Tomorrow’s DVD release of Alpha Papa is a reminder that films based on television shows needn’t be On-the-Buses bad. Other honourable examples of the genre are The Inbetweeners Movie (2011), In the Loop (2009) and South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999).
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Friday 13 August 2010
Five Easy Pieces, made in 1970, is thoughtful, complex and boasts one of Jack Nicholson's greatest performances as the misfit Bobby Dupea.
Friday 25 June 2010
Whoosh! What was that? That, mate, was your life! There's a shocking awakening that comes to many men when they stop working – everything else.
Friday 04 June 2010
Jack Nicholson and Val Kilmer were among the actors who joined dozens of Dennis Hopper's relatives and friends to remember the two-time Oscar nominee at a memorial Mass in New Mexico.
Monday 31 May 2010
Dennis Hopper: Hollywood actor, director and oft-married hell-raiser who rose to fame with 'Easy Rider'
Monday 31 May 2010
Dennis Hopper will be best remembered as the director and star of one of Hollywood's most influential films, Easy Rider (1969), which defined a generation of 'hippie' culture and attitude, the film's hallucinogenic imagery backed by a driving rock soundtrack.
Sunday 30 May 2010
Saturday 29 May 2010
Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper, best known for directing and starring in the 1969 cult classic "Easy Rider," died today from complications of prostate cancer, a friend of the actor said. Hopper was 74.
Friday 12 February 2010
Thursday 04 February 2010
After David Brown formed an independent production company with Richard Zanuck in 1972, they were responsible for two of the biggest money-making movies, The Sting (1973), which won seven Oscars including Best Film, and Jaws (1975), directed by their protégé, Stephen Spielberg. Brown and Zanuck had been ousted from executive positions at 20th Century-Fox, where Richard's father, Darryl F. Zanuck, had been studio head. They later dissolved their partnership, but still teamed up occasionally, their later films including Robert Altman's 1992 satire of Hollywood, The Player.
Monday 18 January 2010
Cancer-stricken actor Dennis Hopper has filed for divorce from his wife of nearly 14 years, court records have shown.
Saturday 09 January 2010
Friday 30 October 2009
If many purchasers of this enjoyable collection of 80 "famous moments in film" from the Independent column will put it in the smallest room, they may find Clarke's page on Raiders of the Lost Ark apposite.
Wednesday 28 October 2009
The Shining has been declared the scariest horror film every made by top film website Totalscifionline.com.
Monday 19 October 2009
Friday 02 October 2009
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
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- 4 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 5 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football