Agatha Christie

The Commuter's Jaume Collett-Serra on Liam Neeson: It's only when we start rolling that I know which version of him is showing up

Ten years ago, Luc Besson’s <i>Taken</i> turned Liam Neeson into cinema’s most unlikely action star. It’s Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra, though, who …

Liam Neeson

GOG Launches "Adventure and Retroism" Weekly Sale

GOG Launches “Adventure and Retroism” Weekly Sale<p>/ January 17, 2018 at 7:22 AM / Deals, Gaming, Gaming News<p>GOG is currently offering discounts on …

Veteran actress Ava Mukherjee passes away at 88

Veteran actress Ava Mukherjee, known for playing Shah Rukh Khan's grandmother in Devdas has passed away the age of 88<p>Veteran actress Ava Mukherjee, …

Shah Rukh Khan

Mr. Ratchett Is Dead Again

WHY DID SIDNEY LUMET in 1974 and Kenneth Branagh in 2017 go to the trouble of assembling star-studded casts to revisit Agatha Christie’s ingenious …

Books

Film reviews round-up: Coco, The Commuter, Lover for A Day, Attraction

Coco (PG)<p>★★★★☆<p><i>Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina, 105 mins, voiced</i> <i>by:</i> <i>Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal lBenjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach</i><p>After the relative …

Lee Unkrich

Take a Trip Past the ‘Macon County Line’ With Our Blu-ray Pick of the Week

Plus 9 More New Releases to Watch This Week on Blu-ray/DVD!<p>Welcome to this week in home video! Click the title to buy a Blu-ray/DVD from Amazon and …

Filmmaking

Kettner’s: the Soho institution with a Wilde history

From philandering kings to Oscar Wilde, the newly-refurbished Kettner’s is one of Soho’s most storied establishments<p>Walk down Romilly Street in Soho and you will see a nondescript, terraced building with black-and-white checkered steps leading up to an inky black door. It looks like the kind of …

London

‘Agatha Raisin’ Series 2 Ordered By Acorn TV – TCA

Acorn TV is bringing back one of its most popular original series. The network announced its first series commission – a new season of mystery series</i> …

TV

The New Blu-ray Releases You Should Check Out This Week

<i>(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to what’s new on Blu-ray and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us</i> …

Movies

What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: January 15-21

<i>At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.</i><p><b>New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital</b><p><b>"Mom and Dad"</b><br>Heeeeere's Daddy! You'll feel better about your own parents after watching this pitch-black horror comedy, which …

Netflix

Dogs Their Collars in Ancient Mesopotamia

Among the many contributions to world culture credited to Mesopotamia is an object so familiar to people in the modern world that few pause to …

Ancient History

'The thing you have to remember is that I'm a Viking!' - The new Lady Lucan wants to write a new chapter in the history of the dynasty

'The thing you have to remember is that I'm a Viking!" Anne-Sofie Foghsgaard advises, slapping her leather trousers with pantomime gusto.

News (Ireland)

Game Design Deep Dive: Creating the 'spherical narrative' in The Invisible Hours

<i>The Gamasutra Deep Dives are an ongoing series with the goal of shedding light on specific design, art, or technical features within a video game, in</i> …

Game Design

You Still Have Time to Take Advantage of Great PS4 Deals

2064: Read Only Memories – $11.99<p>Ace Banana – $1.49<p>Action Henk – $2.99<p>Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders – $5.99 ($8.99)<p>Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space …

PlayStation

Ed Westwick And Jessica Serfaty Spotted Out Together, Still Going Strong Despite Assault Allegations

Ed Westwick has stayed noticeably under the radar after three separate women stepped forward in November accusing the actor of sexual assault. Ed …

Entertainment

The Raven Remastered Taking Off on March 13

The Raven Remastered Taking Off on March 13<p>/ January 14, 2018 at 8:45 AM / Gaming, Gaming News<p><i>The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief</i>, originally …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Daniel Mallory: ‘Without Gone Girl I’d never have written this book’

Having written his debut novel in total secrecy and published it under a pseudonym, Daniel Mallory has been astounded that The Woman in the Window has created a worldwide bidding frenzy. Tim Adams meets novelist as he steps out of the shadows<p>Last year, Daniel Mallory had one of those weeks that all …

Books

Plots, Personal Inspiration, & Popular Fiction Writing

Part I: More Lessons in Plot Structure<p>Tobias starts off telling stories that have evolved as urban legend. By constant retelling, these stories have …

Writing

The week ahead in L.A. theatre, Jan. 14-21: 'Shakespeare in Love,' 'Cabaret' and more

<i>Capsule reviews are by</i> Philip Brandes (P.B.), F. Kathleen Foley (F.K.F.), Margaret Gray (M.G.), Charles McNulty (C.M.) <i>and</i> Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.).<p>Openings<p><b>I Am My Own Wife</b> Doug Wright’s Tony-winning solo drama about a 65-year-old German transvestite who survived the Nazi regime and then Communist …

Shakespeare in Love

The bookseller’s report card

Some books should come with a warning, pictorial or not, and Shaun Bythell’s <i>The Diary of a Bookseller</i> is one of them. For one, even a few pages into …

Books

One more dip into a deep weekend mailbag

Here we are at the end of another long, hard week and, guess what?<p>Another long, hard week ahead.<p>The all-star break cannot get here quickly enough.<p>But …

Sports (Canada)

Weekend picks for book lovers, including 'The Woman in the Window'

What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers include two new psychological thrillers in the vein of <i>Gone Girl</i> and <i>The Girl on the Train</i>.<p><b>The Woman in the Window</b> by A.J. Finn; William Morrow, 427 pp.; fiction<p>Alfred Hitchcock’s <i>Rear Window</i> is the obvious inspiration for <i>The Woman</i> …

Books

A case of evil consonants: the World Book Club is uniting readers around the globe

It's heartening, on a dreary January day, to know that someone in Somaliland is also tuning in to the BBC World Service and turning Agatha Christie’s …

Books

The Anti-Abortion Group That's Urging Clinic Workers to Quit Their Jobs

At a secluded retreat center outside Austin, about a dozen, mostly middle-aged women are gathered in a quiet conference room. Some huddle under blankets to ward off the chill from an unusual Texas cold spell.<p>This session's topic: guilt and shame.<p>"Does anybody feel like they're still dealing with, …

Politics

The Commuter Is a Train Worth Catching

Liam Neeson reunites with his best collaborator, the director Jaume Collet-Serra, for another enjoyable, schlocky thriller.<p>For years now, there’s been a particular genre of action cinema that has consistently lured moviegoers to the box office—films in which Liam Neeson has “a very particular set …

Celebrity News

The Bestsellers of 2017

Examining <i>PW</i>’s adult print bestseller lists from 2017 yields little in the way of trends. Most notable is the fact that it was the year the crayons …

Books

Belmond Sale Lets You See the World in Luxury

One might not have yet experienced luxury travel company Belmond, but many of the options that make up the portfolio of 47 hotels, safaris, trains …

Trains

A.J. Finn: The man who was born to write crime fiction

To say A.J. Finn is a specialist in crime would be something of an understatement. It's been part of his cultural DNA almost since he started reading.<p>…

Books

Working Geek: Microsoft’s Harini Gokul looks for women to have more impact, but not more pressure

Microsoft’s Harini Gokul is eager for women to excel in their careers and in charitable work, finding the places where they can have the greatest …

Microsoft

Doctor Who Overview: ‘Eighth Doctor Adventures’ (Season Two)

Big Finish<p>Towards the end of last year, I re-listened to and reviewed the second season of the Eighth Doctor Adventures. Before we move on to season …

TV Series