Left Image: Brad Pitt (Rusty Ryan) in Ocean's Thirteen. Photo: Melinda Sue Gordon. ©2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.-U.S., Canada, Bahamas & Bermuda - ©2006 Village Roadshow Films (BVI) Limited. Right Image: Poster of the movie Ocean's Thirteen distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin and Al Pacino. ©2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.-U.S., Canada, Bahamas & Bermuda - ©2006 Village Roadshow Films (BVI) Limited
Left Image: Brad Pitt (Rusty Ryan) in Ocean's Thirteen. Photo: Melinda Sue Gordon. ©2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.-U.S., Canada, Bahamas & Bermuda - ©2006 Village Roadshow Films (BVI) Limited. Right Image: Poster of the movie Ocean's Thirteen distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin and Al Pacino. ©2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.-U.S., Canada, Bahamas & Bermuda - ©2006 Village Roadshow Films (BVI) Limited

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Ocean's Thirteen

Brad Pitt (Rusty Ryan), George Clooney (Danny Ocean) and Matt Damon (Linus Caldwell) in Ocean's Thirteen, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon. © 2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. - - U.S., Canada, Bahamas & Bermuda © 2006 Village Roadshow Films (BVI) Limited The gang is back (minus Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones) in the second sequel to Steven Soderbergh's frothy 2001 heist caper. Like its predecessors, Ocean's Thirteen is smart and sexy, trading as much on the likeability of the impeccably tailored stars as the preposterousness of the plot... Read More
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Father's Day 2007

Father's Day 2007Sunday 17 June 2007
The time to celebrate all the best things about your Dad is near. To be sure this Father's Day is her most memorable yet, let LondonNet help with your holiday planning... Read More




Top Attraction Sellers:
(24/05/07 - 06/06/07)

1. London Eye
2. Madame Tussaud's
3. Flower Shows
4. Summer Opening of the State Rooms
5. London travelcards

Diary

Playing the Airport Security Game

Ryanair says it's going to cut fares because demand in the airline game is on a bit of a slump.

So what's behind the fall in demand? Ryanair's boss, Michael O'Leary, says long queues going through security are putting people off.

He might have a point. At Stansted airport last week a dad with two kids asked the rest of us if he could push-in as he was about to miss his plane.

Okay, fine. Through the metal-detecting contraption he and the kids go, then they're the only ones in a queue of perhaps 70-80 people to get the full treatment. Frantic Dad pleaded with the uniforms, but, in sharp tones, was told to empty his bags and his shoulders slumped in defeat. Have a nice day, sir.

A seven-year-old I know told me the other day that one of her favourite playground games is Security Check, where the boys get the girls to remove their belts and shoes and have their bags checked.

Leaving aside the slightly creepy Doctors and Nurses overtones there, I'm not sure if this means the coming generation is going to hate flying or if they'll take all the security hype as a joke. Either way, the madness at airports is self-defeating.

- David Clee

Entertainment

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

Theatre

Gaslight - Old Vic Theatre

Gaslight - Old Vic TheatreWhile Jack Manningham is out on the town each evening, his wife Bella (Pike), stays at home alone, believing she’s losing her mind: she can’t explain the disappearance of familiar objects, the mysterious footsteps overhead or the ghostly flickering of living room gaslights... Read More
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Top Theatre Sellers:
(24/05/07 - 06/06/07)

1. Disney's the Lion King
2. Mary Poppins
3. Phantom of the Opera
4. Wicked
5. The Sound of Music

Music

Sweet Soul Music - Crystal Palace Bowl

Sweet Soul Music - Crystal Palace BowlTo honour the 40th anniversary of the first UK joint Stax/Atlantic tour and the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of Stax, the producers of the hit West End shows "Dancing in the Streets" and "The Rat Pack – Live form Las Vegas" bring you Sweet Soul Music... Read More
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More at the Crystal Palace Bowl


Top Music Sellers:
(24/05/07 - 06/06/07)

1. Steve Vai
2. Michael Buble
3. Scorpions
4. Rush
5. Blondie

Classical and Dance

Havana Rakatan - Peacock Theatre

Havana Rakatan - Peacock TheatreNilda Guerra's acclaimed Cuban company Ballet Rakatan brings a slice of Havana flavour to London as high-octane Cuban dance combines with an awe-inspiring Cuban band in this spectacular new show direct from the world's most soulful city... Read More
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers:
(24/05/07 - 06/06/07)

1. La Clemenza di Tito
2. Nabucco
3. Tosca
4. Fidelio
5. The Nutcracker

Cinema

Blockbuster of the Week: Ocean's Thirteen (PG)

Al Pacino (Willy Bank) in Ocean's Thirteen. Photo credit: Melinda Sue Gordon. © 2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. - - U.S., Canada, Bahamas & Bermuda © 2006 Village Roadshow Films (BVI) LimitedComedy (2007) 122mins US
Starring: George Clooney, Al Pacino, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon
Ruthless casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses Danny Ocean's good friend Reuben Tishkoff , hospitalising him and enraging the other members of the team...
Showing at these cinemas...


Critics' Choice of the Week: Black Gold (U)

www.blackgoldmovie.com. © Speak-it/Fulcrum Productions. 2006. All rights reserved.Documentary (2006) 77mins UK
Following the lead of America, Britain is rapidly becoming a nation of coffee houses, high streets cluttered with global brand names. These multinationals control the bulk of the global market, pushing up prices and paying the farmers as little as possible to maximise profits...
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Drama of the Week: The Tiger's Tail (18)

Liam (Brendan Gleeson) and Jane (Kim Cattrall) in The Tiger's Tail. Photo credit - Jonathan Hession. © Merlin Films/BVI IrelandDrama (2006) 107mins Ire
Starring: Brendan Glesson, Kim Cattrall, Sinead Cusack
Hugely successful Dublin businessman Liam O'Leary runs a profitable real estate development company, which is bidding for the rights to construct the city's most prestigious sports stadium...
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

Competition

Transformers The Movie - The Ultimate Edition Competition

Transformers The Movie - The Ultimate EditionThe original animated movie comes back out on DVD from 4th June. Transformers The Movie Ultimate Edition contains a brand new remastered widescreen version specially made for this DVD release, and never before available.

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For your chance to win one of four copies of Transformers The Movie - The Ultimate Edition (2 discs) Limited Edition Tin Box DVD, simply answer the following question:
In Transformers, what's the name of the leader of the Autobots?
a. Optimus Prime
b. Megatron
c. Zarak

Closing Date: Thursday 21 June 2007, Noon


How to Enter:
- Send an email with the correct answer to [email protected], with the subject "Transformers 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 Bentley Kempsinki, Kensington (5*)The Bentley Kempinski, Kensington (5*)
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Academy Town House, Bloomsbury (4*)Academy Town House, Bloomsbury (4*)
Converted from five 19th century Georgian homes, this hotel is located on a peaceful street in the heart of the Bloomsbury district of London. Within walking distance of Oxford Circus and Covent Garden, this luxury accommodation is ideal for business and leisure guests.
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Thistle Kensington Palace, Kensington (3*)Thistle Kensington Palace, Kensington (3*)
Situated opposite Kensington Palace and just around the corner from Kensington High Street, this London hotel is only minutes away from Knightsbridge and Harrods, the Royal Albert Hall and the West End theatres and shops.
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Eden Plaza Hotel, South Kensington (2*)Eden Plaza Hotel, South Kensington (2*)
Ideally located in one of the most fashionable districts of London, this hotel also has a modern and fresh interior and a range of basic but well equipped single, double, twin and triple ensuite rooms available.
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3 Accommodation Deals

City Inn Express, Hackney (Budget Hotel)City Inn Express, Hackney (Budget Hotel)
Do you want to get a taste of real London? Then stay at City Inn Express in Hackney, the heart of London's East End. This is a residential district of London with an effervescent ambience. You can mingle with real Londoners and frequent the energetic bars and restaurants on offer.
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The Hempel Hotel, near Hyde Park (Luxury Apartment)The Hempel Hotel, near Hyde Park (Luxury Apartment)
breathtakingly stunning boutique hotel has created an architectural statement in original design. All the bedrooms have been individually designed to offer the modern traveller an alternative definition of luxury.
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Globetrotter Inn London, Hammersmith (Hostel)Globetrotter Inn London, Hammersmith (Hostel)
Great rooms at a great price for students and young people on a budget. Close to public transport links, you can find easy access to any London attraction, including the Natural History Museum, Trafalgar Square and the impressive London Eye.
Check availability and book online


Top Hotels Sellers:
(24/05/07 - 06/06/07)

1. Linden House Hotel, Paddington (2*)
2. Fraser Place Queens Gate, South Kensington (4* Apartment)
3. Avni Hotel London, South Kensington (3* Hotel)
4. So London Apartments, Kilburn (3* Apartment)
5. Acacia Hostel London, South Kensington (Hostel)

Talkback

Dear LondonNet,
Your film listings for the Mile End Genesis cinema are seriously out of date. This undermines any reliance I might put on other listings.
- Andy

Dear Andy,
The Genesis Mile End Cinema is now named the Genesis Cinema Whitechapel so the listings for the cinema you are looking for are now published on the following page:
http://www.londonnet.co.uk/cinema/genesiscinemawhitechapel.html
I hope this will help and please let me know if you need anything else.
Kind regards,
- LondonNet

Dear LondonNet
Thanks for your reply!
- Andy

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