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Filmstalker's Week 18th to 24th February

Newspapers.jpgHere 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.


The most important awards of the year have arrived, no not the Oscars, it's the Filmstalker Hotdog Awards. And unlike most awards you get to help decide the categories, nominees and winners.


Richard reviewed Shooting Dogs (Beyond the Gates), a film inspired by a real life incident during the Rwandan genocide.


Filmstalker is turning two! I hope that doesn't mean Richard will start throwing temper tantrums. It does however mean that you have the opportunity to write your own feature article for the site, and potentially win a prize.

The Family Guy competition is near to an end. Richard has decided to throw it open to you the reader to decide the winner. Read on to vote for your favourite entry.


There is a new trailer online for Roland Emmerich's epic 10,000 BC. This film certainly looks stunning, the animals in the trailer look especially realistic and threatening.

There was a brand new trailer for the Sex and the City movie but the powers that be took it down. Aww what a shame, I'm putting on a sad face right now. No really I am....

The Ruins has a new "R rated" trailer. Except it's not actually that bad, and the film looks like it might be quite good.


Following the death of Heath Ledger a trio of actors are set to finish his role in the film he was working on at the time. Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell are to join the cast of Terry Gilliam's, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

We may have gained a sneak insight to the ending for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. And it's all because of Lego...Beware spoilers.

Sylvester Stallone has held his hands up to two films he isn't that proud of. Hmm I'm sure there are more than that Sly. Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot for starters.

And the winner in the blue corner is...Blu-ray. Toshiba finally threw in the towel this week and admitted defeat to Blu-ray. The recent queue of studios and retailers siding with Blu-ray proved the end for HD-DVD.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may have a director on board in David Yates.

Katsuhiro Otomo is set to executive produce a live action remake of his graphics novel Akira. The six volume graphic novel will be made into two films.

James Cameron has been talking about the progress of Avatar. The new filming techniques he talks about sound very interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Steven Spielberg's film The Trial of the Chicago 7 is facing a delay, a possible strike is the most likely reason. Please not another one.



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