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The Michigan Daily - Weekend etc. - Thursday,_December 1, 1994 - 9
WEAWKNS

FI L M S 0 P E N IN G:
TRAPPED 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 fron 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. (Th) Free Preview. Aud A, 9:30. At Showcase: 11:50, 2:15,
4:40, 7:15, 9:40, 12:00.
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T H U R S D A Y
WHAT HAPPENED WAS... (1994)
Sharing the date from hell, from
heaven, and back to hell, Karen
Sillas and Tom Noonan star in one
of the most original films, but not
the best, in five years. Consolidates
dating anxiety to one apartment on
one Friday night. Mich 7:00 & 8:45.

T H U R S D A Y

T H U R S D A Y

* Nicolas Cage, Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz talk with theiur mommy in "Trapped in
Paradise."
F I L M S H 0 L D I N 0:
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: 12:00, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45, 10:20. At
* Showcase: 11:15, 12:50, 1:50, 3:45, 4:30, 7:00, 7:30, 9:45, 10:05, 12:15,
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 Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 12:30, 2:35, 4:45, 7:25, 9:40. At
Showcase: 12:25, 2:50, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30, 12:30.
A Low DowN DIRTY SHAME Exactly. At Showcase: 12:20, 3:00, 5:30, 7:50,
10:15, 12:25.
JUNIOR Arnold Schwarzeneggar gets pregnant. Talk about getting in touch
with your femine side. At Briarwood: 12:30, 3:15, 7:20, 10:15. At Show-
case: 11:00, 1:30, 4:15, 7:20, 8:05, 9:40, 10:25, 12:00, 12:30.
CLERKS Two convenience store employees in New Jersey. Cooler than it
sounds. Forget everything you've ever seen, this is the best grocery store
film in the last 6-8 years. At State: 4:30, 7:00.
THE LAST SEDUCTION Steamy B-flick from the director of "Red Rock West."
At State: 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30, 11:45.
THE SwAN PRINCEss This early Bill Shatner porn features Ann-Margret as
"Margie," Bridget Bardot as "Bridgie" and a young Leonard Nimoy as
"Weird Fisting Ear Guy." The best skinflick in the last 13 years. At Show-
case: 11:00, 12:50, 2:45, 4:35, 6:15.
MIRACLE oN 34TH STREET Best Santa film in the last 2 weeks. At Showcase:
11:50, 2:05, 4:30, 7:05, 9:30, 11:50.
INTERVIEW WTH TE VAMPIRE Just acing out Geraldo for the lead, Tom
Cruise turns in his most memorable performance since "Cocktail." Best
book-to-film transition ever. Briarwood: 1:40, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50. At Show-
case: 11:30,2:10,4:45,7:20,7:55,10:00,10:30,12:30.
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,
@09:40, 11:45.
Hoop DREAMS Four-Star basketball documenrtary. At State: 1:30, 8:45.
PULP FwoToN Give in already. At Briarwood: 1:05, 7:00. At Showcase:
12:40, 3:45, 7:00, 9:55, 12:30.
MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN Originally titled Danielle Steele's Franken-
stein until producers realized that no one wanted a gothic cheesy romance
novel on screen. Whoops. Still the best "Frankenstein" ever. At Briarwood:
4:10, 10:10.
BULLETS 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
1 18-year old girlfriend. Best Woody Allen movie in the last 7.8 years. At
Ann Arbor 1&2: 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:10, 9:15.
THE WAR Very few people want to see Kevin Costner get pelted by two
rugrats in a treehouse. At Briarwood: 11:45.
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: 2:30, 5:15, 7:50, 10:30. At
Showcase: 11:45, 2:25, 5:00, 7:40, 10:15, 12:25.
THE PAGEMASTER Mac's Back. Run for your lives. Worst Culkin picture ever.
At Briarwood: 1:20, 3:20,5:20,7:30,9:30. At Showcase: 11:20, 1:00. 2:50,
4:40, 6:15.
SECOND RUN Fus:

A woman from "What Happened Was..."
F R I DAY
HARD BOILED (1992). There's
nothing quite like violence done the
John Woo way, and this film is no
exception. Chow Yun-Fat buddies
up with a mob assassin with the goal
of nabbing an arms dealer. One third
of the film is devoted to a hospital
siege, so its bound to be a therapeu-
tic experience. Angell Hall Aud A
8:00. Free.
WHAT HAPPENED WAS...(1994)
Sharing the date from hell, from
heaven, and back to hell, Karen
Sillas and Tom Noonan star in one
of the most original films, but not
the best, in five years. Consolidates
dating anxiety to one apartment on
one Friday night. Mich 7:00 & 8:45.

JOHN HAMMOND This important acoustic country-blues guitaist shows off his
revivalist ways at the Ark. Doors open at 8 p.m., tickets are $12.50 and more
information can be had at 763-8587.
CRAw Heavy, moody rock, kinda like Helmet. Phil Beddow is cut fromthe same
cloth, and they're both grinding away at the Blind Pig.
BROTHER RABBIT Local college rock cover band, happy to perform for you at
Rick's.
FRANK Ai.uso This time the quirky local icon appears in Yspilanti in an
acouatic show with Odd Soxer Kevin Allison. No, they're not brothers, but they
are at the Tap Room, and yipee! It's free.
JAzZ COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA Eclectic jazz and blues works by music students,
at Rackham, 8 p.m.
DEmorT SYMPHONY ORCHEsTRA Leslie B. Dunner, conductor, Wendy Warner,
cello. 8 p.m. at Orchestra Hall.
F R I D A Y
THE PROCLAIMERs They're here in Ann Arbor along withFrancis Dunnery
(Robert Plant's guitarist!!) and Frank Allison. 8 p.m. at Rick's. Tickets are $9
and available in advance from Schoolkids and PJ's Records.
JUNCTION Southern rock at the Blind Pig. METRO GRASs Bluegrass at the Ark.
Doors are at 8 p.m., and tickets are $8.75 at the door.
WID SHEEP RIDERS Traditional country served extra spicy at the Heidelberg.
THE IMPATIENTs Their power-pop is both retro and modern as well as a lot of fun.
Kari Newhouse opens the show with her own brand of rock at Cava Java.
THE HOLY COws AND THE BROTHERS GRiMM Whoo-ee! A double shot of Chelsea
rawk that's sure to please. It all goes down at Theo's; call 485-6720.
GEORGE BEDARD AND THE KINOPINs Lovely and local, this classic rockabilly at the
Tap Room will have you shakin' your booty.
EVEROLEAR Everclear's "world of noise" rolls into Detroit's Club Hell. with
Speedball. 18+, doors at 9 p.m., and tix are $5.
ROBERTO AUSSEL Argentinian guitar sensation makes Ann Arbor debut 8 p.m.
at Hill Auditorium. Tickets $10 - $20.
CONTEMPORARY DIRECTIONs ENSEMBLE Works by internationally acclaimed U of
M composer, William Albright, 8 p.m. at Rackham Auditorium. Free.
LAFAYETTE SmN QUARTET Chamber works by Haydn, Janacek and Beethoven,
8 p.m. at the Museum of Art. Tickets are $15; $7 students with ID.
DETRoIT SYMPHONY ORCHEsTRA See Thursday.
S A T U R D A Y
JESSE RICHARDs With influences as broad as the Beatles and Stravinsky, this
show at the Ark should definitely be interesting. Doors are at 8 p.m. and tickets
are $8.75 at the door.
COME Their new album "Don't Ask Don't Tell" is one of the best of this year.
Singer Thalia Zedek's evocative voice regularly shocks . And Guided by
Voices, aka Band of Schoolteachers, are opening with their o-f Beatlesque
pop. Blind Pig. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $8.
JEs Ou Modern rock from this local band as well as from the Deterants, who're
opening this gig at Rick's.
BLUE GLASS MoRNe A brand-spanking-new band chock full of dreamy vocals
and guitars. See these babies play a semi-acoustic show at Cava Java.
MAGGIE EsTEP The MTV poetess is takin' it to the streets of Detroit, Club Hell
to be exact. See you in the (poetry) slam pit!!! Doors open at 9, and tix are $6.
HANDEL'S MEssIAH Now a 116-year tradition, University Musical Society
directed by Thomas Sheets will perform the grand oratorio with featured
soprano, Dominique Labelle. 8 p.m. at Hill Auditorium.
CONTEMPORARY DIRECTIONs ENSEMBLE Works by internationally acclaimed U of
M composer, William Albright, 8 p.m. at Rackham Auditorium. Free.
DEmo SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA See Thursday. 8:30 p.m.
MICmGAN MARCHING BAND In concert 2:30 p.m. at Crisler Arena. Tickets are $4,
$2 for children. 764-0582.
CONTEMPORARY DIRECTIoNs ENsEMBLE Works by internationally acclaimed U of
M composer, William Albright, 8 p.m. at Rackham Auditorium. Free.
S U N D A Y
ANN ARBOR BUEsTAGE Openmike blues jam hosted by the ever-hip Terraplanes
at the Blind Pig, so show up on the punctual side-doors open at 9:30.
LYmrC CHAMBER ENSEMBLE are "Bach for the Holidays," and featuring Chamber
Choir of EMU and the LCE Baroque Orchestra conducted by Dr. Leonard
Riccinti. Concert begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church,
tickets are $16, with students at $14. (810)-357-1111.
PERCUssION ENSEMBLE Works by Cage and much more, directed by Michael
Udow. Macintosh Theater at 4 p.m. Free.
HANDEL'S MESSIAH See Saturday. At 2 p.m. Hallelujah!
M O N D A Y
SOULVITAMINs At Rick's.
DANZI Mr. Hardbody brings his strangely attractive persona to Detroit Rock
City. Tagging along for the ride are Type 0 Negative and Godflesh. The State

Theatre,at 7:30 p.m. and it's all ages, so bring your MUTHAAAH!!!
HARP CLAsS RECIrAL Students of Lynne Aspnes. Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Free.
FACuLTY RECIRAL Music and Dance by Stephen Rush, beginning 8 p.m. at
Macintosh.
T UESDAY
HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR FEST At the Ark, and features Keola Beamer, Cyril
Pahimui, and Ledward Kaapana. Starting at 8 p.m. and for a measly $12.50.
Aloha!
CuRCus OF LAO See 'em at Ashley's.
MAJESTY CRUSH Dreamy and local, they're the favorite band of the Metro Times.
See them at Rick's in a special 18-plus show.
RICH HOPKINS AND THE LUMINARDS Their energetic, Arizona based roots-rock will
groove you at the Blind Pig. Yowsa.
UNIVERSITY CHOIR Performing at Hill Auditorium at 8 p.m. Free.
EARLY Music ENSEMBLE At Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, 8 p.m., free.

THE SORCERER the U Gilbert and
Sullivan Society presents this
cheerful-hearted "let everyone be in
love" story. 8 p.m. Mendelssohn
Theatre, $12, $8. 763-1085.
THREE SIsTERS a western theater
masterpiece about sisters who long
to escape their small Russian lives
for the good life in Moscow.
Trueblood Theatre, $12. 764-0450.
WAXG THE MOON Local playwright
Cassie Mann's tale of confusion and
high adventure. 8 p.m. Ann Arbor
Civic Theatre, $8. 971-AACT
THREE HANDS CLAPPING Three one
act plays by Ken Gaertner. 8 p.m.
Performance Network, $12, $9
students/seniors, pay what you can
Thursdays. 663-0681.
ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRYPlay
based on the Newberry Medal
winning book about a family in the
rural south. 8 p.m. Quirk Theater,
EMU, $9, $4. 487-1221.
THY KINGDOM'S COMING Jeff Daniels'
new comedy about Hollywood
censorship. 8 p.m. Purple Rose
Theater, 137 Park St., Chelsea, $10-
$20, 475-7902.
F R I D A Y
HAIR this timeless rock musical will
have you rockin' in the aisles and
wanting to take your clothes off and
run through the theater. Presented
by MUSKET. 8 p.m. Power Center,
$8, $6 students. 764-0450.
KISSES & CHAOs Two one act plays
by Harold Pinter, "The Dumb
Waiter" and "The Lover." 8 p.m.
RC Aud, East Quad, $5, $3 students.
213-1758.
THE SORCERER See Thursday, 8 p.m.
THREE SIsTERs See Thursday, 8 p.m.
WAXING THE MOoN See Thursday, 8
p.m.
THREE HANDS CLAPPING See Thurs-
day, 8 p.m.
RO. OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRYSee
Thursday, 8 p.m.
FINE. BE THAT WAY Showcasing
experimental theater, dance, music,
and performance art. 5-8 p.m.
People Dancing Studio, 111 Third
St., $8. 930-6596.
CHRISTMAS CAROUNG PARTY Led by
the Salvation Army Band, sing your
way through downtown. 7:15 p.m.
Kempf House, 312 S. Division, free.
994-2780.
THY KINGDOM's COMING See Thurs-
day, 8 p.m.
S A T U R D A Y
HAIR See Thursday, 8 p.m.
KISSES & CHAOS See Thursday, 8
p.m.
THE SORCERER See Thursday, 8 p.m.
THREE SISTERS See Thursday, 8 p.m.
WAXING THE MooN See Thursday, 8
p.m.
THREE HANDS CLAPPING See Thurs-
day, 8 p.m.
ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY See
Thursday, 8 p.m.
FINE. BE THAT WAY See Thursday, 8
p.m.
THY KINGDOM'S COMING See Thurs-
day, 8 p.m.
S U N D A Y

HAIR See Thursday, 2 p.m.
KISSES & CHAOs See Thursday, 2
p.m.
THE SORCERER See Thursday, 2 p.m.
THREE SISTERs See Thursday, 2 p.m.
THREE HANDs CLAPPING See Thurs-
day, 2 p.m.
THY KINGDOM's COMING See Thurs-
day, 2 p.m.
MO N D A Y
SNAMANC JOURNEYs Weekly
introductions to trance work, using
the shaman's drum. 7:30 p.m. ICC
Education Center, free. 665-3522.

A man from "What Happened Was..."
SATURDAY
Ln. EwFAN= TERRIBLEs (1949)
Based on the novel by Jean Cocteau,
this film incorporates opium, incest,
an invalid mother and two preco-
cious adolescents. Set against the
outside world of metropolitan Paris,
the inside world is a room filled
with a bohemian bounty of untidy
eccentricity. Nat Sci 7:00 & 9:00.
$3.
SUNDAY
HOuDAY SERENADE OF SONG (VARI-
ous YEARS) Films that sing like
their lives depended upon it. And
they do! Tons of musicals that were
just taking up space now fly into
your pants at this very special
holiday type showing. Whoo hooo.
Sheraton. 3:00. $3.50

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