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January 31, 2008

Spiral trailer online

The trailer for Spiral has appeared online and it's pretty damn creepy. Joel Moore plays a strange, reclusive character who is a telemarketer by day and his only relationship is the dysfunctional one he has with his boss. One day a young co-worker enters his life and befriends him, and...

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Amelia Earhart new director found

A new director has been found for Amelia, the biographical film looking at the life of Amelia Earhart and starring Hilary Swank as the famous aviator. According to reports the new director, after Phillip Noyce left the production, is Mira Nair, who previously directed The Namesake and Vanity Fair....

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Be Kind Rewind fan made trailer by Director

This is going to be a little confusing, so hold on while I explain. Michael Gondry's film is all about two guys in a video store remaking all the classic films themselves because they've erased all their stock of proper films. Well the director Michael Gondry has decided to follow...

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The War On Democracy

DVD Three Stars
In recent years I've been increasing my own awareness of what is really going on in the world, behind the populous news headlines, and so I find I'm drawn to documentaries such as The War On Democracy. Documentaries that look at world events hidden from view or that remain unreported,...

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Hartnett's Papier-Mache, CGI, Hitchcock, fight film

I'm as confused as you are, but Josh Hartnett is looking to shoot a new film called Bunraku, which from his description sounds rather insane - no offense intended! You see not only is papier-mache mentioned, but so is CGI, Hitchcock and Michael Gondry style, as well as four foot...

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Cloverfield sequel is on

Well when I wrote about the Cloverfield sequel or prequel, aka Cloverield 2, I didn't think that the deal would be signed this quickly, especially since J.J. Abrams had said that they wouldn't rush into it just because of box office figures, well it seems they will, and they have....

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Kevin Macdonald directs Bobby Fischer

Now here's a strange match indeed. Kevin Macdonald, who made the excellent documentary One Day in September and then the film The Last King of Scotland (Filmstalker review), has signed up to direct a film called Bobby Fischer Goes to War. The film is about the chess playing legend who...

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2007 BAFTA nominees announced

The BAFTA's normally bring with them a lot of sense from the over-hyped and far too cash and popularity focused Oscars, however this year there's an unnerving consensus between most of the award ceremonies, and there doesn't look like there's going to be a huge difference in the BAFTA's either....

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Wolfman replacement directors

There are a couple of names being banded around for replacing Mark Romanek after he left the production of The Wolf Man, the film starring Benecio Del Toro in the remake of the iconic film, and the names are pretty new, but interesting none the less. Breck Eisner and Matt...

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Cloverfield Director on Invisible Woman

It seems that not only is Matt Reeves, the Director of Cloverfield, signed up to create another big Cloverfield monster film in either a a prequel or a talk of a sequel...or even a same-time-quel, but he's also signed up to direct a film called The Invisible Woman. Except it's...

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International 21 trailer online

The international version trailer is online for 21, Robert Luketic's film adaptation of the novel Bringing Down the House (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) which dramatises a much duller story from the novel which should be really exciting. You see the novel just reads out the story and there's no sense of...

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Stalked: Casting Elm Street, Young Kirk, Claire Danes, Destro and Gerard Butler

Robert Englund may well reprise his role as Freddy Krueger, there's a young Captain Kirk cast in the form of Jimmy Bennet. Beautiful Claire Danes is to join Me and Orson Welles. Destro from G.I. Joe has been cast and that's going to be David Murray. Finally Gerard Butler has...

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January 30, 2008

Watchmen's Sally Jupiter speaks

Carla Gugino has been talking about her role as Sally Jupiter in Zack Snyder's Watchmen, the hugely anticipated adaptation of the comic book series that fans have been waiting a very long time for. Gugino reveals that she ages from twenty five to sixty seven in the film and talks...

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Stallone says Rambo and Rocky are dead

Sylvester Stallone has finally put those rumours to rest and shown Harvey Weinstein that if he wants another instalment of Rambo that he's just going to have to recast the lead and get a new writer. Stallone revealed to reporters that these are the cinematic ends for both his famous...

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Teaser trailer for Gaiman's Coraline online

The teaser trailer for the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Coraline is online to see, and although it's shaky camcorder, it is a nice little peak at what to expect. The film is directed by Henry Selick, the man who directed The Nightmare Before Christmas, and it tells the story of...

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Quantum of Solace plot secret revealed?

Recently Gemma Arterton, one of the new Bond ladies, apparently revealed a major plot point for the new Bond film Quantum of Solace. I say apparently because to a degree it sounds like a hungry press person eagerly grabbing at a possible story rather than something concrete, still, the rumour...

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Blonde and Blonder clip online

Oh gods of Hollywood, please smite me down now for I've just witnessed what could be the most embarrassing and degrading piece of cinema ever. You thought Barb Wire was bad, wait till you see this clip from Blonde and Blonder with Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards. I couldn't believe...

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Nightmare on Elm Street remake

Although Robert Englund, the original Freddy Krueger in film, has talked about it many times before, the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise has never come back to life. Until now. New Line are the ones to pick up the banner and move forward, and with a choice that's been typically...

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Wolf Man loses Director

It seems to be contagious as Mark Romanek leaves the production of The Wolf Man over budget issues. The official word is sparse, but gossip is rife. At the moment it seems there was a budgetary dispute and Romanek felt that he couldn't make the film he wanted to....

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Caruso talks Y: The Last Man trilogy

D. J. Caruso has been talking about the screen adaptation of Y: The Last Man and has revealed that he has talked with Shia LeBeouf about playing the lead. Brian K. Vaughan wrote the story of Y: The Last Man (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), about the last man on Earth after...

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UK largest robbery to be filmed

The UK's largest bank robbery which yielded a massive £53 million bank raid in 2006 is to be made into a film which will dramatise the recent court case which has just resulted in five men being convicted of the crime and facing the possibility of life sentences. However the...

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Chicago 10 trailer online

Before Steven Spielberg gets to tackle the subject, there's already a film on the go about the men who were arrested for inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention and who were found guilty but eventually cleared of all charges on appeal, and the trailer is online. The film is...

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January 29, 2008

Director reveals Cloverfield monster origins

The Director of Cloverfield has been talking indepth about the film. Not only does he talk about the name, the marketing and the film-making style, but he also addresses where the monster comes from and reveals its origins. He talks about some aspects of the monster that we've never heard...

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Crash the television series

I remember reading some time ago that the Crash film was being made into a television series, or at least that it was being considered, and now it's confirmed that the excellent ensemble film Crash (Filmstalker review) is going to become a television series. What's more is that we might...

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Re-Animator sequel still on?

I'm a little confused. We had heard from Jeffrey Combs, the star of the Re-Animator series, that the sequel just wasn't going to be happening. However William H. Macy, who was set to play the President in the sequel, has said that it is and that Stuart Gordon is working...

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UK retailer drops HD-DVD

Woolworths has announced that it is dropping HD-DVD from its product line and going Blu-ray only. Their official response states that the contributing factors are the higher sales of Blu-ray and the saturation of the marketplace by the PS3 with the inbuilt Blu-ray player. It seems there's more and more...

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The Cottage trailer online

There's a trailer for the British horror comedy The Cottage online, the film starring Andy Serkis, Jennifer Ellison and Reece Shearsmith, both from British television and very recognisable too. Funny thing is all we get of Ellison is a punch (she's throwing it) and a couple of aghast looks....

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Phillip Noyce strands Amelia Earhart

Phillip Noyce was set to direct Hilary Swank in the film about Amelia Earhart, however the word is that he's up and left the project and is going to concentrate on his Mary Queen of Scots film. According to his own words he spent five months working on the project,...

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Vin Diesel talks Fast and the Furious 4

Vin Diesel, and indeed all the cast of Fast and the Furious 4, have been rather quiet about the production of The Fast and the Furious 4, until now. Although he doesn't have that much to say, Diesel has talked about the sequel and why he ended up doing it...

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Stalked: Julianne Moore and Choi Min-shik

Choi Min-shik, of Oldboy fame, is set to star in Jeon Soo-il's latest film which is simply called Himalayas Project at the moment, while Julianne Moore is joining a secretive supernatural horror film called Shelter....

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Dennis Quaid and Arnold Vosloo in G.I. Joe

Wow, I am surprised, the cast for G.I. Joe is getting better and better, now they've added Dennis Quaid and Arnold Vosloo. The Stephen Sommers film adapted from action figures and comics is really building its cast....

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January 28, 2008

New 88 Minutes HD trailer online

There's a new trailer for the Al Pacino starrer 88 Minutes online and it's also in high definition. This trailer looks much better than the previous and gives a more coherent story as well as hyping up the tension a bit more. The film follows a forensic psychiatrist and college...

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Stalked: Dark Knight and Hancock images

Some images for both Hancock and The Dark Knight have appeared online, and while neither are earth shattering, both do show some never before seen moments. In particular we see the costumes of both superheroes. Christian Bale is seen standing in front of his cool new Batman outfit as well...

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Stalked: G.I. Joe and Star Trek casting

Channing Tatum has signed for G.I. Joe and Marlene Forte has signed for Star Trek. That's really all there is to say. Marlene Forte is to play the role of Chief Transporter while Channing Tatum will be playing Duke in the action figure/cartoon based film....

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Del Toro in talks for Hobbit 1 and 2

Guillermo del Toro is in talks to direct the two films that will make up J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit on the big screen. There's no other word on who else is being considered for the job, but Peter Jackson will oversee both films as Producer....

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Another Rambo?

There's growing talk of another Rambo film, even though this was intended to be the closing episode of the Rambo series, it seems that everyone is wanting more. Now it's Harvey Weinstein's turn....

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Assassination of a High School President clips online

There are some clips online for Assassination of a High School President showing Bruce Willis in action as the military head of the school, and Reece Thompson as the lead character, Bobby Funke alongside fellow school mate Mischa Barton. They do look good, and there are some genuinely laugh out...

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More Public Enemies casting

I missed this when I wrote about Marion Cotillard joining Public Enemies this morning, there are a few more names being added to the cast along with her, and they're just as big. Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Dorff , Channing Tatum and Jason Clarke are set to join the film too,...

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Flawless trailer online

The trailer for the Michael Caine and Demi Moore starrer Flawless is online, and I have to say I'm really quite taken with the film already. The trailer builds tension nice and slowly and looks to have rather strong character roles and promises great direction from Michael Radford, the director...

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Mann's Public Enemies to gain Marion Cotillard

The cast for Michael Mann's Public Enemies really is growing strong as word comes today that Marion Cotillard is in negotiations for a role. She's an excellent actress and is joining an already highly impressive cast....

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Screen Actors Guild announce winners

The Screen Actors Guild have announced the winners of their 14th Annual awards, and there are no real surprises in the film section, or to be honest on the television section either. Where's Battlestar Galactica I ask?! I wonder if the fact that these awards aren't too surprising is down...

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Directors Guild announce winners

Well the Directors have announced who they think are the best for the year in their part of film and television making, and the Best Director is no surprise at all, going to Joel and Ethan Coen, a prize I think is well deserved. I can't really comment on the...

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January 27, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 21st to 27th January

Here is your weekly roundup of what has been happening at Filmstalker. Inside are all the reviews, trailers and a selection of news stories from the last week....

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All the Boys Love Mandy Lane ten minutes online

There are ten minutes of All the Boys Love Mandy Lane online, and it's got a pretty strong introduction, great music, cool style, and a moment that hooks you right in. I've heard mixed reports about the film but from the looks of this introduction it seems rather stylish and...

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Cloverfield prequel?

The hype about Cloverfield is going crazy right now, and word on a sequel is high on the agenda, at least for the fans if not the film-makers. They are a bit more relaxed about it all and are waiting to see if there really can be another film made...

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Redford talks Bill Bryson film

Robert Redford has been talking about his next film, which we knew was going to be an adaptation of Bill Bryson's novel A Walk in the Woods (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), but back early last year the word was that Christopher Columbus was set to direct, you know the guy who...

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Favreau talks Avengers plans

There's something going wrong with the Justice League of America right now, and I think it's really down to the fact that they haven't tied in the films of the individual superheroes, and the fact that most of them appearing in the ensemble film haven't even received their own films....

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January 26, 2008

Living in Oblivion

DVD Four Stars
When I first saw the cover for Living in Oblivion I have to admit I was thinking that this wasn't going to be a pretty average film that happened to star some big names at the beginning of their careers. What struck me within minutes was how cleverly written and...

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Smart People trailer online

A trailer has appeared online for Smart People, a film that has gone a little under the radar as huge budget blockbusters take up all the headline space, and it looks rather unfairly so. Just reading the cast list of the film gets you excited, and I'll read it in...

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RKO signs with Writers Guild

So another studio signs an interim deal with the Writers Guild, and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers must now be starting to worry. If these studios that have signed deals already are happy to give the writers better deals for new media channels such as the internet,...

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Stalked: Beyoncé in Cadillac, John Cleese in Earth Stood Still

Beyoncé also has signed up to Cadillac Records as the singer Etta James, and John Cleese is signing up to The Day The Earth Stood Still....

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January 25, 2008

Hellraiser delayed for rewrite

Earlier in the day the news came out that the remake of Hellraiser had been delayed for quite some time, there was no answer for it and it all seemed a little odd. Of course it might have been down to a rewrite, but the script had been finished for...

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Update: Shutter trailer online...but only for the U.S.

There's a trailer online for Shutter, well it is if you're over in the U.S. because otherwise the trailer is restricted to everyone else. Shutter is the story of a young couple who start to see ghostly figures in their photographs while on their honeymoon....

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A Hulk franchise? Who knew?!

Edward Norton has been saying that this new Hulk film is intended as the first chapter, hinting at a franchise for the Hulk. I mean who would have guessed? That's never intended for every superhero film there is, and it was never intended for the first Hulk was it? -...

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Quantum of Solace official plot

Well the new Bond film is titled, daft as it may be, and now we have the official plot for the film released online. This tells us everything…and indeed nothing. Actually that's a lie, there's a very comprehensive plot for the film right here....

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Ventimiglia joins Antal's Armored

Forgetting the incorrect spelling for a moment, Milo Ventimiglia from Heroes is joining the cast of Armored, and that's a film I'm really excited about seeing. You see Nimród Antal is the Director, the man who also brought us Vacancy (Filmstalker review), an excellent thriller....

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Another Scrooged?

Scrooged is perhaps the best version of A Christmas Carol that there is, Bill Murray is hilarious in it and the whole film is superbly written and acted. Word is out that there's going to be another comedy version made, but I can't see it being anywhere near as successful....

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Fast and the Furious 4 begins filming

The latest news is out about The Fast and the Furious 4, and word is that both Vin Diesel and Paul Walker have fully signed and sealed contracts for the fourth instalment. Well we already knew that they were on board, but what we didn't know is that they start...

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Writers work for Lionsgate and Marvel

The Writers Guild of America has reached another interim agreement with independent studios, this time it's with Lionsgate and again with Marvel. So horror and superheroes are once again being written. We've already seen the Weinstein Company and United Artists make deals, that means there are now four big studios...

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Toy Story 1, 2 and 3 coming in 3D?

I'm really not a fan of current 3D technology, but it seems the studios are plugging it like mad as Disney announce the news that they're going to be releasing the Toy Story films in 3D, including the third. Woo. Colour me uninterested. I love the Toy Story films, but...

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I Am Legend script online

The script from I Am Legend has appeared online, and with it I found a few other interesting script treatments. This one shows some immediate, up front changes from the film itself, subtle, but noticeable changes none the less....

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January 24, 2008

Jack Ryan gains Director

The latest in the Jack Ryan adventures, a franchise that has changed hands and stars a number of times, is now set to do both yet again and also drop Tom Clancy from the series. The new director that is being eyed as the front runner to get the role...

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Bond: Quantum of Solace plot revealed

You know sometimes you get a feeling about something that happens in the early days of pre-production, a feeling that can often turn out to be wrong. I got a similar feeling with Casino Royale to begin with – the whole reboot, forget the past, mix up timelines, drop gadgets,...

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In Bruges new International trailer

There's a new International trailer online for the film In Bruges starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes as hitmen all out to get one another in a rather amusing looking story from writer and director Martin McDonagh. The story sees two hitmen sent to Bruges by their boss...

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Behind the scenes of Bloody Omaha

Richard Hammond, aka The Hamster from Top Gear who has become famous for his hairstyles and crashing at high speed, hosted a BBC television show about the Omaha beach landings on D-Day, and part of that was a short recreation of some of the landings themselves. The making of these...

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New My Blueberry Nights trailer online

There's a new trailer online for Wong Kar Wai's My Blueberry Nights online, and this one looks much, much better than the one we saw some time ago. The film has a bevy of stars featuring Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, David Strathairn and Rachel Weisz to name but...

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Statham as Sub-Mariner and The Crow?

Not quite, but Jason Statham has been interviewed and he's been talking about his dream projects and other films in the pipeline, and a few interesting things have come up. First that there's a remake of The Crow being considered, and secondly that he's been considered for the role of...

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Thornton, Wilkinson join Roberts, Owens in Duplicity

Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Wilkinson are joining Julia Roberts and Clive Owen in the film from Tony Gilroy, Duplicity. The film has Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Wilkinson playing the CEO's of rival pharmaceutical companies who are both trying to corner the market with a new innovation which promises...

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Hidden Star Trek image captured

I already wrote about the hidden image on the new Star Trek viral site just the other day, well one of my fellow stalkers has written in and sent me a copy of the image that they've manged to pull off of the site. You can see the image of...

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New Get Smart trailer online

The trailer for the film version of Get Smart has appeared online. Starring Steve Carrell, Anne Hathaway and The Rock, you might think that it could be funny. Well I was sorely disappointed. You can see the trailer here for yourself, but this kind of humour really isn't working well...

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Frontier(s) UK trailer online

The trailer for Frontier(s) really did catch me by surprise, and although it is really dark, there's plenty to scare the wits out of you and creep/gross you out. Did I see a shoe heel being pushed into someone's ankle? Yes that give you the idea of how much horror...

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Gilliam's new film shut down

There's no real surprise that Terry Gilliam's new film has been shut down. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, but that doesn't mean it's not going to restart. The real question is how much work have they done so far and how far into production are they? Is there any possibility...

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January 23, 2008

District 13 (Banlieue 13)

DVD Three Stars
District 13, or Banlieue 13, is a French film from Producer Luc Besson and first time feature Director Pierre Morel that was sold quite heavily on the act of Parkour, the urban sport of free running. However here the film is not about Parkour, and what the film-makers have done...

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WAZ trailer online

I saw WAZ (Filmstalker review) back in September of last year and was really quite impressed. Now there's a trailer online for you to see, although I didn't find it presented a coherent feel for what the film is about. WAZ is the story of an old cop assigned a...

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Is being a celebrity good for you?

Is being an actor good for you, indeed, is stardom good for you, and not just your health either, but is it good for your life and those around it? Friends, family and close relationships? With the passing of Heath Ledger who was undoubtedly going to reach much greater things...

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MPAA admits piracy figures wrong

The MPAA has admitted that there was a flaw in the figures regarding piracy that it produced in 2005. Figures which stated that students were responsible for 44% of U.S. piracy losses have been revised and now actually state that only 15% are responsible. These were figures that the MPAA...

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X-Files sequel disappoints

I have to say that the continuing news on X-Files 2 is getting worse and worse for me, and although I'm not a hardcore fan, I was an avid watcher of the series and really enjoyed the film. Yet with news of the removal of the ongoing alien conspiracy and...

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Directors Guild announce 2007 nominees

The Directors Guild of America have announced the nominations for their awards this year, and it's looking an interesting list, if reflective of so any award announcements this year in their choice of best film. I wonder if the fact that all the awards announcements are looking so similar is...

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Lust, Caution interview with Ang Lee

I've just been sent a question and answer session with both Ang Lee, the Director of Lust, Caution, and Tang Wei, one of the stars of the film, complimenting the existing interview with Tony Leung and the Tang Wei interview. The interview with Ang Lee is up first and it's...

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Lust, Caution interview with Tang Wei

I've just been sent a question and answer session with both Ang Lee, the Director of Lust, Caution, and Tang Wei, one of the stars of the film, complimenting the existing interview with Tony Leung and the Ang Lee interview. The interview with Tang Wei explores her first role and...

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January 22, 2008

Closing Credits: Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger, playing the Joker in the upcoming Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight, has been found dead. He was found unconscious in an apartment in Manhattan at about 20:30 GMT/UTC, 15:30 local time, and police say that his death may be drug related....

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Oscar Nominations announced

The nominations for this years Oscars have been announced in Los Angeles. The exact format of the awards is still up in the air due to the writers strike, but we have the nominees at least. The main categories are covered below....

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Secret image hidden in Star Trek site

I just caught the new Star Trek site this morning and ran it up in my browser. The repeated shots of the welders working are cool, and the idea that each time you refresh a different camera goes out and you have to readjust the sliders to get a decent...

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Funny Games restricted trailer online

There is a restricted trailer online for Funny Games, Michael Haneke's remake of his own film from 1997 of the same name. In it two young men take a family hostage in their holiday home and engage in sadistic games with them. We've seen a teaser before but this one...

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Adrien Brody to play Chess

Adrien Brody is to play Leonard Chess the record company executive and founder of Chess Records. The musical biopic called Cadillac Records will also star Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, who Chess often played bass drum for and who was also signed to Chess records....

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Choke clip online

The first footage of Clark Gregg's film of Chuck Palahniuk's novel Choke (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) has appeared online with Sam Rockwell taking the leading role. I haven't read the book but from comparisons others are making this sounds like it just doesn't compare with their ideas from the novel. See...

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Golden Raspberry Awards announced

The 2007 Golden Raspberry Awards, or rather the Razzies, were announced yesterday and there's not a lot of surprise to be had, well not in my book. Norbit and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry both received big nominations with eight each, however it's Lindsay Lohan who takes the...

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Pu-239 trailer and behind the scenes

Pu-239 has come out of nowhere for me, and yet it has a great premise and a strong cast including Paddy Considine and Radha Mitchell. The film tells the story of a Russian man who has received a deadly does of radiation poisoning at his work at a nuclear power...

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January 21, 2008

Another secret hidden in Cloverfield ending?

Matt Reeves, the Director of Cloverfield, has been talking about the possibility of a sequel to Cloverfield again, and not only does he talk more about his idea of revisiting the night through another person's video camera, but he reveals another secret hidden in the ending. We've already discussed one...

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Star Trek teaser in High Definition

We have seen the teaser for J.J. Abrams Star Trek already but it is now available in High Definition so I thought it was worth posting it again. It definitely had a bigger impression on me in this format. You can see it here at Yahoo! Movies. It starts to...

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Stalked: Penelope Cruz and Ken Watanabe

A couple of casting tidbits for you. Penelope Cruz and Ken Watanabe have both signed up for new projects, Cruz is to join the cast of G-Force as the voice of a guinea pig and Watanabe will be starring in Cirque du Freak....

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Iron Man to show up in Hulk

Previously on Filmstalker we heard that there may be a cross over between the new Iron Man film and The Incredible Hulk. However no one was sure who would be appearing in which film, until now. William Hurt who stars as General Thaddeus Ross in The Incredible Hulk, has apparently...

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First CGI look at new Enterprise?

Filmstalker has already brought you the first look at the teaser for J.J. Abrams new Star Trek film. Now it seems we can have a first real look at the new Enterprise outside the teaser. Filmwad has what looks like two FX shots of the new Enterprise. Not entirely sure...

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Stone creating George W. Bush biographical film

Yes I was surprised too at the thought. Of all the films that Oliver Stone could tackle the idea that he'd make one about George W. Bush is surprising indeed. Especially when we've heard his personal opinion to be rather different than that of the President. However that's exactly what...

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Clancy's Jack Ryan restarted

It seems that there's a move afoot to bring Jack Ryan back to the big screen, the Tom Clancy character played by Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford, and this time it's without Tom Clancy. You'll remember that back in 2006 Rainbow Six and Without Remorse were both in production and...

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What Happens in Vegas trailer

You know, I didn't think I was going to like this trailer and I was all set for the usual rubbish, but while I was watching it a smile appeared on my face and by the end I was laughing out loud. The premise is a bit contrived, the formula...

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January 20, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 13th to 20th January

It's weekly roundup time again, the last seven days at Filmstalker in one handy post. Here you'll find reviews, trailers and a news roundup....

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Harrelson says A-Team looks good

Woody Harrelson has confirmed that he has been approached by John Singleton to star in the A-Team as Mad Murdoch, and he's got another surprise when he reveals that he thinks the script is surprisingly good. As usual the video interview can't be viewed by anyone outside the U.S. because...

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Mad Money trailer surprises

I totally missed that this trailer was online, and I think I remember why. The idea of Diane Keaton, Katie Holmes and Queen Latifah remaking the British television film Hot Money just wasn't that appealing. However I've just seen the trailer and there are a few cool moments, and you...

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Sleepwalking trailer with Theron and Stahl

I'm rather surprised that I hadn't heard anything about this film, after all starring Charlize Theron, Nick Stahl, Dennis Hopper and Woody Harrelson it might catch your eye, but then when you watch it I'm thinking weekday afternoon true story television film. It doesn't look great at all and just...

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Stalked: Casting for Tekken, Wonder Woman, Orson Welles, Milk

There's a list of casting updates for various films over the last couple of days. There's the new Tekken film that has some surprise announcements in the cast, there's a confirmation from the woman that has the role of Wonder Woman in the Justice League of America film (maybe), a...

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January 19, 2008

The Savages

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You know I wasn't going to see this film with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney as from the outside it looked so sickly sweet. The advertising and marketing hadn't really appealed to me and the trailer made it seem more comedy and upbeat quirky modern life humour. However I...

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Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending

It seems that there's a little secret hidden in the ending of Cloverfield, and one which the Director Matt Reeves doesn't want to give away, well not just now anyway. He wants people to solve it for themselves. Now, I have to say this isn't really spoiler material because it...

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Cloverfield sequel

The Director of Cloverfield, Matt Reeves, is still riding the marketing wave for Cloverfield and a the same time possibly seriously discussing the idea of a sequel to the film. It's early days but Reeves has been talking openly about the idea behind a sequel and where the Cloverfield story...

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Watchmen storyboards online

Zack Snyder is hard at work on the big screen version of the Watchmen graphic novel/comics, and he's applying the same respect for the genre he showed with 300 (Filmstalker review) to this film. You can see that from the storyboards that he's displayed in the latest blog entry, he's...

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The Oxford Murders English trailer online

We've seen the trailer for The Oxford Murders before, but it was Spanish only, well now the English language trailer is here and it looks fantastic. The film stars John Hurt and Elijah Wood and is directed by Álex de la Iglesia, the director of Crimen ferpecto and La habitación...

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Miami Vice remake in Hong Kong

Yes, there seems as though there's going to be another Miami Vice remake, not just Michael Mann's film version (Filmstalker review) of his own television series. This one is going to be set in Hong Kong and it will be called Hong Kong Vice, amazingly....

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January 18, 2008

Update: Star Trek teaser trailer online

J. J. Abram's Star Trek teaser has appeared online, and while it's all too short, when that music kicks in you can't help but raise a little smile. Perhaps not as much as I did with Superman, but the smile is there none the less. Come and watch it before...

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Misleading marketing of movies

I thought this might be a perfect time to discuss the marketing of films, how you feel about pre-film hype and if you've ever been duped by the marketing of a film into believing it was something else...like good. There are two films just recently that have brothered me in...

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Wahlberg as Berg's drug dealer

Mark Wahlberg is set to play a drug dealer in Peter Berg's new film which will dramatise the life of Jon Roberts, the drug dealer who was the subject of the 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys. Roberts was a club owner, served in Vietnam, and joined a renowned drugs cartel in...

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Battlestar Galactica prequel?

It looks like there may just be a Battlestar Galactica prequel happening, and not because of any creative desire, but because there's just nothing happening with the strike. It seems that there's a prequel script just sitting about ready to go, and the studio are seriously considering the idea of...

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Directors deal with studios, writers consider

The news is everywhere that the Directors Guild of America have reached a tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and now the Writers Guild of America are investigating the deal very carefully. The AMPTP have already invited the WGA back for talks regarding their new...

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John Carpenter begins L.A. Gothic

There's nothing that excites real horror fans more than the thought of John Carpenter coming back to his former glory and as yet it's not something that we've really seen. However he's going to have another crack at it with L.A. Gothic, and the team of writers on the project...

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Transporter 3 gets director

Well it looks as though Transporter 3 is going ahead with Jason Statham behind the wheel, continuing his trend of action hero characters. The director is Olivier Megaton, who was the second unit director on Hitman (Filmstalker review)....

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Defiance trailer online, Craig, Schreiber and Bel

Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell are starring in the film Defiance from the superb Director Edward Zwick which tells the story of three Jewish brothers who escape from Nazi occupied Poland and hide out in the Belarussian forest to join Russian resistance fighters. They help a massive group...

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January 17, 2008

Cloverfield monster video online

No kidding, this appears to be actual footage from the film of the Cloverfield monster. It isn't a lengthy video, there are only a few frames, bit there's enough to see the shape and a few of the features of the mouth. This creature looks pretty serious stuff, no big...

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Star Trek's Enterprise revealed

The first image of the Enterprise has been seen online, and it looks like a capture from during the trailer which we've already read the description of. This could well be the assembly of the first ever Enterprise, and you can see the image right here....

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Stalked: Star Trek and Doomsday sites updated, Gellar's Alice, Olyphant's Getaway

Timothy Olyphant is to star in another action thriller, this one's called Perfect Getaway, Sarah Michelle Gellar is still playing Alice, and both the Doomsday and Star Trek site have been updated. Well actually the Doomsday site has been updated and the Star Trek site is new. Got that?...

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Life Before Her Eyes trailer online

I hadn't heard about The Life Before Her Eyes until seeing this trailer, and frankly I'm still unsure about it. However two things are clear, it has some great talent in it and it looks very interesting. Two actresses that immediately stuck out for me were Uma Thurman and Evan...

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Stalked: Keitel and Scorsese team up for Chaos, Argento goes English

Harvey Keitel and Martin Scorsese are teaming up together again, this time there's love involved...in the story anyway. Also, Dario Argento is going to work on a new horror film, and this one's in English, and surprise surpise features Asia Argento, it also features Ray Liotta and Vinvent Gallo....

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Hostel: Part II (Unrated/Unseen Edition)

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I had already seen Hostel: Part II in the cinema, and although I really hadn't enjoyed it as much as I did Hostel, I did like it as a straightforward horror. For me though it seemed more horror and less thriller than the last. It definitely felt it had much...

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Justice League disbands

The Justice League of America has hit troubled times and is now on indefinite hold. Warner Bros. has let the options lapse on the cast and confirmed that the film is now on hold. However the cast were told that the film will go ahead and that they will ask...

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Vatican says Harry Potter is Immoral

The official Vatican paper, which is claimed is the mouthpiece of Pope Benedict XVI's views, has derided the Harry Potter series for being immoral and non-religious. What's more is that they also weigh into the character and claim that the series cannot be compared to the work of JRR Tolkein...

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American Gangster attacked by Feds

A group of ex-Federal Agents have filed a law suit against NBC Universal regarding the film American Gangster (Filmstalker review) and how it has smeared their reputations by distorting the truth of what really happened. This time Hollywood doesn't seem like they'll be getting away cleanly with altering historical fact...

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January 16, 2008

No shelf life on Blu-ray players?

Recently Blu-ray was updated, what you didn't know and you own a Blu-ray player? Well chances are you will know about it if you have a Playstation 3 as these were upgraded to Blu-ray 1.1 automatically. With 1.1 comes new Blu-ray features, features which aren't available on 1.0 players, players...

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Red Princess Blues trailer and film online

The trailer for a new animated short film from Alex Ferrari is online. Does that name ring a bell? He's the man behind the stunning short film Broken (Filmstalker review). Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence is an animated prequel short film to the live action feature film,...

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BAFTA nominees announced

The nominations for this years BAFTA awards have been announced and it looks set to be a big night for Atonement as it clinches fourteen nominations, that's ahead of the two big runners for the Oscars Best Film from No Country for Old Men (Filmstalker review) and There Will Be...

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Day of the Dead trailer

There's a trailer online for the zombie horror Day of the Dead, yes another remake of another zombie film from George A. Romero no less. However before you turn off let me just tell you, this looks rather good. The surprising news is that it isn't getting a theatrical release,...

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Porn stars join Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Kevin Smith must have realised who better could star in a film about making a pornographic movie other than porn stars themselves, and so the announcement that he's scored Traci Lords and Katie Morgan for the film has to be good news. They join Elizabeth Banks and Seth Rogen in...

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Stalked: Forest Whitaker, Ellen Page, Drew Barrymoore, Annette Bening

Forest Whitaker is to star in a basketball film on the true story of a newly built team comprised of teenagers from various schools hit by Hurricane Katrina. Ellen Page is starring in a roller derby film to be directed by Drew Barrymoore. Annette Bening is to receive an award...

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Doomsday trailer online

Awesome, gorgeous, sexy, and dark...and that's just Rhona Mitra. I wasn't really sure what to expect from the Neil Marshall trailer for Doomsday, but I think everything I wanted and more was just delivered. Forget the Star Trek and Cloverfield hype for the moment and strap yourself into the trailer...

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Star Trek teaser description online

The description of the Star Trek teaser is now online, someone has seen it and written it up in pretty clear detail with quite a few confirmations across the Interflab from sources claimed to be inside Paramount. So this is the Star Trek teaser in text form, and quite frankly...

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I Am Legend alternative ending

I had heard that there was an alternative ending to the superb I Am Legend (Filmstalker review), but now we hear that it's going to be released on DVD. However this should spark the death knoll for the first release, because it will be saved for a second DVD release,...

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Writer\Director talks The Nines on BitTorrent

John August is the writer and director of The Nines, a film starring Ryan Reynolds that...well...is kind of complicated but really good, or so I believe since I haven't seen it as yet. However August is suggesting that now I can as it's available on BitTorrent, and from his perspective...

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January 15, 2008

Brolin defends poor No Country for Old Men ending

Josh Brolin has been defending the ending of No Country for Old Men by going on the attack and saying that anyone who didn't like it just wants to see death and that if you didn't like it, what it actually means is that you did, and you just want...

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Boll loses German funding

Finally the tax loophole in Germany that has been funding Uwe Boll's huge films is at an end, and that means one thing, lesser talent. I say one thing because I am totally sure that it does not mean the end of Uwe Boll as a film-maker....

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Cloverfield photo shows more bad CGI

This is the second shot of Cloverfield I've seen that shows some really bad CGI, I'm hoping that the money for the good computer generated effects has been spent on the big shots we really see and these bad CGI shots are all part of TV footage or shaky cam...

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Writers deal with more studios

While the strike continues between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the Writers are making more deals directly with independent studios, and each deal they make weakens the AMPTP's position. Now they've reached agreements with Spyglass Entertainment and Media Rights Capital taking...

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The Tourist aka The List trailer online

There's a trailer online for The Tourist, the film starring Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, Maggie Q , Michelle Williams and Natasha Henstridge, unfortunately it's over dubbed in Russian, but the idea is still there. The film stars McGregor as a high flying business man befriended by Jackman who introduces him...

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Stalked: Theron on The Road and West for G.I. Joe?

Charlize Theron joins Viggo Mortensen in the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Dominic West is being rumoured as the latest to join the rubbery production of G.I. Joe....

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January 14, 2008

Speed Racer at Detroit car show

The car from the Wachowski Brother's coming film Speed Racer, the Mach 5, has been seen at the Detroit Car Show, and there are tons of pictures online. Unlike the previous nice studio shot of the car, the others show a lot more, even of the cockpit itself, and the...

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Chow's CJ7 English trailer online

Stephen Chow's CJ7 recently received an all too short teaser, now though we've been treated to a full length trailer with voiceover and subtitles. However, after watching it I'm not too sure what I feel about the film, particularly about the CGI creature....

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Johansson directs with Woody Allen

Scarlett Johansson is set to go behind the camera for a film which promises to be the American version of Paris je t'aime (Filmstalker review), a film which I really enjoyed and has some gorgeous moments to it. Not only that but Woody Allen and Scarlett Johansson are set to...

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Deathly Hallows two film rumour

It seems that a British Sunday paper has been suggesting that Harry Potter's last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is to be made into two films and not one. The reasoning is that there's so much plot in the final book that it just wouldn't fit into one...

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Kevin Smith's sci-fi comic book film?

Kevin Smith appears to be mulling over the idea of making a science fiction comic book film in the same vein as Flash Gordon. However there is a big caveat, if his next two films don't do well he thinks he won't get to make it....

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Sex and the City trailer online

The trailer for Sex and the City is online and as usual I can't take a peek at it from where I am, but you could give it a go and tell us all what you think of it. This is the film that follows on from the series that,...

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Underworld 3 not the last sequel?

During a press junket for Untraceable Tom Rosenberg, the head of Lakeshore Entertainment, revealed a little about Underworld 3: The Rise of the Lycans, and delivered the earth shattering blow that it looks like it won't be the last in the series. Not only that but he did confirm it's...

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Update: Teeth first five minutes online

The first five minutes of Teeth are online, and for those of you who don't know what the film is about it's a good introduction. The film is about a woman who has a condition called vagina dentata, a condition where there are teeth inside a very intimate part of...

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Hanks and Daniels in Spielberg's Chicago 7?

According to rumour both Colin Hanks and Jeff Daniels have been offered parts in Steven Spielberg's upcoming film Chicago 7. The film tells the story of the eight people arrested for their role in the anti-Vietnam demonstrations during the 1968 Democratic Party rally which resulted in violent protests and clashes....

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Golden Globe winners

So the Golden Globes went ahead without anyone really being there, especially me as I was in bed sleeping, and that's where I'd rather be right now, but I can't. What I am glad to see though is that No Country for Old Men (Filmstalker review) isn't sweeping the board...

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Justice League awaiting shutdown

It seems that the crew of the Justice League of America have been warned that the fate of the film is to be decided within the week, and that they may just shut the whole film down. Personally I think they should never have started it, but they have and...

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G.I. Joe spoiler?

There's a report online today of a possible plot spoiler for the upcoming G.I. Joe film, and while it doesn't really excite me or strike me as particularly surprising given the over convoluted plots of some films, it does mention yet again the appearance of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the film,...

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Postal trailer in high definition

The high definition trailer is online for Postal, the Uwe Boll adaptation of the videogame where, well, you go round shooting things. To be fair it's a little more complex than that, and the film looks a lot slicker than you'd think, and remember, this is the film that carries...

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Ohio Film Critics announce winners

While the Golden Globes are announcing their winners, the Ohio Film Critics are going the usual route - do you think the Oscars are going to be sewn up at this rate? What I really like about this list is the mention of Air Guitar Nation (Filmstalker review), a film...

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January 13, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 7th to 13th January

Another week into January and it seems like the world is back to business already, is it just me or is New Year a big let down these days? Here's the past week in Filmstalker, all the interesting articles and everything you need to keep up to date. Remember if...

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Scarlett Johansson to play Courtney Love?

I'm convinced that I've written about this before but I can't find it...There's a story out that Courtney Love wants Scarlett Johansson to play herself in the film she's producing about herself and Kurt Cobain, Heavier than Heaven based on the biography by Charles Cross (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). A previous...

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Die Hard hilarious silent film

I've just comes across this hilarious fan film for Die Hard where it has been set in the era of silent films and so we're talking cue cards, scratchy film, piano playing. Oh it's fantastic. Although some of the cards are a bit of a miss at times, there are...

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January 12, 2008

John Singleton talks A-Team

John Singleton was cornered just before the announcement came that he was going to be directing the A-Team film, and he revealed a little about his vision, why he signed up, and most of all who his favourite choices would be for some characters. One of his closing comments suggests...

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Update: Play Filmstalker at Buzz! Movie challenge with leaderboard

Have you ever played one of the Buzz! games on the Playstation? Well I have and U love them, but my friends hate it because I keep getting the film questions right, so the fact that there's a complete Hollywood Quiz version of the game on the go is just...

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Lady Godiva trailer and director Q&A

Lady Godiva is a British film that looks at the old medieval story of a woman who defies her husband and rides through the streets of her town in the name of justice. The event caused a huge stir, but also marked a huge moment in history. Lady Godiva the...

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Untraceable trailer in multiple formats

I've just received the trailer for Untraceable in multiple formats and sizes. The film has Diane Lane as an FBI Agent who investigates cyber crime. When she's called into a new case of a killer filming his victims live on the internet and killing them slowly as more visitors appear,...

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Charlie Wilson's War clips

There some new clips 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'm not that interested in seeing the film, or rather I wasn't until I heard about...

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Sweeney Todd featurette and premiere video

I've been presented with a video clip of the red carpet event for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and while in itself it isn't that exciting, it did lead e to this featurette which contains a bunch of film and behind the scene clips. This is the...

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Eve of Understanding gets distribution

A while ago I watched and reviewed an independent film called Eve of Understanding. To begin with I wasn't sure if it would really be my thing, but I was drawn by the script and the lead actress, and I ended up loving the film. Since then they've kept in...

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Singer on Superman sequel

We all make mistakes, but this time it wasn't me, looks like it was everyone else. While everyone was screaming about the Variety article which they thought said Bryan Singer and Brandon Routh were out of the Superman Returns sequel I was reading it. Now there's a little more information...

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Nolan talks Dark Knight plot

Christopher Nolan has revealed a little more about the film The Dark Knight, the second coming of his new Batman. He's revealed a little about both Harvey Dent and the Joker and what focus the film will have on each....

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Barker's Book of Blood in Scotland

I had seen some filming signs in Edinburgh the other night but couldn't track them down, perhaps it was for Clive Barker's Book of Blood which apparently is currently filming in Edinburgh, Scotland. If that's the case Mr Barker/Director John Harrison, that's where I am, and a lovely set visit...

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Sex and Breakfast with Culkin and Dushku

I just caught sight of this film called Sex and Breakfast starring Macaulay Culkin, Eliza Dushku, Kuno Becker, and Alexis Dziena in what is billed as a smart, sexy and insightful drama. It tells the story of two couples who visit a sex therapist and are introduced to the idea...

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January 11, 2008

Diary of the Dead trailer online

George A. Romero has released the trailer for his new zombie film, Diary of the Dead, and he's not only given it a nice introduction but also announced a film-making competition which could see your film on the DVD release. The film sees a group of young film-makers in the...

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Mortensen as Stallone's Poe?

From everything that I was hearing Sylvester Stallone was getting ready to move forward with his Death Wish remake, but there's a rumour going around that the next film he tackles will be his Edgar Allan Poe project and he's been lining up stars to play the lead already. First...

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Schreiber changing roles in Wolverine?

There are various casting rumours out about X-Men Origins: Wolverine (as if we didn't know what series the character was from), and there are various big names being banded around by inside sources. The biggest one appears to be for Liev Schreiber who everyone thought was going to be playing...

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Edward Burns releases film online

Edward Burns has released his new film Purple Violets online rather than through any normal distribution methods as he believes that this will earn the film, and those involved, more money. The film is a romantic drama which stars Selma Blair, Patrick Wilson, Edward Burns, Debra Messing and Dennis Farina....

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Rambo clips online

There are some tremendous Rambo clips online, as well as a few superb television spots. That said the multiple TV spots just seem to cover the same ground again and again, but the tag lines and voice overs are what make it. “When you're pushed, killin's as easy as breathing.”...

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Stallone talks Death Wish

Sylvester Stallone has been talking about his remake of Death Wish, you know that seemingly never ending series of films that saw Charles Bronson take the law into his own hands and deliver his own brand of justice. While he's talking about a remake he's got some really interesting things...

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New Cloverfield monster glimpse

You can see the monster in this new television clip for Cloverfield for the briefest of seconds, and if you're going to be disecting it scene by scene then this is a clip for you. However it doesn't really give us that much more than we've seen. What I am...

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International Iron Man teaser multiple sizes

The international trailer for Iron Man was out some time ago, but it wasn't in the best of formats or versions, however I've just seen it in different sizes and formats online. It is still the same trailer though, but at least it can remind you just how good this...

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Bale hunts Depp in Mann's Enemies

Christian Bale is apparently in talks to join Michael Mann's Public Enemies film which sees Johnny Depp playing a more traditional role of John Dillinger. The film looks set to pitch Bale as the FBI Agent on the hunt for Depp's Dillinger....

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Writers deal with Weinsteins

The Writers Guild of America have agreed a deal to work with the Weinstein Company, this comes right after they signed a successful deal with Universal Artists. This now marks the second big studio that they've signed to work for outside of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers,...

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Writers Guild nominees

While the Writers Guild of America are on strike they have announced their nominees for their screenplay awards this year, although they have stated that the ceremony will not take place until after the strike - let's hope that's not that long away. The nominees are right here and there...

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Darfur memoir as feature

The memoir of U.S. Marine Brian Steidle, The Devil Came on Horseback (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), is to be made into a feature film. The book tells the story of the Marine witnessing the genocide and trying to smuggle pictures out of the country to give to the western papers and...

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January 10, 2008

No Country for Old Men

Film Four Stars
Watching the nominations and winners arrive for this year is a bit of a non event really, we're all just looking to see if it will be There Will Be Blood or No Country for Old Men, and so far No Country seems to be the one taking the lead....

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Stalked: Host sequel has monsters; Doomsday R rated; Baby's Room released

A few little titbits have caught my eye this evening. Neil Marshall's Doomsday has received an R rating, The Host sequel is to have multiple monsters instead of the one, and Álex de la Iglesia's The Baby's Room is being released on DVD....

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Fan made Star Trek teaser online

The first teaser trailer for Star Trek has appeared online. Yes, I said that right, the a fan made trailer for J.J. Abrams Star Trek is online and right here. I've just watched it and it's the real thing a fan made trailer, although I had to see it without...

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Greengrass Iraq thriller gains cast

The Paul Greengrass thriller called Green Zone is set to star a very familiar name alongside some new ones. Matt Damon is set to star alongside Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan and Antoni Corone according to reports today. Although the film is inspired from the book by reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Imperial...

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The Secret Life of Bees gains Bettany and Latifah

The Secret Life of Bees (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) is a novel by Sue Monk Kidd that tells the story of a young girl who grows up dealing with, amongst many other grown up issues she's having to deal with such as racism in 1964 South Carolina, the fact that she...

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Sister's remake trailer

I posted a trailer for this film before, unfortunately it's no longer being displayed online, so I'll update it with this one which looks as though it's from the seventies when the the Brian DePalma original Sisters was made. This remake sees Stephen Rea and Chloë Sevigny star in a...

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Universal rumoured to drop HD-DVD

Now I'm not sure if we're starting to hear all these rumours of other studios leaving HD-DVD because there's a rise in momentum to try and kill off the format, which is currently lagging well behind Blu-ray, or if it really is concrete rumour, however there's news today that Universal...

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January 9, 2008

Stalker's Poll: Do you want Arnie back?

I'm a big Arnold Schwarzenegger fan and would love to see him back on the big screen in an action role, after all if Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis can do it, can't the big man? So the last poll ran with the question, "Do you want Arnie back?", and...

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Films to stalk in 2008: Part three

Now the third and final in the series where I've been looking at the upcoming films of 2008. We've already had a look at the films that have release dates for 2008, as well as the list of films due for release in 2008 without a date as yet, well...

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McCann's deny film story

Thankfully for all concerned the father of missing Madeleine McCann, Gerry McCann has denied that they are considering a film of their daughter's disappearance. However there still remains the question of why their spokesman Clarence Mitchell yesterday said that they were involved in tentative discussions with IMG last year....

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Ricki Lake's The Business of Being Born

Ricki Lake is a well known name, but not for documentary making. Now however this might change as she has a film out called The Business of Being Born. Well I say she, Ricki Lake is the Executive Producer and Abby Epstein is the director. The film looks at giving...

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Paranoid Park trailer in HD

The high definition trailer for Gus Van Sant's Paranoid Park looks wonderful, and it's the first time I've actually seen it. I'm now even more annoyed that I missed this last year due to other commitments, however on the strength of this trailer alone I'm going to catch it as...

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Noyce to direct Johansson's Mary Queen of Scots

There's news out today about the Mary Queen of Scots film, a film about the Queen of Scotland who rivalled the Queen of England and was executed for trying to overthrow the English crown in 1587. Now the long talked about film seems to be heading forward, and there's a...

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Bioshock film?

There's a rumour that's started amongst the gaming sites that the next videogame adaptation to be viewed for the big screen treatment is the XBox 360 game Bioshock. Although the studio isn't mentioned and we are confined to a source, the word is that the film will be heavily green...

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Stalked: Winslet replaces Kidman; Sydow, Poslethwaite in Solomon Kane; Rambo score online

Kate Winslet has replaced Nicole Kidman in The Reader after Kidman left to concentrate on having a baby. Max Von Sydow and Pete Postlethwaite are on board the sixteenth century film Solomon Kane. Finally, the score for the new Rambo film is online to listen to, and you can even...

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Stalked: Spielberg dropped from Globes, Directors Guild nominees, People's and Critic's winners

A big awards update here, nothing really warranting it's own story. There's the news that Steven Spielberg will not be getting the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe award this year, the announcement of the Directors Guild of America nominees for Best Director, and the winners of the People's and the...

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January 8, 2008

Stalked: Jennifer's Body not horror and Kidman career over?

I'm a little confused regarding Diablo Cody's new script, Jennifer's Body and whether it's going to be a horror or not, as are Fox Atomic. Meanwhile Nicole Kidman leaves her latest film as she's pregnant -woohoo her - except does that mean she's holding onto her promise and winding down...

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Elijah Wood in Day Zero trailer

For most of the trailer, Day Zero looks like a tough and intense look at three men of very different views who are drafted into the military to be sent to war in the Middle East. The film stars Elijah Wood, Jon Bernthal and Chris Klein as the three men...

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Cassel's Death Instinct teaser online

I love Vincent Cassel, although I haven't seen a heap of his work, I have seen enough to have me captivated by his presence on screen. So the prospect of playing one of the most feared gangsters in France in two back to back films about the man's life was...

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Update: Paramount stands with HD-DVD

The recent Warner Bros. defection from HD-DVD to Blu-ray has caused a bit of an uproar, and with the surprise news that Paramount carried a clause allowing them to follow suite should Warner Bros. defect, it seemed that they were next. However a short statement from Paramount and DreamWorks has...

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McCann's to make Madeleine film?

There's a report in one of the daily UK tabloids that the parents of Madeleine McCann are in negotiations to make a film about her disappearance. The "source" for the paper claims that the deal would involve the people behind Touching the Void, the documentary about the two British climbers...

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Paramount to drop HD-DVD?

Surprising news, although perhaps not that much considering the announcement from Warner Bros. of their swift move to Blu-ray, Paramount looks set to drop HD-DVD and announce their full support for Blu-ray. If this does happen it's looking more and more likely that Blu-ray is going to become the outright...

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Golden Globes and Peoples Choice shows scrapped

Well, almost. Instead of the usual television event, the Golden Globes this year are going to be a simple press conference, something that I think considering the writers strike is the best thing all round. The usual three hour show has been trimmed down to a one hour press conference...

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Writers Guild deal with United Artists

The news has come through that United Artists have indeed struck a deal with the Writers Guild of America allowing writers to return to work on UA projects alone. This confirms the previous story and does make for a rather interesting time as fresh projects can get moving with the...

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Justice League of America possible delays?

The rumour out today is that Justice League of America is to be delayed, and with that comes some serious speculation about whether the film will be made at all. Now bear in mind that it's inside, unnameable sources, but it seems pretty logical and could well be the case....

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Ice Cube to play B.A.?

Well it's not that hard to believe that Ice Cube would make a good replacement for Mr T.'s character of B.A. in the A-Team film, but nowadays? When Cube is much less gangster and more kids entertainer? Considering the level of films he's been doing of late you have to...

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January 7, 2008

Ridley Scott to film Reagan and Gorbachev

Ridley Scott looks set to film The Reykjavik Summit, the monumental moment in history when Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev that led to the end of the Cold War and the Nuclear Arms Treaty that saw the reduction and decommissioning in nuclear missiles on both sides. This film may suddenly...

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Christensen in Neuromancer?

There's a rumour going around that Hayden Christensen is joining the film version of William Gibson's Neuromancer (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) which we first heard about in May last year. The word is that Christensen is set to play the character of the hacker Case, the lead of the film....

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Lead Bond lady announced

Amazingly it's not Gemma Arterton, yes she is a Bond lady, but not the Bond lady, as I said was probably the case back in December. The lead looks set to be played by Olga Kurylenko, who you would remember as the female lead from Hitman (Filmstalker review)....

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Bill Gates stars with big names

There's a bit of a fun video doing the tour of technology sites after Bill Gates gave his last keynote speech at the 2008 CES. It's about the last day of Bill Gates at Microsoft and how he tries to find something new to keep his time occupied. All this...

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WETA hopes for Neon Genesis Evangelion

One of the projects on WETA's list is a live action adaptation of Neon Genesis Evangelion, or NGE, or Eve, however according to WETA themselves the project has been put on hold but they aren't committing it to the bin just yet. The film would be adapting the long running...

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Violent films reduce violence?

A new study in the U.S. has shown that during and for a period after violent films are shown in general release that there's a significant decline in violent crime on the streets. The study is based on a decade of national crime reports, cinema ratings and audience data, and...

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National Critics announce winners

While the National Society of Film Critics have been no great indicator of the Golden Globe or Oscar winners of the year, they are an interesting bunch of awards, and the 2007 winners have just been announced. There Will Be Blood seems to be the big winner with no mention...

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WGA talks with independent studios

While the Writers Guild of America (WGA) continue their strike in Hollywood against the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP) who represent the big major studios, the independent studios have decided that they can't wait and have started negotiating independently and directly with the AMPTP. Some of those...

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New Cloverfield videos

There are a few new Cloverfield videos being released which are designed to increase the hype around the film, and quite frankly they look set to work. Showing some of the early devastation that the monster creates around the world in various news reports from different countries as footage shows...

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Microsoft are pushing on-line downloads

Perhaps Michael Bay was spot on when he said that Microsoft were pushing online downloads over Blu-ray and HD-DVD, you'd certainly think so after today's announcement. MGM and Microsoft have signed a deal to make fifty classic films available on the XBox Live service for download, and by classics we...

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Stalked: Rogue gets released, G.I. Joe casts quality

Rogue, the big crocodile film from Greg Mclean the director of Wolf Creek (Filmstalker review), is going to get a release date in Australia according to Twitch. However so far that's the only release date given. The film stars Radha Mitchell, Michael Vartan and Sam Worthington. Meanwhile Marlon Wayans has...

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January 6, 2008

Filmstalker's Holiday 24th December to 6th January

Well Christmas has passed as has New Year, and the majority of us will be back to work tomorrow, myself included. If you had such a good time over indulging in food and drink, that you haven't been able to keep up with all things Filmstalker related, you are in...

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I Am Legend

Film Four Stars
I Am Legend has been out for a little while now and one of our regular readers, spidey1703, has already reviewed the IMAX version of the film for us all. Still, I was keen to see it myself, and when I did see it I was surprised that I liked...

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January 5, 2008

Stalker's Top Ten: Mogulus: The annoying

The Filmstalker Top Ten lists for 2007 is going to close now on a rather interesting tangent. Mogulus is going to rampage through his top film related rants for the year, and I'm sure this is going to kick off a few discussions! Mogulus is going to take us through...

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Blu-ray winning format war?

The fight between the high definition formats of Blu-ray and HD-DVD has taken two major turns this week, first up is the announcement from Warner Bros. that they are going exclusively Blu-ray. The second is that one of the major adult industry studios is releasing the biggest budgeted adult film...

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P.S. I Love You clips and press conference

I've just received a couple of clips from the film P.S. I Love You starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, as well as an edited down press conference where Hilary Swank and writer/director Richard LaGravenese talk a little about the film as well as working with Gerard and some of...

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Stalked: New Nightmare on Elm Street, Doomsday release, Zodiac online, Kung Fu remake

There's a rumour about that there's going to be a new Nightmare on Elm Street episode in the franchise, however there's no clarification on whether it's a remake or a genuinely new episode. From AITH. Neil Marshall has confirmed a US release date of March 14th for Doomsday. Casting began...

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January 4, 2008

Snow Angels trailer looks powerful

The trailer for Snow Angels is online and it looks really powerful as well as a tough emotional journey. It also looks good for Sam Rockwell who I think is often in roles that really don't stretch him. This looks like it could....

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Stalker's Top Ten: Simone

The Filmstalker Top Ten lists for 2007 now meets Filmstalker regular Simone for the penultimate Filmstalker Readers Top Tens of 2007. I'm sure there might be a few more popping in, but this will mark the end of the daily postings. That doesn't mean you can't keep submitting them, have...

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Superman Routh rumours rubbish?

Maybe I'm missing something, but the way I'm reading this mammothly quoted Variety blog doesn't lead me to believe that Brandon Routh isn't going to be in the next Superman film, in fact the casting mention of Brandon Routh isn't even to do with a Superman Returns sequel. As for...

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Moore doesn't care about Watchmen

The original author of Watchmen, currently being adapted for film by Zack Snyder, has said that he doesn't care about the film, and while I understand that he's annoyed about the lack of control over his comics on screen, I can't help but wonder if he's hurting himself, his fans,...

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Neil Marshall talks 2007 and Doomsday

Neil Marshall has been reviewing his 2007 year, a year that most of us would kill for, and it looks like it's going to get better this year. Looking back on the year he reveals a few interesting things about Doomsday, and in particular those test screenings....

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Smith, Spacey, Hoffman for Spielberg's Chicago Seven?

It seems that there are a number of other names looking to get involved in Steven Spielberg's next film The Trial of the Chicago Seven. Yesterday we heard that Sacha Baron Cohen is in consideration for the film, but now there are other bigger names involved, and a few photographs...

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Hilton's Hottie and the Nottie trailer

I think I just burned my eyes out watching the trailer for the new film featuring Paris Hilton, Joel Moore and Christine Lakin. It's awful, and genuinely painful. In fact having watched Knocked Up (Filmstalker review) recently, I couldn't stop comparing the guy moments to it, and then there's the...

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January 3, 2008

I Am Legend sequel

Let's face reality here, when a film such as I Am Legend does as well as I Am Legend does, then there's one thing that the studios are thinking of, more money. That means a sequel. So it's no surprise that Warner Brothers have bought the sequel rights from Richard...

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Avary and Gaiman's STD horror

No, it's not some crazy tabloid title, rather Roger Avary and Neil Gaiman are getting together to adapt a comic book called Black Hole. The idea behind the title is that that a sexually transmitted disease that mutates people and creates a new breed of humans....

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Weeks Films to Stalk: 4th to 10th January

Welcome to the first complete week of 2008, and to mark there are a host of interesting films on UK freeview television, and the theme seems to be originals. I've also included this weekend's cinema releases. However don't turn away if you don't have UK freeview or you aren't even...

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Films to stalk in 2008: Part two

So you've already read the list of films that Filmstalker recommends that have concrete UK release dates, but what about those that don't have definite release dates? Well you'd be surprised at just how many of those there are, and I've hand picked them all out for you here. You'll...

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Stalker's Top Ten: Chris Rushworth

The Filmstalker Top Ten lists for 2007 keeps going, although we're only a few away from ending, well actually one at the moment unless a latecomer arrives. So it's the turn of regular reader Chris Rushworth who is going to share his Top Ten for the year as well as...

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Pakinstani leader Benazir Bhutto film

Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistani political leader who was assassinated just last week and made headlines throughout the world is already to receive the biographical film treatment with Indian Director Mahesh Bhatt. What is surprising is that the production company are already announcing that they don't want the film to cause...

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Hitman director on Conan?

The Director of Hitman (Filmstalker review) is apparently looking to direct the next Conan film, as in Conan the Barbarian, that muscle bound role that saw Arnold Schwarzenegger in full fitness mode. There's not much substance with the rumour other than Xavier Gens is set to direct the next Conan...

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Golden Globes lawyers talking to Writers

It's rather interesting to read today that that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the not-for-profit organisation behind the Golden Globes, have engaged their lawyers to talk with the Writers Guild of America in hopes to employ writers for the Golden Globes Awards show. An official announcement reveals that they are...

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Christina Aguilera to star in film?

Christina Aguilera is being rumoured as joining a film called Humboldt Park which may star Katie Holmes, Freddy Rodriguez and John Leguizamo. She certainly looks the part to play an on screen goddess, but can she carry a role?...

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Update: Bond 22 casting confirmations

Mathieu Amalric has been confirmed as the villain, which was a story from back in December, and now Jeffrey Wright has been confirmed as returning to the film as CIA agent Felix Leiter. There's also a rumour that the producers of Bond are on the verge of casting a female...

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January 2, 2008

Cloverfield monster secret revealed

It looks like I was right way back in November when I wrote about some of the Cloverfield footage and pictures that made it seem as though people were being contaminated with something from the monster, and now the latest clip for the film builds on my idea and reveals...

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Stalker's Top Ten: Ramchandra (non-Hindi)

The Filmstalker Top Ten lists for 2007 takes another visit from Ramchandra who turns from Bollywood for a moment to give us his list of favourite mainstream films for the year. Now I'm sure that some of you might disagree with a few choices, so wade in there and say...

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January 1, 2008

Stalker's Top Ten: Spidey1703

The Filmstalker Top Ten lists for 2007 head back to the mainstream now with Spidey1703's (aka James) list of cinema releases that he puts in his top ten list for the year. He's also treated us to his biggest disappointments of the year and the biggest treats, all in cinematic...

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Radcliffe to play journalist Dan Eldon

Daniel Radcliffe is taking stock of those actors who have been typecast time and time again after playing an iconic role, and like Daniel Craig in Bond, he's really trying to find more diverse and different roles to the iconic role of Harry Potter that he could well go through...

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Spielberg chooses Cohen

Recently Sacha Baron Cohen announced the death of two of his best comic character inventions, and some of us were mildly cheery of the news. Now it seems he's turning his hand towards a slightly more serious role, and in a Steven Spielberg film no less. Now this is something...

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