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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung O Thursday, October 19,1995 O 7 John-John's new magazine By James Hebert Copley News Service George Washington chopped down the cherry tree, then fessed up to the deed, history tells us. History does not record what Martha Stewart might have thought of his gardening technique. Yet if the Father of Our Country were president today, this is just the sort of detail readers might be treated to in George, the new political magazine that recently hit newsstands. Named after one president and co-founded by the son of another — John F. Kennedy Jr. — the slick, glitzy magazine intends to cover politics the way Architectural Digest covers home building: admiring the view without risking the splinters. George, you see, is a new kind of political magazine — if a magazine that refuses to take sides can be called political. Its founders describe their approach as “post-partisan”; they aim to “define politics extravagantly, from elected officials to media moguls to movie stars to ordinary citizens." It is a magazine more about personality than public policy, a sort of Tiger Beat for the D.C. scene, with a top exec whom People once deemed “the sexiest man alive.” But while most political journals have about as many readers as Jesse Helms has friends at the NEA, Kennedy’s presence has been enough to entice $20 million-plus in support from the magazine conglomerate Hachette Filipacchi; to trigger a cascade of media attention; to land Cindy Crawford as cover girl and Madonna as color commentator. The question is, can a famous name and a fashion-heavy attitude carry George when the hype dies down? “I don’t think it will find an audi- photo by Copley New* Service First edition cover of George ence,” says Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper’s, the magazine of culture and politics that was founded in 1850. “It depends on how long the backers will be willing to put in the money." Lapham has little good to say about George. He calls it “a magazine that presents as its chief virtue the fact that it is meaningless,” and a sign that “the political discourse has been reduced to something that can be sold at Blooming-dale’s.” In his editor’s note for the November issue of Harper's, Lapham lambasts George as catering to “sophisticated consumers certain to bring to their reading of the Bill of Rights or a speech by Bob Dole the same standards of judgment (discriminating) and taste (exquisite) that they bring to their appreciation of an Armani suit, a pair of FeiTagamo shoes, or a Louis Vuit-ton suitcase.” For George, the task of finding fresh material issue after issue — stories that will lure not just celebrity hounds but, more importantly, serious followers of politics — could prove as daunting as Washington’s crossing of the Delaware. SHANNEN DOHERTY • Bom: April 21, 1971, in Memphis, Term. • Appeared On: TV's •Little House on the Prairie” and "Our House.” • Films: “Night Shift,” "Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Heathers.” • Became Famous: Playing Brenda on "Beverly Hills 90210.” • Divorced From: Ashley Hamilton, George's son. • New Movie: “Mallrats.” Films in Focus 'Assassins7 By Arthur Saint Copley News Service “Assassins.” Yes, that’s an appropriate title for a movie about assassins. “Pores,” however, would have been as accurate. Director Richard Donner has taken the chestnut "Mr. De Mille, I’m ready for my close-up now" to heart: He struggles to fill every square centimeter of the screen with the solo faces of Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas and Julienne Moore. Two out of three, as the saying goes, ain’t bad. Still, nobody looks his or her best with a 10-foot nose. Stallone plays Robert Rath, a hired killer partial to ties, cardigans and V-necks. He only offs bad guys, not unlike... actually, exactly like his character in “The Specialist." Anyway, he’s the world’s No. I hit man, picking up his assignments from a mysterious somebody available only via e-mail. He's suffering from serious burnout when another assassin, the bonkers Miguel Bain (Antonio Banderas). starts to pick Rath’s pocket. That is, he dispatches Rath’s marks before Rath can so much as squeeze off a round of his own. The story is a retold western, as old as the Hollywood Hills. Rath, the aging gunslinger, has a code (never kill innocents) and wants to retire. Bain, the wild, young buck, shoots anyone who gets in his way, and wants to kill Hath in order to take his place as numero uno The setup for the final twist is even lifted from one of Clint Eastwood's “Fistful of Dollars” flicks Rath’s final mark, the one that will net him $2 mil and allow him to back away in comfort, is a computer and coding wizard (Julianne Moore) known only as “Electra.” Bain is in on the hunt. Rath hooks up with Electra The not terribly imaginative chase is on. Donner (“Superman," “Maverick” and all three “Lethal Weapon” films) carries his close-up fixation through most of the action sequences, threatening to muddle them hopelessly. Still, he remains an extraordinary action director, and somehow pulls the scenes off thrillingly. He's helped out by terrific set pieces: the two assassins at an impasse in a taxi; the two assassins no longer at an impasse in a taxi; a shootout in a cluttered apartment, silencers a-fwppp! in’ away (Not even Donner, though, can inject tension into yet another set- GIFT BOOKS AVAII AHI I WALNUT 6 629-6400 IH 35 and Walnut Ave. ALL SHOWS BEFORE 6:00 PM $3.00 Hmm flood 10/IS tiun»l(l/19 Copley News Service CRUISE SAVINGS OU Brochure Rates Call Your Local Independent Cruise Specialist For Current Specials and Free CruiseOne Magazine We ll plan the perfect cruise for your personality A budget Jimmy A Billie Polson 210-885-2156 800-552-1855 Spring Branch CruiseOne. nacoa ai In Cruising Nationwide (r,Th. Cardel 121 Hwy 81 - B*hnd LW* AnlK*m Lunch on the Patio Coming Oct. 3,1995 -11:30 - 2.00 included vt •TUC®." Chicken & Dumpling Salad A, Cornbread • Wed.-Homamad# Tamale* ChHi A Beane wI cornbread •ThurS.-ltallan (louiesh Salad - Garlic Bread •Friday-Beefy Stam Salad A Cornbread A leo featuring the femoue Scooter Surger, Sploy Italian Sausage Sandwich, Chicken kabob. Scooter Tatar* & Nechoel Phone order* & take out avellane. Catarina menu A Private Parti*#. 629-1729 ~ ™ Fn■ uSaKua ® PM, Mon Thur Sat-Sun 00 7 00    1 00.3:001 9:00 5 OO 7:00 j 9:00 Sat-Sun 1 504r 7 05 9:; Ag Fri, Mon-Thur 4:35 7:05 SCVCK 9:30 ASS ASI NS MonThur4 SM*** 7:15 9:45 40 7:15 9:45 Jade [RI Fri, Mon-Thurs 5:20 7: 20 920 Sat-Sun' 1:203:20 5:20 7 20 9:20 [SfltSSN 'ST foe I ooMiontAiwcflll 5:30 7:30 SHOWGIRLS M It* Snow Ii ■u. lu a.*.’* a* Daily9 25 ONLY Dangerous Fri Mon Sat-Sun Minds RI ii 5 10 7:10 9:10 I 103 10 5 10 7 10 9:10 j BRAUNTEX 625-4411 290 W. San Antonio $1.50 ALL SHOWS $1.50 Time* flood 10/13 Bum 10/13 f - • • , Fri Mon _ . _ ^ I b<XAMOtlTA$ Thur ®5 I ™ AF OLI PG Fri, Mon ^ 013 -/h,™ 9:45 J sion of Dueling Computers. Key-clicking and readouts on screens have yet to find the director who can do them justice.) Stallone spends most of his time in shadow, doing close-up brooding. Since he has a pretty gloomy face anyway, “Assassins" doesn’t ask much of him, and he fulfills his modest duties reasonably well. Now and then the script does deliver some good lines — most of them to Banderas, whose volatile Bain rivals Benicio Del Toro’s Fenster (in “The Usual Suspects”) in enthusiasm for his work, if not in unintelligibility. Banderas must have sensed this was all a lot of foolishness, and felt free to have Bain peek, then, what the hell, vault over the top. His frenzied zeal adds juice to “Assassins,” and when he takes it too far, well, it’s not as if he’s ruining it. As tor Julianne Moore ... Her Electra is smart, funny, edgy, quirky and appealing, not to mention deserving of better than Rath. There’s not a hint of sex — Hath and Electra are downright chaste, and the atmosphere between them just kind of wafts gently, inert — but the R rating is well deserved. One of the (five!) producer slots, after all, was filled by corpsemeis- “Presenting..." Lee’s Antiques & Collectables Discount Houseplants by Die Great Burgers dr Catering at Cafe Scooter Brown’s Coldest Longnecks-Beat Entertainment In THE GARDENS Cool Patio Atmosphere 125 Hwy 81 West 629-1729 Oct.: $4 Tues.« Jam LANDA STATION No Cover • 629-3311 No Rosorvotioos • I* tome I" served Coming Soon:H/m.OWEEMi I ll LAUDA STAUM THRU NOVfMMR SO* NOT VALK) WTT* ANV OTHCR OHI RS NO SUBSTITUTIONS PHAM live Musk Toes. Pointed Pony Thurv Al Ballow Foil Bot fii-IBA Sot MartyTyfer Call 620-3311 For Pick-up Window ter Joel Silver, so a dozen or so ordinary folk get casually slaughtered along the way. Women among them, of course. Say what you will, the man has a vision. “Assassins” is rated R. ★★ "DANGEROUS MINDS” — With some justice, Ronald Bass’ script has been nicked by superior comments about its being too simple, about teachers, and inner-city teens. OK, but that’s true to the genre (“Up the Down Staircase,” “To Sir, With Love," etc.), and what we get is a group of terrific young actors (standouts are Wade Dominguez, Bruklin Harris) keeping up with the impeccably fine Michelle Pfeiffer. Playing the actual teacher given a hell class, LouAnne Johnson, Pfeiffer gives one of her most honestly detailed and humane performances. (Elliott) Rated R. “THE BIG GREEN” — Attractive new teacher (Olivia d’Abo) comes to small Texas town. Kids have no self-esteem. Teach tries to build confidence by forming soccer team. Team gets slaughtered by squad of highly drilled fascists. Soon, team plays like Manchester United. Deputy sheriff (Steve Guttenberg), Comer Pyle in the first reel, is Alan Alda by the last. Showdown with Hitler Youth. Victory! Elapsed time before first flatulence gag: three minutes. Weirdest line: When the opposing coach — Mussolini? — is introduced to Teach, he says, “Va-va VOOM!" Grudging acknowledgement: Little kids will like it. (Salm). Rated PG. irVt ★★★★ — Excellent. ★★★ - Worthy. ★★ — Mixed. ★ — Poor. Advance Tickets On Sale Street intry at Eagles Hall “NewYear’s Eve Dance” ■Breakfast ■ Party Favors ■Provided A a* v«i, Ttdayl!! ADVANCE AT DOOR CALL 625-1116 or 625-7243 The Gruene Mansion Restaurant 13.99 - $4.99 LUNCH SPECIALS Perfect for the business person on the go Monday: Blackened Chicken over Fettuoctni and New Orleans Poor Boy Tuesday: Chicken Lasagna and Pepper Steak Wednesday: Pecan Chicken and Beef Bourguignon Thursday: Pasta Bollanaise and Teriyaki Chicken Friday: Hawaiian Chicken and Seafood Newburg JON US rd) MONDAY MOTI rCCTBAUL IN OU) SCOOTS BAB ON ITC LOHER Deer 1275 Oruene Lead • New Braunfels • 620-0760 u Bel T21 E. \ Kb {Pub fs Cafe Zipp • Mew Braunfels • (210)625-1116 r W AeeWy Lunch dc Dinner Specials This Week's Special UU IV VVll a MjAlUMUNt    Aj. 0 m. Pot Roast & Vegetables 3-r* |»Tood to go at no extra charge ^ • rood • Beer • Sodas • Ice Entertainment Daily Pool • Darts • Cards • Dominos • Juke Box Lighted Horsehsoe Pit (Tournament Every Sat.) Will soon be carrying; fishing; bait Early Birde 4 pm to 6 pm $1.00 off Main Entree fCancun Cafe For the month of October, we are running Lunch Specials Monday through Friday From 11am-3pm Monday    Carne Guisada, rice, bcane, lettuce & ^    tomato  .......  $3.29 ...    .    .Tuesday    ^-Enchilada, chalupa, or taco Wk*, tier* is amgdff    and guacamole..................................$3.29 Cantina Specials Wednesday ******.<***■■ ** r    beans,    tostada con queso............ Margarita Specials Thursday #3-Enchilada, taco, rice and beans. 5pm until closing     $3.29 Friday    #4—2 Enchiladas, rice, beans, lettuce, d%050 with purchase    tomato, tostada con queso $3.29 *P    of    any    entree    Substitution®    subject to extra charge. Located in front of Courtyard Shopping Center Take Out Orders Available 106 IM 56 Waet • Haw Braunfaia, Ta • 620-4444 • Sunday • Thursday 11am - 0pm • Friday A Saturday 11am • 10pm ;

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