In Runner Runner, Justin Timberlake loses a fortune playing online poker, and then flies off to confront the owner of the website, Ben Affleck. But perhaps he could have saved himself the trip if he’d watched a few poker films before logging on.
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Friday 10 October 2008
This chaotic and unusually profane action movie is set in 2707, though from the look of its rain-sodden trenches and gas attacks, it could be 1917. A territorial war becomes so violent that it summons an army of bald-headed mutants from (I'm guessing here) the very maw of Hell. Cue more slashing, skewering and spouting of cartoonishly red gore as a rainbow coalition of warriors set out to save humanity, led by Ron Perlman in a scarlet cowl. Almost worth watching for a hilariously awful cameo by John Malkovich, whose line, "The absence of gravity interferes with my digestion", got one of the few laughs in an abject week for cinema. The world economy is not the only thing going down the pan.
Friday 10 October 2008
Thursday 28 August 2008
Friday 08 August 2008
The Portrait of a Lady, Theatre Royal, Bath<br/>Nocturne, Almeida, London<br/>Wink the Other Eye, Wilton's Music Hall, London
Sunday 27 July 2008
Friday 25 July 2008
A Doll's House was first published in 1879, The Portrait of a Lady first performed in 1880, giving Peter Hall the idea of directing in one season these varying perspectives on female freedom – one ending in escape from domestic tyranny, the other in submission. But which heroine ends up better off? The answer isn't straightforward, much less predictable, but it's muddled further by confused and cryptic dramatisations.
Thursday 28 February 2008
Wednesday 27 February 2008
Twice he stopped and twice he fell to his knees, hands clasped in tearful prayer for the terrible crimes committed three decades ago.
Tuesday 23 May 2006
Tuesday 16 August 2005
Thursday 04 August 2005
Sunday 06 February 2005
Saturday 03 July 2004
He is not quite The Man in the Iron Mask, but this week Muttiah Muralitharan became the off spinner in the steel brace as he set out to prove once and for all, to the cricketing public at least, that he is not a "chucker".
Friday 07 May 2004
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
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