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Kristen Stewart: 'Hollywood is disgustingly sexist'

Kristen Stewart: 'Hollywood is disgustingly sexist' | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
In a new interview, the actress has criticised the film industry for its treatment of women and called fame ‘the worst thing in the world’
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Fame is not the worse thing in the world. Paddling is.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron boycotted by hundreds of German cinemas

Avengers: Age of Ultron boycotted by hundreds of German cinemas | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Disney’s raised rental fee for the film has led many smaller cinemas to protest
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Huge corporation in being greedy for money. Didn't see that one coming.

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Fast & Furious 7 now 5th biggest movie of all time

Fast & Furious 7 now 5th biggest movie of all time | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Fast & Furious 7's gross of $1.32bn now puts it ahead of Frozen - and it's closing in fast on the final Harry Potter film too...
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Un to the b to the lievable.

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Marvel Avenged: From financial ruin to the biggest film franchise in history - BBC News

Marvel Avenged: From financial ruin to the biggest film franchise in history - BBC News | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Fifteen years ago, Marvel had just escaped bankruptcy. This week, it could overtake Harry Potter as the biggest film franchise in history. How did the company turn around its fortunes?
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Marvel Cinematic Universe. Meh.

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Avengers star Robert Downey Jr storms out of TV interview

Avengers star Robert Downey Jr storms out of TV interview | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The Hollywood star was seen abruptly leaving a recorded chat with Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy in central London, clearly upset when the line of questioning suddenly got personal.
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KGM has a history of this stuff.

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Star Trek: Simon Pegg writing Idris Elba a "kick-ass" role

Star Trek: Simon Pegg writing Idris Elba a "kick-ass" role | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Idris Elba's Star Trek villain will be entirely new, as Simon Pegg says the new film will "get back to the essence of what Trek is".
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He's John Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutherrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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8 times Joss Whedon reinvented pop-culture | WOW247

8 times Joss Whedon reinvented pop-culture |  WOW247 | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Avengers are assembling, and proud nerds everywhere are lining up around the block to see Earth’s mightiest heroes...
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Contentious.

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Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary now won't screen in UK

Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary now won't screen in UK | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Sky Atlantic puts on hold plans to screen Alex Gibney's Going Clear movie, about the church of Scientology.
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Grrrr.

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Star Wars: Rogue One will be a heist movie, director confirms

Star Wars: Rogue One will be a heist movie, director confirms | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Star Wars: Rogue One has a slightly different title now, and it's definitely going to be a heist film too. Some details here...
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Meryl Streep funds screenwriting initiative for women over 40

Meryl Streep funds screenwriting initiative for women over 40 | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The Writers Lab was announced this weekend at the Tribeca film festival, and will nurture eight screenwriters at a retreat in upstate New York
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Writing in a lab. What's all that about?

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This is what the new Star Wars trailer did to Disney's share price

This is what the new Star Wars trailer did to Disney's share price | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Disney’s stock value got an unexpected boost of $2 billion yesterday after the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released.
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It's not real money.

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Chappie cut for 12A in Japan - without director's knowledge

Chappie cut for 12A in Japan - without director's knowledge | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi film Chappie is set to be cut for its release in Japan - and the director hadn't been informed...
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Wonder Woman will still be as female-driven as fans hoped

Wonder Woman will still be as female-driven as fans hoped | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The Wonder Woman movie will be female-led after all.
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That was quick.

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Female spin on 21 Jump Street in development at Sony

Female spin on 21 Jump Street in development at Sony | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Sony planning to follow all-women Ghostbusters with a female-fronted take on the undercover comedy formula
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Can't be any worse.

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How is Tom Hardy's $50m Child 44 such a totalitarian fail?

How is Tom Hardy's $50m Child 44 such a totalitarian fail? | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The Soviet-era thriller looks lost but Kevin James takes a step towards global stardom as his second Mall Cop instalment takes no prisoners in Latin America
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Wow, different territories like different stuff.

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Penelope Cruz, 40, wows in red leather jumpsuit for new Zoolander film

Penelope Cruz, 40, wows in red leather jumpsuit for new Zoolander film | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
She is known as one of Hollywood's most beautiful women. But actress Penelope Cruz certainly upped her game while filming new scenes for the forthcoming Zoolander sequel on Sunday.
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Gulp.

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Why 'It Follows' is Really Scary: What It Means for Indie Film Distribution

Why 'It Follows' is Really Scary: What It Means for Indie Film Distribution | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
We break down the success of "It Follows" and what it means for the indie film industry.
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Actually interesting.

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By Grabthar's hammer! Galaxy Quest to become TV show

By Grabthar's hammer! Galaxy Quest to become TV show | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The hit Nineties sci-fi homage which starred Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver is the latest film to move to the small screen
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It's a rock. It doesn't have any vulnerable spots.

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Luke Bracey looks the spitting image of Patrick Swayze

Luke Bracey looks the spitting image of Patrick Swayze | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
At a quick glance he could have been mistaken for a young Patrick Swayze as he sauntered down the red carpet in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
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The baffling thing is why it is being remade at all.

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A Little Chaos fails to bloom at the UK box office

A Little Chaos fails to bloom at the UK box office | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Alan Rickman’s directorial effort starring Kate Winslet hasn’t wooed costume drama fans, while Fast & Furious 7 closes on Fifty Shades of Grey to become the year’s biggest movie
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Film about gardening not a massive hit. Shocked face emoticon.

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Dick Cook Studios Launches in China With $150 Million Investment By Citic Guoan - TheWrap

Dick Cook Studios Launches in China With $150 Million Investment By Citic Guoan - TheWrap | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Former Disney studio chief launches studio aimed at family entertainment
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Funniest name for a film studio ever.

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Fast & Furious 7 becomes fastest film ever to reach $1bn globally

Fast & Furious 7 becomes fastest film ever to reach $1bn globally | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Paul Walker’s final film continues to break records while audiences are less impressed with Tom Hardy’s latest
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No accounting for taste.

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Wikileaks publishes hacked Sony emails and documents

Wikileaks publishes hacked Sony emails and documents | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Wikileaks has published hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.
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Culture - Live: 2015 Cannes Film Festival line-up unveiled

Culture - Live: 2015 Cannes Film Festival line-up unveiled | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
It has been a long wait and precious little has leaked so far, but Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux is finally unveiling the line-up for this year's event, which kicks off in less than a month. Follow his press conference on our liveblog.
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Oh my God, where are the British Films? Crisis! Crisis! It's a Crisis! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh.

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Flash Gordon: Matthew Vaughn in talks to direct reboot

Flash Gordon: Matthew Vaughn in talks to direct reboot | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Matthew Vaughn approaching the Flash Gordon reboot? It may be so - and that's likely to have a knock-on for Kingsman 2...
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Ooh.

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