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Quentin Tarantino ‘heartbroken’ over Harvey Weinstein allegations

Director breaks silence on scandal surrounding the producer, who has collaborated on many of his films including Django Unchained Harvey Weinstein, declaring himself stunned and heartbroken by the allegations of sexual assault and abuse by the producer. The director made his comments via the Twitter account of Amber Tamblyn on Thursday, had asked her to share a statement on his behalf after the pair had a long dinner. The statement read: For the last week, Ive been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my…

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James Van Der Beek says he was sexually harassed by ‘older, powerful men’

Dawsons Creek star says he was groped and the victim of inappropriate sexual conversations, as he voices support for women who have spoken out against Harvey Weinstein James Van Der Beek has revealed his own experiences of sexual harassment at the hands of older, powerful men in Hollywood, as the allegations around a writers hotel-room experience with a powerful man. The former Dawsons Creek actor went on to recount his own personal experience of abuse, though he did not name names. Ive had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men,…

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Rose McGowan suspended from Twitter after Ben Affleck tweets

Actor who has spoken out in Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal is banned in move that will reignite controversy around Twitter abuse rules Actor Rose McGowan, in an Instagram post. During this period she is not able to send tweets or retweets from her account, unless she deletes tweets that violate our rules, the notification from Twitter said. It was not immediately clear which tweets had fallen foul of Twitter regulations. McGowan has been a vocal figure in the Weinstein scandal since the New York Times broke the story last…

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Donna Karan defends Harvey Weinstein: ‘Are women asking for it?’

Fashion designer praises producer accused of harassment and suggests women presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality are asking for trouble Fashion designer Donna Karan has come to the defence of film producer Harvey Weinstein by praising the movie mogul and saying women who dress sensually are asking for trouble. Weinsteins alleged conduct has been He was fired by the board of the Weinstein Company on Sunday after it learned of new information about his behaviour. The producer had been on a leave of absence after the Daily Mail…

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Polling shows that audiences feel misled by ‘mother!’

Image: Paramount Pictures/Protozoa Pictures Moviegoers aren’t happy with mother!, but not necessarily because they think it’s bad. Writer/director Darren Aronofsky’s latest earned an F from CinemaScore. It’s rare to see such a low grade from the Las Vegas-based audience polling firm, but when it does happen it’s usually because of a marketing fail rather than a creative fail (though sometimes it is just because a movie is that bad). SEE ALSO: Even Jennifer Lawrence thought ‘mother!’ maybe took things ‘too far’ In the case of mother!, as Mashable‘s Angie Han…

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Alan Rickman: 10 key performances

From the Sheriff of Nottingham to Severus Snape, Alan Rickman played some of the most memorable roles cinema had to offer. Here are 10 of the best After graduating from drama school in 1974, Rickman pursued a successful career in theatre, culminating in an award-winning performance as Valmont in the premiere run of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985. Before that, however, he had made his mark on screen, a Bafta for best supporting actor. Close My Eyes Another change of pace for Rickman, taking top billing over Clive Owen and…

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Crimea the big budget Russian blockbuster the world will never see

Film depicting Vladimir Putins 2014 annexing of Crimea from Ukraine will only be shown in Russia and Belarus This is the kind of decision that is only taken once a century, says a voice on the trailer for Crimea, a high-budget Russian film that dramatises the 2014 Russian takeover of the peninsula. The film, which will premiere across Russia next month, features Russian soldiers, tanks, planes and a love story the director describes as a Romeo and Juliet tale. The Maidan uprising, and a man from Sevastopol who joins the…

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Hollywoods grim century of fat-shaming: from Greta Garbo to Chle Grace Moretz

The film industry has a long and unhealthy obsession with the weight of its female stars. The more who speak up like Moretz did this week the more chance there is of change This week, 20-year-old actor Chle Grace Moretz said she had been body-shamed by a male actor on set when she was 15. He was her co-star at the time, in his 20s, cast in the role of her love interest, and he said he would never date her in real life, because she was too big. It…

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Bill Murray goes to see Groundhog Day again

The star of the 1993 classic movie went to see the Broadway musical version on Tuesday and then returned Wednesday for another show Tuesday: Bill Murray, star of Groundhog Day, a film famously about reliving the same day over and over, is spotted at the Broadway show based on that film. Wednesday: Bill Murray, star of Groundhog Day, a film famously about reliving the same day over and over, is spotted at the Broadway show based on that film. So far hes seen it twice. It is not known if…

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The day Lauren Bacall sat me down on her lap

Its the late 90s, Manahattan, Christmas time and Sweetpea Slight, a Lauren Bacall superfan, feels a tingle of magic When I was 14 my copy of Thelma Holt. Thelma was the executive producer for Peter Halls production of The Merchant of Venice, starring bookshop.theguardian.com Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jul/30/the-night-lauren-bacall-sat-me-down-on-her-lap

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Top of the Lake: China Girl review Elisabeth Moss is totally mesmerising, again

Season two sees Jane Campion wring cinematic beauty from a seedy Sydney cityscape, with Nicole Kidman joining Mosss Detective Robin Griffin An Asian couple finish their noodles, then take a big wheelie suitcase to the top of a cliff at night. The size of the case, its obvious weight, and the cemetery (Jane Campions Top of the Lake: China Girl (BBC2). The vast, lonely beauty of the South Island scenery played such a major part in the first series. But Campion wrings a different kind of beauty, still cinematic though,…

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James Bond film confirmed for 2019 but no word on who will play 007

New York Times have quoted anonymous sources saying Daniel Craig will reprise his role, but neither lead actor nor director have been confirmed He is the original international man of mystery so perhaps it is not surprising that there is still a cloak of secrecy over who will take on the mantle of James Bond in the secret agents next outing. Film company Eon Productions, which produces Bond movies, and Metro Goldwyn Mayer, which owns the rights to the long-running franchise, said on Tuesday that the latest instalment would be…

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Martin Landau, star of Ed Wood and Crimes and Misdemeanors, dies at 89

Veteran actor won a best supporting actor Oscar playing horror icon Bela Lugosi after a late-life career revival Martin Landau, the actor whose gaunt, hangdog features graced films by film-makers as varied as Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen and Tim Burton has died. He was 89, and his death was Landau said, just prior to his Oscar win. But this fuckin town shat on him … And I can relate to that. Ive seen it happen a lot. Ive seen it happen to me. The Hollywood coronation crowned a comeback that…

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To the Bone confirms there are (almost) no good movies about anorexia

The Netflix drama, which stars Lily Collins, leans on some outdated tropes. But only a handful of novels and films have evoked the reality of the illness, or explained why so many women turn their unhappiness on themselves No talk about food. Its boring and its unhelpful, announces To the Bone, the much-discussed upcoming film about anorexia, starring Lily Collins and distributed by anorexia, which is why almost almost none exist. How to depict a mental illness that unlike, say, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder has such a well-known and hard-to-fake…

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