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MovieMash: the week in film at a glance


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Kate Winslet boards the Avatar sequel

File this one as unexpected. Given Oscar winner Kate was reportedly terrified by director James Cameron on the set of his blockbusting boat epic Titanic, citing infamous stories of how she nearly drowned as he pushed everyone to the limit, we might have expected her to never work with him again.

However she's now signed on for Cameron's Avatar follow-up, playing the character of Ronal in the sequel that's planned for an 18th December 2020 release. Meanwhile further instalments of the saga are planned for 17th December 2021, 20th December 2024 and 19th December 2025.

The original Avatar, released in December 2009, is currently the highest-grossing movie of all time (unadjusted for inflation), sitting pretty with excess of $2 billion in the bank.

"You’d have to pay me a lot of money to work with Jim [Cameron] again," Winslet told The Times back in 1997. Well, it looks like whatever differences they shared have been put to rest with Cameron himself declaring to Deadline: "Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on Titanic, which was one of the most rewarding of my career. I can’t wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life."

Julia Roberts meets James Corden

Ever wanted to see the Oscar-winning Erin Brockovich star reprise all her most famous characters under one banner? You can right here as the actress appears on The Late Show to promote her upcoming new movie, poignant drama Wonder co-starring Owen Wilson and Room sensation Jacob Tremblay.

Ford loses focus; Ryan is dyin' in Blade Runner interview

One simply doesn't look to Harrison Ford for warmth and twinkly smiles. The veteran Star Wars and Indiana Jones star is famously uncomfortable with interviews, yet you wouldn't know it from this delightful Blade Runner chat on ITV's This Morning.

Answering questions put forward by Alison Hammond, the interview quickly and hilariously goes off the rails as the host admits she's never seen the original movie and Gosling's penchant for knitting comes to light, causing Ford to lose it big time.

Tommy Lee Jones hates Jim Carrey

It's been a bit quiet of late on the old Carrey front as the Hollywood star has instead reinvented himself as an acclaimed artist.

Nevertheless back in the 1990s you couldn't get away from comedy megastar Jim, least of all with his scene-stealing performance as The Riddler in Batman Forever – and it seems that Carrey's comic chops presented a serious problem for one of his co-stars.

Recalling the time when he first met Two-Face actor Tommy Lee Jones, Carrey was shocked by the latter's brutal and unfriendly reaction.

"I went over and said, ‘Hey, Tommy, how you doing?’ And the blood just drained from his face like he had been thinking about me 24 hours a day.

"It was before the biggest scene we have together in the movie. The blood just drained from his face. He started shaking and he got up and… he must have been in mid-kill-me fantasy or something.

"He went to hug me and said,‘I hate you. I really don’t like you.’ I said, ‘Gee man, what’s the problem?’ I pulled up a chair, which probably wasn’t smart. And he said, ‘I cannot sanction your buffoonery.'"

Yikes. Yet Carrey was quick to suggest that maybe Jones was "uncomfortable" with the cartoonish nature of the role.

Still, no hard feelings, eh guys?

Harrison Ford punched Ryan Gosling

Not intentionally, obvs. But the internet suffered a bit of a mini-meltdown earlier this week when details surfaced of Ford accidentally clocking his co-star during the filming of Blade Runner 2049. Here's them talking about it on The Graham Norton Show.

Biff! Pow! Whack! Etc!

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