Fistful of films and actors to captivate

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THIS week, we have reached the final two in our series Top 10 series – the best films and actors/actresses of all time.

‘Big Yin’ is top of Brendan’s list

NORTH-EAST star Brendan Healy knows what makes a good entertainer having notched up a career in a variety of fields.

DO NOT REUSE PIC: A scene from the movie Lions for Lambs

Lions for Lambs

Lions For Lambs is the latest drama fashioned from newspaper headlines about the ongoing conflict in the Middle East and the responsibilities born by the men in suits on Capitol Hill.

DO NOT REUSE PIC: A scene from the movie Rendition


AFTER September 11, the US Government’s unacknowledged programme of “extraordinary rendition” has ignited heated debate.

DO NOT REUSE PIC: A scene from the movie Evening


SOME of the finest actresses working today join forces for Lajos Koltai’s saccharine familial drama, based on the popular novel by Susan Minot.

Giving this classic story a new twist

The People's Theatre, in Newcastle, is staging Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's, The Seagull, from tonight.

Happy and glorious

Dame Helen Mirren reigned over the Oscars thanks to her performance as the Queen.

Veterans lead British bid for Oscars

Screen veterans Dame Helen Mirren and Peter O'Toole lead the British charge for this year's Oscars.

Working with the boss from hell

The release of film The Devil Wears Prada is highlighting the tyrannical grip that "bosses from hell" have over their unlucky colleagues.

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The Devil Wears Prada

Andrea Sachs (Anne Hathaway), a graduate from Northwestern University, lands a plum job as second assistant to the fearsome Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), esteemed editor of Runway magazine.

DO NOT REUSE - teaser, The Ant Bully

The Ant Bully

Adapted from the book by John Nickle, The Ant Bully is a computer-animated fable of triumph against adversity, which promotes messages of teamwork and self-sacrifice, and affirms the notion that bullies always get their comeuppance.


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