BRIDGET JONES’S BABY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sharon Maguire Stars: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson, Sarah Solemani, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Shirley Henderson, Neil Pearson, Sally Phillips, Patrick Malahide, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Ed Sheeran, Enzo Cilenti, Celia Imrie. In 1995 author Helen Fielding created the character of Bridget Jones, a thirty something single professional woman living in London, for a column in London's Independent newspaper. Bridget Jones was an iconic character for single women, and the character became so popular that Continue reading

THE BEAUTICIAN AND THE BEAST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ken Kwapis Stars: Fran Drescher, Timothy Dalton, Ian McNeice, Patrick Malahide, Lisa Jakub, Adam LaVorga, Heather DeLoach, Michael Lerner, Phyllis Newman Running Time: 105 minutes. The Nanny does The King And I? Part contemporary fairy tale with the requisite happy ending, part culture-clash comedy, and part fish out of water tale, The Beautician And The Beast provides an unusual spin on the classic story of a beautiful, head strong tutor who tames a tyrannical and aloof father and enchants his children. Cleverly written by Todd Continue reading

THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Renny Harlin Stars: Geena Davis, Samuel L Jackson, Patrick Malahide, Craig Bierko, Brian Cox, David Morse, G D Spradlin, Tom Amandes, Yvonne Zima, Melina Kanakaredes, Alan North Running Time: 120 minutes. Despite his reputation as a classy director of brutal, slickly produced action thrillers that mix generous dollops of violence with cutting edge special effects, Renny Harlin has only really managed to deliver the goods twice - first with Die Hard 2 and most recently with Cliffhanger - but here he again finds some semblance of Continue reading