Elton John defends casting of Taron Egerton in biopic Rocketman

The straight actor plays the openly gay singer in the new film, which has premiered at Cannes.

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Movie Reviews: Birds of Passage, The Hustle and John Wick: Parabellum

Declan Burke reviews Birds of Passage, The Hustle and John Wick: Parabellum

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A Question of Taste with Frankie Ross

Frankie Ross is director of operations for next week’s Fastnet Film Festival in Schull, Co Cork.

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Wine, women and loads of laughs: Amy Poehler on her latest film

When you discover Amy Poehler has made a comedy for Netflix, you can safely bet one thing — it’s going to have you laughing out loud.

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Doris Day dies aged 97: Old-school star

There are almost 6bn more people in the world today than there were when Doris Day, who has died in California aged 97, made her first film, Romance on the High Seas in 1948.

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‘I’m going to make choices that make me happy’: Anne Hathaway on her movie choices

After years of worrying about her movie choices, Anne Hathaway is embracing having some fun as she plays a con artist in new film ‘The Hustle’. She tells Laura Harding how having a baby helped her finally let go.

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Ben Kingsley to star in Cannes-bound Long Gone Heroes

The film will be introduced to buyers at the festival when it begins next week.

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A modern, funny rom-com? Could be a Long Shot

Charlize Theron was nervous to make a romantic comedy.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood to premiere at Cannes

The director spent ‘days and nights in the editing room’ to ensure the film was ready to debut at the film festival.

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How Leonardo Da Vinci's legacy has lived on in pop culture

The Renaissance polymath may have died on this day in 1519, but his memory has lived on through all sorts of representations over the past 500 years, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

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Avengers: Endgame demolishes Irish box office records

The new Marvel blockbuster has taken more than €50.2m so far from the Irish and UK box offices.

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As Avengers: Endgame smashes records – 5 Marvel-themed destinations to sate your superhero cravings

These attractions will help you channel the Marvel magic both on and off-screen.

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Avengers: Endgame smashes box office records

The film has already made more than movies like Skyfall, Aquaman and The Dark Knight Rises grossed in their entire runs.

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Taraji P Henson asks for prayers for John Singleton

The director is in hospital after suffering a stroke.

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Scene + Heard: Maradona set to be star player at Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival (May 14 to 25) unveiled its roster earlier in the week

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Jon Ronson's adventures in the porn industry

Writer and podcaster Jon Ronson will be in Ireland to talk about his immersion in the adult film industry, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Here are some of the contenders vying to be the next James Bond

The upcoming Bond 25 is likely to be Daniel Craig’s last, so who could step into his shoes?

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Barbara Broccoli hopes next Bond film is not Daniel Craig’s last

The cast details for the upcoming film were revealed from Jamaica.

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Rami Malek’s rise from Mr Robot to Bond nemesis took just four years

The American found fame in the computer-hacker drama.

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A Bond in the making: How Daniel Craig became 007

The sixth actor to play Bond in the Eon series was tapped in 2005.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge to bring her brand of dry wit to Bond script

It has been announced she will work on the screenplay for the 25th James Bond film.

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From Dr No to Le Chiffre: Some of the best James Bond villains

Rami Malek has hinted he will play the villain in the upcoming James Bond film.

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Avengers fans spread hashtag to prevent Endgame ‘spoilers’

Fans have come up with creative ways to avoid spoiling the ending of Avengers: Endgame.

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Oscar winner Rami Malek joins cast of ‘Bond 25’

The cast details for the upcoming film were revealed from Jamaica.

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The quirkiest film titles in the James Bond franchise

The name of the latest film in the series is yet to be revealed.

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Beach location teased for Bond 25 cast reveal

A post to the James Bond social media accounts showed the words Bond 25 scrawled in the sand.

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Liam Neeson appears in new Men In Black trailer following race row

The actor plays an agent in the secret service.

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Dark side of teen life: Bo Burnham's Eight Grade highlights anxieties of the self generation

‘Eighth Grade’ may have plenty laughs, but the film also gives an insight into anxieties for the selfie generation, writes Esther McCarthy

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Chloë Grace Moretz: 'Waitressing in Dublin was the hardest thing I've ever done'

American actress Chloë Grace Moretz has revealed she waitressed in a Dublin in preparation for her latest film, 'Greta'.

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Elton John biopic Rocketman to premiere at Cannes

The film stars Taron Egerton as the British singer and pianist.

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Superstar brings excitement of Bollywood to Belfast Film Festival

Aamir Khan made his first visit to Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

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MOVIE REVIEWS; Wild Rose; Wonder Park; Out of Innocence

She’s a prickly one, is Wild Rose (15A).

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Next James Bond actor should have ‘cold, hard face’ – Joanna Lumley

The former Bond girl said the next actor to play the role should not be chosen for his good looks.

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'This is what I wanted to do my whole life': Jonah Hill on his directorial debut

Jonah Hill makes his directorial debut with the nostalgic skateboarding film Mid90s.

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Stranger Things' David Harbour on preparing for new role as Hellboy

He's known the world over for his role in Netflix hit Stranger Things, and now David Harbour has landed the lead role in superhero epic Hellboy.

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Angelina Jolie says she has not ruled out seeking public office

The actress serves as a special envoy for the UN’s refugees branch.

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Delay in tax relief guidance hampering film industry, TD says

A Fianna Fáil TD is hitting out at the delays in providing guidance for tax reliefs for the film industry.

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'I'd like to do that': A tale of a Cavan man who was in flying form

When an 80-year-old bachelor saw a paramotor in the skies he decided he wanted to fly one himself. His dream has now become a film, writes Esther McCarthy.

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French New Wave director Agnes Varda dies aged 90

The Cannes Film Festival gave the film-maker an honorary Palme d’Or in 2015 for her life’s work.

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'Vikings' and 'Into the Badlands' pay stars and crew €36.5m in 2018

Two major international TV productions shot here, ‘Vikings’ and ‘Into The Badlands’ last year paid out combined wages to stars and crew of €36.5 million.

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Carol Morley marches to her own beat

Carol Morley talks to Esther McCarthy about her new supernatural thriller, and her teenage years at the legendary Hacienda nightclub

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MOMMY DEAREST: The portrayal of Irish mothers on screen

Irish mammies have been portrayed on screens as domestic masters or martyrs for too long. Times have changed, writes Ed Power.

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Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy was guest commentator at LA Kings ice hockey match

Will Ferrell dusted off the rollneck and luxurious moustache for the visit, which included a burrito, a glass of milk and wisecracks galore.

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Colin Farrell: Screen time is a ‘curse’ for children

The actor was speaking to The Jonathan Ross Show.

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Armie Hammer says he wants to be next Batman

Ben Affleck was the last actor to play the Dark Knight but will not be returning to the role.

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Rob Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki and John David Washington to star in Christopher Nolan's secretive film

Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki and John David Washington are set to star in Christopher Nolan's upcoming film that is shrouded in mystery, according to Variety.

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The crazy Forrest Gump sequel that never happened because of 9/11

A sequel to the Oscar-winning film Forrest Gump was completed by the same writer, Eric Roth in 2001, but was never to be because of 9/11.

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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reunite for third Bill & Ted film

Keanu Reeves and former co-star Alex Winter are teaming up once again to film Bill & Ted Face the Music.

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A family in double trouble

Jordan Peele follows up ‘Get Out’ with the horror ‘Us’, about a family terrified by their doppelgangers, writes Georgia Humphreys.

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Movie memorabilia raises €22k for planned film hub

A silent auction of rare film memorabilia has raised more than €20,000 for the creation of a film hub in West Cork.

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Scene + Heard: Your entertainment guide to the weekend

GIG WISE: Nicki Minaj is due to take to the stage at 3Arena, Dublin, at 9pm tonight, and everybody will have their fingers crossed that all goes to plan.

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Colin Farrell: Starring in Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo is a ‘tasty gig’

Farrell stars alongside Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton in the live-action film.

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Captain Marvel: why female superheroes are not just for International Women's Day

The release date of Marvel’s first solo female superhero film was deliberately timed to coincide with International Women’s Day.

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Ryan's Daughter: The film that changed Ireland

John Daly recalls the impact on a corner of Co Kerry fifty years ago when Hollywood arrived in the shape of ‘Ryan’s Daughter’

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Search on for Ireland's best young filmmakers

More than 1,700 submissions have been made by would-be Spike Lees and Kathryn Bigelows for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2019, the highest number ever in the competition’s 23 years.

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Coming out of the shadows: Keira Knightley on her latest role

Keira Knightley tells Gemma Humphreys about her latest role in a little-known tale of post-war civilian life in Germany.

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Keira Knightley: 'I do like exploring female rage'

The Aftermath sees Keira Knightley star as Rachael Morgan, the wife of a British colonel living in 1946 post-war Germany.

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Lights, camera, action: Youghal students make the cut

It’s something of a tall tale: a Transition Year student gets locked in a school supplies cupboard and is helped out of her predicament by a kindly ghost.

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