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Flame of the Barbary Coast[SUB BW]
A cattle rancher falls for a San Francisco saloon-bar singer, but she proves to be in cahoots with a ruthless chard sharp who wins all his money. Not to be outdone, he sets out to hone his card-playing skills for a rematch, unaware the whole city is poised on the brink of disaster. Romantic drama, starring John Wayne, Ann Dvorak and Joseph SchildkrautFilm/General Movie/Drama

Just My Luck
When a Manhattan woman blessed with an excess of good fortune kisses a terminally unlucky music promoter at a party, their fortunes switch, turning her life into a sequence of disasters. Romantic comedy, starring Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Missi Pyle and Faizon Love, and featuring an appearance by pop group McFlyFilm/Comedy

Small Time Crooks[SUB]
A petty thief plots to rob a bank by tunneling in from the vacant shop next door, so he gets his wife to open a bakery as a cover for the heist. Unfortunately, the robbery goes awry - but the cookie shop proves a big hit, providing the crooks with an unexpected source of riches. Comedy, written, directed by and starring Woody Allen. With Tracey Ullman, Hugh Grant, Elaine May and Michael RapaportFilm/Comedy

Miracle on 34th Street[SUB BW]
When a popular New York department store Santa Claus is placed in an asylum for claiming to be the genuine article, lawyer Fred Gailey takes the case and tries to prove the man's sanity. Christmas drama, starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, Natalie Wood, John Payne, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall and William FrawleyFilm/General Movie/Drama

Sahara[SUB AD]
An explorer stumbles upon evidence that an American Civil War battleship, which was laden with treasure when it sank without a trace, has ended up somewhere in the Sahara desert. However, he is deflected from his mercenary quest to find the horde by an encounter with a tenacious doctor, whose battle to stop the spread of a deadly disease may be linked to his own mission. Adventure, starring Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz and Steve ZahnFilm/Adventure/War

Enemy at the Gates[SUB]
A Russian sniper becomes a national hero during the Battle of Stalingrad in World War Two, so the Germans enlist a crack marksman of their own to deal with him. A lethal contest of wits follows as the two sharpshooters stalk each other, while the Russian also finds himself caught up in a complicated love triangle with one of his friends. Drama, starring Jude Law, Ed Harris, Rachel Weisz, Joseph Fiennes, Bob Hoskins and Ron PerlmanFilm/Adventure/War

In an American training camp in 1971, a platoon of soldiers is put through a gruelling test of their physical and mental stamina to prepare them for the Vietnam war. The recruits all have different hopes and fears, but their fragile unity is shattered by the arrival of a rebellious recruit, who just wants to get out of the Army. Gritty drama, starring Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis and Clifton Collins JrFilm/General Movie/Drama

Going Off Big Time
A small-time crook ends up behind bars after a fight in a pub. On his release, he finds opportunities for honest work are thin on the ground for an ex-convict, so takes to dealing drugs on behalf of a local gangster before joining forces with his unbalanced cellmate to form his own crime syndicate. Thriller, starring Neil Fitzmaurice, Bernard Hill and Dominic CarterFilm/Detective/Thriller