Can you dig it: Shep Gordon and Alice Cooper chillaxin’ back in the day

Shep Gordon came to California with a sociology degree and a whole mess of savvy. Having checked into Hollywood’s Landmark Hotel, he was awakened in t(...)

Jury members – Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon, US director Sofia Coppola, New Zealand director Jane Campion, Iranian actress Leila Hatami and French actress Carole Bouquet – arrive for the screening of Futatsume No Mado during the Cannes Film Festival in France. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

There’s a slight sense of bewilderment on the streets of Cannes as the jury, headed by Jane Campion, prepares to announce the winner of the Palme d’O(...)

Sabotage

We all knew Arnie would be back. But his post-political return to the movieverse has not been an unqualified success. While his old chum and Escape Pl(...)

Grudge Match
Grudge Match

Remember the awful scene in Raging Bull in which Jake LaMotta, laid low by humiliation and despair, hammers his fists to pulp against the wall of a pr(...)

Only 12 days in, it’s a bit early yet to be breaking those new year’s resolutions about becoming finely tuned athletes by early summer, so what better(...)

Rotten Potatoes

It’s midterm. So unsurprisingly the ROI chart is, this week, dominated by kids’ movies. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the hyperactive sequel to(...)

Escape Plan
Escape Plan

Schwarzenegger and Stallone. Together at last. How did it take so long? Actually, come to think of it, they’ve shared the screen twice over the past f(...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)

Tom MacGuinness, owner of Horseware at his premises in Dundalk. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Over 20 years ago, Tom MacGuinness was walking towards the Horse Show House in Ballsbridge one day with his wife, Carol. MacGuinness, the founder of t(...)

Olympus Has Fallen

If you’re the kind of chap – and you’d likely be a chap, no offence – who thought that Law Abiding Citizen (...)