Ben Walsh previews the best reasons to swap the sunscreen for the big screen this summer
Shylock lives it up in Las Vegas
The actor Sir Patrick Stewart has declared his wish to be allowed an assisted death, and has become a patron of Dignity in Dying, the group campaigning for a change in the law on assisted suicide.
A new touring production of A Midsummer Night's Dream set in a film studio quotes Popeye's "Spinach Song", a snippet of Bellini's "Casta Diva" and The Clovers' "Love Potion No 9".
It all could have been so different. Nick Clegg mouthing off about the "old politics"; David Cameron insisting that it was "time for change" and Gordon Brown urging the electorate to "beam him up" to Number 10. Or perhaps not.
Sir Ian McKellen was crowned the Empire Icon for his long and varied film career at the Jameson Empire Awards 2010.
From boat paintings on the Tamar to Godot in London, here's the pick of the bunch
This Star Trek prequel, directed by J J Abrams (Lost, Alias), has a host of young actors filling in for Shatner, Nimoy, et al.
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Plenty of fresh enterprise
Banter, bitching and brilliance
He was the creative genius behind 'Lost' – and now he has breathed new life into what had become a creaking sci-fi franchise
<i>Lost</i> creator's film version of cult sci-fi series features punch-ups, stripping – and Captain Kirk in a sex scene
Alexander Courage worked in film and television through five decades, but his best-known work was the theme tune to Star Trek. The astonishingly protean orchestrator could equally be said to be the distinctive "voice" of MGM musicals, as well as of composers as various as John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith.