Don’t miss out: our hot list for your leisure pleasure
(includes review of Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict)
Man du jour James Franco excels as Allen Ginsberg in biopic Howl, focising on the obscenity trial of his legendary poem; Emily Blunt teams up with Matt Damon in romantic thriller The Adjustment Bureau; and sit back for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s new sci-fi comedy about adorable alien Paul(Seth Rogen).
Claire Foy (of Little Dorrit fame) stars as an 18-year-old retracing the steps of her grandfather across Israel in The Promise (Channel 4).
Liam Gallagher’s new band Beady Eye’s debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding (Beady Eye Records) is a mix of Beatles-style tunes spliced with his moody vocals.
Laurie Viera Rigler’s Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict (Bloomsbury, ₤7.99) sees a 19th-century Jane in present-day L.A. Expect plenty of modern Mr Darcys and romantic entanglements.”