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FilmPARANORMAL ACTIVITYCert:15 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY has caused quite a hullabaloo in the States where it has taken $150m, having been made for just $15,000. It follows the now-familiar blueprint established by the Blair Witch Project: characters film themselves, scary goings on are subtly suggested, and an online viral marketing campaign – including clips that suggest this [...]
FilmFANTASTIC MR FOXCert: PG NOW that it’s pretty much de rigeur for animated kids’ films to be 3-D, computer-generated spectaculars, a Roald Dahl adaptation made with traditional stop-motion photography seems so quaint as to be genuinely original. It may take some getting used to, but the careful characterisation of the animal heroes here and lovely [...]
ARSENAL captain Cesc Fabregas inspired his side to a comeback rout and then hit out at rumours he is ready to quit the trophy-shy Gunners. Fabregas scored one and set up four other goals, teeing up strikes for Thomas Vermaelen, Robin van Persie, Andrey Arshavin and substitute Theo Walcott. Nicklas Bedntner marked Arsene Wenger’s 13th [...]
MANCHESTER UTD (2) vs WOLFSBURG (1) MANCHESTER UNITED boss Sir Alex Ferguson hailed golden oldie Ryan Giggs after the Welshman saved his side from an embarrassing Champions League defeat at Old Trafford. Giggs, 35, cancelled out Edin Dzeko’s shock opener with his 150th goal in United colours before then setting up Michael Carrick for a [...]
OF ALL the career paths followed by former City types who have lost jobs in the recession, this one really does take the biscuit. Matt Thomas, a former manager in corporate finance at Seymour Pierce, decided to make the most of the opportunity when he was made redundant last November by setting up a joint [...]
TRAVIS Perkins, the builders merchants and owner of DIY chain Wickes, yesterday posted a better-than-expected 27 per cent fall in first-half profit, but warned the sector may see a further slew of bankruptcies before the year is out. The group, which raised £300m in a rights issue in May, reported a pre-tax profit of £90.4m [...]
THE City’s many sporting fanatics were out in force last night at the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, which saw around 100 teams of ten runners competing over a specially-designed mile-long course. Special mention must go to third-placed West LB, second-placed Legal & General, and Barclays Capital, who broke L&G’s two-year winning streak to take this [...]
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