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The frustrating thing about 'The Love Guru' is is that Mike Myers still has expert comic timing, but he's shelved almost every form of humour except sniggering references to genitalia, flatulence and most varieties of bodily fluid: it's perhaps inevitable that the film climaxes with a pair of rutting elephants.

Review: Awake

The premise for this film hinges around a billionaire that suffers due to a failed anaesthetic, leaving him fully conscious during open-heart surgery and awake to the unfolding of a devious plot to steal his money. Sound improbable?

You Don't Mess with the Zohan, 12A<br/>Star Wars: The Clone Wars, PG

Offensive? Puerile? Well, it made me laugh ...

Mike Myers: Has Hollywood's funniest man lost the Midas touch?

Mike Myers was once hailed as Hollywood's funniest man. As yet another of his movies is slammed by the critics, Guy Adams examines what went wrong

The X-Files: I Want to Believe 15<br/>The Love Guru, 12A

The truth is out there &ndash; pity Mulder and Scully can't find it

It's in the jeans: Classic labels lose to celebrity brands

A younger generation of buyers is swapping Levi Strauss, Wrangler and Lee for lines by Victoria Beckham and P Diddy, writes Rachel Shields

Hollywood playing politics: Tinseltown's new taboo-busters

Israel, the 'war on terror', small-town American values &ndash; after the huge success of Borat, everything is fair game for today's film satirists. Guy Adams reports from Los Angeles on a glut of political and social comedies coming out of the major studios

Jack Kirby - the real comic book hero

Behind today's blockbuster superheroes lies the genius of one man, legendary artist Jack Kirby. Tim Walker finds out what makes his work so special

The ones to watch: Our pick of the summer blockbusters

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.

The Eye (15)

Jessica Alba sees dead people. That's the highly unexciting premise of this metaphysical chiller, based on the Asian horror film of the same name. She plays a blind concert violinist whose sight is restored by a cornea transplant, but along with these new peepers come the memories of the previous owner – and they're not cheery. In fact, poor old Jess comes face to face with the very shadow of death!

BG pays $685m for power plant

BG Group has expanded its electricity generation business in the US with the $685m (£350m) acquisition of a power plant in Connecticut.

Please leave garlic and other weapons at the entrance

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BOOK REVIEW / Stripped and ready for action: Roger Sabin reflects on the high hopes for the graphic novel this year

1992 was heralded as the time when graphic novels would finally attain respectability, with mainstream publishers committing themselves to the field. But it never happened. Apart from Art Spiegelman's magnificent Maus II (Penguin, pounds 8.99), there was only a stream of glossy, pretentious albums that tried to imitate other art-forms, notably films. Some publishers seem not to understand that comics work best as a medium in their own right.
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