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Spectacular Fast and Furious car stunt live show is a £25m gamble

Producers of a show based on the film franchise are banking on there being enough petrolheads to fill arenas the world over

It will have a fuel tanker engulfed in flames bouncing across the arena, a jack-knifed lorry pursued by screeching Honda Civic EJ1s, at least two tanks, a souped-up Dodge Charger and a bright orange Lamborghini, obviously, and a submarine crashing through the ice. “It is not a real Akula-class submarine,” said Rowland French regretfully, who is the creative brains behind the live arena show that he believes is one of the biggest and most ambitious ever staged. “Much as I would like to have the opportunity to play with a real one. It will look like one though.” Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-21 23:01:31


Audrey Hepburn exhibition celebrates star’s enduring appeal

From her Burberry mac to Givenchy dress, the actor’s private possessions go on show in London before largest-ever auction

A five-day exhibition to precede the largest-ever auction of Audrey Hepburn’s private possessions will open at Christie’s auction house in London on Saturday, with some of its most enthusiastic visitors expected to be the late actor’s growing fanbase of teens and millennials. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-22 13:53:35


Brixton's Ritzy cinema workers to strike as pay row enters second year

Members of Bectu union to walk out for 24 hours as dispute over wages spreads to several other Picturehouse venues

Workers at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, south London, will go on strike again on Saturday as a dispute over pay enters its second year. Members of the Bectu union will walk out for 24 hours. The row has since spread to several other Picturehouse cinemas in London and Brighton. Related: Now showing at the Ritzy: low pay and exploitation | Owen Jones Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-23 10:16:11


Isle of Dogs: watch the trailer for Wes Anderson's dystopian canine epic

Set in a future Japan where dogs have been banished to an island of garbage, Anderson’s animated film features the voice work of Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Yoko Ono

The first trailer for Wes Anderson’s new animation Isle of Dogs has been revealed. Set in a dystopian future Japan where dogs have been banished to a island made of garbage, following the outbreak of canine flu, Isle of Dogs follows a young boy’s odyssey to find his lost pet. The film utilises the same stop-motion animation seen in Anderson’s 2009 Roald Dahl adaptation Fantastic Mr Fox and features a gargantuan voice cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Tilda Swinton and Yoko Ono. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-21 15:41:37


Russia considers ban on Armando Iannucci's film The Death of Stalin

Culture ministry adviser says comedy is a ‘planned provocation’ and may be part of western plot to destabilise Russia

Russian authorities are considering a ban on a black comedy about the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s death over fears that the film could lead to violent protests, a high-ranking adviser to the culture ministry has said. Related: Bloodstained ice axe used to kill Trotsky emerges after decades in the shadows Related: Heavy security for love story of Russia's 'holy tsar' and teenage ballerina Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-20 04:00:36


Sarah Connor returns: Linda Hamilton to star in Terminator 6 after 25-year absence

Latest instalment of the franchise will see Hamilton reunited with Arnold Schwarzenegger and original creator James Cameron

Linda Hamilton is the latest name to return to the Terminator films, more than 25 years since her last appearance as the series’ robot-battling heroine Sarah Connor. The actor’s return was announced by Terminator creator James Cameron at a private event celebrating the franchise, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Hamilton will reprise her role as Connor in the as-yet-untitled sixth instalment of the series, which will see her reunited with Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose own appearance in Terminator 6 was confirmed earlier this year. Cameron will produce and Deadpool’s Tim Miller will direct the film, which is being treated as a direct sequel to 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment ...

Published 2017-09-20 09:48:34


Film starring Pope Francis as himself gets first screening at Vatican

Beyond the Sun, to be released at Christmas, tells story of children searching for God, with proceeds going to charity

Pope Francis’s screen debut in a narrative feature film gets its first official showing on Wednesday night at the Vatican, before the film’s Christmas release. Starring as himself, the head of the Catholic church has a cameo role in Beyond the Sun, an evangelical story about children searching for God. He is expected to attend the screening. A copy of the film has already been sent to him. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-20 10:22:18


British cinema's gender imbalance worse in 2017 than 1913, says BFI study

BFI’s new Filmography survey shows 31% of actors cast in films produced 104 years ago were women, with 2017’s figure 30%

In the century or so since the birth of British cinema, moviegoers have enjoyed the advent of sound, colour, 3D, and pick’n’mix. But according to an exhaustive new survey of film history, the industry’s historically lopsided gender balance has barely changed. In “depressing” statistics released as part of the BFI’s Filmography of British film on Wednesday, 31% of actors cast in films produced in 1913 were women; in 2017 the proportion is actually lower despite increased public attention, at 30%. Related: Lights, camera, inaction – could Brexit hurt the British film production boom? Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-20 17:11:13


Stephen King's It scares off competition at UK box office as Mother! divides and falls

A pair of horror films met contrasting fates at cinemas in a week that saw a royal return for Judi Dench and inexplicable longevity for The Emoji Movie

With £22.2m grossed from just 10 days of cinema play, Stephen King adaptation It is already well on the way to becoming the biggest horror movie of all time at the UK box office. Second-frame takings of £6.07m showed a fall of 38% from the opening session – a remarkably low rate of decline for a horror picture. Related: It review – a feast of scary Stephen King, plus the haunted kitchen sink Related: Victoria & Abdul review – Judi Dench a class act amid lazy Raj-era nonsense Related: Mother! review – no gob left unsmacked in Jennifer Lawrence's anxiety dream of horror and dismay Related: What the F? How Mother! joined the 'bad movie' club Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-19 11:50:36


Classic film posters used as carpet underlay sold for £72,000

Cache of posters from 30s and 40s, including one for John Ford’s Stagecoach, were kept under carpet of Penarth house for three decades

A stash of beautiful cinema posters dating from the 1930s and 40s that were used as a makeshift carpet underlay have sold at auction for £72,000. Two builders found the posters, for films starring Hollywood greats such as Laurence Olivier, Boris Karloff, Vivien Leigh and John Wayne, when they renovated the house of a relative of a Cardiff cinema owner. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-19 14:52:29


Snobbish about TV? It is your loss, Benedict Cumberbatch tells actors

Lines are ‘beautifully blurred now between what big- and small-screen is’ says star ahead of Sunday night BBC1 drama

There is now such a blur between film and TV that if any actor remains snobbish about the small-screen medium, “it is their loss”, Benedict Cumberbatch has said. Cumberbatch was speaking after the first screening of the new BBC1 drama The Child in Time, in which he stars. The one-off drama – an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s 1987 Whitbread award-winning novel – is due to air on Sunday 24 September. Related: The Current War review – Benedict Cumberbatch transmits medium voltage portrait of Thomas Edison Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-18 23:29:24


Marlon Brando was my idol but he turned into a monster. He sabotaged my film

Screenwriter Ron Hutchinson reveals the bizarre truth behind one of the Hollywood giant’s final films, The Island of Dr Moreau

He was one of cinema’s biggest stars, but Marlon Brando behaved like a “monster” and seemed “hell-bent on sabotaging” The Island of Dr Moreau, one of his last films, according to its screenwriter. When Ron Hutchinson was asked to work on a film with The Godfather star in 1996, he could not believe his luck. In adapting HG Wells’s science fiction novel about a renegade scientist who creates an island of monsters, Hutchinson would be working with one of his great acting idols, as well as the acclaimed director John Frankenheimer. There was the added bonus of spending a couple of months on the Great Barrier Reef and in the rainforests of northern Australia. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-16 23:05:25


Three Billboards heads for Oscar glory after winning Toronto's People's Choice award

British director Martin McDonagh’s film about a woman avenging the murder of her daughter received the film festival’s popular vote

Martin McDonagh’s black comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has received a major boost in its Oscar prospects by winning the top honour at the Toronto international film festival. Related: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri review – violent carnival of small-town America Related: Toronto film festival 2017: a surge of woman power Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-18 10:27:50


The new Fleabag? But will audiences take to Emily Beecham’s Daphne?

There’s a real thirst for complex and less saccharine female roles, star says of the film poised to be an autumn hitAny film fan who spots Emily Beecham out and about this autumn might well be wary. After watching the actress star in Daphne, the eagerly awaited British film out in cinemas later this month, it would take a steady nerve to approach her for an autograph.

“I’ve had strong reactions to the part. Some people have said to me, ‘Why is she someone who deserves to have her story told?’” Beecham told the Observer. Related: Glenn Close: ‘People don’t realise that you keep your sexuality up until you die’ Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-16 23:05:25


‘Harry had a well of melancholy, but he was far from the drifters and loners he played’

Paris, Texas star Harry Dean Stanton was an instinctive character actor who seemed to belong to another timeIn November 2013, I met Harry Dean Stanton in his room in a hipster hotel on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the kind of place where kids sat hunched over their laptops in the lobby, sipping flat whites. Upstairs, Stanton had the air-con on full blast in his room and a rolled-up towel laid along the bottom of the door, neither of which stopped the smell of his cigarette smoke seeping out into the corridor. Stick-thin and racked with a nicotine cough, he looked like a guy who, as he put it more than once, “didn’t give a damn”.

Even though I had spent only a few hours in his company, Stanton’s death on Friday affected me in a way that I had not expected, and that deep fondness felt for him by so many strangers was echoed across social media. He belonged, it seemed, to another time, when character actors were also characters: individuals who had lived a bit before they appeared on screen, who had graduated from the school of hard living amid tough times. Related: Harry Dean Stanton: 'Life? It's one big phantasmagoria' Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-16 23:05:25


‘Marlon Brando was my idol but he turned into a monster. He sabotaged my film’

Screenwriter Ron Hutchinson reveals the bizarre truth behind one of the Hollywood giant’s final films, The Island of Dr MoreauHe was one of cinema’s biggest stars, but Marlon Brando behaved like a “monster” and seemed “hell-bent on sabotaging” The Island of Dr Moreau, one of his last films, according to its screenwriter.

When Ron Hutchinson was asked to work on a film with The Godfather star in 1996, he could not believe his luck. In adapting HG Wells’s science fiction novel about a renegade scientist who creates an island of monsters, Hutchinson would be working with one of his great acting idols, as well as the acclaimed director John Frankenheimer. There was the added bonus of spending a couple of months on the Great Barrier Reef and in the rainforests of northern Australia. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-16 23:05:25


No laughing matter: clowns brace for impact of Stephen King's It

Community struggling to combat negative perceptions after 2016 ‘killer clown’ craze faces new threat from hit horror movie

Related: Horrorwood! Will the new golden age of scary movies save cinema? Record-breaking horror film It may already be a hit with audiences, grossing hundreds of millions of pounds at the global box office in its first week, but one group is not celebrating the success of the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s novel: clowns. Related: It review – a feast of scary Stephen King, plus the haunted kitchen sink Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-16 06:00:04


Harry Dean Stanton, cult American actor, dies aged 91

Prolific character actor, who appeared in scores of films including Paris, Texas, Alien, Repo Man and The Straight Story, died in an LA hospital on Friday

Harry Dean Stanton, the veteran American actor who ballasted generations of independent and cult films, has died aged 91. The subject of the late critic Roger Ebert’s “Stanton Walsh Rule” – “No movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad” – Stanton was famed for his ability to project his hangdog, laconic charm into minor roles, which ensured he worked continuously for over six decades. Directors who cast him include David Lynch, Sam Peckinpah, Ridley Scott, Alex Cox and Wim Wenders, but he was never nominated for an Oscar or any of the other principal acting awards. Related: Harry Dean Stanton: 'Life? It's one big ...

Published 2017-09-16 09:25:43


Frank Vincent, Sopranos actor and Scorsese veteran, dies at age 80

Frank Vincent, known for his roles in Raging Bull, Goodfellas and The Sopranos, died on Wednesday after complications from open-heart surgery

Frank Vincent, who played the mob boss Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos and appeared in several Martin Scorsese films, has died at the age of 78. TMZ reported that Vincent had a heart attack last week and died Wednesday during open-heart surgery at a hospital in New Jersey. Related: The Sopranos: 10 years since it finished, it's still the most masterful show ever We lost one of our family today. Frank Vincent. Wonderful actor and lovely man. Rest In Peace, Frankie.RIP Frank Vincent, who delivered one of the best movie lines of all time: Now go home and get your shinebox pic.twitter.com/ezJwKD0osv Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-13 22:20:39


Daniel Dae Kim applauds Ed Skrein for quitting 'whitewashed' Hellboy role

Korean-American actor praises Skein’s strength of character after replacing him in the comic-book reboot

Actor Daniel Dae Kim has thanked Ed Skrein for “championing the notion that Asian characters should be played by Asian or Asian American actors” by dropping out of a role in the new Hellboy film. Related: Deadpool star Ed Skrein quits Hellboy reboot after whitewashing controversy Related: Hellboy to be rebooted with Stranger Things star – but without Guillermo del Toro Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-14 12:41:16


Frank Vincent, Sopranos actor and Scorsese veteran, dies at age 78

Frank Vincent, known for his roles in Raging Bull, Goodfellas and The Sopranos, died on Wednesday after complications from open-heart surgery

Frank Vincent, who played the mob boss Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos and appeared in several Martin Scorsese films, has died at the age of 78. TMZ reported that Vincent had a heart attack last week and died Wednesday during open-heart surgery at a hospital in New Jersey. Related: The Sopranos: 10 years since it finished, it's still the most masterful show ever We lost one of our family today. Frank Vincent. Wonderful actor and lovely man. Rest In Peace, Frankie.RIP Frank Vincent, who delivered one of the best movie lines of all time: Now go home and get your shinebox pic.twitter.com/ezJwKD0osv Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-13 22:20:39


UK's £1bn TV and film sales industry under threat from new regulations

European commission working on allowing broadcasters to make online service available across Europe, which ‘threatens’ future content

The UK’s £1bn industry that sells films and TV shows such as Victoria, Sherlock and Love Island across Europe is under threat from plans in Brussels that will slash their value to broadcasters on the continent, a cross-party group of MPs has warned the government. The European commission is developing regulations that will allow broadcasters to make their online TV services – such as the iPlayer, ITV Player and Channel 4’s All4 – available to viewers across Europe, while only having to pay the makers of TV shows and films for the right to air their content in one country. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-14 06:18:25


Heavy security for love story of Russia's 'holy tsar' and teenage ballerina

Some Russian Orthodox Christians claim Alexei Uchitel’s Matilda is blasphemous as it portrays Nicholas II in love scenes

A film about Russia’s last tsar has had its first screening amid heavy security after attacks on a cinema and a film studio by religious extremists determined to prevent its release. Matilda, directed by the Russian film-maker Alexei Uchitel, tells the true story of a romance between the future Nicholas II and Mathilde Kschessinska, a teenage prima ballerina at the Mariinsky theatre in St Petersburg. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-11 15:18:31


Downsizing: Matt Damon gets tiny in first trailer for Oscar-tipped sci-fi comedy

Damon and Kristen Wiig star as a couple who decide to undergo a shrinking procedure in Alexander Payne’s film, his first since 2013’s Nebraska

Related: Downsizing review – Matt Damon thinks small in Alexander Payne's miniature masterpiece The first full trailer for Oscar-tipped sci-fi comedy Downsizing has been revealed in all its minuscule glory. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-12 10:30:11


Star Wars: JJ Abrams to direct Episode IX following departure of Colin Trevorrow

Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens, will return to the Star Wars galaxy to co-write and direct the film, whose release date has been moved back to December 2019

Related: The force isn't with you: Colin Trevorrow departs Star Wars: Episode IX The force is strong with JJ Abrams, who will take charge of Star Wars: Episode IX following the departure of the film’s original director Colin Trevorrow. Related: Why does Star Wars keep losing its directors? Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-12 15:19:22


Rebel Wilson wins $4.56m damages from Bauer in record libel settlement

The Australian actor is awarded huge sum, plus interest and costs, at the supreme court in Melbourne

The Australian actor Rebel Wilson has been awarded more than $4.5m in damages, plus interest and court costs, in her libel case against Bauer Media. Wilson said the decision brought to an end a “long and hard court battle” and that she would not be keeping any of the money, which was the largest defamation payout in Australian legal history. Related: Rebel Wilson: the tall poppy with a blade of her own Rebel Wilson: caps on general defamation damages pretty meaningless when aggravated & special damages win the day https://t.co/sCSn9LQrFEToday Justice Dixon accepted that Bauer Media subjected me to a sustained and malicious attack timed to coincide with the launch of Pitch 2 ...

Published 2017-09-13 02:10:56


Ex-ITV chief Adam Crozier appointed as Vue International chair

Vue, the world’s largest cinema operator outside the US, is considering a sale or stock market listing

Former ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has been appointed non-executive chair of Vue International, as the cinema chain considers a potential sale or stock market listing. Crozier, who stood down as ITV chief executive in May after seven years and left at the end of June, said his next focus was to “build a portfolio of roles across the plc and private sectors”. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-13 08:12:39


Jude Law causes security scare after undercover visit to Bath cinema

Hollywood actor was hoping to keep a low profile while attending a screening of Detroit, but staff failed to recognise him and believed he was ‘acting suspiciously’

Related: The evening Jude Law saved my bacon He is one of Britain’s biggest actors, a Hollywood A-lister known for his performances in The Talented Mr Ripley, Sherlock Holmes and The Young Pope. Yet Jude Law managed to cause a security scare at a cinema in Bath last week after staff failed to recognise him. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-13 16:35:04


Stephen King's It breaks highest-grossing horror record at the US box office

Bill Skårsgard’s demonic clown slaughtered the competition, taking more than double the previous record for a horror film’s opening weekend

It, the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about a child-killing clown, shattered US box-office records over the weekend, earning $117.2m from 4,103 locations, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Not only is It now the largest ever opening for a horror movie and the largest September opening of all time, the film more than doubled the earnings of the previous record holders. Before this weekend, Paranormal Activity 3 had the biggest horror opening with $52.6m from 2011, and the highest September debut was Hotel Transylvania 2’s $48.5m in 2015. Related: Stephen King horror It: Pennywise, the Losers and Stranger Things – discuss with spoilers Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-11 11:31:05


Film about Russia's 'holy tsar' premieres after threats and violence

Some Russian Orthodox Christians claim Alexei Uchitel’s Matilda is blasphemous as it portrays Nicholas II in love scenes

A film about Russia’s last tsar has had its first screening amid heavy security after attacks on a cinema and a film studio by religious extremists determined to prevent its release. Matilda, directed by the Russian film-maker Alexei Uchitel, tells the true story of a romance between the future Nicholas II and Mathilde Kschessinska, a teenage prima ballerina at the Mariinsky theatre in St Petersburg. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-11 15:18:31


Patty Jenkins to return to direct Wonder Woman 2 – reports

Highest-grossing female director in Hollywood is predicted to make sequel for $8m plus a slice of box office takings

Patty Jenkins will return to direct the 2019 sequel to this year’s hit superhero movie Wonder Woman, film trade publications have said, after she became the highest-grossing female director in Hollywood history. Jenkins will once again direct Israeli actress Gal Gadot as the superhero in Wonder Woman 2, scheduled for release on 13 December 2019, publications including Variety and Hollywood Reporter said. Related: Patty Jenkins hits back at James Cameron: 'He doesn't understand Wonder Woman' Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-12 03:34:57


Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water wins Venice Golden Lion

Festival’s top award goes to romantic fantasy starring Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon, with Israeli film Foxtrot taking the runner up prize

Guillermo del Toro’s monster thriller The Shape of Water has won the Venice Film Festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion. Related: The Shape of Water review – Guillermo del Toro's fantasy has monster-sized heart Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-9 18:58:02


Company Town: 'quiet tragedy' of an Arkansas community vs the Kochs

A new film tells the story of Crossett, Arkansas – a small town dominated by a Koch brothers-owned paper mill, blamed for dumping cancer-causing chemicals

The documentary Company Town opened in New York City on Friday night, for a short run at Cinema Village on East 12th Street. Introducing a sold-out screening, New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman said co-directors Natalie Kottke-Masocco and Erica Sardarian had captured one of the “quiet tragedies that are taking place all across America all the time”. Related: Dark Money review: Nazi oil, the Koch brothers and a rightwing revolution Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-10 13:03:13


Home invasions, melting glaciers and Humpty Dumpty – is VR finally coming into its own?

The Venice film festival has dedicated a section to cutting edge virtual-reality features, suggesting that the format may be about to take off as mass entertainment

Lazzaretto Vecchio is a small ruined island in the Venetian lagoon, an arrangement of crumbling brick barns a short boat ride from the Lido. In its time it has been a leper colony, a plague quarantine and a dumping ground for stray dogs and cats. Thousands of corpses, animal and human, are believed to be piled beneath the buildings’ foundations. Now Lazzaretto Vecchio has been reborn as the home of Venice VR, a pioneering section at this year’s Venice film festival. Abandoned structures have been refashioned as airy, minimalist galleries showcasing new work from the virtual-reality industry. Inside are a range of immersive installations and standalone exhibits, plus a 50-seat ...

Published 2017-09-8 13:49:28


The food Network: play starring Bryan Cranston becomes immersive dining experience

A limited number of tickets at the National Theatre’s production will allow audiences to watch the play from onstage restaurant

Its intense plot may be enough to give anyone indigestion, but a new production of Network at the National Theatre is inviting audiences to watch the ferocious media satire while having a three-course meal on its vast Lyttelton stage. A limited number of tickets will be available through a ballot system for theatregoers to have an “immersive dining experience” as they watch the play, which will star Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston as the desperate TV news anchor Howard Beale. The show will have its own onstage restaurant, entitled Foodwork, where theatregoers will be seated by a maitre d’ after arriving through a secret entrance. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-8 15:37:45


Portrait featuring Rudolph Valentino's 'cursed' ring goes on sale

Federico Beltrán Masses painting of silent film stars Valentino and Pola Negri heads to auction – but will buyer break gem’s hex?

Related: Last of the red-hot myths: what gossip over Rudolph Valentino's sex life says about the silents There were three in the relationship: Rudolph Valentino, Pola Negri – the Latin Lover and the Femme Fatale, two of the greatest stars of the silent screen – and the massive jewel on her finger, said to be the fateful ring that cursed a string of owners. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-7 13:33:50


Hollywood producer questioned over claims he bribed Israeli PM

Arnon Milchan interviewed by detectives in London over series of gifts given to Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli media report

Arnon Milchan, the media mogul and Hollywood producer behind the 1990 hit film Pretty Woman, has been interviewed by Israeli detectives in London over allegations he bribed the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Milchan, who has emerged as a key figure in one of a series of police investigations swirling around Netanyahu, was interviewed under caution in the criminal investigation known as Case 1000 for the first time after reports he previously admitted to police he had given Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu gifts, including boxes of cigars, bottles of pink champagne and jewellery. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-6 11:39:27


Thomas Edison to Tonya Harding: Oscar hopes pinned on biopics at the Toronto film festival

Stars including Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Chastain, Margot Robbie and Benedict Cumberbatch will unveil new fact-based films at this year’s Tiff

The Oscar race heats up this week as the 42nd Toronto international film festival kicks off, unveiling a schedule filled with starry projects, spearheaded by a set of highly anticipated fact-based dramas. Related: Mother! review – no gob left unsmacked in Jennifer Lawrence's anxiety dream of horror and dismay Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-6 16:29:21


Amazon and Apple join race for James Bond distribution rights

Rights valued at up to $5bn are considered to be underexploited and deal with either could also involve global TV broadcasting

Amazon and Apple have emerged as contenders to take on the multibillion-dollar distribution rights for the James Bond film franchise and could provide a new TV home for 007. The rights, valued at between $2bn and $5bn (£1.5bn-£3.8bn), according to Hollywood Reporter, are considered to be underexploited in a world where blockbuster global intellectual property is in high demand. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-6 16:54:45


Tom Cruise still flying high at UK box office with American Made

Doug Liman’s CIA thriller took less than £1m at the weekend yet still ended up on top, while indie God’s Own Country charmed British cinemagoers

Tom Cruise is at the top of the UK box office for the second week running with American Made. The Doug Liman-directed film declined a slim 9% and held the chart summit with a gross of £968,000. There the good news ends, because the film’s success says more about the uncompetitive nature of the market than it does about American Made’s popularity. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-5 11:47:31


The force isn't with you: Colin Trevorrow departs Star Wars: Episode IX

Lucasfilm released a statement on Tuesday confirming The Book of Henry director has left the project after ‘mutual’ choice to part ways

Colin Trevorrow has become the latest director to part ways with a Star Wars project after Lucasfilm confirmed he would no longer helm Star Wars: Episode IX. Related: Star Wars: Han Solo spin-off directors fired after 'creative differences' Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-5 23:12:28


Sir Lenny Henry leads tributes to 'one of the best' Larrington Walker

Jamaican-born actor, whose television career included The Bill and Inspector Morse, has died aged 70

Sir Lenny Henry has led tributes to the actor Larrington Walker, who died at the weekend aged 70. Related: Rudy’s Rare Records review – Lenny Henry’s reggae romp has the audience roaring It's with a very heavy heart that I announce the angels have been callled to bring my friend and client Sir Larrington Walker home. https://t.co/uDhd7mPOXvOne of the best has gone. Rest easy Larry. Xx https://t.co/MfE4tLzsBA Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-4 18:43:44


'Don't give up': Dame Judi Dench on the sex lives of older people

Victoria and Abdul star, 82, says age is no barrier to pursuing a healthy sex life

Dame Judi Dench has said that pursuing a healthy sex life should not be neglected by her fellow octogenarians. The 82-year-old actor is once again taking on the role of Queen Victoria in her latest film Victoria and Abdul, which explores the relationship the monarch struck up with an Indian clerk, Abdul Karim, in the latter years of her life. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-4 23:01:25


Manus refugee Behrouz Boochani asks for UK visa to attend screening of his film

Boochani used his mobile phone on Manus Island to make documentary about Australia’s detention camp, soon to be shown at London film festival

Iranian refugee Behrouz Boochani, who has been detained on Manus Island for four years, has asked for a visa to the UK after his film shot within Australia’s offshore detention regime was accepted to play at the London film festival next month. Boochani is co-director of the film Chauka, Please Tell us the Time, which debuted at the Sydney film festival in June to widespread acclaim. Related: Refugee documentaries offer window into banality, brutality and hope My name is Behrouz Boochani. I’m writing this letter from Manus prison camp which is run by the Australian government in Papua New Guinea. I’m writing in regards to the 61st London international film festival. I am a film ...

Published 2017-09-5 03:12:59


Apple cancels its London music festival

Apple Music festival – formerly iTunes festival – comes to an end after 10 years, as the company focuses on original TV and music content

Apple has axed its yearly London music festival, which has hosted Foo Fighters, Elton John, Alicia Keys and Ed Sheeran amongst others. Inaugurated in 2007 as the iTunes festival and rebranded as the Apple Music festival in 2015, the event was held at the Roundhouse for much of its tenure. An ambitious lineup of A-list stars was assembled each September, with a free daily concert for prize-winners. In 2015, the festival was scaled back to 10 shows. Related: Apple: expect a radical iPhone redesign for its 10th anniversary Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-5 09:24:43


Apple considers moving into Gone With The Wind and Matrix studios

Tech firm in talks over office space at Culver Studios in California as it vies to become heavy hitter in TV and film

Apple is considering moving into the studio famous for films such as Gone With The Wind and The Matrix as it vies to become a major player in TV and film. The tech company plans to invest $1bn on original TV programming over the next year and is reportedly in discussions with the Culver Studios, close to the Culver City offices of Beats, which it acquired from co-founders Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine for $3bn two years ago. Continue reading...

Published 2017-09-1 13:16:15


'Someone missed the point': Lord of the Flies 'all girls' remake spawns social media backlash

US film-makers Scott McGehee and David Seigel sign deal with Warner Brothers to remake iconic postwar novel to ‘help people see the story anew’

A film adaptation of William Golding’s 1954 novel Lord of the Flies is in the works but with a major twist that’s drawing ire across social media: all of the boys stranded on the island without their parents will be girls. According to Deadline, the male US film-making team of Scott McGehee and David Siegel (What Maisie Knew) signed a deal with Warner Brothers for a remake of the iconic postwar novel – the third English-language adaptation of the book, which was most famously brought to the screen in the 1963 classic by Peter Brook. Related: Lord of the Flies review – a compelling adaptation all the better for its imperfections Dudes writing a female version of LORD OF THE ...

Published 2017-08-31 04:05:57


Miranda July curates interfaith charity shop opening in Selfridges

Filmmaker works with Artangel and faith-based groups to celebrate ‘hope’ of charity shops inside luxury department store

The UK’s first interfaith charity shop is opening in the most unlikely of locations: the Selfridges department store on Oxford Street in London. The pop-up shop, opening on Thursday, is curated by the filmmaker, artist and author Miranda July for Artangel, which is known for staging bold and inventive art in unusual places. Related: Miranda July: ‘I always jump in when there’s an injustice’ Continue reading...

Published 2017-08-31 12:42:05


Only a quarter of movies at 2017 London film festival are directed by women

Festival director Clare Stewart admits the figure, up from a fifth last year, is bad but says parity is not currently possible

A quarter of the films shown at the 61st BFI London film festival will be directed by women – a figure the organisers admit is “bad”. But at least the proportion was rising, the festival director, Clare Stewart, said as she announced a programme of 242 feature films and 128 shorts from 67 countries, all to be screened over 12 days in October. Related: Andy Serkis directorial debut Breathe to open 61st London film festival Related: Gemma Arterton reveals studio filmed her exercising to make her lose weight for role Continue reading...

Published 2017-08-31 16:29:51


Hollywood is racist, says actor Chloe Bennet amid whitewashing row

Actor who changed surname from Wang says she would not have been cast with name that made people ‘uncomfortable’

The row over whitewashing in Hollywood has taken a new turn after the actor Chloe Bennet said she had changed her name from Chloe Wang because Hollywood is “racist” and would not cast her in roles because of her surname. Bennet, who stars in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, said her original surname made Hollywood “uncomfortable”. Continue reading...

Published 2017-08-31 17:17:49


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