the Man Who Knew Too Little? (12) (Jon Arniel. US. I997) Bill Murray. Peter (iallagher. Joanne Whalley. 93 mitts. Anrericart Wallace Ritchie (Murray) is irt London when he gets caught tip with foreigtr spies. but reckons the whole experience is an interactive theatre show. 'l‘here are funny momertts. bttt only when Murray is free from the constraints of the very dull script. which is too fluffy to ruake the Bond pastiche work one more time. Glasgow: ()deon Quay.

Marius Et Jeanette ( I5) (Robert (itiédiguian. France. I996) (ierard Meylan. Ariane Ascaride. l()2 mins. Marius is a loner security guard who got his job by pretending to have a limp: Jeanette is a single parent trying to bring up two children on at check-out girl's wage. As romance blossoms between them. their neighbours squabble over politics. race. religion and sport. and all are revealed to be neither saints nor sinners. btit plain. decent people. A very gentle and unpretentious film which quietly captivates us. lidinburgh: l5ilmhouse.

Mars Attacks! ( ll) (Tim Burton. US. I996) Jack Nicholson. (ilenn Close. Anrrctt liening. I05 mins. 'l‘ake sortie 50s alien invasion films. add the star bodycount of 70s disaster movies. round it off with the weird imagination of'l'im Button. and you have this expensive sci-fi spoof. The li'l‘s literally are little green men. wrecking havoc on earth while disparate bunches of humans fight back. (iood gags. great design and eye-popping computer animation. but it doesn‘t really connect as a complete ttlrn. Glasgow: City Centre ()deon.

Martha - Meet Frank. Daniel And laurence ( IS) (Nick Hamm. UK. l997) Monica Potter. Rufus Sewell. Tom Hollander. Joseph Fiennes. 88 mins. During two days in London. American Martha encounters three best buddies all of whom are instantly smitten by her and fall out among themselves. At first glance. a simple comic triptych about fate and missed chances. its complex storytelling perspectives don't really suit the romance genre. General release.

Men In Black (PG) (Barry Sonnenfeld. US. I997) Tommy Lee Jones. Will Smith. Vincent D'Onofrio. 95 mins. Smith and Jones are two cry ptically named 'cosmic G-men‘ who monitor extraterrestrial aliens living on Earth. while stopping the nastier breed of space baddie from colonising the planet. Jones's seen-it-all straight man is the perfect foil for Smith's wide-eyed new kid on the block. while Sonnenfeld's

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skilful integration of the visual effects proves that eye-popping spectacle and coherent storytelling need not necessarily be diametrically opposed. Iidirrburglr: (‘ity Centre ABC.

MouseHunt (U) ((iot'c \"erbinski. US. I997) Nathan Lane. livans. Christopher Walken. 98 turns. Lane and limits play hapless brothers who inherit a decripit mansion. bttt when they decide to renovate auction it. a resident rodent is not willing to be evicted. An excellent blend of Laurel arid Hardy slapstick and black humour. rWtrust'I/tut! is sheer entertainment and has some real belly laughs. The tone and the pacing are spot- on throughout. and the sets and special effects are the icing on the cake. (ictrct'al release.

Mr Magoo (PU) (Stanley 'l'ong. US. I997) Leslie Nielsen. Kelly Lynch. Matt Keeslar. 87 mins. When a priceless stolen gent falls into the hands of bumbling millionaire Quincy Magoo. vs ho keeps on emerging unscathed as chaos ensues around him. This live action version of the short cartoons relies on broad physical slapstick for its comedy rather than verbal jokes. American critics slaughtered the film 'an insult to the intelligence of the entire human race' (USA 'l'oday ). (ieneral release.

Mrs Brown (PU) (John Madden. I’K. I997) Judi Dench. Billy Connolly. Antony Sher. IO} mitts. Queen Victoria‘s obsessive mourning for Prince Albert is casting gloom over the entire country. so Highland ghillie John Brown is called down from Balnroral to shake up the stuffy English court. Maddeu's film can! match the comic brio and visual panache Of The Mm/ttcsv ()7 King (it'm'et'. but his“ understated direction undeniany suits the story. The performances are trniforrrtly splendid. with Dench and Connolly (both perfectly cast) giving the film a surprising emotional depth. (itrlzisltiels: I’avrlion. Mrs Dalloway (PG) (Marleen (iot‘t'ts. US/UK/Nether‘lands. I997) Vanessa Redgrave. Natascha Mclilhone. Michael Kitchen. 97 mins. ()scar-winner (iorris (Antonia iv Linc) adapts Virginia \\'oolf's novel into a moving and romantic drama about an intelligent and vibrant woman. Set in I923. with numerous flashbacks. it presents the thoughts. memories and actions of a middle-aged society lady as she prepares for an evening puny on one single summer day. Beautifully filmed in a period London and held together by a strong British cast. Stirling: MacRobert.

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