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Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds do the body swap in The Change-Up

Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds do the body swap in The Change-Up

Just what is Hollywood’s fascination with the antiquated body swap formula? Between Freaky Friday and It’s a Boy Girl Thing studios are close to mining the well dry. The Change-Up doesn’t look like it will offer a revolutionary spin on the concept but it has two likeable stars in Bateman and Reynolds. The reason for their predicament, hinging on a […]

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Batman: Year One getting an animated movie

Batman: Year One getting an animated movie

Few graphic novels are as iconic as Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One. The seminal 1987 series greatly influenced Christopher Nolan’s take on the character, including that scene in Batman Begins when our hero summons his winged friends to help him out of a tight spot. Prior to Begins, a big screen adaptation of Year One had been rumoured for years, even passing […]

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Tim Roth to direct another feature

Tim Roth to direct another feature

In the category of underrated actors, few are as versatile as Tim Roth. The former Mr. Orange looks set to make a long-overdue return to the director’s chair, following his 1999 début The War Zone (a lauded and little-seen film that comes highly recommended). The project is an adaptation of Marc Parent’s non-fiction book Turning Stones: My Days and Nights with Children […]

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Leatherface will kill teenagers in 3D…

Leatherface will kill teenagers in 3D…

As if we needed another reminder of Hollywood’s creative bankruptcy… Bloody Disgusting received word that Lions Gate are pursuing a sequel to the Chainsaw franchise, last seen with the horrific remake prequel Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. Horrific in all the wrong ways, of course. Fittingly, this isn’t a continuation of the Michael Bay-produced reboot but a distant cousin of Tobe Hooper’s […]

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Roles revealed for Cotillard and Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises

Roles revealed for Cotillard and Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises

With production ramping up on Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, anticipation is slowly starting to mount…before a single second has even been shot. As soon as Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were cast, theories were tossed around by the fan community. Is she Talia al Ghul? Is he Alberto Falcone? Wrong on both counts. Wonder no more, as Warner Bros. issued the […]

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“Totally awesome news, dude! Bill and Ted 3 is on the way!”

“Totally awesome news, dude! Bill and Ted 3 is on the way!”

It’s not exactly hot off the press, but do I give a shit? Nope. All I care about is it’s recently been revealed by Den of Geek that the script for Bill & Ted 3 is currently being written by Chris Matheson & Ed Solomon, and both Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are eager to reprise their roles as cult […]

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That Silent Hill sequel gets a plot…

That Silent Hill sequel gets a plot…

In the pantheon of video game adaptations, 2006’s Silent Hill is easily one of the more reputable. Creepy, well-shot but not necessarily memorable, the film bypassed lukewarm reviews to make almost $100 million in the States. Given such numbers, it’s surprising how long it has taken for Silent Hill: Revelation to rear its Pyramid Head. The plot sounds derivative enough:  “For […]

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It’s a Wilde, Wilde west in the 2nd Cowboys & Aliens trailer

It’s a Wilde, Wilde west in the 2nd Cowboys & Aliens trailer

In a summer season that is overburdened with reboots, remakes and sequels, Cowboys & Aliens is starting to look like a bastion of originality. Director Jon Favreau, relinquished from the Iron Man series, seems to possess the right tone for this genre mishmash. With Spielberg listed as an exec-producer and a cast headed by Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, there’s […]

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There and back again…

There and back again…

This day was inevitable: The Hobbit has finally entered production. What was beginning to seem like a pipe-dream following MGM’s financial woes and Guillermo del Toro’s unfortunate exit, is now a living, breathing reality. Peter Jackson has returned to Middle-earth, taking to the web to provide us with a behind-the-scenes blog. For fans of the trilogy there’s a few pangs of nostalgia as Jackson […]

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The apes rise (and tackle helicopters) in the first trailer!

The apes rise (and tackle helicopters) in the first trailer!

It’s difficult to say who the target audience is for Fox’s latest franchise reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Is it a prequel to the ageing series which started in 1968, or an off-shoot of Tim Burton’s hilarious and misjudged remake? The debut trailer fails to provide an answer, although why the film exists at all is perhaps […]

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