Gary Barlow has expressed his bewilderment after another of his acts was axed from The X Factor last night.
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Tuesday 14 August 2012
A former cowshed beside Edinburgh Airport is transformed into a multi-level concrete bunker. Downstairs, the faithful obey the call to prayer. Upstairs, General Duncan watches an incident unfold on multiple TV screen. Captain Macbeth is refusing to obey the order to abort a mission. He leads his men into the mosque below where they shoot, stab and decapitate every worshipper in sight.
Sunday 29 April 2012
Out damn Scot! Alan Cumming makes a mad Macbeth
Sunday 18 December 2011
What is it about the familiarity of old movies that makes them impossible to turn off
Friday 29 April 2011
In Joseph Heller's Catch-22, one of the doomed pilots reads long, interminable books, reasoning it will prolong his life. Burlesque and The Green Hornet (see above) would have worked just as well.
Sunday 26 December 2010
The cold snap is expected to reduce cinema ticket sales by a quarter this month, losing the industry up to £24m. December is typically a big month, and with films such as the Christina Aguilera flick Burlesque, above, on release, cinema owners had high hopes for this year.
Friday 17 December 2010
Friday 10 December 2010
Friday 16 April 2010
Duncan Ward's muddled satire about the London art world has a strong cast mugging for all their worth.
Party Of The Week: The credits roll, and the stars roll up for Shane Meadows' Edinburgh credit crunch party
Friday 26 June 2009
Most parties at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) are prim and held in hotels – but not director Shane Meadows' party. After the screening of his new mockumentary, Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee, the party on Tuesday night at St Peter's Church Hall was just plain silly. Invitations were sent out from Le Donk, a rock roadie, played in the film by Paddy Considine, inviting everyone to his credit crunch party. Considine, in character, arrived at the party in a rickshaw, while the Nottingham rapper Scor-Zay-Zee (aka Dean Palinczuk), who plays himself, pulled up in a pink limousine. Guests paid 75 pence to get into the party and the BAFTA-winning director Meadows took on the role of DJ. The tombola had a variety of prizes, including a hamburger in a can and a blow-up banana.
Sunday 08 March 2009
Saturday 10 May 2008
Wednesday 19 March 2008
Sunday 14 January 2007
Monday 24 October 2005
Friday 02 April 1999
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
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