ANDREW COLLINS: FILM OF THE DAY
Everything or Nothing: the Untold Story of 007 ★★★★
Premiere 4.50-6.35pm ITV
Whether or not it’s strictly un-told, this slick, officially sanctioned 50th anniversary documentary from director Stevan Riley (whose superb Listen to Me Marlon is out now) certainly tells the story of the James Bond franchise, in order. Its talking heads include all the Bonds, except Sean Connery (whom Riley begged to contribute), plus directors up to Sam Mendes (who admits he initially thought the casting of Daniel Craig was a “terrible idea”) and famous fans, a list topped by Bill Clinton. Though authorised and to a degree advertorial in tone, it doesn’t shy away from the legal tangles and fallings out, and Pierce Brosnan seems pretty cheesed off about his dismissal (“It was a hard phone call to receive”). There’s also a fascinating section on the impact of 9/11 on the series and how it had to be “repositioned”. If only there was a new Bond film out…
Addams Family Values ★★★★
The fabulous follow-up to the 1991 big-screen debut of TV’s spookiest, kookiest family sees Gomez and Morticia (Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston) welcome baby Pubert to the Addams fold. But unfortunately for Fester, their new nanny only has eyes on his money and she’ll go to lethal lengths to get it.
If you suffer from it, don’t watch it. Everyone else, settle in for a creepy-crawly treat, as deadly tropical spiders invade a small town in director Frank Marshall’s deft blend of horror and humour.
Warm Bodies ★★★
There are difficult relationships and really difficult relationships, but when Teresa Palmer’s new beau (Nicholas Hoult) turns out to be a flesh-eating zombie she thinks twice before taking him home to meet mum.
If you want to see J-Lo and Jane Fonda slap ten bells out of each other, then this is the rom-com for you. Fonda displays fabulous comic chops as the eponymous mother-in-law from hell, who’s bent on seeing off her son’s unsuspecting intended.
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