‘l-‘lus'lidance meets ('m‘kluil'. The title refers to a New York drinking spot. where the drop-dead gorgeous (female) bartenders dance suggestively on the bar and pour shots down the customers’ throats. The latest recruit to this ‘Iively' environment is young Violet (Perabo). a girl from New Jersey who dreams of making it in the Big Apple as a singer- songwriter. Ignore the claims that this is a tale of female empowerment: the film is a tease. titillating its male viewers with its images of midriff-baring babes in halter tops and tight leather trousers. before retreating behind its 12 certificate. (‘(‘:\. (ilasgow.

The Crocodile Hunter (Pt; ) 0.0 (John Stainton. [\iistrzilizi/l7S. 2002) Steve Irwin. Bro/lie l)rewett. Sam lilynn. tbcmin. John Stainton's comedy adventure preserves the straight-to-camera technique from the Atistralian's higth successful small-screen dmumentary series. This enables the larrikin star to deliver his usual ‘crikey'—strewn lectures on the likes of the bird—eating spiders and the fierce snakes [sic]. while dealing plausibly with a sketchy dramatic plot involving a (’lA mission to recover a crashed American satellite in North Queensland and lrwin‘s attempt. along with wife Terri. to relocate a cattle-devouring crocodile. Worth the money just to see lrwin do his thing. l-‘air dinkum. (ieneral release.

Crossroads (l’( E) O. (Tamra [)avis. US. 2002) Britney Spears. Kim (‘attrall. Dan Aykroyd. 94min. it's very difficult to review ('mswmiils as it's not a normal film. but simply another part of the Britney Spears World Domination Plan. And. disappointingly. this is not the turkey we secretly hoped for. Britney doesn't act so much as pretend to be someone she's not she’s built her career on it. and has become very good. Yes. this is cheesy and completely lacking in originality. but then this is a teen movie. if you go to see this

liliii. you‘re not coming for the film. but for an extra large dose of Britney. And that’s exactly what you'll get. ('arlton.


Dolphins (l') tl’S. 2000) tbcmin. The producers of the most successful [MAX movie ever. Iii-crest. take tis undersea into the aquatic home of dolphins. With narration by Pierce Brosnan and music by Sting. IMAX. (ilasgow.

Eight Legged Freaks ( 12) 000 (lillory lilkayeiii. l'S. 2002) David Arquette. Karu Wuhrer. Scott 'l‘erra. 99min. Although it never quite lives tip to its brilliant. tongue-in—cheek trailer (Do you hate spiders‘.’ . . . Well. they don’t like you either? ). this throwback to the tacky radiation/mutation sci li movies of the l‘)50s does evoke fond memories of bargain basement B-pictures such as ThU/II.’ and 'Iiirunlulu. The modern twist is that an old fashioned giant-spiders plot has been souped»up with state-of-thc--zii‘t computer-generated effects. This is all very well. but the myriad (‘(il effects end tip over—revving the film‘s plot engine and shaking apart its ancient. rusting chassis.

(ieneral release.

Elvis Live: That’s the Way it is - Special Edition (1') 0000 Sanders. US. 200! ) 07min. Sanders'

original documentary. chronicling The King’s first stage shows in more than a


decade (time spent developing an almighty

drug habit and appearing in terrible rom~ com musicals), was a soporiiie affair. This

Special lidition. boasting around ~10 new

minutes. is a revelation with four more “frowi‘i iml” "

songs and loads more insider footage.

Within seven years lilvis was dead. a

bloated parody of what he was here. This is one musical and historical document you do not want to miss. ()deon (‘ity

Centre. (ilasgow.

Everest ([7) (Various. 1S. 2002) tbcmin. [MAX big screen presentation. IMAX.


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