3:10 To Yuma. Lionsgate Films

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3:10 To Yuma

Chritian Bale in 3:10 To Yuma. Lionsgate FilmsFifty years after Glenn Ford and Van Heflin cocked their pistols in the original 3:10 To Yuma, based on a story by Elmore Leonard, director James Mangold saddles up for a fast-paced remake that reinvigorates the western genre Read More
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Tutankhamun

viscera Coffin. PHOTO CREDIT: © ANDREAS F. VOEGELIN, ANTIKENMUSEUM BASEL AND SAMMLUNG LUDWIGLast time Tut Mania hit London, in 1972, the exhibition was a record breaker, when over 1.7 million queued up for hours to see Tutankhamun's tomb treasures in the British Museum Read More
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1. London Eye
2. The First Emperor: China's Terracota Army
3. Summer Opening of The States Rooms
4. Madame Tussauds
5. Summer Opening of The Houses of Parliament

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Tut, Tut, King Tut

Pectoral. PHOTO CREDIT: © ANDREAS F. VOEGELIN, ANTIKENMUSEUM BASEL AND SAMMLUNG LUDWIGProbably I waste too much of my time feeling sorry for celebrities, but come on, you had to feel for Britney Spears at the MTV Awards and what about Alex Ferguson? The Manchester United boss was punched in the groin by a fellow Scot at Euston station. No more can we say, "Fergie, what's with the red face?"

Going by the infallible dictum that these things come in threes, my prediction is that the next famous name to be attacked is poor old boy king Tutankhamun.

He might have thought he was cursed enough already, what with having to marry his sister, being murdered as a teenager and suffering his private effects to be spread out for the world to see, as in the upcoming exhibition at the 02 Arena, but just you wait King Tut, the people of London won't be happy when they learn that you've left your famous golden death mask back in Egypt for this trip. Oh no, they'll take it as badly as seeing Fergie with his scowl turned off or Britney Spears with her knickers on.

To be fair there are lots of fascinating things to see at your exhibition and crowds in other cities on the tour have flocked to see the 3,000 year old artefacts, but, tut, tut, don't put out advertising bumph with the death mask, or we'll re-animate your wife-sister.

- David Clee

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Theatre

Swimming With Sharks - Vaudeville Theatre

Christian Slater in Swimming With SharksChristian Slater is returning to the West End stage in this darkly comic modern thriller. Slater plays incendiary, irresistible movie producer Buddy Ackerman (played by Kevin Spacey in the film), one of Hollywood's most powerful men and the boss from hell Read More
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1. Phantom of the Opera
2. Disney's The Lion King
3. The Sound of Music
4. Mamma Mia
5. Les Miserables

Music

Kaiser Chiefs - Earls Court

Kaiser Chiefs - Earls CourtNot even the Kaiser Chiefs themselves could have predicted the riot their energetic pop rock sounds would provoke when they released their debut single back in 2005 but by following it with a series of singalong hits all killer hooks and catchy choruses the Leeds based band have become regulars at the top of the charts Read More
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1. Gogol Bordello
2. The Cat Empire
3. Thin Lizzy
4. UB40
5. The Saw Doctors

Classical and Dance

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Edward II - Sadler's Wells Theatre

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Edward IIBRB return with two contrasting programmes. Strictly Dancing features the exuberant last act of Paquita, which showcases the skill, grandeur and panache of the 19th-century master choreographer, Marius Petipa Read More
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers:
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1. The Snow Queen
2. The Nutcracker
3. Swan Lake
4. Carmen
5. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Cinema

Blockbuster of the Week - 3:10 To Yuma (15)

Russell Crowe in 3:10 To Yuma. Lionsgate FilmsWestern (2007) 122mins US
Starring: Christian Bale, Russell Crowe
Impoverished rancher Dan Evans agrees the sum of USD200 to escort vicious criminal Ben Wade to the prison train, which leaves at 3.10pm
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Critics' Choice of the Week - Superbad (15)

Seth (Jonah Hill) in Superbad. Sony Pictures ReleasingComedy (2007) 113mins US
Starring: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera
As the first day of college approaches, best friends Seth and Evan try to ignore their impending separation by getting trashed at a party
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Thriller of the Week - Disturbia (15)

Shia LaBeouf in Disturbia. Paramount PicturesThriller (2007) 104mins US
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Sarah Roemer, David Morse
After a brush with the law, teenager Kale (Shia LaBeouf) is placed under house arrest and fitted with a sensor
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