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Dimension Films is presenting a special advance screening of Dean
Koontz' s "Phantoms," starring Ben Affleck. Thanks to Daily Arts,
you can get in free. Just stop by our office in the Student
Publications Building at 420 Maynard St. after noon today and name
two of the three '97 films that starred Affleck. You can also pick up
free "Phantoms" stuff at 3 p.m. today at Espresso Royale on S. State

January 20, 1998



The Golden Globes, recognized as the
best indicator of who will win at the
Academy Awards, handed out awards
Sunday for achievements in film and
television. In an evening packed with
surprises and sure bets, the big winners
were "As Good As It Gets," "Titanic"
and "Ally McBeal."
"As Good As It Gets" destroyed the
comedy competition, winning for Best
Picture along with Best Actor and
Actress nods for Jack Nicholson and
Helen Hunt.
The honors in the dramatic categories
went to several different films. "Titanic"
upset the heavily favored "L.A.
Confidential" for Best Drama, and its
director, James Cameron, collected the
prize for Best Director.
The acting accolades went to long
shots Peter Fonda of "Ulee's Gold" and
Judi Dench from "Mrs. Brown."
Lifelong friends Matt Damon and Ben
Affleck won the screenwriting award for
their work on "Good Will Hunting."
The supporting acting distinctions
went to Burt Reynolds in "Boogie
Nights" and Kim Basinger in "L.A.
Confidential" for their career-revitaliz-

ing performances.
In television, the big surprise of the
evening was "Ally McBeal." The show
won for Best Comedy along with its star
Calista Flockhart, who took home the
Best Actress. Other television winners
included "Chicago Hope"'s Christine
Lahti (who gave a delayed acceptance
speech due to a poorly timed bathroom
break), "ER"'s Anthony Edwards, "Spin
City'"s Michael J. Fox and "The X-Files."
The evening's most touching moment
came when Ving Rhames accepted the
award for Best Actor in a Television
Miniseries or Movie for his work as Don
King in "Don King: Only in America."
During a teary speech, Rhames called
fellow nominee Jack Lemmon to the
podium, and then shocked the audience
by presenting the award to him.
Lemmon seemed stunned and honored
by Rhames' classy move.
In an awards ceremony that often
serves as little more than a prelude to the
Oscars, "Titanic" emerged as a force
with which to contend come Oscar time,
and Ving Rhames demonstrated he is a
really nice guy.
- Matthew Barrett


Best Picture: "Titanic" (Drama);
"As Good As It Gets" (Comedy)
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson, "As
Good As It Gets" (Comedy); Peter
Fonda, "Ulee's Gold" (Drama):
Best Actress: Helen Hunt, "As
Good As It Gets" (Comedy); Judi
Dench, "Mrs. Brown" (Drama).
Best Director: James Cameron

Best Drama: "The X-Files"
Best Comedy: "Ally McBeal"
Best Actor: Michael J. Fox, "Spin
City" (Comedy); Anthony
Edwards, "ER" (Drama)
Best Actress: Calista Flockhart,
"Ally McBeal" (Comedy); Christine
Lahti, "Chicago Hope" (Drama)
Best TV Movie: "George Wallace"

Clockwise from top: Kate Winslet, Best Director winner James Cameron and
Leonardo DiCaprio celebrate "Titanic"'s four Golden Globes; An embarrassed
hristine Lahti trekked from the ladies' room to accept her award for Best Actress
Wna Drama; Helen Hunt and Jack Nicholson savor the "As Good As it Gets" sweep.

Clockwise from top: Hollywood's new Golden boys Ben Affileck and Matt Damon
took home the Best Screenplay Award for "Good Will Hunting;" Ving Rhames pre-
sents his award for Best Actor in a Miniseries to a shocked Jack Lemmon; Best
Supporting Actress Kim Basinger kept her award anything but "Confidential."

East Quad
punks rock
elocal scene
By Marquina Iliev
For the Daily
During the Fourth of July weekend,
Old Spice drummer Sobie (Mike
Sobieski) was mixing the band's first
album, "Guinea Pig Day," when fel-
low band members found themselves
The band members put this minor
legal setback behind them and Old
Spice's punk/slam rock album is due
to be released in mid-March. The band
consists of Sobie, Bird (Brad
Reinman) on bass guitar, BL (Brett
Wisinewski) on vocals and Tony B
(Tony Barragan) on guitar. They've
played St. Andrews Hall and will
appear at the Mosquito Club on Feb.
Old Spice headlined the on-the-
verge-of-violent East Quad Halfway
Inn Punk Rock Shizzow on Saturday,
sponsored by the East Quad Music
Co-op and organized by East Quad
resident and LSA sophomore, Neil
Meredith Jr.
Punk bands Los Pinkos and
Gramercy Riffs also slashed the stage
and R & B boy-
ock band The
A hakes opened the R
In the tradition-
al style of punk,
the music got iin East Q
your face, blared
obnoxiously loud,
and basically kicked ass.
For The Shakes, this Halfway Inn
gig was the band's first public perfor-
mance. Their set became a little slop-
i at times due to the fact that they
had only been playing together for a
couple months.

Oasis quenches thirsty Chicago crowd

Mike "Sobie" Sobieski, drummer for Old Spice, jams Saturday at East Quad's

By Brian Cohen
Daily Music Editor
Oasis has achieved just about everything possible in the
realm of success in England. It has played to crowds of
more than 125,000 people at a time, and it has maintained
a virtual monopoly of the charts and media for the past
three years. Not too shabby.
But now Oasis is out of that element. This time, the
stage doesn't showcase the huge props that have become
characteristic of the shows in England - Alan White's
drum kit is not perched on top of a replica Rolls Royce,
the red 30-foot telephone box through which the band nor-
mally enters through is not present and neither is the giant
clock that rotates backwards during the encores.
But that doesn't mean Oasis is skimping on America. In
fact, its seems that the band has been doing just the opposite
as of late. Noel Gallagher has appeared for several inter-
views on MTV lately, which also aired
a live show at the G-Mex Centre in R
Manchester earlier this month. This
from a band who had previously been
rather choosy and uncooperative with Ro
the media. Could it be that Oasis is try-
ing a little bit harder than usual to create
a presence in America? Afteraaaall, "Be
Here Now" has yet to go platinum stateside.
Speculation and album sales aside, Oasis arrived at
Chicago's Rosemont Horizon with the simple determina-
tion to bring its music to the people, here - now. And the
thousands attending the sold-out show were more than
familiar with the subject matter. Thus, when Thin Lizzy's
"The Boys Are Back In Town" had finished resonating
through the arena, the five members of Oasis walked on
stage to a thunderous rage and went to work. Opener "Be
Here Now" got the crowd pogo-ing so wildly, it became
difficult to distinguish the Rosemont Horizon from Earl's
Court in London.
Such impressive enthusiasm was maintained through-
out the next hour and a half. An electrified "Stand By Me"
gave the crowd its first chance to sing along, which it did
in spades while linking arms and swaying as if each mem-
ber had just been handed a fresh pint from the pub. A
series of swift light flashes accompanied the accented
drum beats in the chorus, which roars from Liam
Gallagher's throat like a DC 10.
"Supersonic," "Roll With It" and "Cigarettes and


Alcohol" followed through with more intoxicating swagger,
as Liam assaulted his tambourine and microphone stand
with Ali-esque blows while the crowd applauded his every
move. During "Be Here Now," he vaulted the tambourine
70 feet in the air and let it bounce once, directly into his
hands, causing a raucous 10 times louder than any form of
approval openers Cornershop generated all night.
But what made the most impact was Noel's solo set: just
Noel, a tall stool, his acoustic and four songs stripped down
to the simplicity with which each was originally written.
"Don't Go Away" was bereft of Liam's sneer, but was ush-
ered in with the evening's loudest hysteria. This was the one
they had been waiting to hear, the one to which even your
mom knew the chorus. The audience sang every word over
Noel's subdued and soulful interpretation as he crescendoed
in and out of all the right spots. The lighters continued to
flicker during the subtle chord changes of the gorgeous b-
side "Talk Tonight" and oldie "Slide
E V I E W Away" The evening's lone cover did
not come courtesy of The Beatles, as
OasiS some might expect, but instead from
emont Horizon, The Jam. "To Be Someone" was
Chicago delivered with typical Noel-bravado
Jan. 17 19s and showcased a timely turn on Paul
Weller's lyrics about the stereotypical
ills of an aging pop star: "No more swimming in my guitar
shaped pool/ No more reporters at my beck and call/ No
more cocaine, it's only ground chalk/ but didn't we have a
nice time?" Oasis recently recorded this song in the studio
for a Jam-tribute compilation album.
The set's second half doubled as an Oasis greatest hits
advertisement. Noel belted out a triumphant "Don't Look
Back In Anger" before Liam returned for a rousing "Live
Forever," while "Wonderwall" was carried away by the
crowd, of course.
Following an epic "Champagne Supernova," the boys
sauntered off, only to return with "Acquiesce,"- pure
energy packed into a missile of explosive feedback and
shredded guitar tones.
A glorious evening captured the band's instinctive com-
mon touch and uplifting viscosity. With talk of some seri-
ous time off before the next album surfacing, the band's
future is very much up in the sky. But if Oasis can contin-
ue to extract this type of exuberance from the United
States, than things will only get better and bigger, if that is
at all humanly possible.


whipped cream-filled Punk Rock Shizzow.
The Shakes played, "Kids Kill Their
Parents," dedicating to bassist Phil
Linenert's parents, who both watched
their son from the back of the room.
When Grammercy Riffs played
their set the audience seemed sedated.
The music was explosive and the
lead singer was incredibly energetic;
surprisingly, no one was into it. But
the room was full of mainly Shakes,
Los Pinkos and Old Spice fans.
Los Pinkos
members got the
V I E W audience revved
Punk Rock up with 15-second
Shizzow songs and a Clash
d Halfway Inn They invited
Jan. 17, 1998 friends to come up
and scream into
the mic with them.
Lead singer Kevin Boyer continued
to spout lyrics while convulsing on the
floor and moshing with the crowd.
During the finale, he brought whipped
cream and Twinkies onto the stage and
proceeded to "get stupid" and spread

it all over himself.
This inspired fans to do the same.
People proceeded to spray it on stage
and even lick the whipped cream off
of the lead singer himself.
Standing among the room's 60 or so
people covered in whipped cream, it
became clear that these kids in the
audience were not from around here.
Was it possible that these people
came to stand and experience the
beautiful progression of punk rock
melodies? Could it be that they were
pondering the subtleties of each
Hell no! This was raging, slam-
ming, kick, punch punk! Music where
lead "singers" belch into micro-
phones, water gets sprayed every-
where, and it's OK when whipped
cream is spread all over.


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