Will (Bill Milner) and Lee Carter (Will Poulter) in Son of Rambow. Optimum Releasing

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Son Of Rambow (12A)

Will (Bill Milner) and Lee Carter (Will Poulter) in Son of Rambow. Optimum ReleasingFor those who lived through the 1980s (with tattered Polaroids to recall the glaring fashion faux pas), it was the decade of leg warmers and Space Dust popping furiously on the tongue. "Frankie Say" t-shirts were the political statement of choice...
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Pompeo Batoni - National Gallery

Pompeo Batoni - National GalleryThis exhibition, which marks the tercentenary of the painter's birth, will be the first comprehensive presentation of Batoni's paintings in forty years. It will provide a vivid appreciation of the artistic achievement of Italy's Last Old Master, through the finest examples available in the public and private collections of Europe and America.
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Diary

Nazi-Sex Freak Future Shock

Judging by the many postcard ads you see around, Max Mosley isn't the only one who likes to dress up in Nazi-style gear to get his behind beaten by prostitutes.

Granted, it's a bit different when your papa was the leader of British fascism in the 1930s and when you're der fuhrer of Formula 1 motor racing, but what's most bewildering about Mosely's antics is that he is not alone. There are loads of Nazi-sex freaks and they're all loaded, if Mosley's five-hour, five-prostitute stint in a Chelsea basement is anything to go by.

Defenders of this kind of thing say that it was a private matter, but that approach misses the industry that must exist to support all these private matters. Someone cuts the cloth on the SS uniforms, someone else stitches together the jackboots and some daft rag trader flogs the death camp PJs.

Mosley is getting on a bit and maybe all this will die out with his generation. Our generation will do it better. Get on all fours to be whipped like a dog by young Abbey Ghraib, direct from Baghdad, and when the bill comes you can say you're helping with post-war reconstruction.

- David Clee

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Theatre

God of Carnage - Gielgud Theatre

God of Carnage - Gielgud TheatreFiennes plays a lawyer and the father of a nine-year-old boy who has hit another child in the school playground. As a result, he and his wife (Greig) are invited to the victim's parent's (Stott and McTeer) home to discuss the matter...
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Music

Simple Minds and Special Guests - Wembley Arena

Simple Minds and Special Guests - Wembley ArenaOne of the most successful bands of their generation; Simple Minds will take a break from the preparations of their new album to celebrate their 30th Anniversary with a series of six rare UK concerts during November and December...
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1. Hard Rock Calling
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Classical and Dance

Christmas Shows on Sale Now

Christmas Shows on Sale Now. Sleeping BeautyHave you ever noticed how the smart money goes out and buys their Christmas cards on Boxing Day, just to eke out the best bargains? Meanwhile the rest of us fret at how the Yuletide season seems to be beginning earlier every year.

Well, not to be left behind in this rush to get festive ahead of time, we're pleased to announce that this year's Christmas ballets have gone on sale. The Nutcracker (of course), Sleeping Beauty and Edward Scissorhands are this year's highlights.

So it's time to move on from a miserably frozen Easter and get your tickets for these true winter warmers...

Edward Scissorhands - Sadler's Wells Theatre
The Nutcracker - The Coliseum
The Sleeping Beauty - The Coliseum

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1. Sylvie Guillem and PUSH
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Cinema

Blockbuster of the Week - Son Of Rambow (12A)

Will (Bill Milner) and Lee Carter (Will Poulter) in Son of Rambow. Optimum Releasing
Comedy (2006) 95mins UK
Starring: Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jessica Hynes
Will Proudfoot lives with his mother Mary, a member of the strictly religious Plymouth Brethren who forbids him from corruptive influences like film, television and the radio...
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Critics' Choice of the Week - I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK (15)

I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK. Tartan Films
Drama (2006) 107mins S Korea
Starring: Lim Su-jeong, Jeong Ji-hun, Choi Heui-jin
Factory worker Yeung-gun believes she is an electricity hungry cyborg and refuses to eat, preferring to plug herself into the mains and almost electrocuting herself in the process...
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Thiller of the Week - Funny Games (18)

MICHAEL PITT IN FUNNY GAMES DIRECTED BY MICHAEL HANEKE. Halcyon Pictures Ltd
Thriller (2007) 111mins US/Fr/Ger/Ita
Starring: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet Anna, George and their young son Georgie arrive at their Long Island summer retreat. Father and son pursue the serious business of renovating the family's sailboat...
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Competition

Breach Competition

Breach CompetitionBased on the incredible true story of the greatest security violation in the history of the FBI, Breach is a smart and gripping spy thriller, featuring a devastating central performance from Academy AwardŽ winner Chris Cooper, and outstanding turns from Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney and Dennis Haysbert.

Eric O'Neill (Phillippe; Crash, Gosford Park), a computer specialist who desperately wants to be made an FBI Agent, is assigned to clerk for renowned operative Robert Hanssen (Cooper; American Beauty, The Kingdom), the sole subject of a long-term, top secret investigation.

Within weeks, Hanssen seems to warm to his new apprentice, who in return grows to respect Hanssen. However, O'Neill is soon confronted with the true reason behind his assignment, as the Bureau asks him to use Hanssen's growing trust to draw this suspected double-agent out of deep cover. Now engaged in a lethal game of 'spy vs. spy' where nothing is as it seems, O'Neill finds himself fighting to bring down Hanssen before the treacherous double-agent can destroy him, his family and the nation they are both sworn to serve.

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For a chance to win one of three copies of Breach on DVD, answer the following question:
Which of the following actors played in the movie American Beauty?
a. Dennis Haysbert
b. Ryan Phillippe
c. Robert Hanssen

Closing Date: Thursday 24 April 2008, Noon

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