Jack Reynor: If you have an opportunity to reach people on a broad scale, it’s not enough to just entertain people. You have to take responsibility. You has to do something substantial."

Two years is a long time in showbusiness. Just ask Jack Reynor. The last time I caught up with the star of Lenny Abrahamson’s What Richard Did,(...)

No-go zone: Ronan Keating with Laura Michelle Kelly  in Goddess

Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough, Michael Bay. Despite last week’s glitzy Dublin premiere . . . despite the presence of two Irish ac(...)

Never mind Rolf Harris. What is the point in prosecuting the sexual molesters of yesteryear when right here, right now, Transformers: Age of Extinctio(...)

Students cheer during a morale-building event ahead of the upcoming national college entrance examination at Hengshui No 2 High School in  Hebei province. Photograph: Reuters

As Irish Leaving Cert students take a breather today, they might spare a thought for the 9.4 million Chinese high-school students sitting college entr(...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman: sadly,  we will never see his Falstaff or his Captain Ahab. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

When an actor dies too young – let’s name no other names – we sometimes err on the side of hyperbolic adulation. Why not? It’s only polite. Nobody wan(...)

Peter Berg: “I was interested in trying to capture that fight as it was written in the book. Reading it, it almost felt like a piece of orchestral music to me”

Harken, fans of movie miscellany and listology. Pop quiz. Is the shoot-’em-up between Taliban fighters and a four-man Navy Seal reconnaissance team at(...)

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Lone Survivor

Well, the title makes no concessions to the spoiler police. Adapted from a memoir by Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor tells the story of an ill-fated at(...)

How To Train Your Dragon 2: Coming July 4th

Welcome to our bumper guide to another year of sequels, remakes and leftfield experiments. The most comprehensive preview available is, f(...)

Zach Cooper, Travis Stever, Josh Eppard and Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria

The New York rock group Coheed and Cambria have built up a huge cult following since they formed in 1995. Combining elements of metal, punk and cla(...)

It’s official. Horror is the new black. Or rather supernatural horror is the new black. Or rather it’s the old black before that colour’s dominance wa(...)