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March 31, 2010

[REC] 2 UK trailer online

A trailer has arrived for the UK for the rather good [REC] 2, a sequel that shows a second film can be as good as, or even better, than the original. I should know, I saw it and reviewed it right here. The trailer is rather short and really doesn't...

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The Expendables trailer online

Although right now I should be saying “Wow, that totally blew me away”, I'm not, and I'm really glad I'm not, I think that's a good sign. The Expendables has all the right boxes ticked that should make me do just that and you would expect a trailer that goes...

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Red Dawn remake beaten by Tomorrow: When the War Began?

A trailer for the film Tomorrow: When the War Began by Stuart Beattie has appeared online and watching it I was taken aback at what it is, basically it's the Red Dawn remake before the Red Dawn remake has even arrived. Technically it's actually based on the John Marsden novels...

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Cherrybomb destroys Weasley

Ron Weasley is dead, long live Rupert Grint the actor, so says the trailer of Cherrybomb, for Grint's appearance in the film is really doing away with his association with the character right from the outset, and it's looking rather interesting and nothing like Hogwarts. Directors Lisa Barros D'Sa and...

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American: The Bill Hicks Story red band trailer online

A red band trailer has arrived for American: The Bill Hicks Story (Filmstalker review), now that means that the trailer is only suitable for adults and will offend, corrupt, burn out your eyeballs and/or melt your skin. The trailer does none of these, and frankly I think it's a farce...

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Knight and Day trailer online

A new, advertised as the full theatrical, trailer has arrived online for the Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz action, thriller and comedy film, Knight and Day, and I think it's looking like bags of fun. I know some will be turning off before they've even turned on at the thought...

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Survival of the Dead red band trailer online

The good thing is that this trailer looks way better than the previous. However I still don't think it looks great, and there should be a lot more coming from a red band trailer that just isn't here. Mind you George A. Romero has been making these films for some...

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Independence Day trilogy?

You remember Independence Day don't you? Aliens invade the world, the Americans find a way to defeat them and do just that saving all the stereotypically idiotic and sheep-like people of the world? Well it looks set to happen two more times, and on the anniversary of the first invasion,...

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Godzilla remake?

There really is no stopping the regurgitating Hollywood monster, even when it comes under the guise of the word re-imagining, and there looks like there's no slowing as they look to make another Godzilla. This Hollywood Godzilla, we're told, will bear no resemblance to the one we saw in the...

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March 30, 2010

[REC] 2

Film Four Stars
To say that a franchise isn't tainted by any remake is a bit naive, for whenever you think about [REC] nowadays Quarantine pops into your head, and when you start thinking about a sequel to [REC], no matter who is making it, you can't help but find your expectations lowered...

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March 29, 2010

Vaughn and Goldman on Bloodshot

Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman have already set up their next project it would seem that it's going to be another comic book, if the rumours are correct. They're looking to adapt Bloodshot, the title character of the comic series from Valiant comics, who was a genetically engineered killer that...

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Butler talks Machine Gun Preacher

When I first heard about Machine Gun Preacher I thought it sounded a great story to tell, a Hells Angel known for raising trouble and dealing drugs finds religion and heads to Sudan, discovers the children being kidnapped and made into soldiers, picks up a gun and starts fighting to...

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March 28, 2010

Bean joins Fleming Commando film

Age of Heroes is the film that will be following the true story of the time that Sir Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, spent with the 30 Commando unit, the team that was to become the start of the SAS, and now we're hearing that there's some cast...

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Paranormal Activity 2 has the director

There's been a bit of shuffling about the director of Paranormal Activity 2, but now that's finally settled and a director has been chosen. It's still the writer of the film that is the interest for me though, for the success of this film is all about the delivery of...

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Y: The Last Man tries again

We haven't heard much from Y: The Last Man film, last we heard D.J. Caruso and Shia LaBeouf were set to bring it to life with LaBeouf taking the lead and Caruso bringing the story to life from Brian K. Vaughn's story. However everything went quiet. However there's some talk...

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Whitaker talks Louis Armstrong biographical film

Forest Whitaker is one diverse artist, and leaping from Repo Men to a biographical film about Louis Armstrong is the kind of move you would expect from him. What a Wonderful World looks set to be his next film with him acting and directing, however he's revealed that although he...

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March 27, 2010

24 the film, one step closer or finished?

News has arrived that will upset fans of the television series 24, the long running show is going to end for good at eight series with the decision apparently taken jointly between executive producers Kiefer Sutherland, Howard Gordon, and the studios Twentieth Century Fox Television, Imagine Entertainment and Fox Broadcasting...

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Ghost Recon short film trailer

It may not have worked for Halo, but the plans are afoot to deliver some live action trailers for the video game Ghost Recon: Future Solider, and Ubisoft, the company behind the excellent series, has also hired two directors to create a short film based on the Ghost Recon series....

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Jack the Giant Killer chosen over X-Men: First Class

Bryan Singer is back in demand, at the moment he has multiple projects on the go, but the two up first are Jack the Giant Killer and X-Men: First Class. With him set to direct both and the projects racing ahead, there was an inevitable clash, but the winner seems...

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March 26, 2010

My Fair Lady cast

It seems that the planned My Fair Lady remake isn't dead after losing both Joe Wright and Keira Knightley, in fact it's moving forward and some might say gaining strength, for the latest name to be associated with the lead is BAFTA and BIFA winner and Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan....

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The Heavy trailer offers interesting cast

I had never heard of The Heavy before today, and really I didn't expect that much as I started watching it, but then the cast names popped up and I was pleasantly surprised. It's a real mixed bag of a cast though, Stephen Rea, Shannyn Sossamon, Christopher Lee, Vinnie Jones...

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice full trailer online

The full length trailer for the Sorcerer's Apprentice has arrived online, and the most surprising thing about it is that Nicolas Cage looks good, perhaps his career is turning around? The film looks like a lot of action, adventure and fun, as well as some pretty amazing effects. Watch the...

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Marmaduke trailer online

I have to say I wasn't expecting anything but inane drivel from Marmaduke, the same usual stuff, CG talking animals and half hearted humour. Now apart from the end dance sequence, which made me cringe, there's actually some decent humour to be had from the trailer. Mind you, bear in...

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March 25, 2010

The Last Airbender new trailer online

There's a new trailer online for The Last Airbender and it looks amazing. This one not only features some serious action and effects, but it also features more of Dev Patel, one of the bad guys in the film, and he's looking mean as. One thing that people are picking...

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World trailer online

The first trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has arrived online and it looks really stylish, has a great set-up, and delivers a big punch, or seven, when the story really kicks in. There's not that much story to the trailer mind you, but there is plenty of coolness,...

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Buck Rogers in 3D by Paul W.S. Anderson

While the fact that the co-writers of Iron Man and a possible upcoming Highlander remake, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, wrote the story of Buck Rogers might suggest this could be a good adaptation of the old series and comic book, there's some news that has just arrived that suggests...

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Cameron talks Avatar Blu-ray box set

There's been a lot of talk about the upcoming release of Avatar (Filmstalker review) on Blu-ray and DVD, and I was quite scathing of the fact that they were doing the first release without anything additional on either. However things look like they are going to be changing. James Cameron...

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Mission: Impossible IV director search

If the rumoured director for Mission: Impossible IV turns out to be more than a rumour then we're looking at a very different film indeed, for he's not the traditional action film director, in fact he's more known for comedy and characters. While the comedy may not play a part...

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Despicable Me trailer online

The full trailer for Despicable Me has arrived online, and something has just struck me about it. It's just that same terrible story that we see all the action heroes turn to, when they become a male nanny for some kids and their normal lives are turned upside down -...

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You Don't Know Jack trailers online

I had thought that the HBO film about Dr. Jack Kevorkian, played by Al Pacino, was going to be a serious look into his life and his beliefs, as well as the beliefs of everyone around him and his patients who engaged his services to assist them in ending their...

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Predators character teaser

Let's not call this one minute and seven second teaser a featurette, it doesn't even last long enough to become a trailer. However it does feature Robert Rodriguez and Adrien Brody, as well as showing us a little more footage and talking more about the film. There's a few things...

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March 24, 2010

Behind the scenes in American Government with Ted Kennedy

Think the game playing, back stabbing, ego stroking and empire building is tough at your work? Try politics. Sleaze, corruption, and idiocy is commonplace, and those are only the parts we hear about on the news, but what is it really like to try and work in the system and...

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Butch Cassidy and no Sundance Kid film

We had heard that Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid was going to get the remake treatment, and the rumour was that Tom Cruise was in on the film, regardless you would have thought a Hollywood remake of that film would be coming and that two huge stars of the...

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Cameron and Bay stand up for audiences

I have a lot of time and respect for James Cameron, for Michael Bay not so much, however that just took a huge leap in the opposite direction today as I read what he had to say about the 3D conversion processes and his comments match similar things that Cameron...

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March 23, 2010

Whiteout

Blu-ray Three Stars
Whiteout was a film I found intriguing from the outset, the idea of a U.S. Marshal in such an inhospitable place investigating a crime before a harsh storm sets in and stops anyone from getting in and out of a place where humans were never intended to live. It was...

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King Arthur romantic comedy

While Guy Ritchie is set to make a film based on the 1485 tales written by Thomas Mallory called Le Morte d'Arthur (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), it's just been announced that the rights to John Steinbeck's The Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights, which is based on the Mallory...

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Sex and the City 2 plot details

I don't really know if I'm that excited to learn about Sex and the City 2, for I do feel that it's treading well visited ground, once again. However I know there's a lot of people out there who are so why not do a quick rundown of the details...

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Cody talks female anti-hero stalker film

While Diablo Cody is writing her next project, the studio friendly updated version of Sweet Valley High, she's revealed that she's working on another original project, something that the studios will be in two minds about considering her last script was Jennifer's Body. The film sounds really interesting, the idea...

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Myers on Austin Powers IV?

I have to admit that while the first couple were hilarious, the last Austin Powers was losing it's sheen for me somewhat, and the reliance on some bad humour and an insulting Scottish character really didn't do anything to endear itself to me. However there was comic genius in that...

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Scream 4 is official

We've known that Scream 4 was racing ahead since Kevin Williamson started talking about it online, since then we've heard that the key players were returning, it was just Wes Craven that was holding out, but no more. Now the official announcement has arrived and it tells us that Wes...

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Captain America cast, so what?

While many of us were asleep, Captain America was cast. While America leaps up and down with excitement, I find it a bit of a non-event to be honest, after all I have no interest in a superhero leaping into foreign battle in the name of America, it all has...

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Spy Hunter restarted?

Spy Hunter has struggled to be made a number of times, and we've heard that Dwayne Johnson has been eyeing the role, Paul W.S. Anderson has been set to direct, as well as John Woo at one point, however it never made it and Universal eventually canned the attempt at...

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March 22, 2010

300 in 3D?

It may not be a huge surprise, but I don't think anyone was really considering the option of 300 (Filmstalker review) being re-released in 3D, apparently Zack Snyder was one of them. It would seem, from what he's saying at least, that the studio are currently testing converting 300 into...

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Is a female Bourne anything new?

There's talk of a new franchise on the way, a new Bourne franchise, but with a female lead. Wow, I'm not exactly sure what we should be feeling about the news, but surprise and excitement can't really be it, surely? I mean how many different female Bourne stories have we...

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Burke and Hare behind the scenes with John Landis

John Landis has arrived in Edinburgh and has begun filming Burke and Hare starring Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis, and with that film fans in the city have descended upon the sets to try and grab shots of the action, and some have been more successful than others. I've pulled...

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Bond girl and location set

I totally missed the latest news about the next Bond film, that it already has a setting for the film and that Sam Mendes plans to make this a reinvention of the character…again. Not only that but there's also a new Bond girl already chosen. I'm still a bit reluctant...

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The Moomins, the film

I would have never thought that Hollywood would consider a film about the Moomins, remember those strange creatures in the children's show that looked like hippopotamus'? Well they really are getting their own film, and what's more it's getting some big voices to add to the production too. Stellan Skarsgård,...

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Who Do You Love? trailer online

Who Do You Love, the film about the rise of Chess Records, and in particular the founder Leonard Chess and some of the great stars he found such as Bo Diddley, Etta James and Muddy Waters, has a trailer that features the actors playing their musical characters, and it looks...

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse behind the scenes teaser

There's a surprisingly long sneak peak at The Twilight Saga: Eclipse behind the scenes online, and there's plenty from everyone from the director to the stars. While I might not be taken with the franchise the footage and the involvement in the featurette is well above the standard and there's...

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March 21, 2010

Singer and Donner talk X-Men

Lauren Shuler Donner, the producer of the X-Men films, and Bryan Singer, the man who began them with the excellent first two films, are teaming up once more for X-Men: First Class, a film in the franchise which has the potential to be terrible – turning to young mutants to...

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Tim Burton's The Addams Family in 3D

I'm starting to wonder if the magic of Tim Burton has gone. Wheeling out the same actors for extremely similar roles, the films starting to look and feel like each other, and the same bizarreness applied to each film is all starting to feel a little standard and safe. With...

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Kane & Lynch now Willis & Foxx

It's been some time since we heard about the Kane & Lynch film adaptation of the video game, but every now and again a steady step forward takes place. The biggest step forward was the announcement of Bruce Willis taking one of the roles, well now the second lead could...

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Updated: Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec trailer online with subtitles

The full trailer for Luc Besson's Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec has arrived online, and it's looking packed full of action, like a mixture of a female Indiana Jones and a Mummy story all bundled into one. What's more the effects look great, and without subtitles I'm still excited for...

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Tekken teaser trailer online

We've already seen something of the new Tekken film in what looked like an early trailer. Well there's something new online, a little teaser showreel from the film. It's not that much compared to the extended trailer that delivered story and characters, however it does give more footage and a...

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Megamind teaser trailer online

The trailer for Megamind doesn't really do much for me, but maybe it will for you. I feel it's a showcase for one actor's voice, and tells us that this actor will be playing the leading role, and that there's going to be comedy where he thinks he's great, but...

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Predators trailer online

I've just returned from my holiday to see the trailer for Predators, and I'm excited. There's a great deal in it to be excited about in the trailer, a great deal indeed. I've just watched it a second time and I'm beginning to believe that they really could get the...

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Four Lions trailer online

I think a lot of people will be only too willing to write off Four Lions as something it's not, but the writer/director Christopher Morris is not making some cheap comedy stab at terrorism, he's a superb comedic talent who is well known on Britain for his satirical and hugely...

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Another new Kick-Ass trailer

While I was away another new Kick-Ass trailer arrived on the scene, and this one has a much more frantic pace to it and delivers a few more scenes that we haven't yet...well...seen. This trailer really goes for the tone of the entire film and delivers all the characters in...

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The Mechanic remake trailer online

The original The Mechanic from 1972 is from Michael Winner and stars Charles Bronson and Jan-Michael Vincent in the story of an older hitman taking on a younger hitman to train him to be the best and allow him to retire, except for them betrayal is easier than trust. The...

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March 16, 2010

Christian Alvart on Captain Future

If I'm being honest I have no idea who Captain Future is, but I do know who Christian Alvart is, and although I've been disappointed with his move to Hollywood so far and eagerly await seeing his second (or technically first) Hollywood film, I still have hope for him delivering...

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Avatar on Blu-ray to multi-dip?

It looks like my usual words of advice will be appearing on the first release of a big film on Blu-ray, wait. I say that again for the Avatar (Filmstalker review) release, for the biggest film comes to Blu-ray with nothing more than the cinematic release. Actually let's correct that,...

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Bekmambetov directing The Last Witch Hunter

Unsurprisingly from the studio that brought us vampires and werewolves from the Twilight franchise are heading off for witches next, and what has the saving grace here that Timur Bekmambetov is the man looking like he'll be directing. Without that name I'd be thinking that we're going to be looking...

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Twilight series growing up with Breaking Dawn directors?

It might be a little late for the Twilight series to grow up, on the last film as well, but it looks like it is, especially with this rumour of who is being considered to direct the Twilight: Breaking Dawn. It seems a little fortuitous now, looking back, that Catherine...

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Iron Cross trailer online – Scheider's last role

The trailer for Roy Scheider's last film, Iron Cross, has arrived online and it's a real mixed bag. It's not the best cut of a trailer I've seen and it struggles a little to move the story forward. However, it does have Scheider in it. The film tells the story...

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Sean Bean's twin roles in Ca$h

I have to say that although the trailer for Ca$h doesn't look the slickest or highest production, it does have some attraction. First there's Sean Bean himself, and secondly there's Chris Hemsworth. There's another reason though, Sean Bean playing two characters, both English, and both baddies. However the trailer doesn't...

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March 15, 2010

James Cameron interview and talk about his film-making

There's not just a long audio interview online with James Cameron by the Writers Guild of America, but there's also a video of James Cameron giving a TED presentation and talking about what made him the creative person that he has become. The TED talk is an interesting one, as...

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Rohtenburg (Grimm Love) trailer online

This trailer has me intrigued. I first heard of the film which pulled the horrifying true story into a movie back in 2006, and then again in May 2009 that the film had been held up by the courts in Germany from it's making in 2006 was allowed to be...

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Fincher's remaking The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo?

The remakes are heading onwards with a pace that's nigh on crazy, and even the top directors aren't racing away from the ideas, in fact some of them are even remaking films that have just been released, like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. That was just released in the...

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The Howling remake goes soft and fluffy

I can't believe what the news is on The Howling remake and the direction it's taking. I really do hope this is just an early rough idea for the script, otherwise the excellent Howling story is going to be thrown out the window to capture that PG13 audience that is...

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Closing Credits: Peter Graves

Peter Graves has died aged 83. The news suggests that he died just after enjoying a meal with his family. To me, and to many, many others, the actor is known for his role in the Mission: Impossible television series and his role in the iconic film Airplane!, which I...

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March 14, 2010

Splice

Film Two Stars
The concept of Splice is what grabbed me from the outset. As soon as production announced what the story was going to be about I was hooked. Genetic engineering and a couple who went against the ethical rules of their profession to splice together human and animal DNA in order...

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March 13, 2010

Whip It

Film Four Stars
You have to be a little sceptical of Whip It, it's Drew Barrymore's second film and is about female roller derby. It almost has me asking “what could go wrong?” in a sarcastic tone. Well if that had been asked of me the answer would be very clear, almost nothing....

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American: The Bill Hicks Story

Film Five Stars
I knew little of Bill Hicks or this film before going to watch it, but here are the reasons why it took my attention at the Glasgow Film Festival. The first was that I remember seeing the end of the Revelation British tour some time ago, and it stuck with...

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The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans

Film One Star
I had been warned, "Bad Lieutenant New Orleans Port of Call was awful" I was told, and yet critics still seemed to be giving it some praise, even if sometimes it seemed a little twisted, but I wanted to see it. I wanted to see how bad it was, and...

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Mel Gibson to retire after Vikings

Mel Gibson has announced that his next film, the Viking film, is to be his last, and quite frankly I'm gutted, and he's only directed four films to date. Now think on that for a moment. Directed four films and many would consider it a great loss for Gibson to...

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Cameron's motion capture beats Zemeckis'

It looks like with one film James Cameron's 3D motion capture has beaten Robert Zemeckis' in Hollywood, even though we weren't aware there was a challenge or never even made the connection, it's pretty clear that there were two distinct motion capture houses. Zemeckis was the clear king of motion...

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Cuarón's Gravity changes radically

Originally I was going to drop this into a stalked article, until I started thinking about what this meant for the film, and the huge changes that seem to have happened with Alfonso Cuarón's film, and that's not just with the cast. Previously we heard of the film when Angelina...

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Predators pays respect to Predator

Predators is coming, promising all sorts of things such as being the Aliens of Alien all the way to something new and something of a restart for a tired franchise, destroyed by the idiots who paired it with the Aliens and tried to make both bubblegum versions of the great...

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Another Showgirls film?

Remember that really bizarre and scary trailer from that Showgirls sequel? The one that made little sense and looked nothing to do with the original? Well one of the actresses in the first film that was originally connected with the sequel has turned away from it and is going to...

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Fincher's Heavy Metal restarts?

The Heavy Metal project went quiet some time ago, as the project headed by David Fincher that was set to take the magazine onto the big screen fell silent and looked set not to be made. Until now. There's word coming through that the film is happening and big name...

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March 12, 2010

Planet of Apes prequel director?

I honestly thought that we would never hear of this project again, a Planet of the Apes prequel seemed to be set to mess with the whole timeline of the Apes films to date which then was scrapped with the director leaving the project. However it kept going, and word...

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March 11, 2010

Valhalla Rising first five minutes online

The first five minutes of Nicolas Winding Refn's Valhalla Rising is online, and I can honestly say, it's windy. Well the first three minutes are that's for sure. The first five minutes start off quite and brooding and quickly turn serious, in fact vicious one might say. It's a great...

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse trailer online

The trailer for Twlight Saga: Eclipse is here, and it tells us...ermm...nothing much at all. It reinforces the fact to all those teen fans that Bella's a tart and is playing off two men against each other. It's good to have multiple boyfriends. Yes, she's having love angst for the...

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Quarantine 2 not a remake of [REC] 2

Having just seen [REC] 2 I have to say I'm delighted that the Hollywood shot by shot remake of [REC], Quarantine, is not going to follow the path of the Spanish sequel. Not that it was bad, far from it, [REC]2 was superb, it just means that the Hollywood version...

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New Robin Hood trailer online

There's a new Robin Hood trailer online which delives much more into the story the film will tell and let's us know exactly what we're in for with this new story from Ridley Scott. Russell Crowe is looking pretty good, as are the cast around him, Cate Blanchett, and the...

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The Runaways actresses play Cherry Bomb

Here's a great way to advertise a film about a rock band, get the actresses to sing and play the songs in the film, and then release them online. That's what The Runaways have done with Cherry Bomb, and it's going down a storm. I'll have to be convinced if...

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Da Vinci supernatural action-adventure

While some films are concentrating on bringing to life the real, or almost real, stories of historical figures, some films are just going to go to town with them and make up anything to sell a film. That's the case with the news about the new Leonardo Da Vinci film,...

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Eastwood directing J. Edgar Hoover film

This is spectacular news. It's been announced today that the J. Edgar Hoover film we heard about just last week will be getting a director, and a damn fine one at that. Not only is it being written by the excellent Dustin Lance Black who wrote Milk (Filmstalker review), but...

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March 10, 2010

Closing Credits: Corey Haim

Corey Haim, best known for his role in The Lost Boys, has died aged 38. While speculation is rife, there seems to be no official cause as yet, and on Filmstalker I never feel the need to write about such things. Instead, let's look to his film career and talk...

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Nolan talks Superman

Christopher Nolan, as we know, has taken on the huge task of bringing Superman back to film...again, and making everyone happy this time round. Mind you, so far let's remember that he's not directing nor is he writing, he's mentoring the project. As he talks about the film he does...

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Nolan talks third Batman

While Christopher Nolan has been talking about Superman, he's also talked a little about the next Batman film, the third he's directed and the way he's talking it's going to be his last and perhaps the last for the Batman we know. Certainly his comments make you think that they...

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Ritchie's King Arthur film revealed

Before RocknRolla (Filmstalker review) I didn't have a lot of time for Guy Ritchie, of course I loved his two London gangster type films, but I was getting a little bored of them, and even though that film did a great job I was expecting more of the same from...

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Branagh's Hamlet on Blu-ray?

Now this is a short update for all you Kenneth Branagh Shakespearean adaptation fans out there, I know that audience won't be quite as big as Avatar or Tron Legacy, but hey, I'm not a for-profit group site, and I love his Shakespearean adaptations. The big news is that Kenneth...

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Natali's Splice is getting spliced

I saw Vincenzo Natali's film Splice and while the first half had me really interested, the second half became a joke with the audience laughing out loud at some hilariously bad dialogue and some really daft plot moments. Honestly, it had me shaking my head in disbelief at times. So...

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Repo Men Red Band trailer

While a lot of people concentrate on the loose similarities between this story and Repo! The Genetic Opera, I like to watch the trailers and decide independently whether I want to watch this film or not, and judging by the first trailer and this new one, I'm definitely interested. Although...

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March 9, 2010

American: The Bill Hicks Story trailer online

I was lucky enough to see American: The Bill Hicks Story a week or two ago - I still have the review to complete and post, and it will hopefully be live before the American première at SXSW – suffice to say it's a wonderful film that does a wonderful...

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Update: Tron Legacy trailer online in HD

I saw the trailer for Tron Legacy go live today, but being away from home and working non-stop the last few days I couldn't get a chance to write about it. However I did watch it, and I have to tell you it's superb. From the opening scene it captures...

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The Disappearance of Alice Creed trailer online

I had heard about the disappearance of Alice Creed the other day, talking about the character and how it was totally different from anything else that Gemma Arterton had done, and then the article revealed that she was not only going to be nude during the film but that she'd...

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Iron Man 2 trailer

Has Iron Man 2 peaked too early? I mean the new trailer is superb, really, but the ending has me wondering if they haven't played the big bad enemy a bit too quickly. They do need to deliver a good baddie, or even two, but the way the trailer ends...

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Jim Henson biographical film

While we're seeing a new Muppet film being made by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, the man behind the Muppets themselves looks set to get a film made of his life. It was last year's Hollywood Black List that placed Christopher Weekes' screenplay The Muppet Man at the top of...

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March 8, 2010

Fright Night remake gains director?

We’ve been hearing about a Fright Night remake since 2007, and in that time it's been off and brought back to life again, with a new writer being assigned in November of last year. Now it looks as though we may be hearing about the director of the film. I...

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The Oscars: 82nd (2009) Annual Academy Award Winners

The winners of the Oscars have been announced overnight, and for those of us in the UK we've had to wait to find them out, unless we've been subscribed to Sky or following one of the many live blogs from the event. Now it's time to take a breath and...

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March 7, 2010

Filmstalker Film Club: Round 3

Welcome to another round of Filmstalker's Film Club. While we're just about to start recording Round 5, I'm only publishing Round 3. Not only is it a lot of work to do the editing, but we were interrupted for Xmas – getting our schedules together for a special was a...

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March 6, 2010

Couples Retreat

Digital Two Stars
Before I review this film I had better tell you that when it came out in the cinema and I saw the trailer I thought this would be the usual American comedy. Sexual situations leading to the usual sexual and bodily function jokes. I wasn't impressed and I wasn't interested....

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Another King Arthur film from The Losers director?

There's a double edge to this story, and I'll tackle the obvious one first, that there's another King Arthur story on the way. The second is that with Sylvain White being called out as the potential director for this new epic adventure, and that suggests that his work on The...

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Midnight Run sequel?

Robert De Niro returns to Midnight Run for a sequel, and not only will he star in the film but he'll also produce. With De Niro not really the actor we once coveted on screen, and being known these days more for his comedic roles, I wonder if this is...

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9to5: Days in Porn new trailer online

This has to be the longest time between trailers I've ever seen, it was back in September 2008 that I first wrote about this film and showed the trailer, and now there's a new one on the Internet and the first release date for the film, outside of festivals, is...

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Room in Rome (Habitación en Roma) adult only trailer

I have to admit that I looked into Room in Rome (Habitación en Roma) purely over the not safe for work poster and the blurb of the film about two women in a hotel room. The poster had been edited because it was supposedly too rude for us to see,...

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Rome series to film?

Rome, the television series from HBO, garnered a lot of critical acclaim as well as a strong audience, yet it didn't run for too long and it disappeared in a flurry, like many of the great series out there that gain a huge following. There's been talk of a film...

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Salt on-set footage

There's a clip online today from Angelina Jolie's latest film Salt, where she plays an American agent who is suspected of being a spy after a Russian defector reveals that they have a sleeper in the CIA and points the finger right towards her. She heads out on the run...

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March 5, 2010

Snipes responds to Blade 4 rumours

Wesley Snipes has finally been asked about another Blade, and he's obviously far from saying no, even if there is absolutely nothing happening on the production side. Also let's be fair about how this question came about, the interviewer asks "would you do another [insert film title here] film if...

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Fast and Furious Five and third Riddick

There's not really that much to the story about Fast and Furious Five moving forward in production, but add it to the news of something happening with the next Riddick film and we have a bit of a Vin Diesel update. Speaking about the films he reveals that the fifth...

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Police Academy remake

Does anyone think that the return of Police Academy is a good idea? Let's face it the franchise did more than outstay it's welcome, it beat it to a pulp and destroyed it right in front of our faces, eked every last ounce of humour from it and replayed it...

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Alien prequel trilogy in 3D?

Okay, calm down everyone. While the story is going around that Ridley Scott is going to be shooting a trilogy of Alien films in 3D starting with the upcoming prequel, I think we better look at the source of the story and take a few deep breaths before we leap...

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Pet Sematary remake

Pet Sematary is headed for a remake. I wrote about this back in 2006, and at the time the rumour that George Clooney was going to star popped up and disappeared quite quickly as just that, a complete rumour. However it seems that the idea of the remake didn't stay...

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The Runaways trailer online

The Runaways has a full trailer online, and it looks set to totally blow away the image of both Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart, although I imagine the Stewart fans are going to be running alongside her screaming just the same. Her character feels like more of a progression for...

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Snyder's Legend of the Guardians trailer online

Zack Snyder's latest film Legend of the Guardians, the film adapting the novel The Guardians of Ga'hoole for the big screen, has a trailer online and it looks wonderful. I still don't get the idea of owls fighting in battle, but I'm sure it makes sense in terms of the...

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March 4, 2010

Warner's dual Excalibur films

While we heard that Bryan Singer was going to be directing some form of remake of John Boorman's classic Excalibur film, I bet you didn't expect to hear that there was going to be another Excalibur project starting up to rival it. Except there's more than that, the rival project...

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The Possession of David O'Reilly trailer online

I've not heard anything about this film before now, and suddenly there's a rather cool looking trailer that, while it shows the lower budget, also shows some strong filming and a good sense of style. Subtlety and the smallest things make a horror film, the Asian market have known that...

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Will a Spawn sequel ever happen?

Todd McFarlane is still trying to sell everyone on the idea of a new Spawn film, and it's still not working, in fact it's gotten so bad that he's now talking about making the film himself with his own money. McFarlane is the creator of the Spawn franchise, one that's...

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Hardwicke's modern War Games

Catherine Hardwicke may well be about to add another project to her to do list, and this one is set to look at the possibility of fighting wars virtually, as a video-game programmer is trained by the government to fight terrorist threats using virtual technology. It's an interesting idea that...

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Another Marco Polo film?

Marco Polo is getting another film treatment, although this one looks set to Hollywood-ise his life story instead of telling the true story of his adventure. That said, Francis Lawrence is looking to direct the film, so “fantasy-adventure” or not, it'll be a a entertaining and exciting film at least....

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March 3, 2010

The Hurt Locker and the Oscars

The Hurt Locker is facing some difficulties in the race up to the Oscars, difficulties I didn't really think worth mentioning, until the latest round of news today and the announcement that a producer of the film has been banned from the show. Adding to their troubles, the film is...

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Space Invaders film

We've been hearing about adaptations of games from Monopoly to Asteroids to Missile Command, and when I speculated back in July of last year that there would probably be a Space Invaders film, I wasn't actually being a hundred percent serious. Hollywood is though. Reports are out that there are...

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, latest history bending film

The latest film to merge history with a little bit of complete fantasy, like Pride and Prejudice, and Zombies, has arrived and it will be Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The film is based on a book by Seth Grahame-Smith (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) which has just been released, and while that...

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Sam Bayer to direct The Boys?

Finally Samuel Bayer, the director behind the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, has had his shot to make a film. He's had a few close calls from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake to the Near Dark remake, but it's taken until now for a deal to finally come...

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After.Life trailer online in HD

The film has been talked about for some time now, but finally we get to see a full trailer, and it's one you can see in high definition too. After.Life is the story of a woman who is lying in the funeral parlour awaiting her funeral, fighting for her life,...

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The Runaways trailer online in HD

I just noticed today that the teaser trailer for The Runaways has arrived online in high definition, and while it's short, it does give is a quick look at the two key players, Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, and my is Dakota Fanning looking grown up! The film follows the...

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March 2, 2010

Tron Legacy sparking a trilogy?

Is it any surprise that there are rumours about a trilogy for the new Tron Legacy? After all it's either going to make sure that the fans do attend the film in the cinema, or that if it does well Disney will leap on the film and eek every bit...

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time new trailer online

Second or third trailer? Well I've now posted three different kinds, but then the first is probably a teaser or a teaser trailer, or who cares? This is another trailer for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and here we concentrate more on the story and the special effects...

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Eisner talks Flash Gordon

Breck Eisner directed Sahara, a fun romp but not a great film, and so I wasn't enamoured when I heard he was helming Flash Gordon, even if it was one that went back to the original Gordon and ignored the camp film version. Now I've seen The Crazies (Filmstalker review)...

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Milk writer on J. Edgar Hoover

Ron Howard's production company and the writer of Milk (Filmstalker review) are set to create a biographical film of J. Edgar Hoover, the man who created the FBI in 1935 and was director of the organisation until his death in 1972. Dustin Lance Black is the man who recently wrote...

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Arthur remake finds director

The remake of Arthur has it's director, and the choice hasn't really eased my concerns about the project, concerns that first came alive when they announced that they were remaking the touching and superbly acted film starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli and John Gielgud. Now we're set to see Russell...

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Murray says Ghostbusters 3 is crazy talk

While everyone is leaping on the story that Bill Murray has revealed how his character is written in Ghostbusters III, confirming the rumour that we heard of before from his co-star and himself, there's something else that caught my ear. It's the way he's talking about the third film, and...

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The Joneses trailer online

I never really took much notice of The Joneses in production, other than it carried an interesting cast - David Duchovny, Demi Moore, Amber Heard, Lauren Hutton, Gary Cole, and more. Now though I've seen the trailer and read the blurb and I'm thinking that this just might be a...

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March 1, 2010

Shelter trailer online

The trailer for the psychological horror Shelter has arrived, and it's looking pretty creepy, in no small part helped by the fact that the man who wrote Identity wrote this story, and that both Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers star in the film. It certainly looks spooky from the...

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Tony

DVD Three Stars
I'd heard about Tony early on in the production and the film intrigued me. The idea of a small scale view on a serial killer is something that we've seen a few times before, but this sounded a little different, set in London, the film promised a killer that was...

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Cameron's Nagasaki-Hiroshima film film over?

You'll remember that I wrote about the death of Tsutomu Yamaguchi, one of the few people to have been at both the Nagasaki and the Hiroshima atomic bomb blasts, and how both James Cameron and the author Charles Pellegrino visited him to discuss the possibility of making a film about...

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Aronofsky directing Jolie in lumberjack film?

The news is all go on Angelina Jolie this week, and the latest is that she and Darren Aronofsky are in negotiations to work together on developing a film from the Ron Rash book Serena: A Novel. The book tells the story of Serena and George Pemberton who create a...

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Depp and Paradis on screen for romance

There are times I forget that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis (remember Joe le taxi?) are a couple and have been for a long time, and that’s a good thing in this private life intrusive world of show business, however we’re about to see them together on screen playing lovers....

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