Steven Soderbergh

DVD: The Informant, For retail & rental (Warner)

Steven Soderbergh tries to turn this true story of corporate whistle-blowing into an offbeat comedy caper, complete with a swinging retro store, a stream-of-consciousness voice-over, and Matt Damon with an unflattering moustache.

Matt Damon: 'I have turned down scripts if the violence is gratuitous.

Matt Damon is almost visibly shivering. He's turned his mind back to the beginning of the decade, to a time when his career was on the skids. Robert Redford's golfing saga The Legend of Bagger Vance and the Cormac McCarthy adaptation All The Pretty Horses, both of which cast Damon in the lead, had tanked. Holed up in Paris, he was on the fourth round of re-shoots for The Bourne Identity. "All the indicators were that that was going to be a turkey too," he says. Going through his mind was the simple rule of baseball: three strikes and you're out. "Nobody had offered me a job in about nine months."

Bernie Mac: Comedian turned TV and film actor who starred in 'Ocean's

In February 2000, the director Spike Lee documented two nights of the "Kings of Comedy" tour, featuring the African-American comedians Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac performing their stand-up routines in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lee also shot informal behind-the-scenes footage, including Mac daring the networks to give him a break. "Do I have a television show? Nah," he told the cameras. "Why? Cause you scared of me. Scared I'm a say something. You're right."

After 35 years, 'Papillon' gets Hollywood remake

When a film about a petty criminal who was wrongly convicted of murder and banished to a desert island colony was released in 1973, it instantly earned a place in movie folklore for the phenomenal on-screen chemistry between its two lead stars, Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.

Hollywood takes over Cannes

The world premiere of the Indiana Jones sequel will take place at this year's Cannes Film Festival, it was confirmed today, but no British films have made the competition.