Review: Zero Merit

May 30, 2010 by  
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stars-1 (15): On General Release Friday 28th May

Sometimes filmmakers are the architects of their own destruction and Noel Clarke’s latest feature is a classic case of this syndrome. The director has made a film designed to attract negative criticism and inevitable swipes at its unfortunate title that is ripe for mockery.

As it happens, the descending numerical order of the film’s title acts as a handy metaphor for the rapid decline in ‘star rating’ that occurs within five minutes of its opening sequence. Billed as ‘4 Girls, 3 Days, 2 Cities, 1 Chance’, the narrative revolves around crucial missing information regarding a diamond heist that’s hidden within four interweaving points of view. Audiences familiar with the adrenaline inducing Go (1999) and Amores Perros (2000) will recognise the mechanics of the plot and expect a similar exciting ride. The fair attraction turns out to be less of a rollercoaster and more of a tea cup. Read More…

Sex And The City 2 Review: Don’t Carrie On

May 28, 2010 by  
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satc2300x210SEX AND THE CITY 2: On General From Friday 28th May

Having negotiated the absurd scrum in Leicester Square, the sheer volume of womanness dawned on me. I wasn’t here to watch a film, I’d come to partake in a ritual. I had never been in an enclosure with so many of the opposite sex before; for all I knew, my menstrual cycle had started and synced with hundreds of strange females. And Kimberly Walsh.

To satisfy this gasping, sighing throng SATC2 did everything it could to cram the most amount of over-indulgence, terrible motherhood and brash language into an overly long film.

Without wanting to ruin it, the girls have lunch and then go to Abu Dhabi. Outrageously, it is absolutely devoid of the most basic twists that films of this nature should have. It simply decides to be the campest, most ‘feel good’ film in the world. Except I didn’t feel good – I felt overwhelmed. Read More…

The Losers: The B-Team

May 27, 2010 by  
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loser300THE LOSERS (12A): On General Release, Friday 28th May

It’s a standard trope that in any team, the characters will be divided up into their specialities, whether it’s heavy weapons, hacking, negotiation or plan making/cigar smoking. It’s just as true for the A-Team as it is for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers and Thundercats.

The Losers is no exception as Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) leads a crack black ops team in an undercover mission in Bolivia. He’s accompanied by demolitions expert Roque (The Wire’s own Idris Elba), techy smart mouth Jensen (Chris Evans), behatted but silent ladies man and sniper Cougar (Oscar Janeda) and wise-cracking driver Pooch (Columbus Short). Read More…

Tooth Fairy: Brace Yourselves

May 27, 2010 by  
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Tooth300TOOTH FAIRY (PG): On General Release Friday 28th May

We’re not supposed to call Dwayne Johnson The Rock anymore, which is a real shame because his name lends itself to all manner of pun-based nicknames and headlines. Well, we can smell what The Rock is cooking this time – family comedy!

Dwayne Johnson plays Derek Thompson, an ice hockey player who’s garnered the monkier of The Tooth Fairy for his habit of knocking his opponents’ teeth out when he checks them into the sides of the arena. After discouraging a child’s dreams of hockey stardom and telling a six year old that the winged taker of teeth doesn’t really exist, he is sentenced by the real Tooth Fairy (Julie Andrews shockingly) to two weeks’ hard labour in her service. Read More…

Rachel McAdams Will Return For Sherlock Sequel

May 27, 2010 by  
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rachelmcadams300x210We’re all looking forward to the sequel to the hugely popular Sherlock Holmes movie and a big part of that is most definitely not Rachel McAdams.

The usually reliable McAdams sleptwalk through her part as Holmes’ lady love but, in all fairness, the script didn’t give her the best material. Anywho, after a recent conversation with movie producer extraordinaire, Joel Silver, SciFiWire are reporting that she will return for the sequel.

Thankfully, all Silver had to say on her appearance was, “She’ll be present.”

This indicates that someone was listening to the fans that didn’t warm to her that much, meaning either she’ll be killed off early on or she’s not the leading lady this time. Both are welcome suggestions.

Silver said of a shooting date that, “We’ll start shooting in the fall and coming out maybe the following year.”

The villain of the piece, as we all know by now, is the classic Holmes nemesis Professor Moriarty. Here’s what Joel said in terms of upping the stakes for the movie. “We want it to be really bold and strong, and Moriarty has got to be a really incredible character. We spent a movie setting up a character, and now we can make the next movie where we pay that character off.”

Life As We Know It Trailer

May 27, 2010 by  
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If there weren’t enough of them, here’s another mis-matched couple romcom. Life As We Know It stars Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel as said couple who unexpectedly find themselves guardian to a baby girl.

After the tragic death of their friends, Holly and Eric are given custody of their god daughter Sophie. But having already had a disastrous first date the pair are now thrown together at the wish of Sophie’s parents to raise her as best they can.

It’s not that original and it looks like Duhamel will have the lion’s share of the laughs but it doesn’t look half bad. You can catch Life As We Know It in cinemas January 2011 but you never know, it could be brought forward – studios are kooky like that.

National Movie Award Winners

May 27, 2010 by  
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nnationalmovieawardspotter300x210The stars were out last night for the National Movie Awards as voted for by the fans.

But by fans we mean Twi-hards as Twilight came up trumps, winning everything it was nominated for. We had to laugh when the fans got all excited over Robert Pattinson winning an award and then getting pissed off when he accepted via video message.

He shot the message from the set of his next movie Water For Elephants sporting a slightly less teen-vamp haircut. At least Peter Facinelli AKA Carlisle Cullen turned up joking that his secret is out that he’s ‘really a bottle blonde‘. Hilarious, Pete.

At least the Potter stars bothered to turn up – Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Bonnie Wright rocked the red carpet and picked up the gong for best fantasy movie, apologising for Rupert Grint’s absence as he was feeling a bit poorly.

Here’s a full list of winners from last night’s celebrations:

Best Action/Thriller:
Sherlock Holmes

Best Family Film:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Best Fantasy:
The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Most Anticipated Movie Of The Year:
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Breathrough Movie:
The Time Traveler’s Wife

Performance of the Year:
Robert Pattinson

Special Recognition:
Harry Potter

Screen Icon Award:
Tom Cruise

Video: New Toy Story 3 Featurette

May 27, 2010 by  
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Whether you’re five or 50, you won’t be able to resist Toy Story 3. Pixar knock themselves out of the park with pretty much every movie they make and this next instalment of the Toy Story series looks to be no exception.

Take a look at this brand new featurette and see the stars and creators wax lyrical about the movie. When Woody, Buzz and the rest of Andy’s toys wind up in Sunnyside daycare with a bunch of brats, they’ve got to escape and fast. But with a lock on every door and the threat of dismemberment by a three year old facing them every day, how will they get out?

Watch the clip and get excited with us.

Logan’s Run Reboot Gets Director

May 27, 2010 by  
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logansrun300x210We know that the recycling of movie material is inevitable but we do occasionally struggle with the process. Surely if you’re going to remake a movie you should pick a bad movie and remake it into a great one.

Well until we get our own movie studio, we’re just going to have to put up remakes and reboots like the latest one that’s been jump started into production – Logan’s Run. A remake of the 70s sci-fi classic, starring Michael York and Farrah Fawcett, has been on Hollywood’s minds since the mid-90s but only now does it seem like it might actually be going somewhere. A 13-episode TV was made with Gregory Harrison but the less said about that the better.

Skip Woods, Bryan Singer and James McTeigue have all been involved or approached for the project over the past decade but after multiple script problems the movie just couldn’t get off the ground.

Now, according to The Playlist, power producers Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman are on board and the film has enough meat on its bones to secure a director – Carl Rinsch. His CV may be short but don’t let that fool you. Though he has limited experience, he must be doing something right in Hollywood as he’s also going to be helming the Creature From The Black Lagoon remake too.

Rinsch was also in the running to director the Alien prequel before Ridley Scott decided to take on the duties himself and you don’t get considered for that job without a few tricks up your sleeve.

Could this be the start of a beautiful friendship? Are you excited about a Logan’s Run reboot? Drop a comment down below.

Sneak Peek Photos From Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows!

May 26, 2010 by  
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harrypotter300x210If you are a huge fan of everything Potter then hold onto your hats because we have sneak peek photos from the epilogue scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. If you don’t want to be SPOILED ROTTEN, then for your own good DON’T READ ON! Read More…

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