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Friday, September 14, 1984
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C 4 THE COURIER-JOURNAL, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1984 THE MOVIE PAGE Capsule reviews Tha following motion picturti havt boon ritod by Courltr-Journal critics. How th critics rat th movits: ' - axcallant a good , - air - poor tBomb Mst movlos r also rattd by th Motion Picruro Association of America. Films roloasad rort 1WI hav no MAA ratings. Now th MPAA ratts th mavits: (O) ganaral audltnc; W) all ages, parental guidance suggested, " some material may not be suitable for pre-teen- egerv (PO-U) all ages, parents warned t axar-2 -ds special caution with children under 11; (R) restricted, under 17 not admitted unless accom- p'anied by parent or adult guardian; (X) under V not admitted (theaters may choose to In--crease age limits). '.'"Beat Street" (Raceland, Westland) Break-dancing musical co-produced by Harry Belafonte is brash, noisy and frequently unintelligible. Rated PG: !' Constant profanity. A2'Bolero" (Showcase Cinemas) Z.'rJortn Derek directs wife Bo in soft-core "porn adventure set in Arabia and J Spain. Results suggest what might ttappen if a not-too-bright adolescent Z boy adapted a 1920s romance novel the Playboy Channel. Strictly for Bo- "peepers Unrated: Nudity, sex, vulgar ' language. According to the ads, no 1 one under 17 will be admitted. ,'Bre.Ain'" V2 (J-Town 4, Raceland, -'Westland) Amateurish effort to capi-I talize on the break-dancing fad, with a simplistic script and some athletic "- dancing Rated PG: Mild profanity. -"Oreamscape" (Oxmoor) Glossy, techno-crazed fantasy about a young X psychic (blandly played by Dennis V Quaid) who can enter other people's Cdreams Rated PG-13: Profanity, sex-'ual suggestiveness, a few scary scenes. "Flashdance" (Dixie 4) A female "Z welder (Jennifer Beals) moonlights as a bar dancer in this popular if inconsequential film Some steamy dance numbers help fill out the paper-thin plot. Rated R: Nudity, explicit language, ethnic "humor." OPENING "Under the Volcano" (Village 8) Albert Finney has received rave reviews for his performance as a former British consul flirting with disillusionment and death in 1938 Mexico, in John Huston s film version of the 1947 Malcolm Lowry novel. Guy Gallo wrote the script, and Jacqueline Bisset and Anthony Andrews co-star. Rated R. "Purple Haze" (Village 8) Independent feature directed by David Burton Morris and shot in and around Minneapolis, with a script by Victoria Woz-niak that borrows character names and situations from J. D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye." Rated R. "Repo Man" (Village 8) New-wave comedy about an auto repossesor in a THE SHOW CLOCK MOVIES CINEMA 'N' ORAFTHOUSE - Star Trek III - The Search for Spock (PG): 7:15, 9:15. Blue Thunder (P.): 11:15. DIXIE 4 - The Jungle Book (S): 5:15, 7:15, 15. Footloose IPG): 5: 10, 9:10. Flashdance (P.): 7:10. Exterminator 1 (P.): 5:20, 7 20, 9:20. Seven Doors of Death (P.): 5:05, 7:05, 9 05. JEFF PLAZA (Jeffersonville) - Seven Doors of Death (P.): 5:05, 7 0S, 9:05. Revenge of the Nerds (P.): 5:15, 7:15, 9:15. The Natural (PG): 5:30, I. Exterminator 2 (R): 5:20, 7:20, 9:20. JTOWN 4 - Terms of Endearment (PG): 7, 9:15. NeverEnding Story (PG): 7:15, 9:15. Breakin' (PG): 7:15, 9:15. Star Trek III - The Search for Spock (PG): 7, 9. OXMOOR - Gremlins (PG): 1:45, 3:50, 5 50, 7:50, 9 50, 11:50. Rhinestone (PG): 2:20, 4:35, 7:45, 10, 12. The Woman in Red (PG-13): 1:50, 3:45, 5:25, 7:35, 9:40, 11:25. The Muppets Take Manhattan (G): 1 30, 3:20, 5:10, 7, 9:45, 11:10. Dreamscape (PG-13): 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30. Sleepaway Camp (R): 2, 8:50, 10:30. RACELAND - Gremlins (PG): 7 30, 9 40, 11:40. Seven Doors of Death (R): 7:40, 9:30, 11:20. Exterminator 2 (R): 7:35, 9:35, 11:20. Beat Street (PG): 9:10. Breakin' (PG): 7:30, 11:15. SHOWCASE CINEMAS - Ghostbustert (PG): 1, 7 20, 9:40, 11:50. Ninja Mission (R): 1:10, 7:20, 9 30, 11:40. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (PG): 1, 7:30, 9:45, 12. Karate Kid (PG): 1:10, 7:15, 9:40, 11:55. Tightrope (ft): 1, 7:25, 9:50, 12. Purple Rain (R): 1, 7:20, 9-45, 11:55. Bolero (U): 1, 10, 12. Red Dawn (PG-13): 1, 7 30, 9:50, 12. Oxford Blues (PG-13): 1:10, 9:45, 11:50. Public sneak: All of Me (PG): 8. TRANS-LUX (Clarksville) - Th Natural (PG): 7, 9:20. UPTOWN - Th NeverEnding Story (PG): 7:30. Cloak and Dagger (PG): 9:30. Cat People (R)t 12. EARLY BIRD 2.00 FIRST SHOW ONLY 5:15 7:15 9:15 1 1:15 M I tXOOERT REDFOW) J-V 5:30 " oo 1:30 I "Flashpoint" (Westland) Well-paced but unimaginative action-adventure film, directed by William Tannen, stars Kris Knstofferson and Treat Williams as Texas police officers involved in mysterious goings-on. Rated R: Profanity, violence, fleeting nudity. "Footloose" (Dixie 4) Kevin Bacon is a hip high school student from Chicago who creates a crisis for fundamentalist minister John Lithgow in a small Utah town where dancing is banned. A big, dumb, likable movie with some high-voltage dancing. Rated PG: Strong language, sax talk, brief nudity. "Ghostbustert" (Showcase Cinemas) Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis play ectoplasmic exterminators in New York City in a far-out comedy with elaborate special effects. Not nearly as funny as it might have been, but the film is the year's top moneymaker Rated PG: Mild profanity, fantasy-violence, sexual suggestiveness. "Gremlins" Vt (Oxmoor, Raceland, Westland) Joe Dante's satirical fantasy, "presented'' by Steven Spielberg, about an otherworldly little critter and his young human owner, is a jolting combination of innocent charm, hip humor and horror. Rated PG: Grotesque violence, a bit of strong language. "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" Vt (Showcase Cinemas) Nobody does it better than producer George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg, dishing up more expertly crafted escapism in this "prequel" to "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Harrison Ford returns as invincible Indy. Rated PG (with a warning that the film "m?y be too intense for younger children"): Graphic violence and a naughty word or two. "The Jungle Book" (Dixie 4, Village 8, Clarksville Drive-in) Often captivating 1967 Disney animated feature based on the Kipling tale of a boy raised by wolves, with the voices of Phil Harris, George Sanders, Louis Prima and Sebastian Cabot. Rated G. "The Karate Kid" (Showcase Cinemas) Diverting youth-oriented entertainment, directed by John G. Avildsen ("Rocky") from an upbeat, unpretentious script by Robert Mark Kamen. Ralph Macchio is enormously likable as a high school student who TODAY seedy Los Angeles firm called Helping Hand. Former Monkee Michael Nesmith produced, Alex Cox directed, and Emi-lio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton star. Rated R. "Exterminator II" (Dixie 4, Jeft Plaza, Raceland, Village 8, Preston Drive-in) Sequel to the 1980 saga about a Vietnam veteran seeking revenge after the murder of a friend. Rated R. "The Ninja Mission" (Showcase Cinemas) Martial-arts action film. Rated R. "Seven Doors of Death" (Dixie 4, Jeff Plaza, Raceland, South Park Drive-in) Low-budget action-adventure film. Rated R. VILLAGE I - The Natural (PO: 5:30, 8, 10:30. Purple Hat (R): 5:10, 7:10, 9:10, 11:10. Repo Man (R): 5:15, 7:15, 915, 11:15. Under the Volcano (R): 5 05, 7:10, 9:20, 11:30. Reveng of the Nerds (R): 5:20, 7:20, 9:20, 11:20. The Jungle Book (G): 5:10, 7:10. Romancing the Stone (PG): 5:30, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30. Exterminator 2 (R): 5:25, 7:25, 9:25, 11:25. Rope (PG): 9:15, 11:15. VOGUE - The Maltese Falcon (U): 7:30. Star Trek III - The Search for Spock (PG): 9:30. Tommy (PG): 12. WESTLAND - Terror in the Aisles (R): 7:35, 9 35, 11:30. Gremlins (PG): 7:50, 9:50, 11:45. Flashpoint (R): 7:45, 9:30, 11:15. Breakin' (PG): 145. Beat Street (PG): 7:40, 11:30. DRIVI-INS CLARKSVILLE (Indiana)- Th Jungle Book (G): 8:20. Splash (PG): 9:48. Mr. Mom (PG): 11:30. GEORGETOWN (Indiana) - Red Dawn (PG-13): 8:20. Poltergeist (PG): 10:25. LAKEWOOO (Indiana)- Homework (R): 8:20. My Tutor (R): 10. Seducers (R): 11:30. PRESTON - Exterminator (R): 8:20. Exterminator 2 (R): 10:15. Enter the Ninja (R): 11:45. SOUTH PARK - Th Day After Halloween (R): 8 20. Seven Doors of Death (R): 10:10. Women in Cellblock 7 (R): 11:30. ADULTS ONLY CINEMA ART Silk Satin and Sex (U) and Drecu-la Erotic (U); Continuous shows 9 a m, to I .m. CRESCENT - Sweet Young Foxes (U): Continuous shows from noon. INTIMATE - Rocking with Seka (U) and Bad Girls (U): Continuous shows 10 a.m. to I a.m. SAVOY- Society Affairs (U) and What's a Nic Girl Llk You? (U): Call theater for times. THEATAIR-X (Clarksville)- Silk Satin and Sex (U):8:I5, 12. Dracula Erotica (U): 10:04, 1:18. BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 5:00 P.M SiaUaS2 Pi??,, nllCHAL OOUOIAS KATW.HH TunNC OANNT Ot vlTO I Romancing The swnm mm u faces up to bullies in his high school after taking karate lessons. Rated PG: Stylized violence, rough language. "The Muppets Take Manhattan" (Oxmoor) Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of Jim Henson's lovable gang have a grand time in their Big Apple adventure. Frank Oz directs with contagious good humor, and the songs are charming Rated Q: Wholesome family entertainment. "The Natural" (Trans-Lux, Village 8) Robert Redford, remote and self-absorbed, stars in film version of Bernard Malamud's baseball story about an overage rookie with almost supernatural powers. Painstakingly produced and beautifully photographed, but director Barry Levinson mixes fantasy and earnest acting to odd effect. Rated PG: A few vulgarities. "The NeverEnding Story" (J- Town 4) Exquisite fantasy from West Germany, directed by Wolfgang Petersen ("Das Boot"), about an enchanted land that depends for survival on the hopes and dreams of mankind. Rated PG: Unrealistic violence, a bare-breasted statue. "Oxford Blues" (Showcase Cinemas) Robert Boris' innocuous, beautifully photographed romance about a young parking-lot attendant who hustles his way into Oxford and charms his stuffy classmates and professors with his ail-American brashness. Rob Lowe is perfectly cast as the shallow, good- LATE SHOWS FRIDAY SATURDAY CONTINUOUS SEE MOVIE CLOCK FOR SCREEN fe , k J "MRU KIBIOir kania, CHHUTOPHIR K0HLBEK6 - H1NN1 POU - B0 r. MUNTIE thrk r-airi -i Hrfcwri aj MHW TOPM ucnm rntem CE1RLU tPEBIl - CCT COLLINS tnttai by I0CER UJIDEY MiMri MATS HUGE ITTCPratactiM m iumnum BwUniallliaMt Tnat RnrLiatCiaeau ttm oiun RJr. STARTS TODAY INDIANA TEMPLE OF DQOM-See Ad Elsewhere ill PG'13 ''if ovtnioi BO DEREK 9jm An Adventure in Ecstasy JJ MOM II illWIW 0 A CANNON MM (OMtMimiV (AHNON mOUCIIONS KV "it "kick (HIGHEST RATING) ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST MOVIES." .- KfT Kbm CHK'ACJU SUN T1MKS The Karate Kid It's time for his moment of truth. m& Q looking hero. Rated PG-13: Vulgar language, locker-room nudity, discreet sexual situations. "Purple Rain" (Showcase Cinemas) Rock star Prince scores a personal triumph in semiautobiographi-cal drama about a frustrated young Minneapolis musician struggling for self-realization. Director and editor Albert Magnoli expertly blends a surprisingly affecting story with Prince's supercharged music. Rated R: Street language, domestic violence, partial nudity, explicit sexuality. "Red Dawn" (Showcase Cinemas, Georgetown Drive-in) John Milius' overwrought fantasy, about the Communist invasion of a fictional Colorado town in the early stages of World War III, is a hysterical hodgepodge of old war movies and Westerns. Rated PG-13: Explicit violence. "Revenge of the Nerds" V (Jeff Plaza, Village 8) Crude, derivative comedy about undergraduate untouchables. Rated R: Nudity and vulgar language. "Rhinestone" (Oxmoor) "Rocky" meets "Hee Haw" as Sylvester Stallone becomes a country singer under the guidance of Dolly Parton in this loud, vulgar, amiable comedy-with-mu-sic. Rated PG: Sexual innuendoes, mild profanity. "Romancing the Stone" (Village 8) Melodramatic adventure-romance r MOlrWASE JONES AND Rob Low0 "GRANDLY COMIC... NEATLY TIMED AND PERFECTLY PACKAGED." - RICHARD SCHICKll.. T1MI MAGAZINE "IRRESISTIBLE.. . INSPIRED LUNACY." - PETER IRAVIRS. PlOriE MACAZINt GH&ST BUSTERS in the "Haiders of the Lost Ark" manner, with Kathleen Turner as a female Indiana Jones on a dangerous mission in Colombia. Rated PG: Mild profanity, unrealistic violence. "Rope" (Village 8) Alfred Hitchcock's 1948 mystery about two young roommates (Farley Granger and John Dall) who kill a college friend as an exercise in thrill-seeking. James Stewart is the teacher who unravels the crime. Unusual filming techniques sustain interest in Arthur Laurents' dated script, inspired by the Leopold-Loeb murder case of the 1920s. Rated PG. "Sleepaway Camp" (Oxmoor) . Low-budget slasher in the "Friday the 13th" mold, with teen-age mayhem at a summer camp. Rated R: Bloody violence, partial nudity, profanity. "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" (Cinema 'N' Drafthouse, J-Town 4) The adventure continues in this elegantly produced sequel, in which the Starship Enterprise gang look for their departed buddy Spock (Leonard Nimoy, who directed this installment). "Terms of Endearment" V2 (J- Town 4) Oscar-winning comedy-drama, based on Larry McMurtry's novel and written and directed by James L. Brooks, covers 30 stormy years in the lives of a mother and daughter. Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson are spectacular in their award-winning roles. Rated PG. Bawdy language, sexual suggestiveness. '.-'Site WfflOl 34C3B E3ARDSTOWN RD. LOUISVILLE Sa HOUR TELEPHONE 453-4700 BARGAIN MATINEE DAILY-SS.BO FIRST AFTERNOON SHOW ONLY PERFORMANCES SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND HOLIDAYS TIMES' SHOW TIMES TODAY ONLY Major Studio Sneak Preview Tonight & Tomorrow Night At 8:00 P.M. "'ALL OF ME' IS A SLAPSTICK HIPSTER HYBRID OF 'HEAVEN CAN WAIT' AND TOOTSIE.'" Scot Hallcr. PEOPLE MAGAZINE "Lily Tomlin gets laughs and poignancy from her character... and Steve Martin vaults to the top of the class with his brazen, precise performance. This one goes in the time capsule." Richard Corll... TIME MAGAZINE ay hwf , rW The comrty tint proves thatone'a crowd. I 1 V V- A L SHOWN WITH "OXFORD BLUES" REGULAR ENGAGEMENT STARTS SEPTEMBER 21st "One of the most gripping Eastwood adventures in recent years!' -Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune h TIGHTROPE" StomnqCLINT EASTWOOD ond GENEVIEVE BUJOLD Co SlomnqDAN HEDAYA AllSON EASTWOOD JENNIFER BECK Produced byCUNT EASTWOOD ond FRITZ MANES Must by IENNIE NlEHAUS Written ond Greeted by RICHARD TUGGLE m CtXO -Coming September 21- "UNTIL SEPTEMBER" Karen Allen "Terror in the Aisles" Vi (Westland) Compilation of classic scenes from horror movies, including "The Exorcist," "Poltergeist" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Rated R: Violence, nudity, profanity. "Tightrope" (Showcase Cinemas) Brutal police melodrama, efficiently written and directed by Richard Tug-gle, stars Clint Eastwood as a police inspector who develops a taste for kinky sex while investigating a series of brutal murders. Rated R: Nudity, obscenities, sexual dialogue and sadistic violence, mostly directed at women. "The Woman in Red" (Oxmoor) Gene Wilder directs himself with uneven results in mild sex comedy about a married man obsessed with a beautiful model (Kelly Le Brock). Rated PG-13: Brief nudity, profanity, sexual situations. Special film "Paintings in the South: Artists and Regional Heritage." Shown in conjunction with the exhibition Painting in the South: 1564-1980. Tuesday, 2 p.m., lecture room, J. B. Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., free. i.iiiii.iiijll.tii.imiuiiiij,) : .IWXROADSIBtfNrra : b4.'W)-iBaiVlS.i,HNRT(XK st,PHlLDENKM0N mWROWEIWS wiwPrtLDR0eiNS0rl MhSJEPHEN FRIEDMAN iiJiKj,'..-t mMIMMIMIM WMMf M COMUUMICAIIOHSOMPM, j - Coming September 28- tsl. THE WILD U?E" ryf Christopher Perm REVENGE ljPmK Alfred Hitchcock's -Coming Octobers OF THE nuuvv ROPE "TEACHERS" Nick NolteJuddHirsch 5:20 7:):2O11JO -3:10 MO , 9:15 11:15 Si

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