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Academy president ‘disappointed’ with all-white Oscar nominees

Cheryl Boone Isaacs adds diversity in the film industry must be improved after the Academy fails to recognise any actors or directors of colour Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has responded to the polemic circumventing this years all-white Oscar nominations and admitted to being disillusioned about the lack of diversity. Snubs for …

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Robert De Niro: five good instants

With a sparky brand-new role in David O Russells Miracle Mop biopic Joy, here is a look back at the Oscar wins finest performances Between plane-movie roles in The Intern and Dirty Grandpa, Robert De Niro provides us with a much-needed reminder of what he can do in David O Russells biopic Joy, about the inventor of the Miracle Mop. …

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Will Ferrell: aEUR~ Ignorance is a key part of comedyaEUR( tm)

Will Ferrell knows exactly how to constitute us laugh. Hes back with Mark Wahlberg for his latest film, Daddys Home, and will soon render as Mugatu in Zoolander 2. Tim Adams congregates him to see whats behind “the worlds largest” expressive jowls in America Half an hour before I interviewed Will Ferrell I realise the error of watching a clip …

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Deadpool:’ I don’t think my mummy is going to be able to watch it’

Director Tim Miller and star Gina Carano talk sexual politics, sarcasm and swearing, as Marvels adults only motormouth finally makes it to the big screen Deadpool was the hottest superhero movie of 2012, right up until it wasnt. A toned-down version of the cult Marvel character had appeared in the stodgy X-Men Origins: Wolverine, played by Ryan Reynolds, but the …

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Star Trek Beyond review – a watchable adventure still heavy on the bromance

Zachary Quintos Spock remains the real star of the latest instalment, even if Idris Elbas Krall could have been given more to do Here is the latest of the rebooted Star Trek franchise with Justin Lin (of the Fast And Furious movies) taking over direction and the first in which Britains own Simon Pegg assumes co-scripting responsibilities, with TV writer …

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The dirty dozen: 12 people who deserve some holiday derisions

Its the time of goodwill to all men but why? Better continues its misanthropy and petty score-settling, which would be well led at this bunch Christmas is ostensibly the time of year where were all supposed to forgo our petty gaps, our prejudices and our micro-aggressions to come together as one human race acquiring “you think youre” Christian, well-to-do enough …

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Dana White attacks ‘uppity 80-year-old’ Meryl Streep over MMA comments

The UFC president has taken aim at Meryl Streep after she criticized mixed martial arts and football in her Golden Globes speech It was perhaps not a surprise that Meryl Streep took aim at the president elect, Donald Trump, during her speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. Her attack on sports was a little more unexpected though. Streep …

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Songs My Brothers Taught Me review – tale of Lakota life finds wonder in ennui

The film, shot at the Pine Ridge Indian reservation, has little in the way of plot but offers an unflinching and at times beautiful look at residents experience The phrase character-driven drama is usually meant to commend an insightful look at unique individuals, usually in a seldom represented context. It can also be polite code for something that has all …

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