Monday, 7 December 2009

Rumor: The Hobbit Delayed Until 2012? - Screen Rant

Rumor: The Hobbit Delayed Until 2012? - Screen Rant:

"This could either be another piece of false news that Guillermo del Toro or Peter Jackson will soon debunk, or a pretty major downer for us fans: Hot on the heels of Jackson revealing a few days ago that The Hobbit will start filming in summer 2010 – putting it on course for Part 1’s already-planned release of December 2011 – word comes that the adaptation will be delayed a full year, not hitting screens until 2012."

hmmm, I recon it's true as, they aren't filming till the summer :(

Monday, 30 November 2009

Jackson Says Tintin Done & Hobbit Staying 2D | Movie Moron

Jackson Says Tintin Done & Hobbit Staying 2D | Movie Moron:

"Any of you folks who regularly visit Movie-Moron may know of my deep-seated hatred for 3D, so it comes as a great relief to me to find out that The Hobbit will NOT be shot in 3D after earlier suggestions it might. “Guillermo wants to shoot in 35mm, old-fashioned film,” Jackson said, “which suits me, because he wants to keep it in the same space as the original trilogy”."

Hmm, me is not too, happy, I want it in 3D.... O well, I guess Del Toro knows what he's doing!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Tintin movie completed

Dispaly Article: "Stephen Spielberg's Tintin film is in the can, but it will take two years for the computer animation to be completed, producer Peter Jackson has said."

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Brian Cox to Play a Dwarf in 'The Hobbit'? :: Samay Live

Brian Cox to Play a Dwarf in 'The Hobbit'? :: Samay Live:

"London: Rumours are rife that Brian Cox may play a dwarf in 'The Hobbit'. reports that there are 13 dwarves in 'The Hobbit', travelling with Bilbo and Gandalf, and the most important of them would be Thorin Oakenshield or Balin. It is not known which dwarf Cox would be playing, but it's hard to imagine an actor of his calibre as one of the lesser cast."

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Guillermo del Toro Says He'll Appear in The Hobbit as a Creature «

Guillermo del Toro Says He'll Appear in The Hobbit as a Creature «

"Although we just ran a big update from Guillermo del Toro on all things The Hobbit last week, we have yet another interesting, and pretty damn cool, update to feature today. Over on The One Ring forums (via SlashFilm), someone translated an interview with del Toro where he said: 'In The Hobbit I will play a small monster. I will transform myself in a small creature, not an important monster, just a 'background' type.'"

Wow, just like Del Toro, can't wait to see it!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

DREAD CENTRAL: 'ECLIPSE' TEASER POSTER REVEALED - Twilighters Anonymous - New Moon Movie

DREAD CENTRAL: 'ECLIPSE' TEASER POSTER REVEALED - Twilighters Anonymous - New Moon Movie:

"Andrew Kasch from Dread Central is at this year’s AFM in LA. He has been sending back poster images from AFM, and the very first Eclipse teaser poster is among them!"

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Gandalf Has Read The Hobbit Script And Loves It!

Gandalf Has Read The Hobbit Script And Loves It!:

"According to McKellen, the scripts were also written to the directorial strengths of Guillermo del Toro, which hopefully will mean we’ll see a brilliantly acted, action packed film with some amazing cinematography and make-up effects. Jackson and del Toro are undoubtedly two of the greatest filmmakers of the modern era, and if anything Sir McKellen said is right, their collaboration will be nothing short of legendary."

Just as I like it!!!

Del Toro is amazing!!!

Friday, 30 October 2009

Movies - News - Rhys-Davies 'won't return for 'Hobbit' - Digital Spy

Movies - News - Rhys-Davies 'won't return for 'Hobbit' - Digital Spy:

"John Rhys-Davies has ruled out appearing in The Hobbit films.

Rhys-Davies, who portrayed dwarf Gimli in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, told Empire, that he has no desire to come back and play Gimli's father Gloin, who appears in author JRR Tolkien's novel on which the new films are based.

'I've already been asked and to be honest with you, I wouldn't,' the British actor said. 'I have already completely ruled it out. There's a sentimental part of me that would love to be involved again. Really I am not sure my face can take that sort of punishment any more.'"

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Peter Jackson co-directs new Tintin via internet!

Peter Jackson co-directs new Tintin via internet!:

"WELLINGTON - The latest Tintin movie has been co-directed by Kiwi movie mogul Peter Jackson via the internet from his Wellington base"

wow Jackson is high tek!

Top 5 Directors We’d Love to Direct More Star Wars Films | Fused Film

Top 5 Directors We’d Love to Direct More Star Wars Films | Fused Film:

"1. Neill Blomkamp - You look at this guy and his humble beginnings as a special effects animator for Smallville, Stargate SG-1 and Dark Angel and then his triumphant partnership with Peter Jackson for his feature film debut with District 9, based off his great short film. The guy is a sci-fi guru and his skills in animation combined with his creative writing just screams for a cool Star Wars movie, whether it be original or based off something in the expanded universe. Blomkamp is arguably the best choice for directing 1 or 2 movies in the Star Wars universe."

Brilliant first choice, check out their other 4 coices by following the link!

I'd love to see some more star wars!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Stephen Fry is Writing Peter Jackson's Dambusters Remake? «

Stephen Fry is Writing Peter Jackson's Dambusters Remake? «

"AICN has a report from a reader (which makes me a bit worried about the accuracy of this) who attended a charity event with English actor/writer/comedian Stephen Fry. During the Q&A, Fry apparently revealed that Peter Jackson's Dambusters remake 'was in pre-production' and that Fry himself was actually writing the screenplay. He also said that Jackson had already created (and built?) the Lancaster Bombers down in New Zealand in order to prepare for shooting. No dates were mentioned, but this is a lot information that we haven't ever heard before, which is why I'm both excited by this news and a bit unsure of it being true."

hmmm, do you think it'll work?

not too sure about Fry's abilities myself....

Saturday, 17 October 2009

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Lovely Bones set for Royal gala

BBC NEWS Entertainment Lovely Bones set for Royal gala:

"Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson's new movie The Lovely Bones has been chosen for this year's Royal Film Performance."

That movie looks like it's going to be great, can't wait to see it!

Doug Jones On Silver Surfer And Green Lantern

Doug Jones On <em>Silver Surfer</em> And <em>Green Lantern</em> Movies:

"The man behind Silver Surfer, Abe Sapien and most recently that creepy looking demon in Legion talks about a solo movie for Surfer as well as the rumors that he will be appearing in the Green Lantern."

Doug Jones is amazing, and I think his acting carreer is going to get a lot better... hopefully he'll be in Hobbit as well!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Movie News: 15 Oct 2009

Trailer & Poster: Mel Gibson's Edge of Darkness:

Eli Wallach, Age 93, Leaves Premiere of Latest Film Before It Starts

We waited a year for The Road. That's nothing... The 15 Most Delayed Movies -

Red Riding to be made into a Ridley Scott film:

Jon Favreau is not directing The Avengers

The Expendables – Trailer for Stallone’s action film

Captain Kirk may be Jack Ryan

Swank to be honoured by Hollywood:

Barney And Bob The Builder Head To Theatres

Will Sam Raimi Direct Spider-Man 5 & 6?

FRANKENWEENIE producer says Burton’s feature remake may be in 3D


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Friday, 9 October 2009

Twilight's Dakota Fanning Hits The Indie Scene

Twilight's Dakota Fanning Hits The Indie Scene

Dakota Fanning movie "Father X-Mass" preceding a paedophile movie?... hmmm, not tooo sure about this one...

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Movie News: 6 Oct 2009

Hollywood's 'Big Atheist Comedy' Pokes Fun at Christians, 'Man in ...

Swiss authorities reject bail for Polanski

Movie Preview: Philip Seymour Hoffman in Pirate Radio

Bond Franchise Going From MGM To Fox?

Maggie Smith Fighting To Stagger Through The Last Harry Potter

Lunchtime reading: The Evolution Of Martin Sheen- from rebel rouser to TV president and beyond

Call of Duty Movie Coming Our Way?

Tarantino may do a gangster film or western before Kill Bill 3:

Centurion – New photos from Neil Marshall’s Roman film

Mark Wahlberg Makes Moonshine In Iceland

The First 5 Minutes of The Princess and The Frog:

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Four major franchises look to make a fourth film -- but should they? [Updated] | Hero Complex | Los Angeles Times

Four major franchises look to make a fourth film -- but should they? [Updated] Hero Complex Los Angeles Times:

"They are four of the biggest franchises in Hollywood history and each is at a major crossroads. This week the Hero Complex will look at 'The Lord of the Rings,' 'Spider-Man,' 'X-Men' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and size up their future as they attempt to move past their original trilogies and into a new decade."

Click on the link above to read the rebiewers opinion!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Movie News: 5 Oct 2009

Guillermo del Toro talks about the Cronos and Mimic Director’s Cut:

Awesome New Pics From Clash of Titans:

Narnia Magician’s Nephew *Fan* Trailer:

Stellan Skarsgard Cast in Thor:

Weekend Box Office: It's 'Zombieland' versus the 'Toy Stories'

James Woods Wants Kristen Stewart For An American Girl

Carrie Fisher journeys through showbiz celebrity -

Venezuela to outlaw violent video games, toys -

Tom Felton is back filming Harry Potter as his caracter Malfoy!

It’s Time for Disney to Give Back the Miramax Name

Help Wanted: Write For Cinema Blend

Call Of Duty Movie Moving Forward?

Arrested Development Movie Actually Being Written

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Thursday, 1 October 2009

Movie News: 1 Oct 2009

Tarantino Announces His Intention To Make Kill Bill 3

James Franco to guest star on 'General Hospital' -

Ski resort sets helmet rule after Richardson death -

Roger Avary sentenced for fatal crash 'Pulp Fiction' writer pleaded guilty to manslaughter

Stallone Talks Death Wish Remake, Poe, Cliffhanger:

Review: The Anarchist’s Wife:

Six New High-Res Avatar Images

Transformers 3 Coming in 2011

Watch This: Jim Henson's 'Time Piece' (I've seen, this, really quite interesting stuff, it's just a short so won't keep you long)

Jessica Alba joins Meet the Parents franchise in Little Fockers. Read more here:

Dakota Fanning is a Barbie Doll?

Josh Brolin Steps In For Sean Penn In Cartel

First Look at Seth Rogen's 'Green Hornet' Costume

Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson And Quinton Jackson Film 'The A-Team'

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Review: The Anarchist’s Wife » Blog Archive » Review: The Anarchist’s Wife:

Ivana Baquero

Well, obviously this section is the part that we will be most interested in! And you all know what I’m about to say: SHE WAS AMAZING!!!!!!

Ivana plays a fairly main part as supporting cast, and as a fan, I was quite satisfied with her role!

Ivana show perfect emotion, with her lovely Spanish voice, and just as beautiful, if not MORE beautiful as she was in Pan’s Labyrinth!

Ivana gets to put on some lovely clothes in this movie, and I will endeavor over the coming days to give you a few beautiful screenshots from the movie!

Click on the link above to read the rest of my review!

Everything Else That Can (and Probably WILL) Go Wrong with THE HOBBIT Movie |

Everything Else That Can (and Probably WILL) Go Wrong with THE HOBBIT Movie
"I’m not so sure. Here are my predictions for what can — and almost certainly will — jeopardize The Hobbit next:

- A man who went to kindergarten with Tolkien will sue the producers for a share of the profits, claiming the Lord of the Rings author plagiarized his books from the man’s contributions to “storytime.”

- Andy Serkis will insist on playing the part of Gollum with the voice of Donald Duck.

- Swine flu will take out the entire New Line staff."

Lol some of these are quite funny! click the link above to read more!

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Movie News: 30 Sept 2009

Halloween 3-D Shut Down?...

Terminator Franchise Rights Up For Grabs

Want to send friends a message from Jigsaw? Transform your voice with the "Jigsaw Your Voice" App

James Purefoy and Mark Strong Join Disney’s John Carter of Mars:

My Anarchist’s Wife DVD (starring Ivana Baquero) has arrived in the mail

New Fantastic Mr. Fox Trailer:

CBS plans 'Criminal Minds' spinoff

Roger Avary sentenced to a year in prison -

New Clips from Pandorum:

Weinstein Watch: 'Halloween 3D' Gone, Summit to Acquire Company?

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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Review: The Soloist

Movie Rating: 4 Stars

I purposefully avoided this movie over the weekend as it looked excessively boring... But I was quite pleasantly suprised!


The story focuses on Nathaniel Ayers, once a promising cello student at Julliard, but times were hard on him and he was kicked out by society and now lives on the street.

Nathaniel has a very interested story, full of dark secrets, a compplicated mind, and no-one to care for him... To hear more about Nathaniel, I recommend you to watch the movie!


I was slightly dissapointed with this aspect of the movie, as a biopic of a musician I would have expected a good musical score to accompany it, but this didn't really comw up with the goods...

I will say, however, there was a nice compilation of classical pieces that Nathaniel played on his cello, and will keep fan's of classical music happy.


This was one of the movie's strong points, and dwelt upon humanity and inter-human relationships.

There is a beautiful ending too, which I will not divulge to you at this present time.


It's a true story and I'm sure that will be quite sufficient evidence that it must be at least interesting... Well itt kept my attention throughout the movie!


don't go by the boring outlook of this movie, once you get in the screen you will be captivated.

Thanks for reading,

Mike Buckingham

Monday, 28 September 2009

Movie News: 28 Sept 2009

Pittsburgh Zombie Fest and Walk of the Dead

3D films have pumped in $1.08B into 2009 box office, 14% of YTD total. Could reach $1.5B w/ Christmas Carol & Avatar.

Pirates 4 To Be The Last For Johnny Depp?

a map of the best movies of all time

Your First Look at the New Freddy: 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Teaser!

Review: Jack Said -

Polanski arrest: Lawyers just as surprised as everyone

New Poster for Edward Norton / Robert De Niro's 'Stone':

New Poster for Jason Statham's 'The Mechanic':

'New Moon' fan event planned on November 11th in the United Kingdom -

“Meatballs” Tops “Surrogates”

Roman Polanski Finally Got Arrested

Ellen Page Hooked on Roller Derby

Johnny Depp Saved Courtney Love’s Life

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Friday, 25 September 2009

Could Money Woes Cost MGM James Bond and 'The Hobbit'? - Cinematical

Could Money Woes Cost MGM James Bond and 'The Hobbit'? - Cinematical: "Could Money Woes Cost MGM James Bond and 'The Hobbit'?"

MGM having problems? Hobbit MUST go forward... had too many problems already!

News: The Lost Boys are Thirsty for More | Latino Review "Just a year after Lost Boys 2: The Tribe, the sequel to 80s cult hit The Lost Boys, was released straight to DVD, Bloody Disgusting has learned that Warner Premiere has signed on Dario Piana (The Deaths of Ian Stone) to direct Lost Boys 3: The Thirst. Evan Charnov, whose only writing credit is the made-for-TV Fearless, wrote the screenplay and Corey Feldmen, who starred as Edgar Frog in the previous two films, has confirmed that he will be returning to the role."

Loved the Lost Boys, love vampires as a whole lol :)

Thursday, 24 September 2009



Variety is reporting that the rights to Stephenie Meyer’s The Host, have been acquired. Producers Nick Wechsle and Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz have the rights and Andrew Niccol will be writing the script and directing.

Read the link above for details.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Movie Rating: 3 Stars

everyone knows that the reason Cloudy got to it's possition at number one at the box office was because it was filmed in 3D... But I still love 3D... So I quite enjoyed this movie.

The movie in itself holds no real artistic merit, but is just perfect on the graphics!


A failed scientist fins fame in creating a machine that turns water into food... And the comedy builds on errors that may arise from using such a machine.


Hey it's a kids movie... Doesn't need a particularly strong plot-line.


What would you expect from a 3D movie? It's got excellent graphics!


Enjoy the movie but don't expect anything of too much artistic merit.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Ben Barnes new girlfriend?

It's a fantasy romance for Tamsin Egerton and her King Caspian Mail Online

Is St Trinian’s star Tamsin Egerton planning a fairytale romance involving Narnia actor Ben Barnes?

Saturday, 19 September 2009

The Hobbit Series: The Top 10 Bilbo Candidates | FanSided

The Hobbit Series: The Top 10 Bilbo Candidates FanSided

Adam Best has some interesting coices here.

this is his top choice:

1. Jim Sturgess – His star somewhat came into focus during 2007’s Across the Universe, yet he’s not nearly as famous as McAvoy, which is something the filmmakers will likely see as ideal. Much how Elijah Wood became Frodo before our eyes, they’ll want whomever to become Bilbo forever. They won’t want us seeing Mr. Tumnus or Wesley Gibson. I’m also guesstimating that like with The Lord of the Rings series, they might cast Bilbo a little younger than expected. Call it a hunch, but I think after the way Frodo turned out that Del Toro will say the same thing he said about keeping Serkis as Gollum — “if it ain’t broke.” Sturgess has the charisma and vulnerability to pull off a young Bilbo. Don’t be shocked if he nabs the role. He’s gotta be on the shortlist.

Click on the link above to see his other 9 choices!

TWITTER UPDATE: ROBERT PATTINSON TWEETS! - Twilighters Anonymous - New Moon Movie

TWITTER UPDATE: ROBERT PATTINSON TWEETS! - Twilighters Anonymous - New Moon Movie

unless you missed it, Rob Pattinson made his first ever tweet on twitter:

"Okay so he doesn’t actually have a Twitter account, and from the looks of it, he doesn’t intend to tweet again..but, Robert Pattinson has taken to the Twitter airwaves via his on-screen dad Peter Facinelli to give a little shout out to fans. For those not keeping up with Twitter, Peter promised a “guest tweet” if he hit a million followers. Well, he’s about 7k followers shy of a million, but he gave us a guest tweet anyway."

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New " From Paris with Love " trailer!

See new and upcoming movie trailers, videos, and clips from Yahoo! Movies

Starring: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia Smutniak and Richard Durden.
Directed By: Pierre Morel.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Fall Movie Preview: With Robots!

Fall Movie Preview: With Robots!

hey check out this fall movies preview... it's got all the trailors too!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

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Friday, 11 September 2009

YouTube - New Moon Trailer 3

YouTube - New Moon Trailer 3

watch here!

Dorian Gray

MOVIE RATING **** (4 Stars)

I was very keen on Ben Barnes in his role as Prince Caspian, and was more than a little excited to see him in his third movie.

Based on the famous book baring the same title.


Dorian Gray is a good-looking young man who sells his soul for eternal beauty.

It is a brilliant illustration of what sinful pleasures bring upon a human.


This movie contains some disturbing sex scenes, which can easily offend certain people!

MUSIC **** (4 stars)

A beutiful score and I don't have a clue who wrote it :)

Storyline ***** (5 Stars)

brilliant storyline! Really interesting.


If you are a fan of movies with great storylines this is certainly for you!

Monday, 24 August 2009

Dakota Fanning to star in next Wizard of Oz movie?

Daily Express UK News :: New Wizard of Oz for a world of woe

It looks as if Warner Bros are going to make a sequel to the 1939 "Wizard of Oz" and considering starring Dakota in it... check back later to see whether these rumours are true... but for now please take a look at the link above.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Peter Jackson May Direct A Third Hobbit Movie

Peter Jackson May Direct A Third Hobbit Movie

Sounds pretty good eh?

Though I still prefer Del Toro as a director, but would love to see any more from Middle Earth!

Mike B

Saturday, 8 August 2009

First Glimpse of Chronicles of Narnia’s ‘Dawn Treader’ - Screen Rant

First Glimpse of Chronicles of Narnia’s ‘Dawn Treader’ - Screen Rant

Wow looky here! you can see what the ship's going to look like in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader! follow the link to check out the photos!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

VARIETY: JODELLE FERLAND JOINS CAST OF 'ECLIPSE' ? - Twilighters Anonymous - New Moon Movie

VARIETY: JODELLE FERLAND JOINS CAST OF 'ECLIPSE' ? - Twilighters Anonymous - New Moon Movie

More Casting!

Jodellle Ferland plays the lead roles in Silent Hill and Terry Gilliam's Tideland!

She's quite a good actress and I would readily welcome the descision!

Friday, 31 July 2009

Review: The Taking of Pelham 123

Movie Rating: 4 Stars

I think Tony Scott is a brilliant director after making one of my favorite Dakota Fanning movies: Man On Fire... So as you can imagine, I had quite high hopes for the movie, and I certainly wasn't let down!


It is a movie about a terrorist who take hostage some civilians on a train, who will be duly set free in exchange for money!

i know it's not particularly the most original story idea... But this is the movie that really brought the plot-line to life.

Starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta, and Jon Turturro.

Emotions: 4 Stars

The movie is laced with humanity and feeling... It's not a weepy but it won't let your charitable side die.

Music: 3 Stars

It's as much as you need for a movie of this size, but not going overboard.

Scott made a wise decision in using Harry Gregsson-Williams!


I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and will readily recommend it to all of my readers


Monday, 27 July 2009

Friday, 24 July 2009

Alice in Wonderland pictures

Hey take a look at these great new pictures from Tim Burton's next movie: Alice in Wonderland.

Johnny Depp looks great as the Mad Hatter, and dispite her age, I think Alice looks really quite cute!

Access the pictures here

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

The sixth Harry Potter movie... Does it stand up to the rest?


Well yes I think it does stand up to previous movies... Though it might not appeal to younger audiences as much as the previous.

The movie tends to reflect a lot of the feelinng conveyed in last year's Dark Knight, allowing for a more mature audience.


Well if you had seen the previous movie, you would know that Voldemort was still on the loose... And it would be Harry's job to deal with it... i can't say too much more than that without giving the story away.

MUSIC: 3 Stars

Quite disapointing when compared to John Williams' score on the first 3 movies... But not bad enough that it ruins the movie.

HUMOUR: 4 Stars

Directors have started to realise that audiences love to have a slight spinkling of humour with their movies... And Director David Yates made no exception in this brilliant movie.

ACTING : 5 stars

You couldn't find a better cast in any movie. brilliant acting all round... Especially liked Helena Bonham Carter.


In conclusion, I thought the movie was really good and quite enjoyable... Perhaps not as well suited to children... But seems to have a lot more content then the preevious movies.

Just a few things I would like for the next movie: more of Helena Bonham Carter's character, more Luna, reintrrroduction of John Hurt... And some more great cameos...

Thanks for reading!

Monday, 13 July 2009

The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Monday classic review

Movie Rating: 2 Stars

Every monday at my local cinema, they play a classic movie in the afternoon.. So I had the afternoon off work... So I decided to watch this movie... Not the best in the world, but there were some entertaining parts.


3 transexual entertainers decide to go on a tour of the Australian destert stopping along the way to do a bit of entertaining.
It is mainly a comedy movie and will only appeal to a small portion of movie viewers.

Starring Hugo Weaving, Terrence Stamp, and Guy Pearce.

Storyline: 2 Stars

The storyline isn't particularly the main selling point of the movie... But will nevertheless satisfy the regular comedy watcher.

MUSIC: 5 Stars

The music was the only part of the movie that really stood out to me as "classic" being wonderfully mixed with a nice selection of songs.


The movie as a whole was quite hard to like with the main characcters being quite sexually disturbing... And the whole movie was quite a dissapointment for me. Though the music was brilliant!

Shaka Movies over and out.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Apologies - Shaka Movies

Apologies - Shaka Movies: "I am going to have to apologise for the mess that my blog's in at the moment with all the strike-throughs and everything... I am currently sorting out some kind of fix for this issue..."

Review: Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen - Shaka Movies

Review: Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen - Shaka Movies

Monday, 15 June 2009

Book Review: The Strain

Book Review: The Strain: "What is so cool about this book? It's written by up-and-rising Mexican director: Guillermo Del Toro (he's my favorite director, he directed Pan's Labyrinth)"

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Review: Terminator 4: Salvation

Review: Terminator 4: Salvation: "Like you all, I absolutely loved Terminator 2, brilliant movie all round! But the big question is: Does Terminator 4 stand up to Terminator 2?"

First "New Moon" Trailer

First "New Moon" Trailer

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Review: Drag Me To Hell

Review: Drag Me To Hell: "After reading some brilliant reviews of this movie, I knew I was in for something big. But even after reading such excellent reviews, I still had room to be pleasantly suprised, which is what Drag Me To Hell did for me."

Talent Of The Day 27 May 2009

Talent Of The Day 27 May 2009: "Tony Scott"

Photo Of The Day 27 May 2009

Photo Of The Day 27 May 2009: "Kristen Stewart shows the press her middle finger."

Movie News 27 May 2009

Movie News 27 May 2009

All Your Movie news on just one page


Apologies: "I'm sorry I haven't been writing for the past couple of days"

Friday, 22 May 2009

Review: Night At The Museum 2: Battle Of The Smithsonian

Review: Night At The Museum 2: Battle Of The Smithsonian: "I quite enjoyed the first Night at the Museum, but knew that a sequel couldn't be all too original... But I must say this movie excelled at being a nice reuniting with some well-loved characters."

Movie News 22 May 2009

Movie News 22 May 2009

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Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Review: Fighting

Review: Fighting: "Synopsis
In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit"

New Feed: Upcoming Movie Watch

New Feed: Upcoming Movie Watch: "In this feed I will endeavour to post an article each day, promoting an upcoming movie, one that's really good ofcourse. They'll be the movies to look out for!"

Talent Of The Day 20 May 2009

Talent Of The Day 20 May 2009: "Bayona became quite well-known last year in his directing debut: The Orphanage."

Movie News 20 May 2009

Movie News 20 May 2009

All your movie news on just one page!

Monday, 18 May 2009

Review: Raging Bull

Review: Raging Bull: "I have recently been made redundant, so it gives me a little while to watch all the local Monday Classics (only available during the day-time)... and I must say: this certainly was one of the classics!"

Talent Of The Day 18 May 2009

Talent Of The Day 18 May 2009: "It would be hard to choose an up and rising star without thinking of Twilight's: Robert Pattinson!"

Movie News 18 May 2009

Movie News 18 May 2009

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Saturday, 16 May 2009

New Blog

I have just created the new improved Shaka Movies here

please tell me what you think about it.

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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

BD Horror News - Guillermo del Toro Mentoring Pair of Writers For 'Mama'

BD Horror News - Guillermo del Toro Mentoring Pair of Writers For 'Mama'

WOW yet another Del Toro movie in the works... read about it at Bloody Disgusting, seems quite an interesting plotline

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

X-Men Spinoffs: Deadpool, Storm & Gambit With Rogue? - Screen Rant

X-Men Spinoffs: Deadpool, Storm & Gambit With Rogue? - Screen Rant

ScreenRant has just published 20th Century Fox's list of possible ofshoot movies from the Xmen franchise... Some of them look great... head over and see for yourself!

Monday, 20 April 2009

Race To Witch Mountain

It's a family movie, you can pretty well guess from that what the movie's going to be like... That's what I figured anyway before I went to the cinema, and luckily I'm quite a fan of these family fantasy movies, even though we might be getting a bit swamped with them at the moment...
Race To Witch Mountain gave me eveything I expected and wished to see, but nothing extraordinary... perfect popcorn movie in my opinion!


A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans
source: IMDb

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, and Carla Gugino Directed by: Andy Fickman

Fantasy Take

Hey it had UFOs and magic in it... that's all you really need for a family fantasy movie

Storyline: 3 Stars

You know... the typical Disney style story, nothing too imaginative, but keeps the viewers' attention throughout...

Graphics: 4 Stars

Some pretty nice graphics throughout... Disney's certainly got the money for all that!

Acting: 3 Stars

No outstanding performances, but the cast are all quite likable

Music: 3 Stars

Music was fair enough, but again, nothing outstanding...

Emotions: 3 Stars

Usual Hollywood stuff, got it's weepy bits scattered here and there!

Humour: 3 Stars

Hey, it's a family movie, it's got to have the usual american jokes!

Action: 3 Stars

Action's pretty nice... (and here I say it again) but nothing outstanding!


It's an excellent popcorn movie, just dn't expect a fine work of art!

Let The Right One In

I'm sure my readers will appreciate that I rarely give a movie more than 3 stars, and this is only the 4th time in my blogging career that I have given 5 stars, so I'm sure that you wil understand that this movie must be some great revolution in the history of movie making... in fact, I would venture to say it is very nearly the "perfect" movie...
It was with great aticipation that I went to view this movie, after reading that nearly every reputable movie magazine gave it a 5 star rating... I knew for certain that I was in for something amazing!
I had to travel a little way as my home cinema wasn't showing it, but it was well worth it, and I would recommend it to all of my readers, even if you aren't a fan of the Vampire genre!


Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Let The Right One In is a story both violent and highly romantic, set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982.
Written by John Nordling, Producer

Starring: Kåre Hedebrant, and Lina Leandersson Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Fantasy Take

Excellent fantasy movie, yet not too weird as to alienate the avereage viewer...

Storyline: 5 Stars

Brilliant story, based in a perfect fairy-tale style, simple and easy to follow, yet leaving you as if you had had the most filling meal in your life!

Graphics: 4 Stars

Hey, it's not really that kind of movie, but for what it is, the graphics certainly do what's needed of them...

Acting: 5 Stars

O just perfect actors! Especially the little girl (Eli), who was both sweet, but still quite freaky at times!

Music: 4 Stars

Excellent music, though I would have liked a catchy theme tune to hum on my way home...

Emotions: 5 Stars

Excellently emotional throughout, I was completely wrapped!


Well, in conclusion... It's basically perfect... need I say more?

Saturday, 18 April 2009

‘The Hobbit’ Will be ‘The Hobbit’ and Not Include a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Bridge - Movie News, Trailers, Reviews and More

‘The Hobbit’ Will be ‘The Hobbit’ and Not Include a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Bridge - Movie News, Trailers, Reviews and More

Wow some news has come in from the Empire Magazine... there will be 2 Hobbit movies, both derived completely from the book... not a bridge movie, which a lot of people thought could go very wrong...

click on the link to read more!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Shaka takes on the mobile phone

Just been browsing through, and found a couple interesting posts which I think my readers may find somewhat interesting... I dont often write about mobiles, but this is a little above the usual mobile phone article...

There's a lot of conversation about 3D at the moment, and I'm pretty keen on it myself. And now it looks like 3D could be coming to mobile phone... pehaps even do video calling in 3d and watch 3d movies on your little mobile screen... read the wole post here

The other thing I found interesting was that HD video recording looks like it'll be standard on mobile phones pretty soon... read the whole article here

that's all for now...

Thursday, 2 April 2009

LEAK: X-Men Origins Wolverine

Ooops, looks like Fox messed up a bit... A rough cut version of Wolverine has been leaked out onto the web and is currently available for free download...

For more info:

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

BD Horror News - Guilermo del Toro's 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' Shooting Info

BD Horror News - Guilermo del Toro's 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' Shooting Info

Wow Del Toro's next movie (as Producer) is going to start filming in May, sounds like another Vampyre movie! I love Vampyres... Del Toro co-wrote the script, so I have high hopes for this movie... I'll post a little mo0re about the director Del Toro has chosen later, but he seems quite capable...

Monday, 16 March 2009

Marley And Me

This movie's taken a lttle while to finally make it over to the UK, after being in the States for quite a while before hand, and I was quite excited to see it after hearing that it topped the box office in America...


After their wedding, newspaper writers John and Jennifer Grogan move to Florida. In an attempt to stall Jennifer's "biological clock", John gives her a puppy. While the puppy Marley grows into a 100 pound dog, he loses none of his puppy energy or rambunctiousness. Meanwhile, Marley gains no self-discipline. Marley's antics give John rich material for his newspaper column. As the Grogans mature and have children of their own, Marley continues to test everyone's patience by acting like the world's most impulsive dog.
Written by Ken Miller

Starring: Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston Directed by: David Frankel

Storyline: 3 Stars

Just a simple American storyline, nice and easy to follow!

Emotions: 5 Stars

This is truly the movie's strong point... I think I'd have to say that it was the most emotional ending in the whole history of cinema... people were very audibly weeping at the end!

Humour: 3 Stars

Some really funny parts scattered throughout...


If you like a nice bit of emotion in your movies, you've certainly come to the right place, you bound to cry however hard your heart may be!
Definaely worth the watch at any rate!

BD Horror News - Trailer For Park Chan-wook's Vampire Drama 'Thirst'!

BD Horror News - Trailer For Park Chan-wook's Vampire Drama 'Thirst'!

Cool, there's a brand new trailer out for Park Chan-Wook's upcoming vampyre movie: Thirst...

check it out at the link above!

Friday, 13 March 2009

BD Horror News - Scratch That: No 'Eclipse' Director Locked In

BD Horror News - Scratch That: No 'Eclipse' Director Locked In

Hmm just forget the last post about Bayona directing Eclipse (Twilight 3) looks like it was just a rumour...

Thursday, 12 March 2009

BD Horror News - Juan Antonio Bayona Officially Directing 'Eclipse'

BD Horror News - Juan Antonio Bayona Officially Directing 'Eclipse'

Great news, Bayona (The Orphanage) has been officially announced as the director of the 3rd Twilight movie...

They've chosen the perfect director this time!

Monday, 9 March 2009

Addicted to Films: Dakota Fanning To Join Kristen Stewart In The Runaways?

Addicted to Films: Dakota Fanning To Join Kristen Stewart In The Runaways?

Well well, a bit more about Dakota Fanning... really enjoying having her in the spotlight at the moment...

Perhaps another movie with Kristen Stewart after she's finished filming New Moon?

Saturday, 7 March 2009


I'm finding this movie particularly hard to review, it's such a complex movie, and quite incomparable to other movies...
If you are dead sick of the usual Hollywood movies, and are dying for something original, I think you've come to the perfect place, and you can jack the rating up to about a 4 Star or even a 5.
The movie certainly comes across to me as being a thinker's movie, and discusses some pretty hardcore philosophical subjects. But also scattered throughout is some great no-brainer fight sequences...
I'd have to recommend you read the book before you view the movie, as I went without previouly reading the book, and found the storyline a bit too disjointed.
I went to the cinema hoping to see something quite simular to 300, as it is the same director, but it's something quite different, but nevertheless, I think they chose the perfect director for the movie... I still prefer 300, but that's just my own personal preference...


"Watchmen" is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion - a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers - Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity... but who is watching the Watchmen?"
Written by T-Hen

Starring: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Patrick Wilson Directed by: Zack Snyder

Fantasy Take

Some great characters, quite original, but I reckon, like my previous review of Franklyn, that this movie is just perhaps a little too weird and doesn't make enough sense...

Storyline: 2 Stars

I think this movie could have a great story if it were a little bit easier to watch for the general viewer... Storline's just a little too disjointed for my liking...

Graphics: 5 Stars

Superb graphics, you really need to watch the movie to understand how good these graphics are!

Acting: 3 Stars

All reletively unknown actors... They did pretty well though...

Music: 2 Stars

There were one or two great musical moments, but there were a few parts where I just didn't think the music conveyed the right emotions...
There is also one little annoying part where the music seemed to tell the audience that the movie was over when there was about half an hour yet to go, conveying a false ending, which repulsed my senses to the real ending.

Emotions: 3 Stars

There are some pretty emotional parts in this movie, but it's not the selling feature...

Action: 4 Stars

Like in 300, Zack Snyder is well able to carry out some great action sequences, and for folks like me who enjoy a bit of blood and gore with their movie, you are in for a treat!
Random Observation
Mr Manhatten's penis is bigger than mine!


Although there are some great parts to this movie, I wouldn't recommend it to everyone, just to people that are dying for something new and different!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Notes on: Run Fatboy Run

This is a new idea, so your comments will be much appreciated.

The general idea is that I take notes as I'm watching the movie, just random things that enter my head... Bit weird, but I saw it in the Empire magazine, and thought it was quite a good idea... praps a bit scattered to start with but I hope that it will gradually take shape in future reviews!

  • Has to be good, has a clip from Lord of The Rings in it!

  • Ha ha I love those Hobbit ears, I think I should walk 'round with some of those... Do you think it'll suit me?

  • Lol he's just like me at the gym :D I don't feel too bad now! (beginners for you)

  • Ahh the Fratellies get a bit in the soundtrack! I think they're great!

  • The Little boy's quite a good actor, I find him quite amusing and funny...

  • There's actually some great songs in the soundtrack... pretty nicely done

  • and perfect, to round it all up, there's a nice emotional ending!

Final Rating: 3 Stars

Let the Right One In Remake is Now Let Me In | | Asian, Foreign, Horror, and Genre Movie Reviews and News

Let the Right One In Remake is Now Let Me In Asian, Foreign, Horror, and Genre Movie Reviews and News

Good news, Let The Right One In is getting an English Remake... Bad News, JJ Abrams is making it...

Monday, 2 March 2009


I absolutely loved this movie, and it is with reluctance that I rate it with 3 stars, but as ever I prefer to rate movies for their artistic value rather than how much I enjoy them...


A group of young American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities are hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency. They must utilize their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever.

Source: IMDb

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Djimon Hounsou, and Chris Evans Directed by: Paul McGuigan

Fantasy Take

Extremely interesting legend, a number of different kinds of psychics with varios powers, quite simular to lasy years' Jumper, but way better in my opinion, let's hope for more sequels to come!

Dakota Fanning's got great hair too :)

Storyline: 3 Stars

Pretty simple story... nothing special.

Graphics: 4 Stars

Excellent graphics, taking into account that the movie was made with a fairly low budget

Acting: 3 Stars

Dakota Fanning's performance was exceptional and deserves 5 stars (and an oscar), Djimon Hounsou, was particularly good too, but the rest of the acting was on a whole fairly average...

Music: 3 Stars

Music was good, but not amazing...

Emotions: 3 Stars

I wouldn't have said that the movie was particularly emotional, but Dakota was given a short period to win the hearts of the viewers!

Action: 4 Stars

Some pretty good fight scenes, certain to keep the guys amused for a while...


I loved the movie, and think it's one of the best movies ever, but I won't say it's for everyone, it's more of a genre movie...


REALLY weird, I didn't have a clue what was happening throughout this movie... I just put it down to another Brittish mess-up....


Preest is a masked vigilante detective, searching for his nemesis on the streets of Meanwhile City, a monolithic fantasy metropolis ruthlessly governed by faith and religious fervor. Esser is a broken man, searching for his wayward son amongst the rough streets of London's homeless. Milo is a heartbroken thirty-something desperately trying to find a way back to the purity of first love. Emilia is a beautiful art student; her suicidal art projects are becoming increasingly more complex and deadly.
Source: ~IMDb

Starring: Eva Green, Ryan Phillippe, Sam Riley, and Bernard Hill. Directed by: Gerald McMorrow

Fantasy Take

It's weird, and yes, that is part of the fantasy genre, but I think it's way too weird... The city of Meanwhile looks really cool though as a fantasy town!

Storyline: 1 Stars

Seriously, I didn't have a clue what was happing in this movie... it was all like giberish to me...

Graphics: 4 Stars

I must admit I was suprised at the quality of the graphics, which was the original reason why I watched this movie after viewing a magnificent trailer.
I think the graphics is really the movies redeeming point...

Acting: 2 Stars

I must say I was rather disappointed by Bernard Hill's acting in this movie, although Eva Green's performance made up for it in my opinion!

Music: 3 Stars

The music was rather exciting in parts, though not at all a masterpiece...


What a bunch of nonsense... but pretty nice graphics anyway... needless to say, I'm not going to recommend this movie...

Gran Torino

A pure classic! Nothing more needs be said... I haven't rated a movie with 5 stars since Hellboy 2, and that says a lot for this movie!


Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy an old man, who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors, a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.
Written by alfiehitchie

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Ahney Her, Christopher Carley and Bee Vang Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Storyline: 5 Stars

Excellent, just excellent! Eastwood realises that a god movie doesn't have to have a complicated plot, as most directors seem to think... Eastwood makes a movie that's both superb and easy viewing at the same time... quite a pleasure to watch!

Acting: 4 Stars

Clint's great and an extremely funny actor, all the rest of the cast fit in just nicely!

Music: 3 Stars

Music is relatively good, but isn't the driving force in this masterpiece...

Emotions: 5 Stars

Quite light and fun to start off with, but soon Eastwood gently stirs up your inward emotions, throwing them in all different directions!

Humour: 5 Stars

Like Del Toro in Hellboy 2, Eastwood uses the power of laughter as a tool in helping the audience to connect with the characters... and how skillfully does he wield this power!


A masterpiece like none have ever seen before, need I say more? Watch it!

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