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Seth Rogen likens American Sniper to Nazi propaganda film, Dean Cain wants to 'kick his ass'

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Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey

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‘The Royals’ – a ‘twisted, soapy take on England’s first family’
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Colin Firth as Harry Hart in Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny may reunite for The X Files

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The Oscar nominations are due to be announced today

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