P626 ORACLE 626 Sat29 Jul C4 2210:01  3/8       FULL MOON IN BLUE WATER (15) *** Gene Hackman, frri Garr Texas bar owner Floyd (Hackman) neglects his rundown business to spend hours watching home movies of his wife, who disappeared 12 years ago. Everyone but Floyd, who still cares for his old father-in-law, asstlfs she's dead. Local girl Louise (Garr), who works in the bar, patiently waits for his obsession with the past to end, meanwhile protecting him from a dodgy developer who wants to buy up the bar. A moody, atmospheric piece with some fine performances. (Juliet Elliston) more > Reviews Index 620 Bookworld 627 Bookworld Charts Diversions Rock/Pop
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:11  8/8       TO HEAL A NATION (PG) *** Eric Roberts, Scott Paulin Well, we've had the "remembering Vietnam" films, now here's a "remembering remembering Vietnam" film. Think what it'll be like in a few years This one — about one veteran's idea to build a memorial to "all those who never came back" — is quite good, oddly enough. It's basically about the problems we'd expect - with the commission, the site, the fund-raising and the design - but it's all well presented and acted, with some very poignant moments. Nick Hennessy more follows > Reviews Index 620 Bookworld 627 Bookworld Charts Diversions Rock/Pop
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:00  1/8       VIDEO NEWS There's some weird and wonderful humour in the comic crop of videos just on sale from Warner. In The Man With Two Brains, surgeon Steve Martin falls in love with a brain in a specimen jar, while Little Shop Of Horrors concerns an alien plant that sings and eats people. Other titles in the Comedy Collection are Catholic Boys, starring brat-packer Andrew McCarthy, and Surrender, with Michael Caine and Sally Field. All cost £9.99. rental reviews > Reviews Index 620 Bookworld 627 CARS AND PROPERTY see 496/497 Bookworld Charts Diversions Rock/Pop
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat29 Jul C4 2211:00  2/8       THE GREAT OUTDOORS (PG) ** Dan Aykroyd, John Candy Chet (Candy) and Connie Ripley take a week's break with their teenage sons in the lakeside resort where they spent their honeymoon. But the peace is shattered when Chet's know-all brother-in-law Roman (Aykroyd) rolls up in his limo with his snobbish wife, Kate, and weird twin daughters. Any pretence of fraternal feeling soon subsides as Roman tries to outdo Chet at barbecuing, boating and bravado. The strong cast promises much but the jokes are feeble and the laughs few. (Juliet Elliston) more > Reviews Index 620 Bookworld 627 Bookworld Charts Diversions Rock/Pop
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:10  4/8       THE REVENGE OF AL CAPONE (18) ** Ray Sharkey, Keith Carradine An FBI agent is determined to put Al Capone behind bars, preferably on Alcatraz, even if it means compromising his marriage and his family's safety. While the police try to build their case, Capone is trying to keep control of his empire and the various factions waging war against each other. An adequately acted film but spoilt by some very flat photography which makes it look like episodes from a made-for- TV mini-series. (Richard Shipp) more > Reviews Index 620 Bookworld 627 Bookworld Charts Diversions Rock/Pop
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:01  5/8       THE TRIAL OF THE INCREDIBLE HULK (PG) Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno ** The Unjolly Green Giant returns in a story with more fantasy and special effects than usual to join forces with another superhero. Dr David Banner (Bixby) is accused of attacking a woman on the subway who he'd tried to help. Locked in prison, Banner refuses to stand trial until his blind lawyer Murdock reveals that he too has super powers. Together they can nail the evil villian who framed Banner It's the stuff Marvel comics are made of, for big and little kids alike! (Frances Fontana) more > Reviews Index 620 Bookworld 627 Bookworld Charts Diversions Rock/Pop
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:13  6/8       OPERATION WAR ZONE (18) ** Video fans who like plenty of action- packed adventure need look no further than a set of four films released by Braveworld this week. Among the varying titles (all 18 cert) is "Deadly Reactor" about a nuclear holocaust and "Chase" the story of a hunted killer. "Operation War Zone" is a violent Vietnam war film about an elusive enemy who hides away in a maze of underground tunnels. To root them out the Yanks set up a unique squad of soldiers l—lfd The Tunnel Rats. Not for the faint-hearted. (Frances Fontana) more > Reviews Index 620 Bookworld 627 Bookworld Charts Diversions Rock/Pop
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:03  7/8       LENA: MY 100 CHILDREN (PG) ** True story of a Jewish Polish woman in charge of 100 Jewish orphans who survived World War II only to suffer increased anti-Semitism afterwards. The central message - that the Jews suffered terribly at the hands of the Poles after the war - is devastating. But the film is so tailored to suit the American market that the worthiness of the material never surfaces through ghastly American voices, American slang and bumptious high school kids. Poles speaking with a mid-Western drawl are quite ridiculous. (A.Cadell) more > Reviews Index 620 Bookworld 627 Bookworld Charts Diversions Rock/Pop