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Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the longest Star Wars film

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Simon Brew Ryan Lambie Kirsten Howard Nov 17, 2017

It's definite: Rian Johnson confirms that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be two and a half hours long...

Confirming earlier rumours, director Rian Johnson has now told IGN that the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi will indeed be the longest Star Wars movie to date. Its running time is going to clock in at 150 minutes, presumably including credits. You can read the story at IGN, here. Previously, Revenge Of The Sith was the longest film, at 140 minutes.

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Yesterday, we got more promo material from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Firstly, the new IMAX poster for the movie has landed. We've added it to our posh gallery if you want to see if nice and big, and see all the
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Oscar’s Hotel For Fantastical Creature Released This Week

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A new film series by British film maker and YouTube talent KickthePJ is set to debut on the Vimeo on demand service this week. Oscar’s Hotel For Fantastical Creatures is a collaboration between KickthePJ, real name Pj Liguori, Hollywood Director Ron Howard’s New Form Digital company, and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™.

Focussing on a young man named Oliver, the shows introduces us to a cast of surreal and psychedelic creatures, as Oliver embarks on temporary management of his Uncle’s mystical and truly peculiar hotel. With contributions from a myriad of well known and established performers such as the legendary Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina, and Elliott Gould, the film series is a culmination of months of hard word and pretty off the wall brainstorming.

A marvellous cross between The Mighty Boosh and Guest House Paradiso, Oscar’s Hotel For Fantastical Creatures is a trippy, highly entertaining new age comedy,
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BAFTA explains Bob Hoskins omission from tributes

The British Academy Film Awards has explained why Bob Hoskins was not included during the annual ceremony's tributes section last night (February 8).

Fans voiced their anger when Hoskins and Rik Mayall were not featured in the In Memoriam video montage.

BAFTA stated that individuals are only featured in televised obituaries once, and Hoskins had already received a tribute at last year's Television Awards.

For those commenting on Bob Hoskins' omission from last night's broadcast please read our statement for clarification pic.twitter.com/ddjmKCp0Fm

— BAFTA (@BAFTA) February 9, 2015

"Due to the timing of his death in April last year, and the fact that his credits included television as well as film (he was BAFTA-nominated for Pennies from Heaven in 1979), Bob Hoskins was included in the televised obituaries package at the British Academy Television Awards last year," the statement reads.

"BAFTA feature individuals in televised obituaries only once, sadly due
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BAFTA explains Bob Hoskins omission from tributes

BAFTA explains Bob Hoskins omission from tributes
The British Academy Film Awards has explained why Bob Hoskins was not included during the annual ceremony's tributes section last night (February 8).

Fans voiced their anger when Hoskins and Rik Mayall were not featured in the In Memoriam video montage.

BAFTA stated that individuals are only featured in televised obituaries once, and Hoskins had already received a tribute at last year's Television Awards.

For those commenting on Bob Hoskins' omission from last night's broadcast please read our statement for clarification pic.twitter.com/ddjmKCp0Fm

— BAFTA (@BAFTA) February 9, 2015

"Due to the timing of his death in April last year, and the fact that his credits included television as well as film (he was BAFTA-nominated for Pennies from Heaven in 1979), Bob Hoskins was included in the televised obituaries package at the British Academy Television Awards last year," the statement reads.

"BAFTA feature individuals in televised obituaries only once, sadly due
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BAFTAs 2015: Rik Mayall, Bob Hoskins snub in tribute angers fans

BAFTAs 2015: Rik Mayall, Bob Hoskins snub in tribute angers fans
The British Academy Film Awards' decision not to include comedian Rik Mayall and award-winning actor Bob Hoskins in its 'In Memoriam' segment has proved controversial on social media.

Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall and Lord Richard Attenborough were among the celebrities whose lives were memorialized, but Mayall and Hoskins were left out of a tribute montage.

Boyhood, Theory of Everything lead winners at BAFTA Film Awards 2015

Hoskins won the Best Actor BAFTA Award for his performance in Mona Lisa, and also appeared in The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Snow White and the Huntsman prior to his death last April.

Mayall was perhaps best known for his television work in The Young Ones and Blackadder, but he also starred in the films Guest House Paradiso and Drop Dead Fred.

Mayall's sudden passing shocked the entertainment world last June.

Fans of both actors reacted to the BAFTAs snub on
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Paul Dano and Lily James officially sign on for War & Peace

The BBC adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s epic literary masterpiece War & Peace has officially snapped up Paul Dano (12 years A Slave, There Will Be Blood) and Lily James (Downton Abbey, Cinderella). BAFTA nominated actor Dano will star as leading man Pierre Bezukhov with James playing Natasha Rostova. Deadline broke the news back in July that the pair were linked with the roles but confirmed the story in the early hours yesterday.

The six-part adaptation will be co-produced by The Weinstein Company and will see English director Tom Harper (The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death) take the hot seat. Harper has crafted his art mostly working on British television shows like Misfits, This Is England ’86 and more recently Peaky Blinders.

The script has been written by Andrew Davies (Mr. Selfridge, House of Cards) who admits that the adaptation is “a thrilling, funny and heartbreaking story of love, war and family life.
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Rik Mayall 1958-2014 obituary: A true one-off and comedy eccentric

There's something horribly grim about stalking somebody's social media accounts after they've died, but it is fitting of the late Rik Mayall that a glance at what might have been a brief foray into the world of Twitter should provide much amusement.

Assuming it was actually his, Mayall's journey into Twitter lasted a single tweet back in 2010 and it was suitably brash, uncompromising, sweary and laugh-out-loud funny. Exactly like the man who so many TV viewers had grown to love over the last 30 years.

Opening my very own Twitter to stop another bastard from doing it. So fuck off & don't expect to hear from me any time soon. Love Rik x

Rik Mayall (@rikmayall) April 13, 2010

Mayall grew up in Harlow, Essex, but it was as a drama student at Manchester University where his career began as he forged a long-standing friendship and comedy double act with Ade Edmondson. The duo
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'Young Ones' and 'Drop Dead Fred' Star Rik Mayall Passes Away at 56

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'Young Ones' and 'Drop Dead Fred' Star Rik Mayall Passes Away at 56
British comedian Rik Mayall has passed away at the age of 56, which was confirmed by his management company Brunskill Management. The cause of death has not been released, although Brunskill reps said he passed away at his London home this morning, and they would issue a full statement later.

Rik Mayall emerged as a rising comic talent through the 1982 TV series The Comic Strip Presents..., where he performed alongside Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Robbie Coltrane and his longtime friend and collaborator Adrian Edmondson.

Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson went on to star in and create The Young Ones and Bottom, both of which gained notable cult followings and featured slapstick humor that often involved fires and blows to the head. His roles as the outlandish Lord Blackheart in Blackadder II and Alan B'Stard in The New Statesman throughout the 1980s and 1990s helped solidify his cult status among comedy fans.
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Rik Mayall has died

Rik Mayall has died. The actor passed away this morning (09.06.14) aged 56, his agent has confirmed, though no further details have been released as yet. The comedian was best known for his comedy partnership with Adrian Edmondson and appearances in anarchic sitcoms 'The Young Ones' and 'Bottom', as well as scene-stealing Lord Flashheart in 'Blackadder'. He also appeared on the big screen in 'Drop Dead Fred' and 'Guest House Paradiso'. Rik's death comes 16 years after he was involved in a near-fatal quad biking accident which left him in a coma and suffering from epilepsy. He is survived by his wife Barbara Robbin and
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Rik Mayall dies aged 56

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Rik Mayall dies aged 56
The Young Ones star’s film roles included Drop Dead Fred and Guest House Paradiso.

Rik Mayall has died aged 56, according to his management team.

The British comedian and actor’s iconic TV roles included The Young Ones, Bottom and Blackadder.

He starred in films such as Drop Dead Fred, Guest House Paradiso and Churchill: The Hollywood Years.

A statement from Brunskill Management said: “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Rik Mayall who passed away this morning. We will be issuing a further statement in the fullness of time.”

Mayall is survived by his wife Barbara Robbin and his three children Rosie, Sidney and Bonnie.
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Rik Mayall, Star of ‘The Young Ones,’ Dead at 56

Rik Mayall, Star of ‘The Young Ones,’ Dead at 56
Rik Mayall, the beloved British comedian, writer and actor, has died at the age of 56, according to a statement from his management, Brunskill.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Rik Mayall who passed away this morning,” Brunskill said in a statement acquired by the BBC. “We will be issuing a further statement in the fullness of time.”

Mayall was the co-creator and star of cult U.K. comedies “The Young Ones” and “Bottom,” which he appeared in alongside his comedy partner Adrian Edmondson. He also headlined British political satire “The New Statesman” and was a member of the comedy troupe The Comic Strip, with Edmondson and other notable British comedians such as Dawn French, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson, Jennifer Saunders and Alexei Sayle.

Mayall and Edmondson’s double act, “The Dangerous Brothers” was featured on “Saturday Live,” the UK version of “Saturday Night Live,” which helped launch
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R.I.P. Rik Mayall (1958-2014)

Comedian, writer and actor Rik Mayall passed away earlier this morning, according to a statement that has just been released by his management. Mayall, who found fame on British television in the TV series The Young Ones and Bottom, died on Monday at the age of just 56, though the cause of death is not yet known.

His management released a statement which read:

“We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Rik Mayall who passed away this morning.

“We will be issuing a further statement in the fullness of time.”

Mayall not only defined a generation on television, also appearing in Blackadder and The New Statesmen, but also starred in a few cult movies, including Drop Dead Fred in 1991 opposite Phoebe Cates, and Guest House Paradiso alongside his writing partner and friend Adrian Edmondson. The film also starred a young Simon Pegg in one of his earliest roles and
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R.I.P. Rik Mayall

British comedy legend Rik Mayall has died at just 56. A spokesman for his management company confirmed that Mayall passed away this morning. Mayall is survived by his wife and three children.

The actor and comedian is best remembered for his small screen roles such as the obnoxious poetry-writing anarchist Rick in cult sitcom "The Young Ones," the sex-crazed arrogant Lord Flashheart in several versions of "Blackadder," the sociopathic right-wing back bencher Alan Beresford B'Stard in "The New Statesman," and the perverted Richie in "Bottom". Other TV credits include "Jonathan Creek" and "Filthy Rich & Catflap"

Mayall also appeared in several films, most famously as the title character in "Drop Dead Fred". He also appeared in "Carry On Columbus," "Guest House Paradiso," "The Wind in the Willows," "Shock Treatment," "Errors of the Human Body" and even a tiny role in "An American Werewolf in London".

Mayall was left seriously ill after a
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Rik Mayall, Star of the 'The Young Ones,' Dead at 56

Rik Mayall, Star of the 'The Young Ones,' Dead at 56
Rik Mayall, who played the pompous, poetry-spouting anarchist Rick on the early Eighties U.K. cult comedy The Young Ones, has died, according to a statement his manager shared with the BBC. He was 56. The cause and circumstances of Mayall's death have not yet been revealed.

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In addition to The Young Ones, Mayall appeared on the U.K. sitcoms Blackadder, The New Statesman and a show with his Young Ones costar Adrian Edmondson, Bottom. His best-known movie role was playing opposite
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R.I.P Rik Mayall – 1958-2014

We are very sad to report that British comedy legend, writer and actor Rik Mayall has passed away at the age of 56. The news was confirmed by his management company, although no cause of death has been released.

Mayall was a star of the small screen in the UK in the 80s and 90s and shot to fame with shows like The Young Ones and The New Statesmen, but is perhaps best know for playing Richie alongside Adrian Edmondson in Bottom which ran from 1991 to 1995. The show also spawned some live spin-offs.

He also had a few big-screen outings, most notably the 1991 comedy Drop Dead Fred and Guest House Paradiso which saw him and Edmundson attempt to recreate the Bottom humour on a larger scale.

Mayall will also be remembered for playing the pompous Lord Flashhart in the BBC comedy series Blackadder and was more recently in an episode of
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The Young Ones' Star Rik Mayall Dies At 56

Rik Mayall, best known for starring in British cult comedy The Young Ones, was pronounced dead at his London home Monday morning. He was 56.

Rik Mayall Dead At 56

Mayall’s death was confirmed by his management firm Brunskill Management. The cause of death has yet to be revealed. His death is not thought to be suspicious, reported Entertainment Weekly.

During the 80s, Mayall played anarchist poet Rick on The Young Ones, in which he costarred with his longtime pal Adrian Edmondson. In 1991, Mayall and Edmondson teamed up again for sitcom Bottom. In Bottom, the actors played friends who live off the government, and find ways to entertain themselves instead of working.

Mayall’s other TV projects included The New Stateman, Watership Down, Tales of Uplift and Moral Improvement, Shoe Box Zoo, King Arthur’s Disasters and a number of others.

On the big screen, Mayall appeared in Drop Dead Fred as the titular character.
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Rik Mayall has died. The actor passed away this morning (09.06.14) aged 56, his agent has confirmed, though no further details have been released as yet. The comedian was best known for his comedy partnership with Adrian Edmondson and appearances in anarchic sitcoms 'The Young Ones' and 'Bottom', as well as scene-stealing Lord Flashheart in 'Blackadder'. He also appeared on the big screen in 'Drop Dead Fred' and 'Guest House Paradiso'. Rik's death comes 16 years after he was involved in a near-fatal quad biking accident which left him in a coma and suffering from epilepsy. He is survived by his wife Barbara Robbin and
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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Review

Director: Declan Lowney.

Cast: Steve Coogan, Felicity Montagu, Colm Meaney, Tim Key, Nigel Lindsay, Simon Greenall, Phil Cornwell, Monica Dolan, Sean Pertwee, Anna Maxwell Martin, Darren Boyd.

Running Time: 90 minutes.

Certificate: 15.

Synopsis: When North Norfolk Digital is bought by a heartless, profit driven conglomerate, longtime DJ Pat Farrell (Colm Meaney) is fired. Armed and angry, he holds the station staff hostage. Only one man can help – Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). As the face of the siege, he realises he could use the situation to help his failing career.

There is a rich history of iconic British TV comedies making the leap to the big screen and falling on their arse. And not in a funny way. From Steptoe & Son and Dad’S Army to The League Of Gentlemen and Bottom, there is a lineage of fantastic shows that became films that are as funny as a fishing hook through the
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52 films unfairly rated lower than 6 stars on the IMDb

Democracy is a flawed concept. Here are 50 films that the IMDb voters would unfairly have you believe are worth no more than 5.9/10…

Six out of ten isn’t a very good score, really. It’s barely over half marks. 60 per cent. It’s alright, but it’s not great. You wouldn’t be proud of getting six out of ten on most kinds of tests, would you? So you might assume that any film that scores under six stars out of ten on the IMDb isn’t very good – possibly even terrible.

But that’s not always the case. Averages don’t tell the whole story; anything that’s potentially controversial or divisive will end up with a score that suggests most people weren’t that bothered about it, since high and low scores will be averaged – and IMDb users often exaggerate their scores anyway, giving a film one star
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Review: The Inbetweeners Movie

Director: Ben Palmer

Cast: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 97 minutes

Synopsis: Will, Neil, Simon and Jay, four socially troubled eighteen-year-olds from the south of England go on holiday to Crete. Hoping for a two week sex crazed holiday as usual the boys plans never go the way they were hoping in this big screen follow-up E4′s cult hit show The Inbetweeners.

British comedy transitions from television screens to the silver screen have hardly set the world alight in terms of both commercial and critical success over the decades. Classic sitcoms such as Steptoe And Son, Rising Damp and Porridge are just a few successful series that have struggled to find the magic they created when being beamed into our living rooms.The more recent efforts of Ali G and the awful Bottom movie Guest House Paradiso have faired even worse. Aimed squarely at
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