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Alan Alda reveals Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

The M*A*S*H and West Wing actor says he has been living with disease for three years, but is living a full life Alan Alda, who starred as Hawkeye in the long-running TV comedy M*A*S*H, has revealed he has Parkinson’s disease. The 82-year-old actor told US talk show CBS This Morning that he was diagnosed with the disease more than three …

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David Lynch: ‘You gotta be selfish. It’s a terrible thing’

The Twin Peaks director lives for his work. He talks about his four marriages, why explaining his films is a crime, and what makes him a happy camper David Lynch seldom smiles in photographs. His etched Easter Island statue of a face doesn’t glower so much as brood; lips pursed and eyes hooded, he looks every inch the auteur in …

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Tomb Raider review – Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft is a badass bore

The rebooted action heroine channels the spirit of Indiana Jones and creepy daddy issues in a dull, derivative romp Dave Allen once said that men know they’re getting older when they watch Sunset Boulevard and realise they find Gloria Swanson quite attractive. Similarly, a certain generation will sense the grim reaper’s presence now that Angelina Jolie is no longer the …

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Jake LaMotta was not a great champion but one of the toughest, a boxing beast | Kevin Mitchell

The fine details of Jake LaMottas brief reign as world middleweight champion are not always absorbed in recollections of his career, mainly because one of the greatest films of all time painted him in classically Shakespearean mode Jake LaMotta should have been in Las Vegas to watch Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Álvarez, two distinguished middleweights pitched together to echo the …

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Fantastic Fest 2016: cannibals, floating heads and Dolph Lundgren

The raucous alternative during festival season boasted world premieres of new Tim Burton and M Night Shyamalan films but the oddities made it unique Moments after the world premiere of A Dark Song, a touching Irish film about loss and forgiveness, I was on a school bus headed to a boxing gym where two men fought about the virtues of …

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Who is the best Oscar triumphing lead actor of all time?

Stewart? Poitier? Scofield? De Niro? Day-Lewis? Our leader critic hand-pickeds a win from his nominees and exposes who you chose as your people champion The best performer Academy award has always had a totemic fascination. Peter O’Toole was tortured throughout his career by going selected eight eras without winning, and actually considered turning down a lifetime achievement Oscar in 2003 …

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Rose Marie obituary

All-round entertainer whose best-known persona was as Sally Rogers in the American video sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show As Sally Rogers in The Dick Van Dyke Show, Rose Marie, who has died aged 94, was known and cherished by the myriad television viewers who tuned in every week from 1961 to 1966 to watch the landmark sitcom. Rose Marie, …

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Margot Robbie to play disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding

Australian actor will too make movie about Hardings 1994 battle with competitor Nancy Kerrigan, which attracted some of very high US TV deeming representations in Winter Olympics history The Wolf of Wall Streets Margot Robbie ogles set to play the shamed American digit skater Tonya Harding in a drama about the incident in which Hardings challenger Nancy Kerrigan was assaulted …

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So you cried your eyes out at a weepie. Bravo! | Catherine Shoard

It wasnt a vulgar outpouring, and you dont have a weak linchpin. You exactly faced up to a films primal horrors Iwent to the bathroom after a movie screening the other week. It was bloodbath: the noise, the rends, the tissues. Everyone present in the queue, in the stops was sobbing, and had been doing so for some time. Wed …

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