A study conducted by streaming service Now TV has found that classic Bruce Willis action flick Die Hard is the most rewatched movie of all time. The survey also reveals that many people have managed to rack up 12 screenings of the film during
Joel Schumacher, the flamboyant journeyman director who counted Brat Pack movies and the Batman franchise among his varied output, has died at the age of 80. A representative for Schumacher said the filmmaker died on Monday in New York after a
The trailer for South Korea’s newest horrifying zombie thriller, Alive, dropped on Monday.The film, which follows the lives of two protagonists in a zombie apocalypse, is directed by Cho Il-hyung, and adapted from the screenplay of Hollywood screenwriter Matt Naylor titled Alone.
Lynn Shelton, an independent filmmaker who directed Humpday and Little Fires Everywhere, has died aged 54. Her publicist Adam Kersh said she died on Friday in Los Angeles from an unidentified blood disorder. Shelton had become the leading voice of
Taika Waititi will write and direct a new Star Wars film, it has been announced. The Jojo Rabbit director, who won an Oscar for adapting the screenplay of the anti-hate satire, will pen the script with 1917 co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Waititi,
I was too young to stay up for Andy Murray’s maiden Grand Slam triumph at the 2012 US Open.Instead I woke up at intervals throughout the night to check on his progress against defending champion Novak Djokovic via the competition’s app. The process was clinical, but the experience was nonetheless emotional. It involved waking at 2am to ‘see’ the Scot secure the first set, then an hour or so later as he established a seemingly insurmountable two-set lead. The next time I forced my eyelids open by the slightest of margins to squint at my phone screen, Murray was in a decider at two sets all. The tennis gods were seemingly once again conspiring against the then 25-year-old.
Meghan Markle’s first project since stepping back from duties as a senior member of the Royal Family has been released online today.
Actor Idris Elba has tested positive for coronavirus, saying in a Twitter video that he currently has no symptoms but is isolated.The actor shared the update on Monday, telling fans in a video: “So look – this morning I got some test results back for coronavirus and it came back positive. Yeah, and it sucks.
Pixar’s new animation Onward has been banned in a number of cinemas in the Middle East because of its representation of homosexuality, according to Deadline.The report states the film has been forbidden from cinemas in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia as a result of one of the film’s characters openly referencing their lesbian relationship.
Hollywood star Max von Sydow has died at the age of 90. The actor, known for roles in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game Of Thrones, The Exorcist and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – and for his many collaborations with
Jennifer Aniston has spoken about her childhood, saying she grew up “in a household that was destabilised and felt unsafe”.The actor was responding to Sandra Bullock’s assertion that she has “a way of pushing joy and positivity”.
Rose McGowan has lashed out at Natalie Portman over a cape the actor wore to the 92nd Academy Awards, which featured the embroidered names of snubbed female directors.McGowan, a prominent activist in the MeToo movement, attacked Portman in a Facebook post published after the ceremony, in which she branded the outfit “the kind of protest that gets rave reviews from the mainstream media for its bravery”.
The mother of Zach Gottsagen, the actor who made history as the first Oscars presenter with Down's syndrome, has leapt to the defence of Shia LaBeouf after he was accused of laughing at his Peanut Butter Falcon co-star.While announcing the award for Best Live Action Short Sunday, LaBeouf, 33, appeared to let out a laugh as he deviated from his lines.
Barack and Michelle Obama have tweeted their congratulations to the crew of Oscar-winning documentary American Factory - which was created by the couple’s production company.The film is about the opening of a Dayton, Ohio manufacturing plant by a Chinese billionaire, and the culture clash that ensues.
Casablanca, The Godfather, Lawrence of Arabia, Schindler’s List... Some of the Oscars’ Best Picture winners are movies that have earned a spot in the pantheon of iconic films.Other winners, however, have aged like stale popcorn and are about as pleasant to savour.
Kirk Douglas, star of Spartacus, Lust for Life and Paths of Glory and one of the legends of the Golden Age of Hollywood, has died at the age of 103.In a statement to People magazine, his son Michael said: "It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103
The Oscars are at the centre of controversy this year over the lack of diversity in the major nomination categories. The Academy is under pressure to review the way it awards films, but this isn't the first time it's felt the wrath of
The most striking aspect of the commemorative events marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings last year was the testimony of the veterans who participated in the conflict and who spoke eloquently and movingly about the events of 6 June 1944.These interviews should be compulsory viewing so people understand the courage and sacrifice of a generation of men and women who displayed the “unconquerable resolve” the Queen spoke about during her speech in Portsmouth.
Issa Rae said a slow-moving teleprompter led to her subtle-yet-searing quip about the Oscars’ lack of diversity.The ‘Insecure’ star went viral after reading out an all-male list of nominees for best director, then looking into the camera and saying “congratulations to those men”.
Sir Sam Mendes, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Florence Pugh are among the British Oscar nominees, while Joaquin Phoenix's Joker leads the way with 11 nods. Cynthia Erivo also bagged a nod for her star turn in biopic Harriet while Sir Elton John
Little Women star Florence Pugh, 1917 director Sir Sam Mendes and The Two Popes' Sir Anthony Hopkins are among the British Oscar nominees. Cynthia Erivo also bagged a nod for her star turn in biopic Harriet while Sir Elton John and Bernie
Joker leads the nominations at the British Academy film awards with 11 nods. The origin story of the comic book villain, starring Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, is in the running for best film, best actor, best adapted screenplay and best
A whole host of young performers are poised to enjoy a banner year in 2020. Here is a look at the 10 to watch. Margaret Qualley View this post on Instagram So freaking nutso! I love you Quentin! @onceinhollywood A post shared
You've been looking forward to taking a break all year, but now you've set everything up with blankets and mince pies you've drawn a blank on what you actually want to watch.Several new Christmas films come out every year - you've got far too many films to choose from, and most of them aren't much good anyway.
Christmas has the ability to make even the lousiest filmmaking feel warm and brilliant. Movies that are treacly and embarrassing become festive traditions, loudly mocked in the living room with family, yet affecting enough to somehow be watched every year.They’re similarly the perfect accompaniment to entirely shutting out the world. Nothing happens on Twitter, the news tends to be uneventful, and shopping centres across the land are hateful miniature apocalypses that no one with sense will dare to tread.