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Friday, September 20, 1991 I I 111 CINCINNATI ENQUIRER MoviesC-11 mm H omeboy Faust faces losing his soul hp. s mo'; 1 1 uuoo;; ihiaii-h: -r 'J BY JOE DeCHICK J7 " . I A. i BIGGS PLACE MALL FOREST FAIR MALL EXIT 39 OFF I-275 1-1710 OR 333-44442081 -I 1 it V. .; n EXIT 63-B OFF 1-275 753-6588 ROCKETEER PG" 2 45 7 15 SOAP DISH "PG 13" 12 50 5:00 9:25 POINT BREAK "fl" ' 1 25 4:20 7 00 9 45 MOBSTERS "R" 105 3:15 5:25 7-35 9:45 PROBLEM CHILO "PG 13" 1 503505:50 7:50 9:50 DON'T TELL MOM "PO 13" 2:50 7 25 MYSTERY DATE PG 13 12 45 5 15939 WHAT ABOUT BOB? "PO" 1 40 3 40 5 40 7 40 9 40 BILL t TED S JOURNEY PO" 1 20 3 20 5 20 7:20 9:20 HARLEY DAVIDSON t MARLBOROUGH MAN ft" 1 30 3 30 5 30 ' 30 9 30 V SILENCE Of THE LAMBS R 12 30 2 5 10 7:30 9 45 12 00 MOBSTERS R 12 55 3 05 S 7 35 9 45 11 55 BILL 1 TEDS JOURNEY PG 1 15 3:15 5:15 7:159 15 11 15 PROBLEM CHILD II "PG 13" 3:20 5 20 7 20 BACKDRAFT R" 12 40 9:20 11 50 WHAT ABOUT BOB? PO" 1 253255 25 7 25 9 25 11 25 DON ! TELL MOM PG 13" 12 503005207 309 35 11 40 THE ROCKETEER PG 3 00 5 20 7 35 POINT BREAK R" 12 30 9 45 HARLEV DAVIOSON R" 1 3031053073093011 30 --7 -fen 7 - Ml AT J rtf mm sl 1 The Cincinnati Enquirer In Livin' Large!, Dexter Jackson (T.C. Carson), an Atlanta dry cleaner who's always dreamed of being a TV news anchor, gets the break of a lifetime when he happens on a hostage standoff where Channel 4's man-on-the-scene has just bought the farm. The young, black opportunist grabs the microphone and jive-talks the story to a live audience and an admiring news director, Kate (Blanche Baker), who sets him on the anchorman fast track. But is Dexter, the humble hom-eboy, willing to sell his soul to say nothing of his "soul" for stardom and riches? The high price of fame That's the motivating question behind this hyperactive comedy and cautionary tale about the price of fame and the importance of '. maintaining control of one's life. ; The story's Faust is Dexter. As Channel 4's "Homeboy About Town," he'll do anything, even sell lout his friends, for the chance to .sit his cheeks in the anchor chair. I He "exposes" cholesterol homicide at his local soul-food joint and nasty numbers-running at his neighborhood barbershop. Away from work, he moves into the exclusive Whyteman Towers. But, increasingly, he's haunted by a vision of his screen image: His Lisa Arrindell, T.C. Carson and Nathaniel "Afrika" Hall star in Livin' Large. 1 , t lit j I it l ! . , career advancement ana wnat s mat tne mm at time resembles a Movie review "DISGRACEFULiy FUNNY! Tatie Danielle Is a character Alfred Hitchcock might have loved." Ed KclltlKf, FILM JOURNAL "FIENDISHLY FUNNY! Tatie Danielle is an auntie from hell." Livin' Large! (R; profanity, sexual situations) T.C. Carson, Blanche Baker. Running time: 95 minutes. htf Trjvm, ROLLING STONE "OUTRAGEOUS! cross-pollination of a daytime soap and a pro-wrestling show. The result, directed by Michael Schultz (Car Wash; Cooley High), is True Identity meets Broadcast News. But the full impact of the satire is blunted by cartoonish exaggerations and preposterous and predictable plot twists. There are moments to cherish: A veteran anchor's parting shot, about condoms and firearms, feels like an outtake from Network. Unfortunately, too much of Livin' Large! looks like an outtake from another, better movie. dear to him his ethnic pride, his friends and his girlfriend. As Kate, Baker is exhilaratingly severe, working herself into a near-orgasmic frenzy as a hostage-taker mouths a gun barrel on live TV. This woman could find a jugular vein on a deserted island, at night, with a blindfold on. Too much caricature But Kate, like everyone else in William Mosely Payne's script, is more a caricature than a character. Likewise, the story has bite but perhaps too much bite. The situations are so broadly played One of the nastiest old ladles 1AA ever depicted on the screen. Kevin Thomas, LA TIMES skin becomes whiter, his eyes bluer, his hair straighter. Kate is Mephistopheles to Dex-ter's Faust. First, she questions his news judgment, his idea of what passes as a "black" story. Then she forces him to choose between jfrj., PRESTIGE WMIITlOf MlMOriMHVID I ESQUIRE THEATRE 320 LUDLOW 281-8750 SHOWING DAILY 2:30, 4:45, 7:30, 9:50 "WHERE CLASSICS ARE BORN." 2 A C3S3(Sy about makin'it! LllJiv if E A n ! ATC Lt A I I --!- 17Q1 SHOWCASE DRIVEA8TBATEBLVOE"x"T63.BPPOM..g75 ROUTE a & I-E75 NEAR M 1-71 & 75 EXIT 184B TO RT. 36W I TBI-COUNTY SHOPPING CTR. ERLANOER, KENTUCKY AROAIN MAT. MON.-BAT. TIL BPM BUN.fi HOLIDAYS 1ST SHOW AT STARRED ) FEATURE! ONLY TIMES SHOWN ARE FOR TODAY ONLY LATE SHOWS FRI. fi BAT. II wmw i W WHICH IS FULL OF SURPRISES." REX REED, NEW YORK OBSERVER "WILDLY ROMANTIC" 'Thelma' hits college crowd ENQUIRER NEWS SERVICES You haven't seen the last of Thelma & Louise, the female buddy film that, after opening in May, sparked a flood of controversy over , its portrayal of the state of male-female relationships, snagged the cover of Time and grossed $42 '. million to boot. Because the movie has become :what Don Barrett, senior vice president of marketing for MGM-Pathe, calls "a real cult film for ' women," the studio has taken the unusual step of adding 99 theaters ; to the release schedule in the movie's 16th week of release. ; Sept. 27, Thelma & Louise will open in an additional 300 venues '. primarily college towns. By this point, most movies that aren't blockbusters have dropped and keep dropping screens. "This movie has skewed older rather than younger, toward the 1 25- to 40-year-olds women ; who were part of the women's liberation movement or who see themselves as benefiting from ' same," Barrett says. "We're going after the under-25s, those women who never experienced the struggle or fought for the right to be counted." Campus newspapers will be provided with a variety of materials highlighting issues raised in the film as well as with ads encouraging students to "catch the JEFF CRAIG. SIXTY SECOND PREVIEW J ,r'r. fx featuring Music by. Slttk Mmator t-Mirk- Nice ( Smooth -Mi Hancock and The JonBrottiers M0M5SES BTI I U.II.H-UH 1:36; 3:36; 6:40; 7:46; 9:46: 11:46 I jlltl.'lrl JH 1:36; 3:36; 6:40; 7:46; 1:46; 11:46 STARTS TODAY 1:36; 3:36; 6:40; 7:46; 1:46; 11:46 ale i Dinner "TWO BIG THUMBS UP... with great chemistry between Michael J. Fox and Julie Warner." -Siskel 4 Eberl This could be magic. im IK N1EUEIII i iuhh P 11 Hi piesenisaW D Dili win m. IS? fiul 1pr mm iw t )P' PGlrUllfTMSUUUKIIUMIlTTI V;- , 1-T" J- ft NEt LINE CINEMA (iEf-Wwn i-ri M imtfu mm V PG13 M0M5SES CIW TWtHIKlNCtNUjtTKJI Friday, October 4, 1991 8:00 p.m., Millett Hall Shrivef Conter Box Office: (513) 529-3200 Open Sept. 30. Oct. 1,2, 3, 4 u 11 -J p.m. Single Tickets: Adults $9 -Sr. CltVChilrf: $7 STARTS TODAY iMiir.i TTI 1:25; 3:20; 6:20: 1:26; 3:20; 6:20; i --i JiiiJM-f n i mi.:::'H.i 1:20; 3:26; 6:30; 1:20; 1:26; 6:30; 7:36; 1:66; 11:66 7:36; 1:66; 11:66 1:26; 3:20; 5:20; 7:40; 1:36; 11:30 1:26; 3:20; 6:20; 7:40; 1:35; 11:30 7:40; 1:36; 11:30 7:40: 1:35; 11:30 1:20; 3:25 6:30; 7:3G; 1:66) 11:56 1:20; 1:26; 6:30; 7:36; l:66 11:66 i.v.t, i wmmmmmgtym n i"-m o DOC O IjiniwflTnniLl Ire-".. HP "...THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND LIFE-AFFIRMING." -Divld Lymi. CINCINNATI POST WILLIAM HURT THE DOCTOR PG'13 -ffBt iwMUldWMtiWIMri! jl Matinees Sal t Sun - All features presenlefl in doirjy stereo "SOAPDISH" (PC-13) 5 40. 9 30 "WHAT ABOUT BOB? (PC) 7 30 r "Bill I TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY" (PC-13 515. 7 00 "DANCES WITH WOLVES" (PC-1j) 8 45 Sorry, m childrm under J admitted el eny lime CINCINNATI l-.l,MI.'LT.J 1:30; 4:20; 1:20; 1:50; 12:25 1:30; 4:20; 1:20; 1:30; 4:20 1:20; 1:30; 4:20; 1:20; 1:50: 12:25 1:10; 1:15; 6:35; 1:10; 3:15; 6:36; 1:50; 12:25 HUMPHREY BOGART IS THE STAR 6:50; 12:25 -7:50; 10:10; 12:20 J 7:60; 10:10; 12:20. PMNODALI BRLANOBR 1i10; 1:16; 6:36 7:60; 10:10; 12:20 , 1i10 3:15; 6:36; 7:60 10:10; 12:20 AMERICA'S GOING TO SHERWOOD FOREST THIS WEEKEND "TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT" 119441 aim starring: Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Hoagy Caimi crtael. Sheldon Leonard. Fn., Sat. 7:30 "MARKED WOMAN" (1937) Also starring: Butte Davis. Bogart is a D A. in this. Fn Sat. 9:30 Hear the MIGHTY WURLimR t every shot. COMING: No Movies Sept. 27-28 Oct. 4 4 5 In the Good Old Summer Time r 7m f iMim IJMIJIFJ1II..JJI..M II HJtJfM I I 1:00 4:00; 7:16; nuu; 4:uui i:i 1:00; 4:00; 7:16; 1:00; 4:00; 7:16; 10:05; 12:36 10:06 12:35 10:05 12:36 10:05; 12:36 look tor the silver Lining suoasiwHu, dead AGAIN REGARDING HENRY 1E CITY SLICKERS TMSi CINCINNATI lAITSATI 1:06; 3;20 6:35; 3:20; 1:65; -7:55; 10:10; 12:20 10:10; 12:20 PRINODAUI IRLANOIR 7:65) 10:10) 12:20 3:20) 1:65 101 DALMATIANS B3 CINCINNATI IAITOATI 1:05; 6:40 1:06; 1:40 PRIIMOOAU IRLANOIR 1:06; 2:46; 1:06; 2:46; 4:28; 6:00 l:, i nn CINCINNATI lPRINOOAL 1:05; 3:26; 6:35; 1:05; 3:26; 6:35; IRLANOin 1:40; l:60 12:00 CINCINNATI 3:16; 7:40; 1:60; 12:00 Tin a ui"TlTIF DANIELLE" 1:60; 10:06; 12:10.7:60 10:06) 12:10 J CHILD'S PLAY 3 i 2 00 4 00.6 00, 7 45, 9 40 "PARIS IS BURNING" 2 15 4 15. 7 15 9 15 "PASTIME" (PC) IlibioTE i 3EASTMASTER 2 TS3S LLJii CINCINNATI I IRLANOin 1:26; 3:30; 1:30; 10:06 PM; 12:00 N 0 . ii CINCINNATI 1,00, . 3 (PG-J3 1:)U l:l ilia. BINGO IFG1 THELMA ft LOUISE ihi:;-ii:i.7 ta 2:45; 1:10; 10:00; 12:30 l.l'.l.'M l.B M ..J 1:16; 4:16; 7;10 1:15; 4:15) 7:10; J00M310OO)1W5. Don Johnson S Mickey Hmrke in "HARIET DAVIDSON I THE MARLBORO MAN" (R) Nightly; 7:15. 9 30 Fn Sun: 2 005 7 15, 9 30 Richard firmer). Clmstian Slater in MOBSTERS (PG) Nightly 7 00, 9 15 ' Fn Sun- 2 15, 4 30 7 00 9 15 1:16; 4:15; 7:10 10:00) 12:36 RLANOIR 1:30)1:30 3 CINCINNATI l:00 4:66; 7:40 10:10; 12:30

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