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The Daily Tar HeelThursday, March 17, 19881 1
By RICHARD SMITH
ths WEors movies (by theater)-.
"The Dead" (PC)
James Joyce's "Dubliners" short
story is adapted faithfully and
wonderfully to the screen for John
Huston's final film. Set in the
changing Ireland of 1904, the story
explores the emotional relation
ships among a group gathered for
an annual Epiphany dinner party,
and the passion that inextricably
links the living with the dead. It
is abstract to the point of meriting
several viewings to capture ever
ything the film puts across, but
this is not a criticism. Exemplary
performances by all and masterful
direction by the late Huston make
"The Dead" a most beautiful film.
Starring Angelica Huston and
Donal McCann. 87 minutes, varsity:
2, 4, 6, 7:40 and 9:30 p.m. Late shows
on Friday and Saturday at 11:30
"Hope and Glory" (PC-1 3)
Nominated for five Academy
Awards, including Best Picture and
Best Director, this is John Boor
man's hilarious autobiographical
film of his family's struggles
through world War ll in a blitzed
London. The story is largely seen
through the eyes of Boorman as
a 7-year-old boy, excellently por
trayed by Sebastian Rice-Edwards.
The war ensures that nothing will
ever be the same again for anyone,
least of all the Rowan family. At
one level this movie has an epic
feel, but Boorman's pastiche cap
tures all the fears and hopes of
the times in an intimate style. The
film takes place on a set entirely
By LAUREN SIEG
With the advent of spring,
delivery pizza should be outlawed,
instead, a short walk down Frank
lin Street will redefine the pizza
instant transformation for the
age-old college delicacy? The idea
seems ludicrous, but entirely
within the realm of a restaurant
which, next to its posted menu,
issues the following warning:
"Attention customers no sque
aling . . . Any squealers will be
served via sausage."
Squeal about what? Have Frank
lin Street eateries turned to the
theatre of the absurd for enter
tainment instead of the tradi
tional jukebox? Or do Pepper's
customers know something that
the rest of Chapel Hill doesn't?
At Pepper's Pizza, the answer to
both questions is yes. The place
sometimes borders on the edge of
the absurd, but, more impor
tantly, it serves hot, fresh pizza
with a wide variety of toppings.
As any college connoiseur
knows, Chapel Hill has more
options for pizza than it does
BMW's. But with delivery, the joys
of eating out seem to be forgot
ten except by Pepper's, it
presents a pizza restaurant which
presents all the comforts of home:
pizza, TV, a stereo, tables and
chairs - but without the stench
constructed on an airstrip in the
English midlands that slowly gets
destroyed in the ensuing blitz.
Sarah Miles also stars. 118 minutes.
Varsity: 2, 4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m. Late
shows on Friday and Saturday at
This is a dreadful f ilm that would
be laughable were it not for the
fact that it was made by Roman
Polanski and stars Harrison Ford.
"Frantic" tells the story of an
American surgeon whose wife is
kidnapped and of his supposedly
frantic search for her, but frankly,
the audience is more frantic for
this ridiculously long film to endr
To be fair to Ford (though he
hardly deserves it), he really has
nothing to work with. Ignore all
comparisons to Hitchcock and all
notices that proclaim this to be
as good as "Chinatown." Some
scenes are so bad it's embarrassing.
113 minutes. Carolina: Nightly at
7 and 9:30 p.m. Weekend matinees
at 2 and 4:30 p.m.
Cher, Nicholas Cage and a host
of tremendous Broadway actors
star in this wonderful comedy
about a widow who falls in love
with her fiance's brother, it's set
in Brooklyn's Italian community
and directed with operatic daff
iness by Norman Jewison. Nomi
nated for six Academy Awards,
including Best Picture, Best Direc
tor, Best Actor and Best Actress.
100 minutes. Carolina: nightly at
7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Weekend mati
nees at 2:30 and 4:45 p.m.
"Hie Last Emperor" (PC-1 3)
Fascinating, epic true story of
has the best piece of pie in the business
of onions remaining in the room
in addition to these creature
comforts, Pepper's Pizza is excep
tional. The slices are huge, the
crust thick and the toppings
bounteous. Aside from the tradi
tional toppings such as pepperoni,
sausage, onion, etc., Pepper's also
offers meatballs, jalapeno peppers,
broccoli and artichoke hearts.
Prices range from $6.50 for a
medium cheese pizza to $1 3.50 for
a large with everything. Pizza by
the slice starts at 95 cents for
cheese, and can be decorated for
30 cents each additional topping.
in addition to the pizza, Pepper's
also serves calzones. Prices range
from $3.50 for cheese to $3.95 for
sausage and cheese or spinach and
cheese, if, for some strange reason,
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last emperor Pu Yi, who is crowned
ruler of China at the age of 3 and
dies in 1967 as a humble gardener
in the Federal Republic. Sumptuous
location shooting and much color
and imagery characterize Ber
nardo Bertolucci's slightly dis
tanced direction. John Lone is
stunning in the lead role. Also stars
Peter OToole. Nominated for nine
Academy Awards and could well
scoop the lot. 165 minutes. Plaza:
2:20 and 7 p.m. only.
Richard Pryor and Randy Quaid
star in a comedy about the night
mares of relocation, if the pre
views are anything to go by, not
highly recommended. 90 minutes.
Plaza 5:15 and 950 p.m. only.
"Good Morning Vietnam" (R)
Robin Williams is, of course, very
funny, but as a comment on the
Vietnam War, Barry Levinson's film
makes little overall sense. The
movie is inconsistent, and so the
dichotomy of comedy and real-life
horrors neither mixes nor clashes
effectively, though some scenes
certainly are lump-in-the-throat
material. It's disappointing,
although it has earned Williams an
Academy Award nomination for
Best Actor. 119 minutes. Plaza:
2:30, 4:45, 7:05 and 9:25 p.m. only. .
"Off Limits" (R)
Willem Dafoe and Gregory Hines
star in a cop drama set in pre
Vietnam War Saigon. Plaza 2:40, 5,
7:20 and 9:40 p.m.
Rob Lowe and Meg Tilly star in
a tale of betrayal and murder in
a yuppie playground. Looks prom-
the pizza or calzone isnt enough,
and mysterious urges for a nutri
tious, well-balanced meal over
come you, the house salad can fill
any empty spaces. An enormous
bowl of vegetable material such
as lettuce, tomatoes and black
olives is topped with an Italian
dressing which makes a spicy
statement without presenting a
fire hazard for $1.95.
Pepper's doesn't leave you
standing on dry ground, either.
The beer ranges in price from 80
cents for Natty Bo to $1.65 for
imported, in the non-alcoholic
realm, soft drinks and root beer
abound. Choices are somewhat
limited, but coke and beer com
plement pizza the same way milk
does for cookies.
But the food is not the only way
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"My Life As A Dog" will be showing at the Union Friday night
ising from previews. Ram: 7:05 p.m.
and 9:05 p.m.
Dennis Quaid stars in suspense
drama about a man who is poi
soned and has 24 hours to live. Just
enough time to work out who
dunit. A re-make. Ram: 7:10 and
"Police Academy 5" (PC)
Back again, this time on Miami
Beach. Does anyone pay to see this
stuff? A silly question. Steve
Cuttenberg decided not to do this
one. Ram 7 and 9 p.m.
union movies (check film sche
dule at Union desk for full details):
"Brief Encounter" (1946), Thurs
day 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m..
"My Life As A Dog" (1985), Friday
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. One of the
best of last year, this Swedish film
tells the bittersweet story of
ingemar, a 12-year-old boy who
to enjoy Pepper's. No customer's
visit could be complete without
his enjoying the fine TV program
ming which today's networks
have provided or listening to the
wide variety of music, usually
"progressive," on CD or tape. But
the real entertainment is on the
Eating at Pepper's seems to
necessitate leaving a profound
message to the world on its walls,
just as eating at the Rat necessi
tates leaving initials for future
students to discover and for
proud alumni to rediscover. The
Every Friday & Saturday
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Get Ready For The Tar
NO ALCOHOL, NO ID, NO HASSLES
Shows start at 9:30 PMS3.00 cover
40V2 W. Rosemary 933-5550
(next to Tijuana Falsi
has to leave home during his
mother's illness and stay with his
uncle in the country. A host of
eccentric characters parade the
screen through a series of delight
ful, touching episodes as the boy
strives for acceptance and love.
Directed with great warmth by
Lasse Hallstrom, who has earned
an Academy Award nomination
for Best Director. Admission S1.50
(tickets sold at Union Desk).
"The Shining" (1980), midnight
Friday and Saturday. Admission $1
(tickets sold at Union Desk).
"Swimming To Cambodia" (1987),
Saturday 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
"Dead Of Night" (1945), Sunday
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
"Broken Rainbow" (1986), Wed
nesday 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
"Dreamchfld" (1985), Thursday 7
p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
graffiti wall allows Bloom County
fanatics, game show followers,
band groupies, film buffs and
literature majors to express them
selves in a myriad of veritable life
Witticism, cynicism, satirism and
an almost occultism emerges from
the wall, through quotes such as
"Remember answer in the form
of a question!" to riddles such as
"How many surrealists does it take
to change a light bulb? The fish!
well, l guess that's just not your
cup of fur."
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