Iain Blair

District 9 no alien to Oscar buzz

District 9 combines familiar commercial elements like aliens and violence with a new setting -- some sharp political subtext.

Hollywood boys who just don’t want to grow up

When to slow down and retire? For most people in their 60s the decision is a no-brainer -- the sooner the better. But in the rare air of movie stardom, where careers are fuelled by a mix of talent, ego, vanity and, sometimes, cosmetic surgery, it seems to be a far harder decision.

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