Cinema/TV

James Bond fan casting: After Idris Elba, Gillian Anderson?

Actor Daniel Craig listens to speakers at a service designating him as the UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards at the United Nations Headquarters in New York April 14, 2015. 
24 May 2016
As bookmakers circle Tom Hiddleston as the candidate most likely to become the next James Bond, fans have come up with an alternative suggestion — and it's someone who's already got a resumé filled with secret agent roles....
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After applause at Cannes, 'Eshtibak' director slammed in Cairo

The Egyptian Film Clash which was screened at Cannes Film Festival 2016.
22 May 2016
Egyptian film "Eshtibak" (Clash, 2016) by director Mohamed Diab has received some strong criticism in the Egypt media since being aired to much acclaim at the 69th Cannes Film Festival last Thursday. The film, which was selected...
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‘Captain America’ to become 2016’s biggest film (so far)

21 May 2016
The latest Marvel Studios movie, Captain America: Civil War, is on track to become the year’s biggest box office hit worldwide this coming weekend. Ticket sales on Wednesday May 18 propelled the superhero ensemble to US$981.9 million...
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Daniel Craig turned down $99m Bond deal: report

Actor Daniel Craig (right) poses for a selfie as he arrives for the German premiere of the new James Bond 007 film 'Spectre' in Berlin, Germany.
20 May 2016
No amount of dollars could convince Daniel Craig to stay on as British secret agent James Bond — or at least, not 99 million of them spread over two more films, according to a new report. "Craig had told people after shooting...
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Box Office: 'Captain America' soars to $73 million, 'Money Monster' opens with $15 million

16 May 2016
Disney-Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" remains dominant at U.S. theaters with $72.6 million at 4,426 U.S. locations — the eighth-largest second weekend of all time. George Clooney-Julia Roberts thriller "...
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Egyptian movie set in a police van wins applause at Cannes

The Egyptian Film Clash which was screened at Cannes Film Festival 2016.
16 May 2016
The long-awaited Egyptian film "Eshtibak" (Clash, 2016) grabbed the attention of audiences at the opening section of the Cannes Film Festival this year and with several good reviews in the international press. The 98-minute film...
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Julia Roberts hailed for 'unthinkable' barefoot walk in Cannes

U.S actress Julia Roberts 
15 May 2016
She may be one of Hollywood's biggest stars, but deep down Julia Roberts is like every woman: dying to kick off her high heels.   The 48-year-old actress is known for going barefoot at awards ceremonies and even at her wedding to...
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Here’s everything you need to know about ‘The Nice Guys’

Cast members Russell Crowe (left) and Ryan Gosling pose at the premiere of ‘The Nice Guys’ in Hollywood May 10, 2016. — Reuters pic
 
15 May 2016
Find out about the comedic crime thriller whose director is, in Hollywood circles, as big of a deal as the film’s more recognisable stars, with our quick three-minute preview for Cannes premiere The Nice Guys.   Who’s in...
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Sleeping snapper becomes star of Cannes celebrity photocall

© AFP / by Fiachra Gibbons | British director Ken Loach (centre) wakes up a photographer who fell asleep ahead of the photocall for the film "I, Daniel Blake" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in southern France, on May 13, 2016
 
 
 
14 May 2016
Cannes' punishing whirlwind of parties and premieres has been the downfall of many a screen idol.   But a seventy-something press photographer became an unwitting star of the film festival after he fell asleep in the front row of...
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George RR Martin posts excerpt from new 'Game of Thrones' book

13 May 2016
Author George RR Martin has released a chapter from a yet-unpublished book in the Game of Thrones series – the basis of the hit HBO TV show – but says he's not done writing. Since 2012, the 67-year-old writer has published...
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