Actor Michael Caine and England player Bobby Moore of the POW XI celebrate during a match against Germany for the film Escape to Victory. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

Critics of Escape to Victory down the years have often suggested that disbelief needs to be suspended from the highest rafter while watching it, which(...)

Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio in the 1984 film The Karate Kid. Photograph: Columbia Pictures/Getty Images

Of all the implausible things about The Karate Kid – and there are many, so buckle up – nothing beats the fact that it’s still on the go right now, to(...)

Sylvester Stallone: Whatever he was paid, it wasn’t worth it

Here’s a question that has much distracted us during Lockdown III. Why do so many, ahem, senior stars feel the need to haul their expensive rear-ends (...)

Talia Shire, Sylvester Stallone and Sico in Rocky IV (1985). Over the years, a cult following has pored over Sico’s interesting history. Photograph: MGM

The tale of the vanishing robot from Rocky IV won’t go away. A month or so ago, Sylvester Stallone announced he would be cutting Sico, amusing mechani(...)

In 1980 Muhammad Ali fought Larry Holmes for the WBC belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship a fourth time at 38, but it was not to be. File photograph: The Irish Times

Well, ho hum, yes, it nearly is always the boxers isn’t it. Sugar Ray Leonard, who dominated four weight divisions and was king of comebacks, tried it(...)

Jim Moir aka Vic Reeves on the set of The Big Flower Fight. Photograph: Netflix

Were his twin 13-year-old daughters not studiously homeschooling themselves, or his twentysomething son not living at home, Vic Reeves might not have (...)

Brian Dennehy in Dublin while he appeared in The Field, in 2011. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Brian Dennehy Born: July 9th, 1938 Died: April 15th, 2020 Brian Dennehy, who has died in Connecticut at 81, stayed loyal to his Irish heritage withou(...)

Brian Dennehy: enjoyed a long and successful  acting career that spanned over 50 years on stage and screen. Photograph: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times

Veteran actor Brian Dennehy, known for roles on stage and on screen, has died aged 81. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian pa(...)

 Actor Michael Caine and England player Bobby Moore of the POW XI celebrate during a match against Germany for the film Escape to Victory. Photograph:  Allsport UK /Allsport

With four minutes remaining and the Allied prisoners trailing the Germans 4-3, Luis Fernandez (Pele) rises from the bench, shrugs off the pain of brok(...)

Harvey Weinstein, on trial for rape and predatory sexual assault,  leaving the court in New York on Thursday. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Reuters

Last Monday morning, only hours after his former Hollywood friends and collaborators partied long into the night, Harvey Weinstein was hobbling up the(...)

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