FREEZE FRAMES

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THE CARE BEARS' ADVENTURE IN WONDERLAND - To help the Care Bears save Wonderland from a bad wizard, an ordinary girl masquerades as a princess. The animated action holds few surprises for grown-ups, but the cute characters and fetching designs should enthrall young children. John Sebastian did the songs. Raymond Jafelice was the director. (Rated G) EAT THE PEACH - A gentle, bittersweet Irish comedy about two unemployed young men who, inspired by an old Elvis Presley movie, build a carnival-type ``great wall of death'' in the backyard and prepare for fame and fortune via motorcycle stunts. The plot falters occasionally, but what really matters is the film's compassionate portrait of losers who refuse to lose. Sensitively directed by Peter Ormrod. (Not rated) THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS - James Bond marks his 25th wide-screen anniversary with this action-packed nonsense about a Soviet defector, an American gun-runner, and a musician with a rifle in her cello case. When the story moves to Afghanistan, the screenplay can't decide whether the Afghans are noble anti-Soviet freedom fighters or sleazy drug smugglers, so it throws in some of both. Series veteran John Glen directed the picture. Bond is impersonated by 007 newcomer Timothy Dalton, who does little that's identifiable as acting, although he looks the part. Come back, Sean, all is forgiven! (Rated PG) NADINE - She stumbles on a scheme concocted by a greedy crook, and her husband wants to cash in on it. The proceedings are flimsy but likable, except for a few bursts of violence. Kim Basinger and Jeff Bridges give terrific comic performances, supported by Rip Torn at his most sardonic. The details of urban Texas life in 1954 are glowingly captured by cinematographer Nestor Almendros. Written and directed by Robert Benton. (Rated PG) ROBOCOP - A mortally wounded policeman is resurrected with a mechanical body and a computer-enhanced brain, the better to stomp the daylights out of lawbreakers. The action is skillfully directed by Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, and there are many bursts of razor-sharp social satire. But the story amounts to a celebration of brute force in a crudely etched law-and-order context. (Rated R) THE SEA AND POISON - Japanese drama about surgeons who vivisect American prisoners of war during the 1940s. The story aggressively tackles painful questions of medical ethics, and some of the photography is bleakly powerful. Overdone acting and weak dialogue take away much of the film's potential impact, however. Graphic surgical footage is included. Written and directed by Kei Kumai. (Not rated) STAKEOUT - Two cops have a woman under surveillance, and one falls in love with her while his partner ogles them from a stakeout across the street. This cynical variation on ``Rear Window'' is shamelessly demeaning to the woman involved, and there's some nasty violence. This makes it hard to enjoy the laughs and good performances also present. Directed by John Badham. (Rated R) RATINGS: Films with ratings other than G may contain varying degrees of vulgar language, nudity, sex, and violence.

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