DREAMGIRLS: The eight times Oscar-nominated Dreamgirls is a tale inspired by the real life rise to stardom of Diana Ross and The Supremes in the 1960s.
THE PRESTIGE: Christopher Nolan turns his (often-magical) skills as a filmmaker to the world of illusion with, The Prestige, starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale.
BLOOD DIAMOND: Blood Diamond – starring Leonardo DiCaprio - is a blend of action and message movie that tries to highlight the plight associated with diamonds mined in conflict zones.
THE FOUNTAIN: The Fountain is a period-hopping, mind-overload of a film about eternal life; the latest offering from Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky.
THE QUEEN: The British Monarch’s reaction to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, is examined in detail in Stephen Frears’ highly acclaimed The Queen.
LITTLE CHILDREN: The illusion of happiness in American suburbia is examined once again in director Todd Field’s Little Children.
ERAGON: Dragons that can fly and breathe fire are cool - there’s no denying it. Eragon, a movie about dragons, unfortunately, manages to wreck something that should have been an obvious winner.
STORMBREAKER: Yet another children’s book franchise comes to the big screen. Sadly, it fails horribly where others – namely Harry Potter and those kids from Narnia – have done so well.
CASINO ROYALE: Agent 007 - as played by the very sexy Daniel Craig - is back in Casino Royale, the 21st film adaptation of Ian Fleming’s legendary spy series.
BEAT THE DRUM: In time for World Aids Day, Beat the Drum is a cautionary tale about HIV/AIDS in South Africa that tells us things we already know and talks down to its audience in the process.
BORAT: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan manages to offend gays, Jews, Christians, Muslims and women. But is it actually funny?
BRICK: Take one part high school genre movie, a pinch of the crime thriller, combine a little femme fatale and a slice of self-loathing and what you have is a Brick of pure cinema joy.
THE GRUDGE 2: The release of The Grudge 2 officially ends the romance between the Japanese horror film and the Hollywood remake.
AMERICAN GUN: American Gun is a cautionary tale about guns and the people who are affected by their use in contemporary American society.
THE BLACK DAHLIA: Legendary film director Brian De Palma brings the true-life murder of 1940s actress Elizabeth Short to the big screen.
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: The magnificent Meryl Streep does yet another fantastic - possibly Oscar-worthy - job in her latest film, based on the bestselling novel.