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    1. December 11, 2014

      The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies — film review

      The new technique in large-screen storytelling is to tell a whopper, then follow it with a prologue whopper no less...

    2. 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...

    1. 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....

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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....

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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....

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. June 4, 2009

      DIY chairman

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

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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....

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    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 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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