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The Michigan Daily - Weekend etc. - October 29, 1992 - Page 7

CAMPUS CINEMA

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FILMS OPENING FRIDAY:
A RIVER Rufs THROUGH IT Only one new movie coming out this
week, but it's supposed to be a really good one. (Hell, all movies are
"supposed to be good," but this time, we mean it.) Robert Redford's third
directorial effort finally comes to Ann Arbor. The "it" of the title is the
wonderful down home country of Montana where normal wholesome
families once existed (no, it's not our backyard). At Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 12,
2:20, 4:45, 7:25, 9:55; at Showcase: 1:35, 4:15, 7:20, 10:05, 12:30.

Held over for a 900th smash week, "Rocky Horror" is perfect for Halloween.
FILMS HOLDING:
CANDYMAN This horror flick is not only laughably bad, it's offensive. Not
the perfect choice for that nervous first date. Even scarier: it was in third
place at the box office last week. At Briarwood: 10:15, 12:45, 2:50, 5, 7:40,
9:50, 11:50. At Showcase: 12:40, 3, 5:20, 7:55, 10:15, 12:25.
CONSENTING ADuLTS Director Alan J. Pakula ("Presumed Innocent") is
presumed incompetent with this disastrously DePalma-esque thriller. Poor
Kevin Spacey. At the Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:10, 9:20. At
Showcase: 12:50,3:05, 5:20, 7:50, 10:05, 12:10
DR. GIGGLES Believe it or not, this silly horror flick is above average, as
far as these things go. It's also Benny's finest performance yet, even better
than his finger-chopping villain in "Darkman." At Briarwood: 10:15,
12:30, 2:20, 4:15, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30. At Showcase: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:30,
S9:45, 11:50.
GLENGARRY GLEN Ross David (Dial 'F' for "Fucking") Mamet's play is
just not meant to be a movie. Do you hear me? Do you hear me? Do you
fucking hear me? (This is what is known as "rhythmic dialogue.") People
who like this kind of thing will find this the kind of thing they like. At
Showcase: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:40, 9:55, 12:05.
HERo This attempt to "make 'em like they used to" falls flat on its face,
despite the noble efforts of Geena Davis, Dustin Hoffman and Andy
Garcia. Rent a Frank Capra film instead. At Briarwood: 10:05, 12:10, 2:30,
4:50,7:15,9:40, 11:50. At Showcase: 1:20,4:10,7:15,9:45, 12:10.
THE LAST of THE MoNCAus Daniel Day Lewis becomes a 18th-century
stud in this truly exciting film of Cooper's long-winded novel. Two thumbs
up, way up. At Briarwood: 10, 12:10,2:25, 4:40,7, 9:15, 12. At Showcase:
1:30,4:15, 7:10,9:40, 12.
THE Micnwy Ducxs Emilio Estevez continues his downward spiral since
the great "Repo Man" with this "Bad News Bears" meets "Slapshot"
schlock. At Briarwood: 10:15, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 7, 9, 11:30. At Showcase:
12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:05, 9:20, 11:30.
MR. BASEBALL Director Fred Schepisi continues his downward spiral
since the great "A Cry in the Dark" with this "Bull Durham" meets "Gung
Ho." Tom Selleck, on the other hand, has never made a good movie. At
Showcase: 12:00,9:30.
NIGHT AND THE CQTY We hate Robert DeNiro remakes of old movies and
Irwin Winkler's lame attempts to direct movies instead of producing them.
Remember "Guilty by Suspicion?" We thought not. (See review, page 8.)
At Showcase: 12:20, 2:30,4:50, 7:10, 9:30, 11:40.
OF MICE AND MEN Gary Sinise, founder of Chicago's Steppenwolf
Theatre, stars (in a wonderfully understated performance) and directs this
highly successful Steinbeck adaptation. Malkovich goes over the top, but
that doesn't do too much damage to the proceedings. Sherilyn Fenn ("Twin
Peaks" the TV show, not the lame movie) is also along for the ride. At
Showcase: 1:25,4:10, 7:15,9:45, 12:05.
PURE CouvrRY Better than an episode of "Hee-Haw," this is the motion
picture debut of country music star George Strait. Straight to video. At
Showcase: 2:10, 4:30,7:05, 11:45.
Roacv HoRROR PICTURE SHow No advance screening; not yet re-
viewed. At Briarwood: 12 midnight.
SINGLES The perfect choice for that nervous first date. But we wish we
could get that damn "Na-na-na-na" Paul Westerberg song out of our heads.
At Showcase: 2:40, 4:50, 10:10, 12:15.
SmAKERs Bob Redford ought to stay behind the camera. His "A River
Runs Through It" has finally arrived - see it instead of this weak thriller.
At Briarwood: 10, 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45. At Showcase: 12,7:25.
UNDER SIEGE Steven Seagal ("Above the Law," "Hard to Kill") makes a
major break with the past with this two-word title. Tommy Lee Jones
delivers the line of the year: "This is not the work of a cook." We can
honestly call this Seagal's best work to date; interpret that however you
wish. At Briarwood: 10, 12, 2:10, 4:15, 7, 9:10, 11:45. At Showcase:
12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:45, 10:10, 12:20.
ZEBRAHEAD Filmed in Motown, this movie was produced by Oliver Stone
and it's not half bad, featuring beautiful (?) cinematography. Stand up and
tell 'e~m vnn 're~ from Deptrit! At Showcase: 1230.2:45.5.7:35.9:50. 1.

T H U R S D A Y
MATEwAN (1987) See story,
page 8. MLB 7:30. Free.
LA DISCRETE (1990) Dejected
stud plans vengeance on the female
race, but falls in love with his
victim. Venice Film Festival
winner. Mich. Th. 7:15
WHORE (1991) Theresa Russell
humps a whole city in this grossly
underrated presentation of sex and
corruption. Mich. Th. 9:15
F R I D A Y
DEVI (1960) From the late, great
Indian director Satyajit Ray. You'd
be surprised. Aud A. 7:00
THE HUMAN CoNDrIoN: PART 1
(1959) Lorch 7:00 Free.
NIGHT OF THE LIViNG DEAD
(1968) The original horror classic.
Freddy Krueger and Jason would
never have even been born without
this one. MLB 3 7:00
A BRIEF H1SToRY OF TIME
(1992) From director Errol Morris
("Thin Blue Line.") Mich. Th. 7:15
SILENT HEL. MOVIE NIGHT
WITH MUSIC By RINGING
(1912-1920) Atmospheric Detroit
duo create a creepy soundtrack for
even creepier films. Nat. Sci. 8:00
A PASSAGE TO INDIA (1984)
British imperialism in the touching
vein of Forster's novel. Peggy
Ashcroft turns in one of the greatest
performances ever. Aud A. 8:45
LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM
(1988) More erotic paganism
from Ken Russell. MLB 3 9:00
FRANK AND STu's DRIVE-IN
MOVIE NIGHT The gurus of 'B'
movies are back with their latest
installment of mindless fun. Sport
your favorite Halloween duds and
act a little crazy. Mich. Th. 9:00
SATURDAY
LADYKILLERS (1955) Peter Sellers
and Alec Guinness team up as a
gang of dim-witted cads in this
British comedy. Pretty darn funny.
MLB 4 7:00 & 9:00
BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATz
(1979-80) FassbinderFest '92.
Parts 8-11 of the kooky director's
15-hour epic. Mich. Th. 2:00
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
(1968) See Friday. MLB 3 7:00
A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME
(1992) See Friday. Mich Th. 7:10
& 9:00
KILL, BABY, KILu. (1966)
Wholesome Italian horror from
Mario Bava. Aud A. 7:30
CURSE OF THE CRYING WoAn
(1961) "One Hundred Years of
Solitude" meets "The Lawnmower
Man. Like drinking Dom Perignon
with frozen burritos. Aud A. 9:00
LAIR OF THE WHITE WoRnM
(1988) See Friday. MLB 3 9:00
AIIRA (1988) Mad Max goes to
Tokyo in a cartoon. Mich. Th. 10:50
S U N D A Y
BERUN ALEXANDERPLATZ
(1979-1980) Parts 12-14: The
final installment. Mich Th. 2:00
A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME

(1992) See Friday. Mich Th. 7:00
THE STATIoNMaSTER'S WIFE
(1977) Mich. Th. 8:50
M O N D A Y
THE STATIONMASTER'S WIFE
(1977) See Sunday. Mich. Th.
7:00
A BRIEF HIsToRr oF TIME
(1992) See Friday. Mich. Th. 9:15
T U E S D A Y
BLAZING SADOLES (1974) Mel
Brooks' best film. Mich Th. 7:00
A BRIEF HIsToRY of TIME
(1992) See Friday. Mich. Th. 9:00

Sun City Girls (no, they're not girls) play the Heidelberg Saturday night
T H U R S D A Y
THE MAITRIES Local alternative rock, Blind Pig, 996-8555
THE WEATHERVANES WITH TEN HIGH Two local bands are featured on
this bill, Rick's, 996-2747
FRANK ALusoN Frank performs an acoustic set at Pizzeria Uno, of all
places, 9:30 p.m., $1 cover, 769-1744.
THRoWiNG MUSES The return of one of America's hippest bands, St.
Andrew's, 9 p.m., 961-MELT
F R I D A Y
EiTHERIORCHESTRA Creative jazz ensemble, U-Club, 8:30 p.m., $9.50
students, $13 non-students, 763-TKTS
PAUL VORNHAGEN QUARTET Bird of Paradise, 662-8310
GRoOVE SPOON See story, page 5. Blind Pig, 996-8555
THE FOUR DISGRACES Instrumental music, City Grill, 994-8484
HOLY Cows Music from Chelsea's finest, Cross Street, 485-5050
FRANK ALLISON The new band premieres tonight, Rick's, 996-2747
THE RFD BoYs Ark, 761-1451
LUNAR OCTET Diverse band featuring a little spice of everything,
Leonardo's, 764-7544
HARPSICHORD REaTAL Faculty member Edward Parmentier plays Bach,
Brahms, and more, Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, 8 p.m., free, 763-4726
UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Halloween Concert, Hill, 9 p.m.,
sold out, 763-4726

T H U R S D A Y
PossESSED - THE DRACuLA
MusiCAL Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose
Theater presents this chillingly awful
take on the familiar tale. Definitely
not your best best for Halloween.
Wait for Coppola's film version due
out November 13. The Purple Rose
Theater Co., 137 Park St., Chelsea, 8
p.m., $10-$25, 487-7902.
JuLIANus The Emperor's been
murdered ... again. And his job's up
for grabs to the highest bidder. Come
see this modern tale of ancient times
written by Ann Arborite Al
Sjoerdsma. Performance Network, 8
p.m., $7-$9, 663-0681.
BEACH BLANKET BIG SHOW See
the latest from UAC's Comedy
Company. Leave it to them to rub it
in - summer's over! (Ironically, the
beach has nothing to do with it!)
Mendelssohn Theater, 8 p.m., $4 in
advance, $5 at the door, 763-1107.
HIGHLY IMPROVABLE This five-
member comedy ensemble actually
takes audience suggestions through-
out the show - hence the name.
Original shows every week, and it's
mighty cheap too. U-Club, 8 p.m.,
$2, 996-5979.
LIPs TOGETHER, TEETH APART
Husband switching, wife switching,
lots of switching in the Basement
Arts production. Clint Bond directs
this alternative to Halloween
Festvities. Arena Theater, 5 p.m.,
Free.
F R I D A Y
MARCEL MARCEAu The king of
mime is back for a one-time perfor-
mance, sure to be better than his
performance in Mel Brooks' "Silent
Movie." He even remembered to
bring his beflowered hat. But don't
try to talk to him, he only speaks
French. Power Center, 7 p.m., $12-
$22, 763-TKTS.
POSSESSED - THE DRACULA
MusiCAL See Thursday, 8 p.m.
BEACH BLANKET BIG SHOW See
Thursday, 8 p.m.

LIPs TOGETHER, TEETH APART
See Thursday, 5 p.m.
JuuANus See Thursday, 8 p.m.
S A T U R D A Y

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Boukman Eksperyans play Rick's Saturday night.
S A T U R D A Y
Lou & PETER BARRYMAN Don't let your children get anywhere near
these "foul-mouthed" folk, Ark, 761-1451
PAUL VORNHAGEN QUARTET See Friday
BIG DAvE & THE ULTRASoNICS Blind Pig, 996-8555
MONSTER BAIT Halloween with the Monsters, Cross Street, 485-5050
BOUKMAN E-KSPERYANS Voudoj dance spirit rising, Rick's, 996-2747
PHIL ROGERS HALLOWEEN CONCERT Ann Arbor composer gives a
unique and insightful concert, Friends Meeting House (1420 Hill), 8 p.m.,
$8, 665-7911
THINKING FELLERS UNION LOCAL 282/ SUN CITY Gms The
underground/slacker/indie demi-demigods host a musical costume contest,
Club Heidelberg, $5.
S U N D A Y
KIrrY DONOHOE Music from the Irish-American singer-songwriter, Ark,
$7.50, 761-1451
JETHRO TuLL A few years back, Tull beat out Metallica for best heavy
metal band at the Grammys(!), That shocker aside, we can't believe these
old farts are still able to walk, let alone sing, State Theater, 8 p.m., 961-
5450
KIRov ORCHESTRA Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra accompany
Vladimir Feltsman in Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto. More Tchaikovsky
and Rachmaninov complete this overdose of Russian schmaltz from a
great orchestra, Hill, 4 p.m., $18-45, 764-2538
Jazz CoMBos Michigan League Buffet, 6-8 p.m., 763-4726
TU E S D A Y
SAMIAM Berkeley, California band makes debut in Detroit, St. Andrew's,
7:30 p.m., $5, 961-MELT
DIG Former members of the Difference, Blind Pig, 996-8555
W E D N E S D A Y
DouGIE MACLEAN BAND Former member of the Tannahill Weavers,

AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE THE-
ATRE 20 different tribes combine for
this one-time performance depicting
the Native American culture. With a
variety of colors, feathers, and
music, these dancers bring their
heritage to the stage. Power Center,
8 p.m., $14-$26, 763-TKTS.
PoSsEssED - THE DRACuLA
MusiCAL See Thursday, 8 p.m.
BEACH BLANKET BIG SHOW See
Thursday, 8 p.m.
LIPs ToGETHER, TEETH APA
See Thursday, 5 p.m.
JULIANUS See Thursday, 8 p.m.

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S U N D A Y
PossEssED - THE DRAcuLA
MuSICAL See Thursday,.2 and 7
p.m.
JULIANUS See Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

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W E D N E S D A Y

PoSSESSED - THE DRACULA
MusicAL See Thursday, 8 p.m.

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