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About a boy: Liam James with Anna Sophia Robb in ‘The Way, Way Back’

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Last of the summer whine

Palmed off on kids: Steve Carell voices Gru in 'Despicable Me 2', a sequel with nothing for adults

ScreenTalk: Diane lends Douglas a hand

Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton are set to star in And So It Goes, directed by P J Hogan. Mark Andrus (As Good As It Gets) wrote the script about a self-centred and eccentric estate agent whose estranged son leaves him with a grand-daughter to look after, forcing him to turn to his neighbour for help. Expect it in 2013.

Will Ferrell announces 'Anchorman' sequel

Will Ferrell's swashbuckling newscaster Ron Burgundy had his own breaking news to announce last night: A sequel to "Anchorman" is finally happening.

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Gosling again. This time he plays strutting, womanising Jacob, who proclaims he's a "total tomcat in the sack" to Emma Stone's lovely Hannah.

Emma Stone - Spiderman's squeeze shows her mettle

For a girl who trades on easy-going charm, Emma Stone's inexorable rise over the past year seems to be the result of precision plotting. This is the actress who, at the age of 15, gave her parents a PowerPoint presentation entitled Project Hollywood, to convince them to let her drop out of school and move to Los Angeles. When casting directors kept sending the naturally blonde Stone for entirely inappropriate cheerleader-type roles, she dyed her hair brown – and then, when she was cast in her first film, Superbad, turned herself into a redhead: anything to stand out from the crowd.

Emma Stone - Spiderman's new squeeze shows her mettle in the Deep South

Emma Stone stars in this year's sleeper smash, race drama The Help, and is soon to cosy up to Peter Parker. James Mottram meets the actress

Screen Talk: Beijing calls the toon

China is eyeing an attempt to challenge the success of Japanese animation. All eyes are on the $7 million Chinese animated debut feature film, Kuiba, from veteran Beijing-based television studio Vasoon Animation to see if it has the chops to attract audiences awash with Japanese anime; think Hayao Miyazaki (Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke) or Isao Takahata (My Neighbours the Yamadas).

Screen Talk: PA takes charge

The Hollywood tradition of former assistants breaking out as talent continues. An untitled sci-fi crime thriller by Bobby Glickert, a former PA, has been snapped up by Universal.

Screen Talk: Eagle takes flight

Modern-day movie moguls are generally money men in suits, playing with stock money and gambling with other people's fortunes.

Film parodies that fail to raise a smile

A lamentable slew of recent spoof movies has done untold damage to a once proud – and hilarious – genre, says Ben Walsh

Lars von Trier - An auteur's apocalypse, now

Lars von Trier, the controversial director of Antichrist, has made a film about the end of the world. Geoffrey Macnab takes a look at the arthouse approach to Armageddon

DVD: Despicable Me (U)

Universal's animation begins promisingly with a delicious visual gag – a plump redneck boy bouncing off an inflatable Egyptian pyramid; the real pyramid has been pilfered by a villainous pipsqueak, Vector (Jason Segel).

Ol' blue eyes is back: Ryan Gosling's leading role in Blue Valentine has been a long time coming

Ryan Gosling burst into the public consciousness playing the pretty boy heartthrob in the weepy mega-hit The Notebook, but it's as a man who has trouble with women that he's getting all the awards acclaim.

Despicable Me, Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud, 95 mins (U)

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