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UK cinemas: Top 10 grossing films

01: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter
Director: David Yates
Written by: Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling
Type: SciFi/Fantasy
Length: 2:33
Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn’t counted on Romilda Vane’s chocolates! And then there’s Hermione, simmering with jealousy but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

02: The Proposal

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White
Director: Anne Fletcher
Written by: Pete Chiarelli
Type: Romance
Length: 1:48
When high-powered book editor Margaret faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she’s actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew, who she’s tormented for years. He agrees to participate in the charade, but with a few conditions of his own. The unlikely couple heads to Alaska to meet his quirky family, and the always-in-control city girl finds herself in one comedic fish-out-of-water situation after another. With an impromptu wedding in the works and an immigration official on their tails, Margaret and Andrew reluctantly vow to stick to the plan despite the precarious consequences.

03: Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs

Director: Carlos Saldanha
Written by: Michael Berg
Type: Animation
Length: 1:27
The sub-zero heroes from the worldwide blockbusters “Ice Age” and “Ice Age: The Meltdown” are back, on an incredible adventure…for the ages. Scrat is still trying to nab the ever-elusive nut (while, maybe, finding true love); Manny and Ellie await the birth of their mini-mammoth, Sid the sloth creates his own makeshift family by hijacking some dinosaur eggs; and Diego the saber-toothed tiger wonders if he’s growing too “soft” hanging with his pals. On a mission to rescue the hapless Sid, the gang ventures into a mysterious underground world, where they have some close encounters with dinosaurs, battle flora fauna run amuck–and meet a relentless, one-eyed, dino-hunting weasel named Buck.

04: Bruno

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Alice Evans, Trishelle Cannatella, Sandra Seeling, Ben Youcef
Director: Larry Charles
Written by: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Mazer, Jeff Schaffer
Type: Comedy
Length: 1:21
Baron Cohen calls upon yet another of his alter egos – Bruno, a gay fashionista/TV reporter from Austria, who fancies himself as “the voice of Austrian youth TV.” Bruno methodically worms his way into style hot spots.

05: The Hangover

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Bryan Callen
Director: Todd Phillips
Written by: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Type: Comedy
Length: 1:36
Two days before his wedding, Doug and his three friends drive to Las Vegas for a blow-out bachelor party they’ll never forget. But, in fact, when the three groomsmen wake up the next morning, they can’t remember a thing. For some reason, they find a tiger in the bathroom and a six-month-old baby in the closet of their suite at Caesars Palace. The one thing they can’t find is Doug. With no clue as to what transpired and little time to spare, the trio must retrace their hazy steps and all their bad decisions in order to figure out where things went wrong and hopefully get Doug back to L.A. in time to walk down the aisle.

06: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

Starring: Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Rainn Wilson, Hugo Weaving, John Turturro
Director: Michael Bay
Written by: Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
Type: Action/Adventure
Length: 2:30
Two years have passed since Sam Witwicky and the Autobots saved the human race from the invading Decepticons. Now he’s preparing for the biggest challenge of his life: leaving home for college. Leaving home is something the Autobots understand only too well. With the destruction of the Allspark, the Transformers home planet of Cybertron is uninhabitable, and the Autobots make the best of their lives on earth, working in league with the military as part of a top-secret team called NEST. Meanwhile, the Decepticons learn what Sam doesn’t know: he alone holds the key to the outcome of the struggle between evil and the ultimate power of good. A normal life will have to wait. With the help of the Autobots, the soldiers of NEST, and an old adversary-turned-ally, former Sector 7 Agent Simmons, Sam and his girlfriend Mikaela must uncover the secret history of the Transformers presence on earth, and the sacrifices that have to be made to save it from an ancient threat sworn on returning here for revenge–an ancient Decepticon named The Fallen.

07: Public Enemies

Starring: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Jason Clarke, Rory Cochran
Director: Michael Mann
Written by: Ronan Bennett, Ann Biderman
Type: Action/Adventure
Length: 2:23
“Public Enemies” is the story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger-the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover’s fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis, and a folk hero to much of the downtrodden public. No one could stop Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone-from his girlfriend Billie Frechette to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. But while the adventures of Dillinger’s gang-later including the sociopathic Baby Face Nelson and Alvin Karpis-thrilled many, Hoover hit on the idea of exploiting the outlaw’s capture as a way to elevate his Bureau of Investigation into the national police force that became the FBI. He made Dillinger America’s first Public Enemy Number One and sent in Purvis, the dashing “Clark Gable of the FBI.’’ However, Dillinger and his gang outwitted and outgunned Purvis’ men in wild chases and shootouts. Only after importing a crew of Western ex-lawmen (newly baptized as agents) and orchestrating epic betrayals-from the infamous “Lady in Red’’ to the Chicago crime boss Frank Nitti-were Purvis, the FBI and their new crew of gunfighters able to close in on Dillinger.

08: My Sister’s Keeper

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Abigail Breslin, Joan Cusack, Sofia Vassilieva
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Written by: Jeremy Leven, Nick Cassavetes, Jodi Picoult
Type: Drama
Length: 1:46
After their daughter is stricken with leukemia, a couple conceives a younger sister who can provide a donor match, but the family is torn apart when, after years of medical procedures, the healthy younger sibling sues her parents for the right to decide how her body is used.

09: Moon

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Sam Rockwell, Matt Berry, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong
Director: Duncan Jones
Written by: Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker
Type: SciFi/Fantasy
Length: 1:37
It is the near future. Astronaut Sam Bell is living on the far side of the moon, completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth’s primary source of energy, Helium-3. It is a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Thankfully, his time on the moon is nearly over, and Sam will be reunited with his wife, Tess, and their three-year-old daughter, Eve, in only a few short weeks. Suddenly, Sam’s health starts to deteriorate. Painful headaches, hallucinations and a lack of focus lead to an almost fatal accident on a routine drive on the moon in a lunar rover. While recuperating back at the base (with no memory of how he got there), Sam meets a younger, angrier version of himself, who claims to be there to fulfill the same three-year contract Sam started all those years ago. Confined with what appears to be a clone of his earlier self, and with a “support crew” on its way to help put the base back into productive order, Sam is fighting the clock to discover what’s going on and where he fits into company plans.

10: Antichrist

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Coldplay’s Strawberry Swing video on UK’s Channel 4

Coldplay

Coldplay

Tomorrow night (Wednesday 29th July), Coldplay’s Strawberry Swing video will make its UK TV debut on the 4 Music digital channel at 7pm.

It will then be shown on Channel 4 a few hours later, at 12.05am.

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Arctic Monkeys Portland show ticket details

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys will play the Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon on Friday 18th September 2009. The show will be part of a series of gigs that week for MusicfestNW.

People can enter the show with either a free ticket or a MFNW Wristband which are available to purchase from here. Entrance into the show is on a first come, first served basis.

Free tickets are available on the day of the show(18/9/09) at 10am. They will be located at the following 2 addresses:

Jackpot Records, 203 SW 9th Ave. Portland, OR. 503-222-0990

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Tron Legacy 2010 trailer

Comic-Con Teaser for Disney’s upcoming sequel to their original 1982 Tron.
Tron Legacy is set to be released in 2010, Jeff Bridges will reprise his role as Kevin Flynn and Garrett Hedlund as his son Sam Flyyn

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World’s Greatest Dad trailer

Starring Robin Williams this is a comedy about a man who learns that the things you want most may not be the things that make you happy, and that being lonely is not necessarily the same as being alone.

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The Collector trailer

Handyman and ex-con Arkin trys to repay a debt to his ex-wife by robbing his new employer’s country home.

Unfortunately for Arkin, a far worse enemy has already laid claim to the property – and the family.

As the seconds tick down to midnight, Arkin becomes a reluctant hero trapped by a masked “Collector” in a maze of lethal invention – the Spanish Inquisition as imagined by Rube Goldberg – while trying to rescue the very family he came to rob.

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Arctic Monkeys slate Ivor Novello Awards

Arctic MonkeysIn an interview with Q magazine (August), Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders revealed he felt the Ivor Novello award his band received for their debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ had been ‘cheapened’ by The Ting Tings being given the accolade:

“The Ivor Novello Awards used to feel like the most meaningful ones but I think they’ve been cheapened.

“I don’t want to be horrible to The Ting Tings but they won it and it’s supposed to be for songwriting. There’s a lot better songwriting ability out there.”

The Monkey’s third effort Humbug is out on August 24th on Domino

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SFA Man To Start New Label

SFASuper Furry Animals lead singer Gruff Rhys has set up his own record label. Irony Bored plan to put out their first release in October; Neon Neon collaborator Cate Le Bon. This isn’t the first SFA label to materialise, keyboard player Cian Ciaran has his own techno label and drummer Daf Leuan runs Strangetown Records (home of Rhys Ifan’s band The Peth). On top of this, Super Furry Animals have their own label; Placid Casual. As Rhys describes, “…we’ve got labels coming out of most orifices at the moment.”

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Green Lantern First Flight short opening

 
On Blu-ray and DVD
 
When Hal Jordan first becomes a Green Lantern, he is put under the supervision of senior Lantern, Sinestro, only to discover that his so-called mentor is part of a secret conspiracy that threatens the entire Green Lantern Corps.

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Whiteout trailer

Carrie Stetko (Kate  Beckinsale), the lone U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica, is investigating the continent’s first murder, which draws her into a shocking mystery. Now, with only three days until winter, Carrie must solve the crime before Antarctica is plunged into darkness and she is stranded with the killer.

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