FilmFour & Film Four +1 26.02.08

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All About Eve
(1950) Margo Channing is the acid-tongued star of screen and stage who takes the young, innocent, mousey Eve Harrington under her wing.Bette Davis excels as an aging diva in the six times Oscar Winner. Sit back and 'Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night'
Davis gives one of the performances of her career portraying aging stage diva Margot Channing with a painful air of authenticity: the camp star, still awesome but aware of the ravages of time and the threat of younger actresses snapping at her heels

Long Day's Journey Into Night
(1962) Ralph Richardson plays James Tyrone, a once great actor who has allowed his talent to fade while Katharine Hepburn plays his morphine-addicted wife.Lumet's justified reputation for expert, short-schedule transfers of plays to the screen began with Twelve Angry Men. This faithful adaptation of O'Neill's autobiographical masterwork needed someone of Lumet's clout to get the vast undertaking off the ground - and keep it afloat. His insurance was a magnificent cast, with Hepburn as the morphine-addicted mother and Richardson as the father, too mean with money and miserly of spirit to help his wife or sick son. Stockwell and Robards Jr do well as the offspring, against mega competition. Lumet doesn't try to open up the play, and it grips - even at 174 minutes.

Daniel Day-Lewis Interview
Daniel Day-Lewis talks about his latest film There Will Be Blood.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding
(2002) A Greek-American girl finds happiness with a non-Greek man, overcoming the objections of her traditional - but highly amusing - family.A Greek-American girl finds happiness with a non-Greek man, overcoming the objections of her traditional - but highly amusing - family in this romantic-comedy. A surprise hit in the US
My Big Fat Greek Wedding Where have all the decent romantic comedies gone? Even the biggest UK hit of 2002 was about Hugh Grant's friendship with a schoolboy. Evidently audiences in the States were wondering the same thing, so when a low-budget film about an inter-ethnic relationship with no major stars (Corbett is better known from his roles in 'Northern Exposure' and 'Sex And The City') came along, word of mouth made it into the surprise hit of the summer.

Wedding Crashers
(2005) Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn star as two long-term buddies who've worked out that weddings are the ideal place to pick up women.Champion liggers Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn get more than they bargain for when they invite themselves to a high-society marriage in this spirited comedy
"One day you'll look back on this and laugh," says Vince Vaughn's character in this comedy from David Dobkin, the director of Shanghai Knights. It's a pretty good summation of a film that, while thoroughly predictable and infuriatingly long, delivers enough laughs to keep you smiling through its dull patches.

(2003) An ancient blood feud between vampires and werewolves is the backdrop to Len Wiseman's stylish, Gothic horror - starring Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen.An ancient blood feud between vampires and werewolves is the backdrop to this horror action movie
For centuries, the ancient races of vampires and werewolves have been fighting fang-to-fang in a desperate battle for dominance. Beautiful vampire warrior Selene (Beckinsale) is one of the aristocratic vampire clan's most fearsome foot soldiers. But, after falling in love with a human doctor (Speedman) who's been bitten by a rampaging "Lycan", she questions her commitment to the war and her faith in vampire elder Viktor (Nighy).

(1999) Sharon Stone is the eponymous mobster moll, who becomes the reluctant guardian of a six-year-old boy who possesses dangerous information.Sharon Stone goes on the run with a six year old kid in Sydney Lumet's remake of John Cassavetes' gangster thriller. Poor writing and lame direction further hamstring a film that never really needed to be made in the first place
John Cassavetes was fairly scathing about his own 1980 version of this film, admitting his motivation had more to do with economics rather than entertainment. Lumet's mysterious decision to remake it does no one any favours, least of all Sharon Stone, whose career was subsequently derailed by a major stroke.