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The director looked flustered and said 'I'm sorry' before leaving the stage

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Once, the sight of a Hollywood star's bottom or breasts was rare and exciting. Now they're all at it – and the results bore us. It's time for the marketing men to think more cleverly, says Tim Walker

Jonah Hex (15)

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.

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The Couch Surfer: A lot of movie critics are snobs. The less discerning provide poster quotes for crass blockbusters

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Critics say gay women are still screen villains, but men get a much better deal

Dance of debt: Film company sells movies to clear $9.6m

Intandem Films, which owns the sales rights to the Megan Fox and Simon Pegg film How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, is expected to clear its biggest debt this week.

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DVD: GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra (Paramount)

Fair enough, GI Joe is a noisy, frenetic, CGI-laden blockbuster that exists to advertise a range of paramilitary toys, but compared to its peers (ie, the dreaded Transformers movies) it’s orchestrated with tremendous skill.

Jennifer's Body (15)

When Diablo Cody won an Oscar for her Juno screenplay, she was suddenly the coolest woman in Hollywood: a lavishly tattooed ex-stripper, discovered via her blog, who could turn an indie comedy into a blockbuster by packing the dialogue with new-minted teen slang. That's why Cody's complacent follow-up, Jennifer's Body, is such a let-down.

Women on the verge: Why 2009 is the year of the female film director

Have women ever had a better year behind the camera? As Jane Campion releases 'Bright Star', she and three other leading female film-makers discuss the view from the director's chair

Hit & Run: Cunning like a Fox

High-profile spats are part of the Hollywood landscape, but rarely are we treated to a bust-up so gloriously bitchy as the one being fought by Megan Fox and Michael Bay. In one corner: a sultry starlet desperate to prove she's more than a pretty face. In the other: the big-budget blockbuster director who launched her career.

Games Review: Transformers:
Revenge of the Fallen

PS3, Xbox 360, from £39.99

Shia LaBeouf drops Transformers 3 hint

Shia LaBeouf says a third Transformers film would be "darker" than the first two movies.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Michael Bay, 147 mins, (12A)<br>Gigantic, Matt Aselton, 97 mins, (15)

A mindless muddle of good bots, bad bots and dodgy politics

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Michael Bay , 147 mins, (12A)

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro
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