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Sky Movies Disney

13 December 2013 5:37 AM, PST

As Christmas approaches, we'll be counting down with two sparkling new shorts every day on Sky Movies Disney, up to and including Christmas Day. Every day from teatime on Saturday 14th December, there'll be a fresh bit of fun with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies, followed at around 8pm by a new caper for Mickey Mouse, with numerous guest appearances from his old pals Donald Duck and Goofy. Each short will soon be available to watch whenever you want on demand and on Sky Go in the Disney Shorts collection, with over 20 new shorts available by Christmas Day. »

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Don Cheadle will be in Avengers 2

13 December 2013 2:54 AM, PST

On the Rhodes again. As if the Avengers, weren't crowded enough already, another character has been added to the superhero supergroup lineup: Don Cheadle's James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, aka War Machine, will appear in Joss Whedon's new sequel. Marvel have confirmed the character will appear in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, playing "a key role in the conflict with Ultron that is the main focus of the sequel”. »

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Spider-Man cinematic universe to expand

13 December 2013 2:50 AM, PST

Venom and the Sinister Six movies in the pipeline. Last month, we reported on how Sony are mulling a series of Spider-Man spin-offs - now word comes of what shape those spin-offs will take. Michael Lynton, the studio’s new president, has announced that a “franchise brains trust” of five writers will create a spin-off movie for classic comic villain Venom, plus another for the Sinister Six, the villainous League of Shadows-esque collective which includes Doctor Octopus. »

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Cloud Atlas

13 December 2013 12:57 AM, PST

The creators of The Matrix team up with Run Lola Run helmer Tom Twyker for this massive, ambitious stab at bringing "David Mitchell's unfilmable novel"™ to the big screen. A megacast including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving and Jim Broadbent cross characters, race, and gender in a sprawling six story six century epic, from the 19th century slave trade to the far flung post-apocalyptic future. You need to pay attention to the criss-cross, flash back 'n' forth 'n' back again plot, but for those willing to take the journey - and witness their favourite actors in a variety of wigs and false noses - there are wondrous sights to behold on the way up the mountain. »

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Stephen Fry / Andy Serkis Face 2 Face: The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug Special

13 December 2013 12:31 AM, PST

Stars Stephen Fry and Andy Serkis chat about the brand new second instalment in the epic Hobbit trilogy. The second part of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy sees Bilbo Baggins and his dwarfen companions thrust onwards into Mirkwood Forest and on to the Lonely Mountain, home of the dragon Smaug. Should he survive this perilous stage, and without the help of Gandalf who has mysterious business elsewhere, Bilbo must locate the Secret Door that leads to Smaug's trove of ill-gotten treasure. »

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green

13 December 2013 12:23 AM, PST

When happily married Cindy and Jim (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton) make a wish-list of the attributes of the child they cannot have, little do they suspect that it will be a wish come true. Appearing during a thunderstorm, young Timothy (Cj Adams) embodies all the virtues - true heart, kind nature and winning goalscorer - that they dreamed of. And his basic goodness is soon having a positive effect among family and friends in the depressed small town where they live. »

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Golden Globes nominations announced

12 December 2013 6:58 AM, PST

12 Years A Slave is a frontrunner. Nominations for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, the annual awards show organised by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), have just been announced - and 12 Years A Slave has come out on top. The harrowing slave drama garnered seven nominations (including Best Motion Picture, Best Director for Steve McQueen, and Best Actor for lead actor Chiwetel Ejiofor), placing it at the forefront of the Oscars race. »

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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

12 December 2013 4:06 AM, PST

For his directing debut, Lethal Weapon writer Shane Black fuses Elmore Leonard with Raymond Chandler to create the most mischievous and violently funny thriller of the noughties. Robert Downey Jr is perfectly cast as the anti-hero/narrator caught up in a twisting and twisted La murder-mystery, while Val Kilmer is on top form as a gay private investigator who doesn't do camp… except when it comes to his ringtone. »

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Magnolia

12 December 2013 3:43 AM, PST

Director Paul Thomas Anderson lived up to expectations after Boogie Nights with this stunning, Oscar-nominated tale of interconnected characters who struggle with death and desperation, love, guilt and loneliness. Tom Cruise delivers a stunning performance as a manic sex therapist though William H Macy, Julianne Moore, Jason Robards and the great Philip Seymour Hoffman are all swept up in the epic sprawl. By turns witty, intense and surreal, this is a truly mesmerising portmanteau. »

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Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow gets a trailer

12 December 2013 2:38 AM, PST

Cruisin’ for a futuristic bruisin’. The first trailer for Tom Cruise’s latest action vehicle, Edge of Tomorrow, has landed, and it looks madder and more explodey than anything in the Cruiser’s substantially explodey CV thus far. Edge of Tomorrow originally had the far superior title of - and we’re not making this up - All You Need Is Kill (based on the novel by Japanese sci-fi author Hiroshi Sakurazaka), and features a Groundhog Day-esque premise in which Lt. »

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Johnny Knoxville's Bad Grandpa gets comfortable

12 December 2013 2:23 AM, PST

Get your kicks out of this adjustable bed clip from Johnny Knoxville's Bad Grandpa. Knoxville stars as an 86-year-old-man who takes his grandson on a trip across the States. With Knoxville at the helm of this Borat style flick, we can safely assume that there will be cringe worthy and life endangering stunts at the expense of unsuspecting victims, er, we mean public. »

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Why Stop Now on Sky Movies

12 December 2013 1:53 AM, PST

A strange twist of fate is the prelude to a disaster for piano prodigy Eli (Jesse Eisenberg) in this offbeat comedy drama. On the day of his audition for a prestigious music school, Eli must also check his drug-addict mother Penny (Melissa Leo) into rehab so that she can look after his little sister while he's away. But when Penny's drug test comes up negative, a catch-22 situation arises whereby Eli must get her high to get her back into the program. »

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

12 December 2013 1:14 AM, PST

A tale of two towers and three adventures as a divided fellowship take different paths in their quest to destroy the One Ring. Despite climaxing in the spectacular Battle of Helms Deep and featuring an abundance of plucky hobbits, wise wizards, fearsome orcs, repugnant goblins and towering Ents, it's the wonderful Gollum who steals the show (and the ring) in the second part in Peter Jackson's superbses adaptation of Jrr Tolkien's legendary trilogy. »

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

11 December 2013 7:33 AM, PST

In the second marathon leg of Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of The Hobbit the dwarves, led by Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), enter territory darker and more dangerous than the first by-the-Tolkien outing. With ever-more powerful Orcs hot on their little heels, they have to run the gauntlet of giant spiders, hallucinogenic woodland, capture by the Wood-elves and a white-knuckle white water barrel ride. Getting firmly into its stride, this looks more like a worthy prequel to The Lord of the Rings and boasts a worthy ally in elf warrior Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly). »

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Ben Whishaw to play Freddie Mercury

11 December 2013 2:58 AM, PST

Will he do the Fandango? British actor Ben Whishaw has been cast as rock star Freddie Mercury in the forthcoming biopic, it has been confirmed. Earlier this year, it was reported that comedian and Borat actor Sacha Baron Cohen would be playing the Queen frontman - but then Cohen dropped out, with rumblings from the Queen camp that the surviving members of the band were unhappy with the casting choice. »

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The Railway Man movie review trailer, pictures & news

10 December 2013 7:08 AM, PST

Colin Firth stars in the extraordinary tale of Eric Lomax, a British prisoner-of-war who suffered an horrific ordeal at the hands of the Japanese while forced to work on their notorious 'Death Railway' in Thailand. Decades later, Eric (Firth) is still haunted by the experience. So when his wife (Nicole Kidman) learns that his chief tormentor is still alive, she knows it may be Eric's only chance to lay his demons to rest. »

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Sky Rewards - Free cinema tickets every week for Sky Movies customers

10 December 2013 6:53 AM, PST

Sky Movies customers, don't miss the chance to see Colin Firth in the extraordinary true story The Railway Man for free, weeks before its release in the new year. This powerful drama is based on the acclaimed memoir by World War II veteran Eric Lomax, a railway enthusiast who suffered a horrific ordeal at the hands of the Japanese as a prisoner-of-war in Thailand. Decades later, Eric (Firth) is still haunted by the experience. »

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Ratatouille

10 December 2013 1:39 AM, PST

A culinary-inclined rodent heads to the world's gastronomic capital - Paris - to learn his trade in the kitchen of France's greatest chef. However, the great and the good of La Ville Lumiere's haute cusine trade don't take kindly to the idea of a rat in a restaurant. Pixar's master chef Brad Bird cooks up a visual feast beautifully served by premier cru characterisation and a couple of salivating setpieces that are the crème de la creme of cartoon capery. »

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Dumbo

10 December 2013 1:39 AM, PST

Disney's marvellous 1941 classic stars Dumbo, the young circus elephant whose huge ears make him a laughing stock - until his friend Timothy Q Mouse becomes convinced they can make him fly. Everything serves to make Dumbo the ultimate hero to root for, from the seamless animation to the wonderful musical distractions of jazzed-up crows singing When I See An Elephant Fly and the weirdly woozy Pink Elephants on Parade. Unforgettable. »

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Piranha Dd Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

9 December 2013 8:29 AM, PST

After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of bloodthirsty piranhas make their way into the newly opened water park Big Wet. Led by the feisty Maddy (Danielle Panabaker) and her two buddies, the trio must dive in and take on these scaly maneaters using every means at their disposal. The sequel to 2010's comic horror hit delivers another ketchup-covered portion of fish and chicks, with David Hasselhoff sending up his Baywatch persona to dryly amusing effect. »

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