True Detective. Woody Harrelson and Mathew McConaughey. Photograph:  Home Box Office, Inc

True Detective (Sky Atlantic, Saturday) is the story of two policemen with the same head (granite face, sensible side-parting) who in flash-forward(...)

Apparently, Brian O’Driscoll played his last game for Ireland last month.

You might not have heard, but Brian O’Driscoll is retiring from rugby at the end of this season. The Leinster outside centre – who will m(...)

Following a lead: Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle. Photograph: HBO

Spoiler alert: this column discusses details of the cu(...)

Out of the Furnace 2:30

Responsible Russell Baze (Christian Bale) visits with local rogue Petty (Willem Dafoe), in order to settle a debt owed by Russell’s feckless younger b(...)

How does he do that? David Blaine with the actor Will Smith and his family

David Blaine, Real or Magic (Channel 4, Wednesday) begins with clips from a typical day for David Blaine. He stands glumly on the outskirts of a city,(...)

Free Birds
Free Birds

In real life, turkeys have personalities, friends and a vocabulary that includes at least 30 distinct sounds. These attributes are not lost on the cre(...)

Film review - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Suspicions that the follow-up to the The Hunger Games was a roaring dud were stoked when news emerged that the film’s distributors were refusing to pr(...)

Now You See Me

Why has Now You See Me won out, in box office terms, against bigger stars and grander budgets to become a sleeper Stateside smash? Should we chalk it (...)

If you’re familiar with the internet you’ve likely seen the footage wherein a mischievous Jesse Eisenberg takes a dimwit blogger to task for (a) needi(...)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a seven-figure weekend tally? Keep calm, cinema operators: everything below the top spot may be floundering (Epic i(...)