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Frantic ( IS) (Roman Polanski. ['S. 1988) Harrison Ford. Betty Buckley. limmanuell Seigner. l20min. Cardiologist Ford and wife Buckley travel to Paris for a conference. but en route manage to exchange one of their cases for an electronic detonator. llis wife's disappearance is soon to pitch Ford into a plot involving international espionage and the murky Parisian underworld. A partial return to form for Polanski after the soggy Pirates. But it is only partial. because this attempt at the Hitchcock genre is rather dog-cared and sluggish. though the cast is worth watching. Him/muse. lz'ili'nhurg/i. Freaky Friday (PG) 00 (Mark 8 Waters. IS. 2003) Jamie Lee Curtis. Lindsay l.ohan. Mark llarmon. Harold (iould. ('had Michael Murray. 97min. ('ontrol freak mum l)r Tess ('oleman (Curtis) and her IS-year-old daughter Anna (Lohan) are not getting along. They don‘t see eye-to-eyc on clothes. hair. music. and certainly not in each other's taste in men. Then an old (‘hinese lady causes a little mystic mayhem. and they are both forced to spend a couple of days in each others' bodies. So so version of the much loved Jodie Foster Disney vehicle from 1970. Mildly diverting. and as usual (‘urtis gives it her all. Selet‘letl release.

Freeze Frame ( IS) 0. (John Simpson. l'K. 200-1) livans. Rachael Stirling. ('olin Salmon. Sean Mc(iinlcy. lan Mc.\'eice. 98min. See review. page 28. Gallant Girls ( l5) (Barbara Teufel. (iermany. 1905) 95min. Documentary about the powerful gay rights movement that operated in (‘ommunist liast Berlin. Barbara Teufel narrates with interview s with the many ‘female knights' and 'gallant girls' involved in this direct political action group. Part of the London Lesbian and (iay liilm festival on Tour. Film/muse. Izili'nliurgh. Ghosts of the Abyss 30 (PG) (James ('ameron. IS. 2004) 59min. l)(wumentary in which master storyteller James ('ameron

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leads an expedition back to the site of his greatest inspiration the wreck of the legendary Titanic where nearly 1500 people lost their lives over a century ago. lfsing state-of-the-art technology developed specifically for the film. Cameron and his team are able to explore the wreckage and bring it to screen in 3|). The audience is able to experience an archaeological dive as if they were right in the dive ships or even as the crew 90 years ago. IMAX. (ilasgmi: Gothika ( l5) 0. (Matthieu Kassowitz. l'S. 2004) llalle Berry. Robert Downey Jr. (‘harles Dutton. John ('arroll Lynch. Bernard Hill. Penelope ('rux. 98min. When criminal psychologist Dr Miranda (iray (Berry). wakes up in the psychiatric ward of the Woodward Penitentiary. incarcerated with the very inmates she Used to treat. she claims she saw the ghost of a distressed young woman and can't remember anything after that; the police say she stabbed her husband to death. What is logical‘.’ What is sane‘.’ Not this plot. that's for certain. ller close colleague and would- be lover. [)r Pete (iraham (Downey Jr). tries to get through to her while her husband's lifelong friend. Sheriff Ryan (Lynch). investigates her truly violent crimes. Quite why recent ()scar-winner Berry would have signed up for (int/iika is a mystery. although her role as tortured heroine offers plenty of scope for her trademark histrionics. This silly B-movie is the latest disappointment from director Matthieu Kitssnwill. who has yet to fulfil the promise of his debut feature. [.11 Maine. (irusvenm; (iluxgmi.

Grill Point (Halbe Treppe) ( IS) (Andreas [)ressen. (iermany. 200l ) Steffi Kuehnen. Thorsten Meiten. Axel Prahl. (iabriela Maria Schmeide. [05min Two couples in lifeless Frankfurt/Oder). liastern (iermany. are floating through life in quiet desperation and boredom when infidelity strikes. entangling them in a joint examination of the stagnation of their existence. Film/muse. Edinburgh.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (PG) 0.. (Alfonso C uaron. US. 2004) Daniel Radcliffe. Richard (iriffiths. Pam Ferris. Fiona Shaw. Gary ()ldman. l4lmin. It is the summer before Harry‘s third year at Hogwarts. and he has heard that it is Sirius Black (Gary ()ldman). a renegade wizard. is the Prisoner of Alkaban. What Hany doesn‘t suspect is that Black has escaped and is coming after him. Expectations are riding high for Harry Puller 3. with a new director in (‘uaron (Y Tu Mama‘ 'lamhic'n). and a darker. more complex book to adapt. There is enough dark humour. spectacular effects and appealing performances to keep you trapped in the franchise. But Harry‘s new adventure is also ponderous and overlong. regular Puller screenwriter Steven Kloves' confusing. rambling. structurally incoherent script. in which characters appear and disappear and plot turns are never realised. keeps the door firmly closed on this private club. General release. Hum Tum ( l 2A) (Kunal Kohli. India. 2004) SaifAli Khan. Rani Mukherjee. Rishi Kapoor. Kiron Kher. Karan Kapoor (Khan) is a cartoonist with one of India's leading newspapers. ()n a trip to Amsterdam she meets Rhea (Mukherjee). They disagree on jUst about everything but there is definitely a spark there. and it‘s going to be a bumpy courtship. Pleasing romantic musical. Music bv Jatin Lalit. ()(leun a! (he Quay. Glasgow: I’m Not Scared (12).”. ((iabriele Salvatores. ltaly/Spain/UK. 2002) Aitana Sanchez-(iijon. Dino Abbrescia. (iiorgio (‘areccia. (iiuseppe ('ristiano.

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