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October 18, 2013

Winterbottom casts his Amanda Knox film

Except it isn't really his Amanda Knox film, it's a film loosely adapting a book about the Amanda Knox story but not retelling that story, ensuring that the film will become confused with fact from here on out. It's interesting to see that despite the film purchasing a book about...

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, International trailer

A new trailer was released for the strangely named Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, a title that sounds more videogame than film, and begins the story of Jack Ryan, the character we've seen in a number of films adapted from Tom Clancy novels, now out on his own and under full...

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October 17, 2013

Non-Stop trailer, Neesom still has specific skills

I like the trailer for Non-Stop, the film from Jaume Collet-Serra that stars Liam Neeson as an Air Marshall, and of course he's world weary and all those usual set-ups, perhaps it's even his last flight as…you know the drill. Well there is a twist. On board the flight someone...

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October 15, 2013

Bay producing Heroes of Telemark film, may direct

Paramount has bought the rights to a non-fiction book called Sabotage: A Genius Scientist, His Band of Young Commandos, and the Mission to Kill Hitler's Super Bomb by Neal Bascomb, a book that looks at the team assembled to try and put an end to the Nazi plan to create...

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Stone and Foxx on Luther King biographical film

Jamie Foxx as Martin Luther King Jr.? I can't see it myself but then when Foxx has turned his attention to serious roles he's not fallen short of giving a good performance, still he's not the name I would have first associated with the role. That may not be the...

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Boyle making Pink Panther film?

I recently saw Danny Boyle's film Trance and I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised and what we saw there gives me hope for what he could do with a heist film without the side-lines that the Trance thriller offered us, enjoyable as they were. Why do I...

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Clooney's The Monuments Men feature trailer

The feature trailer for The Monuments Men has arrived and it's looking fantastic. The film tells the true story of a group of men who are pulled together and sent to the front line during World War II in order to try and help recover and save the important art...

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October 14, 2013

Wikileaks post The Fifth Estate script and tirade

WikiLeaks has, of course, been rather vocal about the film The Fifth Estate which looks to Julian Assange and the events that brought he and WikiLeaks to the fore of the news as it released secret U.S. documents, unedited, revealing never before known information about U.S. military and political operations,...

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Gilliam's The Zero Theorem promotional trailer

The Zero Theorem is the next film from the writer, director, creator, Terry Gilliam starring a cast list that heads with Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Matt Damon, Ben Whishaw and Tilda Swinton, a great mix of names, and judging from a promotional trailer that has appeared online for...

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Godzilla teaser trailer or old concept trailer?

There's been a fair bit of excitement about a teaser trailer that was reportedly released for the upcoming remake Godzilla, and while it is rather good and keeps the monster in check it does feel like we've seen similar things before, some think that perhaps this has been seen before...

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October 9, 2013

Millar raves about Nemesis script

Mark Millar has been talking about one of the upcoming adaptations from his comic books, that of the series called Nemesis that twists around the concept of the superhero making the focus of the story the bad guy and a bad guy who wins. The premise summed up wonderfully by...

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October 7, 2013

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit trailer arrives

It's sad news that Tom Clancy has died ahead of the restart of the Jack Ryan franchise, but then again maybe it's a blessing that he won't be able to see what Hollywood has made of his character without his input. Mind you, the initial fears I had about the...

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The Armstrong Lie trailer, Gibney gets to Lance Armstrong

Alex Gibney was in the right place at the right time, filming a documentary about Lance Armstrong during his comeback to compete for an eighth Tour de France win he not only caught much of the man's preparation but was also there for the moment that he admitted to having...

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the trailer

I wasn't going to write anything about this trailer because it's been so well covered everywhere else. Everyone who has any interest in film has posted this trailer and has been talking about it, and no wonder it's the penultimate episode in the long journey into Tolkein's world by Peter...

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October 5, 2013

Convoy - 35th Anniversary Special Edition (Uncut)

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I remember seeing Convoy around the time of the CB craze hitting in the UK and it just added fuel to the fire, I wanted a CB and I had to get on the air. I had to say some of those lines and from my bedroom in suburban Aberdeen...

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October 2, 2013

Whitaker as Colin Powell?

Forest Whitaker is a superb actor and I don't think I've seen a film with him in where I haven't felt drawn to his character. He's been in good and bad films but his performances are always worth watching and his most memorable for me have been his role in...

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Adele as Dusty Springfield?

According to very light and unsubstantiated rumours, the fantastic singer and songwriter Adele is set to play Dusty Springfield in a film that is in the early stages of development. This rumour came out a little while ago and through some sources that aren't always completely reliable, and so I...

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Hillary Clinton film dropped, political pressure kills miniseries and film

The director of a planned documentary on Hillary Clinton has officially cancelled the project with NBC also cancelling their planned miniseries focussing on the politician who is likely to be announcing an attempt on the Whitehouse in 2016. It seems that pressure on CNN as well as people turning their...

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