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Jon Ronson's book about the Pentagon's secret experiments in psychic combat has been turned into a film in the most unsatisfying possible manner.

DVD: The Men Who Stare At Goats (15)

Jon Ronson's droll and troubling exposé of the US military's bizarre practices – which included forming an experimental unit that employed paranormal techniques (such as killing goats by just staring at them) to train a legion of "Jedi warriors" – has been adapted into this weak satire.

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Full list of Orange British Academy Film Award nominations

Nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards, as the Baftas are formally known:

Bafta Brits battle Hollywood heavyweights

Blockbuster sci-fi spectacle Avatar, coming-of-age movie An Education and Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker lead this year's film Bafta nominations with eight nods apiece.

Up In The Air, Jason Reitman, 109 Mins, (15)

Clooney is superb as a firer for hire who finds his own job is at risk – socio-economics has never been so entertaining

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Clooney proves a sleek high flier

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George Clooney showed off his beard at the New York bash for the Film Critics Circle Awards at the glitzy Crimson club on Monday night.

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Time magazine names Ben Bernanke, head of the US Federal Reserve, as person of the year. After the storm, the old sage acknowledges the first puny signs of growth. This year was all about the masters of the universe, and they were wonderful material for writers. The story that has not been told is the poignant and fearful one of unemployment in the real economy. The sorrows of the boss class have little in common with the stomach-gnawing anxiety of the rank and file. For the former, hurt pride can be soothed by lawyers and socking great pay-offs. For the rest, it can mean losing everything.

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