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Mission: Impossible – Fallout review: Tom Cruise remains a pneumatic treat 12 Jul 5:16pm Mission: Impossible – Fallout review: Tom Cruise remains a pneumatic treat
There is running, there is jumping and there is a fantastic punch-up in the gents: Christopher McQuarrie’s thriller muzzles the quips but never skimps on thrills The sixth Mission Impossible arrives, and with it the implausibly well-preserved and pneumatic Tom Cruise as IMF special agent Ethan Hunt - still choosing to accept missions, still on frontline duty while other action stars have long since lapsed into older roles or intermittent political careers. The Cruise is back and breaking out his signature moves: he’s doing the stiff-handed run, the face-rippling no-helmet motorbike racing, car chasing, free climbing on very high rocks - and he simply can’t see an aircraft of any sort taking off without wanting to board by swinging on it from a rope. It has to be admitted, this MI - the second from Christopher McQuarrie - is quite as silly and convoluted as any of the others, but the genre thrills are entertaining. There are colossal action scenes in Paris, London and finally a barking mad helicopter chase sequence in Kashmir, topped off with some outrageously vertiginous hanging-by-a-thread scenes which for me pleasingly brought back memories of Roger Moore-era Bond. And of course there is the traditional high-jinks with rubber masks, an essentially comic part of the IMF armoury entrusted to the cheeky Benji, played by Simon Pegg. It is why certain glowering people in the State Department have ungraciously called Ethan’s team “a bunch of grown men in rubber masks playing trick-or-treat”.
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Emmys 2018: Game of Thrones leads race with 22 nominations 12 Jul 12:34pm Emmys 2018: Game of Thrones leads race with 22 nominations
Hit fantasy drama comes out on top, with Westworld, Saturday Night Live and The Handmaid’s Tale all following Game of Thrones has come out in the lead in this year’s Emmys race with 22 nominations. The seventh season of the fantasy drama was recognized in the category for best drama as well as acting nominations for Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Diana Rigg and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
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The Alternative Nobel: vote opens for a surprising new literature prize 12 Jul 12:12pm The Alternative Nobel: vote opens for a surprising new literature prize
Swedish librarians have drawn up their longlist for the New Academy’s take on the world’s biggest books award. And it really is new Sweden’s librarians have spoken: a wonderfully eclectic lineup of authors has emerged on
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12 Jul 9:30am Jacqui Hallum wins John Moores painting prize
Artist praised for ‘nomadic’ quality of King and Queen painting on cotton sheets A painting on three billowing cotton sheets by Jacqui Hallum has beaten 2,700 other entries to become the 30th winner of the £25,000 John Moores prize in Liverpool. King and Queen of Wands draws inspiration from a deck of tarot cards: the king and queen can be seen at either end, and Hallum describes the space between them as “akin to a reading”.
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Simon Le Bon accused of sexually assaulting record store worker in 1995 12 Jul 7:28am Simon Le Bon accused of sexually assaulting record store worker in 1995
Duran Duran singer says the claim that he groped Shereen Hariri during a public appearance in Los Angeles is ‘simply untrue’ Simon Le Bon has denied sexually assaulting a fan in 1995. Shereen Hariri alleged that the
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If an artist was raped – or a rapist – galleries should not hide the fact | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett 12 Jul 7:20am If an artist was raped – or a rapist – galleries should not hide the fact | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Artemisia Gentileschi’s painting shocks because we know its history. In the era of #MeToo, context is vitalA self-portrait of the brilliant artist Artemisia Gentileschi has
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The Price You Pay by Aidan Truhen review – wisecracks and weaponry 12 Jul 7:00am The Price You Pay by Aidan Truhen review – wisecracks and weaponry
This catchy revenge thriller, from an established author writing under a pseudonym, is gleefully over-the-top
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The ex-postie whose paintings are loved by Noel Gallagher and the north 12 Jul 6:21am The ex-postie whose paintings are loved by Noel Gallagher and the north
Inspired by a drawing of petrol pump in an issue of Tintin, Pete McKee quit his job to paint. His work is now loved by everyone from Arctic Monkeys to Paul Smith – and even Disney In the 13 years since he sold his first painting at the age of 39, Pete McKee – a former supermarket shelf-stacker and postman – has achieved a lot. His exhibitions have attracted 15,000 people. He has collaborated with everyone from Disney to Arctic Monkeys. And his fans include Ken Loach, Maxine Peake and Richard Hawley. Noel Gallagher once phoned to say one painting – a kid practicing guitar on a bed – summed up his youth. Yet he remains all but ignored by London-based critics. “My work doesn’t require dissection or over-interpretation,” he says. “So it gets pooh-poohed. But the minimalism is deliberate. It means the stories resonate. These are my memories, but people look at them and see their own. Like with A Good Education, I wasn’t painting Noel Gallagher’s youth. I was painting mine. But he understood where that came from.”
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Brick by brick: how Lego embraced video games 12 Jul 6:05am Brick by brick: how Lego embraced video games
Lego The Incredibles is the latest video game to help introduce the brand to a new generation of children – one 3D block at a time For some parents, the idea of kids sitting down in front of a Lego-branded video game might be baffling: isn’t the point of Lego that it’s not on a screen? But the mega-success of
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Pin Cushion review – ecstasy of black comic misery and cartoon horror 12 Jul 5:00am Pin Cushion review – ecstasy of black comic misery and cartoon horror
Joanna Scanlan gives an outstanding – and terrifying performance – in a superb British indie that is one to admire rather than enjoy
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Lucia by Alex Pheby review – in search of James Joyce’s daughter 12 Jul 4:00am Lucia by Alex Pheby review – in search of James Joyce’s daughter
This extraordinary novel inspired by the life of Lucia Joyce tells the troubling story of a woman who is confined and abused
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Battersea Arts Centre reopens grand hall with a message to Trump 12 Jul 3:30am Battersea Arts Centre reopens grand hall with a message to Trump
Following a fire that damaged the building in 2015, BAC opens up renovated hall – and celebrates community spirit in a photo-letter to the US president Battersea Arts Centre is to reopen its grand hall to the public for the first time since a fire devastated the Grade II*-listed building in south-west London in 2015.
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Beats, bucks and bling: the first stars of hip-hop – in pictures 12 Jul 2:00am Beats, bucks and bling: the first stars of hip-hop – in pictures
A new exhibition of street shots from the 1980s captures everyone who was anyone in the early days of hip-hop, from Biz Markie to Run DMC and Rock Steady Crew
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