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Vangelis dead: Chariots of Fire composer has died | Films | Entertainment

Vangelis dead: Chariots of Fire composer has died | Films | Entertainment

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It remains one of the most iconic and instantly recognisable piece of film music (or any music) to this day. The moment those undulating synths kick in, and then the horns and piano, you are instantly transported to images of men is white vests and shorts slo-mo running. The film and soundtrack came out over 40 years ago but made Vangelis, real name Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, an instant sensation. So much so, that the prime minister of Greece himself broke the news of his loss to the world.Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted:"Vangelis Papathanassiou is no longer among us. The world of music has lost the international (artist) Vangelis, the creator of electro music who won two Oscars."We Greeks know that his second name was Odysseus, which means he started his great ...
Top Gun Maverick: Tom Cruise banned actors from indulging in alcohol after shooting ended

Top Gun Maverick: Tom Cruise banned actors from indulging in alcohol after shooting ended

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TOP GUN MAVERICK star Tom Cruise was very strict about what should and should not have occurred during the shooting of the highly anticipated sequel. And Miles Teller, the actor behind the new character Rooster, has revealed he and the rest of the film's crew were "not allowed" to indulge in alcohol between after the cameras had stopped rolling each day.
Xbox Series X now widely available to buy in the UK: These stores have stock today | Gaming | Entertainment

Xbox Series X now widely available to buy in the UK: These stores have stock today | Gaming | Entertainment

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The Xbox Series X is widely available to buy right now, with a number of major retailers in the UK listing the Microsoft console as in stock this week. Big name stores such as Amazon UK, GAME, Argos and Currys all have the Xbox Series X as in stock and available to buy, with standalone consoles ready to be purchased as well as bundles. The stock situation in the UK is arguably the best it's been since the Xbox Series X first launched back in November 2020 with the console widely and readily available to purchase.For the time being, gone are the days of having to get into a lengthy queue to purchase an Xbox Series X or worry about stock getting snapped up in a matter of minutes.You can easily pick up the next-gen console from the store of your choice at the moment.Among the best deals av...
EA DOWN – EA servers status report for FIFA 22, Battlefield, Madden NFL and more | Gaming | Entertainment

EA DOWN – EA servers status report for FIFA 22, Battlefield, Madden NFL and more | Gaming | Entertainment

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EA servers are currently down, leaving FIFA 22 fans unable to play games online.The EA server status makes grim reading for fans, who have complained about not being able to connect to the servers.Independent website Down Detector has received thousands of reports that FIFA isn't working.The outage tracker monitors social mentions around certain topics to detect when services go down across the world.The Down Detector outage map shows that the FIFA and EA Sports issues are mainly affecting users in the UK and Europe.Other less popular EA games are also experiencing issues, such as Battlefield 2042 and Madden NFL.More to follow…if(typeof utag_data.ads.fb_pixel!=="undefined"&&utag_data.ads.fb_pixel==!0){!function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod?n.callMethod....
Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean return: Hopes soar after producer speaks out | Films | Entertainment

Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean return: Hopes soar after producer speaks out | Films | Entertainment

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Depp fans have been lobbying hard for their hero to return to the film franchise which made him a global megastar. It should also be remembered, of course, that he made the franchise a global sensation in return. The star has been in court for the ongoing libel trial case involving his ex-wife Amber Heard. The collapse of their marriage and all the ensuing allegations and revelations have done immeasurable damage to Depp's career and saw him summarily dropped from the Pirates and Fantastic Beasts franchises. But hopes for a return to the Black Pearl have reignited.Depp's involvement in the Pirates films was dealt a terrible blow in 2018 when allegations of abuse against Heard surfaced following their 2017 divorce.  The actor has since fought to clear his name while loyal fans have stood...
Top Gun 2: Val Kilmer’s battle struggle back to the screen after ‘losing voice to cancer’ | Films | Entertainment

Top Gun 2: Val Kilmer’s battle struggle back to the screen after ‘losing voice to cancer’ | Films | Entertainment

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Maverick will hit cinemas on May 27, with advance reviews universally praising the Tom Cruise return to the US Navy flight school. There have also been reports Cruise refused to return to the role without his old adversary. When the news started to surface way back in early 2017, film fans were also stunned to see Kilmer openly touting himself on social media for a role in the sequel to the 1986 blockbuster phenomenon. It had been many years since Kilmer's heady A-list days in the likes of 1995's Batman Forever but many were most surprised to see how frail the actor looked, following on from Michael Douglas' revelation that his friend was fighting throat cancer. A recent Apple documentary also looked at the star's career and personal battles, with his son Jack voicing his father.Initial...
Chris Hemsworth was turned down for Thor – another Marvel star screen-tested for Avenger

Chris Hemsworth was turned down for Thor – another Marvel star screen-tested for Avenger

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THOR is now one of the most pivotal members of the Avengers. But, back before the Asgardian's first movie was released, Chris Hemsworth lost his chance of playing the God of Thunder. Instead, another big Marvel actor took the reins of the character and even screen-tested for the hero. But even when Chris was cast as the hero, Kevin Feige has one major regret about how he was portrayed.
Steven Spielberg refused to direct Jaws 2 after trauma – ‘I was shaking’ | Films | Entertainment

Steven Spielberg refused to direct Jaws 2 after trauma – ‘I was shaking’ | Films | Entertainment

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When Steven Spielberg signed a contract with Universal Pictures to film Jaws, he did not expect it to change his life - in more ways than one. The incredible movie was based on the 1974 novel of the same name and went on to win three Academy Awards - Best Film Editing, Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Sound.Jaws had a relatively meagre budget of $9 million but went on to make more than $470 million at the box office, making it the highest-grossing movie of the year. Its major success launched Spielberg's career which has continued until this day. But shortly after Jaws was released in cinemas, the American director knew something was wrong.Jaws' filming was wrapped up in a staggering amount of drama.Spielberg's shoot was delayed constantly, pushing the film's wrap date back by 100 ...