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 Daniel Craig poses for photographers as he attends the October 2015 world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall,  London of Spectre, his previous film as James Bond. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

After years of rumour and speculation, Daniel Craig’s return to the role of James Bond – and Danny Boyle’s appointment as director of the new 007 movi(...)

Shaun (Gabrielle Union) must pitch her wits and various improvised weapons in order to save her two children from murderous marauders

In Miguel Ángel Vivas’s 2010 thriller Kidnapped, the intruders are listed simply as Head Thief, Young Thief, and Strong Thief. Breaking In’s triumvira(...)

Sammy Kamara, Madeline Appiah, Idris Elba and Jimmy Akingbola in ‘In the Long Run’. Photograph: Sky

In the second episode of In the Long Run (Sky One, Thursday, 10pm), a new sitcom created by Idris Elba, an immigrant fresh from Sierra Leone watches H(...)

‘Billions’ returns for a third season.

Russian Spy Assassins: The Salisbury Attack Monday, Channel 4, 10pm Matt Frei explores the poisoning of Russian Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yuli(...)

The likable  John Boyega briefly gets to chew through one of those bargain basement  roles often found in ho-hum action sequels

Guillermo del Toro just about got away with Pacific Rim. After an indifferent performance at the US box office, the variation on the Japanese Kaiju ge(...)

It may have all the trappings of a titillating ‘Temptation Island’ but for most of the couples, especially the women, it’s just a much-needed break

The beauty of reality telly lies in its inherent simplicity. Most viewers enjoy it because of the lack of real thought put into it. The concepts are w(...)

Michael B Jordan, Tray Chaney, Larry Gilliard Jr and JD Williams in season one of The Wire. Photograph: HBO/The Guardian

When, in 2001, the actor Frankie Faison accepted the role of deputy commissioner Ervin Burrell in a new HBO drama called The Wire, he thought he was s(...)

Jessica Chastain wears clothes like weapons as she powers her way towards the capitalist dream

With his directorial debut, Aaron Sorkin is here to prove that middle-brow American cinema is not always about men and their daddy issues. Not always.(...)

Welcome newcomer Valkyrie is given a boozed-up, kicking-out-time vigour by Tessa Thompson

The eccentric Kiwi director Taika Waititi has been set loose on Thor and – praise be! – he seems to have been allowed to do pretty much what he wishes(...)

Idris Elba and  Kate Winslet in The Mountain Between Us

It comes as an enormous relief when the mountain lion turns up. Idris Elba, Kate Winslet and a dog find themselves stranded on a snowy peak somewher(...)

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