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Cinema AND TRAILER: Kingsman - The Golden Circle, Colin Firth interview

In Kingsman: The Secret Service, Colin Firth’s spy Harry Hart was left for dead, but somehow the actor is alive and kicking and back for a sequel. He talks to Laura Harding about ageing and being an unlikely action hero

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J R R Tolkiens correspondence with fellow writer Arthur Ransome, held in the Special Collections archive at the University of Leeds.

Tolkien and Leeds - The Hobbit author and his time in Yorkshire

It’s 80 years this week since The Hobbit was published. Its author, JRR Tolkien, lived in Leeds for a spell and his time here influenced his work, as Chris Bond discovered.

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Yorkshire to host ultimate cinematic experience

world famous sets including Star Wars, Batman and Game of Thrones are due to go on display in Yorkshire as part of a cinematic experience aimed at bringing film and TV to life.

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Michael Keaton in American Assassin.

Cinema AND TRAILER: American Assassin - Michael Keaton and Dylan O'Brien interviews

American Assassin follows super-agent Mitch Rapp – and his trainer Stan Hurley – as he joins the most deeply concealed network within the CIA. Stars Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien talk to Georgia Humphreys

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PARTNERSHIP: Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption, regarded as one of his greatest films ever made.

Long live the king

As horror writer Stephen King turns 70 and the adaptation of It opens, Georgia Humphreys revisits some of his greatest hits.

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Josh OConnor as Johnny Saxby and Alec Secareanu as Gheorghe Ionescu.

Cinema AND TRAILER: God's Own Country Josh O'Connor interview

Josh O’Connor stars in God’s Own Country, a small, indie film with big themes. He talks to Georgia Humphreys about its comparisons with Brokeback Mountain and how it’s a world away from his role in The Durrells

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Reaching for stars to create the North’s top new venue

Back in its heyday, the old Bradford Odeon housed a huge auditorium where such music legends as The Beatles, Buddy Holly and Tom Jones once graced the stage.

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Harrogate Film Society committee members - Paul Kelly, Jan Garvey, Sally Smith, Niko Vouckelatou, chair Tony Thorndike, treasurer Beryl Thorndike vice-chair Nicholas Williamson and Paula Stott (s).

Harrogate’s successful film society that keeps reeling down the years

Trust Harrogate to have a film society that’s a cut above the average, nationally!

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The  star of Gold is Akshay Kumar (pictured above, who ranks above Tom Hanks, Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds on Forbes magazines latest list of the worlds highest -paid actors (s).

Bollywood comes to Harrogate - for a day!

Harrogate briefly became Bollywood when movie cameras arrived at one of the town’s most historic hotels.

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Artist's impression of Bradford Live from City Park (Tim Ronalds Architects).

Boost for Bradford Odeon as operating partner chosen

Back in its heyday, the old Bradford Odeon housed a huge auditorium where such music legends as The Beatles, Buddy Holly and Tom Jones, once graced the stage.

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FRIENDS AND LOVERS: Josh OConnor as Johnny Saxby and Alec Secareanu as Gheorghe Ionescu in Gods Own Country.Picture: PA/ Agatha A Nitecka

Rural love story

Josh O’Connor stars in Yorkshire indie God’s Own Country, quite a contrast to The Durrells. He talks to Georgia Humphreys.

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The Full Monty's Mark Addy and Brassed off star Tara Fitzgerald together in new Yorkshire feel-good film The Runaways. Photos: Fox Searchlight Pictures and Miramax Films.

The Full Monty and Brassed Off stars filming new Yorkshire 'feel-good' movie The Runaways

Twenty years after The Full Monty and Brassed Off two of the films' biggest stars have teamed up for what is hoped to be another Yorkshire runaway hit at the box office - called The Runaways.
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Cinema AND TRAILER: Patti Cake$ star Bridget Everett interview

She’s made her mark on the New York cabaret scene and now with her first dramatic role in Patti Cake$, the comedian-singer tells Gemma Dunn why she’s glad to have stepped outside of her wheelhouse

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The Full Monty is 20 years old this month.

Going the Full Monty: How a movie about Yorkshire men taking their clothes off became such a big hit

Twenty years ago, a film about a group of unemployed Sheffield steel workers became an international pop culture phenomenon.

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The Terminator is back to meet fans at Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 3D at Cineworld Sheffield

The Terminator said he would be back and today he is with the cinema release of a special 3D converted edition of 1991 sci-fi classic Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
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Blair (Zoe Kravitz), Alice (Jillian Bell), Jess (Scarlett Johansson), Frankie  
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Cinema AND TRAILER: Rough Night Scarlett Johansson interview

She’s not known for her comedy talent but Scarlett Johansson couldn’t wait to dive into Lucia Aniello’s risque Rough Night. She and the other cast talk about the girls’ own movie

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Talitha Bateman as Janice.

Cinema: Annabelle: Creation - 'horror is a great example of why we all love to go to the movies...’

It’s been three years since horror fans were first introduced to Annabelle, and with a reputation to uphold, the demonic doll is now back to wreak devastation on more unsuspecting victims.

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CREEPY: A scene fromAnnabelle: Creation out in cinemas today. Picture : PA Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC/Justin Lubin.

Review: Annabelle: Creation (15)

Demonic possession is child’s play in Annabelle: Creation, a 1950s-set prequel that enriches the mythology of the wooden doll, which wreaked havoc in the 2013 supernatural horror The Conjuring.

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Ethan Hawke, as Everett Lewis, and Sally Hawkins, as Maud Lewis.

Cinema: Oscar beckons once again for Sally Hawkins as she portrays artist in Maudie

You would expect someone of Sally Hawkins’s stature to be up-to-date with awards season gossip - but my news of her being tipped for Oscar success next year has come as quite a surprise.

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Graham Relton from the Yorkshire Film Archive. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Lost jewel of Bradford’s Bollywood past goes on view

It looked more like Gargrave than the Ganges, but the Bollywood thriller they shot on the banks of the River Wharfe four decades ago is a jewel in the crown of Yorkshire’s forgotten cinema.

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