Jeanne Moreau: French screen icon dies at 89

Jeanne Moreau: French screen icon dies at 89

Actress Jeanne Moreau, one of French cinema’s biggest stars of the last 60 years, has died at the age of 89. Moreau is probably best known for her role in Francois Truffaut’s 1962 new wave film Jules et Jim. She won a number of awards including the best actress prize at Cannes for Moderato Cantabile in 1960. She also worked with Orson Welles on several films and won the Bafta Award for best foreign actress…

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Pharrell the musical: Coming to a screen near you

Pharrell the musical: Coming to a screen near you

He’s familiar as an award-winning music producer and singer-songwriter but what is known about Pharrell Williams’ early life? If the answer is “not much”, that could soon change as Williams’ youth is to inspire a big-screen musical, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Williams, 43, will produce Atlantis – described as Romeo and Juliet with songs. Broadway director Michael Mayer will act as the project’s guiding hand. Mayer is best known for productions such Spring Awakening,…

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Moderate screen use 'boosts teen wellbeing'

Moderate screen use 'boosts teen wellbeing'

A study of screen time and mental wellbeing among teenagers has suggested moderate use of devices may be beneficial in a connected world. The researchers collected self-reported data from 120,000 English 15-year-olds about their digital device habits. They found a “Goldilocks effect” where a few hours of device-use seemed to boost mental wellbeing. One developmental psychologist welcomed the paper but said there was still room for more study. “Moderate engagement in digital activities is not…

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Prototypes of Razer triple screen gaming laptop stolen

Prototypes of Razer triple screen gaming laptop stolen

Two prototype models of a highly-anticipated gaming laptop have been stolen at the 2017 CES tech show in Las Vegas. The concept devices from gaming company Razer boasts three 4K screens and is said to be the first portable laptop of its kind. Razer said the devices were taken from its press room on Sunday. Chief Executive Min-Liang Tan said that his company was treating the case as “industrial espionage”. A Razer spokesperson said it…

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Screen Actors Guild: Manchester by the Sea leads nominations

Screen Actors Guild: Manchester by the Sea leads nominations

Manchester by the Sea has received the most nominations for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, with four nods. Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges have all received acting nominations for their roles. The independent drama, which tells the story of a working-class family dealing with multiple tragedies, is also up for outstanding performance by a cast. Moonlight and Fences have each received three nominations. Both are up for outstanding performance by a cast….

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Mum's List: Kate Greene's dying wishes for sons hits big screen

Mum's List: Kate Greene's dying wishes for sons hits big screen

A film based on the story of a dying mother who wrote a “wish list” for her two young sons will have its regional premiere in her hometown later. Kate Greene, 37, of Clevedon, North Somerset, wrote down her hopes and ambitions for Reef, 12, and Finn, 10, when she was dying of cancer. Tips for her husband, St John, included to “always kiss them goodnight” and to “buy orange Club biscuits regularly”. Mum’s List…

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