HungerA film based on the Maze prison hunger strikes of 1981 was never going to be light viewing but what the English director Steve McQueen has created is something that's compelling as much as it is shocking.

RavenousCowardly Capt Boyd (Pearce) receives a promotion after a battle in the Mexican American war in the 1840's - a promotion won despite his total cowardliness. He is posted to Fort Spencer, which is a remote and isolated place in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

PersepolisPersepolis is the Oscar nominated biography of Marjane Satrapi which begins when she is a girl who growing up in Iran in the 1970's revolution. She lives with an idealistic family who send her away to Austria so she can live without the restrictions of the new regime. In Austria she learns to be free but she is ultimately unhappy so when she returns home she realises the changes that have befallen Iran and the increasing restrictions on women.

TwilightBased on the first of Stephanie Meyers best-selling series of books Twilight tells the story of Bella Swan who moves from Phoenix Arizona to Forks the rainiest place in America, to live with her father. While at school she falls for Edward Cullen, a mysterious boy who actually isn't human, he's a vampire, and he's trying to resist the lure of the biggest blood temptation he's ever known in all of his life Bella.

Ghost TownGhost Town is Ricky Gervais's first lead role in a Hollywood movie after minor roles in Night at the Museum and Stardust. Ghost Town is the story of Bertram Pincus (Gervais) a dentist who goes to great lengths to avoid all contact with people, which is just as well because he completely lacks any social skills.

Orlando (1992)Orlando (Swinton) is an Elizabethan nobleman living a privileged life when Queen Elizabeth I (Crisp) commands him to stay forever young, which he does. This film follows Orlando from 1600 to the present day when he searches for truth, beauty and love. This book is based on the Virgina Woolf book of the same name the story is also updated to reflect modern life.

Step BrothersAfter the marriage of Nancy Huff to Dr Robert Doback their respective sons, Brennan (Ferrell) and Dale (Reilly), have to learn how to live together. They fight, they sulk, they threaten each other and they hate each other. The problem is Brennan and Dale are two 40 year olds who are acting like 9 year olds.

Gran TorinoRecently widowed Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) is isolated from his family, stuck in his ways cantankerous and grumpy. He saves his neighbour Thao (Vany), who is of Hmong descent, from a local gang an incident that begins a chain of events that will affect Kowalski and his neighbours forever.

Che Part OneDetailing the start of the Cuban revolution in the 1950's when the Cuban dictator Batista was overthrown by Fidel Castro (Bichir) and Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Del Toro).

Get SmartBased on the 1960's television series of the same name, Get Smart follows newly promoted Agent 86 (Carell) and his partner Agent 99 (Hathaway) as they attempt to foil KAOS and their plans to assassinate the US President.

The Day The Earth Stood StillThis is the remake of the 1951 Si-Fi movie in which an alien sphere lands in Central Park New York and from this emerges Klaatu (Keanu Reeves), an alien with a message about the human race. A group of scientists are assembled one of which is Dr Helen Benson (Connelly) a widow with a step child (Smith).

The WrestlerThe story of an ageing, once successful wrestler Randy 'The Ram' Robinson (Rourke), a man trapped by his headlining past trying to come to terms with a very uncertain future.

Frost / NixonThe film based on the play of the epic 1977 interview between the disgraced ex president Richard Nixon and the young celebrity interviewer David Frost. Both parties are sure the interview will work in their favour and that they will easily be able to gain the upper hand in this televised battle of wits and intellect.

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