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Uma Thurman to Harvey Weinstein: ‘I’m glad it’s going slowly, you don’t deserve a bullet’

Uma Thurman yesterday launched a scathing attack on disgraced mogul, Harvey Weinstein, whilst wishing her Instagram followers a Happy Thanksgiving.

Footage was released earlier this month of the Pulp Fiction actress telling Access Hollywood: “I’ve learned that when I’ve spoken in anger I usually regret the way I express myself. So I’ve been waiting to feel less angry. And when I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say.”

Her Instagram post yesterday was the first suggestion that she is now ready to tell all after including the #metoo hashtag, and going on to wish all her followers a Happy Thanksgiving “Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators – I’m glad it’s going slowly – you don’t deserve a bullet”.

She ended the post, which included a picture of her character from Kill Bill, Beatrix Kiddo, with “stay tuned”, suggesting that she will soon reveal her story.

Check out the post in full below:

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First look at Christian Bale as 19th Century US Army captain in ‘Hostiles’ trailer

The first trailer for director Scott Cooper’s new Western, ‘Hostiles’, dropped over the weekend, giving us a first look at Christian Bale in 19th Century America.

The film reunites Cooper and Bale who worked together on the brilliant ‘Out of the Furnace’.

Bale plays an army captain who is tasked with escorting a Cheyenne chief and his family through threatening territory, back to their home.

Rosamund Pike and Wes Studi also star in this late 19th century drama.

‘Hostiles’ hits cinemas on December 29.

Channing Tatum pulls plug on sexual abuse film

Channing Tatum has stopped development of a film about sexual abuse, which he has been making alongside The Weinstein Corporation.

Harvey Weinstein is the subject of a number of sexual harassment and assault cases that have been made against him which is has so far denied.

Posting on Facebook, Tatum said: “The brave women who had the courage to stand up and speak their truth about Harvey Weinstein are true heroes to us.

“They are lifting the heavy bricks to build the equitable world we all deserve to live in. Our lone project in development with TWC— Matthew Quick’s brilliant book, Forgive Me Leonard Peacock— is a story about a boy whose life was torn asunder by sexual abuse.

“While we will no longer develop it or anything else that is property of TWC, we are reminded of its powerful message of healing in the wake of tragedy.

“This is a giant opportunity for real positive change that we proudly commit ourselves to. The truth is out— let’s finish what our incredible colleagues started and eliminate abuse from our creative culture once and for all.”

The project ‘Forgive Me’, which was set to star Tatum, would also have seen him take on his first directorial role alongside Reid Carolin.

Jennifer Lawrence ‘placed in nude line-up’

Jennifer Lawrence has said she was made to stand in a nude line-up and told to lose weight by film producers at the start of her career.

The 27-year-old actress was speaking at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event where she claimed she had little choice as an unknown actress.

“I will lend my voice to any boy, girl, man or woman who doesn’t feel like they can protect themselves”, she added.

She continued by saying that she was asked by a female producer to stand in a nude line-up when auditioning for a film.

Standing alongside girls were thinner than her, she said the experience was “humiliating and degrading”.

“When I was much younger and starting out, I was told by producers of a film to lose 15 pounds in two weeks.

“One girl before me had already been fired for not losing the weight fast enough”.

She went on to tell the audience: “During this time a female producer had me do a nude line-up with about five women who were much, much, thinner than me. We all stood side by side with only tape on covering our privates.”

The Oscar winning actress went on to claim that she was told by the producer to use naked photos to inspire her to lose weight.

The actress said she felt “trapped” by the experience and allowed the harassment to happen because she thought it was what she had to do to further her career in Hollywood.

Lawrence was speaking a week after a number of sexual harassment and assault claims were made against producer Harvey Weinstein, who she worked with in her academy award-winning performance in Silver Linings Playbook.

Lawrence stated in her speech that it was time for people in Hollywood to “stop normalising these horrific situations.”

Two men arrested after shooting on set of Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer 2’

Two men have been charged following a non-fatal double shooting in Boston on the set of Denzel Washington’s ‘The Equalizer 2’.

Two 18-year-olds were arrested by Quincy Police Department on Thursday, five days after they fled the scene of the crime.

Dionte Martinez and Thomas Perkins were both charged with assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition after injuring two security guards.

Both victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries but were taken to hospital to be treated for their gunshot wounds.

The motive behind the attack is still under investigation as the guards were not the intended targets with filming yet to get underway for the movie.

‘The Equalizer 2’ hits theaters on September 14 next year. The movie, directed by Antoine Fuqua, will be Washington’s first sequel. The original film was a box office hit in 2014, grossing $100 million domestically.

American Sniper – Review

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Bradley Cooper delivers one of his best performances to date in Clint Eastwood’s tense and powerful American Sniper. The film examines a host of moral issues surrounding a no mercy soldier, adding an extra dimension to the average war movie, but slips on a political and ethical front.

The film is based on the autobiography of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Cooper), the US military’s deadliest sniper with a record of 160 confirmed kills over the six-year span in which he served four deployments in Iraq.

The film opens with the first of numerous conundrums that Kyle faces throughout the process. Perched on top of a building on the first of his tours, he has his lens fixed on a small child, deliberating whether to put a bullet through him as he may or may not be carrying a bomb.

American Sniper intertwines between Kyle’s upbringing, consisting of his early ventures with his father shooting animals. We also view his life back at home before and in between deployment in which he first encounters Taya (Sienna Miller).

She plays an important role in the movie, imposing another key moral dilemma to Kyle as it becomes increasingly difficult to continue leaving her and their two children and potentially never coming home. In reflection, it’s just as problematic adjusting to life at home without fighting due to his willingness and desire to serve his country.

Cooper and Miller deliver what arguably are career best performances. Cooper, who visibly beefed up for the role, nails the no mercy yet damaged persona of Kyle alongside Miller who definitely lacks screen time despite her emotional presence.

It’s hard to escape Eastwood’s patriotic, right wing exploits throughout the movie however – as much could be determined purely from the title. American Sniper can’t help but scream “American war hero” time and again which surely will act as a motive behind it’s recent Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards.

Steven Spielberg was originally involved in the project and it’s no secret that he was keen to add more focus to the Iraqi sniper who almost becomes Kyle’s rival in order to view both sides of the story. Would this make for a more interesting watch?

American Sniper won’t win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. It’s a gripping and intimate interpretation of the memoirs of Kyle but Eastwood romanticises the American war hero image to an uncomfortable degree.