Rollerball l IS) 0 (John Me'l'iernan. l'S. 2002) ('hris Klein. Jean Reno. 95min. ('rass and utterly inetimprehensible. this new Roller/hill does away with the original's political backdrop. turns the volume up to eleven. and makes like it was written and directed by middle- aged Versions of Beavis and Butthead. Klein plays a skateboarder who joins the rollerball circuit in ('entral Asia and gradually finds himself at odds with the league's money-hungry owner 1 Reno). So what of the rollerball matches'.’ :\ risible cross between WWI" wrestling and a roller derby. they are shot and edited for maximum impact and minimum sense. (ieneral release.
The Royal Tenenbaums l lSi ..... (\Ves Anderson. [3. 2002i (icne llackman. Angelica lltiston. (iw y neth Paltrow. l l()min. 'I'he 'l‘enenhaums are no ordinary family. Descended from a long line of oyerachieyers. these New York geniuses are now in stultifying decline. The memory of the brilliance of the young 'l‘enenbaums has since been erased by two decades of betrayal. failure and domestic disaster. most of which is perceived by the family to be the fault of absent lather. Royal lllackmani. Then. at the \ery moment his three grown-up children has e. for various reasons. all mm ed back into the rambling home of their mother. Royal decides he wants his family. With 'Ii'nwilmimis. Anderson lRlls/tmm’t’l has surpassed himself with an enchanting. odd tale of an awkward family and its member's impossible magnetic attraction to each other. (‘ameo. lidinburgh; ('ineworld. Falkirk.
Saving Private Ryan 1 15) .00. (Steven Spielberg. l’S. l()‘mi'liiiii Hanks. 'I'om Si/emore. Matt Damon. l7tlmin. like no film in recent memory. Saving l’l‘fl‘(ll(' Ryan focuses its attention squarely on the brutalities endured by American soldiers in World War II. (‘entral to this impact is the
already legendary opening half hour. detailing with i‘emoi‘scless brilliance the carnage of the l)—l)ay landings. l'nderstandably enough. Spielberg finds it
hard to follow tip this bt‘a\ ura introduction.
The actual meat of the story. in which llanks is sent off with the remnants of his tiiiit to locate the eponymous Ryan. is built on rugged rather than subtle lines. Newi'tliclcss. this is a landmark piece of ltto\ iemakiiig. ()deon ('ity (‘entre. (ilasgow.
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Scooby-Doo tl’( i) O. tRaia (iosnell. l'S. letlli l‘reddie l’rin/e .lr. Sarah \liehelle (iellat‘. Matthew l.illard. H"min. Sum/n the mo\ te starts w ell. pitching itself somewhere between tribute atid send up of tlie llanna llarbera cartoon. 'l'lie casting is astute. best ot all. \latthew l.illard as stoned slacker Shaggy. li\ en the ctimputerv-generated Scooby himsell isn't lacking in chai'iii. llut Si unlit [)1’1’ sadly fails to ll\L‘ up to the promise of its opening reel. Admittedly. the lilm's bold playpen
colours are lllll and there are some c|e\ei‘ gags
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that w ill score with the show ‘s pothead follow mg. litll the lolscs \UUI‘. wear lltltl. SL‘C feature and in iew. (ienei'al release.
Scum 1 IN! C... t:\lan (‘lai'ke. l'ls'. l‘l-r'bi min .\ rare opportunity indeed to see the 'l'\' \ersion of Roy .\linton‘s tictionalised e\pose of lile in a boi'stal. Produced for the /’/(I\ I‘UI’ It’t/tl\ sct'lcs. II was refused transmission by the lill(‘ as being too \ iolent land. perhaps. too anti-authority1’1. Rougher than the subsequent mo\ ie \et'siott. (ll-'l. (ilasgow.
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