MOVIES'Bram Stoker's Dracula'"Bram Stoker's Dracula" is a...

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November 14, 1992|By Stephen Hunter

MOVIES

'Bram Stoker's Dracula'

"Bram Stoker's Dracula" is a feast of vivid imagery and astonishing effects as it tracks the gyre of the undead Prince of Romania on his way to the London of 1897, and his quest for the hand and throat of Mina Harker, who is his long-lost love reincarnated. Francis Ford Coppola directs at a pitch of high opera and big budget; the performances, by Winona Ryder and Gary Oldman, are more noted for their picturesqueness than their passion. The thing is like a fever dream, unforgettable but slightly incoherent. ***. Rated R.

Few forms of one-upmanship are more satisfying for music fans than being able to recount seeing some mega-famous rock act back when it was still playing the club circuit. Chances like that rarely come along once a band has made the big time, and that should make it twice as exciting to see Los Lobos play the 8x10 Club tomorrow night. Perhaps that's why tickets for the show sold out almost immediately, and why smart fans will arrive early to stake out the best spots. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call (410) 625-2001 for more information.

J.D. Considine

TELEVISION

'Bridge' draws to a close

It might be one of the last chances viewers will have to see "Brooklyn Bridge," a terrific show that's having a hard time in the ratings. But that's only one reason to watch tonight at 8 on WBAL (Channel 11). The other is a rare TV appearance by Joel Grey, who movie fans might remember as the master of ceremonies in "Cabaret." Grey plays an immigrant cousin of Sophie's (Marion Ross) come to the land of plenty, otherwise known as Brooklyn in the 1950s. This one is worth setting the VCR for if you are not going to be home.

David Zurawik

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