P264 CEEFAX 264 Tue 15 Nov 20:14/31    6/8 IN   THE   ADMIT  COLORS (18)  ONE  This could have been a good film.  Especially given the subject matter - 600 Los Angeles gangs competing for control of the streets and of the lucrative "crack" trade. Robert Duvall gives a veteran performance as the ageing streetwise cop with a tender heart. And Sean Penn is ideal as his arrogant, aggressive young partner, particularly convincing in some moments of self- indulgent hair grooming.  Review continues in a moment SpaceNews Leisure TV Movies MoneyFile
P264 CEEFAX 264 Tue 15 Nov 20:00/01    1/8 IN   THE   ADMIT ONE THIS WEEK'S NEW FILMS   COLORS (18) Sean Penn and Robert Duvall as two police officers tackling gang warfare in Los Angeles. (Full review later.) THE LIGHTHORSEMEN (PG) Based on the true story of an attack in the face of apparently overwhelming odds by the Australian Light Horse on the town of Beersheba in 1917. TAFFIN (18) Pierce Brosnan as a tough debt collector in a small Irish town. Column edited by Richard Angell SpaceNews Leisure TV Movies MoneyFile
P264 CEEFAX 264 Tue 15 Nov 20:02/03    2/8 IN   THE   ADMIT ONE FILM NEWS 1   The Last Temptation Of Christ furore has now moved on to West Germany, where the authorities received 20,000 protest letters before its premiere. One state minister described the letters as "full of terrifying hatred". Some apparently compared Scorsese's film to the Holocaust. Two-thirds of the 150 cinemas planning to open the film have now cancelled but police do not expect violence like that which struck Paris. Amen. More film news in a moment SpaceNews Leisure TV Movies MoneyFile
P264 CEEFAX 264 Tue 15 Nov 20:02/11    3/8 IN   THE   ADMIT ONE FILM NEWS 2   The US election campaign has helped make They Live just about the most popular film in America at the moment. The plot concerns an alien who becomes a presidential candidate with the campaign slogan "It's a new morning in America" - an echo of the Reagan battle cry of eight years ago. Director John Carpenter says the aliens were designed to look like Republicans. Is George Bush all he seems? More film news in a moment SpaceNews Leisure TV Movies MoneyFile
P264 CEEFAX 264 Tue 15 Nov 20:00/11    4/8 IN   THE   ADMIT ONE FILM NEWS 3   While on the subject of actors in politics, Shirley Temple Black has made a bid for one of the top jobs in the new Bush administration in the US. The former child star said on TV that she fancied being the director of the US Information Agency, which is in charge of "spreading the word" overseas Since giving up films, Mrs Black has been a US representative at the United Nations and Chief of Protocol. (After you with the animal crackers?) More film news in a moment SpaceNews Leisure TV Movies MoneyFile
P264 CEEFAX 264 Tue 15 Nov 20:01/04    5/8 IN   THE   ADMIT ONE COMPETITION RESULT   Thanks to those who entered the Rocky Horror competition. The answers, which most but not all of you got right, were Koo Stark and Jamie Lee Curtis. Winner of the main prize is A Alexander of Fife. Runners up are C O'Toole of Stoke, R Lyall of Edinburgh, D Rosaria of Clapham, G Farman of Norwich, and J Chatterton of Hull. Your prizes will be sent forthwith. Colors reviewed in a moment SpaceNews Leisure TV Movies MoneyFile
P264 CEEFAX 264 Tue 15 Nov 20:01/00    7/8 IN   THE   ADMIT  COLORS  ONE   The main weakness of this film is that it concentrates far less on the street gangs than on the growing relationship between the two cops. No attempt is made to put the gang warfare in any kind of historical or social context. In fact, almost all the gang members are portrayed as burbling drug-crazed half-wits - and that's only if you can make out what they are saying from the mumbling dialogue. Review continues in a moment SpaceNews Leisure TV Movies MoneyFile
P264 CEEFAX 264 Tue 15 Nov 20:00/00    8/8 IN   THE   ADMIT  COLORS  ONE  In America, the film was accused  of glamourising gang warfare. It certainly does not do this; and in fact it is to be commended for refraining to slip into unnecessary blood gn guts style killings However the numerous deaths of gang members are all shown too matter-of- factly; the only emotive killing in the film is predictably that of a cop. Overall, a disappointingly run of the mill, cops-on-the-streets kind of film. Review by Louise Hart More SpaceNews Leisure TV Movies MoneyFile