The Michigan Daily Weekett Ma
2B - The Michigan Daily Weekend Magazine - Thursday, February 12, 1998
Valentine's Day brings out best and worst of passion
... .11_ . .J _- _.
By Kern A. Murphy
Daily Arts Writer
It's the season of love - candy, flower and jew-
elry shops are all bracing themselves for a mad
rush of Valentine's Day shoppers. Girlfriends,
boyfriends, parents and grandparents are lost in the
same sea of red, cards, candy hearts and roses. It's
an exciting day for all ... or is it?
"It's a fun holiday, but if you're not hooked up,
it feels like someone else's holiday. You feel left
out," said LSA first-year student Anne Chatel.
While Feb. 14 means different things to differ-
ent people, it can be a lonely time for those lack-
"Well, I am single, so I'll see if I can't find a
date," said LSA first-year student Shane
Rodriguez. "If I can't find a date, then I'll send a
Valentine to myself."
Even those with boyfriends, girlfriends or
spouses can be a little disheartened by the pres-
sures of the holiday. Jackson Platsky, an LSA first-
year student, said he finds the day a bit frustrating.
"I don't like that it becomes mandatory to
observe this holiday when you're dating someone;'
Some people have strong feelings about the
expectations and connotations that accompany
"I think Valentine's Day is a load of crap' said
LSA sophomore Greg Quitmeyer. "It is a made-up
holiday that Hallmark uses to sucker the suckers
out of a boatload of money."
Whether they are good or bad, students' percep-
tions of this holiday seem influenced by gender.
"I think girls are more sentimental, but I think
See VALENTINE'S, Page 10B
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Hitchcock's story of two men who
meet on a train and strike a terrible
deal. Mich. 4:10 p.m.
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) M i a
Farrow and Jeff Daniels star in this
Woody Allen flick about the love affair
between a waitress and an actor.
Mich. 7 p.m.
Raising Arizona (1987) The Coen
brothers' film about a couple who are
unable to have children and kidnap
one of a set of quintuplets. U-Club.
9 p.m. $1.
Rashomon (1951) The story of a horrible incident
on a road in 9th-century Japan, told from four per-
spectives. Japanese with English subtitles. Mich.
The Ice Storm (1997) Kevin Kline and Sigourney
Weaver star in this story of two families caught in
an ice storm during the Thanksgiving holiday. Mich.
7 and 9:30 p.m.
The Ice Storm (1997)
Dark City Sneak preview of a new film
from the director of "The Crow," star-
ring William Hurt and Kiefer
Sutherland. Angell Hall Aud. A. 9:30
1 SMOOTHIE kc
An Smoothie or Fruit Shake I
1 coupon per customer
522 East Williams
663-3335 just east of Cottage Inn
L- ma mII mmmm
Q T105 98
Ann Arior's Finest
Mexican Style Food l
Michigan's Largest Selection cf
Gourmet Hot Sauces & Saleas9
THE NEW LINE CHINESE CUISINE
MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINE
B~uy Any Espresso Drnk
GET ONE FREE
Isecon d &l n us be of eguL or lesmervAwl
L -- -*'"- m - - -i
Shuarma, Gyros and more
Carrvout or Dine-In
W i a.m. Sun. " Tues.
.'ij 3 a.m. Wed. - Sat..
333 E. Huron
Cf coffeehouse in the European sense: a place for i
gathering, eating great food and cateinating
SSavory Crapes 1
Sweet Crepes ______ 1 .
j Waffles I
j Cosrees Ij
~ Teas ~
112 West Washington Street 769.2820j
(313) 995-1786 S
116 S.Main St. Man
Mon-Th 11-10 Fri-Sat 11-11 Sun 12-10
AAA Magazne Reader's Poll
Rates Fbrblen Ciy No. !
in the state in 1
Sze Chuan, Hunan, Mandarin Specialties
Exotic Cocktails * Dining
Carry Out * Sunday Buffet
Most Complete Wine List
Open 7 days a Week
3535 Plymouth Road * 665-3591
1coupon per~ customer
307 South Fifth Avenue
M-Thurs W-8 *Fr. 10-9 "Sat. 11-9 Sun. 12-
1y . h. . ..
" Y: J
r " ^' ,
As Good As It Gets **I
Helen Hunt and Jack
Nicholson picked up Golden
Globes for this romantic com-
edy. At Showcase: 12:25,
3:20, 6:35, 9:25, 12:05. At
Ann Arbor 1&2: 1:20 (Sat,
Sun, Tue), 4:15, 7, 7:35,
Blues Brothers 20***
Still on a mission from God. It's
still dark and they're still wear-
ing sunglasses. Hit it. At
Showcase:1:10, 3:45, 6:40,
9:15, 11:50. At Briarwood: 1,
4:10, 7, 9:40.
Deep Rising I
"Sphere" minus Michael
Crichton. At Showcase: 12:20
Desperate Measures ** A
lawyer (Andy Garcia) bargains
with a killer (Michael Keaton)
to save his child's life. At
Showcase: 2; 6:10.
Good Will Hunting ***i
Matt Damon and Ben Affiec
wrote this Oscar-nominated
movie. At Showcase: 1:20,~
6:45, 8:10, 9:20, 10:30,
11:50. At State: 1:30 (Sun.
(Fri., Sat., Sun.), 7, 9:45,
12:15 (Fri., Sat.).
Great Expectations ***
adaptation of the Dickens
classic. At Showcase: 12,
2:30, 4:55, 7:30, 9:55,
12:25. At Briarwood: 12:1(
2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10.
Mouse Hunt *** Nathan
Lane stars in this kids' filrr
At Showcase: 12:10 p.m.
Oscar and Lucinda *** TI
love story based on the Pe
Carey novel. At State: 1:3(
(Sun.), 4 (Fri., Sat., Sun.),
6:45, 9:30, 12:15 (Fri., SE
No 6:45 on Wed.
Replacement Killers ** S
Chow Yun-Fat has a wickel
name. At Showcase: 12,
1.;45, 2:50,4;05, 5:15,
Charley's would like to be the firstto congratu-
late you, with a free meal. just bring along a
friend and proper ID, and select your favorite
entree from our famous menu.
It's, just our way of
Goone saying Congratula-
lions and thanks for
Chey's celebrating with us.
S it 668-8411
Phone Numbers: Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 761-
9700; Briarwood: 480-4555; Fox Village;
994-8080; Michigan Theater: 668-8397;
Showcase: 973-8380; State: 994-4024.
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.