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The Artist (PG)
Silence is golden and in the case of Michel Hazanavicius's gorgeous black and white silent film, the gold will be a clutch of Oscars, probably including the coveted statuette for Best Picture...
Review | Trailer | Showing at These Cinema

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter  
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Set to open in Spring 2012, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is a behind-the-scenes walking tour which immerses guests into the world of film-making. The tour features authentic sets, costumes and props that showcase the British artistry, technology and talent that goes into producing world famous and successful movies, created at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.
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Theatre Tickets: New Year Sale  
Theatre Tickets: New Year Sale
Kick off the New Year with a discounted trip to the theatre. Save up to 60% on a wide range of London's leading West End shows...
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Top Attractions Sellers (22/12/11 - 04/01/12):
1. The London Eye, 2. Discount Combo - EDF London Eye, Circular River Cruise and London Aquarium, 3. Tower Bridge Exhibition, 4. Madame Tussaud's, 5. Sealife London Aquarium

Diary: How to stick to New Year's Resolutions with help from the Celebrities

The first trick to New Year's resolutions is to pick something that's easy to achieve. That way you look humble in your ambition and feel good in its quick realisation.

Rihanna, for example, has pledged "to find a new boyfriend" in 2012. Probably not an insurmountable task for a beautiful multi-millionaire. Similarly, Kim Kardashian doesn't appear to have set the bar too high with her resolve to "be more simple" in 2012. On second thoughts, fair play, that might prove to be a big ask.

If you can't think of an easy target, the next best ploy is to go for a cryptic one that nobody can hold you to and the winner in this category for 2012 is Lady Gaga, who aims to "never be afraid to be kicked in the teeth and let the blood and the bruises define your legacy".

Er, yeah, and so say all of us, though Gaga looks to have made the classic blunder of taking herself too literally, leaving behind an unexplained red-liquid mess in a London hotel room.

The key thing is to avoid what the experts call 'resolution over-reach'. The nation's children stand accused of this pride-before-a-fall crime, as 45% of them promise to "get good marks at school" and another deluded 33% say they will "be nicer to parents and help around the house". Bless.

Sadly, sweet innocence is no excuse for adults, such as London Mayor Boris Johnson, whose hubristic New Year's resolution is "to deliver a truly epic Olympic and Paralympic Games". Those Games are in August and Johnson faces re-election in May.

David Clee


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Cinema | Classical | Comedy | Music | Theatre

- Cinema

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Photo Credit: Alex Bailey. Fox / Pathe  
Blockbuster of the Week: The Iron Lady (12A)
Starring: Meryl Streep, Richard E Grant, Alexandra Roach, Jim Broadbent
Battling valiantly with failing memory, Baroness Thatcher juggles her busy social diary with the help of her assistants and her daughter Carol...
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Mother And Child. Photo Credit: Verve Pictures  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Mother And Child (15)
Starring: Annette Bening, Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington, Samuel L Jackson
Hard-nosed attorney Elizabeth has no interest in raising a family, having been given away at birth by the biological mother...
Trailer | Showing at These Cinema
Goon (15)  
Comedy of the Week: Goon (15)
Starring: Kim Coates, Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Marc-Andre Grondin, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber
Dim-witted Doug Glatt tries out for a local ice hockey team as an enforcer...
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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

Don Giovanni, Royal Opera House. Information and tickets.  
Don Giovanni - Royal Opera House
As part of the Royal Opera House's Olympic Programme, The Royal Opera stages a cycle of all three operas written by Mozart and librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, beginning with the most fiery and flamboyant of them all: Don Giovanni...
Info and Tickets | More Classical Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (22/12/11 - 04/01/12):
1. Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker, 2. Strictly Gershwin, 3. Romeo and Juliet, 4. The Dream / Song of the Earth, 5. Le Nozze di Figaro

- Comedy

Rhod Gilbert at the HMV Apollo, London. Information and tickets.  
Rhod Gilbert - HMV Apollo
The Welsh wizard of stand-up brings his 'The Man With The Flaming Battenberg Tattoo' tour to London's Hammersmith Apollo...
Pre-order Rhod Gilbert: The Man With The Flaming Battenberg Tattoo | Info and Tickets | More Comedy Tickets

Top Comedy Sellers (22/12/11 - 04/01/12):
1. Stewart Lee, 2. Omid Djalili, 3. Frankie Boyle, 4. Paul Merton, 5. John Bishop

- Music

KORN at O2 Academy Brixton, London. Information and tickets.  
KORN - O2 Academy Brixton
Bakersfield metal icons, KORN have announced a string of UK shows for March 2012. The band's genre-pushing new album, The Path of Totality was released early December and sees the band collaborating with a laundry list of different dubstep artists and producers, to create a whole new sound for the band.
Info and Tickets | More Music Tickets

Top Music Sellers (22/12/11 - 04/01/12):
1. Drake, 2. Sting, 3. James Morrison, 4. Paul Weller, 5. Westlife

- Theatre

The Wizard Of Oz, London Palladium. Information and tickets.  
The Wizard Of Oz - London Palladium
The most magical adventure of them all. Follow the yellow brick road over the rainbow and into The London Palladium, the capital's home of the family musical...
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (22/12/11 - 04/01/12):
1. The Lion King, 2. Phantom of the Opera, 3. We Will Rock You, 4. Shrek The Musical, 5. Billy Elliot


Just Henry Competition  
Just Henry Competition
Prepare to be captivated by the heart-warming story of one boy's discovery this Christmas season as Just Henry comes to DVD on 26th December 2011, courtesy of ITV STUDIOS Home Entertainment..
Prize: Win one of three copies of Just Henry on DVD.
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London Accommodation

Westbury Hotel, Mayfair, London. 5 Star Hotel  
Westbury Hotel - Mayfair (5*)
Amidst the elegance and affluence of prestigious Mayfair, the Westbury Hotel is a vision of high class luxury. Beautifully styled with a classic decor it exudes a graceful ambience and offers a tranquil oasis in the heart of London...
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The Grosvenor, Victoria, London (4 Star Hotel).  
The Grosvenor - Victoria (4* Hotel)
The Grosvenor, London, formerly known as the Thistle Victoria, is one of the capital's great railway hotels, with period features and an elegant ambience reflecting its unique Victorian heritage...
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Passfield Hall, Bloomsbury, London (Budget Rooms)  
Passfield Hall - Bloomsbury (Budget Rooms)
Passfield Hall offers a range of accommodation in a central location. Set in ten Georgian houses arranged around a walled garden, Passfield Hall combines historic charm with modern amenities...
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Euro Hotel Hammersmith, Hammersmith (3 Star Bed and Breakfast)  
Euro Hotel Hammersmith - Hammersmith (3 Star Bed and Breakfast)
uro Hotel Hammersmith offers cheap bed and breakfast accommodation in a lively area of West London. Your comfortable guestroom has tea and coffee making facilities and a colour TV showing Sky News and Sky Sports, so you can enjoy a hot drink in front of the box...
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Top Hotel Sellers (22/12/11 - 04/01/12):
1. Carlton Hotel London - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B), 2. Tommy Miah Raj Hotel London - Islington (3 Star Hotel), 3. Northfields Hostel - Acton (Hostel), 1. Holly House Hotel London - Victoria (2 Star B&B), 5. So London Apartments - Kilburn (3 Star Apartment)

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