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Olivia Wilde discusses being typecast in the movies

<b>In issue 212 of Total Film magazine – the Fantasy Issue out now! – we bring you some out-of-this-world exclusives from the biggest, mightiest movies</b> …

Jerseys from the big Batman vs. Superman football game

DC and Warner Bros. aren’t waiting to film <b>Batman vs. Superman</b>, with an American football game set to take place tomorrow between Gotham City …

Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor talks Terminator reboot, cites Batman Begins as inspiration

Having carved himself a fine reputation directing the likes of <b>The Sopranos</b>, <b>Mad Men</b>, <b>Boardwalk Empire</b> and <b>Game of Thrones</b>, Alan Taylor is set to make …

The Week in Spandex - Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, Batman vs. Superman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Justice League Dark and more

<b>Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter</b> …

Ben Whishaw is Queen's choice for the Freddie Mercury biopic

With Sacha Baron Cohen (<b>Borat</b>, <b>The Dictator</b>) dropping out of the long-planned Freddie Mercury biopic, all signs signaled towards another stint in …

Avatar sequels to begin shooting in October 2014

<b>Avatar 2</b> has been in the pipeline for a while now but there has been little to no news concerning the first sequel to 2009’s mega-blockbuster. …

Josh Brolin in talks for Jurassic World

Josh Brolin already missed out on one big 2015 sequel, having been under consideration for the role of The Dark Knight in <b>Batman vs. Superman</b> before …

The world's happiest country has just been named, and guess what? It's not Britain. If you're in need cheering up, you should head straight to Scandinavia, a new report suggests. Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland all feature among

The world's happiest country has just been named, and guess what? It's not Britain.<p>If you're in need cheering up, you should head straight to …

Burma's misty mornings and lost cities – in pictures

Burmese Light is a collection of photographs by Hans Kemp capturing the beauty and serenity the country. The photos – and a small selection of his other Asian images – are on show at the OXO Tower Wharf in London until 16 September

Verbier: piste guide

Verbier classifies its pistes as 43 per cent easy, 29 per cent intermediate and 28 per cent advanced, but the resort is best suited to confident, adventurous skiers and boarders. The resort's ice-cream-scoop of a mountain bowl is perfectly oriented to the south, so virtually the whole ski area …

Top five nerve-shredding road trips in Costa Rica

Renting a car in Costa Rica is costly and can even be dangerous if you're not prepared for what's to come. It’s also ridiculously good fun. Some of the most interesting, little-explored destinations are only accessible by car, and for the adventurous traveler, there’s simply no substitute for the …

Central America

Expert tips for your first trek to the Indian Himalaya

Yearning to explore the forbidding peaks of the Indian Himalaya, but not sure where to start? These expert tips from a seasoned trekker will help you dodge the newbie mistakes and ensure your journey exceeds expectations.<p>Planning your trip<p>Thorough planning (or lack of it) can make or break a trip, …

Adventure Travel

Just Back: finding the spark in Granada

We are 500 miles across Spain, and only 15 from Granada, when the Honda cuts out without warning. Expletives pour from my boyfriend’s lips as he manoeuvres our slowing motorcycle off the carriageway and on to a slip lane. The engine is dead, and so it seems are the prospects for our road …

Burma's border restrictions eased

Until now, travellers entering Burma at Tachilek and Kawthaung had been restricted to visiting just those towns before returning to Thailand, making the crossings useful for those on visa runs but not those hoping to explore more of the country.<p>Options for overland travellers also increased …

The Most Extreme Staircases In The World Could Finally Squash Your Fear Of Heights

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>When you want to sightsee and exercise at the same time, there's only one thing to do: climb a really, really big staircase. And if any are beautiful enough to tame your fear of heights, there are some pretty spectacular ones to check out.<p>We're counting down some of our …

BBC Travel

BBC Travel

The island-hopper's guide to Korea

Mention Korea and several things probably spring to mind: the division of North and South, the sparkling city of Seoul (headquarters to Samsung, Hyundai and other Korean powerhouses) and Psy’s manic and flashy ‘Gangnam Style’. What’s not commonly known is that the Korean peninsula is studded with …

South Korea

48 hours in Hiroshima

Friendly, picturesque and a paradise for foodies. This description might not spring to mind when you hear the word 'Hiroshima', but word is starting to spread about this most surprising of Japanese cities. As the first city in history to suffer a nuclear attack, Hiroshima has a dark legacy but it …

Japan

Seven secrets of the Dominican Republic's Península de Samaná

The Península de Samaná, a narrow strip of sun-baked nirvana off the north coast, is the antithesis of the tourism juggernaut in the southeast of the Dominican Republic. Astounding whale-watching, postcard-perfect secluded beaches and sophisticated beachside hamlets soaked in European flair are the …

Dominican Republic

Winter Drive, Canada

Bremen, Germany: a cultural city guide

Travelling in Germany, I often feel there are a few centuries missing. The medieval world is usually in good shape, and so is the space age. It’s the stuff in between that’s conspicuously absent. This must be odd to live with, but it’s great for a long weekend.<p>Bremen is a case in point. I went …

Adventures in the Columbia River Gorge

The state border between Oregon and Washington is notable for one thing: a river runs through it. But not just any river – the mighty Columbia, the fourth-largest river in the US, flowing through a massive gorge that’s up to 1219m (4000ft) deep and over 128km (80mi) long. In this gorge, myriad …

Hiking

London attractions: what to see and do in autumn

<b>Why go?</b><p>After a spectacular couple of years featuring a Wedding, a Jubilee and an Olympics, London has a twinkle in its eye and a spring in its step. Central London has never looked better following huge redevelopment projects everywhere you look: King’s Cross Station and its environs, the …

Space Pictures This Week: Solar Storm, Spiral Galaxy

The Big Picture photography competition: round 272

Bill Bailey's Hobart: My Kind of Town

<b>Why Hobart?</b><p>It’s got everything I like about a city: it’s not too big, it’s next to the sea, it’s got a bit of history, lies in the shadow of a mountain (Mount Wellington) and is a just a stone’s throw away from some amazing countryside (much of Tasmania is very green and largely untouched by man). …

Contrary to Reports, Mount McKinley Not Shrinking

Exploring Washington’s Yakima Valley one beverage at a time

Smack between the Columbia Basin and the Coastal Range in Washington, the Yakima Valley was in 1983 designated the first wine-growing appellation north of California. The sun-soaked wine region includes more than 100 award-winning wineries that produce delicious whites and smooth and complex …

Wine