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Elizabeth Banks Apologises For Steven Spielberg Diversity Comments


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Elizabeth Banks has apologised for making comments about director Steven Spielberg, having wrongly criticised the film-maker for having never made a film with a female lead.

The 43 year old star of The Hunger Games, among others, made the comments at a Women In Film awards ceremony on Wednesday (June 14th). She was awarded an excellence in film prize at the ceremony, and used her acceptance speech to highlight the hot topic of gender equality in Hollywood.

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Elizabeth Banks Was Told To Get Plastic Surgery By Her First Hollywood Agent


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It seems Hollywood superstar Elizabeth Banks wasn’t always as sought out as actress as she currently is and was in fact told she needed to change her looks if she wanted to make it in the industry. The Hunger Games star was allegedly urged to undergo plastic surgery by her first acting agent.

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While being honored at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards earlier this week, the 43-year-old actress revealed a piece of advice she chose not take when she started out in Hollywood in 1997.

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Elizabeth Banks Discusses 'Charlie's Angels' Revival


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Some may know her as Effie Trinket in the 'Hunger Games' film series; other may have seen her in the more recent 'Power Rangers' big screen adaptation. What you may not know about Elizabeth Banks however is that the actress is planning on moving behind the camera and sitting in the Director's Chair for a planned 'Charlie's Angels' revival at Sony.

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Originally coming to viewers as a small screen crime drama between 1976 and 1981, 'Charlie's Angels' enjoyed some big success. Then came a whole slew of botched attempts of reviving the franchise, before a film adaptation in 2000 that featured Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu as the three leading Angels.

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Elizabeth Banks seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Met Gala - New York, United States - Monday 1st May 2017

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Power Rangers - Featurette, Clip Trailer


Zack Taylor (Ludi Lin), Kimberly Hart (Naomi Scott), Billy Cranston (RJ Cyler), Trini (Becky G) and Jason Lee Scott (Dacre Montgomery) are five kids with a lot in common; they're all high-schoolers with pretty screwed up lives and going through a lot of the kind of problems that regular teenagers go through. That is until one day, when they stumble across what looks like a long-abandoned spaceship which they somehow manage to accidentally open. Once inside the ship, it soon becomes clear that they are not alone and are very much trapped. It's not the most friendly welcome to their new master as they could have, but they soon realise that Zordon and his robot minion Alpha 5 mean no harm. 

In fact, they have chosen these very kids to unite together and become their Power Rangers; superheroes on which the world depends. Of course, they don't believe that they really have super powers at first, but after a series of minor incidents, they are forced to accept their newfound destiny - and quickly because a deadly force is already on the rise led by the dastardly Rita Repulsa.

'Power Rangers' (sometimes known as 'Saban's Power Rangers') is the third and newest movie from the superhero franchise, coming 22 years after 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie'. It has been directed by by Dean Israelite ('Project Almanac') with a screenplay written by the Academy Award nominated John Gatins ('Flight', 'Real Steel'), and it is set to be released in theatres on March 24th 2017. 

Elizabeth Banks Talks About The 'Team' Titles She Grew Up On


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There's something about the idea of a 'team' in movies that people can't get enough of. Whether it's 'The Avengers' or 'Scooby-Doo', there's an appeal to watching a group of friends band together to save the world, and that's one of the things Elizabeth Banks loved most about working on 'Power Rangers'.

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Everyone loves a lone-wolf, but its the famous 'teams' of history that tend to stick in our mind. They're there in every genre; 'Stand By Me', 'The Lord of the Rings', 'The Three Musketeers', 'Harry Potter'; and 'Power Rangers' are taking that theme to its fullest extent with the eagerly anticipated reboot directed by Dean Israelite.

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Elizabeth Banks arriving at the premiere of Lionsgate's 'Power Rangers' held at Westwood Village Theatre, California, United States - Wednesday 22nd March 2017

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Elizabeth Banks at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

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Elizabeth Banks Gets Mean In The New 'Power Rangers' Trailer


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'Power Rangers' returns in an all new re-boot produced by original series creator Haim Saban. Everything from the costumes to the characters have been given an upgrade, so this isn't quite like the TV show and subsequent films you remember from the 90s.

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'Saban's Power Rangers' is the third movie in the franchise after 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie' and 'Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie' and a re-boot of the whole series. Directed by Dean Israelite ('Project Almanac') with a screenplay by Oscar nominated John Gatins ('Flight', 'Real Steel'), the movie stars the likes of pop singer Becky G and Primetime Emmy nominated actress Elizabeth Banks.

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Power Rangers - Teaser Trailer


Go Go Power Rangers! Billy Cranston, Jason Lee Scott, Kimberly Hart, Trini Kwan and Zack Taylor are five kids who are all at Angel Grove high school together. Not one of them is particularly popular and they find themselves being brought together through an equal disdain for the rest of their classmates.

What the five new friends don't realise is that they are soon to become important to everyone on the planet. When the group go off adventuring, they find themselves in an old quarry and uncover the secret that will change all their lives. When they hear sirens, the group flee the area and head back to their homes but in the days following they all realise that their physique has changed significantly and their muscular strength is far superior to any normal human. As they begin to experiment with their new powers, they find they can fight, jump and withstand huge amounts of force.

Their new personal changes are not the only thing the teenagers have to think about, they're also faced with information that will cause a great darkness to be cast over the world. Their little town of Angel Grove is being threatened by a deadly alien force lead by the wicked Rita Repulsa. Though they're young, the five heroes must team together and defend their town - and ultimately the rest of the world - from Repulsa.

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Elizabeth Banks - Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at TCL Theater, Disney - Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 14th December 2015

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5 Times Elizabeth Banks Channelled Her Inner Effie Trinket In 2015


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By far the most visually stunning character in the whole 'Hunger Games' franchise is, of course, Effie Trinket; the outrageously dressed capitol chaperone brought to life by Elizabeth Banks in every movie. And it seems some of that magic has rubbed off on Banks on the red carpet too.

Effie's unique style doesn't stop at the set of this movie series; Banks has been turning heads at events throughout the year in get-ups reminiscent of the role that brought her to international attention. Now that the series has finally ended with the box office smash hit 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2', we hope that Banks continues to work that weirdness. Here's a few of our favourites:

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Hunger Games Actors Are Thirsty For More


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Jennifer Lawrence has stood as Katniss Everdeen against the Capitol for the final time in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 and, while she has not spoken of her desire to reprise her role for further films, many of The Hunger Games cast has.

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The hugely successful franchise - which has brought in a staggering $2billion at box offices worldwide - is based on Suzanne Collins’ dystopian books and came to its natural end at the same point the novels did.

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Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller And Emma Watson Show Support For Jennifer Lawrence's Gender Pay Inequality Essay


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Hollywood stars including Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Emma Watson have declared their support for Jennifer Lawrence’s essay on gender pay inequality in the film industry.

Miller and Cooper, who were interviewed on the red carpet at the premiere of their new movie Burnt on Wednesday (October 14th), both weighed in on the article that Lawrence published via Lena Dunham’s newsletter Lenny the previous day.

33 year old Miller revealed that she once turned down a play because she was offered less than half the pay of her male co-star – in a two-person production. She told E! News that she reluctantly did “what we have to start doing, unfortunately, at the expense of our creative dreams… …I walked away from a play I wanted to do because I was offered less than half of what the other man was offered and it was just the two of us.”

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Elizabeth Banks - Elizabeth Banks goes to the Farmers Market - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 27th July 2014

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Elizabeth Banks

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10th February, 1974

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Actor

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Female

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Power Rangers - Featurette, Clip  Trailer

Power Rangers - Featurette, Clip Trailer

Zack Taylor (Ludi Lin), Kimberly Hart (Naomi Scott), Billy Cranston (RJ Cyler), Trini (Becky G)...

Power Rangers Trailer

Power Rangers Trailer

Kimberly Hart, Trini, Jason Lee Scott, Zack Taylor and Billy Cranston are a group of...

Power Rangers - Teaser Trailer

Power Rangers - Teaser Trailer

Go Go Power Rangers! Billy Cranston, Jason Lee Scott, Kimberly Hart, Trini Kwan and Zack...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review

Suzanne Collins' saga comes to a suitably epic conclusion in a climactic series of battles...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Final Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Final Trailer

Katniss Everdeen is determined to take down President Snow once and for all. Too many...

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Love & Mercy Movie Review

Love & Mercy Movie Review

An unusually inventive approach brings this story to life, as the filmmakers get into the...

Magic Mike XXL Movie Review

Magic Mike XXL Movie Review

Resisting the temptation to capitalise on the camp value of these characters, Channing Tatum and...

Magic Mike XXL Trailer

Magic Mike XXL Trailer

Magic Mike might be keeping his clothes on these days in favour of beginning a...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - Join The Revolution Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - Join The Revolution Trailer

Having successfully rescued Peeta and the other Hunger Games victors, Katniss Everdeen is feeling the...

Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Review

Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Review

In 2012, Pitch Perfect came out of nowhere to become one of the most-loved comedies...

Love & Mercy - Teaser Trailer

Love & Mercy - Teaser Trailer

In the mid-1960s, The Beach Boys were at the top of their game. Having released...

Pitch Perfect 2 - International Trailer

Pitch Perfect 2 - International Trailer

Suspended after an unfortunate incident of accidental nudity during a performance of Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking...

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