Chris Littleford

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Jupiter Ascending review – absolute nonsense

“Bees don’t lie…” When it comes to bonkers, overcooked, overambitious sci-fi, writer/directors Andy and Lana Wachowski really are in a world of their own. It took me three runs to get my head around their adaptation of David Mitchell’s <i>Cloud Atlas</i> but I suspect that this colourfully ridiculous (and …

Movies

Baftas 2015: Boyhood wins top honours but Grand Budapest Hotel checks out with most

No one film dominated as Richard Linklater’s 12-year labour of love collects best picture, but Wes Anderson’s comic fable wins five awards<p>Boyhood takes best picture, best director and best supporting actress Eddie Redmayne comes out on top in best actor category Edward Snowden film Citizenfour wins …

Robert Downey Jr.

Knight of Cups review: Malick's back! With the least interesting spiritual crisis in history

When Terrence Malick showed his last film, To the Wonder, at the Venice film festival two years ago it seemed to me a bold and heartfelt movie about the possibilities of rapture in everyday lives. It was indulgent, certainly, but visually striking, ambitious, a thoroughly worthwhile companion-piece …

Swimming Pools

South Korean woman's hair 'eaten' by robot vacuum cleaner as she slept

The woman was sleeping on the floor of her home when the robotic cleaner ingested her hair leaving her in agony<p>When a South Korean woman invested in a robot vacuum cleaner, the idea was to leave her trustworthy gadget to do its work while she took a break from household chores.<p>Instead, the …

South Korea

Baftas 2015: 'Birdman faded as Boyhood surged' – Peter Bradshaw's verdict

Now that the controversies over the no-noms have died down (and how very feeble not to have David Oyelowo and Timothy Spall in this year’s Baftas), we find that this was an awards list which did not have many great surprises. The snubbing of The Imitation Game, the period drama starring Benedict …

Alzheimer's Disease

England must use World Cup warm-ups to fine-tune rather than overhaul

The temperature was clambering its way into the 30s as England went through their drills and practices at the Sydney Cricket Ground in preparation for their two warm-up matches (warm-up does not quite seem the appropriate word) against West Indies and Pakistan before decamping to Melbourne for …

Sri Lanka

What you should know before flying a drone in the UK

Drones used to be scary, specialist equipment reserved for the military and dystopian sci-fi novels. But now they're everywhere. Companies have worked out how to make these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) cheap and reasonably easy to fly, enticing a whole new wave of amateur pilots. Whether you …

5 Ways to Make Your Mac and iPhone Play Nice

Apple’s newest desktop operating system, Yosemite, is all about making Macs link up with iPhones and iPads in new and exciting ways. And with tricks …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

Al Murray the Pub Landlord to stand against Nigel Farage in South Thanet

Comedian Al Murray has announced he plans to stand against Nigel Farage in the seat of South Thanet in May’s general election.<p>He will stand as his comedy alter ego “the Pub Landlord” for the Free United Kingdom Party, or FUKP. In a video posted to YouTube launching his bid for parliament, he says: …

United Kingdom

The Birdcage

I did not begin 2014 by imagining that the most resonant movie moment of the 12 months to come would be a quiet, resigned stare-down in a bathroom. …

ISIS Mass Beheading Video Took 6 Hours to Film and Multiple Takes

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria’s (ISIS) video of the beheading of 22 Syrian soldiers took between four and six hours to film and used …

Cricketer Matt Prior sets up new professional cycling team

The cricketer Matt Prior – criticised for his passion for cycling by his former England team-mate Kevin Pietersen – has co-founded a new professional team.<p>The wicketkeeper-batsman is the chief executive of ONE Pro Cycling, who were launched on Tuesday with the aim of competing at UCI Continental …

The Anti-Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2014

<b>Ben Stokes</b><p>It has been a bad year for sportsman-door interactions and Stokes got this particular ball rolling in March when his West Indies tour ended with a first-ball duck in his final innings and a furious assault on a locker that left the all-rounder nursing a broken wrist and ruled out of the …