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Taylor Swift Shake it Off video gets a makeover courtesy of retirement village

Shot-by-shot recreation starring 50 residents of New Zealand retirement home and a few of their grandchildren goes viral A group of retirees has done its own take on Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off video, adding […] Read More

Jennifer Aniston takes on tabloids in scathing essay about pregnancy rumors

She’s rich, famous and thin – but the actor is fed up enough to take on the press, which has focused its lenses on her and her flat belly for ‘the bajillionth time’ News flash […] Read More

Ellen DeGeneres and BuzzFeed planning film about China's Brother Orange

In 2015, the story of a stolen iPhone went viral and led to a friendship forged on China’s Twitter. Now, the Finding Dory star is working on a film about it Ellen DeGeneres and BuzzFeed […] Read More

Matt Damon: I'm going to be replaced as Bourne – and that's fine

The star of the action franchise has expressed equanimity at the prospect of a younger actor taking over the role, saying it’s inevitable and desirable The actor Matt Damon has declared himself unconcerned about the […] Read More

Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West romance set for big screen

Long-gestating adaptation of stage play Vita and Virginia by Eileen Atkins will be directed by Chanya Button Vita and Virginia, Eileen Atkins’s fictionalisation of the friendship and affair of writers Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, […] Read More

Absolutely Fabulous off to corking start with £4.4m weekend at UK box office

Brexit gloom, football counterprogramming and decent reviews help sitcom land in second place in UK charts Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie has scored the biggest UK film opening since Spectre, taking £4.4m over its debut weekend. […] Read More

Michael Cimino, director of The Deer Hunter and Heaven's Gate, dies aged 77

Michael Cimino, the director of the Vietnam war classic The Deer Hunter and the infamous epic western Heaven’s Gate, has died. He was 77. Thierry Fremaux, the director of the Cannes film festival, tweeted the […] Read More

Party hardball: Academy clamps down on wining and dining for Oscar voters

As part of new measures, Ampas has promised merciless action if members attend ‘any screening event, party or dinner that is reasonably perceived to unduly influence members or undermine the integrity of the vote’ The […] Read More

Justin Timberlake 'uses black culture', says hip-hop star Vic Mensa

Rapper says Timberlake benefits from African-American music improving his sound but has failed to offer any support over Black Lives Matter The emerging rap star Vic Mensa has criticised Justin Timberlake for his attitude towards […] Read More

John Boyega cast in Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming film about 1960s Detroit riots

The Star Wars actor John Boyega is the first named to star in Bigelow’s anticipated follow-up to Zero Dark Thirty, a crime drama set against the backdrop of the Detroit riots John Boyega is on a […] Read More

'Thumbs down': female critics vastly outnumbered by male counterparts – new study

Film criticism remains ‘a heavily male pursuit’, according to a study of Rotten Tomatoes by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film Men outnumber women by 73% to 27% Study author […] Read More

Hollywood tributes continue to pour in for Star Trek's Anton Yelchin

Stars, including Nicolas Cage and Jodie Foster, have been sharing their condolences for the actor, who has died at the age of 27 Tributes across Hollywood have continued to pour in for actor Anton Yelchin, […] Read More

Anton Yelchin, Star Trek actor, dies in car accident at age 27

The rising star – best known for playing Chekov in the new films – was found dead in his driveway early on Sunday morning Anton Yelchin, a charismatic rising star best known for playing Chekov […] Read More

Paul Cox, Australian film-maker and frequent collaborator with David Wenham, dies age 76

Death of director lauded as the father of independent cinema in Australia announced by Australian Directors Guild The director lauded as the father of independent cinema in Australia, Paul Cox, has died aged 76. The […] Read More

Nicole Kidman to join Colin Farrell in Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos' thriller

The Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman is in talks to play the Irish actor’s wife in supernatural revenge film The Killing of a Sacred Deer Nicole Kidman is in talks to join Colin Farrell in the new […] Read More