How proportional representation has changed the Oscars

Even in the most predictable Oscars in years, there are aspects which will inspire some feverish guessing. Consensus (or previous awards) suggest the acting categories...

Blue steel yourselves for Zoolander: the sequel

Exciting news for all those who have been perfecting their Blue Steel in the mirror for the past nine years. (And if you...

Odeon and Disney make up over Alice

So Odeon and Disney have made friends over Alice in Wonderland and the hatters are slightly less mad than they were this morning. After the...

Avatar no need to feel blue after BAFTA loss

Some thoughts on last night’s BAFTAs. Results: Many will read The Hurt Locker’s win as a bad omen for Avatar. There are precedents which suggest...

Get ready for daft celeb question bingo

It’s BAFTAs and Oscars o’clock. That means actors quizzed on the red carpet, actors being interviewed with awards and the most frequent sighting, ...

Early leaders fade as aliens and Iraq vie for Oscars

Some wag is bound to dub the Academy Award nominations as The Ex-Files. With the forecast of pre-Oscar gong shows like the...

Stars line up for 'Chilcot – The Movie' (well, not quite yet)

If Oliver Stone can make a film about George Bush’s Presidency and Stephen Frears can make a flick about Tony Blair’s phone calls to...

What makes two US chat show hosts' squabbling interesting.

In the style of David Letterman, here’s a Top Ten. This time, the Top Ten reasons why the Jay Leno/Conan O’Brien spat has...

'Up in the Air' exorcises legacy of Ghostbusters

In the 1980s, if you wanted big, goofball comedies with Dan Aykroyd, who you gonna call? Ivan Reitman, of course. He gave us the...

Alas, poor David, we knew him all too well

The tragedy of Hamlet is his unwillingness to intervene at crucial moments, to push himself forward. The same could hardly be said of David Tennant...