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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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The BFG, which stars Ruby Barnhill as Sophie and Mark Rylance as the giant, was partly filmed on Skye and Orkney. Picture: Entertainment One

The BFG latest Hollywood film to star Scottish islands

THE islands of Scotland may be regular stars in major film and television productions. But the release of a Hollywood adaptation of a much-loved children’s book could prove to be their biggest role yet.

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Husband and wife team Linda and Mike Howell at iMetaFilm

Michael Howell: Digitise film to preserve Scots identity

Saving Scotland’s film heritage sends a message to the world.

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The Church Walk flats in Denny, Stirlingshire, were demolished in 2014 following years of campaigning by residents. The building is featured in a new documentary film on the Carbuncle Awards. Picture: John Devlin

Carbuncle film explores Scotland’s ‘most dismal’ towns

IT’S the infamous award which recognises the most dismal town in Scotland and provokes fierce debate on the quality of our built environment.

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Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon in Ghostbusters. Picture: Hopper Stone

Film review: Ghostbusters | Summertime | Keanu | The Hard Stop

The smart, funny cast may succeed in defeating the misogynistic nonsense surrounding this all-female re-boot of Ghostbusters, but ultimately the film itself isn’t able to deliver for its talent

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Ethan Hawke in Born To Be Blue

Ethan Hawke on playing ‘the James Dean of jazz’, Chet Baker

Ethan Hawke’s new film about musician Chet Baker explores the life rather than the legend of the heroin-addicted jazz great. It’s the small, everyday things that really define us, he tells Alistair Harkness

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Ewan McGregor and Ewan Bremner sprint down Princes Street during Trainspotting 2 filming. Picture: Getty Images

Ewan McGregor recreates iconic Trainspotting sprint for sequel

EWAN McGregor recreated one of the most iconic movie moments in history on Princes Street today.

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Clancy Brown in Highlander. Picture: The Kobal Collection

Highlander, ‘a kind of magical mish-mash’ of lore and odd fantasy

Clancy Brown, aka the Kurgan from Highlander, recalls his part in the cult film that has just been re-issued 30 years on, writes Alistair Harkness

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The Neon Demon

Film review: The Neon Demon | Maggie’s Plan | Ice Age: Collision Course

Nicholas Winding Refn delights in revealing the ugliness at the heart of the beauty industry in ever more gruesome fashion

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Keira Colquhoun (12) gets an early look at the exhibition, which covers all things science fiction, from Frankenstein to Flash Gordon, Star Trek to Spielberg. Picture: John Devlin

Adventures in Space traces sci-fi’s evolution in Glasgow exhibition

For two centuries visions of distant worlds and futuristic planets have captured the imagination of millions.

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Robin Hardy

Obituary: Robin Hardy, author and director of The Wicker Man

Born: 2 October, 1929 in Surrey. Died: 1 July, 2016 in Reading, aged 86.

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Holywood actress Louise Linton, from Lasswade

Scots actress Louise Linton accused of ‘lies’ over memoirs

SCOTS actress Louise Linton is facing a backlash over claims in a book that she almost died at the hands of African rebels.

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Queen of Earth

Film review: Queen of Earth | Now You See Me 2 | Independence Day 2: Resurgence

Alex Ross Perry offers a subtle portrait of a young woman’s emotional breakdown, aided by a powerful performance from Elisabeth Moss

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The EIFF marked a three per cent increase in attendees this year. Picture: Jon Savage

Edinburgh film festival celebrates biggest audience for eight years

The Edinburgh International Film Festival recorded its highest attendance for eight years as it celebrated its landmark 70th edition.

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Scenes from Whisky Galore. Picture: Graeme Hunter

Gillies Mackinnon ‘may never’ make another film in Scotland

One of the nation’s leading filmmakers fears he may never make another movie north of the border after problems raising the funding for his remake of Whisky Galore.

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