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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 'Claudine1 Is Cut Above Usual Fare "CloucW with Diafiunn anr! jomes fail Ions', A fdrrd Cinema production released Century. fox Al Hie Stage 4 Ho.'lywood rating fG Pnrefital guidance suggested By Slete Helle Only a better than a'.eraue mime (an ev.ike humor and hear I break si mull, menus ly "Claudiue." ll.ali.ni'i I arroll anil .lames Karl .hmes. Is such a mm if. "t'laudine" c uulil be a nun- nienlary on an unmoral tare system with nn conreni for Hie individual. "I! 1 LM-I a lull on tlie side, Tin i heating, if I sit at I'm laments Can oil is Mip. pnrliiiK six (atlurless children. Movie Themes "Claudine" eould be a solemn look at black identity beniL' stilled in I he Harlem tllli'llo. "Claudine" ciiuld lie a hearled indictmeiit of self-de- termination. The Iwn stars seem due to damned as their attempts tu arrange their own lives fail and aKain. The moyie has all these themes as well as a capable cast to enact them. With two marriages behind her, ('arroll wants her children to avoid the mistakes she experienced. The kids supply many of the humorous one- liners that keep the film from lii-inc iluun in Mutt-iuciil- I all in 1 lie ciiliit-ih ctililcv hen I arroll in line Illlle ttlth .limes a li.txcituti wish sell', etiiifniciit and i a ul tun himsi-lf. has fnslered relalionships uitliiiiil matriihony Hut love begets hue, a conflict within Jones The character he plays is es- PI-I lally Whenever tills uiilmnn" fellou lias he has Ljotlen burned. Hill lie reaches out omc more In I'arrnll and lier pack of kids until he is subjected to a natlHiiiK reminder of the unhappy outcome of his previous marriages. Avenge Heartbreak .liines prepares to skip town and Carroll's usually aloof 1H- year-old sun sets nut to UMMW Ills mnlher's heartbreak, Jones presents his position so well, it's toimh to totally identify with the jilted Carroll who would normally receive the entire sum uf sympathy. Perhaps the movie threatens to compare with a TV situation comedy at times, but the outs- tanding performances (even by the children) and excellent plot rate this film a cut above the usual fare. HIIXANA. in IAIM when (his ciiiiiiiiiinily'.s iiiilicc chicl ailnionislies "Thuu shall nul he it viitli autlnirily He's a plies! I'lnef .lames VI. is a ortiamc-il nuiii.lci in Hie Church .if .l-siis Christ l.allei -Day S 'llic sect, with at linli'iienilenre. Mo has priests, as opposed tn the elders ni i hiirch of .lesus 1 InisI ol Latter Din Saints (Mnniiciiil ol Sail Lake City, t tan After joining Ihr force in IS37, l.oyd hewan studying al Town's Chief of Police Moonlights in Pulpit The Odar Sat., .lulv IJ. 1S7I for the ministry, with !hc mm, .1. i i mjii> of the examples dud h.iil somi-Mnn" fnrouriiHriiienl of his Hr (urff n, f ordained here In I9U and savs ,hp las! year he was named pon-e iun r jounK a hoy ;ind Sundiiys lie lakes liii' in llic ciltrii his scriiiiiiis frum ;i liniKi- cxiicriciici-s nf liie ii i OPEN! 5J COLLINS ROAD V. MILE EAST OF ROAD ISHOW On iVfilni'Mliiy NH'lits In- takes a break hum this limn of l.HUO tu officiate al NOW 3COLOR "IT CAN BE SAID, GIAHTS! SIMPLY AN0 WITH THANKS, THAT IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC rtf alsn SITUS as treasurer fur the i-oiii.'ri'L'aMMM "People in my congregation have told me they find my ser mons much more meaningful Theater Time Schedule for Saturday Sleuths Cosby, Poitier Find Fun in 'Uptown' "Uptown Saturday with Bill Cosby, Sidney Poifier ond Harry A Warner Bros, of the Paramount 'heater. Hollywood rating: Parental guidance suggested. By Tom Fruehling There is no sure-fire way to adequately review a funny movie. As has been the ease with Woody Allen or Mel Brooks films, reviews seem to mostly center around comparisons with their previous efforts. Or, if a seemingly serious tone is interjected into other- wise zaniness, this split is jumped on. Funny Film Which hrings us to "Uptown Saturday a movie that in my opinion and ap- parently in the opinion of the many in the audience who wiped out lines with their laughter is a very funny film. What tickles one, tires another: so there is no sense attempting to explain why is it is funny. Different strokes for different folks. It involves two buddies, steel worker Steve (Poitier) and cab driver Wardell who decide to spice up their other- wise domestic life by having a night out at Madame Zenobia's, the "hippest place in the once you go in, you don't never wanta leave." Wardell gels a hot streak going in a dice game, unfor- tunately just at Ihe time that the place is held up by a group of thugs. Biggest Loss It turns out that the biggest loss is not Warden's winnings, but Steve's wallet containing a lottery ticket. So the pair, amateur sleuths at best, set out to regain pos- session of the ticket. They don't give a hoot about Ihe in diamonds and other such stolen at the club- only what they feel is rightfully theirs. In the process, they come in contact with a group of shady characters: A wigged-out private eye (Richard a fast-talking preacher man (Flip a snakey poli- tician (Roscoe Lee and, finally, some out-and-out gangsters. Gang War They even get mixed up in a gang war between the God- father-like Geechie Dan (Belafonte) and smooth Silky- Slim (Calvin which provides most of the plot. This is a black movie, but unlike the so-called "black movies" about private detec- tives. It's as if "Amos and Andy" was made by and starred real-life blacks. And if you don't think there is a difference, there is no point going into it. This is a movie for anyone, kids and older folks, who like crazmess. LAMP BAR SUNDAY NOON TO 10 P.M. 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