Kenny Baker, actor behind R2-D2, dies

August 14, 2016 Andrew Radion zero comment

The 3ft 8in actor, who starred in six Star Wars films as well as Time Bandits and Flash Gordon, was 81 The British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star…

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Pinewood Studios to be taken private in £323m deal with Aermont Capital

August 13, 2016 Andrew Radion zero comment

Offer values each Pinewood share at 560p and gives film studio – home of James Bond franchise – funds for expansion plans Pinewood Studios is to be taken private in…

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Gas-lit Leeds cinema among sites to receive heritage lottery cash

August 12, 2016 Andrew Radion zero comment

Hyde Park Picture House wins £2.4m grant while William Morris’s country home in Oxfordshire is one of 11 other recipients A tiny cinema that opened in Leeds within months of…

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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan detained at US airport again

August 12, 2016 Andrew Radion zero comment

Actor says experience ‘really, really sucks’ after being detained for a third time in seven years, this time in LA The Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has expressed annoyance about…

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David Fincher set to reunite with Brad Pitt for World War Z sequel

August 11, 2016 Andrew Radion zero comment

The pair, who last collaborated on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, are in talks to work together again on follow-up to the 2013 zombie thriller David Fincher is in…

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Film-makers demand inquiry into 'targeting' of people who record police

August 10, 2016 Andrew Radion zero comment

Group of more than 30 documentarians, including eight Oscar winners, has called on the justice department to investigate ‘harassment’ of citizen journalists People who film police violence are citizen journalists….

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Daisy Ridley takes social media break after gun violence post

August 8, 2016 Andrew Radion zero comment

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor deleted her Instagram account shortly after using the social platform to address gun violence in America Daisy Ridley has left Instagram, and taken…

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Ava DuVernay becomes first woman of color to direct a $100m film

August 8, 2016 Andrew Radion zero comment

The Selma director will reach the milestone when she directs Disney’s upcoming adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time Ava DuVernay has made history as the first woman of…

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Bridget Jones's Baby on the way into print, Helen Fielding says

August 6, 2016 Andrew Radion zero comment

To accompany forthcoming film of the same name, the book will recount the bestselling heroine’s ‘somewhat bumpy journey into motherhood’ Bridget Jones is back: author Helen Fielding has reunited with…

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Zhang Yimou defends controversial casting of Matt Damon in The Great Wall

August 6, 2016 Andrew Radion zero comment

Director rejects accusations of whitewashing, claiming the fantasy adventure is ‘deeply rooted in Chinese culture’ Director Zhang Yimou has stood by his decision to cast Matt Damon as the lead…

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Mr Robot's Rami Malek to star in Papillon remake

August 5, 2016 Andrew Radion zero comment

Actor will reprise Dustin Hoffman role in Devil’s Island prison-escape drama, opposite Charlie Hunnam Mr Robot star Rami Malek is hacking into a remake of the 1973 Steve McQueen thriller…

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Bradley Cooper was surprised by uproar over Democratic convention appearance

August 5, 2016 Andrew Radion zero comment

Four-time Oscar nominee tells The Late Late Show he ‘was not expecting’ backlash from conservatives for attending the night Barack Obama spoke Bradley Cooper caused an online uproar among some…

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Clint Eastwood defends Trump's 'racist' remarks: 'Just get over it'

August 4, 2016 Andrew Radion zero comment

The Hollywood tough guy has derided ‘a pussy generation’ obsessed with political correctness in an expletive-riddled Esquire interview Another Republican luminary has gone public with strong feelings about Donald Trump….

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Guillermo del Toro: 'I love monsters the way people worship holy images'

August 3, 2016 Andrew Radion zero comment

The film-maker’s fantastical world is not only expressed in his work but in his home – and now, thanks to a new exhibition in Los Angeles, anyone can visit When…

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Jimmy Fallon to host the 74th Golden Globes

August 2, 2016 Andrew Radion zero comment

The late-night talkshow host is taking over from Ricky Gervais, who hosted four times Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, is to host the 2017…

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