Chris Pratt has praised Jurassic World 2 director JA Bayona and assured fans that the franchise is in safe hands, whilst also hinting that the forthcoming movie will be “darker” than its predecessor. “He’s a remarkable filmmaker,” Pratt said of Bayona. “If you haven’t seen The Impossible or A Monster Calls, I mean he’s really visually masterful. Deep emotions and suspense.” In the ...Read More »
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In the rush to blame radical Islamists for terror incidents, we are inadvertently handing them more power
You could say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. But there is a more blunt way to put this: if we want to fight terrorist groups, we need to stop inadvertently helping them in their quest. Yesterday it emerged the man behind Germany’s Dortmund team bus attack wasn’t inspired by Isis but by greed. The German-Russian man ...Read More »
Investigators 'confident' they have found 'most likely' location of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370
Investigators searching for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 are confident that they have found the plane’s “most likely” final resting place. The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) – the country’s national science agency – believes the wreckage is in an area 25,000 sq km north of the original 120,000 sq km search zone. The Boeing 777 jet vanished during a flight from Kuala Lumpur ...Read More »
A protest against a decision by Donald Trump’s Scottish golf resort to remove rail travel benefits from a former employee’s pension package is set to take place. Rail workers affiliated with the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) trade union organised the demonstration after Trump Turnberry cut pensioner Alistair Sutherland’s reduced rail rights that gave him discounts and free tickets. Trump Turnberry belonged to the old British ...Read More »
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: What time does it start, what TV channel is it on and where can I watch it?
Real Madrid host rivals Barcelona at the Bernabeu in what looks set to be one of the most fascinating El Clasico encounters in recent years. Real, who have one game in hand, lead second-placed Barca, champions for the past two years, by three points and, following their recent victory over Bayern Munich, still stand the chance of lifting the Champions ...Read More »
We need to stop being hysterical about Turkey – it actually has one of the most dependable economies
I fell in love with Turkey several years ago when I went on a solo trip to Huzur Vadisi, a yoga retreat in the middle of a huge pine forests, high above the small town of Göcek on the country’s south-western coast. I’m not the kind of person who jumps at the opportunity of travelling to a foreign country alone. ...Read More »
Martin Scorcese praises Margot Robbie and recalls the Wolf of Wall Street audition that 'stunned us all'
Martin Scorcese has penned a tribute to Margot Robbie, praising her “comedic genius, all-bets-off feistiness, grounded, hardscrabble toughness and emotional daring” and also recalled her memorable audition for his film The Wolf of Wall Street. Writing the short piece for Time‘s ‘The 100 Most Influential People’ list, Scorcese revealed that the Australian actor had to do something pretty wild to secure her place in the film. According to him, she went completely off-script and ...Read More »
The Chancellor has hinted that he will drop the Conservatives’ flagship pledge not to raise taxes in the next Parliament. Philip Hammond is currently bound by a promise made in the 2015 Tory manifesto not to raise income tax, VAT or national insurance. But Mr Hammond said on Friday that the pledge made it harder to properly manage the economy, ...Read More »
In this video, Pan-Asian restaurant and bar Chino Latino shows how to make their refreshing Watermelon Smash. How to make Watermelon Smash Ingredients 3 small slices of watermelon, skin and seeds removed, cut into cubes 10ml watermelon liqueur 20ml fresh lime juice 35ml silver tequila 6 fresh mint leaves Method Muddle the fresh watermelon in a cocktail shaker, then add ...Read More »
El Clasico is the kind of unique fixture that pushes emotions to the limit, but the unique aspect of this season’s potentially decisive Clasico is how the emotions of both sides were already pushed to extremes in the week leading up to it. Barcelona actually played very well in their Champions League quarter-final against Juventus, and I think it’s a ...Read More »