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14DTHOmnibusThursday, February 23r19S9. r
Carolina Cue and White.
East Franklin Street, 942-3061
Plaza I, II, III: Elliot Road ext.,
Ram Triple-. NCNB Plaza, 967-
varsity Theater: 123 E.
Franklin St, S37-8S65
Cardinal I and II: North Hills
Shopping Plaza, Six Forks Road,
Falls Twin: Falls Village Shop
ping Center, 847-0326
Imperial Cinemas: Cary Vil
Oh joy! Oh rapture! Pedro AJmo
dovar is back in town! Following
his delicious "Law Of Desire" (shown
last semester at the Union) and the
outrageous "Matador" (which
enjoyed an all-too-short run on
Franklin Street earlier this year)
comes the most acclaimed film yet
from the young Spanish director.
"Woman On The verge Of A Ner
vous Breakdown" broke house
records in New York, and has been
nominated for Best Foreign Rim
by the Academy. It shows all the
signs of being an assured winner.
Leaving the Varsity Theater
tonight to make way for "Woman
On The verge" are Harvey Pier
stein's "Torch Song Trilogy," and
that other unmissible Oscar nomi
nee for Best Foreign Rim, "Salaam
Bombay," the Indian film directed
by Mira Nair which chronicles the
adventures of a peasant boy on
the streets of Bombay. Rush to it
today! Showtimes are 2:10 and
This week, because we are so
thoughtful, the MOVIES are
arranged to spotlight the Oscar
As always, asterisks denote
especially wonderful films.
NSXT WEEK'S MOVIES (Starting
Friday. All times pm)
OSCAR NOMINATED MOVIES
Woman On The Verge of A
Another brilliant comedy from
Spain's Pedro Almodovar: another
North Carolina premiere at the
Varsity: Friday and Saturday at
1:30, 3:20, 5:10. 7. 8:50, 10.40; Sunday
thru Thursday at 2:15, 4.05, 6, 7:40,
Dangerous Liaisons (R)
A highly-charged story of sexual
gamesmanship set in 1 8th century
France, starring Glenn close, John
Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer
and directed by Stephen Frears.
Varsity: 1:40, 3:50, 6, 8:15, 1030
(Friday and Saturday); 2, 4:20, 7, 9:20
(Sunday through Thursday). Mis
sion Valley: call for times. Six Fork
call for times.
The Accidental Tourist (PC)
Based on the novel by Baltimore
writer Anne Tyler, this comedy
drama directed by Lawrence Kas
dan (The Big Chill") stars William
Hurt, Kathleen Turner and Ceena
Carolina: 2, 4:30 (S and S 7, 9:30.
lage Shopping Center, 467-0009
Mission valley Cinemas:
Mission Valley Shopping Center.
RIaltO: 1 620 Glenwood Ave. at
Five Points, 833-2502
Six Forks Station Cinemas:
9600 Forum Drive 846-21 20
South Hills I and II: 1280 Buck
Jones Road, Cary. 467-0387
Studio I and ll: Electric Com
pany Mall, Hillsborough street,
Terrace Twin: 5438 Six Forks
Tower Merchants Six:
Tower Merchants Village, 834-0164
Willowdaile: 2, 4:30 (S and S, 7, 9:45.
Village Twin: call for times. Tower
Merchants: call for tirhes. Six Forks:
call for times. Waverley: call for
Mississippi Burning (R)
The controversial Alan Parker
film about civil rights starring
Willem Dafoe and Gene Hackman.
Carolina: 2:10, 4:45 (S and S, 7:1 5,
9:30. Tower Merchants: call for
times, south Square-. 1:30, 4 (S and
Sh 7:10, 9-.20. imperial: call for times.
Six Forks: call for times.
Rain Man (R)
Hoffman and Cruise star in Barry
Levinson's highly-acclaimed film
about an autistic-savant and his
Plaza.- 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30. Willowdaile:
1, 4 (S and S, 7, 9.45. South Square:
2, 4:30 (S and S, 7, 9:30. Mission
Valley: call for times. Waverley: call
for times. Six Forks: call for times.
Working Girl (R)
A comedy about women in the
business world starring Melanie
Griffith, Sigourney Weaver and
Harrison Ford. Mike Nichols ("The
Graduate." "Silkwood") directs.
Ram: 2, 4:15 (S and S); 7, 9:15.
South Square-. 2, 4:30; (S and S); 7,
930. Cardinal: call for times. Tower
Twin: call for times. Waverley: call
Toxic Avenger II
Could this be a movie about a
hero of the waste dumps? We
wont be running to find out.
Village Twin: call for times.
CURRENT RUNS IN CHAPEL HILL
The TBurbs (PG)
Tom Hanks stars in a screwball
comedy about a resident driven
over the edge by his neighbors.
Directed by Joe "Gremlins" Dante.
Ram: call for times. Tower Mer
chants: call for times. Mission
Valley: call for times. Six Forks: call
for times, waverley: call for times..
The Fly ll (R)
Eric Stolz (he was in that other
make-up movie, "Mask") plays Jeff
Goldblum's son. Directed by Chris
Walas, who did the make-up for
the Cronenberg film.
Plaza 2:1 5, 4:25, 7:05, 9:20. Tower
Twin: call for times. Mission Valley:
call for times. Terrace Twin: call for
times. Willowdaile: 2, 4:30 (S and S);
Nick Nolte and Martin Short star
in the latest comedy from Touch
Tower Twin: Tower Shop
ping Center, 834-8592
Village Twln: 511 Washburn
Ave, Cameron Village, 832-8151
Waverley: 2001 Kildaire Farm
Center Theater: Lakewood
Shopping Center, 489-4226
South Square Cinemas:
South Square Mall, 493-3502
WUlowdalle Cinemas: Wil
lowdaile Shopping Center, 477
4681 Yorktowne Twin: Durham
Chapel Hilt Boulevard, 489-2327
stone Pictures, directed and writ
ten by Frenchman Francis Veber.
Ram: 2:10, 4:20 (S and S, 7:10, 9.10.
Village Twin: call for times. Willowdaile-.
1, 3, 5 (S and SY, 7:20, 920.
Beaches (PG-1 3)
A sentimental story of two life
long friends. Starring Bette Midler
and Barbara Hershey.
Plaza: 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40. Ter
race Twin: call for times. Willowdaile-.
2, 4:30 (S and S, 7, 9:45.
True Believer (R)
James Woods and Robert Dow
ney Jr.star in a violent but
acclaimed thriller. Directed by
Six Forks: call for times. Waver
ley: call for times.
Patty Hearst (R)
Natasha Richardson stars as the
heiress turned revolutionary.
Directed by Paul Schrader.
Rialto-. call for times.
Bill and Ted's Excellent
A time-traveler from the 27th
century helps Keanu Reeves and
Alex Winter learn a history lesson.
Tower Merchants: call for times.
Waverley: call for times.
Who's Harry Crumb? (PG-1 3)
Who cares? (Just kidding: it's
Willowdaile: call for times, impe
rial: call for times.
Her Alibi (PG)
Tom Selleck and model Paulina
Porizkova star in a romantic
Willowdaile-. call for times, impe
rial: call for times. Tower Mer
chants: call for times.
Cousins (PG-1 3)
Ted Danson, Isabella Rosseliini
and Sean Young are in a romantic
triangle in a remake of the French
film "Cousin, Cousine."
Mission Valtey: call for times.
Cardinal: call for times.
Tap (PG-1 3)
Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis
Jr. dance. Directed by Nick Castle.
jmperial: call for times. South
Square: 240, 420 (S and S): 7:10,
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (PG)
Michael Caine and Steve Martin
star as rogues in competition on
the French Riviera. Directed by
Frank "Miss Piggy" Oz.
. South Hills: call for times.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and
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Bill (Alex Winter), Socrates (Tony Steedman) and Ted (Keanu
Reeves) star in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure."
Danny DeVito star as unlikely
siblings in this Ivan "Ghostbusters"
Mission valley: call for times.
Tower Merchants: call for times.
A comedy from the makers of
Falls Twin: call for times.
Tequila Sunrise (R)
Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell and
Michelle Pfeiffer star in a tale of
lust and intrigue. Written and
directed by Robert Towne
Falls Twin: call for times.
Chapel Hill Public Library
Tuesday, Feb. 28 - 2:30 and
Wednesday, March 1 - 7 p.m.
Steamboat BUI, Jr.This terrific
silent comedy stars Buster Keaton
as a college graduate who returns
home to find his grumpy father's
Mississippi steamboat company in
trouble, and does his best to help
him out. Not quite up there with
"The General" but there are some
great moments highlighted by an
amazing hurricane sequence at
MOVIES AT THE UNION
The coo Blows. Thursday, Feb.
23-7 and 9:30.
This incredibly touching film
about a young Parisian boy who
is rejected by his parents and turns
unsuccessfully to crime is consi
dered one of the greatest of the
French New Wave movement, and
with "Jules et Jim" is Frrncois
Truffaut's finest work. Surprise
winner of the Grand Pri?-? at
Cannes on its release in 195 and
also Winner of the Aca my
Award for Best Foreign film
The Unbearable Ughtnc sof
Friday, Feb. 24 - 6-.30 and 9 i
This superb adaptation of Milan
Kundera's novel stars Daniel Day
Lewis ("Room with a View") as a
young Czechoslovakian surgeon
whose life is divided between the
loves of two different women.
Despite the odd flaw, director
Philip Kaufman ("The Right Stuff")
has done a remarkable job in
sustaining the. complexity and
eroticism of the characters and
their stories. Kaufman and Jean
Claude Carriere won an Oscar
nomination for their excellent
screenplay, as did Bergman cine
matographer Sven Nykvist for his
evocative photography. -
Godzilla vs. Megalon. .
Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb.
25 - Midnight
The only thing that needs to be
said about this is that the Friday
show will start late because "The
Unbearable Lightness of Being" is
very long. Okay?
Breaker Morant. Saturday,
Feb. 25 - 7 and 9:30.
Before Bruce Beresford resorted
to directing Burt Reynolds in
"Physical Evidence" he made this
worthy and popular drama about
how the British were so nasty
during the Boer war that they
quite happily sacrificed the lives of
a few simple Australians to cover
up for their own blunders. Despite
the odd prejudice, the film works
very well dramatically and
includes good performances from
Edward "The Equalizer" wood
ward and Bryan Brown.
Chariots of Fire Sunday, Feb.
26 - 2 p.m. only
A surprise Oscar winner for Best
Picture back in 1981, this exquisite
film follows the lives of two
spirited sprinters on their way to
confrontation in the 1924 Olympic
See MOVIES page 15