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When a 14-year-old (Atonement's Saoirse Ronan) is murdered by the world's most obvious serial killer (Stanley Tucci), she wakes up in a surreal CGI limbo, and peeks back through the ether at her grieving family (Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon).
Someone should put this poor child – and the rest of us – out of her misery
The Lovely Bones, Peter Jackson's adaptation of the bestseller by Alice Sebold, finally arrives on UK screens next month. James Mottram reveals the tussles behind the scenes that have delayed it for so long
Pity poor Graham King. He’s on the winner’s podium, the Academy Award for Best Picture in his fist and… the hottest film producer in the world forgets his speech. Here, the taxi-driver’s son from Cockfosters begins our Oscars Special by explaining how he came to be greenlighting projects for Martin Scorsese – and grovelling to Brad Pitt