In “The Angels’ Share” Robbie, a Glasgow hooligan doing community service in lieu of jail time, wants to give his new son a better childhood than he had. But he’s finding it hard to overcome the pull of gang violence.
Five thousand meters from London’s gleaming, white-spoked Olympic Stadium -- a 3.1-mile distance that games organizer and gold medalist Sebastian Coe once ran in 14 minutes and 6 seconds -- Christine Lyons has ferreted out a modern-day scene evocative of Victorian England.
Vikas Swarup, whose first book was adapted into the movie “Slumdog Millionaire”, and Faramerz Dabhoiwala, the author of an opus on the history of sex lured visitors to Asia’s largest literary festival as organizers avoided Salman Rushdie.
“Zero Dark Thirty,” Kathryn Bigelow’s controversial film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, expands to about 2,500 theaters this weekend, part of Sony Corp.’s plan to exploit buzz from tomorrow’s Oscar nominations.
A new theatrical adaptation of “Frankenstein” in London has a well-loved story, an Oscar- winning director and two electrifying actors as the leads. All that and a gimmick, too. It’s an embarrassment of riches.