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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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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there