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The X-Files: Scully (Gillian Anderson) was sceptical when Mulder (David Duchovny) claimed aliens were big fans of Disney Plus.

The Walt Disney Company is a funny old animal. The 98-year-old media conglomerate is a survivor of Old Hollywood, a pioneer of theme-park culture and (...)

Big Sky, the thriller from David E Kelley, will be one of the new shows on Disney Plus ‘superbrand’ Star when it launches next Tuesday. Photograph: Disney/ ABC

Disney Plus’s new general entertainment brand Star will target adults, including Irish subscribers, searching for something to watch in “me time” acco(...)

 Claudia Jessie (L) and Nicola Coughlan in Netflix series ‘Bridgerton’. Photograph: Liam Daniel/Netflix

On December 25th, 1914, French, German and British soldiers headed into no man’s land to exchange food, tobacco, souvenirs and Christmas greetings. No(...)

Robert Pattinson stars as Ephraim Winslow and Willem Dafoe stars as Thomas Wake in The Lighthouse (2019) Photo: Eric Chakeen/A24

Ahrr, maties! It’s mid-May at the Cannes film festival and the Mediterranean has put on a show for The Lighthouse. Robert Eggers’s briny follow-up to (...)

A growing number of customers are turning away from traditional pay-TV providers and looking exclusively at streaming services. Photograph: iStock

When was the last time you watched a TV show when it aired on a scheduled TV channel? While linear TV isn’t in danger of dying off, the popularity of (...)

Sophie Buckmaster in hospital. 'It’s very tough having a child in hospital during Christmas, but seeing Sophie so happy and enjoying all the fun stuff she is doing helps us get through it.'

In the words of Chris Rea, most people will be “driving home for Christmas” in the next few days. But while traditionally everyone does what they can (...)

Rogue One is about  a band of rebels who were mentioned in passing in the original Star Wars film. Photograph:  Lucasfilm Ltd.

Has anyone characterised Christmas as the unnecessary, contrived prequel that Easter never needed? Probably not – one of the underappreciated qualit(...)

A men sell souvenirs at the Star Wars movie set in Ong Jmal, in Nefta. “Star Wars, Episode VII” director JJ Abrams has announced a new contest that allows fans to win a role in the upcoming seventh instalment of the popular science fiction films. Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters

“Star Wars, Episode VII” director JJ Abrams has announced a new contest that allows fans to win a role in the upcoming seventh instalment of the popul(...)