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December 31, 2006

Happy Hogmanay (New Year!)

Since this is probably the last post of 2006, I thought I would just wish you all a very Happy New Year. I hope that 2006 has been good to you, it's certainly had ups and downs for me, but the ups (like Filmstalker) have been superb. So raise a...

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The films of 2006 - The fives and the zeros

In the first part of this three part series I wrote about the films I was looking forward to at the beginning of 2006 and what I thought now I had seen them (if I had) at the end of the year. Well now I'm going to look at the...

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December 30, 2006

Indiana Jones 4 script approved

So the announcement is here. Again. George Lucas, loosely termed "Director" in the story, says that the fourth Indiana Jones will start filming next year and the script has been finalised. From the story in the BBC: Lucas said he and Steven Spielberg had recently finalised the script, and promised...

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Aliens vs Predator: AvP2 gets release date

Aliens vs Predator: AvP2 has received a release date, and so that means there's no avoiding it. The film is set to arrive to do battle on December 21st next year, in the US at least. I like the idea of relocating the story in the middle of a town...

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Hairspray teaser online

There's a teaser online for the new film Hairspray, and quite frankly it's drivel, "I'm not worth it" it screams to you. I was counting down the seconds for the titles to stop appearing as the voiceover man read them out, and then suddenly I was at the end. Sure,...

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December 29, 2006

Dead Rising and Lost Planet videogame adaptations

We just heard about Capcom and their moving closer to Hollywood, they've announced two more films to their current production slate of Street Fighter, Devil May Cry and Onimusha. The games Lost Planet and Dead Rising are going to make it to their production belt. Now I can get Lost...

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Hot Fuzz official site updated

The official site for Hot Fuzz has expanded, and there's now a US and UK version, although I can't really see the differences, perhaps it's just in the release dates and trailers? Can anyone spot them? Although there's been some publicity for both films, I'm really glad that it's calmed...

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Nelson joins Simpson on Blonde Ambition

The rumour is that Willie Nelson is reteaming with Jessica Simpson for the remake of Working Girl, Blonde Ambition. Already onboard are names such as Luke Wilson, Penelope Ann Miller, Rachael Leigh Cook, Andy Dick and Jamie Kennedy. The story comes from WENN through Starpulse News Blog. I have no...

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Films on Television over New Year

Here's the final special edition of the Filmstalker Films on Television this Weekend, and the final one of the year. Oh people never tire of saying that do they? Especially me! Yes, this is the last of the year and carries New Year's Day films too. Even if you're not...

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Hannibal Rising International Trailer online

The international trailer for Hannibal Rising is now online, and it's looking better than some of the other stills and teasers we've seen to date. This film is taken from the Thomas Harris book of the same name and looks at how Hannibal became the way he did and his...

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The Visiting now The Invasion...again

The Visiting has changed titles again, this time reverting back to the original title of The Invasion despite dropping that to distance itself from Invasion of the Body Snatchers films. You see originally it was titled The Invasion and the plot was strikingly similar to Body Snatchers, but this was...

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Code Name: The Cleaner cast interviews online

If Code Name: The Cleaner and Cedric the Entertainer are your things then there's a great group of interviews online just now. The stars of the film, Cedric, Lucy Liu and Nicollette Sheridan have been talking about the film and their roles in it, and after all is said, I'm...

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Capcom move closer to Hollywood

Although it's fair to say the quality of films adapted from videogames isn't running high at the moment, it is slowly increasing, and with it comes the movement of the two industries. Videogames and film are moving closer, in both directions. Within videogames we're seeing more film like footage and...

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Freedom Writers clip online

There's a short clip online for Hilary Swank's next film Freedom Writers, the true story of a teacher who inspires her kids to come out of their day to day gang life and write. She plays the teacher Erin Gruwell who, in the clip, starts to talk about a lesson...

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America preserves Halloween to Blazing Saddles

It's a shame that so little film is preserved, because come twenty years time we really have next to no idea what will remain as classics and what could have remained as such if they had been preserved, and just think about the extras and special editions we've missed out...

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December 28, 2006

Usher and Fergie for James Brown film

The singers Usher and Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) are reportedly trying for roles in the new James Brown biographical film that just announced Spike Lee as its director. According to PageSix.com through Starpulse News Blog Usher wants to play Brown and Fergie one of his wives. I could take Fergie...

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Elijah Wood in Back to the Future Part II

I was quietly watching Back to the Future Part II on telly today and suddenly I noticed something, Elijah Wood! I didn't realise that his career started with a short part in this film, and now looking back it's so easy to spot him with those big eyes. Little Wood...

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Rocky's Talia Shire interviewed

Talia Shire plays Adrian, the love of Rocky Balboa's life in all the films, and she's given an interview about her appearance in the last of the Sylvester Stallone classics. There is a hefty spoiler in the interview if you haven't caught it before in some of the clips that...

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Hardcore gamers required for documentary

There's a new documentary in production called Players which is looking for real life, hardcore gamers. The casting call has gone live on its website and is asking for: HARDCORE GAMERS AND ONLINE GAME FANATICS... We are looking for a diverse group of individuals from all walks of life who...

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300, Grindhouse, Smokin' Aces, TMNT pictures galore online

There are loads of pictures online today for the following films, 300, Grindhouse, Smokin' Aces and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (although in this case they are stills since it's animation!). So let's start at the top. MoviesOnline have eleven new 300 pictures, all looking mean and moody and all new,...

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White Noise 2 teaser trailer online

The teaser trailer for White Noise 2: The Light is out and stars Nathan Fillion and Katee Sackhoff, and I just noticed the much missed Craig Fairbrass - where has he been? I honestly thought we would see this guy become quite a strong feature in US action films since...

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December 27, 2006

Henstridge joins sexual thriller The Tourist

The thriller with the rather sexy storyline, The Tourist is gaining the stunning Natasha Henstridge. She is set to star alongside Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Maggie Q, already quite an interesting cast. The story is about the high flying friends of Jackman and McGregor, where Jackman introduces...

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A Prairie Home Companion

Film Four Stars
I can't really say I'm a big Robert Altman fan. For me Short Cuts and The Player were very enjoyable and clever, and I enjoyed the natural style he pulled out of the film, but I haven't seen enough of his work to rank him in my top five directors....

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Silver Surfer teaser in HD online

So the moment has arrived, the Silver Surfer can be seen in the High Definition teaser trailer for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer which is now online and comes close on the heels of the alleged pirated version. I have to say that I'm pretty unimpressed, as much...

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Lee to direct James Brown film

There's been a James Brown biographical film in the works for some time, and with his tragic death the announcement comes that Spike Lee has been signed to direct the film. Several screenwriters have been writing the script and Brown was an active part of that development as he met...

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Elijah Wood and Hurt in Oxford Murders

Elijah Wood's career really hasn't been tainted by appearing as our favourite little Hobbit, in most other trilogies that are so big you would expect someone to be typecast - not in roles as Hobbit but in similar fantasy and epic films - but not Wood. He's moved immediately to...

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December 26, 2006

Garden State

DVD Four Stars
There's a problem an actor faces that is similar to tyecasting but much worse, it's from the audience point of view and could be termed character association. I'm sure there's a special term for it in Hollywood, but just to explain, it's when an actor plays a character so well...

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Spoilers: Déjà Vu's terrible ending and major flaw

Okay, so here's the post that's going to go into very serious spoilers for the ending of Déjà Vu (Filmstalker review) and discuss why the whole film, which was running close to a five rating for the majority, dropped to a two in the last five minutes. I'm also going...

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December 25, 2006

Films to watch in 2006 revisited

Last year I wrote about the films to watch in 2006, and we watched them, well most of them. So in this first part of a three part feature, I'm going to look back on what I said would be worth watching and why, then I'll look back at what...

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Halloween casts Myers

According to rumour the lead for Rob Zombie's Halloween has been announced. We've already heard that the female lead is most likely going to be Danielle Harris and that Dr Loomis will be Malcom MacDowell, now we hear who is going to be playing the role of Michael Myers himself....

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Smokin' Aces UK TV spot

Joe Carnahan has posted the video for a UK TV spot for Smokin' Aces on his site, a UK TV spot that just wouldn't make it through the US censors because it would corrupt the US into a country of guns, gangs and violence. Oh...wait a minute. It's not surprising...

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December 24, 2006

Christophe Gans announces Silent Hill 2

The director of Silent Hill has confirmed that there's going to be a sequel. Roger Avary, the original writer, is hard at work on the film adaptation of the videogame Driver and once that is finished he'll turn to Silent Hill 2. However Christophe Gans has said that he may...

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Antikörper (Antibodies) gets UK DVD release

I saw Antikörper or Antibodies (Filmstalker review) during the EIFF in 2005, and it was a superb end to the festival. The film is an excellent horror that deserves worldwide recognition. Now, according to DVD Times, the film is due for a UK DVD release. Tartan Video have announced the...

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Happy Holidays and many thanks from Filmstalker

Can I just say a Merry Christmas, Xmas or happy Holidays to you all. Whatever you believe, and whatever you practice, this is a time that gives us a gentle push to remind us that we're all in this together, and I don't just mean online! It's a time to...

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Films on Television over Christmas

This is the second part of the special edition of the Filmstalker Films on Television this Weekend regular article. This one's for Christmas Eve, Day and good old Boxing Day. Even if you're not in the UK, don't have television, or don't celebrate Christmas, there's plenty of films to talk...

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Optimus Prime photo shoot

The Transformers Optimus Prime is in full view, if darkened a little, on the cover of this month's Empire magazine, and I think he's looking pretty good. Sure he's bathed in darkness and the detail is lost, but he certainly conveys size and power. According to TFormers.com through /Film, both...

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Halloween gets its female lead?

Has the female lead been cast for Rob Zombie's Halloween already? Well we heard from Zombie himself that Dr Loomis had been cast, but rumours today say that Danielle Harris may play Laurie Strode, the role originally played by Jamie Lee Curtis. The story comes from Fangoria through HorrorMovies.ca. Harris...

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DeNiro wanted DiCaprio over Damon for The Good Shepherd

According to rumour, Robert De Niro didn't want Matt Damon originally for his new film The Good Shepherd, in fact he wanted Leonardo DiCaprio. He tells us that there was nothing nefarious about the swap: "Leonardo DiCaprio was originally going to do it, but he had schedule problems and it...

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Fantastic Four and Hairspray sites live

The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer website has gone live online, as has the website for the new version of Hairspray. Neither sites really have anything much online, although the Fantastic Four site has that picture of the Surfer but this time with the eyes all silver too....

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December 23, 2006

Viggo Mortensen's Alatriste trailer online

The trailer for Viggo Mortensen's latest film Alatriste is online, and I'm surprised I haven't seen anything about this before, especially as it's completed. The film is about the Spanish soldier Captain Alatriste, who becomes a mercenary and remains a heroic figure from Spain's 17th century imperial wars, and is...

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The Kingdom trailer online

The trailer for The Kingdom is already here, and it's looking extremely powerful, although I am concerned about how it will portray America against the Arab nations. The film is written by Matthew Michael Carnahan (yes, brother of Smokin' Joe) who has a number of strong scripts to his name,...

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The Dead Girl trailer in Quicktime

The trailer for The Dead Girl is now online in Quicktime, and at looks a recut from the previous outing. The film has a fair number of stars including Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy, Marcia Gay Harden, James Franco, Giovanni Ribisi, it's quite an interesting cast list and there's a bunch...

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Stalked:Halloween cast, Keanu in Speed Racer, Kevin Smith in Die Hard!

There are three titbits of casting news out there that are really quite interesting, I'm just pulling them all together today because I slept in and I'm trying to race out the door for an Xmas meal. So there's news of Donald Pleasance's replacement for Rob Zombie's Halloween remake, there's...

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Silver Surfer trailer captured?

There's a pathetically bad teaser trailer out on the Internet for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. It's blurry almost continuously and the bits you can see are either long shots or shots of actors doing nothing. There's no real closeup of the Surfer. Which leads me to believe...

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Hear Optimus Prime and Grindhouse website live

The Grindhouse website is up and running and they've filled it with content. There's photo's galore and downloads of the two posters to be had. It's a really cool site and well worth the visit. Through AITH. If you missed the Grindhouse trailer, head back to the previous story. Meanwhile...

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Kilmer in for Real Genius sequel?

There's a rumour going about that Val Kilmer is considering doing a sequel to the comedy Real Genius. Well I've never seen the film myself, but it's about teenage geniuses going through college life, and when their work on a high powered laser is stolen by their teacher, they go...

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Films on Television this weekend

This is a special edition of the Filmstalker Films on Television this Weekend regular article, as this week it's going to be Christmas. So specially for that I've extended this through the weekend to Christmas Day and Boxing Day specially for you. Look out for special Christmas edition tomorrow, in...

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December 22, 2006

Silver Surfer appears online

The first image of the Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer has appeared online, and I'm leaning heavily towards being disappointed. Avi Arad says of the Surfer in the USA Today that he... "...will look somewhere between gun metal and fluid metallics so you can...

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Grindhouse trailer in Quicktime and HD

The first trailer is online for Grindhouse, the eagerly awaited joint film from Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. The big things that everyone is shouting about are that Bruce Willis is in the film and that Tarantino will be "acting" in it. No one has mentioned Eli Roth or Michael...

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Black Snake Moan trailer online

The first trailer has appeared for Black Snake Moan, and it's looking pretty interesting. The premise already had me intrigued, in the deep south a strongly religious black man finds a young and beaten white girl lying in the middle of the road. He takes her home to fix her...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hi-res pictures online

There are some new high resolution pictures of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film online, and they look really good. There's a couple of shots we saw from a previous article in USA Today as well as a new poster, a frame of Leonardo about to do battle on...

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Cameron slates Avator for 2009 and beyond!

James Cameron needs to return to space, and so when I heard about Avatar I was very excited, and I didn't even know anything about the story. Problem is we'll have to try and keep that excitement going for two to three years, if not more, for he says that...

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Jackman not Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight

More rumour bashing as Hugh Jackman insults fans everywhere by saying that the rumour he was being eyed for the role of Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight is totally false and is mere fanboy talk. "Same thing [as Superman Returns]. I think because I'd worked with Chris Nolan. I...

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Depp to play Freddie Mercury?

You have to laugh at rumours sometimes, and the latest that Johnny Depp could play Freddie Mercury in a biographical film of his life is superb, and is apparently the second biographical musician film he'll be doing after playing Michael Hutchence from INXS. Both are wild rumour at the moment,...

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December 21, 2006

Police Academy 8 dead?

Please god let it be true. Leslie Easterbrook, who played the dominating Debbie Callahan in Police Academy, has said that the plans for Police Academy 8 are pretty much dead. Yippeee! "In the last couple of years there have been rumors about doing a number eight, so Jerry Weintraub's company...

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Two Stargate films confirmed

Just last week Beau Bridges was saying that there was talk about a couple of Stargate films but that he hadn't seen a script or been approached. Today we hear confirmation that there are two and a little of the plots. Apparently there are two films set to start shooting...

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Iron Man teaser site launched

The new Iron Man site is live, and although right now it's just a holding page and a register for updates, it's live and it's looking good. That logo is really nice. You can see the full logo on the official site through Jon Favreau's MyMarketingSpace site. The Iron Man...

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New Transformers sites live

To coincide with the release of the Transformers trailer, the website for the film has been updated, and apart from looking cool and flashy, there's been quite a lot of activity in the video section. However it's not just the main Transformers site that's live, there's a little hidden extra...

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King of California trailer online

There's a trailer online for what looks to be the best Michael Douglas performance in a very long time. King of California is a film by Mike Cahill, which stars Douglas as Evan Rachel Wood's slightly unhinged father. He's just been released from a mental institution and wants to go...

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More Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles casting

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film has just gained more big names. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Zhang Ziyi, Chris Evans, Kevin Smith and none other than Patrick Stewart have joined up as voice talent. Gellar plays April, the human who helps the turtles out. Ziyi voices a baddie called Karai...

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Final Destination 4?

Could Final Destination 4 be the last destination ever, or was the third really it for the series? According to rumours there could well be a fourth installment in the series. I have to say that I loved the big set pieces and some of the deaths in the first...

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Blood Trails horror straight to DVD

Blood Trails (Filmstalker review) was a rather good horror film that I caught at the Dead by Dawn horror festival, it has the cool premise of mountain biking in the story and some very nice bike related deaths in there. Back in May we heard that there was a distribution...

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Theron and Bateman join Tonight, he comes

Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman have joined Will Smith in Peter Berg's Tonight, He Comes. Originall this sounded like an interesting idea for a superhero story, a Superhero who has fallen on rough times, oh and he's also an alcoholic. Sounds good doesn't it, but there's two additions I'm not...

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Worst Case Scenario moves forward...Zombie like

There's an update on the production of Worst Case Scenario, which I had the great pleasure of seeing an early promo (Filmstalker review) for at Dead by Dawn, and although it's not racing ahead there are developments. If you don't remember it's a film that on the day that Holland...

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Keith Richards in Pirates of the Caribbean first picture

There's a picture online, finally, of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in the same photo as Keith Richards as his father, Captain Grant Sparrow. Grant? They look scarily similar...in fact I'd maybe say that Depp looks far more like Richards than Richards does! Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End...

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Stalked: Swank hurts, Madonna directs, Durst acts, Berry sings!

A quick bunch of gossip/rumour stories all rounded up in one for you. There's the gorgeous Hilary Swank talking about how she really pushes herself for roles, perhaps too far. Madonna is supposedly looking to direct a boxing film...yes, I couldn't believe that one either! Fred Durst is looking to...

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December 20, 2006

Ocean's Thirteen trailer online

Besides the horrible poster for Ocean's Thirteen there's not been much material online about it, until now, for the trailer has just been released. Now you can see the crew back together for the third, and final, time. The trailer is over at Moviefone [Embed] through Coming Soon. Unfortunately I...

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The Last King of Scotland featurette and new clips

I've got a featurette and some clips from the upcoming film The Last King of Scotland, the film that is gathering award after award for its lead, Forest Whitaker. The featurette is available in various formats below: Quicktime: Low, Medium and Low Realplayer: High, Medium and Low Windows Media Player:...

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Déjà Vu

Film Two Stars
I wasn't really hoping for lot's more than action, big explosions and very slick filming from this film, after all reuniting Tony Scott and Denzel Washington in an action thriller would give you pretty much that. What I was hoping for though was more Man on Fire (Filmstalker review), which...

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Transformers latest full screen trailer online

Well I've been working up to it, and you've probably seen it already, but the Transformers trailer is finally here. For a while I thought it was going to be a huge let down...then something happened...Transformers, transforming and walking on screen. Yes, the trailer is superb, and going by this...

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Fuqua's Shooter trailer online

The trailer for Shooter went online the other day, and I forgot to post it. Now I've been reminded of it and I'm remembering to tell you that this film stars Mark Wahlberg, Danny Glover, Michael Peña and Rhona Mitra. It's about a retired top class marksman, now retired and...

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Cattrall reveals Sex and the City film?

The rumour of a Sex and the City film has been up and down more times than Samantha has, and the last at the start of November suggested that negotiations with the stars was underway. Now there's a claim that the ever sexy Kim Cattrall has just returned to the...

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Toronto Film Critics Awards surprise

The Toronto Film Critics have announced their awards for 2006, and there's a huge surprise for Best Picture, no really I'm not being sarcastic. They've also made a huge mistake in the Best Male Performance. You can see the complete list over the page through the BBC, and I'm going...

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Elwes and Biehn in Psych 9 horror

Cary Elwes has had an up and down career, Saw was his last notable appearance and he's due now to return to the horror field in a film called Psych 9 alongside another actor who is noted for a few roles but struggles to get noticed, Michael Biehn. The film...

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Eve of Understanding showing in UK

Eve of Understanding (Filmstalker review) is going to be showing in the UK, in the lovely setting of Wales no less. The film has been accepted for the Swansea Bay Film Festival 2007, well done all! If you can head to the festival then you should definitely put this film...

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Simon Cowell producing?

Love him or hate him, Simon Cowell is almost always right and he's always brutally honest. Now he's taking that talent and management style to the film industry with the news that he's working on a film production which, script willing, may see the light in the next few years....

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Disney halts all CGI animation

Disney has sacked everyone who was working on their next CGI feature, American Dog, and the new head of animation over there, John Lasseter, has shutdown all future CGI projects for them. Instead they're going to have Pixar create all their CGI features for them with Disney sticking to what...

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National Treasure 2 plot revealed?

Flawed, contrived and painful is perhaps how I would describe National Treasure, however that hasn't stopped National Treasure 2 from going ahead, and today there are some details online about the basis of the plot. AICN managed to find out more about the film from a scooper called Greynolds Park,...

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Nancy Drew and Trade trailers online

There are trailers online for a Nancy Drew film and the controversial Trade, about human trafficking. I remember reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys when I was young, and that's about it. Since then I've not seen the TV series or revisited any of the books, despite them getting...

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December 19, 2006

Tomb Raider 3 gets scriptwriter

There's a possibility that we might just see a third Tomb Raider, as Ian Livingstone of Eidos, the computer company that gave birth to the game and own the rights, said that they've been talking to Paramount and they've agreed to sign a scriptwriter to deliver the first draft of...

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Hostel: Part II poster passes MPAA!

A few days ago I pointed you to the poster for Hostel: Part II (I almost want to say Part Deux there!) and said that it must be the International one as there's no way the MPAA would pass it. Well they have, and I'm going to have to eat...

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Gaiman's Stardust pictures online

Neil Gaiman's Stardust is a film that really doesn't interest me, and the fault of that is mainly down to MirrorMask (Filmstalker review) which really didn't touch me on a story telling level. Now that the first pictures are online for Stardust, I'm still not interested. The film is directed...

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Rodriguez talks Grindhouse franchise?!

Robert Rodriguez has been hinting at the possibilities for a Grindhouse sequel and indeed franchise after this first film comes out. Personally I think it's a bit too soon to be counting any chickens for a franchise, but the chances for a sequel have to be high, and Rodriguez tells...

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Clooney praises Blanchett's acting

George Clooney is full of praise for his co-star in The Good German. He is full of praise for Cate Blanchett and her professional acting style, unlike some actors. "Some actors, it's all about the craft and that's the most important thing in the world. But Cate will come to...

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Dallas and Las Vegas Critics Awards announced

The Critics Awards for both Dallas and Las Vegas have been awarded and they're backing up the growing idea that there might be a bit of a split at the Oscars over Best Picture. United 93 (Filmstalker review) or The Departed? So far the critics seem to be going both...

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Del Toro creates trailer for Mountains of Madness (Murphy mad)

Apparently Guillermo del Toro is not creating a trailer for Deadman, and the rumours of such have angered the Producer Don Murphy in a typical Internet flaming type of way. Del Toro is actually creating a trailer for Mountains of Madness, although how anyone was supposed to know that without...

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Rodriguez on Madman comic adaptation

Robert Rodriguez is being reported as producing and co-writing the script for a project he's oft wanted to complete, the film adaptation of the comic Madman. According to the report he's even signed up George Huang to co-write and direct. According to CHUD who have the story from Variety, the...

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Toshiba release HD-DVD player to UK market

I haven't been doing many stories on High Definition as yet, mainly because I've been holding back for a series of features about the whole market. However things are starting to hot up in the UK so I'm going to start dropping in the odd news story here and there...

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Freeman and Cusack's Contract trailer online

The Contract is a film starring two actors I really rate highly, John Cusack and Morgan Freeman, and the idea of them together in a film playing against each other, with their expected roles reversed. You see the story is about a grandfather, father and son who are on an...

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Perfect Stranger trailer in Quicktime and HD

Previously I wrote about the Perfect Stranger trailer appearing online, well now it's over at Apple in Quicktime for you to see in various formats and that finally made it accessible to me. The film stars Bruce Willis and Halle Berry. Berry is a reporter whose friend goes missing after...

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30 Days of Night set picture

The first photo from the set of 30 Days of Night which actually shows the zombies vampires in action is online. Oh, and they look terrifying...ahem. The picture shows Josh Hartnett running away from them at breakneck speed, while they stand and look on. Hopefully this is because any second...

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Cruise's help Victoria Beckham's acting?

Katie Holmes is returning the favour to Victoria Beckham of help on looking stunning on her wedding day by giving her film career a gentle helping hand. Rumour has it that Mr and Mrs Cruise are setting up a few very important meetings for Victoria to get her career moving...

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December 18, 2006

Stone talks third Alexander DVD release

Back in July we heard that Oliver Stone was set to create a third and final version of his controversial film Alexander, this one was to feature all the footage he shot before and edited out, all the parts of the man's life that he was forced to remove to...

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McG not to direct Hot Wheels film

Apparently, I had missed this, there's going to be a film about those little toys called Hot Wheels, probably to do little more than sell merchandise. Word was that McG was to direct and now he's backing away from the project. McG is responsible for the Charlies Angels films, and...

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Transformers trailer released Wednesday

Word is that on Wednesday (U.S. Time) Yahoo Movies will have the first trailer for the new Transformers film from Michael Bay. According to Yahoo Movies through Jo Blo the trailer will appear on the Yahoo site on Wednesday the 20th. The time, going by the countdown clock on Yahoo...

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Damon and Affleck to direct together?

Could Ben Affleck and Matt Damon be looking to direct together again? Rumour is that they are, and recent comments suggest that they're looking for a project to work on together. According to WENN through Cinema Blend Matt Damon said: "Ben and I found a project to co-direct that we...

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Del Toro to make Deadman trailer

Guillermo del Toro has been after Deadman for a while, back in July we heard that he was in negotiations to direct and a few weeks ago we heard that he had hired a writer for the project. Now, to prove the concept, Warner Brothers are financing him to create...

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Peter Pan sequel film

Peter Pan is going to get a sequel called Peter Pan in Scarlet, already in book form, the rights to the official sequel have been sold to the BBC, the UK Film Council and Headline Pictures. Geraldine McCaughrean wrote the official sequel to the J.M. Barrie story which was commissioned...

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The Good German compeition!

Just as the Unaccompanied Minors competition closes, another competition opens. The Good German competition brings us some more goodies from Warner Brothers to give away...want some? The Good German stars George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and Tobey Maguire. It already promises a lot just in the talent that's on the project....

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What films mean Christmas to you?

It's come around again incredibly fast, Christmas is here. If you celebrate the consumerised holiday or not, you're still subjected to the same television as the rest of us, and that means the traditional Christmas films. Usually you're guaranteed to see The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Miracle...

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Eastwood, Streep, Ziyi, Yeoh in talks for Rape of Nanking?

Clint Eastwood doesn't appear to be slowing down with his work, nor does he seem to be wanting to leave the topic of World War II in the Far East with rumour that he's in talks to star in The Rape of Nanking. I find this rumour surprising as before...

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World Trade Center Special Collector's Edition

World Trade Center (Filmstalker review) I found to be a mixed film, but the two disc Special Collector's Edition DVD holds a lot more promise and has me very interested after seeing the additional extras on offer. A recent review of the DVD from The Trades tells us that there...

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Ripley's Believe It Or Not underway again

Ripley's Believe It Or Not is being resurrected with Steve Oedekerk writing. Oedekerk previously brought us Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, the Nutty Professors, and the Almighty films of Bruce and Evan. The film did seem to have died when the budget went well over the top on Tim Burton's...

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Brittany Murphy as Freud's famous study

Brittany Murphy is looking set to sink her teeth into some very meaty material. She's going to star in a film called The White Hotel about Sigmund Freud's famous case study of Anna G. Together. Set in post World War I Vienna, Freud looks at the woman's strange and portentous...

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Dafoe joins Schrader's Adam Resurrected

Willem Dafoe has been announced as joining the cast of Adam Resurrected, a film which is already starring Jeff Goldblum, and is being directed by the superb Paul Schrader. From a previous story: Adam Resurrected will unspool the tragic tale of a Jewish circus entertainer kept alive by his Nazi...

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ILM reveals Pirates of the Caribbean effects online

There's a new site up from Industrial Light and Magic where they are taking you behind the special effects for the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Filmstalker review), because let's face it that's the main part of that film. It's a really interesting site, and perhaps the...

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Batman in Russia

Batman has abandoned the US and is now working for a Russian agency, or that's the story according to this photographic evidence showing President Putin walking past the logo of one of the Russian Intelligence Directorates. Thanks to ISO100 for the heads up on the BBC story which I also...

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Hannibal Rising new photos online

There are more pictures from Hannibal Rising online, and none of them look that appealing. The pictures of Hannibal trying on the mask that he will wear in Silence of The Lambs are here though. Just the other day there was a solid review of the book online, and it...

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December 17, 2006

Ils (Them) terrifying trailer online

There's a trailer online for Ils (Them), the film by David Moreau and Xavier Palud that have had them picked up by Hollywood in a flash and pulled in for the Asian remake of The Eye and a reported remake of this very film. I've seen the film and it's...

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Live Free or Die Hard trailer online and updated

The trailer for Live Free or Die Hard is back online and this time it's in various different sizes. We already saw it for a brief time, but now it looks like it's back for good. Take that. You can see the trailer back over at Yahoo Movies [QT:WMV:HD] through...

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Braff's latest Fast Track trailer online

The trailer for Zach Braff's latest comedy has arrived online, and I'm slightly concerned about Fast Track. Although there are some really funny moments between characters, there's the unsubtle as a brick moments with the guy in the wheelchair jokes and they really do give the feeling that this comedy...

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Hannibal Rising book review bodes badly

A review of Thomas Harris' Hannibal Rising shows little promise for the upcoming film as it shows a continuing fall in the power of Harris' writing from Red Dragon as he moves more and more to creating a novel direct for screen. According to quite a detailed review in The...

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December 16, 2006

Resident Evil: Extinction is the last

The Resident Evil series is finally going to die with the third film Resident Evil: Extinction. I know, it's a terrible shame and can hear your sadness and pain, but at least we had three. There's little official word other than Coming Soon announcing it by updating their synopsis of...

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Trade posters online

There's a new film championing the truly terrible and heart wrenching act of human trafficking called Trade, and there are some posters for the film online. I recently saw Holly (Filmstalker review), a film which looks at the kidnapping of underage girls to be sold into the sex industry, it...

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Stallone talks about his career

Sylvester Stallone is talking about Rocky Balboa all over the place, and I'll cover the AICN series of interviews once they are finished, and they are cracking, but for now there's an interview over at Entertainment Weekly that is quite revealing and a very interesting read. I felt obligated to...

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Jumper shoots in Rome's Colosseum

Doug Liman is shooting his next film Jumper, and his idea to shoot in one of the most inaccessible locations came true, and from a completely offhand comment too. The film was granted access to shoot in Rome's Colosseum. Liman's orginal comment was, according to Lucas Foster one of the...

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Ocean's Thirteen poster reveals all

The new poster for Ocean's Thirteen is online and it's showing us the entire Ocean's crew around a table and carries the tagline "What are the odds of getting even? 13 to one." You can see the poster over at Worst Previews, the full size of the small version I'm...

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Black Christmas offends religious groups

Some Christian religious groups are offended by the film release of Black Christmas. Not only is it released at Christmas, but it also features religious music and a nativity set. The voice of complaint being heard is that of Mathew Staver who is the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel,...

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Courtney Cox in hip-hop dancing comedy?!

Courtney Cox is signing up for a new comedy where she will play the posh southern socialite mother of a hip-hop student who becomes obsessed with hip-hop herself. Brilliant. She says that she's going to do the dancing herself and not use a double. From Starpulse News Blog: "I have...

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Unaccompanied Minors (Grounded) Competition last few days!

The Unaccompanied Minors competition is still on, and there's a surprising lack of entries right now. I'm hoping it's not because my spam software has killed the competition entries! There's a few entries in already, but remember you have a few just a few days before the competition closes and...

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December 15, 2006

Films on Television this weekend

Well here we are again, the films on UK television this weekend, but don't be put off if you can't see them, there's plenty to discuss in here as I talk about some of the films I would watch and the ones I really like. I'm sure you'll disagree with...

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Shrek the Third trailer online now

Shrek the Third is now online with a trailer, and it's in Quicktime too. If you're trying to hit this early then you're in for a long wait as it seems to be rather busy at the moment. The news comes from AICN who link to the Moviefone hosted trailer...

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Del Toro to remake Tarzan?

According to reports, Warner Brothers are negotiating with Guillermo del Toro to create a new version of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan. They are also negotiating with John Collee, who wrote Master and Commander: Far Side of the World and Happy Feet, to write the screenplay version. From the...

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Carnahan talks White Jazz and Bunny Lake

Joe Carnahan, who looks set for big things after the release of Smokin' Aces, has been talking at a press event for the film about his future projects, including White Jazz and Bunny Lake is Missing. Bunny Lake doesn't seem to be a foregone conclusion for him though, as his...

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Dawson's Descent into date rape

Rosario Dawson is hitting some serious material, she's going to star in a hard hitting film called Descent, as a woman who is the victim of a violent date rape and is trying to rebuild her life, part of that rebuild is the revenge she takes on her attacker which...

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Hannibal Rising US teaser trailer online

This confused me a little. The story title says New English Hannibal Rising Teaser Trailer and the opening of the story says it's the new U.S. teaser. I'm thinking that this is the U.S. version as we've already seen the International one. However it plays much stronger, which in the...

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Around the World in 80 Dates true story

Andy Tennant is set to continue in the romantic comedy vein with a new film based on the true story of a British journalist who decides to tour the world with eighty dates in sixteen different countries to find her ideal man, just because she can't find him at home....

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Golden Globe 2006 nominations

The Golden Globe nominations are out, and there's nothing too surprising in them. Superbly they have a seperate category for "comic" actors so that Sacha Baron Cohen cannot be moved above Forest Whitaker against all reason. Why do musicals have to go against comedies in the Globes? Is that saying...

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Reynolds knows nothing of The Flash

The Flash, is a much talked about film with nothing really being done. We do know that David Goyer was announced to write and direct the film and there was a strong and somewhat repeated rumour that Ryan Reynolds was to star as the superhero. However he's saying he has...

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Transformers and Ocean's Thirteen first official pictures

There are two images of films online today and both disappoint. The first official stills from Transformers and Ocean's Thirteen are online. The Transformers image is one that was leaked on November the 27th, see the story here, and now it seems that it has either been chosen as the...

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Live Free or Die Hard teaser trailer online

Live Free or Die Hard is moments away from the premiere of it's teaser online. Why do I say this? Well the links have been banded around for the clips already, and try as you might you just can't get the damn thing to play. Some people have seen them...

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Grindhouse pictures online

The first official Grindhouse pictures have appeared online, that's the new Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez film. There's four in total, one of the cool car and one of Kurt Russell looking mean and gnarly, then theres Naveen Andrews, Freddy Rodríguez and Rose McGowan. They just look like staged pictures...

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December 14, 2006

Shrek the Third footage online

There's some new footage from Shrek the Third online and although most are little snippets there is one complete scene on the end which is quite funny. There's also a few comments from Eddie Murphy on the characters. The footage comes through Digg and points us to AOL [QT:Direct] who...

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New Rocky Balboa clips online

There are some new clips online for Rocky Balboa, and they're showing an extremely strong Sylvester Stallone in the lead. There are eleven clips in all and you can see them over at IESB courtesy of Jo Blo who brought my attention to them. There's nothing bad in here, and...

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Morricone to receive honorary Oscar

Ennio Morricone is set to receive an honorary Oscar for his amazing film compositions on films such as A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. The awards ceremony arrives in February next year and according to the President of the Academy Awards, Sid Ganis, the...

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Michael Verhoeven awarded lifetime achievement award

Michael Verhoeven is set to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Bavarian Film Awards next year according to the organisers. Verhoeven is a very prolific and political filmmaker, having made such films as The White Rose, which inspired the equally strong and Oscar nominated Sophie Scholl - Die letzten...

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Tag horror comic adaptation

There's another new horror film announced today that has a different take to its traditional fare. Instead of the usual horror zombie type stories, this one has a very unique twist. The story comes from a comic series called Tag which is about a man who is touched by someone...

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Alpha Dog released by courts and new clips online

Alpha Dog may now finally get a release in the cinema after a Judge ruled that it can be released on 12th of January as expected...well, this time around. You see in October I wrote about how Alpha Dog was being held up because of the court trial of the...

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Potter's Order of the Phoenix HD trailer online

The Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix trailer has arrived in Quicktime and in High Definition too. Although we've seen it before along with the teaser, it's good to see it in a better quality. The trailer is over at Apple Trailers [QT:S:M:L:iPod:HD]. You know, I might actually...

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Popcorn British comedy trailer online

Popcorn is a new British comedy that is going to appeal to all film fans out there, and the trailer and site are online right now. The film tells the story of Danny who sees the woman of his dreams but he's too scared to approach her. She works in...

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Phantasm and Re-Animator new DVD release

Looks like we're going to be treated to two classic horror films re-released on DVD with a host of extras, Re-Animator and Phantasm. Anchor Bay are set to offer the DVD's and the official word is that they will both be packed with more extras than the previous releases we've...

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Open Grave Hitchcock style tale

There's a very interesting premise for a new film announced today, Open Grave is a film that tells the story of a man who wakes up in the middle of nowhere in a pit filled with dead bodies - hence the title. He's rescued by some strangers and that's where...

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Pirates of the Caribbean official photos online

There's been plenty of Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End photos appearing online for a while, but these might just be the first official ones. One comes from a batch we've seen before but in higher resolution, and the other is a nice group picture of Johnny Depp as...

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Rise of the Silver Surfer official picture online

The first official team picture for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is online now, and it's very uninspiring and doesn't feature the Silver Surfer at all. The impact this photo is exactly what I feared would happen, the Silver Surfer is over shadowing the Fantastic Four, does this...

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Stalked: Harris, Hathaway, Depp, Rick James, Galahad

There's quite an assemblance of general announcements today, so this may get a little long. First there's news about Anne Hathaway starring in a new supernatural thriller which sounds as though there's an interesting twist. Then we have news that Johnny Depp's production company is brimming with some very unusual...

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December 13, 2006

Julia Roberts in more soppy roles

It looks like Julia Roberts is returning to our screens in Charlie Wilson's War and The Friday Night Knitting Club, now word is she's set to produce and star in the adaptation of Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston. The book, according to Variety through CHUD of all places, is...

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Behind the Mask slasher trailer online

There's a trailer online for the film Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, a horror film that I had never heard of until now. Out of one hundred and eighty nine votes it's rated as 7.7 out of 10 on IMDB and the blurb has: The next great...

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Closing Credits: Peter Boyle

Peter Boyle has passed away at the age of 71. He is perhaps most known for his TV role in Everybody Loves Raymond, or for his award winning performance in X-Files, however there are a number of films that I remember him from and they aren't the ones you would...

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Mono online for free viewing

Richard Smith is doing superbly well. Not only was he responsible for writing the excellent Trauma - Review starring Colin Firth and Mena Suvari, but his short film Mono, which he wrote and directed, has been accepted for loads of film festivals. Now you can see for yourself why it...

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Free Filmstalker Widget!

Fancy a nice little widget for your website that features the latest Filmstalker headlines? It has various skins, shows the last few headlines on the site, displays the story introduction on rollover, is fast to load and simple to install? Well now you can, it's easy. Simply head over to...

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The Toughest Xmas Film Quiz in the World...Ever!

Well Xmas time is fast approaching, and although I don't really feel it yet it's mere weeks away. So to start to try and kick that Xmas feeling into gear, here's a cool Xmas Film Quiz, billed as The Toughest Movie Quiz in The World....Ever. First time I tried I...

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The Hills Have Eyes II teaser online

The Hills Have Eyes II has just released its teaser trailer to the Internut. It's in keeping with the poster style and is quite cool, although doesn't really give us much, it is very nicely filmed. All it really tells us is that there's another film coming. You can see...

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SF Awards Borat and Little Children

The San Francisco Film Critics Circle have announced their award winners for the year, and there's another few surprises here. Do you think these guys do this to try and stand out from the pack? Here's the list of awards found through Cinematical, and the big surprise is Little Children...

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Stallone says no Inglorious Basterds

There was an Internut rumour flying around a few weeks ago that Sylvester Stallone was going to appear in Quentin Tarantino's elusive film Inglorious Basterds, and today Stallone himself has debunked it. After all there's not even a film to appear in. The film hasn't progressed much further than Tarantino,...

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Hostel: Part II International poster online

The international (i.e. the one that won't be cut) poster for Hostel: Part II has arrived on the Internut and it's supposed to be rather sickening. Okay, I know you're wondering why I'm still showing the Hostel (Filmstalker review) poster there, well that's because I can't see the new poster,...

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Carnahan does comedy

Joe Carnahan recorded a nice little Happy Birthday message for the Butt-Numb-A-Thon AICN film event and also Harry Knowles birthday celebration. That part isn't really that exciting unless you've actually gone to the event, except that Carnahan does something a little more special with the video, and it's rather funny....

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Stalked: The Prince, The Shop, Nightmare Detective

Three announcements about new projects that I've picked on today. There's the psychological thriller The Prince, an adaptation of the forthcoming and very secretive CIA article The Shop, and the Weinstein's buy the latest Asian supernatural horror-thriller Nightmare Detective. The Prince is a screenplay by Dave Kalstein about a prep...

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December 12, 2006

Rambo IV script reviewed online

The script for Rambo IV: Pearl of the Cobra has been reviewed online, and it's received a B+, described as being really, really good. I don't think this should come as a surprise though, we were expecting it. Stallone is a strong writer and knows this character inside out, so...

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De Niro's not directing any more

Robert De Niro has said that his directing days are over. Well, he's keen to make his Good Shepherd sequel, but after that it sounds like he's had enough. "I'm not gonna direct many more movies. I directed three and I think that's it for me. But I'd like to...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer in Quicktime

I've just managed to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer that's been hanging around for a few days, mainly because it's now not on the MTV site of doom. I thought that I wouldn't like it, I'm not a big Turtle fan and the first film, although funny, was...

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Berry's Perfect Stranger trailer online

There's a new trailer online for the next Halle Berry film Perfect Stranger. It also stars Bruce Willis and tells the story of a woman who goes online to track down the killer of her friend. Apparently, according to Jo Blo who caught the link to the trailer which can...

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Another The Simpsons Movie teaser

There's a new teaser out for The Simpsons Movie - how many of these are they going to release, and although the intro is the same as before, the two gags afterwards are new. Okay, so it's the Simpsons, we all know how it goes and there's been a few...

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Is Apocalypto historically correct?

One history professor has called Apocalypto an insult to Maya people after seeing an early screening of the film. Of course the very fact that reporters took a history professor into the film and she happened to be completely negative and hated it is perhaps slightly telling in itself, but...

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Narnia's Prince Caspian moves locations again

It's starting to get a little confusing just where The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is going to be shooting. Just the other day we heard that it would be moving filming to the UK, well now it's been claimed that it's still filming in New Zealand and in Prague....

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Southland Tales complete, Box begins

Richard Kelly has completed the final cut of his film Southland Tales and is beginning to think about moving on The Box. Southland Tales is a conspiracy, end of the world kind of tale and sounds like an amazingly ambitious project. It stars quite a list of varied talents, and...

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Damon wants Kirk in Star Trek XI

So Matt Damon is saying he would play Kirk in the new Star Trek XI film by J.J. Abrams if he was asked, and continues to deny the rumours that he's already been/being considered. I think that just concretes his denial. If he says he would like to play the...

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Stalked: Storm Warning, Krater, Alex Morningside

There's a few announcements and casting updates. The horror Storm Warning gets distribution deals, Jason Lee stars in a rock band comedy called Krater and the Weinsteins have bought Quest, another children's book series. Storm Warning is about a young couple who are caught in a massive storm and seek...

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New York Critics award United 93 Best Picture

Now that the Awards ceremony season has begun and people are clapping themselves on the back all over the place, people have started analysing results to work out what it means for the Oscars, and the New York Film Critics results have given the expectations to date a little bit...

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BAFTA makes America wait

BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Awards, have moved their eligibility deadline for some reason to February the 11th from the end of March. So what I hear you cry? Well that means that Letters From Iwo Jima, The Good German and The Good Shepherd will wait until...

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Miami Vice DVD details

Michael Mann's Miami Vice film (Filmstalker review) was surprisingly good when the potential was there for it go very cheesy, and the DVD has been lightly reviewed and reveals a different cut to the film and an interesting commentary. For a start the film has been recut for an alternative...

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Primeval trailer online

The Primeval trailer is online, and although some of it looks scary and it's well done with great sound effects, I'm wondering if it's too much of the Bay school of trailer editing. Fast cuts, sweeping camera shots, blinking shots... I don't know, I'm feeling a bit let down by...

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Stiller talks Zoolander 2

At a promotion for Night at the Museum, Ben Stiller talked about the possibility of a second Zoolander film, something that's being touted a few times in the past, and this time he's said that once he's finished his next film The Heartbreak Kid, he's going to look at the...

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December 11, 2006

Déjà Vu preview on UK TV

For all of us in the UK who can receive the TV channel Five, we're going to be treated to a preview of the film Déjà Vu from Tony Scott and starring Denzel Washington. During the showing of Scott's Enemy of the State on Wednesday at 21:00, Five is going...

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Cage slows down his career

Nicolas Cage has said that he wants to have a little rest from the acting profession, which considering his run of films to date may not be a bad thing. While he, for some unknown reason, was receiving the career achievement award at the annual film festival in Nassau, he...

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New Rocky Balboa clip online

There's a new Rocky Balboa clip online, and this one isn't about fighting. It features Rocky and Paulie returning to the place where Rocky and Adrian once courted, and we see that they both carry regrets. I think it's a nice little scene and it's quite dramatic as well, and...

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Portman, Huston and Brody filming in India

There seems to be a growing love in Hollywood for its the bigger cousin Bollywood, and the film The Darjeeling Limited is the latest to turn to India for stories and shooting. There's not much information on the film, but the information so far says it is about three brothers...

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Kirk Douglas appeals to next generation

Kirk Douglas is from the old school of acting, but he's not living in the past despite his ninety years of age, instead he's trying to persuade the youth of today to fix the problems our generation has discovered and created, and then just hidden from while they got worse...

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Stallone to quit after Rambo IV?

Sylvester Stallone has apparently said that after Rambo IV he's going to quit acting and head behind the camera. According to Breaking News through Digital Spy, he's quite hard on his own acting experience: "After I make this I see my future as a director. I've been displeased with my...

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Letters From Iwo Jima wins another Best Picture

Letter From Iwo Jima has just been announced as the Best Picture for the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, after taking the same honour at the National Board of Review. Clint Eastwood must be proud, this film looks like it's sweeping the honours, I wonder if this will just keep...

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UK implements Britishness test for films

Although the tax breaks for films coming to the UK are far better than they were, the Government have implemented a new test for films to see if they do qualify for these breaks or not, and it's not sounding too good. The test will evalute the Britishness of the...

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Scott's gang truce for The Warriors

Tony Scott has been talking recently about remaking the classic 1979 The Warriors, a film about American gangland warfare, and what he intends to do with it. He sees it more as a re-imagining of the original, and his scope already seems epic. His plan is to involve the real...

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Narnia's Prince Caspian to film in UK

The filming of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian has just announced that it's going to be filmed, post produced and have all the effects created in the UK instead of the much suspected New Zealand where the previous film was shot. The film will be shot in Pinewood Studios...

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The Shadow confirmed by Raimi

Confirmation has arrived that Sam Raimi is indeed looking at producing a new version of the 1930's superhero, The Shadow although there's nothing said about him directing as yet. The Shadow was last seen in 1994 with Alec Baldwin under the jacket wielding dual pistols. Columbia Pictures has bought the...

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December 9, 2006

De Niro eyes The Good Shepherd sequel?

Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd isn't exactly the story he originally wanted to tell. Apparently he wanted to write about the CIA's founder character from the 1970's until the fall of the Berlin wall, but the decisions were made to go earlier in Agent James Jesus Angleton's life. Now,...

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Swank's The Reaping new trailer online

The Reaping with Hilary Swank has just released a new trailer on the Internet and it's looking really good. I was quite surprised that Swank took this role as her acting credentials seemed far above this little horror, and that's no offence meant on the film, it's just that we...

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Jolie unsure of Sin City 2?

Angelina Jolie is confident that she's going to be playuing Ava in Sin City 2, but are the directors? Jolie has been talking about her choosing to do the role in the first place, and she appears quite keen, but reiterates the same message that everyone else has been saying,...

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Jane talks Mist and Mutant Chronicles

Now that Thomas Jane has been confirmed for Frank Darabont directed adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist he's been talking a little more about the role and also about his recent work on The Mutant Chronicles, which quite frankly sounds very promising. "I play a guy named David Drayton...He's got...

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Breach trailer online

I carried the Breach trailer last month, but now it's arrived on Apple in the standard formats, so that means we're treated to a slightly larger version. You can see the trailer over at Apple Trailers [QT:S:M:L:iPod], and it's looking very strong, particularly with Chris Cooper, Laura Linney and Bruce...

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Melissa George's career gambles

Melissa George has been talking about her position in Hollywood, apparently it's helped by the fact she's friends with Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Garner - Now guys, calm those thoughts. one of the most surprising things she says is how good the Australian (now British) series Home and Away has...

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Snuffed film about...snuff films!

Snuff movies are one of those areas that films dabble in now and again but never really come out well from, and I think it's fair to say that the best example to date is 8MM while the worst is most definitely Snuff-Movie. Yet again Hollywood looks set to try...

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December 8, 2006

What films would you like to see remade?

For the most part of this year we, the film audience, have been plagued with something truly terrible, the remake. Call it what you will, remake, re-imagination, whatever word you want, it's taking a story that has already seen a film audience and doing it again, and what's the reason?...

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New 300 trailer online

You may well have seen it by now, but there's a new trailer for 300 online, and it's looking superb, although... I'm not as positive as I am about this trailer than the previous. I think the last one we saw was stronger and gave more, and this current one...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer restricted

Well once again the rest of the world can wait for the new trailer for the new film of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, perhaps it's not getting released to the rest of the world, after all that's what it suggests when you restrict the trailer to all but the US...

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British WWII spoof, Jackboots begins

Jackboots on Whitehall is a new British film in development which will feature action figures as the main characters, in a story where the Germans have won the Battle of Britain and defeated the English but have yet to fight against the Scottish nation. Now for some strange reason I'm...

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The Golden Compass official site is live

The official website for His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass is live and featuring a host of new content. There's quite a few brand new images and some lovely concept art. There's also hidden secrets on the site, but you have to find your way through the Alethiometer. It all...

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Swank's Freedom Writers trailer

The beautiful Hilary Swank (even if she currently has a large scratch on her forehead!) is continuing to turn her talents to more challenging roles. She's starring in Freedom Writers, a film which at first glance might remind you of the 1995 film Dangerous Minds starring Michelle Pfeiffer, but is...

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Rickman joins Sweeny Todd

Alan Rickman is to join the Sweeny Todd cast according to the latest news, and that just sounds delicious. He's apparently going to play Judge Turpin who wrongfully imprisons Todd and becomes the target of his revenge. From Die Hard to Love Actually, which I just saw again the other...

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Carnahan directs Bunny Lake is Missing remake?

I think it's fair to say already that unless something surprising happens, Smokin' Aces is set for a great release and to be a huge plus on Joe Carnahan's report card. Now it's announced that he's in talks for a remake of Bunny Lake is Missing, a thriller that might...

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Spike Lee directs L.A. riots

Spike Lee is set to direct a film about the L.A. riots that followed the acquittal of four Police Officers who were videotaped beating Rodney King. The riots caused the death of fifty five people with thousands injured and a repair bill of almost a billion dollars. Lee said about...

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Depardieu joins Vivaldi

Gerard Depardieu is set to play alongside Vivaldi, not at a concert or anything like that, but in a film of the composers life. This new biographical film will look away from modern musicians and turn to one of the most famous composers of all time. It will be directed...

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Thomas Jane in King's Mist

Thomas Jane has confirmed that he's signed up for the Frank Darabont directed adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist, and it more or less happened on the spot. Here's what he said during an interview when asked if he was cast: Well, I have an e-mail from Frank right here....

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December 7, 2006

Abrams is not confirmed as Star Trek director

Looks like the excitement over J.J. Abrams finally being confirmed as directing the new Star Trek film is a false start and a complete misquote. Apparently the CEO of Viacom was misquoted and it sounded as though he confirmed Abrams as directing, whereas Abrams is still saying he hasn't decided....

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Hitcher remake complete uncut trailer online

So we've already seen the new trailer for The Hitcher remake, now the complete and uncut footage for The Hitcher trailer has been released on the Internet and you can see it all now...timecodes and uncalibrated brightness, still. You can see the complete uncut trailer over the page, frankly though...

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Haggis' Valley of Elah gains more big names

Another six actors have been announced for Paul Haggis' next film In the Valley of Elah, James Franco, Frances Fisher, Tim McGraw, Jason Patric, Mehcad Brooks and Wes Chatham. There's some strong actors in that cast, and they already join a cast that's bulging with big name talent. Haggis really...

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Rocky Balboa virtual fight clip online

There's a great clip online for the new Rocky Balboa film showing the moment that sparks off the entire film, the virtual fight between Balboa and Dixon. You can see Rocky's expression as he's watching it, wondering if it could be true, and the idea begins. IGN have the Balboa...

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Raimi to direct The Shadow and Doc Savage?

According to rumours it seems as thought Sam Raimi might be trying to resurrect The Shadow from the not so great outing the superhero received in the 1994 film starring Alec Baldwin, which I am happy to go on record and say I thought was a highly enjoyable film and...

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National Board of Review 2006 awards announced

The race for the Oscars has begun, and the National Board of Review announced their winners for 2006, a list that can often be a good indicator of the winners for the Oscars, but then there's never a sure thing is there? Among the list are Letters from Iwo Jima,...

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The Last King of Scotland trailer online

The new trailer for The Last King of Scotland is now online, and below I have the links for the three standard players. It's looking incredibly strong and tension packed, and even from the trailer you can see the power of Forest Whitaker's performance. He's even scaring me from these...

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Abrams confirmed as Star Trek XI director

The news could well be official, J.J. Abrams is going to direct the next Star Trek film. It's not that much of a surprise, I think we were all just waiting for the news to come in, well it's here, along with the fact that we'll have to wait up...

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Hannibal Rising trailer online

What may well be the international trailer (or teaser) for Hannibal Rising is online, and it raises a very worrying point that came up in a previous post about the film, the use of the mask. Burbanked raised the point that the mask was only used later on in Lecktor's...

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Apocalypto six minute clip online

There's a six minute making of clip for Apocalypto online, and with the early reviews sounding positive, as well as the clips, behind the scenes footage, and trailer I'm getting really excited about seeing this epic film. If you're still unsure then have a look at this extended footage. You...

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Besson's Taxi 4 teaser online

Luc Besson has made some great films and he's also responsible for writing the French Taxi series as well as producing the first and now the fourth episode in the series. Taxi 4 is coming, directed by Gérard Krawczyk and the teaser is online. You can see the teaser [QT:Direct]...

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Night at the Museum new trailer and clips online

I didn't really think much of Night at the Museum until I saw the full trailer before Big Nothing (Filmstalker review) yesterday, and it looks much better than I thought, although still slightly contrived and more for the children. However, the trailer is worth a look, and there's two listed...

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The Secret Life of Words trailer online

The Secret Life of Words (La Vida secreta de las palabras) is a film from Isabel Coixet starring Tim Robbins, Javier Cámara, Sarah Polley and none other than Julie Christie. The IMDB blurb is interesting, and suggests a very human tale. Hannah, who wears a hearing aid, is forced to...

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer clips online

There are quite a few trailers and clips to get through today, and the first comprises of five clips from Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, the film from the novel Das Parfum from Patrick Süskind about a man with an accute sense of smell who wants to capture the...

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Apocalypto gains more controversy

There's more controversy around Apocalypto, this time it's from the Mayan activists who believe that they are misrepresented in the film and that it promotes stereotypes. Ignacio Ochoa, director of the Nahual Foundation that promotes Mayan culture, said: "Gibson replays, in glorious big budget Technicolor, an offensive and racist notion...

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Christensen plays Poker Brat Hellmuth

Hayden Christensen has signed up to play poker on film, in what seems to be the next big wave of Hollywood films. He will play Phil Hellmuth, aka Poker Brat who became the youngest World Champion of Poker by beating the two time champion Johnny Chan in the World Series...

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December 6, 2006

Big Nothing

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Apparently this film hasn't been doing too well in the UK Box Office on its release, but then it hasn't been out for a week yet, it only has a UK release, and to be honest the advertising for the film has been pretty poor. That's a real shame because...

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Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny

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I'd never heard of Tenacious D until I started writing about films, and with mentions of Jack Black came talk of the band, but it was not until talk of this film in production that I took the first bite of the apple. I heard The Greatest Song Ever and...

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Altered second trailer and new footage online

The news that Altered was heading straight to DVD and the viewing of the trailer that played too much on The Blair Witch Project had me thinking this film was poor. Then this new trailer comes along and suddenly I'm interested. Altered is the next film from Haxan Films, more...

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New Zodiac pictures online

There are a bunch of new photos online for David Fincher's serial killer film Zodiac. It seems like years we've been waiting for this film, and it probably is, yet the anticipation and excitement hasn't gone anywhere for me, what about you? The all star cast tell the tale of...

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Cheadle's Miles Davis film gains writers

There's been talk of Don Cheadle directing and starring in a Miles Davis biographical film for some time now, but the latest word is that the complex rights surrounding the man have been resolved and Cheadle is looking at a scriptwriter now. Apparently, according to TMZ through JoBlo, Chris Wilkinson...

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New Stargate films written?

Beau Bridges has said that there is positive talk about new Stargate movies, although there's been rumours before, this sounds like the strongest attempt yet. I really enjoyed the film Stargate, and loved the casting. I was very surprised too at how well the TV series was cast too, and...

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Foxx says no to Luke Cage

Jamie Foxx has just killed the rumour that he was going to play Luke Cage in the John Singleton directed comic book adaptation. Some time ago Foxx's name began to be bounded around for the role and the word was that the films producer Neil Moritz was seeking the star...

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Blanchett talks Elizabeth sequel

Cate Blanchett has revealed her initial reluctance to star in The Golden Age , the sequel to the the Oscar nominated Elizabeth, but how the director Shekhar Kapur won her over with the ideas for the story. "I just said no to 'Elizabeth' because I thought I've done it, I...

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Pirates writer talks Worlds End

The co-writer of Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy has spoken about the final film and the difficult parts of writing a trilogy, and although he's right, it shows how they totally missed the point with the second film. Now I didn't hate the second film (Filmstalker review), but it wasn't...

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Rocky gets DVD re-release

The original Rocky is set for a DVD release just as his latest outing, Rocky Balboa, hits cinemas, and there sounds like there could be some nice extras involved. The new release is claiming to come with a remastered audio and video, plus some cracking new extras including some new...

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Blood Diamond finds controversy

Blood Diamond seems to be having the same trouble as Turistas, although it's not being panned by critics, reviews aren't as positive as you would expect and all the focus seems to be on the issue behind the film. Blood Diamonds are conflict diamonds, diamonds which are sold from countries...

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Open Water director joins USS Indianapolis film

The harrowing story of the sinking of USS Indianapolis and the battle for survival by the floating survivors has already received a TV Film outing, but now it's set for a full big screen makeover. The TV Film, Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, starred such...

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Brazil and Critics hate Turistas

Brazil's tourist board is thanking critics for giving negative reviews to the new Fox Atomic film Turistas because they feel it's hurting Brazil's tourist industry. However the critics and tourist body aren't really reading from the same page, frankly the critics couldn't care less about tourism in Brazil, perhaps they...

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Balls of Fury site online

There's a site online for the bizarre comedy Balls of Fury, although there's not much there just yet, apart from the trailer, there's the promise of much. The site carries a message that tells us we'll be able to earn points in exchange for cool prizes: As a member of...

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Jon Avnet directs Italian serial killer

There's a new serial killer film coming called I Kill, which is based on an Italian novel Io uccido written by Giorgio Faletti. Now the first time I read this story I thought that it was a joke, because of how the serial killer operates. Listen to this and see...

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John C. Reilly joins Walk Hard spoof

John C. Reilly is joining a film that is set to spoof the spate of musical biographies that we're being treated to at the moment. Walk Hard will be directed by Jake Kasdan who wrote the story alongside Judd Aptow who wrote The 40 Year Old Virgin and Fun With...

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Smokin' Aces writer asks for your help

Joe Carnahan is blogging about his next film Smokin' Aces, and after seeing the trailer you've got to agree it looks stunning. Now he's asking you what you'd like to see on the blog, and that he's going to be running competitions to win exclusive material from the film. Right...

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Writer of Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel rants

Jamie Mathieson is the writer of Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, the film which...well I can't say, if I talk about it he'll get upset. Anyway, he's got a blog online to write about himself and the film, and it's actually rather interesting so far. However he is really...

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December 5, 2006

King's The Talisman is greenlit

I've been waiting for a very long time to see a few Stephen King projects come to life, and The Talisman is one of them. Now the key decision has been made - mini-series or film - and the project is going ahead. It's going to be a six hour...

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The Good German not so good?

The Good German has had an early review and it doesn't sound too positive, lot's of style over substance and no real story. An excerpt from the review says it pretty straight: ...there comes a moment when his Euro-noir film turns into another sort of exercise for the audience: an...

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Apocalypto's ballooning budget

Apocalypto has amassed a surprisingly large budget, possibly near US$80 million. That's very surprising considering the film was shot entirely in Mexico with no big stars or even stars full stop, inexpensive Mexican crews, no unions, digital recording and a great cinematographer. So there weren't concerns about an escalating budget,...

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Blood and Chocolate trailer in Quicktime

The Quicktime trailer for Blood and Chocolate is now online in a nice Quicktime format, and it's looking even less inspiring than before. The werewolf changes are all nice and shiny with sparkling Disney-esque effects, and the rest of it looks like it's an episode of Buffy. All in all...

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Angel-A UK DVD release

The superb Angel-A (Filmstalker review) is coming to the UK on DVD in January and is hitting North American cinemas in March. The superb news comes from Twitch and they quite rightly say that it is the kind of film you should see on the big screen before the small,...

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Chan injured on Rush Hour 3

Poor old Jackie Chan, he's hurt himself again during filming and at the age of 52. This man is stunning, moreso because the injury wasn't a little tap, no this was a blow to the chest with a steel reinforced wooden table, right on the spot where he was injured...

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Unaccompanied Minors Competition!

Want to win some cool, or rather warm, Unaccompanied Minors goodies? Well you can right here at Filmstalker. There are a number of prizes to be won, and they could be yours. Many thanks to Warner Brothers for getting us the prizes which you can see over the page as...

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Williams says no Mrs Doubtfire 2

Robin Williams has just announced on BBC's Radio 1 to Edith Bowman that there will not be a Mrs Doubtfire 2, not with him anyway. He said that if it's not going to be done right, then it's not worth doing. He was really nice and told Edith not to...

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Hitman lead Olyphant, not Diesel

Although Vin Diesel was never signed up for the role of Hitman 47 in the film adaptation of the well suited for the big screen videogame Hitman, but many people thought he would be the ideal choice. Now it's finally confirmed that he's not getting the role, and we've heard...

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del Toro to direct Deadman?

Guillermo del Toro has hired a writer to work with him to create the Deadman comic character for the big screen, and if anyone can bring comics to the big screen successfully it's this man...and Zack Snyder of course. Gary Dauberman has been hired for the job according to Empire,...

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Cage defends Wicker Man...somehow

Nicolas Cage is frantically trying to justify the bad movies he's starring in, and in an interview he's quite pleased about The Wicker Man remake. "because they don't make movies like that anymore...The result of what THE WICKER MAN made is the reason why they don't make movies like that...

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Besson to direct Arthur sequel

Luc Besson has perhaps made the strangest decision of his life. He's said before that ten films was his directorial limit, and that was reached long ago, since he's now completed twelve feature films and one short film. However he looks set to keep going with a sequel to Arthur...

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Demme documents Jimmy Carter

Documentaries about politics and those who play in that arena are very revealing and usually best served on the fly or at least extremely casual. The latest project to appear is Jonathan Demme is set to follow ex-President Jimmy Carter as he takes to the road for a book signing...

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Casting: Headey, Jet Li, Cruz and Presley

A round up of casting today with news about psychological horror The Brøken, New Orleans casting with De Niro and 50 Cent, and Penélope Cruz and Pedro Almodóvar working together...perhaps. Lena Headey is set to join the psychological horror The Brøken from the British director Sean Ellis. According to Variety...

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Megatron and Bumblebee pictures online

Some new pictures from the Transformers film have popped up online. There's Megatron and more of Bumblebee, although they are severely cut, especially in Megatron's case, they are there none the less. You can see the little clips of the Transformers over on Jalopnik through Jo Blo. There's not much...

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Smokin' Aces Joe Carnahan's blog opens

Smokin' Aces is looking stunning so far. The two trailers we've seen are smokin' hot and Joe Carnahan looks like he's stealing the cinema with this one. Now you can ask him all about it, and read all about it, over on his new blog. I've also added the feed...

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Live Free, Die Hard trailer warning

There's news about the upcoming Live Free, Die Hard (Die Hard 4) trailer and where some people are going to say it. I say some, because it seems as though it's going to be quite selective in who gets to see it. According to Jo Blo through Cinema Blend, the...

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Hannibal Rising pictures online

Pictures for Hannibal Rising have appeared online, and I'm really torn. I thought the idea of seeing back into the past for Hannibal would be quite interesting, and I believe the book is quite good, yet the pictures are a bit poor. The pictures are over at Rope of Silicon,...

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Blood and Chocolate trailer online

While I was trying to get the Jessica Alba video to play, I saw something just below it, the trailer for Blood and Chocolate. Unfortunately it too is hosted on the heavily restricted MTV and I can't see it, however you can try by looking at the previous clip for...

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Alba video of Fantastic Four Silver Surfer online

There's a new behind the scenes clip for Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer online for you to see. Jessica Alba takes you a tour of the set and the art department...hopefully in that tight costume she wears in the film. Unfortunately it's hosted on MTV, which means with...

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December 4, 2006

Comment challenge testing

Hi all. Quick note to say there's a comment challenge been added to the comment templates, and it has a really easy question to answer. It's actually not fully working at the moment, but I would appreciate any feedback on it in the meantime until we see if the free...

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Short Circuit remake!

Short Circuit, that film that featured the wonderfully lovable robot Number (Johnny) 5 and the equally lovable character Ben Jabituya, is set to be remade according to rumours, and although you might feel robbed that another classic film is about to be remade by Hollywood I think this one just...

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Lynch's Inland Empire trailer online

The first trailer for David Lynch's new film Inland Empire is now online, and it's typically strange. In fact it's got even more levels of strangeness than Lynch has shown before. The tagline for the poster reads "A Woman in Trouble", well she certainly is if she's mixed up with...

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Hills Have Eyes Part II banned poster

The MPAA have been hacking away at the poster for The Hills Have Eyes Part II to show that being alive and fighting to escape is far scarier than having been killed and wrapped entirely in plastic. The most horrifying thing is that everyone outside of the US and Canada...

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Casting: Midnight Train, Lohan, Spacey's 21, Iron Man

There are some casting updates and rumours online, none of which are huge stories in themselves, apart from the Iron Man casting rumour for Virginia "Pepper" Potts. There's also news of Clive Barker's Midnight Train, Lindsay Lohan in horror, and the Kevin Spacey produced MIT Vegas story 21. First up,...

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Work for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and get paid!

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is gearing up for next year already. There's a new director on board and this year they're looking for loads of people to work behind the scenes, and it's not just volunteer work either, oh no, there are paid positions. EIFF doesn't happen by magic....

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Apocalypto soundtrack online

The soundtrack to Apocalypto has been teased online, much like a few I've written about before there are excerpts from every track on the soundtrack album for you to listen to, as well as a short write up about each. It makes for interesting listening, and you can read and...

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December 3, 2006

Rocky Balboa review online

There's an early Rocky Balboa review online, and it's spoiler filled. Luckily they've blanked out all the spoilers and I'm not reading them, nor am I reading the comments underneath - I don't want to know what happens! However, I do know that some of you want to know and...

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Babylon 5: The Lost Tales images online

According to the man himself, J. Michael Straczynski, Babylon 5: The Lost Tales has completed principal photography, and there are some behind the scenes photos online. In his latest email update to his fans, JMS says: As I write this, we have finished principal photography on "Babylon 5: The Lost...

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix thirteen clips online

There are some superb behind the scenes clips online for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and you can see them here. Over the page I've embedded all the YouTube videos from the film, where almost all of the leads are talking about their roles, including Sirius Black,...

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Apocalypto early reviews online

There are a couple of early reviews popping up for Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, and they're sounding pretty strong. The Hollywood Reporter has said: "a first-rate epic" while questioning its "over-the-top violence"..."The guy knows how to make a heart-pounding movie," Rolling Stone said: "a tremendously exciting chase movie" that was "breathtaking...

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Transformers Ratchet images online

There's a new design online for Ratchet from the Transformers film online, and it looks equally as menacing as Megatron did. I wonder how they do these designs, because they have to figure out how the vehicle changes into a robot piece by piece, where bits fit, and how it...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End pictures online

There are Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End set pictures online. There's only five new ones, but they do reveal a little more of the characters, and not just Jack Sparrow either. There's Elizabeth Swann, Barbossa and some oriental costumes. You can see the pictures over at filmz.ru through...

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European Film Awards 2006 Winners

The winners for the European Film Awards 2006 have been announced. Previously on Filmstalker (imagine Keifer's voice there) we listed the nominees, well just yesterday the winners were announced, and you can see the full list over the page. Volver seems to have been the big winner right across the...

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Ray Harryhausen monster montage online

Ray Harryhausen was a master of special effects and worked on some of the classic fantasy films certainly of my youth, Clash of the Titans and those amazing Sinbad films. Well there's a montage of his work appeared online, featuring some of his famous monsters. The clip is over the...

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Birthday updates

Just a quick admin post to say it's my birthday today so things may be a bit quiet today and tomorrow as my loved one is taking me away for the evening to some surprise location. Great news is that she's booked somewhere that has wifi, so I can maybe...

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December 2, 2006

Ils (Them) to be remade!

Just recently we heard that the makers of Ils (Them) were remaking the Asian horror The Eye and were being considered for Saw IV. Now news is that the film that got them noticed is to be remade as well. Ils, or Them, (review) is a superb horror and it's...

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X-Men 3 storyboards show new ending

There are storyboards online that reveal a much bigger ending for X-Men: The Last Stand (review) where Phoenix destroys not just the prison island, but also all of San Francisco. The storyboards show some of the devastation, both small scale and large scale, and also some shots of Kitty Pryde...

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Hot Fuzz trailer in full now online

The Hot Fuzz trailer is finally upon us. Previously we'd seen the teaser and it's been doing the rounds in the cinema too, but now here's the full trailer itself, and it looks pretty good, although it doesn't deliver the laughs I would have expected. The trailer is over at...

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The Astronaut Farmer trailer online

The trailer for The Astronaut Farmer is now online and it's looking okay, if not your standard little guy against the world tale with a "is he really just insane" feel to it which reminds me of Phenomenon and Field of Dreams. It stars Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen and...

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The Architect trailer online

The Architect is a film that just pops up on you, there's not much buzz to be heard about it and then suddenly it appears as a trailer and does enough to capture you. It stars Anthony LaPaglia, Viola Davis and Isabella Rossellini, so strong casting springs to mind immediately,...

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Luketic films MIT Vegas scam and Matt Helm

Robert Luketic is turning away from romantic comedies and turning to more serious ground. His next film is called 21 and is based on the non-fiction book by Ben Mezrich entitled Bringing Down the House: How Six Students Took Vegas for Millions which tells the tale of the six M.I.T....

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Hugh Grant in another romantic comedy

Hugh Grant is returning to the romantic comedy genre of film, and here I was thinking that he had publicly talked about retiring as he was tired of doing this kind of thing. He's starring in Music and Lyrics By alongside Drew Barrymore, who seems an unlikely choice of love...

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Apocalypto clips online

There are some new Apocalypto clips online. A couple of actual footage and one behind the scenes look. There's been a lot of positivity about this film, and some early words coming from the States are that this is a superb film, and I wouldn't be surprised at all. You...

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BloodRayne II cast without big names

The wonderful Uwe Boll has decided to create a sequel to his stunning BloodRayne with the amazingly titled BloodRayne II: Deliverance, and it's sporting an amazingly high profiled cast. Kristina Loken has been replaced with non other than Natassia Malthe. Yes, okay I'll switch off the sarcasm now. AITH have...

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Spider-Man 3 and Ghost Rider pictures

There are some photos online for Ghost Rider and a new single one for Spider-Man 3. The Spider-Man 3 shot is from the trailer, where we see him hanging upside down in front of a reflective window which is showing the black suited spider-man right back at him. You can...

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December 1, 2006

Films on television this weekend

Right, it's back, and late again. You would not believe how long it takes to write up the weekend's best films on television, mainly because I make sure there's something in there for everyone, not just those in the UK who will be able to watch them, but people who...

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Taylor and Burton's Cleopatra gets remade

Cleopatra is to be remade, and studios are perhaps hoping with a smaller budget than the previous 1963 version developed. Stacy Schiff, the Pulitzer prize winning biographer is set to write the new book of her life, as yet no stars or director have been mentioned for the adaptation. The...

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Trans-Siberian gains impressive cast

Trans-Siberian, the next film by Brad Anderson who brought us The Machinist and Session 9, has gained quite an impressive line up. Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Kate Mara, Eduardo Noriega, Ben Kingsley and Thomas Kretschmann are all set to star in the film. The story from Variety through Coming Soon...

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Scorsese directs knights last duel

Martin Scorsese has chosen his next project under his new deal, Duel is a film adaptation of Eric Jager's novel "The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France". Wow, I hope the film title is a lot shorter. The story, according to...

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Open Plan's Internet serial Slug

The makers of Eve of Understanding (review) are breaking new ground and are in the process of developing an Internet only comedy series which will be delievered in short episodes on the Internet, hence the name...webisodes. On their official site they talk about the read throughs and the shot lists...

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Freeman's next film on Internet download

Morgan Freeman's next film is to be available for download on the internet just two weeks after release in the cinema from Clickstar, the company that he was involved in creating. 10 Items or Less is a film about an actor who meets a grocery clerk and they team up...

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Snuffed shot on displosable digital cameras!

There's a new low budget film coming out which is doing something a little revolutionary with the way it's filmed. Entirely on disposable digital cameras. The film is called Snuffed and is about a man who is hired by the rich and famous in L.A. to make snuff movies for...

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Westworld remake has director

The cracking Westworld starring Yul Brynner was a superb film, and marked the start of Michael Crichton's series of rip off novels of futuristic man made theme parks getting minds of their own and going wrong, as well as his big screen directorial debut. Now the remake is moving forward...

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Stalked: Redford and Sarandon

A quick roundup of some little titbits of news. Susan Sarandon and Jonathan Tucker are joining Paul Haggis' In the Valley of Elah with the writer taking up directing on this project too. Previously we heard that Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron had joined, and the addition of these...

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Zellweger ready for third Bridget Jones

Renée Zellweger is reportedly keen to reprise her role as the average looking Bridget Jones for the third in the series. If she does at least we'll see her looking a bit more healthy for a few months. The film is based on the third book of the series which...

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Blood and Chocolate surprise?

Blood and Chocolate sounds like an Underworld clone but without the huge battle with vampires. The poster is out now and the plot runs something like this. A female werewolf falls for a normal bloke and she struggles with her secret and her love. That's it. All they wrote. The...

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Maguire's last Spider-Man?

Has Tobey Maguire had enough of Spider-Man? According to his recent comments he's heavily leaning towards this being the end, and although we've heard similar "it could go either way" quotes before, this does sound like he's ready to call it quits...unless... According to the story over at Starpulse News...

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