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'Disgusting': Cannes film sparks mass walkout

'Disgusting': Cannes film sparks mass walkout

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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

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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...
New Avengers film set for $1bn in record time

New Avengers film set for $1bn in record time

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Avengers: Infinity War is set for another milestone as it edges towards becoming the fastest film in history to reach $ 1bn at the global box office.Marvel Studios' latest superhero epic enjoyed the biggest opening weekend on record following its highly anticipated release last Thursday, and since then has climbed to a total gross of $ 905.1m (£756m).That figure was recorded after US cinemas closed on Thursday.The film has made $ 338.4m in America, meaning that it will cross the $ 1bn mark on Friday or Saturday - its 10th and 11th days of release.Star Wars: The Force Awakens holds the current record for the fastest film to $ 1bn, having done it in 12 days when it released just before Christmas in 2015.:: Ryan Reynolds shares Deadpool's Avengers rejection letter
Love, Simon: The teen film helping people come out

Love, Simon: The teen film helping people come out

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"It's hard for me to wrap my head around it. It's beyond overwhelming."It's no surprise author Becky Albertalli feels this way - the book she wrote as Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda has been made into the cultural phenomenon that is Love, Simon. Not only has it been delighting audiences, with stars like Neil Patrick Harris and Kristen Bell buying out cinemas to help people to see it, but it's been hailed as groundbreaking. The reason why? It's the first mainstream teenage film, backed by a major studio, to feature a gay lead. Nick Robinson stars as Simon Spier, a US high school student who is keeping his sexuality secret from his family and close friends - until someone threatens to out him. BBC Advice: Coming outThe cast also includes Thirteen Reasons Why's Katherine Langford, with Jenni...
Solo: A Star Wars Story to screen at Cannes Film Festival

Solo: A Star Wars Story to screen at Cannes Film Festival

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The Star Wars spin off-film about the young Han Solo will be shown at this year's Cannes Film Festival.It's the first screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story to be confirmed.The film - starring Alden Ehrenreich in the role that made Harrison Ford a star - will be shown out of competition at Cannes, reportedly on 15 May.The presentation of Ron Howard's film follows Cannes screenings of Star Wars prequels Attack of the Clones in 2002 and Revenge of the Sith in 2005.Solo opens in the UK on 24 May. The film is released in France on 23 May, two days before it makes its debut in US cinemas. Solo: 10 things we got from the trailerWoody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are among other cast members who may be in attendance when Solo screens at the festival."The screening in the Grand ...