2 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1996 APPLAUSE THE SALINA JOURNAL ROGER EBERT'S VIDEO ALERT by Roger Ebert FLIPPER (PG, 96 m., 1996). Elijah Wood plays a teen-ager from Chicago who is sent to spend the summer on a Florida Key with his uncle, Paul Hogan (of "Crocodile Dundee"). He'd rather be at a rock concert, until he makes friends with Flipper. The plot thickens when an evil charter operator starts persecuting dolphins, in between dumping toxic wastes into the sea. The dolphin footage is routine and the plot even more routine; "Free Willy" this ain't. Rating: Two stars. I SHOT ANDY WARHOL (no MPAA rating, 103 m., 1996). Lili Taylor brings surprising depth and sympathy to her portrayal of Valerie Solanas, the radical lesbian feminist who shot and seriously wounded Andy Warhol in 1968. The product of a wounded childhood, Solanas worked her way through college as a prostitute, and then moved to Manhattan as a man-hater whose "S.C.U.M. Manifesto" argued that men were not necessary for procreation or much of anything else. She wrote plays, and hoped Warhol would produce one, but when he brushed her off, she grew increasingly obsessed and demented. With Jared Harris as a cold, detached Warhol, Martha Plimpton as her lover, Stephen Dorff as the transsexual Candy Darling, and Lothaire Bluteau as Maurice Girodias, of Olympia Press fame. Rating: Three and a half stars ANTONIA'S LINE (no MPAA rating, 105 m., 1996) is a robust, sexy, life-affirming story about a Dutch woman who heads four generations of a matriarchal extended family. We meet a village full of colorful characters, we share good times and bad, in a blend of magic, realism, melodrama anOO m.com- er, who is recruited by Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True for sorcery, spell- casting, levitation and other skills that seem wasted, frankly, on just getting even with teenage boys. The performances are actually very good, but the movie wastes them on a goofy horror plot when the movie could have been more fun as a satire about the punk lifestyle. Rating: Two stars. MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATRE 3000: THE MOVIE (PG- 13, 73 m., 1996). The 1955 sci-fi classic "This Island Earth" gets the treatment from the long-suffering Mike Nelson and his robot sidekicks, in the first movie version of the popular TV program. The subject of an experiment by a mad scientist who wants to control humanity by frying our brains with bad movies, Mike and his friends maintain their sanity by wisecracking through the plots, including this one, with Rex Reason as a hero scientist dealing with a big-domed alien played by Jeff Morrow. Countless wisecracks, a lot of them funny; the movie sets itself up, so you don't need to have seen the TV show. Rating: Three stars. FARGO (R, 98 m., 1996) is a crime story crossed with human comedy and with characters who are perfectly written and played; it's one of the year's best movies. Frances McDormand stars, as a pregnant small-town police chief who finds herself on the trail of a desperate car salesman (William H. Macy), who has dug himself into a pit of fraud and conspiracy so deep that he fairly vibrates with fear and guilt. Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare are the Laurel and Hardy kidnapping team, both absurd and ruthless, and Harve Presnell is stubborn as the father-in-law who tries to get a better price out of the kidnappers of his daughter. The movie is violent, bloody, sweet, charming and surprisingly funny, and McDormand's performance is one of the most engaging and lovable of recent years. Written by Ethan and Joel Coen ("Blood Simple," "Barton Fink"), directed by Joel, produced by Ethan. Rating: Four stars. TWISTER (PG-13, 117 m., 1996). Wall-to-wall tornados and great special effects, in a movie very thin on plot. Storm chaser Bill Paxton brings his fiancee (Jami Gertz) along as he visits his first wife (Helen Hunt) in the middle of a Midwestern field where she's looking for tornados. They find plenty — at least five, including the biggest of all, the dreaded Finger of God. There's no tune for plot, but the action is nonstop (the director, Jan De Bont, also made "Speed"). Skillful entertainment, but mindless. Too intense for children. Rating: Rating: Two and a half stars. COPYRIGHT 1996 THE EBERT CO. LTD. APIckip Skull ll BENNETT AUTOPLEX, ING, 913-823-6372 or 1-800-569-5653 651 S. Ohio, Salina Salma Appliance Showroom 740 N. Ninth, Salina • (913) 827-1420 Children of the World Authentically Clothed SmnltvHill MUSEUM Gift Store 211 West Iron Tucs.-Fri. 12-5 & Sat. 10-5. 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THE TWO FACES OF MOLLY — THE SAGA CONTINUES: On the other hand, the New York Daily News reported recently that all is not peaches and cream between the aforementioned star of "Townies" and Shannen Doherty, the ex-star of "Beverly Hills 90210" who has not been aforementioned much for some time. The rag says Molly and Shannen, who are neighbors in some L.A. 'hood, can't reach a meeting of the minds about the fact that Molly's pals sometimes park their vehicles in a manner that is highly inconvenient to Shannen. "Molly's guests literally block Shannen's driveway whenever there is a party," an unnamed source relates, "and Shannen cannot take it anymore." Nor should she, in our opinion. THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Some ink-stained wretch ran into Walter Cronkite recently and got the avuncular ex-anchor to admit that he recently finished writing "A Reporter's Life," a memoir that's going to be published by the good people at Alfred A. Knopf. Walter added that the manuscript he gave the Knopfmeisters comprised no fewer than three volumes. "When they edited it," he went on, "the publishers condensed it to just one volume. It was a bit disappointing." Walter, send us the outtakes and we'll print them in the column maybe. A BRILLIANT IDEA: Still smarting from the high- ticket movie debacle known as "Waterworld," Kevin Costner now is planning to make a sure- fire type of film product for his next go-round. It will be called "The Postman," according to Entertainment Weekly, in whose pages a partner of Kevin's says the film is about "a drifter who masquerades as a 21st-century mail carrier." If anyone out there knows where we can get advance tickets, please contact us care of this newspaper. 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