It is 17 years since Lara Croft's first adventure, Tomb Raider, in which time she has starred in a dozen games, two films, and an incalculable number of adolescent fantasies.
The rogue financier played by Richard Gere in Arbitrage is a pretty bad chap.
It's over five hours long in all, but there's barely a slack moment in this exhilarating Indian epic as it races through generations of smalltown criminal, industrial and political enmity.
"Hi, everybody!" squeaked the familiar voice of Liza Minnelli as she stepped on to the stage of the Royal Festival Hall for the first time in exactly 40 years.
A swaggering master of the universe has been cooking the books at his hedge fund, while playing away from home with a dangerous dame.
"One singular sensation, everything little breathe he takes, one singular sensation every move that he makes." Yes, this is one of the most famous lines in musical theatre. It is from A Chorus Line, which just opened up at The Palladium Theatre.
The opera house in Gothenburg, on the rocky west coast of Sweden, sits docked like a galleon in the harbour.
Four years ago, the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs triggered a global expression of mourning of a depth and duration that Oscar-winning documentary-maker Alex Gibney found hard to explain.
It is rated by some as one of the greatest injustices in scientific history. For others, it is a storm in an academic teacup, a distraction from the real story of the uncovering of the structure of DNA, the stuff from which our genes are made.