Tom Hooper's quasi-operatic mega-musical is loaded with major historical events, weighty themes, tragic deaths and symbolic rebirths, so it's no wonder that the film version of Les Mis gets so exhausting, especially in the static, unspectacular second half.
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Wednesday 19 March 2008
Wednesday 09 January 2008
A chick flick of such unutterable vileness that by the end you may feel suicidal, or perhaps just homicidal.
Wednesday 09 January 2008
This teen sex comedy begins so badly it nearly challenges Bride Wars for the Worst of the Week, but it becomes a mildly amusing, even sweet, study of friendship turning to love as experienced by Ian (Josh Zuckerman) and Felicia (Amanda Crew) on a trip to Knoxville.
Thursday 11 January 2007
Robert Pires hopes to make his competitive debut for Villarreal by the end of February - some nine months after signing for the club from Arsenal.
Tuesday 12 December 2006
Farhat Khan will get the red carpet treatment today from Tony and Cherie Blair in recognition of her tireless community work - just 48 hours before she makes a last plea against deportation.
Saturday 10 June 2006
"A time to make friends" is the slogan of this World Cup and on the evidence of last night's opening game, Germany's team have taken it to heart.
Friday 15 October 2004
Thursday 12 August 1999
Saturday 23 January 1999
Sunday 02 August 1998
Tuesday 09 August 1994
Monday 01 August 1994
Tuesday 22 March 1994
Monday 22 November 1993
Travel: Shakespeare and the Lost Tourist: Frank Barrett and family, inspired by Richmal Crompton, go in search of the other William
Saturday 21 August 1993
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Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
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