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, hole, towards the nearest black hole, reached there in 3500 years time. now on bbc news a look ahead to sportsday at 6.30 tonight... we are back in red square. three matches. we will show you what happened foremost a la's egypt. he did not play any part at all. a late winnerfor luis did not play any part at all. a late winner for luis suarez‘s side. soa res winner for luis suarez‘s side. soares had an off game. we will tell you what happened between morocco and iran. we have got correspondence down in such a, big game between portugal and spain. we will have all the rest of the day's sports news, including the second day's play in the us open golf. all to come up at 6:30pm, sportsday, live from moscow. now it is time for the film review.
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hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. so mark, what do we have this week? we have ocean's eight, stanley a man of variety, a passion project the timothy spall, and rupert everett‘s owed to the last days of oscar wilde. ocean's eight, is it fun buzz it is fun. i went in feeling rather ambiguous about it, because actually, the ocean sequels have got progressively worse. this is an all female gang planning an audacious
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jewellery heist. they want to steal a famous actress from a famous snack. they have got to rope in a fashion designer, played by helena bonham carter. here is a tip. how didl bonham carter. here is a tip. how did i get here? you spent 18 million years in. am old. you're not old. not necessarily. we could make all of this go away. how? ayew? no, hang oi'i of this go away. how? ayew? no, hang ona minute. of this go away. how? ayew? no, hang on a minute. are you journalists? absolutely not. absolutely not! the
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thing about this is, it zips along, it is kind of fun, it's frothy. it is not much in the way of substance, but you do not go to a 0ceans movie looking for substance. i really enjoyed watching this. i thought it was, you know people say, popcorn entertainment, generallya was, you know people say, popcorn entertainment, generally a phrase i hate, but that was what it was like. it was breezy. if it along at a good pace, and suddenly, james gordon turns up, because he appears to be playing james gordon. there was a 939 playing james gordon. there was a gag aboutjulia roberts's character in fascinating julia roberts, and i wondered if they were going to refer to him as james corden. i enjoyed it more than i expected to, and i went
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in with barely lowered expectations, thinking, has this series run its course? and it is not a waste of all that talent keys because there are some genuinely fantastic people in this. i love its budget, sandra bullock's great. yes, a really good cast. it is like one of those variety spectacular movies anyway, wherever you look there is a amis people. i enjoyed it, and you know how grumpyi people. i enjoyed it, and you know how grumpy i can be. people. i enjoyed it, and you know how grumpy i can belj people. i enjoyed it, and you know how grumpy i can be. i read a thing that said it was too many cameos, but that didn't and you? it didn't. i felt generally well disposed towards it, except whenjames corden was being james corden. stanley. this is brilliant. timothy spall is brilliant. he is good in many were roles. psychological chiller devised
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by timothy spall. he is incarcerated ina by timothy spall. he is incarcerated in a bizarre kind of prison where he appears to be fried very long time. he is obsessed with old variety comedians like max wall. he desperately wants to go out and visit a loved one's grave, and all of these characters come and visit him, and they are all played by timothy spall. that is why it is called stanley a man of variety. at the beginning you cannot really understand what is going on. it reminded me a little bit of tideland. a few people reviewing it has said that it is kind of a feature length of version of putter the league of gentlemen. it is also a bit like funny bones. people have forgotten about that. it is not everyone. there is no question about that, but i have seen it a couple of
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times, and timothy spall is great in it. it is one of the very few movies in which a single actor could win an award for best a sample —— ensemble cast, the whole ensemble being him. it isa cast, the whole ensemble being him. it is a curiosity. it is very strange, it is very, very odd, and quite creepy. i think it has got something, but i am not quite sure what it is. definitely want to see and judge yourself. the third choice this week, the happy prince. ifound that such a sad film. inevitably so. rupert everett, writing, stirring and producing, as well. a film about the final years and days of oscar wilde. having spent time in prison for indecency, he comes out of prison and goes abroad. his friends rally round to some extent, but his
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health is declining, his finances are ruined. his reputation is in tatters, and he is a strange from his family, which breaks his heart. here is a tip. constance... my dear, good, beautiful wife. there is nothing i can ever say that will and do the great hurt that i have caused you. we both know that. footie years, i have lain on hard boards, knelt on cold stone, dined and shame and thought of little else. you and my sons and thought of little else. you and my sofis are and thought of little else. you and my sons are the only things in my life. worried not for the hope that one day i would meet you all again, i don't think i could go on. my desire to live, dearest constance, is as intense as ever. although my heart is broken, hearts are made to be broken. that is why god sends
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sorry to the world. write to me as soofi as you sorry to the world. write to me as soofi as you can, and sorry to the world. write to me as soon as you can, and tell me that i am still your 0scar. soon as you can, and tell me that i am still your oscar. that it is interesting, because it shows you the religion, but it is that strange balance between tragedy and humour. there is humour in here, but a huge amount of tragedy. it is inch thing how itjuggles those elements. i felt it did so rather successfully. i thought it was very, very interesting visually, and it was quite dreamlike, which i liked. i love the fact that it is about the final years, because people watching will think they know everything about 0scar will think they know everything about oscar wilde, but actually, nobody talks about what happened once he was... 0nce nobody talks about what happened once he was... once he left prison and had to leave the country, and thatis and had to leave the country, and that is why it is interesting. did you feel that it managed to juggle the different time frames? 0ne you feel that it managed to juggle the different time frames? one of the different time frames? one of the ways it is clever, is the way it
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goes to his past and his presence. it states that rather well, and that can be very competitive. i always felt there was an emotional call through it. it made emotional sense. i felt that worked, i felt it worked. in the whole dreamlike state, and how much of that because he was terribly ill, and who knows what lotions and potions he was on to try and alleviate his symptoms, and that all tied into it. there is and that all tied into it. there is a hallucinatory sense to it. and there is an intangible anger about there is an intangible anger about the way he was mistreated. although the way he was mistreated. although the film never shouted, you can feel that anger underneath the story, and this extraordinary talent was brought to this circumstance. at one point, he says, the natural home of the hypocrite is england. and you feel like the whole film is agreeing with that phrase. and the most powerful elements are when you are reminded of the his ability ——
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hostility dramatically. there are moments of real cruelty in the film. beautifully acted. rate performances. rupert after it -- rupert everett was born to pay that role. my goodness, you are making me feel old with best out this week. i am surrounded by youngsters in the newsroom. the piano. the first film ever to win the palm d'0r. it was up for a budget of oscars and it won three of them. here is the thing about the piano. it is clearly brilliant. it has inspired a huge amount of thought about its form and what it means. the only thing that i would say is that when i first saw it, i didn't like it as much as i admired it, and one of the reasons that i am that it is being reissued, is that i'm good to see it projected
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ona is that i'm good to see it projected on a big screen, because i think you need to see it on a big screen. to appreciate it. i am going to sit on appreciate it. i am going to sit on a big screen next week, and seem whether —— and see whether i have grown up whether —— and see whether i have grown up enough to admire it and like it. i remember it being quite a ha rd like it. i remember it being quite a hard film and thinking it was beautiful and extremely to look at. and we all love the fact that... it was about a woman and directed by a woman, so unusual. i djilobodji the loving it? i'm in the loving holly hunter. all -- i don't remember loving it i member loving holly hunter. all the different elements are amazing, but i djilobodji the loving it. black panther? have you seen it. you must see it.|j loving it. black panther? have you seen it. you must see it. i am the only person in my entire circle who has not seen it. it is real good fun. when it came out, there was a huge amount of politics, and all the
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rest of it, but it is really well made. well construct it, there are a number of different storylines, all of which... it looks number of different storylines, all of which. .. it looks fantastic. number of different storylines, all of which... it looks fantastic. when it needs do serious, it can do it. i sat there thinking it is the most entertaining superhero film i have seen entertaining superhero film i have seenin entertaining superhero film i have seen ina entertaining superhero film i have seen in a very long time, and you will really, really enjoy it. now it is on dvd. sits down and watch it. it isa is on dvd. sits down and watch it. it is a real pleasure. there is a lot of really enjoyable stuff out at the moment. 0cean's eight in the cinema, and stanley, if you can find it, you have to seek it out. it does not have a wide release. really interesting week. cracking week! a quick reminder before we go that you'll find more film news and reviews from across the bbc online at bbc.co.uk/markkermode. and you can find all our previous programmes on the bbc iplayer. shower khazri scotland, northern
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ireland and london england vermont today. temperatures peaked into the low 20s. now, through this evening, it looks as though we will continue to see a fair amount of clouds filling in as one or two showers on the west facing coast overnight tonight before we see another area of low pressure pushing into the final bust. 0vernight lows of 9—14d. an area of low pressure will bring some wet and rather breezy conditions at times, political the final quest. the rain a little lighter in nature. we start of the
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weekend with some rain, some of it heavy, as well for a time. rumbles of thunder mixed in, there. like patchy rain moving in, and a fresher feel. i is a 15—18. —— heights of 15-18. cup. we are an hour away from kick off. portugal take on 2010 world champions spain, who sacked their manager two days ago. rio ferdinand and sesc fabregas willjoin us. a damning report says the government's flagship benefits
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system causes hardship and is too expensive. the national audit office says people are suffering delays in receiving universal credit and not being treated sensitively. the former army sergeant who tried to kill his wife by tampering with her parachute is jailed for life. hgppy happy christmas. and dirty den — otherwise known as leslie grantham — the villain of eastenders, has died aged 71. coming up later in the hour on bbc news... sportsday will be coming live from moscow as we look at the matches on day two at the world cup, including a late winner for uruguay against egypt.

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