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September 25, 2012

The Details trailer gives Maguire darkness

"So far this has been the good news..." I have to say that line in the trailer for The Details had me laugh out loud and the rest of the film is a mixture of building dread and humour. The Details looks rather enticing. I like darker, natural humour and...

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The Revisionaries trailer reveals the madness in American education

There are two things that have stayed with me from the trailer of The Revisionairies and both were comments from the head of the Texas Board of Education one was that there were dinosaurs on Noah's Ark and the other was a direct quote: "I disagree with the experts, someone's...

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LUV trailer hits hard with superb cast

The names behind LUV might be new but the cast assembled in front of it and the trailer is hugely impressive. The film looks like it's going to deliver a superb performance from Common as well as, hopefully, the rest of the cast. The film and Common himself have been...

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September 24, 2012

Code Name: Geronimo trailer, another Bin Laden mission film

Another film is due to hit about the mission to storm the compound in Pakistan that was believed to be housing Osama Bin Laden and take him alive or dead, if he turned out to be there of course. Recent history proved the analysts to be correct and the man...

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What Richard Did delivers a powerful trailer

What Richard Did has a fantastic trailer that has really sold me on the film that I know very little about and is due for a release in Ireland on the 5th of October. The film is written by Martin Campbell who has been writing for the television series Shameless...

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Life of Pi dual international trailers

There are two new International trailers that have arrived for Ang Lee's film version of Life of Pi. The first has a voiceover and delivers more of the story while the second is pretty much the same but without the voiceover, even if it is short. These two trailers look...

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Winnie Mandela trailer presents two worlds

The trailer for Winnie, the story of Winnie Mandela, has arrived online and it presents a story of two worlds. From the frozen frame on the trailer player and the first half of the trailer I was thinking this was a romanticised Hollywood story of her life but it does...

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Promised Land trailer has Damon Fracking

Promised Land is the upcoming film from director Gus Van Sant which was written by Matt Damon and John Krasinski, the two leading men of the film, and tells the story of a corporation intent on buying into a small town and carrying out an operation to mine for natural...

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September 21, 2012

Gambit remake trailer sees Rickman naked!

There was a clip of the Gambit trailer on just the other day but here's the full thing and beware, Alan Rickman will be naked and Colin Firth's trousers will be off! The film is a remake of the comedy starring Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine and it comes from...

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42 trailer to tell Jackie Robinson's story

There's a powerful trailer for 42, the number of the famous Jackie Robinson who became the first black person to sign up to Major League Baseball by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers. There's an interesting cast lined up for the film with Chadwick Boseman playing the legendary Robinson and supporting names...

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Red band Sinister trailer delivers stronger film

I had been slightly dismissive of the film Sinister from previous trailers, although it starred Ethan Hawke and was written and directed by Scott Derrickson who gave us the excellent The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Filmstalker review) it didn't really grab me as anything new. Now I've seen this rather...

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Has the studio removed the 47 Ronin director?

There are always rumours going around about films as soon as there is any sign of a change of plan in production, an increased budget, some reshoots, or any unplanned changes. For those who follow film productions you'll know that none of this is unusual, budgets change and reshoots happen...

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September 20, 2012


Film Three Stars
As soon as I saw the trailer and read the Edinburgh International Film Festival write up for the film Brake I was pretty sure that it and Buried shared a great deal in common. I was also surprised that Stephen Dorff led the film and, not to be cruel to...

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Berberian Sound Studio

Film One Star
I find it hard to think about this film and review it as I would any other film because it's not like most other films. Berberian Sound Studio stays with a narrative that you feel is going somewhere and come the latter stages seems to turn into something else and...

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Updated: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey second trailer with multiple endings

Unexpected? Well not really, it looks fantastic, feels epic, sounds just as epic and filled with magical characters and performances, was that unexpected? Not at all. What might be unexpected is that the trailer comes with multiple endings and you can choose which one to watch it with. As a...

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New Skyfall trailer builds dread and action

There's a new international trailer out for Skyfall, Bond's latest outing, and it looks fantastic, I mean really fantastic, but there's one element that shines through very clearly and that puts to bed something I had thought Skyfall was doing, something that I felt was losing what the new Bond...

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Fire with Fire trailer looks rather strong

I don't know what I was expecting when I started watching the Josh Duhamel, Rosario Dawson and Bruce Willis film Fire with Fire, after all I hadn't heard much about it and the trailer was showing that it's about to hit Blu-ray and DVD, so really I wasn't expecting that...

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September 19, 2012

Prometheus deleted scenes offer some explanations

Oh yes, I know you've probably seen the uninteresting half of a scene of the engineer talking, woop de doo, it adds nothing to the film and is obviously not one of the many deleted scenes we really need to see in order to give us the missing parts of...

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Red band trailer for About Cherry

There's a red band trailer online for the film about a woman entering the world of adult films, or porn if you prefer, that looks about as red as the grass outside my window. I watched it again just to make sure and I am, this is hardly eighteen only...

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September 18, 2012

The Conspiracy trailer promises a great deal

Conspiracies are rife around the world and people who believe that the Twin Towers were brought down by the American government or JFK was killed by aliens from Area 51 are, well, rather unhinged. Or are they? Could we be the ones unhinged buying all the propaganda sold to us...

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New RoboCop revealed

Some set photos have been released online that show us what the new RoboCop is going to look like and its causing some concern among the online film community. While I can see their complaints about how the suit might look similar to others I do think there are limited...

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The Sessions gains new trailer

We saw a trailer for The Sessions some time ago and it looked fun then, now with this new trailer the film looks just as much fun but also more emotional too, and the fact it features John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy and Moon Bloodgood is nothing but...

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For No Good Reason trailer, Depp profiles Steadman

I know who Ralph Steadman is and if you aren't sure of his name when you see one of his iconic drawings you'll recognise it immediately, but I wouldn't have imagined that a film about him would have been very interesting because the attraction is actually his work. However the...

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The Citadel gains new creepy trailer

There's a new trailer for The Citadel, the psychological horror film from writer and director Ciarán Foy starring a small cast of Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wunmi Mosaku and Amy Shiels. This new trailer features a lot more of the danger that the main character faces and it looks a...

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September 14, 2012

Pacific Rim going 3D despite Director's wishes

3D, oh don't we hate it? Well I know there are many people who like it or rather who don't care about it, probably have no choice what they are seeing in the local multiplex or are there for other reasons anyway. It's funny though for a lot of people...

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Avatar to go to four films?

We know that James Cameron has been working on the scripts for Avatar 2 and 3 and plans to film them back to back, but had you heard there were rumours of a fourth? More than that have you heard Cameron talking about it too? Well he has and it's...

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Full Lincoln trailer arrives

...and we see that the teaser trailer was just the opening of the full trailer, the part before the credits open it up. The full trailer though is rather dramatic although I suspect it feels far more dramatic if you have been brought up on these historical events. It does...

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Stand Up Guys trailer looks fantastic

I've just watched the trailer for Stand Up Guys and I'm finding that I've fallen in love with it already, I want to see it now, right now. I'm sure once you see it you'll feel the same way. The trailer makes the film feel as though there are a...

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Mama trailer looks creepy, but does it reveal too much?

First let me get the Guillermo del Toro presents tag out of the way and lets go on to talk about the film because it really does annoy me when a film is marketed on the name of someone who hasn't written, directed, starred or edited in the film and...

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Texas Chainsaw 3D trailer has a big pointy thing

So it has arrived, and not so much in a big roar of chainsaws but, well I'm not sure how to describe it. Actually to be fair the trailer for the new film in the Texas Chainsaw franchise isn't that bad, rather good I'd go so far to say, although...

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September 13, 2012

The Master preparing for attack

There are two stories about religious groups up in arms over films at the moment and thankfully this story doesn't involve the murder of innocent people, however I will come to that one. This story is about The Master, the film from Paul Thomas Anderson that he admits was modelled...

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New Cloud Atlas trailer looks fantastic

It also tries to explain a little more of what's happening in the film but to be honest it's still uncertain how it is all going to come together. It has a harder job than the previous trailer too since the first trailer was a mammoth six minutes and this...

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Ginger and Rosa trailer looks very good

The last film I saw from Sally Potter, the director of Ginger and Rosa, was Rage (Filmstalker review) and while it was an ambitious and interesting idea the execution didn't capture me. Let's not forget though that she has other films to her name including Orlando, so Ginger and Rosa...

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Back to 1942 trailer tells of China suffering

Back to 1942 or simply 1942, is an internationally cast film from director Feng Xiaogang and writer Zhenyun Liu that stars Adrien Brody, Tim Robbins, Fan Xu, Daoming Chen and more. It tells the story of the war that China faced against Japan as they invaded and the country suffered...

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Song for Marion trailer is heart-warming and funny

Song for Marion is, as you will no doubt realise, based on the documentary Young@Heart which featured a choir of more mature men and women singing modern day songs, songs that seemed very out of place for pensioners but worked superbly well and bridged many previous misconceptions and prejudices and...

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Wreck-It Ralph trailer loads up perfectly

I hadn't really paid much attention to Wreck-It Ralph until this trailer and instantly the idea won me over, more than that it started to make me laugh out loud, even if it is Disney which means the morality tale hits you like a hammer wrapped in concrete, surprisingly even...

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Hysteria trailer tries to sell the film without offence

I have to admit that I expected a lot more from the trailer of Hysteria, after all it does tell a rather interesting story of the misdiagnosis of women and the development of the first vibrator, originally created as the cure to the many different conditions covered by the blanket...

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Smashed trailer tells sobering tale

I like the look of the trailer for Smashed, a smaller more intimate feeling film that is clearly set to deliver a message to the audience but not easily. Apparently the performance from the lead Mary Elizabeth Winstead is gaining a lot of praise from the festivals it's appeared in....

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Lincoln teaser teases the trailer

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln has a very short teaser trailer which I don't think is working and is most likely detracting from the impact of the trailer itself. What it's supposed to be doing is building up the hype to the trailer release, but I wonder if it's just taken away...

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The Girl gains a full trailer

A full trailer arrived a little while ago for The Girl, the film from Julian Jarrold about Alfred Hitchcock and his relationship with his leading lady for The Birds and Marnie, Tippi Hedren. It stars Toby Jones as Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Hedren with Imelda Staunton playing Mrs Hitchcock,...

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Filmstalker Films for September 2012

September is a mixed bag of a month for films and there's something for everyone from the art-house fan to the standard American comedy, there's also a few films you might have just skimmed over and not noticed and this list should help you notice them as well as help...

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September 6, 2012

Levinson's The Bay trailer arrives

There's been a lot of talk about what The Bay would be about and the last we really delved into it was when we heard that the main crux of the story would be about a new isopod type creature and that it would be found footage. After that it...

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RoboCop story details revealed?

The new RoboCop has been going through some casting changes of late and there have been the usual rumours of trouble on the production this time with a third party conversation saying that the director was struggling with the project and then denials, but there hasn't been a lot about...

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Fast and Furious 6 featurette reflects on franchise

A featurette for a film, especially an American television promotional piece, is usually less than dull. It's way too short, snappy, filled too much with the presenter trying to hog the limelight and doesn't tell you anything about the film that you really want to see. So it was with...

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September 5, 2012

Emergo (Apartment 143) trailer, decent first person horror?

There are a couple of moments in the trailer for Apartment 143 where my expectations were easily met, there are a few moments where the you know exactly what's coming because you've seen it time and time again, and yet there are also plenty of moments where you feel that...

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Girl Model trailer is unnerving

The trailer for Girl Model is rather unnerving and for that reason I have to say it's been very cleverly constructed. I think that was the effect that was intended, especially considering the quotes that the film has raised, but there's no real content in the film that would make...

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September 4, 2012

Closing Credits: Michael Clarke Duncan

I didn't know that Michael Clarke Duncan was ill so it was a shock to hear that the deep voiced huge actor had died after failing to recover from a heart attack he suffered in July. He was fifty-four and anyone who loves cinema will know his face or even...

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters trailer doesn't look good

To be perfectly honest I wasn't expecting much from Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and the trailer hasn't disappointed, however what has happened is that it's turned out to be far cheesier than I thought and it reminds me of another monster hunter film that some will dislike. Me? I...

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