A Passenger Noticed Something Horrific On Their Plane While Cruising At 10,000 Feet

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A Passenger Noticed Something Horrific On Their Plane While Cruising At 10,000 Feet
If you’ve ever flown before, you’re probably familiar with the awful feeling of your ears popping as your plane hurtles itself into the air. And you’ve probably heard stories of whack jobs trying to yank open emergency exits mid-flight in an attempt to really screw things up. Both of these scenarios boil down to cabin […]

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This Little Boy’s Small Gesture Teaches Us A Big Lesson About Love And Acceptance

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This Little Boy’s Small Gesture Teaches Us A Big Lesson About Love And Acceptance
Many people have lashed out at the Muslim community since the attacks in Paris and Beirut, blaming thousands for the actions of few. The Islamic Center in Pflugerville, Texas, was vandalized in the wake of these attacks, and the people who worship at the mosque were heartbroken by what they saw one day. The building […]

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Terminally ill Star Wars fan who saw new film before release dies

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Terminally ill Star Wars fan who saw new film before release dies
Daniel Fleetwood, who had an aggressive form of lung cancer, dies after being granted dying wish to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens A terminally ill Star Wars fan, who was Ashleys post on Facebook. Photograph: Ashley Fleetwood Facebook He passed in his sleep and in peace. He will always be my idol and my […]

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Controversial film about last tsar approved for release in Russia

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Controversial film about last tsar approved for release in Russia
Alexei Uchitels Matilda, which depicts affair between Nicholas II and ballet dancer, has faced calls for ban from religious and conservative critics The Russian culture ministry has cleared a film depicting a love affair between Russias last tsar and a ballerina for nationwide release, despite protests from conservative critics who have demanded it be banned. […]

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Angelina Jolie defends child-casting ‘game’ for Cambodia film

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Angelina Jolie defends child-casting ‘game’ for Cambodia film
Actor says reports of alleged exploitation in casting for Netflix Khmer Rouge movie First They Killed My Father are false and upsetting Angelina Jolie has rebutted an account of a controversial child-casting technique used in her new film profile of Jolie for Vanity Fair. It described an audition process for the Loung Ungs memoir of […]

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James Bond film confirmed for 2019 but no word on who will play 007

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James Bond film confirmed for 2019  but no word on who will play 007
New York Times have quoted anonymous sources saying Daniel Craig will reprise his role, but neither lead actor nor director have been confirmed He is the original international man of mystery so perhaps it is not surprising that there is still a cloak of secrecy over who will take on the mantle of James Bond […]

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Dunkirk in the spotlight: could the film help bail out the city?

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Dunkirk in the spotlight: could the film help bail out the city?
Christopher Nolans epic Dunkirk is a golden opportunity for this French port city to branch out from the heavy industry that has dominated it for a century Not many small cities get a Hollywood blockbuster named after them, but then not many small cities are caught up in events as momentous as what unfolded on […]

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Quentin Tarantino to make Manson murders film

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Quentin Tarantino to make Manson murders film
Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt among star names linked to story of brutal hippie-cult killings of Sharon Tate and friends Quentin Tarantino is developing a film about the Manson family murders. According to Roman Polanski carried out by followers of Deadline reports that Margot Robbie has been approached to play Tate, while the Hollywood Reporter […]

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Censors order bleeping of ‘cow’ in film on Indian economist Amartya Sen

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Censors order bleeping of ‘cow’ in film on Indian economist Amartya Sen
Director of documentary about Indian economist says he is shocked by list of words that must be bleeped out Indias film censors have ordered that a documentary about the a Harvard professor and essayist, could be released only if certain words were bleeped out. Those words reportedly included cow, Hindu India, Hindutva a reference to […]

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These Castaways Harnessed Their Inner Chuck Noland When They Needed To Be Rescued

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These Castaways Harnessed Their Inner Chuck Noland When They Needed To Be Rescued
Three men found themselves stranded on Fanadik Island, which is part of the Federated States of Micronesia, earlier this month. They were traveling from the island of Pulap when a massive wave overturned their 19-foot boat. Because the world is a terrible place and nothing is fair, they then had to swim two miles in […]

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Mental health experts criticise new Netflix film about anorexic girl

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Mental health experts criticise new Netflix film about anorexic girl
To the Bone, starring Lily Collins, could glamourise eating disorders and should come with trigger warning, charities say Mental health experts have said a Netflix trailer for a film about a teenage girl with anorexia could trigger psychological issues for sufferers and should come with a warning. To the Bone, which is released next month, […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5: hackers threaten to post film online unless Disney pays ransom

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5: hackers threaten to post film online unless Disney pays ransom
Hollywood Reporter says CEO Bob Iger has told employees that film would be released in segments online unless hackers were paid in bitcoin Hackers claim to have plundered Walt Disneys forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film and are threatening to release it unless the studio pays a ransom, it was reported on Monday. Bob Iger, […]

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Zac Efron to play Ted Bundy in film about American serial killer

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Zac Efron to play Ted Bundy in film about American serial killer
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will be directed by Joe Berlinger and be told from the point of view of Bundys girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer Zac Efron is set to star as Ted Bundy in a new film about the American serial killer. The drama, titled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, will be told […]

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Indian film board clears Lipstick Under My Burkha for release

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Indian film board clears Lipstick Under My Burkha for release
Tribunal overturns decision to ban lady-oriented film exploring womens sexuality though length of sex scenes must be cut An award-winning Hindi film that was blocked by Indias film censor for being too lady-oriented has been cleared for release by an appeals tribunal. Lipstick Under My Burkha, a drama that explores the sexual awakenings and personal […]

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‘He was super happy’: Heath Ledger film fights perception actor was depressed

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‘He was super happy’: Heath Ledger film fights perception actor was depressed
Documentary portrays young star as a passionate force of nature who was enthralled by his final role as the Joker Nine years after his death at the age of 28, audiences are seeing a different side of the Australian actor Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera. A new documentary about the actors […]

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Hillary Clinton in surprise Tribeca appearance for Bigelow elephant film

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Hillary Clinton in surprise Tribeca appearance for Bigelow elephant film
Defeated presidential candidate discusses The Protectors: Walk in the Rangers Shoes, a short VR film about the fight against poaching and the ivory trade The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. And then Hillary Clinton walked onstage. […]

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China’s Hollywood film quota to expand after Trump trade deal

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China’s Hollywood film quota to expand after Trump trade deal
Donald Trump and Chinese premier Xi Jinping agree an increase in Hollywood imports, up from the current 34 a year, as part of recent trade talks China is set to allow the release of more Hollywood films as part of a trade pact with the United States. held very frank and very positive discussions with […]

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Zootopia: Total Recall screenwriter alleges Disney stole idea for film

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Zootopia: Total Recall screenwriter alleges Disney stole idea for film
Gary L Goldman says he twice pitched treatment to studio, but Disney says his claims on hit film are unprincipled Disney are being sued by a Hollywood screenwriter, who claims the studio stole his idea for has filed a federal lawsuit that accuses Disney of taking the animated films title, treatment, character designs and lines […]

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Film to follow teenager who crossed the Mediterranean and competed at Rio

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Film to follow teenager who crossed the Mediterranean and competed at Rio
Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldrys latest protagonist is Yusra Mardini, who fled conflict in Syria and became Olympic swimmer Brazilian street children, the young boy from County Durham who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer. Few of his characters, however, have had to show quite as much resilience and determination as his latest protagonist, Yusra […]

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Roe v Wade: Suffragette producers to make film about abortion ruling

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Roe v Wade: Suffragette producers to make film about abortion ruling
Story will centre on Sarah Weddington, the lawyer who represented Norma McCorvey in landmark case that paved way for abortion rights across US The producers of Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that gave every woman in the US the right to have an abortion. Sarah Weddington, the lawyer who represented Jane Roe (real […]

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‘Capital of African film’: the Burkina Faso festival celebrating continent’s movies

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‘Capital of African film’: the Burkina Faso festival celebrating continent’s movies
Fans, stars and film-makers travel to Ouagadougou for the 25th Fespaco, the biggest African film event in the world The audience were taking no chances: as the sky brightened over the city in the morning, they lined up outside Cin Burkina in scarves and horn-rimmed glasses, keen to be the first to catch Frontires. The […]

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Razzies: Hillary’s America and Batman v Superman tie in worst-film awards

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Razzies: Hillary’s America and Batman v Superman tie in worst-film awards
Dinesh DSouza attack on Democrat named worst film of 2016 while DC Comics blockbuster is worst remake, rip-off or sequel Dinesh DSouzas documentary attack on Hillary Clinton has tied with the DC Comics blockbuster the Oscars, named controversial conservative commentator and author, was named worst actor for his narration and worst director alongside Bruce Schooley. […]

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Film-makers can defy Trump. Depicting the lives of others is an act of resistance | Christine Vachon

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Film-makers can defy Trump. Depicting the lives of others is an act of resistance | Christine Vachon
As storytellers we need to examine our own practices. Are we inclusive? Are we diverse? Are we telling stories that resonate for people right? At times like these it can seem hard to care about the Oscars race. Worrying about who might win best actress when we are in a state of political, social and […]

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India film censors ban movie for being ‘lady oriented’

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India film censors ban movie for being ‘lady oriented’
Alankrita Shrivastava, the director of Lipstick Under My Burkha, calls Central Board of Film Certifications decision an anachronism An award-winning Indian film with a feminist slant has been refused a certificate by the Indian censors. In a letter to the producers of Lipstick Under My Burkha, the Central Board of Film Certification denied the film […]

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Swedish police comments ‘taken out of context’ in film cited by Trump

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Swedish police comments ‘taken out of context’ in film cited by Trump
Officers interviewed for documentary cited by US president as evidence of violence by refugees accuse film-maker of bad journalism Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/20/swedish-police-comments-taken-out-of-context-in-film-cited-by-trump

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Calls to boycott French film awards over Roman Polanski honour

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Calls to boycott French film awards over Roman Polanski honour
Womens groups describe decision to have veteran director preside over Csar ceremony as snub to rape victims French womens groups have called for a boycott of the Csar awards, the countrys equivalent of the Oscars, after #polanski will be President of the #BoycottCesar January 18, 2017 The supreme court in Poland, the country where Polanski […]

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Berlin film festival spurns US to focus on past and future of Europe

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Berlin film festival spurns US to focus on past and future of Europe
T2 Trainspotting and Django make the cut, with only one American production The Dinner chosen for the festivals competition Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/08/berlin-film-festival-spurns-us-to-focus-on-past-and-future-of-europe

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Oscars hit by Trump travel ban row as Iranian film-makers protest

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Oscars hit by Trump travel ban row as Iranian film-makers protest
Oscar-nominated Iranian director vows not to attend along with US-resident star even if he gets travel exemption The 2017 Oscars ceremony has emerged as an unlikely battleground for the fight against The Salesman is nominated for best foreign language film, said any possible exception to the travel ban would involve ifs and buts which are […]

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Steve Bannon’s Islamophobic film script just one example of anti-Muslim views

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Steve Bannon’s Islamophobic film script just one example of anti-Muslim views
The man who once imagined a global war between the Judeo-Christian west and jihadist Islamic fascism is now Trumps top adviser. Heres a selection of anti-Muslim remarks he has made in the past The emergence this week of a script for an Islamophobic film written a decade ago by Steve Bannon, Washington Post. The film […]

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