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Concussion medic didn't identify head trauma syndrome as Will Smith film claims, say doctors
Medical professionals have cast doubt on some of the research claims made by forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu, whose pioneering work in the field of identifying head trauma in NFL players is the subject of the Will Smith film Concussion.
From: The Guardian - Film News 18/12/2015

Katherine Waterston lands leading role in Alien: Covenant
Ridley Scott's last update on his Prometheus follow-up Alien: Covenant contained the surprising intel that, while Noomi Rapace is set to show up again as plucky scientist Elizabeth Shaw, she'll only get a "minor part" this time, rather than the starring role.
From: Empire Online 18/12/2015

David Koepp writing new Bride Of Frankenstein
As Universal continues to slowly build its plans for a classic monsters-based shared cinematic universe, the company is hiring more and more filmmakers to work on the linked projects.
From: Empire Online 18/12/2015

Star Wars star tells of day he took Han Solo to Nigerian restaurant in Peckham
John Boyega says when he won his part as Finn in The Force Awakens, he took his co-star Harrison Ford to a popular joint in south London to celebrate.
From: The Guardian - Film News 17/12/2015

Horror health warning? Scary films really can curdle the blood
Dutch study finds watching a frightening movie lifts level of protein factor VIII, which contributes to blood clotting.
From: The Guardian - Film News 17/12/2015

Die Hard fan who took out full page ad in the Hollywood Reporter gets film deal
Eric D Wilkinson's plea to write revival of action franchise was unsuccessful - but his horror script about the mythical Jersey Devil is optioned by Eclectic Pictures.
From: The Guardian - Film News 16/12/2015

Jennifer Lawrence to 'play Robert De Niro's mother'
Star reveals her new film for director David O Russell could signal a departure, because 'people give him crap about me being too young for his parts'.
From: The Guardian - Film News 16/12/2015

Dallas Buyers Club piracy case: judge dismisses bid to access private details
US studio attempt to get details of thousands of Australians accused of illegal downloading is terminated over 'unrealistic' proposal for claiming payment.
From: The Guardian - Film News 16/12/2015

UK premiere of The Force Awakens vies to outdo Hollywood as it smashes presales records
London's Leicester Square transformed into a Star Wars extravaganza as European premiere prepares to take place across three cinemas, with a red carpet snaking around the entire pedestrianised area.
From: The Guardian - Film News 16/12/2015

Ultimate force: Star Wars fans camp - and get married - in Hollywood premiere queue
Hardcore devotees are already outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre for the first showing of the latest chapter in the science fiction saga.
From: The Guardian - Film News 13/12/2015

Idris Elba: 'Madonna is a legend'
Idris Elba was overwhelmed when he met Madonna, calling the singer a "beautiful person". The 43-year-old actor and DJ was invited to support Madonna for the recent London and Berlin shows during her Rebel Heart tour.
From: Film-News 13/12/2015

Anne Hathaway 'planning Hollywood break after birth'
Actress Anne Hathaway is reportedly can't wait to take a break from Hollywood when she becomes a mother for the first time.
From: Film-News 13/12/2015

Adrien Brody: I wanted to fit in as a teen
Oscar-winner Adrien Brody dumbed himself down as a teenager to fit in. The actor has become known in Hollywood for his tendency to shun mainstream roles, with films like The Pianist and The Grand Budapest Hotel garnering him praise. He's also recently unveiled his first art show, titled Hotdogs, Hamburgers and Handguns. These days Adrien is keen to embrace his artistic side, but as a youngster it was a different story.
From: Film-News 13/12/2015

Brad Pitt: 'Angelina is a force to be reckoned with'
Angelina Jolie's career as a filmmaker is "only just getting started" according to her husband Brad Pitt.
From: Film-News 13/12/2015

Why James Cameron Is Nervous About Avatar 2
It wouldn't be a polarizing statement to admit that Avatar is a polarizing film. Released back in 2009, the film was - and in many ways still is - a technical marvel that went on to become one of the highest grossing movies of all time.
From: Cinema Blend 12/12/2015

The Hilarious Censor Negotiation Letter From Monty Python And The Holy Grail
When the topic of conversation shifts to the most iconic comedy films of all time, Monty Python and the Holy Grail almost always rears its head.
From: Cinema Blend 12/12/2015

Quicksilver's X-Men: Apocalypse Scene Sounds Like A Nightmare To Film
Apocalypse is coming, and only the strong will survive. Well The strong or the incredibly fast.
From: Cinema Blend 12/12/2015

Jennifer Garner's Faith-Based Movie Has Already Set A Record
Over the past couple of years, the faith based blockbuster has slowly but surely carved out its place in the box office market.
From: Cinema Blend 12/12/2015

Lily Tomlin: 'David O. Russell row was an inflamed moment'
Lily Tomlin insists she was just as "volatile" as David O. Russell during their infamous I Heart Huckabees argument.
From: Film-News 12/12/2015

Daisy Ridley: I baby talked Star Wars robot
Actress Daisy Ridley couldn't help but baby talk to her "small and cute" robot on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.
From: Film-News 12/12/2015

Richard Gere: 'I was invisible in homeless role'
Richard Gere found it "confusing and profound" to be ignored while pretending to be homeless.
From: Film-News 12/12/2015

Todd Haynes On 'Carol,' Cate And Their Refusal To Pander - AwardsLine
Todd Haynes hadn't made a film since 2007's I'm Not There, but his return to the big screen with Carol, based on Patricia Highsmith's novel, The Price of Salt, is reassurance that his tools are as sharp as ever.
From: Deadline 12/12/2015

European Film Awards Winners 2015 - Live
Refresh for latest The European Film Awards are being handed out tonight in Berlin and we're updating the winners below as they're announced. Leadingnominations for the 28th ceremony is Paolo Sorrentino's bittersweet relfection on life, Youth.
From: Deadline 12/12/2015

Luc Besson Announces That Herbie Hancock Is Joining 'Valerian'
After taking to Instagram last weekend to announce that Ethan Hawke was joining the cast of the sci-fi epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, director Luc Besson has posted an item that multi-Grammy winning jazz musician Herbie Hancock will have a role in the feature adaptation of the French 1967 graphic novel series by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières.
From: Deadline 12/12/2015

Jennifer Aniston's Mean Moms Might Not Be Happening As Soon As We Thought
In news that Mean Girls fans will find far from fetch, director and co-writer Sean Anders has admitted that the Jennifer Aniston led Mean Moms, the spin-off to the cult 2004 comedy, is currently in hiatus.
From: Cinema Blend 12/12/2015

Spike Lee rebuffs Chicago-based rapper's criticism of Chi-Raq
Do the Right Thing director says Chance the Rapper's father works for the city's mayor, who has been criticised for Chicago's high gun crime.
From: The Guardian - Film News 11/12/2015

Sarah Polley takes on David Gilbert's novel & Sons
The Canadian writer-director is adapting Gilbert's acclaimed 2012 book about a reclusive novelist and his three sons for Brett Ratner's film company.
From: The Guardian - Film News 11/12/2015

Cate Blanchett hammering out the details of Thor 3 role
Australian Oscar-winner looks set to join fantasy film starring Chris Hemsworth, with Marvel reportedly on the lookout for a 'badass female'.
From: The Guardian - Film News 11/12/2015

Cate Blanchett in talks for Thor: Ragnarok
Marvel has made smart use of experienced, award-winning actors in both its core ensemble and some smaller roles, such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Robert Redford. But this could potentially be their biggest yet if the deal lands. Cate Blanchett is in talks to join Thor: Ragnarok.
From: Empire Online 11/12/2015

Sisters 2? Rachel Dratch Already Has A Funny Idea
While Tina Fey and Amy Poehler play the titular siblings in the upcoming film Sisters, they aren't the only funny female Saturday Night Live alumni who will be joining in the affair.
From: Cinema Blend 11/12/2015

Who Captain America Will Romance In Civil War
When you're a guy who spent several decades frozen in ice, lots of things become tricky. Your old girlfriend went and got married and had a family of her own, so what's a guy to do? These are the problems that Captain America has, but usually is forced to ignore because he's too busy saving the world from an alien invasion or terrorist infiltration.
From: Cinema Blend 11/12/2015

The Best Movie Of 2015, According To President Barack Obama
While he might be the leader of the free world, even President Barack Obama needs to get out to the movies. One film in particular captured the President's fancy, and it's undoubtedly a film you've enjoyed yourself.
From: Cinema Blend 11/12/2015

Thor: Ragnarok May Have Finally Found Another Female Lead
It's still going to be some time before we get to seeThor: Ragnarok hit theaters. However, if a recent rumor becomes reality, Cate Blanchett just might be the person to make the wait for the franchise's second sequel that much more painful.
From: Cinema Blend 11/12/2015

Francis Ford Coppola: Even Spielberg has to wheel and deal
Francis Ford Coppola fears the movie industry has reached such a stalemate even the biggest players in Hollywood have to "wheel and deal" to get films made.
From: Film-News 11/12/2015

Harrison Ford keeps the Star Wars promo wheel turning in Sydney
Harrison Ford never expected to reprise his role as Han Solo in a Star Wars film and said it was an "absolute pleasure" to play the part again.
From: The Guardian - Film News 10/12/2015

Salman Khan's acquittal raises questions about India's justice system
Bollywood star's conviction over hit-and-run death of homeless man was hailed as progress in India's legal system. But now he has been acquitted.
From: The Guardian - Film News 10/12/2015

Poland wants its own 'patriotic' Hollywood film to boost image
Poland's conservative government want Hollywood to produce a Polish equivalent of Braveheart or Saving Private Ryan to improve the country's image abroad.
From: The Guardian - Film News 10/12/2015

Alison Brie joins James Franco's The Disaster Artist
The gathering of James Franco's Friends, which sounds like a theatrical ensemble troupe we could picture him putting together, continues for his latest film. This time, it's Alison Brie's turn to join the cast of The Disaster Artist.
From: Empire Online 10/12/2015

Chris Weitz re-writing The Mountain Between Us as it loses its leads
It looked for a while as though romantic survival drama The Mountain Between Us had finally landed on a leading pair, with Charlie Hunnam a done deal and Rosamund Pike in talks to co-star. Now, they're both no longer attached and the script is getting yet another re-write from Rogue One's Chris Weitz.
From: Empire Online 10/12/2015

10 Huge 2016 Golden Globe Nomination Snubs
A Golden Globe snub doesn't break someone's Oscar campaign, but it does disrupt the momentum of a campaign ever so slightly.
From: Cinema Blend 10/12/2015

Ben Affleck's Batman Movie May Add A Major Suicide Squad Member
DC comics seems to have dropped a brick on the accelerator pedal when it comes to building their on screen universe. With two movies already planned for next year and the third already filming, Warner Brothers is apparently already looking past the massive Justice League team up toward multiple future films for several of their characters.
From: Cinema Blend 10/12/2015

Jessica Chastain calls for more opportunities for female directors
Oscar-nominated actor calls out Hollywood for its troubling gender gap and calls on the industry to do more than mere tokenism.
From: The Guardian - Film News 09/12/2015

Quentin Tarantino: 'I don't know if I will ever win a best director award'
The film-maker, who has won two screenplay Oscars, explains why he doesn't think he'll ever win one for director, and defends his recent comments about Kathryn Bigelow's historic Oscar win.
From: The Guardian - Film News 09/12/2015

Fear is the path to the dark side, but Star Wars fans must ditch masks
Cineworld tells cinemagoers they must remove costumes that cover faces before watching JJ Abrams' The Force Awakens.
From: The Guardian - Film News 09/12/2015

Ant-Man And The Wasp finds its writing team
With superhero sequel Ant-Man And The Wasp scheduled for 2018, the Marvel Movie Machine has started to crank into gear, reassembling some of the key talent from both in front of and behind the camera.
From: Empire Online 09/12/2015

Spectre's Andrew Scott joins legal drama Denial
With Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall leading the cast, legal drama Denial is now shooting, but has found room for Spectre and Sherlock's Andrew Scott.
From: Empire Online 09/12/2015

Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Josh Brolin in talks for George Clooney's Suburbicon
Now he's firmly on board to direct the Coen Brothers-scripted Suburbicon, George Clooney is in the early stages of nailing down a cast. He's busy talking to Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Josh Brolin about the lead roles.
From: Empire Online 09/12/2015

Zoolander 2 screenwriter 'hurt' by transgender petition
Justin Theroux has compared the controversy over the androgynous model played by Benedict Cumberbatch to similar outrage over Tropic Thunder.
From: The Guardian - Film News 08/12/2015

US cinema to reward fan who can endure Star Wars marathon
Texan cinema set to challenge fans to sit through the entire space saga, followed by JJ Abrams' new episode on repeat, until only one remains.
From: The Guardian - Film News 08/12/2015

Quentin Tarantino denies New York Post's bogus jail time claims
Oscar-winning film-maker breaks cover to dispute allegations he lied about spending time behind bars in interviews over a 23-year period.
From: The Guardian - Film News 08/12/2015

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