Toronto Film Festival: Ellen Page on Juno's lasting influence

September 13, 2017 11:58 pm0 comments
Toronto Film Festival: Ellen Page on Juno's lasting influence

Ten years on from the release of Juno, film fans reckon they’ve spotted its influence reaching far beyond the box office. The movie, about a teenage girl falling pregnant unexpectedly, was something of a surprise hit in 2007 after it received a standing ovation at its Toronto Film Festival premiere. […]

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Roald Dahl wanted Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hero to be black

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Roald Dahl wanted Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hero to be black

Media playback is unsupported on your device The hero of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was meant to be black, the author’s widow has revealed. Liccy Dahl told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme her husband had written about a “little black boy”. But Dahl’s agent thought the idea […]

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Rebel Wilson wins defamation payout

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Rebel Wilson wins defamation payout

Actress Rebel Wilson has been awarded A$ 4.5m (£2.7m; $ 3.6m) in Australia’s largest payout for a defamation case. Ms Wilson successfully argued that a series of magazine articles had wrongly portrayed her as a serial liar. In June a jury unanimously sided with Ms Wilson, who had claimed the […]

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The Moomins are back, voiced by Taron Egerton and Kate Winslet

September 12, 2017 12:40 pm0 comments
The Moomins are back, voiced by Taron Egerton and Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet, Rosamund Pike and Taron Egerton are among the stars who will provide the voices for a brand new series featuring The Moomins. The beloved children’s characters, which were created by Finnish author Tove Jansson, will return in 2019. Gone Girl star Pike will voice mother figure Moominmamma, while […]

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Toronto Film Festival: The teen actresses gaining plaudits in I Kill Giants

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Toronto Film Festival: The teen actresses gaining plaudits in I Kill Giants

It’s not often you ask an actor how they felt about working with their co-star and they reply: “We hated each other.” Fortunately Madison Wolfe is only kidding, and she and Sydney Wade collapse into giggles as they explain how close they grew on the set of their new movie […]

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Seth Lakeman thought career-changing call from Robert Plant was a prank

September 11, 2017 1:09 pm0 comments
Seth Lakeman thought career-changing call from Robert Plant was a prank

He’s got eight albums and a Mercury Prize nomination under his belt, but Seth Lakeman is about to reach his biggest audience yet. Starting this week he’s joining Robert Plant’s touring band, playing alongside the Led Zeppelin star every night on a six-month world tour. He’ll also be Plant’s support […]

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This is why George Clooney 'felt sick' shooting Suburbicon

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This is why George Clooney 'felt sick' shooting Suburbicon

George Clooney has said he “felt sick” while directing some scenes in his new movie Suburbicon. The film’s plot sees a black family move into a predominantly white suburban community in the 1950s. “The trickiest part [of shooting] was, we were in a very racially diverse neighbourhood in Fullerton, California,” […]

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Jake Gyllenhall: 'I finally played a superhero'

September 10, 2017 1:58 am0 comments
Jake Gyllenhall: 'I finally played a superhero'

Jake Gyllenhaal has said he finally feels like he’s played a superhero with his latest movie Stronger. The actor portrays Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, in the film. Gyllenhaal said: “A lot of people ask me, ‘When are you going to play a superhero?’ and […]

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Manchester attack: Arena reopens for charity concert

September 9, 2017 2:09 pm0 comments
Manchester attack: Arena reopens for charity concert

Thousands of people are attending a special benefit concert at Manchester Arena for its first event since May’s bomb attack that killed 22 people. Noel Gallagher is headlining the We Are Manchester show, featuring the likes of the Courteeners and poet Tony Walsh. Charlotte Campbell, whose daughter Olivia, 15, died […]

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Toronto Film Festival: 7 screenwriting tips from Aaron Sorkin

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Toronto Film Festival: 7 screenwriting tips from Aaron Sorkin

You might not have heard of Aaron Sorkin, but we’re pretty sure you’ll know his work. As the writer behind The Social Network, The West Wing, The Newsroom and countless other films, plays and TV shows, he’s now considered one of Hollywood’s most loved and respected screenwriters. But while his […]

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