In 2006’s Rocky Balboa, Sly Stallone’s ageing boxer was ridiculously called out of retirement for one last fight, going toe-to-toe with Antonio Tarver’s Mason “The Line” Dixon.
The legend of American frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass, who was left for dead after being mauled by a bear in the early 1820s, inspired Richard C Sarafian’s 1971 film Man in the Wilderness, in which Richard Harris starred as “Zachary Bass”.
For more than a decade before his death David Bowie seemed to disappear. Beset by ill health after an on-stage heart attack in 2004, he largely withdrew into a life at home in New York, becoming a ghost in the city where he had lived for a quarter of a century.
The actor Stanley Tucci, who made a memorable supporting performance in Alan Rickman’s final film behind the camera, has paid tribute to “a wonderful actor and director”.
A Bali ceremony is probably out – and so are Charlotte Church and Tony Blair. But there’s bound to be reams of paperwork to seal the deal
A mother and her son are trapped in a room and can’t escape in the very dramatic and suspenseful film ‘Room.’
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With the nominations for the 88th Academy Awards to be revealed on Thursday, here’s a look at what might make the cut, including some major surprises
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Gnocchi – or potato dumplings – are tender morsels of delight and the ideal vessel for tomato sauce, pork ragu, clams, sage butter, and a generous snow of pecorino
Pop stars including Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez have recorded a new song that aims to raise money for victims of the Pulse nightclub attack, in which 49 people were killed and 53 injured by a gunman.
When Earth, Wind & Fire were in their funky late-70s pomp, they put on some of the most theatrical pop shows ever seen. Their silver outfits could have come straight from Star Trek and bassist Verdine White’s favourite party piece was levitating several feet above the stage.
Should you be surprised that the new Dexys video – for their cover version of the Friends of Distinction’s 1969 hit Grazing in the Grass – features Kevin Rowland dancing around London Fields in turn-ups Edward VII would have been proud of, surrounded by young women in vintage dress while his band magnificently ham it up for backing vocals? Perhaps.