The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 27, 1998 · Page 105
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 105

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TGIF The Palm Beach Post MARCH 27, 1998 Page 9 'Nice Guy' Chan cooks, but 'Deedles' dawdles riff on it, and why have your surfers out of water if they so easily adapt to their surroundings? Rated PG (language, sexual innuendo and situations, gross humor). Robert Philpot, Fort Worth Star-Telegram bourne TV cooking show. Chan becomes a knight in shining armor to a TV newscaster played by Gabrielle Fitzpatrick. (PG-13, pervasive action violence, some sensuality and drug content) Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times. it's going, and provides too few surprises on the way and too little payoff at the end. It's harmless, but it's not exactly rewarding. The Deedles are 18-year-old surfer-dude twins Stew (Steve Van Wormer) and Phil (Paul Walker) who are mistaken for rookie park rangers. Phil, the marginally better-looking one, quickly falls for a pretty ranger (A.J. Langer); Stew, the marginally smarter one, sets to work trying to solve the park's prairie-dog problem. The p-dogs, as the Deedles call 'em, are just a front for a plot by a disgruntled ex-ranger (Dennis Hopper, who else?) to, um, geyser-nap Old Faithful. Van Wormer and Walker, who don't look much like twins, are likable enough guys, and screenwriter Jim Herzfeld (who in better days co-wrote Tapeheads) gives them plenty of boss surfer dialogue. But the movie misses way too many bits: Why have Hopper (who does most of his acting sitting in a chair) essentially reprise his Speed role if you're not going to Now showing at: Lake Worth 8, Wellington Market Place, Okee Square, Jupiter 18, Promenade Plaza 8, Delray 18, Movies at Boynton Beach, Movies at Town Center, Mission Bay, Deerfield Mall, Fox Festival, Coral Springs Six. Now showing at: Movies at River Bridge Centre, PGA Cinema 6, Boynton 8, Delray 18, Shadowood 16, Coral Square 8, Fox Festival, Treasure Coast Square Mall, Sabal Palms Cinema, Galaxy L. jL L. A- jL. A- ASX. A- A- yQIXX A- AAA-A- IiEKZ 12. k-k-ki Mr. Nice Guy Mr. Nice Guy could be the title of almost any movie Jackie Chan has ever made, 'but it happens to be that of his latest, an entertaining, action-filled thriller that is pure pleasure for fans of the charismatic martial arts superstar. Mr. Nice Guy is a lot like a zillion other Chan films; what's amazing is how Chan's sunny personality, his graceful dexterity plus lots of inventive stunts and action sequences keep the formula fresh. Directed by Samo Hung and featuring the work of Chan's own team of stunt coordinators, Mr. Nice Guy seems as much choreographed as it is filmed. It has the movement and structure of an exceptionally vigorous ballet, giving it a terrific sense of energy and unity. Hung's bravura sense of style and pace are crucial in making Mr. Nice Guy one of Chan's best. Edward Tang and Fibe Ma's lively, well-developed script finds Jackie a star in a popular Mel- 4 4 4 Meet the Deedles 4 4 P6A and the Intracoastal 11511 Ellison Wilson Road, North Palm Beach 627-1545 it you ve ever been stuck in tourist gridlock while trying to see Old Faithful erupt, you might not M 4 4 1MU f think that shutting it down is all that bad an idea. But corking the geyser is the evil plot at the heart 4 Features... 4 4 of Meet the Deedles, a stupid comedy that almost gets by on good- "THE COCOMTHEADS" naturedness. Almost The movie takes too long to get to where we all know TROPICAL CARIBBEAN REGGAE BAND EVERY FRI. AND SUN. EVENING FROM Ml PM N 4 r-cr; r' -j N R Now with All Bar Drinks Rolled Back to 1989 PRICES! A Palm Beach Tradition 4 LJI 2 fc mm s ine & Dance You are not the typical college student. . -You work full time . . . maybe own a business . Vnn hiivp n hmicphnlri to run. a famuv to sunnort. ? YOU NEED MORE THAN A UNIVERSITY - YOU NEED AN EDUCATIONAL PARTNER. Dance to the Music of Norman Kuhrin Ine lno Thursday, Friday, , Saturday 9:00 pm Ul 1:00 am I II - - - - - - 1 1-800-CAN-GRAD v ... :. .... Fast Track i Program , Credit for WorkLife Learning , Experience Prix-Fixe On Thursday $29.95 iiu but nj gratuity Pri-Fie Dinner Including Salad, Entree, Desert and Coffee I lappy I Imir Monday tnroun Friday 5 to 7 p.m. Complimentary nor d'oeorre I lappy 1 (our Drink Price Nightly Entertainment r Evening, Weekend & Sat Morning Classes NORTIIWOOD UNIVERSITY ll P A I M R FXA P. H Fof KcwrvatiorwC'all 655-54 JOeiL I 52 155 Mammon Awiue. Pdrn IWr. Together well do Whatever It Takes IK 2600 N. Military Trail West Palm Beach, FloriJa

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