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Simon Morris realizes you can’t argue with the public’s taste – for sequels, for remakes and, back in the 1970s, for a yearly dose of Miss World.

Misbehaviour sees the culture clash between beauty pageants and burgeoning feminism, between old-fashioned standards of beauty and a breath of fresh air from Africa and the Caribbean.  Stars Keira Knightley, Jessie Buckley and, as Bob Hope, Greg Kinnear.

A Christmas gift from Bob is a seasonal swansong for the hugely popular Street Cat Named Bob.

And The Witches – can the new version erase the memories of the 1990 Anjelica Huston classic?  This version stars Octavia Spenser, Anne Hathaway and the voice of Chris Rock.  Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the future.)