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Patrick Swayze was convinced he was going to beat his cancer.

DVD: Kaboom, Artifical Eye (For rental & retail)

Part teen sex comedy, part sci-fi conspiracy thriller, Gregg Araki's intoxicating new film satirises youthful self-obsession with deep affection and dizzying energy. Its heroes are some ultra-hip college students who are just as interested in their tangled love lives as they are in the abduction of their classmates by supernatural men in animal masks. Think Donnie Darko with more nudity.

The family blockbuster returns

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Readers review: Source Code (12A)

"Despite the potential boredom in the character reliving the same eight minutes, I was surprised how quickly the end of the film seemed to come. Don't go looking for something deep, just go along for the 90-minute ride. Good value, good-looking entertainment."

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DVD: Heartbreaker (15)

After being sacked for conducting Jewish musicians in defiance of the Communist regime, Andrei Filipov winds up, 30 years later, working as a lowly cleaner for the Bolshoi Orchestra.

Hot Mess, Hawke & Hunter

Down the black lacquered stairs we go into the basement nightclub. The floor is striped with blue neon, the ceiling slashed with pink, a DJ plays Lady Gaga. We take our seats on leather sofas around the dancefloor.

'Dirty Dancing' lake resort loses its magic

There are still a few dusty corners in which you could put a stroppy teen called Baby and the hotel bar continues to offer nightly "Time of My Life" karaoke events. But visitors looking for waist-deep water where they can practice tricky dance manoeuvres will almost certainly be out of luck: the lake where Patrick Swayze romanced Jennifer Grey has almost disappeared.

It's one big girls' night out at the theatre

Women are driving the boom in the West End as more theatres turn to female-friendly shows derived from the silver screen. Kate Youde investigates

Heartbreaker (15)

They flipped for this romantic comedy in its native France, but I'm not sure it will tweak as many funny bones over here. (They also loved time-travel farce Les Visiteurs, remember).

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Francis Ford Coppola has often focused on personal issues. His latest film after a long hiatus is no different, he tells Kaleem Aftab

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