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C-4Movies, Videos mi: Cincinnati f.nquirf.r Friday, September 20, 1991 j Weekend movie guide go Ratings are based on viewing by Enquirer movie DeChick and Enquirer news services. For information Suif Savvy New Fall Wool Suits by Oleg Cassini' $99 We've got the classic working solution to your everyday wardrobe dilemmas. Fully lined styles with rich details and fine tailoring. Choose from jewel tones of red, purple, blue, fuchsia, navy and black. Sizes 6-16. $149 Value Shown: Stroller length jacket. Fitted with hidden placket. Shortened, slim skirt. Gold tone button accents. Special Savings Today thru Sunday Ai Martin, 2T ft Tri-CountyKenwood Mall'Hyde Park Plaza Northgate'Newport movies are playing Excellent Opening today LATE FOR DINNER (PG; profanity) Unwittingly frozen in a 1962 cryonics experiment, two men (Brian Wimmer and Peter Berg) unthaw in 1991 and try to resume their lives. This laughably contrived romantic weeper, about everlasting and unconditional love, is all tear ducts and no teeth. Marcia Gay Harden co-stars. L I V I N ' LARGE! (R; profanity, sexual situations) Is a young black man (T.C. Carson) willing to sell his soul to chase his dream of Bran Wimmer being a TV news anchor? This broadly played comedy and cautionary tale about the price of fame has its moments, but the impact of its satire is blunted by preposterous characters and plot twists. TATIE DANIELLE (Not rated; profanity, brief nudity, sexual situations) French black comedy about a deliberately and un-apologetically nasty 82-year-old (Tsilla Chelton) who moves in with her nephew's middle-class family. Chelton is wickedly funny in this sly social commentary about aging. At The Esquire Theater. Now playing BEASTMASTER 2: THROUGH THE PORTAL OF TIME (PG-13; profanity, violence) "V2 After time-traveling to Los Angeles, 1991, beastmaster Dar (Marc Singer) joins a Valley Girl (Kari Wuhrer) to try to save the world by killing his brother (Wings Hau-ser). An irreverent tone and Hau-ser's flaming nastiness make this watchable, in a guilty pleasure sort of way. BINGO (PG; profanity) V2 Bingo the dog searches for the youngster who reluctantly abandoned him. This tone-deaf spoof of the a-boy-and-his-dog movies of the 1950s is a children's comedy with enough adult jokes to make parents wonder if they wandered into the wrong doghouse. BOYZ N THE HOOD (R; profanity, nudity, sexual situations, violence) Teen-age friends (Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut) come of age in drug- and gang-plagued South-Central Los Angeles. Marked by realistic acting and stylish, nervy direction, this is a frightening look at black urban America. CHILD'S PLAY 3 (R; profanity, violence) Murderous, potty-mouthed kids' doll Chucky terrorizes Andy (Justin Whalin), now age 16, at military school. The result is a full metal racket and another pathetic sequel. CITY SLICKERS (PG-13; profanity, adult themes) Vi Three pushing-40 pals (Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, Billy Crystal) try to snap mid-life slumps by going on a fantasy vacation: a two-week Wild West cattle drive. Though sporadically hilarious, this slick comedy-drama is both entertaining and annoying. THE COMMITMENTS (R; extreme profanity) A raucous, ripsnortingly funny rock n' roll fantasy about a working-class Dublin band playing American soul music. Alan Parker (Fame) directs a cast of unknowns who act and play up a storm in this spirited, high-energy must-see about the redemptive power of see movie ads in today's Enquirer. Good Fair Poor soul and rock 'n' roll, and the promise of something better. DEAD AGAIN (R; profanity, violence) Romantic-thriller about a private eye (director Kenneth Branagh) who befriends an amnesiac (Emma Thompson) convinced she was murdered by her husband in a past life. This noble failure has its moments, but it's too clunky and implausible, and it requires preposterous leaps of faith. DEFENSELESS (R; profanity, violence, nudity) Vi A defense attorney (Barbara Hershey) beds her client (J.T. Walsh), a married sleaze who suddenly turns up dead. This mystery-thriller starts out flat but gradually improves into a twisty, gripping whodunit. Sam Shepard and Mary Beth Hurt co-star. DOC HOLLYWOOD (PG-13; profanity, brief nudity) Vs While driving to Beverly Hills to cash in as a plastic surgeon, a selfish young physician (Michael J. Fox) is detained in a small Southern town and captivated by its chief beauty (Julie Warner). Though innocuous and predictable, this romantic comedy has charm and whimsy to burn. THE DOCTOR (PG-13; profanity) '2 After a heartless heart surgeon (William Hurt, low-key and right-on) is diagnosed with cancer, he's humbled by his patient's-eye view of the profession. A moving and pointed drama that's written, acted and directed with uncommon intelligence. Christine Lahti, Elizabeth Perkins co-star. DOUBLE IMPACT (R; profanity, violence, nudity, sexual situations) Action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as twin brothers reunited in Hong Kong after 25 years and trying to avenge their parents' murder. Dumb and raggedly paced, but Van Damme and a cast of intimidating villains deliver the goods. FREDDY'S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE (R; profanity, violence, adult themes) Vi Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) haunts a home for wayward teens in this sixth and last (yeah, right) installment of the popular horror-film series. No. 6 is a lame, gimmick-laden flameout. HOT SHOTS! (PG-13: profanity) Anything goes and at a gag-a-nanosecond pace in director Jim Abrahams' (Ruthless People) high-flying spoof of flyboy films. The plot? You must be kidding. Like Airplane!, half the jokes soar at Mach 2, the other half crash and burn. Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes and Valeria Golino co-star. MY FATHER'S GLORY (G) Based on Memories of Childhood, by Marcel Pagnol (Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring), Glory recalls episodes from an idyllic youth in France in the early 1900s. The film blushes with warmth and wit and humanity, and is ripe with delightful performances and gorgeous cinematography. At Cinema 5. MYSTERY DATE (PG-13; profanity) A college student's (Ethan Hawke) first date with the centerfold house-sitter next door (Teri Polo) metamorphoses into the Night From Hell. Despite the occasional genre-busting scene and some snappy dialogue, this comedy-thriller is just a teeny-bopper take on Martin Scorsese's After Hours. THE NAKED GUN 2Vr. THE SMELL OF FEAR (PG-13; profanity, sexual innuendo) Oblivious Lt. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) and his cracked Police Squad investigate a plot to subvert America's energy policy. This supremely silly sequel aims for a LAST 2 WEEKENDS DON'T MISS IT - RAIN critic Joe on where Movie critic Joe DeChick our funny bone but shoots itself in the foot and that's the point! George Kennedy and Priscilla Presley join the spoofing. 101 DALMATIANS (G) Still spotty, and spotted, after 30 years, this charming Disney caper features Cruella De Vil, one of the nastiest cartoon villains ever. Her scheme to dognap Dalmatians for new fur coat throws the canine population of London into a tizzy. PARIS IS BURNING (Not rated; profanity, nudity, adult themes) y2 Frank, funny and fascinating documentary exploring the subculture of Harlem drag balls, in which gay men dress in drag and compete for trophies. Director Jennie Livingston doesn't condescend to or take pity on the drag queens. A sleeper. At The Esquire Theater. PASTIME (PG; profanity) V2 Left-field sleeper about the friendship between a 41 -year-old reliever and a promising 17-year-old rookie on a class D ballclub in Central California, in 1957. A low-key but rich tale of pride and passion, honesty and basic human dignity. At The Esquire Theater. PURE LUCK (PG; profanity, violence) V2 A detective (Danny Glover) teams with an accident-prone accountant (Martin Short) to find a missing and equally clumsy heiress (Sheila Kelley). This one-joke action-comedy tests one's tolerance for non-stop pratfalls. REGARDING HENRY (PG-13; profanity, mild sexual innuendo) '2 After losing his memory in an accident, a Annette Bening self-centered New York lawyer (Harrison Ford) is forced to reassess his life, family and priorities. Funny and occasionally touching, this slight feel-good film works in spite of itself. With Annette Bening. ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES (PG-13; profanity, violence) With a Moor (Morgan Freeman) by his side, Robin Hood (Kevin Costner) battles the Sheriff of Nottingham (scene-stealing Alan Rickman) and woos Maid Marian (Mary Elizabeth Mastran-tonio) in England's Sherwood Forest. Dark, violent and overlong a days of yore bore. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (R; profanity, violence) In this slam-bang sci-fi sequel, two Terminators are sent back from the year 2029 one programmed to kill Sarah Connor's (Linda Hamilton) son, the other (Arnold Schwarzenegger) charged to protect him. Problems aside the middle sags; the ending fizzles this special-effects blowout is on par with the original. THELMA & LOUISE (R; profanity, violence, sexual situations) i2 Existential road mcvie about friends (Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon) whose weekend vacation becomes a cross-country sprint from the law. Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) directs this whacked-out great time as a '90s Easy Rider with rich humor, energy and a feminist spin. TRUE IDENTITY (R; profanity, adult themes) 12 Chased by a mob boss and hit man, a struggling black actor (Lenny Henry) and victim of mistaken identity tries to play the role of a lifetime: a Caucasian. Britain Henry gives a carefully modulated performance in this modest but well-observed comedy. Liza Minnelli dods ud in the new-on-video Andv Warhol Hnm imAntnn, but of course and her musical-comedy, Stepping iui, yues imo umiiea release Oct, 4. She's never been better, though, than in Cabaret (1972). In Bob Fosse's still-potent masterwork, she's an American dancer seduced bv the Dre-World War II --- , i EMM TWO MORE WEEKENDS: SEPT. 21-22 and 28-29 HOURS EACH DAY, 10:30 A.M. TO 6 P.M. SPEND A FULL DAY IN OUR 30-ACRE VILLAGE! MINGLE WITH HUNDREDS OF COSTUMED MERRYMAKERS! SHOP OUR AUTHENTIC CRAFTS VILLAGE! FEAST ON FOOD & DRINK FIT FOR A KING! 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Suspense: After a mysterious light causes an Air Force test pilot to crash and disappear, his buddy fights government superiors to learn the truth about the accident. CAT CHASER (1991, Vestron, $89.98, 93 minutes). Peter Weller, Kelly McGillis, Charles Durning, Frederic Forrest. Steamy drama reminiscent of Kevin Costner's Revenge: This time it's Weller who's the mysterious outsider who falls for the beautiful wife of a powerful millionaire. DEAD ON THE MOSEY (1991, Turner, $89.98, 92 minutes). Corbin Bernsen, Amanda Pays, John Glover, Eleanor Parker. Thriller: Actress Pays is romanced by a handsome con-man Bernsen, who wants her to help him with a revenge plot against his rich cousin. DENIAL (1991, Republic, $89.98, 103 minutes). Robin Wright, Jason Patric, Rae Dawn Chong. Wright plays a woman who, after breaking off a torrid but destructive love affair, finds she glitz of Berlin and caught in a love triangle with Michael York and Helmut Griem. 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