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How the Stormtrooper became Star Wars icon ‘More popular than Michelangelo’s David’ –

THE Star Wars Stormtrooper is one of the most iconic movie images of all time, and is still infamous 40 years on. People dress up as them, they’re recognised around the world, but how did that come to be? spoke exclusively to the designer of the original stormtrooper Andrew Ainsworth.

Tully: Film Review – VultureHound

Tully is described as “a story about Motherhood in 2018″, starring Charlize Theron as a stretched-thin mother-of-three Marlo. In reality, Tully is about much more than motherhood. All of the movie’s themes can hang their hat on the peg of motherhood, but they are about other things too. Ageing, tolerance, mental health, and interpersonal relationships.

Bidding Farewell to John Mahoney – VultureHound

“I don’t have a scrap more talent than so many actors in Chicago. I just happened to be blessed by being lucky.”

It’s not the kind of line you would expect to hear from Martin “Marty” Crane, the curmudgeonly father to two pretentious sons living in a Seattle penthouse. And that’s because it’s not. In a 1996 interview with the Chicago Tribune, John spoke about trying to find a balance between being a publically recognised face and his desire for privacy. His personal eloquence and introspection are in stark contrast to the role from which he gained his ubiquity. Martin Crane was brash, short-tempered, and a perpetual stick in the mud. Even his sense of humour was pointed.