Page 10 -The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, September 15, 1987
Fall film line-up:
By John Shea
So here we are. Another fall sea-
son is upon us and all kinds of
thoughts are racing through our
"Is the refrigerator adequately
stocked for the football triple-header
"What? No party? Hell, we'll
make our own."
"What? Midterms? Tomorrow?
Books, I must have books!"
The fall goes on like this, and
before you know it, it's over. But in
all these consuming thoughts, do
you ever think of film? I didn't think
That's okay. Hollywood doesn't
give much thought to film in au-
tumn, either. Between counting up
their receipts from the summer and
waiting until the first snowfall to
release their Oscar-hopefuls, produc-
ers probably spend as much time
watching football as we do.
This tradition of making autumn
a barren wasteland for cinema will
not change overnight. However,
with the fall release of last year's
enormously successful Crocodile
Dundee, producers are taking note:
movie-goers will see a good flick
regardless of the season.
So take heed, gentle reader- the
producers have - and expect a better
crop of films this fall.
The season unofficially kicks off
this Friday, with the scheduled re-
lease of Fatal Attraction, starring
Michael Douglas as a married New
York City attorney who is seduced
by a publishing executive played by
Glenn Close. Their liaison provokes
a pathological obsession. This little
thrillet has a lot of big name talept
behind it, including director Stanley I
R. Jaffe (Goodbye, Columbus;
Kramer vs. Kramer) and director
Adrian Lyne (Flashdance). Attraction
Molly Ringwald, who vowed she
would never play another vulnerable
young girl, returns to the big screen
as a vulnerable young woman in the
romantic-comedy, The' Pick-Up
Artist. Ringwald plays Randy, who 6
must fight off the advances of
Don't forget your ear-plugs when you go to see Dinosaur at the Blind Pig tonight. These Amherst. MA. refugees
are (L-R): J. Mascis, Murph, and Lou Barlow.
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creating a simultaneously gnarly and
namby groove that induces the
listener into repeated listenings.
You're Living All Over Me is a
more creatively cohesive whole than
the band's first LP, which featured
nuggets of Nirvana (like "Forget the
Swan" and "Repulsion") combined
with fragments of fury (like "Quest")
but not much in between.
Surpassing bands like Husker Du
and the Meat Puppets, Dinosaur's
music has the rare ability to leap off
the turntable and simultaneously
punch you in the face and kiss you
on the cheek.
With their Buffalo/Rick
Springfield harmonies serving as a
rudder against their sonic cyclone,
Dinosaur are free to chart their own
course among America's
underground. Lately that course has
seen them move from the little
Ninaville of Amherst (where they
were banned from performing due to
their numbing noisiness) to New
York City, where, J< Mascis says,
"people are more used to loud
Dinosaur will perform at the
Blind Pig this evening. Doors open
at 10 p.m.; cover is a mere $4. Be
there or face extinction.
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music, books or dance?
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Robert Downey, a "master in the art
of m'eeting women." One senses the
master is about to meet his match.
Coming this month.
Reiner's follow-up to Stnd by M,
last summer's surprise sleeper ht
and one of the best films of 1980.
The title refers to. a book that t
young boy's grandfather reads to huh
while the child is bedridden with thb
flu. This book is a fairy tale and r
see what the boy imagines. Th
Princess Bride is part comedy, pat
adventure and part romance. Reinet
in his brief career (This is Spinu4
Tap, The Sure Thing ), has been ~
joy to follow. This should be fur
we'll know for sure October 9.
Perhaps the best fall release w1
come at Thanksgiving time, in the
form of Planes, Trains ani
Automobiles. For director Joh'n
Hughes, it must be a relief to knoiv
there is life after Ringwald and teeij-
age flicks. Automobiles stars Steve
Martin and John Candy as two ill-
fated travelers who try and make te
journey home from New York t
Chicago for the holidays. Echoes df
Martin Scorsese' s After Hours?
Maybe. But Martin and Candy td-
gether almost guarantees laughs.
Christmas brings Oliv r
Stone'sWall Street and Eddie Mut-
phy's first full length feature concert
film, Raw . As for the rest of te
autumnmseason? Well... um... op
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