P304 Teletext 304 Oct27 21:13:57   DOUG    COOPER  ———————————————————————————————  THE MARTIN SCORSESE COLLECTION (18) A box set of four Scorsese movies, all of varying quality and from different stages of his 35-year career. Pick of the bunch is a new special edition release of GoodFellas, his audacious and riveting life of mobster Henry Hill. It traces three decades in the life of the criminal, until Hill's suburban retreat under the witness protection programme. The DVD can also be purchased as a stand alone title. ——————————————————————————————————1/12— Win widescreen TV/DVD 147 ITV1/307 C4 Get EMBRACE & other tickets Ticketmaster 0870 4000771 or p646 CDs Events Community TV Guide
P304 Teletext 304 Oct27 21:14:12   DOUG    COOPER  ———————————————————————————————  THE MARTIN SCORSESE COLLECTION (18) Ray Liotta has never managed to eclipse his sharp interpretation of the smooth gangster. Joe Pesci is on cracking form as his psychotic mentor — indeed, he's never been better — and Robert DeNiro brings authority and gravitas. Scorsese shows great judgment in his use of pop songs to counterpoint scenes. He's always had a great talent for this that no other director can match. And the production design is terrific. ——————————————————————————————————2/12— Jamie Cullum DVD review 145 ITV1/305 C4 Had an accident? Need Advice? See ITV1 p386 CDs Events Community TV Guide
P304 Teletext 304 Oct27 21:11:27   DOUG    COOPER  ———————————————————————————————  THE MARTIN SCORSESE COLLECTION (18) New cast and crew interviews are among the extras for the GoodFellas release as well as a piece on the legacy of the movie. Directors McG, Jon Favreau, and Antoine Fuqua are among thoke who discuss its influence on them. Scorsese's first directorial outing, Who's That Knocking At My Door?, is another title on this box set. Not that interesting but it sows the seeds for his later work and boasts the debut of Harvey Keitel. ——————————————————————————————————3/12— Main Events guide 146 ITV1/306 C4 One.Tel Broadband & Calls £29.99 see ITV1 p385 CDs Events Community TV Guide
P304 Teletext 304 Oct27 21:12:42   DOUG    COOPER  ———————————————————————————————  THE MARTIN SCORSESE COLLECTION (18) Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is an exceptional slice of life tale, starring Ellen Burstyn as a recently widowed mum making a new life for herself with her young son. Burstyn's Oscar winning performance is excellent — unforced and believable — while Kris Kristofferson is surprisingly good support. Scorsese provides a welcome commentary for all four movies in this five disc collection. ——————————————————————————————————4/12— Win Diana Krall tickets 147 ITV1/307 C4 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 CDs Events Community TV Guide
P304 Teletext 304 Oct27 21:12:54   DOUG    COOPER  ———————————————————————————————  THE MARTIN SCORSESE COLLECTION (18) On the debit side, though, is Scorsese's mid-80s howler After Hours. This stars Griffin Dunne, spending all night in New York trying to reach home, while coming across assorted quirky miscreants. It's an unappealing mess, and Scorcese doesn't bring any real personality to it. A charmless exercise that should be avoided. Overall, however, this box set gives you a valuable insight into the director's range and skill. 4/5 ——————————————————————————————————5/12— Willie Nelson review 145 ITV1/305 C4 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 CDs Events Community TV Guide
P304 Teletext 304 Oct27 21:12:12   DOUG    COOPER  ———————————————————————————————  THE OFFICE CHRISTMAS SPECIALS (15) Worth purchasing if only to have the full song and video of David Brent's immortal rendition of If You Don't Know Me By Now, this DVD also contains a documentary and a Golden Globe featurette among the extras. The Christmas shows were a perfect way of closing this superb series — by turns hilarious, biting and touching. So how on earth is Ricky GervAis going to top it? A hard task as this is the best TV comedy since Fawlty Towers. 4/5 ——————————————————————————————————6/12— Win Producers CDs/DVDs 147 ITV1/307 C4 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 CDs Events Community TV Guide
P304 Teletext 304 Oct27 21:12:24   DOUG    COOPER  ———————————————————————————————  THE PRODU ERS: SPECIAL EDITION (PG) A special edition release to coincide with the troubled London stage production, Mel Brooks's directorial debut has held up extremely well after 36 years. This is chiefly due to the superb performances of Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder as Bialystock and Bloom — not forgetting, of course, the priceless Springtime For Hitler number. But Dick Shawn's very funny Lorenzo St DuBois has always been overlooked. 3/5 ——————————————————————————————————7/12— Win Let's Go Girls CDs 147 ITV1/307 C4 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 CDs Events Community TV Guide
P304 Teletext 304 Oct27 21:13:49   DOUG    COOPER  ———————————————————————————————  WOLFEN (18) Albert Finney is miscast as the tough New York cop trying to solve the mysterious killings that have been committed by wolves. He's too gifted an actor to waste his talents on a by-the- numbers part such as this. The attempt to make a serious, thought provoking horror film proves long winded and tedious though there are a couple of effective death scenes. It's a missed opportunity — overlong and unexciting. 1/5 ——————————————————————————————————8/12— Theatre reviews 331 C4 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 CDs Events Community TV Guide
P304 Teletext 304 Oct27 21:13:53   DOUG    COOPER  ———————————————————————————————  THE IT'S ALIVE TRILOGY (18) It's Alive was one of those Z grade horror movies very popular with the midnight movie crowds of the 70s. It tells of a mutant baby that goes on a psychotic killing spree. In one truly demented scene it raids a milk van and murders the driver, the milk mingling with blood as it spills onto the road. It Lives Again multiplies the number of babies while the third opus sees an army of them banished to an island. So how pliable is your imagination? 1/5 ——————————————————————————————————9/12— Vote in Euro Film Awards 315 C4 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 CDs Events Community TV Guide
P304 Teletext 304 Oct27 21:13:18       ———————————————————————————————  VOTE IN THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS We've got exciting prizes to give away to viewers who vote in the Jameson People's Choice Awards for the best European actor, actress and director. Twenty winners will get a Zippo lighter and a CD case, while two lucky viewers get a pair of tickets to a Jameson/Xfm live session, plus a movie goodie bag. To join in, all you have to do is pick your favourites and write or e-mail us with your choices. See Channel 4 p315 for details on how to enter. ——————————————————————————————————10/12 Frank Pilkington's Lovestars 188 ITV1 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 CDs Events Community TV Guide
P304 Teletext 304 Oct27 21:13:24   DOUG    COOPER  ———————————————————————————————  WRITE TO TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT Total Entertainment wants your views, so please write in. Do you agree with our critic? Are you a Martin Scorsese fan? What is the best Office DVD? What is Mel Brooks's best film? Do you need help tracking down an old movie on DVD or video? Let us know. A £10 voucher goes to the star letter. Write to: Total Ent Letters, Teletext, Building 10, 566 Chiswick High Road, London W4 5TS or te@teletext.co.uk. Include your name and full address. ——————————————————————————————————11/12 All the latest gaming news 375 C4 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 CDs Events Community TV Guide
P304 Teletext 304 Oct27 21:14:48    ————————  —————————————————  ———— TELL EVERYONE ABOUT YOUR HOLIDAY Everyone has a story or two to tell about their holidays and we would like to hear yours. We'll publish the best travel tales at weekends on ITV p174 and on our website at teletextholidays.co.uk. The best story each month will get a £20 book voucher. To help you write your holiday review we have come up with some questions you can use as a guide. Go to ITV p174 for more details. ——————————————————————————————————12/12 Total Entertainment 140 ITV1/300 C4 TV SOAPS SO FAR p118 CDs Events Community TV Guide