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Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis and President Barack Obama

Galifianakis' deadpan show for internet site Funny or Die saw him ask Obama what it feels like to be America's "last black president". He also asked him if he felt sad that three terms in office are not allowed for presidents, to which the politician likened three terms to underwhelming...

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The Oscars selfie picture that broke Twitter

It wasn't just any old self portrait though... Ellen managed to squeeze in Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Peter Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie into one...

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Consolation prizes: What was in the 2014 Oscars goodie bag?

The appropriately titled Distinctive Assets' Everybody Wins goodie bags' contents change each year, but the theme is usually around luxury pampering gifts and charitable items. But what was in the 2014 Oscars goodie bag? Expect everything from designer tea bags to a walking tour of Japan.Read the full article...

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Safety last: 70% of Hollywood's silent era films lost forever

Two unfortunate news items broke within days of each other: One was a study that revealed that in 613 British films tracked from 2003-2010, only 7% were profitable (with independent films performing much worse); the other bit of news was that the vast majority of Hollywood&#...

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Quentin Tarantino's 10 favourite films of the year

A filmmaker of Oscar winning calibre who challenges critics and audiences alike, Quentin Tarantino rarely pulls punches, but that's not to say he doesn't have a soft spot for Hollywood's less acclaimed efforts.

The 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Django Unchained' double Oscar winner likes to keep his toes in the film world even when he isn't making one, and it's that time of year again for the avid filmgoer... when Tarantino selects his 10 favourite pictures of the year.

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See the first images of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in 'Dumb and Dumber To'

The first images for the Farrelly Brothers' 'Dumb and Dumber' sequel were revealed by the returning stars of the original - Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.

Taking to social media, the two actors posted the first glimpses of their intelligence-impaired characters Harry and Lloyd.

Daniels headed straight into shooting the comedy just after his Emmy Award win for 'The Newsroom', a drama in which he plays a conflicted news anchor named Will McAvoy - a man driven by completely different motives to his 'Dumb and Dumber' character Harry Dunn.

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Who are Hollywood's highest paid actors?

Downey Jr netted $50m alone for 'Avengers Assemble'. Given that the superhero supergroup flick took in $1.5 billion at the box office, Marvel can't argue that the big investment wasn't worth it. So when it came time to close Downey Jr's 'Iron Man' trilogy, the star got $...

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Can you solve a real British cinematic mystery? The search is on for lost 'The Wicker Man' film materials

StudioCanal, the rights holders for the cult classic British horror 'The Wicker Man', launched a worldwide appeal recently to locate original film materials relating to legendary horror classic which is...

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Meet John McClay: the claymation answer to 'A Good Day to Die Hard'

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Watch the hilarious Anne Hathaway 'Les Mis' spoof viral video here!

Emma Fitzpatrick, 27, an actress and singer with the pop band The Mots Nouveax, gives an uncanny performance as Anne Hathaway, showcasing her own incredible live recorded vocals in the video entitled 'For Your Consideration' which since its launch on YouTube in late January has gone viral.<...

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First look: Freeman, Douglas, De Niro and Kline assemble for 'Last Vegas' promo pic

Assembling a cast that hold a combined 6 Oscars and 14 nominations as well as - as the official release from the studio boasts - "accumulating over an estimated $16.6 billion at the worldwide box office", the film sees a quartet of stellar stars front the project: Morgan Freeman, Michael...

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Robert Redford to return Sundance Film Festival to London in 2013 and 2014

The second Sundance London will take place from 25-28 April, 2013, and host the international and UK premieres of American independent films fresh from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., as well as live music performances, panels and events. The 2013 programme will continue...

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Debut image of Daniel Day Lewis in Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

"Lincoln had a very, very complicated – and at the same time, extremely clear — inner life," the 'Munich' director says. "He thought things out. He talked things out. He argued both sides of every issue. And he was very careful in making any decision. As a matter...

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Read filmmaker Christopher Nolan's fond farewell letter to his Batman legacy

He's crafted a trio of respected and wildly popular, record-breaking films that are going to stand up against the likes of Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Godfather', Peter Jackson's 'Lord of the Rings' and Sergio Leone's 'Dollars' trilogies in the eyes of cinemagoers for decades to come, and now Christopher Nolan is saying goodbye to Batman. A job well done.

Fresh from his breakout 'Memento' and its follow-up thriller 'Insomnia', writer/director Nolan replaced camp gloss with solid backstory and a wealth of interesting characters for series reboot 'Batman Begins'. 'The Dark Knight' was even better and trilogy-closer 'The Dark Knight Rises' has wrapped it all up perfectly.



But how does Nolan himself view the experience? The director has provided the foreword to forthcoming book 'The Art And Making Of The Dark Knight Rises' which relates his feelings for the project. Read his fond farewell below:

“Alfred. Gordon. Lucius. Bruce... Wayne. Names that have come to mean so much to me. Today, I’m three weeks from saying a final good-bye to these characters and their world. It’s my son’s ninth birthday. He was born as the Tumbler was being glued together in my garage from random parts of model kits. Much time, many changes. A shift from sets where some gunplay or a helicopter were extraordinary events to working days where crowds of extras, building demolitions, or mayhem thousands of feet in the air have become familiar.”

“People ask if we’d always planned a trilogy. This is like being asked whether you had planned on growing up, getting married, having kids. The answer is complicated. When David [Goyer] and I first started cracking open Bruce’s story, we flirted with what might come after, then backed away, not wanting to look too deep into the future. I didn’t want to know everything that Bruce couldn’t; I wanted to live it with him.”



“I told David and Jonah [Nolan] to put everything they knew into each film as we made it. The entire cast and crew put all they had into the first film. Nothing held back. Nothing saved for next time. They built an entire city. Then Christian and Michael and Gary and Morgan and Liam and Cillian started living in it. Christian bit off a big chunk of Bruce Wayne’s life and made it utterly compelling. He took us into a pop icon’s mind and never let us notice for an instant the fanciful nature of Bruce’s methods.”

“I never thought we’d do a second - how many good sequels are there? Why roll those dice? But once I knew where it would take Bruce, and when I started to see glimpses of the antagonist, it became essential. We re-assembled the team and went back to Gotham. It had changed in three years. Bigger. More real. More modern. And a new force of chaos was coming to the fore. The ultimate scary clown, as brought to terrifying life by Heath.”

“We’d held nothing back, but there were things we hadn’t been able to do the first time out - a Batsuit with a flexible neck, shooting on Imax. And things we’d chickened out on - destroying the Batmobile, burning up the villain’s blood money to show a complete disregard for conventional motivation. We took the supposed security of a sequel as license to throw caution to the wind and headed for the darkest corners of Gotham.”

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First look image from the set of 'Iron Man 3'

Marvel have been on a roll with their superhero film adaptations with 'Avengers Assemble' giving the studio their biggest hit yet. Indeed, it's one of the film world's biggest hits too after being officially crowned the third highest grossing film of all time behind two James Cameron...

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Boozed up Bill Murray gives tour of the 'Moonrise Kingdom' set

Bill Murray, the legendary Oscar nominated actor who lent his wit, charm and black comedy magic to films as diverse as 'Ghostbusters', 'The Life Aquatic' and 'Lost in Translation', has filmed a promo video for his latest cinematic outing - Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom...

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The first poster for 'Sin City' sequel 'A Dame to Kill For'

The film is well away from hitting cinema screens just yet but Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's follow-up to their hit noir thriller 'Sin City' has a teaser poster already.Read the full article...

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See the world's first drive-thru film for horses!

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First look: See Anthony Hopkins' mean profile of Alfred Hitchcock

Hopkins' co-star Scarlett Johansson revealed her excitement for the project that begins shooting soon: "I've seen some makeup tests recently, and just watching him play Hitchcock is pretty memorable in itself. He's gonna be bananas! I can't wait for that — I'm very excited...

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Unleashed: The exclusive first UK poster/plot for Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

After 'Inglourious Basterds', Tarantino is right back at the top of pack of America's most exciting filmmaking forces and his latest, 'Django Unchained' has the potential to be just as good. As usual, Tarantino has drafted in yet another immaculate cast of diverse names including (but not limited to) Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L Jackson, RZA, Kurt Russell, Sacha Baron Cohen and... Don Johnson!

We've been handed the first UK synopsis and poster for your viewing pleasure:

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