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Film Four

(last updated Sun 11 Jan 2009, 05:25 GMT)

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 Harder They Fall (12) 1956 Film noir, starring Humphrey Bogart in his final role, as a washed-up sports reporter hired by seedy boxing promoter Rod Steiger as a press agent for his latest client an imposing but physically weak fighter, blissfully unaware that his every victory is the result of match fixing. Despite ill health, Bogart delivered a fine swansong performance. With real-life boxing stars Max Baer and Jersey Joe Walcott (888)

Porco Rosso (U) 1992 Imaginative animated adventure, about a former World War One flying ace cursed with the head of a pig. Living on a desert island, the pilot now scrapes a living protecting ships in the Adriatic from airborne bandits. However, his daring deeds look set to come to an abrupt end when a dashing rival attempts to ground the plucky porker permanently. Hayao Miyazaki's offbeat adventure, shot in the style of 1940s gangster movies, with the voices of Michael Keaton, Cary Elwes and Kimberly Williams (888)

Never Been Kissed (12) 1999 A clumsy twentysomething journalist is given an assignment calling for her to pose as a high-school student. However, the job brings memories of her awkward, embarrassing younger days flooding back, leaving her struggling to forget the past and confidently adopt the facade of a calm and sophisticated young lady. Unashamedly perky comedy, starring Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan and Leelee Sobieski

Equilibrium (15) 2002 In a future world, emotions are outlawed, and the population kept under control with a daily dose of sedatives but a renegade lawman puts his life at risk when he resolves to embrace his feelings. Sci-fi adventure, starring Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Angus MacFadyen and Sean Bean (888)

Once Upon a Time in the West (15) 1969 Ruthless hit-man Henry Fonda is hired to kill a man and his family, before turning his attentions to lonely widow Claudia Cardinale, whose ranch stands in the way of a railway company's plans. However, two strangers seem determined to protect her from harm, although their motives are unclear. Jason Robards and Charles Bronson also star in Sergio Leone's beautiful spaghetti Western, which he co-wrote with the Italian king of slasher movies, Dario Argento

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