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Michael Oher: The American dream fulfilled

At 16, he was destitute and illiterate, his father dead and his mother addicted to crack cocaine. Now he is one of American football's biggest stars – and his life the subject of a Hollywood film. Rupert Cornwell tells the extraordinary story of Michael Oher

All About Steve: Trailer Now Available

"The Proposal's" Sandra Bullock, Oscar nominee Thomas Haden Church, and "The Hangover's" Bradley Cooper star in a hilarious tale of a woman who, after falling hard for a guy, thinks they're an item; unfortunately, he thinks she's stalking him!

Just Another Love Story, Ole Bomedal, 99 mins, (18)<br/>The Proposal, Anne Fletcher, 107 mins, (12a)

There aren't many films which can pay explicit homage to the conventions of 1940s noir, while having enough popcorn-spilling jolts and credibly flawed human characters to feel fresh and contemporary. Ole Bornedal's Danish thriller, Just Another Love Story, is one.

The Proposal (12A)

Another dagger in the back of romantic comedy.

The Blind Side of the Heart, By Julia Franck trans Anthea Bell

It is easy to see why The Blind Side of the Heart won the German Book Prize. Julia Franck's novel, based on her own father's life, is one of the most haunting works I have ever read about 20th-century Germany. Its distinction is Franck's ability to explore intergenerational trauma in a totally fresh way – as if the 39-year-old author had lived through two world wars and returned as a witness.

Ryan Reynolds - Canadian beatific

Ryan Reynolds, Mr Scarlett Johansson, is Hollywood's new go-to hunk, equally at home in horror and rom-com. By Lesley O'Toole

Sandra Bullock doesn't mind stripping off on camera

Sandra Bullock revealed she has no problem with nudity.

Roger Allam: how I learnt my early lessons from Olivier

From pantos to blockbusters &ndash; and now the political dramas of Michael Frayn &ndash; Roger Allam has made a virtue of versatility. He speaks to Alice Jones

Speed Racer (PG)

Car-crash cinema to make you reach for the headache pills: How could they? The men who made 'The Matrix' have created a computer-game-style film that's so dull it hurts

Matthew McConaughey: Big Matt

Nine years ago, Matthew McConaughey was on a downward spiral. Now he's earning &pound;4m a film &ndash; and life's grand, he tells Gill Pringle

St Ives profits boosted by closures of rivals

Shares in the printing group St Ives rose as much as 4.2 per cent yesterday, after it unveiled a 12 per cent rise in full-year pre-tax profits and said it expected to benefit from recent closures among its rivals.

Film: Naked as the day he was born

Top directors are queuing up to work with him. He's even been arrested for drumming without any clothes on. So why isn't Matthew McConaughey a star?

US Films: Top ten chart

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The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

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Spanx launches range of jeans

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Aural pleasure: 10 best over-ear headphones

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Commonwealth Games 2014: David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end

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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

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From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star