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Elyse Knox: Actress who became queen of 1940s B-movies

Elyse Knox was one of the most popular and prolific leading ladies of 1940s B-movies, the heroine of such diverse fare as the spine-tingler The Mummy's Tomb; the slapstick comedy Hit the Ice, and the film noir I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes. A beautiful blonde, she usually epitomised all-American wholesomeness, as in Sheriff of Tombstone, co-starring the singing cowboy Roy Rogers. But she also could be seductively sultry, as demonstrated by her voluptuous harem girl in Arabian Nights (1942). A fashion designer and Vogue model before entering films, she was a popular pin-up during the Second World War.

DVD: 127 Hours, For retail & rental (20th Century Fox)

Danny (Slumdog Millionaire) Boyle directs the true story of Aron Ralston (James Franco) – a peppy climber who was pinned to the bottom of a canyon by a boulder – with all of his usual hyperactive verve. And that's the problem.

King's Speech leads Oscar field with 12 nominations

After a confusing year, marked by uncertainty about both the financial and creative futures of their industry, Hollywood’s great and good must choose between the forces of tradition and modernity when they sit down to cast their votes for next month’s Academy Awards.

DVD: Post Grad, For retail & rental (20th Century Fox)

Alexis Bledel leaves college and assumes she'll sail into "a sweet job at the finest publishing house in LA", but instead finds herself unemployed and living back home with her parents (Jane Lynch and Michael Keaton).

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DVD:(500) Days of Summer, For retail & rental (20th Century Fox)

One of the only romantic comedies released last year to have any charm whatsoever, (500) Days of Summer recounts the relationship of its star-crossed lovers, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, out of chronological order, flitting between the highs and lows of their 500 days together.

DVD: Ice Age 3, For retail & rental (20th Century Fox)

Instead of bothering with a plot, the screenwriters of IA3 have devised enough fast and furious set pieces to furnish a videogame and a theme-park ride, and then glued them together with the pun-heavy babblings of a cast consisting almost entirely of wacky sidekicks.