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Actor Bob Hoskins, known for 'Roger Rabbit,' dies at 71

CNN - 30 Apr 2014
(CNN) -- Bob Hoskins, the pugnacious British actor known for playing gangsters, tough guys and working-class gentlemen in such films as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "The Long Good Friday" and "Mermaids," has died, publicist Clair Dobbs said Wednesday ...
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Fighting for a river's life - 20 Apr 2018
Dr Bob Hoskins has been the driving force behind the Manawatū River restoration in Foxton, but now he needs a helping hand. Carly Thomas spent some time with the local legend. To describe Dr Bob Hoskins it's best to start with his car. Direct close ...
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Bob Grotz: Rhys Hoskins, Phillies hit an early tipping point

The Trentonian - 22 Apr 2018
Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins follows through on a two-run home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson). By Bob Grotz, bgrotz@21st ...
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Poetry from the Picket Line

Hyperallergic - 21 Apr 2018
Sometimes a book or work of art is so brilliant and simple in its concept, structure, or execution that you feel a kind of pleasurable jealousy when you experience it. It's hard not to wish you'd thought of such works as you behold their simple ...
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The 75 best movie comedies of the '80s - 20 Apr 2018
Comedy films flourished during the 1980s — a golden age of comedy in American cinema. Following a stretch of dark and gritty films released in the 1970s that reflected the nation's mood of disillusionment after Vietnam and Watergate, perhaps audiences ...
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The Top 10 British Gangster Movies

FANDOM - 20 Apr 2018
Mona Lisa is a quieter, more understated entry than the other films on this list. But it's no less powerful. Bob Hoskins plays George, an ex-con who takes a gig protecting and driving high-class prostitute Simone (Cathy Tyson) from job-to-job. The pair ...
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The 20 Best Movies Based on Video Games, Ranked

Maxim - 16 Apr 2018
The relationship between video games and movies is often a rocky one. Games with great premises don't always translate to an equally excellent movie plot. Then again, sometimes a flimsy game plot can make for a terrific set-up for major action set ...
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The SUPER MARIO BROS. Movie Almost Starred Cheech Marin as Mario

Revenge of The Fans (press release) (blog) - 10 Apr 2018
However, could you imagine how different this movie might've been if Marin had played Mario? Don't get me wrong, Hoskins was a great actor, but the thought of Marin playing Mario is actually intriguing. Perhaps, if they cast Chong as Luigi instead of ...
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The 5 worst video game movies that should never have happened

Metro - 16 Apr 2018
You know a film is bad when everyone involved regrets making it. Taking bright, happy-go-lucky world of Super Mario Bros and turning into a goofy, cyberpunk action-comedy that doesn't work on any level. It ruined Bob Hoskins as a major star, and the ...
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Whatever happened to the working-class heroes of British film?

The Independent - 12 Apr 2018
The searing films (though often for TV) of director Alan Clarke gave early roles to Ray Winstone (Scum) and Tim Roth (Made In Britain), and immortalised playwright Andrea Dunbar's Bradford council estate milieu in the bawdy, bleak Rita, Sue and Bob Too ...
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Why Can't Talented Artists Make A Great Video Game Movie?

UPROXX - 13 Apr 2018
With Rampage arriving in theaters, it's collecting an underhanded accolade, of sorts: “The best video game movie of all time.” It deserves a bit more credit than that, even though that's true: It's an agreeably self-aware giant monster movie that owes ...
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Easter warning over arson attacks

The Press, York - 30 Mar 2018
PARENTS and carers have been urged to make sure their children do not have access to lighters or matches this weekend, as the fire service expects an increase in deliberate fires over the Easter period. Station Manager (Prevention) Bob Hoskins said the ...
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Cheech Marin Almost Played Mario In The Super Mario Bros Movie

Cinema Blend - 11 Apr 2018
The Super Mario Bros. movie is one of the most infamous attempts to adapt a video game for the screen. Over 20 years after the fact, we learn that the movie almost had a very different leading actor. It turns out that instead of casting Bob Hoskins in ...
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Is Scratchy the cat or the mouse?

Chortle - 10 Apr 2018
Portrayed by Bob Hoskins in the film Mrs Henderson Presents, who was the real life theatre impresario and manager of the Windmill Theatre, known affectionally by the nickname V.D.? 5. Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse hosted a spoof documentary for the ...
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Cheech Was Almost Mario in the Super Mario Bros. Movie

MovieWeb - 12 Apr 2018
The late Bob Hoskins ended up in the role instead and in the years after Super Mario Bros., the actor revealed that it was the worst project that he had ever worked on. John Leguizamo echoed Hoskins' sentiment and noted that they would both get drunk ...
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Liberty prepares for Desert showdown - 05 Apr 2018
If only it had happened a week earlier we could have made all manner of references to The Long Good Friday, the classic British gangster movie starring the late Bob Hoskins. Despite the best efforts of some to insist that it portrayed - and was a ...

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