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Peta to picket The Hobbit premiere after whistleblower reveals 'preventable' deaths and 'needless suffering' of animals on set
Monday 19 November 2012
The premiere of the eagerly anticipated blockbuster The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will also be met with angry protests from animal rights activists after a series of animals died during filming.
Friday 02 November 2012
Fight a hobbit for an aisle seat? Get life jacket instructions from a beautiful female elf? Only on a plane to Middle Earth - or in an Air New Zealand safety video.
Thursday 26 July 2012
Is there some kind of law of modern culture that says everything must come in threes? Fifty Shades of Grey, The Dark Knight movies, The Hunger Games books, Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell books, Toy Story, The Matrix… It seems that publishers and film studios would do anything to get a franchise under way, and to tell its audience, as if they were small children, that the characters they liked will be back with more adventures next year…
Monday 16 July 2012
This year's 43rd annual Comic-Con festival may be over but die-hard fans of the pop-culture celebration already have their minds on next year's show.
Saturday 16 June 2012
A High Court judge has ruled that it is in the best interests of a woman who suffers from "extremely severe" anorexia to be fed against her wishes.
Friday 16 March 2012
Thursday 01 March 2012
Pinewood Shepperton studios slumped to a £3.9m loss in 2011 after it failed in an attempt to build replicas of Paris, New York and Amsterdam on green belt land.
Thursday 09 February 2012
Billy Connolly is going from Big Yin to tiny dwarf to complete the cast of Peter Jackson's movie version of The Hobbit.
Friday 22 July 2011
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Peter Jackson's dramatisation of The Lovely Bones has become the most complained-about film of the past year.
Thursday 09 June 2011
A social services boss has apologised after a High Court judge ruled that a local authority unlawfully detained a 21-year-old autistic man by keeping him in a care unit for nearly a year.
Wednesday 25 May 2011
Bradford have confirmed Peter Jackson has been appointed as manager on a permanent basis.
Sunday 15 May 2011
A best-selling novel unnervingly brought to life by the British film-maker Lynne Ramsay has so far been the competition highlight of the Cannes Film Festival. Based on the 2003 book by Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin stars Tilda Swinton and is directed by Glasgow-born Ramsay, who made her feature debut in Cannes in 1999 with the acclaimed Ratcatcher and whose last film was Morvern Callar in 2002.
Tuesday 22 March 2011
Cameras started rolling yesterday on director Peter Jackson's production of The Hobbit, after months of delays on the prequel to his Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Wednesday 02 March 2011
A High Court judge gave his reasons yesterday for ruling that media organisations can attend hearings in a case involving a father's struggle to care for his autistic son. The Court of Protection rules on the affairs of people unable to do so themselves and most cases are heard in private.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train