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Martin Scorsese sued over lack of Silence

Everyone loves Martin Scorsese, don't they? He's one of the few great '70s directors to keep developing his outstanding talent into old age, rather than tailing off into ignominy like Lucas, Allen, Coppola and (to a lesser extent) Spielberg...

 
 
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No extra charge for 48fps Hobbit screenings

Reactions to footage of Peter Jackson's 48fps version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have been distinctly underwhelming so far, although at least moviegoers won't be forced to cough up extra to decide for themselves when the movie rea...

 
 
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Evil Dead remake 'fabulous', according to Bruce Campbell

Many people are understandably tentative when it comes to the upcoming Evil Dead remake, but Bruce Campbell is on hand to assure everyone, in rather fruitier fashion than usual, that he has seen the movie and it is 'definitely fabulous'. Gi...

 
 
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Staggeringly hot women shortlisted for Captain America 2

Of all Marvel's individual superhero movies, Captain America was my favourite. Part of that was down to Hayley Atwell's wonderful performance as Peggy Carter, Steve Rogers' wartime sweetheart and confidante. Now that the Cap has been pulled...

 
 
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Review: The Expendables 2

The Expendables 2 is exactly what you want it to be, and nothing more. It's an extravaganza of big explosions, awful puns, ancient stars and barely-there plotting. Like all good ensemble pictures, there's an ample serving of cheese to pay o...

 
 
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Kick Ass 2 gets a release date, 47 Ronin pushed back

Universal have announced a virtual smorgasbord of release date changes for its upcoming schedule, with the most noteworthy news being that Kick Ass 2, the sequel to Matthew Vaughan's post-modern teenage superhero pic, is set to clumsily pun...

 
 
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Top Ten Future Expendables

The Expendables is a series pretty much defined by its cast, and speculation is already running rampant about who will be added to the roster for the third entry (assuming there will be one) despite the first sequel still being three days f...

 
 
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First look at Sly Stallone and Arnie in The Tomb

It's Expendables week at Flixist and we'll be choc-a-block with features related to geriatric actioners up until the full review on Friday. The movie promises an expanded role for Arnold Schwarzenegger, although those waiting for a true two...

 
 
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David Duchovny wants new X-Files movie against all logic

Another day, another X-Files alum talking up the possibility of a third movie despite the last one, I Want To Believe, failing to recoup even half its production budget at the box-office. This time it's 'Spooky' Mulder himself, David Duchov...

 
 
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Tim Robbins will direct (dramatic pause) CITY OF LIES

So Tim Robbins, best known for starring in a few episodes of St Elsewhere and being one half of a duo with Martin Lawrence in Nothing To Lose, is to direct a movie about two spies who fall in love in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War. It's...

 
 
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead saves Die Hard 5 with loveliness

There aren't many reasons for looking forward to the next Die Hard, not least since it's being directed by a man with no clue about what made the early movies fun, but at least we now know the unfairly fetching Mary Elizabeth Winstead will ...

 
 
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Jennifer Lawrence looking to The Ends Of The Earth

We're big Jennifer Lawrence fans here at Flixist. Not only is she one of the most engaging and nuanced screen actresses of her generation, but she also owns a delightful line of trouser-teasing dresses for awards ceremonies. With horror mov...

 
 
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Want to know Tarantino and Scorsese's top ten movies?

Britain's Sight & Sound magazine last week announced the results of its once-a-decade poll of critics and filmmakers to reach a consensus on the greatest movie ever made. Long story short, they opted for Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, even...

 
 
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Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy movie gets new writer

The 2014 Guardians Of The Galaxy adaptation is one of the more mysterious on Marvel's slate because no-one's exactly sure how they'll do it. It's crazier than any of the comic movies we've seen to date, concerning a team of intergalactic he...

 
 
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Movies That Changed Us: Ran (1985)

Yesterday, esteemed British film magazine Sight & Sound announced the results of its once-in-a-decade poll of filmmakers and critics to decide the greatest movies ever made. Following a fifty year reign at the top, Citizen Kane was fina...

 
 
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Hugh Jackman takes Orders To Kill Martin Luther King Jr.

Once he's finished beserker raging his way through Japan as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman will be returning to more sober cinematic material with Martin Luther King Jr. assassination story, Orders To Kill. Jackman will play activist and lawyer Wi...

 
 
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Trailer: Taken 2

Taken was a hysterical French critique of President George W. Bush's foreign policy and perceived xenophobia, told through the international language of relentless violence and sex emperors. It was very much of its time, with Bush's presid...

 
 
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Trailer: Skyfall

Not content with shoving the reigning British monarch out of a helicopter in the surprisingly brilliant London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, Bond is gearing up for his 50th anniversary movie in just a few months (*squeals like a Japane...

 
 
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Die Hard 5 director John Moore doesn't get Die Hard

Few people would claim to be looking forward to A Good Day To Die Hard, although director John Moore (previously responsible for such cinematic masterpieces as the Omen remake and Max Payne) has sought to reassure everyone his movie will be...

 
 
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Lady Gaga is a smokin' hot Machete Kills movie monster

She wants your love and she wants your revenge, making Lady Gaga a perfect fit for the trash-pulp world of Robert Rodriguez's upcoming sequel, Machete Kills, where she will make her acting debut alongside other distinguished female thesps r...

 
 
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Vince Vaughan investigates The Risk Agent

Having seemingly dedicated the bulk of his career to playing one type of character in one type of comedy, Vince Vaughan may finally be looking to try his hand at something new. He's bought the rights to novel The Risk Agent, a thriller set ...

 
 
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George Lucas 'not hungry' to do Indiana Jones 5

Some people forgave Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Interminable Title its myriad sins because it wasn't quite as bad as the Star Wars prequels, although even those deluded few must have been a little disheartened by rumours George Luc...

 
 
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First Cloud Atlas photos show Halle Berry and Tom Hanks

Cloud Atlas is shaping up to be one of the most ambitious and mysterious movies of the year: it's an interconnected story spanning several eras of human history, with the same actors playing different characters in each one. As Wikipedia pu...

 
 
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Bourne star Jeremy Renner eyeing Julian Assange biopic

Silver-haired online anarchist Julian Assange may presently be taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy to prevent his extradition to Sweden on alleged rape charges, but that hasn't stopped Dreamworks from pushing forward with plans to devel...

 
 
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Quentin Tarantino bid for Casino Royale James Bond rights

Following Die Another Day, arguably the lowest ebb of the fifty-year Bond series which also included a pigeon doing a double-take at Roger Moore riding a motorised gondola across Venice square, Quentin Tarantino made a big push in interview...

 
 
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Rumor: Gangster Squad recut after Dark Knight shooting?

Having already pulled the trailer, Sony are reportedly considering recutting their tentpole picture Gangster Squad in wake of the tragic shooting at a Dark Knight Rises screening in Colorado last week. The focus of the recut will be a cruci...

 
 
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Review: Trishna

[This film was originally posted as part of our London Film Festival coverage. It has been reposted to coincide with its wider theatrical release.] There haven't been many notable British films at this year's London Film Festival, but Trish...

 
 
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Attack The Block's Joe Cornish logs on for Snow Crash

Cyberpunk can seem ridiculously dated in our age of constant connectivity, but works by authors like William Gibson and Neal Stephenson are so vibrant that their imagination and prescience overshadows anything which risks dating them back t...

 
 
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Christopher Nolan exec producing Wally Pfister thriller

Wally Pfister is the cinematographer behind all Christopher Nolan's work since Memento, having finally won an Academy Award for his outstanding work on Inception in 2010, following nominations for Batman Begins, The Prestige and The Dark Kn...

 
 
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Spider-Man and The Avengers almost crossed over

The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man represent the two biggest comic book movies of the year, but despite each coming from a different studio (Disney and Sony respectively), a crossover between the two properties very nearly became more ...

 
 
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Thor 2 lines up Zachary Levi as one of the Warriors Three

Zachary Levi is being eyed for Thor 2, which would be his first major project since the wonderful Chuck ended in January. Bartowski... sorry, Levi, will play Fandral of the Warriors Three, a role previously filled by Josh Dallas before his ...

 
 
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Rumor: Angelina Jolie directing hot BDSM porn 50 Shades

When she was young and her heart was an open book, Angelina Jolie liked nothing more than regaling us common folk with tales of her barmy sexual escapades. These days, she has a ridiculously handsome husband, a multicoloured family, and lim...

 
 
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Transformers 4 will be Michael Bay's last, again

Michael Bay has declared his intention to move on from the Transformers franchise after the next entry, which is something he just might have said before the release of Transformers 3. He was lured back last time when Paramount offered to b...

 
 
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Mr. Bean returns in Indonesian horror movie, obviously

Rowan Atkinson last appeared as Mr. Bean in 2007's lacklustre Mr. Bean's Holiday and vowed to make it his breakout character's final appearance. That could be about to change, though, with the revelation Atkinson has 'agreed' star in Indone...

 
 
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World War Z doing seven weeks of reshoots

Reshooting is a common part of the blockbuster production process, but it's rare for any movie to require more than a week or two at most. So when it is revealed that the adaptation of Max Brooks' zombie epic, World War Z, is undergoing a f...

 
 
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X-Men First Class sequel could show Days Of Future Past

A sequel to Matthew Vaughan's X-Men: First Class is pencilled for release on July 18th 2014 and set to starting shooting next January. Since there are more than two years until the movie hits cinemas, not many details have been released, bu...

 
 
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UK Looper poster is very, very, very blue

Rian Johnson's time-travel thriller Looper has a new poster for the UK, and it's the bluest thing you'll ever see, as though cunningly designed to excite British eyes by reminding them of the CHAMPIONS OF FRICKIN' EUROPE. Yes, I went there....

 
 
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Stallone and De Niro looking for a Grudge Match

Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are in talks for Grudge Match, a comedy about two retired boxers returning to the ring for a last bout. The casting is clearly supposed to spark fan debate over who would win between Stallone's Rocky Ba...

 
 
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Tom Cruise's One Shot renamed Jack Reacher, just because

Paramount have decided to change the name of the upcoming adaptation of Lee Child's One Shot to the name of its protagonist, Jack Reacher, because we all know how well that worked out for John Carter. It's an awful decision for all sorts of...

 
 
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Emma Watson gets her sexy on for Bling Ring images

Sofia Coppola is currently undertaking the not inappreciable task of corrupting Hermione Granger, aka Emma Watson, for her new movie, Bling Ring, where a gang of young thieves target the rich and famous and Lindsay Lohan to share in the lux...

 
 


About Xander Markhamone of us since 3:35 AM on 02.17.2011

Living just outside London, I represent Flixist’s entire UK branch. My film obsession manifested itself during a childhood spent watching Bond movies, Italian Westerns and all things samurai. In my spare time, I am an aspiring spy fiction novelist, run a blog doing TV and game reviews and occasionally freelance for Destructoid. I like everything Bond, most things Nintendo, plus crumpets, labradors, hammocks and nuns. Not necessarily in that order.

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