I Staggered (15) (Martin Clunes. UK. 1994) Martin Clunes. Michael Praed. Anna Chancellor. 95 mins. Drugged at his stag night and dumped naked on a Scottish island. Neil (Martin Clunes) has only a couple of days to get back to London for his wedding. But nasty best man and supposed best friend Gary (Michael Praed) has put plenty more stumbling blocks in Neil's way. Staggered knocks about from one comic set- piece to another. with debut director Clunes making a good job of keeping the laughs coating. Edinburgh: Odeon.

I T8190 (15) (Patrice Leconte. France. 1993) Richard Bohringer. Philippe Noiret. Thierry Lhermitte. 88 mins. The wife of a pilot is having an affair. so the advice from his judge uncle is to enlist the services of a professional hitman. A provocative. breezy jest of a film that is unlike the tautly controlled. intimate drama of Monsieur Hire and The Hairdresser 's Husband. Glasgow: GFI‘.

I III Thee Meteors (PG) (Stephen Herek. US. 1993) Chris O‘Donnell. Charlie Sheen. Kiefer Sutherland. Oliver Platt. 106 mins. Young D'Artagnan (O'Donnell) teams up with a trio of the king‘s bodyguard and together they set out to foil Richelieu's planstcntral: MacRobert.

I 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould (U) (Francois Girard. Canada. 1993) Coim Feore. Derek Keurvorst. Katya Ladan. 93 mins. Partly a homage to the 32 sections of Bach's Goldberg Variations. partly a radical approach to screen biography. this film tells the life-story of piano genius Glenn Gould without resorting to cliched archive footage. The acting is superb. the structure fascinating. the music as vibrant as ever. Rarely has the act of artistic creation been presented on screen with such creativity. See preview. Glasgow: GFT.

I Melina (U) (Don Bluth. US. 1993) Animator Bluth comes close to rivalling Disney with this charming fairy tale filled with little folk. princes. easy-to-follow messages and a Ban-y Manilow soundtrack. Young kids will love it and even the cynically hard-hearted may soften. Glasgow: MGMs. Edinburgh: UCl. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank.

I To. And Viv (15) (Brian Gilbert. US/UK. 1993) Willem Dafoe. Miranda Richardson. Rosemary Harris. 125 mins. Not the most favourable portrait of the author of The Wasteland. as the film centres on Eliot‘s role in the unnecessary committal of his wife in a mental asylum. However. the dialogue is stilted. the direction flat and Dafoe gives an uncharacteristically poor performance. Richardson. however. is more powerful in another of the ‘slightly mad' roles she has made her own. Glasgow: GFT.

I True Lies(15) (James Cameron. US. 1994) Arnold Schwarsenegger. Jamie Lee Curtis. Tom Arnold. 141 mins. Arnie masquerades as a computer salesman to keep long-suffering spouse Curtis in the dark about his real job in the hi-tech spy world. At a price tag of over $100m. Cameron's attempt to redefine the visual possibilities of the action genre is thrilling. disappointing and exasperating in almost equal measures. but at least the money's up there on the screen. Dodgy valuejudgements. brilliant wholesale destruction. See review. General release.

I TM Rome (18) (Tony Scott. US. 1993) Christian Slater. Patricia Arquette. Dennis Hopper. 119 mins. Comic bookstore assistant Clarence meets. sleeps with and manies novice hooker Alabama within a matter of hours. then the lovebirds find themselves on the run with an accidentally stolen case of cocaine. Limelight- stealing cameos and writer Quentin Tarantino's verbal set-pieces fire this excellent movie. the epitome of disposable pop culture for the fast- food generation. Glasgow: GFI‘. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCl.

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Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at any time. [D] indicates that wheelchair access is available, though prior notification is advisable. [E] indicates the availability of an induction loop, for the convenience of hearing aid users. Film listings compiled by Thom ledin.


I CANNON Clarkston Road. Muirend. 637 2641. £2 (Child £1.50; OAP £1.50 before 6pm. Mon—Fri)

1. True Lies (15) 1.50pm (not Sun). 5pm.


2. The Mask (PG) 1.15pm (not Sun). 3.45pm (not Sun). 6.10pm. 8.40pm.

I CITY CENTRE ODEON Renfield Street. 332 8701 (info line)/332 3413. Bar. [D] screens 2. 3 and 4. Adults £4/£4.50 superior seats (before 5.30pm: £3.25. superior seats £3.75); Student/UB40/ OAP £3.25 (not after 5.30pm Fri/Sat) Child £2.50 (superior seats: £3.25 before 5.30pm. £4 after 5.30pm). Advance booking available from box office

(1 lam-6.30pm). Credit card booking: 333 9551 Ham-6.30pm.

Four Weddings And A Funeral (15) 2pm. 5.45pm. 8.30pm.

North (PG) 1.30pm.

Mrs Doubtfire (PG) 3.30pm.

Reservoir Dogs (18) 6.15pm. 8.45pm & late.

Sirens (15) 1.30pm (not Sat/Sun). 4pm. 6.30pm. 9pm.

Jurassic Park (PG) Sat/Sun only. 1.15pm. Needful Things (15) 2pm (not Sat/Sun).

. 5.45pm. 8.30pm & late.

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (U) Sat/Sun only. 1.30pm. 3.30pm.

Baby's Day Out (PG) 1.15pm. 3.45pm. 6.15pm. 8.45pm.

The Crow (18) 1pm (not Sat/Sun). 3.30pm (not Sat/Sun). 6pm. 8.45pm.

My Girl 2 (PG) Sat/Sun only. 1pm. 3.45pm.

See also Glasgow Lates.

I GROSVENOR Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 4298. £3.20 (Student/U840 £2.50; Child/OAP £1.60). Shows commencing before 6.30pm £2 (Child/ OAP £1.60). Seats can now be booked for last evening and late screenings: box office open 11am—7pm.

1. True lies ( 15) 1.30pm. 4.30pm. 7.30pm.

2. Four Weddings And A Funeral (15) 1.50pm. 4.50pm. 7.50pm.

See also Glasgow Lates.

I MGM FILMCENTRE Sauchiehall Street. 332 1592/9513. Two bars. £3.80 (£3 before 5pm). (Child. Student [Mon-Thurs only]. OAP £2.50).

The Mask (PG) 1.10pm. 3.35pm. 6pm. 8.35pm.

True Lies (15) 1.15pm. 5pm. 8pm.

The Flintstones (U) 1.15pm. 3.45pm. 6pm. 8.45pm.

Maverick (PG) 1.15pm (not Sat). 5pm. 8.05pm.

Getting Even With Dad (PG) 1.10pm. 3.35pm.

Serial Morn (18) 6.10pm. 8.40pm. Thumbelina (U) Sat only. 1.15pm.

I MGM PARNIIEAD The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282/4343. [D]. [E](screens 1. 3 and 5). Shows commencing before 5.30pm £2.50; after 5.30pm £3.60 (Child £2.10 all day; Student. OAP. UB40 £2.10 before 5.30pm).

The Mask (PG) noon. 2.15pm. 4.35pm. 7pm. 9.25pm & late.

True lies (15) 12.30pm. 2.45pm. 3.45pm. 6.10 m. 6.50pm. 9.15pm. 9.50pm & late. The Iintstones (U) 11.50am. 2pm. 4.20pm. 6.35pm. 8.55pm & late.

Baby’s Day Out (PG) 11.40am (Fri—Sun only). 1.50pm. 4.05pm. 6.45pm. Maverick (PG) 3.30pm. 6.40pm. 9.40pm. Four Weddings And A Funeral (15) 9.35pm.

The Getaway (18) 9.05pm.

Getting Even With Dad (PG) 12.10pm. Thumbelina (U) 1pm.

See also Glasgow Lates.


Rose Street. 332 8128. Cafe/bar open 2—11pm (Sun: 5—11pm). All performances bookable. [D]. [E]. Matinees £3 (concessions £2). Evening shows £4 (concessions £3 except Sat evening). All double bills -— evening prices apply. Fri rnatinees. all seats £1.


1. The Last Seduction (18) 6pm. 8.30pm. 2. Far Away, So Close! (15) 2pm. 5pm.



1. Ghaii on The Beach (12) and Raining Stones (15) 2pm.

The Last Seduction (18) 6pm. 8.30pm. 2. The Remains Of The Day (U) 1.45pm. Far Away, So Cl! (15) 5pm. 8pm. SUNDAY 21

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1. Bha]i on The Beach (12) and Raining Stones (15) 2pm.

The Last Seduction ( 18) 6pm. 8.30pm. 2. The Remains 01 The Day (U) 1.45pm. kings Of The Road (15) 4.30pm.

Far Away, So Close! ( 15 ) 8pm.


1. True Romance ( 18 ) 5.45pm.

The last Seduction (18) 8.30pm.

2. Kings Of The Road (15 ) 2pm. Computer World 2 (15) 5.45pm. 7.15pm. 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould (U) 8.45pm.


1. True Romance (18) 5.45pm.

The Last Seduction (18) 8.30pm.

2. 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould (U) 3pm. 6.15pm. 8.45pm.


1. Red Rock West (18) 6pm. with talk. The Last Seduction ( 18 ) 8.30pm.

2. Tom G Viv (15) 3pm.

Paris Texas ( 15 ) 5.45pm.

32 Short Films About Glenn Gould (U) 8.45pm.


1. Red Rock West (18) 6pm.

The Last Seduction (18) 8.30pm.

2. Paris Texas (15) 3pm.

Tango (15) 6pm.

Tom & Viv (15) 8.15pm.


Fri 19/Sat 20:

CITY CENTRE ODEON Renfield Street. 332 3413

Reservoir Dogs (18) Sat only. 11.45pm. The Exorcist (18) 11.45pm.

Needful Things (PG) 11.45pm.

I GROSVENOR Ashton Lane. 339 4298. 1. The Fisher king (15) 10.30pm.

2. High Heels (18) 10.30pm.

I MGM PARKIIEAD The Forge. Parkhead 556 4282

The Mask (PG) 11.45pm.

True lies (15) 12.15am.

The Flintstones (U) 11.15pm. Kalifornia (18) midnight.


I CAMEO Home Street. 228 4141. Bar. I Until SUNDAY 28:

Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival. See page 71 for details.

I DOMINION Newbattle Terrace. 447 4771/2660. Restaurant. Bar. [D]. £3.70 (Child/Student/UB40/OAP Sun—Thurs: matinee £2.10; last show £2.50) Shows in brackets: £2.10. Pullman seats: £4.50/£4 (cinema 1). £3.80 (cinema 3).

1. True Lies (15) 2.15pm (not Sun). (5.15pm). 8.15pm.

2. Four Weddings And A Funeral (15) 2pm (not Sun). (5pm). 8pm.

3. The Flintstones (U) 1.30pm (not Sun). 4pm. (6.20pm). 8.40pm.

I MGM Lothian Road. 228 1638/229 3030. Bar. [1)] cinemas 2 & 3. £3.70 (cinema 1 Pullman seats £4.50); £2.40 Mon—Fri before 5pm (Pullman: £3.20). Child: £2.20 (£2.60); ()AP: £2.20 (£2.60) Mon—Fri before 5pm; Students: £2.20 (£2.60) all day Monday.

1. True Lies ( 15) 1.30pm. 4.40pm. 7.45pm.

2. The Mask (PG) 1.20pm. 3.40pm. 6pm. 8.30pm & late.

3. The Flintstones (U) 2.30pm. 5.40pm. Maverick (PG) 8pm.

See also Edinburgh Lates.

I ODEON Clerk Street. 667 7331/668 2101. Bar. [D] screens 1.2 and 3. Adults £4.25 (£3.50 for side seats screen 1 and front seats screens 4 & 5) (Child/Student/ OAP/UB40 £1 off) No concessions at final shows.

The last Seduction ( 18 ) 1.10pm (not Sat/Sun). 3.40pm (not Sat/Sun). 6.05pm. 8.35pm & late.

Baby‘s Day Out (PG) 1.45pm. 4.05pm. 6.25pm. 8.45pm.

North (PG) Sat/Sun only. 1.30pm. 3.35pm. My Girl 2 (PG) 1.15pm. 3.35pm. Staggered (15) 6.40pm. 8.45pm.

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (U) 12.10pm. 1.45pm.

Four Weddings And A Funeral ( 15 ) 3.30pm. 5.40pm. 8.25pm.

Dscar Nomination Season:

All films £2/£2.50 l/£1.5()).

The Remains Of The Day (U) Fri only. 12.05pm. 2.05pm. 5.50pm. 8.10pm. Schindler’s list (15) Sat only. 12.05pm. 3.25pm. 7.15pm.

In The Name Of The Father ( 15 ) Sun only. 12.05pm. 2.25pm. 5.15pm. 8.10pm.

The Age Dn Innocence (U) Mon only. 12.05pm. 2.25pm. 5.15pm. 8.10pm. Shadowlands (U) Tue only. 12.05pm. 2.25pm. 5.15pm. 8.10pm.

e P ano (15) Wed only. 12.05pm. 2.25pm. 5.15pm. 8.10pm. Philideiphia ( 12) Thurs only. 12.05pm. 2.25pm. 5.15pm. 8me.

See also Edinburgh'Lates.

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