Christian Bale pitifully asks for (Terminator) Salvation

April 30, 2009 by  
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Act in haste repent in leisure as the old saying goes, and the cold hand of remorse has apparently been weighing heavy on Christian Bale since his berserk outburst at a bumbling sound man.

The 35-year-old Terminator Salvation actor recently revealed to Total Film magazine that he ‘went overboard’ and was ‘embarrassed’ by the 37 f-word tirade. As far as movie star rants go it was right up there with these other mentalists, and despite his protestations, we at OTB reckon Bale’s got to be even a teensy bit pleased to have made it into the hallowed hall of Family Guy mockery fame.

Star Wreck Trailer

April 29, 2009 by  
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Star Wreck is a feature-length sci-fi parody, seven years in the making. It is the product of a core group of five Finn fans, and over 300 extras, assistants and supporters. The film combines world-class visual effects, a laugh-out-loud sense of humour, and a passion that provide the basis for the first-ever Finnish science fiction adventure.

Star Wreck is released in the UK on DVD on 4th of May 2009.

Vue Cinemas Launch ‘Mystery Movies’ Screenings

April 29, 2009 by  
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A famous cinematic retard once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” He was clearly an idiot because everyone knows you have the little pictures inside to help you choose.

But if you like the idea of putting everything down to chance, you might want to head down to your local multiplex for the launch of Mystery Movies.

In May, Vue cinemas will be having secret screenings of films way ahead of their general release date, but the title of the movie will be so secret that you won’t know what it is until it starts.

Sound like a recipe for having to sit through Hotel For Dogs 2? Fear not, you can walk out of the cinema and demand your money back during the first 20 minutes of the film!

Anything that offers us the chance to walk out of Hannah Montana/Star Wars Episode 2/Walter the Farting Dog with our money intact sounds brilliant to us!

Find out more here.

X-Men Origins – Wolverine Review: Clawing At Greatness

April 29, 2009 by  
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On general release from Wednesday 29th April 2009

With over 50 years of comic book expertise and over 5000 characters to their name, Marvel are not going to be short on inspiration for new films. Wolverine is the first in the X-Men: Origins series and as one of their most well-known and enduringly popular characters, Wolvie represents an important part of the Marvel franchise.

It shows how a sickly young boy came to be the rage-filled, cigar-chewing, metal-clawed mutant we all know and love but whilst the film is chock full of action and explosive set pieces, its frenetic pace steamrolls over anything more than a superficial empathy with its characters.

Brothers Victor and James have to flee their home in 19th Century Canada when an unfortunate incident reveals their latent Homosexuality? Eep! Don’t tell Wolverine we said so! Read on….

Russell Brand in Drop Dead Fred Remake

April 29, 2009 by  
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It’s far to say that Russell Brand’s cinematic career hasn’t exactly been a beacon of inspiration for randy comedic copycats. From his creepy debut in St Trinians as the drug-concocting spiv, Flash Harry, to his unconvincing portrayal of rehabilitated rocker Aldous Snow in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Despite having an abundance of gerbil-related heroin-abuse antics in his emotional back catalogue that may have just enhanced his performance, Brand chose to throw caution to the wind and ignore the lot of them.

Now the comic is looking to star in the planned Universal remake of cult Rick Mayall classic Drop Dead Fred (DISCLAIMER: No one was beaten with a frying pan during the making of this movie, much to our dismay).

For crying out loud, Brand, carve out your own identity! Stop taking on remake roles for the money. We at OTB know it will keep you knee-deep in nubile, young totty but seriously dude, you’ve only got a few more years of youth before you’re Brand-ed a filthy old man with a complete lack of talent. You are not Peter Stringfellow.

Grow Up.

The End Review: The Death of The Cockney

April 28, 2009 by  
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THE END: Released on DVD Monday 8th June 2009

Is it possible to make a heartfelt documentary about brutal, thieving East End gangsters?

Nicola Collins seems to think so.

Les Falco opens his daughter’s documentary by paraphrasing Aristotle: “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime,” he says, and we become aware that despite the fact that they would “tear a man’s head off for eight or nine grand” most of these men regard themselves as modern Robin Hood-types, substituting the trusty bow and arrow for a length of lead pipe and a knuckle duster. How gallant. Click here to find out more…

Knightley domestic violence ad banned for being…. violent!?

April 28, 2009 by  
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An advert featuring Keira Knightley which aims to raise awareness about domestic violence has been banned… for being too violent. Now, surely that’s sort of the point, isn’t it? I can’t help but think an ad showing a couple having breakfast in bed wouldn’t really have the same effect.

The video shows The Duchess star coming home to a jealous boyfriend who suspects her of having an affair and, although many women admit to wanting to give perpetual pouter Knightley a slap, no one would wish the beating she receives in the Women’s Aid commercial upon anyone.

The shocking ad has been banned from appearing on TV by the advertising approval board, Clearcast. But if you really want to see it, first you should take a big deep breath, then click here.

Interview: Director/Producer of Pixar’s UP

April 28, 2009 by  
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From Disney•Pixar comes Up, an animated comedy in which 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen fulfills his dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America, only to discover that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell.

Scheduled for release this year, director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera sat down to discuss the uplifting comedy…..

“Please do not try this at home,” jokes Director Pete Docter, as he discusses the highly anticipated release of Pixar Animation Studios’ 10th animated feature film, Up. The studio offered reporters a 46-minute sneak preview of the film, and afterwards, Docter and Producer Jonas Rivera sat down to discuss their journey into a film that is sure to lift the spirits of the …dead? Sheesh, Disney are being experimental!

Interview: Tamer Hassan Talks City Rats and… Batman?

April 28, 2009 by  
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With Tamer Hassan, everything is great. Acting is brilliant. People are fantastic and he, well…. he is about as good as it gets. Chatting away at ten-to-the-dozen he’s an unstoppable wide-boy juggernaut with acting ambitions as big as his stature.

For a guy who has made a career out of playing hired muscle and performing a facial surgery with his fists, naturally Hassan admits that he didn’t think twice about giving David Kronenberg tips on directing or even going to toe-toe with the caped crusader. Yeah, that’s right, HE HAD A FIGHT WITH BATMAN!

By his own admission he is ‘a man’s man’ and, as part of one of the greatest fights in cinema history, who are we to argue? Tell me more!

Cannes Line Up Announced!

April 27, 2009 by  
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Ooh la la, May 13th sees the return of the year’s most star studded movie event – The Cannes Film Festival.

Featured movies include Pixar’s Up , Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces (starring his muse, Penelope Cruz) and Tarantino’s war-gore flick Inglorious Basterds which is already causing concerns after reports that Brad Pitt’s coffee-stained moustache is keen to upstage him on the red carpet. Quentin is apparently on a mission to show the world just how many ways one can depict blood-curdling violence and still remain artistic (for those who care there are 3,793, but he’ll never live long enough to make all of them).

OTB are waiting with our inhalers on standby, for Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist (with Willem DeFoe happily supporting Satan in his first acting out since South Park: The Movie), Sam Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell and the premiere of Gilliam epic (and Heath Ledger’s tragic farewell), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

OMFG, what do you mean our invite has been lost in the mail?!

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