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If you're not already bamboozled by the sheer number of different ways you can get your hands on movies, hold on tight because yet another means of movie procurement is about to hit the US and the world.

Hit & Run: Find a branch near you

The Met Office has declared that this autumn is officially an Indian summer, predicting balmy temperatures of 21C in the South-east and Midlands tomorrow. What better way to celebrate the arrival of "summer" – and save some money during half-term – than with some leaf peeping? This activity – taking a walk in the woods to admire the glorious leaves, not spying on your neighbour through the garden hedge – has been popular in the US for years. But while New England's trees certainly put on an impressive display, our own woodlands also make a splendid seasonal splash. Here are some of the best spots for kaleidoscopic leafy loveliness.

DVD: Monsters vs Aliens, For retail & rental, (Paramount)

Barnstorming title, shame about the slick but empty cartoon that goes with it. Its heroine is a 50ft woman (voiced by Reese Witherspoon) who is recruited by the US government to repel an alien invasion, alongside a few other classic movie monsters.

Wolves report Bolton over illegal approach

Wolves have reported Bolton to the Premier League for an illegal approach made to academy player Mark Connolly.

Spielberg returns to silver screen

Deal with Indian tycoon breathes life back into DreamWorks studio

Ingmar Bergman: Dangerous liaisons

Geoffrey Macnab describes how his new book on the film director led him to discover the intense and volatile relationships the director had with his actresses

DVD: Let the Right One In, For retail & rental, (Paramount)

When is a horror film not a horror film? When it's a sober social drama about life in a concrete Stockholm suburb in the 1980s, and when it's a sensitive portrait of the friendship which develops between two lonely children - one of whom happens to be a vampire. There are bursts of black comedy and some ingeniously choreographed throat-biting, but LTROI never gives way to horror cliche. It's the wintry atmosphere that lingers as much as the severed heads.

DVD: Watchmen, (Paramount)

Album: Reverend & The Makers, A French Kiss in the Chaos (Wall of Sound)

There's plenty to admire on this follow-up to 2007's The State Of Things, not least Jon McClure's swashbuckling political commentaries, which state much the same things as before, but with added panache.

DVD: Revolutionary Road, Rental & Retail, (Paramount)

Sam Mendes' 1950s-set suburban drama doesn't quite work in these credit-crunched times.

Toby Young: Is Art Buchwald the man behind Harrison Ford's success?

The news that Harrison Ford is Hollywood's highest-earning actor may come as a surprise to some. After all, isn't he a bit of a has-been? His last film, Crossing Over, grossed less than $500,000 at the US box office. Yet according to Forbes, the 66-year-old action star earned nearly $65m in the 12 months between June 2008 and 2009. How did he manage it?

Harrison Ford Hollywood's top earning actor

Harrison Ford has topped Forbes magazine's list of Top Earning Actors, after raking in £43.3 million in the last 12 months.

Matthew Norman: The Lib Dems may miss their chance

What a masterstroke if Clegg declared that he was ready to swap jobs with his deputy

JJ Abrams: Trek star

He was the creative genius behind 'Lost' – and now he has breathed new life into what had become a creaking sci-fi franchise

Screen Talk: Teen musical to spring into action?

Known in Hollywood simply as McG, the former video and music producer and director is in talks to bring the Broadway rock musical 'Spring Awakening' to the big screen.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

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The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project