Happy Birthday, Gemini

B (out of 5) Albert Innaurato’s off-Broadway play Gemini is adapted to the screen with painful results.   Alan Rosenberg is the centre of interest as a Harvard scholarship student who is taking his summer break in his working class Philadelphia neighbourhood.  He’s also preparing for his twenty-first birthday, surrounded by the madness of his butcher father…

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Hairspray (2007)

BBBB (out of 5) A teenager in the 1960s decides to fight racial segregation and is met with serious threats to her future; sounds like an update of Mississippi Burning until you add big hair, rocking tunes and John Travolta in a dress. Newcomer Nikki Blonsky plays the youngster in question, Tracy, in this wonderful…

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