News archive from 31 August 2012, page 4

Petrofac wins Mexico Pemex offshore Arenque contract

Arenque, located in shallow waters off Tamaulipas state in northern Mexico, was the largest block up for grabs during Pemex's second round of tenders for private service contracts in June. But Pemex rejected all bids at the time as each exceeded the...

Reuters, 00:00 in Business
 

Tiny Singapore risks economic gloom without big baby boom

But after 25 years of state-sponsored matchmaking and fertility-boosting campaigns, the government's attempts to arrest a sliding birth rate are falling flat, with potentially profound consequences for the wealthy Asian city-state. The calls to...

 
101 DALMATIANS

101 DALMATIANS

Naturally Pongo (voiced by Rod Taylor), Perdita and the canine population of London are not about to let that happen and set off on a daring rescue mission. The Blu-ray release includes deleted songs and behind-the-scenes features. (Cert U, Walt...

 
SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

A sweet romance with Emily Blunt as Harriet and a scene-stealing turn from Kristin Scott Thomas as a cursing spin doctor are the highlights of this undemanding fare. (Cert 12, Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Blu-ray/DVD release) Verdict: 3/5

 
THE HUNGER GAMES

THE HUNGER GAMES

A hugely impressive Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen, the teenager fighting for survival against impossible odds in a futuristic spectacle pitched somewhere between Lord Of The Flies and Battle Royale. One of the year's best blockbusters...

 
COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES REVIEW AND TRAIELR

COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES REVIEW AND TRAIELR

Briers plays Hamish (above), one of the residents of the Bow Bells Care Home and when an army of the undead is unleashed on the East End he transforms his Zimmer frame into a lethal weapon. Honor Blackman's Peggy is right behind him, firing bullets...

 
TOTAL RECALL REVIEW AND TRAILER

TOTAL RECALL REVIEW AND TRAILER

Now Colin Farrell steps into his seven-league boots for Underworld director Len Wiseman's remake and you wonder why they all bothered. The original Total Recall was a stylish slice of science-fiction paranoia in which an existential crisis was well...

 
A FEW BEST MEN REVIEW AND TRAILER

A FEW BEST MEN REVIEW AND TRAILER

It probably will not surprise you to discover that it fails miserably. It is so crude and idiotic that you can only sit there and groan as the next indignity befalls the hapless cast which is mostly capable of better things. A whirlwind holiday...

 
BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO REVIEW AND TRAILER

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO REVIEW AND TRAILER

Ripe watermelons, cabbages and a vast array of vegetables are used to create the sickening sounds of squelching, stabbing and murder. The fun of the film lies in the tricks of the trade used before the age of computers and digital effects and older...

 
SAMSARA REVIEW AND TRAILER

SAMSARA REVIEW AND TRAILER

The images range from the quiet whisper of the desert to the teeming masses circling the Kaaba in Mecca. There are monks and temples, proud African faces, glorious stained glass windows and soulless factories, creation and consumption, baptisms and...

 

Niall O'Brien shines but draw looms for Glamorgan Cricket Club

NIALL O'BRIEN struck a career-best 182 but Northamptonshire's County Championship Division Two clash against Glamorgan at Cardiff appears doomed to end in a tame draw. Glamorgan had hoped to set up a winning position going into the final day but...

Daily Post, 00:05 in Sport
 

Andrew Strauss legacy will inspire England says Steve Finn

STEVEN FINN bid a fond farewell to former captain Andrew Strauss but has backed England to have a bright future with Alastair Cook. Finn has a strong attachment to both men, first meeting Strauss as a youngster in the Middlesex nets and going on to...

Daily Post, 00:05 in Sport
 
THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER REVIEW AND TRAILER

THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER REVIEW AND TRAILER

Set in Detroit, the film focuses on four teenagers at a turning point on the road to adulthood. Maggie (Claire Sloma) is the youngest of the main characters and the most carefree as she flirts and parties. College junior Scott (Brett Jacobsen) is at...

 

Granero heads to Loftus Road

QPR have completed the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero for an undisclosed fee. The 25-year-old midfielder has agreed a four-year contract at Loftus Road after making 60 appearances for Los Blancos. In a statement released by the...

Daily Post, 00:05 in Sport
 
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?: 150 YEARS OF MODERN ART IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE BY WILL GOMPERTZ

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?: 150 YEARS OF MODERN ART IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE BY WILL GOMPERTZ

On the one hand, Hughes's TV series is reigniting popular discussions of what's going on in the name of painting and sculpture. On the other, Gompertz's book, fine as parts of it are, can't begin to match Hughes's own fuel-injected style. Though What...

 


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