Detectives have arrested a second man in connection with the murder of Christopher Foster who was stabbed while smoking outside a pub in south London.
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Friday 31 July 2009
Something will replace the Harry Potter franchise although it will take time and effort to match the success of the boy wizard. But Warner Bros is hungrier than ever to make sure that when Potter fizzles out on the big screen, there is a replacement multi-picture property cloaked in the wings.
Friday 17 July 2009
Friday 05 June 2009
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's first film, Half Nelson, explored the life of a high-school teacher addicted to crack.
Their second puts a heavy spin on the American baseball movie, taking as its subject young hopeful Miguel "Sugar" Santos (Algenis Perez Soto), whose "million dollar" pitching arm takes him from his impoverished home in the Dominican Republic to top flight baseball in prosperous bible-belt Iowa. The film is compassionately aware of the abyss over which Sugar's career unfolds – his loneliness in the US, his awareness of his family's financial dependence back home, the constant threat of injury or loss of form – yet the story's slow-burn never quite flares into dramatic wildfire. Soto, with his disarming smile and liquid eyes, has real presence, and makes us feel the dreadful pressure of carrying so many expectations. Yet one always senses the film as an illustration, a Third World case study, rather than individualised as a boy's own life.
Thursday 14 May 2009
The presents: Michelle brings a baseball bat for PM's son – signed by the heavy hitter himself
Thursday 02 April 2009
It must be the ultimate piece of sporting memorabilia for the son of a world leader.
Friday 20 March 2009
Adapted from his own novel by Sherwood Kiraly, this comedy about mental infirmity is perhaps sunnier than its subject usually allows.
Tuesday 03 March 2009
Thursday 19 February 2009
The New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has admitted that his cousin repeatedly injected him with a substance from the Dominican Republic. Joined at a press conference by the Yankees general manager, Brian Cashman, and manager, Joe Girardi, Rodriguez again apologised for taking banned drugs from 2001-2003 while he was with the Texas Rangers and blamed his 2003 positive doping test on being young and naive.
Thursday 05 February 2009
The father of a British backpacker who was brutally murdered in New Zealand spoke of his relief today after a teenager admitted her killing.
Friday 26 December 2008
A British woman has been beaten to death with a baseball bat on the holiday island of Tenerife.
Friday 31 October 2008
Half a million fans are expected to jam the streets of downtown Philadelphia today in celebration of the Phillies' first World Series title since 1980, and the first major league championship in any sport by a city team in a quarter of a century.
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