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A panel at the Conservative party conference in Manchester muses about how to get Brexit on. Or possibly done. Photograph: Ian Forsyth / Getty Images.

Image of the week: Get your Brexit on Another week, another set of Brexit horrors in mantra-loving Britain, where in the bubble of the Conservative P(...)

The Lion King: Re-makes like the Lion King invariably prompt the criticism that Hollywood has run out of new ideas and resorted to lazy re-treads of old classics to rake in some cash.

Myself, Herself and Daughter Number Four went to see the Lion King. We all thought it was dreadful. It apes (pun!) the original film but contains addi(...)

The Irishman: Al Pacino – astonishingly, making his debut in the Scorsese wheelhouse – and Robert De Niro

Golly. Look at the shots of Robert De Niro as a young man. They must have taken those when The Irishman began shooting, in 1988. It’s the Boyhood of g(...)

Look, Godmother, no hands: Nora O’Mahony  and Eugene Lambert  with Judge the dog in Wanderly Wagon.

This week came the sad news that “Stewart”, the canine actor who played Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s resident corgi Cheddar, had died. Stewart had a quiet, fl(...)

US singer Beyonce arrives for the world premiere of Disney’s The Lion King at the Dolby theatre. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty

Beyonce has released a new song to tie in with the premiere of Disney’s remake of The Lion King. She stars in the photorealistic computer-animated r(...)

Another Star Wars trilogy is on the way, and Avatar 2 has been kicked back a year

Walt Disney, which recently took over 21st Century Fox, has unveiled a schedule that includes films opening deep into the third term of Donald Trump’s(...)

Main attractions: Avengers: Endgame (centre), along with Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Lion King, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and The Secret Life of Pets 2

In one sense, cinema has never been healthier. Thanks in part to growth in the Asian market, the worldwide box office hit a record-breaking $41 billio(...)

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In a Word ... Hospital

I worked over Christmas in a hospital once. The Taoiseach should be pleased. Maybe not. I was a porter at the Middlesex Hospital in central London, (...)

Kellie Harrington with her gold medal from the lightweight final at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The momentous sporting achievements of the past 12 months ensured that 2018 really did become ‘that year’. There really are no words to describe it. (...)

School rules: frivolous subjects like music and art were eschewed in favour of Latin. Photograph: iStock

The strained looks on the faces of all the grown-ups made me fretful as I stood in the gloom of an autumn evening and waited my turn to pass through t(...)

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