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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 23, 1997 - A

first-run films

Boogle Nights This sprawling epic about the rise
and fall of the 1970s porn film industry features
"Marky" Mark Wahlberg. At Showcase: 12:00, 1:00,
3:15, 4:30, 6:55, 7:50, 9:55, 11:15.
Fairy Tale: A True Story Harvey Keitel stars in this
inspired little kiddie flick. At Showcase: 12:30,
2:45, 4:55, 7:15, 9:30, 11:45.
Gattaca Ethan Hawke struggles to survive in a
high-tech society where nothing is sacred. At Ann
Arbor 1&2: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45; at
Showcase: 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:35, 10:10,
A Life Less Ordinary Ewan MacGregor and Cameron
Diaz are two young lovers in the latest film by the
creators of "Trainspotting." At Briarwood: 11:00,
N 3:10, 5:20, 7:40, 9:50.
films holding
Devil's Advocate Al Pacino plays the Devil; Keanu
Reeves plays smart. At Briarwood: 1:20, 4:15, 7:20,
10:15; at Showcase: 1:05, 1:30, 4:00, 4:30, 7:00,
7:30, 9:50, 10:20, 12:35.
The Edge Alec Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins are
stranded in the wilderness. At Briarwood: 7:30,
The End of Violence The much-anticipated latest
film from Wim Wenders. At Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 12:00,
2:15, 7:00.
The Full Monty Down-and-out Brits show us the
* monty! At State: 1:30, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30, 11:30.
I Know What You Did Last Summer A frightening
"Prom Night" clone from the writer of "Scream." At
Briarwood: 1:30, 3:50, 7:10, 9:40; at Showcase:
12:35, 1:10, 2:50, 3:30, 5:10, 5:45, 7:25, 8:00,
9:45, 10:15, 12:00, 12:30.

Don't call him Marky Mark: Mark Wahlberg (left) plays a porn actor in "Boogle Nights," also starring Burt Reynolds.

The Peacemaker George Clooney hunts for stolen
nuclear warheads. At Showcase: 3:30, 6:30,
Playing God David Duchovny's first major movie
since making it big. At Showcase: 12:55; 9:00; at
State: 9:30, 11:30.
Rocket Man An unlikely hero's strange trip to Mars.
At Briarwood: 12:40, 2:50, 5:00; at Showcase:
12:20, 2:25.
Seven Years in Tibet Brad Pitt romps through the
Himalayas. At Briarwood: 1:10, 4:00, 6:50, 9:45; at
Showcase: 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:35, 12:20.
Soul Food Generations gather at the Sunday dinner
table. At Showcase: 12:10, 2:40, 5:15, 7:40, 10:05,
U-Turn Oliver Stone's latest project stars Sean
Penn. At State: 4:30, 11:30.
Phone Numbers: Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 761-9700;
Briarwood: 480-4555; Fox Village; 994-8080; Michigan
Theater: 668-8397; Showcase: 973-8380; State: 994-

Showtimes are effective Friday through Thursday. Late
shows at Ann Arbor 1 & 2 and State are for Friday and
Saturday only. Noon and mid-day matinees at Ann
Arbor 1 & 2 are for Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday only;
matinees at State are for Saturday and Sunday only.

In and

Out Kevin Kline stars as an "outed" high
teacher in small-town Indiana. At Briarwood:
3:00, 5:10, 7:45, 10:00; at Showcase:
2:45, 5:00, 7:20, 9:25, 11:30.

Let these great new graphics
make your statement for you!

Kiss The Girls Morgan Freeman once again
down a serial murderer. At Briarwood: 1:40,
7:00, 9:30; at Showcase: 1:15, 4:10, 7:05,


LA. Confidential This stylized crime thriller is one of
the year's best. At Ann Arbor 1&2: 4:30, 9:20; at
Showcase: 4:20, 7:10, 9:55, 12:30.

Continued from Page 9A
Even the raging volcanoes, which
threaten the lives of so many, become
*jestic and flowing works of art
through the descriptive power of Saul.
But despite all the promise that "The
Presence" has and Saul's expertise as a
writer, the book doesn't quite have the
overall impact that it attempts to create.
The antagonists of the book are too
obvious, and the final showdown
between good and evil is anti-climactic.
The plot, though still thrilling, is much
too predictable.
"The Presence" is by no means a sub-
."science-fiction thriller. But for a
writer who has joined the respective
ranks of Stephen King and Dean R.
Koontz. Saul has seen much better days.
Hopefully, the next one will exhibit the
usual prowess of this horror maestro.
- Julia Shih
God Said, "Ha'"
Julia Sweeney
Julid Sweeney has suffered through
one hell of a bad year, by anyone's stan-
dards. But with poignant insight and an
bility to laugh again while treasuring
memories, she shares her pain, joy
and comments about life in her mem-
oir, "God Said, 'Ha!"'
Sweeney is probably best known for
the four years she spent on "Saturday
Night Live." Fondly remembered as the
sweet (and often frustrating) androgy-
nous character, Pat, Sweeney has since
dropped out of the public's eye with her
candid book revealing part of the rea-
In 1995, after leaving "SNL, mov-
ing to Los Angeles and getting a
divorce, Sweeney was faced with inci-

dents that challenged her faith in every-
thing. Her younger brother Mike was
diagnosed with terminal lymph cancer.
As this tragedy worked at breaking
down the family, it also helped every-
one become closer.
While Sweeney spends a great deal
of time talking about the effects of her
brother's illness on her and her family,
she shares a great deal of anecdotes
that are both endearing and touching.
Amusing tales of living arrangements
(her brother and her parents all moved
into her tiny house), parental quirks,
incidents surrounding Mike's chemo
sessions and Sweeney's efforts to get
intimate with a man amidst the crowd
all supply laughs and appreciation for
what it means to have a close-knit, sup-
portive family.
In one particularly funny story,
Sweeney gives an example of how Mike
would try to keep things light-hearted,
even though he was going through such
a painful process. Regarding radiation
treatment, she describes, "Mike said that
what I was going to get out of his illness
was a fabulous doctor husband. And we
were always scoping the hallways for the
cutest doctors. If a doctor treated Mike
and he wasn't handsome enough or sin-
gle, we'd always ask for a second opin-
Later, when Sweeney herself is diag-
nosed with cervical cancer shortly
before her brother's death, she takes
this misfortune in stride. The courage
and optimism that Sweeney exudes is
incredibly admirable.
While Julia Sweeney has endured a
year of hardships that you would never
want to wish on anyone, she clearly sees
herself as a survivor. She allows us to
second-handedly experience the pain
she went through while revealing the
importance of courage and optimism.
"God Said, 'Ha!'" is not intended to
be a book that has you rolling around
on the ground with laughter, but it
teaches you a lot about life, family, love
and how to appreciate the good things
in life before they're gone.
- Julia Shih

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