Calgary Herald from Calgary, Alberta, Canada on December 28, 1991 · 23
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V CALGARY HERALD Sat., December 28, 1991 B1 3 QWr MRS -' t i .,, m ni nun u ..4 ' u 1 1 ii i mix iv STEVEN SPIELBERG AT HIS VERY BEST." Cay Franklin, KABC-TV TAKE EVERYONE YOU LOVE AND I ' GET IN LINE FOR 'HOOK'." f ' Awry Raskin, UTV VANCOUVER "A WHOLE DIFFERENT KIND OF MAGICAL ADVENTURE!" David Sliechan, KNBCTV DUST1N ROBIN JULIA BOB HOFFMAN WILLIAMS ROBERTS HOSKINS ililifllim MO iiiaffflBiiMBiw mum iiiiii in nil turn w in lira sin wMinni .wiiiiiii nmuwii i iiiiii Biir iiiuiiniTit wj!iiiiliiiiiiriMiw siaii-ia-miiiiiiK - X Jl 1AM1NjI TOO ENTHUSIASTIC THUMBS UP. MY UP, It's a legitimate candidate for Oscar consideration for Best Pictured I liked it more than THE LITTLE MERMAID'. This is up there with 'CINDERELLV, TLNOCCHIO', even 'SNOW WH1TEV Sophisticated and funny, romantic and scary, Disney s 'BEAUTY AND Tl IE BEAST' is an instant classicf ONASGUilOnTOlO, IT'S AN 11! s " mm TRI 4 rcattmBllhMtn.STAH ff Ihmhmm - am aim await GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT. NO PASSES FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT. IIIIWW'WXi'i Daily 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:30. in Doily 2:00, 6:45, 9:30. Daily 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30. Daily 1:20, 3:50, 6:40, 9:25. X7 1 .JdStUMMlt(IV;AMI-Krl JSISM-I &I-W-RT J - lit J An n. MWS k 4 MAi 1 Utrt.. I SA 1 ( M J A presents Beast 77 wrf beautiful bv story ever told. K Will Diti Cm O'llntulM Ii lUtNl Villi FlCIUtll BIJfUHUIION IDC Daily 2:30, 4:30, 7:00, 8:50. 4MB! GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT. NO PASSES FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT. TV jinrj t,iin I'l'M 'i" Daily 1:00, 2:45, I Daily 1:15, 3:10, I Daily 1:00, 2:50, 4:45, 6:30, 8:15. I 5:00, 7:00, 8:55. 4:45, 6:50, 8:45. m Jim TUESDAY, DEC. 31, on one ticket, see THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE at 7:00, followed by FATHER OF THE BRIDE. HAND: Mature; not suitable for pre-teens. FATHER: General Entertainment. Listen to KIK-FM to win tickets to v NEW YEAR'S EVE Preview! '"FATHER OF THE BRIDE' IS THE SLEEPER OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON. It's a surprise package of heartfelt sentiment, lively laughter and shining performances." - Bob ( ampMI. Nhtt HOUSF. W WS ShKVK : "Steve Martin makes a marvelous father and an even more marvelous 'FATHER OF THE BRIDE' -making it a marvelous movie." - David Sheehan. NBC -1 V I OS AN(il I f s 1 A 2 KH f STEVE MARTIN DIANE KEATON MARTIN SHORT FaitIer of the Bride A comedy about letting go. GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT. Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. TOUCHSTONE PICTURES I NO PASSES FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT. (Touchsitxve Pict ures Daily 2:05, 4:30. 7:00. 9:25. No 7:00 show Doily 1:30, Daily 1:45, Daily l:5U, Tues., Dec. 311 I 4:10, 7:20, 9:20. 4:10, 7:10, 9:35. 4:10, 7:20, 9:35. L -. -MfJ This Holiday, Paramount Means Entertainment!! t0 HAPPY BOO YEAR! fro J) Vs U 1 i:;r .GOOD MORV(. PARENTAL GUIDANCE. NO PASSES FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT. pSIH3!El pSSSETl tima" ,TtfJ : -nl Li.. ;fj 1 .Ma Daily 2:30, I Dairy 4:30, 7:1 5, 9:45. 1 2:20, 7:1 5, 9:40. Daily 2:00, 4:30, 7:30, 9:50. Daily 1:45, 4:00, 7:00, 9:30. -... w FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT. PARENTAL GUIDANCE: NOT RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNG CHILDREN. Daily 2:15, . Daily 2:15, . Daily 4:15,7:15,9:15. I 4:20,7:30,9:30. I 4:20,7:15,9:25. Actor sine!' about animals The tough guy is just one side of Earl Holliman By Jamie Portman (Southam News) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. When Earl Holliman isn't in front of the cameras playing a tough ex-cop for CBS or filming a new movie of the week, the odds are high that he'll be busy attending to the welfare of animals. Sharing his Studio City Home are two dogs, six cats and a menagerie of other pets, most of which he has found abandoned or rescued from the local animal shelter. In addition, the veteran star of the current mystery comedy series, PSI LUV U, has been president of a Los Angeles organization called Actors And Other Animals since 1976. "People in the area get to know you care about animals," says Holliman, "so they bring them to you. For example, I recently had a blind possum. Or somebody might bring me a dove that a cat has mauled, so I nurse it back to health. I enjoy that." Holliman even has a soft spot for pigeons. "I feed at least 500 of them a day. In fact it's like a pigeon McDonald's at my property!" Actors And Other Animals is a philanthropic group with an unusual pet welfare mandate. It's there to provide emergency help to pet owners. "A lot of these people may be indigent or in poor health, but they love their pets. Often for the elderly or the handicapped or the AIDS victim, the only warm consoling body is a dog or a cat. "Many times they can't afford to feed them properly or have them spayed or neutered. Often they can't afford the vet's bills. Thats where we come in. We help in emergencies. We offer total financial assistance when necessary. We help the owners to care." Holliman was a close friend of the late primatologist, Dian Fos-sey. In her book, Gorillas In The Mist, she wrote about the two weeks he spent with her studying the mountain gorillas of Africa's Rwandan rain forests. It was during that period that Holliman discovered a dog caught in an animal trap. "I nursed him back to health and brought him back home. I had this wonderful dog for eight years. I named him Poacher." Holliman's other great love is acting, a profession he's followed for more than 40 years. TV fans know him best for the several seasons he spent playing Sgt. Bill Crowley opposite Angie Dickinson on the long-running series, Police Woman. But he also has a long film career to his credit, with roles in such major films as The Bridges At Toko Ri, Gun-fight At The OK Corral, and The Sons Of Katie Elder. Fans of the 1955 cult science-fiction film, Forbidden Planet, remember Holliman in the role of Cookie. But it was a picture he hated making. Much of the time he was acting opposite a robot named Robbie. i ; HOLLIMAN: To the rescue "I thought I was wrong for the part. I was never comfortable with it." A year later, he made The Rainmaker with Katherine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster and that is a movie which brings back fond memories. He won a Golden Globe award for his performance as Hepburn's brother. "That's still my favorite film. It was actually my 15th picture, but it was the one that made all the difference in lifting my career to a whole different plateau." In PSI LUV U, which premiered in September, Holliman plays an ex U.S. federal marshal who runs a private investigation and security firm in Palm Springs. Connie Selleca plays a former conwoman and Greg Evigan a former New York cop who have run afoul of the Mafia and have been placed in his employ under the U.S. witness protection program. The producers cast Holliman because of the need for a character who looked and sounded like a genuine cop. Thanks to his year's on Police Woman, the actor had this credibility. "Now I've had to bring credibility to this new character," Holliman says. He thinks his PS character is still developing. "He's turned out to be fun. I like his sardonic sense of humor." : When Holliman isn't busy with TV or film, he turns to the stage. ) For seven years, he ran one of the top dinner theatres in the United States. And he's still active in ' California's lively theatre scene. ' He was one of the late Tennessee Williams's favorite actors as a result of two major Los Angeles productions of Williams's plays. One was A Streetcar Named Desire in which he played the character of Mitch opposite Faye Dunaway and Jon Voigt. The other was the controversial Camino Real in which Holliman played the pivotal character of Kilroy. "Tennessee came to that production of Camino Real 11 times," Holliman marvels. And when the run ended, the playwright sent the actor a telegram: "Dear Earl: Your Kilroy and your Mitch are the best ever." "I cherish that wire," Holliman says. "It's one of the reasons I feel blessed. Forty years in this business is a long time, and it's wonderful to be still enjoying it and making a living." JAZZ DISCS By Brian Brennan (Herald writer) Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jack Teagarden, et al: The Jazz Singers (BMG). Annotator Joe Goldberg says it best. If it weren't for their fame as jazz instrumentalists, nobody would ever have given these guys the opportunity to sing into a recording microphone. Their vocal skills were almost non-existent. But because they were such great musicians, one could forgive their shortcomings as singers. The value of this one-disc compilation, drawn from four decades of jazz vocalizing, is not that it preserves these mediocre voices for posterity, but that it contains some splendid solo instrumental playing to break up the monotony of the singing. Selections include Fats Waller's I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter, Bunny Berigan's I Can't Get Started and Louis Armstrong's Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? Rating: B Jon Ballantyne, Paul Bley: A Musing (Justin Time). Ballantyne, 27, took a leaf out of Bley's own book by inviting Bley to play with him on this two-piano recording date. Bley, now 59, had once said in an interview the only way for a musician to be good was to play with "people four times better than you." The record company was mistaken, however, if it thought this masterclass session would result in something musically significant. Bley, moody and brooding as ever, continues to sound as if he's searching for the lost chord. Ballantyne flounders along behind as if he doesn't have a clue where the music is going. Rating: D Kenny Kirkland (MCA). The first solo album from Branford Marsalis's erstwhile keyboards player combines a commonplace offering of contemporary modal stylings with some uninspired reinterpretations of material by Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Wayne Shorter and Ornette Coleman. Kirkland, like Harry Connick Jr., obviously has tremendous respect for the jazz giants of the past. But his solo playing, while technically proficient, is superficial and mechanical to the point of monotony. Rating: C- Abbey Lincoln: You Gotta Pay The Band (Polygram). Her voice has lost much of the power she displayed during the late '50s and '60s when she sang with Max Roach. Her vocals now have that same strangled quality that you associate with such seasoned singers as Alberta Hunter and Rosemary Clooney. But that time- worn characteristic has a wonderful, haunting appeal. Stan Getz, Hank Jones and Charlie Haden provide the instrumental cushion for this fragile voice, which speaks as forcefully as any megaphone. The tunes include Brother Can You Spare A Time, as well as several of Lincoln's own originals. Rating: A

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