A Hitchcockian comedy-thriller co-scripted by the German director of The Lives of Others, the American author of The Usual Suspects and the Englishman who wrote Gosford Park, all three of them Oscar-winners, seemed like something to look forward to.
Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance had two nightmares as a child.
Any film director who adapts an acclaimed novel runs the risk of upsetting the author's hypersensitive fans.
Some of us have revered Jeff Bridges for decades – since his good-natured young studs and chumps: Duane in The Last Picture Show; the boxer who keeps getting knocked out in Fat City; and, with Barry Brown, as drifters and small-time thieves in Bad Company.
Paul Weller said something curious during his Wembley set, the last show of a year that has seen him applauded for getting his oomph back with the Mercury-nominated album Wake Up the Nation.
It could have been the details of his £250-a-day drug addiction, or the pictures of his crack pipe in the tabloids.
Most parents shudder when they hear their child wants a career in music.
The Theory of Everything is simply a must see movie - the story of Stephen Hawking and his first wife Jane.
‘It’s a how-to guide of things I’ve learned about life – being a dad, being a husband and being in a rock band’
You can watch the last two episodes of season four, with a special season five trailer.