P626 ORACLE 626 Sat25 Apr C4 2110:00    1/10      NEWS    NEWS..NEWS..NEWS...NEWS..NEWS..NEWS ... MOVIE BUFFS despairing at the usual quota of 'shoot 'em up' vids at their local rental joints should be able to snuffle out some more discerning stuff if they look carefully between the racks of Sly and Arnie movies. Artificial Exd has released a number of quality flicks featuring the creme de la creme of European directors. Godard, Rochant, Wajda and Andrei Tarkovsky are all well represented; the latter's The Sacrifice has just been released. more > Reviews Index 620 Bookworld 627 FANCY A HOLIDAY IN CORNWALL? p383 Books Letters Beat Box Your Money
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:00    2/10      NEWS    NEWS..NEWS..NEWS..NEWS..NEWS..NEWS.NEWS ALIENS: SPECIAL Edition hits the stores this week. At 154 mins, it carries an extra 17 precious minutes of additional footage, which is better than a poke in the eye with a short stick. Better hurry though; for some mysterious reason, the vid is only on offer for 100 days. £12.99 Fox Video. Also out this week to buy is George A Romero's classic horror schlocker The Night of the Living Dead. More rampaging zombies than you can possibly cope with, £5.99. Meanwhile, opera fans may like to pick up The Essential Pavarotti, £5.99. more > Reviews Index 620 Bookworld 627 Books Letters Beat Box Your Money
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:00    3/10      TO RENT    HARLEY DAVIDSON AND THE MARLBORO MAN (18) ** Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson Whatever happened to Mickey Rourke? The new kid on the block is now in grave danger of becoming a has-been. In this occasionally enjoyable, but basically rather naff nonsense, Mickey gets to indulge his motorbike hobby, as the dude on the mean machine who teams up with his ol' buddy, the chainsmoking Don Johnson to try and save their favourite watering hole from closure. There's lots of routine action and beating up of the big guys, but seen one, you seen 'em all. David Andrews more > Reviews Index 620 Bookworld 627 Books Letters Beat Box Your Money
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:00    4/10      TO RENT    DOC HOLLYWOOD (15) *** Michael J Fox, Julie Warner As the groovy doctor on his way to LA to make a mint in the plastic surgery business, Fox demonstrates that he can act a part outside of his usual cutesy kid-type routine. An accident in a small town off the beaten track leads to the Doc being given a court order to do a little community service, attending to the medicinal needs of the local folk. He sees the error of his ways (helped along by the local charms of Julie Warner) and discovers there's more to life than big bucks. D Andrews more > Reviews Index 620 Bookworld 627 Books Letters Beat Box Your Money
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:00    5/10      TO RENT   ||||| BOYZ N THE HOOD (15) **** Ice Cube, Larry Fishburne South Central Los Angeles is not the kind of place you choose to go for a picnic. It's a neighbourhood to avoid. Especially if you're between 17-24 years old and male - because you have a good chance of taking the Big Sleep, as the umpteenth victim of the drug-related gang wars raging in that part of the world. John Singleton's tough movie, superbly played all round by a young black cast is at times stunningly violent. It's a jungle out there. David Andrews more > Reviews Guide 620 Bookworld 627 Books Letters Beat Box Your Money
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:11    6/10      TO RENT   ||||| CAST A DEADLY SPELL (15) *** Fred Ward, David Warner Daft but fun tale of spooky goings on in '48 Los Angeles. Everyone who's anyone is into black magic...and if you don't like someone you put a spell on them. Simple. Having no truck with all this voodoo stuff is private 'tec Lovecraft (Ward). But when a black magic reference book is stolen, rich-dude-around-town Amos Hackshaw (Warner) hires Lovecraft to get it back. Good special effects make it a viable alternative to the snooker. David Andrews more > Reviews Index 620 Bookworld 627 Books Letters Beat Box Your Money
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:11    7/10      TO BUY   ||||| HAIRSPRAY (PG) *** Divine, Pia Zadora Wacky director John Waters' offbeat homage to the golden era of beehive hairdos, teenage kisses and doo wop rock 'n roll. The usual assembly of Waters oddballs are on display to great effect. Especially the late Divine. David Andrews (£7.99) WIRED (18) * Michael Chiklis Completely naff, unfunny bio-pic of the late John Belushi, the comedian who got a break on the Saturday Live show and went on to become a movie star well known for his love of excess. This doesn't do his memory any favours. David Andrews (£10.99) more > Reviews Guide 620 Bookworld 627 Books Letters Beat Box Your Money
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:12    8/10      TO BUY   ||||| THE HILLS HAVE EYES (18) **** Definitive genre horror pic from the late '70s pre-dating just about every subsequent weirdo flick Tinseltown has relentlessy turned out ever since. It's everyone's worst nightmare. A clean-living, wholesome family are stranded in hostile terrain after their van breaks down. Unbeknown to them, they are in the midst of a bunch of mutant cannibals who just love snacking on them city folk. There's a lot of genuinely scary bits as the bad guys get stuck into the action. They don't like nice people. David Andrews more > Reviews Guide 620 Bookworld 627 Books Letters Beat Box Your Money
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:17    9/10      TO BUY    RETAIL CHARTS 1 (1) The Silence Of The Lambs 2 (2) The Rescuers Down Under 3 (-) Cher: Fitness - A New Attitude 4 (7) Back To The Future Part 3 5 (4) Misery 6 (3) Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves 7 (-) Blake's 7 - Children Of Auron 8 (-) Star Trek - Next Generation 44 9 (-) Star Trek - Next Generation 43 10 (5) Hitch Hiker's Guide...Vol 1 Rental Charts > Reviews Guide 620 Bookworld 627 Books Letters Beat Box Your Money
P626 ORACLE 626 Sat25 Apr C4 2110:09    10/10      TO RENT    RENTAL CHARTS 1 (-) The Commitments 2 (1) City Slickers 3 (-) Suburban Commando 4 (2) Backdraft 5 (-) The Hard Way 6 (3) The Silence Of The Lambs 7 (4) Terminator 2: Judgement Day 8 (-) Toy Soldiers 9 (-) Regarding Henry 10 (5) Drop Dead Fred Start > Reviews Guide 620 Bookworld 627 Books Letters Beat Box Your Money