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Ant-Man And The Wasp' Tops $300M, 'Jurassic World 2' Passes Major Box Office Milestone

In a quick daily box office update before the weekend begins, <i>Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation</i> dropped a little after a robust $8.5 million Tuesday gross. The Sony Animation sequel earned around $4.338m on Thursday for a fine $66.66m (cute) first week total. The hope is that it’ll leg out over …

Jurassic World

Box Office: 'The Greatest Showman' Became One Of The Leggiest Movies Ever

With <i>Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again</i> set to open tonight, I thought I’d check back in with the last big live-action musical smash. Today marks, if you count Tuesday previews, seven months since the Hugh Jackman/Michelle Williams/Zac Efron/Zendaya/Rebecca Ferguson musical opened in North American …

Animation

Rebecca Ferguson on Mission: Impossible – ‘Tom makes films for the audience. I do it for myself and the ride'

Rebecca Ferguson is drinking tea in the restaurant of a London hotel. In a dark blue jacket festooned with tiny gold stars, her brunette hair scraped back from her face, she looks perkier than anyone who gave birth six weeks ago has any right to. The 34-year-old Swedish-British actor has been …

Tom Cruise

Skyscraper collapses in dramatic fashion at box office despite Rock-fuelled hype

The Rock may not be box-office platinum after all. Skyscraper, the latest putative blockbuster vehicle for the actor also known as Dwayne Johnson, has unexpectedly flopped on its US release, with an estimated box-office first weekend total of $25.5m, well beaten by kiddie animation Hotel …

Box Office

Creative burnout is inevitable. Here are 10 ways to beat it

Ten pros share their tricks for staying engaged with your work.<p>Burnout can strike at unexpected moments, regardless of whether you’re your own boss or work with a team. We’re living in an era when round-the-clock communication is simply a fact of life, and the always-on culture of many workplaces …

Songwriting

Here's Why 'Black Panther 2' Might Have Just Hidden Its Release Date in Plain Sight

Before <i>Black Panther</i> was a smashing success culturally as well as at the box office, Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige was already receptive to the idea …

Comics

Could Mark Hamill's new look hint at his Star Wars future? - Star Wars Episode 9 rumours

While Mark Hamill's future in <i>Star Wars</i> currently remains unclear, has the Luke Skywalker star given us a big hint that he will indeed be …

Mark Hamill

Jurassic World director reveals why this character did not return for the sequel

<i>Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom</i> may have brought back the likes of Chris Pratt's raptor trainer Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire Dearing, …

Jurassic World

The Incredibles 2’s Screenslaver: the most controversial film villain ever?

The Incredibles were pretty much the only superheroes in town when they arrived 14 years ago, but so much has happened since – such as Marvel taking over the box office – they are in danger of being left behind and crowded out on their return. But, actually, The Incredibles 2 takes one audacious …

The Incredibles

Apple Builds Next-Gen Apple Maps, 1st Update Coming Soon: Here's Why It's So Important

The history of Apple Maps has proved more uneven than the tarmac on an unfinished freeway. Its launch in 2012 was controversial and much-maligned, and though it has improved out of all recognition since, news that it is being rebuilt is welcome. This was reported in an extensive and brilliant …

Maps

19 Amazing Vintage Photographs That Capture Everyday Life in Paris From the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Eugène Atget (1857–1927) was a French photographer best known for his photographs of the architecture and streets of Paris. He took up photography in …

France

Jim Carrey in talks to play villain in live action Sonic The Hedgehog movie

Jim Carrey is set to return to the big screen – as a villain in the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie.<p>And we are so excited for this!<p>According to reports, …

Hedgehogs

5 Keys to Learning How to Be a Filmmaker

How does one teach themselves how to be a filmmaker?<p>Whether you decide to go to film school or not, learning the ins and outs of making a film from …

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Final Trailer Features More Ghost; Character From ANT-MAN Confirmed Not To Return

The awesome final trailer for <i>Ant-Man and The Wasp</i> has been released and it reveals more about Ghost. Meanwhile, a character from <i>Ant-Man</i> has …

Top Gun 2 Has Begun Filming! See the Cast of the Original — Then and Now

Did <i>Top Gun</i> fans “feel the need” for a sequel? Definitely.<p>The highly anticipated sequel, <i>Top Gun: Maverick</i>, is already in the works, with stars Tom …

Box Office: 'Incredibles 2' Joins The $100 Million Losers Club

As of publication, Walt Disney and Pixar’s <i>Incredibles 2</i> grossed around $80.8 million in its second Fri-Sun weekend. That’s a drop of 56%, about on par with Universal/Comcast Corp.’s <i>Minions</i> (-57%) and DreamWorks Animation’s <i>Shrek the Third</i> (-56%) as opposed to the 46% drops of <i>Toy Story 3</i> and <i>Finding</i> …

Film Industry

‘Ocean’s 8’ Analysis: When Is the Perfect Time to Reboot a Franchise? – Variety

It’s been over a decade since an “Ocean’s” film graced the domestic box office. But the time between heists didn’t hurt the latest reboot. Instead, …

Film Industry

Herbie is coming to The Tower. Get your tickets for Scotlands first Bass Festival at Helensburghboxoffice.com "Herbie" Flowers is an English musician specialising in electric bass, double bass and tuba. He is noted as a member of Blue Mink, T. Rex and Sky and as one of Britain's best-known session bass players, having contributed to recordings by Elton John (Tumbleweed Connection, Madman Across the Water), David Bowie (Space Oddity, Diamond Dogs), Lou Reed (Transformer, including the prominent bass line of "Walk on the Wild Side"), Melanie (Candles in the Rain), Roy Harper (Bullinamingvase), David Essex (Rock On), Allan Clarke, Al Kooper (New York City (You're a Woman)), Bryan Ferry (The Bride Stripped Bare), Harry Nilsson (Nilsson Schmilsson, Son of Dracula), Cat Stevens (New Masters, Foreigner), Paul McCartney (Give My Regards to Broad Street), George Harrison (Somewhere in England, Gone Troppo, Brainwashed) and Ringo Starr (Stop and Smell the Roses). He also played bass on Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. By the end of the 1970s, Herbie had played bass on an estimated 500 hit recordings. He has recorded with Cliff Richard, Marc Almond, Paul Young, Jon Anderson, Richard Sharp, Colin Blunstone, Gene Pitney, Leo Sayer, Donovan, Mike Read, The Rodolfus Choir and David Essex

Helensburgh Advertiser

The Beatles in India: 16 Things You Didn't Know

By 1968, despite, or maybe because of, their huge popularity and success, the Beatles found themselves spiritually exhausted. “We’d been the Beatles, …

maharishi

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again featurette sees Cher cover 'Fernando'

With just three weeks to go until <b>Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again</b> arrives in cinemas, Universal Pictures has released a new featurette for the musical …

Mamma

Simon Pegg says it’s only a matter of time before he and Edgar Wright work together again

According to actor Simon Pegg, it’s only a matter of time before he works with Edgar Wright once more.<p>One of the most beloved collaborations in …

Edgar Wright

‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Details: Keanu Reeves Needs to ‘Kill His Way Out of New York City’ in Next Sequel

Franchise veteran Chad Stahelski is returning behind the camera after co-directing the first "John Wick" and helming the first sequel on his …

New York City

Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn Spinoff Will Be An ‘R-Rated Girl Gang Film’

Of the 24 combined films in the Marvel Cinematic and DC Extended universes, only one has been rated R: <i>Suicide Squad</i>. That is, let’s say, not a great track record, but DC (and literally everyone who sat through the decade-old Surge soda that is <i>Suicide Squad</i>) hopes to have better success with the …

Daniel Craig Has Reportedly Decided To Put On 007’s Tuxedo One More Time

It’s been about a year and a half since Daniel Craig said he’d rather “slit his wrists” than play James Bond again, now it’s confirmed that the dramatic declaration was indeed just his dry, British sense of humor and he is hopping back into the tuxedo. Sorry, Idris Elba and Tom Hardy, Craig seems …

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

Product Design

Cutting Edge Art and Technology Installations at STRP Biennial Defy Boundaries of Space

From March 20 to March 29, Eindhoven in the Netherlands is hosting one of Europe's most major art and technology events, the STRP Biennial. For 10 days, four large industrial halls are filled with monumental installations, cutting edge music and spectacular performances. This biennial focuses on …

Art

Charles Pétillon fills Covent Garden market with 100,000 white balloons

French artist Charles Pétillon has installed a giant cloud of balloons under the roof of the 19th-century Market Building in London's Covent Garden …

England