The Michigan Daily - Weekend etc. - Thursday, December 8, 1994-9
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T H U R S D A Y T H U RS D A Y
DisCLOsURE Kato Kalin bears it all in this musical-comedy extravaganza. At
Briarwood: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00. At Showcase: 11:00, 12:45, 1:40, 3:40,
4:25, 7:10, 7:50, 9:50, 10:30, 12:30.
DROP ZONE See Wesley get in on the "Drop Squad" action. At Briarwood:
1:30,4:15,7:30, 10:15. At Showcase: 11:30, 1:15, 1:55,4:10,4:30,7:20,
8:00, 9:45, 10:30, 12:10.
1 DON'T WANT TO TALK Asou= IT Yet another unsuccessful attempt at an O.J.
documentary. At Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:25, 9:30.
MIXED NAus (1994) Nora Ephron's
loose adaptation of the French film
"Le Pere Noel Est Une Ordure," the
story of suicide hotline operators on
Christmas eve in Venice, California.
Hey, bodybuilders at Muscle Beach
have feelings, too. Aud A, 9:30.
THE DRovERS Check out this Chicago band's Celtic /rock fusion at the Blind Pig.
Just $4, 19 and over, 996-8555 for the usual info.
SURRENDER DOROTHY This cover band hails from East Lansing. Rick's.
LUNAR OcmE This jazz and latin entourage comes to you direct from the moon.
No, actually they're from right around here. Tap Room. Totally Free!
CREATVE AMrs ORCHESTRA Will be performing at Rackham Auditorium at 8p.m.
The program will include John Zorn's "Cobra" and other improvisational
pieces and raps. Admission is free.
F R I D A Y
Michael Douglas in "20,000 Leagues...", uh, we mean "Disclosure."
F I L M S H O.L D I N 0:
*TRMuED IN PARADISE Just picture it: A faraway island, the sea, the sun, the
sand. There is no one there but you, your lover and Jon Lovitz! Glad to once
again have a live audience, he immediately begins to do his "Annoying
Man" character from Saturday Night Live. No one laughs. Yet, he continues
for days, hoping in vain to get a film deal, yet no one cares, not even the
vertically-challenged, one-legged seagull who can't escape Lovitz' antics.
But you can. At Showcase: 11:50, 2:15, 4:40, 7:15, 9:40, 12:00.
STAR TREK GENERATIONS Whoop de doo. Rumor has it that the first 50 people
get a free copy of "Bill Shatner's Home Exercise guide for Fat, Old and
Prematurely Balding Former Star Trek Captains." Easily the best Star Trek
*Film in the last 3 years. At Briarwood: 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55. At Showcase:
11:15, 1:50, 4:30, 7:30, 10:05, 12:30.
THE PROFEssIONAL A Hitman and a little girl. (ATTN: NORTH CAMPUS.
THAT MEANS THAT THIS FILM IS ABOUT A HITMAN AND A
LITTLE GIRL.) At Showcase: 5:45, 8:00, 10:10, 12:20.
A Low DowN Dim SHAME Exactly. At Showcase: 12:20, 3:00, 5:30, 7:50,
JUNIOR Arnold Schwarzeneggar gets pregnant. Talk about getting in touch
with your feminine side. At Briarwood: 1:15, 4:10, 7:20, 10:10. At Show-
case: 11:00, 1:30,4:15,7:20,9:40,12:00.
HE LAST SEDUCTION Steamy B-flick from the director of "Red Rock West."
At State: 4:30, 9:45.
THE SwAN PRINCEss This early Bill Shatner porn features Ann-Margret as
"Margie," Bridget Bardot as "Bridgie" and a young Leonard Nimoy as
"Weird Ear Guy." The best skinflick in the last 13 years. At Showcase:
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Best Santa film in the last 2 weeks. At Showcase:
INTERVIEw Wmi THE VAMPIRE Just acing out Geraldo for the lead, Tom
Cruise turns in his most memorable performance since "Cocktail." Best
book-to-film transition ever. At Briarwood: 1:40, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50. At
Showcase: 1:40, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50.
THE SANTA CLAUSE Who said Tim Allen could have a film career? This is
easily the worst Santa/Espionage flick in the last two weeks. At Briarwood:
12:45, 2:50, 5:00, 7:05, 9:15. At Showcase: 11:10, 1:10, 3:20, 5:20, 7:25,
Hoop DREAMS Four-Star basketball documentary. At State: 1:30, 6:45.
PULP FICTION Give in already. At State: 1:30, 4:15, 4:30, 7:00, 8:30, 9:45. At
Showcase: 12:40, 3:45, 7:00, 9:55, 12:30.
eULLE~s OVER BROADWAY In a weird twist of fate, John Cusack plays a
young Woody Allen, who falls in love with his mother, thus abandoning his
18-year old girlfriend. Best Woody Allen movie in the last 7.8 years. At
Ann Arbor 1&2: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:25, 9:30.
STARGATE The startling story of an astronaut who thinks that he's fallen in
love with his shipmate until he discovers...she's a man! Second best Jaye
Davidson film in the last 3 years. At Briarwood: 7:45, 10:20. At Showcase:
2:15, 9:30, 12:00.
THE PAGEMASTER Mac's Back. Run for your lives. Worst Culkin picture ever.
At Briarwood: 1:20, 3:20,5:20. At Showcase: 11:00, 2:30,4:10.
SECOND RUN FILms:
THE LION Kim At Showcase: 11:05, 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:05, 9:10, 11:00.
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F R I DAY
HIROSHIMA, MON AMOUR (1959)
French director Alain Resnais' first
feature film combines newsreels and
on-site photography to display a
heart-warming love story. A French
actress and a Japanese architect,
both recovering from the traumas of
nuclear war, start a new relationship.
Nat Sci, 7:00.
GLEN OR GLENDA (1954) Ed Wood,
Jr. stars in his first film, a documen-
tary of his own life as an obsessive
transvestite and heterosexual,
including wacky interactions with
the likes of Bela Lugosi and other
Hollywood heavyweights. Usually
given the grand distinction of being
Wood's finest movie. Aud A, 7:30
TaSAMNt OF OPmus (1959) Pablo
Picasso and Yul Brenner guest star
in French director Jean Cocteau's
final film that summarizes his life
and work as a poet. Nat Sci, 8:30.
BREATHLEss (1959) Following in the
now-popular trend of French films
from 1959, this is director Jean-Luc
Godard's innovative homage to the
American gangster movie. A kid
kills a cop and is turned-over to
police by his girlfriend. Aw, true
love! Nat Sci, 10:00.
S A T U R D A Y
ANIME SCREENING Six hour Japanese
animation festival featuring explicit
and adult-themed cartoons torn from
the pages of Far Eastern comic
books. Look out for Superman in a
g-string. MLB 3, 5:00. Free.
DAvD COPPERFIELD (1935) Dickens.
In black and white. On the big
screen. Like you've never seen him
before! Nat Sci, 7:00.
DEsIE DOES DALLAs (1978) Debbie.
In color. On the big screen. Like
you've never seen her before! This
recently restored release of the porn
classic includes 17 additional
minutes. Yes! Debbie and her high
school cheerleader friends head to
Dallas where they hope to MAKE
IT big, while encountering lots of
horny guys along the way. Aud A,
7:30 & 9:30.
IT'S A WONDERFUL LiE (1946)
Recently restored release of the
porn classic with 17 additional
minutes. Debbie and her high
school cheerleader friends head to
Dallas where they hope to MAKE
IT big. Their progress is overseen
by Clarence, a well-intentioned
guardian angel yet to earn his
wings. Nat Sci, 9:15.
T U E S D A Y
A BETTER ToMoRonw (1986) John
Woo melodrama about an aging
gangster named Ho who, despite
attempts to finally go straight, is
pushedsto do "one last job" for old
times' sake. No joke. Mich, 7:15.
HAmRD-on.E (1992) John Woo
action flick starring Chow Yun-Fat
MAURA O'CONNELL This sounds like an interesting evening of acoustic pop
favorites. The Ark; shows at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., tickets are $12.50 in advance
or at Schoolkids Records.
YOUNG MATT SMmTH Blues the way it was meant to be, solo and acoustic. Part
of PJ's Used Records Nokickdrums series. 7-8 p.m., Free!
TOP KAT Remember that stompin' local band, Dig? Well, this is them, only with
a new name that doesn't rhyme with about a million other local bands. Rick's.
SHUDDER To THINK With Sunny Day Real Estate and Brainiac. Hey! All you
indie-rock kids will want to be skippin' dinner to get down to St. Andrews for
this early show. Doors at 6p.m., Tickets are $7.50 in advance, All Ages, hooray!
? AND THE MYsTERIANs These Detroit legends supposedly have a live show that
will blow you away. Find out for yourself at the Falcon Club, and also check
out opening bands Ten High and Fortune and Maltese. Call 313-368-6010 for
PORCH No doubt the first in a long line of bands that will be naming themselves
after Pearl Jam songs. But hey, at least they picked one of the better ones!
They'll be at Club Hell. Doors open at 9 p.m., tickets are just $5, 18 and over.
JIMMIE VAUGHN w/ JAMES Corro Texas Style Blues at the State Theatre. Show
starts at 7:30 p.m., call 313-961-5450 for more information.
CIRCUs OF LAo This off-the-wall local band will be spending the evening at the
oh-so-hip Cava Java, along with William Barnett and Tom Scholten.
GwEN WEu.s This talented vocalist will be appearing at the Bird Of Paradise.
SYMPHONY BAND & COw= m BAND Will both perform at Hill Auditorium tonight
at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
DEBBIE DAviEs w/ FULLY LOADED Blues from Ann Arbor and abroad at Rick's.
RFD Boys If you find yourself jonesing for some Bluegrass tonight, look no
further than The Ark to see these local favorites. Tickets are $8.75 at the door
BLUE VINYL Blues, Blues and more Blues at Cava Java.
REsTROOM PoErs There's a reason these local dudes have been around forever.
Find out what that is at the Blind Pig, with 19 Wheels.
FRANKIE ALUsON & THE ODD Sox Speaking of being around forever... These cats
always put on an interesting show. Theo's.
BROTHERS GRIMM Lots of poppy rock and inventive music from this quartet at
the Halfway Inn. 8 p.m., free!
LOsT TRIBE Acid Jazz at the Majestic Theatre. Should be quite a treat. Just $5,
doors open at 9 p.m., 313-833-9700 for more info.
SPONGE This local indie-rock band has a one-word name and a fresh guitar
sound going for them. XC-NN and Mother May I will be opening this show
which happens at Club Hell. Tickets are $8, doors open at 9 p.m., 18 and over.
ARs CHORALE Will perform at Hill Auditorium tonight at 8 p.m. The
program will consist of Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols," Schutz' "Christmas
Oratorio" and others by Schein, Handl and Praetorius.
GItLS AGAINST BOYs Isn't this that song by Blur or something? No ...sorry ...
Girls Agaisnt Boys are a quite credible and exciting rock band. Even better,
they're playing an all ages show and St. Andrews with Soul Coughing. Doors
open at 7:30, tickets are just $6.50 in advance.
ANN ARBoR BUEsTAGE Weekly open-mic blues jam hosted by the Terraplanes.
Don't miss another one! Blind Pig, Doors open at 9 p.m.
MICHIGAN CHAMBER PLAYERS Selections by Baker, Poulenc and Bartok. At the
Recital Hall in the School of Music. Admission is free and the show begins at
CAMPUS BAND Free at Hill at 4 p.m.
BRASS ENSEMBLE CowcerT Free at Recital Hall at 8 p.m.
SICK OF IT ALL Yeah! Me Too! Top off your indie-rock weekend with this
band's fierce live show. If that's not enoguh, Black Train Jack and Cold As Life
will be showing up, too. St. Andrew's Hall, Doors at 7:30 p.m., $6.50 in
advance, All Ages!
AMBIENT CHIL OUT If sipping coffee and chillin' out to fine ambient music is
your idea of heaven, head down to Zoot's Coffeehouse in Detroit this monday
and every monday. You won't be disappointed.
FREEDY JOHNSTON More people than you think dig this singer / songwriter's
craft. At The Majestic Theatre. Tickets are $7.50 in advance, 18 and over, doors
open at 8 p.m.
BROTHER RABBIT Rock and Pop covers, at Rick's.
SLOr You've been thinking about checking 'em out for ages, you know you
have. Why not tonight? At Rick's.
FRANK ALusoN Sometimes, Frank's just gotta do his own solo acoustic thing. At
the Ark, 8 p.m., $7.75 at the door.
SOULHAT In all likelihood, these cats rock pretty damn hard. At the Blind Pig,
tickets are just $5.50 in advance, 19 and over as usual.
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TunEE Sitr Department of Theatre
and Drama's exceptional production
of Anton Chekov's masterpiece,
tracing the lives of three sisters who
yearn to escape from their provincial
Russian town. John Russell-Brown
directs this lavishly decorated,
sumptuously staged production. 8
p.m., Trueblood Theatre, $12 & $6,
ANGELs IN AmEwRCA Scenes from
"Millenium Approaches," the first
part of Tony Kushner's Tony award-
winning self-proclaimed "Gay
Fantasia on National Themes, 5
p.m., Arena Theatre (Frieze Build-
ing), free, 764-5350.
THREE HANDS CLAPPING A showcase
of one-act plays by Ken Gaertner: 8
p.m., Performance Network (418 W.
Washington), $12 & 9, pay-what-
you-can Thursdays, 663-0681.
Tmy KINGDOM's COMING Jeff Daniels
new comedy skewers Hollywood
censorship, 8 p.m., Purple Rose
Theater (137 Park St., Chelsea),
Muss SAIGoN Watch out for that
helicopter! 8 p.m., Masonic
Temple, $16-$60, (313) 832-5900.
F R I D A Y
A CHISTMAS CARoL You know the
story: A miser, a few ghosts and
God bless us every one. 7:30 p.m.,
Michigan Theater, $19.50 & $16
(half-price for kiddies 12 and
KIsSEs & CHAOs Harold Pinter's
razor-sharp comedy comes through
in this handsome double bill of "The
Lover" and "The Dumb Waiter." 8
p.m. RC Auditorium (East Quad),
$5, $3 students, 213-1758.
Awi. Be THAT WAY Showcasing
experimental theater, dance, music,
and performance art, 8 p.m. People
Dancing Studio (111 Third St.), $8
("less if you're broke"), 930-6596.
Tue NUnRACKER The Ann Arbor
Ballet Theatre brings to life
Tchiakovsky's classic holiday
ballet, 8 p.m., Power Center, $14
($7 youths), 763-TKTS.
TrniE SisTEs See Thursday, 8 p.m.
ANGELS sw AMERCA See Thurs., 5 p.m.
TUrnm HANDs CLAPPING See Thurs., 8
Tn Kemm's ComrwN See Thurs., 8
Ms SAIGOV See Thurs., 8 p.m.
S A T U R D A Y
A CmsTMAs CAROL See Fri., 2:30 &
Kmess & CHAOs See Thurs., 8 p.m.
Twunu Swsmts See Thurs., 8 p.m.
ANesLs IN AMERICA See Thurs., 5 &
Twrnu HAND CLAPPIG See Thurs., 8
FrE. BS THAT WAY See Thursday, 8
Tw Kom's COMING See Thurs., 8
Tu NUTCRACER See Fri., 2 & 8 p.m.
Mss SAIGON See Thurs., 2 & 8 p.m.
S U N D A Y
Wum R.WONDERLAND Holiday
dances including "Les Patineurs"
and excerpts from "The Nut-
cracker." 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., Ann
Arbor Civic Theatre (2275 Platt
Road),$5 &$3, 995-1747.
A C3CAR. See Fri., 2:30
Kns & CHAOs See Thurs., 2 p.m.
TiutminSismus See Thurs., 2 p.m.
Twu ni ~ CLAPPn See Thurs., 2
Tw KNGDOM's COMING See Thurs., 2
Tr NUTCRACKER See Thurs., 2 p.m.
Muss SAGON See Thurs., 2 & 7:30