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NBC News
Tonight's #AAFCA Awards Ceremony Touted As The Anti-OscarsThe hashtag #OscarsSoWhite exploded on social media when the 2016 Academy Award
Tonight's #AAFCA Awards Ceremony Touted As The Anti-Oscars
NBC News / Posted 7 minutes ago
The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite exploded on social media when the 2016 Academy Awards nominees were announced and there were no actors or actresses of color in the top four categories for the second year in a row. Just before the 88th Oscars ceremony on... Read more
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Variety
‘Zoolander 2’It may have been a really, really ridiculously good-looking idea on paper, but
‘Zoolander 2’
Variety / Posted 19 hours ago
It may have been a really, really ridiculously good-looking idea on paper, but Ben Stiller’s attempt to bring back one of his more beloved creations feels like a cheap designer knockoff in “Zoolander 2.” Falling well below the standards of “Anchorman... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Josh Gad to Star in, Produce Paramount Comedy ‘Heavy Duty’Josh Gad (“Frozen”) is set to star in and produce a comedy for Paramount titled
Josh Gad to Star in, Produce Paramount Comedy ‘Heavy Duty’
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
Josh Gad (“Frozen”) is set to star in and produce a comedy for Paramount titled “Heavy Duty” that is based on his own idea, the studio announced Tuesday. Disruption Entertainment’s Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce with Gad, while Drew Pearce... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Josh Gad to Star in, Produce Paramount Comedy ‘Heavy Duty’Josh Gad (“Frozen”) is set to star in and produce a comedy for Paramount titled
Josh Gad to Star in, Produce Paramount Comedy ‘Heavy Duty’
Darien News-Review / Posted yesterday
Josh Gad (“Frozen”) is set to star in and produce a comedy for Paramount titled “Heavy Duty” that is based on his own idea, the studio announced Tuesday. Disruption Entertainment’s Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce with Gad, while Drew Pearce... Read more
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Salon.com
Primary lessons of “Nashville”: Robert Altman’s noisy, tense, brilliant American epic is chicken soup for the weary election year soul“Many Americans, especially party liners, wish that Hal Phillip Walker would go
Primary lessons of “Nashville”: Robert Altman’s noisy, tense, brilliant American epic is chicken soup for the weary election year soul
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
“Many Americans, especially party liners, wish that Hal Phillip Walker would go away … disappear like the frost and come again at a more convenient season. But wherever we may be going it seems sure that Hal Phillip Walker is not going away, for... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Documentary celebrates folk singer John Prine and his timeless musicA few months ago, the renowned 93-year-old television producer Norman Lear ("Al
Documentary celebrates folk singer John Prine and his timeless music
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
A few months ago, the renowned 93-year-old television producer Norman Lear ("All in the Family," "The Jeffersons," "Good Times," "Maude") was asked if he still watched television. The assumption was that he might respond with "No. Too much junk."... Read more
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The Hill
Jane O'Meara Sanders, future first lady?As I read the profiles, I thought to myself that I now know a lot about Melania
Jane O'Meara Sanders, future first lady?
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
As I read the profiles, I thought to myself that I now know a lot about Melania but little about Jane, a former community organizer, college president and top adviser to her husband. ADVERTISEMENT They both landed in Burlington, Vt., he in the... Read more
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Slate
A.O. Scott on #OscarsSoWhite, the Purpose of Film Criticism, and Leo DiCaprio’s Revenant BeardIn Confessions of a Book Reviewer, George Orwell wrote that even the harried an
A.O. Scott on #OscarsSoWhite, the Purpose of Film Criticism, and Leo DiCaprio’s Revenant Beard
Slate / Posted 6 days ago
In Confessions of a Book Reviewer, George Orwell wrote that even the harried and poverty-stricken literature critic was nonetheless “better off than the film critic, who cannot even do his work at home, but has to attend trade shows at eleven in the... Read more
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iafrica.com
Catholic group targets TarantinoA French court banned Lars von Trier's ultra-violent film Antichrist on Wednesd
Catholic group targets Tarantino
iafrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
A French court banned Lars von Trier's ultra-violent film Antichrist on Wednesday, with the Catholic group who brought the case also threatening to have Quentin Tarantino's new film also pulled from cinemas. The traditionalist group Promouvoir... Read more
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Arts Journal
Journalism as ‘The Poetry of Fact’At the Chicago Sun-Times I watched some great wordsmiths up close. Roger Ebert
Journalism as ‘The Poetry of Fact’
Arts Journal / Posted 6 days ago
At the Chicago Sun-Times I watched some great wordsmiths up close. Roger Ebert wrote with an ease that seemed miraculous. His profiles flowed like swift streams. David Elliott was another. His reviews had the density of Hart Crane poems. (I... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
France bans AntiChrist, Hateful Eight could be nextCharlotte Gainsbourg in Lars von Trier's Antichrist, a film that's now banned i
France bans AntiChrist, Hateful Eight could be next
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Lars von Trier's Antichrist, a film that's now banned in France. A French court has banned Lars von Trier's ultra-violent film Antichrist, with the Catholic group who brought the case also threatening to have Quentin... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Catholic group targets Tarantino after France bans Von Trier's 'Antichrist'The traditionalist group Promouvoir (Promote) said the US director's Western "T
Catholic group targets Tarantino after France bans Von Trier's 'Antichrist'
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
The traditionalist group Promouvoir (Promote) said the US director's Western "The Hateful Eight" -- which is in the running for three Oscars later this month -- had been "granted its certificate illegally". It also threatened to take action against... Read more
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Boise Weekly
Best Left UnsaidIf Charlotte Rampling wins this year's Best Actress Oscar, film historians will
Best Left Unsaid
Boise Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
If Charlotte Rampling wins this year's Best Actress Oscar, film historians will point to the final moment in 45 Years, when the camera slowly zooms to a tight close-up of her face. Around her, friends and family are celebrating a 45th wedding... Read more
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The Victoria Advocate
Drawn to isolation, Sam Rockwell visits the 'Moon'NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of Sam Rockwell have often had to resort to limited glimps
Drawn to isolation, Sam Rockwell visits the 'Moon'
The Victoria Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of Sam Rockwell have often had to resort to limited glimpses of him in supporting, character-actor roles. In his new film, "Moon," that's far from a concern. Rockwell is very nearly the only actor in "Moon." And there's more... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Star Wars VII: The Audience AwakensWhile I do not see EconMatters as a movie critic like Roger Ebert, sometimes it
Star Wars VII: The Audience Awakens
Zero Hedge / Posted 9 days ago
While I do not see EconMatters as a movie critic like Roger Ebert, sometimes it feels almost like civil duty to let people know not to waste money on a bad movie. I missed the Start War VII when it opened during Christmas last year and at the same... Read more
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Daily Mail
The White House movie viewing habits of Bill ClintonRevealed: ... and do they shed new light on his affair with Monica Lewinsky? B
The White House movie viewing habits of Bill Clinton
Daily Mail / Posted 10 days ago
Revealed: ... and do they shed new light on his affair with Monica Lewinsky? Bill Clinton watched 171 films in the White House between 1993 and 2001 The list, provided by the Clinton Presidential... Read more
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International Business Times
Happy birthday Christian Bale: Batman and Dark Knight actor turns 42 The method actor Christian Bale turns 42 on 30 January and is best known for hi
Happy birthday Christian Bale: Batman and Dark Knight actor turns 42
International Business Times / Posted 11 days ago
The method actor Christian Bale turns 42 on 30 January and is best known for his roles in American Psycho and Batman, transforming his body from a muscle-bound hulk and then dropping his weight to a skeletal 120lbs. Bale is also one of the few child... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
AnomolisaI'm a fan of awkward sex scenes. I'm not talking about the blue-backlit, Tom Cr
Anomolisa
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 13 days ago
I'm a fan of awkward sex scenes. I'm not talking about the blue-backlit, Tom Cruise/Kelly McGillis sex scene set to "Take My Breath Away" in Top Gun, or the Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman mirror sex scene in Eyes Wide Shut. Sure, I like watching Tom Cruise... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
There's a major problem with 'The Little Mermaid' and other Disney moviesTo modern eyes, the classic trio of Disney princess films -- released in 1937,
There's a major problem with 'The Little Mermaid' and other Disney movies
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
To modern eyes, the classic trio of Disney princess films -- released in 1937, 1950, and 1959 -- can seem painfully retrograde. Why are characters so obsessed with Snow White's looks? Why doesn't Cinderella have any talents or hobbies? And why... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
There's a major problem with 'The Little Mermaid' and other Disney moviesTo modern eyes, the classic trio of Disney princess films -- released in 1937,
There's a major problem with 'The Little Mermaid' and other Disney movies
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
To modern eyes, the classic trio of Disney princess films -- released in 1937, 1950, and 1959 -- can seem painfully retrograde. Why are characters so obsessed with Snow White's looks? Why doesn't Cinderella have any talents or hobbies? And why... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Researchers have discovered a major problem with The Little Mermaid and other Disney moviesA scene from The Little Mermaid. Photo / Disney To modern eyes, the classic tr
Researchers have discovered a major problem with The Little Mermaid and other Disney movies
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 16 days ago
A scene from The Little Mermaid. Photo / Disney To modern eyes, the classic trio of Disney princess films - released in 1937, 1950, and 1959 - can seem painfully retrograde. Why are characters so obsessed with Snow White's looks? Why doesn't... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
The problem with ‘The Little Mermaid,’ other Disney moviesTo modern eyes, the classic trio of Disney princess films -- released in 1937,
The problem with ‘The Little Mermaid,’ other Disney movies
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 16 days ago
To modern eyes, the classic trio of Disney princess films -- released in 1937, 1950, and 1959 -- can seem painfully retrograde. Why are characters so obsessed with Snow White's looks? Why doesn't Cinderella have any talents or hobbies? And why... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
There's a major problem with 'The Little Mermaid' and other Disney moviesTo modern eyes, the classic trio of Disney princess films -- released in 1937,
There's a major problem with 'The Little Mermaid' and other Disney movies
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
To modern eyes, the classic trio of Disney princess films -- released in 1937, 1950, and 1959 -- can seem painfully retrograde. Why are characters so obsessed with Snow White's looks? Why doesn't Cinderella have any talents or hobbies? And why... Read more
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The News & Observer
The problem with ‘The Little Mermaid,’ other Disney movies | News & Observer January 25, 2016 2:42 PM A generational gap divides Disn
The problem with ‘The Little Mermaid,’ other Disney movies
The News & Observer / Posted 16 days ago
| News & Observer January 25, 2016 2:42 PM A generational gap divides Disney's princess franchise Critics praised ‘The Little... Read more
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International Business Times
Charlotte Rampling: Who is the actress at centre of the Oscars racism row? British actress Charlotte Rampling has backtracked on her controversial comment
Charlotte Rampling: Who is the actress at centre of the Oscars racism row?
International Business Times / Posted 18 days ago
British actress Charlotte Rampling has backtracked on her controversial comments she made about the Oscars diversity row. She claims that her views on a proposed Oscars boycott was "racist to whites" were taken out of context after a backlash on... Read more
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Capital City Weekly
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online NewspaperStory last updated at 1/21/2016 - 5:36 pm Farr North Perspectives: Reflecting
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online Newspaper
Capital City Weekly / Posted 20 days ago
Story last updated at 1/21/2016 - 5:36 pm Farr North Perspectives: Reflecting on celebrity deaths Objectively, it’s a silly thing to mourn the passing of a celebrity. I don’t know these people. We’re not friends. We’ve never had a beer together.... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Guillermo del Toro, 'Crimson Peak' to open '16 EbertfestMia Wasikowska listens to director Guillermo del Toro on the set of 'Crimson Pe
Guillermo del Toro, 'Crimson Peak' to open '16 Ebertfest
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
Mia Wasikowska listens to director Guillermo del Toro on the set of 'Crimson Peak.' Del Toro, who has created fantastically dark worlds in films like 'Pan's Labyrinth,' wanted Crimson Peak, to feel as grand as an old Hollywood production. He built a... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Alan Rickman’s most memorable rolesAlan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azk
Alan Rickman’s most memorable roles
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 26 days ago
Alan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Photo: Warner Brothers Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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The Courier
Alan Rickman’s most memorable rolesAlan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azk
Alan Rickman’s most memorable roles
The Courier / Posted 26 days ago
Alan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Photo: Warner Brothers Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Alan Rickman’s most memorable rolesAlan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azk
Alan Rickman’s most memorable roles
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 26 days ago
Alan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Photo: Warner Brothers Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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The Young Witness
Alan Rickman’s most memorable rolesAlan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azk
Alan Rickman’s most memorable roles
The Young Witness / Posted 26 days ago
Alan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Photo: Warner Brothers Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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Western Advocate
Alan Rickman’s most memorable rolesAlan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azk
Alan Rickman’s most memorable roles
Western Advocate / Posted 26 days ago
Alan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Photo: Warner Brothers Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Alan Rickman’s most memorable rolesAlan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azk
Alan Rickman’s most memorable roles
Kiama Independent / Posted 26 days ago
Alan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Photo: Warner Brothers Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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Manning River Times
Alan Rickman’s most memorable rolesAlan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azk
Alan Rickman’s most memorable roles
Manning River Times / Posted 26 days ago
Alan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Photo: Warner Brothers Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Alan Rickman’s most memorable rolesAlan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azk
Alan Rickman’s most memorable roles
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 26 days ago
Alan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Photo: Warner Brothers Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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The North West Star
Alan Rickman’s most memorable rolesAlan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azk
Alan Rickman’s most memorable roles
The North West Star / Posted 26 days ago
Alan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Photo: Warner Brothers Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Alan Rickman’s most memorable rolesAlan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azk
Alan Rickman’s most memorable roles
Daily Liberal / Posted 26 days ago
Alan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Photo: Warner Brothers Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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The Border Mail
Alan Rickman’s most memorable rolesAlan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azk
Alan Rickman’s most memorable roles
The Border Mail / Posted 26 days ago
Alan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Photo: Warner Brothers Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Alan Rickman, master of the sly, conniving British villain Alan Rickman with wife Rima HortonAlan Rickman has died aged 69Alan Rickman o
Alan Rickman, master of the sly, conniving British villain
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 26 days ago
Alan Rickman with wife Rima HortonAlan Rickman has died aged 69Alan Rickman on stage at the Olivier Theatre with Dame Helen Mirren in Antony and Cleopatra Alan Rickman, who has died at the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
'Detour': the 1945 movie that won't go away"Detour" was recently shown at the historic Howell Theater in Howell, Mich., 50
'Detour': the 1945 movie that won't go away
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 26 days ago
"Detour" was recently shown at the historic Howell Theater in Howell, Mich., 50 miles from Detroit, playing alongside Quentin Tarantino's latest, "The Hateful Eight."When the movie was shown at a theater in Houston a year or two ago it was described... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable rolesAlan Rickman excelled playing iconic arch villains and beloved romantic heroes
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable roles
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 26 days ago
Alan Rickman excelled playing iconic arch villains and beloved romantic heroes - here are some of his best roles. Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable rolesAlan Rickman's standout performances Alan Rickman began his career in the thea
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable roles
Brisbane Times / Posted 27 days ago
Alan Rickman's standout performances Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him international acclaim and recognition. He displayed extraordinary range, excelling... Read more
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WA Today
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable rolesAlan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable roles
WA Today / Posted 27 days ago
Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him international acclaim and recognition. He displayed extraordinary range, excelling as both arch villains and dashing... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable rolesAlan Rickman excelled playing iconic arch villains and beloved romantic heroes
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable roles
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 27 days ago
Alan Rickman excelled playing iconic arch villains and beloved romantic heroes - here are some of his best roles. Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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The Young Witness
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable rolesAlan Rickman excelled playing iconic arch villains and beloved romantic heroes
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable roles
The Young Witness / Posted 27 days ago
Alan Rickman excelled playing iconic arch villains and beloved romantic heroes - here are some of his best roles. Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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Canberra Times
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable rolesAlan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable roles
Canberra Times / Posted 27 days ago
Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him international acclaim and recognition. He displayed extraordinary range, excelling as both arch villains and dashing... Read more
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Western Advocate
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable rolesAlan Rickman excelled playing iconic arch villains and beloved romantic heroes
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable roles
Western Advocate / Posted 27 days ago
Alan Rickman excelled playing iconic arch villains and beloved romantic heroes - here are some of his best roles. Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable rolesAlan Rickman excelled playing iconic arch villains and beloved romantic heroes
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable roles
Kiama Independent / Posted 27 days ago
Alan Rickman excelled playing iconic arch villains and beloved romantic heroes - here are some of his best roles. Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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Manning River Times
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable rolesAlan Rickman excelled playing iconic arch villains and beloved romantic heroes
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable roles
Manning River Times / Posted 27 days ago
Alan Rickman excelled playing iconic arch villains and beloved romantic heroes - here are some of his best roles. Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable rolesAlan Rickman excelled playing iconic arch villains and beloved romantic heroes
Alan Rickman: From Hans Gruber to Snape, the actor's most memorable roles
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 27 days ago
Alan Rickman excelled playing iconic arch villains and beloved romantic heroes - here are some of his best roles. Alan Rickman began his career in the theatre and returned to it throughout his life, however it is work in film that brought him... Read more
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