Film | Anorak - Part 21

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Includes cinema reviews and trailers for upcoming films. A digest of the best and worst interviews on movies and cinema.

James Franco Will Teach Class About James Franco: Trueman Show Made Real

JAMES Franco is to teach us in the ways of James Franco at Columbia College Hollywood. The module is called Master Class: Editing James Franco… with James Franco.

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Posted: 1st, February 2011 | In: Film | Comment

Elton John Show Off Zachary At Gnomeo Premiere: Photos

TO the premiere of Gnomeo and Julie (it is as it sounds – gnome meets lover; gnome losers lover; gnome impales himself on fishing rod barb). The film is produced by news dads Elton John and David Furnish, they of the censored sperm shake. This might well be the future for Elton.

New celebrity mums and dads are fond of turning their soft hands to the creative arts and bringing us ranges of clothing and books so that we plebs can dress our sprogs like better looking and more talented babies. We can read our kidzzz the same stories, perhaps while impersonating the famous writer and thus increase the chance, however miniscule, that our child will not grow up to resent our inability to get them record deal and a modelling contract with Chanel.

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Posted: 31st, January 2011 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment (1)

Endhiran Is The Most Expensive Cheap Film Ever

ENDHIRAN (The Robot) is the ultimate Indian film of all time. It’s the most expensive film in the history of in Indian cinema. And yet they producers and talent has made it look so very cheap.

It is mind boggling:

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Posted: 28th, January 2011 | In: Film | Comments (5)

The Oscars 2011: The Nominations (Including Jessica Alba And Twilight)

THE 2011 Academy Award nominees are not Jennifer Aniston (nominated for the Razzie for Worst Actress for her role in The Bounty Hunter) The Last Airbender (nine Razzie noms – we saw it; it is deserving), Twilight stars Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart, and Jessica Alba, who has four nominations for Worst Supporting Actress.

Best Film:

Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffery Rush, The King’s Speech

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Posted: 25th, January 2011 | In: Film | Comment

Kevin Smith Buys Red State: Stoned Masturbating Demographic Waits For Download

KEVIN Smith bought his film Red State for $20. He is now in control of the marketing  – see stories about his buying own film for $20.

Says Smith:

I never wanted to know jack shit about business. I’m a fat, masturbating stoner. That’s why I got into the movie business. I thought that was where fat, masturbating stoners went. And if somebody had told me at the beginning of my career, you’re going to have to learn so much about business, finance, amortization, all that shit, monetization, I would have been like, ‘Fuck it. I’m just going to stay home and masturbate. That’s too much work, man.’ It took seven years for Clerks, a movie that cost $27,575, to go into profit.

He makes a point well. The film industry so so laughably earnest. The televised AGMs are moribund and cheesy; the film industry gongs are given out with a gravitas and sense of worthiness the Three Wise Men would have found ” a bit much”.

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Posted: 24th, January 2011 | In: Film | Comment

The Golden Globes: All You Need To Know

THE Golden Globes 2011: The best video, gifs and action. and Ricky Gervais  sounding just like Russell Brand. There’s is the new British accent in LA:

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Posted: 17th, January 2011 | In: Film | Comment

Quentin Tarantino’s First Movie: Watch My Best Friend’s Birthday

THIS is Quentin Tarantino’s first movie. The title is My Best Friend’s Birthday. He made it in 1987. It cost $5000 in 1987. Here’s what left of it…

Spotter: Kottke

Posted: 13th, January 2011 | In: Film | Comment

Glenn Close Is The Feminine Mr Nobbs: Exclusive Photos

THAT man in the bowler hat is Glenn Close. She’s playing the eponymous hero in the film Albert Nobbs, And who is Mr Nobbs? Why, he’s the Englishwoman disguised as a man in order to work as a butler in 19th-century Ireland. It’s a tale of Nobbs, knobs and hob-knobs. Here’s Glenn


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Glenn Close on the set of Albert Nobbs, in Iveagh Gardens, Dublin.

Posted: 12th, January 2011 | In: Film | Comment

Strongman Is Stanless Steel: A Film Hit For 2011

HERE’S the trailer for Strongman – a film documentary about Stanless Steel – “The Strongest Man in the World at Bending Steel and Metal”.

He’s the first man since the Cyclops in the 1890’s to legitimately bend coins in his fingers.

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Posted: 10th, January 2011 | In: Film | Comment

Peter Postlethwaite Picked A Good Day To Die

DID Peter Postlethwaite pick a good day to die? The actor Stephen Spielberg called “the best actor in the world” is front-page news. But in life he was never so lauded. Aldous Huxley and CS Lewis died on the same day as President John Kennedy. Only one of them hogged the headlines.

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Posted: 4th, January 2011 | In: Film | Comments (2)

Blaxploitation Films: A Gallery Of Film History

BLAXPLOITATION films of the 1970s showed black people on the big screen as the stars of the show. The working class characters were larger than life. The films were cheap to make, and with their lurid colours, confused plots, clownish costumes, absurd lines and jarring scene changes they looked it. Jim Brown, Richard Roundtree, Vonetta McGee and Pam Grier (NSFW) were big names in the movies. The women were gorgeous, feisty and sexy. The men were muscular and tough.

You might wonder why the word “exploitation” was used to describe such films as Black Dynamite, Blacular and Shaft. The films starred a black cast. But were they exploitative? No. They gave black stars a chance to perform and entertain. Blacks got to see people who looked like them being something more than a wise maid or a magical fool.

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Posted: 3rd, January 2011 | In: Film | Comment (1)

Daniel Craig And Rachel Weisz’s Real Life Dream House Romance: Photos

ARE Daniel Craig and actress Rachel Weisz at it? The NoTW says the actors are embroiled in “secret romance”. So secret is it that the stars of the big screen are in Dorset (sources suggest The Pavilion in Milborne Wick).

where they have “strolled to a country pub where they snuggled together in front of the fire for a Christmas Eve drink”.

Even more secretively, you might have read bout it on December 1?

And get this:

Warmly wrapped in thick coats, scarves and wellies – and with their faces almost hidden under sunglasses and woolly hats – they held hands and occasionally clung on to each other as they gingerly manoeuvred their way down icy lanes.

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Posted: 26th, December 2010 | In: Film | Comments (3)

Hollywood Stars First Films: A Great Gallery

FOR every Johnny Depp, who made his firm film appearance in A Nightmare on Elm Street (movie), 1984, there are thousands of actors who never went on to make it big. In this gallery who will see when some of Hollywoods legends made their debut. Would a young Tom Hanks survive He Knows You’re Alone? Sylvester Stallone’s first big acting job was The Party at Kitty and Stud’s, a 1970 soft porn flick. Who knew..?


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Posted: 21st, December 2010 | In: Film | Comment

Star Wars: Darth Vader And C-3PO Started Out As German And French Firefighters

DID George Lucas get inspiration for Star Wars heavy breather and stuff shirt Darth Vader and C-3PO, respectively, from Vajen-Baderstyle helmets for German (menacing black one) and French (flashy golden one) firefighters?

The masks are from between the mid-1800s and World War I.

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Posted: 14th, December 2010 | In: Film | Comment

Mel Gibson’s The Beaver Is Film Gold: Trailer

MEL Gibson is back as the star of The Beaver. Jodie Foster directs Mel as a man with puppet on his hand. It’s a beaver and Mel treats it as if it were real. His character name is Walter Black (*note a gang-banging black – just a white man with a rodent on his hand).

The script for this gem was top of the 2008 Black List of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. And if you don’t want to see the odious Mel running about the place talking to a beaver glove, you have no love of culture. The film sounds fantastic.

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Posted: 6th, December 2010 | In: Film | Comment (1)

Amanda Knox Film Reduces Meredith Kercher To An Extra At Her Own Funeral

AMANDA Knox is not only a murderess appealing against her conviction for her part in the brutal killing for Meredith Kercher, she is a muse, inspiring a TV film called the The Amanda Knox Story. It’s a title that reduces Kercher to an extra in the made-for-TV film of her death.

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Posted: 6th, December 2010 | In: Film | Comments (4)

One Direction Dazzled By Victoria Swarovski At Chronicles Of Narnia Premiere: Photos

TO The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Trader premiere in London’s snowy and gritty Leicester Square. Laura Brent, Georgie Henley, Liam Neeson and Anna Popplewell preened and posed. Downturn Abbey writer Julian Fellowes posed with someone called Emma Kitchener-Fellowes, who looked like the reincarnation of Falco, the Austrian singer who sang Amadeus.

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Posted: 30th, November 2010 | In: Film | Comment

Leslie William Nielsen RIP: Good Luck. We’re All Counting On You

LESLIE William Nielsen is dead.

And when a star dies the other stars who want to be associated with his death get on Twitter to offer their condolences and muscle on the mourn porn.

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Posted: 29th, November 2010 | In: Film | Comment

Ingrid Pitt RIP: A Life In Photos And Bloody Teeth

RIP Ingrid Pitt, Hammer Films’ Queen of Horror and all-girl vampire lust who died today aged 73. Her moment of death had some drama: the Polish-born star collapsed on her way to an event hosted by members of her fan club.

Her daughter Steffanie told says her mother was the vampire countess with the “wonderful teeth and the wonderful bosom“.

The woman born Ingoushka Petrov in 1937 to a German father and Jewish mother spent time in a concentration camp. She went on to live a vivacious life as the great entertainer…

Posted: 24th, November 2010 | In: Film | Comment

Isabella Rossellini’s Nature Porn Video: Flip-Off With Flipper

ISABELLA Rossellini wants to show the world how dophins have sex. Those perverts are at it all the time. Well, it’s the spare hole and the latex suits. We’ve seen the anchovies at it. We’ve seen how these things do it. We’ve seen how the  bugs do it.

Now let’s see Flip-Off With Flipper does it:

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Posted: 19th, November 2010 | In: Film | Comment

Tebaatusasula: Even The Jeep Bleeds (Ugandan Epic Action Video)

TEBAATUSASULA is the Ugandan action film you have been wanting for. Unless you are a homosexual, in which case they are coming for you!

Even the jeep bleeds!

The film is made by Ramon Productions:

The company has approximately 30 members in general who play various distinct roles with determination to achieve the present goals.

Not starring Nedžad Kličić!

Not starring fat Jew on ‘shrooms!

Posted: 15th, November 2010 | In: Film | Comment

Blubberella: Uwe Boll’s New Hitler Vampire Comedy

BLUBBERELLA is Uwe Boll’s new film. It’s about a plus-sized vampire who kills Nazis. We last saw his work in a Death Camp cook-’em-up.


Posted: 10th, November 2010 | In: Film | Comment

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Hollywood Remakes It Better

NIELS Arden Oplev, director of the orgianl screen verison of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Oplev is not happy with the Hollywood version. For one thing, he’s not directing it. For another Noomi Rapace is unlikely to reprise her role as Lisbeth Salander. Rooney Mara is looking to gt the nod. He tells Word & Film:

“The only thing that’s annoying to me is that the Sony PR machine is trying to make their Lisbeth Salander the lead Lisbeth Salander. That’s highly unfair because Noomi has captured this part and it should always be all her. That’s her legacy in a way I can’t see anyone competing with.

“I hope she gets nominated for an Oscar. I know a lot of Academy members have seen the film and liked it because every time I go to LA I meet so many people who have seen my version of it. Even in Hollywood there seems to be a kind of anger about the remake, like, ‘Why would they remake something when they can just go see the original?’ Everybody who loves film will go see the original one.

“It’s like, what do you want to see, the French version of La Femme Nikita or the American one? You can hope that Fincher does a better job.”

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Posted: 9th, November 2010 | In: Film | Comment

Obama Is An African: And Other Great Bootleg DVD Covers (Gallery)

BOOTLEG DVDs are only exceeded in kwality by their covers. Birthers will love “OBAMA: African In The White House”. What of Buffalo Soldiers, the review for which tells us: “Irritating and toothless.” There’s a Lord of Ring – Harry Potter mash-up, for when one huge film is not enough…


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OBAMA: African In The White House

Posted: 9th, November 2010 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment (1)

Amy Childs Does the Jackass 3D Premier: Photos

AMY Childs is the Star of The Only Way In Essex, a fictionalised fly-in-the-tanning-gel look at Essex youth.

This show has already earned some great reviews, like this from the BBC’s Denise Winterman:

It’s [Essex] arguably the most-maligned 1,300 square miles in the UK.

Well, yes – arguably. And Newcastle is a different shape.

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Posted: 3rd, November 2010 | In: Film | Comment