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Actor took on three armed soldiers who had surrounded star and crew while they were filming later series of Extreme World 3

Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode in Stoker

Drive: Journeys Through Film, Cities
and Landscapes, By Iain Borden

The book generally cruises along at an exhilarating speed over scenic routes

DVD & Blu-ray review: Frankenweenie (PG)

Tim Burton DVD/Blu-ray (87mins)

Bafta special: Barry Norman's top 49 British films of all time

The film critic reveals his top British films from The 39 Steps to Skyfall

David Beckham is unveiled as a Paris Saint-Germain player by the club president, Nasser al-Khelaifi, and director of football, Leonardo

David Beckham to give £4m PSG salary to children's charity

Former England captain joins super-rich Paris club on five-month deal - but could earn from merchandising

A miserable future for Pinewood... unless residents accept the expansion of one of the world's busiest studios

A little to the west of London, the mighty Thor battles evil dwarves, Helena Bonham Carter sings "Master of the House" in a near-perfect recreation of French Revolution-era Paris, and James Bond is on the pull.

On the hunt: Jessica Chastain stars as CIA agent Maya in action thriller, Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty (15)

Resolute handling of a determined manhunt

Unexpected dip in retail sales in December sends pound tumbling

A surprise December sales slump capped a nightmare week for Britain's beleaguered retailers today.

The Sony X9000A 4K TV

Sony X9000A 4K TV: a more home-sized Ultra High Definition TV

David Phelan goggles at Sony's box

When Christopher visited where Harry met Sally...

Taking a tour of celebrity homes is so last century. What the discerning movie buff does now is pay homage at the location of their favourite scene. And the website FILMography has made it all the more joyous with a collection of images that matches modern-day New York with stills from movies as diverse as The Dark Knight Rises, Leon and Annie Hall.

One to Watch: Tom Holland, Actor, 16

"I think I'm a very good crier. I can cry in, like, 20 seconds. I find laughing incredibly hard."

The Downton effect: from housemaid to Hollywood what the stars did next

Lady Sybil is due to star in blockbuster Winter's Tale with Will Smith and Russell Crowe, while Lady Mary and housemaid Daisy hit big in the West End- what are the others up to?

Had Mozart lived in an age when a charge was levied for every recording of his work, he wouldn’t have ended up in a pauper’s grave

In The Red: A pauper’s grave means I’m happy to pay for entertainment

Last week, in describing the death of Glasgow’s most iconic urban cinema (it gave way, as most now have done, to a peripheral multiplex smelling of non-dairy butter substitute), I touched on the massive change in how we consume movies.

Cineworld will buy Picturehouse for £47m

Film: Run! Hide! Its the invasion of the multiplexes!

For some cinemagoers, there's little that's more off-putting than the modern multiplex cinema. With its bucket-sized drinks and 19 simultaneous showings of the new Twilight film, the multiplex is often less a place to consume art than 10 rooms of digital 3D vampires and a lobby.

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The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them altogether

Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them

Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on