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TGIF The Palm Beach Post, MARCH 27, 1998 Page U and assaulted us with their television commercials, yakking about girl power and the like. OK. We'll see your movie, Spice Girls. But then you have to promise to go away. Really far away. And don't come back for at least 20 years. "A Hard Day's Night it's not, but it is a clever, fun spoof of contemporary British pop culture." Charles Passy TITANIC (PG-13) 3 hours, 15 minutes. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet head the cast of the most expensive movie ever made, playing a steerage passenger and an aristocrat sailing first-class. James Cameron's blending of fact and fiction aboard the fabulous, fatally flawed vessel features Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci, David Warner and Bill Paxton. "Half the movie is a Harlequin romance that just happens to be set on a famously doomed ship; the other half is a frantic effort to get a feeling for the Please see CAPSULE REVIEWS72 Gorris and adaptor Eileen Atkins succeed in bringing alive on the screen Virginia Woolf's introspective 1935 novel only to undercut their not inconsiderable achievement with a poor matching up of actors to play the character in youth and middle age. "This gentle adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel of a woman facing up to aging and death features subtle characterizations and packs an emotional punch." Gary Schwan. PRIMARY COLORS (R) 2 hours, 16 minutes. The not-so-anonymous political novel comes to the big screen with John Travolta playing the presidential candidate who acts and sounds a lot like Bill Clinton. Emma Thompson plays the would-be first lady (Hillary), while Billy Bob Thornton tackles the James Car-ville political-strategist role in this Mike Nichols film. "Idealism meets grimy political reality in sharply acted Clintonesque film a clef." Hap Erstein. SPICE WORLD (PG) 1 hour, 33 minutes. It's not enough that they've saturated the radio airwaves THE BIG LEBOWSKI (R) 2 hours, 7 minutes. New crime caper from the Coen brothers is full of the usual eccentric characters and black humor. The Lebowski in question is a lazy slob (Jeff Bridges) who gets mistaken by some thugs for another Lebowski who owes their boss a lot of money. From there, things get weird. John Goodman, Julianne Moore and, of course, Steve Buscemi, co-star. Hap Erstein called this a "strained and surreal film noir with added Coen brothers quirks, amusingly performed but ultimately pointless and unsatisfying." THE BORROWERS (PG) 1 hour, 23 minutes. A movie about the little people responsible for stealing our socks and other missing things. John Goodman stars in this special-effects comedy. Hap Erstein says this "cleverly adapted children's fantasy novel about resourceful tiny people is likely to appeal to both youngsters and parents." DANGEROUS BEAUTY (R) 1 hour, 51 minutes. Based on the biography of a 16th-century Venice courtesan, this film is all of the following: a Tom Jones-styled period sex romp; a bordello version of Romeo and Juliet set against war, plague, political collapse and the Inquisition; a costume drama; a peep show; and a rousing call for women's lib from the Joan of Arc of post-Medieval call girls. Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell and Jacqueline Bisset star. FALLEN (R) 2 hours, 15 minutes. Denzel Washington and John Goodman are detectives who apprehend a demonic serial killer in this supernatural thriller. Also stars Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz, James Gandolfini and Elias Koteas. "Acting and atmosphere carry this supernatural detective story that has its moments, although not enough of them are scary or mysterious." Gary Schwan. LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND (PG-13) 1 hour, 33 minutes. Starring John Hurt as the transfixed writer and Beverly Hills, 90210 s Jason Priestly as teen idol Ronnie Bostock, this is a purposeful comedy that focuses on the power of screen images to uproot lives and the poignancy of amour fou, totally mad love. THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK (PG-13) 2 hours, 20 minutes. Leonardo DiCaprio plays both Louis XIV and his imprisoned look-alike in this latest adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' adventure classic, directed by Braveheart scripter Randall Wallace. Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gerard Depardieu and Gabriel Byrne play the Four Musketeers. "The action isn't as acrobatic as your average kung-fu flick, but it suffices. Iron Mask is an adventure story with an adult theme character counts." Gary Schwan. MR. NICE GUY (PG-13) 1 hour, 45 minutes. Jackie Chan is a chef who cooks up a combination of martial-arts moves and death-defying stunts. A chef who wields weapons isn't exactly a new idea. MRS. DALLOWAY (PG-13) CAPSULE REVIEWS J The following are capsule summaries of recent movie reviews by Post staff writers Gary Schwan, Hap Erstein, Scott Eyman, Charles Passy, Kevin Thompson and other critics. Indicates critics recommend tne movie OPENING TODAY: GREASE (PG) 2 hours. Now showing at: Lake Worth 8, Wellington Market Place, Promenade Plaza 8, Delray 18, Movies at Boynton Beach, Movies at Town Center, Shadowood 16, Coral Square 8, Fox Festival, Regency Square 8, Village Green 6, Galaxy 12. MEET THE DEEDLES (PG) 1 hour, 40 minutes. See review, Page 9. THE NEWTON BOYS (PG-1 3) 2 hours, 12 minutes. See review, Page 8. RIDE (R) 1 hour, 50 minutes. High jinks ensue when inner-city kids ride a bus from Harlem to Miami. Malik Yoba baby-sits. RECENT RELEASES: AFTERGLOW (R) 1 hour, 53 minutes. Julie Christie stars in this sinuous romance about a long-married couple with a lively extracurricular agenda. Nick Nolte plays her spouse, a handyman with a long list of grateful female clients. Set in Montreal, the film involves these two half-estranged lovers with a much younger couple, played by Jonny Lee Miller of Trainspotting and Lara Flynn Boyle. Hap Erstein called the movie a "quirky romantic comedy of two crisscrossed couples, with a stunningly luminous performance from Christie." THE APOSTLE (R) 2 hours, 10 minutes. Robert Duvall plays a . Texas Pentecostal preacher on the run after bashing in the head of his wife's lover. "A sincere character study of an evangelical preacher who must save himself, The Apostle gives Robert Duvall a chance to dazzle." Gary Schwan. lGood For 'jajuMSMatfwn r' f-r Ij I ALL YOU CARE TO DRINK " t .-. 4 r- Tableside ct iur.3. i exp 42-9S , TOP TEN Top box-office films last weekend, with weekend and total gross. 1. Titanic $17.1 million, $494.5 million (overall). 2. Primary Colors $12 million. 3. The Man In the Iron Mask $11.1 million, $34.5 million (overall). 4. Wild Things $9.6 million. 5. U.S. Marshals $7.2 million, $43.5 million (overall). 6. Mr. Nice Guy $5.4 million. 7. Good Will Hunting $4 million, $1 15.6 million (overall). 8. As Good at It Gets $3.2 million, $125.8 million (overall). 9. The Wedding Singer $3.2 million, $68.4 million (overall). -10. The Big Lebowski $1-8 million, $13.7 million (overall). roiraas ANNIVERSARY II CA5" A . jj onut sum.. Mum., 20 fflin, TRAVOLTA 9&x NEWTON-JOHN istftheword "7t mwm trtftvvif PG STARTS TODAY! 1 hour, 37 minutes. Director Marlene ( llNlTf-nAMTIST ( BOYNTON BEACH 244 t ' 'Nt.KtSS I I T3A 7to I . " Ml 11 A '. I t I u w . r JEFF DUNHAM Winner of 1997's Best Male Stand Up Comedian APRIL 2" & 3"1 ROBERT SCHIMMEL COMES CLEAN APRIL 22nd thru 25th J 2000 S. 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