Table 19 (DVD Review)

12 – 87mins – 2017


 

ACCEPTS WITH PLEASURE REGRET

“It’s the same wedding no matter what table you’re at, right?”

Demoted from maid of honour duties at her oldest friend’s wedding after she is ingloriously dumped by the bride’s brother – and the best man – just two months prior to the big day, Eloise McGarry (Anna Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Kendrick) is nevertheless determined to hold her head up high and still attend the reception. She begins to regret her decision, however, when she finds herself seated waaaay back at Table 19, near the toilets. A table populated by reluctantly-invited guests who really should have known to decline by RSVP.

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE, 1.3 – “Late” (TV Review)

Channel 4 – 9pm – Sunday 11th June 2017

Teleplay by: Bruce Miller – Based on the novel by: Margaret Atwood

Directed by: Reed Morano


 

DELICATE TERRITORY

“Shall I just go in the kitchen and cut my dick off?”

Offred’s (Elisabeth Moss) flashbacks offer us a terrifying glimpse into the incremental fall of (wo)man in this third episode of MGM/Hulu’s ten-part series, with overnight laws in the name of “national security” diminishing the rights – and status – of woman to the point where they cannot own property, money or a job – and it’s now commonplace for them to be verbally assaulted by store clerks without fear of admonishment.

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Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries (Book Review)

Written by: Helen Fielding, 2016

Published in the UK by: Jonathan Cape

217 pages


 

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Squished betwixt first sequel The Edge of Reason (1999) and 2013’s hugely successful – and for some, highly contentious – comeback Mad About the Boy in Bridget’s flitting and flighty chronology, this companion novel to Universal Pictures/Working Title’s new hit film (which I reviewed HERE) is a warm, gigglesome and agreeable, if threadbare, read, inspired by Helen Fielding’s newspaper columns published in The Independent.

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Bridget Jones’s Baby (Cinema Review)

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15 – 123mins – 2016


 

RENÉE-ATRIC MOTHER

Twelve years, many a failed relationship and a considerable number of shedded pounds after her last big screen foray and everyone’s favourite everygirl singleton is back – and everything is v. much as it was after Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, even if her friends are all now settled down with young families and her famous diary is now being typed on an iPad.

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