Monthly Archives: June 2013

Hummingbird – review

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Jason Statham: five best moments

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Patricia Clarkson interview: ‘I’d love to play an action hero!’

From Six Feet Under to Far from Heaven, Patricia Clarkson is the great scene-stealer. Here she talks about fame, dating – and why she’s dying to don a black latex suit Continue reading…
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Jim Carrey condemns violence in his own movie Kick-Ass 2

Actor, who filmed role one month before Newtown shootings, tweeted that ‘now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence’

Jim Carrey has shocked producers of forthcoming comic-book sequel Kick-Ass 2, in which he stars as a baseball-bat-wielding masked crimefighter, after denouncing the “level of violence” that permeates the film in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings.

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Will Smith not starring in Independence Day sequels

Director Roland Emmerich says star of 1996 alien-invasion blockbuster is too expensive for 2015 followup Continue reading… Continue reading

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Jim Carrey is not the first actor to withdraw support from his own film

Carrey has distanced himself from Kick-Ass 2 on Twitter. Which other actors have put the boot into one of their own projects? Continue reading… Continue reading

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The secret life of Jason Statham

The Hummingbird star laughs like an oversexed goose and happily spills the beans on his private life, whatever the protestations of his publicity people Continue reading… Continue reading

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3D movie improves man’s vision after lifetime of impairment

Professor of ophthalmology sees in greater depth after watching Martin Scorsese’s Hugo in 3D

A university professor who has struggled with depth perception since birth says his vision has dramatically improved after watching 3D movies.

Bruce Bridgeman, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, lived with poor depth perception until he watched the Martin Scorsese 3D film Hugo, in February 2012. Suddenly he was able to see with an improved sense of depth, and the phenomenon continued when he left the cinema. “Suddenly, things began to jump out at me,” Bridgeman told CNN, adding that he felt “euphoric”. He said he previously “saw the world as kind of, in theory, three-dimensional, but the experience is more flat,” Adding: “I didn’t realise that until I began to see in proper stereo.”

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Kevin Costner: five best moments

Our pick of the Man of Steel star’s greatest film performances – but what would you include?

Kevin Costner, currently starring in Man of Steel, is not quite the huge star he once was. For much of the 90s he was seemingly everywhere, appearing in a string of well-received blockbusters, over-blown sci-fi epics and big-hitting date movies. However, while he’s never really gone away, in the years since The Postman the roles, and films, have got smaller.

For fans of his best work in the 90s, it’s great to see him back in a big role in one of this summer’s biggest movies – and it gives us the perfect opportunity to pick out some of our favourite Costner moments, as suggested on Twitter and Facebook by readers including ‏@justmycup0ftea, @bobbyblowdart, @aresquare

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Nicholas and Alexandra: mashing up history can’t make this pair lovable

Trying to humanise pigheaded royals running full-tilt towards death is a tough call. Luckily the other side weren’t much betterNicholas and Alexandra (1971)Director: Franklin J SchaffnerEntertainment grade: C+History grade: B+Nicholas II Romanov became… Continue reading

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Quiz: Jurassic Park – test your film knowledge

It’s 20 years since the release of Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur adventure. How well do you know Jurassic Park? Continue reading… Continue reading

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Blackfish: watch a clip from a new documentary about killer whales in captivity – video

Blackfish, a new documentary about the potentially violent consequences of animal captivity, tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that caused the death of several people while working as part of a live show. Blackfish, directed by Gabr… Continue reading

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Winona Ryder: five best moments

Here’s our pick of the actor’s best film scenes. What else deserves to be on the list?

From 1986 teen drama Lucas to current release The Iceman, Winona Ryder career path has been studded with stand-out performances films in a number of much-loved films.

We asked readers to nominate the all-time greatest Winona-moments, and here are the results, with suggestions from @KIRSTYSTRAIN, ‏@Marshy00, @Fine_Life, @cyberjohnboy and ‏@ajeastwood.

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Jiah Khan, Bollywood star, found dead in Mumbai – video

Bollywood star Jiah Khan, 25, has been found hanged at her apartment in Mumbai, say police. Detectives say her mother found her body at 10.45 on Monday evening. A post-mortem examination is being carried out to establish the cause of death. Khan grew u… Continue reading

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Michael Douglas: oral sex caused my cancer

Actor reveals to the Guardian that HPV, transmitted through oral sex, was responsible for his throat cancerXan Brooks’ full interview: Michael Douglas on Liberace, Cannes, cancer and cunnilingus Continue reading… Continue reading

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Blood – review

The blood of the title refers to the link between the overbearing ex-police inspector Lenny (Brian Cox) and his two sons, Joe (Paul Bettany) and Chrissie (Stephen Graham). Both young men have grown up under the shadow of his reputation, the myths he’s … Continue reading

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