Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. Paramount Pictures UK

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Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (12A)

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. Paramount Pictures UKStarring: Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, John Hurt, Ray Winstone
Following an encounter with Soviet agents led by villainous Irina Spalko at the height of the Cold War, Professor Jones returns home to Marshall College with his plucky sidekick Mac...
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Derren Brown, Mind Reader, An Evening of Wonders - Garrick Theatre

Derren Brown, Mind Reader, An Evening of Wonders - Garrick TheatreBe prepared for a theatrical experience unlike any other as Derren Brown, the master of psychological illusion, returns to the West End from May 2 to June 7. This is a strictly limited season of 32 performances...
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Madonna: Sticky And Sweet, Wembley Stadium, 11 September 2008

Madonna. Photo credit: annodam. Creative Commons LicenseExpect a web meltdown next Friday morning (9.00am, 16 May 2008) as tickets for the London leg of Madonna's latest world tour go on sale. The provocatively named Sticky And Sweet tour will feature songs from Madge's new offering Hard Candy plus all the old boot-stomping favourites from Like A Virgin to Hung Up.
Tickets will be listed here from 9.00am Friday 16 May 2008.

Top Attraction Sellers:
(01/05/08 - 14/05/08)

1. London Eye
2. Tutankhamun Exhibition
3. Summer Opening of Parliament
4. Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008, National Portrait Gallery
5. Summer Opening of the State Rooms


First Contact with Boris

IT'S always been a bit of a worry what to say when I meet my first space aliens.

No offence to myself intended, but my first contact response is likely to be a pathetic scream or gasp in dumb-wonder at the slimy, green giant things. The chances are in their culture such opened-mouthed antics mean you want to eat them, considered the height of inter-planetary rudeness.

No similar script problem for the extraterrestrials themselves, of course. They just have to say, "Take me to your leader!" Recently released government documents hint at substantial alien activity in London in the 1980s, during Ken Livingstone's first stint as city boss. The main sightings were over Waterloo Bridge, right next to Ken's old offices at County Hall. It is thought likely the ex-Mayor would have launched into a detailed and informative explanation of Tube and bus policy by way of breaking the ice and saving London and the world.

But times change and there's only so much earnest transport talk even universe-traversing aliens can stomach. In this, I think, we have the real explanation for the election of Boris Johnson. His boyish "Crumbs! Crikey!" routine, has been proved to disarm many an antagonistic home-grown voter, let alone a few dozy tourists from outer-space.

- David Clee


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Theatre | Music | Classical | Cinema


Zorro - Garrick Theatre

Zorro - Garrick TheatreCreated in 1919 by pulp writer Johnston McCulley, the iconic character Zorro is the secret identity of Don Diego de la Vega, a fictional wealthy caballero and master swordsman living in Spanish California, who defends the people of the land against injustice...
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Top Theatre Sellers:
(01/05/08 - 14/05/08)

1. Disney's The Lion King
2. The Phantom of the Opera
3. High School Musical On Stage
4. Deep Blue Sea
5. Mamma Mia!

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Nelson Mandela Concert - Hyde Park

Nelson Mandela Concert - Hyde ParkQueen & Paul Rodgers, Annie Lennox, Simple Minds, the Sugarbabes, Shirley Bassey or Razorlight are only a few of the acts confirmed for this spectacular event, taking place in London's Hyde Park, honouring Nelson Mandela at 90...
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Top Music Sellers:
(01/05/08 - 14/05/08)

1. The 46664 Concert Honouring Nelson Mandela At 90
2. Tiesto
3. Iron maiden
4. R.E.M.
5. Bon Jovi

Classical and Dance

Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

Swan Lake - Royal Opera HouseSwan Lake returns to London this summer with two shows. It will be the first appearance of both troups on the stage of the Royal Opera House
- Swan Lake, Guangdong Acrobatic Troupe of China
- Swan Lake, National Ballet of China
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers:
(01/05/08 - 14/05/08)

1. Kenwood Summer Prom
2. The Merry Widow
3. Der Rosenkavalier
4. The Nutcracker
5. Carmina Burana


Blockbuster of the Week - Smart People (15)

Smart people. Icon Film
Comedy (2008) 95mins US
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Page, Thomas Haden Church, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashton Holmes
Professor Lawrence Wetherhold, a self-obsessed authority on Victorian Literature, is rude to his students, doling out meagre grades for their hard work...
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Critics' Choice of the Week - Charlie Bartlett (15)

Charlie Bartlett. Verve Pictures UK.
Charlie Bartlett (15)
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr, Hope Davis
Brilliant yet deeply troubled teenager Charlie Bartlett has no paternal influence to guide him, and a wealthy mother who spends her entire day in a drug-induced haze...
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Horror Movie of the Week - Shutter (15)

Shutter. Photo Credit: Bill Kaye. TM and Copyright 2008 by Regency Entertainment (USA), INC. and Monarchy Entreprises S.a.r.l. All rights reserved.
Horror (2008) 85mins US
Starring: Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, Megumi Okina Well-respected photographer Benjamin Shaw and his wife Jane return to Japan for one of Ben's assignments, shortly after they have been involved in a car accident...
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Busta Rhymes Competition

Busta Rhymes CompetitionTrevor Tahiem Smith Jr, better known as Busta Rhymes, will be performing at The Indig02 on the 23rd May. Busta Rhymes started his solo career in 1996 after releasing two albums with the Leaders of the New School.

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For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Busta Rhymes, answer the following question:
From which of the following bands is Busta Rhymes originally from?
a. Boyzone
b. Leaders of the New School
c. Backstreet Boys

Closing Date: Thursday 16 May 2008, Noon

How to Enter:
- Send an email with the correct answer to [email protected], with the subject "Busta Rhymes Competition"
- NB MUST include name, date of birth, 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!

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.
- There is no cash alternative.

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The Chiswick Moran Hotel is a mere 20 minutes from central London and Heathrow Airport, yet nestled in the tree-lined tranquillity of Chiswick High Road.
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Chester Hotel Victoria - Victoria (2 Diamond B & B)Chester Hotel Victoria - Victoria (2 Diamond B & B)
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Holly House Hotel London - Victoria (Budget Rooms)Holly House Hotel London - Victoria (Budget Rooms)
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