P313 Teletext 313 Oct27 21:13:53  UK   MOVIES MOVIES ————— ———————————————————  1 1 SHARK TALE (U) 2 - ALIEN VS PREDATOR (15) 3 - ALFIE (15) 4 - THE PRINCESS DIARIES 2 (U) 5 2 WHITE CHICKS (12A) 6 3 SAW (18) 7 4 BRIDE AND PREJUDICE (12A) 8 5 LAYER CAKE (15) 9 - 5 CHILDREN AND IT (U) 10 6 MAN ON FIRE (18) ——————————————————————————————————————— Video reviews and chart 313 Find tickets for gigs, theatre, days out, comedy and more Go to ticketmaster.co.uk or see p646 now Video/DVD Big Picture Events Total Ents
P313 Teletext 313 Oct27 21:11:58    MOVIES ————— by Adam Phillips ———  ALFIE (15) 98 mins This remake of Alfie fancies itself as a fresh and vital noughties update of the archetypal womaniser tale. As an enjoyable romp that neither really offends nor challenges — even the abortion issue of the original is ducked — it succeeds. Jude Law provides enough charm in the title role as the womaniser with reality catching up with him. But it's his lovers — especially Nia Long and Susan Sarandon — who shine. ——————————————————————————————————2/9—— Latest DVD reviews 314 MONEY MATTERS! PERSONAL FINANCE p530 Video/DVD Big Picture Events Total Ents
P313 Teletext 313 Oct27 21:12:58    MOVIES ————— by Adam Phillips ———  ALFIE (15) 98 mins Those hoping Alfie will offer new insights into the male psyche in these post-Sex And The City days will be left wanting. While Michael Caine's Alfie was shocking, Law's Alfie has gone the other way. He now smacks of a rather hopeless man-child who's neither malicious nor too nasty, just suffering from commitment issues. For a more revealing look at the modern day male cad, rent Rodger Dodger. ——————————————————————————————————3/9—— Teletext rating ** (So-so) FOCUS ON THE FOOTSIE p511/512 Video/DVD Big Picture Events Total Ents
P313 Teletext 313 Oct27 21:12:11    MOVIES ————— by Iain Moffat ———  ALIEN VS PREDATOR (15) 100 mins Paul Anderson writes and directs this merger of two of the biggest-ever eranchises in horror. It looks good in places, and Sanaa Lathan does what sPe can to fill Sigourney Weaver's considerable shoes. Unfortunately, the plot is next to non- existent, the dialogue is laughable and, once the action gets going, it's hard either to fathom what's happening or even care. Hilarious and wrong on every level. ——————————————————————————————————4/9—— Teletext rating * (No-no) NORTON LOANS SEE p615 Video/DVD Big Picture Events Total Ents
P313 Teletext 313 Oct27 21:12:28    MOVIES ————— by Iain Moffat ———  FIVE CHILDREN AND IT (U) 89 mins E Nesbet's children's classic makes it to the big screen in this endearing wartime family adventure yarn. Eddie Izzard voices the crabby computer-generated sand-fairy (the "it" of the title) with relish, and Kenneth Branagh and Zoe Wanamaker make the most of their larger-than-life roles. Also, the kids themselves are well cast, with Finding Neverland's Freddie Highmore shining in particular, and the whole film's good value for half-term. ——————————————————————————————————5/9—— Teletext rating *** (Good) Had an accident? Need Advice? See ITV1 p386 Video/DVD Big Picture Events Total Ents
P313 Teletext 313 Oct27 21:12:41    MOVIES ————— by Annette Dasey ———  MY SUMMER OF LOVE (15) 90 mins From Last Resort director Pawel Pawlikowski, this focuses on the intimate relationship of teenage girls (Natalie Press and Emily Blunt), one with a working-class background, the other upper class. The performances, including Paddy Considine's as a born-again Christian, are superb. There are touching and humorous moments but the story ultimately feels slight after the initial scenes' promise. ——————————————————————————————————6/9—— Teletext rating *** (Good) A-Z OF TELETEXT p103 ITV Video/DVD Big Picture Events Total Ents
P313 Teletext 313 Oct27 21:13:50    MOVIES ————— by Iain Moffat ———  COFFEE AND CIGARETTES (15) 96 mins Jim Jarmusch's series of table!ux built around brief encounters between a uariety of stars receives a belated British release at last. Cleverly composed, it features a host of great performances, including a star-struck turn from Iggy Pop, Cate Blanchett in self-parody mode and the White Stripes at their sweetest. The RZA and GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan steal the show, however, in their comical scene with Bill Murr!y. ——————————————————————————————————7/9—— Teletext rating *** (Good) Had an accident? Need Advice? See ITV1 p386 Video/DVD Big Picture Events Total Ents
P313 Teletext 313 Oct27 21:13:23    ———  ———————————————————  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 p315 for details on how to enter. ——————————————————————————————————8/9—— Latest releases reviewed 313 UK/WORLD NEWS HEADLINES p300 ITV1 Video/DVD Big Picture Events Total Ents
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