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December 31, 2007

Happy Hogmanay!

What a year, another great one at Filmstalker. I'm now off to celebrate, what we would call Hogmanay here in Scotland, with my fiancée. I hope that where ever you are you're enjoying it and looking forward to a superb 2008. I wish you all the best and I really...

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Films to stalk in 2008: Part one

Well here we are at 2008, the year has just flown by. In the first of three articles I'm going to take you through the films for 2008. Not all of them, but the better ones. This first article lists the releases that currently have a UK release date. The...

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Stalker's Top Ten: Ramchandra's Bollywood Films

The Filmstalker Top Ten lists for 2007 are veering off the beaten track even more today, this time with the Top Ten Bollywood films of 2007 from Ramchandra, and while you might never have heard of any of these films, you perhaps should really sit up and take notice. After...

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New Cassandra's Dream trailer online

The new trailer for Woody Allen's latest film has found it's way online, well actually it's been there for quite a while it's just that I never caught this one. Well I did it's just that the site that posted it restricted it from those outside the U.S., so I...

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More Cloverfield TV commercials to watch

More television commercials for Cloverfield, the Matt Reeves directed and J.J. Abrams produced monster film, have arrived online. So you grabbers and freeze framers, get ready for action as there are a couple of shots here that are fast and could yield a fictional glimpse of that monster....

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Lindsay Lohan honoured

Yes, it's hard to believe and I really thought that this was an extremely early April Fools, but it seems that the Capri Film Festival are to honour Lindsay Lohan for her contribution to the film industry. That's exactly what I thought. Strange that bad behaviour, abuse of wealth and...

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December 30, 2007

Star Trek plot reveal

There's been a little, and very uninteresting, news about the casting for J.J. Abrams Star Trek just recently, and with that has come a pretty big plot reveal. It seems that we're going to be hearing how Kirk and Spock meet, it's during a famed moment from Kirk's past and...

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Knocked Up

DVD Four Stars
I had seen Judd Apatow's The 40-Year-Old Virgin and wasn't that enamoured. Although it achieved some great acclaim, I found it was filled with bodily function and sexual acts humour that just didn't appeal, base and not intelligence. However it sold and allowed Aptow the chance to make this film,...

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Death Race footage online

There's footage online of a vehicle from the Death Race 2000 remake, Death Race, from Paul W.S. Anderson and although it's short, we do get to see what the vision is for the new film. The original film tells the story of a future where a race across country is...

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December 29, 2007

Stalker's Top Ten: Ian Smith's Top Ten DVD's of 2007

The Filmstalker Top Ten lists for 2007 are taking a little turn here as Ian Smith has given us his top DVD's released this year, and some of them are interesting and surprising choices. The list includes top rated shows, old shows, old and new films, and some cracking boxsets,...

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No Arnie in Terminator 4 script

There are many tight lips around Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, but there are some small titbits being revealed. Now the producer Moritz Borman has revealed a little about a possible role for Arnold Schwarzenegger in the new Terminator film, and indeed the franchise. Although he ruled out a place...

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December 28, 2007

Stalker's Top Ten: Firebug Productions 2007 Films

Next on the Filmstalker are Firebug Production's three Top Ten lists, yes you really are being spoiled as Firebug has put together a number of lists of films, and you'll spot the difference here easily, there aren't ten. Oh no, there's more than ten in his Top Films of 2007...

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The Duchess trailer disappoints

I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting from the trailer for The Duchess starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Simon McBurney, Dominic Cooper and Charlotte Rampling. The film tells the story of the eighteenth century Duchess of Devonshire who was both adored and scorned publicly for her political and public...

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Clips 'n' Pics: Doomsday, Death Race, Incredible Hulk

There are some new pictures online for Neil Marshall's Doomsday, the remake of Death Race 2000, simply called Death Race, and the ignore the first one sequel, The Incredible Hulk. All of the photos show quite clearly why I don't go mad when stills come out for films as they...

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Wolverine tests Imbruglia

Wolverine is going through some casting changes of late, and while rumours are still rife about who actually will star in the film alongside Hugh Jackman isn't yet decided, but there have been rumours of Liev Schreiber and Gerard Butler. Now a new, and unlikely name have been added to...

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December 27, 2007

Week's Films to Stalk: 28th December 2007 to 3rd of January 2008!

Here we are again for another week of films on television and in the cinema. All this weeks UK releases are listed, and I've selected the better viewing to be had over Hogmanay (New Year) from UK's Freeview. Remember that if you can't get Freeview or aren't even in the...

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Stalker's Top Ten: Matt's 2007 Films

Everyone's doing their top ten films just now, and on the Internet sites that means the editors ramming their choices at you. So I thought I would do something different instead, I'm asking the Filmstalker Readers to share their 2007 Top Ten lists with us, and that means you can...

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Coen Brothers making real western

The Coen Brothers, who are gaining accolades galore over their latest film No Country for Old Men, have revealed that they have written a realistic and rather violent western. The film would look at the reality of the wild west in the 1870's, and it wouldn't pull any punches. Joel...

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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay trailers online

A trailer has arrived online for the Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle sequel, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Now while I never saw the first film, have no real concept of who these two comedians are, and didn't really find any big belly laughs in the...

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Kristin Kreuk in Street Fighter

I have to admit that I missed this news that Kirstin Kreuk is going to be in the new Street Fighter film, wow, that's a comedown for her. I thought, after seeing the first series of Smallville, that she was destined for great things and could really develop a strong...

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December 26, 2007

Filmstalker's Week 17th to 23rd December

Here's the regular Filmstalker weekly review, as done by me. However if you'd like to do it, and add your own commentary into the roundup, feel free and drop me an email so we can sort something out. There are tons of trailers this week, I know I'm a bit...

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The Bank Job trailer online

The trailer for The Bank Job is online, and while there may be an element of gangsters, it's filmed in Britain, starring British actors and features Jason Statham, don't be getting all worked up shouting about British gangster films. This film is on a different track to the films that...

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UK Secret Cinema's first showing

The first showing for Secret Cinema, which I wrote about just before Xmas, went ahead as planned and seemed to be a huge success. People arrived at the meeting point not knowing where they were going or what they were going to see, but all was soon revealed....

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Xmas at Filmstalker

What a day! Lovely grub, both sets of parents round, Prosecco, various red wines, and loads of great presents...that's Xmas over, now just to play with them. Of course things have been happening at Filmstalker too. While I managed to get some time off yesterday, there's still tons to be...

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December 24, 2007

Happy Xmas to you all...

The hours are rapidly passing us by and it won't be long before Xmas day is upon us all. For some that means presents, drink, food and family, for others it merely means holidays, and to those less fortunate than us it means little. However you celebrate it, let me...

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Lockerbie disaster film from Hollywood?

The man who was behind the book that inspired Steven Spielberg's Munich is currently in talks to turn his latest book into a film, and according to reports Steven Spielberg is once again looking at the work as a possible film project. The novel is a fictional account of the...

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Sweeney Todd surprises audience

I've been saying since the first promotional clip for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street came out, well actually the second since the first featured a tiny piece of singing, that the trailers and teasers have been misleading about the film for they featured no singing, no musical...

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Lust, Caution interview with Tony Leung

Tony Leung was interviewed recently regarding his latest film with Ang Lee, Lust, Caution (Se, jie), and the Q&A session gives some really interesting insight into the actor. We also hear that he and Ang Lee are getting together to make a Kung Fu film about Bruce Lee, now that...

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St. Louis, Florida and Utah critics announce winners

Where's the Midlothian or Scottish critics then? The Film Critics Associations for Utah, Florida and St. Louis have announced their winners for this year, and there's not really any surprises to be had. Tell me if any of this rings a bell and if you think there's really any leeway...

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Create your own Sweeney Todd trailer

There's a superb application online that allows you to cut your own Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street trailer online. Remember to make sure it looks like a musical though! The flash based site allows you to select audio, video, graphics, animations, text and music, and edit them...

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Balls of Fury Maggie Q fight clip online

I wouldn't normally just post a single clip from a film, but this is a not bad fight scene that shows off the martial arts talents of Maggie Q, as well as just how gorgeous she is in a rather fetching workout outfit! I'm really not sure how this film...

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December 23, 2007

Clips 'n' Pics: Alien vs Predator: Requiem, Gaiman's Coraline

I've found a bunch of clips online today that you might be interested in, one is for Neil Gaiman's Coraline film which is directed by Henry Selick, the man who directed A Nightmare Before Christmas and it shows. Then there are clips galore, and a five minute behind the scenes...

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December 22, 2007

The worst films of Xmas

While we just talked about the genre defining films of Christmas, or Xmas if you prefer, there's another side to films at this time of year that is utterly horrible and terrifying, the bad Christmas film. While there are plenty of classic and rightly superb films at this time of...

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New trailer for Forbidden Kingdom in HD

The Forbidden Kingdom has received a new trailer online, and it's better than the previous one deciding to spend a little more time on the set-up and the main character, and there's no cheesy exit line either. I have to say that this one is looking better than the first,...

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Peter Berg to direct Dune

After rumours two months ago, Peter Berg has confirmed that he's signed to direct a new version of Dune, a remake of the original film from David Lynch some might say, or a new version from the original Frank Herbert novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) for others. It depends where you...

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Week's Films to Stalk: 21st to 27th December

Wow, here's Xmas already, holidays for all, and for some a time of eating too much, drinking too much and vegging out in front of the television. I've started those first two today already. This week I'm covering Xmas Eve, Day and Boxing Day, and there's a surprising mix of...

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December 21, 2007

Charlie Wilson's War eight minutes online

There are eight minutes of Charlie Wilson's War online, the new film starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts which tells the story of how America began funding the Afghanistan rebellion against the Russian invasion. I haven't been able to watch them because for some damned reason the high definition version...

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The Kingdom alternative ending revealed

When I watched The Kingdom (Filmstalker review) from Peter Berg originally, I did think that there were a few moments where there might have been an alternative ending, and how the Director is telling us exactly what the original script had suggested. From what it seems the original Matthew Michael...

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The Signal trailer online

I've missed this one totally and so I thought on a quiet day it would be a good idea to get it posted. The Signal is a film told from three different perspectives that sees a mysterious transmission invade every electronic device and turn people into killers. Nice....

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Look trailer - a film from surveillance cameras

The trailer for Look uses a very inventive and everyday piece of equipment, the surveillance camera, to reveal a group of stories from the secrets of American life. According to the film blurb, thirty million surveillance cameras now produce more than four billion hours of footage every week with the...

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December 20, 2007

Update: Hellboy II: The Golden Army trailer online in HD

The trailer for Hellboy II: The Golden Army is all over the Interflab just now, and I've pulled it in here for you. I wasn't really sure how this film would turn out after reading the blurb which basically tells us that the mythical world decides to mount a rebellion...

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The Ruins trailer online for all

Well for those of you in the Canada and the U.S. the trailer for The Ruins is online and in high definition, but for the rest of us in the world, it's obvious that neither MTV nor the studio wants us to see the film as yet. However, I've tracked...

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Gwoemul aka Host sequel in 2008

Word has arrived on a sequel to Gwoemul (Host) (Filmstalker review) which was a superb film spanning many genres very successfully. It seems that or Host 2 is being planned for 2008, which isn't that far away, with a production budget much greater than with the first film....

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Screen Actors Guild Award nominations announced

The nominees for the 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced, and looking at the list is a bit disheartening because I'm already wondering if there's going to be any surprises here and answering myself in a less than positive way. There aren't that many categories in these awards,...

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Raimi's next not Hobbit

No you eager people, Sam Raimi's next project is not directing The Hobbit, no matter how much you write it and hope it. His next project as Director is actually going to be a film called Drag Me to Hell which he wrote with Ivan Raimi, his brother....

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Schwarzenegger returning to films?

It seems like Arnold Schwarzenegger could be returning to Hollywood as early as 2011 according to news from the picket line and his spokesperson at the Governor's office. It's very clear that he's not so keen on keeping his political career going, so there goes that idea of Schwarzenegger being...

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Cloverfield television advert online

There's a television advert online for the monster film Cloverfield, and while it mostly contains footage we've already seen, it's cut in a new way and given a snazzy soundtrack. Really there's not much more to gain from it, although there's a little more focus on the people rather than...

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Del Toro closes off Hellboy III?

Way back in October of 2006 Guillermo del Toro revealed that he had a great idea for Hellboy 3, and that he was actively looking at making the storyline for the second film segway into a possible third. Here's what he said back then....

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Voight says Hollywood stars are snobs

Jon Voight has apparently said that some Hollywood stars are snobs for not doing sequels and insists that there's nothing wong with them. He is of course referring to his work on National Treasure: Book of Secrets, the sequel to National Treasure....

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Tekken finds Director

Dwight Little has been signed as the Director of the film adaptation for the videogame Tekken. His last work was, rather depressingly for Tekken fans, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, however he has a fair amount of television work behind him....

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December 19, 2007

Berg to replace Mann in Cruise CIA film?

Peter Berg is a really good Director, and with each film I see of his the more I'm drawn to his work. He follows a similar style to Michael Mann at times, but still keeps something unique in his work, so the news today that he could be directing Edwin...

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Phoenix, Toronto, Austin, Southeastern, African-American critics winners

There have been quite a few critics groups announcing their winners for the year and I've been storing them up. The Critics Associations for Phoenix, Toronto and Austin have announced their winners along with the Southeastern and African-American Critics....

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Pulp Kitchen

Other Three Stars
I love it when someone takes a sideways look at the cinema, and just when you thought films had been looked at from every angle conceivable, along comes a book that surprises me and makes me wonder if there is such a thing as fate after all. I mean here...

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The Ruins

Other Four Stars
The Ruins by Scott (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) is filming right now under the direction of Carter Smith and to the screenplay of Scott Smith, the author of the novel. I decided to read the novel before the film arrives, and I was surprised. The premise is that a group of...

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The Making of a Modern Day Exorcist

The Rite is a new film coming from New Line Cinema about exorcism, but this one isn't the usual horror film of a single event with the heroic and flawed priest, this is the true story of a priest who studied exorcism and actually carried out some real life exorcisms....

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Orphanage director turns down remake

Here's an interesting take on remakes from the Director of an original film receiving a remake. Juan Antonio Bayona directed the original The Orphanage, El Orfanato, and was asked by the producer of the U.S. remake, Guillermo del Toro, if he would like to direct it. He said no, but...

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Nim's Island trailer online

Wow, the trailer for Nim's Island has appeared online and I think it deserves an award. An award for the most contrived and hole ridden plot I've ever seen....

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Terminator 4 plot revealed - Bale not lead

There's a little reveal for the Terminator 4, Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, plot online, well a big reveal, and it points out something I've been saying for ages but no one has been listening, all too busy shouting about Christian Bale being John Connor in the new film. John...

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Harrison Ford receives cinematographers award

Harrison Ford has been announced as the recipient of this years Cinematography Guild's lifetime achievement award, an award which I'm rather on the fence about whether it's been given on merit through his career, or simply for managing to complete a lifetime career and also starring again as that iconic...

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Stalked: Burton's 3D Alice, Pitt

Stalked: Burton's 3D Alice, Pitt and Malick, Yun-Fat in Dragonball Z Tim Burton is bringing a 3D Alice in Wonderland to the big screen, Chow Yun-Fat is joining the Dragonball Z film, and Brad Pitt is on Terence Malick's new film....

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December 18, 2007

Jackson produces The Hobbit I and II

Finally the toys are back in the appropriate perambulators and Peter Jackson and New Line are once again speaking, after all they have another Lord of the Rings court case to contend with, and that now means The Hobbit is a go. However Peter Jackson is not directing. Oh no,...

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The Ruins scenes seen

Some of the scenes of the film adaptation of Scott B. Smiths The Ruins have been seen, and while my book review is about to go online, I can reveal that I was really concerned that they just couldn't recreate the story on screen. However, after reading about the three...

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Edward Norton leaves State of Play

Not so long ago we heard that Brad Pitt had left State of Play quite suddenly allegedly due to disagreements over the script. Now the news is that Edward Norton has also left the film, and now it's starting to look like there could be trouble ahead....

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Stalked: Severance Director in Bermuda Triangle and Mitra, Elba, Ventimiglia, Badlwin casting

Christopher Smith is looking to a Bermuda Triangle film, Rhona Mitra has joined Josh Lucas in The Boy in the Box, Idris Elba has joined Matt Dillon in Bone Deep, Milo Ventimiglia is playing two bad guys and Alec Baldwin is joining Cameron Diaz and the Fanning in My Sister's...

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A-Team script review

The A-Team has received a script read and quick review online, and it doesn't look good. With the update to Iraq sounding okay and the founding incident keeping the continuity going, everything seems okay. The characters are the same, except for Mr T. who is sold as a twenty two...

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The Poughkeepsie Tapes Japanese trailer

Having already seen the trailer for The Poughkeepsie Tapes I wasn't hugely excited. It's a Blair Witch style film about the hundreds of video tapes found when a long running serial killer is discovered. He filmed all his murders. So the original trailer might not have impressed, but this Japanese...

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Alien Vs. Predator 2: Requiem Japanese trailer

There's a new trailer on the Interflab for Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem, and it's looking the best trailer so far. With this under its belt, as well as the previous footage we've seen, I'm actually beginning to think that this might be miles better than the first AvP film....

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Second WALL-E trailer online

There's a second trailer online for WALL-E that has a rather interesting opening, it's replacing the bulb for Pixar's light at the opening titles, a light that fails to come on. Is that perhaps a sign? Who knows. What is clear is that this second trailer shows us little of...

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Roberts talks Charlie Wilson's War message

Remember I talked about the ending of Charlie Wilson's War being changed because the real life person that the character Julia Roberts played was concerned at how the connections were made to today's terrorism against the west? Well Julia Roberts was asked a roundabout question of what she thought of...

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McGregor plays Carrey's love interest

Yes, you read that right, Ewan McGregor is to play the love interest of Jim Carrey's character in I Love You Phillip Morris. This is the dark comedy that looks at the real life events of Steven Russell, a family man imprisoned for his conman life, who fell in love...

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Einstein's second biographical film

Albert Einstein is set to be the focus of another biographical film, although this one is said to be a less flattering look at his life. The Private Lives of Albert Einstein will be turned into a film that looks at the struggles he faced early in his life and...

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December 17, 2007

Dallas Film Critics announce winners

The awards season continues, this time with the Dallas Film Critics Association announcing their winners. Once again their winner's list features quite a few names that have been seen elsewhere, and really there are no great surprises. No Country for Old Men takes both Supporting Actor and Director though....

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X-Files sequel script changes?

There's a rumour appeared in a tabloid today that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have asked for a sub plot to be removed from the X-Files sequel, currently just titled X-Files 2, with one scene in particular causing the most problems. According to a source, and we know how unreliable...

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Update: Hancock teaser online in HD

The Hancock teaser trailer has arrived and really it offers a bit of a mixed bag. Although some of the effects and the set-ups look good, and the whole idea floats well, I'm not sure if the teaser really does it justice. The film sees Will Smith play a superhero...

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Travolta leaves Dallas?

This is a serious sign for the film version of Dallas if it's true. Rumour has it today that John Travolta has been the latest in a long line of changes for the cinematic version of the television soap Dallas. According to reports Travolta has left the production, and now...

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Mamma Mia! trailer in multiple formats

We already saw the Mamma Mia! trailer in Flash, but now I have been sent it in Quicktime, Realplayer and Windows Media Player, and in three different sizes. Much better options than the single online Flash download we saw before....

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Be Kind Rewind trailer in multiple formats

I've just received the trailer for Be Kind Rewind in multiple formats, and it's looking a lot of fun. Starring Jack Black, Mos Def, Mia Farrow and Danny Glover, the film tells the story of a video store where all the tapes are destroyed and the owners decide to remake...

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Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem Inside the Monster Shop

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem - Inside the Monster Shop is a new book that looks behind the scenes of the filming of Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, and it's not just any behind the scenes look, this one is written by the special effects supervisors from the film, Tom Woodruff Jr....

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Filmstalker's Week 10th to 16th December

Here's the regular Filmstalker weekly review, as done by me. However if you'd like to do it, and add your own commentary into the roundup, feel free and drop me an email so we can sort something out. This week's huge for trailers for The Dark Knight and some opening...

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Bond 22 lady chosen

The first, I say first because there should be more with Bond involved, Bond lady has been chosen, and it's Gemma Arterton, she of St. Trinian's fame, or rather not fame yet as the horrendous looking film has yet to be released. Still, that's one big leap for her from...

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Resident Evil: Degeneration teaser online

The first teaser is online for the new Resident Evil film, a purely computer generated film which looks at the events some seven years after those of Racoon City in the game of Resident Evil 2. Claire Redfield will be making a return to the series, as will the horrible...

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Writer talks Abrams Star Trek

Roberto Orci, one of the writers of the upcoming Star Trek film from J.J. Abrams has been talking about their plans for the film and what they had initially hoped for it. Although there aren't big reveals, he does say that there was only ever one plan to make this...

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Freeman talks Rendezvous With Rama

Morgan Freeman has been talking, and working hard on, Rendezvous With Rama for some time. The film would see the adaptation of the classic science fiction novel from Arthur C. Clarke, a man who has just turned ninety. Freeman has been trying to get the film made for a long...

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Stalked: Favreau with Vaughn and Serkis with Jackson

Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn are teaming up again in comedy, while Andy Serkis may well be playing another CGI character this time in Tintin....

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The official Dark Knight trailer online

Forget the bootlegged copies, this is the actual, official, brand new trailer for The Dark Knight and it's online now in various sizes of Quicktime. What's more is that it looks superb, very dark in tone and atmosphere, and very real in its city scapes. In short it looks stunning....

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AFI top ten of 2007

The time of the roundup of the top films of the year is upon us, and the American Film Institute have kicked off with their top ten list of films of the year as well as television programmes. Now I haven't seen all these films, but there's an okay mix...

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December 16, 2007

The Golden Compass original ending online

You know that the whole of The Golden Compass novel didn't make it to the big screen, and that the Director has said the closing sections from the novel are actually being moved onto the start of the second film, despite being filmed. Well someone has managed to grab a...

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December 15, 2007

We Own the Night clips and Q&A's

I've just been sent a few clips from We Own the Night, the film starring Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg and Robert Duvall. Not only do I have some new clips, but there's a couple of Q&A's with Robert Duvall and Eva Mendes....

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The Good Night trailer

The Good Night is a strange sounding film. A man leads a standard, dull life which he really isn't invested in, but when he goes to sleep he starts dreaming of another life, of another love, and one that he's totally invested in. So he tries to achieve those dreams...

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Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz

Here's a little break from the norm, but it is film related and would make for a great Xmas present if you've still got some to get! Buzz!, if you don't know, is a series of quiz games available on the Playstation 2 and 3 that feature cool buzzers and...

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I Am Legend (IMAX)

Film Three Stars
Spidey1703 has kindly graced us with a review of I Am Legend on IMAX that he caught the other night. I'd just like to take a moment to give him a big thanks for this and I for one appreciate the time he's taken to write the review - these...

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Sweeney Todd half hour feature online

There's a feature online that looks into the film and behind the scenes of Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and it runs to almost half an hour, twenty eight minutes in fact. This looks more like a DVD behind the scenes featurette and has Tim...

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Leatherheads trailer online

I didn't really have a lot of interest or knowledge about the new film from George Clooney until I saw the trailer, and I'm now interested because the trailer is slick and funny, and it looks like the three main characters have some great dialogue and play well off each...

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Lordi film trailer surprises

Remember Lordi? They were the shocking winners of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 who went onto sign a deal to writer and appear in a horror film? Well that aforementioned horror film has delivered a trailer, and this has gone much further than a camp joke that would normally...

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December 14, 2007

Week's Films to Stalk: 14th to 20th December

I missed last weeks Week of Films to Stalk because it takes me hours and hours to do this list, I really mean most of the evening and some of the afternoon too sometimes, and I was just getting no response or discussion back on it. So it would be...

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Nanking trailer online

A trailer has arrived for the Hollywood Nanking documentary that looks to some of the events that occurred during the the Japanese invasion of China during World War II. It will look at the work of a small group of unarmed westerners who created a safety zone where over two...

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Horton Hears a Who! trailer online

There's now a full trailer online for Horton Hears a Who!, and I have to say I'm actually drawn to it, and I really didn't think I would be. The characters and style really do make me think of Dr. Seuss cartoons, and the humour looks not too bad, and...

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Cheadle and Clooney receive Nobel Peace award

Don Cheadle and George Clooney received an award from the Nobel Peace Laureates for their work to try and raise the profile of the atrocities in Darfur, and their attempts at aid to the area. Neither of them appear to have talked about the film industry, and quite rightly so....

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The Dark Knight IMAX trailer online!

The trailer for The Dark Knight, that one showing before I Am Legend, has been captured and put online. I can't really tell how great the quality is, I'm running it from work at the moment, but it's definitely there....

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London Film Critics nominations 2007

The London Film Critics have released their nominations for the 2007 awards, and these are slightly different from the American award nominations we've been seeing handed out of late. These have quite a diverse range, and include some smaller films and roles too, some that are wholly deserving of a...

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Cloverfield clip and competition online

There's a clip online for the J.J. Abrams produced monster film Cloverfield, it shows the first moments of the creature arriving in the city and the confusion amongst the small party as it all unfolds. I like the moment the statue head lands and everyone grabs their mobile phones to...

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My Name is Bruce trailer online

The trailer for My Name is Bruce is now online, finally, and I was pretty excited to see it. The film sees the actor Bruce Campbell being caught up in a real life monster attack, and the local townspeople, and fans, ask him to step in and take care of...

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I Am Legend opening scene online

There's the (almost) three minute opening scene from I Am Legend online for you to see and it shows off the stunning effects that have made the city look so real. There's not that much to it, but what you do see looks superb, and I'm not even counting that...

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A-Team will be made!

I have to step back from the keyboard and swallow my words for a moment as John Singleton is confirmed as the Director of the A-Team film. More than the surprise truth behind the rumour, that I really didn't believe, is the fact that the film is going to be...

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Gerard Butler as Conan?

There's a rumour online that Gerard Butler is in line to take over the role of Conan in a restart of the franchise, a restart without Arnold Well if they are to revive the Conan franchise, don't you think that after 300 (Filmstalker review) Gerard Butler could be a contender?...

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Clash of the Titans gains Director

Steve Norrington has signed to direct the remake of the classic Clash of the Titans, the superb Greek mythology film that featured the excellent stop motion effects of Ray Harryhausen. The film is planned for production next year from a script that Travis Beacham wrote and Lawrence Kasdan rewrote....

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December 13, 2007

Mamma Mia! trailer arrives

The trailer for Mamma Mia! has finally arrived online. This is the film version of the stage show which features the music of the great Abba alongside the story of a woman trying to find her real father. The film stars Amanda Seyfried as the girl looking for her father,...

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10,000 BC trailer online

Well the weekend approaches so that means the trailers and clips start to appear, and the best of this morning's is undoubtedly the trailer for 10,000 BC, Roland Emmerich's latest epic effects filled blockbuster. As usual the story sees to take second place to the effects as we're greeted with...

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You Don't Mess with the Zohan trailer

Yes, you might be expecting me to moan and complain about the trailer for You Don't Mess with the Zohan starring Adam Sandler. It pokes fun at Israeli's just a little too much, the mumbling style of Sandler isn't great on screen, and the usual fall flat jokes are there...

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Directors Guild take hard stance

While the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers are beating themselves about the heads on the payment deals for (not so) new media, the Directors Guild of America has been somewhat quiet, and that's rather unusual since they are usually well into negotiations...

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Charlie Wilson's War changes history?

We're all used to hearing American cinema changing history for the convenience of a film plot, but it seems that the real life people behind the story of Charlie Wilson's War have been pushing for changes to the film. The concern was that the film suggested the arming of the...

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Air Guitar Nation the movie?

It looks like there is going to be a film about the art of Air Guitar inspired by the very contest that was filmed for the excellent documentary Air Guitar Nation (Filmstalker review). It even comes from the book of one of the main characters of the documentary, Bjorn Turoque...

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Golden Globes nominations

The nominations have arrived for the Golden Globes, and actually there aren't many surprises, if any. So far the awards have really been looking one way, and the nominations for the Golden Globes aren't suggesting anything different....

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Opening credits for Sweeney Todd

I don't see what the fuss is about for the opening credits for Sweeney Todd that have just been released online, blood and animated cogs, what's the big deal then? There's not a single appearance of anything but credits, so I really don't see what there is to be excited...

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Strange Wilderness red band clip online

There's a clip online for the comedy Strange Wilderness, and this one is definitely for over eighteens only, and you can see why - breasts, drug taking, animals having sex, and a penis gobbling turkey. All wrapped up together this is everything I hate about the dumb comedies coming out...

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December 12, 2007

New Rocky Marciano biographical film

The boxing legend Rocky Marciano is set to get his first authorised biographical film, delivering the first real story of the undefeated boxer. The previous films were both made for television, Marciano on 1979 starring Tony Lo Bianco and Rocky Marciano in 1999 starring Jon Favreau....

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Eva Green says Church will grow angrier with films

Eva Green has been talking about The Golden Compass, and she never seems to be someone who holds back on what she says, so it's no surprise that her comments are warning of more trouble between the Church and the studio behind The Golden Compass. She's said that there's no...

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Microsoft respond to Bay's conspiracy

Microsoft have responded to Michael Bay's comments about the format war and how he believes they are secretly paying companies to go HD-DVD in order to kill off the format after destroying Blu-ray. Mind you their comments are far from killing the conspiracy idea....

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Witherspoon in Night at the Museum 2

My good god, I can hardly believe that there's going to be a Night at the Museum sequel, yes I know it made a lot of money, but surely it didn't make so much money that they could be considering a sequel? Well it seems they are, and can you...

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Blogging Film-makers

Frank Miller is blogging about The Spirit online just now, and that has opened up an instant marketing channel to the film, one that wouldn't have been an option a few years ago. However there's a cynical attitude creeping into the blogging arena, and we have to be careful that...

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Genre Defining: Christmas

Call them holidays, Christmas, Xmas, whatever, the season is upon us and that means a run of seasonally inclined films. From Santa to sleigh bells, and loving one another, the Christmas films are here. So I thought before we enter the big Christmas feature we'd explore the films that really...

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Justice League of America name change

The upcoming superhero ensemble film Justice League of America seems like it could be getting a massive name change, and for no apparent good reason. Justice League of America could well be becoming American Heroes....

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Secret film showings in UK

Future Shorts are planning something rather interesting in the UK in the coming months, Secret Cinema, which comprises of last minute announced screenings in unusual locations throughout the UK. It's something that's been done before with Stella Screen who did screenings in locations befitting of the film, Dr Jekyll and...

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December 11, 2007

Aliens Vs. Predator - Requiem five minutes online

There are five minutes online for the new Alien Vs. Predator film entitled Aliens Vs. Predator - Requiem . Now the reason I haven't said “the first five minutes” is because they've done something rather interesting with this opening clip, rather than just the first five minutes, they've edited it...

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Spider Pig is real!

Did you see The Simpsons Movie (Filmstalker review)? Well then you'll know what I'm talking about when I say Spider Pig, but would you have expected to have seen a gigantic Spider Pig haunting the skies of London? Well in one of those daft, but actually a lot of fun,...

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Del Toro adapts Hater

Guillero del Toro is set to adapt a novel called Hater by David Moody (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) which sees a panic in society as people become violent killers for absolutely no reason and without warning. The attacks are totally unprovoked and the worst thing is that you could become a...

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Critics' Choice Nominees announced

The nominees for the Critics' Choice Awards 2007 have been announced, and we're reminded that this really is the awards season in full swing. There's a fair list of nominees this year, but let's see if you can predict any of the winners......

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Another Sid Vicious film

Alan Parker is set to start work on a film about the Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, one which is described as the "ultimate" film about the man. The life of Vicious has been covered memorably with the the film Sid and Nancy, however Parker has some strong views about...

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Gellar's Possession trailer

I previously linked to the trailer for the Sarah Michelle Gellar starring film Possession, but the trailer has been removed, so I can't really tell if this is the same trailer as before. I do think that this is slightly different and reveals a little more speaking from the characters...

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Gere in Japanese Greyfriars Bobby

Richard Gere and Joan Allen are reportedly going to be starring in a film by Lasse Hallstrom which tells a Japanese story which sounds exactly like the Scottish tale of Greyfriars Bobby. The film, Hachiko, A Dog's Story, like Greyfriars Bobby, is an allegedly true tale....

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Smith and Chow on Karate Kid remake

I thought that the story of Will Smith and Stephen Chow on a Karate Kid remake was an insane rumour, and denials had come down swift and strong. Then two stories came out that have turned that around. First Stephen Chow has allegedly confirmed that he's thinking about the Karate...

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Singleton to direct A-Team?

You know it was my first story written on the Interflab on the 15th of October 2004, the A-Team was getting made into a film, and look at us now, three years later and nothing has moved any further, just more rumours. So today the rumour that John Singleton is...

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets clips online

Well I have to say I'm really unimpressed with these clips of National Treasure: Book of Secrets, of course they could just be really badly chosen clips from the film, but they don't fill me with hope for the sequel to the overly contrived and poorly written National Treasure. There...

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Cage joins Proyas' futuristic Knowing

Nicolas Cage has signed up for Alex Proyas' Knowing, a move which has me kindling some hope for his performance. Alex Proyas is the director of Dark City, The Crow and is also responsible for I, Robot....

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Alex Proyas writing The Tripods?

While reading about Alex Proyas directing Nicolas Cage in Knowing, I caught something rather interesting on his IMDB profile. Now we know how IMDB can be unreliable and filled with rumour, except this isn't sitting as a rumour. Alex Proyas is writing the big screen version of the book and...

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December 10, 2007

D.C. and N.Y. Critics Film Awards

The awards for both the Washington D.C. and the New York Critics Associations have arrived and there's starting to be a bit of agreement on some of the awards. No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Sicko are all looking strong...

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Eden Log trailer online

Eden Log is looking like a pretty dark and interesting science fiction thriller from France. Although I don't know that much about it as yet, I have managed to find a new trailer, an English language teaser, and an English synopsis for the film. Dark, claustrophobic and quite intense, that's...

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Metropolis to be remade

The remake rights to Fritz Lang's Metropolis have been bought and Directors are currently being sought. Yes you read that right, the classic 1927 silent film Metropolis is to be remade....

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L.A. and Boston Critics award winners

Two critics associations have weighed in with their start to the awards season in America, and both have some big surprises in store. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association have announced their winners, along with the Boston Film Critics Association, and there's little consensus between them...only two awards in fact....

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Hilary Swank confirms Amelia Earhart

A little while ago I wrote about Hilary Swank playiing Amelia Earhart, and now she's confirmed it in an interview. She also reveals that the script won't be about the mystery of her disappearance, rather exploring the woman as a whole....

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Stalked: DiCaprio on Enron, Grace on Source Code

There are two projects from that script list we saw the other day that have just received big cast names, and that's Leonardo DiCaprio on the film about the Enron collapse and Topher Grace on the imaginative Source Code....

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Another Dungeon Siege trailer

There's another trailer for Uwe Boll's Dungeon Siege: In the Name of the King online, and this one looks pretty decent too. You know I am confused, we're going to end up seeing the whole film at this rate, and the other odd thing is that the film keeps looking...

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December 9, 2007

Filmstalker's Week 2nd to 9th December

Well this week saw my Birthday pass me by, yet again, and a mammoth amount of trailer appear online, and some corkers too. I've included all the trailers, as well as the reviews for The Simpsons Movie on DVD and Bee Movie in the cinemas and the latest feature....

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Freddie Mercury biography moving forward?

There could be some movement on the Freddie Mercury biographical film that we heard of last year, something that was talked about a long time ago. The script has surfaced in Hollywood, and there's a production team behind it too, that of Tribeca Films....

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Film execs vote on favourite scripts

The Black List is a list of scripts from one hundred and fifty film executives and their assistants in Hollywood. Really it means little, for this voting is how much these people liked the scripts when they read them, not whether the film is a viable concern, a good business...

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December 8, 2007

The Simpsons Movie

DVD Three Stars
I was looking forward to The Simpsons Movie as I'm a big fan of the television show particularly as they had managed to keep it so popular and funny after all these years. So with the characters making their first outing to the big screen I felt I had to...

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Update: New Jumper trailer online in HD

There's a brand new trailer for Jumper just arrived online, and I mean I was just emailed it minutes ago, and it really has upped the action. There's more jumping, which is what the film is really about, and much more drama and weight behind the characters. There's also more...

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Update: Gerard Butler in Wolverine?

There's a casting rumour that's spreading the Interflab regarding the new Wolverine X-Men film which is entitled, strangely enough, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as if you didn't realise who the character is. Anyway, the rumour is that Gerard Butler is looking at joining the film....

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Man in the Chair trailer online

Man in the Chair is a film from Michael Schroeder that has been winning awards at festivals like crazy, you just have to see the poster or this trailer to see all the nominations and wins. Starring the superb Christopher Plummer it tells the story about an old man who...

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Neeson's Taken trailer online

Liam Neeson is a great actor who has had a really varied career. On screen he's so convincing and so powerful, and when he needs to be just so natural. Even his voice casting as Aslan has been brilliant and a perfect match. Of course he's had some poor films,...

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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People trailer online

Simon Pegg's latest film with Kirsten Dunst, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People has a trailer online, and while it's poor quality and rather small, it's still viewable. The film also stars Megan Fox, Jeff Bridges, Gillian Anderson and Danny Huston, and that's a fair list of big names....

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Over Her Dead Body trailer

Over Her Dead Body has a trailer. What film I hear you ask? Well, it stars Paul Rudd as a man who seeks the advice of a spiritualist to help get over the death of his wife. His friend, played by Lindsay Sloane, approaches the spiritualist and gets her to...

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December 7, 2007

Speed Racer trailer online in HD

The trailer for Speed Racer is online, I just caught it as I was watching the Sex and the City trailer, plus it's in Quicktime HD. The Wachowski Brothers are creating the big screen version of the comic book and cartoon series Speed Racer, and although I thought the original...

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Russell Crowe as Dirty Harry?

There’s a rumour going around that Russell Crowe is to be the next Dirty Harry, following in the footsteps of the hugely popular Clint Eastwood, the man who defined the role. This is a bizarre rumour that has started, and I’m convinced it’s not true, or if it is there’s...

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Dawson and Harrelson join suicidal Smith

We already heard that Will Smith was going to be playing a suicidal man in the film Seven Pounds, now we hear that Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson are joining the film which is set to be a pretty heavy drama. I’m really excited about that news because I really...

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Catholic Church clears Golden Compass

We can all breathe a sigh of relief as the Catholic Church have declared The Golden Compass safe to watch, and surprisingly going against the Catholic League who are still demanding that Catholics boycott the film. The Catholic Church feels that the film doesn’t pose a threat to Catholics, and...

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Sex and the City trailer online in HD

Wow, what a damp squib that was. The trailer for Sex and the City is now online, and I have to say that I'm rather disappointed. Let's be fair though, this is a teaser, hardly a trailer, and they've just packed a load of quick flashing images in near the...

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December 6, 2007

Bee Movie

Film Four Stars
The trailers for Bee Movie focused on two things, live action actors pretending to do animation in costumes and large sets, and the other was Jerry Seinfeld the hugely popular comedian. While neither is bad in itself, the film was totally CGI so there didn't seem as though there was...

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Dan in Real Life trailer

Although we've already seen this trailer i've been given links to it in multiple formats and sizes. Dan in Real Life is a comedy starring Steve Carrell and Juliette Binoche, yes I thought that too when I first saw the two names together. It's a romantic comedy that has the...

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Code Name: The Cleaner trailer in multiple formats

I have to admit I'm not that interested in Code Name: The Cleaner, but I have the trailer here in multiple formats for those of you who are, or want to make up your own mind. Codename: The Cleaner is the story of a man who has a bump on...

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Highlands celebration of film

I was born a Highlander and I love that fact, and I'm very proud of it, so news that the local Filmhouse cinema is running films that are set in and around the Highlands is superb news. The screenings are to celebrate the Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations this year and will...

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Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins plot revealed

The plot for Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins has been revealed, and although it isn't ground breaking, there is a little reveal that, coupled with the comments from the Producers the other day, suggests something a little more interesting....

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Funny Games Restricted clip spoiler

Warner Brothers have released a restricted clip for Funny Games, it's not that bad actually and I've seen much, much worse on television, but you know we all have to be nannied because otherwise we'd poke our eyes out and kill each other. However this restricted clip from Funny Games...

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More WGA Speechless videos

There are some more Speechless videos online from top actors highlighting the results of having no scripts and no writers, and just how big an impact that has, and will have. There are four new videos from Tim Robbins, the great Alan Cumming, Rosanna Arquette and the best with Amy...

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Hammer's Beyond the Rave teaser online

The rebirth of the great British Horror production company Hammer has begun with their first production called Beyond the Rave, and there's a teaser online right now and right here. It's a very short teaser, but I actually like the way it's shot and the feeling it gives, and the...

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Persepolis trailer

Persepolis is adapted from the comic series written by Marjane Satrapi which tells the story of a young girl who grows up just during the Islamic revolution in Iran. It's a simplistic animated style, and yet it looks really good and feels like it would work really well. According to...

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Stalked: Depp signs with Mann, Billy Connolly in X-Files 2?

There's some strange casting news online as well as some superb news. First up Johnny Depp has agreed to star in Michael Mann's Public Enemies as John Dillinger. Then there's the news that Xzibit, Amanda Peet and Billy Connolly have all signed for the new X-Files film, bringing a rather...

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December 5, 2007

Bale is Connor in Terminator

I really am surprised that the Producers have gone back on what they said some time ago about Terminator going a new direction without John Connor as the hero as they reveal that they really have cast Christian Bale as John Connor in the fourth Terminator film, Terminator Salvation: The...

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Speed Racer footage online

There's a little footage online from behind the scenes of Speed Racer, and while it doesn't look very interesting, it does seem as though it's trying to stay true to the original, the only problem seems to be the utter campiness of the characters in the clip. I'm sure that...

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Stalked: New Bond baddie, Justice League Flash and Mannerheim cast

The new Bond baddie has been confirmed, and he looks a corker. Adam Brody is set to play The Flash in the Justice League of America film. Mikko Nousiaine will play the lead in Renny Harlin's biographical film of the Finnish leader Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim....

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Update: Bay blames Microsoft on HD war

Michael Bay already let slip he preferred the Blu-ray format when he heard that his Transformers film was heading to HD-DVD, but he retracted that after seeing the final version from the studio, after all it was their choice as they are an HD-DVD studio. Now he's reiterating his personal...

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Stalked: Jolie, Jackson, Brolin, Hirsch, Franco

Angelina Jolie is to play a real life spy and perhaps create a franchise of reality based films for herself, Samuel L. Jackson has a South African hospital drama lined up, and Josh Brolin is talking about assassinating Sean Penn on screen with Emile Hirsch and James Franco....

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Prince Caspian trailer appears

The trailer for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian has appeared online, and it's looking good, and much darker than the first film. I wonder if this one will have such a heavy handed moralistic tone as the original did?...

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National Treasure: The Book of Secrets new trailer

There's a new trailer online for National Treasure: The Book of Secrets and it shows an extended chase scene through the back streets of London. You can see that this isn't factual at all as this is the middle of the day and traffic is moving, albeit backwards at some...

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December 4, 2007

Star Trek's Enterprise revealed?

Take this as a big rumour and also a possible fan made image, albeit a very good one, but there's a picture online that is being reported as the first picture from J.J. Abram's Star Trek of the new Enterprise NCC-1701 starship. I almost wrote starshop. There's no confirmation or...

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Dark Knight six minutes revealed

On Monday night a small group of people were treated to the opening six minutes of The Dark Knight, the sequel to Christopher Nolan's Batman. Not only that but it was IMAX strength, and there's a write up of those elongated minutes online....

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Michael Mann and Johnny Depp

It seems that Michael Mann may be working on adapting the novel Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34 by Bryan Burrough (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) for the big screen, and what's even more exciting is that Johnny Depp could well be playing someone like...

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Carnahan's Pablo receives Escobar support

Joe Carnahan has just received a huge letter today regarding his biographical film Pablo Escobar, and it came from none other than Pablo Escobar's son. Juan Pablo Escobar was once the heir to the drug cartel his father ran but turned his back on it all. Now he's living in...

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Hulk and Iron Man filming together?

This is strange, and perhaps a complete fabricated rumour, but it is intriguing. Following on from the news that Samuel L. Jackson is appearing as Nick Fury in Iron Man, a rumour has it that the character will also appear in The Incredible Hulk. More than that the Incredible Hulk...

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Branagh's Magic Flute trailer online

I'm a huge fan of Kenneth Branagh, I love his visual style and the passion he has for Shakespeare and the big screen, and above all I love his ingenuity. So to finally see the trailer online for his World War I adaptation of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute is...

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Haggis sues over Crash

Paul Haggis, the Director, co-Producer and co-Writer of Crash is, along with the other writer Bobby Moresco, are suing one of the other Producers over money that they claim they are owed from the film. As is usual with these issues the Producer, who is the target of the suit,...

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Five minutes of Golden Compass opening online

The first five minutes of His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass film are online for you to see ahead of the film opening tomorrow. The adaptation of Philip Pullman's controversial book has a huge cast and promises a trilogy of big films, if this one works well. So prior to...

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Darabont takes King's Long Walk

I can't find it in the archives, but I definitely wrote already about Frank Darabont taking on another Stephen King adaptation, this time his story called The Long Walk. The story is about a walking race where the competitors are shot if they stop walking, and the last one walking...

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Ridley Scott attached to Gucci film...still

Some time ago I wrote about Ridley Scott being attached to a biographical film of the Gucci empire, well now Variety are bringing the story up again, although there is a little more direction to the plot. Previously we heard that the film would look through several years and different...

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Stalked: Bettany on Born, Kinglsey on Shutter Island

Paul Bettany, despite previous rumours, seems to be cast in Born which is co-written by Clive Barker. Ben Kingsley is set to appear in the Martin Scorsese film Shutter Island along with some other big name actors....

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December 3, 2007

I Am Legend reshoots explained

Whenever I've written about reshoots on any film and mentioned the Interflab rumours that come along with them I've always said that they aren't a sign that a film is actually in trouble as reshoots happen all the time. That's just what Francis Lawrence the Director has said about the...

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Cage proves it's for the money

Nicolas Cage is showing that any hope of seeing a good performance left in him has gone as he reveals that he'd love to do a second sequel to National Treasure and a Ghost Rider sequel. Well you can't blame him can you? There's big money involved and he could...

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P.S. I Love You new trailer

Gerard Butler topless with braces on, isn't that what every woman dreams of? Well now you can see it, if just for a fleeting moment, with the new trailer for P.S. I Love You. The trailer is in multiple formats and sizes, just like if you could get a doll...

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New You Kill Me trailer

There's a new trailer online for You Kill Me starring Ben Kingsley, Téa Leoni and Luke Wilson, and you know what, this cut of the trailer looks a lot better than the previous ones we've seen. The biggest change is that the film seems to be a little darker and...

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Films diluted by their sequels

The morning after a games night is usually devoid of anything interesting due to hangovers and sleep deprivation, however this time my friend Dave came up with a rather interesting point of discussion. What films have been diluted by their sequels, and conversely, what films haven't been affected by their...

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Is John Connor in Terminator or not?

I'm confused somewhat. With the Hollywood press reporting that Christian Bale is indeed in talks for a role in Terminator they are saying that the film is going to focus on John Connor who is in his thirties and leading the fight against the machines. However the producers told us...

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Olyphant in X-Files

Timothy Olyphant has revealed that he is going to be appearing in the new X-Files film, although it will be a small part. Apparently he revealed all on an L.A. sports radio show that he has been known to hang out on....

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December 2, 2007

Filmstalker's Week 26th to 2nd December

It's that time of the week again, here you'll find a brief roundup of what's been happening at Filmstalker over the last seven days. As always you can suggest stories for Filmstalker on Filmstalker Readers, and you are more than welcome to volunteer to do the weekly roundup. Just contact...

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Stalker's Poll: The Writer's Strike

The writer's strike has no real sign of being over until after Christmas, barring some miracle meeting of minds between the two sides. There hasn't been any real impact on us, the audience, just yet, but it's coming. So let's see what the Filmstalker audience think of the strike and...

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New I Am Legend clips

I wasn't going to write anything about these clips, but then I watched them, and apart from two standard clips, they really do surprise. One thing that gets you is the superb acting from Will Smith, the quiet, subdued, defeat he carries, the controlled panic, and in the final one...

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Jackson directs 3D Hobbit?

Well you take a day off with friends and you find you miss a huge rumour that is sweeping the Interflab, that Peter Jackson is going to be directing The Hobbit, and that he'll film it in 3D. Not only that but the word is that he's also going to...

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Bale negotiating for Terminator

Well it does seem that Christian Bale is negotiating for a role in Terminator, which makes me think that this film is pushing itself forward for something much bigger and better than a simple money earning sequel to a huge franchise. There's absolutely no word yet as to who he...

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Constantine Director talks sequel

There's certainly been a lot of talk from the Constantine camp about a sequel, and now the Director of the first film is the next to speak out about it, although he's not as positive as the Producers have been. In fact when the Producers have spoken before they haven't...

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European Film Awards 2007 winners

The winners for the European Film Awards 2007 have been announced, and both The Band's Visit and The Queen took two awards each. What is surprising though is the mix of films awarded, and disappointing that Last King of Scotland (Filmstalker review) didn't manage to win an award despite appearing...

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