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The Fresno Bee from Fresno, California • Page 22
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The Fresno Bee from Fresno, California • Page 22

The Fresno Beei
Fresno, California
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a The Fremo Bee Frif Mar 24 1978 A potential hit well-made i and Ruidoso and it offers an interesting look at this slice of American life What is especially gratifying is that Ritt takes time to let the settings merge with the characters The sons Buddy an aspiring trainer Randy who rides Casey's Shadow and Casey who raised the colt are a headstrong group but with an intense loyalty to their father Die boys especially Micheal Hersnewe as Casey are perfectly cast for their roles And Matthau adds a dimension to his character reminiscent of Bad News Indeed it is sad that Columbia is not doing a i of promoting because is a fine movie and a potential hit movie that could have been made by Disney if a few expletives were deleted SHADOW An appealing movie about a Cajun family that finds its values put to the test when their prize colt develops into a promising race horse Walter Matthau stars as Lloyd Bourdelle a beer-guzzling horse trainer who is trying to raise his three motherless boys while scratching out a living at the track and their Louisiana farm The film sets a leisurely Southern pace until his once-in-a-lifetime horse Shadow) comes along and forces him into a painful decision He must determine whether to risk injury to Shadow and the alienation of his sons by running the horse for his one chance at glory in the All-American Futurity at Ruidoso NM That conflict builds the film to an exciting climax that might surprise fans of director Martin Ritt Ritt of and fame is not a particulary excitable director but he has blended his ability to focus on places and relationships with the conventional excitement of horse racing Die film is rich with location scenes of Lousiana 1 NOW Despite this smaN amount of profanity this film rates as good family entertainment ana is a win ner in Just about any stable of movies It is rated and playing at UA Cinemas Moon-Glo 4 td Scott Tompkins Early rock was mum I 3 a -j 1-1 i SI i i WAITER MATTHAU GLENDA JACKSON ART CARNEY otherwise captures so much of the era it should have been included Hot moves at a fast pace not unlike the music that is almost constantly playing in the background The one problem with some' scenes is they become so hectic with all the actors WILLIE NELSON SPECIAL GUEST STAR THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND IIINKSUWFnXOH "iHlouse AMERICAN HOT WAX In the late 1950s the was rock and roll and the man who coined the term and and sent it across the airwaves in New York City was Alan Freed He is the focus of this film which picks up on his career when it was at its height and rock music was thought to be corrupting the youth of America Aptly played by Tim Mclntire' Freed becomes a sympathetic character a man who loved this then new music and the kids who sang and listened to it He was an idol to the younger generation and a devil to the adults who thought by stopping him could stop the music they could talking at once the dialogue is difficult to understand For the most part however the film works Sa9oq 1 Although it belongs to Mclntire there are some able supporting players: Laraine Newman as a a la Ca composer a la Carole King trying for a Kf Joe' cocky chauffeur trying for and Moosie Drier as the young secret! RICHARD BENJAMIN 'HOUSE GALLS' Scmfe MU SHUUM I JUS EPSTEM mt UN IWOEl 1 CHNUS SWH Stof UU SHULUM JJUUS EPSHM Muse bv NEIMY WNCN hodacid by NiX WIMTSKY and JUiliK SLLEI5 DwcM bv HOWHD 2KfF EacmMPiDarJENIIMGSUINC A IMVOSM PCTURE TECHWCOUK wnwncnw at 1 president of the Holly Fan Club And veter- ly Far Mu DON BOWMAN Early a Freed by investigating every aspect of his Oddly enough the charge that did end career as a top dj and promoter is never mentioned It is a minor point but in a film that NOW an performers Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry' show briefly what rock was all about Hot rated PG is showing at Manchester Cinema Kathey Clarey (HOWTMUSt a lll5 StSO SfSS EXCLUSIVE 7m50 See OLIVER REED cross his eyes THURS MARCH 30 7:30 PM SELLAND ARENA Tickets $550 $650 $750 Crossed stars CROSSED SWORDS This re- telling of Mark is do Prince and the is done in See RAQUEL WELCH cross her legs 'See MARK LESTER cross his fingers See ERNEST BORGNINE cross his heart And see GEORGE SOfr REX HARRISON DAVID HEMMINGS and CHARLTON HESTON get double crossed es through a series at adventures forms the story Oliver Reed is cast in the old Errol Flynn role as Miles Hendon who befriends the young prince mistaken for the pauper It is refreshing to see TidiliMiali atGoMriaiGintarBM Offiaoddl MgularaaMiti him playing a sympathetic character for once Raquel Welch has little to do as former the same rollicking tongue-in-cheek style of director Richard Three It may not be entirely true to historical fact but it is entertaining as a group of talented actors try stealing the scene from one another Primary among these scene thieves are George Scott as a dirty tattered but fully in charge leader of a group of ruffians Rex witty Duke of Norfolk and Ernest 16th century version of an abusive parent For those not familiar with the plot is the story of mistaken identities in this mistaken for Prince Edward of case a poor youth mistake See the biggest dw up of them all love who has married his villianous brother portrayed by David Hemmings Although seeming miscast Charlton Heston tries his best to be Henry VIII in his declining years The film captures the time from the glittering palace of Henry to the hovels of the poor and there is a lot of swordplay done in the tradition of the Saturday matinee Rated PG can probably be enjoyed by the whole family although some things England and vice-versa Both are portrayed by tie sweet-faced Mark Lester who has grown from the i may go over young heads It is playing at Festival youth of to a gangly teen- ager How the prince and the pauper return to their rightful plac- presents Kathey Clarey: Another rollicking adventure from the A creators of Three Musketeers" Appearing Nightly Bewitching fun world while Bette Davis seems to be enjoying herself as the money-mad villainess Spacekids Tuesday thru Saturday 9PJLtlAJL Richards and Eisenmann are both good perform- ers and they prove to be fine adversaries in the' action Like all of films this is good family entertainment with a plot that will entertain most adults There are lots of camera tricks and levita ALEXANDER SALKIND PRESENTS A RICHARD FLEISCHER FILM OLIVER RELD RAQUEL WELCH MARK LESTER ERNEST BORGNINE awn GEORGE SCOTT REX HARRISON 'mmu DAVID HEMMINGS wmi mw HAKKT ANDWW MRRU WIVIN SYBIL DANNINf FHJCin DtAN ULU BARD JOIAX ORCHARD CHARLTON HESTON ww RETURN FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN Another likeable fantasy- comedy In the Disney tradition The film is a sequel to the 1975 hit To Witch and features the same young stars Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann They play castaway children from another planet who leave their remote terrestial community of Witch Mountain to see what life is like in a big city There is a laughable similarity in plots between this one and Brian new sci-fi shocker In both cases there are two children with supernatural powers who are victimized by tion and they might spook the very young But it: 1 the children who see this one is more likely that all will be entertained From Witch is rated and is now playing at the Tower Scott Tompkins" The Lounge At The airport marina hotel power-hungry villains The major difference is that R-rated thriller aims for psychic NOW Exclusive Frame Shewing DAILY TIMES 1 2:30 2:45 9:45 terror while is merely amusing er unloads The fun begins when a luminous saucer i Adult Theatres ir mo haviy A coMNT-j two youngsters in the middle of an empty Rose Bowl Their special powers come to the attention of a pair of evil sharpies who aim to use the kids for power and profit STARDUST MOTEL X-RATED MOVIES I her Lee is superb as a mad scientist robots humans into i and longs to rule the who turns Km privacy if yaw rtaai aa color IV J- a WSreTlSB I METTwSa BSfSLLocrlliri'MMfa'ia Fit jfofj Mi-1441 ACADEMY AWARD WINNER Special Achievement Award -1977 Sound Effects Editing Adult Theatres fiNEAEI £OfENBAAY 1145 MAPLE AT BUTLER 251-8078 99 Tmssssmm rm TASTE COFEATURE Holly With NOMINATIONS OPEN DAIL 12 NOON ADULTS ONLY TOWNS CINEMA 2017 Fresno 442-9842 Wednesday Couplet Day 2- 5 KAkH -Ty" RAINBOW PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS APRIL FOOLS DAY CONCERT SAT APR 1 8 PM WARNORS THEATER 1400 FULTON ST FRESNO featuring The Amazing Rhythm Aces Special GumF Bonnie Bromleft alee The Randy Sharp Band Adm $650 iof of ifiow $550 advancaticfcati at bo offfca and regular sutfen DRAPERIES A CURTAINS IACIMV SI COWS 4 MSC0NTINIU STTUS BARGAIN PRICES at am otw fww MM (MV OfEN WEBSNDS ONLY Close 0JCOUNTSRS OPTNETHRDKMD EXCLUSIVE FRESNO SHOWING DAILY AT: 'SB mm 4.

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