I dont regret being messy and imperfect Constance Wu on Crazy Rich Asians, Twitter storms and acting with J-Lo

Constance Wu stars in new heist movie Hustlers. Martha Hayes hears how she made it to the top and why shes not seeking approval from anyone Like many struggling actors, in her early 20s Constance Wu waited tables and toyed with the idea of getting a proper job. In her case, retraining to be a speech therapist. Wu is visibly embarrassed when I bring it up, which has less to do with her chosen field, and more with her motivation behind it. Its really the most pathetic reason of all, she says, rolling her eyes. I had a boyfriend I was in love with, who wasnt too psyched with the idea of being with an actress, because it wasnt stable. …

Gangster John Dillinger’s body was set to be exhumed from a cemetery. Here’s why it might not happen

(CNN)Is the notorious American gangster John Dillinger really buried at a cemetery in Indiana? That’s the question his relatives want answered. The permit was granted by the department of health and it was set that Dillinger would be exhumed on September 16 at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. The History Channel was even set to film the exhumation as part of a documentary. Now less than a week from the dig, a lawsuit filed by Mike Thompson against the cemetery is halting the project. Last Wednesday, Thompson’s lawyer filed a proposed motion with the Marion County court saying that the cemetery is not to interfere with plans to exhume Dillinger. A hearing in that case is set for October 1, …

‘Pushing the boundaries’ of immersive theatre

Dale expresses admiration for the work of the Punchdrunk company, especially the immersive show Sleep No More seen in London in 2003. It’s been a hit in New York for eight years and opened in 2016 in Shanghai. Sleep No More is Macbeth reinvented as intense film noir which you walk through. It was the show which proved immersive theatre could make very large amounts of money. Image copyright Tom Grace Image caption “From the moment you step into this world the hunt is on,” says producer Dalton M Dale “Creatures emerge as you move through. From the moment you step into this world the hunt is on and someone wants to catch you. Oh, and always bear in mind: …

Disney to take over Pinewood Studios

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Star Wars: The Last Jedi set at Pinewood Studios The house that Mickey Mouse built is the biggest force in the film world, taking almost four times as much at the global box office as its nearest rivals in the first half of 2019. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Daniel Craig showing Prince Charles around the James Bond set Pinewood is 007’s spiritual home, with most of the franchise’s films made there. The complex even has the 007 Stage, which was built in 1976 for The Spy Who Loved Me. The latest Bond film, No Time To Die, has been filmed there recently, and in June an explosion damaged part of the …

‘Joker’ wins Best Film at the Venice Film Festival

(CNN)Let’s put a smile on that face: A “Batman” prequel scored big Saturday at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival. Phoenix gives Gotham’s grinning villain a new face. The character was previously played by Jared Leto in “Suicide Squad” and Heath Ledger in “the Dark Knight.” During his acceptance speech, Phillips thanked “Warner Bros. and DC for stepping out of their comfort zone and taking such a bold swing on me and this movie,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Phillips also thanked Phoenix, who joined him on stage. “There is no movie without Joaquin Phoenix. Joaquin is the fiercest and brightest and most open-minded lion I know. Thank you for trusting me with your insane talent,” said Phillips. Previous Golden …

Mya-Lecia Naylor died by misadventure says coroner

She was pronounced dead at Croydon University Hospital shortly afterwards. The inquest heard she was found hanged. She had spent the evening before her death watching a film with her family and had been planning for the future. Her family said she had been grounded and stopped from going to a party and had some worries about her GCSE results being worse than expected but added nothing had suggested she wanted to take her own life. The coroner said Naylor had no alcohol or drugs in her system and her father Martin Naylor added he had seen her two hours before she was found, and felt it was “a spur of the moment” act and she had not intended to …

Mum’s legal action over autistic son’s college place

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Inside Out film from earlier in the year showed Zak Mohamed learning to shop independently The mother of a severely autistic man is taking legal action after a BBC film showing him learning to shop was used to assess him for a college placement. Zak Mohamed was given a place at City of Bristol College, which his mother said would be unsafe for him and others as classes were too big and too noisy. In a document seen by the BBC, the city council said the film showed he “can achieve good progress in independence”. His mother Nura Aabe said she was “sad they would use the film against me”. In …

Air ambulance in near-miss with ‘illegal’ drone

Crew members were returning from Bradford when they spotted the drone, the charity said. It went underneath the helicopter when the ambulance pilot lifted high into the air to avoid it. “The consequences don’t bear thinking about if a direct strike had occurred,” said Mr Waudby. “We’d be telling a very different story today if it had.” Follow BBC Yorkshire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Send your story ideas to yorkslincs.news@bbc.co.uk.

Israeli TV show puts wall between secular and ultra-Orthodox Jews

This is the reality that currently exists in Israel, says the creator of Autonomies War rages in the heart of the Middle East. Jerusalem is captured. Concrete walls go up, and a deep distrust spreads across the holy land. The well-worn tale is used as the backdrop to multiple Israeli television dramas. Yet for one show, it is not Arabs and Jews who are doing the fighting, but Jews and Jews. Currently touring film festivals across the world, the six-part series Autonomies envisions a clash between secular Jews and the deeply religious ultra-Orthodox, or Haredi, Jews. In this vision, set in the near future, civil war has cut the land into two countries. The coastal State of Israel is nonreligious, …

Israeli TV show puts wall between secular and ultra-Orthodox Jews

This is the reality that currently exists in Israel, says the creator of Autonomies War rages in the heart of the Middle East. Jerusalem is captured. Concrete walls go up, and a deep distrust spreads across the holy land. The well-worn tale is used as the backdrop to multiple Israeli television dramas. Yet for one show, it is not Arabs and Jews who are doing the fighting, but Jews and Jews. Currently touring film festivals across the world, the six-part series Autonomies envisions a clash between secular Jews and the deeply religious ultra-Orthodox, or Haredi, Jews. In this vision, set in the near future, civil war has cut the land into two countries. The coastal State of Israel is nonreligious, …

The Goldfinch review Donna Tartt adaptation settles for silver

An elegantly made attempt to transport the Pulitzer prize-winning novel to the screen boasts a strong cast but a confused emotional focus Is Donna Tartts Pulitzer prize-wining novel The Goldfinch unadaptable? Is it possible to condense 784 globetrotting pages of romance, terrorism, grief, drug addiction and art world espionage into a coherent and dramatically satisfying movie? After 149 minutes of Brooklyn director John Crowleys much-anticipated, and much-feared, attempt, the answer appears to be shrug emoji? Because its neither a rousing success nor an embarrassing failure, falling somewhere in between, closer to admirable attempt. Most importantly, its nowhere near the ungainly mess some had expected, its many, many moving parts stitched together with an elegant hand and unlike some weighty adaptations, …

Mick Jagger slams Trump over environmental policy

(CNN)Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger took on President Donald Trump’s environmental policies and slammed him for leaving the Paris climate agreement at the Venice Film Festival this weekend. In a sharp departure from former President Barack Obama, the Trump administration has attempted to remove many of the prior guardrails that were installed to limit greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to declaring its intention to leave the Paris agreement, the Trump administration has weakened fuel economy standards, replaced the Clean Power Plan and opened public lands and waters offshore to oil and gas drilling. Earlier on Saturday, hundreds of activists staged a sit-in at the Venice Film Festival’s red carpet to demand a ban on large cruise ships in Venice and …

How Paul Walker Cracked Open The ’90s ‘Golden Boy’ Schtick

Lance Harbor, the golden-haired quarterback of the West Canaan High School football team, tips his blue and white Coyotes hat as . “I was lying in bed last night,” he starts, high-pitched screams erupting in the auditorium. A smile flashes across his face. Harbor licks his lips and jokes about his dream, in which his team crushes their upcoming competition. Fans cheer with excitement. He throws up the “love” sign, walks off stage and gets an approving pat from his coach.  While casting the 1999 teen flick “Varsity Blues,” director Brian Robbins looked long and hard for an up-and-coming actor who could encompass all aspects of Harbor, a star athlete who suffers a heartbreaking injury mid-season.  Soon enough, strolled into …

Send in the crowns: in trumping Venice competition, Joker begins grand slam | Xan Brooks

The victory for Todd Phillipss revisionist comic book blockbuster is a credit to a festival in touch with crazed politics, contemporary paranoia and superb cinema Todd Phillips Joker spins the tale of a pathetic loser who ends up a winner, the low-class upstart who upsets the applecart and explodes the establishment. Nobody least of all Joaquin Phoenixs snivelling party entertainer believed he stood a snowballs chance in hell. But his message hit home and the voters clamoured change and we live in interesting times where the old rules dont apply. As with the man, so with the film. Since its incel vigilantes. Its been seen as left-wing; its been seen as right-wing. Its politics are so turbulent, so unrefined – …

The Weeknd Looks Nearly Unrecognizable On The Red Carpet

The Weeknd stepped out on a Monday and debuted a whole new look that’s The “Starboy” singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, made an appearance at the 2019 The Weeknd walked the red carpet in a slick navy suit with a new hairdo. His facial hair was mostly shaved, leaving short stubble and a mustache.  GP Images via Getty Images He’s nearly unrecognizable!  A lot of people thought the singer looked like Lionel Richie or Dacre Montgomery’s character on “Stranger Things.”  ET Online, the red carpet appearance is the singer’s first since his split with on-again, off-again girlfriend Bella Hadid. The two  RELATED… Bella Hadid Apologizes For Offensive Picture After Furious Backlash Calvin Klein Apologizes Amid 'Queerbaiting' Criticism Over …

Streaming: Elisabeth Moss in Her Smell not to be sniffed at

Elisabeth Moss thrills as a strung-out rock star in Alex Ross Perrys tremendous, terribly titled new film A bad title can be a debilitating handicap to even the best of films: if it makes you wince even to say the thing, its that much harder to get invested in watching it. This is a truth that has been learned the hard way by the new film from American independent writer-director Alex Ross Perry: a daring, grungily immersive and quite brilliantly acted character study that has been saddled, for reasons best known to Perry himself, with the buzz-killing moniker Her Smell. Try telling people, as I have for several months now, that they should be looking out for a terrific film …