• Andrew Garfield reacts to Dylan O'Brien's performance of his Social Network character
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    Andrew Garfield reacts to Dylan O'Brien's performance of his Social Network character

    Andrew Garfield has praised Dylan O'Brien's portrayal of his Social Network character in a viral re-enactment of one of the film's most memorable scenes.The Maze Runner actor O’Brien played Garfield’s character, Eduardo Saverin, while Ramos assumed the role of both Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) and Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake).

  • Zoe Kravitz says social distancing would be impossible on set of The Batman
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    Zoe Kravitz says social distancing would be impossible on set of The Batman

    Zoe Kravitz shared her concerns about returning to set for The Batman during the coronavirus pandemic.The actor, who is set to star as Catwoman opposite Robert Pattinson’s superhero, told Variety that while part of her was “hoping to wake up every day to an email or a phone call saying, ‘We’re ready to go’”, she was aware that social distancing guidelines might render this impossible.

  • Bill & Ted Face the Music: Fans urged to submit videos of themselves for chance to appear in movie
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    Bill & Ted Face the Music: Fans urged to submit videos of themselves for chance to appear in movie

    Bill & Ted fans now have a chance to appear in the franchise’s next instalment.A new contest unveiled on Tuesday urges people to film themselves playing music and/or dancing to a pre-recorded demo track.

  • Kevin Spacey breaks silence over sex assault claims to compare industry shunning to coronavirus job losses
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    Kevin Spacey breaks silence over sex assault claims to compare industry shunning to coronavirus job losses

    Actor Kevin Spacey has broken his silence over sex assault allegations, comparing being shunned by the film industry to those who are out of work as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The 60-year-old American Beauty star has not appeared in a professional movie or series since accusations of abuse were made by several men. "I don't think it will come as a surprise for anyone to say that my world completely changed in the fall of 2017,” he said in comments made during an interview for the German business conference Bits & Pretzels podcast. “My job, many of my relationships, my standing in my own industry were all gone in just a matter of hours.” The former House of Cards lead, who was dropped by the show after allegations surfaced, has largely kept a low profile since the allegations were made. He was also removed from the film All the Money in the World, which had to be reshot with actor Christopher Plummer. Spacey has always denied the claims, several of which date back several decades. “While we may have found ourselves in similar situations, albeit for very different reasons and circumstances, I still believe that some of the emotional struggles are very much the same," he said. “And so I do have empathy for what it feels like to suddenly be told that you can't go back to work or that you might lose your job and that it's a situation that you have absolutely no control over.” At the end of the podcast interview, Spacey added: “I was so busy defining myself by what I did or what I was trying to do, that when it all stopped I had no idea what to do next. All I knew how to do was act, I was born to do it. “I don’t want to sugarcoat this devastating time that we’re in, I am hoping that I can encourage you to see an opportunity in all of this and turn this into a positive.”

  • Spider-Man star Tom Holland posts his Marvel ‘pub quiz’ online for all to see
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    Spider-Man star Tom Holland posts his Marvel ‘pub quiz’ online for all to see

    Spider-Man star Tom Holland has posted the full virtual Marvel “pub quiz” he hosted on Instagram for everyone to see.The British actor hosted the “chaotic” event from his home (while drinking from his Iron Man mug, of course) and more than 180,000 people tuned in to participate.

  • Little Women viewers spot plastic water bottle accidentally left on set
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    Little Women viewers spot plastic water bottle accidentally left on set

    Eagle-eyed viewers of Little Women have noticed that modern objects were accidentally left on the set of the film.Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the novel stars Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen and Emma Watson as the March sisters, and tells of their trials and tribulations in the years following the Civil War.

  • Cannes Film Festival postponed over coronavirus pandemic
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    Cannes Film Festival postponed over coronavirus pandemic

    The Cannes Film Festival has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.Organisers announced on Thursday that the event could now be held in June or July instead of the scheduled dates in May.

  • Marvel leak: Falcon and Winter Soldier footage hints at huge Captain America reveal
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    Marvel leak: Falcon and Winter Soldier footage hints at huge Captain America reveal

    The first footage from Marvel’s forthcoming big budget TV shows has been shown to Disney bosses, and it reveals some big details about what to expect.The Walt Disney Company’s 2020 shareholders meeting debuted a first look at The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which is centred on Marvel Cinematic Universe characters played by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.

  • Harvey Weinstein claimed Jennifer Aniston ‘should be killed’, court records reveal
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    Harvey Weinstein claimed Jennifer Aniston ‘should be killed’, court records reveal

    Harvey Weinstein once suggested Jennifer Aniston “should be killed”, newly unsealed court documents have revealed.The documents, reviewed by The New York Times and unsealed on Monday afternoon, include emails and other communications.

  • Star Trek: Simon Pegg says future movies are unlikely, blames Marvel and ‘loss of momentum’
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    Star Trek: Simon Pegg says future movies are unlikely, blames Marvel and ‘loss of momentum’

    Simon Pegg has said future Star Trek movies are unlikely, and that the blame lies at the feet of Marvel.The British actor, who played Scotty in the trilogy of recent Star Trek movies spearheaded by JJ Abrams, said the economics of the film industry mean the franchise may be over.

  • The Painted Bird trailer: The ‘savage’ Second World War drama that prompted mass festival walkouts
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    The Painted Bird trailer: The ‘savage’ Second World War drama that prompted mass festival walkouts

    Ever since its festival debut in 2019, The Painted Bird has been called one of the most brutal Second World War films of all time.Those who have read the source material won’t be surprised – Jerzy Kosiński’s novel of the same name shows the war through the eyes of a young boy, who witnesses depravity in the form of incest, bestiality and rape.

  • The Cabinet of Dr Caligari turns 100: Film considered 'first true horror' available to watch on YouTube
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    The Cabinet of Dr Caligari turns 100: Film considered 'first true horror' available to watch on YouTube

    The film considered one of the most influential horrors of all time has just celebrated its centenary.German director Rober Wiene’s silent feature The Cabinet of Dr Caligari was released 100 years ago this week. It follows a hypnotist (Wener Krauss) who uses a sleepwalker (Conrad Viedt) to commit murders.

  • Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker: JJ Abrams explains meaning behind Episode IX big reveal
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    Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker: JJ Abrams explains meaning behind Episode IX big reveal

    Warning: The story below contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.JJ Abrams has explained the meaning of the big reveal contained in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

  • The Witcher showrunner responds to bad reviews: 'I don't welcome unsubstantiated meanness'
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    The Witcher showrunner responds to bad reviews: 'I don't welcome unsubstantiated meanness'

    The Witcher’s showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has responded to bad reviews of the fantasy series, saying: “I don’t welcome unsubstantiated meanness”.At the time of writing, the show has a low score of 58% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

  • Marvel boss confirms three new heroes will appear in MCU films after Disney+ debuts
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    Marvel boss confirms three new heroes will appear in MCU films after Disney+ debuts

    Kevin Feige has announced three new superheroes that will be appearing in future Marvel films..The studio president has said that the characters will be introduced in Disney+ television shows before showing up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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    Joker: Deleted scene would have clarified whether key character's dies, director reveals

    A deleted Joker scene would have clarified a key character’s fate, according to director Todd Phillips.In the DC Comics film, Arthur Fleck (portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix) is seen several times interacting with his neighbour Sophie Dumond (Zazie Beetz).

  • His Dark Materials is most watched new British show in five years
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    His Dark Materials is most watched new British show in five years

    His Dark Materials has been a big success for the BBC.The adaptation of Philip Pullman’s books aired on BBC One on Sunday evening and was seen by approximately 7.2m viewers.

  • The Crown season 4: First look at Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher
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    The Crown season 4: First look at Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher

    Gillian Anderson looks almost unrecognisable in character as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown.The X Files star was photographed in the role of Britain’s first and only female prime minister, sporting a bright blue suit and big Eighties hair.

  • James Gunn and Natalie Portman defend Marvel films after attack by Francis Ford Coppola
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    James Gunn and Natalie Portman defend Marvel films after attack by Francis Ford Coppola

    James Gunn has jumped to the defence of Marvel once again after Francis Ford Coppola branded superhero films “despicable”.Coppola, director of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, joined forces with Martin Scorsese to criticise the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to a report in Agence France-Presse, he said: “When [he] says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he’s right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration.”

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    The Shawshank Redemption star Tim Robbins thinks he knows why film flopped in 1994

    Tim Robbins has reflected upon The Shawshank Redemption 25 years after it was first released.The Stephen King adaptation was a failure at the box office upon its release in 1994, but has since been reappraised as a classic and is currently ranked as the most popular film of all time on database IMDb.

  • Gemini Man on track to be Will Smith’s biggest box office flop since Wild Wild West
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    Gemini Man on track to be Will Smith’s biggest box office flop since Wild Wild West

    Will Smith’s latest sci-fi thriller Gemini Man is on track to be one of his biggest flops at the box office, after grossing just $20 million in its opening weekend.The film, directed by Ang Lee and starring Smith as a government assassin facing off against a clone of his younger self, cost $138 million to produce.

  • Bafta changes rules for TV awards after Killing Eve controversy
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    Bafta changes rules for TV awards after Killing Eve controversy

    Bafta has changed its eligibility rules following controversy over Killing Eve's inclusion at this year's TV awards.

  • Boris Johnson confirms he did write film script - but never heard back from 'distinguished' director
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    Boris Johnson confirms he did write film script - but never heard back from 'distinguished' director

    Boris Johnson today admitted being the author of a lost “blockbuster” movie script set in war-torn Iraq and Syria.The Prime Minister revealed for the first time how he posted his attempt to break into Hollywood to a “very distinguished director” and heard nothing back.

  • Peaky Blinders fans are convinced Tom Hardy’s Alfie Solomons will come back from the dead in series finale
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    Peaky Blinders fans are convinced Tom Hardy’s Alfie Solomons will come back from the dead in series finale

    Peaky Blinders fans are convinced Tom Hardy’s character Alfie Solomons will come back from the dead in the series finale, after Cillian Murphy’s gangster Tommy Shelby dropped a hint in Sunday night's episode.Tommy seemed to suggest that Alfie could still be alive despite the character having been shot in the face in the previous series.

  • Quadrophenia cast threatened strike on behalf of Trevor Laird after director allegedly said there could not be any interracial sex scenes
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    Quadrophenia cast threatened strike on behalf of Trevor Laird after director allegedly said there could not be any interracial sex scenes

    Trevor Laird has claimed that Franc Roddam, the director of the 1979 film Quadrophenia, cut him from a scene because he did not think he could show sex between “a black man and white women”.The cast of the cult film, who are celebrating its 40th anniversary, allegedly threatened to strike over the lack of interracial sex scenes in the film.