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What Makes a Psychopath? review – first-hand insights, but too few answers

This was a responsible look at a troubling subject, even if Ian Brady’s inclusion felt like a gimmick. Plus, Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls

For some unknowable reason, last night’s Horizon: What Makes a Psychopath? – an investigation into people who score highly for personality traits such as grandiosity, superficiality, lying, being easily bored, having short attention spans and an inability to empathise with others or feel guilt or remorse – felt timely.

Psychologist Prof Uta Frith was our guide on a tour of what defines and creates such a being and whether he (or presumably she, although there was no mention of a distaff counterpart to the men interviewed or referred to in the programme) can ever be successfully treated.

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Image pays tribute to The Walking Dead with variant covers

Image Comics has announced that it is continuing its 25th anniversary celebrations by paying tribute to The Walking Dead with a series of variant covers across 30 of its titles, and we’ve got a look at six of them for you here in I Hate Fairyland: I Hate Image Special Edition, Elsewhere #3, Kill the Minotaur #5, Extremity #7, Angelic #2 and Underwinter #1. Take a look here…

Here’s the full list of 30 titles receiving variant covers…

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 4th Elsewhere #3 by Jay Faerber & Sumeyye Kesgin, cover by Kesgin & Riley Extremity #7 by Daniel Warren Johnson, cover by Johnson I Hate Fairyland: I Hate Image Special Edition by Skottie Young, cover by Young Postal #23 by Bryan Hill & Isaac Goodhart, cover by Goodhart Regression #5 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, cover by Luckert Southern Cross #13 by Andy Belanger & Becky Cloonan, cover by Cloonan Slots #1 by Dan Panosian, cover by Panosian Available in stores on Wednesday,
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51 Entertainment to launch with Brie Larson's 'Unicorn Store'

Lynette Howell Taylor’s newly formed 51 Entertainment aims for gender parity and greater diversity in its projects.

Producer Lynette Howell Taylor has announced the formation of a new production banner called 51 Entertainment that focuses on filmmaker driven content, and will utilise multiple platorms.

Independent producer Samantha Housman has been hired to join the company, serving alongside Taylor and creative executive Derek Iger.

Unicorn Store, directed by Brie Larson from a script by Samantha McIntyre, will be the first film produced under the new banner. Larson also stars in the film alongside Samuel L Jackson.

The story centres on a woman who moves back in with her parents and receives an invitation to a store that will test her ideas of what it really means to grow up.

Howell Taylor most recently wrapped the Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga film A Star Is Born. She produced Matt Ross’ 28 Hotel Rooms and Captain Fantastic, and is developing
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51 Entertainment to launch with Brie Larson's 'Unicorn Store'

Lynette Howell Taylor’s company aims for gender parity and greater diversity in its projects.

Lynette Howell Taylor has announced the formation of 51 Entertainment to focus on filmmaker-driven content across multiple platforms.

Samantha Housman (pictured at bottom) has joined the company and will serve alongside Taylor and creative executive Derek Iger.

Unicorn Store, directed by Brie Larson from a script by Samantha McIntyre, will be the first film produced under the new company. Larson also stars in the film alongside Samuel L Jackson.

Larson’s directoral debut centres on a woman who moves back in with her parents and receives an invitation to a store that will test her ideas of what it really means to grow up.

Howell Taylor most recently wrapped the Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga film A Star Is Born. She produced Matt Ross’ 28 Hotel Rooms and Captain Fantastic, and is developing Tomorrow And Tomorrow for Ross to direct.

In the television
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Baftas 2017: Full list of winners

La La Land wins top prize at the ceremony.

La La Land was the big winner at the 2017 Baftas, winning five prizes, including best film, best director (Damien Chazelle) and best actress (Emma Stone).

Casey Affleck won leading actor for Manchester by the Sea, with Dev Patel (Lion) and Viola Davis (Fences) winning supporting actor and actress.

I, Daniel Blake won outstanding British film.

The 2017 Baftas took place on Feb 12 at the Royal Albert Hall and were once again hosted once again by Stephen Fry.

Read: Eight talking points ahead of the BaftasThe full list of winners

Winners in bold.

Best Filmarrival Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron RyderI, Daniel Blake Rebecca O’BrienLA La Land Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc PlattMANCHESTER By The Sea Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Kevin J. WalshMOONLIGHT Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele RomanskiLEADING Actressamy Adams ArrivalEMILY Blunt The Girl on the TrainEMMA Stone La La LandMERYL Streep
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Baftas 2017: Full list of winners - as they happen

La La Land, Arrival, Nocturnal Animals and I, Daniel Blake among films competing for Bafta glory.

The 2017 Baftas take place on Feb 12 at the Royal Albert Hall and are hosted once again by Stephen Fry.

The show is broadcast on BBC One on a time delay, but Screen will be following the action as it happens from around 6:45Gmt and updating the winners as they are announced, below.

Read: Eight talking points ahead of the BaftasThe nominations

Winners in bold.

Leading Actorandrew Garfield Hacksaw RidgeCASEY Affleck Manchester by the SeaJAKE Gyllenhaal Nocturnal AnimalsRYAN Gosling La La LandVIGGO Mortensen Captain FantasticCINEMATOGRAPHYARRIVAL Bradford YoungHELL Or High Water Giles NuttgensLA La Land Linus SandgrenLION Greig FraserNOCTURNAL Animals Seamus McGarveyORIGINAL Screenplayhell Or High Water Taylor SheridanI, Daniel Blake Paul LavertyLA La Land Damien ChazelleMANCHESTER By The Sea Kenneth LonerganMOONLIGHT Barry JenkinsOutstanding British contribution to cinemaCURZON Cinemassupporting Actoraaron Taylor-johnson Nocturnal AnimalsDEV Patel LionHUGH Grant Florence Foster JenkinsJEFF Bridges Hell or High
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The week in TV: Horizon: Clean Eating – The Dirty Truth; Sherlock; Endeavour; A Series of Unfortunate Events; Antiques Roadshow

Horizon exposed clean food quacks, Sherlock signed off in style, and Netflix’s Lemony Snicket adaptation was a super-smart surprise

Horizon: Clean Eating – The Dirty Truth (BBC2) | iPlayer

Sherlock (BBC1) | iPlayer

Endeavour (ITV) | ITV Hub

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)

Antiques Roadshow | iPlayer

Armed with little more than charm, a sweet smile, a certain way with him and an (apparently rare these days) ability to separate provable science from rank credulity, Dr Giles Yeo did us all a huge and necessary favour in Horizon, about every charlatans’ latest fad – clean eating.

I was left truly moved by last Sunday’s Antiques Roadshow. Not a sentence often written

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Thursday’s best TV: Horizon; Unforgotten; Jack Dee’s Inauguration Helpdesk

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The pseudoscience of clean eating is investigated, and investigations continue in the superior whodunnit, as the comic tries to find the funny in the rise of Trump

“Can we really eat ourselves well?” asks Dr Giles Yeo in a Horizon that examines “clean eating”. For the uninitiated, this is the Instagram-driven dietary movement that attributes health-giving properties to certain foods. Thus, beef broth becomes an “elixir”. (Yeo: “You might call it stock …”) Interviewee “Deliciously” Ella Mills is sensible, suggesting the term “clean” has lost its meaning. Conversely, we see what happens when clean collides with pseudoscience. Jonathan Wright

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Baftas 2017: full list of nominations

Sophie Turner and Dominic Cooper presented this year’s nominations.Baftas 2017‘La La Land’ leads the way with 11 nominationsBaftas 2017: nominees’ reactionsBaftas 2017: eOne and Lionsgate score record number of nominationsBaftas 2017 analysis: ‘La La Land’ soars, diversity debate simmers

Bafta chair Jane Lush was joined by Sophie Turner and Dominic Cooper to announce the nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards in London on January 10 2017.

The awards will take place on Feb 12 at the Royal Albert Hall and will be hosted once again by Stephen Fry. The show will be broadcast on BBC One.

2017 nominationsBEST Filmarrival Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron RyderI, Daniel Blake Rebecca O’BrienLA La Land Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc PlattMANCHESTER By The Sea Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Kevin J. WalshMOONLIGHT Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele RomanskiOUTSTANDING British Filmamerican Honey Andrea Arnold, Lars Knudsen, Pouya Shahbazian, Jay Van HoyDENIAL Mick Jackson, Gary Foster, [link
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Deepwater Horizon movie review: blood for oil

MaryAnn’s quick take…

Immensely intense and suspenseful. Disaster filmmaking at its most gripping, yet there is nothing in the least bit exploitive or sensationalized about it. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Wait, what? “Based on a true story of real life heroes”? Wasn’t the Deepwater Horizon that total cluster-you-know-what of incompetence and corporate greed that killed 11 people and spilled an ungodly amount of oil all over the Gulf of Mexico, oil that is still killing seabirds and fish and cute baby dolphins to this day, six years later? Yes, it is. But this is not that story, at least not anymore than it can make some Bp executives look wolfish and blundering (which they well deserve). This movie doesn’t even get into the oil
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'The Magnificent Seven' to open Toronto film festival

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'The Magnificent Seven' to open Toronto film festival
Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) programmers have served up the first picks from what will be a typically daunting menu in September.Scroll down for full list of Galas, Special Presentations

The world premiere of Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven will open the 41st Tiff on September 8. The western remake stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, and Peter Sarsgaard.

It marks a third visit to the festival for Fuqua, who previously screened Training Day and The Equalizer at Tiff.

The festival will close on September 17 with The Edge Of Seventeen, starring Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick.

The coming-of-age comedy-drama marks the feature debut of writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig and is produced by Oscar-winner James L. Brooks (Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets).

Gala world premieres

Unveiling its first wave of titles, Tiff announced that world premieres in its Gala strand would include
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Horizon: Sports Doping review – like a Cbbc version of a grown-up documentary

Neither Xand van Tulleken’s charm nor an appearance from his twin brother can save this superficial sprint through a serious scientific subject

Xand van Tulleken is a handsome man – chiselled face, designer beard, eyebrows that would give Cara a run for her money. He is a doctor and a TV personality with a rhyming name; he has a Usp (his identical twin brother, also a TV personality) and oodles of charm. Lucky fella! But all this doesn’t ensure great, grown-up television.

Horizon: Sports Doping – Winning at Any Cost? (BBC2) is more of a romp than an exposé. It’s such a rich subject, yet it suffers from that classic British documentary failing: lack of self-belief. You can imagine the producers’ conversation: “Maybe if we tart it up with jokes and stunts, people will watch.”

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Wednesday’s best TV: Horizon: The Immortalist; My Family at War; Scruffts

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A billionaire tries to find out how to make us all immortal; Brendan O’Carroll looks at his family’s part in the Easter rising; the best mongrel dogs in the country. Plus: last in the series of Occupied

“My name’s Dmitry Itskov. Within the next 30 years, I’m going to make sure we can all live for ever.” Like some real-life sci-fi mastermind, billionaire Itskov has assembled the best neuroscientists and AI experts money can buy, to figure out how to upload human consciousness, as tonight’s mind-boggling Horizon explores. Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, for one, might sound like a nitwit (“Someday, I want to talk about the soul with an android”), but will he have the last – metallic-sounding – laugh? Ali Catterall

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Dan Limerick Departing Warner Bros. TV, Adam Glick Returning as Evp of Business Affairs

Longtime business affairs exec Adam Glick is returning to Warner Bros. Television where he will reprise his role as exec vice president of business affairs and lead negotiations and dealmaking for the division, Variety has learned. Glick steps in as his former co-evp Dan Limerick departs the company.

Limerick is exiting Warner Bros. TV to pursue an opportunity elsewhere, insiders tell Variety. His new announcement is expected to be made soon.

Glick vacated his Evp gig at Wbtv in 2012 to build and expand the business affairs department at the Warner Bros.-based Warner Horizon Television. Prior to moving over to Horizon, Glick had served as co-head of business affairs for Wbtv with Limerick since 2008. Returning to his old post, in light of Limerick’s departure, seemed like a natural fit, according to sources close to the situation.

Adam has been one the studio’s top business executives for many years
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All the big news from Sony’s Paris Games Week conference

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It’s Paris Games Week. Sony shunned Gamescom earlier in the year due to its proximity to E3, giving Microsoft the chance to fire off a few shots in the console war without reply. Now the roles are reversed and Sony gets to stand on the stage and give a conference knowing that Microsoft won’t have much of a presence to counter with. With Gamescom traditionally being a pretty big deal for Sony, this likely won’t just be a throwaway show. Expect an E3-style conference with a more European slant; less dollars and cents, and probably a few slightly more out there ideas.

Sony shows have been interesting lately since, in stark contrast to Microsoft, we have very little idea what any of their first and second party studios are actually doing. It’s been very quiet on that front from Sony, so there could very well
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Are Health Tests Really a Good Idea? review – a scientific look deep into Michael Mosley’s future

Mosley undergoes a raft of health tests from a bowel scope to a heart scan to genetic screening. Some are worthwhile, others of dubious benefit – and one is positively shocking

I wish I knew what it looked like up Michael Mosley’s bum. Yay! I’m just about to find out. He’s kindly sharing his bowel scope with us, on Horizon special Are Health Tests Really a Good Idea? (BBC2). Makes an alternative to The Great British Bake Off on BBC1. A bowel scope is like a colonoscopy, only less adventurous: it only goes 40-50cm or so in/up. Here goes, then: deep breath in Michael, now breathe slowly out, and up we go …

“Here is your beautiful rectum,” says friendly Maggie, the nurse consultant, looking at the screen. “Blimey, that enema did the business, didn’t it,” says Michael. A relief to everyone.

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Is binge drinking that bad? Horizon's doctor finds out by having 21 shots of vodka

Binge drinking is bad, and you shouldn't do it. You really shouldn't. As well as the long-term risk of liver and heart damage, there are the immediate risks of drunken accidents and alcohol poisoning.

BBC Two's Horizon just wanted to make sure, though. Under strict medical supervision, Dr Xand Van Tulleken drank 21 shots of vodka.

This unaired clip from the upcoming episode shows what happened.

Warning: Do Not Do This Yourself. It Is Very Dangerous. Really.

"How bad can our drinking pattern be for our health? Doctors and genetically identical twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken want to find out," reads the blurb.

"With the current drinking guidelines under review, the twins embark on self-experimentation to see the effects of different drinking patterns on their health.

"With Chris drinking 21 units spread evenly across the week and Xand having his 21 in single weekly binges, how will their bodies differ after a month?
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Wednesday’s best TV

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Men go meat-hunting in The Island With Bear Grylls, finding work is hard work in The Job Centre and Horizon asks, Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad? Plus NYPD detective Kate’s wedding is scuppered in Castle and Inspector George Gently confronts the bovver boys

It’s Christmas Eve 1969 and Martin Shaw’s grumpy copper knows who’s been naughty or nice. Investigating the aftermath of a bank job points Gently and sidekick Bacchus toward the local skinhead scene, where former Shameless tearaway Jody Latham lords it over a gang of bovver boys in braces and oxblood DMs. With Sten guns, car stunts and a skanking soundtrack, this action-packed episode ends the seventh series on a high, though it remains unclear whether George will return for some 1970s adventures. Graeme Virtue

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Iceberg Interactive Games on Sale Until Sunday

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Iceberg Interactive has announced a large Steam sale up to 80% off! Check them out!

From now until Sunday May 17th, 2015 Iceberg Interactive games are on sale.

The Cool As Ice Bundle is available for $24.99 (80% off). It contains StarDrive, Starpoint Gemini 2, Horizon, Gas Guzzlers Extreme and Nuclear Dawn.

Along with this sale they have also announced the following:

Adam’s Venture Episode 1: The Search For The Lost Garden - $1.24 (75% discount) Adam’s Venture Episode 2: Solomon’s Secret - $1.24 (75% discount) Adam’s Venture Episode 3: Revelations - $1.24 (75% discount) Adam’s Venture Pack - $3.24 (75% discount) Armada 2526 - $3.74 (75% discount) Armada 2526 Gold Edition - $4.99 (75% discount) Dark Fall: Lost Souls - $3.24 (75% discount) Dark Matter - $2.49 (75% discount) Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder - $1.99 (75% discount) Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage Director’s Cut Edition - $2.49 (75% discount) Gas Guzzlers Extreme: $6.24 (75% discount) Gas Guzzlers Extreme: Full Metal Frenzy - $1.24 (75% discount) Gas Guzzlers Extreme: Full Metal
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Sue Perkins for new BBC Two documentary series Himalaya

Sue Perkins has been confirmed for new BBC Two documentary series Himalaya.

The comedian and presenter will host the show, travelling across the South Asian mountain range over the course of the series.

Himalaya with Sue Perkins is among a host of newly commissioned BBC Two documentaries.

Also confirmed is This World - Children of the Gaza War, which takes a closer look at the lives of young people affected by conflicts in the Middle East.

Elsewhere, Britian's Forgotten Slave Owners will focus on the UK's dark history of slavery, while Let Us Entertain You will chronicle popular culture in post-war Britain.

Other newly commissioned history documentaries include Professor Mary Beard's Meet the Roman Empire and Neil Oliver and Alice Roberts' Celts.

New documentary The Detectives follows a specialised Greater Manchester Police unit as they attempt to tackle sex offences, while Horizon: Cosmic Dawn explores the moment
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