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Study found volunteers showed a leftward shift in their political opinions, regardless of their views prior to watching

DVD: Invictus (12)

There's no escaping the World Cup in South Africa, but for one of the most talked about movies of the year it's about the rugby World Cup 14 years ago.

Green Zone, By Rajiv Chandrasekaran

This is one of the most depressing books I have read in the past 12 months and, yes, that is a recommendation. Originally titled Imperial Life in the Emerald City and re-christened for the recent Paul Greengrass film adaptation, it describes the breathtaking, heartbreaking scale of the ineptitude of the Americans placed in charge and housed in the fortified "Green Zone" in Baghdad just after Saddam had been toppled.

Green Zone, Paul Greengrass, 114 mins, (15)<br/>The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Niels Arden Oplev, 153 mins, (18)

Weapons of mass distortion bludgeon any subtlety in Damon's Iraq yarn

Paul Greengrass: 'I might see if I can set up a screening for Blair and Bush'

'Green Zone' Q&amp;A: Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon

Green Zone (15)

Miller's determination to establish the truth takes him on a perilous go-round of Baghdad, beyond the US military's cordoned fiefdom – the Green Zone – and into territory where "the enemy" is as likely to be from his own side as from Saddam loyalists.

Damon and Affleck set for Hollywood reunion

Thirteen years after 'Good Will Hunting' launched them as A-list stars, actors to join forces once again

Invictus (12A)

These Boks have no spring

Clint Eastwood: The good, the bad and the rugby

In the week that Clint Eastwood's latest film, Invictus, opens, James Mottram explores the enduring appeal of America's number-one movie man

Fran&ccedil;ois Pienaar: Mandela, Matt Damon and me

For the former South Africa captain, watching the 1995 World Cup transformed into Clint Eastwood's Invictus has been eerie and emotional. In an exclusive interview, he tells James Corrigan his story &ndash; from friendship with the former president to the death last week of a team-mate

Morgan Freeman: 'Invictus co-star Matt Damon is big-headed'

Morgan Freeman has joked that he did not like working with his Invictus co-star Matt Damon.

Ruck and Maul: Easter's up for Red Rose leadership job but still backs 'Borthers'

Harlequins No 8 Nick Easter admits he is "up to do it" if asked to be the England captain even though he believes Steve Borthwick has "most likely still got the role". The squad will find out for certain on the Algarve tomorrow morning at the start of a week-long training camp. "I'm up to do it if he [England manager Martin Johnson] offered it to me," Easter told Ruck and Maul as he helped launch the 'Gatorade Gives Back' campaign with Ugo Monye and Danny Care. "The captain needs the respect of the players, and to be performing week in, week out to a high standard. He also displays himself that way in training. 'Borthers' is playing as well as ever, leading Saracens, and was probably one of the best players against New Zealand in England's last game." The timing of Johnson's latest captaincy announcement will echo that of the autumn Tests, when Borthwick was handed the job on the Monday of the fortnight leading up to the first match; Easter, however, was unavailable, having injured a calf two days beforehand. Easter also believes the power to lean on Test referees – a forte of Johnson's in his playing days – is waning. "Refs are human and you can influence them, but definitely less so than in days gone by," Easter said. "They are a bit more headstrong than they used to be and some of them have the attitude of 'don't want to speak to you, I spoke to you at the start of the game', no matter who you are."

The Couch Surfer: 'One Day looks like the sort of book you'd only buy at the airport. It's not'

Tim Walker: I blubbed. In fact, as time goes on, I find myself welling up more frequently than ever, or at least since I was a toddler and thought it might get me sweets

Golden Globes: full list of nominees

Nominees for the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced today in Beverly Hills, California:

Errors & Omissions: The spirit of a long-dead friar is unwittingly kept alive

Here is a pub quiz question. Who was François Leclerc du Tremblay (1577-1638), also known as Father Joseph?

First Night: Invictus

Sporting drama that tackles prejudice
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Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

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The air strikes were tragically real

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Britain as others see us

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How did our legends really begin?

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