Barbie cast has turned the London Eye pink to celebrate the premiere of their film. Sign up for our free weekly email from film critic Clarisse Loughrey to get all the latest cinematic news. Hollywood is buzzing as the two biggest films of the year, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, are set to release on July 21. The Margot Robbie-led Barbie film has already sold out tickets in Texas, Washington DC, and Atlanta, according to Axios. Oppenheimer star Matt Damon opened up about his decision to join the movie after promising his wife he’d take a break from acting. The London premiere of Oppenheimer was cut short as the cast left early due to the actors’ strike initiated by SAG-AFTRA.

Read The Independent’s four-star review of Oppenheimer by Clarisse Loughrey. Oppenheimer is currently earning a near-perfect score of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, surpassing Barbie’s 90% critic score. Christopher Nolan revealed in an interview that he cast his daughter, Flora, as a burn victim in a nuclear explosion scene within Oppenheimer’s mind. Margot Robbie, the star of Barbie, has included Love Island season five contestant Chris Taylor in a small speaking role in the film. Barbie has a runtime of one hour and 54 minutes, while Oppenheimer has a three-hour runtime. Find out the true story behind Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project. Taxi Driver’s Paul Schrader believes Oppenheimer is the most important film of this century. Parents may want to consider the PG-13 rating of Barbie, which includes suggestive references and brief language. Despite not having seen the Barbie movie, Ted Cruz continues to accuse it of being Chinese communist propaganda due to a scene from the trailer.

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