Long before the time of Harry Potter, wizards and witches still lived their lives in the muggle world as well as the wizarding world that was still governed by the ministry of magic.
Even though 'he who shall not be named' wasn't causing chaos for the wizards, they still had problems of their own. Largely these were monsters and beasts that come from far and distant lands. Newt Scamander is one particular wizard who is fascinated by these creators and when a selection of these terrible beasts are mistakenly released into the muggle world, Newt finds himself suddenly thrown into untrodden territory.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was originally written as a book by JK Rowling. The book studies 83 of these mystical creators all of which Newt has discovered.
David Bowie has created a new track for the opening credits of Sky Atlantic’s upcoming series, ‘The Last Panthers’.
David Bowie has turned his considerable talents to create a new track, entitled ‘Blackstar’, especially for the opening credits of The Last Panthers. The moody new track plays over dark opening credits which include snapshots of medieval and animal imagery as well as broken glass, smoking guns and falling bodies.
David Bowie and his wife Iman at the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York.
John Hurt has been given the all clear.
Four months after John Hurt revealed his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, the 75-year-old British actor has been given the all clear by his doctors. Appearing at the Man Booker Prize in London on Tuesday evening (13th October), Hurt described his joy at being given the all clear.
John Hurt with his wife, Anwen Rees-Meyers, at the London premiere of Suffragette in October 2015.
Over the course of one night in an Irish country estate in the 1880s, a man and a woman engage in an illicit romantic relationship. The problem is, that Julie (Jessica Chastain) is the daughter of an Irish Count, and Jean (Colin Farrell) is the valet of her father. Despite his well-read and well-travelled nature, Jean is still a servant, and cannot indulge in the love with his boss' daughter. Julie, however, knows that Jean must do as he commands, and begins a game of forcing him more and more into the romantic confrontation they are both denied.
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British actress Samantha Morton has opened up about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child in foster care following the headline-grabbing Rotherham scandal which rocked the U.K. last month (Aug14).
A report by local officials concluded that around 1,400 children were abused in the English town of Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, and the Minority Report star admits the news brought back painful memories of her own past and left her unable to sleep.
Morton, who spent most of her childhood living in institutions in Nottingham, England, tells Britain's The Guardian newspaper, "I was doing Ok and then suddenly the Rotherham thing comes up."
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Annie Parker is a fun-loving young woman struggling with the difficulties of motherhood, a husband who's slowly losing interest and, more importantly, breast cancer. She is unsurprised that she has become afflicted with the disease following her mother and older sister's suffering, but she suddenly finds herself overcome with the determination to find out why. Meanwhile, a young research geneticist named Mary-Claire King is looking into a breakthrough theory that suggests that some women are genetically pre-disposed to have breast cancer due to a particular gene. Unfortunately for her, there are few scientists who believe her theory. In order to prove her theory, she must conduct a research project looking into cancer sufferers' and their relatives' medical history - and that's where Annie Parker is eager to help.
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The Minority Report star had already completed work on her role as the voice of an operating system in forthcoming drama Her, but the filmmaker subsequently decided to take the project in a different direction and hired The Avengers beauty to step in.
In a statement released to Vulture.com, Jonze insists recasting roles as he works is nothing out of the ordinary for him and he has nothing but praise for Morton.
Continue reading: Scarlett Johansson Replaces Samantha Morton In New Spike Jonze Drama
Joaquin Phoenix is confirmed to star in Spike Jonze's new movie 'Her', which will see him play a lonely writer who falls in love with the female voice of his computer's operation system.
The 'Walk the Line' actor will portray a lonely writer called Theodore who falls in love with the female voice of his computer's operation system, which is thought to be similar to the iPhone's voice-activated device, Siri.
The film's official plot synopsis, which has appeared on the Annapurna Pictures website, states: ''In the not so distant future, Theodore [Joaquin], a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs.
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Eric (Pattinson) is a 28-year-old billionaire who wants a haircut. As he climbs into his high-tech limousine, his security chief (Durand) warns about traffic problems because the US President's in Manhattan. En route, Eric continues his routine, meeting his computer expert (Baruchel), theoretician (Morton) and financial advisor (Hampshire), who talks to him during his daily prostate exam.
He also sees his new wife (Gadon) several times, has sex with two women (Binoche and McKenzie), endures an anarchists' riot, gets a pie in the face and confronts a man (Giamatti) who wants to kill him.
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At the end of the American Civil War, John Carter (Kitsch) is in Arizona looking for gold when a strange artefact in a cave transports him to Mars, known locally as Barsoom. Getting used to the lower gravity is one thing, but he's soon captured by green, 15-foot-tall Tharks, who have four limbs plus tusks on the sides of their faces. He earns the respect of leader Tars Tarkas (Dafoe), but when he rescues Helium's Princess Dejah (Collins), he ends up in the middle of the war between red human kingdoms Helium and Zodanga.
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