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Film review: The Heat - Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy play

The movie star is dead: that's the recurring lament currently gaining credence once more this summer following a string of flops from supposed A-listers such as Will Smith, Johnny Depp and Channing Tatum. Flying in the face of such a prognosis, however, comes The Heat, a hit blockbuster in the US whose appeal derives from nothing so much as its lead duo's scorching screen presence.

Mad Max revved up to steal Master's thunder

They have taken turns to submit meekly while the other claims the crown, so a vintage race would seem guaranteed today if both Master Minded and Big Zeb finally square up like they mean it. Between them, after all, they have won the last three runnings of the Sportingbet Queen Mother Champion Chase, and the bookmakers believe they will once again dominate. It is possible, however, that this field will prove deeper than those weakened by their respective failures over the past two years.

Mellow? Mature? It's Mel Gibson

In recent years, Mel Gibson has made anti-Semitic remarks, his marriage has ended, and he has only directed. Now he is back to acting and parenthood. By Gill Pringle

Mad Max justifies giant reputation

Not so much an ill wind as an evil freeze, but whatever the wicked weather its good was directed at those who braved the dank chill at Newbury yesterday. A dearth of opportunities in the past three weeks meant that more potentially high-class young horses grabbed the chances offered by the Berkshire venue to present their Cheltenham Festival claims than might otherwise have been the case.

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