January 14, 2010

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The Doomsday Clock has been moved one minute further away from the “midnight hour”. The concept timepiece, a measure of nuclear danger for the past 55 years was devised by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) and now stands at six minutes to the hour.

But can they afford the nanny? –
Forbes magazine reveals the highest earning celebrity couple for 2009 are Beyoncé Knowles and husband Jay-Z in the Top-Earning Couples list. The duo earned £75 million between them, with Beyoncé earning £54million.
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Beyoncé – Halo

Top List –
Top 100 films of the Noughties (2000-2009)
List from Daily Telegraph By David Gritten, Tim Robey and Sukhdev Sandhu
Part 6 – 50-41

  • 50 Russian Ark

Aleksandr Sokurov, 2002: Technically spellbinding, the film comprised one tracking shot through Russia’s State Hemitage Museum. The result is an extraordinary meditation on history and identity.

  • 49 Far from Heaven

Todd Haynes, 2002: Todd Haynes’s homage to Douglas Sirk’s melodramas, starring Julianne Moore, was both succulent and devastating.

  • 48 Gladiator

Ridley Scott, 2000: Russell Crowe’s grave, imprisoned Roman general wreaks vengeance. Implausibly, it revived the sword-and-sandals epic.

  • 47 Gosford Park

Robert Altman, 2001: Altman returned to peak form in his glittering country-house murder mystery.

  • 46 Y Tu Mamá También

Alfonso CUar”n, 2001: Sand and hormones eddied in Cuarón’s three-way road trip, which made a superstar of Gael García Bernal.

  • 45 District 9

Neill Blomkamp, 2009: Sci-fi was reinvented for the developing nations with this thrillingly inventive apartheid allegory set in South Africa.

  • 44 Hidden

Michael Haneke, 2005: Big themes – historical amnesia, surveillance society, postcolonial terror – were brought to terrifyingly thrilling life care of Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche.

  • 43 The Dark Knight

Christopher Nolan, 2008, £10.76: The jet-black, immersive Batman movie everyone was hoping Nolan would deliver, was a blistering swansong for its late Joker, Heath Ledger.

  • 42 Ratatouille

Brad Bird, 2007: Who could have imagined that rats preparing food in a Parisian kitchen could have been so adorable? Pixar strikes again.

  • 41 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Chris Columbus, 2001: Not the best, but the first: JK Rowling’s boy-wizard adventure introduced with terrific exemplary production design and fruity cameos by British acting veterans.

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