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Shoah director Claude Lanzmann dies aged 92

Giant of French intellectual life known for his heavyweight journalism and series of documentaries about the Holocaust Claude Lanzmann, the French film-maker and journalist who was best known for the exhaustive Holocaust documentary Shoah, has died aged 92. Lanzmanns family He embarked on a passionate relationship with de Beauvoir, 18 years his senior, and they lived together from 1952 to 1959. In 1986, Lanzmann became chief editor of Les Temps Modernes on de Beauvoirs death and remained in the post for the rest of his life. As a journalist, Lanzmann…

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10 epic drags from reviews for ‘Gotti,’ the rare movie to earn a 0% score from RottenTomatoes

Image: Brian Douglas/Lionsgate/Emmet/Furla Oasis Films/new york times The reviews are in for the mobster movie Gotti which profiles the life of notorious crime boss John Gotti. Following the laundry list of excellent mob movies this should be an easy win, but Gotti‘s reviews are apparently the only entertaining thing about it. The movie currently has a 0 percent Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s right, zero. Tomatometer ratings are based on “the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show,” provided there are…

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Solo: A Star Wars Story review Han Solo origins film is boisterous bromance

Alden Ehrenreich ably apes Harrison Ford in this straightforwardly rollicking adventure, which betrays little trace of its troubled production Solo: A Star Wars Story is a crackingly enjoyable adventure which frankly deserves full episode status in the great franchise, not just one of these intermittent place-holding iterations. And Han also chances across a charismatic dandy-ish smuggler, gambler and flier called Lando Calrissian, a very funny performance from Donald Glover. It is Lando who is the owner of the Millennium Falcon, but sporting man that he is, Lando is willing to…

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Bohemian Rhapsody: first trailer of Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic released

First footage goes online of long-in-development film about big-selling British rockers, starring Mr Robots Rami Malek The first full trailer of the long-gestating Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, has been released onto the internet. Starring Mr Robots Rami Malek as Mercury, the bands exuberant lead singer a short teaser on Queens official Youtube channel. The film has been in the works since at least 2010, when it was announced that Sacha Baron Cohen was to play Mercury; however, calling Baron Cohen an arse. Eddie the Eagle director Dexter…

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Margot Kidder, Superman’s Lois Lane, dies aged 69

Canadian-born actor, who secured screen stardom via blockbusting comic book adaptation, experienced long-term mental health issues Margot Kidder, whose best known role was as reporter Lois Lane in the 1978 Superman movie has died aged 69. a highly publicised breakdown in 1996 in which she disappeared for four days. She subsequently turned to social and political activism, becoming an organiser for the Progressive Democrats of America and writing numerous articles for left-leaning publications. Kidder was married three times: to novelist Thomas McGuane (with whom she had a daughter, Maggie), actor…

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Watch Mark Ruffalo squirm as he accidentally spoils ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ … in July 2017

Image: marvel studios Mark. Dude. You’re a great Bruce Banner, but you’re terrible at this whole keeping secrets thing. When Avengers: Infinity War stars Mark Ruffalo and Don Cheadle sat down for a chat with Good Morning America in July 2017, Ruffalo did a dumb thing. He spoiled the end of Infinity War. SEE ALSO: Who’s who in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ What? I’m not going to do the thing and tell you what he said. You’ll have to watch the video to hear the spoilers for yourself. (Honestly, it’s also…

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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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