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(C) 2011 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND LEGENDARY PICTURES. Photo Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon. (L-r) BRADLEY COOPER as Phil, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS as Alan and ED HELMS as Stu in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comedy THE HANGOVER PART II, a Warner Bros. Pictures release.  
The Hangover Part II (15)
The wolf pack is back with a Thai twist - this time around Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug open their bleary eyes to Bangkok....
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London BIG Theatre Sales. Tickets from only £10.99. Picture: Jersey Boys  
London BIG Theatre Sales
Our mad May Sale is underway with theatre tickets from just £10.99. Highlights include Jersey Boys (was £62.50, now £39.99), Legally Blonde (was £38.50, now £22.50) and Merchants Of Bollywood (was £23.99, now £40)...
Tickets

Top Attractions Sellers (12/05/11 - 25/05/11):
1. The London Eye, 2. Buckingham Palace, 3. Tower Of London, 4. London River Cruises, 5. Sealife London Aquarium




Diary: It's Essential to be Special



You have to feel for the word 'special'. Once it meant somewhere between, 'yeah, pretty good' and 'wow, great', but now, it is almost an insult. That's thanks mainly to Barrack Obama and David Cameron, who have upgraded Britain and America's relationship from 'special' to 'essential'.

To be fair to the leaders of the free world, probably the rot started for Special when they called kids with a whole range of serious educational issues 'Special Needs' and then schools that had bad exam results were put on the ominous-sounding 'Special Measures'.

That made Britain and America's legendary 'special relationship' smell a bit iffy, like it needed a hotshot management guru and an understanding councillor to sort it out. With 'essential' there is no such doubt: we're two can-do guys who just gotta do what guys gotta do, like shoot some special measures down Colonel Gadaffi's throat.

Either Michelle Obama isn't in the loop or there's trouble ahead for Islington's Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school. "You are all so very special," she told some of its students this week. "I knew I had come to a very special place".

- David Clee




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- Cinema



HANGOVER PART II, THE. Copyright: (C) 2011 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND LEGENDARY PICTURES. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. ED HELMS as Stu in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures comedy THE HANGOVER PART II, a Warner Bros. Pictures release.  
Blockbuster of the Week: The Hangover Part II (15)
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms
Stu has finally found love with the beautiful Lauren and is poised to marry her in a traditional ceremony in Thailand...
Read Review | Showing at These Cinemas | Watch Trailer
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2. Fox UK Film  
Kids' Movie of the Week: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 2 - Rodrick Rules (U)
Starring: Devon Bostick, Steve Zahn, Zachary Gordon
Seventh grade student Greg Heffley endures trials and tribulations at school but they are nothing compared to the bullying he suffers at home...
Read Review | Showing at These Cinemas | Watch Trailer
Apocalypse Now. Optimum Releasing  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Apocalypse Now (15)
Starring: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Dennis Hopper
Terrifying portrait of hell in Vietnam centred on Captain Willard, who is sent upriver into Cambodia...
Showing at These Cinemas | Watch Trailer


See Also:
A-Z of London Cinemas, A-Z of London Films, A-Z of UK Cinemas, A-Z of UK Films, Top 10 Movies, New Films This Week, Forthcoming Releases, Interviews


Listings Menus:
Movies by Genres, 3 D Movies, Over 18s Screenings, Parents and Baby Screenings, Subtitled Movies


- Classical and Dance



Swan Lake, Royal Opera House. Swan Lake, Royal Opera House, information and tickets.  
Swan Lake - Royal Opera House
Mariinsky Ballet opens the season with their spellbinding production of Konstantin Sergeyev's Swan Lake, based on Petipa and Ivanov's great masterpiece...
Info and Tickets | More Classical, Opera and Dance Tickets


Top Classical and Dance Sellers (12/05/11 - 25/05/11):
1. Romeo and Juliet - O2 Arena, 2. Swan lake, 3. Merchants of Bollywood, 4. Flawless - Chase The Dream, 5. Scenes De Ballet, Voluntaries.The Rite of Spring


- Comedy



Reginald D Hunter at The HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London. Reginald D Hunter at The HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London information and tickets.  
Reginald D Hunter - The HMV Hammersmith Apollo
The drole American comic from Albany, Georgia returns with his dead-pan stand-up show Live!
Info and Tickets | More Comedy Tickets | Pre-orde Reginald D. Hunter Live on DVD


Top Comedy Sellers (12/05/11 - 25/05/11):
1. Reginald D Hunter, 2. Russell Howard, 3. Alan Carr, 4. Sarah Millican, 5. Danny Bhoy


- Music



Noah And The Whale at The O2 Academy Brixton, London. Information and tickets.  
Noah And The Whale- The O2 Academy Brixton
On Wednesday, Noah And The Whale announced a 17 date UK tour. Tickets for the October dates - which includes the band's biggest headline show so far, at Brixton Academy - will go on general sale this Friday (May 27th)...
Info and Tickets | More Music Tickets


Top Music Sellers (12/05/11 - 25/05/11):
1. Tom Tom Club, 2. Iron Maiden, 3. Katy B, 4. Wireless 2011, 5. White Lies


- Theatre



Lend Me a Tenor - The Musical, Gielgud Theatre. Lend Me a Tenor - The Musical, Gielgud Theatre, information and tickets.  
Lend Me a Tenor, The Musical - Gielgud Theatre
Don't miss this summer's new musical comedy hit! This uproarious new musical comedy by Peter Sham and Brad Carroll is a riotous, unpredictable explosion of mistaken identities and unexpected romance - based on the award-winning West End and Broadway hit comedy by Ken Ludwig...
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets


Top Theatre Sellers (12/05/11 - 25/05/11):
1. Shrek The Musical, 2. Phantom of the Opera, 3. The Lion King, 4. Billy Elliot, 5. 39 Steps




Competition



The Mechanic Competition  
The Mechanic
Hardman Jason Statham takes you on an adrenaline-fuelled roller coaster in the box-office hit The Mechanic, released on Blu-ray and DVD on 6 June 2011 by Momentum Pictures.
Prize: Win one of five copies of The Mechanic on DVD.
Click here for your chance to win | More competitions




London Accommodation



Westbury Hotel, Mayfair, London. 5 Star Hotel  
Westbury Hotel - Mayfair (5*)
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, the Westbury Hotel is the only hotel on Bond Street, located just a short distance from many cultural treasures, shopping areas, theatres as well as London's commercial centres. Experience calm, completeness and charm at this elegant hotel...
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Lancaster London, Lancaster Gate, London (4*). Lancaster London, Lancaster Gate, London. 4 Star Hotel  
Lancaster London - Lancaster Gate (4*)
The Lancaster London is renowned for its panoramic views over Hyde Park and London's famous skyline. It is only a few minutes' walk from the world-class shopping districts of Oxford and Bond Streets, internationally famed West End theatres, museums and tourist attractions....
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Piccolino Hotel - Paddington. Piccolino Hotel - Paddington (3* Bed and Breakfast)  
Piccolino Hotel - Paddington (3* Bed and Breakfast)
The non smoking single, double, twin, triple and family rooms at Piccolino Hotel offer a touch of style at an affordable price. With quality soft furnishings, varnished wooden floors and newly refurbished ensuite bathrooms, you'll find it easy to settle in...
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Dani Hotel London - Shepherds Bush. Dani Hotel London - Shepherds Bush (1 Star Hotel)  
Dani Hotel London - Shepherds Bush (1* Hotel)
Those of you planning a shopping trip to Westfield London will love the location of Dani Hotel London. This budget hotel in Shepherds Bush is also ideal if you're going to a gig at Shepherds Bush Empire and want a clean, cheap and comfortable place to rest your head...
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Top Hotel Sellers (12/05/11 - 25/05/11):
1. Palace Court Holiday Apartments - Notting Hill (3 Star Apartment) 2. European Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star Bed and Breakfast) 3. Belgrove Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B) 4. The Belgravia Hotel - Victoria (Quality Rooms) 5. Lexham Gardens Hotel - Earls Court (3 Star Hotel)






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