The Voice judge is making a musical return with a 12th studio album also due
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Wednesday 26 January 2011
Sunday 23 January 2011
Wednesday 19 January 2011
It had no formal script, was shot on a shoestring budget, and edited using off-the-shelf software. The fact that sci-fi film Monsters got made at all is rather impressive. Now the film takes its place among the nominees for this year's Baftas, announced yesterday, rounding off a miraculous year for its creator.
Tuesday 18 January 2011
British movie The King's Speech is expected to reign at the Baftas after topping the nominations list for the film awards.
Friday 07 January 2011
Hex is an attempt to transfer the dark, revenge-fuelled DC comic series to film.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Monday 27 December 2010
Tuesday 21 December 2010
Royal drama The King's Speech and Mike Leigh film Another Year have clinched yet more nominations at the latest movie awards.
Wednesday 15 December 2010
When it comes to the awards season, we are invariably left with just two movies slugging it out against each other for the major honours. Last year, the main bout was The Hurt Locker vs Avatar. This year, if the Golden Globe nominations are an accurate measure, the antagonists will be The King's Speech (seven nominations) and The Social Network (six). It is the stuttering Brits against the Yankee nerds. The battle between them will only finally be resolved on Oscar night in February.
Friday 15 October 2010
Tom Jenkinson has been moving jazzwards for a while, with releases such as his Solo Electric Bass live recording and the broader-based Hello Everything shifting away from the computerised sample-bricolage approach of his earlier albums.
Friday 08 October 2010
It was Josh Brolin's father who warned him: "You've got to have a back-up, so stay in school and have something to fall back on." Fortunately, the star of the upcoming Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps took Brolin Snr's advice and, in 2005, decided to sell his family ranch in Paso Robles, California, and start an online trading website.
Friday 03 September 2010
Josh Brolin stars as a bounty hunter bent on revenging the murder of his wife and child by a renegade warmonger (John Malkovich) in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Friday 30 July 2010
Gleeful reports in the British press this week regarding Carla Bruni's trials and tribulations on Woody Allen's film set suggest Meryl Streep need not be losing any sleep quite yet. We're told – with maybe a hint of exaggeration – that it took France's First Lady a whopping 35 takes to convincingly exit a grocery store. Apparently the problem was caused by the fact "Madame Fancy Pants" couldn't stop staring at the camera! As the Daily Mail helpfully pointed out, it's not the first time she's tried to "monopolise" the lense. Apparently on a visit to London she shamelessly deployed all her "feline charm" in the direction of hapless snappers "licking her lips seductively" and offering a "husky 'bonjour'." (Glad I missed all that). Still, suggestions Bruni's take-tally could be one for the record books are wide of the mark. According to film historians, that honour still goes to one Shelley Duvall, who was obliged to perform 127 takes of the infamous" baseball-bat" scene with Jack Nicholson in The Shining before director Stanley Kubrick was satisfied. Still time Carla.
Monday 17 May 2010
Friday 16 April 2010
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train