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8 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, April 16, 1996

GROOVY
Continued from Page 5
and Alice (just kidding ... wanted to see
if you were paying attention).
"Even then she was a babe," he said
of the first time he met McCormick. "I
realized I was going to have to be pa-
tient if]I wanted a relationship to de-
" velop because, after all, she was only
12."
Williams continued to talk about a
particular series - "The Bradys" -
that aired in 1990 and stuck the family
with real problems (race-car driver
Bobby, alcoholic Marcia and gynecolo-
gist Greg?!?). "That was my idea," said
the actor. "All of those years ofpractic-
ingon Marcia should pay off. We had to
'do something in between commercials."

Needless to say, Williams' response
was met with groans in the audience.
Greg BRADY? Is that you talking?
You're grounded.
The evening ended with a question-
and-answer period, in which Williams
fielded such questions as "What hap-
pened to Tiger?" "Why wasn't cousin
Oliver ever asked back for the re-
unions?" and "Do you think you lead a
bizarre life?" Uh ... that's an easy one
.. yeah.
Afterward, audience members lined
up in the lobby and had the chance to
talk with Williams, get his autograph
and buy various pieces of "Brady
Bunch" memorabilia--CDs and shirts.
Beforehand, Williams, our very own
Greg Brady, had some advice forgradu-
ating seniors. What was it?
What else, but to"Keep on groovin'."

Marky's
sFear. So
most i d es fi m ev r a. 1 he
bad ... it's
too good
By Bryan Lark
Taily Arts Writer
Don't let those seemingly excessive
stars mislead you. Even though "Fear"
is really entertaining, it isstill oneofthe
most mindless films evermade. In other
words, it's so bad ... it's good.
iThe filn is sure to become a campy
classic along the lines of "Showgirls,"
and sadly enough, seeing "Fear" will
likely become one of the top guilty
pleasures for many.
Although it's not relentlessly boring
like some recent movie fare, "Fear" is
shockingly, but not innovatively, sus-
penseful. The notorious overacting and
predictable story line give this film an
overall feeling of deja vu.
Lack of originality is what will un-
doubtedly compel future viewers to hurl

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adviceinsultsandpopcornatthescreen.
while marveling at the Utter stupidity of
the characters.
This latest insipid installment of the
unofficial "... From Hell" series (refer-
ring to the numerous movies featuring

crazy, menacing nannies, clients, dogs,
biological parents, husbands,girlfriends
or roommates) could be classified as
Ex-Rapper-Turned-Actor-Plays-Newk-
Boyfriend-From-Iell.
"Good Vibrations," indeed. "Fear"
marks the debut of the artist formerly
known as Marky Mark, as a leading
man. Now preferring to be cal led Mark
Wahlberg, he proves here that he is
presumably only capable of leading the
blind.
That is not to say that Wahlberg is a
bad actor; he does have a few scenes of
psychotic brilliance. Still, no one could
make thiscinematically challenged film
an overall artistic success.
Telling thetale of]I6-year-old Nicole
Walker (Reese Witherspoon). the film
focuses on her meeting and ensuing
relationship with charming. older hood-
lum David McCall (Wahlberg).
Nicole and David first catch each
other's eve at a flannel-coffeehouse in
downtown Seattle. Their second en-
counter, at a rave, is full of smiles and
petty flirting.
Then, like an episode of"The Grind"
gone horribly wrong, everyone at the
rave is inexplicably running for their
lives, and David and Nicole only have
each other to trust.
Before you can say "Fatal Attrac-
tion," David strips Nicole of her virgin-
ity, then becomes overly protective and
violent, causing Nicole to break up with
him. Ile soon smooth-talks his wav
back into her life and family. giving her
father (William Peterson) cause for
alarm.
Soon after Dad tells David to stay

away from his daughter. Nicole finds
out for herself that David is not Mr.
Right but Mr. Downright Insane.
Through a window. Nicole witnesses
David sexually assaulting her wild,
drug-addled best friend Margo, played
with unexpected sensual flair by Alyssa
Milano of "Who's The Boss?"
Samantha!
David, in the tradition of too many
Hollywood psychos, will not take 'No'
for an answer. He
again infiltrates
her life through
destruction of
property, people
and pets, ulti-
matelv taking the
Walkerhouse hos-
tage in a very
"(pe ear" fash-,
The hostage se-
quence is defi-
itely the most
rousind ofthe film,
replete with dead
phonelines, faulty
security systems,
power tools,
spunky stepbroth-
ersandmyriadcre- "I'm the boss, big h
ative forms of
murder.
By the time the climax occurs, it is
not a question of whether David will
die, but of when and how will David
die. Impalement? [lectrocution? Re-
peated blows to the head? See the film
if you w ish to know the real cause of
imminent death.

Written by Christopher Crowe, best
known for Michael Mann's adaptation
of"The Last OfThe Mohicans.""Fear"
relies heavily on the fact that the at
ence will be appalled by David's
havior and come to fear for the well-
being of Nicole and the other Walkers.
Instead, viewers will relish David's
antics, the most gratifying of which is
hisself-tattooing of"Nicole4 Eva" into
his torso, and come to see the Walkers
as a hindrance to
his obsessional
delusions.
Since"Fear"is
an awful, in
propriate titl,
'tuandthe film never
the realm of a TV
movie(which ex-
plains Alyssa
Milano's pres-
ence), maybe they
should have sold
this filmn to NBC
and called it "$
duced and Be-
trayed: The
Nicole Walker
Story" starring
y " Tori Spelling,
Great amuse-
ment for those
willing to disregard all intelligence,
"Fear" is unintentionally hilarious, un-
necessarily violent and underscored by
the music of Bush. In fact, the filrth,
much like a Bush song -- catchy, fild
with screaming, but ultimately just
something you have heard before.

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