We’ve been hearing various opinions about what we most need to “guard against” now that summer is here, and we may be living a “more relaxed” lifestyle.
In the black-and-white era after the second world war when Alec Guinness was starring in Ealing comedies and Richard Attenborough played Pinkie in an acclaimed 1947 film of Brighton Rock, it was clear that British films had the brightest of futures. In the following decades, film studios such as Pinewood and Elstree became hives of cinematic activity. Then, in the 1990s, it all seemed to fade away.
Well, here we are.
Scarlett Johansson walks into a garage in northern France, and young mechanic Arthur Dreyfuss, who has never had much success with women, is smitten.
From a career-building and star-grooming point of view, writer and director Gregor Jordan’s offbeat crime caper Two Hands (1999) is significant for a few reasons.
Not quite 20 years after the second world war, and with Winston Churchill technically not yet dead, Dick Lester directed this hugely popular and influential Beatles movie from a script by veteran TV writer Alun Owen.
Mae is young, sad and angry. She quit college a while ago then skulked back to Possum Springs, the dead-end mining town she grew up in.
The Grand Theft Auto franchise has come under fire yet again, but this time it’s for a different reason.
The eyes of a 6ft-tall 3D animated will.i.am in ancient Egyptian headdress follow visitors around the room in a new show at the Barbican, while three robot instruments – drums, piano, guitar – play a specially written song. "This is Mona Lisa times a trillion," says the real will.i.am proudly.
John Cleese lends his vocal talents to the official iOS and Android game celebrating the classic Ministry of Silly Walks sketch.
The news that Stevie Wright – solo artist, singer for the Easybeats and, thanks to that band’s immortal single Friday On My Mind, Australia’s first international pop star – has died at the age of 68 will not surprise anyone familiar with his story.
A story about self-wringing mops might sound like the worst ever movie pitch – but that’s the deal with David O Russell-directed biopic Joy, opening in UK cinemas on 1 January.
The NHS choir has defeated Justin Bieber to secure the UK’s official Christmas No 1 spot.