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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 114

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Friday, March 27, 1998
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Page 18 The Palm Beach Post MARCH 27, 1998 T6IF T Jcrticc and 8 CR racs' CHOICE Two extraordinary women who will The video pick of the week. capture your hearts and tickle your fancy March 20 -April 5 All sects $10.00 Stonzek Studio Theatre at the Lake Worth Playhouse 709 Lake Avenue 561-586-6410 GOLDEN PERFORMANCE: Peter Fonda is superb as beekeeper Ulee Jackson; Vanessa Zima is his granddaughter. Ufl-EE'S LP HOT RENTALS Eve's Bayou (R, 1997) A well-to-do black Louisiana family is set on a long path of turmoil when young Eve (Jurnee Smollett) surprises her father, -Louis (Samuel L. Jackson), in an extramarital tryst. Memories of the episode help taint relations between Eve, her older sister (Meagan Good) and their long-suffering mother (Lynn Whitfield). Know What You Did Last Summer (R, 1997) On their way home from the prom and sex on the beach, some teenagers accidentally hit a man with their BMW, presumably killing him. Tossing the body into the harbor, the youngsters speed off in the belief that they have defused the situation. But then a seaweedy fellow in a yellow slicker starts assaulting them with a cargo hook. .THE VIDEO COLLECTOR a East Side Story (1997) They sing. They dance. They shovel. Dana Ranga's splendid documentary examines Soviet bloc musicals from 1934 to 1973. Life was grim under Stalin, but he loved madcap production numbers, so performers gave their all portraying' workers happily achieving quotas for the state. Kino. $59.95. 77 minutes. Information: (800) 562-3330. Paul Simon: Graceand (1998) Linda Ronstadt, the Everly Brothers and the South African musicians Joseph Shabalala, Ray Fhiri and Bakithi Kumalo contribute to a video that chronicles Simon's travels to South Africa, his efforts to develop his own interpretation of African music and some of the tumultuous events in his personal life. Rhino. $19.95. 75 minutes. TOP FIVE The top sales and rentals, according to Billboard magazine: Rentals 1. The Game PolyGram 2. G.I. Jane Hollywood 3. Air Force One Columbia Tri-Star 4. The Devil's Advocate Warner 5. The Edge Fox Sales 1. Hercules Disney 2. Air Force One Columbia Tri-Star 3. Austin Powers New Line 4. Peter Pan: 45th Anniversary Limited Edition Disney 5. Private Parts Paramount Interscope has hidden stolen loot. When the kid s partners in crime find out, they threaten to harm Ulee's grandchildren and daughter-in-law. Fonda's slow speech and weary gait speak of deep emotional pain. Although the movie has an up-note, it's not a sweet story. Directed precisely and unhurriedly by Tallahassee resident Victor Nunez. the film is emotionally honest. And Fonda's performance is always believable and frequently touching. GARY SCHWAN Almost 30 years after he roared onto screens in Easy Rider, Peter Fonda made acting noise again in Ulee's Gold. No motorcycles this time. Bees. And noise may not be the perfect word. His performance is very low-key, very calibrated and very good. Good enough to earn an Oscar nomi nation. Filmed in North Florida, Ulee's Gold is the story of a weary widower who must emerge from his emotional shell in order to redeem his wayward family. Ulee Jackson (Fonda) is a small-town beekeeper who's drawn into a hornet's nest. His son PU0 HEPS? Fasten Your FUN Belt.. And Experience 7 Acres Of Attractions! rBUYi7;iTliTEnd"! Good On One Of The Following: i ' co-Kart Nascart or Laser Tag J I limit One Coupon Pet Customer Per Visrt Not I I Valid With Any Other Coupon. Discount of Promotional Otter. Expires 4-15-98 I IM-Th&Sun 1Cam-12p,TFc4S1Cam-1n I MGMOttiAve NUteortti JUST WEST OF 1-95 ON lOTH AVE. NORTH I L5PJ-?5Zr25.UJ mm Jpotlicilt on ... ROCK WINNER n ACADEMY AWARDS" - INCLUDING A BEST PICTURE HAIR HERE, HAIR THERE: Mi- los Forman's quirky 1979 musical holds up surprisingly well. SICALS - - St mm typically surreal rendering of The Who's rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind pinball wizard. Worth it for Ann-Margret's bout with a TV that overflows soapsuds and beans. Hair (1979) The Age of Aquarius meets Vietnam in this tale of a naive Midwesterner who gets swallowed up by the war machine. The politics look quaint now, but the music still works, and Twyla Tharp's quirky choreography is a hooL Footloose (1984) Kevin Bacon moves from the big city to a small Midwest town where (yikes!) dancing is outlawed. The little rebel gets everyone to kick up their heels. About to become a major Broadway musical. Grease may be the word at the moment, but it's not the first or last word in rock musicals. I lere are a few choices for your own video rock festival: Rock Around the Clock (1956) Where rock 'n' roll began, cinematically speaking. Not much plot, but a great time capsule of a far more innocent era, with musical numbers by Bill Haley and the Comets, the Hatters and Tony Martinez. A Hard Day's Night (1964) Meet those four wild and crazy moptops, the Beatles, in a fictional day in their lives. Fortunately, they stop to sing frequently and, fortunately, had the services of sty lish director Richard Lester. Tommy (1975) Ken Russell's NOW SHOWING! comG IT Bean, Mortal Hombat: Annihilation, The Little Mermaid, Fairy Tale: A True Story and UTum, Tuesday. J Boogie Nights, Red Corner, The End of Violence and Seven Years in Tibet, April 7. LA. Confidential, The Ice Storm, Hiss the Girls, The House of Yes and Rocketman, Apnl .

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