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8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Entertainment September 25, 1987 . ::% i On the Record By CIL& RLI MARTIN NC News Service Columnist Everyone can become skilled at meeting new people Right on Track Gonna make a move that knocks you over/Watch this turn this one's gonna/Put you away/But I'm doing my very best dancing/Every time you're looking the other way. REFRAIN: I could move out to the left for awhile I could slide to the right for awhile I could get up and back Right on track But is right on track Is that gonna get you back. - REPEAT I've been trying to get your aRention/And I'm very, very close to/Thinking of a way/i could be big and tough/And other funny stuff/But you just keep looking the other way. How far away can you go/And still be danc. lug with me/Would you naiad staying in the vicinity/I've not been faring badly/But I would gladly take you back, back. There must be some kind of bad connec- tion/'Cause this music does not/Sound the way it did/I got to get up and back/'Cause I've been off track/And that may be just why you disap- peared/But now I've got you/In the comer of my eye/And I've got one more move/i can try. I I I I Recorded by the Breakfast Club Written by Dan Gilroy and Stephen Bray Copyright (c) 1987 by MCA Music Publishing, a divison of MCA Inc., Unicity Music Inc., and Short Order Music. MAKING YOUR BEST move on the dance floor can be fun. But is it an effective ploy for gaining another's attention? The Breakfast Club's "Right on Track" suggests that this approach might not work. Even a "move that knocks you over" may be missed or fail to impress that guy or girl that you are interested in. So what is the best way to get someone's atten- tion? Many times we notice someone we are at- tracted to but we feel insecure about making the first contact. Some people think that putting on an act im- presses others. They try to be overly funny or begin playing the role of Mr. or Mrs. "cool." Most such acts fail for a simple reason: Personal attraction is based on being real. People can see through an act, None of us are attracted to phonies. Perhaps the best way to meet someone is to be genuinely friendly. Go up to someone and in- troduce yourself. Then ask some open-ended ques- tions that can be answered with more than a yes or no. Such questions inv.ite the other person to share some information about himself or herself. And show genuine interest in what the other is saying. Try to make good eye contact while re- maining pleasant and friendly. For a first conversation, it is best not to talk too long. Five to 10 minutes is a good beginning. Before ending the conversation, be sure of the other person's name. If you are interested in talk- ing to the person again, try to find out if the in- dividual plans to be at the next dance, youth meeting or whatever forum both of you are atten- ding. As you finish the conversation thank the people for the time and tell them that you enjoyed talking with them. Everyone can become skilled at meeting people. If you feel uneasy about what I have suggested, practice with a friend. Not every beginning contact will lead to an ongoing relationship, but initiating conversations will build your self-confidence, plus it will help you discover how friendly our world can be. (Your comments are welcome always. Please address: Char]io Martin, 1218 S. Rotherwood Ave., Evmusville, Ind. 47714.) 'Pickup Artist' Film lacks perspective By TONY ZAZA USCC Dept. of Communication In "The Pickup Artist" (Fox), an aggressive 21-year-old teacher (Robert Downey) play- ing the field picks up 19-year- old museum tour guide (Molly Ringwald) arid takes a tumble with her in the front seat of his vintage Camaro. She's not just another conquest, butsomeone tough-minded and special for whom he will eventually win $25,000 to bail out her alcoholic dad (Dennis Hopper) from gambling debts and the threats of hoodlum Harvey Keitel. The plot is filled with TV- style short cuts moving from recklessly compulsive sex to compulsively reckless gambl- ing. Bad movies like bad habits have a way of encouraging emulation. In the age of unsafe sex, director James Toback's light treatment and simplistic resolu- tion of the late-teen romance is not only emotionally precarious but hopelessly anachronistic. His reliance on stock characterizations, dull stereotypes and the sleazy casino environment leave little to the imagination. Relying solely upon the fan appeal of its cast, the film lacks any perspective on what in- dividuality is really all about. Its permissive attitude toward premarital sex and its generally evasive handling of the gambl- ing subplot simply reinforces anti-social behavior and negative role models. .Robert Downey and Molly Ringwald star in the romantic comedy, "The Pick-up Artist." The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A-III -- adults. --Copyright (c) 1987 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. Upcoming programs of interest Sunday, Sept. 27, 8-10 p.m. (CBS) "The Law and Harry McGraw." Preview of lighthearted detective drama mixing romance and adventure in the mode of "Mike Hammer" and "Moonlighting" stars Jerry Orbach as the seedy Boston private eye. Sunday, Sept. 27, 6-7 p.m. (ABC) "Alice in Wonderland" (1951). Abridged Disney animated version of the Lewis Carroll classic about the schoolgirl who daydreams her way through a fantasy world in- babited by strange creatures and odd personages, including the White Rabbit, the Mad Hat- ter and the Cheshire Cat. Whim- sical entertainment that the en- tire family can enjoy, especially the small fry. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification was A-I -- general patronage. The Motion Picture Association of America rating was G -- general audiences. Sunday, Sept. 27, 8-10 p.m. (NBC) "The Terminator" (1984). Violent sci-fi movie in which a killing machine in the shape of a man (Arnold Schwarzenegger) comes back from the future to assassinate a young waitress destined other- wise to bear a son who will lead mankind in victory over the an- droids who rule a post-nuclear world. James Cameron directs the taut, suspenseful action but its violence is overdone and a bedroom scene goes much far- ther than necessary. The U.S. CatholicConference classifica- tion of the theatrical version was 0 -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating was R -- restricted. Sunday, Sept. 27, 9-9:30 p.m. (HBO cable) "Warning: Food May Be Hazardous to Your Health." Consumer ad- vocate special about the in- creasing dangers of toxic food additives and the harmful ef- fects of sugar substitutes, caf- feine, saturated fats and other common products we regularly eat and drink. Worthwhile ad- visory for the concerned viewer. Monday, Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m. (HBO cable) "Mandela." Fact- based drama on the life of South African human rights leader Nelson Mandela (Danny Glover) and his change from passive protest to armed strug- gle. Enlightening depiction of the fight against apartheid. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7-9 p.m. (CBS) "Jake and the Fatman." Special premiere of a new series starring William Conrad and Joe Penny. The preview episode was a clone of the recent Gary Hart affair, which seems to sug- gest that the series will be stan- dard detective fare with plots gleened from tawdry pulp [ headlines. I Religious broadcasting highlights The following religious Every Sunday, 10-10:30 broadcasting highlights were a.m. (WITZ, 990 AM, Jasper) compiled from information "Crossroads". A weekly half- supplied to the Message hour program from the Pas- office, sionist Radio and Television Centre. Daily, 5-5:15 p.m., and Every Monday-Friday, 7 every Saturday, 11:30-11:45 a.m. (WVHI, 1330 AM, a.m., (WVHI, 1330 AM, Evansville} and 6:45 a.m. and Evansville) "Living His 3:45 p.m. (WJJN, 1180 AM, Word". Newburgh) "Daily Broad". Every Sunday, 7-7:30 a.m. Daily prayerful scripture (WBDC, 100.9 FM, teachings based on the daily Huntingburg-Jasper) "Coun- Mass readings by Father A1 try Roads." A Paulist produc- Lauer, a Catholic priest from tion, the program features Cincinnati. Father Joe Brigner relating * * * * , - , music to everyday life. Every Sunday, 10-10:30 Every Sunday, 9 a.m. a.m. (WNIN, Channel 9, (WB DC, 100. 9 FM Evansville) "Catholic Mass". Huntingburg-Jasper) Every Monday, 6:30-7 p,m. "Religion in the News". Pro- (Evansville Cable TV Channel vided by the Indiana Council 6) "Message of Evangeliza- of Churches, this 15-minute tton" The program is spon- news show deals with current sored by the diocesan events. Evangelization Office. Please patronize Message advertisers! i