May, 2009

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Poster Watch: Brad Pitt is a Basterd

, May 02, 2009

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Brad Pitt is a Basterd in Quentin Tarantino’s long-anticipated and extensively delayed new film about a group of Jewish-American soldiers in WWII who hunt down and slaughter Nazis to inspire fear in the Third Reich. Pitt stars alongside a bumper cast including Diane Kruger, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Bruhl, Eli Roth, Samm Levine, Julie Dreyfus, Mike […]
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Buzz builds for Samson & Delilah

, Apr 30, 2009

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Update: preview screenings of Samson & Delilah are on this weekend in every state except for NSW. Check the film’s official website for details. Although it is yet to be released, writer/director Warwick Thornton’s Australian drama Samson & Delilah has already been trumpeted as a huge success. Internet buzz surrounding the film has been circulating […]
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Financial crisis inspires Wall Street sequel

, Apr 29, 2009

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The global economic downturn has inspired a belated sequel to Oliver Stone’s 1987 corporate thriller Wall Street, which featured Michael Douglas in an Oscar-winning performance as ruthless stockbroker shark Gordon Gekko, deliverer of memorable quips such as “lunch is for wimps” and “greed is right, greed works.” Wall Street 2, as it is tentatively titled, […]
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Russell Brand to star as Drop Dead Fred

, Apr 28, 2009

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Just a couple of days after announcing it will remake David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, Universal Studios add another cult favourite to their long list of films set to be repackaged for modern audiences. Comedian Russell Brand, who took his stand-up show Scandalous to Melbourne and Sydney last month, has been slated to play the title character […]
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Swine flu delays opening of Wolverine in Mexico

, Apr 28, 2009

Hollywood is cautiously monitoring the outbreak of swine flu for any signs it may impact box office earnings. The widespread influenza has altered the course of Hugh Jackman’s comic book caper X-Men Origins: Wolverine, with the movie’s release in Mexico postponed at least two weeks in the wake of outbreaks that have taken up to […]
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Ehren Kruger to write Videodrome remake

, Apr 27, 2009

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Universal Pictures has announced it will remake David Cronenberg’s 1983 cult film Videodrome, which stars James Woods as a TV exec who becomes obsessed with a bizarre and mysteriously transfixing program that depicts torture and murder. The film has a once seen, never forgotten weirdness conjured in part by Cronenberg’s kooky visual inventions, including a […]
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Rodriguez to produce Predator reboot

, Apr 25, 2009

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Fans of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s classic action/sci-fi hit Predator have reason to cheer, with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez confirming on Thursday at a news conference in Texas that he will produce a franchise reboot called Predators. The plural title has been interpreted – who would have thought? – to mean the story will involve more than one […]
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Disneynature’s Earth: one tree planted for every bum on the seat

, Apr 22, 2009

Disney’s new subsidiary company Disneynature are cashing in on the eco-aware sentiments floating around these days by launching a clever green-friendly marketing drive for its first film, Earth, released this week in America. Disneynature have pledged to plant one tree per every ticket bought during the film’s first week of release. Created by the makers […]
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Aussie Watch: Russell Crowe in da Hood

, Apr 22, 2009

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May will be a good month for Russell Crowe fans, with two new movies featuring the burly Aussie actor coming out in close succession: Tenderness, directed by Tropfest creator John Polson (opening April 30) and State of Play, from Touching the Void director Kevin Macdonald (opening May 28). Both are thrillers. Crowe is currently in the U.K. […]
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First glimpse on the set of Spielberg/Jackson Tintin movie

, Apr 19, 2009

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On Friday Empire Online unveiled the first photograph from the set of DreamWorks’ highly anticipated Spielberg-directed Tintin movie, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Spielberg has teamed up with Peter Jackson to direct and produce three back-to-back Tintin features. They will reportedly direct at least one of them each, with no final […]
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Green Lantern to be shot in Sydney’s Fox Studios

, Apr 17, 2009

New South Wales Premier Nathan Rees announced yesterday that the next big budget Hollywood movie to be filmed in Sydney’s Fox Studios will be the long anticipated superhero flick Green Lantern. Read my full news report here.
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Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay – bruddas from other muddas?

, Apr 16, 2009

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Yesterday director Michael Bay – oh ye of brainless explosion-fests what brung us Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and The Island  – wrote on his official website’s forums that he sat next to Steven Spielberg in a Sony theatre where they alone watched Bay’s sequel to his 2007 smash hit Transformers, titled Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. […]
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Aussie Watch: Emily Browning

, Apr 15, 2009

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Home grown star-on-the-rise Emily Browning turned heads in 2004 with her breakthrough performance in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. It was an especially impressive feat, given it’s never easy for anyone to turn heads when they’re starring alongside Jim Carrey. Browning can currently be seen on Australian screens – though not for much […]
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Lars von Terror (Trailer Watch: Antichrist)

, Apr 14, 2009

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The trailer for Lars von Trier’s new film Antichrist has just hit the net and eewww, it looks creepy. In one scene Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg appear to be having sex at the foot of a massive tree, its roots entangled in a heap of naked bodies (perhaps this post would have been better […]
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Ground control to Sam Rockwell (Trailer Watch: Moon)

, Apr 13, 2009

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The marketing campaign for director Duncan Jones’s Moon is kicking along nicely with an interesting new trailer (watch it below) and a very cool retro looking poster (also below). Sam Rockwell plays astronaut Sam Bell, who undertakes a three-year stint on the moon with a talking computer named GERTY (voiced by Kevin Spacey). Bell’s job […]
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Depp, Bale, Mann (Trailer Watch: Public Enemies)

, Apr 10, 2009

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A second trailer has hit the net for Michael Mann’s John Dillinger pic Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp as Dillinger and Christian Bale as FBI agent Melvin ‘Little Mel’ Purvis. Mann has a penchant for long, elaborate and patiently paced stories told with strong performances and visual finesse (The Last of the Mohicans, Heat, The […]
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Poster Watch: Where the Wild Things Are

, Apr 09, 2009

If you haven’t seen the new poster yet for Where the Wild Things Are, check it out below. Over the past few weeks Village Roadshow have sustained pre-release momentum by unveiling the marketing materials in dribbles, beginning with the film’s first poster and then the first trailer, which have both caused quite a stir in […]