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'Child Garden' Gives The Cozy Mystery A Shot Of Caffeine

Early on in this engaging suspense novel, heroine Gloria Harkness declares that she is not Miss Marple. It's something of an odd statement, considering she is very much cut from the same tea-cozy cloth as Agatha Christie's venerable character. If she's not Miss Marple, she'll do until the real …

Books

Joyce Carol Oates webchat – as it happened

That’s everything from Joyce – many thanks to her for spending two hours answering your questions. Her new memoir The Lost Landscape is out this week. For more webchat action, tomorrow we have Duran Duran discussing their new album and anything else you want to ask them.<p>methzzz asks:<p><i>If you were to</i> …

Literature

The Goonies 2: original Chunk actor won't return

Progress doesn't appear to have been that quick on <i>The Goonies 2</i>, a movie that director Richard Donner revealed was happening in April 2014. Pretty …

To This Day

20 Eye-Opening Facts About Eyes Wide Shut

In the late 1990s, stories about what was happening on the set of Stanley Kubrick’s already-secretive film <i>Eyes Wide Shut</i> constantly made headlines. …

13 Top Scientists' Favorite Books And Movies

There's a big difference between science and science fiction, but sci-fi books and movies have inspired some of the greatest minds of today.<p>"The best of the science fiction films will stimulate a curiosity and an interest in a topic," astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New York's …

Science Fiction

How 'War Room' Defeated 'Compton' at the Box Office

It's pretty rare for a movie to rise from second place to first at the box office in its second week of release. It's pretty rare for such a movie to defeat a summer smash that's topped the chart for three weeks running. And it's pretty rare for a low-budget, Christian-themed movie with a star-free …

Film Industry

Bangladesh Supreme Court lifts ban on 'Rana Plaza' movie about garment factory disaster

The Supreme Court in Bangladesh has lifted a ban on the screening of a movie about a garment worker who was rescued from the rubble 17 days after a factory building collapsed in 2013, killing more than 1,000 people.<p>In response to an appeal by the movie's producer, a four-member panel of judges led …

DVD Review - The Phoenix Incident (2015)

<b>The Phoenix Incident</b>, 2015.<p>Written and Directed by Keith Arem.<br>Starring Troy Baker, Elise Muller, James C. Burns, Karl Girolamo, William Goldman and …

Horror Movies

The horror of Shyamalan’s visit

<b>LONDON: Known for his plot twists, The Sixth Sense and The Village film director M Night Shyamalan returns to cinema screens with comedy horror The</b> …

The Plot Of Faith-Based Domestic Drama ‘War Room,’ Recreated With Reviews

Last weekend, <i>War Room</i>, a little-known “faith-based” film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the writing/directing team behind <i>Fireproof</i> (Kirk Cameron vs. internet porn) and <i>Facing the Giants</i> (Christian football movie, not to be confused with <i>Riding Giants</i>), became the highest-grossing new movie of the …

Mary Magdalene

TRUE BLOOD Showrunner and Barry Sonnenfeld Will Guide Netflix's Lemony Snicket Series

Black Mass: Is Johnny Depp a hit?

Johnny Depp has made no secret of his love of the dressing-up box – but can he really impress? Nicholas Barber reviews his latest – a true-crime thriller – to find out.<p>Johnny Depp rarely resembles a human being these days. Whether he’s playing a pirate, an art dealer, or a Native American brave, …

FBI

Video Tribute to Wes Craven, Master of Horror

Jacob Tremblay

Equals review - Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult fail to compute in moribund sci-fi parable

American director Drake Doremus made his name with Like Crazy and Breathe In, a pair of films about obstacle-strewn relationships filmed in a distinctively raw, improvisational style. He brings the same sense of frustrated yearning and jittery, unmediated tenderness to this film – but, rather …

Nicholas Hoult

Charming Short About a Curious Boy Who Becomes Astrophysicist Carl Sagan - STAR STUFF

Girlhood; Furious 7; A Royal Night Out; Rosewater; Trueblood; Doll and Em – review

A tale of black Parisian teens is tough and tender, Furious 7 pauses for a little male bonding, the Windsor girls enjoy a Blyton-esque romp – plus much more<p>Its French title translates as “Band of Girls”, but <b>Girlhood</b> (Studiocanal, 15) was an opportunistic choice of English-language title for Céline …

True Blood