If you go to the cinema this weekend and see a race-against-time tale about saving a lush natural paradise from the rapacious greed of an oil-drilling company, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stumbled into an advance showing of the Avatar sequel.
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Sundance Film Festival review: The Look of Love - Steve Coogan plays a porn baron but this film feels like an interminably dull orgy
Monday 21 January 2013
Michael Winterbottom's biopic about 'King of Soho' Paul Raymond reunites him with the Alan Patridge star - but despite Coogan's porn-appropriate moustache, he doesn't fit the bill
Thursday 17 January 2013
The "I Should Be So Lucky" singer and 1980s Neighbours star is taking a break from music to return to acting
Monday 05 November 2012
This has certainly been the year of Uncle Vanya. We've already been treated to a couple of high-profile revivals of Chekhov's great tragicomedy of wasted lives – a very funny and mercurial account directed by Lucy Bailey at the Print Room and a more melancholic take from Jeremy Herrin at Chichester. Now, opening within days of each other, two Vanyas hit the West End.
Friday 06 July 2012
A high-profile movie about porn baron Paul Raymond starring Steve Coogan will have to change its title after a legal tussle with the late tycoon's family.
John Walsh: No one has a monopoly on the truth about the King of Porn Paul Raymond – including his son
Thursday 21 June 2012
Saturday 28 April 2012
The excellent Daniel Mays gets a rare decent TV role in Tony Marchant's gripping and fraught BBC drama.
Sunday 19 September 2010
According to the rock-band cliché: "We just make music to please ourselves and if anyone else likes it, it's a bonus." For the Manic Street Preachers, that sort of talk has always been an unforgivable, bourgeois conceit. If you've got something worth saying, you want it to be heard by the maximum number of people. That, at least, is half the story.
Sunday 07 March 2010
Sandra Bullock warmed up for the Academy Awards with a stop at the Razzies to collect a dubious honor: a worst-actress prize for her romantic comedy flop "All About Steve."
Monday 01 February 2010
‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ and ‘Land of the Lost’ are this year’s contenders for Oscars spoof the Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies) with seven nominations apiece.
Sunday 31 January 2010
Thursday 10 December 2009
The same conversation has been heard in my household for the past 18 Decembers. "Darling, I hope you haven't got me a Christmas present... I'm not getting you one. Don't you think that's sensible?" Yesterday, I heard the 2009 version, which had the added virtue and piquancy (or so he thinks) of chiming with the economic situation across the land.
Thursday 03 December 2009
Saturday 28 November 2009
There was an interesting moment at the end of Andrew Marr's TV show last Sunday morning when the Conservative leader David Cameron was sat next to two feisty actresses, Samantha Bond and Romola Garai. Party leaders always pretend to enjoy such shoulder-rubbing with glamorous, but probably they dread the thought, because the inevitable question is always asked. And indeed it was: "What's going to happen about funding of the arts?"
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British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
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