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BAZ LUHRMANN'S production of William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (8pm Sky Premier) is a movie for the MTV generation, set amid the contemporary guns and drugs gangland culture of contempary America. Huge numbers of young people flocked to see this film, no doubt helped by the casting of Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo. If film- makers want to sell youngsters Hamlet next, they will know who to cast in the lead.

Director Terry Gilliam's imagination may sometimes need reining in, but surely that is no bad thing given the formulaic nature of most Hollywood films. He brings his unique visual sense to Twelve Monkeys (8pm FilmFour), a haunting time-travel adventure. Bruce Willis (right) stars as a disturbed convict sent back in time to discover the cause of an apocalyptic plague.