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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, June 12, 1997 AAI ,q ? "Michael," a comedy mishmash by Barney Basin Gazette Reviewer "Michael" is a comedy that is made up of an extremely odd collection of filmland elements. The title role is played by John Travolta, a hot talent on his 33rd comeback. With Jean Stapleton, William Hurt, Bob Hopkins, Andie McDowell, and Robert Pastorelli, heading up the suppOrt- ing cast this film has an abundance of acting ability. , Nora Ephron, who once told the world about her marital problems by writing a cookbook, scripted this story. With this cornucopia of talent the flick should have been a hit with a bullet. For all its efforts this story doesn't stay airborne, but it does have moments of soaring brilliAnce. Considering the territory that this script tries to explore it is a surprise that it came offas well as it did. It is always dangerous grounds to attack traditional biblical stereo- types. Title character Michael is an angel, a wing-sprouting, wondrous doing, wish-granting angel. He also smokes and is sexually active. Puts a whole new meaning to the song title "There's an Angel in My Bed." Now of course the viewer is suppose to accept this because Michael is not a guardian angel, he's an archangel, a warrior on earth to fight evil with good, look that up in your Book of Revela- tions. Must have slept through the sermon. Besides fighting evil, smoking cigarettes and consum- ing confections, he has a voracious sweet tooth; he is also suppose to get two of the co-stars together. All of this angelic intervention makes you wonder how can love survive without heavenly help. If you're comfortable With this characterization you'll probably enjoy "Michael" as for this reviewer, if I ever meet my angel, I hope he doesn't blow smoke in my face. 1. ticl 2. 1om 4. Ollght (o.  dan I 7. Z=s * lox 9. Glimm tO. Portnit d a I G,r0000Pop:fs .o. - =,n I " URT 1o0 E. hi. 31' [ Phial, Nil I * Yah, Right! Now Bill Fox is going to out..do the crazy chef! I * Filet Mignon (5 oz.) & Jumbo Shrimp dinner (2 pieces) 0nly $10.95 per person with 'all you can eat' Salad Bar. (Saturday night 0nly). (One extra filet steak 0nly $14.95.) Dessert included, if you 10ve shrimp, order Jumbo Shrimp alone (6) pieces 0nly $10.95! * It's killing us but you won't let us quit! I * Friday night seafood buffet & Prime Rib only $10.95 Includes two lobster tails per person. (Four lobster tails only $14.95) A feast from the sea featuring lobster, crab, shrimp, scallops, clams and delicious fresh fish. A slice of juicy Prime Rib as a bonus. * Served in the Nebraska Steak House from 6 to 10 p.m. Reservations recommended. *Dance every weekend to live music. 8 p.m. to midnight.* Join us for a delicious Sunday Champagne brunch $6.50 Kids 1/Z rlce. 11 a,m, to Z .m. 3 for 1 RV special, three nights for only $16. or 3 RV's for one night $16. Gather up your RV friends and make a party of it. We'll help! Summer package Includes: Room Rates $29-$39 & $49 Suites (not valid on Holidays) 1 free cocktail 1 freeJeep Wrangler Raffle Ticket I 1/2 off on breakfast d 1/2 off Golf Green Fee H (9 hole round-September opening) H Fr, oee ...... Sw i m min g .......................... , 5tatellne 373 " Amargosa Valley, Nevada 89020 702-372-1777 * Fax 702-372-1280 20 ways to win a new Jeep Wrangler enter now, enter often Ask for your free raffle ticket each day when you visit the L0ngstreet Watch for our special announcement for the 4th of July weekend Special event $ entertainment on Sunday, July 6th You won't want to miss it!