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The Crow remake takes off again

The Crow remake takes off again

A remake of the 90s thriller, The Crow, is back on track for a remake after a resolved dispute between the Weinstein Company and Relativity Media. The two companies have put their differences aside and have closed a deal with Spanish film maker, Francisco Gutiérrez (Before The Fall) to remake the...

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The Goon adaptation runs out of money

The Goon adaptation runs out of money

A computer-animated adaptation of the comic series The Goon has apparently run out of funding, says Paul Giamatti, the voice of Frankie. The Goon's unique in that it features a mob goon (the rather large, eponymous gentleman) and his short friend Frankie (predictably the angrier of the two) hanging out in a...

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Aardman spark political correctness debate!

Aardman spark political correctness debate!

Even Aardman aren't immune to complaints against their humour. The brains behind Wallace and Gromit, have cut a scene from their latest comedy after a joke about leprosy was branded distasteful. Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists isn't due to hit cinemas in the UK until March, but a scene in the...

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2012 Oscar Nominations Released

2012 Oscar Nominations Released

The history of early cinema is the flavour of the year as Hugo and The Artist lead this year's 84th Annual Academy Awards, scooping more than 20 nominations between them. Spielberg's epic war film, War Horse and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have six nominations each, closely followed by Moneyball...

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Richard Curtis to direct sci-fi film!

Richard Curtis to direct sci-fi film!

It's been a little while since his second directorial effort, The Boat That Rocked came out, but Richard Curtis is finally returning with a low budget film. The title will ring bells with all his fans who feel they've been waiting too long for the man to climb back behind the camera, About Time. You may...

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A galloping success is predicted for War Horse on stage

A galloping success is predicted for War Horse on stage

The hit West End show, War Horse, could surpass the profits made by Spielberg's film adaptation, possibly as soon as next year. This is according to Sir Nicholas Hytner, artistic director at the National Theatre, who thinks that the income from the Broadway shows will make the War Horse play more...

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McCarthy goes from books to the big screen

McCarthy goes from books to the big screen

Novelist, Cormac McCarthy, has had many of his books adapted into films and TV programmes, such as The Road and No Country for Old Men, but now he is having a go at being a screenwriter himself.   McCarthy has decided to write the film script for his latest story, The Councillor. This shocked...

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George Lucas to retire

George Lucas to retire

If he can resist coming back to edit everything ever, George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, will be retiring from film-making. Now, I make a lot of jokes about George Lucas, as he's a figure ripe for satire and ridicule, given his penchant for upsetting fans and (as part of that upset) constantly revising Star...

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Downton Abbey the movie?

Downton Abbey the movie?

British costume drama, Downton Abbey could be headed to Hollywood soon, if rumours are true. Anyone fancy Downton Abbey: The Movie? The US is mad for all things Downton! The show has just won a Golden Globe for Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television and could very well become a motion...

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Carey Mulligan on Shame: “I’m very prudish” in comparison

Carey Mulligan on Shame: “I’m very prudish” in comparison

She may have bared all in her new film, Shame, but Carey Mulligan insists she is not as confident as her character. Apparently she hasn't seen herself naked for years. The British actress who made her screen début as Keira Knightley's younger sister, Kitty Bennett in the 2005 adaptation of Pride &...

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