Time Bandits, review: Horrible Histories meets Bill & Ted in superb family-friendly remake

Did Apple TV+ really need to remake the much-loved 1981 film Time Bandits as a 10-part TV series? In all truth, probably not. But given that we live in an era where any story with a beginning, middle and end (or even one with a snappy title) is prime IP fodder, it was inevitable that at some point someone would “do” Time Bandits. The good news is t...

Netflix adds the ideal family movie with 93% RT audience score to keep the kids entertained as summer holidays begin

Lyle Lyle Crocodile should keep the children entertained for a while as it lands on Netflix

The 25 greatest ghost films

When it comes to spinning a good, ghostly yarn, the build's the thing. Setting, characterization, atmosphere...get your audience to hang on every word. Fire the imagination and then spring the trap. That's what the following filmmakers did in these exquisite tales of the paranormal.

Nico Rosberg slams Max Verstappen for his 3am sim racing activities in Hungary

"It just shows that he's too used to his ease of domination."

An entertaining tale of grit, fecklessness and Northern Soul

Benjamin Myers’s last novel, Cuddy, was a virtuosic romp through the life of the hermit St Cuthbert, who was buried on Lindisfarne until his body was moved to keep it safe from invading Vikings. It deservedly won last year’s Goldsmith’s Prize. Myers’s new book is a more contained and straightforward affair, but it again reflects the author’s dedica...

20 underrated 1970s bands

During the 70s, there were certainly special musical moments that either flew under the radar, were overshadowed, or weren't appreciated.

Olympic torch relay: Paris route includes stop at Moulin Rouge cabaret

The torch relay ahead of the Paris Olympics reached the French capital for the first time on Sunday, with organisers hoping to build enthusiasm for the Games among the city's sceptical residents. Moulin Rouge Dancer Allie Goodbun, who performed along with other can-can dancers as the Olympic torch passed through Paris with a stop at the famed cabaret, speaks to FRANCE 24.

Abi Carter: Her Story And Her Platinum Ticket Surprise! - American Idol 2024

Let's remember when we first met our American Idol winner, Abi Carter! See more of American Idol 2024 on our official site: http://www.americanidol.com Facebook: facebook.com/AmericanIdol Twitter: twitter.com/americanidol Instagram: instagram.com/americanidol/ TikTok: tiktok.com/americanidol AMERICAN IDOL, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, returns on ABC. American Idol 2024 Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest continues as host of the beloved series, for the historic 22nd season.

20 Years On, Lord Of The Rings Will Never Be Equalled

After talking with MauLer, Gary and Disparu about Lord of the Rings on stream the other night, I was hit by a sad realisation - we'll probably never see anything this good again. This was it - this was the peak of mainstream cinema. Join me for this retrospective as I explain why.

25 of the Most Iconic Hollywood Friendships

Some have been going strong for decades.

The Simpsons’ Hank Azaria tries to make King’s Guard laugh with voices of iconic characters

The Simpsons’ Hank Azaria tries to make King’s Guard laugh with voices of iconic characters -

Taylor Swift: Songbook Trail, V&A: Brilliant chronicle of a life lived in the spotlight

Peeking out from a gilded balcony in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s magnificent Raphael Gallery is a girl, no older than 19, dressed in a flowing red gown, ready to take a stroll around fair Verona. Those unfamiliar with Taylor Swift would be forgiven for glancing at the stark white mannequin and failing to picture the body that once wore this ve...

How to watch the 'Alien' movies in order

Everything you need to know about watching the "Alien" movies chronologically and in release order online.

Why 500,000 homes have ditched the TV Licence - and what happens next

The BBC has already announced 500 jobs cuts and an extra £200million of savings

‘Some bands are really taking the mick’: Paul Heaton’s plan to make the £35 arena tour pay

Pop concerts these days can be breathtakingly expensive. Prices for a ticket for Taylor Swift’s soon-to-return sold-out Wembley Stadium shows this summer ranged from £59 to £195, with VIP packages reaching £662. Available tickets to see Irish group The Corrs at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro arena in November cost between £77 and £193, including fees. Meanwhi...

The Kokomo calamity: how The Beach Boys’ most detested song was made

Frank Marshall and Thom Zimny’s new Disney + documentary about The Beach Boys chronicles the group’s extraordinary adventures in pop – from the early success of singles such as Surfin’ to Brian Wilson’s mental health struggles at the peak of their fame. Amid the surf, sun and spectacle, however, one thing is conspicuously glossed over– the release ...

Dave Baustista says he tries to sneak same ‘Easter egg’ into all his movies

Dave Baustista says he tries to sneak same ‘Easter egg’ into all his movies - Wrestler and actor has appeared in such films as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Dune’

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman remember their careers pre-X Men over the millennium

Hugh Jackman famously got the Wolverine role at the last minute after first choice Dougray Scott ended up getting delayed on shooting Mission: Impossible 2.

3 Intense Brian O'Connor Races | Fast & Furious

Who’s the best street racer in the Fast franchise? Brian gives everyone a run for their money with his skills! Watch 3 of his top races! CHAPTERS: The Fast And The Furious | Dom vs Brian 2 Fast 2 Furious | Brian’s Bridge Jump Fast Five | Million Dollar Race About The Fast and The Furious: They've got the adrenaline rush and the mean machines, but most of all, they've got the extreme need for speed. On the turbo-charged streets of Los Angeles, every night is a championship race. With nitro-boosted fury, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), rules the road turning all his challengers into dust. He and his rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune) are the boldest, the baddest and the best. But now, there's new rage on the road. They know he's tough, they know he's fast, but what they don't know is that he's a speed demon detective (Paul Walker) with enough drive and determination to come out the winner. With intense full-throttle action, awesome high-speed stunts, and full-on pedal to the metal intensity, this fast and furious assault puts you in the driver's seat and dares you to exceed all limits. Watch The Fast and The Furious iTunes: https://tv.apple.com/ca/movie/fast--furious/umc.cmc.74sgrpslq7g7w6pueabzh0o83?action=play Amazon: https://www.primevideo.com/detail/0R9W3EZFXJL1ADT5WLI1L4EYSA/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5jEqfKj1r4 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/movies/details?id=ls0_nkQh30k.P UPHE: https://www.uphe.com/offers/fast-furious Connect with Universal Pictures Like Universal Pictures of Facebook: https://uni.pictures/UPLike Follow Universal Pictures on Twitter: https://uni.pictures/UPFollow Follow Universal Pictures on Instagram: https://uni.pictures/UPInsta Follow on Snap: http://po.st/UPSnap

18 of the funniest songs in music history

Whether unintentionally funny or raucous on purpose, there are plenty of songs across the genres that will inspire a chuckle or two. Considering that music tackles pretty much every human emotion, it's perhaps not a surprise that comedy also makes plenty of appearances. Flip through the slideshow below for 18 of music's funniest tunes.

15 of the best movies based on true stories

Romance? Drama? Horror? You got it!

Acclaimed 2000s US drama 24 to be rebooted as a film

Acclaimed 2000s US drama 24 to be rebooted as a film - Action series starred Kiefer Sutherland and saw events unfold in real-time

Joker: Folie À Deux Official Trailer

Failed comedian Arthur Fleck meets the love of his life, Harley Quinn, while incarcerated at Arkham State Hospital. Upon his release, the two of them embark on a doomed romantic misadventure.

17 times stars took method acting way too far

17 times stars took method acting way too far - THE COUNTDOWN: Does making a movie really require recreating Al Pacino’s underwear, and sending Margot Robbie rats? Claudia Cox investigates

Watch: Ozzy Osbourne stars in Aston Villa’s kit reveal

Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler played their last concert together as members of Black Sabbath in 2017, but have been reunited through their shared love of Aston Villa. The club enlisted the singer, one of Birmingham’s favourite sons, and his long-time bassist to launch their new kit for the 2024-25 season. Their band’s most famous song Paranoid is...

Chandler Bing's most hilarious moments on ‘Friends’

Fans were shocked to hear of the passing of Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing in the series. Thanks to his comedic timing, sharp delivery, and on-screen charisma, Perry brought us one of the most iconic sitcom characters ever. He delivered some of the show’s biggest laughs and memorable jokes as Chandler — creating a character that felt like a friend to everybody watching.

REVIEW: LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 Set 75379

Beyond the Brick's Mike Rytter (aka @TheCoolFactor) reviews the LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 set. What do you think of the set? Let us know in the comments! Thanks to LEGO for sending this set for review. 💥Top 10 LEGO Star Wars Creations: https://youtu.be/uxZ73f-OHK4 🏰Top 10 LEGO Castles: https://youtu.be/hsfmkiVNx8k 🚀Top 10 LEGO Spaceships: https://youtu.be/6ECLt4zaq0I 🎖️Top 10 LEGO WWII Creations: https://youtu.be/zalzpit4C0U ➡️ This video is brought to you by Bricks & Minifigs. Find a Bricks & Minifigs store near you: https://bit.ly/3sSyTOZ Get the exclusive Bricks Are My Sport T-shirt! Available at participating Bricks & Minifigs stores and the Bricks & Minifigs website: https://bit.ly/42K1CmA Intro animation by Monitogo Studios https://www.monitogostudios.com/ Intro music by Xythe https://bit.ly/3Qvg0YK Other music by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.com/ -- Merch - http://BTBmerch.com Contact us: beyondthebricktv(at)gmail.com Subscribe on YouTube - https://goo.gl/xFsBuQ Instagram - https://goo.gl/UYxL4I Twitter - http://goo.gl/ub844 Facebook - http://goo.gl/NZQysf

18 iconic songs you had no idea almost tanked

When you see this list of songs, you'll be surprised at which of your favorite bangers had a rough start.

Lady in the Lake review – Natalie Portman’s TV debut is absolutely impeccable

I remember reading Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace many years ago and feeling almost as if I was being beaten about the head with its brilliance. I loved it, admired it, wanted to tell all my friends about it, but I had to take a few days to recover from a sort of cudgelling-by-quality first. I feel much the same about Lady in the Lake. This is a seven-part adaptation of the 2019 bestseller of the same name by Laura Lippman, an exceptional...

79 Classic Movies You Need to Watch at Least Once

The essentials. (Netflix password not included.)

Stop joking about Netflix’s games and start playing them

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Krysten Anderson 2024 Season Recap | Monster Jam

Get ready for high-octane thrills and monstrous stunts in this epic compilation of Krysten Anderson's incredible 2024 Monster Jam season! Join us as we relive every heart-pounding moment, from jaw-dropping jumps to gravity-defying flips, showcasing Krysten's unparalleled skill and fearless determination behind the wheel of the iconic Grave Digger truck. #monsterjam #Trucks #MonsterTrucks ►Subscribe Link: https://www.youtube.com/@MonsterJam ►Become a Monster Jam Member for exclusive content here: https://www.youtube.com/monsterjam/join About Monster Jam: There’s no other monster truck competition in the world like the one and only Monster Jam. It’s where you’ll see the world’s best drivers and most popular trucks, including Grave Digger®, Megalodon®, El Toro Loco®, Zombie® and Max-D®. Monster Jam travels the globe, bringing big-time family fun everywhere it goes. The fun begins at the Pit Party, before the action moves to the track, where drivers tear up the dirt in racing, skills and freestyle competitions. With over 250+ event annually, Monster Jam is full-throttle fun for everyone. And when the event is over, there are toys, games and plenty of other ways to keep the fun going at home. Monster Jam. As Big As It Gets!™ TICKETS & MERCH ► Get official merch at https://www.monsterjamsuperstore.com ► Buy Live Event Tickets: https://www.monsterjam.com/tickets ►Link to website: https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US Find us on social: Like Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/monsterjam Follow Us on X (Formerly Twitter): http://www.twitter.com/monsterjam Follow Us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/monsterjam Follow Us on tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@monsterjam Krysten Anderson 2024 Season Recap | Monster Jam https://youtu.be/ynZGCQ02ZZY

Sara Cox on the joy of telling a good yarn – and why she’ll never write about a zombie invasion

Sara Cox on the joy of telling a good yarn – and why she’ll never write about a zombie invasion - The broadcaster and novelist talks to Lisa Salmon about writing novels, her ‘gorgeous’ horse, and why she stands up throughout her radio shows.

Deadpool & Wolverine review – Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman’s sarky gagathon mocks the MCU back to life

Can the ailing Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise be redeemed with a metric tonne of frantically self-aware comedy? Now that fewer and fewer people care, can this summer tent pole persuade them to have a laugh at what they used to care about? Can the superhero genre get back on top with a gag riot from Ryan Reynolds’s wisecracking crime fighter Deadpool in an odd-couple action bromance with Hugh Jackman’s wizened Wolverine as his straight man,...

20 films about real-life people that are riddled with inaccuracies

Biopics are incredibly popular, but unfortunately, not all have gotten the details right. These 20, in particular, are said to have gotten some of the details horribly wrong.

Legendary musician dies aged 90

Montreux Jazz Festival 2024, review: Sting, RAYE and Dionne Warwick shine across hedonistic fortnight

Montreux Jazz Festival 2024, review: Sting, RAYE and Dionne Warwick shine across hedonistic fortnight - 5/5 Sublime Swiss festival also featured Lenny Kravitz, Jessie Ware and Janelle Monae

27 Icons of the 1970s

Fashion, film, and music would never be the same.

Lead singers who are also exceptional musicians

Sure, there are plenty of lead singers who have earned critical and commercial success simply because of their voice. Then there are those who have the musicianship to go along with a legendary vocal ability.

Thelma review – all-action ninetysomething hero brings comic revenge romp to life

At 93, Thelma (a likable, mischievous turn from veteran actress June Squibb), might not be as light on her feet as she used to be, but mentally she’s still sharp. Which is why, when she is conned out of her savings by a telephone scam artist, she decides to take action. Driving across town on a borrowed mobility scooter, the indomitable Thelma seeks justice. Meanwhile, her panicking family shriek at each other in a way that is probably meant to...

Alicia Vikander On Acting Joy, Becoming A Mother For The Second Time, And Relinquishing Control

'I gave birth four times on screen before I did it myself,' the Oscar winner tells actor Taylor Russell

Eno review – stimulating and cerebral look at the high priest of art-tech experimentalism

If anyone could get away with presenting a “generative documentary” rather than a bog-standard bio-doc, it would have to be Brian Eno, the high priest of art-tech experimentalism. This film promises to be different every time it’s shown, thanks to software that randomly selects different scenes (with bleepy, glitchy little interludes to remind us what’s it’s doing). The gimmick is entirely on-brand for Eno, who has been dabbling in generative...

The Most Important Icons of the '90s

From celebrities you might have forgotten to the all-time greats.

I feel like I can't grow old because of one Everton legend - he is the ultimate original

Artist Paul Trevillion, who celebrates his 90th birthday today, cites his boyhood idol Dixie Dean as the driving force behind his positive outlook after he met the Everton legend when working with him for his illustrated life story in the ECHO

EastEnders explores ‘reality’ of child to parent abuse with focus on Kat Slater

EastEnders explores ‘reality’ of child to parent abuse with focus on Kat Slater - The soap has worked with charities to make sure the storyline is ‘accurately and sensitively’ portrayed.

Suits: the best scenes in Meghan Markle's law firm drama – from therapy sessions to workplace kisses

Suits: the best scenes in Meghan Markle's law firm drama – from therapy sessions to workplace kisses - The hit American legal drama made the Duchess of Sussex an international star

Olympics fans slam controversial new sport: 'Not interested, no thanks'

'I tried to watch it... Not interesting.'

Recap: Big Twists Subvert Expectations In 'Miss Night And Day' Episodes 11 & 12

Miss Night and Day Episodes 11 & 12 were just what the show needed after a couple of slower-paced installments that seemed to be running out of road. The murder mystery is nicely upended here while the ongoing character dynamics continue to develop. There will surely be people watching this each week who want either more romance or more mystery, and it’s a balance that is never going to be achieved in a way that’ll satisfy everyone, but I do...

Happy 90th birthday, Shirley MacLaine: her 20 best films – ranked!

20. Around the World in 80 Days (1956) An early Shirley in this epic Technicolor comedy-adventure based on Jules Verne, overstuffed with superstar cameos and produced by the impresario Mike Todd. David Niven sauntered through the role of the globe-circling gent Phileas Fogg and 22-year-old MacLaine was cast in the way Hollywood sometimes saw her in those days … as someone whose feline, gamine looks had something exotic and Asiatic about them....

Bridgerton season 4 reveals new romantic lead

Bridgerton season 4 reveals new romantic lead - Another Bridgerton is entering the marriage mart