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Tribute to Star Trek’s Scotty to be staged at Linlithgow Palace

The grounds of a historic royal palace are to host a film screening for the first time in its 600-year history - to celebrate a town’s links with Star Trek.

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Scots actor Dougray Scott in The Resort. Picture: Contributed

Horror genre more creative than actor Dougray Scott first thought

Roles in horror film The Rezort and TV series Fear of the Walking Dead have shown Dougray Scott there’s plenty of life in zombies. And the genre is more creative than you might imagine, he tells Alistair Harkness

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Ricky Gervais (centre) starring in David Brent: Life on the Road. Picture: Contributed

Film reviews: David Brent | Swallows and Amazons | The Childhood of a Leader

David Brent’s foibles and shortcomings are exposed in pitiless, toe-curling fashion as Ricky Gervais delights in letting his comic creation have a misguided tilt at rock’n’ roll glory

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Blake Lively in The Shallows. Picture: Sony Pictures

Film reviews: The Shallows | Wiener-Dog | Valley of Love

The Shallows sees Blake Lively ingeniously battle a hungry Great White, but there are troubling undercurrents when you see who ends up as fish food and who doesn’t

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Brady Corbet holds the Orizzonti award for Best Director for his movie The Childhood of a Leader in Venice. Picture: Getty

Brady Corbet wants to please his toughest critic

Every now and again Brady Corbet asks himself why he didn’t just do a superhero movie and be done with it. “There was a period when I definitely could have made a little bit more money,” laughs the 27-year-old American actor. “When my partner and I were having a baby I was like, f***, why didn’t I just put on a cape or some horns or whatever. Nobody would care. But all the money in the world is not worth being humiliated.”

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Todd Solonz has returned to the character of Dawn Wiener, played by Greta Garwig. Picture: Getty Images

Todd Solonz revisits an old character in new film Wiener-Dog

Todd Solonz is revisiting a character he first put on screen 20 years ago, writes Alistair Harkness

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Brian Cox and Coco K�nig in The Carer. Picture: Contributed

Film reviews: The Carer | Sweet Bean | Author: The JT Leroy Story

Brian Cox has a wonderful time leading a talented ensemble as an ailing and cantankerous thesp in The Carer, which charms even as it stretches credulity to the limit

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The follow-up to 2003s Finding Nemo is stuffed to the gills with gags. Picture: Pixar

Film reviews: Finding Dory | Jason Bourne

Alistair Harkness reviews the latest releases on the big screen.

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Finding Dory has already become the highest-grossing animated film of all time in the US. Picture: Contributed

Pixar director Andrew Stanton on finding a story for Dory

Making a film about a forgetful fish could have turned into a continuity nightmare, but as the veteran director of Pixar hits Finding Nemo and Wall-E, Andrew Stanton was far from lost, he tells Alistair Harkness

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Made on Our Land is the latest Scottish offshoot from the BFIs Britain on Film project. Picture: National Library of Scotland

Lighting campfire and settling down for archive movie magic

Made on Our Land is the latest Scottish offshoot from the BFI’s Britain on Film project

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Darth Vader and Stormtroopers give fan Andrew Strachan the send off he wanted. Picture: SWNS

Darth Vader and Stormtroopers give Star Wars fan send off

A STAR Wars fanatic was given an out-of-this-world send-off at his funeral - when the funeral director and his undertakers dressed as Darth Vader and his stormtroopers.

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Jason Bourne

Film reviews: Jason Bourne, Finding Dory, Born to be Blue

Jason Bourne begins with a lie. “I remember everything,” intones Matt Damon’s memory-impaired assassin as a series of jittery flashbacks from his previous three outings recap his violently existential quest to find out who he is and what he’s done. Nine years may have passed since The Bourne Ultimatum tied this game-changing action franchise off in high-octane style, but it soon transpires he still has some blank spots concerning his recruitment into Treadstone, the CIA black-ops programme responsible for turning him into a ruthlessly efficient killing machine.

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Harrison Ford was crushed by a hydraulic door on the set of The Force Awakens at Pinewood Studios. Picture: AP

Harrison Ford ‘could have been killed’ in Star Wars set accident

A film production company has admitted health and safety breaches after an incident in which Hollywood star Harrison Ford was crushed by a hydraulic door on the set of the Millennium Falcon spaceship while filming the latest Star Wars movie.

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In a novel approach to litter collection, smokers are being asked to vote for their favourite Trainspotting character with cigarette butts. Picture: Hemedia

Grassmarket residents offered Trainspotting “bin-ballot”

Edinburgh residents are voting for their favourite Trainspotting character with cigarette butts - in a novel approach to litter collection.

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A Trainspotting 2 trailer has been released. Picture: YouTube.

Video: New Trainspotting 2 teaser trailer released

Spud, Renton, Sick Boy and Begbie return in the new Trainspotting 2 teaser trailer.

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Mark Rylance is mostly terrific as the BFG and Ruby Barnhill is sweet as ten-year-old orphan Sophie, but Steven Spielbergs film never really takes flight the way it should. Picture: Storyteller Distribution

Film review: The BFG | Star Trek Beyond | Chevalier

The last film reviews from The Scotsman.

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Terry Pratchett's book The Wee Free Men to be made into a movie. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

Terry Pratchett book The Wee Free Men to be made into movie

A BOOK by Sir Terry Pratchett about a horde of kilt-wearing Scottish creatures is to be turned into a big screen blockbuster.

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Gary Marshall  was behind many classic US TV comedies. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Tributes paid to Happy Days writer Garry Marshall, dead at 81

Happy Days star Henry Winkler has paid tribute to the show’s creator, Garry Marshall, who has died aged 81.

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In a moment while filming was paused, a member of the film crew carefully dabbed the red-headed actor who plays the lead character Mark Renton with sun cream. Picture: Hemedia

In pictures: Trainspotting 2 cast struggle in Edinburgh heatwave

HILARIOUS heatwave pictures show Hollywood A-Lister Ewan McGregor having sun tan lotion applied to his neck while filming the sequel to cult classic Trainspotting.

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The BFG, starring Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill

Skye and Orkney get set to benefit from The BFG boom

Scottish tourism chiefs are gearing up for a new “set-jetting” boost – from Steven Spielberg’s latest film.

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