The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 25, 1986 · Page 22
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Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, January 25, 1986
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Entertainment The Salina Journal Saturday, January 25,1986 Page 22 Marquee Live in Salina Children's Film Series II: The Little Prince, for grades K-6, Salina Art Center, land 2:30 p.m. "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 — Di- r^ctor 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 v'ljatally half-hearted. From time to tiiri& 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 American Rabbit — An animated superhero rabbit and his friends star in this children's feature. — Sunset Plaza Cinema (matinee only), Rated G 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 Tunes 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 f Rated R My Chauffeur — Sam Jones stars as a rich playboy who would rather ride up front with the help (Deborah Foreman). The movie also features Perm and Teller, a smash Off- Broadway magic duo, who perform magic like no one's ever seen it before. — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated R Out of Africa — Meryl Streep and Robert Redf ord 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 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 Youngblood — Teen heartthrob Rob Lowe stars as a young man who wants to leave the family farm to join a minor league Canadian hockey team. In less than a week after he moves to a small Canadian town, lie is seduced by his landlady, ridiculed by his teammates and develops a crush on the first girl he meets — the coach's daughter. Variety says "Women count for little in this superficial story.... What is intended to be funny is instead pandering." — Mid-State Cinema (preview showing at 7 p.m. only, replacing Troll), Rated R — Compiled by Lori Brack TV movies, specials 7 p.m. — Bob Hope Special, NBC, Salina Cable Channels 3 and 4 "Super Bowl Show." The comedian is joined by athletes, entertainers and members of the teams participating in Super Bowl XX in this gala salute to the NFL's premiere event. 7 p.m. — Who is Harry Kellerman and Why is He Saying All Those Terrible Things About Me?, WGN, Salina Cable Channel 11 Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Harris (1971). A successful rock composer becomes obsessed with a mystery figure who has been spreading vicious rumors about him. 8 p.m. — CBS Reports, CBS, Salina Cable Chanels 5 and 12 Host Bill Moyers examines some of the problems faced by people who live in the inner cities. 8 p.m. — The Iron Mistress, Salina Cable Channel 7 Alan Ladd, Virginia Mayo (1952). Frontiersman Jim Bowie fights for Texas independence at the Alamo. 8:30 p.m. — A Midsummer Night's Dream, PBS, Salina Cable Channel 2 James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland (1935). Based on Shakespeare's play. Love creates confusion for several hapless people. 10 p.m. — Mutiny on the Bounty, PBS, Salina Cable Channels Clark Gable, Charles Laughton (1935). The crew of the HMS Bounty, rebelling against the cruel treatment inflicted by their captain, decides to mutiny. ! SAUNA WORKS! 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