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What's happening in
Ann Arbor this weekend

First-run Film
ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN
Animator Don Bluth (A n
American Tale) presents his latest
film from his Hollywood Studios
about Charlie Barkin, a German
Shephard with Burt Reynold's
voice, who breaks out of a New
Orleans dog pound and gets
involved in a bunch of adventures
with his buddy, Itchy (Dom De
Luise). At Showcase: 11:40, 1:35,
3:30, 5:20, 7:40, 9:50, 11:50. At
Briarwood: 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00,
7:45, 9:30.
BACK TO THE FUTURE II
Michael J. Fox, Christopher
Lloyd, and Lea Thompson return in
the sequel of the 1985 smash. This
time McFly and Doc Brown travel
from 1985 to 2015 back to 1985

love, reality, faith, delusion,
success, failure, good and evil - in
typical Allen style. Also starring
Mia Farrow, Alan Alda, Martin
Landau and Anjelica Huston. At
Fox Village: 7:30, 9:45. At
Showcase: 12:30, 2:40, 4:45, 7:35,
9:45, 12:05.
DAD
Jack Lemmon and Ted Danson
star in a father/son family drama
about coming together and finding
out about yourself through family
crisis. Directed by Gary David
Goldberg of "Family Ties" fame.
At Showcase: 7:45, 10:05, 12:25.
HARLEM NIGHTS
Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor
do their rendition of The Cotton
Club in this 1930s slick
extraveganza. This time, it's the
Club Sugar Ray, but there
promises to be the usual assortment
of gangsters, music, dancing, and
comedy. But it's also one of the
worst films in recent years. At
Briarwood: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:30,
9:50, 11:55. At Showcase: 12:00,
2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55, 12:15.
THE LITTLE MERMAID
It's Disney's 28th full length
animated feature, and their first
animated fairy tale since Cinderella
came out 30 years ago-and it's a
,gem. Charming yarn about a lovely
mermaid who longs to be a human
so she marry a prince she has fallen
in love with. But first she must
deal with Ursela, the evil squid,
who has other plans. At Showcase:
11:30, 1:25, 3:15, 5:15, 7:00,

8:45, 10:30, 12:00.
LOOK WHO'S TALKING
Bruce Willis is a wise-crackin'
baby who presents the pre-natal
world from a different view. Cheers'
Kirstie Alley is the mother looking
for the perfect father- which she
finds, believe it or not, in John
Travolta. At Briarwood- 12:30,
2:30, 4:40, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30. At
Showcase - 12:55 2:50, 4:50,
7:35, 9:30, 11:45.
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S
CHRISTMAS VACATION
More holiday fun from the
Griswold's as Chevy and Beverly
return to the roles which enhanced
their careers so much. Not much of
a vacation, this year the Griswold's
are staying home where it's safer.
At Briarwood: 12:15, 2:15, 4:30,
7:00, 9:15, 11:30. At Showcase:
12:20, 2:55, 5:00, 7:45, 9:50,
11:55.
PRANCER
With a title like this, how
couldn't it be a Christmas movie?
Jessica Riggs, a 9-year old farm
girl, finds a wounded reindeer she
believes is Santa's. Apparently it
was out flying alone. So she sets
out to return it to St. Nick. I guess
we finally find out if Santa is real.
At Fox Village: 7:00, 9:15. At
Showcase: 12:30 2:45, 5:05.
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE
SHOW
You've seen it a few dozen
times. You've been showered with
rice. You know all the lines and

scream them out with everyone
else. It's that old cult favorite,
nearly 15 years old, but still going
strong. At Briarwood, F & S-
12:00 a.m.
SHE-DEVIL
What happens when Meryl
Streep and Rosanne Barr tangle in
the same film? Your guess is as
good as ours. No advance screening,
but it sure looks interesting. At
Showcase: 12:25, 3:00, 5:10, 7:30,
9:45, 12:00. At Briarwood: 12:!5,
2:30, 4:45, 7:00, 9:15, 11:30.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS
The stories of six southern
women and their relationships are
told in the new, long-awaited
picture from director Herbert Ross.
The cast alone should cause a
healthy holiday harvest with the
likes of superstars Sally Field,
Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine,
Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis,
Julia Roberts, and Sam Shepard. At
Briarwood: 12:00, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15,
9:40. At Showcase: 12:00, 2:30,
5:00, 7:30, 10:00, 12:15.
THE WAR OF THE ROSES
Danny Devito, Michael
Douglas, and Kathleen Turner-
together again. This time marriage
and divorce is the topic. Looks to
be a testimony to the 1980s and the
crumbling matrimonial structure.
At Briarwood: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40,
7:10, 9:40, 11:55. At Showcase:
12:20, 12:50, 2:40, 3:10, 4:55,
5:25, 7:20, 7:50, 9:40, 10:10,
11:55, 12:20.
-Tony Silber

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and finally to 1955 where they run
into the original film. Be warned
that this film ends on a cliffhanger
with the words "To Be Continued."
At Fox Village: 7:15, 9:30, 12:00
a.m. At Showcase: 12:15, 12:45,
2:30, 3:00, 4:50, 5:20, 7:20, 7:40,
9:40, 9:55, 11:45, 12:05.
THE BEAR
Aventure-nature-emotion-story
of an orphaned bear cub who sets
out on a journey to survive with
the help of a wounded mature
grizzly. At Showcase: 12:35, 2:35,,
4:35, 7:15, 9:15, 11:15. At Fox
Village: 7:00, 9:00.

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CRIMES AND
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MISDEMEAN-

New Woody Allen fare about

FRIDAY
STREETS OF SHAME (Kenji
Mizoguchi, 1956) Lorch 7:00
We've reached the end of a long
Mizoguchi road that featured so
many great films, and what a long,
strange trip its been. So we'll close
it up with his last film,
appropriately enough, about prosti-
tutes and a city of shame- sounds
like the northwest side of Detroit.
MR. SMITH GOES TO WASH-
INGTON (Frank Capra, 1939)
MLB 3 7:00
Get out your flags and patriotic
hearts and come see why America is
so great, as honest country bump-
kin Jimmy Stewart becomes a U.S.
senator and fights corruption in the
world's most exclusive club. A bit
aged, but it still leaves that big of'
American lump in your throat.
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
(John Carpenter, 1981) MLB 4
7:00 & 9:15
The story is dumb as hell, but
putting realism aside, this is a fun

movie with some great music.
Wishful thinking, but New York is
transformed into a maximum secu-
rity prison in 1997. The President
and Air Force One crashes inside
the city, and Vietnam vet-turned-
criminal Snake Plisken must get
him out in 24 hours. Science-fic-
tion-adventure fun.
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
(Frank Capra, 1946) MLB 3 9:20
It's so sappy, it'll make you
gag, but that irresistible Yuletidc
spirit is wonderful, and how can
you celebrate the holiday season
without a screening of this immor-
tal monument? Jimmy's guardian
angle finds him on the verge of sui-
cide and shows him what life would
be like without him.
QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE
(Edward Bernds, 1958) Aud A 7 &
10
Zsa Zsa Gabor, soon to be star-
ring in Penitentiary 4, headlines a
spectacular cast in this epic adven-
ture of a crash landing on Venus
where the planet is dominated by
beautiful women. Featuring ray

guns and other incredible special ef-
fects.
THE ATTACK OF THE
FIFTY FOOT WOMAN (Nathan
Hertz, 1958) Aud A 8:30
Don't judge a movie by its ti-
tle, except this one time.
BLADE RUNNER (Ridley Scott,
1982) MLB 3 9:45
Harrison Ford stars in this
flashy, hi-tech futuristic thriller
about murderous human-look alikes
called replicants who are wreck ha-
vok on a bizzar-looking Los Ange-
les. Good special effects, music,
and production, but not much else.
SATURDAY
SWIMMING TO CAMBODIA
(Jonathon Demme, 1987) Hillel
7:00 & 8:45
A 90-minute monologue by
Spalding Gray about the making of
The Killing Fields as well as life in
general should be a bore, but it
isn't. Fascinating storytelling and
and artistic direction make this one
a gem.

BATMAN (Leslie Martinson,
1966) MLB 4 7:00 & 9:05
Before bat-fake Michael Keaton,
there was Adam West and his trusty
sidekick, Burt Ward as Robin.
Much better than last year's confu-
sion-these guys are just crime-
fighters, plain and simple without
overlong, complicated storylines
which make little sense and crazy
Prince soundtracks.
HEAVY METAL (Gerald Potter-
ton, 1981) Aud A 10:15
Mindless adolescent vignettes in
the magic of animation deal with a
variety of inane topics, such as
N.Y.C. cabbies. Featuring anima-
tors the world over and the voices
of John Candy and Harold Ramis.
WINGS OF DESIRE (Wim
Wenders, 1988) MLB 4 7:00 &
9:30
Last year's sleeper winner tells
the heavenly tale of an angel
(Bruno Ganz) who falls in love
with mortal Solveig Dommartain.
One of the most interesting films
of the decade and Wim Wender's
best to be sure.
TOMMY (Ken Russell, 1975) Aud

A 8:00
The original rock opera, cine-
matic awe-inspirer that is still great
if you see it on the big screen. And
besides the Who, what a cast-
including Elton John, Eric Clapton,
Tina Turner, and Jack Nicholson.
Featuring the music from one of
the great albums of the rock era.
SUNDAY
DETOUR (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1946)
Lorch 7:00
Film buffs cling to this and why
I don't know. Cheap melodrama
about hitchiker who gets involved
with women and murder and the un-
derside of life. Film noir supreme.
DOUBLE INDEMNITY (Billy
Wilder, 1944) Lorch 8:15
Fred MacMurrey plays the un-
suspecting insurance salesman co-
erced into a murder plot by the al-
luring Barbara Stanwyck in the
classic story by Raymond Chandler
based on James Cains' novel. Also
starring Edward G. Robinson. In-
spiration for Body Heat.
-Tony Silber

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