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The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida • Page 41

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SECTION tie Herald WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22 1995 C'JXKREAD Men 50 and older are far more satisfed with their sex life than women in their age group according to a survey of 3500 readers of New Choices magazine The survey finds that 36 percent of the men who responded find sex very satisfying Only 22 percent of the women agree Women also have sex less often: Fifty four percent of the women compared with 32 percent of the men have sex during the last year Marriage is a factor Fifty-four percent of the women and 26 percent of the men married 2 tX iKi Vtf 0 foe 7 -T Real triumph of Toy Story 9 is more than technological it's the power of imagination By RENE RODRIGUEZ Herald Movie Critic Watching Toy Story you get a taste of the amazement movie audiences felt in 1937 while watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs first animated full-length feature Toy Story is the first rmpvie created entirely on computers and just as roundbreaking as Snow vhitp- was in her day: safe MOVIE REVIEW never TOY STORY (G) -k-k-k-k je movje bears aj earmarks of classic Disney sharp humor delightful characterizations rich imagination but it also offers sights never seen before and how many movies nowadays can offer that? Every shot in Toy Story elicits oohs and aahs It infinitely more lifelike than regular hand-drawn cels The pictures look so real swear it was live-action until Mr Potato Head starts to speak or little plast ic toy soldiers stomp out on a reconnaissance mission Yet all the visual razzle-dazzle formidable as it is work so well without equally great writing Toy Story does not disappoint thet either The movie might be aimed at kids (and a dream) but grown-ups are likely to most enjoy its story if Party beginning By LYDIA MARTIN Herald Staff Writer Eleven years ago the White Party was bom as a humble local gesture to help raise a few extra dollars for the cash-strapped Health Crisis Network It has snowballed Now one of the most successful AIDS benefits not to mention one of the hottest tickets on the international gay party circuit the White Party kicks off tonight for a six-day rage 15000 partiers expected An estimated 15000 partiers from all over the US Europe and Latin America are expected to fill out 13 official events that surround Sunday gala at Vizcaya Most get to go to the main event The 2500 tickets available for the White Party proper at $100 a pop sold out in four days back in October opening events include bashes at two Miami Beach clubs Warsaw (for the boys) and Kremlin (for the girls) The success of White Party Week as the whole phenomenon is now called still boggles the minds of folks who were there at the beginning How party began It was 1984 back when the AIDS epidemic was still an outcast cause before red-ribboned celebrities and corporate sponsorship A few friends had gathered in the Coconut Grove home of Frank Wager to raise money-for HCN Wager who died of AIDS last year was an HCN volunteer He invited people over for a cocktail party that scraped together $6000 we were sitting around counting raffle tickets and somebody said it be great if we could throw a party at Vizcaya next says Jorge Suarez an organizer from the beginning that was The 1800 people who attended the first Vizcaya party in 1985 raised $27000 This week of festivities is expected to bring $500000 just all joined forces and made it says Suarez It hurt that over the years South Beach grew into one of the hippest destinations for gay travelers And the White Party began garnering more and more mainstream support as the AIDS cause gained acceptance and the gay community gained respect As it did Beach clubs devel- PLEASESEE WHITE PARTY 2E please SEE TOY STORY 6E TOY STORY: Computer-generated Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen) and Woody (Tom Hanks) SB ft Jfc U-! 1 1 JL REVIEWS INSIDE Four more films open today reviewed on 6E: Leaving Las Vegas () a well-crafted downer of a love story with Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue as the lovers Carrington (Vi) a look at the odd romance between painter Dora Carrington (Emma Thompson) and biographer Lytton Strachey (Jonathan Pryce) Nick of Time () which has weirdmeister Johnny Depp as a dullish accountant trying to wrest his daughter from a kidnapper Money Train () which reunites White Men Jump's Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson this time aboard a runaway subway car In acting writing directing Scorsesefs Casino a royal flush By RENE RODRIGUEZ Herald Movie Critic Few directors working today understand the cinema like Martin Scorsese Steven Spielberg maybe Oliver Stone sometimes Francis Ford Coppola Certainly none understand it better which is why Casino 15th feature-length film is worth getting excited about the work of a director at iMmmtmBtiwiamma the peak of his powers MOVIE REVIEW Casino is nothing less Xeuonm i than an epic three hours CASINO (R) long with a cast of hundreds stuffed with great victory and even greater tragedy If the film has a weakness that nothing in it Scorsese hasn't done before his largest-scale exploration yet of his favorite theme the individual vs society populated by the familiar assortment of trigger-happy wise guys and avaricious dreamers wrenchingly violent and hilariously profane also so feverishly alive its three hours feel more like 90 minutes Casino tackles Las Vegas the world capital of sin and greed prime Scorsesian territory and Scorsese swaggers into town wielding his camera like a cowboy with a six-shooter Not since Raging Bull has Scorsese expressed himself so much through pure technique barely a single cinematic device goes unused here but unlike his legion of imitators Scorsese knows how to marry style with material His tricks never feel like tricks His genius is his ability to make you see things PLEASE SEE CASINO 6E 1 CASV0Sharon Stone and Robert DeNiro deliver standout performances in Martin Lais Vegas epic one of several major Hollywood films opening today in South Florida Theaters For locations and showtimes see Page4E Feds crusading for a sterile kind of Tom Joad a courageous failure Lillie Rubin Hooters next Michael Bolton and the Temptations? LEONARD PITTS Jr AT LARGE Bruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tom Joad Columbia By FERNANDO GONZALEZ Herald Pop Music Critic These are mean days Many of the promises that built this country are being reneged on without so much as a glance back Being poor old or black Hispanic Asian gay you name it is unforgivable So Bruce Springsteen the working-class hero as rock star sets out to tell a few stories to construct a mirror The images are not pretty No major artist will release this year a record more downbeat uncommercial and necessary In the title track he brings I have thi recurring nightmare In it he Temptations a group I love more han life itself are hiring a new lead singer when in walks this suit from the government: He says see your new member is and they say And he says records indicate that all youir members have been and they say And he saysi a clear violation of equal employment laws so chosen a new lead singer for you Either hire him or sue you till you At which point Michael Bolton vaults into ithe room falls to one knee and starl wailing knooooow you wanna leave me but I refuse to let you go 1 wake up streaming been having that dream a lot lately Can you blame me? First the PLA1ASESEE AT LARGE 7E BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: New downbeat Inside: Meat Loaf Alice in Chains 9E PLEASE SEE REVIEWS 9E '1 aBBteglw.

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