The greatest celebrity comebacks – ever!

Huey Lewis said it best: “Good morning little schoolgirl/Can I come home with you?” No, sorry. That’s something else entirely. Coincidentally it’s a Huey Lewis lyric too. No, what i meant was this: “Hip to be a square” When I was about 13 I actually thought he meant that it was quite trendy to be […]

[Movie Review] A Civil Action

Starring: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, John Lithgow, William H Macy, Kathleen Quinlan, James Gandolfini, Stephen Fry Director: Steven Zaillian Genre: Thriller Cert: 15 Released: 1998 Cynical personal injury lawyer, Jan Schlichtmann (Travolta), noramlly backs away from any case where he is not sure he can win. When a distressed mother (Quinlan) asks him to take […]

[Movie Review] Primary Colors

Starring: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman, Adrian Lester Director: Mike Nichols Genre: Comedy Cert: 15 Released: 1998 We’re on the campaign trail with Governer Jack Stanton (Travolta – “A Civil Action”, “Domestic Disturbance”) and his wife, Susan (Thompson – “Much Ado About Nothing”, “Sense and Sensibility”, “Carrington”). Stanton is […]

[Movie Review] Swordfish

Starring: John Travolta, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Don Cheadle, Vinnie Jones, Sam Shepard Director: Dominic Sena Genre: Action Cert: 18 Released: 2001 It’s easy to like John Travolta. Ever since his inspired comeback in 1994’s “Pulp Fiction”, he’s received acclaim for his turns in “Get Shorty”, “Face/Off” and “Primary Colors”. Of course there’s also been […]

[Movie Review] Face/Off

Starring: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon Director: John Woo Genre: Action Cert: 18 Released: 1997 One of my favourite jibes is ‘you mustn’t be two faced because if you were you’d wear the other one’. Not that I’d consider saying that to either John Travolta or Nicolas Cage after what they’ve been […]