The fake team: Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle

American Hustle knocks The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug off top of UK box office

David O Russell's crime drama grossed £3.4m in ticket sales in its first week

Look back in awe: The horticultural hits of 2013

Gardeners have a habit of going on about their planting disasters, instead of celebrating their successes, says our green-fingered correspondent...

Film review: The Innocents (12A)

Dir. Jack Clayton, 100 mins Starring: Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Peter Wyngarde

A teaser clip for Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac shows Shia LaBeouf and Stacy Martin engaged in sex acts

Nymphomaniac trailer shown to children at screening of Disney film Frozen

The accidental screening was said to shock the family audience

There will be blood: Chloë Grace Moretz in 'Carrie'

Carrie: Film review - Chloë Grace Moretz impresses as Stephen King's troubled teen

(15) Kimberly Peirce,100 mins Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Julianne Moore

Paperback review: British Gothic Cinema, By Barry Forshaw

Fans of Hammer will relish its defence in this erudite survey, particularly against the insistence of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee that they had merely made “colourful fantasies”. In Forshaw’s view, Curse of Frankenstein is “deeply visceral”, while Dracula is “subversive… perfectly constructed”.

Video: Television and classic movies

Watch the videos below to see clips from some of the classic films being turned into TV shows.

Grandfather used pen knife to free himself from nine-tonne tractor

A man used a pocket knife to dig himself free after a tractor pinned him to the ground for over six hours.

STEPHEN KING, American novelist

Page 3 Profile: Stephen King, American novelist

‘Here’s Johnny!’ So he’s back?

The Northampton clown spotted with some balloons

'Just harmless fun': The creepy clown of Northampton speaks out...Beep, beep!

The now world-famous 'Northampton Clown' told a local newspaper that his appearances around the town were 'a bit of harmless fun'

Wayne Rooney posted this picture on Facebook

Wayne Rooney reveals horrendous gash that has ruled him out of England World Cup qualifiers

Striker takes to his Facebook page to show the extent of the injury picked up in an accidental clash with Phil Jones

Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado's new Hebrew-speaking revenge thriller Big Bad Wolves

Israel's film-makers turn to the dark side

We've got Gallic Gore, Mexploitation, Spaghetti Shockers and Norwegian Noir. Now Hebrew Horror? Frightfest, the UK's annual horror festival, will be screening a low budget Israeli horror film Cannon Fodder, next week in London, directed by Israeli Eitan Gafny, which places zombies in the middle of the Middle East conflict. “Every few years a new geographic hot-spot for horror cinema emerges,” says Alan Jones, co-director of Frightfest.

The Mill, Channel 4

TV review: The Mill is at the gritty end of the spectrum... but it's not as bleak as The Village

The Mill, Sun, Channel 4 // The Mystery of Rome's X Tombs, Sun, BBC2

Leicester ponder Richard Cockerill appeal after receiving written reasons

The director of rugby has been banned for nine-matches

Reece Shearsmith stars in new English Civil War film, A Field in England

Heads Up: Ben Wheatley's Civil War movie A Field in England

Forgive me, Lord, for I am a miserable sinner tripping off my nut

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