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, August 28, 1997



OPENING

Excess Baggage

(Star rating unavailable)

Alicia Silverstone plays a young heiress who fakes her own kidnapping to get her uncaring father to notice her. (PG) Kapolei, Pearlridge, Restaurant Row, Varsity

Hoodlum

Bill Duke's fact-based 1930s chronicle fires too many blanks. The movie about gangster Dutch Schultz's (Tim Roth) battle with "Bumpy" Johnson (Laurence Fishburne) over the Harlem lottery racket attempts to be simultaneously pro-self-determination and anti-crime. (R) Kailua, Kapolei, Mililani, Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge, Restaurant Row

Kull the Conqueror

(PG-13) Aikahi, Kahala, Kapolei, Laie, Nanakuli, Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge West, Restaurant Row

Shall We Dance?

See review at left. (PG) Varsity

She's So Lovely

(Star rating unavailable)

A seriocomic meditation on the various forms of love and madness starring Sean Penn, Robin Wright Penn and John Travolta. (R) Kahala



CONTINUING

Air Bud

This pallid comedy tells the story of a wondrous basket-shooting golden retriever. (PG) Kahala, Kapolei, Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge West

Air Force One

Russian dissidents hijack the plane of the U.S. president (Harrison Ford). Ford rises to the occasion. (R) Kapolei, Koko Marina, Mililani, Pearl Highlands, Restaurant Row, Waikiki 1

Conspiracy Theory

Too much plot proves too much for even Mel Gibson's fine job as a mysterious nut case and Julia Roberts' as a sympathetic lawyer. (R) Enchanted Lake, Kahala, Kapolei, Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge West, Restaurant Row

Contact

The adaptation of Carl Sagan's story about intelligence in other worlds challenges the mind and senses. Jodie Foster's intense belief in her work smooths over the few dubious patches. (PG) Koko Marina

Cop Land

Although too simplistic in its approach, this is an absorbing and dramatic yarn. Stars Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, do the expected fine job. (R) Cinerama, Enchanted Lake, Kapolei, Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge West, Restaurant Row

Event Horizon

This is a haunted-house story in which the house is a spaceship. The longer it goes on, the worse it gets. (R) Enchanted Lake, Kahala, Kapolei, Nanakuli, Pearlridge West, Restaurant Row

George of the Jungle

This airheaded comedy adds up to the kind of summer fun that gives family entertainment a good name. (PG) Kahala, Kam Drive-In, Kapolei, Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge West

G.I. Jane

Demi Moore has all the buff stuff as the first female naval officer trying to make it through training as a Navy SEAL. (R) Aikahi, Enchanted Lake, Kapolei, Mililani, Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge West, Restaurant Row, Waikiki 3

How to Be a Player

Like an R-rated version of a bad black sitcom, this farce is jammed with every stereotype from eye-rolling to chicken chomping to nothing-but-sex-on-the-brain. (R) Kapolei, Pearlridge

Leave It To Beaver

In a misguided attempt to update the TV series, the innocent Beaver is changed into a manipulative schemer and sex becomes omnipresent - with Wally a comely stud and Eddie a sexual deviant. (PG) Kahala, Kapolei, Laie, Mililani, Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge West

Masterminds

This nifty thriller pits a resourceful teenager (Vincent Kartheiser) against a greedy security systems guru (Patrick Stewart) holding the students of a tony school for ransom. (PG) Kapolei, Laie, Nanakuli, Pearlridge West

Men in Black

Funky, fitfully clever spoof on the UFO myth of secret government agents who keep track of extraterrestrial visitors. Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith team up with style. (PG-13) Kam Drive-In, Kapolei, Mililani, Pearlridge West

Mimic

Danger lurks in every corner in this story of mutant cockroaches. Stars Mira Sorvino and Jeremy Northam, as the scientists battling the nasty bugs, hold their own. (R) Kapolei, Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge, Restaurant Row, Waikiki 2

Money Talks

Chris Tucker enlivens a by-the-books buddy movie co-starring Charlie Sheen. (R) Kahala, Kapolei, Mililani, Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge West, Restaurant Row

Nothing to Lose

This mildly entertaining movie lacks enough wild humor or exciting action to be much of anything. It's best asset is that stars Tim Robbins and Martin Lawrence work well together. (R) Kapolei, Pearlridge West

Picture Perfect

Jennifer Aniston's limitations as a leading lady are no help to this ineffectual comedy. (PG-13) Pearl Highlands

A Smile Like Yours

Greg Kinnear and Lauren Holly star in a tasteless comedy about infertility. (R) Kailua, Kam Drive-In, Kapolei

Spawn

High-tech visuals provide on-screen fireworks, but there is no suspense, horror, wonder or dramatic surprise underlying them. (PG-13) Kapolei, Pearlridge




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