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Big Man Japan remake on the way

Big Man Japan remake on the way

If you've seen the original (even the trailer), it's clear this is one of the weirdest, and therefore best ideas in cinema. For once, a remake may actually be a good idea. I don't know where to start. Apparently, there's a small minority of Big Men in Japan who can grow to insane sizes, to fight the various...

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A Clockwork Orange at Brunel University

A Clockwork Orange at Brunel University

Last week, the TFR team joined our competition winners for an exclusive screening of Stanley Kubrick’s  A Clockwork Orange at Brunel University - a key location within the filming the four-time Oscar nominated cult classic. The film itself was screened within the University's lecture theatre - the...

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China opens film industry haven to compete with Kung Fu Panda

China opens film industry haven to compete with Kung Fu Panda

Unhappy with the way in which Chinese culture was used as the basis for the recent animated film Kung Fu Panda, China has spent £420m on creating a site for film companies in order to churn out Chinese-culture films into the mainstream. When Kung Fu Panda hit Chinese cinemas, it had the highest box office...

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The Hobbit titles and release date announced

The Hobbit titles and release date announced

Welcome to Hobbit monthly - sorry, TFR. We're pleased to announce that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and The Hobbit: There and Back Again will be gracing cinemas on December 14th, 2012, and December 13th, 2013, respectively. Yeah, I hear you, "why not tomorrow?" I'm thinking the exact same thing. But it's...

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Official teaser trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Official teaser trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Get ready, it's time to meet the American version of Lisbeth Salander. Some of you may have caught a glimpse of a leaked trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo over the weekend but now an official and more toned-down version has been released. This is the second version of the film to be released. The...

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Akira director Albert Hughes walks away

Akira director Albert Hughes walks away

It seems that Akira has, yet again, been cast back down into development hell, as the director, Albert Hughes, has walked away from the project, citing "creative differences". I suppose the difference is he's creative, and Warner Bros. isn't. It's also arguable that he's also pretty unhappy with the studio's...

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First look: Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis

First look: Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis

Blimey R-Patz scrubs up well doesn't he? Just days after we heard he's started work on his latest film, Cosmopolis, the first image has been released. The image shows the Twilight star with co-star Sarah Gadon in what appears to be the back of a taxi. Pattinson is looking extremely dapper in a suit, with...

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Billy Nighy to star in Total Recall remake

Billy Nighy to star in Total Recall remake

Total Recall is, ignoring Arnie's awful-as-ever acting, a good watch. Now, it's being remade, and this time, Nighy's up to play Kuato (played by George Bell in the original), the leader of the Mars rebellion. With Total Recall, you're at something of an advantage. The plot is already fine, though if you remove...

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Stop press: Brad Pitt shaves of his goatee beard at last

Stop press: Brad Pitt shaves of his goatee beard at last

Panic over everyone, Brad Pitt has finally shaven off his scraggly beard and has returned to his former glory. Attending the LA screening of his new movie The Tree of Life, which won the Palme D'Or at this year's Cannes, Pitt was seen sans beard, making him look years younger. Jolie also attended the...

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Jim Carrey goes all Ace Ventura in Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Jim Carrey goes all Ace Ventura in Mr. Popper’s Penguins

It's been a while since Carrey did animal shtick, but it seems the wait (if there was one) is over. This time, however, he's made some rather slippery friends. Sometimes, actors land gigs that tend to ask more questions than you'd expect. In this case, here's a few. Why is he going back to ridiculous films?...

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