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Filmstalker's Week 10th to 16th December

Newspapers.jpgHere'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 scenes for I Am Legend, The Dark Knight, Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem and a whole lot more. Enjoy.

The latest feature is the start of the Xmas writing on Filmstalker, continuing the series of the Genre Defining films, we're looking at the Christmas Genre Defining films. See if you agree, and then tell everyone about what films you think define the genre.

The official trailer for the Dark Knight has arrived, and it's looking stunning.

A clip from the unused ending of The Golden Compass, and ending which is now in the second film, is online for you to see. Pity it's not the entire thing.

I received some new clips for We Own the Night which looks superb, and a Q&A from Eva Mendes and Robert Duvall.

The trailer for The Good Night has arrived online and it's looking rather interesting. A strong cast, an interesting choice of lead, and an intriguing storyline that offers shades of The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

An entire half hour featurette for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has appeared online, and it gives a great insight into the film.

The trailer for George Clooney's comedy about the start of professional American Football has appeared online and it looks not too bad. The timing between Clooney and Zellweger is superb in one of the scenes, this could be pretty good, but is it going to be too inaccessible for non-American Football audiences?

Remember Lordi, the Eurovision song contest winners? Well they have a horror film coming out and the trailer actually looks really good. Seriously, if you're a horror/thriller fan this is worth a look. I jest yee not.

Nanking is a Hollywood film that looks at the atrocities carried out in China during the Japanese occupation during World War II through a group of westerners who set-up a safe zone to protect over two hundred thousand people from the invasion. Actors read the words from journals and letters, and actual survivors discuss the terrible events. From the trailer it looks very powerful.

If you're into Dr Suess then Horton Hears a Who! looks like a fun film, see the trailer here.

That long IMAX trailer/prologue for The Dark Knight that was showing before I Am Legend was bootlegged and uploaded online - I was lucky enough to be one of the first film sites to feature it, and you can still see it right here - I'm updating the link as it moves.

There's an extended scene online for Cloverfield, something we've all been dying to see, as well as a superb competition for those in the U.S.

The trailer for My Name is Bruce is finally here, that's the film directed by and starring Bruce Campbell, as himself. I don't think the trailer looks that good, although I am really looking forward to the film.

The opening scene to I Am Legend has appeared online, and it seems to be causing a controversy online regarding the sub standard CGI.

Mamma Mia!, the adaptation of the Abba stage show has gained a trailer, and it actually looks pretty interesting.

Trailer madness continues as the next Emmerich epic appears online, 10,000 BC, see it here.

The painfully painful You Don't Mess with the Zohan trailer is here, the latest Adam Sandler comedy which looks set to upset and beat into submission audiences everywhere.

Five minutes of Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem are online, and it's not quite the first five minutes as they've edited them down to just the most relevant and exciting moments.

Sarah Michelle Gellar continues the Asian horror remake trend with her latest film Possession, and the trailer looks rather interesting, could this be a good one?

Eden Log is an interesting looking science fiction film from France, and the trailer is online.

Spidey1703 did us all a great favour and reviewed I Am Legend in IMAX, I even got a little review of the Dark Knight prologue trailer shown beforehand. It's a good review, and could mark the start of more from Spidey, let's hope so and thank him for the time he spent doing this one for us.

George Clooney and Don Cheadle receive an award from the Nobel Peace Laureates for their Darfur work.

I do get a bit bored with all the Critics Awards that come out, although the first few are always interesting to feature. Perhaps the most interesting though are the London Film Critics Awards, as they often recognise the less "popular" and non-Hollywood films that American Critics often avoid. This years nominations are looking interesting.

The A-Team film has taken a great leap forward as a Director has been announced. John Singleton no less.

There's a rumour going about that Gerard Butler could be playing Conan, although I doubt it.

The Clash of the Titans remake has gained the Director of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Steve Norrington.

Charlie Wilson's War is changing history as one of the characters featured in the film complained about how the film portrayed her actions, i.e. the reality of what they did. However Hollywood were so scared they've changed the ending of the film and are ignoring the implications.

Is Air Guitar Nation getting a full film treatment? Let's hope so it would be great if we could see more of these characters.

Wait a moment, it's really true, Stephen Chow and Will Smith are talking about a Karate Kid remake!

Alex Proyas, the writer and director of Dark City, is writing the script for The Tripods, the big screen bersion of the BBC television series.

The remakes have reached an all time low, or high. Now Fritz Lang's Metropolis is going to be remade. I despair.

Hilary Swank has confirmed that she's going to be playing Amelia Earhart in a biographical film of her life, not just her disappearance.



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