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Kristen Dunst in Marie Antoinette. Photo Credit: Leigh Johnson. Copyright: Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.Marie Antoinette (12A)
Sofia Coppola's revisionist biopic of the 18th century queen, based on Antonia Fraser's novel Marie Antoinette: The Journey, is an extraordinary achievement in many respects...
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Marvel Ultimate AllianceVideo Games
Find the latest games for your PC, Playstation, Xbox, etc... thanks to our new video game section.
News, Updates and buy online...
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HalloweenHalloween
Tired of eating sweets and watching the trick-or-treaters have all the fun on Halloween? Well, get your costume ideas flowing and start looking for some thrills and chills around town....
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MacExpo CompetitionMacExpo Competition
Keep up with the digital revolution at MacExpo 2006, 26th to 28th October at Olympia’s National Hall, London.  This all-encompassing Mac and iPod event is dedicated to bringing the latest digital and creative technology for the home and work place together under one roof.


For the chance to win 1 4Gb iPodnano (value UKP129) or one of ten pairs of tickets for the event, click here

Top Attractions Sellers:
(15/09/06- 18/10/06)

1. The London Eye       
2. Madame Tussaud's      
3. London Travelcards     
4. Sunday Lunch Jazz Cruise     
5. Tower of London     

Diary

Slip sliding through art and life

Helter-skelter slides at the Tate Modern? Good grief, that's not art, spluttered some critics last week when Carsten Holler's crazy tubes were unveiled.

My son went there on a school trip the other day. He was doom-laden when the slides were pronounced out of bounds because someone had forgotten to ask for parental permission. Then, once in the turbine hall, grinning teachers revealed the ban as a joke and the kids went whooshing down, turbo-powered by the exquisite thrill of desire denied and revived.

Concealment and revelation are key aspects of art – how else to create mystery and suspense? That the helter-skelter should get teachers and kids in on the act is a tribute to the interactive power of Holler's exhibit.
Probably, this participatory-principle should be rolled out to other areas of life to promote the general goodwill and all-round artistic appreciation.

Every so often your boss would say: "No lunch for you today, we're snowed under," and then, after you'd banged your head on the desk, produce a sheaf of luncheon-vouchers. Party! Instead of habitually underestimating the time until the next Tube train, dot matrix indicators should exaggerate the wait.
Minutes taken back from the Time Lords! Watch the passengers leap for joy!

For all we know, Heather Mills is threatening to dish all the dirt of Sir Paul and then when it comes to court, she’ll go: "Only joking, my former lover, you keep the money, let's share the child-care and the world loves the Frog Chorus!"

- David Clee

Entertainment

See below for what's currently happening in and around London:
Theatre | Music | Classical | Cinema


Theatre


A Moon For The MisbegottenA Moon for the Misbegotten
Old Vic Theatre
Director Howard Davies is reunited with Eve Best and Kevin Spacey for Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, having separately worked with both actors on two other award-winning productions of O'Neill classics, Mourning Becomes Electra at the National Theatre with Best, and The Iceman Cometh at the Almeida, The Old Vic and on Broadway with Spacey... Read More
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Top Theatre Sellers:
(15/09/06- 18/10/06)

1. Disney's The Lion King      
2. Blue Man Group       
3. The Phantom of the Opera       
4. The Sound of Music        
5. Wicked   


Music


BeyonceBeyonce
Wembley Arena
Mon, 4th June 2007
Global superstar Beyonce Knowles returns to the UK with her most spectacular show yet. Taking the UK by storm as she appears on stage for the first time in 2 years, Beyonce will play five exclusive shows across the country as part of her hotly anticipated 2007 European Tour... Read More   
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Top Music Sellers:
(15/09/06- 18/10/06)


1. Razorlight
2. Snow Patrol
3. Placebo      
4. Iron Maiden      
5. The Feeling        

Classical

Tamara Rojo as Odette and Carlos Acosta as Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake photo Johan PerssonSwan Lake
Royal Opera House
Tchaikovsky's immortal Swan Lake is gliding into the Royal Opera House starting 3 February and playing until 27 February. This play, which was first performed in 1877, follows the doomed love of Odette and Prince Siegfried...Read More
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Top Classical Sellers:
(15/09/06- 18/10/06)

1. The Nutcracker  
2. Sleeping Beauty           
3. Alice in Wonderland       
4. Carmen       
5. Four Temperaments Mixed Bill      

Cinema

Kristen Dunst in Marie Antoinette. Photo Credit: Leigh Johnson. Copyright: Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.Blockbuster of the Week
Marie Antoinette (12A)

Drama (2006) 123mins US
Director: Sofia Coppola
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Rip Torn
Kirsten Dunst lets them eat cake in Sofia Coppola's long awaited follow-up to Lost In Translation, based on Antonia Fraser's novel, which chronicles the naive Austrian girl's rise to power as queen of France alongside King Louis XVI...
 Showing at these cinemas...   

Michael (ZACH BRAFF) in The Last Kiss. Copyright: Momentum PicturesComedy of the Week
The Last Kiss (15)
Drama (2006) 104mins US
Director: Tony Goldwyn
Starring: Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson
American remake of the Italian drama L'Ultimo Bacio, concerning handsome thirty-something Michael, who is engaged to the beautiful and pregnant Jenna. Whilst attending a friend's wedding, Michael meets college student Kim and is dazzled by her beauty...
 Showing at these cinemas...

Jake Fischer (ASHTON KUTCHER) in a scene from The Guardian, directed by Andrew Davis. Distributed by Buena Vista International. Photo: Ben Glass. © 2006 Holding Pictures Distribution Co., LLC. All Rights Reserved.Turkey of the Week
The Guardian (12A)

Action (2006) 139mins US
Director: Andrew Davis
Starring: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward
In the aftermath of a tragic accident, venerated U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer Ben Randall reluctantly accepts a teaching post at "A" School, which is responsible for finding the strongest and most courageous swimmers to fill the ranks...
 Showing at these cinemas...

See Also:
 A-Z of London Films 
 A-Z of London Cinemas
 Top 10 Movies
 New Films This Week 
 Forthcoming Releases 
 Interviews 
 London Film Festival 2006

Competition

MacExpo Competition

MacExpo 2006MacExpo will be brimming with the latest technology offering you the chance to try out the latest hardware, software, accessories, tunes, cameras, games and gadgets.  From iMacs to iTunes, from iPods to iWeb and iLife, MacExpo is the place to be if you are serious about your digital lifestyle. 


For the chance to win 1 4Gb iPodnano (value UKP129) or one of ten pairs of tickets for the event, it's really simple...

How to Enter:
Send an email with the correct answer to [email protected], with the Subject " MacExpo Competition." You must include your name, email address, telephone number and postal address, to be considered for the prize.

More Necessary Info:
- NB MUST include name, email, telephone number and postal address (which will only be used for this compie only - guaranteed). If you don't include your details we can't send you info about the prize!
- First correct answer out of the Editor's hat wins the prize
- Details will be sent to the winner
- LondonNet is not responsible for prize distribution
- The Editor's decision is final

Closing Date: Monday 23rd October 2006, noon

Note:
MacExpo 2006 from 26th to 28th October, at Olympia London. Opening times are from 10am until 6pm Thursday and Friday and 10am until 5pm on Saturday. Tickets cost UKP12 on the door but visitors can pre-register via the website. http://www.mac-expo.co.uk/Home.html to avoid the queues. 

Hotels

3 Accomodation Deals

The City Hotel, The CityCity Hotel***(The City)
Innovative in both location and style of accommodation, the City Hotel has rightly won plaudits from both business and tourist travellers. Unusually, it also boasts a large car park with limited coach space on offer.
 

 
The Chelsea Lodge Hotel, Fulham RoadChelsea Lodge Hotel**(Fulham Road)
A great little hotel over one of west London's restaurants, the Chelsea Lodge scores highly for value for money, location and efficiency of service. 



 
Swissotel The Howard, Temple PlaceSwissotel London The Howard****(Tempel)
Inspired by the designs of Robert Adam, creator of the neo-classical style, no attention to design detail has been spared - from the marble pillars imported from Italy to the rich, specially commissioned carpet. The smart formality of the staff uniforms contrasts with the genuine warmth of their welcome.


 
Four of the Best
 
The Milestone, KensingtonThe Milestone *****(Kensington)
Dutch revival architecture houses a hotel that has recently been subject to a UKP5 million refurbishment; one that features individually designed rooms and suites, culinary excellence and a location in one of the most exclusive areas of London.

 
The Chesterfield, MayfairThe Chesterfield****(Mayfair)
Any hotel that offers internet access from all its rooms knows how to move with the times, although the Chesterfield's Georgian decor also respects the past. For fitness fanatics, gym passes are also avilable for the local fitness club. 


 
The Gallery, South KensingtonThe Gallery***(South Kensington)
The Gallery Hotel offers a haven of quiet elegance in luxurious Victorian surroundings, within reach of all the best that modern London has to offer. Friendly staff and a lobby adorned with mahogany panelling offer a warm and welcoming greeting to guests on arrival.

 
The Lincoln House Hotel, Marble ArchLincoln House ** (Marble Arch)
Built at the end of the 18th Century, in the time of King George III, the Lincoln House Hotel offers Georgian charm with modern comforts.




Top Hotels Sellers:
(15/09/06- 18/10/06)

1. So London Apartments, Kilburn (3 Star Apatment)
2. Lord Jim Hotel, Earls Court (Budget Hotel)
3. Airways Hotel, VGictoria (Bed and Breakfast)
4. Normandie Hotel London, Paddington (Bed and Breakfast)
5. Boulevard Hotel, Paddington (Bed and Breakfast)

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