Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, August 28, 1987 Page: 4 of 32
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Filmtown gets mixed reviews for September releases
By Steve Warren
The first part of September is
written off as the time when kids
return to school and everyone stays
home sampling’ the new tv season.
(Before VCRs you had to be home
when a show was broadcast to watch
it!) If you go to the movies it will be to
catch up with a summer hit for which
the lines have finally tapered off.
The studios are even more tentative
than usual about announcing their
schedules for this month, but a few
late-September openings sound
promising. A few others sound like
A Prayer for the Dying — Retiring
Irish terrorist Mockey Rourke does one
last hit for gangster Alan Bates and
confesses it to priest Bob Hoskins, in a
thriller from Jack Higgins’ book,
directed by Mike Hodges.
Rampage — William Friedkin’s
courtroom drama has young D.A.
Michael Biehn battling his conscience
in seeking the death penalty — to
which he is opposed — for accused
serial killer Alex McArthur.
Amazon Women on the Moon — John
Landis coordinated himself and four
other directors in a satirical sketch
comedy about “the major and minor
annoyances of contemporary living”
with Steve Guttenberg heading one of
the year’s oddest casts. (Henny
Best Seller — Trying to expose his
boss’ high-level corporate criminality,
James Woods seeks the helpf of writer
Business as Usual — Caught
between labor and management,
Glenda Jackson takes a feminist stand
in a drama written and directed by
Lezli-An Barrett and co-starring
Mona Lisa’s Cathy Tyson.
Hellraiser— From Clive Barker,
“England’s Stephen King,” comes the
tale of a thing that must consume
human flesh to regain its own. See it
with someone you love.
Slam Dance — Wayne (Dim Sum)
Wang’s “new wave film noir” stars
Tom (Amadeus) Hulce as a cartoonist,
dating Virginia Madsen while he’s
separated from Mary Elizabeth
Mastrantonio, who gets blamed for
Stranded — Maureen O’Sullivan
(mother to Hannah and Her Sisters) is
kidnaped by aliens in a thriller co-
starring Joe (Brother from Another
Planet) Morton and Sam Bottoms.
Sylvie’s Ark — Christine Lahti stars
in Bill Forsyth’s domestic comedy
about two young sisters adjusting to
life with an eccentric aunt.
Fatal Attraction — Glen Close takes
their one-night stand more seriously
than Michael Douglas does, and the
continuation of their affair becomes a
matter of life and death.
Weeds — San Quentin lifer Nick Nolte
writes a play about prison life and is
paroled to take it on the road.
Backlash — An odd couple of
Australian police escorting an
aboriginal woman to her murder trial
becomes dependent on her when
they’re stranded in the outback.
The Big Town — Matt Dillon gets into
deep traps as a young gambler in 1957
Chicago, with Tommy Lee Jones as his
mentor and Diane Lane as his main
Castaway — Nicolas Roeg tells the
story, based on their mutual memoirs,
of a woman (Amanda Donohoe) who
answers a classified ad to live with a
man (Oliver Reed) for a year on a
Matewan — Chris Copoper organizes
West Virginia coal miners in the 1920s
with help from teenage preacher Will
Oldham, in a fact-based drama written
and directed by John Sayles.
The Principal — Jim Belushi gets the
job of cleaning up the inner city high
school where Louis Gossett literally
cleans up. They join forces against the
students in a Blackboard — oops,
Chalkboard — Jungle update.
Queen City Rockei— Matthew
Hunter and Kim Willoughby join in
rebellion from opposite sides of the
tracks in a music-heavy drama of New
And finally, a sad farewell to two
gay filmmakers claimed by AIDS.
Curt McDowell (Thundercrack,
Sparkle’s Tavern, Loads) died early in
June in San Francisco, Arthur J.
Bressan, Jr. (Buddies, Abuse, Passing
Strangers, Pleasure Beach) in late July
in New York.
THRU SEPTEMBER 13
THE AIDS SHOW
Jan Kahdaman of West Sonoma County Paper
• s a frank look at the AIDS dilemma that doesn't try to hide anything or cover the raw facts about AIDS with
discreet or subtle language "
Barnard Weiner of San Francisco Chronicle
' .. marvelously entertaining, and informative show moving easily from touching dramatic moments to comedy"
DON JACKSON, JR.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS The AIDS Show was the subject of a
recent PBS documentary, through the cooperation of
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Friday, August 28, 1987
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