The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 05, 1986, Image 16

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"The Name of the Rose"
Sean Connery plays a
Franciscan monk trying to solve
a series of murders at a
Benedictine monastery in 14th
century Italy. He has the
thankless task of trying to
reason with a group whose faith
is so strong that they are blind
to the real world. F. Murray
Abraham plays the leader of the
Inquisition who believes Satan
is responsible for the murders
and that anyone who doesn’t
go along with the Inquisition’s
verdict must be in league with
the devil. The film is a bit slow
in places, but poses great
questions about the role of the
church and the nature of faith.
Rated R.
"Streets of Gold"
Starts today. Rated R.
"Soul Man"
C. Thomas Howell and Rae
Dawn Chong in a comedy
about a white guy who
becomes black to get a minority
scholarship to Harvard Law
School. It seems as if the
director was afraid of making a
serious statement about racism
and tries to throw in a joke
when things start getting
uncomfortable for the viewer.
James Earl Jones is fantastic in
his role as the professor. Rated
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"Nutcracker: The Motion
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s
beautiful ballet comes to the
screen in yet another filmed
version. Rated G.
"Peggy Sue Got Married"
Kathleen Turner and Nicholas
Cage star in Francis Coppola’s
fantasy about a woman who
gets a chance to go back in time
to high school. This marvelous
film is not a “Back to the
Future” rip-off, but an
intelligent and touching story of
a woman reexamining her life.
Rated PG-13.
"Heartbreak Ridge"
Starts today. Rated PG-13.
"An American Tail"
Steven Spielberg feels he is the
Walt Disney of the '80s and has
sponsored his first full-length
animated film. “An American
Tail” is the story of Fievel
Moskowitz, a mouse who
immigrates to America after his
family is forced to leave Russia.
The film doesn’t have the
innocence of a Disney classic,
but it is still good entertainment.
Rated G.
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"Crocodile Dundee"
Australian comedian Paul
Hogan is the famous trapper
Michael J. “Crocodile” Dundee
who is brought back to America
by a reporter (Linda
Kozlowski). A bit predictable,
but lots of fun. Rated PG.
"The Color of Money"
Tom Cruise is a cocky kid with a
talent for pool. Paul Newman is
a former pool hustler who
decides he can make a lot of
money being Cruise’s manager.
Director Martin Scorsese is in
good form once again, as are
Newman and Cruise, in this
realistic portrait of street people.
Rated R.
"Children of a Lesser God"
William Hurt, Marlee Matlin and
Piper Laurie star in this filmed
version of Mark Medoff s play.
Hurt is teacher at a school for
the deaf. Matlin is a deaf
woman who works at the
school. They fall in love, but
have to overcome the barrier of
silence between them. Hurt
deserves an Oscar for his
performance in this superb film.
Rated R.
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""Star Trek IV: The Voyage
See review page 5. Rated PG.
"Song of the South"
Walt Disney’s wonderful
animated classic of the Uncle
Remus tale is back. Each year
Disney re-releases one of its old
films so that the kids will have
something to do during the
Christmas vacation. Rated G.
Chuck Norris and Lou Gossett,
Jr. star in this cross between an
Indiana Jones adventure flick
and a Hope and Crosby
“Road” movie. Sometimes it’s
fun and funny but most of the
time it’s stupid and boring.
Rated R.
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"Top Gun"
Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis
in a long commercial for the
U.S. Armed Forces with a love
story thrown in for good
measure. The cinematography
is great, especially if you like
flying sequences. This movie
has some of the best. Rated PG.
"Tough Guys"
Burt Lancaster and Kirk
Douglas are two criminals who
are released from prison after
30 years. They get tired of
trying to be ordinary senior
citizens and decide to steal the
same train they were sent up
the river for robbing 30 years
before. The actors are better
than the screenplay they are
stuck with. Rated PG.
"Stand By Me"
Director Rob Reiner’s version of
Stephen King’s novella “The
Body. ” This isn’t another horror
flick, but a warm look at
friendship, good times and
growing up. One of the best
screen adaptations of a King
novel. Rated R.
"Something Wild"
Jeff Daniels is a conservative
businessman who needs a little
excitement in his life. Melanie
Griffith is a wild woman who
needs a little stability in her life.
Ray Liotta is the ex-husband
/ex-convict who could destroy
their lives. Director Jonathan
Demme has put together a fan
tastic film that is both good en
tertainment and a thought-pro
voking experience. Rated R.
"The Boy Who Could Fly"
Jay Underwood plays an
autistic boy who likes to pretend
he can fly. Lucy Deakains is the
girl who tries to reach out to him
and discovers he really can fly.
The film is too sickeningly sweet
and Spielbergish for the tastes
of everyone except for the most
sentimental, and the actors are
too old to be believable in the
roles of junior high kids. Rated
"Eye of the Tiger"
Gary Busey stars in a movie
based on Survivor’s theme
song for “Rocky III. ” Rated R.
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"Pretty in Pink"
Molly Ringwald is a poor girl
from the wrong side of town
who is in love with a rich kid,
Andrew McCarthy. Despite the
ancient plot line, the movie tells
the story in a fresh new way,
thanks to director John Hughes’
ability to show kids in a realistic
and sympathetic fashion. Rated
Friday and Saturday Midnight
"The Secret Policeman's
Other Ball"
Fantastic film of the 1979
Amnesty International benefit
concerts. Great comedy from
the Monty Python gang, Peter
Cook and Jonathan Miller.
Great music from Pete
Townshend, Phil Collins,
Donovan, Jeff Beck and Eric
Clapton. Sting’s solo rendition
of “Roxanne” is a religious
experience. Rated R.
"Doc Savage"
Kenneth Robeson’s “Man of
Bronze” comes to life in this film
starring Ron Ely. Doc and the
Fabulous Five are out to learn
who killed Doc’s father and
save the world in the process.
The movie is so stupid you can’t
help but love it. The music of
John Philip Sousa never
sounded better until some lyrics
were added for the film. Rated