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iviovies WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1980 B4 THE EVENING SUN Adams is good for laughs; '13th' is good for nothing SEAN CONNERY may have been eager to rid himself of James Bond, but Don Adams has no such resentment toward Maxwell Smart, the character he did for five years (1965 to 1969) on television's "Get Smart." Here he is, 1 1 years later, redoing the bumbling secret agent in a movie called "The Nude Bomb," and it is almost as though those 11 years have not passed. Well, Adams' hair is back to black, but other than that, he looks the same in the new film which may be, no, is, the best of the new batch. Barbara Feldon doesn't appear in the movie, but Andrea Howard does, as Lou Cedrona He is Father Guido Sarducci, whose lectures are highlights of "Saturday Night Uve." He uses blackboard and pointer to explain the "coincidenza" between presidents Kennedy and Lincoln. Later, be talks about Cod making us all pay for our sins. "You pay God money he has paid yon for working for him, and the sins add up," he says.

Novello also has a "five-minute university" in mind. "You take four years of Spanish, and all you remember is 'Habla EspanoL' We teach that to yon in one minute. Have you got another minute? How about law school." Miss Radner does the little girl who is sent to her room because her mother is having bridge and doesn't want the brat around. She also appears as Rhonda Weiss, doing a protest song about the banning of saccharine, something she read about in the National Enquirer, then she sits down to play "The Way We Were" at the piano. It's cute, and it is sometimes close to boff, but overall, it is very thin staff that looks better at 11:30 in the evening when much can be forgiven.

All three films are available at area theaters. Friday the 13th "is a shamelessly bad film, but then Cunningham knows his audience. This is sad." When I was leaving the theater, the usher, when I said I loathed the film, defended it, saying that it was a good movie for those people who wanted a "good scare." Yes, I said, but don't you think it's a little sick, I mean, things like decapitation close, up? He said he guessed it was but that he hadn't thought about it The movie was done by Sean Cunningham who achieved some kind of recognition with "Last House on the Left" a movie that makes "Friday" look like "Little Women," and "Friday" is certainly bad enough. The murderer makes an appearance when the film is about ended, and when he pretends to console the lone survivor, says, "Who could have done this?" "You," said a child in the front of the theater, and when the murderer asked why anyone would do this, the same child said, "because it was your son who drowned there 10 years ago." There's no fooling these kids. They know their trash movies, and this is one of them.

It is a shamelessly bad film, but then Cunningham knows his audience. This is sad. Big movies, movies with names, never make it to this city, but films like this and "Silent Scream" have no trouble doing so. Besty Palmer is the only recognizable face in the film, one that takes place at a summer camp where all the counselors are to breathe their last after, of course, a roll in the hay. 'GILDA LIVE' is no more than a film recording of the concert Gilda Radner did on Broadway last season, and something has been lost in the transformation from stage to screen.

Miss Radner, an elfin talent whose material is sometimes looks good on "Saturday Night Live" where skits both hit and miss and where good taste is not necessarily in evidence. On film, however, as the star of her Agent 22 and is nice comedy foil for Adams. The plot has KAOS threatening to defrock the entire world with a nude bomb that would allow them a monopoly of the textile industry, and Smart is called in, or np, because Maxwell is nothing more than a send-up of the Bond movies. You would think that after all these years, after all these Bond films and Bond send-ups, that "The Nude Bomb" might be a waste of time. It isn't It isn't the most sophisticated comedy I have seen this year, but it has more than its quota of laughs, the film using material the television series could not, jokes that are just this side of raunch, and funny, funny, funny.

Sylvia Kristel and Pamela Hensley are agents 34 and 36, Rhonda Fleming is a fashion designer, Vittorio Gassman is the lead villain, and Robert Karvelas is Smart's aide who has a solution for the problem, should the nude bomb be detonated. "Let them wear food," he says, and then he goes on to explain why this might be a good idea: "When you're tired of wearing it, you eat it." I'd like to pass some of the better gags on to you, but that would be unfair. See "The Nude Bomb" for yourself. The children are too young to have seen the "Get Smart" series when it was new but know it through sydication. They're getting all the jokes, save for a few that are slightly over their heads, like the remark Smart makes when a giant zipper, leading to KAOS headquarters, is unzipped.

ALL THE YOUNG girls who die in "Friday the 13th" do so in their underwear. That's the kind of movie this is, one that mixes sex with violence, so much so that impressionable young people who watch it are going to leave the theater with the notion that sexual intercourse is inevitably followed by a cut throat or an ax in the face. own show, Miss Radner bombs with more resonance, and when her material succeeds, it does not exactly throw you into the aisle. Don Novello may have the best of it. AMUSEMENTS AMUSEMENTS AMUSEMENTS Today's Movies Roam APIX-IM t.

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