A couple of new stills for Guy Ritchie's detective sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, starring Robert Downey Jr. as the comical Holmes and Jude Law as his sidekick Doctor Watson, have been released this week.
What is there to be said about Scarface that hasn’t already been said? It's the quintessential gangster film but it could also be seen as the perfect illustration of the 1980s. Excessive in every way, iconic imagery, quotable dialogue in practically every scene and a career-defining turn from Al Pacino - the man that has produced barnstorming performances in practically every film he has starred in, from the Godfather trilogy to Serpico, from Scent of a Woman to Heat.
Anticipation for Marvel’s The Avengers has been at a high this month with the release of Captain America: The First Avenger in cinemas in July and with an official trailer now circulating the internet. This week, Marvel Studios have given an official release to offset any spoilers, which have been the main cause of this hype, with the cover art for a forthcoming comic series called Road to the Avengers.
Directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, Apollo 18 is shot in the style of “found footage” about NASA’s last mission to the moon. When two astronauts never return, the documentary of their secret mission is released by the press - revealing the disturbing reasons why the US decided it was better to stay home.
The Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan has been brought in by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez to work on Sin City 2’s script, Heat Vision reports.
Empire magazine has posted a few new stills from David Fincher’s American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Anyone who has seen the superb trailer will already be plenty excited and looking forward to the film’s Boxing Day release. In all honesty I was sceptical at first when the project was announced, was an American remake of the Swedish original really necessary? Surely people could just, shock horror, watch the film with subtitles?
Josh Brolin is set to play lead in Spike Lee’s remake of Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy instead of the previously rumoured Will Smith, according to Deadline. Meanwhile Christian Bale has been recently speculated to take the villain role, but not confirmed.
Jurassic Park. It's great, innit? It's a scientific fact that any film can be improved by at least 37% by adding dinosaurs, and that doubles when taking into account any movie starring Wayne Knight, especially when it means he comes to a sticky end at the hands - or claws - of a Dilophosaurus. So celebrate the return of the dinosaurothon to the big screen by watching the trailer for the forthcoming rerelease.
Based on Neil McCormick's acclaimed 2003 memoir ‘Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppelgänger’, director Nick Hamm has crafted one of the more entertaining and whole-heartedly engrossing docudramas of recent years.
Hamm starts where it all began with the majority of the film's main players in school and acting cocksure that they will be the next big things, guitars in hand. There’s a lot of backstory to cover, but the director makes a good job of it through a couple of scenes of schoolboys' attempting to play Thin Lizzy in a kitchen, eating chips on the pier and performing to teenage crowds in what appears to be a church hall.
Hobo With A Shotgun is a special brand of deranged brilliance and a sure-fire contender for my end of year Top 10. Now, according to Bleeding Cool, Director Jason Eisener is moving on to his second film, Blatant Violence High, originally intended as a kung fu film in the vein of Enter The Dragon and other classic tournament movies.