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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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Cineworld is planning a party to mark a year since its Dalton Park venue opened its doors.

Spotlight put on cinema's first year as bosses put together birthday party plans

A seven-screen cinema has just the ticket to help celebrate its first year of welcoming film fans.
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Bridgett Everett

Cinema AND TRAILER: Patti Cake$ star Bridget Everett interview

She’s made her mark on the New York cabaret scene and now with her first dramatic role in Patti Cake$, the comedian-singer tells Gemma Dunn why she’s glad to have stepped outside of her wheelhouse

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Blair (Zoe Kravitz), Alice (Jillian Bell), Jess (Scarlett Johansson), Frankie  
(Illana Grazer) and Pippa (Kate McKinnon).

Cinema AND TRAILER: Rough Night Scarlett Johansson interview

She’s not known for her comedy talent but Scarlett Johansson couldn’t wait to dive into Lucia Aniello’s risque Rough Night. She and the other cast talk about the girls’ own movie

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Call of Duty to feature in 'CODumentary' film on the rise of the blockbuster game franchise

One of the most successful titles in the computer games industry is to feature in a new documentary

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Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi set for standalone Star Wars movie by Billy Elliot director

Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi may be getting his own Star Wars movie directed by Billy Elliot film-maker Stephen Daldry.

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Talitha Bateman as Janice.

Cinema: Annabelle: Creation - 'horror is a great example of why we all love to go to the movies...’

It’s been three years since horror fans were first introduced to Annabelle, and with a reputation to uphold, the demonic doll is now back to wreak devastation on more unsuspecting victims.

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Ethan Hawke, as Everett Lewis, and Sally Hawkins, as Maud Lewis.

Cinema: Oscar beckons once again for Sally Hawkins as she portrays artist in Maudie

You would expect someone of Sally Hawkins’s stature to be up-to-date with awards season gossip - but my news of her being tipped for Oscar success next year has come as quite a surprise.

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Robert Hardy has died at the age of 91, his family said. Picture: PA.

Harry Potter actor Robert Hardy dies aged 91

Harry Potter actor Robert Hardy has died at the age of 91, his family has said.

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Sunderland Maritime Society Dunkirk talk.
From left Chris Carolan and Tommy Rowe

How an adopted Sunderland ship played a major role in Dunkirk

An adopted Sunderland ship’s role in the Dunkirk evacuation has been celebrated to mark the release of a film about the famous rescue mission.

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Zoe Kazan in The Big Sick.

Cinema AND Trailer: The Big Sick - Zoe Kazan Interview

While her writing and acting roles to date have far from gone unnoticed, it’s Zoe Kazan’s starring role in upcoming hit The Big Sick that’s really set to put her on the map. She chats to Gemma Dunn
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Daniel Craig as James Bond

James Bond will return to cinema screens with new film in 2019, producers announce

James Bond will return to the big screen for a fresh instalment in 2019, creators have said.

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Cars 3 is out now.

Cinema AND TRAILER - Cars 3: Even a cartoon car can face a mid-life crisis, discovers Owen

Owen Wilson is back in the driving seat for Cars 3, but both he and Lightning McQueen are feeling their age. The actor explains why getting older isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, but he’s still a big kid at heart.

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Andy Serkis stars as Caesarin War For The Planet Of The Apes.

Cinema: Playing leader of the apes is tough in gripping story of winner takes all

Playing a young ape nearly killed him. Well, from a physical point of view, at least.
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