*** Rock Of Ages (12A) Cheesily
camp musical set to 80s hair rock anthems with Catherine Zeta-Jones leading the clean up the town campaign against Tom Cruise's sex crazed superstar and Alec Baldwin's greasy club manager while a small town girl/city boy romance plot fizzes in the background.
That this didn't come across as cheesily
as it reads was just another one of the Miracles on Coronation Street in the last week.
Almond's exuberant demeanour at timesveerednearertopantomimedame to the title of his Fantastic Star as he donned a cheesily
showbiz sequinned jacket.
Its bar -- cheesily
named The 87 after the first Premier Inn which opened in England in 1987 -- dishes out some of the best cocktails this side of town.
They're probably all kindly enough women - in the right place - but gazing adoringly at their spouses (a la Nancy Reagan), cheesily
holding hands or visiting sick children isn't the right place.
I tell her the two little cuties smiling cheesily
up at us with their dad look uncannily like her.
By rights, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's sungthrough musical should be a dinosaur, its straight face and clenched fists rendered cheesily
unfashionable in the age of irony.
The glamour girl will be at Borders in the Bullring on February 16 but will devote only an hour to sign copies of the release, cheesily
named A Whole New World after the song she sang at her wedding with hubby Peter Andre.
Yes, it can seen as cheesily
over-romantic, and sure the song and dance routines are way over the top.
(Sun-Thu, Electric) *** Rock Of Ages (12A) Cheesily
camp musical set to 80s hair rock anthems with Catherine Zeta-Jones leading the clean up the town campaign against Tom Cruise's sex crazed superstar and Alec Baldwin's greasy club manager, while a small town girl/city boy romance plot fizzes in the background.
What has helped make these four guys and their music break the mainstream is what Simon Cowell would, cheesily
, call the likeability factor.
Such was the warmth I felt towards him, that I even cheesily
pleaded with him not to retire at 65, as there seemed to be nobody on the television horizon who could actually fill his shoes on The South Bank Show as interviewer, producer and editor.
Tragic dead wife aside, his chicken-in-a-basket crooning was so cheesily
insincere that even songs like I Can't Live (If Living Is Without You) were performed with the self-satisfied grin of a man who'd quietly let off on packed public transport and couldn't suppress his joy at others slowly finding out.
But a couple of minutes later, she's smiling cheesily
to the crowd like a well-rehearsed teenybopper and telling her fans how important they are to her.
There's nothing cheesily
obvious about its decor, just a relaxed atmosphere that automatically makes you feel comfortable before you even think about a glance at the menu.