Captain Harlock hits screens in CGI spectacular

Four decades after his debut, Space Pirate Captain Harlock has never looked better than in this latest 3D-animated adventure opening tomorrow

He's almost as old as Han Solo, but this Japanese Space Pirate is only now getting the big screen outing he deserves.

Space Pirate Captain Harlock is a 3D extravaganza that shows off the dashing interstellar space buccaneer at his best.

M looks at how this property has lasted so long and what compelled Leiji Matsumoto to create his dashing captain.

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O captain! My captain!

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TheMMatch-up

Captain Harlock is fortunate to have two of the universe's hottest space babes on his pirate ship. But which babe reigns supreme? JASON JOHNSON bravely endeavours to find out

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Posterposer

If a picture paints a thousand words, then what do some movie posters tell us?

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KISS & TELL

Garth who?

Our resident Kiss92 DJ/journo wonders: Who is this Garth Brooks? And why should I care about his comeback?

Garth Brooks.
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EPL

No-nonsense van Gaal to lay down the law

No-nonsense van Gaal set to lay down the law on his first day of work at Man United

Louis van Gaal.

Brace yourself, Manchester United. Louis van Gaal is coming.

The Dutchman will officially start work at Carrington today and if the misfiring, under-performing stars of the club believe that they can get away with another season like last year, they're in for a nasty surprise.

Van Gaal has no time for reputations or bad attitudes.

He will expect hard work, obedience and immediate success. 

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World Cup

Five of the best

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Thailand's Natipong leads by one shot

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Loew's winning formula: All details and no distractions

German coach's winning formula - attention to details and ignoring unwanted distractions

JOACHIM LOEW: The Germany coach thanking fans after guiding his team to their fourth World Cup in Brazil.

The omens were not good.

In late May, as the Germany football team gathered at their World Cup training camp in Italy, news broke that coach Joachim Loew had been stripped of his driver’s licence for six months after a series of speeding tickets.

Days earlier, Kevin Grosskreutz, a versatile player, had been caught urinating in the lobby of a luxury hotel in Berlin.

Two other players, attending a public relations event, had been involved in a high-speed car crash that seriously hurt two pedestrians.

The troubled start fuelled public panic about Loew’s coaching strategies.

The training camp, designed to get the players ready for the tropical heat of Brazil, was beset by cold temperatures and heavy rain.

Then, in a friendly against Armenia before their departure for Brazil, Germany lost Marco Reus, one of the team’s best players, to an ankle injury.

With a “golden generation” of some of the best players Germany have ever produced, there is little doubt the pressure on the 54-year-old Loew was building as he set off for Brazil.

So how did Germany overcome all their problems and go on to beat hosts Brazil in a sensational 7-1 semi-final thrashing before edging out Argentina 1-0 in extra time in the final?

The answer: attention to detail, ignoring distractions and milkshakes.

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Rousing welcome for German heroes

RAUCOUS RECEPTION: Germany players on an open-top bus during a celebration parade, with fans applauding and cheering on their heroes at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
RAUCOUS RECEPTION: Germany players on an open-top bus (above) during a celebration parade, with fans applauding and cheering on their heroes at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
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