Cinema Review Archive: February 2004

Missing, The

Gary Couzens has reviewed The Missing, a fine western directed by Ron Howard and starring Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones. The Missing opens today in the UK and Ireland.

Sex Lives Of The Potato Men

British sex comedy starring Johnny Vegas and The Office's Mackenzie Crook as potato delivery men who, when they're not dropping off spuds, are dropping their trousers for the women of Walsall. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Barbarian Invasions, The

Gary Couzens has reviewed The Barbarian Invasions, Denys Arcand's comedy, Oscar nominated for Best Foreign-Language Film and Best Original Screenplay. The Barbarian Invasions opened on 23 February at selected cinemas in the UK.

Cheaper By The Dozen

Comedy starring Steve Martin as a dad with an abnormally large but happy family. When he uproots his brood and moves them to the big city, their messy but harmonious life starts to unravel. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

School Of Rock

Gary Couzens has reviewed The School of Rock, an engaging comedy starring Jack Black, on release in UK and Irish cinemas now.

Haunted Mansion, The

Eddie Murphy plays a father who unwittingly takes his family to a haunted house in this light-hearted fantasy from Walt Disney, based on their popular theme park attraction. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Looney Tunes: Back in Action

The Looney Tunes are back in action just in time for the half-term holidays in another Who Framed Roger Rabbit styled adventure. Bugs and Daffy go off to find The Blue Monkey Diamond in order to help Brendan Fraser rescue his super spy dad, but not if the evil Acme company has anything to do with it! Iain Boulton reviews the cinema release.

Something's Gotta Give

Jack Nicholson plays an ageing playboy who's surprised to find himself falling for his girlfriend's mother (Diane Keaton) in this romantic comedy from the writer / director of What Women Want. Review by Kevin O'Reilly

Charlie

The story of Charlie Richardson, the South London gangster who, together with his brother Eddie, ran the second most famous gang in the sixties after the Krays. Former Bros singer and Blade II villain Luke Goss stars.