The Newsnight veteran is unhappy at Cameron's take on next year's first world war centenary
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Friday 24 May 2013
Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Voices Toshiyuki Amagasa, Shigeru Chiba, 86mins
Film review: Oz the Great and Powerful - You thought the Wizard should be left alone? Step this way …
Saturday 09 March 2013
So, how did Oz gets its Wizard? This question has never exercised me for more than a nanosecond, but as redundant as Oz the Great and Powerful might seem, this Disney prequel turns out to be something of a classic: a family friendly fantasy which delivers as an affectionate prologue to The Wizard of Oz, that works just as well as a spectacular, neatly structured stand-alone adventure. It's directed by Sam Raimi, who once again brings irresistible enthusiasm to cartoonish genre entertainment, but it could also pass for the best Tim Burton film in a long time, and the best Terry Gilliam film in even longer.
Monday 26 November 2012
Peppa Pig, Horrible Histories and a trio of teenage actors and games designers were among the winners of the British Academy Children's Awards.
Sunday 20 May 2012
Two romantic runaways from scout camp try to keep ahead of the all-star posse on their trail
Friday 20 April 2012
Starring: Ray Winstone, Jaime Winstone
Friday 06 April 2012
There's a common misconception that Martin Scorsese's most compelling films only deal with the Mob, but three of his finest – After Hours, The King of Comedy and The Age of Innocence – barely have a hoodlum in sight.
Friday 17 February 2012
Tuesday 17 January 2012
Meryl Streep has continued her awards run while silent film The Artist and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy have been showered with nominations at this year's Baftas.
Saturday 06 August 2011
The latest round in the knockdown, drag-out fight between the makers of the iconic teenage fashion doll Barbie and of her upstart catwalk competitors the Bratz has been resolved by a judge in California – and it's the former who has her tights in a twist and her hair in a tangle.
Friday 22 April 2011
After a seven-year legal battle, giant American toy manufacturer Mattel suffered a surprise defeat when a jury decided that the tiny Californian company MGA is the rightful owner of the once-billion dollar line of Bratz dolls.
Sunday 10 April 2011
Wednesday 09 February 2011
Friday 14 January 2011
Monday 20 September 2010
My friend Ranald Graham, who wrote and produced for film, television and theatre, has died from Motor Neurone Disease at the age of 69.
Friday 23 July 2010
The billion-dollar Bratz dolls franchise should never have been handed over to arch-rival Mattel, owner of Barbie, an appeals court ruled, adding yet another twist to the longest-running legal drama in toyland.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits record low as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more