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Tom Hanks stars in Columbia Pictures suspense thriller Angels & Demons. Sony Pictures Releasing

Angels & Demons (12A)
In various religious texts and works of art, angels and demons are regarded as the messengers to the afterlife in either Heaven or Hell. Ron Howard's action-packed film, adapted from the best-seller by Dan Brown...
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Interviews: Ewan McGregor | Tom Hanks | Ron Howard

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The Illuminati on Expenses

Without a doubt MPs are the Demons this week and that's all well and good, but the sneaky thing about demons is that they are pretty good at dragging the Angels down with them.

For dramatic purposes, they're right to do it.

What would be the fun of light v. dark films like Angels and Demons if there weren't something of the night about the goodies? Our previous saviour Harry Potter had a bit of Slytherin in him and even Saint Tom Hanks seems drawn to whack-jobs like the Illuminati.

Like all evil-doers, MPs hope to play on this dynamic, which is why they've tried to blame the expenses 'system' (i.e. other MPs) for their woes, or turn the tables on TV presenters by asking what money they're on.

Most people know this is all part of the game, but watch out for those that take it all at face value.

In the US, there is a group called The Resistance which plans to storm into cinemas screening Angels and Demons and tell audiences of the literal truth about the world-controlling Illuminati, the film's baddies.

They're almost as funny as people who believe Gordon Brown and David Cameron when they say sorry.

- David Clee

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- Cinema

Tom Hanks stars in Columbia Pictures suspense thriller Angels & Demons. Sony Pictures Releasing.Blockbuster of the Week: Angels & Demons (12A)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor
When a respected nuclear research scientist is found dead...
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Interviews: Ewan McGregor | Tom Hanks | Ron Howard

Fighting. Copyright: 2008Universal Studios. All Rights ReservedAction Movie of the Week: Fighting (15)
Starring: Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Zulay Henao
Shawn MacArthur sells counterfeit goods on street corners, working the patch under the control...
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Synecdoche, New York. No Image AvailableDrama of the Week: Synecdoche, New York (15)
Starring: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton
Reality fragments as painter Adele Cotard calls a time out from her marriage...
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Kenwood Summer Prom starring Russell Watson - Kenwood HouseKenwood Summer Prom starring Russell Watson - Kenwood House
The City of London Orchestra will join Russell in performing a specially selected program...
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- Clubs

I am... The After Party - London indigO2 (25 May)I am... The After Party - London indigO2 (25 May)
Following Beyoncé's sold-out concert on Monday 25th May at the O2 Arena, there will be an exclusive I AM... The After Party - presents Solange and The Hadley St. Dreams hosted by Beyoncé...
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- Comedy

Simon Amstell - Richmond TheatreSimon Amstell - Richmond Theatre
A shiny new stand-up tour from the master of the one-line put down and former NMTB host, Mr Simon Amstell...
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- Music

The Cribs - HMV Forum (15 October 2009). Photo Credit: Live Pict - LIVEPICT.COM. C.C.LicenseThe Cribs - HMV Forum (15 October 2009)
The Cribs are pleased to announce details of UK dates this Autumn...
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- Theatre

Othello - Trafalgar StudiosOthello - Trafalgar Studios
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London Accommodation

The St Martin's Lane Hotel - Covent Garden (5*)

The St Martin's Lane Hotel - Covent Garden (5*)
St Martins Lane has reinvented the hotel experience and reflects the 'hotels as theatre' approach Ian Schrager first created in New York over 16 years ago...
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De Vere Venues Devonport House - Greenwich (4*)

De Vere Venues Devonport House - Greenwich (4*)
De Vere Venue Devonport House is located in the centre of Maritime Greenwich on the historical World Heritage Site. The surroundings are the perfect place...
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Boulevard Hotel - Paddington (3* B&B)

Boulevard Hotel - Paddington (3* B&B)
Close to Paddington mainline and underground station, Boulevard Hotel is within easy reach of a number of popular tourist destinations ...
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Hyde Park Budget Apartments - Bayswater (Budget Apartments)

Hyde Park Budget Apartments - Bayswater (Budget Apartments)
Live like a Londoner by staying at Hyde Park Budget Apartments, a range of contemporary studio apartments that enable you to come and go as you please...
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