Patrick Stewart: the actor turns 800 today. Photograph: Mark Sommerfeld/New York Times

Horse rides in stockings, rehearsals in deep freezes, fights in string vests... On Patrick Stewart’s 80th birthday, friends from David Tennant to B(...)

Ellen DeGeneres joked that being stuck at home was like being in prison. Except that her house cost $24 million. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty  for The Recording Academy

What do you remember most about the last couple of months? Was there a single, crystallising event that summed it all up for you? Me neither. It was (...)

Star Trek: Picard – ‘I’m still Patrick inside this guy, and yes, there are noticeable differences from how I was 19 years ago.’ Photograph: Mark Sommerfeld/New York Times

We’ve just made ourselves comfortable in room 125 of the Corinthia Hotel, near Charing Cross Road in London, when an assistant pops her head in, wince(...)

Rick and Morty: a show of mind-bending nihilism

In the olden days, people worried about young people watching too much television. Now that we’re all addicted to status updates and online fascism, w(...)

Leo Varadkar gets Scrooged: ‘Tiny Tim should get a job.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

It would be much in keeping with the tone of A Christmas Carol – the opening sections anyway – to write a grumpy column debunking it for the ages. A M(...)

The juvenile actors are satisfactory without doing anything to trouble the scorers at Bafta

Joe Cornish’s retelling of the King Arthur myth in suburban London looks and feels like something the BBC might have broadcast on a Tuesday afternoon (...)

Seattle has a sort of mellow ambience that has a feel of Cork or Dublin, though on a much vaster scale.

Before going to Seattle, I had not given much consideration to visiting. It was the setting of Sleepless in Seattle, obviously, and, more recently, Fi(...)

Star Trek – The Next Generation: Picard and Wharf with the pesky Irishman Danilo Odell

Sad as this is to contemplate on our Big Day, it’s not unusual for famous people to culturally appropriate our national name and wander about wearing (...)

Tad is an accidental Indiana Jones, who, as the sequel opens, is studying archaeology during breaks at his construction job.

Capture the Flag director Enrique Gato is the Spanish John Lasseter , but without the ‘excessive hugging’ and unpleasantness. The Goya-winning 3D/2D a(...)

A fabulously transformed Nicole Kidman,  plays a Germaine Greer-idolising feminist

One of the qualities that set Robin Griffin apart in Jane Campion’s superb detective drama Top of the Lake, from 2013, was that this outsider had a ne(...)

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