The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on July 18, 1982 · 144
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The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia · 144

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Sunday, July 18, 1982
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8-G. gfrf Atlanta gouriuil DTHE ATLANTA COSTtTt TIO SUNDAY, JULY 18, 1982 iiNi-GRrrojES G tic's guide to films: I;---. Unsurpassed in its category . Exceptional Good l- Fair Joor v M without stars arc not yot ro d by Tho Journal. p" C "j rating guide: Cj - All ages admitted PX Parental guidance suggested R Under 17 requires guardian X No one under 17 admitted By-Scott Cain Staff Writer Opening Th Best Little Whorehouse in Teias Dolly Parton is Miss Mona, proprietress of the Chicken Ranch. Burt Reynolds is the sheriff, forced to do his duty. Opens Friday. Lenox Square, National. Akers Mill, Northlake, South-lake;. Cobb Center, Roswell Mall, South DeKalb. .(''" The World According to Garp R In this serio-comedy. Robin Williams is Garp, a writer with a formidable mother. An actress named Glenn Close plays Garp's mother, Jenny Fields, who becomes a star of the women's lib movement. Opens Friday. Tara, Akers Mill, Northlake, South-lake. . Y ' - Continuing Annie pg . Albert Finney is fine as Daddy War-bucks. Carol Burnett gets a few laughs as drunken Miss Hannigan. Otherwise, this elephantine, $50 million production is not much. Phipps Plaza, Perimeter Mall, Columbia. Akers Mill, North DeKalb, Shannon, Griffin. (, Author! Author! i PG What's a Manhattan playwright (Al Pacino) to do when his addled wife (Tuesday Weld) abandons him for an overage hippie - from Gloucester, Mass.? Pacino is left to tend to five children. Northlake Mall. Bananas R Woody Allen wreaks havoc in Latin America in this zany farce. Howard Cosell has a brilliant cameo as an obnoxious TV reporter interviewing a mortally wounded dictator. Showing Friday and Saturday, along with "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask." () This bawdy collection of skits features Allen and a galaxy of co-stars. The skit with Gene Wilder and a sheep is either the funniest or most appalling, depending on your taste. Rhodes. Blade Runner R Ridley Scott ought to be a set decorator, rather than a director. In "Blade Runner," he loses sight of the stoy while devoting all his attention to decor and lighting. The decor and lighting, it must be admitted, are stupendous. The vision of Los Angeles in the year 2019 is both exciting and frightening. In the I've-done-it-all style of 1940s movie detectives. Harrison Ford is a bounty hunter on the trail of escaped robots. Northlake, Akers Mill, Westgate, Tower Place, Parkaire. Fayette, Southlake. Das Boot (The Boat) R v.- This is the finest submarine movie ever made. Although director Wolfgang Petersen emphasizes the claustrophobia of undersea life, his above-surface scenes are powerful as well. The story is set aboard U-96, the newest Nazi submarine. Garden Hills. Chariots of Fire PG In this bright and cheering film, Ian Charleson and Ben Cross are runners - - v . x- - 1 II 1 1 t , ':mn mm?- m .kll. - m .lilted vM VWUW' 4i 1 ';i;::v-;d'f I! -lit:.? ill TH5 CIST LITTLE WKORSKCUSS Ifl TEXAS': Dolly Parton (center) with her girls. competing for positions on Britain's 1924 Olympic team. Tower Place. Conan the Barbarian r A dynamite movie for comic book fans. Conan spends many years searching for the man who killed his parents. He learns that the scoundrel is Thulsa Doom, 1,000-year-old leader of a snake cult. The moment Thulsa Doom turns into a snake will either thrill you or make you squirm, but you will watch in fascination. Town & Country, Omni. Arrowhead. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid PG A one-joke comedy starring Steve Martin as a detective in Los Angeles in the 1940s. Through editing, Steve seems to have conversations with Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland, Burt . Lancaster and others. Omni. , Diner R e e A e A joyous comedy, celebrating a bygone era. The time is 1959. The place is Baltimore. Five young fellows forget their troubles at their favorite diner, where the house specialty is french fries covered in gravy. One of the pals. Billy, is a graduate student, visiting home to attend a wedding. Billy still loves a former sweetheart, but she is a career woman at a TV station and won't permit Billy to rekindle the flame. Tara. ' J, E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial PG Don't be intimidated by those long lines. "E.T." is worth standing in line . for. Steven Spielberg's story is the es-; sence of fairy-tale simplicity. Elliott, a lonely 10-year-old boy, gives shelter to E.T., a stranded space creature. Elliott is sure that his mother will not understand his keeping an alien in the closet. There are other problems. One is that E.T. cannot live long in Earth's atmosphere. The other is that government agents are searching for E.T. Lenox- Square, Cobb Center, Griffin, Roswell Mall, National, Northlake, Perimeter Mall, Fayette, Lawrenceville, Douglasville. Firefox V PG Director-star Clint Eastwood trots out a spy thriller of such complexity that ' even "Five Fingers" suddenly seems simplistic. But Clint is a fine storyteller and. "Firefox" makes sense, if you pay attention. Clint portrays an ' American pilot assigned to steal an advanced jet MiG-31, called Firefox from a military compound 600 i miles from Moscow. Perimeter Mall, Tower Place, Southlake Mall, Subur- , ban Plaza, Westgate, Roswell Mall, South DeKalb, Lawrenceville, Douglasville, Parkaire, Akers Mill. , Hanky Panky PG -. Gene Wilder is the star of this tepid slapstick version of "North by Northwest." Grand Canyon substitutes for Mount Rushmore. Omni. The Killing of Sister George R Beryl Reid throws caution to the wind in her all-out performance as Sister George, a radio character who's being written out of her series. Susannah York is Sister George's dimwitted friend, and Coral Browne is the obnoxiously sincere lady who brings bad news from the BBC. Showing Wednesday and Thursday, along with Richard's Things." () Poor Liv Ull-mann She needs to do a cream pie fight, if only for a change. In "Richard's Things." Liv is a widow' who is shocked to discover that her recently deceased husband was having a fling. She seeks out the "other woman" and has a fling with her. What does it mean? Silver Screen. Melvin and Howard R ' This is a comedy about an all-American loser. If you recall, Melvin Dum-mar was named a beneficiary in a LJ .J 1 1. .I . II ti uiuiwu nunar u nugne win. ins movie accepts that Melvin actually did give Hughes a ride into town from the desert. It also accepts the authen- -ticity of the so-called Mormon will. TkA film ie IhpiiaIw am .m . Il.l (aigtsij an awuvuiii vi mci- vin's life falling apart in the face of his ' publicity. Paul Le Mat is open-faced as Melvin; Jason Robards is crusty as Hughes, and Mary Steenburgen is a lively sprite as Melvin's exasperated wife. Showing through Tuesday, along with "Return of the Secaucus Seven." () This may be the best $60,000 movie of the past 20 years. Former militants hold a reunion and discover that they have mellowed. Silver, Screen. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy PG Woody Allen wrote, directed and stars in this comedy. Co-starring are Mary Steenburgen, Mia Farrow, Julie Hagerty, Jose Ferrer and Tony Roberts. Tower Place, Roswell Mall, Perimeter Mall, Stonemont. The Misfits no uooe Hating This is one of those movies whose fame does not rest on artistic merit, but on gossip. Clark Gable, who plays a wraneler chasine wild mustanes across the Nevada desert, lost a tremendous amount of weight to do this physically demanding role. He gave a good account of himself, but suffered a heart attack shortly after completing the picture and died a few days later. Arthur Miller wrote "The Misfits" as a vehicle for Marilyn Monroe, who was his wife at the time. She gives a heartfelt performance as a downtrodden divorcee who falls in love with Gable, Sadly, this was the last movie Miss Monroe completed. Montgomery Clift, who was already in decline, does the best acting, but his fans remember "The Misfits" mostly ., n,UAPnmn I... . nA iwi I v can 1 1 an ancauinc m ui gwvu looks. John Huston directed and, for once, it's possible to feel sorry for him. Still, he brought unmistakable pep to a difficult assignment. Showing "CQOE UI2DE51 MY SPELL" . -And- "RIPE FOR LOVE" Lfj5S It's a natural high.. f j And it's just over the horizonXJf Roy Edward Disney Presents STARTS TODAY! TH RHODES XPOCHTICST 8-7Q19 in 1 1 1 yj i hi Wi,. - ik d, v yx t 'l.ilTjJ.- k-r-it .ii. ristiify iL.i!-ii,fii.. i j fy i MlfJij; ;h ?i I iSijiilll;. i,fijiMTi,ijUi fctj 3 ii;l'iibtJ'i'i:imsiIiliW iJ3 :isSliiOi: -:i:!iiisis;HHIaMi.M3: -irftsii?isli'lir 3 1 K SUUTM COtMl OH. 3 2HD SF.1ASH VIEEK! I. CAllt i.'vSjm j ai r:-UT 12 40 2 45445 6 45 8 45 , .mio.XBYsW5T AT THESE THEATRES U:15 2:304:45701000 K.HUWHI KHiU,,t HO. T Hi l S34-I281 2:00 4.00 6:00 8:00 10:00 rAuHTM DfcKALB C bNI fc H I 34-01? I .tOUB BHILNjfc HO. SW-1M0 1:30 3:30 5:30 7:3U 9:30 l-5 4 SHALLOi 451-4! SHALLOWfOHORO. 451-4570 9:15 ind 11:30 1-20 AT CANUl tH HO. 1 S41-S14T ' 1:00 3 00 5X07:309:30 . 1:30 3:30 5:30 7:30 9:30 3:00 5:00 7:00 9:00 S0RRY, NO PASSES ACCEPTED FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT. 1:303:305:307:309:30 11-76 AT fAHMl MS MKT. tMI J-,7?1.. Opens it 1 30, Show at Dusk 2nd Future H "The Watcher In The Woods" Cash in with classified advertising. 577-5772. .... . 1 H oflo- ? '. ll " : " I f 3 .::.:...':.:. u 'A tvay fx - i t. n ' go- --- t -n : "V a GEORGE ROY HILL Rim ROBIN WILLIAMS "THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP" MARY BETH HURT GLENN CLOSE JOHN LITHGOW Executive Producer PATRICK KELLEY Screenplay by STEVE TESICH Based on the novel by JOHN IRVING Produced by GEORGE ROY HILL and ROBERT L CRAWFORD 'rinded by GEORGE ROY HILL FROM WVRNER BROi ' i : A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY W Read the Novel from POCKET BOOKS RESTRICTED uiion i? mourns s accompanying PARENT OK ADULT GUARDIAN sir Amnrs fesudd asxi .I.Hit-liMHU-l'l- KWY. 41 N. SOUTH OF 1-285 CHliHIKt faHllXit RO. AT 1-65 .-N'l J mi 1-75 AT HrVY. 54 klOHHOW 1N0. BLVD. l-2d5 hWi". 23S W. UlT (near Sel) 634-7520

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