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From Hell to Texas
1958 Don Murray stars as a wandering cowboy who accidentally kills a man and finds himself pursued by his victim's vengeful brothers. Finding shelter with a kindly ranch owner, the wanted man gradually falls in love with his host's daughter, but struggles with the knowledge that he may be caught at any moment. Fine Western, with Diane Varsi, Chill Wills and Dennis Hopper

Monkey Business
1952 Bumbling scientist Cary Grant develops a serum to halt the aging process, but a mischievous monkey pours it into the water system and he reverts to childhood, along with his wife, boss and secretary. Screwball comedy, also starring Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn and Marilyn Monroe

Dunston Checks In
1996 Jason Alexander stars in this riotous family comedy as Robert Grant, the manager of a luxurious New York hotel who is eager to spend some quality time with his two young sons. When Robert's boss discovers her establishment is being considered for a six-star rating, and an undercover inspection is imminent, the ruthless proprietor orders him to ensure things run smoothly. The arrival of new guest Lord Rutledge (Rupert Everett) leads Robert to mistakenly assume he is there to assess the facility. What he doesn't realise is that the snooty English peer is actually a skilled jewel thief who has brought along an orang-utan to be his partner in crime, and the discovery of the mischievous primate by Robert's children turns the respected hotel into a three-ring circus. Faye Dunaway, Eric Lloyd and Paul Reubens co-star

Mighty Joe Young
1998 A gentle giant gorilla is moved from his jungle home to Los Angeles, where he escapes from a wildlife reserve and runs amok in the city, leaving a group of concerned human pals facing a race against time to save him from harm. Adventure which is good fun for all the family, starring Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Sherbedgia and Regina King

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People Preview Simon Pegg and director Robert B Weide discuss their new comedy about a British journalist making a disastrous attempt to launch a career at an American magazine

Team America: World Police
2004 The classic Thunderbirds TV series provides inspiration for this controversial puppet satire, created and voiced by South Park masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The action follows a team of heroic do-gooders who spend their days battling evil wherever it lurks but the machinations of devious terrorists and the protests of righteous Hollywood actors prove a considerable challenge

Gangs of New York
2002 Martin Scorsese's impressive epic period drama chronicling the bloody gangland battles for control of 19th-century New York's Lower East Side as Irish immigrants flood the city, sparking violent clashes. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a young Irishman whose father was murdered in one of the gang battles. Taken under the wing of his father's killer, the infamous crime kingpin Bill the Butcher (the magnificent Daniel Day-Lewis), he earns a position of influence in the underworld all the while plotting his criminal mentor's death. Meanwhile, plans to draft the city's population into the Civil War push New York toward devastating riots. Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent and Liam Neeson also star

Raising Victor Vargas
2002 A teenager is horrified when his sister starts bad-mouthing him so sets out to salvage his ailing reputation by wooing the most beautiful girl in the neighbourhood. Drama, featuring a brilliant cast of youngsters, including Victor Rasuk, Judy Marte, Krystal Rodriguez and Melonie Diaz

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