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Your weekend movie news roundup!


Weekend blues? Then stave them off with our instalment of the hottest movie news.

Blade Runner 2049 labelled a masterpiece

Not just any sequel, Denis Villeneuve's gorgeous sci-fi epic has got critics frothing at the mouth with some proclaiming it to be even better than Ridley Scott's classic original.

Writing for Huffington Post, Bill Bradley raves: "There’s not a lot you can say about the new Blade Runner, except that it’s even better than the original, which is considered one of the greatest science-fiction films of all time... 

"The performances are excellent across the board. Gosling, Ford, Leto, Robin Wright and Ana de Arma are all brilliant, but perhaps the real star is Villeneuve’s dystopian Los Angeles. The first Blade Runner was known for stunning visuals of a high-tech yet dilapidated future.

"2049 carries on this idea with a mesmerising colour palette presented by Villeneuve and production designer Dennis Gassner. Flashy, futuristic advertisements beg for your attention, while the ominous lighting at Niander Wallace’s (Leto) facilities sets a perfectly menacing tone for a practical reason."

Currently standing at a mighty 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, Blade Runner 2049 hits Cineworld this Friday.

Ryan Gosling has a serious Avatar problem

The Blade Runner star led last week's edition of Saturday Night Live and delivered one of the show's funniest – not to mention most random – sketches in a long time. 

With news having broken about James Cameron's Avatar sequels (they will be introducing a new generation of Na'vi kids), Gosling instead turned his attention to a problematic aspect of the first movie. Namely, Cameron's use of the Papyrus font type for the movie's title.

Check it out below – the sketch is truly hilarious.

Charlie's Angels reboot wants Kristen Stewart

The go-getting girl detectives who first appeared in the 1970s and were treated to two, erm, quality movies in the 2000s will be back in 2019.

Pitch Perfect's Elizabeth Banks has been looking to direct an Angels do-over for some time but now it appears to be gathering steam with Variety linking both Twilight star Kristen and 12 Years a Slave Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o to the project.

Having recently reinvented herself as something of an indie queen (Certain Women, Personal Shopper et al), should Stewart get involved this would mark a return to franchise territory following the Twilight movies and fantasy epic Snow White and the Huntsman. The movie is scheduled for a 7th June 2019 release.