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Viva Max[SUB]
A Mexican general is desperate to prove his worth as a leader and, intent on succeeding where earlier generations failed, he crosses the border into Texas and retakes the Alamo. The US National Guard is sent to deal with the invaders - but with both sides keen to avoid violence, resolving the crisis proves harder than expected. Comedy, starring Peter Ustinov, John Astin and Pamela TiffinFilm/Comedy

Dr Dolittle[SUB]
A doctor is stunned to discover he can talk to animals, and it is not long before his home is taken over by an assortment of ailing creatures in need of help. However, when the medic's odd behaviour attracts his colleagues' attention, he is forced to rely on his new-found furry friends to save him from the asylum. Comedy, starring Eddie Murphy, Ossie Davis and Oliver PlattFilm/Comedy

Appointment in London[SUB BW]
Over the course of one month in 1943, an intense rivalry develops between an overworked wing commander and an American officer who are in love with the same woman. But the two airmen try to put aside personal feelings for the sake of the war effort. World War Two drama, starring Dirk Bogarde, Bryan Forbes, Dinah Sheridan and William SylvesterFilm/General Movie/Drama

Return of the Magnificent Seven
The leader of a gang of Mexican bandits kidnaps all the men from a village as slave labour. However, one of his hostages is a survivor from the original team of gunfighters, and his wife soon persuades his two remaining companions to form a new band of heroes and mount a rescue mission. Western sequel, starring Yul Brynner, Robert Fuller and Warren OatesFilm/Western

Freedom Writers
Premiere. Teacher Erin Gruwell starts work at a racially diverse and gang-ridden high school in Los Angeles. In an attempt to break through to her underachieving students, Erin introduces them to The Diary of Anne Frank, which results in a class project through which the youngsters explore and share their own life experiences. Richard LaGravenese's fact-based drama, starring Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn and Imelda StauntonFilm/General Movie/Drama

Lone survivor Ripley is rescued in deep space decades after an alien creature wiped out her ship's entire crew. She is recruited to accompany a military expedition to a clony on the planet where she first encountered the monster, only to find the aliens have been reproducing and there are now vast hordes of them. James Cameron's sci-fi thriller sequel, with Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Lance HenriksenFilm/Science Fiction

Detectives hunt a killer who kidnaps his victims and forces them to play sadistic games with life-or-death consequences. Meanwhile, two strangers wake to find themselves chained to pipes in a filthy, derelict bathroom - and at the mercy of the madman. Horror, written by and starring Leigh Whannell, alongside Cary Elwes, Danny Glover and Dina MeyerFilm/Horror

Swingers[SUB AD]
Struggling actor Mike's confidence is shattered when his girlfriend breaks up with him. His charismatic friend Trent refuses to let him wallow in self pity, and hurls the lovesick Mike into the Hollywood singles scene in the hope of him acquiring some new female company and getting his self-esteem back. Comedy, starring Jon Favreau and Vince VaughnFilm/Comedy