Scenes From A Mall (15) (Paul Mazursky, US, 1990) Woody Allen,

Bette Midler. 88 mins. It’s a bad sign when you start checking your watch before the opening credits are over, but only diehard Woody Allen fans or desperate insomniacs are going to find Mazursky’s latest anything but a ! time-waster.

Allen is an LA sports lawyer hustling endorsement deals for nonentities.

He’s also celebrating his sixteenth wedding anniversary to pop psychologist and best-selling marital guide writer Midler. Kids packed off to camp, they go to the local shopping mall to collect their mutual presents and food forthe night’s party.

Which is when he confesses he's just had an affair (his fourth, it you count one-night stands and a hooker). He expects herto be the understanding wife of her book. Instead, she demands divorce. Allen wheedles, Midlersulks.

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They argue, they make up. Several times.

Then Midler confesses she’s also having an affair. is Allen understanding? No. So here we go again.

We're talking mid-life marital crisis of the middle-class wealthy; we're talking security blanket consumerism; we’re talking dull film.

Bickering Midler and Allen are surprisingly flat, the chuckles and sharp lines few and far between (though Woody buffs will appreciate the parody Bergman title and his character’s New York putdown). Even the shopping's boring. Less marital tiff, more marital stilt. (Mike Davis)

From Fri 26 April. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge, Odeon, Edinburgh: Odeon, UCI. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank, UCI East Kilbride.

1 Shows commencing before 6pm £2.10;

tendency to rely on the all-too-easy targets ofdrug-taking and gay stereotyping forits humour. Glasgow: GI’I‘.

I The Wizard 01 Oz (PG) (Victor Fleming. US. 1939) Judy Garland. Frank Morgan. Ray Bolger. Bert Lahr. Jack I Ialev. Margaret Hamilton. Toto. 102 mins. Miserable Dorothy runs away from home but is soon whisked up into a magical land

where her adventures teach her that

happiness is to be found in her own back yard. Classic stuff indeed. just chockful of great songs. characterisation and

memorably garish design. Perhaps marginally less enjoyable for the curmudgeonly element rooting for the Wicked Witch ()f'l‘he West though. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Yellow Earth (PG) ((‘hen Kaige. China. 1984) Xue Bai. Wang Xequie. 89mins. Kaige's extraordinary debut feature centres on the clash between the traditional values and rituals of a remote mountain tribe and the modernist drive towards (‘ommunist industrialisation. [Edinburgh Film Guild.




LUNCH 12—2.30pm EVENINGS 6—11pm (last orders 10.30pm)

10,8flch0r‘ close

COCkbur‘m street;


228 51415)


Friday 19—Thursday 25

Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at anytime. [D] indicates that wheelchair access is available, though prior notification is advisable. [E] indicates the availability ofan induction loop, forthe convenience of hearing aid users.


I CANNON Clarkston Road. Muirend.637 2641. All seats for programmes commencing before 6pm. Mon—l’ri. £1 .90; : after 6pm and weekends £2.90((‘hi1d [ £1.90).

1. Sleeping With the Enemy ( 15) 2. 15pm (Sat only). 5. 15pm. 8. 15pm.

2. Highlander 2: The Duickening(15)

2. 15pm (Sat only). 5. 15pm. 8. 15pm.

I CANNON The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282/4343. (screens 1.3 and5).

after 6pm £3.30 (Child £2. 10).

1. Sleeping With the Enemy ( 15) 1.15pm. 3.30pm. 6.05pm. 8.30pm.

2. Highlander 2: The Duickening(15) 1.25pm. 3.50pm. 6.10pm.8.45pm.

3. King Ralph (PG) l.10prn.3.35pm.

6. 10pm. 8.40pm.

4. DuckTales (U) 1.15pm.

Dances With Wolves ( 12) 3. 15pm. 7.30pm. 5. Awakenings ( 12) 1.10pm. 3.40pm. 6.05pm, 8.40pm.

6. Three Men and a Little Lady(PG) 1.05pm. 6.05pm.

Bonfire olthe Vanities (15)3.25pm. 8.25pm.

7. Look Who's Talking Too ( 12) 1.35pm. 3.45pm.6.15pm.

War Party ( 18) 8.45pm.

See also Glasgow Lates.

I CANNON Sauchiehall Street. 332 1592. £3.20 (Child/GAP 2. 10 [before 6pm]). All tickets for shows commencing 4pm—6pm £2. 10 (not Sat. Sun). 'I'wo barsopen 5—9.30pm (Mon—Sat); 6.30—‘).30pm (Sun).

1. Life is Sweet ( 15) 1.45pm. 5.20pm. 8.15pm.

2. Dances With Wolves ( 12) 1 .30pm. 6.55pm.

3. King Ralph (PG) 1.10pm. 3.30pm. 5.50pm. 8.30pm.

4. Bonlire of the Vanities ( 15) 1.20pm. 4.50pm. 7.55pm.

5. The Godfather Ill ( 15) Fri. Sun—Thurs 1.30pm, 7.05pm; Sat 3.50pm. 7.20pm. Jetsons: the Movie (U) Sat only 1.10pm. I CITY CENTRE OOEON Renfield Street. 332 8701. Licensed bar. [D] screens 2.3 and 4. £3.35 ((‘hild/OAP £2.35 [£2.60 last show]; Student/[1840 £2.60 [available as advertised]). Pullman seats also available in Odcon 1 £3.85. All stall seatsfor programmes commencing before 1.30pm £2.35. Advance booking available from box office (1 1am—7pm) or by Visa/Access (333 9551).

Sleeping With the Enemy ( 15) 12.30pm. 3pm. 5.45pm. 8.50pm.

Three Men and a Little Lady ( PG) 12.30pm. 3pm. 5.45pm.

Highlander 2: The Duickening ( 15) 12.45pm. 3.15pm.6pm.8.50pm.

Green Card ( 12) 12.35pm. 3pm.5.45pm

(not Thurs). 8.40pm (notThurs).

Look Who's Talking Too ( 12) 1.25pm. 3.45pm. 6. 15pm. 9pm.

Awakenings(12) 12. 15pm. 2.45pm. 5.30pm. 8.30pm.

I GROSVENOR Ashton Lane. IIillhcad, 339 4298/7814. £3 (Student/UB40£2.50; (‘hiId/OAP £1.50). Late shows all seats £3. Seats can now be booked forlast

? eveningandlate screeningszthe boxoft'ice I isopen2—7pm.

1. Dances With Wolves ( 12) 2.20pm (not Sun). 7.30pm.



See also Glasgow Latcs.

I SALON Vinicombe Street. 339 4256. £3

(Student/[11340 £2.51); Child/CAP £1.50). Sleeping With the Enemy ( 15) 2pm.

' 5.30pm. 8pm.

Rose Street. 332 6535. Cafe/bar open 30

§ mins prior to evening shows; closes 9pm. [1)]. IE]. Matinees and earlyevening

shows Mon—Fri £3 (Student/[1840 £2; (‘hiId/OAP/disabled £1.30). Evening and Saturday shows £3.20 (Student/U840 £2.50; Child/0AP/disabled £1.60).

FRIDAY 19 1. Miller's Crossing ( 18) 3.30pm. 6pm. 8.30pm. 2. To Sleep With Anger ( 12) 6. 15pm. 8.45pm. SATURDAY 20 1. Withnail and | ( 15) and How to GetAhead in Advertising (15) 2pm.

Miller’s Crossing ( 18) 6pm. 8.30pm.

2. Kes(U) 1.30pm.

The Accused(18)3.45pm.

To Sleep With Anger ( 12) 6. 15pm, 8.45pm. SUNDAY 21

1. Blue Velvet (18) and The Hidden ( 18) 6.45pm.

2. Tilai (PG) 6.30pm. 8.30pm. MONDAY 22

1. Blue Velvet ( 18) and The Hidden ( 18) 2pm.

Riff-Raft (15) plus Ken Loach p.a. 7.30pm. 2. Tilai (PG) 6.30pm.

Fun for Boys and Girls ( 18) 8.30pm. TUESDAY 23

1. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (18)3.3()pm. Tilai (PG) 6.30pm.

C’estla Vle(12)8.15pm.

2. Fun For Boys and Girls (18)3.3()pm. Riff-Raft( 15) 8.45pm.


1. Henry and June(18)3pm.

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (18)6pm. C'est La Vie(12)8.l5pm.

2. Rift-Ram15)3.3()pm.8.45pm. Tilai ( PG) 6.30pm.


1. Henry and June ( 18) 5.45pm.

C'est la Vie ( l2)8.30pm.

2. Tilai (PG) 3.30pm. Riff-Raff(15)8.3()pm.8.45pm.


Fri 19/Sa120:

I CANNON The Forge. Parkhead : 1. Sleeping With the Enemy ( 15) 1 1 .35pm.

2. Highlander 2: The 0uickening(15) g 11.30pm. 3. King Ralph (PG) 1 1.40pm. I 4. Awakenings ( 12) 1 1.30pm. 1 5. Bonlire olthe Vanities(15) 11.25pm. 6.WarParty(18)11.40pm. | 7. The Exorcist(18) 11.25pm. I GRDSVENDR Ashton Lane 1 1. Drugstore Cowboy ( l8) 1 1pm. 2. The Little Shop of Horrors ( PG) 1 1pm.


I CAMEO Home Street. 228-1141. [1)]. Bar open Mon~ Sat 6—1 1 .30pm; Sun 6—11pm. Performances commencing before 6pm 153.75 (£1 .30): after 6pm£3.25(no concessions). Lates and matinees £3.25 (£2.75). Life Is Sweet ( 15) 2. 15pm (not Sun). 4.30pm (not Sun). 6.45pm. 9pm. TheWizard0101(11)andWildatHeart(l8) 1 Sun 21 only. 2pm.

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