October 10, 1988 12:00 PM

>BIG TIME Maybe you think Tom Waits’s scraped-off-the-barroom-floor singing is poetry. To me, it’s pain. This excruciatingly arty concert film appears to have been shot inside the stomach of a very sick animal.

TOUGHER THAN LEATHER Between rap numbers, Run-DMC play out a revolting revenge drama that has them brawling, breaking limbs and bedding the same woman. Your call.

ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK TV horror hostess Cassandra Peterson hits the big screen with a taste in jokes that’s still as low as her décolletage.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DUCK This new Merrie Melodies cartoon features Daffy Duck cheering famous film creatures with the tune Monsters Lead Such Interesting Lives. Pure pleasure. If you don’t agree, you’re desssthpicable.

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