Sir Ian McKellen ambles into a fifth-floor room at London's Claridges.
IN the pantheon of animated superheroes, the powers on display are vast and awesome.
Even by Cannes standards, this year has garnered some bizarre sights.
INTERVIEWING someone who is 3000 miles away has its disadvantages.
Benedict Cumberbatch has been lined up to play a soldier stationed in Iraq for new film The Yellow Birds.
Death has become my constant companion.
While there's no shortage of superhero movies these days, there's a monster which has as great a hold on our childhood memories and affections as any spandex-clad crimefighter.
Orange Is The New Black (15)
Neil Oliver is standing in the middle of a boggy field which may or may not be the site of the Battle of Bannockburn.
Filming has begun on the eagerly anticipated new Star Wars movie, which will reunite many of the original stars.
Twenty years as a jobbing actor, on and off, and Barry Ward could be forgiven for thinking it might never happen for him.
Mike Leigh ordered Timothy Spall to learn to paint more than two years before they started working on their latest film - a biopic of painter JMW Turner.
Nicole Kidman's Grace Kelly biopic has been met with a volley of damning reviews after it opened the Cannes Film Festival.
A Touch Of Sin (15)
OSCAR Isaac likes complicated sorts.
THOUGH awards acceptance speeches can be rambling affairs, no one has yet cited their son smacking them in the face with a baseball as an inspiration.
Swiss artist HR Giger, who designed the creature in Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic Alien, has died at the age of 74 from injuries suffered in a fall.
X-Men stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender came face-to-face with their older counterparts Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen at the rain-soaked UK premiere of their new superhero film.
The history of the music business is full of charismatic, handsome frontmen.
Downton Abbey star Dame Maggie Smith is returning to one of her stage roles in a new film version of Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van.
9.88 Films, the ultra-short film-making challenge supported by Channel 4 and Creative Scotland and part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, has revealed the shortlist of films that have made it through to the final judging stage.
There is a feeling of almost comforting familiarity about Cannes this year.
IF James Erskine should ever feel the need to go on Mastermind, his specialist subject could be the sounds of bikes.