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Is the force fading? Solo: A Star Wars Story sputters at box office

Is the force fading? Solo: A Star Wars Story sputters at box office

In the largest disturbance yet in Disney's otherwise lucrative reign over Star Wars, the Han Solo spinoff had a franchise-low opening.

  • by Jake Coyle

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Depraved, drug-snorting puppets defile good name of 'Sesame Street,' lawsuit over trailer claims
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Depraved, drug-snorting puppets defile good name of 'Sesame Street,' lawsuit over trailer claims

The trailer for The Happytime Murders promises to reveal "what really goes down when kids aren't around".

Hugh Grant marries for first time at 57

Hugh Grant marries for first time at 57

Love, Actually star Hugh Grant is a married man for the first time at 57.

No gain without Payne in Rachel Griffiths' movie Ride Like a Girl
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No gain without Payne in Rachel Griffiths' movie Ride Like a Girl

Who could be better qualified to play the brother of Melbourne Cup winner Michelle Payne in a film about her life than the man himself?

  • by Karl Quinn
LBJ Review: Laying bare the naked politics of JFK's successor

LBJ Review: Laying bare the naked politics of JFK's successor

Woody Harrelson plays Lyndon Johnson in this 'slightly eccentric' film that begins in the years before JFK's assassination, writes Paul Brynes.

  • by Paul Byrnes
I Kill Giants Review: Anders Walter's fantasy treats imagination as a neurosis

I Kill Giants Review: Anders Walter's fantasy treats imagination as a neurosis

Anders Walter's I Kill Giants is close to fatally weakened by the sceptical view it takes of fantasy.

  • by Jake Wilson
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Short Cuts – movies currently screening

Short Cuts – movies currently screening

The Bookshop, Aurore, Life of the Party, and more.

Daniel Craig to return as James Bond, with Danny Boyle at the helm
James Bond

Daniel Craig to return as James Bond, with Danny Boyle at the helm

Confirmation of Craig's fifth Bond film followed speculation that the 50-year-old actor was about to hand in his license to kill.

Penelope Fitzgerald's divided village loses some bite in The Bookshop

Penelope Fitzgerald's divided village loses some bite in The Bookshop

One of the British film and television industry's most popular exports is nostalgia and its centrepiece is the English village. It's a place teeming with full-blown eccentrics, many of them testy in the extreme, but somehow a sense of community manages to embrace them all. In a crisis, everybody pitches in and after the confusion subsides, all ends happily.

  • by Sandra Hall
'Something is missing': how Ed Harris unlocked the key to his role in Kodachrome

'Something is missing': how Ed Harris unlocked the key to his role in Kodachrome

In 2009, Kodak stopped producing Kodachrome, the colour-rich film that had been used to make slides since it was invented in 1935. The following January, there was an international rush on an unlikely target: Dwayne's Photo, the only high-street photographic shop in the world still processing Kodachrome, in a town called Parsons in Kansas.  

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
Top five films: best of the small screen

Top five films: best of the small screen

Our pick of what's showing on the big screen this week.

  • by Jake Wilson