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Jolson Sings Again (U) 1949 Larry Parks mimes to Al Jolson's voice while starring as the famous singer in this biopic focusing on his later career and marriage to the nurse he fell for during his time entertaining the troops in World War Two. With Barbara Hale and William Demarest

A Bell For Adano (U) 1945 When American troops occupy a rural Sicilian town during the final days of Word War Two, the locals are less than pleased with their presence. However, when the soldiers help replace the old church bell the residents begin to change their minds and an unlikely romance blossoms. Drama, starring Gene Tierney, John Hodiak and William Bendix (888)

The Hot Rock (U) 1972 Robert Redford and George Segal play bungling brothers-in-law hired by an African ambassador to steal a priceless diamond from the Brooklyn Museum so it can be returned to its country of origin. However, no sooner do they have the gem than they manage to lose it, and face a race against time to retrieve it. Hugely enjoyable crime caper based on the novel by Donald Westlake, also starring Ron Leibman, Zero Mostel, Paul Sand and Moses Gunn

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

Knights of the South Bronx (12) 2005 An unemployed man gets a new lease of life teaching at an inner city school, where he wins over his initially cynical pupils by introducing them to the finer points of chess. Fact-based drama, starring Ted Danson and Malcolm David Kelley

The Wedding Date (12) 2005 A single woman is horrified by the thought of attending her sister's wedding alone, a task made all the more daunting by the presence of her ex. Taking the bull by the horns, she hires a gigolo for the occasion but her decision has unexpected results. Romantic comedy, starring Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Dermot Mulroney and Sarah Parish (888)

Magnolia (18) 1999 Acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson's masterly drama about two men on the verge of death who yearn to be reunited with their estranged family. But their children a sex guru and a cocaine addict struggle to muster the forgiveness they so desperately crave. The excellent ensemble cast includes Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, William H Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C Reilly also appear (888)

Old Joy (15) 2005 Two old friends one a responsible family man, the other a directionless free spirit embark on a camping trip together. But as they journey into the wilderness, they are forced to face up to how much they have changed over the years perhaps too much for their friendship to survive. Melancholy drama, starring Daniel London and Will Oldham

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