The celebrated fellwalker’s ‘Pennine Journey’ is well worth following – especially if you do it a bit at a time
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Saturday 08 November 2008
The combined efforts of Liz Taylor and the British Museum have done a good job of familiarising us with Cleopatra's make-up techniques, namely kohl and more kohl; and we've all heard that she softened her skin by bathing in asses' milk. One element of her ancient beauty routine is missing, however. What perfume did she dab behind her ears to impress Mark Antony and Caesar?
Sunday 19 October 2008
Saturday 13 September 2008
Sunday 07 September 2008
Disaster Movie isn't so much a film as an insult to cinema-goers everywhere. I know I should really ignore a product which is nothing more than a splinter scraped from the bottom of the Hollywood barrel, but it's the second film its writer-directors have had out this year. The guilty parties are Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the same dud duo who excreted Date Movie, Epic Movie and March's Meet the Spartans, and for sheer crappiness they've excelled themselves: their latest soul-sapping "spoof" is rightly ranked on imdb.com as the worst film ever.
Sunday 10 August 2008
Wednesday 06 August 2008
Friday 01 August 2008
Friday 11 July 2008
The importance of the right audience was underlined at the press screening of Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Tuesday 27 May 2008
He may not be getting any younger and that bullwhip might not crack with the snap it once had. But Indiana Jones's enduring ability to strike box-office gold has eased some of the pain of a disastrous early summer for Hollywood's studios.
Sunday 25 May 2008
Saturday 24 May 2008
Russian Communist party members have condemned the new Indiana Jones film as crude anti-Soviet propaganda that distorted history, and called for it to be banned from Russian screens.
Saturday 24 May 2008
Forget the Palme d'Or – the real action has been at the parties, premieres and press conferences. And there have been some award-winning performances
Sunday 18 May 2008
Saturday 10 May 2008
The jokes have been wearily predictable. The news that Harrison Ford is to return to the silver screen as Indiana Jones, some 18 years after what was billed as his Last Crusade, has prompted a deluge of dodgy ageist puns. The 66-year-old star is ironically rebranded as Indefatigable Jones, and the film, variously, as Raiders of the Lost Memories, The Saviour of a Lost Art, and The Temple of Zimmer. Then there are all the inevitable gags about whips being swapped for hips, as in replacement.
Thursday 01 May 2008
Tomorrow, 'Iron Man' kicks off a blockbuster summer at the cinema. With such a vast array to choose from, Tim Walker picks the films to watch out for.
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Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
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