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Janeane Garofalo, Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh<br/>Alistair McGowan, Assembly, Edinburgh<br/>Idiots of Ants, Pleasance, Edinburgh<br/>Anna & Katy, Pleasance, Edinburgh
Sunday 16 August 2009
Friday 07 August 2009
Just Another Love Story, Ole Bomedal, 99 mins, (18)<br/>The Proposal, Anne Fletcher, 107 mins, (12a)
Sunday 26 July 2009
There aren't many films which can pay explicit homage to the conventions of 1940s noir, while having enough popcorn-spilling jolts and credibly flawed human characters to feel fresh and contemporary. Ole Bornedal's Danish thriller, Just Another Love Story, is one.
Wednesday 08 July 2009
Seventeen years after members of London's exclusive Garrick Club voted against lifting their ban on female members, Pandora hears of another thwarted stab at reform.
Thursday 25 June 2009
In an anonymous warehouse in London, five celebrities – looking as edgy as miscreants in a headmaster's office – are being briefed on what they can expect when they're hit the streets. "You're 13 times more likely to be attacked," they are told. "People are going to try and urinate on you... people are going to spit on you." Blimey, I thought. I know that Hardeep Singh Kohli and Les Battersby aren't to everyone's taste but that's going a bit far surely. But this, it appears, is not a prediction of public attitudes to the famous. It's a simple statement about what the homeless can routinely expect. The celebrities turn a little paler, suffering, I guess, a particularly sharp version of that regret one often feels for a "yes" too casually given three or four months earlier. When Famous, Rich and Homeless was still just a prospect it must have seemed quite an interesting one – live the life of a down-and-out for just 10 days, for a reality format that aims to raise public awareness of their plight. With the reality looming things looked very different.
Friday 29 May 2009
Australian quintet The Panics epitomise that rarest of qualities in today's instant-success-or-else music industry: the slow-burning act which uses years of dues-paying to establish its fanbase and its own mature sound.
Tuesday 26 May 2009
Twitter, the website that asks what everybody's doing, claims that what it is doing is a TV series.
Friday 24 April 2009
This curiously named series of books gets its second film make-over, much to the delight of tween girls everywhere.
Friday 24 April 2009
Thursday 26 February 2009
Is it a play? No. Is it a film? Uh-uh. Is it an opera? No way. It's Spider-Man: the Musical, coming to a movie-house on Broadway in February next year, with music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge from U2. How exactly the producers plan to represent, on-stage, our arachnoid hero hurtling down the canyons of Manhattan skyscrapers, while squirting gooey web-strings from his wrist, is anyone's guess – but once again we're amazed by the adaptability of the musical-theatre form.
Anvil! The Story of Anvil, Sacha Gervasi, 85 mins, 12A<br></br>Cadillac Records, Darnell Martin, 109 mins, 15<br></br>Che – Part Two, Steven Soderbergh, 127 mins, 15
Sunday 22 February 2009
- 1 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 2 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 3 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 4 Cycle death inquest: Boyfriend hugs driver of 32 tonne tipper truck that killed his girlfriend
- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police