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#NowTrending: what's hot in the Twittersphere


Welcome to our roundup of what's been making your social media headlines this week. Scroll down for all the latest...


He's fought off massive tidal waves, Vin Diesel and the temptation to run down a beach in slow motion. But is everyone's favourite meathead Dwayne about to face his greatest challenge?

Before we see him in this December's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle the man formerly known as The Rock takes pride of place in the first Rampage trailer. The movie is based on the 1986 arcade game of the same name, and casts Johnson as the man on a hunt for a rare silverback gorilla causing a trail of destruction across America. The twist is that a genetic mutation has caused said gorilla to grow to King Kong levels of enormous...

Johnson has tweeted out the first poster, ahead of the first trailer which is due to land very soon. Check it out below.

Directed by Brad Peyton who helmed Johnson in the aforementioned disaster flick San Andreas, the film co-stars Skyfall's Naomie Harris and is due for release here on 13th April 2018. We can smell what The Rock is cooking, and it might well be gorilla...


Arguably the year's finest horror movie Get Out was always destined to get people talking long after the house lights went up. Jordan Peele's sly and unsettling satire centres on the relationship between a young black guy and his white girlfriend whose outwardly liberal yet creepy parents harbour some seriously dark undercurrents.

Fusing big laughs with bigger scares it's a rare chiller with a lot on its mind  – and categorising the movie appears to have posed a headache for the Golden Globes. The awards that presage both the BAFTAs and the Oscars, the Globes (organised by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association) have made some seriously odd choices in the past (The Tourist – really?) 

And it seems they're up to their old tricks by submitting Get Out in the Best Musical or Comedy category, which surely undermines the tricksy and slippery undercurrents this terrific movie has up its sleeve, not to mention its social message. Although it's a hilarious movie the laughs are consistently of a prickly and uncomfortable variety, holding a mirror up to our own lives and forcing us to reflect on what we see.

Peele has himself challenged the decision with a single, lacerating tweet:

Even so, in the absence of a Best Horror category at the Globes maybe this is the only way it could have been put forward? After all it's great to see the film being recognised in the first place – horrors are normally overlooked during awards season, and should it get nominated this may boost its chances of being eventually recognised at the Oscars.


No doubt you're aware of that programme I've Never Seen Star Wars in which celebs 'fess up to the experiences that have passed them by. They then submit to new experiences and see how they fare, a famous example being Esther Rantzen watching Alien for the first time. But now it seems an actual Star Wars actor is themselves late to the party.

Kelly Marie Tran, who plays resistance fighter and Finn fan Rose in Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi, has boldly admitted to never having seen a Star Wars movie before her 2015 audition process. Nevertheless, she tells Buzzfeed that this worked to her advantage.

"I didn't have this expectation of what I thought this person should be like," Kelly says of her character. "I wasn't trying to model her after someone I'd seen in a movie. And this is why, I'm telling you, the fact that I hadn't grown up with Star Wars really helped me. I think I would have fallen over."

Recalling that her 10th grade teacher was "obsessed with Star Wars" she then recalls that final, fateful audition that clinched her the role: "I remember every moment. Walking up the stairs, there's a little bit of small talk, and then Rian says, 'I want to offer you this role.' What happens when everything you've ever wanted comes true? I didn't say a word. I was terrified. It was such an overwhelming shock."

Click here to book your tickets for The Last Jedi, opening on 14th December.