At The Movies
At the Movies lists first-run films showing on Oahu, effective tomorrow. Movies are rated on a four-star scale. Check theater listings for more information.

Thursday, October 24, 1996


The Associate

Whoopi Goldberg plays a financial analyst who gets the best of her chauvinistic firm in this business comedy. See review above. (PG-13) At Cinerama, Enchanted Lake, Kapolei, Koko Marina, Mililani, Pearlridge West, Restaurant Row.

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (Star rating unavailable)

Peter Gallagher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Claire Danes star in this domestic drama set during a family reunion over the Labor Day weekend. (PG-13) At Varsity.

High School High (Star rating unavailable)

John Lovitz plays a harassed teacher at "an inner city high school so tough it has its own cemetery."(PG-13) At Kapolei, Keolu, Marina, Pearlridge West, Restaurant Row.

Michael Collins

Liam Neeson plays the title character and Julia Roberts is his stand-by-her-man fiancee in this epic. See review above. (R) At Kahala, Pearlridge, Restaurant Row.

Stephen King's Thinner (Star rating unavailable)

An adaptation of King's novel about an overweight man who keeps getting thinner after being cursed by a gypsy. (R) At Aikahi, Kam Drive-In, Kapolei, Keolu, Mililani, Pearlridge, Restaurant Row, Waikiki.


Dear God: A con artist discovers his humanitarian side working in the Postal Service's dead letter office. Stars Greg Kinnear. (PG) Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Restaurant Row, 8 p.m. at Kahala, 8:05 p.m. at Kapolei.


Big Night

A feast of a story that explores questions of family, artistry, religion, romance and more. (R) At Varsity.


A police officer (Damon Wayans) is assigned to transport a former mobster (Adam Sandler) in a preposterous action comedy. (R) At Kapolei.

The Chamber

A solid performance from Gene Hackman can't offset the bad acting, bad dialogue, confusing dramatic structure and mixed emotional messages of the movie, which was based on John Grisham's novel. (R) At Kahala, Kam Drive-In, Kapolei, Pearlridge West, Restaurant Row.

D3 The Mighty Ducks

The third in Disney's "Mighty Ducks" series is an enjoyable good-natured kids' movie, fast-paced and full of hokey hockey action. (PG) At Kahala, Kailua, Kapolei, Laie, Mililani, Nanakuli, Pearlridge West.

First Kid

Sinbad plays a bodyguard hired to chase after the president's young son. (PG) At Kapolei, Pearlridge West.

First Wives Club

Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn are in top form as women who seek revenge on their executive husbands who have dumped them. (PG) At Kahala, Kailua, Kapolei, Pearlridge West.

Fly Away Home

This animal, kid and family picture of the first order stars Jeff Daniels as a self-involved father who helps his sullen teen daughter Anna Paquin with her adopted geese. (PG) At Kahala, Kapolei, Pearlridge West.

Get on the Bus

Spike Lee presents a raucously funny, up-to-the-minute and often poignant look at the inner questioning that led at least half a million African-American men to converge in Washington, D.C., a year ago. (R) At Kailua, Marina, Pearlridge West.

The Ghost and the Darkness

This literate and eerie chiller stars Val Kilmer as 19th-century British engineer in in Africa wrestling with the possibility of inexplicable evil. (R) At Enchanted Lake, Kam Drive-In, Kapolei, Mililani, Pearlridge, Restaurant Row, Waikiki 1.

The Glimmer Man

For a rock 'em, sock 'em action thriller, this Steven Seagal vehicle is a hopelessly slow-moving, slow-witted shaggy-dog tale. (R) At Kahala, Kam Drive-In, Kapolei, Pearlridge, Restaurant Row.

Last Man Standing

Bruce Willis plays both ends against the middle in this Prohibition-era drama set in a Texas town used to funnel bootleg liquor north. (R) At Pearlridge West.

The Long Kiss Goodnight

This patchwork of film noir, action-adventure, psychological horror, comedy and sentimentality works, thanks to portrayals by Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson. (R) At Kapolei, Keolu, Koko Marina, Mililani, Nanakuli, Pearlridge West, Restaurant Row, Waikiki.


Barry Levinson's star-studded drama follows a group of wronged children who grow up merciless and determined, and take the law into their own hands to avenge the horrors of their past. (R) At Aikahi, Enchanted Lake, Kahala, Kapolei, Pearlridge West, Restaurant Row.

That Thing You Do!

Tom Hanks' directorial debut follows a fictional rock band in the 1960s, on its climb to the top. Hanks also plays the band's manager. (PG) At Kahala, Kapolei, Keolu, Laie, Nanakuli, Pearlridge West.

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