Catch up with the last seven days in the world of film
The big storyFrom 6 July 2012 you'll be able to watch new documentary Ping Pong online exclusively with guardian.co.uk/film.
The flick follows eight competitors with a combined age of 700 as they head to China to take part in the over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia.
Two of the film's stars, Terry Donlon, 83, and Les D'Arcy, 91, spoke to the Guardian's Patrick Barkham this week, who challenged them to a game of the titular sport.
You can see how he got on here, and take a look at this video in which Catherine Shoard speaks to Terry as he visits Age UK's centre in London's Kings Cross to give some beginners ping pong lessons.
The stars of Ping Pong are some of the more inspirational old age pensioners to have featured on flick – but what other flicks have done a good job when it comes to portrayals of the elderly? That was the subject under discussion in a readers' panel this week, with Wild Strawberries, The Straight Story, Without Schmidt and Tatie Danielle
being held up from praise.
But what flicks did they miss? Join the discussion and let us know.
In the newsHelen Mirren calls for more female film-makers
Princess Diana documentary Unlawful Killing is shelved
Hollywood studio takes aim at Raging Bull 2
Tom Cruise is highest paid actor in the world
The Inbetweeners flick to be adapted for US audience
Status Quo rock the flick world with action movie
Mel Gibson's stepmother files restraining order against actor
On the blog The Amazing Spider-Man and the iron law for superheroes: less is more
10 of Hitchcock's lesser-known gems.
How many have you seen?
Clip joint: the best scenes of football on film
Urbane landscape: are city anthology flicks just a way of boosting tourism?
If only Friends with Kids had resisted the happy ever after
Hunger Games, and the evolution of fairytale heroines in film
What's the greatest-ever kids movie?
Watch and listenThe Guardian Film Show: The Amazing Spider-Man and Friends with Kids star Jon Hamm
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World: watch the trailer
Cirque du Soleil – Worlds Away 3D: a leap in the dark
Ice Age 4: Continental Drift: watch the trailer
Further readingWillem Dafoe: 'You do your best work when you're scared'
Matthew McConaughey: from himbo to highbrow
Jean-Claude Carrière: 'If you want fame, don't be a screenwriter'
William Friedkin: 'If I wasn't a director, I might have become a serial killer'
In the paperFriday's G2 Film & Music features interviews with Benicio del Toro and God Bless America director (and star of the Police Academy movies) Bobcat Goldthwait, as well as a look at how sweding is creating a new folk cinema.
In the Guide on Saturday John Patterson writes on Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and following the release of Magic Mike there's a look at the history of male strippers in movies, while in Sunday's Observer New Review Philip French picks the 10 best flicks set in east London.
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