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A former member of the Harry Potter family is getting ready to shun her clothes and pose nude in the pages of Playboy. But it's not Emma Watson promoting Beauty and the Beast. It's Scarlett Byrne, who played Slytherin Pansy Parkinson in three of the Harry Potter movies, including 2009's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2010's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and 2011's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. She will be getting naked in the name of feminism. And she has this to say about her latest endeavor.
"I'm very proud to be a part of the March/April issue of Playboy. I penned a short essay along with my pictorial titled, "The Feminist Mystique". A big thank you to @Playboy, the creative team, and @cooperbhefner for such a unique opportunity. #NakedIsNormal"
You may be thinking, 'Wait...Didn't Playboy stop publishing naked photos »
Kirsten Howard Mar 29, 2017
The brand new trailer for Luc Besson's upcoming return to sci-fi, Valerian, has landed...
In a summer packed with sequels, remakes, reboots and franchise films, Valerian might just be the most interestingly gamble out there. It's directed by Luc Besson, and it's his first full-on blockbuster sci-fi film since The Fifth Element (although there's an argument that Lucy strays into sci-fi quite a lot too). And the new trailer for the movie has landed. It looks like this...
Previously Besson had been chatting about casting Dane DeHaan in the movie.
“With Dane, 30 seconds after I sat down at the bar with him, the restaurant, I knew that it was him, for sure,” he admitted. “After one minute, my problem is, if he says no, »
Multiple sources have confirmed tonight that esteemed British actor John Hurt has died at the age of 77. Hurt's illustrious career spanned over five decades, starting in 1962 when he debuted in the British romantic drama The Wild and the Willing. He went on to star in over 130 films, which earned him two Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe win, four BAFTA Awards, and much more. Hurt will be remembered by audiences for his brilliant and captivating performances in a number of acclaimed dramas, including The Elephant Man and Midnight Express. Hurt was also no stranger to the world of sci-fi and fantasy, leaving his mark as Gilbert Kane in 1979's Alien where he brought to life one of the most iconic horror sequences ever depicted on film. He would later go on to star as Garrick Ollivander in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, a role he later reprised in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 »
John Hurt, the Oscar-nominated British actor who starred in films like The Elephant Man, Midnight Express, Alien and the Harry Potter series over a career that spanned more than 50 years, died Friday at the age of 77. Hurt's agent confirmed the actor's death to the BBC.
No cause of death was immediately known, but Hurt revealed in 2015 that he was battling pancreatic cancer. "I can’t say I worry about mortality, but it’s impossible to get to my age and not have a little contemplation of it,” Hurt told the Radio Times after the diagnosis. »
John Hurt‘s passing has left behind another hole in the heart of Hollywood, but his roles will live on forever.
Midnight Express (1978)
Hurt’s turn as Max in this classic film earned him his first Academy Award nomination for his portrayal as a heroin addict imprisoned in a Turkish jail.
- Alexia Fernandez
The second installment of ABC’s gay rights miniseries When We Rise has been pushed back a day to accommodate the ABC News special report “President Donald Trump’s Address to Congress” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 9/8c, the network announced Wednesday.
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The limited series event will still premiere Monday, Feb. 27, at 9 pm, but the subsequent episodes will now air nightly Wednesday through Friday.
A Monster Calls, 2016.
Directed by J.A. Bayona.
A young boy struggling to come to terms with his mother’s terminal illness is visited by a talking yew tree that tells him stories.
With his first two films (The Orphanage and The Impossible) director J.A. Bayona proved himself adept at tackling emotional material that didn’t shy away from harsh realities and dark situations, and his third feature continues that trend. Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is a young boy with a young mum (Felicity Jones) who is battling terminal cancer and running out of treatment options, a situation not made easier by an overbearing grandmother (Sigourney Weaver) and a group of boys who are bullying him at school. Then one night he is visited in a dream by a walking, talking yew tree that says he will tell Conor three stories, »
- Amie Cranswick
7 items from 2017
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