• The stars you didn't realise were Scientologists
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    Ben Arnold

    The stars you didn't realise were Scientologists

    Scientology isn't just Tom Cruise and John Travolta. And Kirstie Alley. And Juliette Lewis.

  • Every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie ranked from worst to best
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    Mike P Williams

    Every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie ranked from worst to best

    With 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ' marking Marvel's fifteenth cinema release, which are the studio's best and worst superhero movies?

  • The best movie posters of 2016, according to movie poster experts
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    Ben Arnold

    The best movie posters of 2016, according to movie poster experts

    They’re here - the best movie posters of 2016, as selected by the Internet Movie Posters Awards , the leading online authority about such matters. As well as the best of the year by genre, there’s also the worst of the year, and other more ‘out there’ categories like ‘strangest credit of the year’, which for 2016 was a real peach. Read more La La Land is the joyous, vibrant film we need in 2017 Seven 2017 Oscar nomination stories worth celebrating Emma Watson reveals why she chose Beauty and the Beast over Cinderella

  • The 10 longest-awaited movie sequels of all time
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    Ben Arnold

    The 10 longest-awaited movie sequels of all time

    We’ve waited 21 years for a sequel to ‘Trainspotting’, and now in Danny Boyle’s ‘T2: Trainspotting’, Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie - for better or worse - are back. But 21 years is actually a bit of a drop in the ocean compared to some of the most tardy of sequels… Read more: Shia LaBeouf sets up a live-stream anti-Trump project for 4 years Sir Ian McKellen had the best sign at the Women’s March Rogue One crosses $1 billion at the box office

  • T2: Trainspotting premiere - check out the stars then and now
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    Ben Arnold

    T2: Trainspotting premiere - check out the stars then and now

    The premiere of ‘T2: Trainspotting’, Danny Boyle’s unexpected, but long-awaited sequel to his 1996 cult classic rumbled into Edinburgh last night. The cast looked over the moon to be back together, but how did they look back at the first movie’s premiere in Cannes? Read more: Shia LaBeouf sets up a live-stream anti-Trump project for 4 years Sir Ian McKellen had the best sign at the Women's March Rogue One crosses $1 billion at the box office

  • Movies that turn 10 in 2017
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    Mike P Williams

    Movies that turn 10 in 2017

    You only start to feel old when you look back and realise those childhood films you adored as a child are now celebrating their 25th anniversary. Likewise as we enter a new year, 2017 will already make you feel tremendously aged by the plethora of beloved titles that are celebrating their tenth birthday this year. So pop the fire on, put your feet up, and make sure your zimmer frame is out of trippable reach.

  • The movie stars we lost in 2016
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    Ben Arnold

    The movie stars we lost in 2016

    2016 was a punishingly brutal year for the world of movies, a wealth of screen titans having taken their final curtain – many of them far too soon. Here we look back at the stars we have lost this year. Read more: Christmas movie quiz The on-set movie scandals of 2016 The most over-paid actors of 2016

  • The actors who went unrecognisable in 2016
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    The actors who went unrecognisable in 2016

    A raft of thespians really made the effort to become unrecognisable for roles in 2016, whether through over-eating (McConaughey), heavy prosthetics (Downton’s Dan Stevens for ‘Beauty and the Beast’) or simply just bad eyebrows (John Travolta in ‘The People Vs O.J. Simpson). Here are a few more of the best. Image credits: Reuters/Disney/Lionsgate/BBC/Associated Press/Cover Media/Warner/Universal/Deadline/Fox/Sony/Focus Features/FameFly/Instagram/AFP/FX/US Weekly/WENN/GC Images

  • From 'Hook' to Bond to 'Battlefield Earth,' 11 Movie Toys You Never Knew Existed
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    Gwynne Watkins

    From 'Hook' to Bond to 'Battlefield Earth,' 11 Movie Toys You Never Knew Existed

    With the release of the latest round of Star Wars merchandise set for this year’s so-called “ Rogue Friday” (riffing on last year’s Force Friday) on Sept. 30, Yahoo Movies is looking back at movie merchandise through the years . In today’s third installment, writer Gwynne Watkins looks back on some of the weirder movie tie-ins.  __________________________ When the blockbuster film emerged as a category with Star Wars and Jaws, another lasting trend was created: movie tie-in toys. Though dolls of film actors and characters had always been popular, the post-Skywalker era brought the new expectation that toys should be manufactured immediately, and marketed aggressively, before the film was even released. While that practice continues today, there have been some embarrassing blunders along the way: Toys that collected dust on the shelves because the films were major flops, and/or not intended for children in the first place. From Dune to Demolition Man, Over the Top to Django Unchained, here are 11 toy lines that you probably didn’t know about… for good reason.