Gabrielle Reidy (left) with Tony Flynn and Cathy Belton in the 2010 Abbey Theatre production of The Plough and the Stars. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The actor Gabrielle Reidy has died at the age of 54 at her home in London. Ms Reidy was associated with the Abbey Theatre as far back as 1971 when, as(...)

“I am realistic to my detriment,” Woody Allen says. “There is no God. There is no purpose to the universe. One day the sun will burn out. Earth wil(...)

The destroyer of worlds: Scarlett Johansson in Lucy

The odd, ill-considered sponsorship deal aside, Scarlett Johansson has been doing very well for herself lately. Her and Under the Skin are among th(...)

 Luc Besson: “the number of connections in the human body is insane”

Luc Besson is discussing a car-chase scene from his new blockbuster, Lucy. Plus ça change, right? Mais non. The sequence in question featur(...)

Theodore Twombly (played by Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with his digital virtual assistant Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) in the 2013 Spike Jonze film Her. Photograph: Sportsphoto Ltd/Alls

‘It’s not just an OS. It’s a consciousness.” This blithe tagline from Spike Jonze’s movie Her, released last December, sets the context for how the in(...)

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(...)

Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of The Jungle Book. The Oscar winner will voice the role of Bagheera, the black panther who, in the 1967 Disney class(...)

Was ever a film so conspicuously misnamed? Far from achieving any sort of transcendence, Wally Pfister’s dreary first feature remains(...)

Those of you properly hooked on Avenger juice had better enjoy the latest fix while you can. There won’t be another film in the extended franch(...)

 Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans at the UK premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on March 20th

Even before one factors in the potentially baffling complications of Merlyn’s multiverse (ask a comic book fan then run away), the Marvelverse is a(...)