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Ryan Gosling astronaut film to open Venice Film Festival

Ryan Gosling astronaut film to open Venice Film Festival

Entertainment
Summer 2018 has so far given us Love Island, a heatwave, and England doing better than anyone expected in the World Cup. The last thing anyone is thinking about is the winter film awards season.But despite it still being July, the starting gun for the race which will culminate in the Oscars in February has now been fired.It's been announced that First Man will open the Venice International Film Festival this year - traditionally thought of as the first of the awards season festivals.It's based on the Apollo 11 moon landing, and stars Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong - who became the First Man (y'see) to walk on on the moon in 1969. The movie is directed by Damien...
Children exposed to horror film ads on YouTube

Children exposed to horror film ads on YouTube

Technology
Children were left distressed after seeing ads for a horror film on YouTube, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed.Three parents contacted the ASA after their children saw ads for Insidious: The Last Key - rated 15 in the UK.One ad for the film was shown before videos of songs from Frozen, instructions for building a Lego fire station and a clip from the cartoon PJ Masks.The ASA has upheld the complaints.In a second ad, the ASA said a young woman was seen "lying on a floor immobile, bloodied and distressed while a humanoid creature crept towards her and then probed at her with claw-like fingers and pierced her skin".Screaming womenFurther horror-themed imagery followed, including a sequence of women screaming.Thi...
'Scariest 4 minutes I've seen': Film critic reviews trailer Trump showed Kim

'Scariest 4 minutes I've seen': Film critic reviews trailer Trump showed Kim

World
It's the "movie" that everyone's talking about -- and it hasn't even been made yet. Before his historic meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, President Donald Trump showed the North Korean leader a movie trailer. The trailer, produced in Korean and English, opens with a view of Earth from space as a narrator says: "Seven billion people inhabit planet Earth. Of those alive today, only a small number will leave a lasting impact, and only the very few will make decisions or take actions that renew their homeland and change the course of history." Shots of the Colosseum in Rome and the Great Wall of China give way to a North Korean flag before Trump and Kim appear. “What if a people that share a common and rich heritage can find a common future. Their story is well known. But what ...
'Disgusting': Cannes film sparks mass walkout

'Disgusting': Cannes film sparks mass walkout

Entertainment
More than 100 people have reportedly walked out of the latest film by Lars Von Trier during a premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Some of those who left early called the dark and grisly serial killer comedy The House that Jack Built "disgusting" and "torturous".The movie, starring Matt Dillon as the lead, is written and directed by the Danish filmmaker, who was banned from Cannes in 2011 for saying he sympathised with Adolf Hitler.Dillon portrays a serial killer as he carries out 12 murders and shows the mutilation of women and children. Walked out on LarsvonTrier . Vile movie. Should not have been made. Actors culpable— Showbiz 411 (@showbiz411) May 14, 2018 One of those who left before the end was the Showbiz 411.com ...
Cannes Film Festival rings in the changes

Cannes Film Festival rings in the changes

Entertainment
The Cannes Film Festival kicks off later, one day earlier than normal, with a number of new measures set to ensure it won't be business as usual.Guests taking selfies on the red carpet risk being shut out of screenings in an attempt to stamp out the practice.Press screenings for films having their world premieres at the festival will no longer be held in advance.The festival will also work with the French government to set up a helpline for women to report sexual harassment. It follows allegations that producer Harvey Weinstein raped one actress and behaved inappropriately to others while attending previous festivals.Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sexual activity.Cannes Film Festival: 10 films to look out forThis year's festival is the first to be held since the ent...