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Interview with ‘The Fast and the Furious’ stuntman Lee Millham, Arts

Interview with ‘The Fast and the Furious’ stuntman Lee Millham

You won’t recognise his face, but you will have seen Lee Millham at some point, crashing a car, jumping off a high building, or saving-the-day with his bare-knuckled stunts in a few Hollywood blockbusters.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 17 September 2013 at 6:00 am

From ‘The Hunger Games’ to ‘Kick-Ass’: How Hollywood is falling in love with female leads, Arts

From ‘The Hunger Games’ to ‘Kick-Ass’: How Hollywood is falling in love with female leads

In the 1985 comic strip The Rule, Alison Bechdel introduced a simple test that troublingly highlighted the gender bias present in mainstream movies.

By | Arts, Film | Thursday, 20 December 2012 at 1:34 pm

From ‘Argo’ to ‘Skyfall’: the top films of 2012, Arts

From ‘Argo’ to ‘Skyfall’: the top films of 2012

George Arnett gives a rundown of some of this year’s top films.

By | Arts, Film | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 at 4:00 am

A five-point plan to improve The Dark Knight Rises, Arts

A five-point plan to improve The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises has been out for over two weeks now, and many of you have already seen the conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman saga. However, opinions are divided about this last installment of Gotham City with some critics being full of praise, while others have not been too impressed.

By | Arts, Film | Tuesday, 7 August 2012 at 4:05 pm

ONS, Christian Bale, US Weekly, Rome, Notebook

ONS, Christian Bale, US Weekly, Rome

A look at the trending topics on social networking sites and search engines today, to see what we’re interested in, and why.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 25 July 2012 at 10:37 am

Aurora, Colorado, Ramadan Mubarak, IMAX, Lord Coe, Notebook

Aurora, Colorado, Ramadan Mubarak, IMAX, Lord Coe

A look at the trending topics on social networking sites and search engines today, to see what we’re interested in, and why.

By | Notebook | Friday, 20 July 2012 at 12:00 am

The Dark Knight Rises: Batman’s secret is adapting through the ages, Arts

The Dark Knight Rises: Batman’s secret is adapting through the ages

Unsurprisingly, critics of various political persuasions are already rushing to pin down Dark Knight Rises as propaganda.

By | Arts, Film | Thursday, 19 July 2012 at 3:10 pm

Omar Suleiman, Paul Lawrie, Ray J, The Dark Knight Rises, Notebook

Omar Suleiman, Paul Lawrie, Ray J, The Dark Knight Rises

A look at the trending topics on social networking sites and search engines today, to see what we’re interested in, and why.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 19 July 2012 at 11:21 am

The cinematic sounds of summer, Arts

The cinematic sounds of summer

Summertime means summer movies, and as usual this year’s fare is a mixed bag. My personal interest in a new batch of films is the original music that accompanies them. I’m an enormous film score geek, you see, and whilst summer blockbuster season doesn’t always bode well for someone with my musical interests (great scores just as often accompany the sleepy dramas tucked between major movie “seasons”), it at least signals a glut of big-budget, potentially exciting projects that tend to have big scores attached.

By | Arts, Film, Music | Wednesday, 20 June 2012 at 4:05 am

How comic heroes became mainstream, Arts

How comic heroes became mainstream

Back in 1992, the world had seen the likes of Batman on the big screen, doing reasonably well at the box office, but comic movies were a novelty that attracted a few cinema goers. Fast forward twenty years and the scenery has totally changed. Just take a look at the highest grossing films of all time.

By | Arts, Notebook | Tuesday, 19 June 2012 at 3:00 am

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