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C-4Movies, Videos the Cincinnati enquirer Friday, October 18, 1991 f Weekend movie guide S FALL SWEEPS Full leaf removal service brought to you by Louiso Lawn Care & Snow Removal Inc. Curb side and driveway pickup Call for details & scheduling J Before 5: 271-5665 V After 5: 248-2919 V, 5 Ratings are based on viewing by Enquirer movie critic Joe r ' v ffff DeChick and Enquirer news services. For information on where movies are playing see movie ads in today's Enquirer. Good Fair Poor urn m ii f y. ) d -if ; ' ' V 4 . ( A New Career at Your Fingertips Become a licensed Nail Tech in only 4 months. Evening classes starting October 22 INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN 8419 Colerain Ave. K-Mart Center 741-4777 Call now for information Read Cliff Radel's reviews in Tempo to get the latest news on pop music. The Great Gatsby Quality Full Length Mink Coats $1299 Excellent Opening today AN ANGEL AT TABLE (R) No screening; not reviewed. At The Esquire Theater. CITY OF HOPE (R; profanity, nudity, sexual situations) In his seventh and best film, writer-director John Sayles explores the corrupt personal and governmental politics of 30 people in fictional Hudson City, N.J. An ambitious and relentless drama about how society really works in America in 1991. Shot entirely in Cincinnati. With Vincent Spano, Joe Morton, Barbara Williams. At Cinema 5. COOL AS ICE (PG) Not reviewed. LITTLE MAN TATE (PG; profanity) V2 Jodie Foster's directorial debut is a fun, fast and loose comedy-drama about the relationships among a 7-year-old prodigy (Adam Hann-Byrd), his working-class mother (Foster) and a child psychologist (Dianne Wiest). Despite choppy editing and a sloppy ending, a well-observed look at the special burden of the exceptionally gifted. Filmed in Greater Cincinnati. OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY R) Not reviewed. Now playing BARTON FINK (R; profanity, violence) V2 A New York playwright (John Turturro) tries to write screenplays in Hollywood but ends up with writer's block and a salesman (John Goodman) next door. This wildly enigmatic comedy and blistering movie-business satire is the Cannes Film Festival winner from Joel and Ethan Coen (Blood Simple). BOYZ N THE HOOD (R; profanity, nudity, sexual situations, violence) Teen-age friends (Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut) come of aae in Ice Cube 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. 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 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 requires it preposterous leaps of faith. DECEIVED (PG-13; profanity, violence) An art buyer (Gol-die Hawn) suspects her too-good-to-be-true husband (John Heard) may not be who he seems. Ditto his apparent accidental death. The audience is always two steps ahead of this lifeless, suspenseless and unintentionally funny thriller. ERNEST SCARED STUPID (PG) Vz After unwittingly rousting a troll from a 200-year nap, rubber-faced geek Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney) tries to stop f if J .14 Movie critic Joe DeChick 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 our funny bone but shoots itself in the foot and that's the point! George Kennedy, Priscilla Presley and O.J. Simpson join the spoofing. NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (PG-13; profanity) Vi An honest coach (Hector Elizondo) and a 34-year-old quarterback (Scott Bakula) try to turn around a college football team on probation. The humor is flat and the story lacks focus and edge. Though a blitz of football-movie cliches score few points, the finale is a crowd-pleaser. PARADISE (PG-13; profanity, brief nudity, sexual situations) 12 A summerlong visit by a friend's 10-year-old (Elijah Wood) helps a grieving couple (Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson) come to terms with their marriage and the death of their young son. Although slow and predictable, this affecting drama is sincere and well-meaning. RICOCHET (R; profanity, violence, nudity, sexual situations) An escaped convict (John Lith-gow) plots elaborate revenge against the patrolman (Denzel Washington) now an assistant district attorney who sent him to prison eight years ago. A lurid and numbingly pointless action-thriller. SHOUT (PG-13; profanity, sexual situations) In the mid-'50s, a reform-school rebel (James Walters) tries to bed the headmaster's daughter (Heather Graham). Meanwhile, the music teacher (John Travolta) shows the boys how to play rock 'n' roll. A ridiculous and inept cacophony of anachronistic music and rock-movie cliches. SLACKER (R; profanity, brief nudity) About 100 people (played by no-name actors) wander on and off camera never to reappear and babble on during a 24-hour stretch in Austin, Texas. A cutting and comical swipe at today's twentysomethings, the all-talk-and-no-action generation. At The Esquire Theater. SUBURBAN COMMANDO (PG; mild profanity) A stressed-out intergalactic warrior (Hulk Hogan) vacations in suburban California with moder- Hulk Hogan ately amusing results. This action-comedy demands not to be taken seriously. The payoff: A so-so outing suitable for all ages. Shelley Duvall and Christopher Lloyd co-star. THE SUPER (R; extreme profanity) After being court-ordered to live for 120 days in one of his own tenements, a New York City slumlord (Joe Pesci) learns greed doesn't cut it in the kinder, gentler '90s. This so-called comedy is vulgar and unpleasant. 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. Before watching Jodie Foster's directorial debut, the Cincinnati-filmed Little Man Tate, opening today, check out her finest performance In The Accused (1988). Foster took an Oscar for her powerhouse portrait of a woman seeking revenge not only against those who gang-raped her, but against those who did nothing. Director Jonathan Ml Experience true luxury in this glamorous fully let out, full length mink. In ranch and mahogany. $3800 value. ONLY $46 a month! 20 down and 24 months to pay with approved credit. Theresa Russell stars in Ken Russell's Whore. WHORE (NC-1 7; profanity, nudity, strong sexual content, violence) Pair Theresa Russell with director Ken Russell Crimes Of Passion) for a gritty look at prostitution, and you get Pretty Woman on acid. When not battling her pimp, grossing out bistro patrons or doing sit-ups in lingerie, Liz (Russell, whiny but witty) tells her pathetic life story to the camera, offering such insights as "always get the money first." Bottom line: Raunchy and . redundant, but brimming with black-comic brio. Ever excessive, Ken Russell gives us not one but two scenes of folks tossing their cookies. Opens today. it from turning the neighborhood kids to wood on the night before Halloween. Kids and Ernest fans will have a slapsticky blast. Non-fans shouldn't bother. THE FISHER KING (R; profanity, adult themes) A friendship with a visionary vagrant (Robin Williams) offers a once-top-rated DJ (Jeff Bridges) a shot at redemption. Enchanting and exasperating, director Terry Gilliam's (Brazil) risky, well-acted comic love fantasy must be met halfway. Mercedes Ruehl, Amanda Plummer co-star. FRANKIE & JOHNNY (R; profanity, sexual situations) V2 Witty, low-key romance about an ex-con short-order cook (Al Paci-no) trying to sweep a love-scarred waitress (Michelle Pfeiffer) off her feet. A bit too sweet, familiar and glossy, but the writing is mostly knowing and sharp-edged, and the performances grow on you. So does the film. FREDDY'S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE (R; profanity, violence, adult themes) Vt 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, ill-conceived, gimmick-laden (big-name cameos; a 3-D finale) flameout. LIVIN' LARGE! (R; profanity, sexual situations) Is a young black man (T.C. Carson) willing to sell his soul to chase his dream of 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. THE NAKED GUN 2Vi: THE Foster watched and - u. itm nmm i 12 Trl-CountyKenwood MallHyde Park Plaza Northgate Mall'Newport Center c DON'T MISS IT! FDIriAV i muni v p.m. til U FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 8TH 1 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH 21 Ml ' rn FABDSOCS SALE ENTIRE STOCK HALLOWEEN PATTERNS SPECIAL GROUP HALLOWEEN NOTIONS .xw-rfl...-:.. 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A commanding performance from Harris as an aging Irish farmer trying to save a plot of land from developers more than atones for the melodramatic climax and the overstated attempt to turn the contested field into a metaphor for Ireland's trage- dv' THE OBJECT OF BEAUTY (1991, LIVE, $89.95, 105 minutes). John Malkovich, Andie McDowell, Peter Reigert, Lolita Davidovich. This wry romance of money stars Malkovich and MacDowell as a '90s version of Nick and Nora Charles. Michael Lindsay-Hogg's comedy about newly poor rich brats stranded in London boasts the moral scope of a 19th-century novel. It contrasts a couple for whom 100 pounds is pin money with a Cockney chambermaid and her street-punk brother for whom 100 pounds is a fortune beyond all dreams of avarice. While not likable, Malkovich and MacDowell are lovable in that infectious way that egotists seduce you with the surplus of their own self-love. TALENT FOR THE GAME (1991, Paramount, 91 minutes). 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