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Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014 - Arrivals

Stephen Tompkinson - Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014 at the Grosvenor Hotel London - Arrivals at Grosvenor Hotel - London, United Kingdom - Friday 24th October 2014

The British Animal Honours

Stephen Tompkinson and guest - The British Animal Honours held at BBC Elstree Studios - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 11th April 2013

Picture - Stephen Tompkinson , Friday 7th December 2012

Stephen Tompkinson Friday 7th December 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards Concert launch party held at Cafe de Paris - Arrivals

Picture - Stephen Tompkinson , Monday 29th October 2012

Stephen Tompkinson and Grosvenor House Monday 29th October 2012 The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2012 held at Grosvenor House hotel - Arrivals

Picture - Stephen Tompkinson , Monday 29th October 2012

Stephen Tompkinson and Grosvenor House Monday 29th October 2012 The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2012 held at Grosvenor House hotel - Outside Arrivals

Stephen Tompkinson and Grosvenor House

Oktober Review


Grim
Mild-mannered man's on the run from evil corporation. Why? Because he carries a secret enzyme that could turn him into a powerful biological weapon.

Believe it or not, the internalized bioterror story has been made before, and like Oktober it didn't make much of an impact (it was called Contaminated Man and went straight to cable as far as I remember). Why doesn't this story work? Because in a movie, when you can't see the danger, it doesn't exist. The deadliness of the killer enzyme just isn't that credible as a threat. (Contrast with Outbreak, which at least had wheezing, sore-covered cadavers popping up all over the place. Enzyme boy doesn't even know he's the carrier monkey.)

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Hotel Splendide Review


OK
A cross between Delicatessen and The Road to Wellville, this bizarro flick puts Toni Collette in the role of a reluctant chef at a "resort" situated on a muddy "lake" and devoted to fetishism and overboiled-food to cure its patients of whatever ills them. The laughs come at the expense of a kooky cast of misfits -- unfortunately we're laughing at them, not with them. The movie's attempts at being serious, via the stern looks on Collette's face in opposition to the clearly unhealthy surroundings, come off as shallow -- and jeez, what's with that haircut??? So-so, but Delicatessen does this twice as well and with more flair.

Brassed Off Review


Weak
Way over-sentimental British nostalgia piece, Brassed Off tells the charming yet unabsorbing plight of late 1980s/early 1990s coal miners who find their mine being closed down. The refuge they take is in their music, a brass band that goes from wretched to fabulous after the arrival of Fitzgerald, who's (surprise) on the team responsible for shutting down their mine. The triumph-over-adversity fable has been done to death, decade after decade, and Brassed Off has little to add to the genre.

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