The signal came at 18:16 GMT. Rosetta, the comet-chasing space probe launched by the European Space Agency a decade ago, had woken up.
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Will the Rosetta spacecraft wake up today after two-year sleep? It is due to make 24,600mph comet landing
Monday 20 January 2014
The vessel is being woken, hopefully, by the 'most important alarm clock in the solar system'
Wednesday 18 December 2013
If the rumours are true, it would bring the steely-eyed heartthrob up to a total of five children: one for every movie in the action series
Tuesday 18 June 2013
He may have mastered the interview for the job of director of football at Newcastle United, but Joe Kinnear made a complete hash of an interview on TalkSport the day after signing his contract.
Welcome to the party, Pal: 'Die Hard' and Bruce Willis's John McClane make it to 25, just about intact
Sunday 27 January 2013
It's 25 years since Die Hard was released. Yippee-ki-yay to that, says Tim Walker
Friday 25 January 2013
“This time-travel crap, just fries your brain like a egg...” maintains Jeff Daniels's cerebral thug, and the first hour of this mind-bending sci-fi is a little too mind-frying.
Thursday 20 December 2012
The danger that the newspaper will be out of date before it hits the nation's doormats is, of course, a perennial problem for the press.
Monday 29 October 2012
The trailer for A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth film in the Die Hard, er, trilogy, has just been released. Here's all you need to know about it in numbers:
Friday 25 May 2012
Wes Anderson's films are as formally distinctive as Peter Greenaway's, and sometimes as maddening. They are pictorial things, but less in the way of a film than, say, a graphic novel. Where Greenaway thinks like a painter, Anderson uses the camera like a cartoonist, each frame hyper-composed in colour and composition, an eccentric mini-work of art in itself. What the frames don't have is much sense of physical or emotional movement from one to another. It's the same with the dialogue. People in Wes World don't overlap in their conversation – a character says something, then there's a pause, then another character replies. Again, it's like the thin white lines dividing one box from another in a comic strip. Some find the effect very charming.
Friday 25 May 2012
Wes Anderson, 94mins. Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton
Sunday 20 May 2012
Two romantic runaways from scout camp try to keep ahead of the all-star posse on their trail
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Cannes curtain-raiser Wes Anderson is still the king of quirk, says Tim Walker
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Cannes curtain-raiser Wes Anderson is still the king of quirk
Saturday 21 January 2012
There were times in the past when Novak Djokovic's appetite for a battle was called into question, but the fighting qualities the Serb showed in winning three Grand Slam titles last year and becoming world No 1 have been recognised in Hollywood. Djokovic is making his screen debut in The Expendables 2, which is due to be released later this year.
Friday 04 June 2010
Nimrod Antal neatly sets up this this heist thriller before allowing everything to unravel in the last 15 minutes.
Monday 28 September 2009
The weekend's US box office figures provide a very topical illustration of the harsh financial realities that lay behind the recent cloak-and-dagger sacking of Disney’s studio head Dick Cook.
Returning to the stage after 20 years makes actress feel 'nauseous'
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
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