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Now it's time for tot gear

Pushchairs have moved on since the days of bulky prams. Now, inspired by car technology, they're the most hi-tech items on the pavement. By Paul McKenzie

Mary Murphy: Actress best known for playing opposite Marlon Brando in 'The Wild One'

The high point of actress Mary Murphy's screen career was The Wild One (1953), in which she played a sheriff's daughter who captivates the leader of a motorcycle gang that is terrorising a small town. The leather-clad star was Marlon Brando, and the controversial film was banned in the UK for 14 years for fear that it would incite teenagers to riot, though it is now a cult favourite and considered a forerunner of Rebel Without a Cause.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon grosses 1bn

'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' has made $1 billion worldwide.

The mavericks who won't sell their souls – or films

Clerks director Kevin Smith hired the cinemas himself to show his latest movie. He's not the only rebel, says James Mottram

DVD: Rango, Paramount (For rental & retail)

Rango may be a cartoon about a pet chameleon (voiced by Johnny Depp) who gets lost in the desert and becomes a Wild West sheriff, but adults can expect to enjoy it more than their offspring.

Screen Talk: Talk of the toon

Hollywood is animated as battle lines are being drawn up by two rival studios involved in animation creation.

Film studios fight BT over online piracy

Hollywood's biggest film studios have launched a battle in the High Court in London against online piracy after demanding that BT cut off access to a website that offers illegal versions of The King's Speech.

DVD: True Grit, For retail & rental (Paramount)

Other than being their first Western, this Oscar-nominated retread of a John Wayne classic is a typical Coen brothers' affair.

Letters: The Care System

Parents seen as a problem

Viacom boss is highest paid CEO in US at $84.3m

Philippe Dauman, the boss of the media giant Viacom, was the highest-paid chief executive in the US last year, with a compensation package worth $84.3m (£51m), according to the definitive survey of companies' regulatory filings.

Cinemas at war with studios over plan to screen films in homes

Cinema chains could refuse to show major films in a showdown with two leading studios over home viewing.

Caught in the Net: Old-school beats from Barcelona

Comedian, actress and ideas guru Anna Faris is also a movie producer selling ideas around town. Faris just sold an untitled comedy pitch to Paramount based on a funny incident that happened to her in real life.

DVD: Meet the Parents: Little Fockers, For retail and rental (Paramount)

The third episode in the Meet the Parents franchise is funnier and less outlandish than the previous one (no battle-bus, no truth serum, not much Dustin and Barbra), but it lacks the universal premise that benefited the first two films.

Screen Talk: Studios' stock rises

Entertainment conglomerates gave the creative community in Hollywood a confidence boost by posting strong opening quarters for this year.

DVD: Made in Dagenham, For retail & rental (Paramount)

The trouble with this feelgood Brit-caper from the director of Calendar Girls is that it's based on a true story, but there isn't much in it that rings true.

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Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album