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Our favourite new music releases, films and books. And culture editor Robert Bound's column on tear-jerking Hollywood films.

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Going through the emotions

Hollywood does it brilliantly, manipulating our feelings whatever we actually think of a movie. But it’s exactly what we want.

By Robert Bound

I might need my head looked at. On a recent flight to Miami I cried while watching Get Him to the Greek. I know. Get Him to the Greek – a film in which Jonah Hill’s record-label flunky has to get Russell Brand’s louche and mendacious rock star to a comeback gig, on time – is clearly a work of unalloyed genius, pathos and poignancy and a lesson in the timeless craft of storytelling…

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