THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Arts Entertainment FRI., JUNE 12-SAT., JUNE 13, 1998 — A-7 BOOKS Irving book tops list Switchback leads video releases this week the Associated Press , PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST SELLING BOOKS , HARDCOVER FICTION i, ; .•:. 1. "A Widow for One Year" by John Irving (Random House) 2. "Message in a Bottle" by Nicholas Sparks (Warner) •].; 3. "Secret Prey" by John •Sandford (Putnam) ;.,- 4. "Summer Sisters" by Judy :Blume (Delacorte) > 5. "N Is for Noose" by Sue Gtafton (Henry Holt) -in 6. "You Belong to Me" by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) •:,7. "Black and Blue" by Anna Quindlen (Random House) 8. "Cities of the Plain" Gormac McCarthy (Knopf) AC 9. "The Street Lawyer" John Grisham (Doubleday) >vlO. "Bridget Jones's Diary" by Helen Fielding (Viking) by by NONFICTION/GENERAL 1. "Tuesdays With Morrie" by Mitch Albom (Doubleday) 2. "In the Meantime" by lyanla Vanzant (Simon & Schuster) 3. "We Are Our Mothers' Daughters" by Cokie Roberts (Morrow) 4. "A Pirate Looks at Fifty" by Jimmy Buffett (Random House) 5. "8 Weeks to Optimum Health" by Andrew Weil (Knopf) 6. "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt (Scribner) 7. "The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom" by Suze Orman (Random House) 8. "Sugar Busters!" by Steward, Bethea, Andrews and Balart (Ballantine) 9. "The Man Who Listens to Horses" by Monty Roberts (Random House) 10. "Simple Abundance" by Sarah Ban Breathnach (Warner) Piano Continued from Page A-3 Other actors, singers and [musicians in the cast are Dick jJenson, Will Hawkes, Elliott | _ittle, John Markarian, Donna 'eabody, Karen Seydel, Ellie Siegel, Mitch Tomlinson and jAnne Marie Wilson. S Four performances are left: Friday, June 12 at 8 p.m.; Satur- ISymphony day, June 13 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, June 14 at 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday night tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. All other performances are $10 for adults and $9 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at Crow's Nest, Mendocino Book Company and the Playhouse box office, 4629226. SWITCHBACK (R, 121 m., 1997). Wonderful supporting characters and good use of locations in a film where the two leads (Danny Glover and Dennis Quaid) play characters we could easily do without. The film is stolen by R. Lee Ermey, as the straight-talking sheriff of Amarillo. Jared Leto is convincing as a hitchhiker picked up by Glover; both become suspects in the hunt for a serial killer. The movie fascinates us with its digressions, only to jerk back to the helpless main story line. Rating: Two stars. FALLEN (R, 120 m., 1998). Denzel Washington stars in a supernatural thriller that takes place in an ordinary, realistic world, which makes the scares more effective because they can come from anywhere. Washington is perhaps too sunny for this noir story, however; the cast also includes John Goodman as his police partner, Embeth Davidtz as a dead cop's daughter, and Donald Sutherland as a cop who knows more than he says. The literate script by Nicholas Kazan makes the characters convincing, but at the end the surprises are too mechanical and inevitable. Great setup, but an unfocused close. Rating: Two and a half stars. THE WINGS OF THE DOVE (R, 103 m., 1997). A complex, surprisingly tender adaptation of the great Henry James novel. Helena Bonham Carter stars as Kate Croy, who loves a poor journalist (Linus |j Continued from Page A-6 contributions will be gratefully Appreciated and may be mailed |o Ukiah Symphony Association, |p.O. Box 892, Ukiah, CA 95482. £ Junior Symphony C Ukiah Junior Symphony's ^Spring Showcase" concert is not part of the season ticket price, but you are encouraged to Inark your calendar for Thurs- flay, May 27, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. Ithis concert is sponsored by S]R£t.- vi--*»~.ii'- • .'v» . T.i.,?.,»-'••• JTfcM^^--- . . • • ' » • VIDEO ALERT By ROGER EBERT Roache) but cannot marry him without money. She meets a rich, dying American orphan named Milly Theale (Alison Elliott), who is attracted to the journalist. Kate's plan: Her lover will marry the American and inherit her money, after which she will die and he can marry Kate. A bold plan, complicated by the fact that all three of the major characters genuinely care for one another, and so everyone's true motives are ambiguous and unspoken. Beneath the beautifully photographed surfaces in London and Venice, great pathos and emotional violence. Rating: Three and a half stars. SPICE WORLD (PG, 93 m., 1998). The Spice Girls are easier to tell apart than the Mutant Ninja Turtles, but that is small consolation: What can you say about five women whose principal distinguishing characteristic is that they have different names? They're so detached they can't even successfully lip-synch their own songs. In the movie's one funny line, their director tells them after a performance, "That was absolutely perfect - without being actually any good." Rating: One-half star. MABOROSI (unrated, 110 m., 1997). A Japanese film of astonishing beauty and sadness, the story of a woman whose happiness is destroyed by an event that seems to have no reason. Time passes and she picks up some of the pieces, but at her center is a void. A first film by Hirokazu Kore-Eda, who draws us into the mind of the woman as she moves to a fishing village, begins a second marriage, and is haunted by questions from her past. The star is former fashion model Makiko Esumi, who is tall, slender and grave, and wonderfully composed during shots that emanate mystery. One of the year's best films. Rating: Four stars. THE POSTMAN (R, 170 m., 1997). Are audiences growing overfamiliar with the spectacle of Kevin Costner as an eccentric loner in the wilderness, coming across an isolated community, and then joining their war against evil marauders? After "Dances With Wolves" and "Water- world," here is a third version of essentially the same character. In a post-nuclear America, in 2013, he poses as a postman of a fictional new government and becomes a mythic figure, in a three-hour parable that outstays its welcome. Rating: One and a half stars. THE END OF VIOLENCE (R, 122 m., 1997). Wim Wenders' first American film, since "Paris, Texas" stars Bill Pullman as a kidnapped Hollywood producer, and Gabriel Byrne as a mysterious government figure working with an experimental system to keep all of Los Angeles under surveillance. Lots of ideas - about Hollywood, crime, violence, privacy and paranoia - but the film doesn't really hang together, and there are too many subplots that don't pay their dues to the central story. Rating: Two stars. SCREAM 2 (R, 122 m., 1997). A sequel to the horror film in which all of the characters had seen other horror films and knew the cliches and all the deadly mistakes to avoid. Bloodier than the first film, but witty, with a self- mocking screenplay that has the characters debating the success of movie sequels, while once again a slasher in a ghost mask stalks victims. Rating: Three stars. The 1998 edition of "Roger Ebert's Video Companion," his best-selling book containing full- length reviews of more than 1,300 movies on videocassette, with an index of titles, stars and directors, is now available to his newspaper readers. In paperback, it can be ordered by sending $17.95 plus $2 for postage and handling to Ebert 's Companion, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 419150, Kansas City, Mo. 64141. Ukiah Symphony Guild. Big Dog Saloon Fund-raiser You are invited to once again join the Fetzer Family Ranch for a "Big Dog Saloon Fund-Raiser" Saturday, Sept. 19. Entertainment, dinner and outdoor fun means a quick sell-out. Call the Symphony Hotline (462-9155) to reserve your tickets for the fund-raiser, season tickets, or for more information about becoming a sponsor. . , -. . UU OTT on your next order at ! 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