WORDY . . .

Speaking of critics: The New York Times' Janet Maslin said of "Ishtar" that "it's hard to believe that those who compare it with classic megabuck flops like 'Heaven's Gate' and 'Howard the Duck' could realistically equate the ordeals of sitting through either of those films with the lighthearted pleasures of this one."

Ah, how quickly they forget. Last August, she was one of the very few reviewers who didn't savage "Howard" and was thus commemorated in the film's ad campaign.

Outtakes The Sequel QUIBBLES & BITS Los Angeles Times Sunday July 5, 1987 Home Edition Calendar Page 39 Calendar Desk 1 inches; 19 words Type of Material: Column; Correction . . . Our own dimmish memory had Janet Maslin reviewing "Howard The Duck" for the NY Times in a recent Outtake. Shoulda been Caryn James.
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