(male. natch) scientists impregnate a beautiful woman artist with the sperm of six diversely distinguished men. and the resulting offspring grows up in an isolated research station to be our man Arnie. However. an unexpected side-effect is runty brother De Vito. and when the two finally meet up many years later. their search to find their mother is the catalyst for an amiany silly farce , Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. I Two Moon Junction (18) (Zalman King. US. 1988) Sherilyn Fenn. Richard Tyson. Kirsty McNichol. 104 mins. Soon-to-be-wed Southern belle April Delongpre (Fenn) falls for insistently shirtless merry-go-round attendant Perry (Tyson). Soon the pair are grappling. in the best movie style. to a thumping backbeat and. just for good measure. a video camera pointing at them. And so the passionate affair continues; until the showdown at Two Moon Junction on the eve of her nuptials. Though supposed to be ‘sensual and erotic‘. it comes across instead as an X-rated shampoo advert which despite the publicist‘s claims of ‘taking passion beyond the limits’ remains a mostly head and shoulders experience. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. I Virgin (18) (Catherine Breillat. France. 1988) Delphine Zentout. Etienne Chicot. Olivier Parniere. 88 mins. Fourteen year-old Lili (Zentout) is on holiday in Biarritz with her family. attempting to dissipate her boredom with a taste ofthe local nightlife. She meets up with seedy lounge lizard type Maurice (Chicot). a forty year-old computer programmer. who is out to seduce her. while she remains ambivalent about the loss of her virginity. Uncomfortably realistic but unexploitative exploration of pubescent sexuality. with our petulant young heroine more in search of affection and self-worth than any physical gratification. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre. I Wages of Fear (PG) (Henri-Georges Clouzot. France. 1953) Yves Montand. Charles Vanel. Peter Van Eyck. 144 mins. In a sleazy South American shanty town four equally sleazy desperadoes agree to drive a couple of truckloadsof nitro-glycerine across the mountains. Bring a sponge to wipe the sweat up with: this classic suspense vehicle creates buckets of the stuff. A fine sourpuss vision of man‘s greed married to filmmakingof unbearable tension. Edinburgh University Film Society. I Wall Street ( 15) (Oliver Stone. US. 1987) Michael Douglas. Charlie Sheen. Daryl Hannah. 126 mins. Returning tothe trenches. unabashed moralist Stone again presents a ﬂawed hero with character-definig dilemmas and invites us to observe as he is excited. seduced. overwhelmed. abandoned and ultimately redeemed by the wrong turns and twistsof his encounters with malfeasance. Contemporary robber baron and stockmarket legend Gordon (iekko (Douglas) takes a shine to ambitious yuppie Sheen and eventually offers him the option of becoming a ruthless player like himself or somehow have the guts to maintain his self-respect and integrity. Strathclyde: Paisley Arts Centre. I Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (PG) (Robert Zemeckis. US. 1988) Bob Hoskins. Joanna Cassidy. Christopher Lloyd. 92 mins. Los Angeles. 1949. and side by side with the human population live the Toons. the cartoon characters working in the movie business. Animated star Roger Rabbit is worried about his wife Jessica's faithfulness and hires private dick Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) to keep tabs on her. but he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens the very future of Toontown itself. An amazing technical achievement for the credibility with which the cartoons interact with the human cast. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank 10. I Wild Ravens In The Trees ( 15) (Algimantas Puipa. Lithuania. 1989) Daiva Staubraite. The latest film by
acclaimed Lithuanian Puipa looks at the plight of a writer unable to discern fiction from reality in a suburban tale that investigates the Brezhnev period of artistic stagnation. Glasgow: GET. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Wilt (15) it (MichaelTuchner. UK. 1989) Mel Smith. Griff Rhstones. Diana Quick. 93 mins. See feature. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. Central: Allanpark. Caledonian. Strathclyde: Kelburne. Odeon Ayr.
I Wired (18) (Larry Peerce. US. 1989) Michael Chiklis. Ray Sharkey. J. T. Walsh. 100 mins. Controversial biopic of drug burnout Hollywood comic Belushi. features a remarkable central performance by Michael Chiklis as the dead star revisiting the scenes of his past crimes. while Walsh plays Bob Woodward on the trail of the information which went into the writing of the bestselling (some say prurient) book upon which the film is based. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I A Woman And Her Four Men(15) (Algimantas Puipa. Lithuania. 1983) Urate Onaitite. 85 mins. British premiere of Puipa‘s earlier film about the impact of an attractive widow‘s feminine sensibility on a poor fishing family. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Women On The Verge 01 A Nervous Breakdown ( 15) (Pedro Almodovar. Spain. 1988) Carmen Maura. Antonio Banderas. Julieta Serrano. 98 mins. When Pepa (Maura)’s illicit affair with an older man is abruptly terminated. she sets out for revenge . but is distracted by a succession of deranged friends seeking her calming influence. A splendidly funny and bizarre character comedy from the maker ofLaw ()chsire. with some superbly off-the-wall acting and a plot that pays ironic but affectionate homage to the classic Hollywood comedies of the 19505. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The World According to Garp (15) (George Roy Hill. US. 1982) Robin Williams. Glenn Close. John Lithgow. 131 mins. The life of aspiring young novelist T.S. Garp is complicated by a bestselling authoress mother and a group of radical feminists who‘ve cut out their tongues. Rambling adaptation of the engagingJohn Irving novel is most at home with the easygoing childhood section and runs out of steam long before the end. butJohn Lithgow‘s performance as a transsexual football player is a real showstopper. Somehow Irving seems to work better on the page than the screen though. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I Yellow Earth (PG) (Chen Kaige. China. 1984) Xue Bai. Wang Xequie. 89 mins. Kaige‘s extraordinary debut feature centres on the clash between the traditional values and the rituals ofa remote mountain tribe and the modernist drive towards Communist industrialisation. Edinburgh University Film Society.
I Young Einstein (PG) (Yahoo Serious. AUstralia. 1989) Yahoo Serious. Odile Le Clezio. John Howard. 97 mins. Wild-haired Mr Serious writes. directs. produces and takes the title role in this irreverently inventive biopic of the genius‘ early life. This Albert Einstein. born in Tasmania. not only split the atom. but also invented the electric guitar and hence rock‘n'roll. Like it or love it. this wildly silly romantic comedy looks set to be Australia‘s second most successful film to date. and its sly charm has won the hearts of audiences around the world. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cannon. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. UCI Clydebank 10. WMR Film Centre.
I A led and Two Noughts ( 15) (Peter Greenaway. UK/Netherlands. 1985) Brian Deacon. Eric Deacon. Andrea Ferreol. 115 mins. Wracked with grief. following the deaths of their wives in a freak accident. twin brothers become obsessed with the cycle ofof birth.death. decay and putrefaction. Glasgow: GET.
LISTINGS WEEK ONE
Friday 1D-Thursday 16
This section gives details of programmes showing at cinemas in central Scotland over the next week. Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at any time.
Cinemas operating a family discount scheme allow an adult accompanying a child to ‘U' and 'PG' certificate programmes to gain admission for the same price as the child up to 6pm.
I CANNON Clarkston Road. Muirend.637 2641. £2.30 (Child/GAP £1.20). Family discount scheme operates.
1. Road House (18) 2.10pm (Satonly). 5.10pm. 8.10pm.
2. The Bear (PG) 2.25pm (Sat only). 5.25pm. 8.25pm.
3. Closed until further notice.
I CANNON The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282/4343. £2.80 (Children and all tickets for shows commencing before 6pm £1.75). [D] (please telephone beforehand). [E] (screens 1.3 and 5).
1. Shirley Valentine (15) 1.10pm. 3.40pm. 6. 10pm. 8.45pm.
2. Road House (18) 1.05pm. 3.35pm. 6.05pm. 8.40pm. 3.Theeear(PG)1.30pm.4.15pm. 6.40pm. 8.55pm.
4. Lady And The Tramp (U) 1.10pm.
Lethal Weapon 2 (15) 3.35pm.6.()5pm. 8.30pm.
5. Young Einstein (PG) 1.40pm. 3.55pm. Dead Calm (15) 6.30pm. 8.55pm.
6. Getting It Right ( 15) 1.20pm. 3.50pm. 6.20pm. 8.50pm.
7. Dead Poets Society (PG) 2.25pm. 5.25pm. 8.15pm.
See also Glasgow Lates.
I CANNON Sauchiehall Street. 332 1592. £2.80 (Child £1.40). Two bars open 6—9.30pm (Mon—Sat): 6.30—9.30pm (Sun). Family discount scheme operates. 1. Shirley Valentine (15) 1.50pm. 5pm. 8.05pm.
2. A Chorus Di Disapproval ( PG)(screen 5. Thur 16) 2pm. 5.10pm.8.15pm.
Gone With The Wind (PG) 1.15pm. 6. 15pm. 3. Young Einstein (PG) 1.50pm.4.30pm. Lethal Weapon 2 (15)8.()5pm.
4. Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier ( PG)2pm. 5.15pm. 8.10pm.
5. Two Moon Junction (l8)( not Thurs 16) 1.55pm. 5.15pm. 8.10pm.
I CANNON GRAND 18 Jamaica Street. 248 4620. £2 (£1).
Adult movies. Phone for details.
I CITY CENTRE OOEON chfield Street. 332 8701. Licensed bar. Adults £2.95. Under 155 and OAPs £1.75 (£2.25 last performance). Student/U840 concessions £2.25 available as advertised. Lunchtime bargain shows (starting before 1.30pm)
£1 .75. [D] cinemas 2. 3 and 4. Advance booking available from box office
(1 lam—7.30pm) or by Visa/Access hotline (333 9551).
Dead Poets Society (PG) Noon. 2.30pm. 5.20pm. 8.25pm.
Millenium (PG) 12.45pm. 3. 15pm.6pm. 8.40pm. TheAbyss(12)1.25pm.4.45pm.8.15pm. HenryV(PG) 1.25pm. 5pm.8.15pm.
The Dear(PG) 12.45pm. 3. 15pm.6pm. 8.45pm.
Road House(18) 12.45pm. 3. 15pm.6pm. 8.40pm.
See also Glasgow Lates.
I GROSVENOR Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 4298/7814. [D] with prior notification. £2.50 (Student/UB40£2: Child/OAP £1.50). Seats can now be booked for last evening and late screenings: the box office
is open 2--7.30pm. All seats for first matinee £1.50.
1. The Bear (PG) 2pm (not Sun).5.40pm (not Sun). 8.25pm.
2. Talk Radio ( 18) 2. 15pm (not Sun). 5.45pm (not Sun). 8. 10pm.
See also Glasgow Lates.
I SALON Vinicombe Street. 3394256. Circle £2.75; Stalls £2.50 (Student/U840 £2; Child/OAP £1.50). All seatsfor early afternoon matinees £1.50.
Road House ( 18) 2. 15pm. 5.20pm. 8pm.
Rose Street. 332 6535. Cafe/bar open 30 mins prior to evening pe rf. closes 9pm. [D] on application to box office. [E] No smoking. Matinees £2 (Student/[1840 £1.20). Fri matinees £1.50(A11 concessions 80p). Evenings £2.70 (Student/UB40£1 .70). All perfs Child/OAP£1.20.
Sex. Lies And Videotape ( 18) 3.30pm. 8.45pm.
Baltics Film Forum ( 15) plus personal appearance by Algimentas Puipa 2pm. Wild Ravens In The Trees (15)6pm.
Sex. Lies And Videotape ( 18) 8.45pm. SUNDAYIZ
The Belly 01 An Architect ( l8) & Drowning Dy Numbers(18)6.15pm.
The Belly 01 An Architect ( 18) & Drowning By Numbers(18) 1.15pm.
AWoman And Her Four Men (15)8.30pm. TUESDAY14
Is It Easy To Be Young? ( 15)6pm. Melancholia(15)8.3(lpm. WEDNESDAY 15
Is It Easy To Be Young? ( 15) 1.30pm. Madness ( 15) 6pm. Melancholia(15)8.3()pm. THURSDAY16
A Cry In The Dark ( 15) 6pm. Melancholia(15)8.30pm.
I CANNON The Forge. Parkhead
. Shirley Valentine (15) 1 1.35pm. 2. Road House(18)11.31)pm.
3. The Bear(PG) 11.40pm.
4. Lethal Weapon 2(15) 11.30pm. 5. Dead Calm(15) 11.25pm.
6. Getting It Right ( 15) 1 1 .40pm.
7. Dead Poets Society (PG) 11.20pm. I GRDSVENDR Ashton Lane
1. HeatAnd Dust(15) 11.15pm.
2. The World According To Garp(15) 11.15pm.
I DDEDN chfield Street
Dead Poets Society (PG) 1 1 .30pm. The Abyss ( 12) 11.30pm.
I CAMEO Home Street. 228 4141. [1)]. Bar open Mon—Sat 6—1 1 .30pm; Sun 6-1 1pm. £1 .20 for 1st perfs: £2 for 2nd pcrf;£2.50 for 3rd perf; £2.90 for last perf. Latesnnd Sunday matinees £2.80(£2).
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