The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 2, 1997 · Page 26
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Salina, Kansas
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Friday, May 2, 1997
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02 FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1997 encore! THE SALINA JOURNAL T VIDEOS WHAT'S HOT 'Portrait* offers a strong picture ff By ROGER EBERT Universal Press Syndicate -. FICTION BEST SELLERS Pretend You Don't See Her, Mary Higgins Clark The Partner, John Grisham The Ranch, Danielle Steel The Night Crew, John Sanford Chromosome 6, Robin Cook The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks Out to Canaan, Jan Karon Sanctuary, Nora Roberts McNally's Gamble, Lawrence Sanders 3001: The Final Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3 1 2 5 4 8 7 6 9 THIS LAST WEEK WEEX 1 1 2 — 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3 5 4 8 7 2 6 10 NONFICTION BEST SELLERS Angela's Ashes, Prank McCourt Underbose, Peter Mass Conversations With God, Neale Donald Walsch The Gift of Peace, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Personal History, Katharine Graham Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt The Millionaire Next Door, Thomas J. Stanley & William Danko Nickel Dreams, Tanya Tucker with Patsi Bale Cox Naked, David Sedaris The Kiss, Kathryn Harrison • Source: The New York Times/Week of April 27-May 3. NEW BOOKS AT THE SALINA LIBRARY Resurrection, David Remnick Stand Facing the Stove, Ane Mendelson Texaco, Patrick Chamoiseau How Schools Really Work, Saul Cooperman How to be a Way Cool Grandfather, Verne Steen Movies '{£ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 6 10 1 2 4 3 5 6 10 TOP GROSSING FILMS ** Volcano ........................... $14.6 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion $7.4 Anaconda ....................... ...$7.3 Liar, Liar .......................... . $7.2 The Saint .......... . ............... . $5.0 Murder at 1600 ...................... $4.8 Grosse Polnte Blank .... ............ . . $3.1 Scream . ......... ................ ..$1.4 The Devil's Own .................... . $1.2 Chasing Amy ........ ............... . $1.1 $14.6 $7.4 $43.2 $143.8 $48.6 $15.3 $18.2 $93.0 $41.0 $3.9 Source: Exhibitor Relations CoJWeekendot April 21 -27, THIS LAST WEEK WEEK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2 3 1 6 5 4 10 7 8 TOP RENTAL FILMS Sleepers The Long Kiss Goodnight The First Wivea Club William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The Chamber Courage Under Fire The Ghost and the Darkness Extreme Measures Supercop Glimmer Man • Source: Billboard magazine/Week of April 27-May 3. VIDEOS AT THE SALINA LIBRARY Genesis: A Living Conversation Harriet the Spy Early Camera Photography Getting Started with Technology Thomas Jefferson Music 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TOP POP SINGLES Hypnotize, The Notorious B.I.G. You Were Meant For Me, Jewel Can't Nobody Hold Me Down, Puff Daddy featuring Mase I Want You, Savage Garden For You I Will, Monica MMM Bop, Hanson Return of the Mack, Mark Morrison Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?, Paula Cole Hard to Say I'm Sony, Az Yet featuring Peter Cetera Wannabe, Spice Girls TOP POP ALBUMS Share My World, Mary J. Bilge Carrying Your Love With Me, George Strait Spice, Spice Girts Life After Death, Jhe Notorious B.I.G. Space Jam, Soundtrack Bringing Down The Horse, The Wallflowers Pieces of You, Jewel Falling Into You, Celine Dion Wsterbed Hev, Heavy D Badulzm, Erykah Badu Source: Billboard magazlneWeek of April 27-May 3, THIS LAST WEEK WEEK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 a 9 10 THIS LAST WEEK WEEK 1 1 9 2 4 13 15 10 19 20 3 6 5 13 17 14 8 15 7 16 11 17 16 18 19 18 20 - 2 3 4 5 6 7 • 8 9 10 11 12 STAR 95 TOP 20 One Headlight, Wallflowers I Want To, Savage Garden How Bizarre, O.M.C. You Were Meant For Me, Jewel Naked Eye, Luscious Jackson Staring at the Sun, U2 Where Have All the Cowboye Gone, Paula Cole MMM Bop, Hanson Your Woman, White Town Lovefool, Cardigans For You I WIU, Monica I Like It, Blackout AllStare Out of Mind, Duran Duran All By Myself, Celine Dion Barely Breathing, Duncan Sheik Don't Speak, No Doubt Wannabe, Spice Girls If Tomorrow Never Come*, Josse Everyday to A Winding Road, Sneryl Crow Give, DishwaHa THIS LAST WEEK WEEK 1 2 3 4 S 8 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 17 18 19 20 1 2 4 5 3 8 10 11 13 12 9 20 14 18 17 19 TOP COUNTRY SINGLES One Night At a Time, George Strait On the Verge, CoHin Raye Sad LooWn' Moon, Alabama Better Man, Better Off, Tracy Lawrence Another You, David Kersh Good As I Was to You, Lorri* Morgan I Mies You A Uttte, John Michael Montgomery SitUn'On Go, Bryan White She's Sure Taking M WaN, Kevin Sharp A Girl's Gotta Do (What A Girl's Gotta Do), Mindy McCready If She Don't Love You, The Buffalo dub Who's Cheetln' Who?, Alan Jackson A Little More Love, Vfnce GUI The Light In Your Eyes, LeAnn Rimes Six Day* on the Road, Sawyer Brown Why Would I Say Goodbye?, Brooks & Dunn Rumor Has tt, Clay Walker When I Close My Eyes, Kenney Chesney Little Things, Tanya Tucker Count Me In, Deana Carter Source: Billboard magazlne/Weuk ol April 27-May 3. Nicole Kidman stars as Henry James' independent American woman, an orphan who goes to Europe and rejects the proposal of an English lord only to marry an exiled dilettante (John Malkovich) in "The Portrait of a Lady." Barbara Hershey is magnificent as the manipulating Madame Merle, and Martin Donovan is touching as the cousin who arranged for Isabel to inherit his fortune. But the director, Jane Campion, makes a crucial error by making the Malkovich character too sinister from the start; in the novel, Isabel marries him from idealism, but here it looks more like masochism. Hard to follow unless you've read the novel; intriguing if you have. Rating: Three stars. 'The Evening Star' An unnecessary sequel to "Terms of Endearment" (1983), continuing the saga of Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine), who lost her daughter (Debra Winger) in the earlier movie, and this time has to deal, in one way or another, with three more deaths. Still searching for her "one true love," she has a brief fling with a counselor (Bill Paxton) and a reunion with an old flame (Jack Nichol- /ya^~" son), and /&/y there's an au- ^S^r tumn romance between her housekeeper (Marion Ross) and the crusty neighbor (Ben Johnson). But much of the film is just sitcom-style comings and goings, and there's no real drama. Rating: One and a half stars. 'Get on the Bus' Spike Lee's powerful film fol- Corner lows a busload of black men on their way to the Million Man March in October 1995. In episodes that unreel during the journey, he considers many forms of prejudice in America, and even within the black community. And he evokes the strong positive impulse that led so many men to Washington. A film with a full message for the heart, and the mind. Rating: Four stars. 'Blood and Wine' Jack Nicholson and director Bob Rafelson, who made the great "Five Easy Pieces" in 1970, are together again in a humid, blood-soaked story of jewel thieves caught in a net of deceit and passion. Nicholson is failing at his wine business and his marriage, and teams up with tubercular jewel thief Michael Caine for a big heist. Judy Davis is the angry wife, Jennifer Lopez is the mistress with divided loyalties. A superior crime movie, with a tricky plot that nevertheless develops out of the convincing personalities of the characters. For Rafelson, a return to top form. Rating: Three and a half stars. 'Set it Off' Two movies in one. (1) A well- crafted thriller about four black women who rob banks, with exciting action sequences and the first chase scene in a long time I actually cared about. (2) A powerful, angry look at the economic realities facing its characters, who get little help from men or society. Jada Pinkett, in her best performance, as a woman who cases a bank and ends up dating a banker; Queen Latifah is filled with boundless energy as a lesbian whose daring is the catalyst tbf the crime spree; and Vivica A. Fox is a bank teller who's fired and uses her bank lore for revenge. Sharp, hard-edged, smart and thrilling: a real surprise. Rating: Three and a half stars. U2 / PopMart tour may be last big show FROM PAGE D1 "That will change here in the U.S. I do think Americans deserve a dance movement. It invented the (expletive) thing." U2's music has undergone changes, but the message has not. A band whose first hit was "I Will Follow" keejps mining the. spiritual muse 20 years later. "Pop" is peppered with references to faith, be it in a spiritual or personal vein. Bono promises to do better in "If God WiU Send His Angels;" he preaches the strength of-marriage in "Do You Feel Loved;" and "Wake Up Dead Man" is an impassioned plea for direction from Jesus. "Faith is everything to me," Bono said. "Whether it's faith in your band, your family, your wife, your music or God. These are the questions that I'm into. I think it's harder and harder to have faith the more worldly we get. People get that stuff knocked out of them when they're trying to pay their rent and things go wrong with, the kids. It's hard to have faith. "I can take the platform shoes and the gold lame suits, but I can't shut my mouth. I like the tinsel of rock 'n' roll, but,I have to think there's a thought behind it. That's why it has lasted." Faith is a heady message that doesn't jibe with a PopMart stage adorned with a large lemon and cocktail olives. That's the point, Bono said. "We're still insufferably and painfully earnest about our music. We've gotten to the point where we look like we're not and enjoy the fact that some things work by contrast. It's like when Elvis is in the front row, down on his knees throwing his scarfs out, but he's singing his heart out. "I love the work we did in the '80s, and we're no less serious about it, but it doesn't have to dress itself the same way each time. Especially when you have a "I like the tinsel of rock 'n'roll, but I have to think there's a thought behind it. That's why it has lasted." Ramada Inn - Captain's Table Feature of the week Italian Veal, Chicken & Seafood Dishes Serving Prime Rib Nightly Sunday Lunch Buffet $ 6 50 913-825-8211 • 1949 N. 9th Bono U2 lead singer message like ours, you need to lighten it up a little." The band doesn't ignore its early work on the PopMart-tour, which opened last Friday in Las Vegas. New songs are spread out with old classics ranging from "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" to "Bullet the Blue Sky" to "Pride." The opening one two salvo of the new electronica- energized "Mofo" and the old "I Will Follow" shows how little the songs change once you strip, away the accoutrements. The band has always believed in large, wide-open rock anthems. As for the stage, it's not quite as trashy as an olive, arch and lemon make it sound. The highlight is the 150-foot-wide screen made up of small LED lights that splash images, colors and bright pop art from Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Howard Finster and Roy Lichtenstein four stories high. "It's unlike anything you've ever seen," Bono said. "It's not like TV or cinema. There are all these pixels winking. It's like a. star field." And, Bono admitted, it might be the last time to see U2 pushing "the mega button," as he calls the grand scale of PopMart. "The thing about rock 'n' roll, it has always been at its most exciting when it's at its most ambitious," he said. "But I can't imagine doing this to ourselves every time. I wouldn't mind making our jobs and lives a lot easier." 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