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Spectre: See first picture of Dave Bautista as James Bond's Mr Hinx

9 hours ago

The first picture of Dave Bautista in Spectre has been released.

The actor - who plays henchman Mr Hinx - is seen brandishing a gun at an indistinguishable character in the official picture.

Meanwhile, an on-set picture of director Sam Mendes with Léa Seydoux has also been released. Seydoux has been cast as Dr Madeleine Swann in the movie.

Earlier this week, Daniel Craig was photographed filming scenes in Bond's Aston Martin DB10 on location in Rome.

An official synopsis for the 24th Bond film reads: "A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation.

"While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.

Spectre will open in cinemas on November 6.

Watch a first look at the movie below: »


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It Follows review: A horror masterpiece that never lets go

11 hours ago

Director: David Robert Mitchell; Screenwriter: David Robert Mitchell; Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi; Running time: 100 mins; Certificate: 15

Your instincts tell you to look away from the screen, but you can't. Your heart thumps harder, your veins pulsate with adrenalin and your fists clench as tightly as possible. Running for it is out of the question, despite the nearby 'Exit' sign clearly highlighted in green neon lights. But why? As the horror masterpiece It Follows demonstrates, being scared s**tless is an addictive sensation.

There's a primal, hypnotic feel to writer-director David Robert Mitchell's movie, which grabs your attention immediately with a brutal opening featuring the mangled body of a teenage girl on the beach as the waves lap the shore. We're soon introduced to the magnificent Maika Monroe's Jay, an alienated 19-year-old whose life takes a horrendous turn after 'something' is passed on to her during an amorous encounter. »


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Eddie Redmayne to voice new Thomas the Tank Engine film

12 hours ago

Eddie Redmayne is to star in a new Thomas the Tank Engine film.

The Oscar-winning actor will lend his voice to Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, which is being released to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Thomas & Friends.

Redmayne will voice new engine Ryan, while John Hurt and Jamie Campbell Bower will also record for the film.

"I grew up loving to watch Thomas and his pals getting caught up in unexpected and mischievous adventures," Redmayne said.

"I jumped at the opportunity to get involved and what fun it was! I have never voiced an animated character before, and I had a complete blast."

Hurt, who plays Sailor John, added: "I remember watching Thomas the Tank Engine with my children when they were young and I'm delighted that it continues to appeal to each successive generation.

"I enjoy working vocally and have voiced many animated characters. Sailor John was »


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Mary Poppins singing death metal is super...califragilisticexpialidocious

14 hours ago

Ever wondered what Mary Poppins would be like if Slayer provided the soundtrack?

'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' has been given a death metal makeover, even though the sound of it is something quite... well, not half bad actually!

It's the Disney classic as you've never seen it before, with Mary Poppins, Bert and a chorus of pearly kings and queens singing screamo on the track.

Rock musician and composer ‪Andy Rehfeldt produced the video, which has already racked up over half a million views since going live on Tuesday (February 24).

The film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke was release in 1964.

Van Dyke recently spoke about 50 years of mockery from Brits over his infamous cockney accent in the film.

Watch the original trailer for Mary Poppins below: »


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Maika Monroe: Meet Hollywood's new Scream Queen

15 hours ago

"It drives you a little bit crazy," mused Maika Monroe about some of the water-borne ordeals she encountered while making the brilliant It Follows.

Digital Spy caught up with the blossoming actress to discuss writer-director David Robert Mitchell's relentlessly gripping horror movie, in which Monroe plays a teenager beset by a strange affliction that causes creepy creatures to stalk her. The only way out is sex. Naturally.

We also probed her on the chances of a sequel to last year's The Guest - Adam Wingard's immensely enjoyable thriller that's destined to hit cult classic status.

Plus we asked her about her work on upcoming Ya alien invasion blockbuster The Fifth Wave, which sees Monroe star alongside Chloë Grace Moretz.

It Follows is released in UK cinemas this Friday (February 27). »


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Tomb Raider reboot movie to be written by Divergent's Evan Daugherty

15 hours ago

The proposed Tomb Raider reboot movie has been given the green light.

Divergent and Snow White and the Huntsman writer Evan Daugherty has been hired to pen the script for the new film, according to Deadline.

Warner Bros and MGM will co-finance and co-produce the film, with Warner Bros responsible for distribution.

The new film will feature a younger Lara Croft going out on her first adventure.

Angelina Jolie starred as Croft in the original 2001 film and its 2003 sequel. The films grossed $432 million (£278m) worldwide between them.

Back in 2013, Skins actress Kaya Scodelario was linked with the lead role in the proposed reboot.

Watch a trailer for the original Tomb Raider film below: »


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Dev Patel: 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a dream come true'

17 hours ago

Dev Patel has said that reuniting with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel cast for a second time was like "a dream come true".

The actor reprises his role as Sonny, the fast-talking ambitious owner of the hotel for British retirees, with Muriel (Dame Maggie Smith) as his new co-manager.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Patel said: "It's like a dream come true to be back in a room with these guys. It's a character that I really love and I'm part of a film that everyone really liked so it's a real vote of confidence. It's really fun."

Describing how he landed the part in the first movie, he revealed: "I had to really fight for it. Originally Sonny was envisaged as a middle-aged, washed up, overweight Indian guy and they didn't want me for it.

"I've had my fair share of Indian roles, but there was something really different about this one. »


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Tina Desai: 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was such an amazing project'

18 hours ago

Tina Desai has described the process she went through to bag her role in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

The former Indian model plays Sunaina in the film, in which she stars alongside some of British cinema's most esteemed actors.

In an interview with Digital Spy, she explained: "There was a casting director I've known since my modelling days and she called me to audition for it.

"Then John (Madden) saw the tape and called me for an audition with him and then Fox wanted to meet me and learn a little more about me. I was a relatively new actor, even in India. I had done just one film when I auditioned for this.

"So I went back and auditioned a third time, when I did all my scenes in the film on tape, and then they wanted to know what ads I had done and about the Hindi »


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See Paul Dano as Beach Boy Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy teaser

25 February 2015 4:30 PM, PST

A teaser for the upcoming Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy has been unveiled.

Paul Dano plays the young version of the Beach Boys visionary as the group rise to fame, while John Cusack will be playing the older version of the songwriter.

Love & Mercy also includes Paul Giamatti as the psychiatrist who was accused of taking advantage of Wilson in the 1980s, while Elizabeth Banks portrays the love of his life.

Brett Davern, Kenny Wormald, Jake Abel and Graham Rogers have been cast as the iconic surf group the Beach Boys.

The musician's life story is being adapted for the big screen by Bill Pohlad, who produced the critically-acclaimed dramas The Tree of Life, 12 Years a Slave and The Runaways.

Love & Mercy opens on June 5 in the Us. »


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Julia Stiles hopes for Bourne return: 'I would love to be a part of it'

25 February 2015 4:01 PM, PST

Julia Stiles has said that she is hopeful of returning for the next Bourne movie.

Director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon will both return for their first entry in the franchise since 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum.

Bourne film will not include Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner crossover

Stiles famously played Treadstone operative Nicky Parsons in 2002's The Bourne Identity, and later appeared in sequels.

The actress recently told reporters that she "would love" to reprise her role as Parsons in the next Bourne movie.

"Yeah, they're writing it now so I'm hoping that my character fits into the storyline somehow," she said.

"But Matt and Paul have so much integrity that they waited a long time before making another one, for many reasons, but largely because they wanted a good story there.

"And they're so much fun to shoot, I would love to be a part of it."

Stiles stopped »


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Margot Robbie: 'I hit Leonardo DiCaprio in the face'

25 February 2015 4:01 PM, PST

Margot Robbie has spoken about her experiences while working on The Wolf of Wall Street.

The actress revealed to Harper's Bazaar how she hit co-star Leonardo DiCaprio in the face during her first audition.

Speaking about her audition for the film, Robbie said: "In my head I was like, "You have literally 30 seconds left in this room and if you don't do something impressive nothing will ever come of it. It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance, just take it'.

"And so I start screaming at [DiCaprio] and he's yelling back at me. And he's really scary. I can barely keep up. And he ends it saying, 'You should be happy to have a husband like me. Now get over here and kiss me'.

"So I walk up really close to his face and then I'm like, 'Maybe I should kiss him. When else am I ever going to get a chance to kiss Leo DiCaprio, »


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Screen Actors Guild Awards sets 2016 date

25 February 2015 11:56 AM, PST

The Screen Actors Guild Awards has received a new 2016 air date.

The awards show was originally scheduled to air on January 31, but it has been rescheduled for one day earlier on Saturday, January 30.

TNT and TBS will once again offer simultaneous live coverage of the SAG Awards. Nominations for next year's gala will be revealed on Wednesday, December 9.

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was held on January 25, with The Theory of Everything's Eddie Redmayne and Still Alice's Julianne Moore winning major film awards.

House of Cards' Kevin Spacey, How to Get Away with Murder's Viola Davis and Olive Kitteridge's Frances McDormand were among the major television winners. »


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Robert Downey Jr teases Avengers: Age of Ultron with Iron Man poster

25 February 2015 11:14 AM, PST

Robert Downey Jr has revealed a new Avengers: Age of Ultron poster.

The actor teased the release of the forthcoming film by posting the image to his Facebook page.

Post by Robert Downey Jr.

Downey Jr also revealed that fans can expect an announcement on the film soon, saying: "…don't tell 'em I told you, but there's a big announcement coming in 8 days… Shhhhhhh… #getexcited."

A poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron featuring Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Captain America and the Black Widow was previously unveiled.

Avengers: Age of Ultron introduces Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as the super-powered Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.

The movie will arrive in UK cinemas on April 23 and in the Us on May 1.

Watch a trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron below: »


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John Travolta's awkward Oscars reunion with Idina Menzel was rehearsed

25 February 2015 9:10 AM, PST

John Travolta and Idina Menzel's recent Oscars reunion was almost more cringeworthy than his mispronunciation of Menzel's name at the ceremony the year before.

Now, a spokesperson for Travolta has confirmed that the pair's entire stage reunion was elaborately planned and rehearsed.

"It was rehearsed in total," the Pulp Fiction star's rep told Us Weekly. "John Travolta loved working with Idina Menzel.

"John had a great time at the Oscars because his wife, Kelly Preston, and his daughter, Ella, were in attendance with him."

Travolta mistakenly announced Menzel as 'Adele Dazeem' ahead of her performance of Frozen's 'Let it Go' at the 2014 Oscars ceremony.

Menzel returned the favour on Sunday night (February 22) by jokingly referring to the actor as "Glom Gazingo".

He responded by slowly stroking the Broadway star's face, saying: "I deserve that. I deserve that. But you, my darling, my beautiful, my wickedly talented Idina Menzel."

"It's »


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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel review: 'Wish fulfilment for retirees'

25 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST

Director: John Madden; Screenwriters: John N Glenn Ficarra, John Requa; Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn, Tina Desai; Running time: 121 mins; Certificate: 12

Although the title suggests it's not quite as good as the first film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a worthy successor to the 2011 sleeper hit, characterised by the same gentle humour, sunny outlook and slightly doddering plot. Again, it's the talented cast of veterans – Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Celia Imrie among them – who bring the required grace, style and finesse, ably supported by new residents Tamsin Greig and silver fox Richard Gere.

In case the pace gets too leisurely, Dev Patel is always on hand like a shot of epinephrine, bouncing off the walls as Jaipur entrepreneur Sonny who is courting an American firm to bankroll plans for the titular second hotel. »


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Judi Dench reveals she can't travel alone due to poor eyesight

25 February 2015 8:52 AM, PST

Dame Judi Dench has revealed that she can no longer travel by herself due to her poor eyesight.

The actress suffers from age-related macular degeneration, which causes the gradual loss of central vision.

The star had to travel to India to film scenes for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and speaking to the Radio Times she explained: "These days I can't really travel on my own because I need someone to say, 'Look out, there's a step here!' or else I fall all over the place like a mad, drunk lady."

On reuniting with the cast from the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel's comedy sequel - including Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith - Dench enthused: "That's why it was just glorious going back to India again with Mags, Celia, Pep and Bill.

"We're all great friends and we've done masses of things together. It was like an »


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Insurgent: Watch the action-packed final trailer for Divergent sequel

25 February 2015 8:38 AM, PST

Insurgent has debuted an action-packed final trailer ahead of its release next month.

The sequel follows star-crossed lovers Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) on the run following the events in Divergent, as the evil Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet) seeks to crush the uprising by capturing them.

Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller are also reprising their supporting roles for the latest instalment of the blockbuster series.

Naomi Watts has joined the franchise as Four's mother Evelyn Johnson-Eaton, while Octavia Spencer will star as Johanna Reyes and Suki Waterhouse will take on the role of Marlene.

Insurgent will open in cinemas worldwide on March 20.

Allegiant, the final book in Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy, is being released as two movies in March 2016 and March 2017. See a new clip from the film below: »


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Jamie Dornan will return for 50 Shades of Grey sequel

25 February 2015 8:30 AM, PST

Jamie Dornan will reprise his role as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, Digital Spy can confirm.

The news follows unsubstantiated claims that the 32-year-old actor would be pulling out of the movie franchise.

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A statement given to DS by a representative of Dornan said: "Jamie is delighted that the film is breaking box office records worldwide.

"And whilst the studio has not made any formal announcements about sequels, he is looking forward to making the next film."

The commercially-successful film was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, who is yet to confirm whether she will return for the second movie adapting El James's trilogy of books.

Both director and author admitted that there were tensions surrounding the production of the movie.

Watch Dornan discuss Fifty Shades of Grey with »


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Adam DeVine joins Zac Efron comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

25 February 2015 8:18 AM, PST

Adam DeVine has joined the cast of Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

The actor will star alongside Zac Efron in the Fox comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie will be directed by Jake Szymanski (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Saturday Night Live).

DeVine and Efron will star as two brothers who place an online advert to find dates for a wedding, with the advert then going viral.

The script for Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates has been penned by Andrew J Cohen and Brendan O'Brien.

Peter Chernin, David Ready and Jenno Topping will produce for Chernin Entertainment, along with Jonathan Levine.

As well as starring in the comedy, DeVine will also be seen in Pitch Perfect 2, workplace comedy The Intern and horror comedy The Final Girls. »


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Forza Horizon 2 releasing free Fast & Furious standalone expansion

25 February 2015 8:15 AM, PST

A free Fast & Furious 7 expansion is coming to Forza Horizon 2, new reports have suggested.

Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious will reportedly launch on March 27 for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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The expansion, which does not require a copy of Forza Horizon 2 in order to play, will be free to download until April 10, after which it will cost $10 (£6.50).

It is being developed to promote upcoming movie sequel Furious 7, which hits cinemas on April 3.

Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious will be set before the events of the movie, and task players with sourcing vehicles for long-running character Tej Parker.

Vehicles include a 1970 Dodge Charger, a 1998 Toyota Supra, a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, a 2012 Nissan Gt-r, and a 2014 Maserati Ghibli S.

Turn 10 studio head Alan Hartman told AP that the company wasn't interested in doing "yet another movie-based game".

"When we started talking about this with Universal years ago, »


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