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Based on a Japanese legend, this is a big-budget sword-and-sorcery fantasy which combines tremendous action sequences with utterly leaden plotting and dialogue.

The Saturday Quiz

1. In around 100 AD how did Juvenal characterise Roman politicians' inducements to voters?

The Saturday Quiz answers

1. Bread and circuses.

How Allen Carr saved my lungs

Millions of converts claim the 'Easy Way' is the most effective method of stopping smoking. So why does the NHS not get behind it? Former smoker Laurence Phelan reports

DVD: Fast & Furious 5 (12)

If you come to Justin Lin's Fast & Furious 5 in search of some substance, then more fool you. But if you come for a dumb and enjoyable action flick, you won't be disappointed.

Free market has turned us into 'Matrix' drones

Ha-Joon Chang, the new kid on the economics block, is out to bust open a few myths

Sandra Bullock: America's $56m sweetheart

She may be Hollywood's most bankable star, but it is her humour and honesty that win her fans as well as her performances on screen.

Film remakes: Maybe you can hire... the right actors

The big-screen remake of The A-Team is the latest Hollywood film set to suffer the curse of disastrous casting

Tate to exhibit photographer whose pioneering work inspired 'The Matrix'

He was a 19th-century pioneer in the emerging art of photography whose images have since inspired a host of artists, including classical composers, film directors and the rock band U2.

'Avatar' primed to give boost to sales of Blu-ray

It has already smashed box office records, now Avatar is expecting to break sales records and provide a boost to the makers of Blu-ray machines who hope the film could give their format a "Matrix moment".

Kathryn Bigelow: Love and war

It's the battle of the Baftas as the film director's Iraq drama is up against her ex-husband's 3D epic

Fangs for the memories: The A-Z of vampires

Once upon a time, they were monsters to be feared. But nowadays, they are cool, sexy creatures with great hair and killer cheekbones – and what’s more, they’re everywhere...Kevin Jackson gets his teeth into the A-Z of vampires

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (15)

Robin Wright Penn ought to have been some great director's muse, like Catherine Deneuve or Liv Ullmann.

Keanu Reeves - An A-list slacker grows up

His next role sees him playing the toy-boy next door. But is Keanu Reeves really the guitar-strumming, eternal teenager of popular repute? Kaleem Aftab finds out

Paul Duddridge: ‘I can make anyone famous’

Paul Duddridge is a former comedy agent who believes he can transform the lowliest nobody into a massive celebrity – in just 40 days. Guy Adams gets his tips for stardom
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Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
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Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
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Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

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