During a foreign affairs mission, a specialist black ops team makes the wrong choice. Sam Blake (Martin Kemp) is ordered to kill their target in the streets, leading to a massive media backlash and the disbanding of his team. Back on home soil, Blake is trying to adjust to normal life. But when a sinister and unknown figure kidnaps his daughter and five other people, Blake is forced into a dangerous game. He has six seemingly unrelated targets, and six hours to kill them all - if he fails, takes too long, or misses a shot, the hostages lives will be at risk.
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Scottish cinema does 'grit' very well, from Trainspotting to Sweet Sixteen and Red Road, the order of the day tends to be sex, drugs and violence. The latest movie from Ray Burdis (The Krays) is called The Wee Man, and once again fulfills the expectations of the generic 'Scottish gritty movie', but doesn't do so with quite the finesse or quality that an audience may want. Initial reviews are in, and it's not looking good.
The plot follows Paul Ferris growing up in Glasgow, by the age of 11 he's learnt that "life on the street is tough," and, having been tormented all his life, by the time he reaches his late teens he's had enough, so "he decides to take on his tormentors alone and systematically wreak vengeance on them."
The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw has given it a distinctly underwhelming 2/5 stars. While he praises the good cast, he likens it to countless other 'real life' crime stories from "the self-pitying and self-serving books by ex-criminals who explain how their crime career began". Despite the good cast, he says "as a whole, it's forgettable."
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The oddly titled film, adapted from Jennifer Egan's book, tells of Phoebe (Brewster), a mid-70s San Francisco teenager who is compelled to trace the European travel path of her sister Faith (Diaz), whose trip six years earlier apparently ended in her suicide.
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The Eye's current assignment is to follow Joanna Eris (Ashley Judd), a woman accused of blackmailing a British official. But she is far more than a simple blackmailer. She is a crafty, seductive spider woman, capable of killing as quickly as she can seduce. As The Eye continues to watch Eris, he becomes entranced by her disguises and cunning charm. Soon he begins to feel that they are kindred spirits.
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Turns out it doesn't matter much. Ford is of course a talented action/adventure hero, maybe the best ever. It's too bad that this Jack Ryan adventure has less epic-ness than Red October; it's written small, with Ryan caught up in an IRA attack on British bigwigs. After capping off a few of them in an impromptu streetfight, Ryan finds his family hunted down in America. Eventually -- of course -- he has to save them (using his litany of superspy tricks and tactics).
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When I was 13 and first saw Sleeping with the Enemy I was under that spell, like every other heterosexual male in America. Having recently watched it again, I realize how duped I was.
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A Jewish everyman, Leopold Bloom (Stephen Rea) wakes up on the morning of June 16, 1904, goes through his day running various errands, nearly gets into a fight with a one-eyed drunken citizen (Patrick Bergin), has a few earthy encounters with women on the beach and whores in the brothel, doesn't think about his wife (Angeline Ball) cheating on him that afternoon, and becomes a father figure to a young artist (Hugh O'Conor), whom he saves from getting into trouble with Dublin riff-raff.
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Beneath Loch Ness borrows a page from Jaws, with mysterious deaths attributed not to Nessie but to prankster teenagers, while researchers and a TV crew try to pull off a Geraldo-worthy expose show in the decidedly southern California-looking "Loch Ness." But of course the real Nessie is out there somewhere, savagely marauding people while the local police chief repeatedly refuses to close the Loch, and damn the tourists!
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