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Jurassic World Lego is here: Chris Pratt gets Another minifigure

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Chris Pratt is now a Lego minifigure three times over.

Having been recreated in brick form for The Lego Movie (naturally!) and Guardians of the Galaxy, the former Parks and Recreation star now has his own minifigure for Jurassic World.

Pratt's Jurassic World co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan and Bd Wong, alongside a host of Isla Nublar's dinosaur inhabitants feature in the new sets, which are available from toy retailers now.

Eagle-eyed fans who've watched the Jurassic World trailers may also recognise the gyrosphere used to roll through the park and the terrifying Indominus rex, who features in a 'Breakout' set priced at £99.99.

The five other Lego collections are T-rex Tracker (£59.99), Raptor Rampage (£49.99), Raptor Escape (£39.99), Dilophosaurus Ambush (£29.99) and Pteranodon Capture (£19.99).

Jurassic World will open in cinemas on June 12. Watch the trailer for the film below: »


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On-screen children we're glad aren't in line for the throne

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The new royal baby is finally here - but our minds keep turning to the monster children we're glad will never sit on the throne.

Will and Kate will be thanking their lucky stars that they won't be parents to any of these little on-screen monsters, all waiting to make you shudder on Netflix now (Warning: Contains spoilers):

The Omen

If inexplicable deaths seem to follow your child around from an early age, then you might begin to wonder if your baby was swapped for the offspring of Satan and a jackal.

Of course, it's too late by then. Luckily a 24-hour watch on the new baby seems inevitable at this point, so the chances of an exchange being made seem slim to none.

Carrie

Admittedly, Carrie White didn't have it easy growing up. We hope that the Duchess of Cambridge is a better mum than the fanatical Margaret White. »


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Jj Abrams is thinking about killing Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Jj Abrams has a plan for Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and things are not looking good for the beleaguered Gungan.

The director revealed to Vanity Fair that the character, who drew fan ire in George Lucas's Star Wars prequels, could feature in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in the latest instalment.

"I have a thought about putting Jar Jar Binks's bones in the desert there," he said. "I'm serious! Only three people will notice, but they'll love it."

The level of dislike for Jar Jar is so high that one fan re-edited Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in a bid to remove the character.

The cut, dubbed The Phantom Edit, shaved off 18 minutes from the running time and was widely distributed across BitTorrent and file-sharing networks.

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will reprise their roles in The Force Awakens, with cast newcomers including John Boyega, »


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Feminist Frequency's Anita Sarkeesian has addressed the Joss Whedon Twitter storm

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The Joss Whedon Twitter storm rumbles on...

Feminist Frequency's Anita Sarkeesian has denied criticising the director's portrayal of Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron and being responsible for his decision to quit Twitter.

Whedon recently described reports that he quit the social network due to criticism from feminists as "horses**t", adding that he just needs some peace as he begins writing again.

Sarkeesian replied: "Good to know I didn't personally drive Joss off Twitter with all the stuff I Didn't say about Avengers 2 *eyeroll*"

Whedon has been criticised by some Avengers fans and critics for using the character in a typical 'damsel in distress' role in a few key scenes late in the film.

Good to know I didn't personally drive Joss off Twitter with all the stuff I Didn't say about Avengers 2 *eyeroll* https://t.co/NFVHdIhrHj

— Feminist Frequency (@femfreq) May 6, 2015

Whedon recently expressed reluctance in continuing »


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Avengers: Age of Ultron on course for 2015 UK box office record

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Avengers: Age of Ultron has triumphed at the box office for the second consecutive weekend.

Marvel's superhero blockbuster pulled in £8.5 million over the Bank Holiday weekend, taking its total earnings past the £32 million mark in the UK.

Age of Ultron is now closing in on Fast & Furious 7 as the highest-earning film in the UK in 2015. The Vin Diesel-led action sequel has made more than £36 million, while Fifty Shades of Grey sits just behind it in third place with £34.8 million.

Elsewhere in this week's box office top 10, Far from the Madding Crowd is the highest new entry at number two with £1.4 million. Carey Mulligan's period drama charts just ahead of horror Unfriended, which made £1.3 million.

Fast & Furious 7 and Home complete the top five, with animation Two by Two the only other new release to make the top 10.

The UK box office top 10 in full:

1. (1) Avengers: Age of Ultron »


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Who could be directing Spider-Man? Director shortlist is full of surprising choices

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A potential shortlist of new Spider-Man directors has been revealed.

Jonathan Levine, Ted Melfi, John Francis Daley and Jonathan M Goldstein, Jason Moore and Jared Hess are all in the running for the Marvel Cinematic Universe job.

Deadline reports that a decision could be made by the end of next week.

It is also rumoured that the rebooted "coming of age" series will span three to four movies, with each picture covering a year of Peter Parker's time at high school.

Levine both wrote and directed 50/50 and zombie rom-com Warm Bodies, while Melfi is the writer and director behind St Vincent.

Daley and Goldstein created the upcoming Vacation reboot starring Ed Helms and Chris Hemsworth, and Moore directed musical Pitch Perfect.

Napoleon Dynamite writer and director Hess completes the potential shortlist.

It was previously expected that Drew Goddard would direct the new solo-movie.

Meanwhile, Nat Wolff, Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland, »


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Salim-Sulaiman: 'To break the West End is a big moment'

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Salim-Sulaiman are the famed sibling composer team, who have spawned some of Bollywood's iconic hits and are today two of the industry's most prolific music directors.

The sons of composer Sadruddin Merchant, a veteran of the Telugu film industry in South India, their prize pedigree in music is indubitable. After cornering the jingles market, Bollywood came to them, with director Sanjay Gupta enlisting the young talents to score the music for the 1997 Kajol and Saif Ali Khan starrer Hameshaa.

They went on to create timeless hits for countless films including Madhur Bhandarker's Fashion and Shah Rukh Khan's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi as well as producing albums for the likes of Adnan Sami, Voodoo Rapper, Style Bhai and Shweta Shetty.

With their reputation for musicianship, they have also both been enlisted as judges on TV music shows, with Salim invited to take on the coveted role as a judge »


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That's so fetch! Mean Girls is getting a 'spiritual sequel' with Jennifer Aniston

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Everyone wants to see a sequel to Mean Girls, and now there's going to be something approaching one.

Jennifer Aniston is poised to join the cast of Mean Mums, which is being pitched as a 'spiritual sequel' to the 2004 high school comedy.

"You can't sit with us": The 22 most fetch moments from Mean Girls

Like Mean Girls, the film is based on one of Rosalind Wiseman's advice books, in this case Queen Bee Mums and King Pin Dads: Dealing with the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make - or Break - Your Child's Future.

Mean Mums follows a happily married mother-of-two who finds herself thrown into the competitive world of parenting in America's high-class suburbs, after her family move from a small town.

According to Deadline, the project will reunite Aniston with her Horrible Bosses 2 director Sean Anders.

Anders also penned the most recent draft »


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Big Game review: Cheap and charming action movie for kids

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Director: Jalmari Helander; Screenwriter: Jalmari Helander; Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Victor Garber, Ted Levine, Felicity Huffman, Jim Broadbent; Running time: 90 mins; Certificate: 12A

"Say cheese," the final words spoken in Big Game, could not be more appropriate for this Finnish/British/German co-production from Rare Exports director Jalmari Helander.

This is a cheap and charming throwback to action movies of the '80s and '90s, an era before spandex-clad superheroes dominated the multiplexes. Think of it as a blend of Die Hard, Lethal Weapon and Last Action Hero, but aimed squarely at the younger crowd.

Samuel L Jackson is top-billed playing the President of the United States, who finds himself lost in the wilderness of Finland after Air Force One gets blasted out of the sky by terrorists. His only hope for survival is Oskari (Onni Tommila), a young boy thrown into the woods by »


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A Royal Night Out review: The Queen in a rom-com? We are not amused

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Director: Julian Jarrold; Screenwriter: Trevor De Silva; Starring: Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley , Emily Watson, Jack Reynor, Rupert Everett; Running time: 97 mins; Certificate: 12A

Her Majesty the Queen may very well be amused by A Royal Night Out, only because it deviates so far from what might plausibly have happened on Ve night, 1945, when she and Princess Margaret celebrated the end of the war in Europe among the commoners on the streets of London. Director Julian Jarrold makes no bones about the fact-less, fancy-freeness of it all, turning a royal anecdote into a screwball comedy of sorts, but where's the punchline?

Up-and-coming Canadian actress Sarah Gadon is a dead ringer for the future monarch "Lilibet" and she imbues her with the requisite youthful whimsy as she yearns to be among the people on this most special night - before the burden of having to rule over them. But Jarrold (Kinky Boots, »


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Joss Whedon denies leaving Twitter over Black Widow criticism: "That is horses**t"

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Joss Whedon has explained why he left Twitter earlier this week and denied it was a result of feminist critics.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron director signed off from the social media service with two final messages to his 1.15 million followers on Monday (May 4).

It had been widely speculated that he was forced off the site by the controversy around his portrayal of Scarlett Johansson's international spy Black Widow in the latest Marvel release.

Whedon has been criticised by some Avengers fans and critics for using the character in a typical 'damsel in distress' role in a few key scenes late in the film.

Asked whether that was the reason for his exit, he told BuzzFeed: "That is horses**t. Believe me, I have been attacked by militant feminists since I got on Twitter. That's something I'm used to.

"Every breed of feminism is attacking every other breed, and »


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Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in jail for hit-and-run homicide

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Bollywood star Salman Khan has been found guilty in a hit-and-run incident that killed one person in 2002.

The actor was charged with culpable homicide and sentenced to five years in jail.

A judge in an Indian court has refuted Khan's claims of innocence and said he was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

The incident happened late on September 28, 2002 in the Bandra area of Mumbai, when Khan's Toyota Land Cruiser hit the American Express bakery.

Five people sleeping on the street were run over that night, including 38-year-old Noor Ullah Khan, who died.

Several witnesses backed the prosecution's suspicions that it was Khan driving the vehicle, although his driver told the court in April that he crashed the car after a tyre burst.

The Ek Tha Tiger star will be able to appeal the verdict, however, which could keep the case open for years to come. »


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Lili Taylor will play Leatherface's mother in Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel

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Lili Taylor has been cast as Leatherface's mother in the upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel.

The actress replaces Angela Bettis, who was originally down to play the character but dropped out due to a scheduling conflict.

EastEnders actor Sam Strike will play her on-screen son, a violent teen who eventually becomes the title character.

Leatherface will focus on the teen's escape from a mental hospital and kidnap of a young nurse. He and other escapees are then chased by an equally crazed lawman looking for revenge.

Stephen Dorff recently landed a role in the film too, as well as James Bloor, Sam Coleman and Jessica Madsen.

Written by Seth M Sherwood, the film will be directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, and is tipped for release in 2016. »


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Fifty Shades of Grey's Honest Trailer is ruthless and comedy gold

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Just when you thought you'd seen every Fifty Shades of Grey mock trailer going, out comes quite possibly the funniest yet.

YouTube legends Screen Junkies' 'Honest Trailer' describes the erotic thriller as the "worst date night ever". Watch below to see why:

The clip takes a look at the stalkerish, sociopathic Christian Grey, who is all about the "Abs, Audis and a really nice apartment", and questions why the film's kinkiness was replaced with "tender missionary lovemaking".

'Crazy In Love' even gets the cover treatment, popping along to these ruthless lines: "This movie's written so lazy right now, the book that it was based on is so lazy right now… I wish that someone would tase me right now, this movie's about as sexy as rabies right now."

Ouch.

On a more serious note, the first teaser for 2017's Fifty Shades of Grey sequel Fifty Shades Darker was unveiled recently. »


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Bradley Cooper gets exiled to Hawaii in Cameron Crowe's Aloha trailer

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Bradley Cooper is lucky enough to get a second chance at happiness in a new trailer for director Cameron Crowe's comedy Aloha.

Crowe's film comeback brings together a group of Hollywood's biggest stars - including Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray and John Krasinski - for a war-themed comedy.

Cooper stars in Aloha as defence contractor Brian Gilcrest, who is exiled in Hawaii for blowing a major military mission.

Brian is hired to install a weapons system on the islands, only to become much more interested in a charming Air Force pilot (Stone).

Aloha is Academy Award winner Crowe's first feature film since 2011's family comedy We Bought a Zoo.

Aloha opens on May 29 in the Us and September 4 in the UK. »


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Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn is firmly on Team Joss Whedon: 'He did his best'

18 hours ago

Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon has had more than his share of criticism this week, but he can count Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn as a firm supporter.

Whedon closed his Twitter account on Monday (May 5), though he later denied it was a result of abuse from some Avengers fans and critics for his portrayal of Scarlett Johansson's super spy Black Widow in the latest Avengers movie.

Age of Ultron review ★★★★☆ Scattershot but richly written sequel

Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker Gunn has since written a fiery defence of Whedon's long history of championing strong female characters.

Gunn wrote to his Facebook followers: "Imagine being a guy, like Joss Whedon, who has committed his life to fandom and to creating the best characters he possibly can, characters he loves, and has spent two years of his life working on a movie, and then has to »


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Which of Arnold Schwarzenegger's movies is his favourite? The answer might surprise you

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has been one of the world's biggest box office attractions for 40 years, but which of his many blockbusters is his favourite?

A hilarious sketch on The Late Late Show with James Corden in which Schwarzenegger reenacted all of his famous roles was followed by a chat about the action icon's favourite movie.

The answer certainly surprised James Corden, who was perhaps expecting The Terminator, Predator or Total Recall to be the superstar's favourite film.

"I think Kindergarten Cop [is my favourite]," Schwarzenegger revealed to the surprise of the Late Late Show. "I think one of the comedies [would be my favourite] because for so many years, I tried to get into comedy and I couldn't.

"The studios made all this money from the action movies. They said, 'Why would we go and change the mould? We're making a lot of money with you. We keep giving you action scripts'.

"Then, when I finally met Ivan Reitman »


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James Franco signs up Ashton Kutcher and Josh Hartnett to his indie drama The Long Home

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James Franco has signed up Ashton Kutcher and Josh Hartnett to his new indie drama The Long Home.

The pair will feature in the movie adaptation of William Gay's novel, directed and produced by Franco, The Wrap reports.

Kutcher and Hartnett join the previously-announced Josh Hutcherson, who will play a youngster in 1940s rural Tennessee and unknowingly ends up working for a man who killed his father ten years previously.

While Kutcher has never worked with Franco before, Hartnett appears alongside him in the forthcoming Wild Horses.

The Long Home.(Image is gonna be leaked anyway, so here it is first. Exclusive)

A photo posted by James Franco (@jamesfrancotv) on May 2, 2015 at 10:34am Pdt

The Long Home doesn't have a release date yet.

Watch Franco and Hartnett as feuding Texas brothers in the trailer for Robert Duvall's Wild Horses below: »


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Will Tom Hardy be the new Punisher? Dark Knight Rises star says he wants Marvel role

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Could Tom Hardy make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the street vigilante known as the Punisher?

Hardy famously played the Batman villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, and was also briefly lined up for the role of DC mercenary Rick Flag in Suicide Squad.

The actor recently told Collider that he is eager for his next comic role to be Frank Castle, the street-level hero from the Marvel Universe.

"I want the Punisher," he said. "I want the Punisher, or Splinter Cell, I want something… I don't know what I want."

Hardy then joked: "I'm not big enough to be the Punisher, I'm 5'9!"

The Punisher has previously been played by Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson in three feature films based on the character

The future of the Punisher within the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been the subject of much speculation over the last few years. »


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When can you see the Rogue Cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past? Bryan Singer reveals all

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You will be able to experience a radically different version of X-Men: Days of Future Past on Blu-ray and DVD this summer.

Director Bryan Singer announced on Periscope today (May 5) that the so-called 'Rogue Cut' of last summer's blockbuster will be released with 17 minutes of new footage on July 14.

Anna Paquin would return as X-Men's Rogue on one condition

This new version of X-Men: Days of Future Past will restore deleted scenes featuring a subplot involving Anna Paquin's character Rogue.

"I've never been one to do special editions or director's cuts… but for the first time, there was an opportunity with the 'Rogue Cut' to do something different, a different version of Days of Future Past," Singer explained.

"It's about 17 minutes longer… it involves a lot of new scenes with Rogue, it's also got a few scenes with Jennifer Lawrence, Nick Hoult, and some other elements, some new visual effects, »


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