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Michael B Jordan hits back at Fantastic Four critics: 'Get your head out of the computer'

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Michael B Jordan's casting in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie has faced some criticism - but the actor has said that it no longer bothers him.

After being cast as superhero Johnny Storm - a character originally written as having blonde hair and blue eyes - a number of fans took to the internet to complain that the casting was not true to the comic books.

Jordan has responded by writing an open letter for Entertainment Weekly, in which he says that people should accept that the world is now more diverse than it was when the comics were written.

"It used to bother me, but it doesn't anymore," he says. "I can see everybody's perspective, and I know I can't ask the audience to forget 50 years of comic books. But the world is a little more diverse in 2015 than when the Fantastic Four comic first came out in 1961.

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Chris Pratt apologises for everything he may say during the Jurassic World press tour

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Chris Pratt wants to make absolutely sure we know he's sorry - even if he hasn't said the thing he's apologising for saying yet.

The Jurassic World actor posted a statement on Facebook apologising for anything he might accidentally say during his press tour for the upcoming film.

"I want to make a heartfelt apology for whatever it is I end up accidentally saying during the forthcoming ‪‎Jurassic World‬ press tour," the actor wrote. "I hope you understand it was never my intention to offend anyone and I am truly sorry. I swear. I'm the nicest guy in the world.

"When I do (potentially) commit the offensive act for which I am now (pre) apologising, you must understand I (will likely have been) tired and exhausted when I (potentially) said that thing I (will have had) said that (will have had) crossed the line."

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Mel Gibson pranks, historical blunders and Jason Patric: 20 facts about Braveheart

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Can you believe it? Mel Gibson's Braveheart premiered 20 years ago today in the Us, fast becoming a box office hit, a multi-Oscar winner and genuine pop culture phenomenon.

To celebrate the '90s classic's big birthday, we dive into Braveheart trivia to find out who nearly took on the role of William Wallace, the role originally earmarked for Sean Connery and which celebs count the Gibson flick among their all-time favourites.

1. Randall Wallace came up with the idea for the film while on holiday in Scotland in 1983. Visiting Edinburgh Castle, he asked a tour guide to tell him the story behind the statues of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. The guide did just that, and the rest is movie history!

2. Terry Gilliam turned down the chance to direct Braveheart after being offered the role while he was working with Gibson on an abandoned film version of A Tale of Two Cities. »


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Laszlo Nemes' holocaust drama Son of Saul amongst award winners at Cannes Film Festival

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Hungarian Holocaust drama Son of Saul was amongst the award winners at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Laszlo Nemes' movie was named best film by Fipresci, the International Federation of Film Critics, The Wrap reports.

Fipresci also awarded the Un Certain Regard award to Neeraj Ghaywan's Masaan, and Santiago Mitre's Paulina claimed the Critics' Week award.

Elsewhere, the prize of the Ecumenical Jury was won by Nanni Moretti's Mia Madre and new documentary award the L'Oeil d'Or was claimed by Marcia Tambutti's Beyond My Grandfather Allende.

Icelandic drama Rams was named the best film of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section.

Other winners in the section included Zvizdan - which won the jury prize, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Kishibe No Tabi - which won the award for directing, Corneliu Porumboiu's Comoara - which won the Un Certain Talent Prize, and Neeraj Ghaywan's Masaan »


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Watch Chris Pratt talk motorcycles and stunts behind the scenes of Jurassic World

23 May 2015 8:37 AM, PDT

Chris Pratt has proved that he can do some of his own stunts in a behind the scenes look at Jurassic World.

In the video diaries he shows off his motorcycling skills and how stunts are executed and documents some of the fun the cast and crew have off camera.

Jurassic World is the fourth instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise and has been penned by director Colin Trevorrow with Derek Connolly, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, and B. D. Wong all join Pratt in the film.

This film is set two years after the events in Jurassic Park, where a small Pacific island is home to a fully functioning Jurassic theme park.

However, when a dangerous hybrid escapes, everyone's lives are in danger.

Richard Attenborough recently narrated the latest trailer for the film.

Jurassic World will be released »


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Robert De Niro's amazing advice to a graduating class: "Congratulations, you're f****d"

23 May 2015 7:55 AM, PDT

Robert De Niro had some head-turning advice for the 2015 graduating class of New York's Tisch School of Arts.

During a speech at their graduation yesterday (May 22), he told the class to prepare themselves for a lot of rejection.

"Rejection: it isn't personal. Next." - Robert De Niro #tischsalute #nyu2015 pic.twitter.com/k4oTGFACcm

— Nyu Tisch School (@NYUTischSchool) May 22, 2015

He said that graduates in medicine, business, teaching and accountancy will all have jobs when they graduate, but those in the arts have passion for their chosen career.

"You discovered a talent, developed an ambition and recognised your passion. When you feel that, you can't fight it, you just go with it."

Robert De Niro to 2015 @NYUTischSchool grads: "You made it. And you're fucked." pic.twitter.com/IS2edoWi2b

— Patrick Hedlund (@patrickhedlund) May 22, 2015

He added: "When it comes to the arts, passion should always trump common sense."

The two-time Oscar »


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Johnny Depp is unrecognisable as violent criminal in new Black Mass trailer

23 May 2015 7:50 AM, PDT

Johnny Depp is known for characters such as Jack Sparrow, Mad Hatter, Sweeney Todd and the like, but he has transformed himself completely for Black Mass.

A new trailer has been released showing Depp as notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger.

The film follows the true story of Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous criminal in the history of South Boston. While heading up one of Boston's most feared gangs, he also acted as an FBI informant.

The film is based on the 2001 book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob written by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill.

Penned by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, the adaptation stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon, Juno Temple and Dakota Johnson.

Depp has signed on to reprise his roles as the Mad Hatter in Alice Through the Looking »


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Now You See Me 3 in the works before sequel gets released next year

23 May 2015 7:40 AM, PDT

Lionsgate has revealed plans for Now You See Me 3, despite Now You See Me 2 not being released in cinemas until next year.

The new project was recently announced as part of Lionsgate's strategy to focus on franchises.

Variety reports that CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed the plans in a conference call, when he said: "We've already begun early planning for Now You See Me 3."

The CEO also said that production had finished on Now You See Me: The Second Act, which will be released in both Us and UK cinemas on June 10, 2016.

Cast members Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Sir Michael Caine will reprise their roles, alongside newbie Daniel Radcliffe.

Lizzy Caplan will also star, replacing Isla Fisher as the female lead.

Watch a trailer for 2013's Now You See Me below: »


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Eminem to provide soundtrack for Jake Gyllenhaal's boxing drama Southpaw

23 May 2015 5:28 AM, PDT

Eminem will provide the soundtrack for boxing drama Southpaw.

The rapper, who was originally tipped to play the lead role, will release the album via his label Shady Records in July.

Shady Records president Paul Rosenberg told Billboard: "We have been involved in developing Southpaw since its inception and Eminem has dedicated himself to ensuring that this film captured his passion for the project through the music."

The lead single from the album will be 'Phenomenal' which has been produced by DJ Khalil.

Southpaw stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a left-handed prize fighter who suffers a family tragedy after winning a big title. He is forced to put his life back together to earn the respect of his young daughter.

The Prisoners actor had to gain 15 pounds of muscle for the role.

Training Day's Antoine Fuqua directs and Rachel McAdams, 50 Cent, Rita Ora, Forest Whitaker and Naomie Harris star in the drama, »


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In Defence Of... Ben Affleck's Daredevil

23 May 2015 1:00 AM, PDT

The critical and commercial success of Marvel's Netflix show has given the character of Daredevil a new lease of life, with a confirmed second series, a co-lead spot in the upcoming super-team show The Defenders and a possibility that the character could one day make an appearance in the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe. With that in mind, it's time to re-appraise the character's first big-screen outing – writer-director Mark Steven Johnson's Daredevil, starring Ben Affleck. Is it really as bad as its reputation suggests?

Released in 2003 (the same year as Ang Lee's Hulk and Bryan Singer's X2, though it was first out of the gate), Daredevil took more than $102 million at the Us box office and just $76 million outside the Us, for a worldwide total of $179 million. Despite more than doubling its budget it was perceived as a flop, especially alongside the likes of Spider-Man and X-Men, whose successes »


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Ian McKellen's Mr Holmes is being sued by Sherlock Holmes creator's estate

22 May 2015 7:48 PM, PDT

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's estate is suing Miramax, Roadside Attractions and director Bill Condon over the upcoming Mr Holmes.

The film stars Ian McKellen as an elderly Sherlock Holmes who travels to Japan in an attempt to solve a 50-year-old cold case - however, the lawsuit claims that Sherlock Holmes creator Conan Doyle's heirs still own the rights to the detective's days in retirement.

Mr Holmes was adapted from the 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, which is also named in the lawsuit, The Wrap reports.

The estate claims that Cullin appropriated elements of a late Sherlock Holmes story - The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier - making the ensuing novel and film adaptation in breach of copyright.

In a statement, Benjamin Allison, an attorney with Sutin Thayer & Brown, which represents the estate, said: "There's clearly a lot of creativity in the book - »


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See the new Fantastic Four's incredible powers in the superhero reboot's teaser

22 May 2015 3:53 PM, PDT

A brand new look at the super-powered heroes in Fantastic Four is the highlight of a MovieTickets advert.

The television teaser sees two military leaders advertising the ticketing website while watching clips from the upcoming Fantastic Four movie.

Human Torch (Michael B Jordan) demonstrates his famous 'flame on' power, Mr Fantastic (Miles Teller) stretches to incredible lengths, the Invisible Woman (Kate Mara) vanishes on command, and The Thing (Jamie Bell) mainly looks menacing.

Director Josh Trank's reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise re-envisions the heroes as having their physiology changed during an accidental teleportation to an alternate universe.

The film also portrays the classic Marvel Comics villain Dr Doom as an anti-social programmer played by Toby Kebbell.

Reaction to the re-envisioning thus far has been mixed among Marvel Comics devotees, with star Kate Mara admitting that she's been confused by Fantastic Four's pre-release publicity.

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Bill Paxton is more than ready to take part in Alien 5: "You need to have Hudson"

22 May 2015 3:28 PM, PDT

Bill Paxton is ready to battle Xenomorphs one more time in director Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5, if asked.

It has already been confirmed that Sigourney Weaver will reprise her role as Ripley, while Michael Biehn is also expected to be back as Corporal Dwayne Hicks.

Paxton admitted to Entertainment Weekly that he is not entirely familiar with Blomkamp's plans for Alien 5, but would be interested in coming back as his Aliens character Private William Hudson.

"I mean, if you're going to bring Hicks back, you've got to have Hudson," he declared.

Blomkamp has previously described his movie as a direct sequel to Aliens, although he has stressed that it will not ignore events in the later films either.

Alien 5 is currently scheduled to premiere in 2016. Watch Blomkamp and Weaver discuss the film with Digital Spy below: »


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The Fault in Our Stars gets a dark comedy twist in new Me & Earl & the Dying Girl trailer

22 May 2015 2:58 PM, PDT

The Fault in Our Stars gets a darkly comic twist in the movie adaptation of Jesse Andrews's novel Me & Earl & the Dying Girl.

Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann) is an awkward Pittsburgh high school student whose dreary life changes forever when he's pushed into comforting a dying classmate named Rachel (Olivia Cooke).

The aspiring filmmaker Greg and his best friend Earl (Ronald Cyler II) decide that the best way to help Rachel through her final months is to make her the star of their next movie.

Andrews has adapted his debut novel for the big screen, with directing duties going to American Horror Story's Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

The film took the prestigious Us Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival earlier in the year.

The ensemble cast for the comedy includes Connie Britton, SNL's Molly Shannon, Nick Offerman and The Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal.

Me & Earl »


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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: From Bollywood royalty to queen of Cannes

22 May 2015 2:00 PM, PDT

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has taken over Cannes. The word on the Croisette is that the world's most beautiful woman is in town, and everyone wants to get a glimpse of her.

The locals lining up against the barriers of the red carpet outside the Palais des Festivals peer into the glittering world of the stars who descend en masse on their otherwise sleepy, seaside town. They tell me in their lilting French accents: "We don't know much about Bollywood, but we've come to see the beautiful woman from India, Aishwarya."

They may not have seen her movies, but the French people know and love Aishwarya and have embraced her as their own. Cannes has been unfaltering in waging a love affair with Aishwarya that has lasted 13 years, and today that romance is in full bloom. When she takes to the red carpet, it's as if the whole city has come to a standstill. »


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Luke Mitchell and Jason Ritter mastermind the worst heist ever in 7 Minutes trailer

22 May 2015 12:47 PM, PDT

Luke Mitchell and Jason Ritter mastermind the worst heist ever in the trailer for 7 Minutes.

The duo and Zane Holtz (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) play three friends who have no choice but to mount a daring heist when they lose a drug dealer's expensive stash.

When they decide to rob a local business under the threat of retaliation from their spurned dealer, their plan goes horribly wrong.

Hollywood legend Kris Kristofferson, Leven Rambin (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters) and Joel Murray (Mad Men) appear alongside the young robbers in 7 Minutes.

A Us release is planned for 7 Minutes on June 26.

There has been no announced release date for the film in the UK yet. »


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Keanu Reeves's one-night stand is pure torture in new trailer for Eli Roth's Knock, Knock

22 May 2015 11:38 AM, PDT

A one-night stand with two beautiful young women becomes absolute torture for Keanu Reeves in the trailer for Knock, Knock.

Director and co-writer Eli Roth's horror film casts Reeves as family man Evan Webber, who gives in to his passion when two beautiful girls come knocking on a rainy night.

A totally bodacious interview with Keanu Reeves

With his wife and children away, Evan becomes the victim of a devious trap by Karen (Ignacia Allamand) and Genesis (Lorenza Izzo) to test his fidelity to his family.

The two girls brutally torture Evan, destroy his beautiful home and threaten to end his life, all because he failed their test of loyalty.

Guillermo Amoedo (Aftershock) and Nicolás López (Santos) teamed up with Roth on the screenplay for Knock, Knock.

Knock, Knock opens on June 26 in the UK. A Us release date has not been set. »


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Reese Witherspoon will play Tinker Bell in Disney's new live-action movie Tink

22 May 2015 11:30 AM, PDT

In what may be one of Disney's best-matched castings to date, Reese Witherspoon is to play Tinker Bell in a new film.

Tink, which will focus on the story of Peter Pan's fairy companion, is the latest classic from the animation studio to be given the live-action treatment.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Witherspoon will also produce the feature alongside Bruna Papandrea, her partner at production banner Pacific Standard.

Finding Dory writer Victoria Strouse is currently penning the script, but as yet there is no director attached to the project.

The movie is thought to be following in the footsteps of Disney's Sleeping Beauty spin-off Maleficent in that it will portray the untold story of the lead character.

The studio is currently producing a live-action Beauty and the Beast (starring Emma Watson) and is also developing similar adaptations of classics Dumbo, Pinocchio and Winnie the Pooh.

Kenneth Branagh's live-action »


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The swords are drawn as bloodthirsty Michael Fassbender goes to war in new Macbeth clip

22 May 2015 10:51 AM, PDT

Michael Fassbender's sword is drawn and he is out for blood in the first of two new clips from Macbeth.

A brief scene from director Justin Kurzel's adaptation of the Shakespeare play sees Fassbender's warrior lead an army of troops into battle.

Michael Fassbender on playing Macbeth: 'I hope I did it justice'

The scene juxtaposes full-speed charging from the soldiers with slow-motion shots of the two armies colliding for the first time.

Fassbender's re-telling of Macbeth sees him play the title character, a warrior who is brought down by his own lust for power.

His supporting cast for the war epic includes Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Sean Harris and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth.

Macbeth: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard in first posters

Kurzel's movie is currently being screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

Macbeth opens on October 2 in the UK. A Us »


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Watch out - Jurassic World's new dinosaur Indominus Rex hatches in brand new teaser

22 May 2015 10:06 AM, PDT

There will no celebrations for this baby's arrival, as the dangerous new dinosaur Indominus Rex hatches in a Jurassic World television promo.

Director Colin Trevorrow's direct sequel to 1993's Jurassic Park introduces a genetically-modified dinosaur, who is bigger, faster and smarter than other species.

A brand new television teaser for the upcoming movie hints at the danger ahead as the creature pries its way out of an egg.

Set 22 years after the original movie, Velociraptor trainer Chris Pratt and park manager Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) have to lead an evacuation from Isla Nublar when dinosaurs break free at the theme park.

Jurassic World also brings back the T-Rex from Jurassic Park to terrify the tourists, in addition to introducing the Indominus Rex.

Richard Attenborough narrates exciting new Jurassic World trailer

InGen Technologies takes centre stage in new Jurassic World teaser video

Jurassic World will hit cinemas on June »


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