Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Top Films of the Week

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Top Films of the Week

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MAMMA MIA! SATURDAY, ITV, 4.55pm DONN A is a former singer struggling to run a hotel on Greek island Kalokairi. Her daughter Sophie is planning her wedding, but there's one thing missing.

She wants her dad, who she has never met, to be there. So, she steals her mum's diary in an attempt to find the identity of the mystery man. When she finds that it could be any of the three men her mother romanced in one summer, she invites all three to the wedding, giving Donna an unwelcome blast from the past.

The plot is almost incidental in this film - what it's really about is the songs.

SHREK 2 SUNDAY, BBC1, 4.10PM DAY, BBC1, 4.10PM DAY THE movie picks up just as Shrek and Fiona return home after a whirlwind, around-the-world honeymoon.

Wisecracking pal Donkey has been house-sitting for them and is thrilled they're back, but they're not alone for long. Royal pipers arrive to invite them to a ball being held by Fiona's parents, King Harold and Queen Lilian, in the kingdom of Far Away. However, they're horrified by their daughter's choice of husband, and the fact she also displays the same emerald, ogre-like tinge. What's worse, there's a slimy Prince Charming trying to steal her hand in marriage - and her father's throne.

JURASSIC PARK III MONDAY, ITV2, 9PM DAY, ITV2, 9PM DAY IT'S eight years since Dr Alan Grant last dealt with real-life dinosaurs, and he has no intention of rubbing shoulders with them again.

However, he's running low on research funding, so agrees to act as a guide to wealthy adventurer Paul Kirby and his wife Amanda during an aerial trip over an infamous, dinosaur-infested island.

An accident leaves the trio and their crew stranded on the island - and it's only then that Grant realises exactly why he was invited along.

Director Joe Johnston does a good job of juggling the dinos and the humans, and while fans of the original may be disappointed, when viewed on its own terms, it works a treat. …

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