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Paddington, film review: Michael Bond's polite hero is brought into the modern day

(PG) Dir. Paul King; Starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, 95mins
Joe Thomas, Simon Bird, James Buckley and Blake Harrison in The Inbetweeners 2

DVD and Blue-ray film reviews: From Peaky Blinders to The Inbetweeners 2

This will probably be the quartet’s last adventure before the real world and work intervenes

Horrible Bosses 2, film review: Jennifer Aniston sequel will get you guffawing

(15) Sean Anders, 109 mins Starring: Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman
Sure touch: David Hockney at work in Randall Wright's sprightly documentary portrait of the artist
The film is based on a real story, but it plays like a horror movie'

Kajaki: The True Story, film review: One of the first movies to look at the war in Afghanistan from a British perspective

(15) Paul Katis, 108 mins Starring: Mark Stanley, David Elliot, Scott Kyle
Concerning Violence: A documentary based on Frantz Fanon's 1962 book The Wretched of the Earth
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A still from the worldwide Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer debut

DVD and Blue-ray film reviews: From Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to Spirited Away

As in the first prequel, your sympathies lie with the apes, while Andy Serkis and Toby Kebbell are sensationally good as the duelling primates

My Old Lady, film review: Sags under the weight of its characters’ mounting self-pity

Israel Horovitz’s comedy-drama begins very promisingly.

No Good Deed, film review: Sadistic and nonsensical

The film self-consciously invokes memories of thrillers like Cape Fear and The Desperate Hours, but has none of their guile

What We Do In The Shadows, film review: Repetitive and too long, but there is plenty of hilarity along the way

This is a Spinal Tap-style vampire comedy, shot as if it’s an observational documentary.

Winter Sleep’, starring Haluk Bilginer

Winter Sleep, film review: This demands patience, but its worth it

The probing, inquisitive style is the antithesis to the glib storytelling of the typical Hollywood film

Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, film review: Fails to combine its dystopian elements with the demands of the teen action movie

It doesn’t help that the film ends so abruptly, leaving us in limbo until the story is properly rounded off next year

Chadwick Boseman in ‘Get on Up’

Get On Up, film review: Here is a biopic that avoids the cliches

One of the most refreshing aspects of Get on Up is that Brown never apologises and isn’t prey to introspection

Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank in The Homesman

The Homesman, film review: Jones finds new frontiers in the Old West

This film is probably the best Western since Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven – so inscrutable, so distinctive and, finally, so moving

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Nick Hewer is to leave The Apprentice after 10 years

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Female fans want more explicit male sex in Game of Thrones, George R R Martin says

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Clued up: John Lynch and Gillian Anderson in ‘The Fall’

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The Baker (James Corden) struggles with Lilla Crawford’s Little Red Riding Hood

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Mark Ronson has had two UK number two singles but never a number one...yet

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Daniel Craig, pictured here in Skyfall, is returning as James Bond for Spectre

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Joey Essex will be hitting the slopes for series two of The Jump

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