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Sunday 16 August 2009
Britain's second-biggest cinema chain, Cineworld, is likely to post strong first-half numbers this week, as punters opt for cheaper entertainment at the flicks.
Friday 24 July 2009
Monday 20 July 2009
Tuesday 16 June 2009
A Tory MP says the Treasury has to be convinced about the benefits of granting the videogame industry tax breaks – but believes it is receptive to the idea.
Sunday 14 June 2009
Lovefilm, the online DVD rental company that is doing a roaring trade with titles such as Slumdog Millionaire, is mulling a stock exchange listing. its chief executive, Simon Calver, has hired an adviser, believed to be investment bank Jefferies, to assess strategic options.
Sunday 31 May 2009
An Oscar-winning smash with no stars and half its dialogue in a foreign language, Slumdog Millionaire is the fairy tale of an uneducated teenager (Dev Patel) from Mumbai's slums who knows the answers on an episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire because they all relate to incidents in his own tempestuous past. The one-question-one-flashback structure gets repetitive, but Danny Boyle's whirling direction keep you watching until the feel-good finale.
Friday 22 May 2009
If you've not heard of Danny Boyle's vibrant journey through Mumbai's slums courtesy of brothers Jamal and Salim Malik (a variety of Indian and British actors playing them as they age) then you've been living on another planet.
Friday 15 May 2009
City authorities in Mumbai demolished the shanty home of a "Slumdog Millionaire" child star on Thursday, forcing his family into the streets months after the Oscar-winning film shot him to global fame.
Sunday 10 May 2009
Sunday 03 May 2009
What film is likely to be the next Slumdog Millionaire? There are several British titles vying for this honour at the Cannes Film Festival (which starts on 13 May), but I'm putting my money on Sounds Like Teen Spirit, a documentary about the Eurovision Song Contest, which is released on Friday.
Friday 01 May 2009
Tuesday 21 April 2009
Thursday 16 April 2009
The makers of the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire have donated over £500,000 to a charity devoted to improving the lives of street children in Mumbai.
Monday 13 April 2009
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
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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- 2 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 5 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees