The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 3, 1998 · Page 25
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FRIDAY APRIL 3, THE SAUNA JOURNAL APOSTLE **** rvjiD-STATE RATED PG-13 Robert Duvall stars as a Pentecostal preacher wfio commits a crime and seeks redemption. H£ finds himself in a Louisiana hamlet where he begins a church and tries to atone for his sin. CRITICAL CARE CENTER CINEMA R Ajbattle over the proper treatment of a comatose patient leads to financial, sexual, ethical and supernatural showdowns. James Spader is the exhausted young resident, Helen Mirren is the good-hearted senior nurse, Albert Brooks is the alcoholic old doc who believes in maximizing payments from insurance companies. Smart, 'epical, topical. GOODWILL HUNTING QENTRAL RATED R Matt Damon is a janitor who is a natural mathematical genius. Counselor Robin Williams, lover Minnie Driver and buddy Ben Affleck try to help him. Smart and involving. CREASE QENTRAL RATED PG . This 1978 film starring John Travolta is an average musical, pleasant, upbeat and plastic, with characters who look a decade too old for high school. • LOST IN SPACE CENTRAL RATED PG-13 D}n-witted shoot-'em-up based on the old TV series. With William Hurt and Mimi Rogers as the parents of the Robinson family, marooned in space with villain Gary Oldman. H MAN IN THE IRON MASK it if Yz CENTRAL RATED PG-13 r" Leonardo DiCaprio plays the arrogant Louis XJV and his twin brother, kept in an iron mask to; disguise his identity. • MEETTHE DEEDLES IVJID-STATE RATED PG Sfeve Van Wormer and Paul Walker are sent tacamp in Yellowstone and stumble over a plbt by Dennis Hopper to reroute Old Faithful aijd turn it into a private ticket-seller. •MERCURY RISING QENTRAL RATED R Bruce Willis is a hot-shot FBI agent who discover that a government agency is trying to mur- d£r an autistic kid who cracked one of their en- cr^ption codes. Good performances, bad plot. MOUSE HUNT SJJNSET RATED PG Amazing special effects create a mouse that ca*n do anything — except, alas, make us la(jgh. Nathan Lane and Lee Evans star. TJHE NEWTON BOYS IVJlD-STATE RATEDPG-13 A Sow-key treatment of the most successful bank robbers in American history. The Newton brother^ are played by Matthew McConaughey, Skeet U^ich, Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio. SJPHERE SJJNSET RATED PG-13 A5 team including Dustin Hoffman, Samuel Jackson and Sharon Stone study a spacecraft fopnd on the Pacific floor. ITfTANIC *;*** CENTRAL RATEDPG-13 It Is flawlessly crafted, intelligently constructed, strongly acted and spellbinding. Leonardo Di- Cdprio and Kate Winslet make a touching cou- pl$. The special effects are flawless. 1 US. MARSHALS CENTRAL RATEDPG-13 i> Tqmmy Lee Jones is back as Marshal Sam Gerard, pursuing another innocent man (Vyesley Snipes) wrongly accused. WILD THINGS *** CENTRAL RATED R After a rich kid (Denise Richards) accuses a high school teacher (Matt Dillon) of raping her, Nive Campbell says she was raped, too. But is Jhere more to the story? • From Wire Service Reports encore! WHAT'S HOT / D2 EXHIBITS / DZ FLASHBACKS / D4 'We're having a good time. I don't think we're ready to settle down." • Daryl Arnberger, Colby >•* /* ON PANTERA Colby man captures heavy metal band on film and gets paid for it By DAN ENGLAND The Salina Journal COLBY — As Daryl Arnberger walked home from school in Arlington, Texas, he heard a loud noise coming from a neighbor's garage. When he discovered that the noise was guitars and that the people playing the guitars were close to his age, he discovered some new friends. Now the 28-year-old Colby resident travels around the world with them. Arnberger didn't stumble into a typical garage band, the kind that plays Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion," Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" and anything by Led Zeppelin. He became friends with two of the members of the now platinum-selling heavy-metal band Pantera. At 15, Arnberger moved to Arlington from Colby along with his mother and stepfather, Cheryl and Brooks Jackson, and his sister, Lisa. He began hanging out with Pantera and filming videos of their concerts in 1985 as the band traveled around Texas playing in clubs and small concert halls. "I just wanted to make movies, and I watched a lot of MTV, but that's when it was good back then," Arnberger said. "I just thought I could do stuff like that." After a brief trip to California, Arnberger's family moved back to Colby. Arnberger decided to move to Arlington and work at a sign company. He started to do more favors for Pantera by screening T-shirts and logos. And he kept filming. He piled into the cramped van and traveled with the band. When Pantera was signed to a record label in 1990 and began to tour beyond small Texas clubs, Arnberger went with the band. Arnberger said he had no doubt that the group would be successful. "Everyone had their own spot in the van," he said. "They were just different, and they were focused, and they knew what they really wanted. That's why I stuck with them." Arnberger has been around the world with the band, and his footage makes up a majority of the bands' three full-length videocassettes: "Cowboys from Hell," released in 1991; "Vulgar Video," in 1993, and "3: Watch it Go," in 1997. The latest video debuted at No. 1 at Billboard's video sales chart, a rare accomplishment for a heavy metal band. His mother, Cheryl Jackson, who still lives in Colby with the rest of Arnberger's family, wasn't too supportive of her son when he told her he would be traveling with the band. "We really didn't think of much of it at the time," she said and laughed. "But I liked how he hung in there, and he said they were going to be somebody and that he was going to be with them. So he was right, and we were wrong. I told him it's OK for parents to be wrong sometimes, too." In this 1994 photo, Arnberger and Darrell Abbott of Pantera hold a plaque commemorating the band's first two gold videos. Photos courtesy of Daryl Arnberger Daryl Arnberger (right) of Colby, who shoots videos for the band Pantera, is shown with Gene Simmons of Kiss. Arnberger has met many heavy metal legends through his touring with Pantera. "There aren't many people left in bands who I want to meet anymore," Arnberger says. She still worries about him, and she bought him a St. Christopher medal to wear when he leaves on one of his six- to eight-month journeys with the band. When he's away, he calls her with his schedule so she knows what he's doing at all times. "He calls a lot and sends postcards," she said. Arnberger will be in Colby until May, when he will leave to go to South America with the band. He is paid well for filming Pantera and hopes to buy a house in Colby one day. See VIDEOS, Page D2 * \ ' H: 3 '"* I HIGH SCHOOL THEATER TOM DORSEY / The Salina Journal The Importance of Being Earnest' Salina Central High Garret Gottschalk (center), who plays Algernon, eavesdrops on a conversation between Amy Blevins, who portrays Gwendolyn, and Austin Gray, who plays Jack, in Salina Central High's production of "The Importance of Being Earnest." See story, Page D3. 'California I Suite' Salina South High\ Lori Thompson •[ (left), portraying'' Beth, watches as Michael Freeland, playing Mort, chokes, Matt Gerry, who is Stu, in the Salina South < s High production ?' of "California f Suite." The play,; will be presented at 7:30 p.m. today and ;•• Saturday in the school's Little Theatre. Tickets are $4 for adults, $3.50 for senior citizens and students and $3 for South students with activity cards. KEUY PRESNEH. The Salina Journal s '• SUGGESTIONS? CALL JIM HAAG, ENCORE! EDITOR, AT (785) 823-6363 OR 1-800-827-6363 OR E-MAIL AT sjjhaag@saliournal.com

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