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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
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Benefits 'smart cards' plan revealed by Iain Duncan Smith to stop claimants spending welfare money on alcohol
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