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Friday 19 August 2011
The title and the name of the venue create more excitement than is warranted for a 70-minute routine cut-up job in a tiny hotel function room in the city centre.
Thursday 11 August 2011
Alec Baldwin, the actor who these days is most associated with the comedy show 30 Rock, is speaking openly about seeking the keys to a new address – Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence in New York City.
Saturday 06 August 2011
Who knew that the actor Paul McGann has signed the Official Secrets Act? More to the point, who knows why? The Act may be renowned for keeping some pretty trivial things secret, such as the number of Rich Tea biscuits consumed at the MoD, but really, what could McGann of all people possibly know that would place the realm in mortal peril?
Thursday 17 March 2011
Bryan Adams is to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Last Night's TV: How to Make It in America/Sky Atlantic<br />30 Rock/Comedy Central<br />Tim Marlow on Modern British Sculpture/Sky Arts 1
Friday 25 February 2011
Those of you trapped outside the Sky Atlantic paywall are probably aware you're missing major dramas like Boardwalk Empire and Treme. But as you teach yourselves how to steal those shows from the internet, you should also make a note to download one more of the channel's acquisitions: the underhyped How to Make It in America, a half-hour comedy/drama by the creators of Entourage.
Friday 18 February 2011
Books: I've recently finished Jonathan Franzen's fantastic novel, 'Freedom'. Every sentence is so dark and to the heart of what is wrong with America. Celebrating dysfunctionality, as an expose of American psyche, it doesn't just hit the nail on the head – it slams it into the ground and kills it.
Sunday 22 August 2010
Scott (Rory Culkin) is in love with next-door neighbour Adrianna (Emma Roberts). Adrianna's father has lost his job after contracting Lyme's disease while hunting.
Friday 02 July 2010
This melancholic study of suburban malaise in the late 1970s has a shiver of The Ice Storm about it. Rory Culkin plays Scott, a sensitive, pasty 15-year-old with a crush on his neighbour Adrianna (Emma Roberts), who only wants to date older boys.
Friday 07 May 2010
We're not talking supersymmetry complicated here, in Nancy Meyer's latest dollop of romantic froth.
Thursday 11 March 2010
Thursday 11 February 2010
Alec Baldwin was examined at a hospital after his daughter called authorities from their Manhattan apartment, a US law enforcement official said.
Sunday 10 January 2010
Saturday 09 January 2010
Friday 08 January 2010
Nancy Meyers, who has made two of my least favourite movies of all time in What Women Want and The Holiday, adds to her charge-sheet with this egregiously stupid comedy of middle-aged romance.
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Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches, it's time to act
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If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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