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February 29, 2008

Funny Games

Film Four Stars
I haven't seen the original Funny Games as yet, but this will make an interesting comparison for film aficionados around the world, much like the idea of seeing both Exorcist prequels. You see Michael Haneke is the director of both films, one made in Austria in 1997, and the other...

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Is this a Breakfast Club remake?

A new independent film called Bumped is being made and it's reported as a remake of the classic John Hughes film The Breakfast Club, but is it? The plot appears to be similar, but there's a question of just how much of an original film has to be there in...

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Cloverfield hurt by Paramount HD-DVD decisions?

There's a rumour going around, that may just be anti-Blu-ray sentiment, that the release of Cloverfield (Filmstalker review) on Blu-ray is going to be missing a whole raft of extras that were planned for the HD-DVD release. The issue seems to be down to the release timescales, and that rather...

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New Line, what does it really mean?

So a film studio has gone down the drain and Warner Bros. are buying it over, so what? Apart from the terrible impact on people who work at New Line and who are facing an uncertain future, what real impact is there? What are we the audience going to see...

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BBFC bans film in UK

It's been some time since the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) banned a film in the UK, but Nick Palumbo's Murder Set Pieces has just fallen fowl of the board and will not be enjoying a DVD release. Not only that but they've raised the concern that the film...

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Doomsday fight scene online

I was having a look at some clips from Doomsday today and finding that they're all ones I've already written about and seen, apart from this one which shows a fight scene between Rhona Mitra and another lady, a lady with big swords. Although the quality is shocking there's one...

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New Iron Man trailer online

There's a new trailer out for Jon Favreau's Iron Man and although I have to say it doesn't pack the same punch as the original did, it does excite and provide much more footage of the man and the suit in action. We also get to see some of Obadiah...

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The Love Guru trailer in high definition

Mike Myers has finally shown us his Love Guru trailer, and I'm not entirely convinced that he's that far removed from Austin Powers either in character or the set jokes, there's even the “moley-moley” joke pulled right out from Powers and just directed at something else. However there are flashes...

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Sex and the City trailer in high definition

The full theatrical Sex and the City trailer has arrived in high definition after being released a week ago, and there's not a great any changes, although the colour sees to be rather odd throughout, perhaps it's just my copy. Here's a tip for the studio though. If you're going...

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February 28, 2008

Butler voices Watchmen's Black Freighter

Gerard Butler has confirmed that he will be appearing in the DVD release of Watchmen in the Tales of the Black Freighter, a comic which features in the Watchmen story and parallels some important aspects of the plot and character development. However he's only voicing the character as, perhaps quite...

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Craig and Arterton talk Quantum of Solace

The following video not only has Daniel Craig being interviewed about the new Bond film Quantum of Solace, but it shows some behind the scenes filming in Panama as well as a few words from one of the new Bond girls Gemma Arterton. There's a full five minutes of the...

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Dark Matter trailer online

I was just writing about Dark Matter and how the film was going to get a release, and hey presto, here's the trailer online. I have to say that it really has taken me by surprise as it isn't what I expected. The film stars Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn and...

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Get Smart trailer improves...slightly

I'm still not sold on this Get Smart film, although the new trailer that's hit the internet has some redeeming features, some of the writing still falls flat. However, and let's be fair about this, there are some pretty amusing moments over the first trailer, and the production values look...

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The Fall trailer looks gorgeous

The trailer for Tarsem Singh's latest film The Fall is online, and it looks utterly gorgeous and captivating, in a very similar style to his previous film The Cell, a film which rated rather poorly but I rather enjoyed, particularly for the stunning visuals. Well here Singh looks like he's...

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February 27, 2008

The Bank Job

Film Four Stars
I have to admit that I wasn't expecting a great deal from The Bank Job. Sure the story sounded strong, but watching the trailers I had expected that this was set to be another British crime "caper". Now that's not entirely a bad thing, I just think that we still...

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Last Starfighter sequel?

There's an interesting rumour online that suggests that there might be a sequel coming to The Last Starfighter. Not remember what that was? Well I have vague recollections of the film myself, but I seem to remember a boy who loved videogames being addicted to this latest one called The...

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Galactus in Silver Surfer film

When talking at WonderCon J. Michael Straczynski revealed that Galactus was being saved for this Silver Surfer film, the one he's been writing, and that it's going to be an origin story. Around the world fans of Silver Surfer heave a sigh of relief and hope that the next stage...

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Fast and the Furious 4 cars in action

Pictures of Vin Diesel and Paul Walker behind the scenes aren't that exciting really, even in Fast and the Furious 4. What is exciting is the video of some of the cool cars leaving the film set, and that's online. Sure you can see Paul Walker getting into a car...

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Bruce Lee's master on film

Bruce Lee may be the ultimate marital artist to many, but did you know that he too once had a master, and that his life is being made into two separate films, and both are set to carry strong names and come from China. Thankfully so too, because I don't...

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Play Romero's Diary of the Dead online

I've just reviewed Diary of the Dead (Filmstalker review) and as I was writing it up I was contacted by a company promoting the film. Usually this means trailers, clips, posters, the usual stuff, however with Diary of the Dead they're doing something very clever. You can join up as...

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Diary of the Dead

Film Two Stars
I had enjoyed Land of the Dead, although I had realised that it wasn't a huge dramatic piece, it was entertaining and presented the audience with some interesting points of view, however shallow it's exploration of them, there was some good stuff to be had. So I was interested to...

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Russell Brand biographical film?

Does anyone in Hollywood know who Russell Brand is? Apparently not when you see him billed as "Actor Russell Brand", and it looks as though he's exploiting that well as word comes through that he may be talking to producers regarding his autobiography My Booky Wook (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). Over...

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China lifts ban on Hollywood

It looks like that suggested deliberate ban on Hollywood films coming into China could well be over as The Golden Compass, National Treasure: Book of Secrets and 10,000 BC are allowed into the country. Recently we heard the official word that horror films were being banned in the country, and...

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Starship Troopers 3 trailer online

Well Starship Troopers isn't what it used to be, and it certainly isn't carrying the effects budget it was either, as can be seen by some of these pretty poor effects shots in the trailer for Starship Troopers 3: Marauder. To be perfectly honest I'm not entirely sure what I...

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Justice League of America back in production

It looks like Justice League of America is back in action as we hear that since the writers strike has been officially resolved and contracts now signed, Kieran and Michele Mulroney are cleaning up the script and the film should be back at the studio within weeks. So the film...

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Doomsday hardcore clips online

Neil Marshall's Doomsday has been promising a lot, and he has been talking about it being pretty full on. Well to be fair I never realised how much he was going for it until I saw these clips from the film. There's plenty of action, and it doesn't look as...

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100 Feet early trailer online

Some footage for 100 Feet has finally been released, it seems like I've been waiting for something from the Eric Red scripted and directed film starring the gorgeous and talented Famke Janssen for ages. Oh she just makes me melt when I see her on screen. Anyway the footage is...

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February 26, 2008

Frank Miller praises actors

You know I love films, I really do, and I love actors and actresses, particularly the ones that can pull you into a character and make you feel a wealth of emotion, if an actor can make me forget who they are then they have a unique talent in my...

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Old News: Dark Tower, Transporter 3, Ridley Scott's Reykjavik

14th February 2007 - Abrams to direct King's The Dark Tower? 18th January 2008 - Transporter 3 gets director 7th January 2008 - Ridley Scott to film Reagan and Gorbachev...

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Joe Hill's Locke & Key bought

Joe Hill is Stephen King's son, something I'm sure he'd rather forget about when trying to build his own career, and something that Dimension say they have forgotten about when purchasing his second story for the big screen. His first novel, Heart-Shaped Box, is being developed right now, and Dimension...

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Stalked: Meyers, Shelter, Martian Manhunter, Shutter Island

Some casting announcements that don't really merit a complete story but are interesting none the less. Jonathan Rhys Meyers joins Julianne Moore in Shelter, the secretive sounding horror film... Martian Manhunter in Justice League of America is cast... Max von Sydow, Emily Mortimer and Jackie Earle Haley join Martin Scorsese's...

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Kurt Cobain autobiographical film?

Brett Morgen, who wrote and directed the visually interesting Chicago 10 about the anti-war protest trial that Steven Spielberg is about to adapt, is talking about his latest commission from a certain Courtney Love. Apparently she has asked if he would make a film of Kurt Cobain, and Morgen has...

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Jamie Foxx is Mike Tyson?

The rumour that Jamie Fox was to play Mike Tyson appeared some time ago and keeps rearing it's ugly head, usually with one ear nibbled off, however the story has appeared again, and this time it's Mike Tyson himself that's talking about the film. Not only is he talking about...

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Chow wants Green Hornet

A while ago Seth Rogen, who is tackling the long awaited return to the big screen of The Green Hornet, talked about who he would like for Kato, and without much delay he said Stephen Chow. At the time he admitted that no one had talked to him, he'd just...

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Justice League of America moving forward?

I'm confused. It was just over a month ago that we heard that Warner Bros. had let the options lapse on the contracts of the cast and crew for Justice League of America, and it seemed that the production was dead. Now though George Miller, the director, has been talking...

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February 25, 2008

Bourne 4 in discussions?

There's talk that there could be a fourth Bourne film, which isn't really a surprise, what is a surprise is that Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are the ones discussing it, and after Damon said that he wouldn't come back to it for a long time. Damon and Greengrass are...

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UK Cinema kills Rambo

The UK cinema chaing Odeon is deeming Rambo either unsuitable for their audiences or not commercial enough as news comes through that they aren't going to show the film in their cinemas. The official reason is being quoted as "commercial reasons", so to me that means quite clearly that they...

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X-Files 2 trailer online

X-Files 2 had a short teaser trailer released at WonderCon, and it has been illegally copied and released on the Internet. Heavens above! Thankfully though I've put aside my moralistic side and have the teaser right here for you. What's interesting is that it doesn't give away what the film...

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Spirit Awards 2008 winners

The winners of the Film Independent's 2008 Spirit Awards have been announced, and these are perhaps the most interesting set of awards we're seeing this year. When ceremonies are following ceremonies like sheep, it's good to see some talent being appreciated, whatever the hype or star power behind them....

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Oscar 2008 winners

Well the Oscars are over, and I'm actually pretty glad of it. This year I wasn't interested in the slightest and it wasn't down to strikes or anything like that. For me it just seemed that the choices were the same across all the awards ceremonies, and that the winners...

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Golden Raspberry 2008 winners

The winners of the Golden Raspberry Awards have been announced and it looks like a killer year for Lindsay Lohan as she sweeps the board with wins. She's backed up by Eddie Murphy who takes second place. It seems that the Razzies have it spot on more than the the...

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Microsoft drop HD-DVD add-on

Without much fanfare, and being almost the last one hanging onto the thought of HD-DVD, Microsoft have announced that they are stopping production of the HD-DVD add-on drive for the XBox 360. What's interesting is that they say nothing about any possible Blu-ray support, and with previous comments they've made...

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February 24, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 18th to 24th February

Here is the weekly roundup from Filmstalker. Inside are the main news stories, trailers and reviews of this week. And remember you can suggest stories for Filmstalker on Filmstalker Readers....

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Updated: Final Family Guy competition results

The competition to win one of two copies of Family Guy Blue Harvest on DVD was slightly delayed as I had only received one copy. Now they're both in I have the answers right here. However there's something a little extra. I don't want to decide the winners myself because...

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Filmstalker Hotdog Awards categories

We've not tried a awards list here on Filmstalker yet, and with every site doing them and the awards I worked hard on for the last site I was at being unceremoniously dropped, I thought it about time we kicked ours off. So introducing the Filmstalker Hotdog Awards. Awards that...

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February 23, 2008

Marshall talks Conan, Legion and Sherlock Holmes

Neil Marshall, who is about to release Doomsday, has revealed that he has been approached to direct Conan the Barbarian. However there's no real movement on it and he's just had a few meetings so far. However he does reveal a little more on some of his other upcoming projects....

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Spielberg delays Chicago 7

Steven Spielberg seems to be delaying his film The Trial of the Chicago 7 and it looks like the film will be moved down his schedule for something else, perhaps even nothing at this stage. Although there were various erroneous reports as to why Spielberg was doing it, and indeed...

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The Ruins red band trailer

Well when I say red band, come on people, you've seen blood before, this is more like puce, or persimmon, this isn't really red. Even the blood in the trailer itself looks off red, and there isn't much else that we haven't seen in the previous trailer. Actually the most...

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February 22, 2008

Shooting Dogs (Beyond the Gates)

DVD Five Stars
I've definitely read and seen more about the Rwandan genocide than the average westerner, perhaps even than the average politician in the UN, and so when I heard about Shooting Dogs, also known as Beyond the Gates, and who was behind the film, I knew I had to see it....

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Full Sex and the City trailer shallow

The full trailer for Sex and the City is online and disappointing is not the word. It barely skims the surface and other than showing the usual camaraderie between the characters but there's where it all ends. It's really a collectioon of shots that make up the film and reintroduces...

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Wolverine becoming X-Men 4?

I'm confused, I thought the new Wolverine film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, did exactly what it said on the tin and gave us the origin story of the character of Wolverine, yet all I'm reading are that more and more actors are being cast into roles of mutants for the film....

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Chekov talks Abrams' Star Trek

In more marketing for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek film which is restricted only to those in the U.S., Anton Yelchin, who plays the young Chekov, has been talking about the production and giving away a non-fan view of Star Trek and it's relation to the original series and films. He...

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Stalked: Haggis directs spies, Jarmusch's Control casting, Ellis adapting Downers Grove

Haggis directs ordinary CIA spies... Jim Jarmusch's Limits of Control gains more... Bret Easton Ellis is adapting Michael Hornburg's novel Downers... Hugo Weaving joins The Wolf Man......

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February 21, 2008

Toy Story 3 plot revealed?

The plot for Toy Story 3, the latest outing for the franchise from Disney, has apparently been revealed, and if this is indeed the actual plot then I'm not sure if the idea to change the plot in the first place was the right choice. You see this new plot...

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Cameron talks Avatar

James Cameron has been talking about Avatar, his huge project that is developing new filming techniques as he works on the film. While he's talking online about the film and some of the stars he's been revealing the extent of the digital work on the film, and how even the...

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Two Akira live action films?

It looks like Hollywood is set to remake Akira, the six volume graphic novel from Katsuhiro Otomo which made it into a stunning animated film back in 1988. However this remake will see two films made in live action, with each of the films covering the ground of three of...

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Director found for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?

This may still be rumour at the moment, but it comes from what would appear to be a very valid and reliable source, and they are backing up suggestions that we've already heard, that David Yates could be set to direct Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as his next...

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Paramount moves to Blu-ray, or do they?

Hardly a surprise really, but Paramount have announced their move to Blu-ray, but are they planning on holding back releases and sticking with DVD? Their statement seems to leave a little open door for what they are actually going to do, and suggests that maybe they are looking at not...

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More board game films coming

I can still hardly believe that Ridley Scott is set to develop a film based on the Monopoly board game, even if he does seem to be concentrating on the darker side of people during the game, I still don't see it. So the news today that Hasbo has done...

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New 10,000 BC trailer in high definition

There's a new trailer out for Roland Emmerich's latest epic offering, 10,000 BC, and I must say that it looks rather stunning. This could be the most epic of his epics yet. The film follows a time when man roamed the land with dinosaurs. However the story behind the epic-ness...

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The Boys has CIA overseeing superheroes

Another comic book adaptation is being lined up for a film, but this one sounds like it could have a very interesting twist to it. The Boys is from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson and they've created a world where superheroes aren't the greatest thing on earth, at least not...

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Stalked: Fincher's Black Hole, Verbinski's animated film

David Fincher is to direct Black Hole, the story being adapted by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary... Gore Verbinski is set to direct a huge budget animated film......

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February 20, 2008

Speak your mind and win on Filmstalker

Do you have a burning issue to address or an annoyance to shout about with regards a film you've seen, something in production now, an actor or actress, or just about the general state of a film industry? Well now you can say your piece and get others involved, because...

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Watchmen still online with Rorschach

The first real still of a final frame of the Watchmen film comes as Zack Snyder reveals on the Watchmen production blog that the filming is wrapped. Now post production begins. However, Snyder has graced us with a final frame from the film that matches the previous storyboarding work that...

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More HD-DVD news and madness

So there are only a few people left still backing HD-DVD with films, and that number is dwindling fast now that Universal has now moved from HD-DVD to Blu-ray, and we're all awaiting word from Paramount and DreamWorks. Strangely, or perhaps cleverly, some hardware manufacturers have decided to keep their...

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Quaid talks G.I. Joe

Dennis Quaid has been giving a few comments about the upcoming G.I. Joe film and reveals, at least to me anyway, that this is going to be as deep and as exciting as I first thought - that is tongue in cheek by the way. He also says that he's...

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Sammy Davis Jr. biographical film in trouble?

I'm a huge fan of the Rat Pack, in particular Dean Martin, and there are some fabulous stories to be had in the lives of the three (or five depending on what definition of the Rat Pack you adhere too) both separately and in the team. So the news that...

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February 19, 2008

Sympathy for the Devil in film

It's often said that there's a lack of really interesting plots in Hollywood scripts, but now and again you come across an announcement like this and your faith is restored. The Master and Margarita from writer Mikhail Bulgakov is set to become a film. This is the novel that was...

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Urge makes infected sex and violence mad

Here's another interesting story for a film, although travelling similar lines to other post apocalyptic films, Urge is about a group of survivors of a man made virus trapped in the infected town. However here's the twist, the virus has turned those infected into creatures that are controlled by their...

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Pryce elected in G.I. Joe

The President of the United States in G.I. Joe has been chosen and it's none other than Jonathan Pryce. I find the casting for G.I. Joe more and more surprising as bigger and bigger names leap on board....

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Stalked: Deadpool and Gambit in Wolverine, Branagh and Ifans on Boat

Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool and Taylor Kitsch is Gambit in Wolverine... Kenneth Branagh and Rhys Ifans join a Richard Curtis written Working Title film…...

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Toshiba announces end to HD-DVD

The format war is officially over as Blu-ray is announced the winner and Toshiba has openly announced that the HD-DVD format will be no more. This isn't a rumour or an inside source this time, in fact the announcement comes from the President of Toshiba. This is final....

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Ho-tep director sees John Die at the End

The director of Bubba Ho-tep (Filmstalker review), one of my personal favourite films, has signed onto a new project called John Dies at the End - I'm not sure if that really gives away the ending or not! The story is about a secret invasion of our planet by aliens...

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Funny Games star attacks Saw and Hostel

I'm due to see Funny Games tomorrow night and so I hope for a review to be here soon after, but it does strike me as strong and rather torturous horror. Apparently not so according to one of the stars of the film Michael Pitt, and he's rather vocal about...

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Stallone reveals career mistakes

Unsurprisingly for someone who made the excellent Cop Land and has written and directing the Rambo and Rocky franchises, both of which have stunning finales, has revealed that he has two big regrets in his career, Judge Dredd and Cobra. That's no real surprise is it? One good thing though...

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Street Fighter gains cast

I'm surprised that both Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat are gaining such a strong return as they are, okay we're not talking A-List here, but the talent is strong none the less and the productions see to be ramping themselves up a few levels. Street Fighter has announced its casting...

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February 18, 2008

Director talks Jumper 2 and Valerie Plume

Doug Liman has been talking about his ideas for a sequel to Jumper (Filmstalker review) as well as what he has in store for the film Valerie Plume, the film starring Nicole Kidman which is about the CIA Agent that was outed by the U.S. Government when she spoke out...

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China bans horror for the Olympics

I don't understand this censorship lark, I don't believe that censoring really protects anyone or prevents anything, and I really don't believe that a group of officials know what is best for the majority - that sounds little like democracy and more like some more radical forms of governing. Speaking...

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Ending revealed for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?

Now the warning is up front, this could be a big spoiler for the ending of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, as the release of the Lego figures for the film brings with it a visual and written description of a few scenes at the end...

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Depp, Law and Farrell replace Ledger

It was so hard to believe that I didn't even think it was true, but Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell may well be joining Terry Gilliam's film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus to replace Heath Ledger. Now it is a great loss that Heath Ledger has passed away,...

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Smurfs the movie photos

I find it so hard to believe that the Smurfs film is still in development. In the age of cartoons such as Speed Racer, Dragonball Z and Avatar the Last Airbender, we're getting the Smurfs in 3D, perhaps hoping to win over a new crowd because it surely can't be...

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February 17, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 11th to 17th February

It's the end of another week at Filmstalker. If you've been too busy to keep up then read on for all the best bits of this week....

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Tropa De Elite wins Berlin Golden Bear

Surprisingly the film from Brazil, Tropa De Elite (The Elite Squad), which has raised so much controversy has taken the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. The controversial film that follows a squad of elite policemen in Brazil who fight armed gangs and drug dealers in the slums of...

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Grindhouse comes to the UK

The UK has already seen Death Proof (Filmstalker review) released but not the sister film Planet Terror hasn't, and the full film spectacular, Grindhouse, wasn't even going to get a breath of fresh air. Until now. Edgar Wright is going to present a special screening of the film in London's...

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine casting and picture

X-Men Origins: Wolverine has delivered some strong casting this week for the characters of Silver Fox and Stryker. Silver Fox is Kayla Silverfox, the lover of Wolverine and Styker is the young version of the character played by Brian Cox in the later X-Men films. There's also a first picture...

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Toshiba source reveals dropping HD-DVD

A source inside Toshiba has revealed that the company is preparing to drop HD-DVD and that the announcement could come next week. Of course you have to realise that with all the news just now about the big companies dropping HD-DVD from their shelves and going Blu-ray only, it wouldn't...

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Hellraiser remake gains new screenwriters

After one failed script, it seems that the remake of Hellraiser is getting another chance with the news that there are two new screenwriters on the case, and both of them have a strong background in horror. Hellraiser is a classic horror film from Clive Barker that sees a man...

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Indiana Jones trailer edited for guns and flags?

This isn't as strange as you'd think, more clever marketing responding to world events, but is it really necessary? It's been noticed that the trailer for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has been playing slightly differently in the International version from the U.S. version....

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February 16, 2008

School shooting film gets released

Some time ago a film called Dark Matter was made starring Meryl Streep , Aidan Quinn and Ye Liu, it was based on actual events and followed a Chinese student who turned extremely violent when his chances for a Novel Prize were ruined by school politics. Although the based on...

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Wal-Mart chooses Blu-ray

Another round goes to Blu-ray as Wal-Mart announces that by June, out of the high definition formats, it will only be carrying Blu-ray hardware and films, and therefore dropping HD-DVD from its product line. That has to mark another big blow for HD-DVD as rumours flood the Interflab through some...

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Writers strike over, Actors next?

Could the Screen Actors be the next Guild to go on strike following the Writers? Well I doubt it but big name actors such as George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep have been concerned enough to issue a full page press advert urging the Screen Actors...

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February 15, 2008

Terminator Salvation secret revealed?

Could the big twist that was being talked about by the Producers for Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins have been accidentally revealed? The twist that they said they couldn't reveal before could just have been. In an article about Arnold Schwarzenenger not returning to the series they accidentally give something...

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Melissa George joins Bermuda Triangle film

A while ago we heard that the director of Severance was to direct a film about the Bermuda triangle that would promise something a little more unusual. Today we hear that the excellent Melissa George has joined the film and will play a character who has multiple personalities and we...

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Landis directs Mad Magazine

John Landis is set to return, and he's bringing to life the biography of the creator of Mad Magazine and EC Comics, William M. Gaines, which we previously heard was in development. The film will be titled Ghoulishly Yours, William M. Gaines, and is being developed by Landis and the...

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NASCAR legend film

A film biography of the NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt is set to appear on screen. For those of you who don't know Earnhardt was one of the sports most famous and most successful drivers who was killed in an accident on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. The...

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Pacino fighting Bond?

I really find it hard to believe that Al Pacino is set to star in the next Bond film, the stupidly titled Quantum of Solace, but saying that Pacino's careerhasn't exactly been at the level of old has it? Still, it would be a major scoop for the Bond franchise,...

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Conan in court?

It seems that court battles holding up productions are becoming all the rage just now in Hollywood as we hear that another company is looking to recoup profits that it believes it was due. This time it's Conan the Barbarian, and the company is suing for profits not only from...

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Far Cry trailer online

I feel like writing "Boll's" before each article about his films, mainly because he's just so unique in his films that you almost think he should have his own genre. Not that I'm saying he's good, just that as a talent he's very unique and individual! Now his latest videogame...

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Mamet's Redbelt trailer online

David Mamet's film Redbelt has a trailer online, and it's looking rather interesting. The film stars quite an eclectic mix of actors, from the superb Chiwetel Ejiofor to Tim Allen and including other names such as Joe Mantegna and Emily Mortimer. The story is of a top martial arts fighter...

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The Happening U.S. trailer online

Now technically I'm not supposed to be talking about The Happening at all as a letter from Fox has told me not to mention anything related to The Green Effect script, but I'm going ahead anyway and I'm going to write about the new trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's The...

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February 14, 2008

Jumper

Film Four Stars
I was excited to see Jumper, I mean Doug Liman brought us The Bourne Identity and Mr and Mrs Smith, and with a cast of Hayden Christensen (who I was willing to give a chance), Jamie Bell, Samuel L. Jackson and Rachel Bilson, and an exciting story, everything seemed to...

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull HD trailer online

After getting an early start with the bootlegged version of the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull trailer right here on Filmstalker, the proper version has been released alongwith a high definition version. The trailer obviously looks much, much better and has far better quality, and yes...

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull bootlegged trailer online

The trailer for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is going to take a little while to appear online in all it's glory, but I have it right here for you to watch. Yes, it's a bootlegged copy, but it's a pretty good version and it really...

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Abu Ghraib film premiered

Errol Morris, who received an Oscar for the 2003 documentary The Fog of War, took two years to try and capture interviews with the soldiers involved in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal in order to make the documentary Standard Operating Procedure, a documentary which featured at the Berlin Film...

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Ninja Assassin is Wachowskis next film

I watched the trailer for Speed Racer before Jumper last night and it looks exciting and innovative in its style, so the news of the latest Wachowski film has me on an up, especially considering the title and the leading star. Rain is the Korean lead from I'm a Cyborg,...

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Madonna directs Filth and Wisdom

Some time ago we heard about Madonna wanting to direct a film and now she's actually done it, and it's been seen at the Berlin Film Festival. Filth and Wisdom follows three flatmates trying to find fame and happiness in a world where the two don't often meet....

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Bay says told you so on Blu-ray

Michael Bay has basically said “I told you so” on the matter of HD-DVD versus Blu-ray in the format war, and you have to say that he was right too. After threatening to walk away from the Transformers sequel if the first film wasn't released on Blu-ray, he came back...

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Star Trek delayed

Wow, so Star Trek is delayed. I don't see the big deal myself. Paramount has sat down and rejigged their schedule which means a number of films are delayed. Taken individually you could argue that there's an issue with the filming, but look at them altogether and it's pretty clear,...

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Pitch your horror film and see it made

There's a competition running online that allows you to pitch your idea for a horror film and allow readers to vote on it. Should it be successful you would be flown out to see it being made and gain a production credit. There's only one winner here, and the competition...

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Stalked: Director for Enron film, 9/11 documentary, Fanning sisters out

Robert Schwentke has been picked to direct the film Conspiracy of Fools, the dramatic film about the Enron disaster... The Fanning sisters, Dakota and Elle, have left the production of My Sister's Keeper by Nick Cassavetes... The documentary Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11 suggests that public money funded the terrorist...

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February 13, 2008

Murray leads big cast in Limits of Control

The Limits of Control is said to be Bill Murray's latest film, a film which will be from the staple partnership of Murray's with Jim Jarmusch. The film also boasts some stunning cameos, although I really do hope that they are a little more than that and this isn't a...

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Hallam Foe director for Kutcher sex comedy

David Mackenzie, the Scottish director behind the well received Hallam Foe, has been picked for his next film, and it's in Hollywood. Spread is a sex comedy starring Ashton Kutcher and Jennifer Jason Leigh. However Mackenzie says he won't be drawn into the Hollywood system as many directors are....

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Wes Craven returns with 25/8

Wes Craven has returned to our screens with remakes galore, and writing the screenplay for Pulse as well as writing and directing a Paris, je t'aime (Filmstalker review) segment, Red Eye and Cursed. However he's still not been hitting the highs of Elm Street. News came through yesterday though that...

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Kidman to play blown CIA Agent

Nicole Kidman is set to play the CIA Agent who's cover was blown, Valerie Plume, in a film of her memoirs Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House. However the director Doug Liman, who seems an unusual choice, reveals a little of his approach...

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Bettany to destroy mankind

Paul Bettany has picked up a rather interesting role in a very interesting film. He's set to play the archangel Michael as one of god's own angels whom have been sent by the big man himself to destroy humanity after he loses total faith in us all. Frankly I'm surprised...

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Stalked: Wrestler clip, Kung Fu Panda and CJ7 trailers

There's a clip from Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler already... A new trailer for Kung Fu Panda... The CJ7 trailer from Stephen Chow in high definition......

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Stigmata 2 with religious conspiracy?

The plot for the long announced Stigmata sequel, just called Stigmata 2 for now, has been leaked online by one of those unnamed sources. It certainly brings something new and interesting to the original story, but I'm not sure if it's losing the subtlety and unknown element of the first...

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Bay talks Transformers 2 script

Michael Bay has been gushing about the Transformers 2 script he's been writing, an early treatment full of character designs, etc that will be given to the writers to get going with. He's also revealed that he has no love for those "fanboys" on the internet, a term I hate,...

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Writer's strike is over

So what you might cry, especially if you are outside the U.S. and not affected by the television shows that are experiencing mid season breaks, or whatever it is that the that U.S. networks like to call their scheduling mess. Well it means that the slowdown of films being delivered...

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Worthington is lead in Terminator Salvation

James Cameron himself recommended to McG that he should cast one of his stars of his upcoming Avatar in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, and so he has, and as the lead character no less. Sam Worthington will play Marcus, the new focus of the film....

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Director found for Romero's Crazies

The Crazies is a cracking horror film from George A. Romero, but is pretty dated now, although the idea still heavily appeals. Just recently we heard that the remake was still on the cards, despite a lengthy quiet period, and today we hear that a director has been announced and...

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February 12, 2008

Star Wars films continue

There's going to be another Star Wars film it seems, despite George Lucas telling us enough was enough, and not only that he's changing the storyline yet again. Despite tainting the franchise with the prequels, he's set to bring the Clone Wars back to the big screen in glorious animation,...

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Zombie not directing Conan

An inside source from the production team behind the remake of Conan the Barbarian has spoken out and announced that Rob Zombie will not be directing the film, and they say it rather sternly too. I'm not sure if they are miffed at the rumour mill, or the thought of...

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Piranha remake in 3D

Alexandre Aja is remaking Piranha, and that was news enough for me. He has bags of style, and this film is a cracking horror film that could well do with a remake. However there's a hiccup in the idea that I think might be slightly worrying. They're going to make...

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Update: The Happening Script online

The screenplay for M. Night Shyamalan's film The Happening might well be online, or at least an early version might be. The script is entitled The Green Effect, which is an early title for the film, and it looks like it has been photocopied and then thrown online, so it...

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Coen's film with heroin addict messiah

The next film from the Coen Brothers is going to be A Serious Man, however they've just announced the project after that which will be a film based on the novel The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon. The story is a noir style whodunnit where the victim was a...

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The Perfect Sleep trailer impresses

I caught the trailer for The Perfect Sleep this morning and was suitably impressed. The film noir that appears to be lower budget but higher production values than we're used to seeing. Although it doesn't pack a Hollywood budget it does carry loads of style and attitude. After seeing the...

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Stalked: G.I. Joe cast change, Tomei as a stripper and Gershon as hooker

G.I. Joe cast change brings Christopher Eccleston... Marisa Tomei joins Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler... Gina Gershon joins a big cast for Love Ranch... Mads Mikkelsen in time travel film......

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Netflix and Best Buy go Blu-Ray

Both Netflix and Best Buy stores are dropping HD-DVD in favour of Blu-ray. Netflix is one of the biggest online film rental companies in the U.S. and Best Buy are one of the largest consumer electronic retailers, also in the U.S.. Together these moves are a staggering indication of the...

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Hobbit delayed in courts again?

Despite Peter Jackson and New Line settling their differences in court so that The Hobbit can finally continue, it seems that New Line and the story are not yet done in court, and Peter Jackson has nothing to do with it this time. The estate behind the creator of Lord...

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Watchmen faces law suit

Not only is The Hobbit being held up in court but it seems as though the production of Watchmen could also be stopped in court as 20th Century Fox raise a law suit against Warner Bros. over the rights to develop, produce and distribute a film based on the famous...

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Street Kings trailer online

The trailer for Street Kings, formerly known as The Night Watchmen, starring the great names of Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Keanu Reeves and a bunch of other talent, is now online. I've just watched it in high definition and it looks superbly powerful, and pretty dark, darker perhaps than Training...

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Uwe Boll's Tunnel Rats trailer online

There's a trailer for Uwe Boll's Tunnel Rats online, and I have to say that if you ignore the fact that the trailer is just a series of random clips from the film with no dramatical sense, and concentrate on the look and the voices, and it gives the impression...

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February 11, 2008

X-Files 2 werewolf photo faked?

Could the X-Files 2 production crew have faked or mislead the media with the recently leaked photo of someone dressed in a werewolf costume on set with Chris Carter? Well yes, and in fact I said that at the time, and here we are as the story begins to suggest...

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Brian Cox in Poe story

Brian Cox and Josh Lucas look set to star in a retelling of a classic Edgar Allan Poe tale but with a very modern twist. The story, as I wrote about back in October, would be based on The Tell-Tale Heart and sees a murderer hunted down by someone who...

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Two more Miller Spirit films?

Could there be two more The Spirit films in the future writing and directing career of Frank Miller? Well according to rumour his contract with Lionsgate suggests just that, because they have just signed him for a two sequel deal. That means they must be really keen on what he's...

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Writers Guild announce winners

The Writers Guild of America have announced the winners of their awards this year, despite the fact that there's no ceremony allowed. A short press conference revealed their winners which are all over the page....

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Wolverine casts young Stryker?

There's another rumour about the casting for the young Stryker in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine film, you know the younger version of the character that Brian Cox played in the second of the X-Men films we've seen. The rumoured actor looks a lot like Cox though, and would suit the...

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Edgar Ramirez in Escobar

Edgar Ramirez looks as though he could be close to being cast in the lead of Antoine Fuqua's Escobar, one of the films that will be made about the biographical film about Pablo Escobar, the notorious drug trafficker and gang leader. The film is based on the book Mi Hermano...

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Jane joins McTiernan's Run

John McTiernan is returning to the action thriller with a film that sounds pretty full on in the action department and one which will now star Thomas Jane who is most known for his roles as The Punisher and in The Mist. The film, called Run, basically sounds like a...

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Holocaust liner set for film

I never heard the second world war story of the German trans-Atlantic liner the St. Louis, but it does sound a tragic and very moving one which would make a great story on film. It tells of a liner that set off from Germany in 1939 filled with almost a...

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Holocaust silent march film

There's not one but two Holocaust films announced today, perhaps there are more but these are the two picked up by the press outlets today. This one is called March, or March of the Living, and will be an English language Brazilian documentary about a silent march in remembrance of...

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India's biggest special effects film

Shah Rukh Khan is producing a film that could have the country's most expensive film which will challenge the world's beliefs about the Bollywood film industry and showcase the Indian special effects and animation companies. The film will have a budget of US $25 million and is to be the...

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Shanghai blocked by Chinese government

It does look as though the Chinese authorities are trying to stop western films which could portray anything about their country in any bad light from entering their county as the film Shanghai is refused permission to film in the country. Instead it will head to Japan and recreate the...

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Stalked: Pfieffer, McAvoy, Page and Raimi, Common, Kurylenko

Michelle Pfeiffer is in negotiations to sign with Stephen Frears once again for a film called Cheri... James McAvoy is in discussions to star in a comedy thriller called Perrier's Bounty... Ellen Page is to star in Sam Raimi's next film Drag Me to Hell... Common is set to be...

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Closing Credits: Roy Scheider

Roy Scheider passed away this Sunday aged 75. He was great and iconic actor who had a number of very recognisable and memorable roles, the best being in Steven Spielberg's Jaws....

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BAFTA Winners announced

The winners of this years BAFTA's have been announced and there are some changes to the normal run of the awards ceremonies this year, but nothing too surprising I think, and perhaps this is a more balanced list than the rest we've been seeing. Atonement wasn't a big a winner...

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February 10, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 4th to 10 February

The weekly roundup is back covering the news,review and trailers of last week. Oh and there is also a competition to enter this week. Don't forget you can also suggest news stories for Filmstalker on Filmstalker readers....

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February 9, 2008

Jumper clip online

Jumper looks like it's going to be a lot of fun, and especially since it comes from Doug Liman, was co-written by David S. Goyer and stars Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell and Samuel L. Jackson. Now there's a clip online that shows just how much fun we're in for, and...

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Writers strike could be over Monday

A tentative agreement has been made between the Writers Guild of America and the major studios represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The deal will go forward to a representative sample of the writers in various meetings held today, and then onto the WGA will formally...

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Doctor Strange by Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro has revealed that he wants to bring Doctor Strange to the big screen in his own film, but that there are going to be a few changes from the character we'd expect to see. Although I don't know much about Doctor Strange, what I do know of...

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Luke Goss joins Tekken

Luke Goss has joined the cast of the Tekken film as Steve Fox. This is great news for Goss, although it's not as challenging for him as his other roles, it does get his face on screen much more than some of his previous bigger appearances. Tekken is the film...

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Old News: The Forbidden Kingdom trailer, Hilary Swank and Amelia Earhart

Sometimes I wonder if the Interflab is slowing down a little. Let me show you. December 22nd: The Forbidden Kingdom trailer online, the new one, in high definition. October 18th: Hilary Swank rumoured as Amelia Earhart December 10th: Hilary Swank confirms that she's playing Amelia Earhart January 31st: Mira Nair...

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February 8, 2008

WALL-E international trailer online

There's a new trailer online for WALL-E, the next Disney animated film. Initially the first teaser had hinted that there might be a little bit of darkness amongst this Disney animation, but seeing this new trailer I think we're looking at typical Disney cuteness. WALL-E tells the story of a...

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Fast and the Furious 4 cars revealed?

I'm not sure if this is authentic or not but images that are claimed to be the cars of Fast and the Furious 4 have appeared online, and Dom's (Vin Diesel) and Brian's (Paul Walker) cars are on display with Dom's sporting a superb paint job. There are a few...

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Mortal Kombat director speaks

The director of the next Mortal Kombat film, mink, yes it's a very strange name, has been talking about his vision for the next in the Mortal Kombat series and where he wants to take it. Just to fit in with the rest of Hollywood, this is going to be...

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Chaos Theory trailer online

Chaos Theory just came out from nowhere for me today, well that's not entirely true as back in December I wrote about Milo Ventimiglia joining the cast of the film. Then all we heard was that it was a film about a guy whose normally highly organised life is thrown...

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Zombie to direct Conan?

Rumour is out that Rob Zombie is in talks to direct the remake of Conan the Barbarian, and this is from the man who said he would never do remakes, and then remade Halloween. Seems like he's trying to break that rule again. However, and let's be fair here, this...

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Foreign remakes of Ghostbusters and Cellular

There are two foreign remakes of Hollywood films that have been announced, and while the remake of Cellular isn't that big a deal, since it wasn't a stellar film anyway, the remake of Ghostbusters is a bit more surprising. Cellular is heading for a Chinese remake while Ghostbusters is heading...

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Stalked: Lohan for Burton's Alice and Reynolds in British comedy

Lindsay Lohan wants the lead of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland while Burt Reynolds joins British comedy A Bunch of Amateurs....

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Stalked: Oldman, Slade, Thurman, Scorcese on Marley

Gary Oldman is negotiating to star in a supernatural thriller from David S. Goyer... David Slade will direct the spy interrogation thriller Unthinkable about terrorist interrogations and a nuclear bomb in the US... Uma Thurman will star in a children's film called Eloise in Paris... Martin Scorsese is to make...

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February 7, 2008

Russian President's private life in film

There's a new film coming out in Russia on DVD which looks at a fictional Russian President who is very similar to the current President, Vladimir Putin. Not only does it look this fictional President, but it looks into his private life, his marriage, and his relationship with his children,...

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Quantum of Solace behind the scenes

Marc Foster opens this behind the scenes featurette about Bond 22 aka Quantum of Solace - I still can't get over that very strange title. That aside the featurette also has Daniel Craig talking about the role as well as doing some stunts and rehearsing, and there's some good behind...

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Romero's Crazies remake still on?

Back in July 2006 we heard that the classic George A. Romero film The Crazies was getting remade and then everything went quiet. Now word is that there has been some trouble getting it off the ground, but that the production company are still tryiing to get it off the...

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Lady in the Water

Blu-ray Three Stars
M. Night Shyamalan was slated for this film and it was heavily criticised, something that I think is very unfair and comes from the unfair belief that his films are all about the twist, something that the marketing and media always pick up on, latch onto and just won't let...

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Stallone in another Bronson remake?

Not only is Sylvester Stallone remaking Death Wish, which he is writing and possibly directing, but there's word that he's starring in another Charles Bronson remake before that, The Mechanic. The film tells the story of a hitman who is training up a replacement so that he can retire. However...

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Reeves, Gyllenhaal, Arkin, Belluci in Private Lives of Pippa Lee

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee has just gained a big cast list, Keanu Reeves, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Alan Arkin and Monica Bellucci, and what's more it comes from the pen of one of the famous Miller family, the daughter of Arthur Miller, writer/director Rebecca Miller. However that's where the excitement...

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Fritz Lang remake starring Michael Douglas

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt is a remake of Frtiz Lang's classic film noir which is set to be directed by Peter Hyams and is already set to star Michael Douglas, Amber Tamblyn and Jesse Metcalfe. It's an interesting cast, and another slightly odd but very strong role for Michael Douglas...

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Stalked: Rockwell, Monaghan, Allen, Janssen, Panettiere, Strike deal

Sam Rockwell to star in film on the moon. Dominic Monaghan is to appear in a psychological thriller called Pet. Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood are set to star in Woody Allen's next film. Famke Janssen, Rip Torn and Terry Kinney will be leading Turn the River, a pool...

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February 6, 2008

Control

DVD Four Stars
Control is the story of Ian Curtis, the first lead singer of the hugely inspirational and successful group Joy Division, a man who not only carried an exceptional talent, but also his fair share of darkness and trouble. When I first heard about the story I really wasn't that interested,...

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Stalked: The Road, Murphy replaces Lohan, Affleck, Hudson and G.I. Joe

Guy Pearce and Kodi Smit-McPhee have joined The Road with a rumour of Robert Duvall walking on too. Brittany Murphy is rumoured to be replacing Lindsay Lohan in the dark comedy Poor Things. Casey Affleck is joining a period drama called The Kind One. Kate Hudson is joining Big Eyes...

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Indiana Jones IV will be about aliens?

There's so much disinformation about this film I'm really not sure what to think, but images on the Interflab for the past few days are revealing that some early rumours were right, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is about aliens. Well, it would seem the crystal...

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McG talks Terminator 4

McG is the director of the next Terminator film, like it or not, and he's been talking about the film and maybe giving us more mis-information about Terminator 4. He talks about his ideal casting for Terminator and hints who he would like to play the role, and he says...

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Grand Theft Auto: The movie?

It seems that Hollywood has been courting the idea of a Grand Theft Auto film for some time, although it never really got off the ground, and thankfully so I think. However a story the other day suggests that there were negotiations were almost complete to make a film of...

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Sex Death 101 trailer online

Well that certainly wasn't what I was expecting...or was it? I'm not really that sure what I was expecting, but the trailer for Sex Death 101 is online and it seems, well, it seems slightly odd. I've had to watch it again and I'm still not sure of it. Have...

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Wolf Boy to follow Wolf Man?

Not really, this is a much more serious and real world tale. The Weinstein Company has picked up the rights to a novel by Evan Kuhlman called Wolf Boy: A Novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). The story is of the youngest boy in the Wolf family who creates a comic book...

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February 5, 2008

Estevez writing and directing The Public

There seems to be two sides to Emilio Estevez. There's the young, quick witted actor pre-Bobby, and the superb writer/director post Bobby, and there's no stopping him. He's written a film called The Public and is set to direct it, and again it's a very socially aware story. The story...

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Joan Collins joins Wicker Man remake

Yes I know there's been a remake of that superb classic film The Wicker Man already, but there is another one on the way, and if you haven't been reading Filmstalker, it's written and directed by Robin Hardy, the director of the original. Now word is coming though about more...

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Spurlock's Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden trailer online in HD

The trailer for Morgan Spurlock's Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden has arrived online and it's even in high definition too. The film sees Morgan Spurlock trying to do what the entire American and British led UN forces have failed to do, find Osama Bin Laden. While we...

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Vacancy prequel?

I actually enjoyed Vacancy (Filmstalker review) and thought that it had something a little extra over other horror films. It had a sense of reality and a few different turns that you wouldn't normally expect. Now the word is that they're going to make a prequel and it'll head direct...

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Craven's Last House on the Left remake cast

Wes Craven has a number of films being remade at the moment, not just A Nightmare on Elm Street, and none of them really hold much hope for me personally. The Last House on the Left is an early Wes Craven film that hasn't had much press since the announcement...

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Win Family Guy: Blue Harvest on DVD

I've finally managed to arrange a Family Guy competition for you all to win copies of the Family Guy: Blue Harvest DVD, well for those of you in the UK at least. This is, if you don't already know, the most hilarious show on television remaking Star Wars in its...

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Old News: Englund directs, Taken trailer, my Mum

It's very quiet this morning, probably because I was doing so much last night, but I just wanted to say that the following two stories going round the Interflab are old news: Robert Englund directs Christopher Lee in Russian horror - 3rd October 2007 Taken trailer, which seems to be...

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February 4, 2008

The Happening teaser trailer online

I really didn't expect to see a teaser trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening so soon, but one has arrived and you can see it right here. The trailer shows the beginnings of the terrible day when people begin killing themselves and each other for apparently no reason, and...

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Jim Henson biographical film

The life and times of Jim Henson, the superb creator of the Muppets, is set to become a film with a surprising US $30 million budget. The story hopes to cover his life from his early teenage years when he became fascinated with television, through his vastly entertaining career which...

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Venom film in development

So Spider-Man 3 wasn't the strongest Spider-Man, or so thinks one of the villains who should have been the his one and only attacker, Venom. For it seems that he's set to get his own film. Rumours today are suggesting that Marvel is planning a stand alone film for the...

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Iron Man Super Bowl teaser

The next Super Bowl film teaser to hit the Internet is that of Iron Man, and it contains tons of new footage from the film and makes me even more excited for the film, if that's at all possible. I had seen the trailer just before Cloverfield (Filmstalker review) and...

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall red band trailer online

Okay, this isn't really red band, more pink band or some off-red colour, and the same thing goes for how funny Forgetting Sarah Marshall looks. If you imagine a funny scale as colour with red being extremely funny, then this could well be hitting somewhere just off-white. The film sees...

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Headey and Bean in plague film

Lena Headey, Sean Bean and Rupert Friend are set to star in Black Death, a film set in medieval times of the first mass outbreak of the bubonic plague in the UK. The film will follow a small group who are given the quest to hunt down a necromancer and...

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Stalked: Rob Lowe and Ken Watanabe

Rob Lowe is set to star alongside Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner in This Side of the Truth. Ken Watanabe is to join John Cusack and Gong Li in the period drama Shanghai from director Mikael Hafstrom....

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A new Freddy Krueger?

Just last week I wrote about the Nightmare on Elm Street remake, and then a few days later I wrote about the rumour that Robert Englund had been contacted about starring as Freddy Krueger in the remake. Well today there's another rumour that said Englund is definitely out of the...

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Wall-E Super Bowl teaser online

The Super Bowl teaser for the new Disney animation WALL-E has appeared online and although I can't see it from work it's available for you to catch a glimpse of right now. WALL-E is the story of a robot who is assigned to clean up duty, and this he does...

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Stallone signs for action films

Despite proclaiming that the Rambo and Rocky are both finished, it seems that Sylvester Stallone isn't. He's signed up for two more action films in a deal that will see him working again with the Rambo producers. There are little details on the deals themselves, but the news is that...

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Wolf Man director chosen

A director to replace the leaving Mark Romanek has finally been chosen, and it isn't any of the wild rumours that the Interflab has been going crazy over. Joe Johnston has been chosen as the new director, the man behind Hidalgo and Jurassic Park III....

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February 3, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 28th January to 3rd February

It has been another busy week on Filmstalker, so if you've missed anything this is the place to catch up. News,reviews and trailers from the last week are all here....

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The best death scenes

I was chatting with Louise (friend, reader and helper on Filmstalker) and we started discussing the best character deaths in film. Now I can't remember why we went on the topic, just that we ended up there and as soon as she mentioned it my mind was off and racing....

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Writers strike to end?

The long running strike by the Writers Guild of America could be close to an end. The three month long strike has brought production on well known TV shows and films to halt. It seems however that the WGA have been talking to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television...

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February 2, 2008

Cloverfield

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Technically this film hasn't actually received that much hype, instead it seems to have tapped into a swell of public interest which has done all the hyping and marketing that the film needs. Of course this mainly took place on the Internet, but it's managed all the same, and Cloverfield...

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Six Vantage Point clips

There are six clips online for the thriller Vantage Point which carries an all star cast and a superb storyline, and the clips just back up how strong this thriller is going to be. The film is about the attempted assassination of the President of the United States which is...

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Wanted Super Bowl teaser online

The teaser clip for Wanted shown during the Super Bowl adverts is now online, and it looks rather good, although it is a continuation of the previous trailer. The Super Bowl television spot shows us a little more of the action and of that bending bullets trick. There's still a...

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Prince Caspian Superb Bowl teaser online

The Super Bowl television teaser for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is now online, and it's not really that different from the footage we've seen before, nor is it that exciting. Sure it's showing set pieces and big battle scenes, but for me I feel like I'm missing something,...

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The Grand trailer online

There's a high definition trailer online for The Grand, the poker comedy co-written and directed by Zak Penn, the man who seems to write a lot of the major superhero films including X-Men, Fantastic Four and Hulk. The film is actually an improvisational comedy, so you wonder how much writing...

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Theron to play Hedy Lamarr

Charlize Theron is being tipped to play another real life person, and this time it's someone from Hollywood, old Hollywood to be exact. She's in talks to play Hedy Lamarr in the screen biography of the actress and inventor, yes I did say inventor, for her life is an incredibly...

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February 1, 2008

Bangkok Dangerous remake trailer online

A trailer has appeared for the remake of Bangkok Dangerous, that pretty strong film from the Pang Brothers that had some superb visuals in it. Now the remake is from those very same duo who made the first film but in Hollywood, so you would except a bigger budget, better...

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Woo's Red Cliff trailer appears online

Finally we get to see something of a trailer for John Woo's much anticipated Red Cliff, the story of one of the defining events during the Three Kingdoms period in ancient China. The production has been through some difficult times - just browse through the tags at the bottom of...

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Jumper trailers and clips

I've just been sent some clips for Jumper, the film from Doug Liman, adapted by David Goyer from the novel by Steven Gould (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), it tells the story of a boy who discovers that he can teleport himself anywhere in the world by just thinking about it. At...

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Be Kind Rewind trailer in multiple formats

I've been sent another trailer in multiple sizes and formats, and this one is the non-Michael Gondry, proper theatrical release trailer for Be Kind Rewind, the film starring Jack Black and Mos Def as incompetent video rental store owners. In the film their entire catalogue of videotapes gets erased and...

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Lars and the Real Girl Trailer trailer online

Lars and the Real Girl is a film that perhaps has the strangest premise of just about any film I've seen, but that said it's been getting a lot of praise indeed, and I've just been sent the trailer in multiple formats and sizes. The story follows a young man...

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Juno trailer and clips

Juno is going down an absolute storm with audiences, and I've just been sent the trailer in multiple formats and sizes, as well as a few extra clips. The film tells the story of a teenage girl who becomes pregnant and decides to give up the child before she's even...

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Horton Hears a Who! trailer

There are a lot of trailers I've been sent today, well actually over the last little while and I'm just trying to get them all posted. So here's the Horton Hears a Who! trailer, the next film adaptation of a Dr Suess story. This one is animated, and so I...

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The Other Boleyn Girl multiple trailers

In the first of many trailers this evening I have The Other Boleyn Girl trailer in various formats and sizes for your pleasure. This is the film starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson as the two Boleyn sisters vying for the hand of King Henry VIII played by Eric Bana....

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Greatest American Hero to start filming

I remember The Greatest American Hero on Saturday television over here in the UK and I loved it, what a superb story. Well a film version has been talked about for so long I didn't think that we'd ever see it made, but it looks filming is due to start,...

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Marvin Gaye biographical film gains Gandolfini

James Gandolfini is joining one of the films about the life of Marvin Gaye, this is the one starring Jesse L. Martin in the lead. We had heard that there were two films on the go back in May of 2006, and that was pretty much the last we heard,...

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National Treasure 3 and 4?

There's a rumour coming out that there may well be more National Treasure films on the way, two more in fact. It seems that not only have Disney been buying domain names for the two films, but there's a plot outline being banded around that just might be the next...

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Superhero Movie trailer

Well the trailer for the Superhero Movie has arrived online, that's the Scary Movie guys opening their joke book onto the topic of Superhero films, if you hadn't already guessed. The trailer doesn't look fantastic, but at the same time it doesn't look awful either. One thing I did notice...

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