The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, March 17, 1988, Page 21, Image 21
The Daily Tar HeelThursday, March 17, 19881 1 ! By RICHARD SMITH Staff writer 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 p.m. "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 Pepper's By LAUREN SIEG Staff Writer With the advent of spring, delivery pizza should be outlawed, instead, a short walk down Frank lin Street will redefine the pizza experience. 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 11:30 p.m. "Frantic" (R) 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. "Moonstruck" (PC) 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 for weeks. 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, XARSITY JX f V P" Top Oscar 2 Nominations including BEST PICTURE and BEST DIRECTOR MOKI IIIW 70 i or i t I isis (.Ht KOll . e.i. k ... mi i it i' HOPE Glory 2:004 20 7:00 9:20 p. 'J -TV 3. , I I . 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. "Motrins" (R) 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. "Masquerade" (R) 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 EXTRA 11:30 LATE SHOW FRI. & SAT. - BOTH FILMS! V RFCT CTI !Y1 Or I QQ7 v mv w uv ll ll in I II lt kill! "MAGNIFICENT. THE DOVT-MISS' sva rw m rfv w- Tw w m t- rrttv .MUV ItUr I tlC. I trK. W III! M U K)Hk 1111 - I KXQlISITKr M.. ii.ii:. M-..I! Ion M.I 1 1 s MI n "A MOVIE OF ASTONISHING WARMTH AND HUMOR... there" not a frame you'd want to change' l WsUI I hi 4 00 " 6 00 7 40 '9 40 153 2:00 r in -- ..i.irti , - n jL ; Smihii fWfm "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. "D.OJL" (R) 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 9:15 p.m. "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 walls. 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 live music: Every Friday & Saturday March 17 Barney Pilgrim World's Largest Leprechaun NO COVER March 18 Patty & Jack Leslie r Country Harmony March 19 Liquid ound 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 "1 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 isms. 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." 320 W Fionkln St. Chap H COI967-9053 Thursday, March 1 7 Mary On The Dash Friday, March IS The Veldt Dillon FenceThe Popes Saturday, March 19 The Pressure Boys Sunday, March 20 Grove Safari Monday, March 2 1 Eek-A-Mouse (Regge) Tuesday, March 22 The Highlanders Wednesday, March 23 Light In August C'lTI! !