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The Imitation Game actor and Oscar nominee, Benedict Cumberbatch, is facing serious heat after comments he made during a recent interview.

Benedict appeared on talk-show, Tavis Smiley, when he spoke about diversity in film: “I think as far as coloured actor go, it gets really different in the UK and a lot of my friends have had more opportunities here [the US] than in the UK, and that’s something that needs to change.”

Of course, it wasn’t the actors stance on the diversity in film that has upset people; but his use of the word ‘coloured’. The term is considered to be outdated and one look at Twitter will show that Benedict has caused considerable hurt in his use of it:

 The actor is now being called on to apologise, though his rep has yet to comment on the situation. 

Update 20:17 – Benedict has issued a statement apologising for his comments, saying: 

"I'm devastated to have caused offence by using this outmoded terminology. I offer my sincere apologies. I make no excuse for my being an idiot and know the damage is done. I can only hope this incident will highlight the need for correct usage of terminology that is accurate and inoffensive. The most shaming aspect of this for me is that I was talking about racial inequality in the performing arts in the UK and the need for rapid improvements in our industry when I used the term. I feel the complete fool I am and while I am sorry to have offended people and to learn from my mistakes in such a public manner please be assured I have. I apologise again to anyone who I offended for this thoughtless use of inappropriate language about an issue which affects friends of mine and which I care about deeply."

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Your box office bucket list is here rounding up the hits and misses of the cinema this week! What will you be going to see?

Niamh Geaney takes a look at the top 5 performers as well as one that is not doing too well at all! She’s rounded up a tense adventure thriller that lands on our screens this Friday and goes back to the vaults for this week’s pic of the week!

Join us back here tomorrow for Spotlight where we speak to the stars.

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On this week’s Pic ’n’ Mix we show you what’s hot and what’s not in the box office ensuring you see a killer flick.

How good is Interstellar? How well is The new Hunger Games performing? Has the Imitation Game lived up to the hype? Niamh Geaney is here with the facts and a few tidbits of trivia to spice things up.

We’ve also picked a remarkable documentary for you to watch out for that will be hitting our screens very soon and chosen a tense drama to watch at home.

 

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Pic ’n’ Mix is back with Niamh Geaney bringing you the top 5 in the box office this week along with the worst performer to make sure you avoid it! Films like Fury and Nightcrawler make an appearance this week and we let you if their ranking is just and what you at home and critics alike make of them.

For our pic of the week this week we've gone continental and we’ve also chosen a battle hardened movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch as our upcoming cinema release to watch out for.

Join us back here tomorrow for Spotlight where we speak to the stars.

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