Tim Lammers reviews 'Bridget Jones's Baby,' 'Blair Witch'

Tim Lammers reviews 'Bridget Jones's Baby'

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Actress Renee Zellweger returns as the big screen disaster magnet "Bridget." Only this time she's expecting.

"Bridget Jones's Baby" opens Friday at theaters nationwide. Here's Tim Lammers' review.

“Bridget Jones’s Baby” (R) 3 1/2 stars (out of four); Kid Quotient: None
A stellar cast and clever writing makes for a bountiful arrival with “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” the third and presumably final chapter of the “Bridget Jones” movie trilogy. Beginning in 2001 with “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and continuing in 2004 with “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,” the third trimester finds Bridget (Renee Zellweger) on her 43rd birthday, still single and very alone.

Fans of the "Bridget Jones" series will no doubt love "Bridget Jones's Baby," while those new to the trials and tribulations of Bridget will be filled in with flashbacks of Bridget and Darcy so the narrative makes sense. Hugh Grant's Daniel Cleaver was written out of the new film, but in a creative sort of way that he remains in spirit.

“Blair Witch” (R) 1 star (out of four); Kid Quotient: None
The more things change the more they remain the same with “Blair Witch,” the second sequel to the micro-budget indie-turned-blockbuster hit “The Blair Witch Project” from 1999. Another “found footage” movie, the only difference between “Blair Witch” and the original film is that the footage is culled from memory cards this time around instead of videotape. Otherwise, the set-up and execution is exactly the same (and no doubt bloodier and more violent).


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