Harry Potter

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Movie music: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, scored by Howard Shore, in concert
They shoot, they score

To show the power of a film score, Conrad Pope suggests a simple experiment. Go to the end of a movie you know well and watch the final scenes with th(...)

Thor blimey: Marvel is doing mighty box office business for Disney

It’s never a surprise to discover who the biggest winners at the box office are – the studios, dummy. But with Warner Bros fresh out of Batman and (...)

Harry Potter author JK Rowling (48) had said it had been “wonderful” to publish without hype or expectation and to get feedback under a different name, even if that meant some publishers rejected her work - as they had when she first touted her Harry Potter books. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

A lawyer who blew JK Rowling’s cover when she wrote a detective novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith has been fined £1,000 (€1,200) and receiv(...)

 Aer Lingus has added Pula to its destinations, bringing the Istrian peninsula and pretty towns such as Porec within easy reach for short breaks and holidays
Ask Joan

We have travelled to Dubrovnik and surrounding Islands for the last seven years. We love it but find it getting increasingly more expensive. I see Aer(...)

Many school libraries are very weak. For example, my library has old classics such as The Famous Five by Enid Blyton, which my grandmother has read. B(...)

Film review: Saving Mr Banks

It seems unlikely that the folk behind this sentimental if irresistibly scrumptious paean to mid-20th-century escapism would admit to any postmoder(...)

Gordon D’Arcy is greatly underestimated in Irish rugby. It is only when he is absent that people see his real value. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Approaching the summit of Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, the great New Zealand mountaineer, famously confronted a staggering challenge. An impassable (...)

Sandra Bullock in Gravity: ‘She is an amazing actress. She is precise and disciplined. To perform under these conditions is a miracle’

Lord, we’re sick of sequels. Heavens, we’re tired of remakes. We’ve had enough adaptations of comic books. It would be nice if somebody could direct a(...)

Anthony Horowitz: ‘It’s an interesting aspect of children’s books, isn’t it? The glee with which the parents are killed in the first chapter.’ Photograph: Jon Cartwright

Anthony Horowitz is breaking bad. At 58, the creator of the clean-cut young adult hero Alex Rider has turned his spotlight on a hired assassin- in his(...)

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