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Byline: by Roz Laws

NOT quite living up to the high standard of the Potter films, but still well worth a look, is Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (12).

Harry's (Daniel Radcliffe) battle against Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) isn't helped by nasty new teacher Dolores Umbridge, played with relish by Imelda Staunton, and Harry gets his first kiss.

Moliere (12) is another film which looks great but is missing a certain 'je ne sais quoi'. It follows Moliere (Romain Duris), the writer and satirist, as he's thrust into farcical situations in 17th century France.

Tim Allen returns as the man who has to juggle his family life with his secret role as Father Christmas in Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (U). It's extra tricky this year, as his wife is pregnant, the in-laws are coming to town and Jack Frost (Martin Short) is trying to take over his job.

Excellent * * * * * Great viewing * * * * Worth a look * * * Disappointing * * Rubbish *
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Nov 11, 2007
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