Big budget blockbuster is plumbing new Depp-ths

lone ranger

Sometimes, a film comes along carrying enough baggage to fill a luxury cruise liner. The Lone Ranger, having laboured its way onto our screens after multiple rewrites and restarts, is just such a project.

Big interview: The Conjuring


When Vera Farmiga signed up to star in new horror film The Conjuring, she knew it was based on true events – but she didn’t expect to become the subject of creepy goings-on herself. The actress gives Keeley Bolger the heebie-jeebies

Get RED-y for a blast of daft, tongue-in-cheek fun


he dream team of Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren are back in business for another tongue-in-cheek spy romp. And this time, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta Jones are intriguingly added to the star-studded mix.

Taking lessons from a Dame


She’s a four-time Oscar nominee and a Dame to boot but, unlike her latest movie character, Helen Mirren really isn’t so scary, says Susan Griffin

Cinema now the last of its kind in county

James Frizzell, manager of the Majestic Cinema, loads a film reel

It is the last of its kind in Shropshire. The Majestic Cinema, in Bridgnorth, has fought back from several attempted closures to remain a thriving venue for all good film buffs.

Superman: Flying into trouble


What on earth is going on? Superman’s lost his iconic red underpants, and come over all trendy on us, writes Carl Jones. He’s striding out these days in an intimidating, figure-hugging onesie!

Curtain to close for last time at cinema

Simon Thacker with grandmother Nancy and dad Richard. The Thackers have been involved with the cinema for nearly 75 years.

It was once at the very heart of town life. When the Pola Cinema, in Welshpool, opened in 1938 it not only showed films but staged variety shows, pantomimes – and even wrestling bouts.