Ashley Judd

When mom and sis are the famous country singin’ Judds, there’s a fair chance you’re headed for stardom too. Ashley, the youngest of the Kentucky Judds, opted for acting, and made her name in award—winning indie Ruby In Paradise. Having her scenes cut from Natural Born Killers didn’t boost her career, but for some time now the 28—year~old has been bubbling under as ’the girl most likely to’ both Heat and A lime lo Kill brought her a wider audience. Now she’s creeping around with Morgan freeman in decidedly Seven-like territory in Kiss Me Gil/s. Dark stuff ~ and not just because she’s reverted to natural brunette alter the peroxide blonde ol earlier movies.

Kiss li’ie Lii/‘ls‘ opens on Fr i 6 Mar: See It‘llt‘ll’, page 30.

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Music: Finley Quaye The Brit award winner brings his sunshine reggae north of the border Get ready for lazy smiles and good time Vibes from the man who gave us the delights of Maverick A Strike Haven't a clue what he's on about half the time but it sounds good G/gmgorx Barrow/and, Wed 78 (9 Thu 79 Mar

Film: As Good As It Gets Jack Nicholson plays an even ruder but still lovable version of, erm, Jack Nicholson, and looks set to become an Oscar winner for his troubles A mismatched romantic comedy with a clever and very friendly sc ript See preView and revrew, page 27 General release from Fri 73 Mar Theatre: The Dying Gaul In a rare coup, the Citizens' presents a world premiere of a play by leading American gay playwright, Craig Lucas which is set in L A and on the internet, See preView, page 61 Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre, Thu 79 Mar Sat 7 7 Apr

Film: Mizoguchi Season A short retrospective of films by Japanese master filmmaker Kenji lvlixoguchi begins with his black and white classic Ugetsu Monogatari, which critics place up there in the ali time best list beside Citizen Kane, A sublime ghost story, unavailable in this c0untry for over twenty years See revrew, page 30. Edinburgh Fi/mhouse, from Mon 9 Mar Theatre: Mother Courage And Her Children Maggie Steed stars in the title role of Brecht's classic analysis of survwal and war. Kenny Ireland’s production focuses on the humour and the contemporary political resonances See new shows, page 62 Edinburgh. Royal Lyceum, Fri 73 Mar~5at 4 Apr.

Clubs: Lizzard Lounge Salsa Celtica, the Lizzard Lounge Allstars and host of cutting edge Dls celebrate a year of sell-out Saturdays in the atmospheric setting of Mansfield Place church The Li7zard LOunge has merged the live music scene With club land to great effect See prevrew, page 73 Edinburgh. Cafe Graffiti, Sat 7 Mar

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