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April 30, 2010

The Dark Tower moves on

So the deal with J.J. Abrams and Stephen King has lapsed, although we had heard already that Abrams had turned it down, and it has passed on with The Dark Tower returning to Stephen King. Except it hasn't, not quite yet, for someone else is interested in turning the iconic...

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April 29, 2010

Black Death trailer online

The trailer for Black Death, the latest film from Christopher Smith, has arrived online. Smith brought us Creep, Severance and the rather cool Triangle, and now he's promising the medieval tale of plagues and witches. Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne and Carice van Houten star in the story of a monk...

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Jonah Hex trailer online

I had joked that the preview of Jonah Hex had partly reminded me of Wild Wild West, well see some more of it in the trailer that's been released and you might still think that, for some of it anyway. The adaptation of the comic book has arrived, although I...

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Fighting Fantasy novel gets filmed

I remember hearing about the possibility of Fighting Fantasy books coming to the screen some time ago, but there was no real idea of what form those would take. Now it could be happening again and this time we might actually see it happen. Don't remember what those Fighting Fantasy...

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Downey Jr. confirms Gravity

When I first heard about Alfonso Cuarón's film Gravity it really caught my interest, mainly because it seemed to promise Angelina Jolie in the one and only lead role. It sounded like it could be an emotionally taxing role for her, something that would really play on her considerable acting...

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Ozzy Osbourne biographical film?

Is there really going to be a biographical film of Ozzy Osbourne? One would think that the very business focussed family would be very keen to get a film made now while they can enjoy the money rather than leaving it and seeing the usual situation of projects popping up...

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Commando remake serious?

Who would have thought that even the films of Arnie aren't free of the remake machine of Hollywood. You would have thought the threat of him returning to the big screen would have been enough to keep the hounds at bay, not so as today a remake of Commando has...

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Hilarious Wild Target trailer online

Now here's a great trailer, Wild Target, a trailer that genuinely had me laughing out loud on the train, and these days I find comedy is so hit and miss and can so often rely on age old gags that just don't seem to work. However in this trailer the...

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Another Splice trailer online

I do wonder why everyone is so excited by Splice (Filmstalker review), having seen the film I was thoroughly disappointed by the comedic second half that almost ruined strong work the rest of the film had done. I had hoped that maybe there was a different cut planned, but not...

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April 28, 2010

Ghostbusters 3 isn't happening is it?

I've tackled this issue time and time again, Ghostbusters 3 is far from happening, despite what people will say the project never seemed to be out of the scripting stage and all the original stars hadn't signed up yet. So I've never been convinced that the film was going to...

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Toy Story 3 Internet trailer, film showing at EIFF

There's a new trailer online for Toy Story 3, an Internet only one which shows a lot of the footage we've already seen, some new footage and a cool voice over man. Further news out tells us that Toy Story 3 will be showing at the Edinburgh International Film Festival...

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Iron Man 2 post credits ending?

At the gala/press/ex-première screening of Iron Man 2 (Filmstalker review) which I attended, a small handful of people stayed back to watch the credits in the hope of a post credit scene. Really there were only a few of us come the final title, but the studio logo appeared, the...

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Sex and the City the teenage years?

It was back in 2008 that we first heard the Sex and the City storyline was going to turn the clock back and look at the character of Carrie Bradshaw in her teenage years, but despite that the sequel was released and concentrated on the characters we'd always seen in...

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April 27, 2010

Ring 3 in 3D?

I had thought that the Ring series had ended, and that there were going to be no more of the English series version of the Japanese horror films, however that doesn't seem to be the case as there's an announcement out about another Ring film, and surprise surprise, it's going...

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Piranha 3D trailer arrives

While I was off racing to see Iron Man 2 (Filmstalker review), I missed a few big stories, and one of them was the release of the Piranha 3D teaser trailer, so nothing that big came out then? Well watching the teaser you'll see that there are a few big...

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Jonah Hex preview online

Now is it just me or am I thinking Van Helsing in the wild west? Oh no I'm tempted to make a record scratching sound and leap into a Will Smith song. There are quite a few film memories that this will spark off in your mind, and those are...

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Iron Man 2

Film Four Stars
There were two things I was thinking of when I began pondering Iron Man 2 before the screening, two potential curses that the film could fall foul of. One was Spider-Man 3, the curse of the superhero film overloaded with characters, and the second was the curse of the sequel....

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April 26, 2010

Arthur remake changes sex

Not of Arthur, although that would usually be something we expect of Hollywood remakes of classic films, but instead it's the classic butler role played by Sir John Gielgud. Now that role will be a female nanny. At first glance you might wonder why a grown man would need a...

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April 25, 2010

Two Alien prequels in 3D

Yes you are reading that right, Ridley Scott has revealed that the Alien prequel won't actually be one film but two, well dependent on if the first film is a success or not, and that they will both be shot in true 3D, no retrofitting allowed here. I'm not sure...

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Shrek Forever After IMAX trailers reveal story

Well we know what the story was on paper, or rather screen, but now seeing the two new trailers for the IMAX release of the film we get to understand the plot much better and get introduced to the original and new characters alike. There's the IMAX trailer for the...

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Another The Last Airbender trailer online

I think this is the third trailer for The Last Airbender, and it is the best advertisement for the film yet and also the best defence for not making it into 3D after the film is made. Why would you really want all these great effects sequences retrofitted through a...

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse trailer online

Finally, to a non Twilight fan the Twilight saga has some bite, and with it the suggestion of some real darkness. This trailer sees the werewolves and the vampires teaming up to fight an army of vampires being raised against them, for some reason yet to be revealed in the...

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April 24, 2010

Taking Woodstock

Digital Two Stars
Ang Lee, now that's the interesting part of the film, but a film about Woodstock? I would suggest that unless you were there or around at the time, a film that tells the story of how the concert came to be in the place it did doesn't really excite that...

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April 23, 2010

3D conversions for The Last Airbender and The Green Hornet

How well 3D conversions have done to date, just look at Clash of the Titans. So why is there a need to do more? It seems there is with The Last Airbender and The Green Hornet both being marked for conversion to 3D. Now looking at Clash of the Titans...

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Will Smith choose Men in Black III?

Just the other day we heard that Will Smith had signed up to the third Men in Black film, and that rumour came through a site who claimed to have spoken directly to Barry Sonnenfeld, or so they claimed. Seems Sony and Smith's representatives don't believe the rumour and are...

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Escape From New York, Butler still interested?

Neal H. Moritz was telling us that Escape From New York was still happening, and that Gerard Butler was still interested, despite pulling out some time ago and the project going through writer after writer. Now we've had that confirmed with some rather interesting news, the assignment of a director....

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The Professionals to come to the big screen?

We've been waiting for The Sweeney to arrive, but the next classic British law enforcement television series is up with the word that The Professionals is going to be adapted for film by none other than Neil Marshall of Centurion, The Descent (Filmstalker review) and Dog Soldiers. I know, I'm...

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Ridley Scott talks Alien Prequel

It's a go, of that there's no doubt. Not only has Ridley Scott said it's happening, but now he's saying they are working on the script and it will be filmed, in fact he says there's no question of it not happening. More than that he's revealed the plot of...

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April 22, 2010

3D television arrives in the UK, but do you want it?

3D television has arrived in the UK as major stores begin stocking 3D televisions, 3D glasses and 3D enabled Blu-ray players, but not quite yet the 3D PlayStation we've been promised. Manufacturers are ready to roll it out to every consumer, taking over from your standard home cinema, and they're...

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Manchester City, the film

Football films are sparse indeed, and the best you could probably hope for is Escape to Victory. Well that looks to be about to change as a film about a year in the life of the Manchester City football club is under way. The film follows the team through the...

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Rock returns to Dwayne Johnson

There seems to be a typical cycle in an action star's career, and at some point you turn to the kids films where you'll make at least one looking after a baby and some older kids, Arnie did it, Vin did it, Chan did it, Stallone decided to look after...

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George Mallary biographical film gets third attempt

Shekhar Kapur is the new name associated with the third attempt to get a film made of the famous explorer George Mallory, the man who may well have been the first to climb Mount Everest without oxygen. This film will concentrate on his obsession with the mountain and how it...

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Hamill's The Black Pearl a reality

Just the other day I was talking about Mark Hamill and his comic book he co-wrote way back in 1996 called The Black Pearl. It was the story of a man caught up in events and pushed into being a hero by the media around him. Apparently it started off...

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April 21, 2010

Legacy trailer online

Idris Elba is pretty popular these days as you'll see him in a number of films due to come out, or already there, and a new British television series. Of course if you listen to him on twitter you wouldn't even realise he was an actor. However he is, and...

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The Countess trailer online

I thought I'd posted the first trailer for The Countess, but obviously not, so you get treated to both trailers for Julie Delpy's film The Countess, the story of Countess Elizabeth Bathory, a woman who allegedly bathed in the blood of virgins to keep her young. It also stars Daniel...

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Men in Black 3D gets Smith?

I am surprised, but sometimes you just have to pay the bills. Rumour is out that Will Smith has signed for the third Men in Black film, and this time it's going to be in 3D. More than that a script is ready for the film and Tommy Lee Jones...

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I Dream of Jeannie the film?

I Dream of Jeannie the film, an adaptation of the television series with Larry Hagman as the astronaut that took a real genie back to Earth and living with her amazing powers day after day but not really taking advantage of them. Could it make a film? We first heard...

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A realistic spy film?

It's hard to see through the hype sometimes in Hollywood, that and the rumour-mongering, but get through it and there's sometimes something real and interesting to see. That's what a story this morning about a new spy film is doing, as it suggests that there's going to be a very...

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Downey Jr. as Wizard of Oz?

It does sound bizarre indeed, the idea of Robert Downey Jr. playing the Wizard of Oz in a prequel to the original film, one that sees the wizard arrive in Oz, and what's more is that the director that's being touted for the job is Sam Mendes. Why not? He's...

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April 20, 2010

The Wall trailer and extended trailer online

There are two trailers online for The Wall, a film that looks at the seven hundred mile fence proposed for the border between the U.S. and Mexico in 2006 to try and stop the migration of people into the U.S. and the act behind the building of the fence, from...

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Mark Hamill directing own comic adaptation...again

Mark Hamill, yes that's Luke Skywalker, wrote co-wrote a five issue, limited edition comic for Dark Horse Comics in 1996 called The Black Pearl, and now there's a strong possibility that he's going to direct a film version of it. What's more is that the writers from the upcoming David...

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Aniston to direct?

I've said it so many times before, with the right role Jennifer Aniston is a strong serious actress, the problem is she never picks those roles, and the one really good role she did pick was in a good film that didn't get a lot of great press and she...

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Gatchaman trailer discovered, film lost?

I totally missed this trailer coming out, although I had a teaser from some time ago, it wasn't the best quality and really didn't show much of the action. This trailer does. If you don't know what Gatchaman was, then perhaps if I said Battle of the Planets you might...

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Carlos the Jackal film is butchered for release

I was excited at the prospect of a film about the terrorist Carlos the Jackal, aka Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, and intrigued with Olivier Assayas co-writing and directing the story. However the news came that it was going to be released as a three part mini-series because of the running time...

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April 19, 2010

Craig's Bond dead?

There's some seriously bad news for the fans of the Bond franchise today as EON Productions reveal that due to the financial position of MGM and the inability to find a buyer, they're having to suspend work on Bond 23, the third Daniel Craig Bond film. What's worse is that...

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Get Low trailer online

Get Low is a film starring Robert Duvall as a a hermit who arrives at a funeral home and asks them to arrange his wake, a wake where people would arrive and talk about him, tell their stories of him, before he tells his own story, allowing him the peace...

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Beastly new trailer online

There's a new trailer online for the film Beastly, and it looks far less beastly than the first one did, but it looks incredibly formulaic and pitched just for the right audience. That audience would be a teen one, and making the film as nice and friendly and as moralistically...

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April 18, 2010


Film Three Stars
The premise of Heartless gave little away and wasn't pitching itself in one specific direction. It sounded like a thriller with elements of horror, reading the blurb and the festival material I was thinking of something more akin to a British Jacobs Ladder perhaps, and that initial thought wasn't too...

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How to Train Your Dragon

Film Four Stars
I rather reluctantly decided to go and see How to Train Your Dragon, oh excuse me, it's How to Train Your Dragon 3D. Yes, I know, Filmstalker going to see a film in 3D that's also a kids film, that sounds incredible, what prompted that? Well the arrival of his...

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April 17, 2010

Diverse cast for von Trier's science fiction disaster film Melancholia

Lars von Trier's last film, Antichrist (Filmstalker review), had some amazing aspects to it and some embarrassingly bad moments too. However it's not done him anything but good in Hollywood as we hear the huge casting for his next film, Melancholia Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, Alexander...

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Earth Made of Glass trailer online

I'm rather passionate about some world events and how the world is complicit in them by ignoring and hiding them politically, the events of the Rwandan genocide is one of them, and the story of the political manoeuvring and avoidance by so many countries, including America and the UK, is...

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The Killing of Mary Surratt trailer online

We're waiting for a film about Mary Surratt, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth, and the events after the assassination, from both Robert Redford and Steven Spielberg, but someone could be beating them both to it, Chris King. It's a slightly smaller production than the films from...

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April 16, 2010

Bruce Lee's The Silent Flute film being made

Before Bruce Lee died in 1973 he wrote a treatment for a martial arts film, the film was adapted in 1978 into Circle of Iron, helped by producer Paul Maslansky. Now he's set to develop a new adaptation of the treatment with his son, Sasha Maslansky, writing the new screenplay...

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Sutherland reveals huge changes in 24 films

Kiefer Sutherland has been talking about that much touted 24 film again, and he's confirmed that everything that was the television show will be gone, after all you can't do a real time day in two hours. He also revealed more about the potential film, and he's talking about huge...

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Enter the Void, another dodgy trailer

I haven't been following Gaspar Noé's Enter The Void film that closely, but I have heard some very unusual things, and the previous trailers and clips have been intriguing me greatly. The film follows a small scale drug dealer who arrives in Tokyo with his sister who is a stripper....

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Star Wars VI remade by fans

Remember the craze that came out of the Michael Gondry film Be Kind Rewind (Filmstalker review) for remaking scenes from famous films with no budget and home-made sets and props? Well that's been taken to the extreme with the first film remade using fifteen second scenes filmed by fans from...

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Knight and Day trailer online

There's another new trailer online for Knight and Day, the quirky spy action film that seems to have equal amounts of thriller and comedy thrown in there too and stars Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz as well as featuring Peter Sarsgaard and a few other recognisable names. Directed by James...

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April 15, 2010

Whedon writing and directing Avengers

Roars of excitement spread across the internet as it was announced that Joss Whedon could well be directing The Avengers superhero film, and that was followed by roars more that he would also be rewriting the Captain America script. While all that sounds interesting, I do wonder what causes the...

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April 14, 2010

Man from U.N.C.L.E. gets new writer

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is to be adapted for film after six years from the first announcement, but unfortunately Matthew Vaughn isn't lined up to make the film any more, after all that was a long, long time ago in Hollywood years. So now the two spies from the sixties...

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Rachel Weisz as Jackie Kennedy?

There's a speculative script on the go for Jackie, a story about Jackie Kennedy in the four days following the assassination of her husband, John F. Kennedy, the President at the time, to the day of his funeral. More than that the person who is associated with playing the role...

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Stonewall trailer online

In 1969 the Greenwich Village Stonewall Inn was continually raided and men roughly thrown into paddy wagons to be taken off to jail. Why? They were gay and the Inn was a notorious gay bar. It was during a time when homosexuality was illegal in America and homosexuals were hounded....

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April 13, 2010

Chris Rock remaking Kurosawa

Chris Rock is intent in going from classic film to classic film and remaking them in a modern setting, and this time he's re-writing an Akira Kurosawa film for the director Mike Nichols. Kurosawa? Really? Apparently he's adapting the celebrated director and writer's 1963 detective film Tengoku to jigoku, or...

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Casino Jack and the United States of Money trailer online

Are you surprised that your government is corrupt? Are you surprised that your politicians aren't interested a jot in you or your country because they're too busy caring about themselves? I'm not. Even in the UK we're surrounding by a bunch of bickering children who are intent on staying in...

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Niccol's new science fiction film I'm.mortal

I was reading about Andrew Niccol's new script called I'm.mortal, which is apparently close to being signed up by New Regency and made into a film, and as I read the blurb of the film I couldn't help thinking of another film that was never quite made, a much higher...

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April 12, 2010

Closed: Win the Star Trek graphic novel Nero

Star Trek: Nero is a collection of three comics in one graphic novel that tells the story of the villain of the film, Nero. The time line is actually within the events of the film Star Trek (Filmstalker review), so for those of you that, like me, feel there just...

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Closed: Win a copy of The Bridge starring Franka Potente

The Bridge, or Die Brücke, is a film starring Franka Potente whom you'll easily recognise from a number of German and Hollywood films, most notable for her role in Run Lola Run and more recently a number of bigger western films, as well as television series such as The Shield....

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Iron Man 2 interactive trailer online

There have been a few interactive trailers recently for bigger films, and Iron Man 2 is the latest to gain one. It's a cool idea, as the trailer plays various scenes trigger off a panel that is highlighted above the trailer. Select a panel and view much more information on...

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The Darkest Hour Russia's alien invasion film

I do love how Timur Bekmambetov has managed to join East and West through the power of cinema, okay it's quite a stretch, but he has been quite the success in Hollywood since his Night Watch and Day Watch films appeared. Now he's returning to Russia and taking some Hollywood...

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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe starts again?

I do find it hard to believe that anyone is trying to restart He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, after all it's been attempted a couple of times and it hasn't worked, and by the very nature of the cartoon and the product, it just doesn't directly transfer to...

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The Resident teaser trailer online

Although the trailer is bootlegged and it flips in and out of focus, there's plenty enough to give some intrigue from the film starring Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Christopher Lee. While that gives you a sense that this might be a strong film, there's also the balance that...

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Philips short film competition finds sci-fi gems

The director that was to be making the Alien prequel before Ridley Scott decided to return to the film has made a short film to advertise the highly distracting “technology” from Philips of Ambilight. However it wasn't that silly gimmick that the studios got caught up in, it was the...

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April 11, 2010

The Soloist

Digital Three Stars
Cynical people called this one of those specially built, sure fire contenders for the Oscars, a disadvantaged homeless man, a selfish and uncaring newspaper reporter at the low end of his luck, and redemption for both promised when the reporter sees a possible human interest story. All in all I...

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April 10, 2010

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Digital Two Stars
The trailers for Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant didn't do much to grab me, although they did show some style and suggest that they could offer something a little more than the average film, I was thinking the same thoughts as I did for Twilight - taking a strong...

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Bay denies The Birds and Rosemary's Baby remakes

Michael Bay has come out and flatly denied that Platinum Dunes were remaking Rosemary's Baby nor were they ever considering remaking The Birds. Now while I take his word as gospel, after all he's the film-maker and the man behind the company, I have to wonder where all the past...

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Escape From New York, Total Recall, Flash Gordon and Sinbad remakes still on

Yes, it's hard to believe, but the remakes of Escape From New York, Total Recall, Flash Gordon and Sinbad are still happening, and that's from the mouth of the producer behind them, Neal Moritz. That's not all he has to say, he also reveals that they have someone that they're...

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Unthinkable teaser trailer online

Wow, the teaser trailer for the new thriller Unthinkable looks fantastic, not just because it fires up the talents of Michael Sheen, Samuel L. Jackson and Carrie-Anne Moss, nor because it comes from the director Gregor Jordan, but because the tension is high and you can already smell that it's...

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The Other Guys trailer online

I admit it, and if you're regular you'll know it too, I am not a fan of Hollywood comedy. It tends to be dull, insensitive, in your face and anything else that suggests subtlety is out the window. So I wasn't expecting much when I saw the trailer for The...

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Update: Ong Bak 3 trailer online

Another amazing trailer for this weekend comes in the form of the new one for Ong Bak 3, once again starring Tony Jaa, who's not about to disappear into any jungle any time soon. This third instalment doesn't have Jaa directing, after the troubles the befell the production of the...

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Kick-Ass French trailer onlilne

There's a new French trailer released for Kick-Ass and it's filled with violence and swearing, bring it on. It looks great fun, and the more I see of the film the more I realise I have to sort out my time management and get into the cinema to see it....

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April 9, 2010

Update: I Love You Phillip Morris dumped in U.S. for being gay?

It seems that audiences across the world, including here in the UK, are much more accepting than those in America, or so it would seem according to those behind the recent Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor film, I Love You Phillip Morris. For the U.S. release of the film sounds...

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Holy Rollers trailer online

I had no idea about Holy Rollers until I saw the trailer, and while it doesn't lay out the story perfectly, it does give you a strong sense of what the film is going to deliver and shows that we might get a very interesting and dramatic performance from Jesse...

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The Kids Are All Right trailer online

I know what you're going to say, the film sounds like one of those standard ones, but watch the trailer and you'll find there's quite a bit more to it than that. The Kids Are All Right is the story of a family comprising of two mothers and their two...

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Heartless new trailer online

I have yet to complete my review of Heartless, something I need to do this weekend, for it's a pretty good film that does have some flaws, but also has style and something different to offer. Heartless has some imaginative film-making, in a time when Hollywood is piling out drivel,...

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Deep Water trailer online

I've finally seen the trailer and teaser for Deep Water, a film from the producer behind the excellent documentary Touching the Void made back in 2006. Deep Water is about a documentary about the first solo, non-stop, around the world boat race, the effect it had on its competitors, and...

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Sex and the City 2 trailer online

Well the trailer for Sex and the City 2 has arrived online and it's revealing everything we know about the film to date. The girls head off to Abu Dhabi, which amazingly looks a lot like Morocco, for a holiday and leave their new lives behind, lives of babies, barren...

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April 8, 2010

The Losers: Superb extended trailer online

There's an absolutely superb trailer online for The Losers. Forget your one and a half minute trailers, this one's a stonking three minutes and twenty eight seconds long, and it's getting me going. I'll tell you why, I loved the comic book series and I've been dying to see what...

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Statham, Rourke and Bardem in Tony Scott film

Jason Statham has long been assigned to the smaller action film, although he's made a fair impact and played some great roles in some superbly exciting films, he's not really thought of much outside those realms, but this could be the year that finally sees him step up from all...

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn films gain director

Like Harry Potter, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn story is set to be split into two films, and so the studio have been off seeking a director. Now one has been found and he's currently in negotiations for the part, and it's the director of some pretty serious films. Think...

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Knight and Day International trailer online

There's not much difference between this trailer and the previous one for Knight and Day with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, some subtle differences, actually I think there are no subtle differences, just one big one at the end which says a lot about the difference between America and the...

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Zemeckis returns to non-motion capture?

Robert Zemeckis has a new project lined up with Disney, and since we just heard that Disney closed down his motion-capture studio ImageMovers Digital, it looks like the film could be live-action. The film will be Dark Life, a book yet to be published by Kat Falls which is described...

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April 7, 2010

Planet of the Apes: Caeser moving forward

Much more than moving forward, the planned prequel to the Planet of the Apes series is set to begin filming in July and the production offices for the film have opened. That means it's really going to happen, and according to details it may not be a prequel of the...

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April 6, 2010

Gears of War drops a gear or two

There's bad news today for Gears of War fans, it looks like the film is going to drop a few gears and seriously downgrade production, and from the sounds of things, it all seems to be around budget. The story and scope of the film have been scaled back as...

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I Am in Love trailer online

The trailer for I Am in Love follows on the same vein from the trailer I just posted for Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky, filled with emotion, gorgeous visuals, and telling almost everything without the need for dialogue. It's a hell of a tribute to the actress Tilda Swinton whom...

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Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky trailer online

This is surely one of the most beautiful trailers I've seen for a long time. The trailer for Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky is visually gorgeous, and without a word being said manages to convey the intensity of their relationship through just under two minutes of moments from the film....

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Closing Credits: Corin Redgrave

Corin Redgrave, one of the members of the famous acting Redgrave family, has died aged seventy. The actor has been known for his talent on screen as much as his political voice off screen, and as you would expect from the passionate Redgrave family of actors and actresses, after beating...

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April 5, 2010

Joel Schumacher's Twelve trailer online

The trailer for Joel Schumacher's Twelve runs for just over three minutes and does seem to give you a number of feelings about the direction and content of the film. Is it a film following different characters all connected but this Twelve? Perhaps, that seems to be one of the...

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Should stars of the past stay in the past?

Recent news told us that tapes of Orson Welles telling a children's story have been unearthed and are being used to make a new animated film, narrated by the great talent himself, who died in 1985. While that's only set to bring back his voice, it's long been touted that...

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Closing Credits: John Forsythe

The actor known for his leading role in the long running series Dynasty and his unmistakable voice from Charlie's Angels, died on April 1st aged ninety-two. John Forsythe is instantly recognisable both by face and by voice, and although his acting was not critically acclaimed in film, he starred next...

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The Human Centipede trailer online

Wow, if ever there was a horror film trailer to disturb and upset the stomach, this is it. I can hardly imagine watching the film, the diagrams of the mad scientist are enough. The trailer starts off like many others, the two lost girls in the middle of nowhere in...

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New Splice trailer online

I've seen Splice (Filmstalker review), and I was genuinely looking forward to it as it seemed like a strong thriller, some horror, and some social and moral commentary thrown in there, actually it seemed to have about everything. It didn't turn out that way. The trailer makes it look superb,...

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Michael Bay directing Rosemary's Baby?

We know the remake of Rosemary's Baby has been up and down at Platinum Dunes. While they originally said they should remake it before anyone else does, they then decided they couldn't do it justice some nine months later - funny date that considering. Now there's a report that it...

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April 4, 2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife trailer online

The trailer for Resident Evil: Afterlife has arrived, the fourth film in the franchise which will see more zombies, more Milla Jovovich, and all in 3D too, although thankfully not for the trailer. It plays heavily on the fact that it's 3D and uses the James Cameron/Vincent Pace fusion camera...

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Black Water Transit still in limbo

It was ages ago that I read the book Black Water Transit in preparation for the film coming, and then nothing. I waited, and still nothing. Yet the film is ready for distribution. The problem is that David Bergstein is currently going through involuntary bankruptcy and since he owns the...

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Moritz talks Fast Five and Highlander

Neal Moritz, the producer of so many films including the Fast and the Furious franchise, has been talking about two of his upcoming films, Fast Five - yes it really is being called that – and the Highlander remake. There's some interesting reveals about Fast Five, and the worrying question...

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Branagh talks Thor

There's been some talk about how the filming of Thor has been going, a bit of mud slinging and some rumour-mongering, but the superb director and a man whom I personally admire, Kenneth Branagh, has talked about the production to try and put things right. He's not the only one...

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April 3, 2010

Grint as Eddie the Eagle?

In August 2007 we heard that there was going to be a film about Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, and back then the word was that Steve Coogan was set to play the big name of the film. However, and bear in mind I have no idea how the name made...

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April 2, 2010

xXx 3 in 3D

Well, it looks like everything's going 3D, even the return of xXx with Vin Diesel as Xander Cage. The big surprise is that Rob Cohen is set to direct, again. They aren't the only two coming back for the revival, according to rumours the busiest actor ever, Samuel L. Jackson...

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Solitary Man trailer online

Michael Douglas is a movie star, you know what I mean, one of those iconic stars that just controls the screen by being on it, but his later career is littered with as much failure as success. That's why I like it when you get to see him acting, and...

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After being chastised by Noel Clarke for my comments on the previous promo teaser, although I do stand by them, I started playing the second trailer for the film with some hope and anticipation. There's definitely more of a story focus to the trailer, although I still think there's...

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Step Up 3-D trailer online...in 2D

Amazing, who knew that just dance could stop wars and heal the planet. Quick, I think we need to get rid of armies and have dance troupes and dance offs instead, the world would be a better place. There's nothing like overselling a film, and this trailer for Step Up...

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The Square trailer reveals strong thriller

I had never heard of The Square, but I do look at blurbs for newly released trailers even if I don't know them, and when the blurb caught my eye I thought I'd take a quick look, thinking that this wouldn't be the film I thought it might be. I...

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New Salt trailer online in HD

There's a new trailer for Salt online, and while some are saying it's generic, nothing but action, etc. I'd disagree, I think there are some very strong aspects to the trailer that deliver tension and suspense, setting up what could be a clever action thriller bringing together the ideas of...

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The new A-Team trailer online in HD

Oh my freaking lord! I a loving the new A-Team trailer so much I watched it twice and had a huge smile on my face throughout, especially when B.A. Starts that whistle and the set piece kicks in with huge action, or the cool one liners from everyone, particularly the...

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April 1, 2010

Soderbergh's Contagion revealed

Details of Steven Soderbergh's upcoming film Contagion have finally been revealed after the script has been read. The film tells the story of the outbreak and spread of a virus across the globe and how it travels and affects the world population. There has been a lot said about how...

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Iron Man 2 IMAX trailer online

There's an IMAX trailer online for Iron Man 2, well when I say it's an IMAX trailer, it's a normal trailer to try and sell the film on IMAX with the words IMAX on the end, there's nothing IMAX-ish about the trailer really. However what it does do is give...

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