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PRETTY PERSUASION: This small art-house film received some negative reviews in the US. Christo Oberholzer, however, found it to be "disgustingly enjoyable".
X-MEN: THE LAST STAND: This messy, possibly final, instalment in the X-Men film franchise proves that three isn’t always the charm.
THE HILLS HAVE EYES: With The Hills Have Eyes, eighties horror master Wes Craven revives his 1977 cult gore classic and repackages it for 2006.
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III: Cruise is back! The Mission Impossible franchise gets a much needed kick in the bum from one of television's greatest innovators.
PRIME: In Prime, the issue of dating someone substantially older/younger is intelligently examined; at times replacing fantasy with a hard-edged reality.
RABBIT 0N THE MOON: Sadistic crooked cops pursue a couple innocent of the crime they’ve been accused of. If you like your films foreign and edgy then catch this tense brooding film from Mexico.
FIREWALL: A big pay-cheque and predictability are sadly the order of the day with Harrison Ford’s new action blockbuster, Firewall.
NUMBER 10: Starring Colin Moss, Number 10 takes its cue from the great sports films that have come before it, but it fumbles and drops the ball … horribly.
PROOF: Proof may scare off the mathematically challenged because of its premise but, if you stick with it, it becomes something you won’t want to stop watching.
CAPOTE: It’s not the most discussed film of 2005 but, with a stellar performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote’s a film that deserves to be seen.