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  • Hot cars quicken pulses in Detroit

    Hot cars quicken pulses in Detroit

      There's no shortage of vehicles to choose from at this year's Detroit Auto Show, but when it comes to jaw droppers, Ford's new GT leds the pack. Ford CEO Mark Fields said:  "We want to make cars that make people's hearts pound, and if this...

  • Transformers tops Razzies nominees for worst film

    Transformers tops Razzies nominees for worst film

    Director Michael Bay’s special effects spectacle Transformers: Age of Extinction led all movies in ignominy with seven Razzie Awards nominations, including worst picture, screenplay and director. Action fantasy film The Legend of Hercules and...

  • Boyhood gets Linklater nominated for Directors Guild Award

    Boyhood gets Linklater nominated for Directors Guild Award

    Richard Linklater’s 12 years of toiling on coming-of-age tale Boyhood reaped a coveted nomination for the top Directors Guild Award, which has correctly predicted the best director Oscar for 10 of the last 11 years. Two-time DGA winner Clint...

  • Woody Allen to pen his first TV series

    Woody Allen to pen his first TV series

    Woody Allen will make his first foray onto the small screen, writing and directing an online series for Amazon.com, the latest coup by deep-pocketed cable and streaming companies in luring the biggest names in film to television. The internet...

  • East 17’s Harvey smashes discs and posts video on You Tube

    East 17’s Harvey smashes discs and posts video on You Tube

    Former chart star Brian Harvey has smashed the sales discs he achieved during his pop career with East 17. Hethen posted a video of his outburst online. In an expletive-packed burst of anger, he grumbles about the music industry as he whacks the...

  • Ronson and Ora ‘boost UK economy’

    Mark Ronson and Rita Ora have been given an official seal of approval after they were picked out by the UK government as being among chart acts expected to boost the economy. They were on a list of “expected highlights of 2015” put together by the...

  • Anti-inflammatory to be prescription-only in UK

    Anti-inflammatory to be prescription-only in UK

    A widely-used painkilling and anti-inflammatory drug has been reclassified as a prescription-only medicine by the healthcare regulator in the UK.Over-the-counter sales of diclofenac tablets will stop tomorrow after the Medicines and Healthcare...

  • Baroque festival in full swing

    Baroque festival in full swing

    The third edition of this now well-established extravaganza of baroque music is under way and in full swing. Within a span of 24 hours, performers from the Netherlands, Ukraine and Italy took centre stage. The Nederlands Kamerkoor gave a splendid...

  • Long road to Damascus

    Long road to Damascus

    Talenti theatre company’s second production this season, Sawl, is a monologue about St Paul’s turbulent life. Mario Micallef will be depicting the life of the ‘Apostle of the Nations’ in this original monologue written by Alfred Palma and directed...

  • The quirky man behind the canvas

    The quirky man behind the canvas

    Mr Turner (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 150 minutesDirected by: Mike LeighStarring: Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage, Ruth Sheen, Sandy FosterKRS Releasing Ltd Mike Leigh, who delivered...

  • All roads lead into the woods

    All roads lead into the woods

    Into the Woods (2014)Certified: PGDuration: 124 minutesDirected by: Rob MarshallStarring: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, MacKenzie Mauzy, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman,...

  • Underwater thrills

    Underwater thrills

    Black Sea (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 115 minutesDirected by: Kevin MacDonaldStarring: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Karl Davies, Konstantin Khabensky, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Tobias Menzies, Ben Mendelsohn, Jodie Whittaker, Michael SmileyKRS Releasing...

  • UK cancer treatments funding to come to end

    UK cancer treatments funding to come to end

    Several expensive cancer medicines will no longer be available on the UK’s state-funded National Health Service (NHS) following an overhaul of an over-budget drug funding scheme, NHS England said. The revamp was triggered by the escalating cost of...

  • Women find little change off camera

    Women find little change off camera

    The number of women working behind the camera in Hollywood’s top-grossing films has changed little over the past decade despite a slight uptick last year, an annual study released yesterday has found. The Celluloid Ceiling study from San Diego...

  • ‘Braille Challenge’ sets high expectations for blind students

    ‘Braille Challenge’ sets high expectations for blind students

    More than a thousand visually impaired students are receiving the rare opportunity for head-to-head competition against their peers as the Braille Challenge begins across the US and Canada. “For children with any disability, typically less is...

  • Boyhood wins Golden Globe honours

    Boyhood wins Golden Globe honours

    Awards ceremony takes on sombre note as stars show support for free expression and victims of deadly attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo Coming-of-age tale Boyhood won the coveted Golden Globe for best drama on Sunday, while the...

  • The ultimate fashion accessory: Amal Clooney

    The ultimate fashion accessory: Amal Clooney

    Amid a wave of nominees and stars wearing red and white, all eyes were on the new Mrs George Clooney as she made her red carpet debut in a striking black Christian Dior gown at the Golden Globe Awards. Amal Clooney, who married Clooney last year,...

  • Jaguar to challenge luxury SUVs with F-PACE model

    Jaguar to challenge luxury SUVs with F-PACE model

    Car maker Jaguar, known for its sporty sedans, will launch the F-PACE off-roader in 2016, entering the popular luxury sports utility sector in a departure for the 80-year-old brand. Luxury SUVs have long been built by parent company Jaguar Land...

  • Clooney accepts lifetime Golden Globe

    When actor-director George Clooney accepted his lifetime award at last night's Golden Globes awards, he used his acceptance speech to both put the value of awards in perspective and voice his support for the victims of the deadly attack on French...

  • 'Boyhood' prevails in Golden Globes awards

    'Boyhood' prevails in Golden Globes awards

    Coming of age tale "Boyhood" won the coveted Golden Globe for best drama last night, while the quirky period caper "The Grand Budapest Hotel" was the surprise winner for best comedy or musical, in a big upset to awards season front-runner...