Tom (JASON SEGEL) and Violet (EMILY BLUNT) keep getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle in The Five-Year Engagement, the new irreverent comedy that reteams the director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. © Universal Pictures

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Violet (EMILY BLUNT) and Tom (JASON SEGEL) keep getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle in The Five-Year Engagement, the new irreverent comedy that reteams the director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Photo: Glen Wilson. © Universal Pictures  
The Five-Year Engagement (15)
Love hurts, though not too badly, in Nicholas Stoller's romantic comedy about a doe-eyed couple whose rose-tinted dreams of marital bliss are undone by the pressures of everyday life...
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The Queen's Gallery - Leonardo da Vinci Anatomist.  
The Queen's Gallery - Leonardo da Vinci Anatomist
This exhibition is the largest ever of Leonardo da Vinci's studies of the human body. Leonardo has long been recognised as one of the great artists of the Renaissance, but he was also a pioneer in the understanding of human anatomy. He intended to publish his ground-breaking work in a treatise on anatomy, and had he done so his discoveries would have transformed European knowledge of the subject....
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Top Attractions Sellers (07/06/12 - 20/06/12):
1. The London Eye, 2. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 3. Discount Combo - The Original Tour, EDF London Eye and Madame Tussauds, 4. Discount Combo - EDF London Eye, Circular River Cruise and London Aquarium, 5. Tower Of London




Diary



If you haven't seen them yet, it is crucial and vital you take a look at the photos on LondonNet's flickr pages. Taken by a trio of talented young photo-journalists, they cover a juicy variety of London subjects, from bridges and parks, to famous tourist spots and colourful events and many more besides.

Like all good photography, many of these pics make you look at things with a new eye, often by picking out a telling aspect of something familiar you've never noticed before. I was in Battersea Park yesterday and the way it feels to me is that all paths lead to the pond and the cafe, but this photo takes you the other way, the trees apparently linking arms to lift you out and into the waiting city beyond...

... where there's a great exhibition on at the Getty Images Gallery at the moment, under the self-explanatory heading Londoners at Play. This astonishing photo of men playing cricket on a bomb site in the shadow of St Paul's cathedral can serve as a taster:

17th October 1945: A group of men playing cricket on a blitzed site in Blackfriars, London, during their lunch-hour, with St Paul's Cathedral in the background. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images).

There's a bigger version of it on the Getty Images site, as well as on our facebook section. If that's not enough visual excitement, there's still over a week left for the London Festival of Photography.

David Clee





Entertainment



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- Cinema



JASON SEGEL in The Five-Year Engagement. Photo: Glen Wilson. Copyright: ©Universal Pictures  
Blockbuster of the Week: The Five-Year Engagement (15)
Starring: Emily Blunt, Rhys Ifans, Jason Segel, Alison Brie
San Francisco sous chef Tom meets psychology graduate Violet at a Make Your Own Superhero party...
Review | Showing at these Cinemas | Trailer
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Fox UK Film  
Action Movie of the Week: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (15)
Starring: Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson, Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper
As a boy, Abraham Lincoln learns that his grandfather was slain by a vampire and his beloved mother Nancy died as a result of a fanged fiend...
Showing at These Cinema | Trailer
Lay the Favourite. EOne Entertainment  
Comedy of the Week: Lay The Favourite (15)
Starring: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rebecca Hall, Vince Vaughn, Joshua Jackson, Bruce Willis
Beth Raymer hails from Tallahassee and ekes out an unsatisfying living as a trailer park stripper...
Review | Showing at these Cinemas | 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



Otello, Royal Opera House. Information and tickets.  
Otello - Royal Opera House
The subtlety and range of Otello's score, combined with Arrigo Boito?s superb libretto, capture Shakespeare's poetry, while the opera's tightly wrought narrative displays all Verdi's talents as a music dramatist...
Info and Tickets | More Classical Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets


Top Classical and Dance Sellers (07/06/12 - 20/06/12):
1. The Prince of the Pagodas, 2. LMA Ensemble - Bach and Vivaldi, 3. LMA Ensemble - Vivaldi Four Seasons, 4. LMA Orchestra - Festive 'Promenade' Concert, 5. Mixed - Birthday Offering - A Month in the Country - Les Noces


- 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...
Info and Tickets | More Comedy Tickets


Top Comedy Sellers (07/06/12 - 20/06/12):
1. Michael McIntyre, 2. Stewart Lee, 3. Rhod Gilbert, 4. John Bishop, 5. Richard Herring


- Music



Paloma Faith at Somerset House and HMV Apollo, London. Information and tickets.  
Paloma Faith - Somerset House and HMV Apollo
Paloma Faith has announced a series of UK tour dates for 2013. Paloma's incredible second album Fall To Grace reached number 2 in the UK albums chart when it was released in May...
Info and Tickets | More Music Tickets


Top Music Sellers (07/06/12 - 20/06/12):
1. Muse, 2. Beach Boys, 3. Lady Gaga, 4. Lionel Richie, 5. One Direction


- Theatre



Jesus Christ Superstar - 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 (07/06/12 - 20/06/12):
1. The Wizard Of Oz, 2. Phantom of the Opera, 3. Wicked, 4. Rock Of Ages, 5. Chicago




Competition



Warburtons Competition  
Warburtons Competition
Beautifully presented in a traditional wicker picnic hamper with stylish packaging, you and your family will receive four dinner plates, four mugs, four wine glasses and 12 piece cutlery set. You will also receive £50 worth of Warburton's vouchers as well as British themed bunting, napkins and hats to help you and your family celebrate in full British style...
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London Accommodation



The Tower - A Guoman Hotel, Tower Bridge. 4 Star Hotel  
The Tower, A Guoman Hotel - Tower Bridge (4* Hotel)
The hotel overlooks one of the capital's most carefully restored areas, St. Katharine's Dock, with its colourful yachts, boutiques, bridges and scenic walkways. It is located on the north bank of the River Thames next to Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and within walking distance of the bustling financial district...
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Comfort Inn London, Lambeth. 3 Star Hotel  
Comfort Inn London, Lambeth (3* Hotel)
Comfort Inn London is a new, purpose built hotel close to Waterloo station and the London Eye. Located in a beautiful part of South London, Oval Cricket ground is in the vicinity, as are a number of attractive parks for you to enjoy...
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Sofitel London Gatwick, Gatwick, London (4 Star Hotel).  
Sofitel London Gatwick - Gatwick (4* Hotel)
The Sofitel London Gatwick hotel is directly connected to the North Terminal of Gatwick Airport and just a few minutes from the South Terminal via monorail...
Check Availability And Book Online


Alhambra Hotel, Kings Cross (3 Star Bed and Breakfast)  
Alhambra Hotel - Kings Cross (3* B&B)
Alhambra Hotel has been a successful, family run hotel for over 20 years. Built in 1851, the building is a historic treasure near King's Cross St Pancras Station. With close proximity to public transport and within walking distance of many attractions...
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Top Hotel Sellers (07/06/12 - 20/06/12):
1. Comfort Inn Edgware Road - Paddington (3 Star Hotel), 2. Elizabeth House Hotel London - Victoria (2 Star Hotel), 3. Bankside House - Bankside (Quality Rooms), 4. Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (2 Star Hotel), 5. Belgrove Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B)




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