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Producers are scrambling to make 'gran-coms' for older audiences

Kevin Costner sues Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves producers

The actor Kevin Costner is suing the producers of the 1991 movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves for allegedly hiding his share of the film's profits from him for the past two years.

Batman actor Christian Bale meets Colorado cinema attack survivors

Batman star Christian Bale has met survivors of the Colorado cinema shooting, and thanked medical staff and police officers who responded to the attack that killed 12 people and injured 58 others.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart star in films competing at Cannes

Twilight adds to awards haul at Teen Choice

The Twilight Saga is going to need a bigger garage.

Ashley Judd

Screen Talk: Judd's at home in the White House

Ashley Judd and Robert Forster join Gerard Butler in the White House thriller Olympus Has Fallen.

DVD/Blu-ray: Children's Film Foundation Collection: Volume 1 – London Tales (U)

"It's a rotten idea, washing dogs," moans one of the four plucky London urchins desperate for cash in John Krish's The Salvage Gang, one of the three thoroughly charming short features in this delightful collection of Children's Film Foundation pictures, made between 1958 and 1976.

Heartthrob: Khanna in 2004

Rajesh Khanna: Undisputed king of Bollywood in the 1960s and '70s

Rajesh Khanna, the first real superstar of Indian cinema, was the undisputed king of Bollywood in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Fans both male and female would send him letters written in their blood. "Women came out in droves to see him," said Sharmila Tagore, who acted with him in nine films. "They'd stand in queues outside the studios to catch a glimpse, they'd marry themselves to his photographs, they'd pull at his clothes… He needed police protection. I've never seen anything like it before or since."

Laurie's Planet of Sound's Do Not Ever Buy List sparked anger from fans

Music: The real High Fidelity has a very low tolerance

For many non-musos, the idea of going into a second-hand record shop could best be summed up by the scene in High Fidelity in which insolent record-shop employee Barry (played by Jack Black in the film) bawls out a man who is shopping for Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called To Say I Love You".

Movie dynasty: Zanuck, left, and his father Darryl

Richard Zanuck: Film producer responsible for hits including 'Jaws' and 'Driving Miss Daisy'

The son of Darryl F Zanuck, co-founder and one-time production head of 20th Century-Fox, Richard Zanuck successfully escaped his father's shadow by becoming a chief executive at Fox himself, and later producing with David Brown some of Hollywood's most profitable films, including the massive hit, Jaws (1975), which at the time was the highest grossing film ever.

Rajesh Khanna received a life time achievement award from the International Indian Film Academy in 2009

India mourns Rajesh Khanna, the original Bollywood superstar

Actor won the adoration of fans and dominated Hindi cinema

Status Quo go rockin' all over the screen

Rock veterans Status Quo are to enjoy a career resurgence with two feature films celebrating 50 years of heads-down boogie.

BSkyB launches movies-on-demand internet service

The pay-TV giant BSkyB has launched its own cut-price movies-on-demand internet service, called Now TV, in an attempt to challenge digital upstarts NetFlix, Amazon's LoveFilm and Tesco's Blinkbox.

'Ice Age' puts chill on 'Spider-Man' at box office

"Ice Age: Continental Drift," the fourth film in the animated series featuring a woolly mammoth and his prehistoric friends, trampled "The Amazing Spider-Man" and took the top spot at US and Canadian box offices yesterday with $46m.

Steve Coogan and Anna Friel in Michael Winterbottom’s film about the life of Paul Raymond

I want to tell the real story about the porn baron who was my father

The life of the pornography baron and property tycoon Paul Raymond was so colourful it's not surprising he is still in the headlines more than four years after his death.

Steve Coogan and Anna Friel in Michael Winterbottom’s film about the life of Paul Raymond

'Steve Coogan's film about my dad is a Carry On movie,' says Howard Raymond. 'Ours is serious'

Paul Raymond died in 2008, but his son is still defending him. Luke Blackall reports

Luke Kirby and Michelle Williams star as Daniel and Margot in 'Take This Waltz'

Heads Up: Take This Waltz

'Flat-out sexy', it says here. 'An intelligent perceptive rom-com'

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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

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Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

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Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

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Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

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Who is Oliver Bonas?

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Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

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60 years of Scalextric

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