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Jack Davenport and Andrew Lincoln are among the British actors wowing audiences in the US. By Sarah Hughes

DVD: In Time, For retail & rental (20th Century Fox)

Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried are lovers on the run in a future world where the rich can stay young for ever, while the poor are killed off when their money runs out.

The Starry Rubric Set, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire

Cosmology and traditional astrology are oestensibly the themes of this sparky group show at experimental residency centre Wysing in Cambridgeshire, titled after a line in Milton’s Paradise Regained (in which Satan describes to Jesus that he sees in his stars a future of pain, sorrow and death, as well as a kingdom of sorts, but he cannot tell the real from the allegorical and cannot predict a timeframe of events).

Matt Bomer, star of US TV show 'White Collar'

Proud and out in Beverly Hills

Matt Bomer not be a household name but news of his coming out at the weekend has been reported all over the world. Why? Because he is an actor, and many feel that if they are honest about their sexuality the number of roles available to them will be limited.

The Weekend's Viewing: Home of the Future, Sun, Channel 4
Toughest Place to Be...a Train Driver, Sun, BBC2

In Home of the Future, Channel 4 has gutted a standard family house and filled it with the kind of technology that is "predicted to turn our lives into the stuff of sci-fi dreams".

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Young Adult, Jason Reitman, 90 Mins (15)

Great cast but the plot needs a slap: who vomits on your coffee table then stays for a chat?

Scientology leader David Miscavige, right, with actor Tom Cruise, a leading supporter, at the opening of a Scientology church in 2004

Conflict at the heart of Scientology is exposed in bitter email outburst

Clergy member's letter to 12,000 followers attacks church leader's 'obsession' with money

The Saturday quiz

1. Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof invented what language?

Zoë Kravitz

Screen Talk: Beginning of the end

Given the apocalyptic weather and natural disasters that hit parts of the world in 2011, many movies in development reflect harsh prospects for humans on earth.

David Phelan tries out monkey suit CGI used in Planet of the Apes Peter Jackson's WETA studios

King of the digital swingers

Can Peter Jackson's Weta studios allow anyone to play a gorilla? David Phelan dons a motion-capture suit to try to ape CGI superstar Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis played Caesar, an ape with artificially enhanced intelligence in Rise of the Planet of the Apes

King of the digital swingers: Can Peter Jackson's Weta studios allow anyone to play a gorilla?

David Phelan dons a motion-capture suit to try to ape CGI superstar Andy Serkis

Another Earth, Mike Cahill, 92 mins (12A)
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Todd Strauss-Schulson, 90 mins (18)

Science fiction gets the subtle treatment – but then again we are in another world

From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages, By Michael Adams

For a man who has written a Buffy the Vampire Slayer lexicon, Michael Adams puts together a pretty academic volume. He and his fellow-contributors range from the Bible to Esperanto to alien-speak in computer games. JRR Tolkien invented more languages than most polyglots can speak, crafting several types of Elvish, not to mention dwarf-talk and Mordor-mumble. To him, inventing a language, and the history of the folk who would have spoken it, was an art form.

Screen Talk: Birth of a behemoth

Hollywood is abuzz with the latest hot coupling and it's not even talent bed-hopping causing the chins to wag.

DVD: Super 8 (12)

"It's on the news, that means it's real," maintains Charlie (Riley Griffiths) to his best pal, Joseph (Joel Courtney).

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