Film industry

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Thinking the unthinkable: is Hollywood really going to make a sequel to ET?
Comments this week from Henry Thomas, who played Elliott in the 1982 hit, indicated that ET, wherever he is, just might be getting a call …

Ben Child

01, Jul, 2022 @10:49 AM

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Pompo: The Cinephile review – anime love letter to movie-making
Takayuki Hirao’s animated feature is set in the fictional Nyallywood, where a B-movie producer in pigtails and a sailor dress takes on a serious-minded film about ageing, art and loss

Phuong Le

27, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Top Gun: Maverick takes in over $1bn, the highest box office of 2022 so far
After 31 days, the film has held on to its global audience to outstrip highest previous earner Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Andrew Pulver

27, Jun, 2022 @10:20 AM

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Complicit by Winnie M Li review – bitterly convincing tale of abuse in the film industry
Sexual assault survivor Winnie M Li delivers a visceral and timely novel about the men – and women – who turn a blind eye to systemic exploitation

Stephanie Merritt

27, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The Balance review – film about Muslim entertainers treads a fine line
The rise of an Islamic arts industry is celebrated by its screen, music and comedy stars, but the view rarely strays beyond a western perspective

Phil Hoad

27, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Elvis Presley as Willy Wonka? The films the King of Rock’n’Roll almost made
West Side Story, Midnight Cowboy and The Godfather would all have been very different if Elvis had got his way – or if his manager Col Tom Parker hadn’t turned down so many roles on his behalf

Matthew Turner

20, Jun, 2022 @2:12 PM

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Tyrannosaurus cheques? UK’s dino-industry pins hopes on Jurassic World Dominion
Theme parks, toy brands and even coastal hotspots are looking to the latest dinosaur blockbuster for a bump in revenue

Catherine Shoard

10, Jun, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Sajid Javid attacks ‘cancel culture’ as UK cinemas pull ‘blasphemous’ film
Cineworld cancelled screenings of The Lady of Heaven ‘to ensure safety of staff’

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

08, Jun, 2022 @6:12 PM

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Toy story: costume designer launches museum dedicated to children’s play
Oscar-winner John Bright will put his vast collection of antique puppets, dolls and trains on show at new venue in East Sussex

Donna Ferguson

05, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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What will Johnny Depp’s legal victory mean for his and Amber Heard’s careers?
Depp may have to trade big-budget Hollywood roles for independent films, while Heard now has a considerably higher profile as an activist than as an actor

Andrew Pulver

01, Jun, 2022 @7:40 PM

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Top Gun: Maverick breaks box office records on opening weekend
Star Tom Cruise had his first $100m weekend and the belated sequel is fourth biggest opening since pandemic began

Catherine Shoard

30, May, 2022 @10:36 AM

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Actors call for better onscreen representation of women over 45
Open letter signed by more than 100 actors and public figures urges end to entertainment industry’s ‘entrenched’ ageism

Miranda Bryant

28, May, 2022 @5:49 PM

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