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Hostel (18) Gore abounds in this horror about three travellers tempted to wander off the beaten track to a hostelfull of ladies, but all may not be as it seems...3/5 * Inside Man (15) A pacy thriller from Spike Lee, staring Denzel Washington as a police o

Hostel (18) Gore abounds in this horror about three travellers tempted to wander off the beaten track to a hostelfull of ladies, but all may not be as it seems...3/5

* Inside Man (15) A pacy thriller from Spike Lee, staring Denzel Washington as a police officer and Clive Owen as a clever robber who takes hostages at a bank. Jodi Foster takes a super bitchy turn as a dealmaker. 4/5

* The Ringer (15) Johnny Knoxville stars as a man attempting to rig the Special Olympics by pretending to be disabled in order to win money to help out his friend. Far less offensive than it sounds (it is endorsed by the real-life Special Olympics), it is also funny and highly enjoyable. 3/5

* The Big White (15) Cash-strapped travel agent Robin Williams cashes in his missing brother's life insurance policy and then finds a corpse, which helps him with his story. But the hitmen responsible then want it back. Not nearly as interesting as it sounds and not very well directed. 2/5

* V for Vendetta (15) Matrix makers the Wachowski brothers take on Alan Moore's late-80s comic book and update it to not-so-distant-future London. Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving star, although you never see the latter's face as he never removes his mask. There have been worse comic book adaptations but it's certainly not one of the best. 2/5

* The Pink Panther (PG) Steve Martin takes on the role of Inspector Clouseau in a film that isn't quite as bad it could have been but still is no masterpiece. 2/5

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* Tsotsi (15) Winner of the best foreign film category at this year's Oscars, Tsotsi is an absorbing yet painful story of a Soweto criminal who accidentally kidnaps the baby of a wealthy family. 4/5

* The World's Fastest Indian (12A) Anthony Hopkins is wistfully avuncular in this based-on-a-true story film about record breaking Kiwi motor cyclist Burt Munro. 3/5

* Syriana (15) Based very loosely on the memoirs of a CIA agent, Syriana is a thriller vaguely in the style of the great conspiracy thrillers of the 1970s. It crams a lot into two hours and can be hard to keep up with but is intelligent and exciting none the less. 3/5

* The Hills Have Eyes (18) A remake of Wes Craven's 1977 horror. A suburban family find themselves at the mercy of a family of cannibals mutated by atomic tests. 3/5

The Proposition (18) Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce and John Hurt star in this brutal Australian Western. Tough stuff but a film well worth watching. 4/5

* Last Holiday (12A) A shy saleswoman is told she has just three weeks left on this earth so she heads to a five-star hotel in the Czech Republic to spend her remaining days. 2/5

* The Weather Man (15) Nicolas Cage is a Chicago weatherman who has separated from his wife and children. A tough decision follows, should he take the job in New York or stay with his family? 3/5

* Date Movie (12A) Another spoof movie from the makers of Scary Movie, Date Movie fails to pull it off as a clever comedy. 2/5

* Lucky Number Slevin (18) Slevin (played by Josh Hartnett) moves into a friend's New York flat and simultaneously a whole lot of trouble. A case of mistaken identity, two criminal kingpins and lovely Lucy Liu. 3/5

* Chicken Little (U) An animated Disney film that follows the barmy bantam who warns the town that the sky is falling in. Ridiculed at first, his fears soon prove well-founded. 4/5

* Final Destination 3 (15) Another sequel and more of the same so if you liked the first two you'll enjoy this. A high school senior has a premonition involving a fatal accident at an amusement park. 3/5

* Big Momma's House 2 (PG) Another instalment in the Big Momma saga and this time FBI agent Malcolm Turner goes undercover for a troubled woman under suspicion for murder. 2/5

* Walk The Line (12A) Joaquin Pheonix plays a singer who escapes the Arkansas grind for the brighter lights of Memphis in this biopic of Johnny Cash. 4/5

* Zathura - A Space Adventure (PG) Two bored brothers in constant sibling turmoil are bickering at home one day when they are transported to outer space where they risk being stranded unless they complete the game successfully. 3/5

* Brokeback Mountain (15) Gay cowboy love story staring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. 3/5

* Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (PG) A sequel to 2004's film with Steve Martin. Two families find themselves in competition with each other while on holiday. 1/5

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