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Slumdog star Irrfan Khan nabs Spidey villain role

Slumdog star Irrfan Khan nabs Spidey villain role

If you're wondering who's likely to be antagonising Andrew Garfield's Spiderman when the new film hits production, the wait is over: Bollywood star Irfan Khan. Khan, if you remember (which you should!), appeared in the aptly-titled Slumdog Millionaire, has been cast to play one of two villains in the new...

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Three Stooges to begin production March 2011

Three Stooges to begin production March 2011

The Three Stooges are comedy legends. Larry, Curly and Moe have influenced everything from contemporary comedy sketches to The Simpsons. Now, their unique brand of humour is being brought to life again. Aw, c'mon, don't moan - you guys must love remakes! Look at all the great remakes we've had! Oceans...

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Disney dislikes Depp’s “gay” Jack Sparrow

Disney dislikes Depp’s “gay” Jack Sparrow

Disney has expressed displeasure over what they see as Johnny Depp's 'gay' portrayal of Jack Sparrow. An odd move for a production company, especially in 2010, but there you go - and Depp seems more amused than puzzled! Disney, long known for male-female romance plots and possibly the widest range of...

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Harry Potter Quiz

Harry Potter Quiz

If you're more than just a muggle, give our Harry Potter quiz a shot and prove you're good enough to be an Auror! [QUIZZIN...

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King William: Billy Connolly Live in London 2010 review

King William: Billy Connolly Live in London 2010 review

Billy Connolly is one of the last of a dying breed. A legendary comedian, he's known around the world as Scotland's funniest man, and he's still going almost 40 years later. As someone raised partially in Glasgow and with a large Scottish family, it's hard not to feel a sort of kinship with Billy. His accent,...

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The mad professor of comedy – Ricky Gervais: Science review

The mad professor of comedy – Ricky Gervais: Science review

"If you've come here to revise for your thesis, you're f*cked." Meet Ricky Gervais. Ricky Gervais is a man of many, many talents. BAFTAs, Golden Globes, The Office, the introduction of Karl Pilkington to the world at large, Extras, Flanimals... suffice to say, he's not been a lazy comedian. Science is...

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Tom Hardy rumoured to be cast in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tom Hardy rumoured to be cast in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

I wish I was making this film up, because it really is that hilarious and creative. But I'm not, and soon after his casting in Nolan's third Batman epic The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy has another big role. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a novel written by Seth Graeme-Smith that focuses on the...

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New Zealand to Watford: Hobbit debate continues

New Zealand to Watford: Hobbit debate continues

The Hobbit might be filming in Watford, UK rather than New Zealand, as talks to keep the two films in Jackson's homeland continue. [caption id="attachment_4298" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The new home of The Hobbit?"][/caption] Having been temporarily blacklisted by the same national film...

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Watchers in the Night: Legend of the Guardians 3D review

Watchers in the Night: Legend of the Guardians 3D review

There's a new breed of super-bird in town, and it's not the plasticine poultry of Chicken Run. Owls are seriously incredible birds to watch, real or otherwise. Their eyes are huge and expressive. Their heads can rotate a whopping 270 degrees, and of course, they fly completely silently. So, what happens...

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It’s official: Martin Freeman is Bilbo Baggins

It’s official: Martin Freeman is Bilbo Baggins

It seems the Sherlock actor has made it through his commitments to the programme's second series after all - his reward? The role of Bilbo Baggins. In a reveal that's had the internet jumping up and down with Middle-Earth fever since the New York Times broke the news, Martin Freeman will take up the role...

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