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Nicolas Cage talks Tim Burton's Superman Lives

This month we got a peek into Tim Burton’s aborted 90s take on the Man of Steel with the release of director Jon Schnepp’s documentary <b>The Death of</b> …

The Third Man review – a near-perfect work

(1949, Carol Reed; StudioCanal, PG, DVD/Blu-ray)<p>From the moment the first audiences saw the opening image of Anton Karas’s zither filling the screen with the nerve-jangling Harry Lime Theme (before, indeed, they had heard the word “zither”), they knew that with the second collaboration between …

Charisma

Respect for Tom Cruise

<i>Matthew Lee on his respect for Tom Cruise…</i><p>Since 2006, Tom Cruise has been reduced to, for lack of a better phrase, a global joke; a quick source for …

Movies

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation review – all guns blazing, almost constantly

Tom Cruise still does all his own stunts, and Rebecca Ferguson’s femme fatale is a marvel, but the new Mission: Impossible is strictly by-the-numbers stuff<p>Five films and nearly 20 years into the <i>Mission: Impossible</i> movie franchise, it’s still hard not to feel nostalgic for the original 60-70s TV …

Movies

Hitch-hiking robot 'killed' in Philadelphia

Robot that hitched its way into the hearts of thousands around the world vandalised beyond repair in US city<p>A hitch-hiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide has met its demise in the US.<p>The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment say someone in Philadelphia …

Scuffles at British side of Channel Tunnel in Kent over Calais migrants

Tensions ran high on Saturday as far-right protesters gathered close to the scene of a pro-migrant rally in Folkestone, near the entrance to the British side of the Channel Tunnel.<p>Police drove back several members of the “Britain First” far-right group as they tried to cross the road towards the …

Boris Berezovsky’s lovers fight on for his missing millions

Court-ordered payout to lawyers of dead oligarch Boris Berezovsky gives new hope to the many creditors queuing for remnants of his £1.9bn fortune<p>The former wife and girlfriend of Boris Berezovsky, the Russian oligarch found dead at his palatial Berkshire home two years ago, are facing a high stakes …

Royal Mail sees red over spate of post box thefts

The company is planning to introduce electronic tagging and permanent marking systems in order to tackle a crime spree threatening the famous boxes<p>A spate of thefts targeting post boxes that have been a feature of Britain’s street corners since the 19th century have forced the postal service to …

Royal Mail

Corbyn could bring spirit of Syriza to UK's Labour

Corbyn, 66, only stood for the Labour leadership as a wild card to broaden debate over its future following a dismal showing in May's general election won by Prime Minister David Cameron's centre-right Conservatives.<p>But to everybody's surprise, including his own, the softly-spoken vegetarian who …

Bin Laden plane crash: jet went down in near perfect conditions

Questions have been raised over the cause of Friday’s plane crash in which three members of the Bin Laden family were killed, given the aircraft had used the runway, which is fitted with hi-tech safety features, regularly in recent months.<p>The Saudi-registered Embraer Phenom 300 jet, which had …

Airplanes

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Meet Tsutomu Yamaguchi, survivor of both atomic bombs

The combined death toll of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings by the US during the Second World War is thought to be as high as 250,000. The …

Andy Burnham: Jeremy Corbyn's backers risk splitting Labour

Union supporters of the radical Left-winger, Jeremy Corbyn, are threatening to take Labour back to the 1980s when the party split, leading to the formation of the break-away SDP<p>Andy Burnham has accused supporters of his Labour leadership rival Jeremy Corbyn of risking a major split in the party by …