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New this week: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black: International

ALADDIN ★★☆☆☆ Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad The ongoing campai(...)

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star in the mediocre and ill-advised The Hustle

The charming, whimsical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, in which a debonaire con artist played by a twinkling Michael Caine competes with a gauche American h(...)

The latest CSO statistics  showed the number of fathers aged in their 20s in Ireland fell to 17 per cent in 2017, from 23 per cent a decade earlier. Photograph: iStock

People are becoming parents at ever-increasing ages, a trend that can have implications for the health of the pregnancy, the babies and the women who (...)

 Robin Williams:  always reaching out for that ‘little extra hug you can only get from strangers’

Looking back, it’s extraordinary to see how many times Robin Williams was asked to explain his thought processes. There was never an easy answer. In o(...)

“Not this month anyway.” Those were the words with which Kevin’s wife, Kate*, let him know that he wasn’t going to become a father. Not yet. It becam(...)

Infinite non-comedic possibilities: Ed Aczel

If I wait another 18 years, then the spiral-bound calendar that has spent the last 10 years on my desk will finally be correct again, the days of the (...)

Streaming in May: season 2 of 13 Reasons Why. Photograph: Beth Dubber/Netflix

A Little Help with Carol Burnett Netflix Her much-anticipated Amy Poehler-produced sitcom, Household Name, may have been nixed by meddling ABC executi(...)

Tom Hanks at his office in Santa Monica, California. Photograph: Jake Michaels/The New York Times

Lovely, lovely Tom Hanks – whom only a heel could dislike – has just published his first collection of short stories. If we know anything about Hanks (...)

Steve Martin writes and plays banjo with the fluency of a mountain boy. He blithely skips from Grammy-winning Broadway productions (Bright Star with E(...)

Joe Alwyn and Vin Diesel in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Photograph: TriStar Pictures

Every now and then we are obliged to discuss a film in terms of a prominent technical innovation. Few reviews of The Jazz Singer got through their fi(...)

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