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Idris Elba's 'No Good Deed' Comes From Nowhere To Top Box-office

By Michael West | 15th September 2014

No Good Deed, the twisting-turning thriller starring British actor Idris Elba, has topped the US box office with $24.5 million - a massive return considering its $13.2 million budget. The film ended Guardians of the...

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Hey Scotland, Don't Want To Lose Access To Great Bbc Shows, Do You?

By Michael West | 20th August 2014

Scotland would lose access to some BBC television shows if the country votes for independence next month, Labour's shadow Scottish secretary warned today. In her speech, Margaret Curran was expected to outline how Alex Salmon...

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Idris Elba Opens Up About "Disappointing" Movie Roles Following 'Mandela'

By Nick Hill | 14th August 2014

Earlier this year Idris Elba saw the release of probably the most important film he may ever star in, the British star portrayed the late president of South African, Nelson Mandela, in a biopic tiled...

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A Week In Movies: Expendables And Bradley Cooper Spotted In London, New Trailers For St. Vincent, Into The Woods And More

By Rich Cline | 10th August 2014

The world premiere of The Expendables 3 took place this week in London, attended by Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz and Wesley Snipes. They had a great time entertaining fans and the...

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Gemma Arterton And Idris Elba Filming 'A Hundred Streets' In London [Pictures]

By Lenny Barksdale | 6th August 2014

Gemma Arteton and Idris Elba have been busy at work filming for their new movie, ‘A Hundred Streets’, in London.The new movie focuses on four central characters who live out their lives in parallel within...

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Chris Pratt Couldn't Predict "Guardians Of The Galaxy" Success, But Can He Build A Movie Career On It?

By Victoria Pavlova | 5th August 2014

After intense promotion, Guardians of the Galaxy emerged from the weekend a box office record holder. With $94 million, Guardians had the biggest August opening ever. Which begs the question – now that Chris Pratt...

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Ben Kingsley Is The Wise And Caring Bagheera In Jon Favreau's 'Jungle Book'

By Jack de Aguilar | 26th June 2014

Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling novel, The Jungle Book, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.Ben Kingsley at The Prince's Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success AwardsKingsley...

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Cutest Pregnancy Announcement Ever? Kelly Rowland's New Pair Of Baby Air Jordans

By Victoria Pavlova | 11th June 2014

Kelly Rowland is pregnant! Unlike other celebrity pregnancies, the news came straight from the source this time, with the singer posting a photo on her Instagram of a baby-sized pair of Air Jordans. Aw, isn’t...

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Guillermo Del Toro Doesn’T "Have The Money" For Pacific Rim 2, But He’S Working Like He Has

By Jack de Aguilar | 9th June 2014

Everyone likes an optimist. Guillermo Del Toro has revealed that he’s beavering away on Pacific Rim 2, the sequel to 2013’s hyper-blockbuster, Kaiju v mega-robot smash. The Kaiju are a formidable foeHe told Buzzfeed: “I’m...

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'Mandela's' Lack Of Awards Down To '12 Years' Guilt Hoover, Suggests Screenwriter

By Jack de Aguilar | 4th June 2014

‘12 Years a Slave’ was, rightfully, the recipient of huge praise and numerous awards. The remarkable story of Solomon Northrup - portrayed by Chiwitel Ejiofor - was masterfully directed by Steve McQueen. But that success,...

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Scarlett Johansson And Lupita Nyong'o Land Roles In Jungle Book Adaptation

By Lauren James | 24th April 2014

Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o are reportedly in talks to star in Jon Favreau's adaptation of the classic tale, The Jungle Book. The actresses will join Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom's Idris Elba, who will...

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Idris Elba Welcomes Second "Truely Amazing" Baby Boy With Girlfriend Naiyana Garth

By Nick Hill | 19th April 2014

Idris Elba is a father to a healthy baby son.The 41 year-old actor welcomed his second child into the world with his make-up artist girlfriend Naiyana Garth on Friday (April 18th).Elba announced the good news...

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Idris Elba Shares Snap Of "Truly Amazing" Second Child, Winston

By Lauren James | 18th April 2014

Actor Idris Elba and his wife Naiyana Garth have experienced the joy of welcoming their first child, a son, into the world. The Luther star and his girlfriend shared a beautiful Twitter photo of their...

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Which One Of These Actors Should Play Tupac?

By Sophie Miskiw | 28th March 2014

18 years after the murder of Tupac Shakur the rapper will be bought back to life, this time not by a hologram projector but by an actor. The Tupac biopic is finally in the works,...

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Idris Elba Is Many Things, But Is A Rapper One Of Them?

By Sophie Miskiw | 26th March 2014

Idris Elba is plenty of things, but unfortunately a natural born rapper is not one of them. The Thor: The Dark World actor has been critically acclaimed for his recent roles, including winning the Golden...

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Andy Serkis Gets His Very Own Precious: 'The Jungle Book'

By Jack de Aguilar | 21st March 2014

Andy Serkis, who hit worldwide notoriety for portraying the character of Gollum in The Lord of The Rings films, is to direct ‘The Jungle Book’ for Warner Bros., who will be under extra pressure to...

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Fruitful Rts Awards Haul For 'Broadchurch' And Olivia Colman

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th March 2014

It was a big but unsurprisingly fertile evening for ITV’s ‘Broadchurch’ at last night’s RTS awards. The detective drama won the best drama serial award, while Olivia Colman picked up the best actress award for...

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What Can We Expect From Disney's New 'Jungle Book' Movie?

By Sophie Miskiw | 10th March 2014

Another childhood classic we all know and love is headed for a complete reboot, but what do we need to know about Disney’s new Jungle Book movie?Who's writing it?The new script will be written by...

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Idris Elba Lands Shere Khan Voice In Live Action 'Jungle Book'

By Jack de Aguilar | 7th March 2014

From the mean streets of Baltimore to Mowgli’s Jungle, Idris Elba’s career path hasn’t exactly been typical of a British actor. But the versatile Hackey-born star is lending his deep, silky tones to the iconic...

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Idris Loses Golden Globe Hopes For 'Mandela' And 'Luther'

By Holly Williams | 13th January 2014

Idris Elba loses out on a Golden Globe gong for Best Actor in 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' as Matthew McConaughey takes home the award.No Globe for Idris this year'The Wire' star impressed critics with...

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A Week In Movies: Awards Season Gathers Pace, Superhero Movie Rumours Abound, Expendables 3 Drops A Teaser

By Rich Cline | 3rd January 2014

Things always go quiet in the film industry over the holidays as everyone takes one last break before the full onslaught of awards season campaigning. Nominations for both Oscars and Baftas come in the next...

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August: Osage County And Meryl Streep Win Big At Capri, Hollywood Film Festival

By Victoria Pavlova | 2nd January 2014

After early predictions pegged the Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts starrer August: Osage County as a frontrunner for awards season 2014, the film has now picked up four awards at the Capri, Hollywood Film Festival.Streep...

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Prince Philip Amongst Gq Best-dressed Men 2014

By Lauren James | 31st December 2013

GQ Magazine have released their 'Best Dressed' list for the coming year and amongst some predictable entries, including Benedict Cumberbatch and David Beckham, there have been a few surprises, most notably the inclusion of Prince...

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Idris Elba Opens Up On Nelson Mandela Album Side Project

By Jack de Aguilar | 9th December 2013

Idris Elba’s turn as Nelson Mandela became infinitely more pertinent in the context of the great man’s death on December 5th after a long and ultimately unsuccessful battle against illness. He was 95.Idris Elba (left)...

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A Week In News: Paul Walker Dead, Amazing Spider-man 2 Trailer, X-men Apocalypse

By Michael West | 6th December 2013

Paul Walker Dead: Tributes have been pouring in this week for the late actor Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in Los Angeles on Saturday (November 30). His friend's Porsche Carrera GT crashed...

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Superman Is Super-sexy: Henry Cavill Tops 'Sexiest Man Alive' Poll

By Joe Wilde | 3rd December 2013

Henry Cavill has topped the latest poll by Glamour magazine to determine the '100 Sexiest Men Alive.' The Man of Steel actor took the top spot from four-time winner of the accolade Robert Pattinson, who...

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Paul Walker Dead At 40: Hollywood Remembers The Fallen Star

By Joe Wilde | 1st December 2013

Following the tragic passing of actor Paul Walker earlier this week, there has been an outpouring of emotion from Hollywood on behalf of the 40-year-old actor. A number of celebrities have taken to their social...

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Pre-us Release, 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Conquers South African Box Office

By Victoria Pavlova | 29th November 2013

Justin Chadwick’s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is far from typical box office fare. Nevertheless, the film is enjoying quite a bit of success in this department, particularly when it comes to South African audiences....

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Heading To The Movies This Thanksgiving? 'Frozen' And 'The Hunger Games 2' Leading The Way In Our List Of 5 Must-see Films

By Lauren James | 29th November 2013

Still undecided as to which movie you want to see this Thanksgiving weekend? Well worry not because we've put together a list of five of the top movies released this weekend for all ages and...

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'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Gives Idris Elba A Real Oscars Chance

By Michael West | 29th November 2013

Mandela: A Long Walk To Freedom, the Weinstein's biopic based on the autobiography of South African President Nelson Mandela, has received mixed reviews from critics ahead of its release this weekend, though Idris Elba's...

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