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Movies And TRAILER: Mary J Blige talks Mudbound

As Mary J Blige took on the acting role of a lifetime in new Netflix movie Mudbound, her personal life was falling apart. She talks to Laura Harding about channelling all that pain into her performance

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Agyness Deyn.

Can you remember where these films were shot in the North East?

Sunderland and the surrounding areas might not have had as illustrious an on-screen career as some other UK locations, but they have certainly played a supporting role in a number of classic and contemporary British films.

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Three new films will be created as part of the franchise.

Star Wars universe to expand with new trilogy of films

The Star Wars universe is being expanded with a brand new trilogy of films, Disney and Lucasfilm have announced.

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Sir Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in Murder On The Orient Express.

Cinema AND TRAILER: Murder On The Orient Express cast interview

Sir Kenneth Branagh has recruited an A-list cast for the retelling of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery Murder On The Orient Express. The stars talk to Laura Harding about the adaptation...

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Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name.

Cinema AND TRAILER: Call Me By Your Name - Armie Hammer interview

Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet tell a touching story of gay romance in Call Me By Your Name. The Oscar-tipped actors tell Laura Harding about facing their fears and striking the perfect balance.

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Gerard Butler in Geostorm

Cinema AND TRAILER: Gerard Butler on Geostorm

Gerard Butler is used to being an action man but a motorbike accident has left him temporarily out of commission. He chats to Laura Harding about bumps in the road and his new film Geostorm

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Steve Buscemi as Nikita Khrushchev, Jeffrey Tambor as Georgy Malenkov, Adrian McLoughlin as Joseph Stalin, Dermot Crowley as Lazat Kaganovich, Paul Chahidi as Nikolai Bulganin, Paul Whitehouse as Anastas Mikoyan and Simon Russell Beale as Lavrentiy Beria.

Cinema and TRAILER: The Death Of Stalin - cast and director interview

Soviet Russia in the 1950s isn’t the first topic that springs to mind when you think of comedy. The cast and director of The Death of Stalin tell us about treading the line between funny and tragic

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Rebecca Ferguson and Michael Fassbender star in The Snowman.

Cinema AND TRAILER: The Snowman - Rebecca Ferguson interview

Rebecca Ferguson takes a break from the Mission Impossible world to star opposite Michael Fassbender in crime thriller The Snowman, based on the Jo Nesbo book. She talks to Laura Harding...

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The Last Jedi will be released in December. Picture: Star Wars/YouTube

Trailer released for hotly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Carrie Fisher is seen in one of the final roles she filmed before her death in the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Fancy a fright night?

Top 10 spooky Halloween films for kids

Fancy a less-scary movie this Halloween - one the whole family can enjoy?
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Daisy Ridley and John Boyega as Rey and Finn in The Force Awakens. Picture: 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd & TM.

Star Wars teases new trailer for The Last Jedi

Star Wars fans are getting excited after it was announced that the trailer for the next film in the space saga will debut on Tuesday.

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Ryan Gosling, as Agent K, and Harrison Ford, as Rick Deckard.

Cinema: Harrison Ford makes his long-awaited Blade Runner return with unlikely partner Ryan Gosling

If you were to accidentally end up on the receiving end of a punch from Harrison Ford, you might get a glass of Scotch in compensation. Not a bottle, just a glass. It was probably your own fault anyway.

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Domhnall Gleeson, as Alan Milne, and Margot Robbie, as Daphne Milne

CINEMA AND TRAILER: Goodbye Christopher Robin - Margot Robbie interview

Margot Robbie and Domhnall Gleeson play the parents of real-life Christopher Robin in a new film about the origins of AA Milne’s books about Winnie The Pooh. They chat to Laura Harding...
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Taron Egerton as Eggsy, Colin Firth as Harry Hart and Pedro Pascal as Jack Daniels.

Cinema AND TRAILER: Kingsman - The Golden Circle, Colin Firth interview

In Kingsman: The Secret Service, Colin Firth’s spy Harry Hart was left for dead, but somehow the actor is alive and kicking and back for a sequel. He talks to Laura Harding about ageing and being an unlikely action hero

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Have any of your favourites been used as inspiration?

Which TV shows, films and celebrities inspired baby names?

Life imitated art for parents in England and Wales last year, as baby names inspired by TV shows and celebrities proved popular.
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Michael Keaton in American Assassin.

Cinema AND TRAILER: American Assassin - Michael Keaton and Dylan O'Brien interviews

American Assassin follows super-agent Mitch Rapp – and his trainer Stan Hurley – as he joins the most deeply concealed network within the CIA. Stars Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien talk to Georgia Humphreys

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Sunderland cinema to remain closed after fire sees 200 evacuated

Owners of the Sunderland Empire Cinema say its doors remain shut today after a fire caused 200 customers and staff to be evacuated last night.

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Josh OConnor as Johnny Saxby and Alec Secareanu as Gheorghe Ionescu.

Cinema AND TRAILER: God's Own Country Josh O'Connor interview

Josh O’Connor stars in God’s Own Country, a small, indie film with big themes. He talks to Georgia Humphreys about its comparisons with Brokeback Mountain and how it’s a world away from his role in The Durrells

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Will you be going to see It? Picture: Warner Bros. on YouTube.

The reviews are in for the new It movie - and it's scary

Reviews for the film adaptation of Stephen King's It are in, with critics predicting the movie will leave a whole new audience terrified of clowns.

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The Star Wars stamps, which will be available from next month.

Star Wars stamps to go on sale ahead of The Last Jedi release

A special edition set of Star Wars stamps will be on sale next month to mark the latest movie in the sci-fi series.

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