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Mickey Rourke

Cultural Life: Lucy Porter, comedian

I've been enjoying 'The Old Guys' on BBC1. It's like a traditional studio sitcom, with a sharp script and subtle performances. I'm also bingeing on 'The Wire' on DVD.

Culture: Give Sean Penn an Oscar for irony

At the time of writing, I don't know what films appeared on the list of Oscar nominations announced on Thursday, but the results are such a foregone conclusion that I can confidently predict that Slumdog Millionaire will win Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay; Milk will win Best Original Screenplay; and Kate Winslet will win Best Actress.

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