The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 24, 1986 · Page 20
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Entertainment The Salina Journal Friday, January 24,1986 Page 22 Marquee Briefly Live in Salina "Painting Churches" and excerpts from "The Taming of the Shrew," studio drama productions, Marymount College Little Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Salina movies A Chorus Line: The Movie — Director Richard Attenenborough, who won the Oscar for directing "Gandhi," brings to film the hit play. On the stage, "A Chorus Line" consisted of a series of monologues and musical turns played against a bare theater wall. The movie, however, tried to be more, and according to New York Times critic Vincent Canby, failed. He calls the movie "fatally half-hearted. From time to time the action is interrupted by ... 'flashcuts,' which are simply shorter versions of flashbacks, and which interrupt the narrative flow as effectively as a loud snore." Even the singing, according to Canby, has been "recorded to ear-piercing intensity. Almost everyone appears to have been directed to overreact." — Mid-State Cinema, Rated PG-13 A Nightmare on Elm Street-2 — Subtitled "Freddy's Revenge," this sequel is all Freddy's — the monster with the shriveled face and 6-inch steel fingernails. This time he wreaks havoc on the life of Jesse, an ordinary teenager. Freddy even, in one particularly bloody scene, emerges from within the boy's body. It's "as stomach-turning as might be expected, but it has a lot going for it: clever special effects, a good leading performance (by Robert Englund) and a villain so chatty he practically makes this a human-interest story," writes New York Times critic Janet Maslin. There are even touches of humor — "as when the pet bird goes wild, attacks its mate and then explodes, leaving behind only a puff of feathers. 'It's that cheap seed you've been buying,' someone in Jesse's family explains.' " — Vogue, Rated R My Chauffeur — Review unavailable. — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated R Out of Africa — Meryl Streep and Robert Redford star in what could be the movie team of the year. Streep plays the Danish baroness-novelist Isak Dinesen (whose real name was Karen Blixen). She operates a coffee farm in Kenya in the early part of this century. Redford is a maverick pioneer who steals her heart, despite her love for her husband. The film is based on Dinesen's autobiographical novel by the same name. It's a "big, physically elaborate but wispy movie," writes Vincent Canby in The New York Times. Streep is intelligent, intense and obsessive in her role, but "with the exception of Miss Streep's performance, the pleasures ... are all peripheral ..." — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated PG Runaway Train — Jon Voight stars as a two-time loser determined never SALINA WORKS! MOVIE RENTAL 99* TAPES 7 Days A Week 80% Of Our Stock GOLD STAR TAPES $ 1" 7 Days A Week 20% of Our Stock DOWNTOWN NEWS & BOOKS CARROLL'S BOOKSTORE to return to prison after this third breakout. He is accompanied in the prison break by Eric Roberts. The two hop a train to escape, and discover it is out of control across the Alaskan wilderness after the engineer dies. Variety calls it "a sensational picture. Wrenchingly intense and brutally powerful ... is fundamentally serious enough to work strongly on numerous levels." The two are joined by Rebecca DeM- ornay and are tracked by railroad officials and eventually the law. The action is pitched at maximum intensity throughout and the "images are invariably strong, bold and muscular." — Fox, Rated R Troll — A family moves into a new apartment, unaware there's a troll in the basement. The little monster takes over the body of daughter Wendy and then goes about trollify- ing the neighborhood. It's "a droll little fairy tale-horror flick," according to Cox News Service critic Eleanor Ringel. "The movie isn't the blood 'n' guts teen-trash its ads suggest — it's more like a Muppets' nightmare — but there are some unsettling scenes ..." The movie stars Michael Moriarty and Shelley Hack as the parents, Sonny Bono (who gets turned into a forest) and June Lockhart as the wise-cracking witch upstairs. — Mid-State Cinema, Rated PG-13 — Compiled by Lori Brack TV movies, specials 7 p.m. — Disney's Living Seas, NBC, Salina Cable Channels 3 and 4 John Ritter is joined by guests including Laura Branigan and Simon LeBon as they take a light-hearted look at the mysteries of life in the ocean depths. 7 p.m. — Midnight Cowboy, WGN, Salina Cable Channel 11 Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight (1969). Story of homeless to be movie topic WASHINGTON (AP) - Activist Mitch Snyder's efforts on behalf of the homeless in the nation's capital will be the subject of a made-for- television movie. "Race Against Winter" will feature "Apocalypse Now" star Martin Sheen as Snyder, the man who staged a 51-day hunger strike at the height of the 1084 elections to gain concessions Reagan. Actress Cicely Tyson will portray a homeless woman, and several of the city's street people will portray themselves. Locations will include the rat-infested, 800-bed shelter for the homeless that is the center of Snyder's continuing battle. Indian culture films set Sunday at Logan LOGAN — Two films on Indian culture will be shown Sunday at the Dane G. Hansen Museum in Logan as part of Kansas' 125th birthday celebration. The showings begin at 2 p.m. in the community room. "Tahtonka" emphasizes the importance of the buffalo in Indian culture, and how they were affected by the buffalo slaughter. The film is 26 minutes long. "Indian Musical Instruments" demonstrates the making and playing of various instruments — drums, rattles and whistles. Songs from Indian tribes are performed. The film is 13 minutes in length. Snyder from President Winter Beauty Needs To Be Explored— Take A Drive To The Brookville Hotel For A Family Outing. FAMOUS FOR FAMILY STYLE CHICKEN DINNERS (STEAK AVAILABLE WITH RESERVATIONS) Use this certificate. Good For V z Off An Adult Meal With the Purchase Of One Adult Family Style Chicken Dinner. Winter Hours: Jan. & Feb. Open Fri., Sat. & Sun. Good Friday Thru Sun. Expires March 20,1986 Not Applicable Feb. M-Valentine's Day Prookville Hotel JJ s i N c e / a 7 o UB, * * • Just A Short 15 Minute Drive To Brookville On All Weather Roads. Salinan named district alternate Marymount College student cellist Teresa Hernandez was selected as the alternate winner in string competition at the district level of the Music Teachers National Association Wurlitzer Collegiate Artist Auditions, held Jan. 19 in St. Paul, Minn. The district winner was Stanley Sharp of Drake University. Other entries were from the University of Missouri and Colorado State University. Hernandez won the state auditions at Emporia in November to qualify for the district competition. She is a senior with a major in music education and is a student of Eric Stein, associate professor of music. Her accompanist for the auditions was David Witt, Marymount music instructor, Watercolor, guitar lessons offered LOGAN — Beginning classes in watercolor painting and guitar will be offered at the Dane G. Hansen Plaza in Logan. Kelly Hull, Woodston, will teach the painting classes. They will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. each Thursday beginning March 6 and continuing through April 10. A minimum of 10 students is required, with a limit of 15. The fee is $10, and students will furnish their own supplies and materials. The enrollment deadline is noon Feb. 27. Hull is a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a master's in painting, and has done post-graduate study in watercolor. She has taught painting classes for the Colby Community College Outreach program for the past five years. Martin Shapiro, Hays, will teach the guitar lessons. They will be held on Feb. 3,10 and 17, and March 3,10 and 17 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The fee is $10, with an enrollment deadline of noon Jan. 31. Shapiro is an instructor at FHSU. Those interested in either class should call 689-4846 or write to Dane G. Hansen Plaza, Box 187, Logan, Kan. 67646. Anti-apartheid benefit set for April 12 in Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pete Seeger, Gil Scott-Heron and Holly Near are among the musicians committed to perform in an, antiapartheid benefit concert here, organizers said. The concert is tentatively planned to run 12 hours and feature 15 to 20 acts, said Aashid Himons, a member of the Nashville-based band Af rikan Dreamland and one of the organizers. The non-profit organization spon- soring the show, the South Africans Freedom Education Coalition, has secured the 10,000-seat Municipal Auditorium for April 12, he said. Stevie Wonder, Rosanne Cash and Steven Van Zandt have expressed interest in performing but have not formally signed on, Himons said. Van Zandt, a former member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, was the driving force behind the antiapartheid album, "Sun City." ALL THESE NEW TITLES & MORE — NOW IN STOCK — MAD MAX $ -i r\oo rrrrrnm SX ELMO'S FERE ALL MOVIES Monday & Thursday or any other day w/VCR rental. Min. 2 tapes please! c EA "White Strvici Is fin Ol Emt Sill l«59 S Ninth Slliu TV * TAPE CENTER Playing Tonight "Nightlife" SHUFFLE BOARD POOL TABLE DART MACHINE W.IIWV.40 H25.«IS37 Mrinlxrs & Cur-.M Mnn.-Fri. 4 pin Saturday 8 pin KITCHEN'S OPEN SPECIALIZING IN Mountain Oysters and Steak Fingers Pacific & N. 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