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Tony Takitani (U) 2004 A withdrawn illustrator starts to come out of his shell when he marries a woman with a passion for designer clothes. But after his wife is killed in an accident, the lonely artist makes an unusual deal with a remarkably similar looking woman. Japanese drama, starring Rie Miyazawa in a dual role, alongside Issei Ogata and Shinohara Takahumi

Prince Valiant (U) 1954 A noble Viking knight is invited to King Arthur's court, only to discover sinister onlookers are plotting his and the ruler's demise. Adventure, based on the newspaper comic-strip by Hal Foster, starring Robert Wagner, Janet Leigh, James Mason and Debra Paget (888)

Black Narcissus (U) 1947 Five British nuns establish a school and hospital on a remote mountainside in the Himalayas, where the nursing sisters face isolation as well as native distrust. However, it is the presence of a male land agent that takes a final toll on their peace of mind. Oscar-winning drama from directorial team Powell and Pressburger. With Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Kathleen Byron, Flora Robson and Jean Simmons (888)

Dunston Checks In (PG) 1996 An upper-class jewel thief's pet orang-utan runs amok in a swanky hotel, causing endless problems for the put-upon manager who has enough problems trying to assure the establishment successfully attains a six-star rating. Family comedy, starring Jason Alexander, Rupert Everett, Faye Dunaway, Eric Lloyd and Paul Reubens

Coach Carter (12) 2005 A former professional basketball player agrees to coach a high-school team. However, he is shocked by their lack of discipline and instigates a tough new regimen. All seems well at first, but as the youngsters become complacent, he is forced to take drastic action leading to complaints from both parents and pupils. Drama, starring Samuel L Jackson, Ashanti and Rob Brown

The Beach (15) 1999 A young backpacker arrives in Bangkok, where a wild-eyed and paranoid veteran traveller tells him of the exact location of a remote paradise island. When he finally makes it to the golden beaches, he discovers there is already a community in residence. All is not as it seems, however, and the happy idyll soon turns sour. Danny Boyle's drama, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Carlyle, Virginie Ledoyen and Tilda Swinton (888)

The Commitments (15) 1991 An enterprising Dubliner assembles a motley crew to form a soul band. Alan Parker's award-winning musical comedy about friendship, fame and failure, based on the novel by Roddy Doyle. With Robert Arkins, Andrew Strong, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball and Maria Doyle Kennedy

Glue (18) 2006 A gawky sex-obsessed 15-year-old is troubled by his sexual obsession and his own changing body especially as he becomes increasingly attracted to his male best friend. When an equally awkward girl enters his life, he invites both friends to his house for the weekend in a bid to clear up his confused mental state. Argentine coming-of-age drama, starring Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Naheul Viale and Ines Efron

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