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Hooper wants Jackman for Les Miserables

Hooper wants Jackman for Les Miserables

Les Miserables, one of the most famous musicals in history, is coming to the big screen and director Tom Hooper wants Hugh "Wolverine" Jackman for the title role of Jean Valjean. If you've not seen Les Miserables at the theatre, although it's estimated to have been seen by hundreds of thousands, then the plot...

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Mangold up for the next Wolverine director’s gig

Mangold up for the next Wolverine director’s gig

Directing a Wolverine film is a tough gig. With comic fans to impress and The Dark Knight at top at the box office, you have little room to go right. Hopefully Knight and Day and 3:10 to Yuma director James Mangold is up to the task. Wolverine, Wolverine, Wolverine; what's going on with you? The X-Men trilogy...

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Scissor Sisters score Fraggle Rock: The Movie

Scissor Sisters score Fraggle Rock: The Movie

It has been announced that the Scissor Sisters will be composing the soundtrack for the upcoming Fraggle Rock film! The film, which is currently known as Fraggle Rock: The Movie, is based on the classic live-action puppet TV series created by Jim Henson, which originally ran from 1983 until 1987. The...

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Life in a Doc: Some interesting documentaries to look out for

Life in a Doc: Some interesting documentaries to look out for

This Friday sees the release of Day in a Life, a documentary using video footage shot by thousands of volunteers across the globe over a single 24-hour period last July. The clever idea behind the film and its high powered production team - directed by Kevin MacDonald (Touching the Void, Last King of Scotland)...

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Revamped Edinburgh International Film Festival opens

Revamped Edinburgh International Film Festival opens

The Edinburgh International Film Festival began its 11-day run today, with a number of changes having been implemented since last year's event. The EIFF is the longest continually-running film festival in the world, with the first festival being held in 1947 in a response to the Edinburgh's International...

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Ed Harris and Matthew Fox potentially for World War Z

Ed Harris and Matthew Fox potentially for World War Z

World War Z, the pseudo-oral history novel about a zombie apocalypse, is coming to cinemas, and Lost's Matthew Fox and Apollo 13's Ed Harris might be getting involved. Told primarily by Brooks, a United Nations agent, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is a story of a ten-years-gone mass conflict...

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Trailer of Halle Berry in Dark Tide

Trailer of Halle Berry in Dark Tide

A trailer for Halle Berry's latest film, Dark Tide, has been leaked online. And it comes under one of our favourite genres - of the 'killer fish' variety. In this case it's a shark which is particularly good. Oscar-winning Berry has chosen this as her next foray onto the big screen. She plays some kind of...

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Tom Cruise possibly playing Jack Reacher

Tom Cruise possibly playing Jack Reacher

If you've ever walked past the bestseller section of a book shop, or you visit Amazon, it's likely you've seen Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels. Tom Cruise is now all lined up to play Child's popular action hero. Tom Cruise is one of the most successful action stars in the world, and also one of the most...

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A Week of Controversy in Film

A Week of Controversy in Film

The Human Centipede sequel saga has continued this week, as the distributors have appealed against the decisions made by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). By refusing to give the film any classification, the BBFC have ruled that it cannot be legally screened, sold or downloaded anywhere...

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Tom Hanks working on 3D film about astronaut action figure

Tom Hanks working on 3D film about astronaut action figure

It was as if he had disappeared, but now all of a sudden Tom Hanks is everywhere again. The latest news from the Hanks camp is that his production company is working on a 3D film based on the action figure toy Major Matt Mason. Hanks has written the script himself and may also take the lead. It is...

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