with the contemporary passages and only the ever wonderful Connery has the requisite style for the kitsch Scottish scenes. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Highlander 2: The Quickening( 15) (Russell Mulcahy. US. 1991 ) Christopher Lambert. Sean Connery. Virginia Madsen. Michael lronside. 95 mins. 1n the vear 302-3. Connor MacLeod (Lambert) is 2. verv old man who has saved humanity by replacing the ozone layer with a protective shield. But his future is threatened when his enemy Katana ( lronside) returns from planet Zeist to kill him. His youthful energy and his decaptitated mentor (Connery) restored to him. Macl-eod sets out to defend himself and all he standsfor. Silly and illogical remake ofan already somewhat fanciful original. which nonetheless scores a few points for lavish

v isuals and ridiculous one-liners.

Glasgow : Cannon The Forge. ()deon. Edinburgh: ()deon. L'Cl. Central: Caledonian. Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon. ()deon Ayr. ()deon Hamilton. UCl Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.

I Home Alone (PG) ((‘hris Columbus. LS. 1991)) Macaulay Culkin. Joe Pesci. Daniel Stern. John Heard. Catherine ()'1 lara. 1113 mins. Peter and Kate McCallister (Heard and O'Hara) have an eight-year-old brat and wisely albeit accidentally leave him behind in Chicago when they go on holiday to Paris. Leftto his own devices young Kevin (Culkin) has to deal with two bungling burglars (Pesci and Stern) who threaten to invade his peaceful haven. Jolly. ifsadistic. scare-comedy antics produced by teenflick veteran John Hughes. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Edinburgh: UCl. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. UCl Clydebank. UCl East Kilbride. WMR Film Centre.

I Honey I ShrunkThe Kids (L') (Joe Johnston. US. 1989) Rick Moranis. Matt Frewer. Thomas Brown. Amy O‘Neill. Robert Oliveri. Jared Rushton. 92 mins. Hapless father and would-be inventor

(Moranis) does just what the title suggests. The kids find themselves cttt down to size (a quarter of an inch)and swept out with the trash. Their mission: to escape from the garbage bag and somehow attract their father‘s attention to their height problem. Well. we might think it's old hat but Walt Disnae. Showing with the excellent new Roger Rabbit short. Tummy Trouble. Strathclyde: UCl East Kilbride.

I L'Horloger De Saint-Paul (Pt; ) ( Bertrand Tavernier. France. 1973) Philippe Noiret. Jean Rochefort. Jacques Denis. Yves Alfonso. 111* mins. 'l‘avernier's feature debut is a suitably precise adaptation of Georges Simenon's subtle thriller. set in Lyon, where a reclusive watch-maker (Noiret) renews relations with his son and the son's girlfriend when the pair are on the run frotn a murder rap. Edinburgh: l’rench Institute.

I It'sTrad. Dad! (U) (Dick Lester. UK. 1902) Helen Shapiro. Craig Douglas. Felix Felton. Timothy Bateson. Frank 'I‘hornton. Chubby Checker. Kenny Ball. Gene Vincent. 73 mins. Inventive and vivacious examination of early youth culture from the ironic camera ofex-pat American Lester. who dispenses with plot almost entirely to focus on the music. Glasgow: (il’l‘.

I Jesus Of Montreal ( IS) ( Denys Arcand. Canada. 1989) Lothaire Blutcau. Catherine Wilkening. Johanne-Marie Tremblay. 120 mins. Hired to revampa Catholic passion play. M. Bluteau enlists four actors from diverse sources. casts himselfas Jesus. and sets to work on a stunningly radical version of his own. Naturally. life begins to imitate art. but don‘t expect anything else predictable. because Arcand's follow-up to Decline ()f The American Empire is chockful of

twists. surprises and incisive satire. Finely ; acted. elegantly filmed and always

intriguing. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank. I Jetsons: The Movie (L') (William Hanna & Joseph Barbera. US. 1991 ) With the

voices of George O‘Hanlon. Mel Blane. Penny Singleton. Tiffany. Patric Zimmerman. 83 mins. America’s favourite family of the future (it says here). as animated by the celebrated duo. move to a new home in outer space when George Jetson gets promotion at Spacely Sprockets. His new job is jeopardist by a sabotage campaign. however. which leads to a struggle between the astral green movement and the technocrats from the stratosphere. Edinburgh: UCl. Central: Allanpark. Caledonian. Strathclyde: Kelburne. UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.

I The Kaurismakis: A Couple 0i Finns And Some Donald Ducks A special event on Aki and his less well known brother Mika.with a lecture by Roger Connah. who is currently writing a Kaurismaki book. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I King Ralph (PG) (David S. Ward. US. 1991 )John Goodman. Peter 0‘ 'l‘oole. John Hurt. Camille Coduri.Ju|ian Glover. 96 mins. When the entire Royal Family is unluckily wiped ottt. Las Vegas pianist Ralph Jones (Goodman) becomes heir to the throne of Britain. In the struggle to adjust to his elevated lifestyle. King Ralph offends other monarchs. disrupts British industry. delights the tabloid press and falls in love with a commoner. But complications arise when Lord Graves ( l lurt) begins plotting his downfall. Unreverential comedy with an enjoyany robust central performance. a pinch ofsatire on the British ‘Royals‘ cult. and a good few laughs. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: UCl. Central: Caledonian. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank. UCl East Kilbride.

I Koyaanlsqatsi (U) (Godfrey Reggio. US. 1983) 86 mins. Rather vacuous exploration of the beauty of our planet and the nastiness ofour modern civilisation which is in the process of destroyingit. Beautifully shot. and with an apocalyptic Philip Glass score to boot. it ends up

looking like a spectacular advert for something or other. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I The Little Foxes (PG) (William Wyler. US. 1941) Bette Davis. Herbert Marshall. Teresa Wright. Patricia Collinge. Dan Duryea. 116 mins. A superbly actedand sumptuously conceived screen adaptation of Lillian Hellman‘s play. set in the Deep South. where a sickeningly wealthy family turns in on itself through the corruption of greed and hatred. A splendid reminder of Hollywood‘s more auspicious past. Glasgow:(il71‘.

I The Little Mermaid (U) (John Musker and Ron Clements. US. 199(1) With the voices of Rene Auberjonois. Buddy

Hackett. Kenneth Mars. 83 mins. Based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. the latest Disney animated feature may not quite rank with the glories ofWalt's

I distant past but displays an itnpressive

attention to detail. bags of humour and a set of truly tacky songs. Our bikini-clad heroine might be a little too eager to fulfil her Barbie-doll destiny. but by and large it‘s embarrassingly enjoyable stuff. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr.

I Look Who's Talking Too ( 12) (Amy I’leckerling. US. 199()) John Travolta. Kirstie Alley. Elias Koteas. with the voices of Bruce Willis. Roseanne Barr. Damon Wayans. 80 mins. Dire follow-up to the surprisingly successful original. with only one new idea (hey. let's havetwo talking babies!) and a great deal ofgrave embarrassment for its hapless stars. Edinburgh: UCl. Strathclyde: UCl C1ydebank.UCI East Kilbride.

I Mad Max ( 18) (George Miller. Australia. 1979) Mel Gibson. Joanne Samuel. Steve Bisley. 93 mins. In a bleak. near future the forces of law and order are barely able to suppress a reckless bedlam rampaging on the highways of the state. Weary and disgusted. supercop Gibson retires but returns with a purpose to avenge the murder by marauding bikers of


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