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Things you didn't know about T2 Trainspotting (spoiler alert!)

With the first reviews of T2 Trainspotting appearing tonight the first real plot details have begun to emerge.
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Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle star in T2 Trainspotting. Picture: Contributed

Film review: T2 Trainspotting

A sequel was never going to live up to the hedonistic original, writes Alistair Harkness

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Robert Carlyle, Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremner and Johnny Lee Miller in T2 Trainspotting. Picture: Contributed

Danny Boyle: Trainspotting sequel was case of ‘now or never’

A “now or never” summit was held in Edinburgh to decide if a sequel to Trainspotting should go ahead, Danny Boyle has revealed.

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Natalie Portman in Jackie

Film reviews: Jackie | Lion | Cameraperson

Thanks to the fine direction of Pablo Larraín and a nuanced, moving performance from Natalie Portman, Jackie is no hagiography but a powerful study of the First Lady’s fight to control and shape her world in the wake of JFK’s assassination

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14th Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival will feature some of Scotland's top adrenalin-junkies.

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival to showcase extreme sports

THERE are no prizes for a new climbing route, a first ski descent or for surfing a remote cold-water wave in Iceland.

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Alistair Harkness: Glasgow Film Festival champions mavericks

Alistair Harkness: Glasgow Film Festival champions mavericks

Since its inception, Glasgow Film Festival has prided itself on being an audience-friendly event, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t also been a pioneering festival.

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Benny Lynch after a fight at Shawfield Stadium in Glasgow in 1937.

Glasgow Film Festival to feature boxing champ Benny Lynch's rise and fall

One of Scotland’s forgotten sporting heroes is set to get top billing at the Glasgow Film Festival.
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What songs are on the new Trainspotting (T2) film soundtrack

The sequel to Danny Boyle’s acclaimed comedy drama Trainspotting will feature an eclectic mix of punk and new wave hits, including songs by Blondie and The Clash.

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Interview: Natalie Portman on making her new film, Jackie

Natalie Portman gives the performance of her life in biopic Jackie, which focuses on the immediate aftermath of the assassination of JFK. Jackie emerges as a powerful champion for her late husband’s legacy, while struck down by her own grief. Janet Christie hears more

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Director Danny Boyle during a location shoot for the new film. Picture John Devlin

Boyle: New Trainspotting ‘about aging and masculinity’

Trainspotting director Danny Boyle has revealed that the long-awaited sequel is going to tackle “manhood and disappointed masculinity.”

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The world premiere of T2 is being held in Edinburgh next weekend.

Trainspotting sequel to tackle 'disappointed masculinity' of iconic characters

Trainspotting director Danny Boyle has revealed that its long-awaited sequel is going to be about “manhood and disappointed masculinity."

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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land

Film reviews: La La Land | Manchester by the Sea | Live By Night

There are some dazzling set pieces in throwback musical La La Land, but it tries too hard to make us love it. Meanwhile Casey Affleck is a revelation in heartbreaking drama Manchester by the Sea

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An adult Skywalker hoolock gibbon or Gaoligong hoolock gibbon. Picture: PA

New species of gibbon found in China named after Luke Skywalker

A new species of gibbon identified in remote forests in China has been named after Star Wars character Luke Skywalker.

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Trainspotting 2 - showing Robert Carlyle, Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremner and Johnny Lee Miller in Edinburgh - along with Kelly Macdonald

Trainspotting sequel soundtrack features Edinburgh hip hop band

A Scottish hip-hop outfit is set to claim global glory after having three songs selected for the soundtrack of the Trainspotting sequel.

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British stars Andrew Garfield and Emily Blunt have been nominated for best acting awards at the Baftas. Picture: PA

BAFTAs: Andrew Garfield and Emily Blunt nominated

British stars Andrew Garfield and Emily Blunt have been nominated for best acting awards at the Baftas.

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Casey Affleck in Manchester by The Sea

Interview: Casey Affleck on his Golden Globe-winning role in Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck’s performance in Manchester by the Sea has landed him a Golden Globe award and plenty of Oscar talk. Yet the role of his career only came his way courtesy of his childhood friend Matt Damon

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Kevin Macdonald is taking on the telling of the Lockerbie disaster on screen.

Brian Ferguson: Lockerbie film is a tantalising prospect

IT is more than a full week into 2017 and one of my annual festive traditions is still waiting for me.

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The wreckage of Pan Am 103 in Lockerbie in 1988. Picture: AP

New film by Scots director to uncover Lockerbie ‘conspiracy’

One of Scotland’s leading filmmakers is to tackle the Lockerbie disaster, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.

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Jamie Lee Curtis leaves after the joint memorial for mother and daughter Hollywood royalty Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. Picture: AP

Stars bid farewell to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

A star-studded memorial service has been held at Carrie Fisher’s home following the deaths of the Star Wars actress and her mother Debbie Reynolds.

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The new Toy Story film will focus on the relationship between Woody and Bo Peep. Picture: Contributed

Toy Story 4 details confirmed as Disney unveils film plans

Further details about a fourth Toy Story film have been revealed as Disney outlines its plans for the next two years.

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