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Julianne Moore, Jessical Biel and Nicolas Cage in Next. Photos Credit: Joseph Lederer. Release by: Entertainment Film Distributors

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Jessica Biel in Next. Photo Credit: Joseph Lederer. Released by: Entertainment Film Distributors "You've probably seen a lot of these shows - mentalists, magicians, illusionists - and wondered if they're the real deal," says Las Vegas conjurer Cris Johnson (Nicolas Cage) in his opening voiceover, as he prowls the neon-lit desert strip. "You'd be shocked to know that sometimes, not often, but sometimes, it is the real deal, masquerading as an act, hiding behind a few 50-dollar tricks, hiding in plain sight"...   
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London Eye

London EyeSee London from all angles - ride the London Eye, and then have romantic dinner on a River Cruise, too! Click here for info...
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Top Attraction Sellers:
(13/04/07 - 25/04/07)

1. London Eye    
2. The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army  
3. Madame Tussaud's   
4. Summer Opening of the State Rooms  
5. Tower Of London  


Invasion Earth: Beetles Recruit Spinal Tap

This Earth-like planet they've discovered over in the constellation of Libra sounds a bit iffy, given all those giant, flat beetles crawling around, but what do the inhabitants of Gliese 581 think of us?

If we've worked out that due to pressures of gravity and radiation, beetles are the most likely animal life-form down their way, presumably they have deduced with cold insect logic that animal life on earth is dominated by Paris Hilton and a few other upstanding celebrities.

If only they knew? Well, maybe they do. While there is as yet no proof that the low-slung beasties get, or have any pressing need for, irony, it is thought they have no real objections to the plan for Spinal Tap to reform for July’s Wembley Live Earth concert.

On the contrary, there is some evidence the concert may have been set up by the covetous beetles themselves: "What I think is going to be nice about this whole effort is there will be marching orders for people," said Spinal Tap director Rob Reiner.  Marching orders? For people? Nice? Shudder.

It Has Started.

- David Clee


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


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Adelphi Theatre

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcot -- Adelphi TheatreWith a crash of drums and a flash of light Joseph return to the West End in his dazzling coat of many colours. In a new staging of the record breaking 1990s London Palladium production Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's family classic is ready to please a whole new generation... Read More      
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Top Theatre Sellers:
(13/04/07 - 25/04/07)

1. Othello  
2. Phantom Of The Opera    
3. Wicked        
4. Cats       
5. We Will Rock You    


Babyshambles - Wembley Arena

Babyshambles - Wembley ArenaOriginally created in 2003 by frontman Pete Doherty as a side project during his first forced absence from The Libertines, Babyshambles, the (in)famous Indie Rock band from London will be playing at Wembley Arena in November 2007... Read More    
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Top Music Sellers:
(13/04/07 - 25/04/07)

1. Bon Jovi    
2. Kings Of Leon      
3. Take That    
4. Dir En Grey 
5. Muse  


ll barbiere di Siviglia - Holland Park Theatre

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Holland Park TheatreFigaro, the barber and busybody about town plots to help Count Almaviva in his pursuit of the beautiful Rosina under the watchful eye of her guardian Doctor Bartolo, who has his own eyes set on Rosina. Rossini's dazzling and vivacious masterpiece is an entertaining summer evening not to be missed... Read More     
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Top Classical Sellers:
(13/04/07 - 25/04/07)

1. Swan Lake         
2. Mayerling  
3. The Snow Queen         
4. Satyagraha     
5. Tosca   


Blockbuster of the Week - Next (12A)

Nicolas Cage and Jessica Biel in Next. Photo Credit: Joseph Lederer. Released by: Entertainment Film Distributors Thriller (2007) 95mins US
Director: Lee Tamahori
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel
Since he was a boy, Cris Johnson has possessed the ability to glimpse a few minutes into the future. Subjected to numerous tests as a youngster, Cris has disappeared from sight...
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Comedy of the Week - Reno 911!: Miami (15)

Reno 911: Miami. Photo by Darren Michaels. Copyright © 2007 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.Comedy (2006) 80mins US
Director: Robert Ben Garant
Starring: Carlos Alazraqui, Mary Birdsong, Ben Garant
Parody of the hit American television series Cops, following the day to day lives of a group of officers stationed in Miami...   
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Critics' Choice of the Week - The Painted Veil (12A)

NAOMI WATTS as Kitty Fane and EDWARD NORTON as Walter Fane in THE PAINTED VEIL directed by JOHN CURRAN. Momentum PicturesDrama (2006) 125mins US
Director: John Curran
Starring: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber
Persuaded by her bullish mother to marry dull bacteriologist Walter Fane, society belle Kitty finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage...
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See Also:
A-Z of London Films
A-Z of London Cinemas
Top 10 Movies
New Films This Week
Forthcoming Releases


Fire It Up! Competition

Fire It Up! CompetitionWin one of 3 pair of tickets for Fire It Up! at Koko, Bank Holiday Sunday May 6th

Teaming up for the first time since their sold-out event at Brixton Academy on New Year's Eve, Turnmills' legendary promotion The Gallery teams up with trance masters HeatUK for an exhilarating night of high-octane dance music at the mindblowing Koko. These two London institutions are proud to present Fire It Up! - the country's most exciting new promotion, spearheaded by the immense talent that is Eddie Halliwell. This is his only confirmed gig of 2007 in London.

For your chance to win one of 3 pairs of ticket for Fire It Up! at Koko, Bank Holiday Sunday May 6th, answer the following question:

Before being renamed Koko in 2004, what was the name of the nightclub situated at 1a Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE?
1. Bullet Bar
2. Camden Palace
3. Studio 88

Closing Date: Thursday 3rd May 2007, Noon

How to Enter:
- Send an email with the correct answer to [email protected], with the subject "Fire It Up! 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

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London Hotels

4 Of The Best

The Landmark London, Marylebone (5*)The Landmark London, Marylebone (5*)
Walk into the Landmark's soaring atrium with 40 foot palm trees and you enter an oasis of tranquillity. The newest of London's 5 star properties was once a railway hotel, and since its opening in 1993, the hotel has enjoyed increasing acclaim. 
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Holiday Inn London Regent's Park, Regent's Park (4*)Holiday Inn London Regent's Park, Regent's Park (4*)
A truly central London location means this hotel is close to many of the capital's most famous sights. Madame Tussauds, the Planetarium, Oxford Street and of course, Regent's Park which is home to London Zoo, can all be reached on foot.
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Mercure Hotel - London City Bankside, London Bridge / City (3*)Mercure Hotel - London City Bankside, London Bridge (3*)
In the heart of Bankside, the Mercure Hotel is located close to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, St Paul's Cathedral, the New Tate Gallery of Modern Art and Vinopolis. This hotel offers a bar, brasserie and air conditioned bedrooms with satellite television, mini bar and tea and coffee tray.
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Eden Plaza Hotel, South Kensington (2*)Eden Plaza Hotel, South Kensington (2*)
The Eden Plaza Hotel is situated on the tree-lined avenue of Queensgate and is a short walk from the Natural History Museum, Science and V&A Museums. Bedrooms are equipped with hair dryer, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. Knightsbridge and Harrods are close by.
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3 Accommodation Deals

Dylan Hotel Studios, Paddington (4* Apartment)Dylan Hotel Studios, Paddington (4* Apartment)
If you would prefer the freedom of your own apartment Dylan Hotel Studios are ideal. This family run establishment has 22 single, twin, double, or triple apartments. All have the luxury of private shower and toilet and are decorated and furnished to high standards. 
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Abcone Hotel London, Kensington (3*)Abcone Hotel London, Kensington (3*)

Abcone Hotel London is ideally situated in a quiet residential street in the exclusive Kensington district, just minutes from world class attractions including the Science and Natural History museums.
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Amhurst Hotel, Stamford Hill (Budget Hotel)Amhurst Hotel, Stamford Hill (Budget Hotel)
If you want to visit Central London but don’t want to stay amongst all the hustle and bustle try Amhurst Hotel which is only 30 minutes away via tube in Stamford Hill.
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Top Hotels Sellers:
(13/04/07 - 25/04/07)

1. Rose Court Hotel      
2. Royal Hotel     
3. Tria Hotel   
4. So London Apartments    
5. Paddington Court Hotel & Suites  


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I am living the life of a married woman with children who found my old boyfriend on We were in a great teenage relationship in high school. After 22 years, we find each other and have been emailing, talking on cell phones every day for hours. We both have wonderful good paying jobs in Finance and really enjoy this new rekindled strange realtionship. We want to meet for dinner, but were both married with children. Neither of us are happy with our marriage, just dealing with it. We live 2 hours apart. We laugh, talk and tell each other everything. Not sure what to do.
- Victoria     

Dear Victoria, 
Going by what you say, the advice would have to be to keep this "strange relationship" as it is. You're enjoying it like that and it's not really hurting others. Meeting your ex might blow it all up in smoke and would have all too obvious consequences. On the other hand, no-one ever listens to anyone about relationships. As Johnny Borrell of Razorlight said about Kirsten Dunst this week: "I don't think there are any rules behind it. If you fall you fall."
- LondonNet

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