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Toy Story 4: What did the critics think?

Woody, Buzz and Jessie are returning nine years after they said goodbye to Andy and settled into their new home with Bonnie at the end of Toy Story 3.

The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy said: "It's now certain what one of the summer's blockbusters will be.

"More than that, how many other film series can legitimately claim to have hit four home runs in a row?" he added.

Variety's Peter Debruge said the movie gives "satisfying emotional closure", adding that "the fourth movie wraps up the saga beautifully".

Sir Elton John's best movie moments

The movie, directed by Dexter Fletcher and starring Taron Egerton chronicles the colourful career of the musician; from his early life as Reginald Kenneth Dwight to becoming the knight of the rock 'n' roll realm we know today.

Speaking at the Cannes press conference, actor Bryce Dallas Howard said it was "incredibly surreal to hear Elton crying a few seats away" at the premiere. After the screening the rock star put on a surprise gig at a beach-side gala party, where he performed the film's title track alongside Egerton once again.

Crazy Rich Asians is a $34 million box office success

So it can now safely be said that Crazy Rich Asians has defied expectations, soaring to the top of the box office this weekend with a $34 million domestic haul over five days and handily earning back its $30 million production budget. Estimates are projecting an eventual domestic take of more than $100 million.

How The Greatest Showman defied the critics to become an enduring smash

While Black Panther continues to dominate the box office rankings, raking in more than $1bn worldwide in four weeks, another movie phenomenon has been slowly unfolding.

Last weekend, The Greatest Showman posted a huge 26% upturn in its takings in the UK and Ireland compared with the previous weekend.

That's in its 11th week of release, taking its total to £37.3m - and giving it a longevity that's virtually unheard of in the world of here today, gone tomorrow popcorn fodder.

Justice League’ flies past $200 million at U.S. box office

The superhero team-up hit the figure in 19 days, taking in $1.7 million at 3,820 locations on Tuesday. “Justice League” opened below forecasts with $93.8 million on its debut weekend on Nov. 15-17 in the seventh-largest domestic launch of 2017. It then declined by 56% in its second weekend and by 59% in its third weekend with Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” winning both frames.

Julia Roberts role in Wonder left her 'speechless'

The film, out on Friday, is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by R J Palacio, and follows Auggie's journey as he takes the difficult step of his first year at school.

"For me, when I read the book, I thought it was so special, so incredible the way she had crafted the story about this family, and that's really a story about all of us," says Roberts.

Roberts's character, Isabel Pullman, home educates Auggie - played by 11-year-old Jacob Tremblay - until he is 10 before deciding to send him to school.

These friends are trying to be the "next" friends

Both have their moments, but amid a crowded sea of premium comedy wind up feeling nearly as generic as their titles.

"Friends From College" boasts a particularly good cast, and has the more "Friends"-like feel. The show focuses on a half-dozen New York friends who met at Harvard two decades ago and have remained close -- in some cases, a little too close.

PIMA member questions survey around screening Jonah from Tonga

Maori Television cancelled plans to air the Australian series "Jonah From Tonga," after an outcry from members of the Tongan community who called it racially insensitive.

40 members of the Tongan community in Auckland were surveyed by Maori Television on whether they thought it was humorous or racist.

Race Relations Commissioner Susan Devoy released a statement saying that just because some people who were consulted find it funny, it doesn't make it okay.

A member of the Pacific Island Media Association Adrian Stevanson said that was a very small sample size.

'Girlboss' designs flimsy coming-of-age story

Yet "Girlboss," her solo vehicle, represents a flawed design, as this Netflix half-hour about a conflicted 20-something at best feels like a diluted version of "Girls."

Adapted from Sophia Amoruso's book, "Girlboss" bills itself as a "real loose" retelling of real events. The series focuses on Sophia (Robertson), aimlessly living in San Francisco in 2006, when she seizes on the idea of reselling vintage clothing online under the company name Nasty Gal.

'Titanic' fans celebrate April 14 and other made-up movie holidays

It also has significance to fans of the 1997 blockbuster film "Titanic."

The pencil sketch Jack (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) draws of his love Rose (Kate Winslet) is dated April 14, 1912.

But, sadly, (and this is no spoiler) their love affair was as doomed as two ships passing in the night.

Here are some other dates made famous by movies, which people now commemorate thanks to the internet.

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"Groundhog Day" an actual holiday, but it's also a 1993 film.