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Screenjabber Pubcast: Oscars roundup, and some new releases

Posted by Stuart OConnor | Thu, 11/03/2010 - 10:13

This week the gang ventures to the Round Table pub near Leicester Square, in London, to record the podcast. Join Justin Bateman, Doug Cooper, Neil Davey and Stuart O'Connor as we analyse last Sunday's 2010 Academy Awards and discuss all this week's new UK film releases - from Martin Scorsese's stunning return to form, Shutter Island, to Green Zone and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and more. Plus we look at what's new in the world of Blu-ray and DVD.

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Armchair Viewing: The Graduate (1967)

Posted by Justin Bateman | Thu, 11/03/2010 - 07:38

By Lizzie Husher.

"Mrs Robinson, if you don’t mind me saying so, this conversation is getting a little strange.

What’s it about?
A naïve and vaguely bewildered young graduate returns from college to find himself thrust into a series of congratulatory occasions and facing an entirely uncertain future. Soon however, he is propositioned by one of his parents’ oldest friends and a combination of adolescent curiosity, a faint desire to rebel and post-university boredom cause him to succumb to her calculating advances. Things become messier still, when the graduate finds himself drawn to the woman’s daughter.

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Armchair Viewing: Dogma (1999)

Posted by Stuart OConnor | Wed, 10/03/2010 - 18:53

Bethany "Wait a minute. Christ. You know Christ?
Rufus
"Knew him? Shit, nigga owes me 12 bucks!

What’s it about?
Two fallen angels banished to Earth discover a theological loophole could get them back into Heaven - except their plan will cause the world's destruction. It falls to a lapsed Catholic woman to stop them, with the aid of two so-called prophets, a muse-turned-stripper and a forgotten 13th apostle.

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The Lost Boys star Corey Haim dead at 38

Posted by Stuart OConnor | Wed, 10/03/2010 - 14:01

Today we bring you the tragic news that '80s child star Corey Haim passed away this morning in Burbank, California. TMZ reports that police were called to St Joseph's hospital to investigate shortly before 4am Pacific Time.

Haim rose to fame in the 1980s with another child star and best friend Corey Feldman. The world watched them grow up together and hit turbulent times, with Haim's drug addiction heavily publicised. It is this personal demon that has been apparently revealed as the cause of his death, and it is listed as being most likely an accidental overdose. He was 38.

His mother told authorities that he got out of bed in her apartment at just before 1am and collapsed in front of her. He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead at 2.15am. No hard drugs were found at the scene, although bottles for perscription medication were – not related to a flu-like illness that he had been suffering for the last few days. This echoes Brittany Murphy's death, who also had flu-like symptoms and was on a heavy amount of perscription medication when she died. A toxicology report showed that she had pneumonia that brought on cardiac arrest.

Corey's biggest role was in the 1987 cult classic The Lost Boys, where he co-starred alongside the likes of Kiefer Sutherland and Feldman. He also starred in the 2008 straight-to-video sequel The Lost Boys: The Tribe, and was rumoured to make an appearance in the third film. Corey had five films in pre-production to be shot this year, with another couple having wrapped in recent months.

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Jordan: The Movie in the pipeline★

Posted by Stuart OConnor | Tue, 09/03/2010 - 22:55

Today we share the unfortunate news that it looks as if a biopic is to be made on the life of attention-seeker/Britain's most hated woman, Jordan (aka Katie Price). Peter Andre's ex-wife has sold all three of her autobiographies to a producer and has agreed to sell him the fourth, which she is currently writing. The fourth book will apparently detail her divorce from Andre, but will more than likely be used to keep the fire nice and hot now that her public approval is down to about minus 500%.

There is currently no word on who will play her, but I wouldn't be surprised to see her do it herself, despite the fact that acting is not one of her her talents. Though, does she actually have any? Personally, I think she'd do far better in a remake of a Chesty Morgan film. Any of them. Who's with me?

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with GoreZone editor Bryn Hammond

Posted by Stuart OConnor | Tue, 09/03/2010 - 12:58

This week I got together with the founding father and Editor-in-Chief of the internationally-distributed GoreZone Magazine, Bryn Hammond, to discuss the past, present and future of the mag. But, like all things in the spotlight, controversy looms, and Bryn saw perfect opportunity to set the record straight. This controversy has created quite the buzz on the internet in the past few days and has attracted the attention of some of the film industry's biggest names, such as legendary US film critic Roger Ebert. I'll let Bryn explain the recent goings on and give his side of the conflicted story ...

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NEW TRAILER: Tron Legacy

Posted by Stuart OConnor | Tue, 09/03/2010 - 12:08

Tron: Legacy is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world thats unlike anything ever captured on the big screen.

Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges), looks into his fathers disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of Tron where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevins loyal confidant Qora (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the cast also includes Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett and Michael Sheen.

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Armchair Viewing: Crank (2006)

Posted by Justin Bateman | Mon, 08/03/2010 - 22:44

By Toby Weidmann.

"Don't pop a blood vessel, you little penis.

What’s it about?
Ace hitman Chev Chelios is poisoned by a conniving Mob boss seeking revenge. The only way Chev can keep his heart pumping, and thus buy him time to find an antidote, is by keeping his adrenaline cranked up to the max. All of which makes Chev one buzzed up badass on a mission.

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A new Behind the Scenes Featurette for Green Zone

Posted by Stuart OConnor | Mon, 08/03/2010 - 16:44

Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93) reteam for their latest electrifying thriller Green Zone, a film set in the chaotic early days of the Iraq War when no one could be trusted and every decision could detonate unforeseen consequences.

SYNOPSIS: During the US-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Damon) and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert.  Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission. Spun by operatives with intersecting agendas, Miller must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil for answers that will either clear a rogue regime or escalate a war in an unstable region. And at this blistering time and in this combustible place, he will find the most elusive weapon of all is the truth.

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New Iron Man 2 Trailer

Posted by Stuart OConnor | Mon, 08/03/2010 - 07:41

As well as lots of awards for The Hurt Locker, Oscar night also saw Marvel Studios release the new trailer for the highly-anticipated superhero sequel Iron Man 2, which stars Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson.

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