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  1. April 4, 2014

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – DVD review

    Peter Jackson, 2013 Warner His source material is a slim and – compared with The Lord of the Rings – trifling adventure...

  2. January 10, 2014

    Saul Zaentz, film and music mogul, 1921-2014

    No one, a wag once said of the producer Saul Zaentz, “was better at taking care of the books”. It was a two-edged tribute....

  1. July 26, 2013

    Weta Digital: The Lords of CGI

    The company that would go on to become the world leader in film effects, with its fingerprints on numerous Hollywood...

  2. April 5, 2013

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – DVD review

    Peter Jackson, 2012 Warner Middle Earth: a place of breathtaking landscapes, mighty warriors, dire peril and epoch-defining...

  3. January 9, 2013

    From hobbits to a tech hotbed

    Wellington, the windy capital at the foot of New Zealand’s North Island, has been affectionately labelled “Wellywood” for...

  4. December 13, 2012

    A juggernaut in Middle-earth

    “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, announces the poster. Unexpected? By whom? Among the great certainties of earthly...

  5. November 8, 2012

    Modest star wields his shtick

    Perhaps the most interesting thing about the hit American comedy Bridesmaids was its audience: women in their mid-thirties,...

  6. October 28, 2012

    Travelex to increase presence in China

    Travelex is to ramp up its presence in China with the travel money services group set to become the first non-Chinese...

  7. July 5, 2012

    Ticket rises improve picture at Cineworld

    Higher ticket prices have offset a fall in the number of moviegoers at Cineworld, the UK’s biggest cinema chain by revenues....

  8. March 21, 2012

    Changes to stamp duty ‘draconian’

    The quadrupling of stamp duty tax rates between 1997 to 2000 saw new avoidance schemes being heavily promoted to homebuyers...

  9. November 5, 2011

    Small talk: Anthony Horowitz

    Anthony Horowitz, 55, has published more than 50 books and written for television, film and the theatre. His books include...

  10. October 21, 2011

    Tintin and the war

    In October 1940, the Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi began publishing a comic strip about Tintin in the children’s...

  11. beyondbrics

    May 27, 2011

    Travelex goes shopping in Brazil, eyes acquisitions in Malaysia and Vietnam

    Who goes to foreign exchange bureaux nowadays? In an age of ATMs, where travellers can easily take out local currencies...

  12. December 9, 2010

    MasterCard buys Travelex’s pre-paid card business

    MasterCard, the electronic payment network provider, has bought the pre-paid card management division from Travelex for...

  13. October 14, 2010

    Case study: ‘at least we’ve got some clarity’

    Peter Jackson, 49, is pleased with Thursday’s announcement from the Treasury as it will allow him to put more into his...

  14. May 7, 2010

    Fans of Tintin cry foul

    Tintin creator Hergé finishes “Tintin and the Picaros” in 1975 “Tintin est mort” ran a Liberation head­line on March 4 1983....

  15. January 14, 2010

    Stepping up to the till

    Peter Jackson, Travelex's new 34-year-old chief executive, is to be handed the reins to oversee day-to-day operations by the...

  16. October 1, 2009

    Watching Bowman

    Deal watchers will note that Smiths Group chief executive Philip Bowman is being joined by a veteran investment banker as...

  17. June 4, 2009

    DIY chairman

    Kingfisher chairman Peter Jackson presided over his last annual meeting at the DIY group yesterday flanked by deputy...

  18. March 19, 2009

    Monsieur Bricolage

    The move by Frenchman Daniel Bernard into the chairman role at Kingfisher marks a return to the top of another challenged...

  19. February 21, 2009

    TV films

    After the wilfully tasteless excesses of his early features, Peter Jackson gave a hint of the dark delights to come with...

  20. January 6, 2009

    Lloyds to retain middle-tier HBOS executives

    HBOS executives will take a number of senior jobs after the UK's biggest mortgage lender is acquired by Lloyds TSB this...

  21. September 27, 2008

    TV films

    Keanu Reeves gave the first hint that he could make it as an action hero, albeit an off-beat, slacker action hero, in Point...

  22. March 28, 2008

    Fishing for praise

    It's always comforting when someone else has bigger problems. So it was when new Kingfisher boss Ian Cheshire yesterday...

  23. March 27, 2008

    Kingfisher halves dividend to conserve cash

    Kingfisher took a knife to its final dividend on Thursday and prepared the ground for a similar cut in the interim dividend,...

  24. March 1, 2008

    Bottleneck hits bottle suppliers

    When shoppers come across new, half-litre bottles of French rosé on sale in Waitrose next week, they will be struck by more...

  25. March 1, 2008

    Foster's spurns UK wine market

    Foster's Group has stopped exporting some Australian wines to the UK because it is more profitable to sell them elsewhere....

  26. January 26, 2008

    Kingfisher opts for insider

    Kingfisher opted for controversial continuity yesterday when it promoted Ian Cheshire, head of B&Q in the UK, to chief...

  27. January 25, 2008

    Wider B&Q role for Cheshire

    Kingfisher opted for controversial continuity on Friday when it promoted Ian Cheshire, head of B&Q in the UK, to chief...

  28. January 25, 2008

    Cheshire takes reins at Kingfisher

    Kingfisher on Friday named insider Ian Cheshire as its new chief executive. He had been the leading contender for the role...

  29. December 19, 2007

    Hollywood truce spurs 'Hobbit' hope

    One of Hollywood's most successful film franchises is to be revived following the resolution of a long-running dispute...

  30. December 19, 2007

    Truce clears path for Hobbit films

    One of Hollywood’s most successful film franchises is to be revived following the resolution of a dispute between Peter...

  31. November 12, 2007

    Beowulf to lead audiences into new 3D realm

    Hollywood is hoping the combination of an Old English epic poem and 21st-century technology will make 3D cinema a...

  32. November 12, 2007

    Beowulf to lead audiences into new 3D realm

    Hollywood is hoping the combination of an Old English epic poem and 21st-century technology will make 3D cinema a...

  33. November 12, 2007

    Beowulf to lead audiences into new 3D realm

    Hollywood is hoping the combination of an Old English epic poem and 21st-century technology will make 3D cinema a...

  34. November 11, 2007

    ‘Beowulf’ to lead audiences into 3D realm

    Hollywood is hoping the combination of an Old English epic poem and 21st-century technology will make 3D cinema a...

  35. November 2, 2007

    B&Q chief tipped to take helm at Kingfisher

    Ian Cheshire of B&Q is the leading contender to become chief executive of Kingfisher after the DIY group said it would part...

  36. November 2, 2007

    Kingfisher chief to step down

    Ian Cheshire of B&Q is the leading contender to become chief executive of Kingfisher after the DIY group said it would part...

  37. November 1, 2007

    B&Q chief tipped to lead Kingfisher

    Ian Cheshire of B&Q is the leading contender to become chief executive of Kingfisher after the DIY group said it would part...

  38. June 22, 2007

    Below the belt

    On the evening of May 30 1892, there was only one place to be: 43 King Street - the Covent Garden home of the National...

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