Tom Cruise almost had arm broken over Diet Coke confusion in pub in 1991, Irish MP claims

Actor attacked with stick by local drinker while filming Far and Away in Co Kerry, politician tells TV show The actor Tom Cruise almost had his arm broken by an irate drinker in an Irish pub who accused him of trying to steal the barmans cigarettes, a Kerry politician has revealed. Michael Healy-Rae, an Irish independent politician who has been a Dil member for the Kerry constituency since 2016, spoke about the incident on The Pat Kenny Show on Tuesday. Healy-Raes family have Ron Howard drama Far and Away with his wife, Nicole Kidman. The pair entered the pub one afternoon, Healy-Rae reported, wearing jeans and sunglasses and going unrecognised. There was a man sitting down the end of the …

‘I didn’t sleep well for months’: the films that terrified our writers as kids

For Halloween, Guardian writers discuss their most horrifying childhood cinematic experiences, from Arachnophobia to Freddy vs Jason Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom blogged about his experience. Lonely Water is brutally addressed to children, not to the adults who are supposed to be taking care of them. A dark, hooded figure appears to be walking on the dangerous stretches of water, looming up behind the kids, with Donald Pleasence doing the creepy narration. Like so many chillingly contemptuous teachers that I remember from those days, this Angel Of Death sneers knowingly at the showoffs who mess about near water and fall in and drown, and also at the simply unwary who dont know what theyre doing. The dark cloaked …