Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on September 18, 1990 · Page 10
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Page 10 ENTERTAINMENT Friday, September 19, 2003 Totter' hits stores in China early By JOE MCDONALD Associated Press Writer BEIJING — The Chinese- language publisher of the latest Harry Potter adventure said Thursday it is rushing the book into stores this weekend ahead of schedule, hoping to thwart pirates who are selling badly translated copies. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" will be released Sunday, 10 days before it was due out, said a spokesman for People's Literature Publishing House. He said the company was printing 800,000 copies — a huge number for a Chinese book. The company will offer rewards for people who turn in pirates, said the spokesman, who would give only his surname, Wang. "We moved up publication because we found some Chinese versions translated on the Internet and some illegal versions of the book," Wang said. "We have read some of the books and found there are many mistakes and mistranslations." Chinese-language editions of J.K. Rowling's first four books about the boy wizard, known to fans in China as Ha-li-bo-te, have sold millions of copies since their launch in October 2001. Worldwide, the books have sold more than 200 million copies in 50 languages. The English-language edition of "Order of the Phoenix" went on sale in Beijing on June 21 as part of its global launch. In July, fans began posting rough, often confusing translations on Internet sites. The earlier books also have fallen victim to China's thriving industry in copyright piracy. , .. . ;;/ Last year, ari unknowri;ChI- nese author-produced ah entire fake adventure, "Harry Potter and Leopard-Walk- Up-To-Dragon," which was attributed to Rowling. Authorized Chinese versions of earlier books were produced by a team of veteran children's book translators. Wang said People's Literature has asked Chinese authorities for help in enforcing its rights to the Chinese translation and will pay for tips leading to pirates. "The size of the reward will depend on how big the piracy is and how many copies are seized," he said. WINNER'S LOUNGE Saturday, Sept. 2Oth Band "HALF CRAZY" Rock and Classic Rock Cover & ID lOpm-lam Coming Sat., Sept. 27th New York Female Review 9prn-lam Advance Tickets $10 At Door $15. Rt. 286, 5 Miles South of Indiana, Aultman, PA 'Lions' a sentimental family tale By ANTHONY BREZNICAN AP Entertainment Writer The scared litde fella from "The Sixth Sense" has reached his awkward stage. After two years doing voices for the animated films "Jungle Book II" and "The Country Bears," Haley Joel Osment has boldly transformed his growing pains into a sweet performance in the fantasy tale "Secondhand lions." The 14-year-old (now 15) has gangly limbs and is getting tall, but atop that height is a /Vt the habyface that looks like a . peach on a Popsicle stick. ITIOVI0S His voice sounds like someone kicking a squeak-toy down the stairs. But hey, the kid deserves credit for making the most out of that weird plunge into puberty that all boys stumble through and all men recall with dread. It's gratifying to see this stage of life in a movie. Too often it's ignored. The story, set in the late 1960s, involves Walter, a nice kid whose mother (Kyra Sedgwick) is a gold-digging floozie. She abandons him for the summer at the rural Texas property of two great-uncles who have never met nor heard of him before. Nor do they care to know him now. Hub (Robert Duvall) and Garth (Michael Caine) disappeared for four decades and only recendy resurfaced. When Walter meets them, they are fishing at their pond — with shotguns. The performances by these two veteran Academy Award winners strike the perfect note of gruff charm. From left: Walter (Haley Joel Osment) with his "uncles/'Garth (Michael Caine) and Hub (Robert Duvall), in a scene from "Secondhand Lions/' in theaters today. (AP photo) The brothers are rumored to be hiding a load of treasure. They are millionaires, everyone says. But were they bank robbers? Hit men who stole the loot from Al Capone? Garth tells the boy that they were adventurers in Africa, shanghaied into the French Foreign Legion, that Hub was a fearsome warrior who fell in love with an Arabian princess, and that they duped a cruel sheik out of a bounty placed on Hub's head. While he talks, the accompanying swashbuckling flashbacks seem too fanciful to be true—which is part of the point. Walter is too innocent to be cynical, which is why he believes all the lies his mother has told him over the years. But he has not been corrupted by her either. To learn more about the princess, Garth insists that Walter ask Hub himself. But Hub has not warmed to the boy and is proud and bitter. He can still haul big sacks of grain and beat up a group of rowdy teenagers, but he can sense those abilities failing. The title refers to Jasmine, a lioness the brothers purchase from a circus. They intend to release her on their property, then shoot the bloodthirsty beast. . • But Jasmine is old, too, and tired. She sits in her shipping crate and doesn't want to escape. •. Eventually, the tame animal moves into the brothers' corn field, where she finds-a new way to exist. It's a lesson the boy an|l the two old men have to learn, too. \ Writer Tim McCanlies ("The Iron Giant'f) makes his directing debut here, exploring what it's like for a lonely kid to earn the respect of two larger-than-life mentors who don't have to care about him. This is a sweet, funny family film full of adventure, fantasy and optimism. People are basically good and decent. Money and power don't compare to spirit and heart. True love lasts forever. These are parts of Hub's "be-a-man" speech to Walter. Maybe those ideals are not always real, Hub acknowledges, but they are still worth believing. The same can be said of "Secondhand Lions." It's a little too sentimental to be believed, but it's the kind of quixotic tale everybody wishes were true. The New Line release is rated PGfor brief profanity and victimless gunfire. Running time: 107 minutes. Three stars out of four. Vampires and werewolves battle in 'Underworld' Kate Beckinsale stars as Selene in the new thriller "Underworld," in theaters today. (AP photo) Indiana Theater 637 Philadelphia St. 724-464-0116 Friday & Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday at 1:00 & 3:OO p.m. Friday thru Thursday at 9:00 p.m. Admission: Ail shows thai sisri before 4 p.m. are $4 (rncludes drink & popcorn). E«ning shows are $5 for adurts. $3 for studenls wilh a student ID A J3 lor children undef 12. 724-254-4300 lluiraiitin Night D.I Duke Sinning at. 9:00 pin Dance Contest Slartinn- al midnight P rize *° winner Drive By The Real IH c.ome to Ihe Best Bar in Cl\mer STSBS SPECIAL! SUN., SEPT. 21 COORS LIGHT 16 or. Bottle By ANTHONY BREZNICAN AP Entertainment Writer Poor "Underworld." It's the saddest kind of poseur — one that succeeds in capturing only the worst qualities of the film it mimics. "Underworld" is /Vt til6 everything you hated about "The mOVieS Matrix Reloaded." Here, again, is a droning, endless barrage of humorless people in black dusters moving in slow-motion while firing big guns into tile walls. Plink- plink-plink go the tiles as they break. Yawn goes the audience. .Kate Beckinsale, the breathy love-interest from "Pearl Harbor," stars as Selene, a vampire soldier who belongs to a gang of tragically hip, pistol-wielding bloodsuckers. The vampires are at war with werewolves and have been for centuries. After a few hundred years, you'd think they'd agree to disagree. The wolves are trying to capture Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman, from TV's "Felicity") who is a human heir to the ancient family from which both (he vampires and werewolves sprang. The wolves while trying to get on-line with your Internet service? Stop wasting your time and money! Switch to 7 Phh Indiana Connect. want to combine wolf and vampire DNA in this guy and create a hybrid warrior, with all the strengths of both species. The vampires wish to stop this abomination of science. But Selene has mushy feelings for the man the wolves are hunting, which results in a lame, drippy romantic subplot. Gunfire ensues, empty ammunition clips plunge ominously to the floor, people flip backward in the., air like Mary Lou Retton in S&M garb... The film's efforts to be different are laughable. The vampires have bullets loaded with some kind of liquid silver capsules. Why not just silver bullets? The wolves counter with bullets loaded with sunlight. And it's hard to buy Beckinsale as an action hero. She looks too uncertain, too dainty, too soft. Len Wiseman, a music video director for En Vogue and Megadeath, makes his feature- film debut here, and it's all Dash and shadow. He also recently became engaged to Beckinsale. This is their "Gigli." "Underworld," a Screen Gems release, is rated R for violence, gore and mild profanity. Running time: 121 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. 'Naked 9 Beatles album due LONDON (AP) — A new version.ofThe Beatles' album "Let It Be" will be released in November, the group's company Apple Corps announced Thursday. "Let It Be...Naked" strips the 1969 album of Phil Specter's lavish production effects, returning to Sir Paul McCartney's original idea for the recording. - "Tliis is the noise we made! in the studio," McCartney? said of the new version. "It's exactly as it was in the room. You're right there now." c :*;',; "Let It Be...Naked" mostly keeps the same track listing as the original album, which featured songs Let It Be, The Long and Winding Road, Get Back and Across the Universe. Background dialogue, Dig It and Maggie Mae have been taken off the album, and Don't Let Me Down has been added, Apple Corps said. Most of "Let It Be" was recorded in 1969 for an album which was to have been called "Get Back," showing The Beatles returning to their roots as a four-piece rock- and-roll band. "Let It Be...Naked" is to be released by EMI Records on November 17. I OPEN DAILY 12 NOON-2 A.M. |BT. 286 8.; INDIANA • 463-3655 To Subscribe to Ph.724-465-5555 Ask for circulation. Indiana Connect, Inc. 724-463-9444 NO Busy Signals NO Disconnects Accounts as low as $ 14 per month Visit us on-!l n«: wwwJndianatonnect.com Open 7 days a week 8 am -10 pm certain restriction* apply GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE AT www.carmike um>emmni.o mnmm. 700, K Ml * ML l:10t 4MB, 730, 825 SICOHOMMO LIOHS (K\m.7M, MO !«.»tWL 1:00.4:20,7:00,820 CABUIFfVfRm Ffl. 7:15, 8:15 ML * Om. 1:30,4:30,7:15, 3:15 OIKe UPOM A TIHt IH MEXICO ao FH. 7:10. 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