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Unstoppable (12) IN A Pennsylvania rail yard, Dewey (Ethan Suplee) foolishly jumps off a slow-moving freight train in order to race ahead and change a set of points. Unfortunately, the throttle jars forward and the carriages speed down the line without a driver ... or any air brakes. Yardmaster Connie Hooper (Rosario Dawson) clears the line to prevent a collision while her boss Michael Galvin (Kevin Dunn) concocts a plan of action to minimise the loss of life. Further down the line, veteran engineer Frank Barnes (Denzel Washington) and conductor Will Colson (Chris Pine) learn of the impending disaster. With little thought to their own safety, the two men orchestrate a daring rescue plan to slow down the runaway train. Tony Scott's film is a breathlessly orchestrated thrill ride. The film steadily gathers momentum, careering through the set pieces, which invariably involve something being smashed to smithereens, and we delight in every crash, bang, kaboom. FILM ???? EXTRAS ???

Ugly Betty - The Complete Fourth And Final Season (15) THIS five-disc box set has all the final 20 episodes of the award-winning sitcom that proves beauty comes from within. Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) struggles in her new role as associate features editor at Mode magazine, and her discomfort intensifies with Matt (Daniel Eric Gold) as her boss. He still harbours resentment that she chose Henry (Christopher Gorham) and sets out to make her life as difficult as possible. Justin (Mark Indelicato) auditions for performing arts school while Hilda (Ana Ortiz) prepares to marry Bobby (Adam Rodriguez). A dream job offer in London proves how far Betty has come but it poses an agonising dilemma. A real return to form and a must-buy for Betty fans. FILM ???? EXTRAS ???

Made In Dagenham (15) MOTHER-of-two Rita O'Grady (Sally Hawkins) works at Ford's Dagenham assembly plant in 1968. When management led by Peter Hopkins (Rupert Graves) shows preference to the male workers, Rita joins negotiations with friend Connie (Geraldine James) and union rep Alfred Passingham (Bob Hoskins). Their words fall on deaf ears so Rita risks her marriage to plant worker Eddie (Daniel Mays) by persuading the female workforce to go on strike before taking their grievances to Secretary of State for Employment Barbara Castle (Miranda Richardson). This is a hilarious and heartwarming tale of female empowerment, inspired by the true story of the machinists who established a precedent for women around the world. Nigel Cole's film is laden with earthy humour and has a massive emotional kick in the final reel, dismissing the notion that Essex girls are just the butt of cheap jokes. FILM ???? EXTRAS ????
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 25, 2011
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