January 4, 1991 |
THIS WEEK'S MOVIES It's that time of the year when waistlines grow larger and the choice of new videocassettes becomes proportionately thin. Thin and cruel. Yes, it's a painful choice when one of the two "top" new tapes available this weekend features the horror of campfire tales while the other simply features the horror of comedian Andrew Dice Clay trying to be an actor--supported by, gulp, Wayne Newton.
August 8, 1990 |
That bastion of female clubbiness, the beauty parlor, is the setting for a new sitcom, "New Attitude," premiering on ABC at 9:30 tonight (Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42). This is an upscale, black beauty shop run with panache by two sisters, (the chic, sensible Sheryl Lee Ralph and the brassy, mischievous Phyllis Yvonne Stickney).
November 23, 1986 |
"SHOCKADELICA." Jesse Johnson. A&M. The Clintonesque album title is as misleading as Johnson's reputation as a young R&B renegade. In fact, that whole Minneapolis funk-pop vanguard is having a rough year, from Prince to Morris Day to Johnson, who has followed his promising debut with a comparatively colorless collection.
November 5, 1990 |
The new Prince movie, "Graffiti Bridge" (citywide), is a blend of vaulting emotions and sentimental fluff, MTV and ersatz inspirationalism, dry ice and hot flesh, phony angels and searing funk. It's a mixed bag; parts of it are awful. But it has, and needs, only one major defense: It's full of Grade-A rock 'n' roll, rousingly well performed. It moves, it swings, it jumps and vibrates. It's a musical .
April 12, 1989 |
"This is the story of one woman's search for the Minneapolis sound. Oh, that is so corny. OK, all I have to say is that I set out to talk to musicians and fans and critics, here and on the coast, to try to find out what all the hype is about, and to see if I could come up with some sort of definition of the Minneapolis sound. "And then we can cut to a Prince video." Emily Goldberg's opening remarks provide a pretty good idea of what to expect from her documentary "The Minneapolis Sound" (at 10 tonight on Channels 28 and 15, 11 p.m. on Channel 50)