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1. Simon and Garfunkel's The Concert in Central Park

All at sea: Tom Holland and Naomi Watts in ‘The Impossible’

Album: Nicola Benedetti The Silver Violin (Decca)

Nicola Benedetti believes that film music is the primary contemporary conduit for classical or orchestral music.

DVD & Blu-ray: J Edgar (15)

"You are a scared, heartless, horrible little man!" screams Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer) to his long-term companion J Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio), the first director of the FBI, in Clint Eastwood's bloated biopic, focusing on this monster's rise to power and his closet homosexuality.

DVD: Dream House

When Daniel Craig moves to the suburbs with his wife, Rachel Weisz, his life seems to be perfect. But is it? Well, no, of course it's not.

DVD: Dream House (15)

Couples in movies should never move to a quaint house in the countryside, near the woods.

J. Edgar and W.E: No life in this body of evidence (both 15)

J.Edgar - starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Judi Dench, Naomi Watts W.E. - starring: Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D'Arcy, Oscar Isaac

Alice Jones: You can't buy Tequila Mockingbird on Amazon, can you?

IMHO... We'll miss bookshops when they're gone, if only for the weird things customers say in them

Mother and Child (15)

Starring: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Jimmy Smits

DVD: Super 8 (12)

"It's on the news, that means it's real," maintains Charlie (Riley Griffiths) to his best pal, Joseph (Joel Courtney).

Tales From The Water Cooler: Give him an Oscar for great apedom

When a reviewer writes of an animal themed film that the chimpanzee/rabbit/St Bernard gives a better performance than the lead actor, it's generally meant as a poor reflection on the human star. In the case of this week's biggest release, it's a measure of the brilliance of the beast.

DVD: You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, Warner Bros, For rental & retail

Woody Allen's latest is a slapdash comedy drama set in London.

DVD: You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger (12)

"I need direction," whines Gemma Jones's jilted wife to a swami (Pauline Collins).

Mulholland Drive inspires a Parisian club

David Lynch aficionados will soon have a new temple to worship at. The cult auteur's latest project is designing a club in Paris. Club Silencio gets its name from the fictional establishment featured in Lynch's lauded 2001 movie Mulholland Drive. Lynch has designed the entire interior of the club, including some striking pieces of furniture. A surreal wooden-speaker stack seems to resemble a nightmarish appropriation of the face of a child's cuddly toy – the eyes being the two circular speaker cones. He's also designed several bespoke chairs and an asymmetrical double sofa, footstool and side- table combination.

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger (12A)

Starring: Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins

First Night: You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, Cannes Film Festival

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