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BROKEDOWN PALACE (12, 100 mins)

Director: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale

A Midnight Express for backpackers, Brokedown Palace has its tourist twosome nabbed on a drugs charge while holidaying in Bangkok.

West End: Odeon Kensington, Odeon Swiss Cottage, Odeon West End and local cinemas

THE CUP (PG, 94 mins)

Director: Khyentse Norbu

Starring: Jamyang Lodro, Orgyen Tobgyal

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West End: Curzon Soho, Renoir, Ritzy Cinema

EDTV (12, 122 mins)

Director: Ron Howard

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson

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West End: Empire Leicester Square, UCI Whiteleys, Virgin Fulham Rd, Virgin Trocadero And local cinemas

FANNY & ELVIS (15, 98 mins)

Director: Kay Mellor

Starring: Ray Winstone, Kerry Fox

Mellor's slip of a romantic comedy struggles to break out of a cramped TV-type format.

West End: Odeon Marble Arch, Virgin Fulham Road, Virgin Haymarket, Warner West End And local cinemas

ONEGIN (12, 106 mins)

Director: Martha Fiennes

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Liv Tyler

A Fiennes family special that effects a crisp three-act overhaul of Pushkin's turbulent prose poem on unrequited love.

West End: Barbican Screen, Chelsea Cinema, Clapham Picture House, Curzon Mayfair And local cinemas

THE OTHER SISTER (12, 129 mins)

Director: Garry Marshall

Starring: Juliette Lewis, Diane Keaton

The ill-advised use of the FYC song "She Drives Me Crazy" nudges this would-be weepie, about two mentally challenged sweethearts, into crass, "Springtime for Hitler" territory.

West End: Odeon Haymarket

THE RAGE: CARRIE 2 (15, 104 mins)

Director: Katt Shea

Starring: Emily Bergl, Jason London

Not so much a sequel to Brian de Palma's telekinetic horror as a karaoke remake, The Rage gallops predictably towards a blood-spattered prom-night finale.

West End: Metro, Virgin Trocadero And local cinemas

RANDOM HEARTS (15, 132 mins)

Director: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kristin Scott Thomas

A plane crash is just the excuse to push grieving, cuckolded Ford and Scott Thomas into their halting, Brief Encounter-type love-affair. The plotting is so mature that it's almost arthritic.

West End: Odeon Kensington, Odeon Swiss Cottage, UCI Whiteleys, Virgin Chelsea, Virgin Trocadero, Warner Village West End And local cinemas

A WALK ON THE MOON (15, 105 mins)

Director: Tony Goldwyn

Starring: Diane Lane, Anna Paquin

Moonwalks, Vietnam and Woodstock: this decent drama rings the changes of a late-Sixties USA.

West End: ABC Tottenham Court Rd, Screen on the Hill, UCI Whiteleys, Warner West End Local: Edmonton Lee Valley UCI 12, Ilford Odeon

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