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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (PG, 140 mins)

By Noel McAdam

Returning tomorrow for one showing only is last Christmas' cinema event, Lewis' magnificent fantasy adventure fashioned expertly into a movie which should only ever be viewed on the Big Screen.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (U, 60mins)

The BBC's 1989 adaptation, in which the children return to Narnia showing with a 30-minute documentary on Lewis called Past Watchful Dragons.

(As above)

Deck the Halls (PG, 95mins)

In the background of the small town in which Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick live in this movie is a three-screen cinema which is showing Miracle on 34th Street, It's A Wonderful Life and Meet Me in St Louis. My advice is just go to see one of those instead. There are some credit sequences which are better than this turkey.

Flushed Away (U, 84mins)

Made-in-movie heaven pairing of Aardman and Dreamworks - a rollicking, high-energy and incredible-looking adventure; ideal family entertainment for a pre-Christmas outing.

Click (12A, 107mins)

Really a reworking of the Christmas Carol franchise when you think of it. Surrounded by a top-notch cast including Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff, and also including Henry Winkler and Julie Kavner, a remote control allows our hero Michael (Sandler) to fast-forward and rewind his own life and put annoying relatives on mute, with unforseen consequences.

Jackass Number Two (18, 108 mins)

Now this is toilet humour, often literally. The stunts are daring and imaginative but the wit of the first movie is missing and you can't help agreeing when, near the end, one of the gang moans that he hopes there isn't a Jackass Three.

Little Children (15, 130 mins)

Todd Field's follow-up to In The Bedroom is another tense and idiosyncratic portrait of American suburbia as a sex offender takes up residence while two neighbours engage in a torrid affair and you keep on asking: "where (and when) will it all end?"

The Departed (15, 139 mins)

Martin Scorsese back among the Mean Streets and it's no mean feat to have pulled this tortured, violent tale together so well, ably supported by fine performances from de Caprio and Nicholson.

The Prestige (12A 128 mins)

Even the flashbacks have flashbacks in Christopher Nolan's amazing tale of two Victorian illusionists who spent their lives in a complicated web of deceit and lies. The title refers to the third stage of any trick. It's magic!

Sixty Six (12A, 93 mins)

One boy's Bar Mitzvah is a rite of passage marred by only one thing: it clashes with the 1966 World Cup Final. The fact that no-one could have guessed the final score in advance doesn't hamper this funny and poignant portrait of a different era. With full colour coverage of THAT game!

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