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Pop culture's Black Lives Matter moment couldn't come at a better time

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If 2014 was the year black oppression began to illustrate for the world that Black Lives Matter, the summer of 2015 is the time to show that blackness also exists worldwide beyond pain – it can be funny, beautiful and life-affirming too

Heading into this summer we need black heroes and black superheroes, in art and in real life, more than ever. And lucky for us, they’re turning up worldwide in comic books, on movie and TV screens, splashed across canvasses, and shimmying up flagpoles just when we need them. The castings of Michael B Jordan and Chiwetel Ejiofor in Marvel movies might sound disconnected from the Black Lives Matter movement or the toppling of the Confederate flag, but they’re not.

The connective tissue of being black worldwide in 2015, and the experiences of living in brown skin in images transmitted from McKinney, Texas, to the Mediterranean sea, is often riddled with pain, »

- Steven W Thrasher

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The Hunger Games exhibition review – a surprisingly thoughtful taste of Panem

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Discovery Times Square, New York

The wildly popular books and films get a museum-quality show that mixes props, costumes and holograms with discussion of the series’ weightier themes

Finally, a way for us commoners from the Districts to get a glimpse of the Capitol. Fans of The Hunger Games, the wildly successful dystopian young adult book trilogy with its fourth and final film adaptation headed to cinemas in November, can now live the experience without having to partake in any battles, uprisings or publicity tours.

Discovery Times Square is a midtown Manhattan event space whose exhibitions range from populist art and history (Terracotta Warriors, King Tut, the Dead Sea Scrolls) to tourist traps more shameful than 80s-era 42nd street porno theaters (CSI: The Experience). With The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, it has a winner on its hands. Like the Jennifer Lawrence-starring films – particularly the second one – this museum-like »

- Jordan Hoffman in New York

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Watch Michael Fassbender in the trailer for the Steve Jobs movie

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The first full-length trailer for the biopic of the Apple co-founder written by Aaron Sorkin has been released, with Fassbender, Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen all popping up in the Danny Boyle-directed movie

“Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome...” booms the announcer at the end of the trailer: then up pops the words, as if typed into a computer, “steve jobs”.

It’s a suitable sign-off line for a film that looks to be about performance as much as anything else: scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin has said it will revolve around three separate product launches at different points in Jobs’ career.

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- Guardian film

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Monopoly movie passes Go as Andrew Niccol hired to write script

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The Truman Show scriptwriter will take charge of board-game film after Ridley Scott exits project

It’s been rumoured for years, with Ridley Scott previously attached, but the Monopoly movie should finally go into production in 2015.

Andrew Niccol, best known for writing and directing the 1997 sci-fi film Gattaca, has been hired to write the script. It’s not yet known how much it will take from the original version worked on by Frank Beddor, the producer of There’s Something About Mary. That iteration of the script saw a Monopoly obsessive find his world transformed into the game.

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- Benjamin Lee

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Sandra Bullock: I'm scared by media's open hunting season on women

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Oscar-winner says she’s shocked and embarrassed by misogynistic media, as Anna Faris attacks gender-competitive Hollywood culture

The Oscar-winning actor Sandra Bullock has called for an end to looks and age-shaming attacks on women three months after being named People Magazine’s most beautiful woman for 2015.

Bullock, 50, told E! News she agreed to appear on the April cover only if she were able to talk about her own definition of beauty.

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- Ben Child

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Creed trailer: Apollo's son teams up with Rocky to punch mirrors

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Adonis Creed is a young boxer haunted by the death of his heavyweight champion father. So how does he handle it? By nestling under the wing of Apollo’s greatest rival, naturally

You thought you’d seen the last of Rocky. You saw the surprisingly moving coda to the 2006 film Rocky Balboa, and thought that was it. That movie acted as an elegant full-stop to the series, correcting the bombast and ugliness of previous Rocky films in order to revisit the sense of grimy melancholy that made the early films so endearing. It was a perfect little bow, the best possible way to send Rocky off into infinity.

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- Stuart Heritage

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Glenn Beck planning boycott of Charles Darwin movie

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Rightwing broadcaster uses his national Us radio show to urge action against Disney film about historic Hms Beagle voyage that led to theory of evolution

Former Fox News commentator Glenn Beck has suggested a boycott of the just-announced Disney film about the celebrated English naturalist Charles Darwin, during an episode of his nationally syndicated radio show.

Disney’s plan to greenlight a film about Darwin’s voyage on board Hms Beagle in the 1830s – the expedition that revolutionised scientific understanding of evolution and natural selection – was made public a week ago. A rough reception was inevitable after the difficulties faced in the Us by a previous Darwin film, Creation.

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- Andrew Pulver

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After Mother's Day: which holiday should be turned into a movie next?

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Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve director Garry Marshall continues his obsession with star-studded gift cards by announcing Mother’s Day. Where in the calendar should he circle now?

Ready the horsemen. This week has seen the news that Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve will be followed by Mother’s Day, a new star-studded pile of froth which will become the third chapter of Garry Marshall’s holiday-based trilogy.

The stars are already signing on (Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis so far) for a film with a similar plotline to the last two efforts (rich folk with perfect skin do some things in the space of a day) based on a script by someone who wrote Monster-In-Law. But before you look forward to ignoring it on a plane, what other holidays deserve the big screen treatment?

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- Benjamin Lee

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Scream of laughter: how today's best-loved pop culture grew from parody

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MTV’s new Scream series serves as a reminder of how the likes of Scary Movie and Austin Powers shaped a generation’s taste in film and television

This week, almost 20 years after Wes Craven’s slasher masterpiece, MTV delivered its own version of Scream – a campy, suspenseful series of the same name that offers as much teenage melodrama as it does violence. This is great news, especially since it marks a return to the kind of movies that birthed the golden age of parody culture. And without parodies, we wouldn’t have the movies and television we love so much now. (Calm down and hear me out.)

Related: Scream: MTV adaptation of 90s teen horror flick lacks original's killer instinct

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- Anne T Donahue

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Actor who played Aliens' Newt back after three decades

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Alien Identity will also see the return of Ricco Ross, who played space grunt Private Robert Frost in James Cameron’s space thriller

She ought to have been the breakout star of Aliens as the little girl, Newt, who defies all odds to escape from a remote planetoid overrun by lethal extra terrestrials, but Carrie Henn never saw her name in lights again. Now the actor is to return to the screen almost 30 years on from the release of James Cameron’s brutal space thriller in a fan film set in the Alien universe.

Henn, 39, will play Anne Jorden, young Newt’s mother, in a flashback sequence for Alien Identity, which is being directed by Adam Sonnet. Newt herself will be portrayed by the film-maker’s wife Elle Viane Sonnet.

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- Ben Child

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Arnold Schwarzenegger on Terminator Genisys: 'Sometimes older is better' – video interview

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke, the stars of the fifth Terminator film talk to Henry Barnes about ageing action stars; saving the environment one blockbuster at a time; and what the end of the world will look like. Terminator Genisys, in which Kyle Reese returns to an alternative 1984 to face a new machine threat, is released in the UK on Friday 3 July Continue reading »

- Henry Barnes

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'Tormented' Suicide Squad stars have on-set therapist

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Adam Beach, who plays Slipknot, says the star-studded comic book epic is so dark that castmembers such as Will Smith and Jared Leto are given access to specialist life coach

The high-profile cast of pioneering supervillain movie Suicide Squad have been given access to an on-set therapist to help them cope with the “torment” of their grim roles, according to one of the film’s main players.

David Ayer’s film stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis and Cara Delevingne as an assortment of DC Comics baddies sent on an impossible black-ops mission in return for the commutation of their sentences. Adam Beach, who plays Slipknot, told E! Online the film was so dark that Ayer had provided access to therapy during cast members’ down time.

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- Ben Child

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The Book of Mormon may be made into a movie

1 July 2015 12:25 AM, PDT

South Park duo Matt Stone and Trey Parker say they have been inspired to revisit the project for the big screen by various stage versions around the globe

A Book of Mormon movie remains a goal for creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the duo have revealed.

Parker and Stone, who are also behind South Park, told IGN they had been inspired to consider revamping the megahit play for the big screen by the various versions around the world. Since launching on Broadway in 2011, the production has spread to London’s West End and Melbourne, Australia, where it will launch in January 2017.

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- Ben Child

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to divorce after 10 years of marriage

30 June 2015 2:42 PM, PDT

The pair announced their decision to part the day after their 10th wedding anniversary: ‘We will go forward with love and friendship for one another’

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing after 10 years of marriage.

The Oscar winner and his wife sent out a joint statement on Tuesday after weeks of public speculation on the status of their marriage.

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- Guardian staff and agencies

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Terminator Genisys review: Arnie's back, but the lustre isn't

30 June 2015 12:58 PM, PDT

‘Old, but not obsolete,’ insists Schwarzenegger in a return to his most famous role. The truth, heartbreakingly, is quite the contrary

He is, inevitably, back. Again. The Terminator franchise stumbles out of the wreckage of the critically savaged sequel Salvation, this time with the participation of the original model, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the lavish endorsement of series co-creator James Cameron.

Salvation “sucked” and Genisys, we’ve been told, is a new dawn. In this alternate timeline, the genius of 1984’s splendidly cheesy The Terminator and its sleek, superior follow-up Terminator 2: Judgment Day, are the only history that matters.

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- Henry Barnes

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William Hurt describes fatal Midnight Rider train accident

30 June 2015 8:36 AM, PDT

Actor shares eyewitness account of the collision on a railway track that led to the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones during filming of Gregg Allman biopic

Actor William Hurt has revealed his perspective on the incident that led to the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones during the filming of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider. Hurt had been cast in the lead role of musician Allman in the now-suspended production, and was present at the scene of the crash that killed Jones.

Speaking to the Canadian Press news agency, Hurt said: “I just had an unsettled feeling from the very time I got there. I stopped everything and I said in front of everybody, I said, ‘Stop.’ And I asked [assistant director] Hillary [Schwartz] in front of the whole crowd, ‘Are we safe?’ Because it’s her job as the first Ad to tell us that. She said, ‘Yes.’” Schwartz was »

- Andrew Pulver

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Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts in first trailer for Secret in Their Eyes remake

30 June 2015 7:59 AM, PDT

A star-studded remake of the Oscar-winning Argentinian thriller, also starring Nicole Kidman, has Roberts out for revenge against the man who killed her daughter

Given the near universal acclaim that met Juan José Campanella’s 2009 thriller The Secret in Their Eyes, initial reaction to news of a remake was less than enthused.

But with a stellar cast and Billy Ray, the director of Shattered Glass and Breach, on board, it might not be the disaster that many expected. The first trailer for the remake has landed and has Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts as FBI investigators working with their Da supervisor, played by Nicole Kidman.

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- Benjamin Lee

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Precinct Seven Five review - a jaw-dropping account of New York police corruption

30 June 2015 7:48 AM, PDT

How a small precinct in Brooklyn became one of the most notorious examples of police corruption is outlined in Tiller Russell’s excellent documentary

Here is a documentary about an extraordinary episode of outrageous corruption among New York police in the 1980s; a sort of real life counterpart to A Most Violent Year, but without any of the machinations of drama, and a hundred times more appalling.

The backdrop is the chaos-riven New York of recent myth: the bankrupt city swamped by a tide of crack cocaine and violence, with big-money gangsters ruling the streets and honest folk too terrified to step outside their doors. The central protagonist is Michael Dowd, a patrolman in the NYPD’s 75th precinct in the East New York area of Brooklyn (hence the title); having served over 11 years in jail for his eight-year splurge shaking down drug dealers and and stealing from robbery scenes, »

- Andrew Pulver

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UK box office: Minions makes millions, Jurassic World biggest hit since Skyfall

30 June 2015 7:34 AM, PDT

Despicable Me spin-off continues a good year for Universal, while Salma Hayek’s action movie Everly high-kicks off with an unexplosive £40 screen average

They’re small, yellow, speak an indecipherable babble and lack the strong individual characters typically associated with hit movies, and yet Minions has just scored the biggest debut weekend in the UK for an animated feature. Most people would struggle to pick Stuart, Kevin and Bob out of a lineup, yet the trio has bested Toy Story, Shrek and all the other big guns from Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks.

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- Charles Gant

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French film industry shows love for Gaspar Noé's graphic 3D sex story

30 June 2015 4:57 AM, PDT

French film guilds support director’s film Love amid fears the country’s culture minister is cowing to rightwing pressure for more restrictive film classification

Gaspar Noé’s Love, a story of relationships, romance and 3D cum shots, has French film guilds rallying to its cause after the country’s minister of culture and communication, Fleur Pellerin, asked for its certification to be bumped up from a -16 (forbidden to under-16s) to a -18 (forbidden for under-18s).

Guilds, including the Arp, France’s association of directors, authors and producers, fear Pellerin is cowing to pressure from Promouvoir, a rightwing group notorious for pushing for more restrictive of film classification, according to Variety.

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- Henry Barnes

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