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Small Time Crooks (PG) 1999 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. Woody Allen wrote, directed and stars in this comedy. Tracey Ullman, Hugh Grant, Elaine May and Michael Rapaport also star (888)

The Cassandra Crossing (PG) 1976 A wounded terrorist infected with a deadly pneumonic plague virus boards a transcontinental train, prompting the authorities to take extreme steps to save millions from infection. However, conflict erupts between a military officer who thinks the passengers should die to contain the disease, and a doctor who believes their condition can be treated. Disaster epic, starring Burt Lancaster, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen and Sophia Loren (888)

The Thirty-Nine Steps (U) 1959 The body of a young woman is found in a man's flat shortly after their first date. But just before her death she confesses to being a spy, and warns him of a sinister organisation that plans to smuggle important documents out of the country. In the frame for her murder, he has just two days to uncover the meaning of her cryptic last words and find her killers before the police overtake him. Spy thriller, starring Kenneth Moore, Taina Elg and Barry Jones (888)

Elf (PG) 2003 A youngster is taken in by kind-hearted St Nick and raised as an elf so it comes as a bit of a shock when, years later, he discovers he is actually human. He decides to get back to his roots and heads off for New York in search of his family, but is ill-prepared for the bustle of the Big Apple, leading to all manner of mishaps. Comedy, starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Edward Asner and Zooey Deschanel (888)

The Full Monty (15) 1997 Blockbusting British comedy about a group of unemployed Yorkshiremen who try to make ends meet by becoming strippers. Robert Carlyle stars as the leader of the unlikely dance troupe, while Mark Addy, Tom Wilkinson, Hugo Speer and Paul Barber are among those mastering the art of stripping in time to music not to mention giving their self-esteem a boost into the bargain (888)

Rosemary's Baby (18) 1968 A desperate pregnant woman begins to suspect her husband is a member of a Satanic cult with sinister plans for her baby. Roman Polanski's horror, based on the novel by Ira Levin, and starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Oscar-winner Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer and Ralph Bellamy

I Am Cuba: The Siberian Mammoth (15) 2005 The making of the film I Am Cuba, examining how Russian and Cuban film-makers collaborated on the movie and the political upheavals in the country that led to its creation

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