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Dame Judi Dench criticises Kevin Spacey film removal

Dame Judi Dench criticises Kevin Spacey film removal

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Dame Judi Dench has said it was wrong to remove her "good friend" Kevin Spacey's performance in a recent film."I can't approve, in any way, of the fact - whatever he has done - that you then start to cut him out of films," she said at a film festival in Spain.She said Spacey was "an inestimable comfort" when they worked on a film shortly after her husband's death.A number of allegations of sexual misconduct have been made against the Oscar-winning actor, which he denies.The scandal prompted Sir Ridley Scott to excise his performance as oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty from All the Money in the World and reshoot his scenes with Christopher Plummer.Plummer went on to be nominated for an Oscar, a Bafta and a Golden Globe for his contribut...
Look: Director shares first photo of Joaquin Phoenix in standalone 'Joker' film

Look: Director shares first photo of Joaquin Phoenix in standalone 'Joker' film

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Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Director Todd Phillips posted on Instagram Sunday the first photo of Joaquin Phoenix in their standalone Joker film."Arthur," Phillips captioned the image of Phoenix, who stares at the camera -- unsmiling and without the titular villain's signature clown makeup. Phoenix, 43, has unkempt, collar-length hair and is wearing a rumpled, button-down shirt and jacket in the picture. Phoenix's previous films include To Die For, Gladiator, Quills, Her and Walk the Line. Phillips is known for helming The Hangover comedy trilogy. Warner Bros. plans to release the Joker origin film on Oct. 4, 2019. The dark-toned movie is to take place outside of the existing DC extended film universe and is intended to help launch a new DC Comics banner that will allow the movie studio to tell uniq...
Toronto Film Festival: Hate U Give lead found casting criticism ‘hard’

Toronto Film Festival: Hate U Give lead found casting criticism ‘hard’

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The star of the film version of novel The Hate U Give has admitted she found it hard to have her casting queried because she is not darker-skinned."It was the first time in my life that I'd ever had my blackness questioned," Amandla Stenberg told reporters at the Toronto Film Festival."I've never thought of myself as not being black enough," she went on.The film tells of a girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of an unarmed friend by a white police officer.The incident makes her question her place in both her predominantly black community and the private school where she is one of few non-white students.She also faces opposition over her determination to testify against the police officer responsible.Last month the artist who ill...
Ryan Gosling astronaut film to open Venice Film Festival

Ryan Gosling astronaut film to open Venice Film Festival

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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

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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...