The Wharf and its contributors review the latest in CDs, DVDs, books and video games.
This week we look at the latest Kaiser Chiefs CD; Wanted starring Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy; London Lights, a historical study by James Hamilton; and Viva Pinata: Trouble In Paradise
PLANS for a new Thames crossing could resurface with an announcement just weeks away.
HE once appeared in the horrible movie adaptation of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth.
But surely an Oscar nod for The Last King Of Scotland has given Forest Whitaker a place on the Hollywood top table?
Burn After Reading (15)
Everyone in Hollywood apparently wants an Oscar.
But – like a lifetime's supply of gin and a bumper pack of curly straws – it can do strange things to a person when it finally falls in their lap.
WEST Ham travel to Hull on Sunday looking to get back to winning ways.
After the international break the Hammers are back in Premier League action and face a tricky trip to face the high-flyers from Humberside, who lie third in the table in their first ever season in the top-flight.
BANKING giant HSBC is in talks to buy back its Canary Wharf headquarters according to a report in the Financial Times.
Spain's property firm Metrovacesa, which bought the tower for £1.1billion last summer, has until November to refinance an £810million loan from HSBC, which it used to purchase the building.
It is believed a sale is now the most likely outcome.
A SOOTHING waterside snap of West India Dock has been chosen as Docklands’ best eco-friendly photo.
Isle of Dogs resident Tim Lees captured this shot of the Marriott West India Quay on his travels through the Wharf – and a panel of judges awarded it first prize in this year’s Green Docklands photography competition.
Snappers sent pictures in a bid to win £200 in Jessops vouchers and a day learning the tricks of the trade with professional photographer Peter Matthews of Folio Photography.
Finding Nemo. On ice. What’s not to like?
One of the most human stories in the Disney/Pixar canon reworked into a live show (a la Lion King) so you get all the glory and kitsch spectacle of an ice show and all the piscine pranks of curious clownfish Nemo, his overprotective father Marlin and their absent-minded pal Dory.
And you can pretend you’re going for your children’s sake.
CHARLTON'S preparations for Saturday's match at Cardiff have been disrupted by an injury to Zheng Zhi.
In a week dominated by talk of a potential takeover from Dubai Investors, on the pitch the Addicks were dealt a blow when it was confirmed Zizi out for between two to three months with an ankle injury.
Manager Alan Pardew said: "Prior to the Ipswich game he was moaning a little bit about his foot which we think was just a bang he got in training from a tackle, an innocuous challenge.
"But following a scan we realised there was an underlying problem which we had to operate on this week, so we've lost a key player there."
WHARF banks Barclays and HSBC have snubbed the Government’s bail-out plan.