MOVIESSentimental 'Paradise' "Paradise" is a weeper, but...


October 05, 1991|By Lou Cedrone


Sentimental 'Paradise' "Paradise" is a weeper, but it's a very good one. Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith play a couple mourning the death of their 3-year-old boy. Elijah Wood is the 10-year-old boy who comes to live with them for the summer and helps them overcome their loss. The movie is unabashedly sentimental, but it works. The actors are terrific. Sex, nudity. Rating: PG-13. ** At 8 tonight, both Maryland Public Television and WJZ (Channel 13) have goodbye specials. MPT is screening "Baseball: The Birds on 33rd," followed by "Baseball's Heirlooms" (a tour of other venerable parks in the United States) and a repeat of "Hardshell Hardball" (a 1988 special on the history of baseball in Baltimore). Channel 13's special is "Diamonds Aren't Forever," with host John Buren. WBAL (Channel 11) checks in at noon tomorrow with "Memories From 33rd Street," with the station's Vince Bagli. Also at noon tomorrow, WMAR (Channel 2) begins its coverage of the last home game (against Detroit) with a rebroadcast of this week's special, "Magic Moments at Memorial Stadium." A special one-hour edition of "Orioles on Deck" is at 1 p.m., and the game broadcast follows at 2.


Crooks on parole

Winifred Walsh

Two petty crooks out on parole are the focus of Jon Klein's comedy, "T-Bone N Weasel," on stage at the Fell's Point Corner Theatre. This outstanding production directed by Susan Kramer features fine, in-depth performances by Paul Ellis as the rough and not-so-tough T-Bone and Joe Leatherman as his simple, idealistic sidekick. Tom Nolte is a riot in nine cameo roles. Life's two losers take the audience on a series of hilarious misadventures as they bungle a store holdup, are robbed by a crazy preacher and become enslaved by a sex-starved creature of questionable gender. 8 p.m. 251 S. Ann St. Tickets: $8/$7. 276-7837. Artist Susan Lowe says she makes an obsessive effort to find new color relationships and figure distortions in her work. The latest rewards of her search are in a show at Resurgam Gallery and Bookstore in Federal Hill. Ms. Lowe's fantastical colors and acute observations create a sharply spirited world whose moods range from such tender and exuberant paintings as "Father, Child and Guardian Angel" to "Stood Up," a terra cotta sculpture of a woman, drink at hand, who defies you to call her disappointed. The show runs through Oct. 19 at the gallery, 910 S. Charles St. Hours: Wednesdays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 962-0513.


Classic love story

Lou Cedrone

You don't have to brush up on your French to enjoy Gerard Depardieu as "Cyrano de Bergerac." The story is so familiar you'll have no trouble following it, and there are subtitles. Depardieu plays the big-nosed romantic who loves Roxanne but knows she loves someone else. Steve Martin used the plot a few seasons ago in his "Roxanne." It worked there, and it works here, better than you might think. The movie, made in France, has great style and pace. No rating. ***

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