Movies

Heidi Klum and boyfriend Tom Kaulitz at her Halloween party last week. Picture: Michael Loccisano/Getty

Hollywood’s latest big-screen reboot has fans fuming

June 23, 2019

SHREK and spin-off film Puss In Boots are set to return to the big screen — as reboots, not sequels. Variety reports Despicable Me producer Chris Meledandri has been tasked with masterminding the reboots. And while fans might be nervous the term “reboot” implies the films will start with a completely clean slate, Meledandri says […]

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Gaga’s inspiration for one scene came from intense personal heartache. Picture: AP

Heartbreaking story behind pivotal A Star Is Born scene

June 9, 2019

WARNING: Spoilers. SINGER and A Star Is Born actor Lady Gaga has opened up about the heartbreaking real-life inspiration that powered one of the musical’s pivotal scenes — and a warning, there are potential spoilers for the film ahead. As those who’ve listened to the newly released soundtrack for the movie — which hits cinemas […]

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Costner unknowingly blowing his past successes up in flames.

You probably don’t remember these behind the scenes disasters

February 1, 2019

When Waterworld came out it was the most expensive film ever made at the time. It was 1995. The film’s star Kevin Costner would remember it well, but he’d probably rather forget it. The movie flopped so badly, all these years later Waterworld is still considered one of Hollywood’s biggest cinema follies. It’s also when […]

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Yayoi Kusama.

The best movie out on Boxing Day

January 10, 2019

When you’re too stuffed to eat any more Christmas leftovers and it’s too hot to bake in the sun at the beach, there’s only one option. Go to the movies. The annual tradition of Boxing Day releases is finally upon us, with a mixed bag of seven new flicks to devour or reject. Let us […]

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‘Lively relishes the role of man-eater.’

School-gate thriller a real rush

November 26, 2018

A SIMPLE FAVOUR (M) Director: Paul Feig Starring: Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, Henry Golding Running time: 117 minutes Verdict: TWO STARS FAVOURS are rarely simple. This one has so many strings attached the characters ultimately tie themselves up in knots. Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters) doesn’t have the dramatic dexterity to untangle every one of them, […]

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse leans into its comic book heritage

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a vivid, kaleidoscopic experience

October 22, 2018

Are you ready to meet your fourth Spider-Man (and then some) since 2002? The number of Spider-Men we’ve seen on screen this century is a jumble. There was the sweet-faced Tobey Maguire, followed by Andrew Garfield a mere five years later before Tom Holland made his debut two years after Garfield slipped out of the […]

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Titanic is one of the highest grossing films of all time. Picture: AFP/Paramount Pictures/20th Century Fox

A big star has admitted she turned down a lead role in Titanic

August 1, 2018

  Titanic is one of the most successful movies ever made, and a Hollywood star has revealed she turned down a role in the film. Appearing on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, 63-year-old country singer Reba McEntire revealed she was initially cast as the “unsinkable” Molly Brown in the 1997 blockbuster, starring Leonardo […]

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