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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest director Milo Forman dies aged 86

Film-maker became key figure of the Czech new wave before emigrating to the US and establishing a successful career in Hollywood Milo Forman, the Czech-born director of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Amadeus, has died at the age of 86. Producer Michael Douglas later told the Guardian the hiring was on the strength of The Firemans Ball: It took place in one enclosed situation, with a plethora of unique characters he had the ability to juggle. With a cast led by Jack Nicholson at the height of his…

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The new ‘Solo’ trailer has arrived got a good feeling about it?

We’ve got a good feeling about this — or at least, Han Solo does. You may have forgotten that Solo: A Star Wars Story is out next month, since Disney and Lucasfilm haven’t done all that much marketing for the spin-off film since its first trailer dropped after the Super Bowl in February. SEE ALSO: ‘Solo’ trailer breakdown: Why we have a bad feeling about this Star Wars spin-off But that changed Sunday, when a new Solo trailer arrived during American Idol on Disney-owned ABC.  The trailer focuses on the…

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Michael Caine: Boy, did we have fun

As his documentary about the 1960s opens, the veteran actor talks working-class culture, Woody Allen and why he never liked drugs Now 84, Michael Caine has appeared in 127 films, including Zulu, Alfie and The Italian Job, and been Oscar-nominated six times, winning twice. Caine is the narrator, co-producer and star of new documentary film My Generation, about his journey through 1960s London. What inspired you to make MyGeneration?Simon Fuller [Spice Girls/Pop Idol svengali] and I are friends, and over dinner, conversation kept coming round to the 60s. He was…

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David Chase to make Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark

The Emmy-winning creator of the hit crime drama series will revive the franchise with a 60s-set film featuring some familiar characters David Chase is set to return to the universe of The Sopranos with a big screen-prequel. The script, with the working title of The Many Saints of Newark, has been purchased by New Line and will be set against the backdrop of the Newark riots of the 1960s. It was written by Chase and Lawrence Konner, who has previously written for The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire. David is a…

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The Shape of Water wins best picture at Oscars 2018

Guillermo del Toros creature feature, starring Sally Hawkins, takes the top prize of the night at the Academy awards Guillermo del Toro, it led to the Mexican film-makers first nomination for best picture though Del Toro was also nominated in 2007 for best original screenplay and best foreign language film for Pans Labyrinth. Having led the nominations list with 13, The Shape of Water had been considered a strong candidate for the best picture Oscar, and it also won best film at the Critics Choice awards and the Producers Guild…

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‘Black Panther’ picks up $108 million during its second weekend in theaters

Image: Film Frame Marvel Studios 2018 In its opening weekend, Black Panther broke records. But in its second weekend, Marvel’s latest showed us it’s here to stay. Black Panther‘s estimated three-day box office total in the United States for Friday-Saturday-Sunday comes out to $108 million. After 10 days in theaters, its domestic box office total (i.e. only here in the U.S.) is $400 million. SEE ALSO: 5 reasons why ‘Black Panther’ scored big with fans and critics That climb ranks alongside Jurassic World as the second-fastest box office ascent in…

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Three Billboards triumphs as Time’s Up dominates the 2018 Baftas

Martin McDonaghs dark comedy-drama takes home five awards in ceremony hosted for the first time by Joanna Lumley Three Billboards triumphs as Time’s Up dominates the 2018 Baftas Martin McDonaghs dark comedy-drama takes home five awards in ceremony hosted for the first time by Joanna Lumley Mark Brown, arts correspondent First published on Sun 18 Feb 2018 16.34EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Moments of solidarity with Time’s Up and Me Too at Baftas 2018 – video highlights Frances McDormand, who plays Mildred, a woman with…

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‘Black Panther’ moviegoers are all shook by M’Baku, leader of the Jabari Tribe

Image:  Aurora Rose / Contributor / Getty images Excited for Black Panther? So are we. Which is why we’re rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week.  It takes something extra to stand out in a Black Panther cast filled with achingly beautiful humans. Whatever it is, Winston Duke has got it. The actor behind M’Baku, leader of the movie’s Jabari Tribe, steals just about every scene he appears in. Even his first scene, when he challenges T’Challa to ritual combat for Wakanda’s throne… how many of you were quietly…

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Martin Scorsese teams up with British writer for epic take on the Romans

British writer Michael Hirst joins forces with the mega-filmmaker to tell story of the Caesars Martin Scorsese teams up with British writer for epic take on the Romans US director Martin Scorsese and British writer Michael Hirst will focus on youth and vitality of ancient Romes rulers Dalya Alberge Last modified on Sun 11 Feb 2018 12.24EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Katheryn Winnick in Vikings. The series writer, Michael Hirst, will join forces with Martin Scorsese for a TV drama about the Caesars. Photograph: MGM/Allstar…

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Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando were lovers, Pryor’s widow confirms

Jennifer Lee Pryor, who was twice married to the comedian, corroborates claims by music producer Quincy Jones, noting that it was the 70s and drugs were still good Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando were lovers, Pryor’s widow confirms Jennifer Lee Pryor, who was twice married to the comedian, corroborates claims by music producer Quincy Jones, noting that it was the 70s and drugs were still good Thu 8 Feb 2018 05.17EST Share on Twitter View more sharing options Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Messenger Close wide-ranging interview…

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Brigitte Bardot: sexual harassment protesters are ‘hypocritical’ and ‘ridiculous’

Bardot is second French film star after Catherine Deneuve to lambast women involved in campaigns such as #MeToo and its French equivalent Brigitte Bardot: sexual harassment protesters are ‘hypocritical’ and ‘ridiculous’ Bardot is second French film star after Catherine Deneuve to lambast women involved in campaigns such as #MeToo and its French equivalent Thu 18 Jan 2018 08.32EST Share on Twitter View more sharing options Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Messenger Close Catherine Deneuve in expressing distaste for women in the film industry who complain of sexual…

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Emma Watsons willingness to face the truth about race is refreshing | Lola Okolosie

I hope that the actors acknowledgment that she has benefited from being white will lead others to ask themselves hard questions too, says Lola Okolosie, an English teacher and freelance writer Feminism, to quote Sojourner Truth asked the Womens Convention in Akron, Ohio, Aint I a Woman?. There she was demanding that white feminists include black womens struggles in the fight for womens rights. It was there, too, in acknowledged this week. To have a Black Feminist, wrote: The feminist story belongs to all women everywhere but that is not…

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Matt Damon, stop #damonsplaining. You don’t understand sexual harassment | Hannah Jane Parkinson

If youre from a group that has never been oppressed for reasons of identity you dont know what it feels like. The actor should know when to shut up, writes Guardian contributor Hannah Jane Parkinson Oh, Matt Damon. Where did it all go wrong? Well, almost everywhere. Damon is currently the focus of a mixture of derision, anger and disbelief after he made, in the space of three days, multiple boneheaded comments on sexual harassment. At some point between these tone-deaf interventions his Good Will Hunting co-star (and a former…

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Ethan Hawke: The most romantic thing Ive done is have sex

The actor, 47, on being an optimist, avoiding marriage advice and why other people make him anxious I have so many bad habits its impossible to measure the worst. My son would say I dont take enough care with how I dress, my daughter might say I work too much, and my wife that I cant seem to help in the kitchen at all. But in my opinion I have none. As a former kid actor, I know how hard it is to turn that attention into anything but self-destruction.…

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Star Wars’ Mark Hamill I said to Carrie Fisher: Im a good kisser next, were making out like teenagers!

Luke Skywalker is back in The Last Jedi and its a triumphant return. He recalls the shock of finding out about Fisher and Harrison Fords secret affair and the pain of losing his longtime friend Han Solo is dead and Princess Leia, heartbreakingly, died almost a year ago, when The Last Jedi, written and directed by Rian Johnson, is great fun as exciting and inspired as its predecessor, JJ Abrams affair with Ford, when she was 19 and riddled with insecurities, and he was 33 and married. Did Hamill know…

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