Review: He's back, and this time he's drenching Miss Driver

He's peaked and troughed more than once in his career, but there are no diminishing returns for Morgan Freeman. He tells Ivan Waterman about his three latest films, one of which may earn him another Oscar nomination. He might just be a Wall Street banker in his tailored blue lounge suit, crisp blue shirt and yellow silk tie. The only clue is the out-of- place gold earrings. But even they kind of make a style statement for Morgan Freeman.

Christian Slater jailed for drug assault

Christian Slater, the actor famous for his film roles in Broken Arrow, Interview with the Vampire and Kevin Costner's Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves, was yesterday sentenced to three months in prison for assaulting his girlfriend and a police officer while under the influence of cocaine.

Brat-pack actor arrested on triple-assault charge

Christian Slater claims to have turned his back on his Hollywood bad-boy image, but the brat-pack actor's behaviour at a party earlier this week suggests that he is living up to his reputation.

VIDEO GIVEAWAY

Monday sees the video release of The Fugitive, Interview with a Vampire and Outbreak in widescreen format for the first time (Warner Home Video, pounds 12.99 each), and to mark the occasion, we're offering 10 Eye readers the chance to win a set of the three videos.

Neil Young with Crazy Horse Broken Arrow Reprise 9362-46291-2 :Review

`The first three songs cleave to the classic Crazy Horse style - long, ragged guitar workouts - but it's poor stuff, even by the shaky standards of Young's recent work'

Not with a bang but a simper

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Film: Rot in high places

CITY HALL Harold Becker (15) BROKEN ARROW John Woo (15) NELLY AND MR ARNAUD Claude Sautet (PG) THE NEW AGE Michael Tolkin (18)

A DECADE OF ADDRESSING THE MODERN WOMAN'S INTERESTS

UK launch: October 1985.

The 20 million dollar man

In the Seventies, John Travolta was a phenomenon, a craze - then it all fell apart. Now he's back, bigger than before, and maybe even better. David Thomson looks on; Is it the Scientology? Or do those kind eyes show us a rare man?

Cinema: Tarantino v Stone

At last it can be told. After months of dispute, Tarantino's screenplay of 'Natural Born Killers' has finally been published. Quentin Curtis reports on a battle of Hollywood heavyweights

As luck would have it

Bogey, Dudley, Whoopi and Jack might never have hit the big time if the y hadn't been second best, writes John Lyttle. And the same can be said of many of today's young stars

V I D E O C H A R T

To no one's great surprise, `Four Weddings and a Funeral' storms the rental chart, while the Tarantino-scripted `True Romance' (right), long-banned on video, profits from the belated granting of a BBFC rating to occupy second place.

FILM / The films of 1994: Twenty films to watch out for in the new year, selected by Catriona O'Shaughnessy

The Age of Innocence Martin Scorsese's lavish adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel about aristocratic New Yorkers in the 1870s stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Michelle Pfeiffer. 28 Jan

FILM / Rushes (CORRECTED)

CORRECTION (PUBLISHED 10 DECEMBER 1993) APPENDED TO THIS ARTICLE

FILM / On Release: Sheila Johnston's film choice

----------------------------------------------------------------- Sheila Johnston's film choice ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1. . . The Piano 2. . . Naked 3. . . Raining Stones 4. . . Dave 5. . . True Romance -----------------------------------------------------------------
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