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The Hunt for Gollum: Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis to work on new Lord of the Rings film
Film due to release in 2026 to be first in a new series, and will be directed by and star Serkis, who ‘has unfinished business with that stinker – Gollum!’

Andrew Pulver

09, May, 2024 @2:29 PM

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Standing stones, urban hellscapes and male nudes: Derek Jarman’s glorious Super 8 short films
The easy freedom of this medium allowed the artist to range over subjects as diverse as Tarot, male nudes at Fire Island and a friend’s flat – and offer clues to his more public feature films

Andrew Pulver

07, May, 2024 @2:42 PM

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‘It’s about valuing their audience’: why Ghostbusters called in a Muslim ‘cultural consultant’
The spooky comedy franchise may seem an unlikely place to find an ethnicity and faith adviser, but productions are increasingly aware of a duty to make sure communities are truthfully represented

Andrew Pulver

03, May, 2024 @1:30 PM

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Keeping it clean: Hollywood sex scenes decline by 40%
Since the millennium, there is substantially less erotic content on our screens – with changing audience tastes and ‘intimacy coordinators’ to blame

Andrew Pulver

02, May, 2024 @4:52 PM

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‘Ideal’ movie running time is 92 minutes, poll claims
Survey of 2,000 Americans conflicts with the box-office records being broken for film running well over two hours

Andrew Pulver

29, Apr, 2024 @1:12 PM

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Can Zendaya make the leap from tween idol to Hollywood heavyweight?
The 27-year-old American actor has gone from the Disney channel to new classy arthouse threesome drama Challengers, via a massive blockbuster and a hot-button TV series. So can she convince as an Oscar contender?

Andrew Pulver

26, Apr, 2024 @12:32 PM

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Soiled nappies and karate: AI-rendered Putin biopic to be released
Polish director Besaleel’s film will feature an AI-rendered Russian president and footage shot by Ukrainian film-makers during the Russian invasion

Andrew Pulver

23, Apr, 2024 @12:08 PM

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Jerry Seinfeld says the movie business is over: ‘No longer the cultural pinnacle’
In an interview promoting his Pop-Tarts movie Unfrosted, comedian says confusion and disorientation have taken film’s place

Andrew Pulver

23, Apr, 2024 @9:42 AM

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Martin Scorsese to revive Frank Sinatra biopic with Leonardo DiCaprio
The director is planning to return to his long-delayed project with Jennifer Lawrence co-starring as Ava Gardner – but rights may prove a stumbling-block

Andrew Pulver

18, Apr, 2024 @2:31 PM

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Lineup announced for UK’s inaugural Muslim international film festival
Featuring stars including Riz Ahmed and Nabhaan Rizwan, the event aims to celebrate the ‘rich tapestry of Muslim experiences via the medium of film’

Andrew Pulver

16, Apr, 2024 @11:47 AM

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John Singer Sargent: Fashion & Swagger review – exploring the artist’s work in style
Academics, artists and curators delve into the background behind Sargent’s glossy society portraits in this polished documentary

Andrew Pulver

15, Apr, 2024 @12:00 PM

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Kirsten Dunst says she ‘didn’t even think to ask’ about Hollywood’s gender pay gap
Actor says she had more screen success, aged 17, than her male co-star Tobey Maguire but was paid less

Andrew Pulver

03, Apr, 2024 @2:16 PM

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