Curse of the film bloat: Cinema owners in revolt against Hollywood as three-hour movies such as The Hobbit hit profits Cinemas can experience losses when screening longer film four times a dayThey could otherwise be showing a normal 90-minute film on six occasionsNational Association of Theatre Owners commissions report into problemMeanwhile C4 is blasted for advert over Lord of the Rings ending last night | UPDATED: 16:42 GMT, 30 December 2012 While those watching The Hobbit might have felt they got their money’s worth when it came down to the film’s three-hour length, cinemas showing the blockbuster were left feeling a little hard done by. Now U.S
From the White House to cleaning bedpans and Thanksgiving at Boston Market: How Mitt Romney is coping with not being president | UPDATED: 23:13 GMT, 2 December 2012 Mitt Romney has retreated into ‘seclusion’ after his failed presidential run and has so little to do he is offering to change bedpans for sick friends to ease his boredom. In a huge step down from the campaign trail, the former Republican candidate for the White House is said to have reached out to a friend going through a liver transplant and offered to care for him. Gone are Romney’s daily briefings with top aides and Secret Service entourage – now he spends his days alone on his iPad as he grapples with crushing disappointment.
Mr Osborne gets his man for the Bank | UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 27 November 2012 George Osborne has clearly got his man.