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Chicago Tribune, Tuesday, December 25, 1973 Section 2 7 Tempo MOTION PICTURES MOTION PICTURES MOTION PICTURES DOWNTOWN MOTION PICTURES DOWNTOWN MOTION PICTURES DOWNTOWN -DOWNTOWN DOWNTOWN Movies Whe. I. S.uth.r. CallfmU O552t.TU0, TOU" 1H-S i'i JA'J SIM! i fi lgA, M5IM.5 ia I t'nifrn nr ri i imrintip rtn tup ni nnv I fa tight, together.and mean iTtl DAM 1 Facing 4 Ash Wednesday' He's got to be Number One! OPEN 8:45 a.m. AV'iW v-v SEE WILD VJOMfcil 0 GRIER FIGHT TO THE taSlliv DEATH! RON CUTLER JOE KEYESJR.xRON CUTLER GILBERT MOSES.til MUblt SLUt BY LYRICS A SONGS BY nt I i BY By Gene Siskel THE PRODUCERS of "Ash Wednesday" ought to consider advertising their film National Enquirer-style: "Exclusive Before-After Pics of Liz's Facelift!" Because that's all there is of interest in "Ash Wednes- TRIBUNE MINIREVIEW Chicken fat Va WEDNESDAY" Directed by Larry Pttrct, scraanalay by Jaan-ClauOt Tramont, phologrsphtd by Ennio Guarnitrif music bf Maurict Jarre, produced by Dominick Dunne, a Pan-mount release at tht MeClure Court, Lamar, Morton Grovi, and Ridge Plazt Rated R.
THE CAST Barbara Sawyer Eliiabeth Taylor Mark Sawyer Henry Fonda David Carrington Keith Baiter Youne Man Helmut Barter Dr. Lambert Maurice Teynac Kate Sawyer Margaret Blve '''A i (mmm a MU JilSilli EkUm BROWN 11. A UNIVERSAL PICTURE TECHNICOLOR' PARKING 6 Hours $1 35 ANYTIME AFTER 12 NOON S.E. Corner, Clark Lake) 1 fk-m 41 AW WHERE MORE COUPLES ATTEND THAN ANY OTHER ADULT THEATRE I Sf fas. it takes is a little Confidence.
PAUL ROBERT tNEWMflNREDFORD Fonda and Taylor: Stiff upper lips. CJi r. ROBERT SHAW IKrfV THE STING 'mZpfc' A UNIVERSAL PICTURE PQj IrMIDNIGHTl STARTS TODAY MIDNIGHT SHOW OPEN 8:30 A.M. ill i ii -1st Run Chieagoland 1st Run Chicagoland The story of the police elite, "The Seven-Ups." The dirty-tricks squad that even the regular cops are afraid of! day," a soap-film opera filled with cosmetic surgery, ski resorts, and failed marriages. The dismal story material would be nothing without Taylor.
However, as much as one enjoys looking at her face, one cannot help but regret the trivial films in which she has recently appeared: "Hammersmith Is Out," and Zee," "Night Watch," and now this. A tremendous talent is being wasted. "ASH Wednesday" opens with an uglified face of Taylor and her decision to have cosmetic surgery performed -on her eyelids, ears, upper lip, breasts, hips, and stomach. Then comes a nauseating surgery sequence filled with scalpels, blood, and what looks like large pieces of chicken fat masquerading as skin. Yeech.
Recovering from the operation, Taylor meets a high-' powered fashion photographer, who is a veteran of the skin -tightening game and who. because he is a fashion photographer and this is a movie, is at least asexual, probably gay, and certainly a suicide shoo-in. But with the help of his doctor he manages to keep a stiff upper lip and advises Taylor to do the same. "Robin Hood's" lack of background details and prin-c i a 1 figure movement. That's Saturday morning TV cartoon stuff.
Will the children for whom the film is tntended notice any of this? They will not verbalize it; that's for sure. But I suspect they will get antsy because of the absence of the magic that was drawn and written into the earliest Disney cartoons. The rippling water and swaying trees of "Snow White" and other classics were crucial to the films inveigling us into their dramas. This "Robin Hood" is more like a series of flash cards, and I'm sorry I have to report that. Rating: Vk stars.
FILM NOTE: Bob Dahlin, a student at Northwestern University, has won one of the five "novice Oscars" in the first annual Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences Student film competition. Dahlin's 32-minute film, "Norman Nurdelpick's Suspension: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock," was selected from more than 300 films submitted in regional competition across the nation. The prize carries a $1,000 cash award. Off she goes to a swanky ski resort at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. After pa-r a i about the dining room for a few days wearing a smashing array of gowns and jewels psst ladies, Liz is favoring fur hats this season, Taylor flirts with a Teutonic goofball who has all the pep of a man who's just been whacked with a blackjack.
What she sees in him is anybody's guess; what she sees in her husband ol' Gee-Aay-Eff Henry Fonda is another story. "Ash Wednesday" concludes by telling us that one, and buddy -to-buddy it ain't worth your trouble. IF YOU think Liz Taylor in decline is depressing, wait'll you see Walt Disney Productions play flub-a-dub with the legend of Robin Hood. Four years in making, this animated animal cartoon Robin is represented as a fox is 80 minutes of pratfalls and nincompoop dialog. That might be tolerable if the animation was up to Disney snuff, but it isn't.
True, the high cost of ani-m a i prohibits Disney from ever again making a "Pinocchio" or a "Dumbo," but that's no excuse for GR1ER -J j-)' 4 MARKOV ri' i nil- 1 1 J' r. "f'l i ri fr nr f' 4y! II -TECHNICOLOR I From the producer of "Bullitt" and "The French Connection'. llirMla I I I J1L "iiy JaV I II kin II f-. Tk 1 HDPH Q.nn ft M. 1 MOTION PICTURES MOTION PICTURES-' MOTION PICTURES 1st Run Chicagoland 1st Run Chicagoland SUBURBAN THEATRES mA fl liX'XTf fH LAST FEATURE ffrmitnn 10:10 SEVEN-UPS They take the third degree one step further.
20th Century-Fox Presents "THE SEVEN-UPS" A PHILIP D'ANTONI PRODUCTION NORTH 'SLEEPER' -DEFRriELD- Starring ROY SCHEIDER TONY LO BIANCO Co-starring LARRY HAINES IS TERRIFIC Produced and Directed by PHILIP ANTON I Screenplay by ALBERT RUBEN and ALEXANDER JACOBS A COMIC EPIC" ALT DISNEY'S Cfe, Story by SONNY GROSSO Music by DON ELLIS f. VINCENT CANBY COLOR BY TVC LAB PRINTS BY Dt LUXE" "Robin Wood iVw York Times PG WWll Wr0W( uicii a mi mii mi a PI.WW LOVE TTTT LajSSBgybHARLE practices 1 4vH1LL11h jUlTlicRtTiMADn woMEHmJ seats si. 25 I i77X-7tl4i i li3rEyfey REM" ifflo special showing than firiTI '1 4-il ROBLRf EXCLUSIVE AT THESE SELECT THEATRES NEWMAN REDroRD abc MICHAEL T00D abc N0RT0WN EDENS 1 DOWNTOWN CHICAGO CHICAGO NORTHBHOOK THE STING CROSSROADS 1 HARLEM-CERMAK CINEMA 2 MERRILLVILLE RIVERSIDE -EVANSTON- 3- 1710 Sherman PG sh. abc MERCURY CINEMA 2 ELMWOOD PK. MT.
PROSPECT jr 3 Wr Theatre MATINEE DAILY thru JANUARY 1st cvt fz Wtr! MASH plui abc W00DFIELD 1 SCHAUMBURG abc RIVER OAKS 1 CORAL CALUMET CITY OAK LAWN 1560 Slwrmnn Li Jr 1 IC IKI SOUTHWEST WEST cAllei "Jtveaton SUBURBAN THEATRES Matimt Daily hr January ls Hit" plui 'Friends of Eddn Coyl DOWNERS GROVE- Suburban Theatres "Sleeper" VW1 817 Chicago Ave. TODAY AT 2.4:30.7.8:30 (R) PS WEST u.iiMw Mntine Today Only United Artists nULIUAT IrlAMNtt (UUATI BUR LANCASTER ROBERT RYAN Orange I NORTH WEST NORTHWEST WALT DISNEY'S -ADDISON- -DES PLAINES- "ROBIN HOOD" "NATURES STRANGEST CRIATURfS" -NILES- Adulti Admission 601 nrr ni incc EXECUTIVE ACTION MEAD0WBR00K "JEREMY" M) ri.MII1i,. (PGl "A TOUCH OF CLASS" G8EEGRAGLE! ADDISON CINEMA MSMI'M" I. WALTER MATTHAU In "CHARLEY VARRICK" 7 9:05 CHILDREN'S MATINEE AT 4:30 "LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK" II BURT LANCASTER. ROBERT RYAN EXECUTIVE ACTION' CICERO b.lo PALL ROBERI "The Paper Chase" 10 AUL NEWMAN ROiSRT RCDFORD "THE STING" PG -JUSTICE- i.
"MADE FOR EACH OTHER" 4:00 o. 7:55 ELK GROVE VILLAGE Ti Fl If rRflUF IU50 Arl. Htl. Bli. 591-2255 (EHMAIS REDIORD THE STING 0 II "1776" (G) 7:00 9:30 CORK 1501 SO.
CORK. 114-7414 (8B00 WEST) 'Executive Action' 'MAKING THE BLUE FILM' (PGl (136 Writ Carman Road OLYMPIC TPG) M.W... DU PAGE 4:15 nody 'Sleeper cAHeq, -HANOVER PARK- "PERFECT ARRANGEMENT" -GLENCOE- "CHARLEY VARRICK" -WAHiti VAnniLK 1 TO -NORTH RIVERSIDE- -LA GRANGE- HOWARD HI 7 7 6 'a5- 7M Da SILVA BARGAIN MATINEE TO 7:30 .00 Jl4ai mi oa; WALTER MATTHAU CHARLEY VARRICK Al 6:05, 9:05. 10:05 tn una 1 -ELMHURST- UtMeeft WAif OISNIYS "ROBIN HOOD" -PALATINE- WAir OISNIY Suburban Theatres WILLOW CREEK RT. 14 AND NEW RT.
53 HOLIDAY MATINEE THRU JANUARY Irt TODAY AT 2-4-6-8-10 (G) dhnets ROBIN HOOD" HIGHLAND PARK TUKIV MM. DtiMy SI.25-ChMrtrtn 7Sc "EXECUTIVE ACTION" "Lady lea" 6:20. 1:30 IZELMWdOD" PARK "ROBIN HOOD" li0 7tM tiJO IrMTUill STtANAliT CltATUmi SIQIaaAlUU'i "SEVEN-UPS" MATINEE TODAY! (PG) "THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN" NORTH NORTH -TINLEY PARIC "SLEEPER" I rw Hum WOODY ALLEN 1-4-6-8-10 It DDCMCMTA1AMC Ii9 4 Harlin, 1:00 2:45 4:30 6:15 8:00 9:45 344110 F4) -SKOKIE NORTHBROOK- Ratad (POi BURT LANCASTER ROBLRT RYAN 'EXECUTIVE ACTION'1? HOFFMAN ESTATES MATINEE PAILT! WUtlDT ALLEN DAILY AT 2-4-8-8-I0 (PG) Iff TuntinrnDion Ooii-HiMin-Roilia SLEEPER 20. 3:35. 9:20.
7-00. a-M. -OAKBROOK- 53DR; (1) "LADY ICE" "SEVEN I PS" inuiwi.iuirtv 0nm P.M. -HIGHWOOD- WALT DISNEY'S "ROBIN HOOD" (2' 'Executive Aciion' 131 'Nana'; lilAl CINEMA -fRANKLIN PARK- MT. PROSPECT OAK nuunmvinw rntt SJ.UU tn cah luau wnit au CLOSED TODAY! SOUTH JiIioThePaperChase' MAT.
OAllT-llJO-JiJO-aiJO-TlM-tia Laughing Pallceman uiruunnn 3" 2-wig niUnVYUUU Bt gw, By I "THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES" Adulti II Onr at snlak rmviEW JTi 7:50 la nniiHta n.rinAnm Merry ia All "LIBERTY" (RI 10:011 1 seven-ups -GLEN ELLTN- -BLUE ISLAND- II R' MAT. BAILY-l 4 10.10 MEADOWS "LADY ICE" WAiriMSMfr'5 JESr -SLEEPEJl" SKUI HW 4 6 (T to 1MB I LAKE FOREST Uk si.iB.l.lll. I GLEN OPEN 1:90 "PAPER MOON" nrrnniru 1 flfl All $1.00 "ROBIN HOOD'' BURT $1.00 'EXECUTIVE ACTION IVDir 1299:1 Wartarn Park Tn bcLiniV. Oorn 1:30. Lait 2.
Faatt. BILLY DEC WILLIAMS, "HIT" plui 'FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYL1' (R) HOLIDAY MATINEE TODAY I LANCASTER WALTER rUADICV XIADDirl' I HH HUM 7924 Lincoln OR 3-4214 AM Sratti $1.00 SKOKIE MATTHAU WMHIMVH "1776" at 7.00 9 30 Award Winnini Musical! I 1:00 2:45 4:30 1:15 10 SCHAUMBURG- "LAST TANGO IN PARIS" 0 lMMLaj -HILLSIDE- LINCOLNWOOD THE SEVEN-UPS" PS MATINEE T0DAYI DAILY AT 2-4-S-O-IO (R) -WILMETTE- SOUTHEAST i IT ildMliEiTgj DAILY AT 2-4-4-1-10 sua Laughing Policeman in laiii MCTTC 3 1122 cantral VVILIYICI IC Carnally JJf; "SLEEPER" fn 2-45 8:13 9 00 1:45 Riijit liherl 1 aV STARTS' 2 15 IITUr -OAK PARK- CALUMET CITY- "HAROLD MAUDE" i 8.10IO:lbP.M. int "THE I AlfE 10 l'l" St. Rated (Plij LHIXC WOODY ALLEN SEVEN-UP5 rl I ill -MORTON GROVE ft NILES- tl. LAUGHING POLICEMAN NORTHWEST tf MATINEE DAILY! 2:00.
SLEEPER I RIG: 5:20. t-M. In 25 STARTS: 2-4- irwiYin OPEN 1:45 in Tivina 'THE SEVEN-UPS' fjBBEIEEELSiinaKSK pi. lilEi 111 -ARLINGTON HEIGHTS- P.M. DBG3 PAPER CllAsU PROSPECT 'EXECUTIVE ACTION' "ASH WEDNESDAY" I AM AD s' Marian Park Fret: LHmMft MATINEE DAILYKRl ELIZABETH TAYLOR HENRY FONOA ACU WFnilFtnAV ni i lygg, -NORRIDGE- Ailaatoa I' 'WHERE WERE iTil? OPEN 10:10 al Wnil IU MP.
iJTSTVX HMOIHY OOnOMS -UNDSAY WAGNER JOHN HCXJSEMAN 1:45, 3:50, 1:00 10:05 IWOtHY OOnOMS LINDSAY WAGNEH X5HN HCXI5EMAN 1:45, 1:50, 1:00 1 PAUL NEWMAN "THE CTIMP" ROBERT REDFORD I IINU "AMERICAN GRAFFITI VILLA PARK WEST (PG) STARTS' 30 24b 5-770 NOP.H VILLA PARK The 12 Chain -HINSDALE- lj "The Paper Chase" pfllrt. Oaily The Laughing Policeman -BERWYN- SToo 'A TOUCH OF CLASS' UIMCnAIC "A Maitaiiul Camaty" Tima HINSDALE Wlantr HAMMOND- -WHEATON- MR Mat. Daily Brit Farflin Film al Taar "The Discreet Charm ol Bourgeoisie" Lifestyte writes about the things that interest you most, Sunday in the Chicago Tribune. 50 IBaH "AMERICAN. WHEAT0N 3.
I. 7 and I i mMV.n'.l i iilriailJJ holiday maiinll thru January hi HULIDAY MATINEE 10UAY Evtry to efttn thtrt'i movi peopl relt to tpvcidl kind of wy. ThTt is luch movi. DAILY AT in (Plil NAPERVILLE AREA "AMERICAN GRAFFITI" SOUTHWEST CIVIADl Roua a. 1 Ml" jixlLHHIV wail a Rout.
fl on-i a oo heaterr' adult hits: I Marian Brand. 'LAST TANflO IN PARIS 2 Gf.rl g.aal "WHERE'S POPPA Da Yu tay la a N.k.d ladyt" W. I 8T DR. II y.i. BURT LANCASTER ROBERT RYAN 'EXECUTOJPNH1 "LADY ICE" "EXECUTIVE ACTION" "BABY MAKER" $3.00 PER CARLOAD WITH AD -hometown- If Nanry Slalil writcn it.
ynu pnn ronnt on it bein? funny. Follow Nanry Ft 'Ill's rolninn, "JpIIv Side Down." pxclnslvely in the feature papes of the It' a guaranteed way to stairt yonr Hay with a smile. Roo.wlt lll OPEN 1:10 "THE OUTSIDE MAN" IN COLOR AT: "ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE' IN COLOR AT -PARK RIDGE- HOMETOWN CINEMA 4JII0 WEST B7TH PLACE 4SS-(lfiHll "BANI1 Th. DRUM. SLOWLY" 610, "PLAY IT AGAIN, 1AM" 1:11 Todoy It Your Day Enoy ai Movlf! DiriMMIrlf ph "-S-5KH0 rll.1tli.
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