Cinema Review Archive: June 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11

Winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival and the centre of loads of controversy even before its release, Michael Moore's eagerly-anticipated indictment of the war on Iraq, the events of September 11th and George Bush's 'fictitious presidency' finally hits the big screen. Tiffany Bradford reviews the US theatrical release of Fahrenheit 9/11.

Around The World In 80 Days

There may not be much of Jules Verne in this expensive action comedy based on his novel but you do get Steve Coogan as inventor Phileas Fogg, Jackie Chan as his loyal assistant Passepartout and a wealth of celebrity cameos. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Ladykillers, The (2004)

It's another remake from Hollywood of a classic British film, this time directed by the highly acclaimed Coen Brothers with Tom Hanks in the lead role, dressed up as the most charming gentleman you'll ever meet who plans to lead a group of expert criminals in to a casino vault. Is it a remake worthy of Oceans' Eleven or The Thomas Crown Affair? Or is it the next bad remake to follow Get Carter? Iain Boulton reviews the cinema release.

Connie and Carla

Gary Couzens has reviewed Connie and Carla, a comedy where Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette escape the mob by disguising themselves as drag queens. Connie and Carla went on release in the UK and Ireland on 11 June.

Super Size Me

Imagine having to eat all of your daily meals at a McDonald's restaurant for thirty days, ordering everything on their menu at least once and having it "super sized" if the cashier asks you. That's exactly what Morgan Spurlock did in this funny and thought-provoking documentary/experiment about the fast food industry's role in America's alarming obesity epidemic. Tiffany Bradford reviews the US theatrical release of Super Size Me.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Gary Couzens has reviewed the cinema release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. A new director takes over in this third film of the series, but how does it compare with the first two? Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban went on general release in the UK and Ireland on 31 May.