Arts and Entertainment Shia LaBeouf appears on a poster for Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac

The actor has revealed he is 'not extremely well-endowed' in past interviews

The Reading List: Scandals

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'Notes on a Scandal' by Zoë Heller (Penguin, £2.60)

A murky tale of middle-class scandal from Zoë Heller.

History transformed by monsters and superheroes transformers of history

The new Transformers movie includes the Moon landing, while Captain America and the X-Men meet Nazis. Kaleem Aftab says that directors are behaving irresponsibly

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley won't crack with fame

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley will never turn to the "dark side".

Screen Talk: Paper trail

Long-gestating plans to turn the 1995 Pete Dexter novel The Paperboy into a big-screen thriller picked up speed during this year's Festival de Cannes.

Cannes Diary: BBC plans 'Geordie' version of To Kill A Mocking Bird

BBC Films, the Corporation's film-making arm, is to make a movie inspired by Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Cillian Murphy. It will transfer the story's setting from the 1930s American Deep South to contemporary England's industrial northeast.

Digital Digest: 02/05/2011

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Being modern: Multiplex cinemas

Thank the Lord for the multiplex. Not only do they lay on the biggest sci-fi blockbusters, romcoms and action-adventures, they ply customers with all the comfort food they could need. Mmm, pass the nachos; I haven't pasted enough fake cheese around my greasy gob yet. And at such value! Of course I'd like a bucket of cola and a rubbery hot dog – and change from a tenner? Wow!

Shia LaBeouf handcuffed after fight

Shia LaBeouf was placed in handcuffs by police after a fight broke out in the early hours of Saturday morning.

New York, I Love You (15)

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Julie Christie, Natalie Portman

DVD: Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps (12)

Money might never snooze, but Oliver Stone's financial bore-fest did the trick for me.

Screen Talk: The tale of Healey's human touch

Hollywood loves a good human- rights story. As long as it has box office potential. So it is no surprise that the story of human-rights activist Jack Healey has attracted heavyweight backing for its transition to the big screen.

Tim Walker: Vern gives quality nonsense the depth of analysis it deserves

The Couch Surfer: A lot of movie critics are snobs. The less discerning provide poster quotes for crass blockbusters

Leigh's new film nominated for Cannes Palm D'Or

Director's latest – 'Another Year' starring Jim Broadbent – is up for festival's top prize

Carey Mulligan: Hollywood's new star pupil

An Oscar nomination for 'An Education', a famous actor boyfriend – the young London actress is rapidly discovering what it's like to grow up in public. Nina Lakhani talks to Carey Mulligan

Adult-orientated cinema

As Avatar closes in on box-office records and the global appetite for big-budget spectacle and glossy franchises grows, James Mottram reports on how film studios are running scared of serious drama for grown-ups
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