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Lance Clayton (Robin Williams) is a failed author who scrapes by teaching a handful of uninterested kids how to write poetry.

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Paul Rudd would like to create his own superhero.

The Way Back, Peter Weir, 134 mins (12A)<br/> Little Fockers, Paul Weitz, 100 mins (12A)

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Due Date (15)

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Mel Gibson: Can he make a comeback?

The bigger they are, the harder they fall &ndash; and few Hollywood heroes have landed harder than Mel Gibson. Some observers believe he can claw his way back &ndash; if he has the guts. Guy Adams assesses his chances

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Robin Williams gives a subtle performance in a great film &ndash; yes, you read that correctly

Prom 61: Hansel und Gretel/Glyndebourne/LPO/Ticciati, Royal Albert Hall

Engelbert Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel und Gretel’ has had to wait 120 years for its first Proms staging, but its rapturous reception brings the wheel of its popularity full circle.

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Callahan's cartoons won him a cult following. He was also a remarkable, brave human being. Robert Chalmers pays tribute

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DVD: Shrink (15)

E M Forster asked us all to "only connect", but you suspect the author would have shunned these LA bores, whining about their "genius" (Dallas Roberts's agent) and their frequent masturbating (Robin Williams's sozzled movie star).

Matthew Norman's Diary: Voice of liberty silenced by courts... and The Sun

And so it ended, Jon Gaunt's career as SunTalk's Voice of Free Speech, not with a bang or even a whimper, but with deafening dead air. One minute there he was, Gaunty, up at the Court of Appeal, challenging Ofcom's censure over his depiction of a councillor as a "Nazi" on the most convincing human rights grounds. The next, the case duly lost, News International marginally refined its plan to launch a digital station with Gaunty at the helm, into closing SunTalk at once and dropping the digital idea.

Guy Adams: Tape reveals Mel Gibson to be a racist, as well as an anti-Semite

It’s been open season on Mel Gibson, after the website Radaronline claimed to have heard a secretly-recorded tape

Guy Adams: Trouble at the box office for Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise’s Knight & Day has now been in cinemas for exactly two weeks, in which time it has managed to make a total of $44 million at the global box office.

A Brief History of Nakedness, By Philip Carr-Gomm

Nudity is like religion: tolerable in moderation but embarrassing in excess. Combining the two, like members of the aptly named "Fools for Christ" who loved to let it all hang out during Russian winters, is a proof of being out to lunch in a big way. Escorted by wife and toddler and partly concealed by a body-board, I have found swimming in the altogether to be altogether liberating (less so when a topless woman borrowed my surfboard). Anything more seems to be making too much of a testimony out of the testicles.

Shrink (15)

Kevin Spacey leads this Hollywood ensemble drama about "the courage it takes to achieve happiness", which clues us into its therapy-driven mood.

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