BARRY NORMAN: FILM OF THE DAY
One Fine Day ★★★
5.00-7.15pm Movie Mix
A romantic comedy featuring two of the most fanciable people on screen, Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney, should have been better than this. True, the leads are excellent as well as beautiful. But the formulaic screenplay lets them down. Pfeiffer, a divorced architect with a son, and Clooney, an equally divorced journalist with a daughter, meet for the first time when they deliver their kids late for a school outing. Now, they must take turns in looking after each other’s children, while Pfeiffer seeks to close a big architectural deal and Clooney hunts down a sensational scoop. Much confusion and panic ensue before we reach a happy ending, but mainly it’s the two stars who keep us going that far.
Fantastic Voyage ★★★★
It’s kill or cure when a team of boffins (and Raquel Welch) are miniaturised and injected into a dying scientist. This is 1960s sci-fi at its camp best.
9.00pm-12 midnight 5STAR
John Travolta and Nicolas Cage get in each other’s faces after a bit of swapsie plastic surgery. And if only they had more hands, they could hold more guns.
10.50pm-12.55am Horror Channel
Heads roll (and indeed, explode) in a world where some people are gifted with dangerous telekinetic powers. A cult classic from director David Cronenberg.
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness ★★★
PREMIERE 1.20-3.45am Film4
A backstage look at the enchanting world of Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation house that brought us Spirited Away and The Wind Rises.
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