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It might be a bit too old and creaky to consider leaving the ground in nowadays, but there are still plenty of belly-laughs to be had in this early one from the ‘Naked Gun’ blokes.

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

About as hilarious as you’d expect a life on the game to actually be.


Lipstick lesbianism and awful acting are the order of the day in this semi-enjoyable spy caper.


If the Academy ever see this one, they’ll be campaigning for Jamie Foxx to hand his Oscar back at the earliest possible opportunity. ‘Stealth’ is awful.

Herbie: Fully Loaded

A needless addition to a franchise that should have stayed right where it was: the scrap yard.

Fever Pitch

An entertaining rom-com about a relationship in need of a sporting chance.

The Skeleton Key

Don’t bother opening the cinema door to this pile of hoodoo hokum.

The Island

It’s loud, proud, and moves at a hundred miles an hour – and it’s also the most mindlessly enjoyable flick of 2005. Check your brain cells at the theatre door and enjoy a trip to ‘The Island’.


Dreamworks’ quest to find a non-‘Shrek’ vehicle capable of matching Pixar continues – but ‘Madagascar’ makes for a nice distraction in the meantime.

Das Wunder von Bern

It’s nice, but less than miraculous. Here’s hoping the 2006 World Cup is a bit more exciting than this!