Funny film alert! Our favourite Deputy Cultural Attaché of the New Zealand consulate, Rhys Darby, is returning to the big-screen in New Zealand comedy Love Birds. Darby, best known for his work as bumbling band manager Murray Hewitt in Flight of the Conchords, has been cast in Love Birds as a “hunky romantic lead”.
First they released Alvin and the Chipmunks, a horrifically high-pitched cacophony of holiday season ‘fun’. With kids flocking to the cinemas in droves, the inevitable follow-up, painfully labelled ‘The Squeakquel’ materialised in late 2009. Following the DVD marketing mantra of “everyone loves a film series packaged in the same box with loads of extras” to the letter, the unavoidable ‘Double Trouble’ has surfaced, breaking the record for “the biggest piece of crap to ever be released in a two-disc box set”.
Having committed numerous crimes against acting and decency over the last 20 years, news has emerged that Hollywood laughing stock Steven Seagal is being sued by a former assistant claiming that he sexually abused her and trafficked other women. Kayden Nguyen, 23, alleges that she was Seagal’s ‘sex toy’ and was sexually assaulted three times before fleeing his New Orleans home. Nguyen also added that Seagal kept two Russian ‘sex slaves’.
The horror-savvy amongst you lot will be aware that we revealed the terrifying new poster for the horror remake last week. Now prepare to soil your pants all over again, as a teaser clip of the upcoming movie hits the web. The clip, which can be seen here, sees old Freddy K causing a bit of havoc in a supermarket. We can only assume he was frustrated in his quest to find hand cream.
Take back that John Lewis gift card and cancel that suit-fitting. Despite strong rumours to the contrary last week, marriage-addict Dame Elizabeth Taylor has denied that she is to wed her manager Jason Winters. In equally as shocking news, Taylor, 78, announced her non-engagement via that well known pensioner-friendly website, Twitter. The mind truly boggles.
Considered by many to be the last great British film of the ’90s, Human Traffic is an endearingly honest depiction of a weekend in the lives of five pill-popping twentysomethings. Credited with launching the careers of John Simm (Life on Mars) and much-maligned ‘mockney’ Danny Dyer, Human Traffic manages to capture the zeitgeist of the rave scene to perfection.
Having conquered the small screen, it seems that Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane has turned his attention to the big screen with his upcoming debut movie, Ted. Described as a “Hard R” comedy about a man and his teddy bear (yes ladies and gentlemen, you read that right), Ted is rumoured to be a live-action meets CGI movie in the vein of Alvin and the Chipmunks (except miles, miles better of course).
Following on from the news last week that Olivia Thrilby (Juno) had signed on for The Darkest Hour, we can confirm that Emile Hirsch (Milk) has also hopped on board. The Darkest Hour, yet another in a long line of alien invasion movies, sees a group of US tourists in Russia attempting to defeat a pack of alien invaders (how original we hear you cry!).
Hooray! The return of Hollywood’s most bad-ass mother is nigh, as the trailer for the new Samuel L Jackson movie Unthinkable hits the web. Directed by Gregor Jordan, the movie also features the talents of Michael Sheen (The Damned United) and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix trilogy).
Cover your eyes! The terrifying new poster for the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake proclaims that we’ll “never sleep again” and we here at Best for Film are genuinely quaking in our boots at the prospect. The slasher series, which spawned such classic cult movies as A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and Freddy vs. Jason, is being revived yet again. Spooky.