A riff on a cosmic joke turns this space comedy into something far greater
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Tuesday 04 June 2013
With rotten reviews for father-son sci-fi adventure, After Earth, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's decades-long run of good luck seems to be over
Saturday 01 June 2013
The publicity for Populaire is selling it as "Mad Men meets The Artist", and you can see where it's coming from. Brylcreem, sharp suits and cigarettes by the truckload? Check. Feelgood French tribute to the cinema of a bygone era? Check. But it would be just as appropriate to compare Populaire to every film ever made about somebody competing in a contest, from The Karate Kid to Pitch Perfect.
Thursday 16 May 2013
Trouble flared at the fourth Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia, which was organised by the Norwich Star Wars Club
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Thomas Eccleshare’s first play won the 2011 Verity Bargate award, so named in honour of the Soho’s founding co-director, and it arrives in London from a season at the High Tide Festival in Halesworth, Suffolk (where I saw it), full of bleak poetry and hilarious stage action.
Saturday 04 May 2013
An ordinary superwoman who broke the mould
Sunday 21 April 2013
The Astronomer Royal believes humanity's future lies in the stars. But, as he tells Paul Bignell, we will first have to change our ways
Thursday 18 April 2013
Gillian Orr reports on the star’s odd choice of movie roles
Wednesday 17 April 2013
No apps necessary ... here are the 10 finest games you can play online without spending a solitary penny.
Sunday 03 March 2013
In Ben Affleck's true-life thriller, a CIA agent plans to whisk six American diplomats out of Iran in 1980 by claiming that they're a film crew scouting locations for a sci-fi movie.
Thursday 28 February 2013
Direct, brain-to-brain communication? Digitally enhanced nervous systems? “Organic” computing? If Professor Miguel Nicolelis has his way, such hi-tech enhancements are not as far off as you might think.
Monday 11 February 2013
Trekkies on Reddit face divided loyalties as William Shatner, former captain of the SS Enterprise, has cast judgement on the popular forum, claiming it fosters bigotry and racism.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
English actor Robin Sachs best known for his appearance in Buffy the Vampire Slayer has died aged 61.
Thursday 31 January 2013
A debate is currently rumbling between two deadly internet factions – Wikipedia editors and Star Trek fans.
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Jesco von Puttkamer, who died on 27 December at the age of 79, was a member of Wernher von Braun's rocketry team in Alabama. Von Braun and his team's work led to the development of the Saturn V rocket, the rocket responsible for landing the Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon in 1969.
Thursday 27 December 2012
The Queen of Christmas television?
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