Watchmen (18)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Nite Owl II, Parick Wilson, and Silk Spectre II, Malimn Ackerman, get busy

4:32pm Monday 2nd March 2009

Zack Snyder’s stylish but bloody and violent adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ celebrated graphic novel pulls no punches as its transports us back in time to a very different vision of the mid-1980s.

The Young Victoria (PG)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria

4:36pm Monday 2nd March 2009

Of all the love stories that have defined the British monarchy, none tugs the heartstrings quite like Victoria and Prince Albert.

The International (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Naomi Watts and Clive Owen in The International

2:55pm Monday 23rd February 2009

In the present climate a film that portrays banks as the villains is likely to have the audience cheering in the aisles.

Gran Torino (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino

2:51pm Monday 23rd February 2009

Clint Eastwood delivers a tour-de-force performance in a tension-soaked tale about the bubbling pressures under the surface of muilticultural America He examines the clashes of ideals in predominantly white, blue-collar neighbourhoods, where the ethnic and cultural make-up has been irrevocably altered by the influx of immigrants.

Confessions Of A Shopaholic (PG)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kristin Scott Thomas, left, Isla Fisher and Leslie Bibb in the spendthrift Confessions Of A Shopaholic

8:48am Thursday 19th February 2009

Confessions Of A Shopaholic is the right film in the right place at the wrong time.

Push (12A)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning in Push

8:52am Thursday 19th February 2009

Just once, it would be refreshing to watch a cinematic vision of the future filled with utopian dreams rather than dystopian nightmares.

Cadillac Records (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Beyonce Knowles in Cadillac Records

8:53am Thursday 19th February 2009

Darnell Martin’s dramatisation of the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists affirms the image of the music industry as a beast that chews up its best talent, sucks out their creativity and spits them out when they are no longer of any use.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (12A)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

3:45pm Monday 9th February 2009

The Spanish sun evidently proved a tonic for Woody Allen.

The Pink Panther 2 (PG)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Steve Martin in the hopeless Pink Panther 2

3:44pm Monday 9th February 2009

The razor-sharp intellects of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple would struggle to unravel The Curious Case Of The Completely Pointless Sequel.

Hotel For Dogs (U)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hotel For Dogs (U)

3:43pm Monday 9th February 2009

Thor Freudenthal ignores the advice about working with children and animals to direct this family-oriented tale of two enterprising orphans, whose enduring love for their four-legged friends sparks a magical adventure.

Notorious (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jamal Woolard as Notorious B.I.G.

3:41pm Monday 9th February 2009

In the early hours of March 9, 1997, Christopher ‘Biggie’ Wallace aka rapper The Notorious B.I.G. left a Los Angeles club with his entourage, bound for their hotel.

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (12A)

3:37pm Monday 9th February 2009

Based on a short story by F Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button is the frontrunner at this year’s Oscars with a hefty 13 nominations.

Doubt 15)

3:38pm Monday 9th February 2009

Themes of certainty and suspicion underpin writer/director John Patrick Shanley’s film, adapted from his own Tony award-winning stage play of the same name, set in a 1960s Catholic school.

Bolt (U)

3:38pm Monday 9th February 2009

Man’s best friend learns to stand on his own four paws in Byron Howard and Chris Williams’ computer animated comedy, which pokes fun at our obsession with celebrity.

The Punisher: War Zone

3:39pm Monday 9th February 2009

The belated sequel to Jonathan Hensleigh’s 2004 revenge thriller, based on a Marvel Comics character, is even more gratuitously violent than its predecessor.

Slumdog Millionaire (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ayush Mahesh Khedekar as youngest Jamal in one of the mesmerising Slumdog Millionaire’s flashback sequences

2:58pm Monday 5th January 2009

More than 25 years after Gandhi swept all before it at the Academy Awards, another British film embedded in Indian culture is poised to conquer the world.

Defiance (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Daniel Craig in Defiance

2:53pm Monday 5th January 2009

Based on the book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tec, Edward Zwick’s historical drama relates another stirring tale of heroism and sacrifice during these horrendous years of conflict in Europe.

Role Models (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Seann William Scott and paul Rudd in Role Models

2:50pm Monday 5th January 2009

The latest foul-mouthed comedy cast in the Judd Apatow mould is a genuinely funny escapade that milks every guffaw from its predictable fish-out-of-water scenario.

Sex Drive (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Clark Duke as Lance and Josh Zuckerman as Lance in Sex Drive

2:49pm Monday 5th January 2009

Baked to a similar recipe as American Pie, Sex Drive is a filthy-minded, teen comedy about a pair of best friends and their unexpected romantic detours during a road trip in search of physical satisfaction.

The Reader (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kate Winslet in The Reader

2:46pm Monday 5th January 2009

The collective guilt of Germany’s ‘second generation’, struggling to come to terms with their parents’ role in the Holocaust, underscores every elegant frame of The Reader.

The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants 2 (PG)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants 2

2:44pm Monday 5th January 2009

Audiences who looked past the unwieldy title of the original The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants back in 2005 were rewarded with a well written and impeccably acted coming of age story.

Australia (PG)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman ride the range in Australia

3:03pm Monday 5th January 2009

Since his eye-catching 1992 debut, the ugly duckling fairy-tale Strictly Ballroom, Australian writer/director Baz Luhrmann has left us in a swoon with beautifully crafted stories of romance across the social and cultural divide.

Twilight (12A)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart fall in love despite his vampire background in the fantasy romance Twilight

5:25pm Thursday 18th December 2008

Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling Twilight novels, a series of teen fantasies in which vampires and mortals live side by side, have become one of the biggest publishing phenomena since Harry Potter.

The Tale Of Desperaux

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Desperaux the mouse is voiced by Matthew Broderick

5:39pm Thursday 18th December 2008

Director Sam Fell (Flushed Away) returns to the rodent underworld with first-time co-director Robert Stevenhagen for this visually colourful yet emotionally hollow fable based on the award-winning book by Kate DiCamillo.

The Day The Earth Stood Still (12A)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jennifer Connelly as Helen Benson and Keanu Reeves as Klaatu

11:39am Friday 12th December 2008

Planet Earth is on the brink of catastrophe and mankind is to blame.

Inkheart (PG)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Helen Mirren, Eliza Bennett, Brendan Fraser and Paul Bettany battle evil in the fantasy adventure Inkheart

11:41am Friday 12th December 2008

What if by reading a book, you could literally bring the story to life around you, coaxing characters off the page and into the real world?

Dean Spanley (U)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Peter O'Toole in Dean Spanley

11:42am Friday 12th December 2008

Every dog has its day and in Toa Fraser’s gently paced tale of fractious father-son bonding in Edwardian England, it’s certainly a day to remember.

Madagascar: Eascape 2 Africa (PG)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Madagascar: Eascape 2 Africa (PG)

3:50pm Monday 1st December 2008

Animal magic is in short supply in this colourful computer animated sequel for the entire family which cheekily recycles the plot of The Lion King.

Transporter 3 (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jason Statham in Transporter 3

3:52pm Monday 1st December 2008

Jason Statham returns to what he does best – taking his shirt off as he whips bad guys to a pulp – in Olivier Megaton’s brawny yet brainless sequel.

Lakeview Terrace (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Samuel L Jackson in Lakeview Terrace

3:54pm Monday 1st December 2008

There are infinite shades of grey between love and hate, except in Neil LaBute’s provocative, modern day drama.

The Secret Life Of Bees (12A)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Dakota Fanning in The Secret Life Of Bees

3:58pm Monday 1st December 2008

Opening with a shocking confession from its teenage protagonist – “I killed my mother when I was four-years-old...” – The Secret Life Of Bees is an affecting and well crafted rites of passage story set in racially divided 1960s South Carolina.

Changeling (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Angelina Jolie and Jeffrey Donovan in Changeling

2:18pm Monday 24th November 2008

Angelina Jolie makes a strong bid for an Oscar nomination with her tour de force portrayal of a crusading mother in Clint Eastwood’s harrowing drama.

What Just Happened? (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Robert De Niro and Catherine Keener in What Just Happened?

2:20pm Monday 24th November 2008

Based on noted film producer Art Linson’s memoir, this comedy drama satirises the inner workings of Hollywood, as seen through the eyes of a middle-aged producer suffering a crisis of confidence.

Four Christmases (12A)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:  Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn have a hellish Christmas in Four Christmases

2:31pm Monday 24th November 2008

Rumours of an on-set feud between lead stars Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn hardly echo the tidings of comfort and joy espoused by Seth Gordon’s romantic comedy.

Quarantine (18)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Greg Germann as Lawrence, Columbus Short as Danny Wilensky, Johnathon Schaech as George Fletcher and Jay Hernandez as Jake in Quarantine

3:22pm Thursday 20th November 2008

An estimated 6.7 billion people on the planet, conversing in thousands of different languages, and all Hollywood seems to speak is 'remake'.

Body Of Lies (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Leonardo DiCaprio, left, and Russell Crowe put the world to rights in Body Of Lies

5:33pm Monday 17th November 2008

Ridley Scott’s sporadically powerful tale channels timely fears about the fight against terrorism into a routine spy caper.

Choke (18)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Brad William Henke and Sam Rockwell ponder the meaning of life in Choke

5:31pm Monday 17th November 2008

The first step to conquering any addiction is admitting the problem.

Zack And Miri Make A Porno (18)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks in Zack And Miri Make A Porno

4:44pm Monday 10th November 2008

Almost 20 years ago, Rob Reiner’s seminal romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally... posed the age-old question: can men and women truly be friends without sex getting in the way?

Max Payne (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mark Wahlberg runs through the A to B of his emotions in Max Payne

4:48pm Monday 10th November 2008

The hero of this video game adaptation has suffered a lot of pain in his life and the audience will know just how he feels after sitting through this tortuous adventure.

Easy Virtue (PG)

11:42am Thursday 6th November 2008

Stephan Elliott revives Noel Coward’s comedy across the class divide with this handsome jaunt into the British countryside.

W (12)

11:42am Thursday 6th November 2008

Oliver Stone focuses on the questionable rise to power of George Dub-ya Bush, played here by James Brolin, but goes soft on the President’s shadowy past.

Pride and Glory (15)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Edward Norton, right, counsels Colin Farrell in the violent thriller Pride And Glory

11:41am Thursday 6th November 2008

Whenever filmmakers hit the mean streets of the Big Apple, the uniformed men and women who are supposed to be upholding the law are bending it beyond all recognition.

Quantum Of Solace (12A)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Daniel Craig and Gemma Arterton in Quantum Of Solace

2:26pm Monday 27th October 2008

James Bond returns, all guns blazing, in the action-packed follow-up to Casino Royale, set in the immediate aftermath of the 2006 return to form.

Ghost Town (12A)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ricky Gervais plays a dentist who can see and talk to dead people in Ghost Town, a comedy that doesn’t quite work

1:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2008

Ricky Gervais graduates to Hollywood leading man in Ghost Town, David Koepp’s supernatural comedy about a curmudgeon who discovers that he can see dead people on the streets of Manhattan.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (U)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Fresh, vibrant production marks High School Musical 3 out as a winner

1:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2008

The third instalment of the Disney Channel phenomenon takes a bow on the big screen for the first time, bidding a tearful farewell to the actors who have made the series a success.

The Rocker (12a)

12:27pm Thursday 16th October 2008

THIS feelgood rock comedy is a decent enough tale about a washed up musician who gets another chance but anyone who has seen Jack Black’s School Of Rock will have seen it all before.

Eagle Eye (12a)

12:27pm Thursday 16th October 2008

In Eagle Eye, an invisible puppet master, voiced by Julianne Moore, abuses technology for nefarious purposes, drawing two strangers into a web of murder and deceit.

Burn After Reading (15)

12:26pm Thursday 16th October 2008

After the agonising tension and brutality of their Oscar-winning opus No Country For Old Men, writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen return to comedic territory with a tale of espionage and infidelity.

The House Bunny (12a)

3:12pm Thursday 9th October 2008

Blessed with a tour-de-force performance from Anna Faris as a Playboy bunny with a heart of gold, Fred Wolf’s feel-good comedy promotes messages of solidarity and individualism in the face of peer pressure.

Nights in Rodanthe (PG)

3:11pm Thursday 9th October 2008

Two lost souls are gifted a second chance at love in George C Wolfe’s slushy romance, adapted from the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook).

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