From ET to The Wicker Man: 10 of the best film soundtracks

Twinkling scores, glistening synths and easy-flowing jazz: we look at some of the most memorable music in movies Star Wars, Jaws, Superman … John Williams doesn’t just soundtrack films, he soundtracks entire childhoods. The emotional tone of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 blockbuster is one of shared wonder, and that sense of connection is illuminated by Williams’s […]

‘I’m a tough cookie, I have thick skin’: Top Boy’s Jasmine Jobson

The girl social services called ‘the most difficult child in Westminster’ is now up for a Bafta. She talks about Star Wars, her foster mother and working in the Heathrow Wetherspoons When the casting director asked Jasmine Jobson to lose her temper, she wasn’t sure how far to take it. “I was like, ‘I can […]

Star Wars’ ‘pink shorts boom guy’ Ken Nightingall dies aged 92

Nightingall became a cult figure after a picture emerged of him holding a microphone while skimpily dressed on the Star Wars set Ken Nightingall, the veteran boom operator who was immortalised to a generation of Star Wars fans as “pink shorts boom guy”, has died aged 92. The Association of Motion Picture Sound confirmed the […]

Taika Waititi to direct and co-write new Star Wars movie

Oscar-winning writer-director of Jojo Rabbit to create adventure in Star Wars universe with 1917 writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns Taika Waititi has been confirmed as the director of a new Star Wars film. The news had been rumoured in January but now the official Star Wars site has released a statement. Waititi, who recently won an Oscar […]

Lockdown watch: Noel Clarke on Trolls, Star Wars and family binge-watching

The Bulletproof star lets his four-year-old set the family viewing menu, but he’s adding in a heavy helping of classic Simpsons episodes Read all the other Lockdown watch choices The best arts and entertainment during self-isolation Trolls and Trolls World Tour have been the catch of the day in my house. I’ve got three kids […]

Final Fantasy VII Remake – a triumphant return for Cloud Strife

The landmark 1997 role-playing game adored by millions has been lovingly reconfigured as a 21st-century action thriller In 1997 I called my father to my bedroom. I had been so astonished at an early scene in the recently released Final Fantasy VII, the video game that first demonstrated the cinematic possibilities of the medium as […]

Disney’s Netflix rival doubles subscriptions in Covid-19 lockdown

Disney+ streaming service gains 22m subscribers in weeks after extending launch to UK and Europe Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Disney’s new streaming service has almost doubled its global subscriber numbers to 50 million since the coronavirus outbreak took hold in February, as lockdown conditions prove a boon for streaming services. […]

Catch me outside – Ski Mask The Slump God lyrics

Lyrics Ski Mask The Slump God – Catch me outside Shout-out my mucus, ayy, ayy ‘Cause you know that be my slime (Ayy, catch me outside) Shout-out my mucus That nigga, that be my slime That nigga, that be my slime sli-sli-slime sli-sli-slime slime Okay, what, watch this pus*y, ayy ayy, okay. Naruto nine-tailed fox coat […]