Tommy Lee Jones (left) and Will Smith star in Columbia Pictures' MEN IN BLACK 3. Sony Pictures Releasing

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Men In Black 3 (PG)
Third time's a charm for the sharp-suited Men In Black, who rediscover their swagger 10 years after the lacklustre second instalment. Set largely in July 1969, MIB3 is a hare-brained time-travelling caper which ties up loose threads into a neat bow, suggesting this could and perhaps should be the end of the Smith and Jones double-act...
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Zoo Lates. Tickets and Info.  
Zoo Lates!
The sold out success of last summer returns....with added bite. Every Friday night in June and July, London Zoo will open its doors after hours for a night out with a difference. Take a walk on the wild side with improvised comedy in the aquarium, Twisted Cabaret in the amphitheatre....
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Top Attractions Sellers (10/05/12 - 23/05/12):
1. The London Eye, 2. Discount Combo - EDF London Eye, Circular River Cruise and London Aquarium, 3. London Flower Shows, 4. London Eye River Cruise, 5. London Zoo

Diary: Nazis vow to carry on the war at the movies

One of the films out this week, Iron Sky, features Nazis who escaped to the moon. Another, Free Men, is set in Nazi-occupied Paris. One's a comedy and the second is a drama, but both illustrate how those Nazis just won't go away.

Where you get film Nazis, you get their vanquishers. At first, these heroes were nearly always Allied soldiers, but more recently have included outsiders like maths nerds (Enigma, 2001) and even Germans (Sophie Scholl - The Final days, 2005). Free Men takes this trend further by having a Muslim-Algerian immigrant save French Jews; while in Iron Sky, one character's skin colour changes according to how well he's doing against the fascist scourge.

Multi-culturalism also comes to the rescue in Men in Black III, with Will Smith heading back to 1969 to rid the world of the enemies of the civil rights generation, the Nazi threat referenced this time by Nicole Scherzinger's shiny black jackboots.

What with all-out economic breakdown and the rise of weird right-wing groups throughout Europe, there's a handy dramatic tension between happy 60s values and the grim realities of the 2010s. It's odds-on that film fascination with Nazis will grow, as improbable as that may sound to anyone who watches the History Channel.

David Clee


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- Cinema

Will Smith (left) and Tommy Lee Jones star in Columbia Pictures' MEN IN BLACK 3. Sony Pictures Releasing  
Blockbuster of the Week: Men In Black 3 (PG)
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Nicole Scherzinger Boglodite assassin Boris The Animal engineers a daring escape from Lunar Max high security prison...
3D | IMAX | Review | Showing at these Cinemas | Trailer
Cameron Diaz in What to Expect When You're Expecting. Photo: Melissa Moseley. Lionsgate Films  
Comedy of the Week: What To Expect When You're Expecting (12A)
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Chris Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz
Five couples who live in and around Atlanta feeling the strain of impending parenthood...
Review | Showing at These Cinema | Trailer
Moonrise Kingdom. Universal Pictures  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Moonrise Kingdom (12A)
Starring: Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton
Resourceful orphan Sam is the least popular member of his Khaki Scout troop...
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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

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- Classical and Dance

The Prince of the Pagodas, Royal Opera House. Information and tickets.  
The Prince of the Pagodas - Royal Opera House
Prince of the Pagodas was originally choreographed by John Cranko in 1957, with a specially commissioned score by Benjamin Britten...
Info and Tickets | More Classical Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (10/05/12 - 23/05/12):
1. Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures, 2. LMA Ensemble - Bach and Vivaldi, 3. LMA - Popular Classics From the Movies, 4. Otello, 5. Salome

- Comedy

Frankie Boyle at HMV Apollo, London. Information and tickets.  
Frankie Boyle - HMV Apollo
Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle performs live stand-up comedy throughout 2012. Expect non-stop controversial gags and deadpan wit from the Mock the Week star....
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Top Comedy Sellers (10/05/12 - 23/05/12):
1. Michael McIntyre, 2. Stewart Lee, 3. Rhod Gilbert, 4. Richard Herring, 5. Paul Merton

- Music

Jessie J at Wembley Stadium, London. Information and tickets.  
Jessie J - Wembley Stadium
It's been another whirlwind of a year so far for Jessie J who takes another step closer to world domination. Jessie has proven she is one of the hottest pop star's on the planet right now having hit the #1 spot in 19 countries world-wide selling 11 million singles and over 2.5 million copies of her multi-platinum debut album Who You Are...
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Top Music Sellers (10/05/12 - 23/05/12):
1. Lady Gaga, 2. George Michael, 3. Faith no More, 4. Bestival, 5. V Festival

- Theatre

Jesus Christ Superstar - O2 Arena, The O2 Arena. Information and tickets.  
Jesus Christ Superstar - O2 Arena
The first ever UK arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar. Award-winning musical comedian Tim Minchin - also the co-writer of West End smash musical Matilda - is confirmed for the role of Judas Iscariot...
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (10/05/12 - 23/05/12):
1. The Lion King, 2. Wicked, 3. Billy Elliot, 4. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, 5. Les Misérables


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London Accommodation

The Capital Hotel, Knightsbridge. 5 Star Hotel  
The Capital Hotel - Knightsbridge (5* Hotel)
The Capital Hotel, London combines luxury accommodation with a fantastic central London location. Opened 40 years ago and still run by Levin family the hotel is perfectly located to explore London...
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Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Knightsbridge. 4 Star Hotel  
Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel - Knightsbridge (4* Hotel)
Situated in the exclusive Belgravia Village of Knightsbridge, the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, London is a chic fashionable hotel perfectly placed for exploring central London...
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Royal Norfolk Hotel, Paddington, London (3 Star Hotel).  
Royal Norfolk Hotel - Paddington (3* Hotel)
Royal Norfolk Hotel offers you a chance to stay in the heart of Central London and minutes away from Paddington Tube and Train Station, where the Heathrow Express leaves...
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Elmwood Hotel, Kings Cross (2 Star Bed and Breakfast)  
Elmwood Hotel - Kings Cross (2* B&B)
Take advantage of the ideal location of Elmwood Hotel and visit fantastic local attractions such as the British Museum, Dickens' House and British Library...
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Top Hotel Sellers (10/05/12 - 23/05/12):
1. Tommy Miah Raj Hotel London - Islington (3 Star Hotel), 2. Belgrove Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B), 3. Holly House Hotel London - Victoria (2 Star B&B), 4. Barkston Rooms - Earls Court (2 Star Accommodation), 5. Holland Court Hotel - Kensington (3 Star Hotel)

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