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MOVIES: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega interview

As Star Wars: The Last Jedi finally arrives in cinemas, Carrie Fisher's last performance in her iconic role of Princess Leia is unveiled. The film's stars Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega discuss life without her, dealing with fame and taking the franchise forward.

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What will you be seeing at the cinema this Christmas?

What’s on at the cinema this December and what are the biggest films out at Christmas?

Looking for some ideas to keep you busy over the Christmas holidays?

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Adam Driver has received praise for his role as Kylo Ren in the Last Jedi.

The Last Jedi praised as 'best ever' Star Wars film

The Last Jedi has been hailed as the best Star Wars film ever, while critics and fans have praised Adam Driver's star-making performance as Kylo Ren.

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Dave Franco as Greg Sestero and James Franco as Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist.

MOVIES: James Franco talks The Disaster Artist

James and Dave Franco have finally starred in a film together after years of resistance from the younger brother. The duo talk to Laura Harding about why the time was right

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Have you got any of these hidden away?

Do you have any of the 10 rarest Star Wars toys in the attic?

With the latest instalment of Star Wars series The Last Jedi due for release next week, the Force could be with Star Wars fans who have valuable vintage action figures.

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Game of Thrones star narrates dazzling retelling of Rumpelstiltskin in North East-made film

A gripping film telling the backstory to a mysterious fairy tale character has been put together in the North East - and you can watch it for free.
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Owen Wilson as Nate Pullman, Jacob Tremblay as Auggie Pullman and Julia Roberts as Isabel Pullman in Wonder.

MOVIES: Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson talk new film Wonder

Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson play the parents of a child with a rare facial deformity in Wonder. Laura Harding meets the duo to talk about their own experiences as parents...

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TV ad for The Snowman gets pre-watershed ban after parents’ complaints

A creepy TV advert for murder mystery movie The Snowman has been banned from being shown before the 9pm watershed because it frightened children.

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John Lithgow and Will Ferrell get festive in Daddys Home 2.

Cinema: Daddy’s coming home again for Christmas with an all star cast... you better watch out

Don’t mess with Mark Wahlberg in the run-up to Christmas. Misbehave and coal in your stocking will be the least of your problems.

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(Back to camera) Garrett Hedlund as Jamie McAllan. (Front of cart) Mary J. Blige as Florence Jackson (also inset)  and Rob Morgan as Hap Jackson.

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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