When We Were Kings (PG). Twenty-two years in the making, Leon Gast's Oscar-winning documentary recaptures the excitement surrounding the legendary "Rumble In the Jungle", the 1974 Muhammad Ali-George Foreman championship fight in Kinshasa, Zaire. Gast employs a handful of talking-head narrators (Spike Lee, George Plimpton, and a highly excitable Norman Mailer), but leaves the spotlight to Ali, who, the film reminds us, was also an articulate political activist and, arguably, the prototypical rapper - "If you think the world was surprised when Nixon resigned, wait till I kick George Foreman's behind."
The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition (all U). Star Wars revolutionised Hollywood (or, if you prefer, dealt it a death blow); The Empire Strikes Back remains at once the most awkward and the best of the three; and Return of the Jedi is still overpitched, sentimental nonsense. The few minutes of new footage make no real difference, and it must be said, none of them are much fun at all on the small screen.Reuse content