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THE BOOK OF ELI Denzel Washington goes into action in post-apocalyptic America.

ALL ABOUT STEVE Sandra Bullock plays a zany crossword expert who falls for her blind date. Dreadful.

CRUDE Documentary about the oil industry’s contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon.


THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 Weak remake with Denzel Washington and John Travolta.

ANTICHRIST Lars von Trier’s shocking, nightmarish vision, with Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

DOCTOR WHO: THE COMPLETE SPECIALS David Tennant signs off as the Time Lord.


VAMPIRE WEEKEND The African-influenced New Yorkers’ new album is called Contra.

DELPHIC Debut release from hotly-tipped Manc electro-rockers, named Acolyte.

IMAGINED VILLAGE Second album, named Empire and Love, from the multicultural folk project.


ARMY OF TWO: THE 40TH DAY (X360, PS3, PSP) Third-person shooter set in a futuristic Shanghai.

VANCOUVER 2010 (X360, PS3) Go luge-ing in your lounge in the official game for the Winter Olympics.

WINTER SPORTS 2010 (X360, PS3, WII) More snow sports, this time without official Olympic tie-in.