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2004;THE ONES TO WATCH

Scotland's future depends on one thing: its people. As we enter 2004, we profile the personalities who will be making headlines this year - and during the years to come - in the cultural and political life of the nation. Here, in words and pictures, are some of those...

Dear Frankie Review – Rolling Stone

Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler, Sharon Small, Jack McElhone, Mary Riggans Directed by Shona Auerbach 2005 Drama Rated PG-13 - for language Gerard Butler hid his looks behind a mask and disfiguring makeup in The Phantom of the Opera. But onscreen in Dear Frankie, Butler...

Heartfelt and moving

THE PRESENCE OF Gerry Butler has presumably inspired Miramax to postpone the public release of Dear Frankie until 2005, when his rising star is expected to be further illuminated by his title role in Joel Schumacher's film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom...

JEWEL OF THE SAHARA

“Jewel of the Sahara” is a droll short film based on an ancient dirty joke. Set in a French Foreign Legion Camp circa 1954, it follows the (mostly) mental adventures of a British Captain, desperately missing his home and wife. With opium stoking the fires of desire...

JEWEL OF THE SAHARA

“Jewel of the Sahara” is a droll short film based on an ancient dirty joke. Set in a French Foreign Legion Camp circa 1954, it follows the (mostly) mental adventures of a British Captain, desperately missing his home and wife. With opium stoking the fires of desire...

DRACULA – WITH A TOOTHY GRIN

Blame Bram Stoker, if you think Dracula sucks. But point the finger at Hollywood for never, never, never giving up on Stoker's novel creation. In movieland, Stoker's vampire king has been Bela Lugosi-ed, Christopher Lee-ed and Frank Langella-ed. Dracula's had a...

THE CRAVEN IMAGE OF DR. JEKYLL

Of the big Scream movie Wes Craven is to get his hands on the classic spine chiller Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The director is to make the tenth version of Robert Louis Stevenson's captivating story. But Craven, whose Scream trilogy has made over GBP250million worldwide...

Neck & Neck

The stakes may not have seemed high, but finishing 'Dracula 2000' for a year-end release was no bloody picnic.(Holiday Movie Preview: The Rush) Here's a hint for all those perfectionist directors who think they can dawdle their way through a movie, Stanley...

A surprisingly good Dracula movie

Most vampire movies are downright awful, but "Dracula 2000" is better than most, achieving some suspense and a lot of creepiness with some deft direction by veteran horror film editor Patrick Lussier, backed by a lot of flashy special effects and competent acting....

FANGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE

DRACULA 2001 15 Release: Next Friday. Running time: 99 mins. Quick plot: Drac's back when some misguided thieves steal the count's coffin in London and fly him to New Orleans. Van Helsing, now an antique dealer, soon has a stake in the proceedings. ROSS: WHAT we have...

Bite Club

Wes Craven's Dracula 2000 is an anemic addition to vampire lore As the wizened Van Helsing, Christopher Plummer speaks in a standard, fakey sort-of-German accent, at least until the moment he has to intone the name of the evil one. Believe me, you have never heard it...

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