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HBO Max adds social context intro to 'Blazing Saddles'

HBO Max has added an informative introduction to the spoof Western classic Blazing Saddles on its streaming service. In a similar move to its other Turner Classic Movies (TCM) title Gone With The Wind, HBO’s new streaming platform has now included a presentation to explain the social context of Mel Brooks’ 1974 movie in order to […]

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Russell Crowe donates to Beirut restaurant in memory of Anthony Bourdain

Russell Crowe has donated thousands of dollars to a Beirut restaurant destroyed in the city’s blast as a tribute to the late chef and travel documentarian, Anthony Bourdain. Crowe pledged $5,000 (£3,949) to Le Chef, a 53-year-old eatery that was a favourite of Bourdain’s upon visiting the Lebanese capital. Read more: The best rock star […]

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You Wouldn’t Believe: 311 Reflects on 30 Years as Rock's Perennial Optimists

It was more than 28 years ago that five ganja-toking, Goldeneye-obsessed, Bad Brains-worshipping musicians, known collectively as 311, left their hometown of Omaha to chase a record deal in a post-riots Los Angeles. The odds weren’t in their favor, and there was no guarantee things would work out for the young Nebraskans. “There was no […]

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Tom Cruise doesn't let anyone run on screen with him

Tom Cruise refuses to let people run on screen with him in movies, it’s been revealed. The Mission: Impossible actor, who famously conducts his own stunts, is an accomplished runner and as such doesn’t want to share scenes with anyone who can’t keep up with his pace. That’s according to Annabelle Wallis, who told The Hollywood […]

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Buzz Osborne Is Already Over His New Solo Album

Gift of Sacrifice, the second solo effort from Melvins leader Buzz Osborne, is technically a brand new album. But for its creator, it’s already obsolete.  “I’ve always joked that I can enjoy our records right up until the time they come out and then I’m done,” Osborne tells SPIN from Los Angeles. “I move on. […]

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Robert Pattinson had an "intense" audition for 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World'

Robert Pattinson auditioned for a role in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, director Edgar Wright has revealed. The film, which came out just before Pattinson’s breakout role in Twilight, saw Marvel‘s Chris Evans star as Lucas Lee, but Pattinson was also in the running. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Wright says he remembers […]

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Watch Tom Holland star in trailer for new Netflix thriller 'The Devil All The Time'

Netflix have shared a new trailer for upcoming thriller The Devil All The Time – watch it below. The new film, based on the bestselling book by Donald Ray Pollock, will star Tom Holland alongside Robert Pattinson, Riley Keough and more. It lands on Netflix globally on September 16. The film’s synopsis reads: “In Knockemstiff, […]

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Brian Eno scores new Extinction Rebellion short film

Extinction Rebellion have shared the latest in their series of short films – watch below. Extinction Emergency, and Why We Must Act Now features an original score by Brian Eno, and is narrated by the Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated Naomie Harris. Read more: Who are Extinction Rebellion, the UK-born activist group holding cities to ransom? “I’m […]

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Loop Daddy: Marc Rebillet Likes It Raw

Bespectacled and mustached, he gyrates in his underwear while tapping keys, punching pads, and looping every sound at his disposal. He looks like a fit version of Kip from Napoleon Dynamite and a ’70s porn star, the charisma and intensity of the former cranked up to match the unrepentant lasciviousness of the latter. This is […]

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'Mission Impossible 7' production halted after motorbike accident on set

Production has once again been halted on Mission Impossible 7 after a motorbike accident on set in Oxfordshire. Production on the film was put on hold due to the coronavirus in February, and while Variety reported in June that production planned to resume in September, the resumption had come a month earlier. Now, as The […]