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Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey

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Customers are requested not bring anything that would make other movie goers 'uncomfortable'

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For more than 40 years the identity of the burglars was a closely held secret

Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s new film, ‘Taxi’, champions the cause of Ghoncheh Ghavami, jailed for watching a men’s volleyball game

Ghoncheh Ghavami: Iranian director defies ban to release taxi-eye view of jailed woman

She was imprisoned for breaking and protesting against laws forbidding women from spectating at men’s sporting events

Bradley Cooper plays sniper Chris Kyle in blockbuster American Sniper

American Sniper is a movie Hitler 'would have been proud to have made', says Nick Broomfield

Nick Broomfield claims the controversial film demonstrates American fascism

Elsa in 2013's Frozen, which passes the Bechdel Test with flying colours

Bechdel Test Fest: New film festival celebrates the fair representation of women in movies

Events will run all year to raise the profile of progressive filmmaking

The Baftas go vegan with 'plant-based' menu

Attendees will be offered a 'quinoa salad with radishes and broad beans' and a 'roasted butternut squash sun-blushed tomato lasagne'

Tom Hanks reunited with Castaway best friend Wilson

Tom Hanks reunited with his beloved Wilson

The actor met his 'Castaway' best friend again at an ice hockey match

Amy Pascal has reportedly stepped down

Amy Pascal to step down as Sony Pictures chair after 'racially insensitive' emails leaked in North Korean cyber-attack

She will, however, launch a new production company within Sony in March

A policeman stand guard in front of the Elysee Palace as part of the highest level of 'Vigipirate' security plan in Paris, January 8, 2015, the day after a shooting at the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo

Paris bans filming of action movies in wake of Charlie Hebdo attacks

Police officials fear police chases and "action scenes" could cause confusion for the public

Fifty Shades of Grey gets the Lego treatment

Fifty Shades of Grey film gets the Lego treatment complete with whips and blindfolds

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson made of bricks is something to see

Ian McKellan stars as a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes

Mr Holmes: Ian McKellen tweets first clip of his 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes

The actor stars as an ageing Holmes who returns to a case that forced him to give up his detective work

Kids parody Oscar-nominated movies including The Theory of Everything in hilarious YouTube video

Oscars parody video sees kids put 2015 nominees to shame with hilarious re-enactments

Children take on the likes of American Sniper and Whiplash to brilliant effect

Jamie Dornan and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey movie banned in Malaysia for being 'more like pornography than a film'

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson's scenes are 'sadistic and unnatural'

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