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September 26, 1992|By Stephen Hunter MOVIES Rip-roaring 'Mohicans'

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"The Addams Family" isn't a movie, it's a re-enactment of a few dozen brilliant Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons with some dim filler material. Still, the participants seem to be having an infectiously delicious time, particularly Anjelica Huston as Morticia, those blazing cheekbones turned to alabaster by the makeup. Raul Julia is just OK, and Christopher Guest is somewhat misused. PG-13. ** 1/2 . "The Last of the Mohicans" is beautiful and damned, a rip-roaring re-creation of the French and Indian War of 1757 as imagined by James Fenimore Cooper and reinvented by Michael "Miami Vice" Mann. Daniel Day-Lewis plays Hawkeye, the stealthy frontier scout who always manages to arrive in the nick of time. Day-Lewis is wonderfully athletic and dangerous and brave, but the movie ultimately becomes so very violent it numbs. R. ***.

Stephen Hunter Two performances remain in the Theatre Project's run of "George Sand: The Lioness of Berry," a one-woman show by Patricia R. Plante about the controversial 19th century French writer. Maravene Loeschke portrays a daringly male-garbed Sand in the first act, and in the second, she shows us the author's transformation into a surprisingly conventional-seeming grandmother 28 years later. Curtain times are today at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. Tickets are $14. For more information, call (410) 752-8558.

J. Wynn Rousuck It is not the greatest made-for-TV movie you are going to see this year. But I thought you'd want to know that Shannen Doherty of "Beverly Hills, 90210" gets a chance to flex her acting muscles in "Obsessed" at 9 Sunday night on WJZ (Channel 13). Most of the muscles seem to be in her lips -- as she has her best moments kissing and licking various parts of William Devane's body. Devane plays the older man Doherty's character is obsessed with. Doherty is fine in "Beverly Hills, 90210," but somebody's got to tell her that there is more to acting in a film than kissing and pouting.

David Zurawik

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