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Thirteen years on from the originating movie Pitch Black, Vin Diesel returns as the resourceful, muscle-clad, gravel-voiced ex-con Riddick. And he's still sporting those Day-Glo contact lenses and swimming goggles that allow him to see in the dark. This third instalment (after The Chronicles of Riddick) finds him on a lonely planet, where he's been left for dead by a duplicitous commander of his former empire. Here be monsters, notably a swarm of pincered creatures nicked from – where else? – Alien, and, what's more, a bounty hunter (Jordi Mollà) determined to "bring back Riddick's head in a box". Good luck with that!

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Unseen David Bailey portraits of Kate Moss and Mick Jagger to go on show at National Portrait Gallery

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The Bourne Supremacy director said Britain is regularly attracting the best filmmaking talent

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The film that messes with your head isn't necessarily an unpleasant experience – for sure, much of Shane Carruth's second feature, following his enigmatic debut Primer (2004), is actually quite beautiful, and with some concentration you may even make a little sense of it.

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She may be a Material Girl but it seems Madonna, 55, is rather shrewd when it comes to hoarding (as opposed to spending) money. The pop star is the world's top-earning celebrity according to Forbes, raking in an estimated $125 million (£80 million) in the past year, mainly from her $305 million-grossing MDNA tour.

'I can't sing a note': Linda Ronstadt says she has Parkinson's disease

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The king of crime: How writer Elmore Leonard paved the way for Quentin Tarantino

The writer, who died on Tuesday, provided source material for films for well over 50 years

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Filmmaker Nathan Todd said the PR package was 'not intended to offend anyone'

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