• William to open new Bafta base
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    William to open new Bafta base

    The Duke of Cambridge will visit Bafta Piccadilly on Monday, one door down from the organisation's existing headquarters.

  • Johnny Rotten ‘nearly brawled’ with Phil Daniels after Quadrophenia snub
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    Johnny Rotten ‘nearly brawled’ with Phil Daniels after Quadrophenia snub

    The punk veteran was Pete Townsend from The Who’s first choice to play the lead role of Jimmy.

  • Three-quarters do not want female Bond, poll claims
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    Three-quarters do not want female Bond, poll claims

    Britons are rather averse to the idea of a woman stepping into Bond's shoes, according to a new survey.

  • Dense and destructive: Mark Ruffalo on Boris Johnson’s Incredible Hulk metaphor
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    Dense and destructive: Mark Ruffalo on Boris Johnson’s Incredible Hulk metaphor

    The American actor has played the Incredible Hulk since 2012.

  • Charlize Theron teases ‘new relationship’ with Bombshell co-stars
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    Charlize Theron teases ‘new relationship’ with Bombshell co-stars

    Theron stars with Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie in the Fox News film.

  • Hayley Atwell opens up about joining 'Mission: Impossible' sequels
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    Hayley Atwell opens up about joining 'Mission: Impossible' sequels

    Hayley Atwell has opened up about joining Mission: Impossibles 7 and 8, admitting that she is “thrilled” to join both Tom Cruise and writer and director Christopher McQuarrie for both blockbusters.

  • Michael Fassbender joins Taika Waititi’s football film 'Next Goal Wins'
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    Michael Fassbender joins Taika Waititi’s football film 'Next Goal Wins'

    Oscar-nominated actor Michael Fassbender has joined Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins.

  • What Is ‘Mindhunter’ Trying to Do With These BTK Killer Vignettes?
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    What Is ‘Mindhunter’ Trying to Do With These BTK Killer Vignettes?

    (Some spoilers ahead for season 2 of Netflix’s “Mindhunter”)The first season of “Mindhunter” on Netflix included a bunch of strange scenes about a guy who didn’t seem to have anything to do with the main plot. And that’s true — these scenes were only thematically linked to the main story, because that guy was Dennis Rader, aka the BTK Killer.Season 2 changed the game a bit, however. In the second episode, Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit flies to Kansas to look into the BTK case — which has hit a lull as the serial killer has been dormant for a while — and in the rest of the season they call back to what they know about BTK as they investigate the Atlanta Child Murders.The highlight of that Kansas visit was Bill’s early morning chat with the only known survivor of a BTK attack, Kevin Bright — whose sister was killed in the same attack. And then Bill heads home to Virginia without making any real progress beyond collecting info for the BSU’s profiles of serial killers. They talk about BTK occasionally through the rest of the season, but Bill never resumes that investigation.Also Read: 'Mindhunter' Season 2: Is the Situation With Bill Tench's Son Based on a True Story?The vignettes continue, however. Over the course of season 2 of “Mindhunter” we are shown that Rader tried to walk on the straight and narrow because his wife caught him engaging in auto-erotic asphyxiation while wearing some very…interesting clothing. By the end of the season we see his attempts to reform and turn himself into just another regular guy fail, and he gets back into his odd sexual proclivities.This whole thread is interesting because we know that BTK isn’t going to be caught for more than two decades after the events we’re seeing — Rader was finally arrested in 2005. So unless they do a major time skip at some point that’s not an event we’re going to see on “Mindhunter.” We’re still in 1981 at the end of season 2, after all.So what’s the purpose of this thread? McCallany explained it a bit in an interview with Esquire.Also Read: Caught the 'Mindhunter' Bug? Here Are 11 Shows You Should Stream Next (Photos)“One of the things that I think separates our show from other shows is that we show the reality of police work,” McCallany points out, “and the reality is that they don’t always get the guy! They didn’t catch the Zodiac. They didn’t catch Rader until 2005, and only because he made a really stupid mistake, sending a floppy disk that was traceable, directly to the police department in a kind of Son of Sam style quest for notoriety.”Rader had ended his murder career in 1991 but began correspondence with the press and police again in 2004, taking credit for a murder that had not been linked conclusively with BTK. It was one of those correspondences, on an old 3.5-inch floppy disk, that eventually did him in when police traced it back to him.With it seeming unlikely that the story “Mindhunter” tells would extend all the way to 2005, the recurring focus on Rader becomes more of a thematic thing than a plot thing for the show. Here we have a killer living his life and in some important ways defying the profile that Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and co. have constructed for serial murderers. The BSU is not perfect, and they get some very big things wrong.For example, Holden says a number of times during season 2 that serial killers are incapable of living normal lives, but Rader directly contradicts that idea — he’s got a job and a family and holds a leadership position at his church and all that. In Ed Kemper’s only scene in season 2 he points out something very important to Holden — that all the BSU’s insights come from serial killers who got caught.It’s an important lesson for Holden, who is always convinced he is right about everything. But Holden doesn’t actually learn that lesson — during their investigation into the Atlanta Child Murders for the rest of the season, he and Bill constantly argue about the merits of developing leads and eliminating them vs just going all in on the profile Holden established early.In the end, “Mindhunter” casts plenty of uncertainty over Holden’s conclusions about that case. And the BTK vignettes drive that point home. Holden and the BSU are not infallible, and there is so much they still don’t know about serial killers. And making that point is at least partially, in my opinion, why the BTK vignettes persist.Read original story What Is ‘Mindhunter’ Trying to Do With These BTK Killer Vignettes? At TheWrap

  • Francis Ford Coppola attacks Boris Johnson after Prime Minister praises ‘The Godfather’
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    Francis Ford Coppola attacks Boris Johnson after Prime Minister praises ‘The Godfather’

    Legendary director Francis Ford Coppola has launched a scathing attack on Boris Johnson after the U.K. Prime Minister called a particular scene from The Godfather his favourite in the history of movies.

  • Original 'Suicide Squad' director David Ayer responds to James Gunn’s casting announcement
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    Original 'Suicide Squad' director David Ayer responds to James Gunn’s casting announcement

    uicide Squad writer and director David Ayer has announced his full support of James Gunn’s upcoming sequel/complete reimagining, The Suicide Squad.

  • 42 films to see before you die, from The Apartment to Casablanca
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    42 films to see before you die, from The Apartment to Casablanca

    The legendary film critic Roger Ebert called film “the most powerful empathy machine in all the arts”. Cinema offers us complete immersion in another reality, taking us on an almost out-of-body experience into someone else’s life and experience.But as one oft-filmed character says, with great power comes great responsibility, and the very best films use that power to help us. They might offer an escape from our own lives, the catharsis of a huge hit of action, horror or adventure that makes our own everyday problems seem small. They might reflect our lives on a more human scale, giving us the sense that we are not alone in our concerns and examining our emotion to find the common threads that bind us. Or they could play out possibilities for our own lives, letting us see the consequences of an affair or murder plot unwind before our eyes so we don’t have to flirt with disaster in reality.

  • Game of Thrones characters ranked worst to best: From Cersei Lannister to Euron Greyjoy
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    Game of Thrones characters ranked worst to best: From Cersei Lannister to Euron Greyjoy

    Few shows have as many great characters as Game of Thrones.Some have gone through huge changes across the series’ seven seasons, such as Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), who went from annoying teenager to battle-worn ruler of Winterfell.

  • Courtney Love backs Jennifer Lopez to win an Oscar for Hustlers role
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    Courtney Love backs Jennifer Lopez to win an Oscar for Hustlers role

    The star has been at the centre of awards season buzz since the film was released.

  • James Gunn unveils The Suicide Squad’s star-studded cast – with warning for fans
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    James Gunn unveils The Suicide Squad’s star-studded cast – with warning for fans

    Margot Robbie is among the returning stars from the first film.

  • Sony made a 'tragic mistake' removing Spider-Man from the MCU, says Joe Russo
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    Sony made a 'tragic mistake' removing Spider-Man from the MCU, says Joe Russo

    Avengers: Endgame director Joe Russo calls Sony's decision to end Marvel relationship and take Spider-Man out of the MCU a huge mistake.

  • Will Rihanna play Poison Ivy opposite Robert Pattinson’s Batman? Here’s what she said
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    Will Rihanna play Poison Ivy opposite Robert Pattinson’s Batman? Here’s what she said

    Rihanna has opened up about rumours linking her to a role in The Batman, admits she would be interested.

  • Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in prison in college admissions scandal
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    Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in prison in college admissions scandal

    The "Desperate Housewives" actress has been sentenced for her part in Operation Varsity Blues.

  • How old was Captain America at the end of 'Avengers: Endgame'?
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    How old was Captain America at the end of 'Avengers: Endgame'?

    Marvel's Visual Effects Producer Jen Underdahl reveals exactly how old Steve Rogers was at the end of Avengers: Endgame.

  • James Cameron doesn’t know if the world wants his 'Avatar' sequels
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    James Cameron doesn’t know if the world wants his 'Avatar' sequels

    James Cameron is happy that Avengers: Endgame beat Avatar at the box office, but isn't sure if the world wants his Avatar sequels.

  • Countdown - Trailer
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    Countdown - Trailer

    In 'Countdown', when a young nurse downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die, it tells her she only has three days to live. MyMovies, trailer, 2019, Horror, Suspense, Justin Dec, Anne Winters, Elizabeth Lail

  • Radioactive - Teaser Trailer
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    Radioactive - Teaser Trailer

    From the 1870s to the modern era, 'Radioactive' is a journey through Marie Curie's (Rosamund Pike) enduring legacies - her passionate relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and the consequences that followed for her and for the world. MyMovies, trailer, 2020, Drama, Marjane Satrapi, Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy