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Screen Talk

Grist to the Milla

For most it is no news flash that critics of Hollywood think the town churns out movies that cater to the lowest, most miserable denominator. So when it emerged that plans were already drawn up for a fifth outing of Resident Evil as the fourth one hit the screens, emotions ran high. "As long as there are fan boys clamouring for more of this brainless plotless slop, airbrushed eye candy and increasingly ridiculous wire stunts... they'll get it," was one reaction. But for every angry web head, there are three excited fan boys, delighted at the prospect of Milla Jovovich (above left) kicking otherworldly butt dressed in tight clothing. But perhaps for the first time, one debater volunteered the theory that the films were spoiling the image of the computer game that originally spawned the pictures. Now that's a turnaround. At least Jovovich will be back for the fifth and suggested that perhaps ideas for the next instalment may come from suggestions on Twitter, via one of her own tweets.

Beyond skinny: Is there life after skinny jeans?

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Helen Croydon: You won't get me back into flatties

All this heel bashing is a conspiracy against the feminine power a stiletto can yield

Sick of making bad decisions? Let the web make them for you

I'm sick of spending so much time making decisions, like what to eat for lunch or where to go on a date. So lately I've been outsourcing the process to a free new web service that is happy to do it for me.

Travel by numbers: Romantic breaks

Let Valentine's Day be your inspiration for a holiday made just for two, whether in Lancashire or Las Vegas. Ben Ross puts one and one together

Tom Cruise is in control

The Hollywood actor has suffered a critical backlash since his sofa-hopping declaration of love for Katie Holmes and espousal of Scientology. Now he's back with a true-life Nazi thriller. Gaynor Flynn meets him

Your hit list of wardrobe staples

When the going gets tough, the tough still go shopping, but they invest in wardrobe staples that will look good for years to come, says Carola Long

Guy Adams: Did the Earth move for you, darling?

LA Notebook

Vultures circle Holmes' debut on Broadway

It feels, as they might say in the Church of Scientology, like distinctly bad Karma. Two months before the curtains go up, an extremely large vulture is beginning to circle over Katie Holmes' Broadway debut.

The wisdom of King Giorgio

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