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November 29, 2008

The Italian Job deleted ending

Little did I realise that there was a deleted ending for The Italian Job, the original one with Michael Caine, but there was and it led the way for a sequel. Now Caine has revealed what that ending was and what it involved, and if you haven't seen the film...

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Van Damme turned down Stallone's The Expendables

It seems that Jean-Claude Van Damme had the chance to sign up to Sylvester Stallone's film The Expendables and even had Stallone on the phone to him personally offering him the role. However for some insane reason he turned it down and the result was the Filmstalker story of Dolph...

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November 28, 2008

Jackman talks Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has been talking about the X-Men spin off future of Wolverine and reveals that there's more than one film planned, in fact there may well be three, that is if the fans want them. He also reveals that if the fans do show their interest in the Wolverine...

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Three Men and a Baby sequel

I find it hard to believe the ideas that Hollywood has sometimes, particularly in the field of remakes and sequels, and the latest news today of two new films is perhaps the hardest to fathom. There's going to be a sequel to the films Three Men and a Baby and...

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Cattrall and Stone for Police Academy sequel

In a spectacular shock-horror news report just in, it seems that there's another Steve Guttenburg project that is in the early stages of an attempted revival. Not content with bringing the Three Men and a... films back to life, he's working on bringing back, now wait for it, Police Academy....

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November 27, 2008

Whedon to make new Buffy film?

As we all know, Hollywood likes fads, if one thing works we can expect to see loads like it. And now the hoopla around Twilight, might mean a reappearance for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Twilight does nothing for me, however Buffy used to. Is Whedon really into the idea of...

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Director on Hairspray 2

Other than the fact that a treatment was being worked on by John Waters, news on Hairspray 2 has been a bit thin. Now the director has given a small update on where the sequel is. Seems both the political happenings of the late 60's, and The Fab Four will...

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Mamma Mia!

DVD Three Stars
I don't think I'm a big musical fan, but then there's the fact that I know every line (just about) of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and love singing along, and in a way Mamma Mia! Isn't that far off from that, just a little less over the top, until...

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Watchmen legal case continues

It's actually worrying news from the Watchmen legal case, and in case you forgot what was happening here's the previous story, a quick summary is that 20th Century Fox are taking Warner Bros. to court and trying to stop their production of Watchmen. The worrying news today is not that...

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Worthington defends Terminator Salvation

While Josh Brolin may be talking openly about the potential of some of the projects he's been offered of late, such as the good Terminator Salvation script that turned “alright” in the words of Christian Bale, one of the stars of the film, Sam Worthington, has come out in defence...

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What Doesn't Kill You trailer online

The film What Doesn't Kill You comes from the actor, writer and director Brian Goodman, a man you'll recognised when you see his face, and a man who has lived through many of the events in the film, for he wrote it based on what happened in his own life....

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The Ugly Truth trailer online

On paper The Ugly Truth didn't really excite me, sure there's Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl taking the leads, and Robert Luketic is directing, but the story of a romantically challenged television producer being brought head to head with a chauvinistic presenter who offers his services in order to help...

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Dragonball trailer online

The trailer for the live action film version of Dragon Ball Z has arrived online. Simply called Dragonball it looks a lot better than I expected and even looks like an up-market Tekken/Streetfighter/Mortal Kombat film. Of course there's more to it than that, I hope. The film follows the young...

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November 26, 2008

Jackman playing Houdini

When I watched Death Defying Acts (Filmstalker review) I thought that there should have been a film just about Harry Houdini, and not the distractions that went with this one. There's no doubt that the persona that was Houdini and the acts that he performed would make for a great...

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Downey Jr on The Avengers

Not so long ago Robert Downey Jr confirmed that he would be in both Iron Man 2 and The Avengers. Good news for those of us hoping that The Avengers, would feature the actors crossing over from individual films. Downey Jr has been talking about The Avengers, and the main...

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Brolin on Terminator Salvation

Josh Brolin reveals a little inside knowledge on Terminator Salvation, revealing that he was offered a role and even considered joining and although he didn't and hasn't been involved in the production since, he has some interesting comments on the film. Not all seems to be as good as the...

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Duplicity trailer online in HD

I really loved the film Closer (Filmstalker review), the actors played off each other really well, and Clive Owen pumped out a great performance there, as did Julia Roberts. Well now they're back together in a film called Duplicity, a film from the writer and director of Michael Clayton, Tony...

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Bruce Wayne to die in next Batman?

It seems that Bruce Wayne may well be the next big superhero to be killed off, or rather the alter ego of a superhero to be killed off, and a new man will step up to stand behind the mask. While it seems that the era of Bruce Wayne as...

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Wanted game trailer online

I don't usually write about videogames based on films, and I'm not sure I should since this is all about film, but since it's a day filled with old and recycled news I thought I might throw something up about the trailer for the new videogame based on the film...

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November 25, 2008

Schrader leaves Hollywood

Paul Schrader has announced that he's leaving Hollywood, and revealed that his view of the independent film business in the U.S. is none too positive, in fact he says that it's barren and cold. So rather than struggle with it he's decided to head to Bollywood and make a film...

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Second new Star Trek trailer online in HD

It's been two weeks since the initial Star Trek trailer for J.J. Abrams film appeared online. Even as a non Star Trek fanatic I was impressed, we haven't had to wait to o long for an amended version either. A slightly different version is online with a nice twist at...

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Fincher's serial killing Chef

David Fincher directing Keanu Reeves, now there's a rumour and a half, and it appears to be a true rumour at that – by that I mean the rumour has been made public, not that it's turned out to be true, well not yet anyway. The only other piece of...

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Lundgren in Stallone's Expendables?

The word is that Dolph Lundgren could be starring in Sylvester Stallone's upcoming film The Expendables alongside his old foe, and currently signed Jason Statham and Jet Li. If that doesn't serve the death knoll for the Universal Soldier sequel then I don't know what will. This is a Quentin...

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Russell Brand on Pirates 4 rumour

One of the strangest rumours about Pirates of the Caribbean 4, was that Russell Brand could be joining the cast. He was rumoured to be playing Jack Sparrow's brother. Now someone has asked Brand himself about the rumour, and I still don't know if it's possible or not....

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McG Film-maker of the year!

Believe it or not McG is receiving the honour of being made Film-maker of the year, and that’s before we see anything of Terminator Salvation, the film which really could turn around people’s views of him. In Bejing on December the 11th, McG will receive the Kodak Filmmaker of the...

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Hulk sequel gets villain

It’s interesting that the Hulk re-imagining didn’t perform as well as the hype had led us to believe it would, a complete revist, just what the fans wanted, and created by fans themselves. There was even some friction gossip between Louis Leterrier, Edward Norton and the studio, with the talent...

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2:13 trailer online

2:13, which had the dreadful working title of 2wo THIR13N (my mate Dave will be driven mad by that) stars Teri Polo, Kevin Pollak and Dwight Yoakam, but is led by the lesser known talents of Mark Thompson and Mark Pellegrino. It's a serial killer film, but don't let that...

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Sleep Dealer trailer online

There's a new trailer for Alex Rivera's Sleep Dealer, a film which has won a few awards already and even seen Rivera nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is set in the future where borders are closed but people are connected through a...

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November 24, 2008

When is a remake something new?

I've been thinking a lot about remakes recently - haven't we all been forced to lately with release upon release of remake? - and lately, while writing about the remake of Akira and Oldboy, I wondered at what point does a remake become something different, does it begin to offer...

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Parker on Sex and the City sequel

Having proved a big hit this year, a sequel to the Sex and the City film has been talked about ever since. Kim Cattrall thinks they might be heading for filming in summer next year. Now Sarah Jessica Parker has given an update on how likely it is. She sounds...

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I Am Legend prequel now a sequel?

Last we heard I Am Legend was getting a prequel film. Not a surprise considering the ending to the first. But now rumour has it that the prequel idea has been dumped. Seems we could be seeing a sequel to I Am Legend instead. Confused? You're not the only one....

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Martyrs director on next horror

The next project for Martyrs director Pascal Laugier has been announced, and this one sounds like it has an interesting premise as well as the opportunity for much more horror and general scariness. I haven't yet seen Martyrs, but I'm told that it's dividing horror fans and really does appeal...

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Bridges Iron Man photography book

I already have one Jeff Bridges book of behind the scene photos, taken with his difficult to use but incredibly satisfying Widelux camera. Apparently the actor has been taking photos from behind the scenes of all his films since the 1980's, but there's only been one book released, and frankly...

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Chan in another Pacifier film

Jackie Chan once revealed that he wasn't a fan of the Rush Hour films saying that he originally didn't understand the humour or like the Americanised action sequences. However he did say that he grew to love them and ended up doing three films purely for the fans. So he's...

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Stalked: Vera Farmiga, Anand Tucker, Mila Kunis, The Spy Next Door

Vera Farmiga is Up in the Air. Anand Tucker is directing Leap Year. Mila Kunis has joined The Book of Eli. And The Spy Next Door has a few new cast members....

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November 23, 2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button new International trailer online

There's a new trailer online for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button online, the film from David Fincher that has everyone curious. Starring Brad Pitt as a man who was born old and is growing younger day by day, and Cate Blanchett as his lover, the film follows his life...

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Justin Theroux on Iron Man 2

Justin Theroux, the script writer for Iron Man 2 has given a bit of an update on where the film is. He also talks about how the cast change, with Don Cheadle coming in. And how this affects the script he is working on. Turns out he's carrying on regardless...

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November 22, 2008

Closed: Win Natalie Portman's Free Zone on DVD

Free Zone is the first Israeli film which has been filmed in an Arab country and stars the Israeli born but Hollywood living Natalie Portman in the Amos Gitai directed film which follows three women on a journey from Israel to Jordan. I have three copies of Free Zone to...

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November 21, 2008

Earth trailer online

A while ago we heard about Disney making a nature documentary film. They have teamed up with The Discovery Channel and the BBC to make Earth, a film which includes great footage of all kinds of animals. They have added in a fictitious tale about various animals that are featured....

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Tesco Digital film download service

Other Four Stars
Way back I remember writing about Tesco looking into creating an online film download service, and just the other week it went live. They've been running an online music download service for some time, and it's doing rather well from all accounts, and the next logical step was to move...

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Brolin says Jonah Hex is a joke

Brolin has been talking about the film he's been rumoured to be attached to, Jonah Hex, and from what he's saying he either doesn't think he's going to be in the film, doesn't want to be chosen for it, or he doesn't believe it's going to be made, for he's...

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Bourne franchise to continue

Not just with one more film either, it seems that Universal are securing the future of Bourne to make more and more and more Bourne films until we're so dizzy and confused we'll throw up. The announcement has come today that Universal have bought the rights to the Bourne character...

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Spielberg's Oldboy not a remake

Oh we hear this a lot, we really do, but apparently Oldboy will not be a remake. Really, and right from the lips of Will Smith who's on board with Steven Spielberg for the film. Instead it appears that the film will be taken directly from the original source manga...

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McConaughey not Magnum P.I.

A little while ago we heard the rumour that Matthew McConaughey was going to be, along with Captain America, Magnum P.I., well that seems to be debunked now, along with the idea that we're going to see a Magnum P.I. Film. In fact the way the producer Brian Grazer is...

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Pine talks sexy Star Trek

We have a couple of stars saying the wrong thing about the respective films that they are appearing in today, and here's Chris Pine talking about Star Trek and putting a little bit of an inadvertent damper on the whole event. He's really selling this to current fans with his...

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The Wrestler trailer surprises

I have to admit I've been rather sceptical about The Wrestler, although on paper it has an interesting set of ingredients, Darren Aronofsky, Mickey Rourke, Evan Rachel Wood and Marisa Tomei, but the idea of a has been wrestler making one last attempt at a comeback wasn't really grabbing me....

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A Bunch of Amateurs trailer online

The trailer for the new Burt Reynolds comedy has arrived online, yes Burt Reynolds comedy. No, don't hit the next button just yet, listen to what I have to say. There are some funny moments and it's rather self depreciating too, something that really does work in comedy with a...

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Astro Boy teaser trailer online

Astro Boy has a teaser. The iconic character from Japan during the 1950's who also appeared on television in the 1960's, has arrived in the modern day with Hollywood CGI, and this short teaser suggests drama and action. Of course that's a tiny glimpse of the film itself, but it's...

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs trailer online

I love how the Ice Age trailers keep a theme going, and although the films themselves aren't fighting for the top spot in CGI, they keep the heart of the films continuing. The trailer for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs isn't that different, and carries on that theme wonderfully....

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Stalked: Captain Marvel, Wolfman, Linda Trest, Timothy Olyphant

Captain Marvel has a director. Wolfman isn't coming until Autumn next year. Brad Pitt is getting involved with a fake FBI agent. And Timothy Olyphant is stuck with The Crazies....

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November 20, 2008

Killer Inside Me director swaps

Not only has the director been swapped again for the big screen adaptation of The Killer Inside Me from Jim Thompson's novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), which I enjoyed reading, but there's a new name associated with the casting, and I think it's a better choice for the lead than Casey...

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Mum & Dad horror trailer online

Mum & Dad, the British horror from writer and director Steven Sheil, has arrived online and it's looking pretty unnerving. While it doesn't give away too much story or much horror, it does certainly make you feel very uncomfortable and give you the feeling that some seriously bad things are...

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Izzard making Riches film

Good television shows get cancelled in the U.S., that's just the way it happens, in fact that seems to be the norm rather than the exception. There's a good television show that starts up, gets some crazy scheduling thing going on (like mid season breaks and simple day and time...

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Brooks talks World War Z

Max Brooks, the man who wrote the book World War Z, has been talking about the treatment that it has received in Hollywood, and he sounds more than positive, in fact he sounds utterly excited. While we may have some reservations about what Marc Forster will do with the film,...

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Hex loses directors

Both Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have left the film Jonah Hex, according to reports, and although they've written the script they've left the production and the studio are racing ahead with finding a new director. You might be forgiven for thinking that if they're racing ahead trying to find...

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Night at the Museum 3?

Yes it looks like there could be a third Night at the Museum, and although there's all no comments at the moment, there's enough there to show willingness from all those concerned to repeat the story again in a different museum – this could go on for as many famous...

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Coraline trailer online

The full trailer for Coraline, the animated film adapted from Neil Gaiman's book and directed by Henry Selick, the man responsible for The Nightmare Before Christmas, has arrived on screen, and it's looking both dark and fun. The story follows Coraline as she is forced to move to a new...

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Stalked: 50 Cent Dead Man Running, Sammo War Monkeys, Perez and Hall colouring books, Red Sonja plot

The plot for the new Red Sonja film has been revealed, and it is back to the beginning... Casting has been announced for The Hero of Color City - the spelling pains me... Sammo Hung joins a film about military monkeys... 50 Cent sets a Dead Man Running in London.......

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Stalked: Malkovich on migrants, Susco's High School, William Tell, Schwentke's Venus, Gearhead, Days Before, Proposition 9

John Malkovich is making a documentary on child illegal immigrants... Aliens are invading one day at a time, but in reverse... Ironbow: The Legend of William Tell... Robert Schwentke is directing a serial killer hunter story set in post World War II... Gearhead sees humans fight superheroes and is to...

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November 19, 2008

McG talks Arnie in Terminator Salvation

McG has been talking about Terminator Salvation and revealing tiny little hints at some of the rumours that have been going round. While most of them refer to past rumours and things that have already been cleared up, there's one that is highly interesting. He talks about the plans for...

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Oldboy Hollywood remake update

Two notes of interest have appeared today in the media regarding the Hollywood remake of Oldboy, and both are managing to keep me in a state of shock and confusion. The first is that it would seem confirmed that Steven Spielberg and Will Smith are developing the Hollywood remake of...

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The Host remake gains director

Joon-Ho Bong's excellent The Host (Gwoemul) (Filmstalker review) is being remade by Hollywood, in case you've forgotten, and he's more than happy for them to do it, he's just not getting involved. Well we finally hear who on the other side of the world is helming the film and it's...

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X-Men franchise continues

However, there's a big flip side to the story, we won't be seeing the old cast return, although it'll be hard to do without the famous lead mutants of Professor Xavier and Magneto going head to head and providing the good and bad pillars for the story. First Class, which...

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Captain America gains writers

...and the rest of the world shrugs its shoulders. I'm really curious to see just how well a Captain America film is going to play outside of America, especially in the current political climate. Well, to be fair things are easing off and the future looks brighter (despite impending financial...

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Nothing But the Truth trailer online

The trailer for Nothing But the Truth has appeared online, it's the film that tells the story of Valerie Plame, the wife of a U.S. Ambassador who is revealed as a CIA agent, the reporter Judith Miller who broke her story, and the web of lies and deceit that lay...

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The Broken (The Brøken) trailer online

The trailer for The Broken (The Brøken) is online, the film written and directed by Sean Elliis about a woman who sees herself drive past in her own car and soon begins to witness her entire world slipping away from underneath her. The trailer has arrived online, well two in...

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November 18, 2008

Director talks King of Kong remake/sequel

Seth Gordon, the director of the excellent The King of Kong (Filmstalker review), has been talking about the remake, and not only remake but it's a fictional remake. Yes, I don't get that either and I think it'll lose a lot of what attracted us to the original. There's also...

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Tremors sequel?

Well I never realised that there were so many sequels to Tremors, four in fact. Well there could well be another one on the way, and judging by franchise remakes of late, there's a slim chance that it might just get something more than the straight to DVD treatment the...

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Murphy on third Nutty Professor!

Nutty Professor? Bleeding lunatic if you ask me. What is Eddie Murphy thinking even considering this film? It's obvious that he's in it for the money and not for making good films any more. However there is a chance that he might come good. Murphy hasn't signed up as yet,...

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Wallace and Gromit miss the Oscars

No, it's not the latest Wallace and Gromit film, that's actually called A Matter of Loaf and Death, a cracking title Gromit, it's actually news that the latest film from Nick Park featuring the well loved characters, isn't going to make it to the Oscars in time. What's more surprising...

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Shine a Light

Blu-ray Four Stars
I'm not a big Rolling Stones fan, and if I'm to be honest the most exposure I've had is through the covers and advertisements that use their song, and playing a couple of their hits on the guitar in the past. So there were only two things that were getting...

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Quantum of Solace running for Editing Oscar?!

Yes, believe it or not (I'm walking on air) Quantum of Solace (Filmstalker review) is genuinely pitching itself for the Oscar for Best Editing. Perhaps they think they can film the advert, then cut straight to putting the Oscar on their mantelpiece in a few seconds, after all that would...

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Carpenter directing gangster film

It seems that John Carpenter is to direct a film that is being described as Unforgiven as a gangster film, and this is according to one of the writers behind the project. It's even up on IMDB, so it must be true. The two writers on the film, called The...

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Schumacher's Inland Saints makeover

I find this rather amusing, and it's one of the ways that Hollywood and the creative writing process works, but usually when new writers come on board a project they rework the script and come up with something a bit different, and that's what the studio is looking for. In...

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Twilight clones appear

No I'm not talking about the fans of Twilight, I'm talking about the arrival of a new vampire franchise that looks set to kick off, one that is based on nine novels which are described as “young adult” novels and bear an almost uncanny resemblance to Harry Potter except that...

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November 17, 2008

New trailer for Red online

There's a new trailer online for Red, and it gives away far too much, but not quite as much as the last trailer we saw did. I'm confused, I loved Red (Filmstalker review), but I'm really unsure of how the film is being marketed. I would have thought that they...

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Race to Witch Mountain trailer online

The first trailer has arrived online for the remake of Race to Witch Mountain, the one starring Dwayne Johnson (Rock), Carla Gugino and the superb Ciarán Hinds. When I first heard about this I thought that it was going to be another half baked attempt at a remake, a quick...

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Star Trek trailer in HD

Now we get the chance to see the new Star Trek trailer in high definition, and it clears up a lot of questions that the first trailer raised. It clears up a few as well and shows us some interesting dynamics between the characters. I'm curious though, are the big...

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Roth directing Inglourious Basterds

It seems that Eli Roth has taken over directing duties for Inglourious Basterds from Quentin Tarantino. Okay, calm down, it's only for a short film within the film and not the entire film. Roth is apparently directing a Nazi propaganda film that will be showing within Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds....

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New Watchmen footage online

There's some new footage online from the set of the Watchmen, including a few shot to comic book panel comparisons and some words from the director and stars behind the film. There's not a lot to be revealed here, even with some new footage, it's really the reveal of the...

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Filmstalker on the Cinema Blend podcast

Rafe over at Cinema Blend has been trying to get me on the podcast their for ages and I've just never made it because of real life. This weekend I did though, and it was a lot of fun, even if I was nervous as anything! You can hear the...

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Stalked: xXx, Robotech and Champions get writers

A number of films have gained writers and have broken announcements today, and some of them are rather big. There's xXx: The Return of Xander Cage which sees the return of Rob Cohen and Vin Diesel, the big screen version of Robotech have gained some interesting writers, and The Champions...

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Stalked: Guillermo del Toro, Aaron Eckhart

Guillermo del Toro is doing Pinocchio. And Aaron Eckhart will fight aliens in Los Angeles....

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November 16, 2008

Quantum of Solace

Film Two Stars
Well it took me a while to go and see the new James Bond film, and that wasn't just down to illness, I was slightly sceptical of how good Quantum of Solace was going to be after hearing some pre-release reviews. However I do love James Bond, and I have...

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November 15, 2008

Star Trek trailer online

The trailer for Ster Trek is online now, and it's looking unbelievable stunning. Okay the picture is pretty bad because it's been bootlegged, but this is going to be one hell of a ride. At first I was confused and thought that this was one of the usual trailer fakes,...

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Reeves talks Let The Right One In remake

Matt Reeves has been talking about his remake of Let The Right One in. The director of the original wasn't best pleased with the announcement of the remake. Now Reeves has explained his take on the story, and a few of the things he plans to change....

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November 14, 2008

Another trailer for The Spirit online

The trailers just keep coming today, this time with a new trailer for The Spirit from Frank Miller's first full directing job. The Spirit is the story of a murdered cop reincarnated who sets out to free his city from the hoodlums that are trying to devour it, among them...

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New Revolutionary Road trailer online

There's another trailer online for the Sam Mendes directed film Revolutionary Road, adapted from the novel by Richard Yates (Amazon UK / Amazon US) and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. This trailer looks quite a bit different from the previous, and we see what starts out as an idyllic...

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Prince of Persia set footage

The first footage of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has arrived online, and while most of it is serious backstage and green screen footage, there's still some interesting moments. Jake Gyllenhaal has been interviewed, in a fashion, on the set of Prince of Persia and at the same...

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New Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer

Yet another new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer is online. You would think it was due out his month, except that it was originally. I wonder if we'll see new trailers come the actual release date in the summer, doubt it. Head inside for a look at the...

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Dolph Lundgren on Universal Soldier III

Just last week Jean-Claude Van Damme was talking about Universal Soldier III. Van Damme had said that he would only be filming for 10 days. And also that Dolph Lundgren may not be back, as the studio thought it didn't have value. Well now Dolph Lundgren has spoken, and he...

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Eastwood directing supernatural thriller

Clint Eastwood is in talks to direct a film called Hereafter, which by all accounts is a supernatural thriller. What's more the film is for DreamWorks. The word is also that the story is in the same mould as The Sixth Sense, whether that means twist plot, supernatural thriller with...

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John Woo's Red Cliff trailer online

There's a trailer online for John Woo's Red Cliff and it looks amazing, really. The visuals are wonderfully rich and every shot looks epic, even with just a single character on screen. There's been a lot said about John Woo's Red Cliff, and some of it confusing and perhaps overly...

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Stalked: Wiseman's Motorcade, Siller's Chicago 7, Cowboys and Aliens, Real Steel, 39 Clues, Button Man

DreamWorks has been talking about its upcoming slate and has revealed a few titbits about some upcoming films. We've heard about Clint Eastwood directing the supernatural thriller already, but there's also news on The Trial of the Chicago 7, Len Wiseman's next film, and a few more. There's even mention...

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New Watchmen trailer online

There's a new Watchmen trailer online that concentrates more on the story than anything, building on the main theme that costumed superheroes are being murdered for some bigger, more scheming plan. I really like this trailer. Some are complaining about the musical choices, some about the portrayal of the characters...

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Stalked: Matthew McConaughey, Meryl Streep, Marc Foster, Francis Lawrence

Matthew McConaughey is in The Grackle. Meryl Streep is starring with a cat. Marc Foster is directing World War Z. And Francis Lawrence is tackling prison riots....

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November 13, 2008

Ratner not on Conan yet

It has been about a week, since Brett Ratner was supposed to have chosen Conan as his next project. But it seems it is a little premature to say that he will definitely be directing. Ratner is not best pleased with the person who released the news early. This may...

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2012 teaser disaster online

Wow, how unimpressive is the 2012 trailer? Let me tell you, hugely. The opening shot made me think of 10,000 BC for a moment, then the rest of the shot I was thinking The Day After Tomorrow and wondering why it was happening, and was this the fable of the...

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Resident Evil: Degeneration opening eleven minutes online

The first eleven minutes of Resident Evil: Degeneration is online, and for the most part I'm actually impressed. The characters move well, there's plenty going on, the camera moves well, there are some good shots, great effects, the story plays out well and the whole scene with the plane is...

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Russell Brand to play Jesus?!

Some may think that the man already is Jesus, however I do not. Comedian yes, character from the Bible, no. However the rumour has been started that Russell Brand is in talks to play the lead in a remake of Jesus Christ Superstar. Right now it's all down to unnamed...

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November 12, 2008

Crossing Over trailer online

The trailer for Crossing Over has arrived, a film that features Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Sean Penn, Jim Sturges, Cliff Curtis, Ashley Judd, Alice Braga and Alice Eve, in a film about illegal immigration into America and what it means for people to want to find a home in the...

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The Day the Earth Stood Still new trailer online

There's a new trailer for The Day the Earth Stood Still remake online, and while it's billed as the International trailer, there's actually a lot more to it that's different than the previous ones we've seen. A bit more focus on the story line, and an interesting twist to the...

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The Guitar red band trailer online

The Guitar is a film that didn't really catch my eye until I realised who the lead was, Saffron Burrows. She's an interesting actress, and one that is rather pleasing on the eye. Then I read the plot, of a woman who is told she has months to live and...

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The Betrayal - Nerakhoon trailer online

The trailer for The Betrayal - Nerakhoon is online and right here for you to see, and it looks an incredibly powerful and heartfelt story. It tells the story of a family who are forced to emigrate to the U.S. from Laos because of the Vietnam War and the fact...

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Del Toro update on The Hobbit

One of the busiest men in Hollywood, Guillermo del Toro, is currently writing both Hobbit films. He has given an update on where they are. He talks about when they will start the casting process, and also what creatures we can expect to see....

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Luhrmann's Australia unfinished, ending contested

Baz Luhrmann has revealed that despite a week to go before the film is to première, he hasn't yet finished it and that after speaking at a film benefit he was honoured at, he would be heading back to the mixing desk to get on with it. What's more he...

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Ridley Scott is directing Monopoly

Come on, is anyone really surprised? Well the film sites are apparently, even though it was June 2007 that we heard about the Monopoly project and August 2008 that Ridley Scott confirmed that he was working on developing the film, and then he was rather enthusiastic about it. So is...

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Pegg reveals Paul storyline

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have been keeping the storyline for their next film pretty much under wraps, until now. We had heard that it would be a road movie, a bit geeky, and that's about all we heard. Now he's revealed what the plot is and it sounds a...

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Clips 'n' Pics: Star Trek Enterprise revealed, Watchmen character posters

The past few days have seen the release of some images from two major films that aren't that exciting, but are worth of a quick peek. Those are the new Watchmen posters which show each character in a bit more detail, and the first sighting of the Star Trek Enterprise...

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Stalked: James Caviezel, Samuel L Jackson, Sam Worthington, Martin Campbell, Mark Strong

James Caviezel and Samuel L Jackson are starring in Blown. Sam Worthington is in Debt. Martin Campbell is directing Nagasaki Deadline. And Mark Strong will be playing Guy of Gisborne in Nottingham....

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November 11, 2008

Quantum of Solace missing ending scene

It appears that the closing scene in Quantum of Solace has been cut, and the ending that some of us have seen and some are about to see is not the actual ending of the film as per the director Marc Foster. Now there are a couple of little spoilers...

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Trainspotting sequel update

It has been over a year since we heard any news on a Trainspotting sequel. Danny Boyle had said he had the rights to make the film, and was waiting for the actors to age. Boyle now sounds optimistic that it could happen, based on a new DVD release of...

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Stalked: Russell Crowe, August: Osage County, Emma Thompson, America Ferrera

Russell Crowe may replace Heath Ledger in Dirt Music. The play, August: Osage County, is to be made into a film. Emma Thompson has chosen Nanny McPhee over Harry Potter. And America Ferrera will star in American Tragic....

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Leonardo DiCaprio on Akira

Leonardo DiCaprio's production company is working on live action adaptations of Akira and Ninja Scroll. We recently posted a script review of the new version of Akira. And now DiCaprio has given us a small update on where Akira is. And has also answered the question as to whether he...

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Lethal Weapon 5 still possible

The last we heard on Lethal Weapon 5, Mel Gibson had turned down a script. And Richard Donner, said that he thought Gibson might not do another film without him. He seemed to think that was the end to any talk of another Lethal Weapon film. But now producer Joel...

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X-Men Origins: Magneto plot revealed

While we're all awaiting an official trailer for and the release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men Origins: Magneto is on hold, as are all X-Men projects and Fantastic Four films. However that hasn't stopped the studio releasing a little titbit for the X-Men Origins: Magneto film. One of the surprises...

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The Alphabet Killer trailer returns

I wrote about The Alphabet Killer back in May 2007, first to say that Eliza Dushku was in the film, and then to post the teaser from the film, a teaser which was removed and never seen from again. Until now. Now there's a bigger and better trailer for the...

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Karate Kid remake on

The remake of The Karate Kid is on according to reports, and the star will be the ten year old Jaden Smith, son of Will Smith. It was back in September 2007 that we heard about a possible remake of The Karate Kid with the Smith's involved, and that was...

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Stalked: Transporter 3 and Valkyrie featurettes online

There are two interesting featurettes online showing some behind the scenes footage and some of the stars and crew talking about both films. I have to say that the Transporter 3 featurette is a bit of a con, it's more just footage than anything else, after all the running time...

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November 10, 2008

Craig as William the Conqueror

There's a rumour going around that Daniel Craig is in negotiations to play William the Conqueror, the British King who's well known for the date 1066 and the Battle of Hastings. According to more gossip prone sources, there's a film coming that will follow the King's life to the point...

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Snyder discusses Watchmen ending and DVD

Zack Snyder has been talking about Watchmen in some detail. He's been talking about the multiple DVD releases, the running time, the rather interesting soundtrack, and above all he's addressed the current rant that's spreading around the interflab, the ending of the film. Now do be warned that the ending...

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Death at a Funeral remake already!

Hollywood is set to remake a British comedy from 2007, a film directed by Frank Oz, and it's set to be transplanted to the U.S. and will star Chris Rock who will also co-write the script. It's a strange choice, especially as it will be adapted and transplanted to an...

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Ramírez as Carlos the Jackal

Édgar Ramírez is set to star as the terrorist known as Ilich Ramírez Sánchez who became known as Carlos the Jackal after a copy of the Fredrick Forsyth novel The Day of the Jackal was found amongst his belongings. The film, Ilich: Story of Carlos, will look at the man's...

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Wonder Woman director found?

Continuing on the Wonder Woman rumours it seems that there's a very big rumour out there suggesting that the director for the Wonder Woman film has been found, and although it might be a little surprising, considering a few films on his slate, and one he's working on right now,...

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Captain America gets director

Yes it's true, a Captain America film is going ahead and the news today is that there's a director assigned, and he's a pretty good director too. Of course there's a long road to travel because there's no script, and no writer, and we've seen a film in this stage...

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Stalked: Philip Noyce, Marco Polo, Midnight's Children

Philip Noyce is Above Suspicion. Sergei Bodrov is making a Marco Polo film. And Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children is being made into a film....

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November 9, 2008

Beyonce wants to be Wonder Woman

The Wonder Woman film has been going no where fast for a while now. There was a time when a lot of names where being mentioned with the role, but it's all gone quiet. Now one of the most famous women in the world has stated that she wants to...

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November 8, 2008

Brolin not Jonah Hex yet

Only last month it was rumoured that Josh Brolin was the man who will play Jonah Hex. It was even said that he had agreed to play the role, that the deal was done. But it looks like it may have been a bit premature. The man himself says that...

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Terminator Salvation's silly terminators

Up until today I was thinking that Terminator Salvation was going to turn out okay. Everything I'd seen and heard about the film was making me think that McG was going to turn it around and we might just get a Terminator film as strong as the first. However that...

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McG talks Terminator Salvation

McG has been talking about Terminator Salvation, and he's revealed some interesting new facts and created some new rumours too. He reveals something knew about the storyline, and in particular how John Connor is perceived in Terminator Salvation....

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Update: Terminator Salvation featurette online

We have a Terminator Salvation featurette for you to watch. As well as concept art, it also includes some early film footage. You can even get a glimpse at a couple of the new/old Terminators. I'm looking forward to this one more and more. Head inside for a look at...

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Akira remake script reviewed

I have to say I'm against remakes, unless they do something clever and bring us something new, and the thought of remaking cult films which have such a big audience already hurts even more, so the idea of a remake of the cult animé Akira seems crazy, but it's happening...

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Stalked: Brett Ratner, Nicole Kidman, Casey Affleck, Chris Rock

Brett Ratner is confirmed on Conan. Nicole Kidman is to produce and star in The Danish Girl. Casey Affleck and Jessica Alba are teaming up. And Chris Rock is remaking Death at a Funeral....

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November 7, 2008

Final Bolt trailer online

A final trailer for Bolt is online. John Travolta voices the main character, a dog who thinks he has special powers. There is also the usual compliment of supporting characters. This trailer looks fairly funny. Another one that will be a hit with the kids, and a few adults. The...

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Up trailer online

A trailer for Pixar's Up is now online. The film will be released next summer, just in time for school holidays. Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger and Edward Asner provide some of the voices. The trailer sets the premise for what happens in the film. And as you'd expect looks amazing....

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Stalked: Marc Foster, Milla Jovovich, Gods and Titans

Marc Foster is directing Die Bad. Milla Jovovich is going to Keep Coming Back. And War of the Gods and Clash of the Titans have started casting....

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Sherlock Holmes story details online

Details of the Guy Ritchie directed Sherlock Holmes have arrived online and they look like they're capturing the character and pitching him against a great villain. There are some changes from the television and film version we've come to know, but the write up of the opening tells us a...

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White directs The Losers

The Losers is an excellent comic book series telling the story of a covert team who are employed by the CIA to handle very dangerous and very secret missions. One day the CIA abandon them and set them up to die. They don't, and they come back searching for the...

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Pink Panther 2 trailer online

Oh sweet lord, I thought that the Pink Panther remake was bad until I saw this effort at the bad accent of Inspecter Clouseau from a rapidly falling apart Steve Martin, this is terrible and an affront even to remakes. Then there's the fact that Jean Reno, Andy Garcia and...

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Oldboy remake by Spielberg and Smith?

This beggars belief. The idea that Steven Spielberg and Will Smith will be attempting a remake of the Korean film that no one thinks can be remade in Hollywood, Oldboy, seems almost insane, but that's the news coming out today. Previously it was Justin Lin that was the one trying...

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November 6, 2008

Dante 01

DVD Three Stars
This film caught me totally by surprise, and I love it when films do that. I'd heard nothing of it beforehand, and seen no footage at all, so it was a total surprise seeing Lambert Wilson and Dominique Pinon appear in this science fiction film which had shades of Event...

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Final Yes Man trailer

A final trailer has arrived for Jim Carrey's Yes Man. This time he plays a man who usually says no to everything. And then decides to say yes to everything. The more I watch it the more it looks like his comedies of old. Not sure if that's a good...

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Sex and the City sequel talk

Kim Cattrall, the gorgeous and very alluring actress best known for her role in Sex and the City has been talking about the possibility of a sequel to the film retread of the hugely popular series, and she makes it sound as though it's more than a possibility. There have...

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Abba star says no Mamma Mia! Sequel

Benny Andersson has said that there is no discussion of a Mamma Mia! Sequel although the studio would love one. I find that rather surprising, Hollywood are usually so keen to enter into franchises off of successful films, why not with musicals? Especially the Abba based one?...

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Closing Credits: Michael Crichton

The author Michael Crichton has passed away aged sixty-six after a long battle with cancer. Crichton is most famous for being a world best selling author, but many of his novels have made it to the big screen, with severe variance in success, yet his novels were his real talent....

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Downey Jr on Iron Man recasting

Since Terrence Howard's role in Iron Man 2 was recast with Don Cheadle, we haven't heard anything from people involved in the film. Just the usual rumours about money, and difficult behaviour. Now Robert Downey Jr has commented on the switch. But unsurprisingly he is being very diplomatic about it...

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Van Damme joins failing Universal Soldier III

For me there were two reasons that a Universal Soldier III film would be exciting, one was Jean-Claude Van Damme and the other Dolph Lundgren, oh yes budget and script were important too, but those two actors were key for me. News has come in today that wrecks the idea...

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Stallone, Statham and Li in Expendables

There's a new action film coming to the big screen, which shouldn't be a surprise to you all but the casting list will be. We're heard that Jason Statham and Jet Li are reteaming on the film The Expendables, but do you know who's in talks to star along with...

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Stalked: Wanted 2 and more 30 Days of Night

Straight up, we heard about the Wanted 2 sequel earlier this year and the 30 Days of Night sequel way back last year, but the story is hitting other sites just now. This happens a lot, I write about stories and way later other sites write about them as though...

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Chinese Transformers?

I just caught this story and was surprised at the idea, but then when you think where the idea of big robots, particularly ones which can change form, came from, then perhaps it's closer than the Hollywood version. It would seem, if rumour was to be believed, that Jeffrey Lau...

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Book of Blood trailer online

Clive Barker's Book of Blood has a trailer and it's looking pretty freaky, in fact I would wonder if this was even supposed to be a red band trailer, but who cares, it's a Clive Barker horror and you know what you're letting yourself in for. Looking at the trailer...

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Clive Barker's Dread footage online

There's a promotional reel online for the film adaptation of Clive Barker's Dread and it contains a fair amount of footage, a surprising amount in fact, and what looks like the first attempt at a trailer. There's also some of Barker himself talking about the story as well as the...

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Stalked: Guilliver's Travels, Antonio Banderas, Mother and Child

Jack Black is on Gulliver's Travels. Antonio Banderas could be Salvador Dali. And Annette Bening and Naomi Watts are on Mother and Child....

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November 5, 2008

Stalked: Franka Potente, Jackie Chan

Franka Potente is to be lost at sea. And Jackie Chan is working on Junior Soldiers....

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Are The Three Stooges what's missing from cinema?

It was just announced that the Farrelly Brothers are bringing back to life their idea of a modern day Three Stooges film, and Peter Farrelly believes that this is just what the world needs. Is a Three Stooges film really what the world needs to make everything all right, particularly...

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13 gains Liotta and Winstone

The remake of 13 Tzameti is really gaining an interesting cast as two hefty names join in the guise of Ray Liotta and the superb Ray Winstone. That's a great cast, and while you might be upset at the idea of the remake happening, you have to admit that the...

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Mystery Team trailer online

The trailer for a new comedy called Mystery Team is online and it looks rather funny as well as giving the audience something a little more unique than most films. It comes from the writer, Dominic Dierkes, and writer/producer/director, Dan Eckman, of a short film called Checkout, both have had...

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Nakata directing Chatroom

Hideo Nakata is set to direct a film called Chatroom next, which has me rather confused and disappointed, for Nakata had a couple of titles on his slate way back in September 2006 that had me genuinely excited, The Entity and Out, and both looked bumped for Chatroom as well...

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Cadillac Records trailer online

The first trailer for Cadillac Records has arrived online and it's looking pretty damn good and rather powerful, featuring some very talented actors playing some legendary characters from history - Etta James, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, and surprisingly the Rolling Stones. The performances look strong and the trailer delivers a...

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Bruckheimer talks Pirates of the Caribbean 4

Jerry Bruckheimer has been talking about his upcoming slate and has revealed that scripts are underway for Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and National Treasure 3, and that the writers who are working on both those scripts are also hard at work on The Lone Ranger. It certainly sounds as...

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November 4, 2008

Stalked: Charlize Theron, Single Man, Making Jack Falcone

Charlize Theron is joining The Tourist. A Single Man has two new cast members. Steven Soderbergh is Making Jack Falcone....

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International Che trailer online

There's an international trailer for Che online, a trailer that covers both of Steven Soderbergh's epic films which follow the life of the legendary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, played by Benicio del Toro, as he turns from a humble Argentinian doctor to the leader of people in the Cuban revolution. The...

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Fifty Dead Men Walking trailer online

The trailer for Fifty Dead Men Walking has arrived, and it looks like it's time to start looking at the film that's caused all the controversy with the author, hiring actual IRA members for the crew, and one of the stars Rose McGowan saying that she would have fought for...

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Eastwood making Mark Twain film

It seems that Clint Eastwood is lined up to make a film about Mark Twain, aka Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Wikipedia), who is not only known for his Huckleberry Finn stories, but also for inventions, science, science fiction writing, his liberal, anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist and religious views. Yes, he wasn't just a...

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Cannonball Run remake with Reynolds?

There's been talk of a Cannonball Run remake before, and also of a documentary of a real life Cannonball Run, but more has come of the documentary than the remake, and in fact the remake appeared dead. Thankfully. However the producer of the original has been talking about the film...

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Phoenix's Two Lovers trailer online

Recently Joaquin Phoenix announced he's giving up film, and while I think it's admirable to follow your dreams and do what you want to, I can't help but feel the audience are losing out on a great actor and should be a little bit upset about it all. Whether he...

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New Monsters vs. Aliens trailer

I first showed the Monsters vs. Aliens trailer back in August, and although it was bootlegged and quickly removed by DreamWorks, it was up for long enough to get the taste of what could be a funny animated comedy. Now the official trailer is out and I'm not surprised that...

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Closed: Win The Ring Finger (L' Annulaire) on DVD

There are copies of The Ring Finger (L' Annulaire) to win on DVD - For the ladies think a psychological French film exploring relationships, for the men think Olga Kurylenko in an unusual erotic film. Olga Kurylenko from Quantum of Solace and Hitman, stars in The Ring Finger giving a...

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Closed: Win Then She Found Me on DVD

Then She Found Me is a film co-written, co-produced and directed by Helen Hunt. It's the first feature film she's directed, and having watched it I was rather impressed. Not just by the directing, but by the tone of some parts of the film which are a little darker and...

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November 3, 2008

Fanboys trailer online

There's a trailer online for Fanboys, well actually the second I've seen since the first I wrote about was back in 2006, almost to the day in fact (well eight days early). That old one is now unobtainable, but it was there. Thankfully there's a new one just released, and...

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Another new Australia trailer

How many trailers does one film need these days? Well in the case of Australia, at least one more. Baz Luhrmann's epic film has another longer trailer for you to watch. Might just be me, but there isn't much left to the imagination after this one. It even reveals the...

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Smokin' Aces gets a prequel

It's prequel time again, and this one is for Smokin' Aces. The director of the first film, has updated his blog with news that he is to make another film. I guess considering how the first film panned out, a sequel would be difficult.But I'm not sure that a prequel...

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Two sequels for Road to Perdition

Max Allan Collins, the man who wrote the graphic novel that the film Road to Perdition, has been signed to adapt the two sequels Road to Purgatory and Road to Paradise. That's something of a surprise considering that Road to Perdition wasn't the big hit that was expected, especially considering...

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Sequel to Zombie's Halloween

Halloween is to receive a sequel, but not the Halloween franchise we know to date but the recent Halloween created by Rob Zombie. The news also reveals that it's not Rob Zombie who's set to direct the sequel, and that the duties will pass to another director. Michael Myers is...

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Stalked: Tintin, Stephen Graham

Tintin has some money to spend. And Stephen Graham is joining Season of the Witch....

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November 2, 2008

Joaquin Phoenix confirms retirement

Only a few days ago we heard that Joaquin Phoenix could be retiring from acting. It was all a bit vague at the time, but it's now been confirmed. Phoenix was talking at the premiere of his film Two Lovers, which will be his last before heading off to concentrate...

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Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

DVD Four Stars
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, the title doesn't conjure up a great deal of hope, it sounds like a cheap B movie from the outset, but there are a couple of big surprises to be had. One is that the production is a lot bigger than a B movie, and the...

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The King of Kong

Film Five Stars
The King of Kong sounds like a film that someone who isn't a videogames enthusiast wouldn't be interested in, however you would be very wrong and in serious danger of missing a superb documentary that has been fantastically edited. The film does manages to take this geeky idea and make...

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World Leaders in film

Well it's coming up to the American Presidential elections and rather than ask that age old question, “who are the best fictional U.S. Presidents in film?” I thought I'd open it up to the rest of the world and ask, who have given the best portrayals of World Leaders in...

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November 1, 2008

New Planet of the Apes film?

Could we be seeing another Planet of the Apes film? That's the rumour out there. There is a script doing the rounds at Fox which could lead to a prequel film of sorts. The script would pretty much be a remake of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes....

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The Reader trailer online

The Reader has had a fairly difficult journey to release. A change of lead actress, disagreements over release dates. But now a trailer is online, and it looks promising. Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes star in the drama, set in post World War II Germany. Head inside for a look...

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Why was Howard's Iron Man role recast?

As we know Iron Man 2 will see Don Cheadle take over the role played by Terrence Howard in the first. Howard was none too pleased at the news either. Now we have would could be the reason behind the decision. Yep you've guessed it, it's the old favourite money....

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Boyle says UK Film industry audience's fault

Danny Boyle has been commenting on the state of the UK film industry, and he openly stated that it was the film industry that we deserved, mainly because we don't go to the cinema like other countries. Thankfully it's so cut and dried as that and nothing to do with...

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Watch Midnight Meat Train online for free...in the U.S.

One of my biggest bug bears about companies that go online is that they forget who their audience is. The company may be catering to a local audience, but go online and you're addressing the entire world with every word. It's not just about local companies either, Sony are making...

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