ANNIE Nary a profound word or image appears, but little Aileen Quinn, Carol Burnett and audiences have a lot of fun.
DINER Five Baltimore youths in the 1950s battle the post-adolescence blahs in a funny little triumph.
AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN It’s not the most original of plots, but intriguing performances by Richard Gere, Debra Winger and Lou Gossett give weight to what amounts to an old-time love story.
POLTERGEIST Some wickedly bizarre gremlins lower the property values but raise the entertainment quotient in a suburban California neighborhood.
ROCKY III Stallone is at it again; if he stays on his feet, he may even get a draw with the critics.
THE SECRET POLICEMAN’S OTHER BALL The Monty Python troupe takes its show on the road with a film that’s even funnier than a silly walk.