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Lost legends are back in the reel world for Warner Bros' 90th anniversary

Warner Bros celebrates its 90th anniversary this month with an exhibition of items from its best known titles at its studio lot in LA. As Mastering Vice-President, it is Ned Price's job is to maintain the archive.

Seinfeld is laughing all the way to the bank: TV show generates $3.1bn in repeat fees since final episode

Ending Seinfeld at its peak has proved the most lucrative decision comic Jerry Seinfeld ever made.

David Goyer has signed to direct an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo

Screen Talk: Goyer's counting on Cristo

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Edit out the sex and the audience is the loser

This new coyness about sex is blamed on – or credited to – the great god of marketing

Sex scenes out, special effects in: Hollywood aims to dazzle, not titillate, as film industry abandons 'adult scenes' for family friendly fun

Hollywood filmmakers are abandoning sex scenes in favour of dazzling special effects, film industry analysts have claimed.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton star in 'The Great Gatsby'

Baz Luhrmann 'thrilled' The Great Gatsby is to open Cannes Film Festival 2013

Baz Luhrmann’s 3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby will open the Cannes Film Festival this year, organisers said today.

Uncertainty at IPC as Time Inc spins off magazines

The future of IPC Media, the UK-based publisher of Country Life, Marie Claire and NME, was plunged into fresh uncertainty yesterday after its US parent company Time Warner announced plans to spin off its global magazine division.

The Giant in Jack the Giant Slayer

Fee-fi-fo-flop? Jack the Giant Slayer fails to vanquish the box office beast on its opening weekend

Dodgy marketing and a surprising release date have been blamed for Jack the Giant Slayer's failure to rake it in big at the box office on its debut weekend. The film might have eased its way into first place regardless, but the beast is far from vanquished as the blockbuster looks set to join a long list of big budget turkeys.

Disney deal gives BSkyB pay-TV movies stranglehold

BSkyB has shown it still has a stranglehold over the best new movies on pay-TV as it signed a major rights deal with Disney, dealing a blow to online movie-streaming rivals NetFlix and Amazon's LoveFilm.

Robert Downey Jr has optioned an episode of Black Mirror for a feature film

Robert Downey Jr to develop Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror into feature film

Robert Downey Jr wants to develop an episode of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror into a feature film.

Screentalk: Fanboys fear star man's next move

Our contact at The Hollywood Reporter gives us the insider gossip from Tinseltown

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Benedict Cumberbatch 'in talks to play Alan Turing' the Enigma codebreaker

Benedict Cumberbatch who is currently playing Julian Assange in Wikileaks film The Fifth Estate looks set to bag another high profile real-life character.

BSkyB buoyant after subscription price rises boost profits

Subscription-price increases and a modest rise in customer numbers helped satellite broadcaster BSkyB report a strong rise in first-half profits.

Screen Talk: Fantasy comes true for Laini Taylor

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Gotham is coming to UK shores this autumn
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Brian Harvey turned up at Downing Street today demanding to speak to the Prime Minister
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Met Police confirm there was a 'minor disturbance' and that no-one was arrested

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George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios

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Chris Grayling, Justice Secretary: 'There are pressures which we are facing but there is not a crisis'
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Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?

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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Salisbury ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities

The city is home to one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, along with the world’s oldest mechanical clock
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album