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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle receives positive first reactions

In this climate of remakes, reboots, and exhaustive franchises, there was one film that appeared to be about as welcome as a lump of coal at Christmas, and that was the follow-up to 1995 Robin Williams family flick Jumanji. Only this time it would transfer the board game to the video screen, and star the omni-present Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, rather than the late, great Williams.

Well, it seems we needed to pack our cynicism away, because from initial early screening reactions, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle appears to be a winner.

Was expecting the worst but have to admit the new #Jumanji movie is a lot of fun. I’d even say it is one of the best “video game movies” ever made, maybe under only King of Kong, Scott Pilgrim, Edge of Tomorrow & Wreck It Ralph (none of which are adaptations).

Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 27, 2017

Happy to say
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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams on Shorter Season 7: ‘Good Things Must Come to an End’

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams on Shorter Season 7: ‘Good Things Must Come to an End’
Game of Thrones” has one of the strongest ensembles on television, but until now, its accolades have generally been reserved for its older cast members. This year, 19-year-old Maisie Williams has broken into the Emmy race for her harrowing turn as the embattled Arya Stark, rising from a blind beggar to the equivalent of “a Stark CIA agent,” as Williams describes her character at the end of Season 6.

Below, the British thesp tells Variety how she tackled Arya’s unorthodox underdog story, and what she hopes to see in the show’s shortened Season 7.

What was the most challenging aspect of Season 6?

The contact lenses, for sure – last season they were really exciting to use and I only had them for one scene and it was a cool thing to be doing on set. I wasn’t really too worried about this year, I didn’t really think it through, I
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The Great Pottery Throw Down has confused the hell out of Twitter: 'Why are people crying?'

If you're missing The Great British Bake Off, BBC Two might have just found you the perfect replacement in The Great Pottery Throw Down.

Pottery - not cakes - is what's heading into the ovens, but there's plenty of filthy innuendo to keep you going. So, just what did viewers make of it?

Here's what Twitter had to say:

Some were pretty confused by the whole thing:

So disappointed to tune in to The Great Pottery Throw Down to find that it's not about wrestling in Stoke. #potterythrowdown #monkeytennis

— Paul (@stoneorder) November 3, 2015

Oh no I missed The great pottery throw down, said no one ever.

— Quinny (@Zirconencrusted) November 3, 2015

Watching the Great Pottery Throw Down. Bake Off with pots, and with judge who has Very Weird hair.

— Nigel Redford (@thebanburyman) November 3, 2015

Why am I watching The Great Pottery Throw Down and why is the Paul Hollywood of the pottery world crying?
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See a moving Robin Williams salute at 'Good Will Hunting' bench

See a moving Robin Williams salute at 'Good Will Hunting' bench
A Robin Williams fan in Boston celebrated the late actor Monday night by leaving a message at the bench where Williams and his costar Matt Damon filmed a pivotal scene from the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting. Williams won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in the film.

“Sorry guys, I went to see about a girl,” the chalk-written message reads, a paraphrase of one of Williams’ better known lines from Hunting. Below that is what Williams’ character says at the end of the park bench scene: “Your move, chief.” The outlines of two ghostly footprints stand above the words,
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Kate McKinnon ushers in better lesbian representation on "Saturday Night Live"

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Saturday Night Live has been a part of American culture for five decades and, in that time, the show has done a handful of gay characters and stories (mostly male-focused). When Lgbt themes are part of a show, rarely are any actual Lgbt people a part of it. That's why the addition of Kate McKinnon to the SNL cast has been such a positive force for not only the gay community, but for viewers who look to the show to have its finger on the pulse of the zeitgeist. Like it or not, gay people are part of pop culture, too.

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Since Kate, an out lesbian, joined the cast last year, she's done impressions of real life out women including Tabatha Coffey, Ellen DeGeneres and, just this past week, Jodie Foster. Obviously someone need not
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Mick Jagger, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Keep Low Profile At Olympics

Mick Jagger, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Keep Low Profile At Olympics
London — Now that's more like it.

Mick Jagger has dropped by Olympic Stadium to watch some track and field, providing relief to celebrity-watchers who worried that the world's biggest sporting event has been a little lacking in star power – off the field, that is.

The Rolling Stones singer, who was photographed Monday chatting with London organizing committee chief Sebastian Coe at the stadium, is not the only A-lister to take in the games. But most are keeping a low profile.

It's as if they know that for this brief period, they're not the stars. The athletes are.

"My advice would be, go on holiday for two or three weeks," PR guru Max Clifford advised celebrities.

"I think the danger is that they could be seen to be cashing in, and the public would find that offensive," he said. "And it would remind people how empty most of them are."

The
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