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Film review: Grave of the Fireflies

Dir. Isao Takahata. Voices Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, 88mins

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Music review: Public Service Broadcasting, Village Underground, London

London’s East End makes a fitting location for a duo obsessed with 1940s heroics, as on their War Room EP, much of which they play tonight.

Album: Phoenix, Bankrupt! (V2)

The fifth album by the intermittently popular but strangely anonymous French band is probably the most overtly pop, with their electronic elements brought to the fore (particularly on "Drakkar Noir" and "Chloroform"), and the winsome sentimentality of Thomas Mars' vocals ramped up.

Tom Curtis puts his Antigua and Barbuda team through their paces

Tom Curtis targets new fairytale ending to Caribbean crusade

Ex-Chesterfield player managing Antigua and Barbuda making waves in cricketing heartland

Tony Scott with his wife, Donna Wilson, and their children at the Los Angeles première of Unstoppable in 2010

Tony Scott's family rejects reports of terminal cancer

Mystery remains over why Top Gun director jumped off Los Angeles bridge

Scott autopsy result could take six weeks

The results from an autopsy on Top Gun film-maker Tony Scott may not be known for six weeks, according to the Los Angeles Department of Coroner.

Nick Helm: This Means War, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Nick Helm, barking dictator of fun, and nominee for last year’s comedy award, has pushed the military nuances in his act to their logical conclusion.

Allied troops pick their way through the shattered town of Cassino

New film pays tribute to forgotten heroes of Monte Cassino

Key Second World War battle left 200,000 dead or injured – but was overshadowed by D-Day

Father and son: Stallone arrives at a 1996 film premier with girlfriend Jennifer Flavin, center, and his son Sage

Funeral service held for Sylvester Stallone's son in Los Angeles

Family and friends mourned the son of movie star Sylvester Stallone at a private funeral over the weekend, one week after he was found dead in his Los Angeles homes.

Rambo: The Video Game reports in for duty

Body bags not included.

DVD: A Midnight Clear (15)

"I'm having my usual trouble, noticing how beautiful the world is just as I might be leaving it," Ethan Hawke's Will Knott narrates in Keith Gordon's strikingly photographed Second World War movie from 1992.

DVD: Battle: Los Angeles (12)

Aaron Eckhart puts his rugged features to good use here, taking a break from soppy romances (Love Happens) to kick some alien butt.

No surprises as Master and Commander sail in

Defending a crown generally brings more pressure than challenging for one, so both relief and pleasure washed round Haydock's winner's circle yesterday after the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Imperial Commander, opened his season with an authoritative success in the Betfair Chase. The nine-year-old, ridden by Paddy Brennan, took control of the three-mile contest after the first circuit and, though tiring on the testing ground in the closing stages, held Tidal Bay's late flourish by a length and a quarter.

Guy Adams: Tape reveals Mel Gibson to be a racist, as well as an anti-Semite

It’s been open season on Mel Gibson, after the website Radaronline claimed to have heard a secretly-recorded tape

DVD: The Hurt Locker, For retail & rental (Lionsgate)

The heroes of Kathryn Bigelow's urgent Iraq War drama belong to a three-man bomb disposal squad led by a cocksure maverick, Sgt William James (played by Jeremy Renner).

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