set to lose a whopping US$20million (GB£10.5million) on Ridley Scott's A Good Year, and that's despite it just being released in the US last week. According to his comments through The Guardian, The...

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The Flying Scotsman gets worldwide release!

Great news that superb film The Flying Scotsman (review) has just secured a worldwide distribution deal with MGM. The Flying Scotsman is a film about the great Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree who struggles with depression, but is so driven that he manages to break world cycling records on a bike...

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix poster online

The new poster for Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix is online now, and the trailer is due very, very soon. I'll get word up as soon as it appears. The poster shows Lord Voldemort cowering over the viewer and weilding his wand in a menacing manner...wooo...Apparently this...

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Weinsteins distribute with Blockbuster

The Weinstein's have cut a rather strange deal with Blockbuster which, if true, seems to drastically limit their DVD releases for their films. As a filmmaker I'd be severely disappointed with this deal for my film. According to Cinematical this deal comprises of four years of exclusive DVD releases for...

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Iwo Jima for Golden Globes?

It's just been announced that Clint Eastwood's Letters From Iwo Jima has made the cut off date for Golden Globe consideration, but surprisingly it must compete in the Foreign Language film category because it's all in Japanese. Seems like the Golden Globes have managed to get their Foreign Language category...

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Butler talks 300

Gerard Butler has put his braces behind him and has been talking about his role in Zack Snyder's 300 as King Leonidas. He talks about the usual stuff of an actor wanting the role so badly, but then he talks about how Snyder almost didn't use him in a scene...

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Estevez praises Lohan for Bobby

Despite the reports of Lindsay Lohan receiving a rather harsh telling off for her on set behaviour, Bobby director Emilio Estevez says that she was very professional and a strong actress. "the best work of her life." Is the quote from Showbuzz News. He goes on to say that he...

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Six Déjà Vu clips online

There are four Déjà Vu clips online right now and two more to come. Déjà Vu is the latest film from Tony Scott and starring Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer and James Caviezel. It's about an ATF Agent who is pulled into a top secret program where the US Government has...

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Iceman says no X-Men 4

Shawn Asmore, who played Iceman in the X-Men films, has said that he's heard the rumours about an X-Men 4 film, but he was told that X-Men 3: The Last Stand (review) was just that, the last stand. According to Coming Soon he said: "I know they are doing a...

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November 15, 2006

Antibodies released this weekend

Antibodies, or Antikörper, is a superb horror film from Christian Alvart that I was just reminded today will be out in the UK this weekend, I had the great fortune to see it in 2005, and it's superb. I gave it five stars...and that's out of five. The film is...

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Ratner directs Murphy and Rock

Brett Ratner is to direct Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock in a film about a heist on the Trump Tower. It alls sounds rather complex, but the idea is that they are janitors who stage an elaborate hi-tech plot to hide their rather more simple burglary of the luxury tenants...or...

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El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan's Labyrinth)

Film Three Stars
I'm still struggling with this film, and I think that the Internet is to blame. There's been a lot of positive commentary about the film, and much of it building it up to be utterly wonderful, however I'm still struggling with how much I enjoyed it and how good it...

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Rhona Mitra joins Neil Marshall

Rhona Mitra has signed up for Neil Marshall's latest film Doomsday. You'll remember Marshall for writing and directing the excellent Dog Soldiers and the superb The Descent (review), two films that share many similarities of great writing and dialogue, and some wonderfully acted characters. Mitra, however, may not be known...

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Doug Jones interviewed

Doug Jones has been talking about his career and his latest films, including Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, on an online audio interview. It's quite an indepth interview and gives no spoilers away about anything I'm afraid, but he does talk about Pan's Labyrinth (which I just saw),...

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The Fountain clips online

There are some more clips from Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain online, and if you're like me, dying to see it despite the confusion it's claimed to give, then I would stay away. Personally I want to see it myself and unfettered by others views. I want to see if it...

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Tenacious D second trailer online

There's another trailer online for the Tenacious D in "The Pick of Destiny", and it's in multiple quality Quicktimes. Unfortunately it's the voiceover one that was online the other day, but this is in good quality. I'm still searching for the one I saw in the cinema before Saw III...

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Jones joins Rambo IV

Vinnie Jones is set to take on Rambo in the final outing for the vet. According to rumours he's set to start filming before Christmas. Jones gives a little interview on the Norweigian site VG Nett through Moviehole and Cinema Blend and says that he's due to start filming Rambo...

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More Host (Gwoemul) clips online

There's another batch of clips from The Host, or Gwoemul, (review) online, and even though I saw the film ages ago I still can't get enough of it. This time we get to see some of the excellent early scenes of the creature racing after people, the family escaping hospital,...

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Purcell in Nazi vampire coven

Dominic Purcell is joining Jesse Metcalfe in Town Creek, a film that marks Joel Schumacher's return to familiar ground, vampires. Instead of The Lost Boys he's now creating a film about two brothers who get trapped in a cult experiment that was first started by the Third Reich decades ago....

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Campbell wanted gay M

Apparently Martin Campbell, the director of Casino Royale, had the idea to show M in bed either with a younger man or a younger woman, but Daniel Craig convinced him otherwise. Speaking at the premiere of the film, through PR Inside, Campbell said that they came up with different ideas...

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Cruise signs with Robert Redford

The word is out that Tom Cruise is definitely signed up for the film Lions for Lambs which Robert Redford will direct and will star Meryl Streep. You know I think I know who's coming out on top after the Paramount war of words. The new Paula Wagner run studio,...

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LeBeouf talks Transformers sequels

During an interview about his appearance in Bobby, Shia LeBeouf let slip two very contradictory things side by side about the possibility of a sequel for Transformers. Before we go into that though, let's just realise a couple of things. Transformers is going to be a mammoth film, it's going...

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Longoria says no Beyoncé lesbian tale

Eva Longoria has spoken out against the rumours that she and Beyoncé Knowles were to star in the film version of Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters. She has officially said: "Believe me, I would love to work with Beyoncé one day. She's so talented. But this is definitely not...

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Brian Wilson film in development

The turbulent life of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys fame is set to become a film, charting his rise, fall, and many repeats. His life is certainly about excesses of all descriptions from fame to drugs and indeed comebacks, and it certainly would make a great journey on screen....

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November 14, 2006

Holocaust "architect" biopic

Adolf Eichmann was the key administrator behind the Nazi's attempt at their "Final Solution", and there's about to be a UK film made about his final days. After the war Eichmann fled to South America, but the Isreali Secret Service, Mossad, weren't going to give him up that easily and...

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Baron Cohen joins Sweeney Todd

Sacha Baron Cohen is officially signed up for the role of Signor Adolfo Pirelli in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd film, he'll star next to Johnny Depp and, if rumour has it, Helena Bonham Carter too. We heard the rumour in mid-october and I thought it was good news for Cohen...

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Cyrano De Bergerac with gadgets?

This has to be one of the worst sells I've heard in a long time. "It's like a high-tech version of Cyrano"..."Or like a Hitch meets-Rush Hour." Is exactly what Paul Feig, director of the upcoming Smooth Operator said about the film to The Hollywood Reporter through Empire. The film...

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Holmes hidden from Oscars?

Most sites are picking up the story that Katie Holmes name is missing from Oscar screeners of Thank You For Not Smoking because they think there's a snub in progress, well I'm not so sure. You see the story (taken here from Monsters and Critics) is going that just about...

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Jackman to star in Carousel musical

Hugh Jackman has been talking about his new projects and producing, but the most interesting thing he talks about is a new project called Carousel. It's a remake of the musical which features a very strange tale indeed, from Coming Soon: Jackman would play Billy Bigelow (a role he sung...

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Borat returns in sequel?

It seems as though the Sacha Baron Cohen character Borat may well be set to make a return to our screens, now I don't mean Cohen under any other guise, I mean Borat himself. According to VH1 through the lovely guys over at Cinema Blend, the producer has been talking...

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Rose Byrne will be Pushing Up Daisies

Rose Byrne has just finished dealing with dead people in 28 Weeks Later, and now seems set to create some more in the enticing film, Pushing Up Daisies. From The Hollywood Reporter through Empire comes the blurb: ...a bloke (Baruchel) who inherits a funeral parlour only to discover the business...

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Charlotte's Web trailer online

There's a new trailer out for the live action version of Charlotte's Web, starring that wonderful actress Dakota Fanning. Well, I think it's a new trailer, despite the ones I've posted before. This is being touted as the "Bells Holiday Internet Teaser" by Coming Soon [QT:WMV:RP]. Have a look and...

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Superhero Cage once again

Nicolas Cage's career is hurtling to Earth at a fair pace, and with the announcement that he's about to play a superhero no one has ever heard of, it's just fired up a gear. The news is that he will play the superhero Sadhu, it seems that no one else...

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Madagascar 2 plot revealed

The plot for Madagascar 2 has just been revealed, and children (and some adults) are rejoicing everywhere. According to Ben Stiller they are about to start recording the film and it's due in November 2008. From Coming Soon through Empire, the film will see the animals escape to Africa. Stiller...

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Affleck to remake Play Misty For Me?

Ben Affleck is certainly looking stronger than he ever has, but could he really be attempting to remake the film which gave Clint Eastwood his directing start? It's being rumoured that Affleck will remake the classic Play Mist For Me. So he's done well in Hollywoodland and he's looking like...

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The Host (Gwoemul) clip online

The Host, or Gwoemul, (review) is a superb film, one that I thoroughly enjoyed and sticks with me even though I saw it months and months ago. There's a new little clip online that reminded me some of the reasons I loved it so much, and why Joon-ho Bong is...

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King Kong Special Edition DVD

There's a new King Kong Special Edition DVD coming, and it's huge. King Kong: Deluxe Extended Edition is being released on 14th of November (I think in the US) and will consist of a mammoth three discs. It includes a cut of the film with thirteen extra minutes added in,...

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Breach trailer online

Breach is a film based on the true story of the FBI Agent Robert Hanssen who was responsible for handing secrets, and other agents, to the Russians. In the film a young Agent is taken under the wing of his new boss, Hanssen, and soon the other Agents who are...

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Medium Raw trailer online

When I read the synopsis for Medium Raw and looked through the blurb, I thought it was going to be some standard low budget fare, but when I saw it I was surprised to see the trailer packed with cool shots, tension, strong images and lighting, and all in all...

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November 13, 2006

Who is the best Bond?

Bond is much like Doctor Who, in that you usually love the actor who played the character as you grew up. For me Doctor Who is Tom Baker, and with Bond it's Sean Connery. Yet there's something slightly different with Bond, I have more than one favourite. It's because Bond...

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Dallas in more trouble

As if it could get any worse for the film outing of Dallas. Previously we heard that the entire cast had been dropped (barring John Travolta as J.R.) and that the script was not going to be touched other than tweaks. Today we hear that the script has been dumped...

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A trilogy of Babylon 5 films?

According to J. Machael Straczynski, Babylon 5 is set for three DVD film outings featuring well known characters, epic tales, and better effects. All this and JMS is behind it all. Could Babylon 5 fans ask for any more? Babylon 5 captured me from the opening episode, instead of doing...

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The Good Shepherd trailer online

The Good Shepherd trailer is with us again. Previously it appeared on the Internet but it was moved and dropped into an annoying branded player. Well now it's here in Quicktime. The previous trailer is a bit lost at the moment, so here's the latest one courtesy of Universal. Quicktime...

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Two more Hustle and Flow films?

Craig Brewer has been talking about two possible Hustle and Flow sequels and the decision to delay Black Snake Moan with Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci. He says quite firmly that the delay for Moan has nothing to do with the studio and the content, it's purely down to...

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Scottish Bafta winners announced

The Scottish Bafta winners were announced the other night in a blaze of Scottish ceremony, and the big winners of the night was the film Red Road who took home Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and amazingly Best Film. Personally I think Best Film shold have gone...

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Cameron holds Battle Angel for Arnie?

Could it be true? News is out today that James Cameron has swapped around his schedule to hold off Battle Angel in order that Arnold Schwarzenneger can talk the role of the cyborg Ido. Right now Arnie is busy having been re-elected for the Governor of California, and a source...

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Johnson wants Miller's Daredevil 2

The director Mark Steven Johnson may well be forgiven for Daredevil, Elektra and Ghost Rider and allowed to direct Daredevil 2, if he has his way of course. According to news appearing in AICN through Cinema Blend, while he was plugging Ghost Rider at Wizard World, he mentioned that he'd...

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Lohan in Tennessee Williams film

Lindsay Lohan has been signed to star in a Tennessee Williams film adaptation, yes you heard me right, called The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond. She will appear alongside David Strathairn no less. According to Variety through Coming Soon the adaptation is from a screenplay that was discovered only after...

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Green stars in post-apocalyptic love story

Eva Green is joining an post-apocalyptic tale of love called In The Country of Last Things based on the novel by Paul Aster. The adpatation and directing is being handled by Alejandro Chomski and will mix English and Spanish. The news from Production Weekly sounds like a good move for...

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Silver signs Card's Empire novel

Before it's even written Joel Silver has grabbed the rights to Orson Scott Card's latest novel Empire which will be made into a videogame at the same time as the novel is released. The story, according to The Hollywood Reporter through Coming Soon, is about a future America where the...

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Captain Awesome and Multiple Mary

Both these projects sound awful, and that's why I thought you'd like to hear about them. Multiple Mary is the tale of two friends who date a woman with multiple personalities, and Captain Awesome is a comedy about a superhero. Both sound like projects we've seen before, and for the...

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The Fountain remix competition

There's a great competition for The Fountain just started, it asks you to create your own mashup of content from the film with any of the original music from the soundtrack. The prize? Well, the top three get put on the website for download. Oh...is that it? I thought tickets...

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Simpsons Movie trailer online

The trailer for the upcoming The Simpsons Movie is now online. Well, to be fair it's really just another teaser, but this one's just as much fun. Once again it pokes fun at Hollywood with it's 3D/2D opening joke, and then we're treated to some classic Homer material. What could...

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Cullen talks Transformers casting

Peter Cullen has told how he wasn't the original choice for the voice of Optimus Prime in the new Transformers film, and how Michael Bay was wanting to cast new names, and big names at that. "(The filmmakers) were thinking more Hollywood big names," Cullen said. "They did start to...

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Jackman wants Singer for Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has said that Bryan Singer is almost at the top of the list to direct the new Wolverine film, and that's after Bryan Singer saying that he would love to direct it. The story comes from an IESB interview with Jackman through Comic Book Movie: Well, the…(laughing)…the thing...

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Firth joins Thurman comedy

Colin Firth is joining a comedy called The Accidental Husband, and joining him are Sam Shepard and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The film already stars Uma Thurman in the lead with Isabella Rossellini, Lindsay Sloane and Justina Machado. According to Reuters, Thurman plays a talk show radio host who runs a...

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November 12, 2006

Jessica Alba in Saw IV?

I totally missed this rumour of possible casting for Saw IV, Jessica Alba and Goran Visnjic? Personally I think it's way too early and that there's someone having fun on IMDB, but there's always a chance. While I was looking up the link for the Saw III review I was...

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Tenacious D website rocks

Just a quickie to say that if you haven't seen, or rather heard, the Tenacious D in "The Pick of Destiny" website then you have to right now. After seeing the UK trailer before Saw III (review) this weekend I am so hyped up for this film. Interestingly the trailer...

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Saw III

Film Four Stars
Having just seen Saw II prior to this film I was at a distinct advantage, for Saw III does something that I love in the sequel business, it picks up immediately where the previous film left off, and with that we're straight in the thick of things. A knowing smile...

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Unedited Spider-Man 3 trailer online with Venom!

The unedited version of the Spider-Man 3 trailer is online, with work in progress shots and that stunning Venom finale. It's all here, and more. It appears that since the Spider-Man 3 trailer was shown to audiences at both Comic-Con and that special trans-atlantic showing, it's been heavily edited, and...

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Fanboys trailer online

The Fanboys trailer is now online, and it's looking pretty good. There are some amusing moments in it as well as some recognisable ones that'll make you look back to your original love of Star Wars. Yet this isn't just about that, it's about friendship and fanship for anything...except Star...

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The Prestige

Film Four Stars
The Prestige has been a film I've had very high on my watch list for some time, with Christopher Nolan scripting (along with his brother Jonathan Nolan) and directing Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman, as well as support from Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson, there was a lot to attract...

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November 11, 2006

Godfather sequels in production?

We've heard rumours about a Godfather IV before, but now there are rumours that two sequels are in the works over at Paramount right now. According to an inside source Paramount have moved the two Godfather sequels onto the active development slate just this month, and the films will be...

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Miller to leave Sin City 2?

Back in July we heard that Frank Miller was going to direct The Spirit, now he's saying that this may take place before the planned Sin City 2, and there's even a hint that he may not do that film at all. This comes after the denial of the reported...

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Wachowskis rewriting Invasion ending?

The Wachowski Brothers are being called into rewrite the ending of the Nicole Kidman starrer The Invasion which was originally written by Dave Kajganich. Apparently, according to TMZ.com, Warner's production president Jeff Robinov saw a cut and wasn't at all impressed with the ending so Joel Silver quickly pulled in...

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Watanabe talks about Eastwood the Director

Ken Watanabe has been talking about his experience working with Clint Eastwood on Letters From Iwo Jima, and his original fears of an American making the Japanese side of the battle. His comments, in The Guardian are quite surprising: "I was worried before shooting," Watanabe said in an interview with...

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Beyoncé and Longoria in Lesbian tale?

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters is a book about lesbians in the 1800's...well that's the very basic and perhaps male viewpoint of it, and it seems that it may become a film starring Eva Longoria and Beyoncé Knowles in the female leads - yes that makes them lesbians with...

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Night of the Living Dead 3D trailer online

The trailer for Night of the Living Dead 3D is now online, and it doesn't look too bad. They've actually refrained from showing loads of shots of zombies ambling straight towards the screen and made it a much more sedate and broody pace...until the zombies come ambling at the people...

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Turistas Quicktime trailer online

Once again, we've already seen the trailer twice now for Turistas, but not in large format Quicktime and looking so much better that we can see the fast cuts and a lot more of the story. So now you can see the whole trailer and get a bit more of...

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Bullock's Premonition Quicktime trailer online

We've already seen Sandra Bullock in the trailer for Premonition, but now it's online in a huge format Quicktime, and it's looking much better. Actually I found that I got more out of it in the better format and understood a little more - it's amazing what facial expressions can...

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Sutherland voices Dinasours 3D trailer online

Donald Sutherland providing the voiceover for a film looking back at the largest Dinasours ever discovered, and it's in 3D. That's the best description of the trailer for Dinasours 3D which is online now. It features lot's of things swooping towards the camera, dramatic music, and the trademark Sutherland voice....

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November 10, 2006

300 preview footage review online

There's a written review of the preview footage shown of Zack Snyder's 300 the other day, and it sounds as stunning as the pictures and trailer make it seem like. There's nothing negative coming out about this film at all, and the more we hear the better it looks and...

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Cox joins Singer's Trick 'r Treat

The Bryan Singer produced horror film Trick 'r Treat has gained a few big names to the cast, Brian Cox, Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker and Leslie Bibb are now set to star. Michael Dougherty, who wrote and is set to direct this film, co-wrote the Superman Returns, X2, and the...

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Uwe Boll's sick Seed reviewed

Early review of Uwe Boll's Seed doesn't disappoint. Oh, and by that I mean it doesn't disappoint your previous expectations of the film, in fact it exceeds them. Over at AICN they have a quick review of the film, and the comments should be looked upon with shame and disdain...

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Spell for Chameleon gains director

A Spell for Chameleon is a fantasy saga based on the Piers Anthony novel that began the long running Xanth series, and it has now been captured to be made into a film. What is really interesting about the ideas behind the film is that the hero is a young...

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Bratz dolls live action movie

They can make a film out of anything these days, and next up is the film based on kids dolls. Yep, Bratz the live action movie is coming or way and the only word that screams into my head is merchandising. According to Yahoo News none other than Lionsgate has...

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Spider-Man 3 trailer online for viewing!

The Spider-Man 3 trailer is now online, and it looks really good. Although, to be fair there's not that much more from the teaser, but we do get to see some more action. There's loads more of Sandman in action, and he looks stunningly cool, there's more of Peter battling...

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Spider-Man 3 extra scene online

Before we head off for the Spider-Man 3 trailer, here's a little bit of a tease. There's a short "webisode" from the film online for those in the US to see, yes it's restricted to the rest of the global audience, but the US can see it - great marketing...

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Casino Royale clips online

There's not long left now for the new, blond, Bond in Casino Royale, and I'm looking forward to his arrival much more than when he was announced. Although I never really hated the choice, I was concerned about the direction of the franchise, and then the teasers and trailers came...

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Transformers Prime winners announced

The winners of the Transformers competition where the fans could make up lines for Peter Cullen to record as the voice of Optimus Prime is closed and the winners have been announced. The first place spot even gets to hear their line in the actual film. Ten to second places...

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My Name is Bruce in 2007

The writer of My Name is Bruce - the film with the genius plot device of bringing Zombies to a real world small town and having everyone believe Bruce Campbell is Ash and can protect them all, except he's just Bruce - has seen the director's assembly for the film...

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Rosario joins El Superbeasto

Rosario Dawson is joining the cast of Rob Zombie's animated film, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. She will be playing the Miss Velvet Von Black, the love of Dr. Satan, who is being played Paul Giamatti. Yup, sounds bizarre to me, but probably extremely well suited to Mr Zombie....

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Superman Returns sequel gains title

Rumour out this morning is that the Superman Returns sequel has a new title, a title that brings us back to the good old comic days. The new film is apparently, according to IESB through UK IGN, called Superman: The Man of Steel. It certainly fits with the idea that...

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Singer for Wolverine and X-Men 4?

Bryan Singer has just let slip that he has turned down directorial duties on X-Men 4 for the Superman Returns sequel, but he'd really love to do the Wolverine film. Over at The Honolulu Advertiser through Superhero Hype: Singer acknowledged that he has also been approached to direct the next...

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Transformers behind the scenes footage

Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay are perhaps two people you should listen to when pre-judging the Transformers live action film, and when Bay and Roberto Orci says things like he wants to make them as realistic as possible, and "imagine a car at eighty miles transforming into a giant robot",...

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Freddie Mercury film in production

Brian May, the big haired guitarist of Queen, has announced that there's a Freddie Mercury film in the works and that casting has begun. Mercury was the lead singer of Queen, one of the best bands ever, and the band who were responsible for music videos becoming art forms in...

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Haxan's Altered straight to DVD

The makers of The Blair Witch Projectat Haxan Films have had the studio pull their film from theatrical release and drop it straight to DVD, a huge blow for the film which was hitting problem after problem. From an entry on the Haxan official site, director Eduardo Sánchez says: ALTERED,...

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November 9, 2006

Eminem Has Gun - Will Travel

Eminem is going to focus on his acting career and let the rapping slip by the wayside for now, bad choice I say, but I'm not his business advisor. According to an unconfirmed report he's signed to star in a film called Have Gun - Will Travel, which is about...

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300 private screening details

There has been a short screening of about half an hour of footage from the upcoming film 300 by Zack Snyder, and a surprise attendee was Frank Miller himself. According to SciFi Wire, the screening showed never before scenes of the battle sequences, and included a scene for the ladies,...

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Borat banned in Russia

The Borat film has been refused a distribution licence in Russia due to the content potentially causing humiliation to different ethnic and religious groups. This means that anyone in Russia that wants to see it will have to rely on imports or the Internet. According to the BBC today, the...

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Snyder talks Watchmen

Zack Snyder has been talking about his, and Alex Tse's, approach to adapting the huge cult comic Watchmen for the big screen, and from what he says it does sound positive...once again. "What they tried to do is turn it into a movie. And that's not really how we approached...

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Report claims industry piracy figures unreliable

A confidential study for the Australian Government claims that the figures that the movie industry are using to claim piracy is killing them and stealing profits are unverified and unreliable. Wow, who would have guessed. According to IMDB the early draft of the study was conducted by the Australian Institute...

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Lanter leads War Games 2

Matt Lanter, you say Heroes, I say Commander in Chief, has been picked to star in the War Games sequel, War Games 2 - The Dead Code (IMDB list it as the Dead Game, which actually sounds a bit better). According to Production Weekly he's set to star in the...

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Wolf Creek sequel?

Wolf Creek was a cracking film, and I gave it a great review, and now the director is talking about a sequel. Greg McLean said that he was approached by the Weinstein's straight after the film to go for a sequel, and he was asked how much it would cost...

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Foreign Oscar drops another film

Your Name Is Justine is the latest film to fall fowl of the convoluted rules behind the foreign language Oscar. The co-head of the of Luxembourg's Oscar committee, Joy Hoffmann, said: "We're not outraged or anything like that but it would be fair to say we're disappointed -- it's a...

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Jackman produces The Amateur

Hugh Jackman's production company (because they all have one nowadays) is to turn the Robert Littell novel Amatuer into a new film, and perhaps angle it to be another franchise to rival the Bourne series. The novel according to Variety through the clever and fast typing Cinema Blend, is being...

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Bablling Babel review online

Perhaps I'm not as intelligent as some, but there's a review of the upcoming film Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett starrer Babel online and it's about as hard to read as an official Government paper. It also appears to have a very strong negative viewpoint of the movie. Have a...

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Screamers: A documentary on Genocide

Screamers is a new documentary which looks at why genocides continue to happen, and when they do, why politicians try to hide it and ignore what's really happening. There's a trailer for it online now, and it looks like a very interesting film. ...from the Armenian genocide in 1915, to...

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November 8, 2006

Miller denies Sin City 2 problems

There were wild rumours of problems on Sin City 2 earlier in the week, and now it seems they're turning out to be just that as denials come from Frank Miller's lawyer. According to the previous rumours: ...Angelina Jolie is pregnant again...there's a growing rift between the two talents of...

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First review of Hot Fuzz online

There's an early review of the film Hot Fuzz - from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright who brought us the superb Shaun of the Dead - online now, and it has a lot of praise for the film. 'Uncle Monty' says that it is easily as good as Shaun for...

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Broccoli and Craig talk next Bond

It's interesting to hear from Barbara Broccoli herself that the audience should just forget about continuity, despite that being planely obvious from the new film Casino Royale, a film which is a prequel to all the other Bond films by some time frame, and yet largely takes place in modern...

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Darabont talks Mist and Farenheit

Frank Darabont has talked about his next Stephen King adaptation, The Mist. This time he's not going all thoughtful and human psychology, he's going dark, horrific and fast paced. Over at CHUD they score another cool scoop today with the interview with the excellent writer, and he reveals that the...

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See Spider-Man 3 trailer first

The Spider-Man 3 trailer is going to be online and viewable from 14:15 on November 10th...now, don't ask me what timezone that is in because the writer forgot to mention! Hold up, I've just worked it out it and it looks like 02:15 GMT\UTC. You can see the live countdown...

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Hostel: Part II pictures and plot revelation?

The first pictures for Hostel: Part II are online and although there's nothing really that exciting, they are the first pictures from the film. Hostel: Part II sees the organisation behind the original Hostel (review) learn from their mistakes and move forward. They expand and make themselves available on a...

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Space 1999 film?

That's what I thought when I read that there is a new film coming from Roger Corman and John Davison called Space 3001 I thought it might just be a new version of the TV series Space 1999! It would be a superb idea as even now the premise of...

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Judd adapts Inquisition tale

Ashley Judd is taking a fair leap in terms of direction. At a press conference for her new film Come Early Morning, she's announced that she's bought the rights to a novel by Robin Morgan called The Burning. The book is about an Irish Priestess who refuses to give up...

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Ledger talks Dark Knight's Joker

Heath Ledger has been talking about his role as the new Joker again, and this time he doesn't seem to be putting his feet in it by saying he hates comics, this time it sounds as though he's putting some thought into the adaptation as well as some positive research....

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The Host Director Q&A

There's a great interview with the director of The Host (review), Bong Joon-Ho, online today and it gives an interesting insight into the messages within the film as well as the journey and direction behind it. The director also talks of his love of some older American directors and what...

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Reno 9-11!: Miami trailer online

I had no real idea what Reno 9-11! was all about before this funny trailer for the new film Reno 9-11!: Miami which is online. It really is funny and I was genuinely surprised, the dry self-believing delivery of some of the characters works perfectly. You can see the trailer...

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Weinstein's buy Houdini film

The Harry Houdini film, Death Defying Acts, which was recently filming in Scotland for Guy Pearce and Catherine Zeta-Jones, has just been bought by the Weinstein's for distribution and it seems as though they are piling a fair amount into it. A source close to the film said the studio...

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Slater becomes bum

Christian Slater is set to star in a good old Xmas tale called Gideon's Gift. It's the tale of a man who loses his wife and daughter and ends up out on the street. There an eight year old girl, suffering from leukemia, finds him and makes it her mission...

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Kudrow and Ryan in The Women

The Women is a comedy from 1939 starring Joan Crawford about a group of women who get together to gossip, spending their days at the beauty salon and fashion shows and it's about to be remade with some big names in the cast. Meg Ryan, Lisa Kudrow, Anne Hathaway and...

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November 7, 2006

Darabont blames Lucas for Indy 4

In an interview Frank Darabont puts the blame for the Indiana Jones fiasco squarely at the feet of George Lucas. He quite plainly states that it was Lucas who killed the script at a time when Steven Spielberg loved it and was ready to start filming. According to an interview...

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Laranas to direct Sigaw remake

The announcement of the remake of Sigaw, The Echo, popped up earlier today, but there was no real word of the original director Yam Laranas. Now from his official blog he tells us that he's set to direct. Sigaw will be remade in Hollywood and I am very excited to...

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Spider-Man 3 banned images online

The Spider-Man 3 images that were previously leaked on the Net have been pulled, but like all banned material, other sites have picked them up and given them life. The images in question are allegedly pre-production images of Sandman, Venom and the new son of Goblin. The first two look...

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Walken to play Ozzy Osbourne?!

This has to be the weirdest news I've heard since...well ever. Christopher Walken is to star as the legendary rock god, Ozzy Osbourne on film. Unfortunately it's not a film about the life of Osbourne, it's the upcoming film about Mötley Crüe called The Dirt, and he's set to play...

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Undersea heist film?!

Sounds quite bizarre doesn't it? A film about a diamond heist that has to take place onboard a submarine. Well that's the plot for The Akula Job in a script by Mark DiStefano. The story is about a top class thief who is recruited by a DEA agent to steal...

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Dark Knight casting rumour

Here's rumour number eight four for the Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight. Could Harvey Dent be played by Ethan Hawke? We've had Ryan Philippe, Jake Gyllenhaal and Guy Pearce all being touted as the lawyer Harvey Dent, a man who plays a big role in the future of the...

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Downey Jr. talks Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr has been talking about his surprising choice to play Iron Man in Jon Favreau's upcoming film of the comic superhero. He talks a little about the suit and the requirements for motion capture, and to be quite honest he doesn't really give that much enthusiasm for the...

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Freeman to join Wanted?

Morgan Freeman is negotiating to join the cast of Wanted, the adaptation of Mark Millar's excellent comic series and graphic novel, Wanted. The film is to be directed by the Russian director of the Night/Day Watch series, Timur Bekmambetov and already stars James McAvoy. It's been screenwritten by Derek Haas...

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XBox offers HD film downloads

Microsoft are making deals with various studios to offer film and television downloads directly to the XBox 360 through the XBox (360) Live service. I caught this rumour the other day over at Engadget but there was no source to confirm it, their source story went to a site that...

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Dunst produces A Jealous Ghost

Kirsten Dunst is about to start her production career with a supernatural horror (surprise) called A Jealous Ghost. The film is based on the book by A.N. Wilson but has been heavily changed it seems. The film has dropped the third person viewpoint, as well as creating new characters, some...

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Sigaw remake has writer

Sigaw is a very strong psychological horror from the Philippines, directed by Yam Laranas. I was lucky enough to see the film and was very surprised at the film he had produced, it's a superb horror film. Vertigo Entertainment thought that too and picked up the rights to remake it...

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Starter for Ten clip online

The James McAvoy starrer, Starter for Ten, sounds like a cool British comedy, and there's a clip online for all to see. The film is about one student and his struggle through his first year in Bristol University. Along the way he gets onto the much revered television quiz show...

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Labeouf talks Transformers

Shia Labeouf has been talking about how tough the filming of Transformers was. Oh lord aren't we all glad our lives aren't that tough! He also had some interesting things to say about working with CGI and the actors viewing, or lack of, of the film. "It was like war,"...

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Dead Silence studio struggle

Leigh Whannell has been talking about the troubles he and James Wan, the men behind the Saw franchise, had with the studio in making the new film Dead Silence, originally called Silence. He says that to start with things were fine, but then there was a change in the mangement...

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Lohan doubles up in Who Killed Me

Lindsay Lohan has been getting slammed of late both by the press and some of her fellow stars, and yet here she is taking two leading roles in a thriller called Who Killed Me. She's been called unprofessional, criticised for turning up late and slightly messed up on set, etc,...

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Hopkins returns to Ivory

Anthony Hopkins is teaming up with James Ivory once again. Together they made Remains of the Day, Howards End and Surviving Picasso, and their latest, The City Of Your Final Destination, sounds to be in a similar vein of human relationships. Hopkins will play the brother of a deceased Latin...

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November 6, 2006

Casino Royale reviews

There are some early reviews out in the UK for Daniel Craig's arrival as the new and harder edged Bond in Casino Royale, and although most are positive and backing Craig, one is quite negative about the whole film. Daniel Craig is brilliant, oozing the kind of edgy menace that...

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Bobby clips online

Emilio Estevez's epic and hugely cast Bobby has eleven clips online for you to view, and they all confirm that this really is an ensemble piece more about the people and feelings from the day rather than the man and the events himself. You can see the clips over at...

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Abu Ghraib documentary

Errol Morris is to tackle the Abu Ghraib Iraqi prison scandal in film and has begun developing the film already. It will examine the now infamous incidents of abuse of prisoners at the hands of the US soldiers, something which was seen across the world after they took trophy pictures...

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Dirty Dancing remake?!

Could it be true that there's a Dirty Dancing remake actually going ahead? Well apparently Mario López is among the favourites in line for the role made famous, and which famously made, Patrick Swayze, Johnny Castle the muscled, often topless dancer. Lopez had been on the TV series Dancing with...

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The Stanford Experiment gains director

Despite news that Madonna's Maverick Films is in court with another production company about their Stanford Experiment film, this one is still powering ahead with the attachment of Christopher McQuarrie as co-writer and director. Now the question is, will this mark a remake of Das Experiment or a film about...

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November 5, 2006

The best car crashes in films

To commemorate my fiancé crashing her car this weekend, in quite spectacular style, we're going to spend this feature looking at the best car crashes in films. From impressive single car crashes, to multiple car pile ups. Which car accidents have hit you the hardest? Which look the most real?...

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Bana to play Steve Irwin?

The last wild and inaccurate rumour we heard about a Steve Irwin film was that his friend Russell Crowe wanted to play him, well now it's Eric Bana being suggested for the role. According to his friend and manager John Stainton, Irwin actually asked Bana if he would play him...

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Balls of Fury trailer online

The trailer for the bizarre ping pong tournament comedy film, Balls of Fury, is now online and guess what? It looks bizarre. Truly. There's Christopher Walken looking like a younger Gary Oldman's Dracula which is enough to freak anyone out, but then there's the Jack Black look-a-like runner up, Dan...

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Friedkin's Bug delayed

Could William Friedkin's film Bug be delayed indefinitely? Well reports are that the date has been pushed from December 1st 2006 to sometime in 2007 without any confirmation of a date. This is worrying because it was sounding like a very good film with the early reports and festival reviews,...

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European Awards 2006 nominees announced

The European Film Awards nominees have been announced, and the ceremony this year will be held on the 2nd of December (a mere day before my birthday) in Warsaw...can I get an invite as a present? There are some strong titles in this year, and a couple of good UK...

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Tenacious D trailer online

There's a new Tenacious D in "The Pick of Destiny" trailer online, and although it attempts to follow the humour of the excellent Jerry Sienfeld's Comedian trailer, it doesn't quite crack it for me. Personally I think they should just stick with the opening six minutes as a trailer, because...

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Bafta's set for controversy?

Gina McKee was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Actress for her role in the film Greyfriars Bobby by the Scottish BAFTA organisation, and then when the jury met they decided not just to award her the honour but to remove her from the nominations before the ceremony. According to...

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Barton plays Alice in...Sunderland?

Misha Barton is set to star in a remake of the classic Alice in Wonderland for a UK film, and this one is bizarrely called Malice in Sunderland as it is set in...well...Sunderland. Fresh from Jean-Claude Van Damme's latest film Til Death, Simon Fellows is to direct this modern take...

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November 4, 2006

Letters from Iwo Jima trailer online

The latest trailer for Clint Eastwood's second film about the battle for Iwo Jima, Letters from Iwo Jima, which looks at the battle from the Japanese side, is now online and even though it's a WMV it looks stunning. Some of the special effects look fabulous and I can't wait...

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Number 23 trailer online

I've just seen the trailer for Number 23, the Joel Schumacher directed thriller with Jim Carrey, Danny Huston and Virginia Madsen, and it looks extremely intriguing. Already the film is getting some excellent comments, and it's being described as a great performance from Carrey and a surprisingly strong direction from...

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Sin City 2 in trouble?

Wild speculation suggests that perhaps there's trouble in hand for the new Sin City film and that maybe there's a split between Robert Rodriguez and the growing film name of Frank Miller. According to Star Magazine through Film Ick photos and celebrity gossip (which I usually avoid with all my...

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Tenacious D first six minutes online

The first six minutes of the Tenacious D in "The Pick of Destiny" film are online, and oh my lord they rock. Rock with a capital "R"! Watching Meat Loaf as the religious zealot father and that young JB appear singing is perhaps one of the most hilarious and wonderful...

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Aronofsky directs biblical epic

According to Darren Aronofsky his next film he'll be making after The Fountain and Flicker is a biblical epic. That may take you by surprise, but is it really such a big leap from some of the direction of The Fountain and the subtext of some of his other films?...

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Abrams talks Star Trek IX...almost!

J.J. Abrams is superb at keeping secrets, one of the reasons I think his shows and films do so well, he can hide the twist right to the end, and this quick interview with him is no different. The interviewer tries to get some information out about the new Star...

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No Mel for Mad Max 4

The director of Mad Max 4, George Miller has confirmed his intention to create a sequel film to the three strong franchise, and this one will be without Mel Gibson. According to Moviehole through Coming Soon he says: "I think if fates allow there will be another Mad Max though...

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Evan Almighty Quicktime MP4 trailer online

The trailer for the Bruce Almighty sequel, Evan Almighty, has been online for a wee bit, but I've just caught it in Quicktime MP4 goodness...and I've been broiled in a family emergency, so forgive me. You can see the trailer for what, on the face of it, sounds like an...

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Evil Dead: The Musical

Evil Dead: The Musical sounds like a crazy idea, but apparently it's doing exceedingly well and gathering quite a cult following. It even has an article on it in the NY Times theatre review! According to the story, the stage play is just the same as the original film, five...

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Déjà Vu site live

The Déjà Vu site is live. Déjà Vu is the latest film from the visually superb Tony Scott (not that he's visually superb to look at, but his directing is!) which stars a very strong cast led by Denzel Washington. The film is about an ATF Agent who travels back...

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Shatner talks Star Trek XI

William Shatner is a legend, and not only is he a living one he's also still a growing one, his award for Boston Legal shows that his career is far from over or suffocated by his wonderful performances as the greatest space adventurer ever, Captain James T. Kirk. Still, the...

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Blood: The Last Vampire cast

The lead for the film adaptation of the animation Blood: The Last Vampire from 2000 has been cast. Jeon Ji Hyun starred in the original My Sassy Girl (currently being remade under the same title) and Il Mare (remade as The Lake House). This will be her first western film...

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Salvador Dali film due

A film about the great surrealist Salvador Dali is to be made called Dali & I: The Surreal Story which will look at his life from the aspect of an art dealer called Lauryssens who knew both Dali and his wife Gala. The film will focus on the time he...

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Curse of the Golden Flower images online

The Curse of the Golden Flower is the latest film from the director and writer of Hero and House of the Flying Daggers, both sumptuous films which not only delivered on story and action but looked stunning through almost every scene. There are some images online for the Golden Flower...

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Stagknight trailer online

There's a trailer online for a little horror comedy film called Stagknight which features a paintballing stag party and a demonic like Knight from the days of King Arthur. Yes it sounds incredible, but when you read the full story it kind of sounds like a riot, and the trailer...

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November 3, 2006

Batman versus Superman still on?

According to rumour the idea of the Batman versus Superman film is still on the cards at Warner Brothers, and the news that the current stars of both films have already met on the subject is pretty exciting. The rumour from a Moviehole source through Comic Book Movie goes something...

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Cruise to run United Artists

The reports of Tom Cruise's demise have been greatly over exaggerated, for now he's signed a deal with MGM to bring the studio United Artists back to life under joint control. Cruise and his business partner Paula Wagner, will work together with MGM to control the production slate of UA,...

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Wanted synopsis differs from comic

The official synopsis for the film Wanted, the adaptation of Mark Millar's excellent comic has been posted online, and although it's very close to the original there's a slight difference in the reason behind eveything. The synopsis is from Coming Soon and can be seen in full over the page....

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Mad Max 4 going ahead?

So despite Mel Gibson saying no to Mad Max 4 it seems to be going ahead anyway, even after a failed attempt. The director of the Mad Max series, George Miller, said: "Mad Max 4 is so prepared, there seems to be a lot of momentum for it to get...

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Grudge writer talks Saw III and horror

Stephen Susco is the writer of the US Grudge series and has just written a couple of interesting posts on his blog. Not only does he address the Saw III vs Grudge 2 box office, but he also discusses horror in general. On the box office takings he says: Five...

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300 Posters, Bee Trailer and The Eye 3

Here's a few quick stories. There's a trailer online for Jerry Seinfeld's Bee Movie, some new 300 posters, and an announcement of a director for The Eye 3. The trailer for Jerry Seinfeld's hugely cast new film Bee Movie is online over at Moviefone through MoviesOnline. Good luck for viewing,...

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National Treasure 2

National Treasure 2 is underway, and that has absolutely no affect on me whatsoever. The first film was dull, unimaginative, and at times incredibly stupid. Still, they're working on the new one right now and there's a rough plot outline. From MTV through Rope of Silicon comes Jerry Bruckheimer's comment:...

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Meatloaf: The Movie

Yes, my mother for one will be thrilled that Meat Loaf is trying to get a Bat Out of Hell film off the ground. Yes, it is true. There will be darkness, harley's, big men, sexy women, and a rock score to make your ears melt. According to Moviehole through...

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Sex and the City moves forward?

Could a Sex and the City film actually be making progress towards completion? Some time ago the whole idea was crashed as negotiations failed around certain stars, well now it seems that those negotiations are on again and the film is moving forward. According to the site MM Productions, she...

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November 2, 2006

Comment verification: Do you mind codes?

Here's a question for you, to try and stop the comment spam that now and again results in the comment script being closed off for a short time, would you mind the use of a captcha code on the site? For those that don't know what that is it adds...

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Ben Affleck promises no Daredevil 2

What a superb piece of news from Ben Affleck, he's promised us that he won't be appearing in any Daredevil sequel, and in fact he'll never appear in a superhero film again. Xmas has come early. At the press screening of Hollywoodland in London he said: "By playing a superhero...

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Bourne baddie, Lucy Liu naked, Nerds stall

Three quick stories tonight. A baddie is found for The Bourne Ultimatum, Lucy Liu will be full frontal naked in Rise and The Revenge of the Nerds remake is stalled. First up the Nerds remake. The news from Variety through film ick is that the Emory University in Atlanta has...

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Pearce in talks for L.A. Confidential sequel

Guy Pearce is apparently in talks to appear in the sequel to L.A. Confidential, White Jazz, to reprise his role of Ed Exley from the first film. So sequel it is, some of us in the previous announcement weren't sure if this was a direct sequel, but with Exley in...

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Lee on Inside Man sequel

An Inside Man sequel surprises no one, what does is the fact that Spike Lee is onboard. Lee and Brian Grazer are developing the sequel together, although there's not been a deal reached on if Lee would direct or not. The concept is under wraps as are any prospective castings...

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The Host US remake is bought

Word is that the Korean blockbuster The Host (review) has been sold to Universal with Roy Lee part of production duties. There's a lot of praise for Lee on Asian remakes, although I always think that it does come down to the screenwriter and director in the end, sure they...

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De Niro and 50 Cent on screen!

Robert De Niro and 50 Cent (he's cheap) are looking like they will be police partners in a new film. Yes, I can hardly believe it either. The film will be a police thriller in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. De Niro's character thinks his partner has been lost in...

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Caviezal joins Outlander

Outlander, if you remember, is the film about two aliens who crash land on Earth during the time of the vikings. One is a humanoid creature and the other is a monster like creature. Amazingly this tale stars Jim Caviezel and he's managed to say a few words on the...

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McGregor as futuristic masked vigilante

Ewan McGregor has signed for an interesting science fiction thriller called Franklyn which will be directed by first time director Gerald McMorrow and filmed in the UK. The story from Production Weekly has a very inriguing plot, and they have a fair amount of detail around it. ...set simultaneously in...

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Night of the Living Dead free online

Watch the entire original film Night of the Living Dead online for free! Yes, the classic zombie film from George A. Romero is now online for you to watch through Google Video. Thanks to the cool HorrorMovies.ca for the link. Yes, you might well be smiling Mr Romero, for you...

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Willis and Jackson in Black Water Transit

Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson are set to team up together again on the film Black Water Transit, which was due to star Vin Diesel before he pulled out. According to Production Weekly, the story... ...follows the divergent agendas of criminals, cops and lawyers as they collide over a...

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Firth joins Winterbottom ghost story

Colin Firth is set to play a widower who just can't leave the ghosts of his past behind him in a new film by Michael Winterbottom. Described as a contemporary ghost story, according to Coming Soon, the film has Firth's character travelling with his teenage daughters to Italy to try...

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Kung Fu film gains directors

The Kung Fu TV series starring David Carradine has been touted as a movie for some time, but today the news is out that the directors have been assigned to the project, Allen and Albert Hughes. The Kung Fu series saw Carradine as a wandering Shaolin Monk who would defend...

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November 1, 2006

Comments Back on and Email Notification

Sorry, looks as though the comments were out for an hour there. Apparently the Server automatically freezes comments whenever there's an attack and the CPU usage goes crazy on the script, I can't figure out why it's going so mad on CPU usage, but it is. Despite next to no...

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Look into Aronofsky's The Fountain

Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain has had quite a troubled road to the cinema so far, and in an article online that path and Aronofsky's passion behind the making of it is explored in quite some detail. From the early conception to the issues with Brad Pitt, the studio, Cate Blanchett...

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Superb Notes on a Scandal trailer

The trailer for Notes on a Scandal has just blown me away for two stunning performances in under two minutes. The film stars both Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett each with their own flaws, and throughout it all there's a little feeling of menace running through. The film is based...

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Brosnan talks Thomas Crown Affair sequel

Pierce Brosnan has revealed a little secret about the sequel to The Thomas Crown Affair that his production company are working on. In an interview with Dark Horizons, he reveals that the story this time will be based on the old Peter Ustinov comedy and crime thriller, Topkapi, and is...

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The Hamiltons trailer - killers next door

The Hamiltons is a new horror film which capitilises on one of everyones worries, the neighbours. Are they insane serial killers with a nice friendly facade? Well the Hamiltons look like they just might be, and the trailer looks pretty damn good. The superb I Spit On Your Movie come...

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28 Weeks Later footage online

There's actual footage from 28 Weeks Later online now, and although it's not too much, it's certainly enough for a tease. The footage shows London in quarantine, deserted streets, a running Robert Carlyle for no obvious reason...until the reveal. It does look kind of good, although in all honesty I'm...

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Madonna's Maverick in court

Madonna's film company Maverick, are taking another production company to court for allegedly stealing their ideas and rights for a film based on the famous Stanford Prison Experiment. The company Inferno were just planning to remake Das Experiment, a story I previously reported on. According to Kansas.com: Maverick's lawsuit alleges...

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Luke Wilson and Jessica Simpson in Blonde Ambition

Oh dear, poor Luke Wilson has just signed up for the film Blonde Ambition also starring Jessica Simpson which is billed as "loose" remake of Working Girl, you know that film starring Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Joan Cusack, Oliver Platt, Alec Baldwin and Sigourney Weaver - you know, the majority...

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Kubrick's lost film to continue

Back in 1962, when Stanley Kubrick moved from Hollywood to London some of his most important papers were lost. One of these was the single copy of a treatment for a film called Lunatic at Large, which he had commissioned in the late 1950's from a previous collaborator, the novelist...

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Zombie talks well of Halloween remake

The idea of a remake of John Carpenter's Halloween hasn't been my most favourite subject, much less because the heavy handed Rob Zombie is attached to the remake. However he's been interviewed indepth and he certainly is making all the right comments, could this really work out after all? Over...

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Baldwin wants out of Schwarzenegger documentary

Alec Baldwin wants to be removed from a documentary, Running with Arnold, that he voiced over about Arnold Schwarzenegger's rise to his political position. According to Dayton Daily News the actor is concerned that they went too far in the attack against Schwarzenegger in the documentary by using footage of...

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Wachowskis write and direct Speed Racer

According to news just out it looks as though Speed Racer is to be helmed by the Wachowski Brothers. Currently they are writing the script and are also up to direct the film and will bring back their visual effects supervisor from the Matrix films. Apparently, according to The Hollywood...

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Schwentke directs The Time Traveler's Wife

Previously, while learning that Rachel McAdams may be cast in The Time Traveler's Wife, we heard that either Robert Schwentke from Flightplan (review) or Stephen Frears from Dirty Pretty Things were set to direct. Now it's decided and Schwentke has been signed for the role. I think he did a...

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The Host and Oldboy directors team up

The directors of The Host (review), Joon-ho Bong, and Oldboy (review), Chan-wook Park, are set to team up together in an exciting collaboration to be shot in English with Bong directing and Park producing. According to Variety through Coming Soon the project is an adaption of a French graphic novel...

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Hitcher remake photos online

There's our first look at the remade The Hitcher in action online today. Although there are only two pictures, one has the three main characters in it. You can see the pictures over at Rope of Silicon. I have to say it's difficult to separate myself from the old film,...

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Cassel in double Gangster films

Death Instinct and Public Enemy No. 1 are two French Films described by Variety through Coming Soon as "ambitious" which had previously been pulled, now though they are back on. Starring the superb Vincent Cassel, Marion Cottillard and Eva Green and directed by Jean-Francois Richet, these stories tell the tale...

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Zhang and Quaid in killer film

Dennis Quaid is joining Ziyi Zhang in a film called The Horseman directed by Jonas Akerlund. The film will see Quaid as a bitter detective who is still deep in grieving for his recently deceased wife. However, just to pile on the pressure, while investigating a case he discovers a...

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Kingsley joins Brand Hauser: Stuff Happens

Ben Kingsley is set to join Brand Hauser: Stuff Happens, the political satire starring John and Joan Cusack, Hilary Duff and Marisa Tomei according to The Hollywood Reporter through Coming Soon. Kingsley is the Middle East Oil Minister that Cusack is targeted with killing. The cast is growing quite interesting...

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Sutherland joins Fool's Gold

The ever great Donald Sutherland is joining Fool's Gold, an adventure comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson and directed by Andy Tennant. From The Hollywood Reporter through Coming Soon. The story is about a couple who have been searching for a lost treasure for eight years, are about to...

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