six of the best buys this weekend
SIX GOOD VIDEOS
Saturday 21 October 1995
2. An Awfully Big Adventure (15; Fox; rental) Big-screen Beryl Bainbridge. This is what Hugh Grant should be remembered for.
3. Speechless (15; Warner; rental) Michael Keaton and Geena Davis in a classy romantic comedy.
4. Harry Hill Fruit Fancies / Live at the Queen's (BBC Video; pounds 10.99 / pounds 12.99) The funniest man in Britain, no contest.
5. Clerks (18; Artificial Eye; rental) What shop assistants really think of you. Crude, lewd.
6. Mrs Parker and the Vicious Circle (15; Artificial Eye; rental). Jennifer Jason Leigh cements her reputation as one of America's finest.
1. Seamus Heaney: North (Faber pounds 5.99) Sample the wonders of the Nobel prizewinner at his considerable best.
2. U A Fanthorpe: Selected Poems (Penguin pounds 5.99) Shamefully neglected work with warmth, astringency and wit in equal measure.
3. Jackie Kay: Other Lovers (Bloodaxe pounds 5.95) The follow-up to the astonishing The Adoption Papers.
4. Simon Armitage: The Dead Sea Poems (Faber pounds 6.99) The latest from one of the brightest young things in poetry.
5. Margaret Atwood: Morning in the Burned House (Virago pounds 8.99) That rarity, a collection by a novelist that is worth reading.
6. William Blake: The Collected Poems (Penguin pounds 13.00) The background to Peter Ackroyd's bestselling biography.
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Unseen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory chapter deemed 'too subversive' released
- 2 Ebola virus: It's ripped through towns – now the deadliest ever outbreak of the virus is heading for Africa's teeming cities
- 3 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 5 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
Unseen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory chapter deemed 'too subversive' released
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Al Pacino's The Humbling and Manglehorn, film reviews
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The Leftovers, TV preview: Prepare to be bewildered by the latest mystery from the creator of Lost
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward