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Obvious Child star Jenny Slate: 'I miss romantic comedies where women are complex' video interview

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Jenny Slate talks to Xan Brooks about Obvious Child, a romcom about a stand-up comedian who is dumped, fired and gets pregnant in one week. She says modern comedy is not good at portraying human beings. Writer and director Gillian Robespierre explains why it's reductive to call the film 'an abortion comedy'. Obvious Child is out in the UK now Continue reading »

- Xan Brooks and Henry Barnes

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Jon Hamm on Million Dollar Arm: 'It's a strange currency, celebrity' video interview

27 August 2014 5:16 AM, PDT

Million Dollar Arm tells the true story of Jb Bernstein, an executive who set up a reality TV show to mine India for the next generation of baseball stars. Jon Hamm, who plays Bernstein in the film, tells Henry Barnes why he's no fan of televised talent shows and how the film avoids becoming a stereotyped vision of exotic India Continue reading »

- Henry Barnes

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Richard Attenborough remembered at 2014 Emmys video

26 August 2014 2:35 AM, PDT

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joanne Froggatt and Minnie Driver pay tribue to the late Sir Richard Attenborough at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Ejiofor, who was competing for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or a movie for Dancing on the Edge, praises Attenborough's support for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt and About a Boy's Minnie Driver remember the actor as a gentleman and 'British treasure' Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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Curtains for Melbourne's landmark Astor Theatre cinema in pictures

25 August 2014 9:04 PM, PDT

Melbournes Astor theatre first opened its doors in 1936 and is set to close them in 2015 following an unresolved leasing dispute. While the fate of the space is to be decided, the building will be protected by its heritage listing. Here is a pictorial look at one of Australias last art deco film palaces and the spiritual home of Melbournes film-going community

Astor cinema is losing hope of a Hollywood endingScreen sirens: Australias most beautiful cinemas Continue reading »

- Monica Tan

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Richard Attenborough dies at 90 - the world reacts

24 August 2014 8:23 PM, PDT

The actor best known for roles in Brighton Rock and The Great Escape has died. Film-makers, actors and fans pay tribute across the world

Richard Attenborough dies at 90Peter Bradshaw: a sad day for the British film industry

A career in clipsA life in picturesDavid Puttnam pays tribute: an irreplaceable manInterview: on laughter, levity and losing his daughter Continue reading »

- Michael Safi and Nancy Groves

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Richard Attenborough's life on the big screen video

24 August 2014 8:04 PM, PDT

From young gangsters to enigmatic scientists, Richard Attenborough played a broad range of characters. The actor has died at the age of 90, leaving decades of classic film scenes, as both an actor and director. Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, Gandhi and Jurassic Park are just a few of the films which helped the Briton make his mark on cinema Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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