Movies

Guy Pearce joins Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus

Guy Pearce joins Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus

Just what is Prometheus? On the surface it’s an unnecessary prequel to Ridley Scott’s classic Alien (1979), yet with the brand name missing from the title and a proposed change of direction, it appears to be more than a quick cash-grab. Best guess: It’s the same universe but from a fresh perspective. Scott’s much-anticipated return to science fiction and the series that made him famous […]

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CINEMA CLASSICS #1: The Big Lebowski (1998)

CINEMA CLASSICS #1: The Big Lebowski (1998)

Catching up with The Dude. 

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Tarantino’s spaghetti western gets a name

Tarantino’s spaghetti western gets a name

Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti western is going to be called Django Unchained. That’s right – after doing his homage to a heist film (Reservoir Dogs); his nonlinear homage to film noir (Pulp Fiction); his homage to blaxploitation (Jackie Brown); his homage to kung fu revenge flicks (Kill Bill); his homage to ‘70s ‘muscle car’ slasher films (Death Proof); and his homage […]

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You can finally visit The Cabin in the Woods

You can finally visit The Cabin in the Woods

I’d totally forgotten The Cabin in the Woods existed. The Joss Whedon-scripted horror comedy has been sitting on a shelf in MGM’s vaults, just waiting for them to sort out their financial woes. The film, which can be described as an homage to The Evil Dead, received plenty of buzz at the time of its production, largely due to a cult […]

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Michael Bay blows some shit up in the new Transformers trailer

Michael Bay blows some shit up in the new Transformers trailer

It’s a well-known fact that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was rotten to the core. I’m still trying to rub some of the images out of my mind – that old Autobot with the beard and cane? The Decepticon that looked like a woman? The racist twins? Transformer heaven?! In fact, the only moment from that turgid mess of a […]

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The mutants fight back in yet another X-Men trailer

The mutants fight back in yet another X-Men trailer

A lot of people are apprehensive about X-Men: First Class. Could it really be as bad as Last Stand and Wolverine? With Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) directing, I’m going to remain cautiously optimistic. The retro 60’s style – incorporating the Cuban missile crisis – certainly adds an interesting flavour to the film, and it boasts a couple of great actors in James McAvoy […]

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The Governator returns to the Terminator, and Bill & Ted break out of development hell

The Governator returns to the Terminator, and Bill & Ted break out of development hell

Sorry if that headline misleads you. No, the Wild Stallyns will not be battling Cyberdyne’s killing machines on-screen, but both 80’s franchises are being resurrected. Although, it would be pretty funny to see that time-travelling phone box (sorry Dr. Who) land in post-apocalyptic LA. Come to think of it, there were evil robots in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. But maybe I’m over-thinking it. First, breaking […]

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UPDATED: Scream no more?

UPDATED: Scream no more?

UPDATE (18/05/11): Contrary to earlier reports, Harvey Weinstein seems to be happy carrying on with the Scream franchise, despite the fourth film’s under-performance at the US box office. According to JoBlo, the film is currently on track to make $110 million internationally (not too shabby considering the $40m budget). He’s also quoted as saying: “I’m sure [director Wes Craven is] going to do […]

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Avengers…Assemble!

Avengers…Assemble!

Mere days after the release of Thor, an instant Squabble Box favourite, comes word that Marvel Studio’s greatly anticipated superhero free-for-all The Avengers has finally started principle photography. It that doesn’t make you want to high-five the nearest nerd, there’s no helping you. There is nothing for you here. To say I’m excited about this movie is a rather huge understatement. […]

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REVIEW: Thor (2011)

REVIEW: Thor (2011)

Holy shit! Thor is epic stuff, make no mistake about it. Marvel Studio’s latest building block toward The Avengers is a true sight to behold and a fitting first chapter in the mighty Thor’s cinematic adventures. It leaps between worlds, features a giant robot blasting things into oblivion and a cameo or two that will get fan-boys even more pumped for next […]

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