P264 CEEFAX 264 Wed 30 Dec 21:04/01   1/12 IN   THE   ADMIT ONE NEW THIS WEEK   MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (PG) He-Man takes on the evil Skeletor. (Full review later.) THE ADVENTURES OF MARK TWAIN (U) "Claymation" film - clay puppets star as Mark Twain, Huck Finn et al on a balloon journey to Halley's Comet. PREDATOR (18) Arnold Schwarzenegger and team are happily blasting the bad guys in the Latin American fungles when an alien creature gets in on the act. Column edited by Richard Angell
P264 CEEFAX 264 Wed 30 Dec 21:35/13   2/12 IN   THE   ADMIT ONE NEWS 1   The latest Steven Spielberg film (a real Spielberg-directed film that is, not a "Spielberg presentation") has already started picking up awards. The US National Board of Review named Empire Of The Sun best movie of 1987 and Spielberg best director - and the film was only premiered on December 8. The film opens in London and "selected cities" in March. What price an Oscar or three to compensate Spielberg for the lack of little statues for The Color Purple? More
P264 CEEFAX 264 Wed 30 Dec 21:24/03   3/12 IN   THE   ADMIT ONE NEWS 2   Noel Langley's hand-written screenplay for The Wizard of Oz was sold for $40,000 in New York the other day. It was one of 2,000 items from the collection of Forrest J Ackcrman, who said the sale was fust the "tip of the iceberg" of his 300,000-strong hoard. Also sold were a seven-foot model of Frankenstein's Monster, King Kong's mechanical hand (which once held Fay Wray) and several Ray Bradbury original manuscripts. Masters Of The Universe review next
P264 CEEFAX 264 Wed 30 Dec 21:14/00 IN   THE   ADMIT ONE NEWS 2   Noel Langley's hand-written screenplay for The Wizard of Oz was sold for $40,000 in New York the other day. It was one of 2,000 items from the collection of Forrest J Ackerman, who said the sale was fqst the "tip of the iceberg" of his 300,000-strong hoard Also sold were a seven-foot model of Frankenstein's Monster, King Kong's mechanical hand (which onca held Fay Wray) and several Ray Bradbury original manuscripts Masters Of The Universe review next
P264 CEEFAX 264 Wed 30 Dec 21:07/00   4/12 IN   THE   ADMIT  THIS WEEK'S REVIEW  ONE  In Masters Of The Universe, evil  Skeletor has stormed Castle Grayskull and is on the brink of complete power. He-Man and some sidekicks, including the token non-humanoid (cute of course) flee to Earth via a "cosmic key". The plot revolves around who holds this key and there are numerous (too many) chases and fights for possession of it. There is a final showdown with the bad guys, who get their come-uppance (or in this case come-downance in a scene rather reminiscent of Star Wars III.) More
P264 CEEFAX 264 Wed 30 Dec 21:26/13   5/12 IN   THE   ADMIT  THIS WEEK'S REVIEW  ONE  Masters Of The Universe, so its  publicity tells us, is "the first live- action film created from a toy line". Just thank your lucky stars My Little Pony wasn't chosen to break the new ground! Live pink and purple horses?!?! Actually, Masters Of The Universe is not a BAD film, it just isn't much good Sword and scorcery epics need good effects: these are less than state-of- the-art. There is a near-total lack of originality and much of the acting is as plastic as the film's antecedents. Reviewed by Richard Angell
P264 CEEFAX 264 Wed 30 Dec 21:19/03   6/12 IN   THE   ADMIT  COMPETITION  ONE  If you reviewed Indiana Jones and  The Temple of Doom for the competition send your entries to: In The 2 an' 9s Ceefax, Room 7013 BBC TV Centre Wood Lane London W12 8QT Remember - two Ceefax-style pages of not more than 80 words each. Don't forget to add your name, age and address. Winners announced in 1988 when the arrangements will be finalised. Preview of Fatal Attraction next...
P264 CEEFAX 264 Wed 30 Dec 21:19/10   7/12 IN   THE   ADMIT ONE COMING SOON   When Fatal Attraction opened in the States, it took nearly $95 million in 59 days at the box offices. The film has become the most talked- about movie of the year in America and is reputed to have changed lives. Director Adrian Lyne admitted he was staggered by the public's response; star Glenn Close is reported to have become obsessed by her role and co-star Michael Douglas said the part was the closest to him he had ever played. More
P264 CEEFAX 264 Wed 30 Dec 21:30/17   8/12 IN   THE   ADMIT ONE COMING SOON   Fatal Attraction tells the story of publishing executive Alex (Glenn Close) who seduces Manhattan lawyer Dan (Michael Douglas) one weekend He is the man with everything - adoring wife and child, good fob - and sees his liaison with Alex as a harmless fling. But Alex becomes sexually obsessed with her lover and refuses to let go when he wants to end the affair. Her passion drives her to terrorise Dan's family, leading to a horrifying, bloody climax. More
P264 CEEFAX 264 Wed 30 Dec 21:30/24   9/12 IN   THE   ADMIT ONE COMING SOON   People who saw Fatal Attraction when it opened in the States felt it would sound the death knell on promiscuity. The film is about casual sex that goes wrong and has been dubbed the "AIDS movie" - sex can literally be fatal. The age-old story of a crime of passion is given a modern twist while the film's ending packs the final punch. Fatal Attraction opens in London on January 15th 1988. Feature by Eve Short More
P264 CEEFAX 264 Wed 30 Dec 21:32/01  10/12 IN   THE   ADMIT ONE  Despite all the hype, Fatal  Attraction is a brilliant film, but not to be recommended to those who dislike blood and gore as it is violent Glenn Close deserves special mention for her portrayal as the psychopath who fights to the death for possession of her lover, Michael Douglas. A deeply disturbing and shocking film, Fatal Attraction is also thought- provoking. It deals with vital human problems, primarily moral responsibilities in relationships. A full review on release...
P264 CEEFAX 264 Wed 30 Dec 21:32/15  11/12 IN   THE   ADMIT  FILMS OF THE YEAR  ONE  On December 30, Barry Norman  will be having a look at his  personal favourite films of 1987. As he is a devoted Woody Allen fan, the smart money reckons Radio Days is a certainty to be included. Angel Heart and The Untouchables earned his high praise recently and there have been some good British films this year such as Personal Services. And which of the Vietnam films will be included (if any) - Full Metal N—ckdt, Platoon or Hamburger Hill? More
P264 CEEFAX 264 Wed 30 Dec 21:33/40  12/12 IN   THE   ADMIT  FILMS OF THE YEAR  ONE  As well as looking at Barry  Norman's favourites of 1987,  Films Of The Year includes a special report on the year in America. And for connoisseurs of bad taste, there are Barry's Ham Performances Of The Year awards, devoted to those actors who were truly appalling. He will also be paying tribute to the seemingly innslfrable film giants who died this year. Programme on December 30 at 2245.  New films this week