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14B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazine - Thursday. February 17,9000




A weekly guide to who's . Thursday, Feb. 17
where, what's happening and through
why you need to be there ... Wednesday, Feb. 23

The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc.



Films opening

The Whole Nine Yards Bruce Willis and
Matthew Perry play nutty neighbors.
They are both trying to avoid a very
mean-looking hitman. Perry is a dentist,
and Willis is an ex-con. Diagnosis:
Stupid. At Briarwood: 12:50. 3, 5:20,
7:40, 10:10. At Showcase: 12:50,
1:20, 3. 3:30, 5:10. 5:40, 7:30. 8,
9:45, 10:15, 11:50 (Fri. & Sat.). 12:20
(Fri. & Sat.)
Hanging Up This chick flick has Lisa
Kudrow in it. Do yourself a favor and
rent "The Opposite of Sex" instead. See
a side of good A01 Phoebe they don't
want you to see. At Briarwood: 12:30,
2:50, 5, 7:20, 9:40. At Showcase: 1.
1:30, 3:05. 3:35, 5:15, 5:45, 7:20,

7:50, 9:30, 10, 11:30 (Fri. & Sat.), 12
(Fri. & Sat.)
Pitch Black Apparently this movie is
like "Supernova", but takes place in the
dark. That would actually be an
improvement. At Briarwood: 1:20, 4,
7:10, 10. At Showcase: 12:20, 2:45,
3:15, 5, 5:30, 7:25, 7:55, 9:50. 10:20,
12:10 (Fri. & Sat.), 12:40 (Fri. & Sat.)
Boiler Room Giovanni Ribisi plays an
employee in a stressful job. They make
him write capsule reviews of movies no
one reads. Or something like that. At
Showcase: 1:25, 4:15. 7:35, 10:05,
12:25 (Fri. & Sat..

Films holding


A Classic
Not Worth Your Time, or Your Money

The Beach C- Leonard Di "Crapio"
stars in a film that's more irritating
than getting sand in your swimsuit. It's
OK, though, cuz he takes off his shirt.
A lot. At Briarwood: 1:30, 4:10, 7,
9:50. At Showcase: 1:35, 4:20, 6:50,
9:20, 11:45 (Fri. & Sat.)
The Cider House Rules C Old Man
Ciderhouse must have sucked some
serious D to get this film nominated for
a Best Picture Oscar. At Showcase:
1:05, 3:50, 6:35, 9:15, 11:45 (Fri. &
Down to You D The "Fresh Prinze" gets
down with his bad self. Emphasis on
the word "bad." At Briarwood: 9:10.
Eye of the Beholder C- Some trivia: Did
you know there was once a computer
game called "Eye of the Beholder?" You
exploreda bunch of mazes with
Dungeons and Dragons characters, Just
thought you might like to know. At
! Showcase: 10:25, 12:30 (Fri. & Sat.)
Galaxy Quest B- See that wacky cabbie
from "Wings" get it on with a tentacled
alien. Better than pornographic anime.
At Showcase: 12:10, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05,
9:25, 11:35 (Fri. & Sat.)
Girl, Interrupted D+ You should inter-
rupt yourself in the middle of this movie
and leave the theater. Ha, I made a
funny! At Showcase: 12:05
Green Mile B Like Jailhouse Rock, but
with Tom Hanks instead of Elvis and
fat, sweaty prisoners instead of pretty
girls. Other than that, it's exactly the
same. Kinda. At Showcase: 12:15, 4.
7:45, 11:15 (Fri. & Sat.)
Hurricane C Denzel Washington boxes
and then does hard time. Compelling
"stuff. At Showcase: 2:30, 5:20, 8:15,
11:10 (Fri. & Sat,)
Magnolia A MAG-nolia is MAG-nificent.

Like a good MAG-azine or MAG-nani-
mous person. Can you tell I'm tired? At
Showcase: 12:40, 6:45
Next Friday F What'll they call the
sequel? "Next Next Friday"? Or how
about "Sequel to an Awful, Derivative
Fim?" Either one works for me. At
Showcase: 4:30. 10:30, 12:30 (Fri. &
Scream 3 B The killer is Puddy from
Seinfeld. No, really. At Briarwood: 1:40,
4:30, 7:30, 10:15. At Showcase: 1:15,
1:45, 4:10, 4:40, 7:10, 7:40, 9:40.
10:10. 12:05 (Fri. & Sat.), 12:35 (Fri.
& Sat.)
Snow Day The most controversial film
of its time, about a psychologically tor-
tured expatriate who falls for a young
Parisian. But with snow. At Briarwood:
1, 3:10, 5:10, 7:15, 9:30. At
Showcase: 12:45, 2:50, 4:50, 7, 9, 11
(Fri. & Sat.)
Stuart Little I wish this movie ended
with Stuart falling into a running
garbage disposal. Now that's comedy!
At Showcase: 12, 1:40, 5:05.
Sweet and Lowdown A- Woody Allen
channels his aggression into making
Sean Penn into a jazz man who goes on
to kick Kenny G's ass. At State: 1:30
(Sat. & Sun.) 4 (Sat., Sun., & Mon.)
7:15, 9:30.
Topsy-Turvy B- Twittery British fops
who make Nathan Lane seem manly in
comparison. At State: 1 (Sun.), 3 (Sat.)
4:15 (Sun. & Mon.) 6:30 (Fri. & Sat.),
7:30 (Sun., Mon., Tues.)
The Talented Mr. Ripley A- Matt Damon
blah blah blah kills a guy blah blah blah
assumes his identity blah blah blah. At
Showcase: 12, 2:35, 6:55, 9:55, 12:25
(Fri. & Sat.)
The Tigger Movie I can't wait for the
Eeyore movie. A movie about that
depressed cloth donkey could make for
a compelling psychological thriller. At
Briarwood: 12:40, 2:40, 4:45, 6:50. At
Showcase: 12, 12:30, 1:50, 2:40, 3:40,
4:35, 5:25, 6:30, 8:30.

American Movie (1999) The hilarious
true story of a young director strug-
gling to complete his B-movie, "Coven."
With horrible equipment, slacker friends
and a senile old relative funding the
whole thing, he has quite a challenge
ahead of him. Do yourself a favor and
catch this excellent movie. Michigan
Theater, 603 E. Liberty. 6:50 & 9 p.m.
All About My Mother (1999) Pedro
Almodovar's look at the female persona
... again. A mother's son dies, and she
must fulfill his wish to track down his
father. The guy won the Best Director
award at the 1999 Canne Film Festival.
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty. 7 &
9:15 p.m. $5.50.
Reichbart Trio This swingin' group per-
forms an assortment of jazz standards
from Eric Andersen Romantic folkster a
la Joni Mitchell or Leonard Cohen. The
Ark, 316 Main St. 8 p.m. $14. 761-
Hip Hop Nite Round 2 of the Komposit
presentation. Cavern Club, 210 S. 1st,
The Jake Sampling the '30s through
the '50s. Hey, it's free. University
Hospital, Lobby, Floor 1. 12:10 p.m.
Lori Amey Local singer/songwriter
rocks out at the bookstore. Borders
Books & Music, 612 E. Liberty. 7 p.m.
Jazz Mandolin Project Phish drummer
Jon Fishman plays in trio with an odd
jazz instrument on lead. Seventh
House. 7 N. Saginaw, Pontiac 8 p.m.
$15. 248-335-3540.
Love's Fire The greates contemporary
American playwrights contribute to a

medley of one-act plays, based on
selected Shakespeare love sonnets and
featuring a glittering student cast.
Arena Theater, Frieze Building. 8 p.m.
Free. 764-6800.
Casino Paradise The U-M Musical
Theater department presents a work-
shop written by William Bloom and
Arnold Weinstein. Trueblood Theater,
Frieze Building, State at Huron St. 8
p.m. Free but tickets required for
entrance. 764-0450.
New York City Opera National Company
This popular group presents Rossini's
"The Barber of Seville." Power Center,
121 Fletcher St. 8 p.m. $45, $40, $35,
$22. 763-0611.
Publication Celebration Scott Spector
will attend a reception for his "Prague's
Territories: National Conflict and
Cultural Innovation in Kafka's Fin de
Siecle." Shaman Drum Bookshop, 315
S. State. 4 p.m. Free. 662-7407.
Docent Tour "The Orchid Pavillion
Gathering" exhibit, featuring Chinese
painting over the last 900 years.
Museum of Art, 525 South State
Street. 6:30 p.m. Free. 764-0395.
Art Video "A Day on the Grand Canal
with the Emperor of China." David
Hockney explores the contents of a
17th century Chinese scroll. Museum
of Art, 525 South State Street. 6:30
p.m. Free. 764-0395.
The Spider's Stratagem (1970) The
Michigan Theater's Bertolucci retro-
spective continues with this story of a
young man investigating his father's
death in a Fascist murder. Based on
Jorge Luis Borges' "Theme of the
Traitor and the Hero." Michigan
Theater, 603 E. Liberty. 5 p.m. $5.50.

Imitation of Life (1959) Lana Turner
stars in this remake of the Fanny Hurst
story. It's a world of back stairs, neon
lights and hidden oppression. North
Campus Chrysler Center Auditorium. 7
p.m. Free.
Rear Window (1954) A lamed-up Jimmy
Stewart looks for naked chicks in bed-
room windows, but sees a murder
instead. Bummer, dude. See the peep
show for yourself in this fully restored
print. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty.
7 & 9:30 p.m. $5.50.
Red Cherry (1996) A true story about
two orphans trying to survive the hor-
rors of World War II. Won an Oscar for
Best Foreign Language Film, Angell Hall
Aud. A. 8 p.m. Free.
American Movie See Thurs. 11:50 p.m.
Last Tango in Paris (1973) The most
controversial film of its time, Bernardo
Bertolucci directs this film about a psy-
chologically tortured expatriate (Maron
Brando) who falls for a young Parisian.
Careful, kiddies, it's rated X. Michigan
Theater, 603 E. Liberty. Midnight.
Man Bites Dog (1992) A totally twisted
movie about a camera crew following a
serial killer as he does his dirty work.
Truly not for the faint of heart. Truly
one of the week's best date movies. Or
maybe not. Nat. Sci. Aud. 7 & 9 p.m.
RFD Boys Local fellas get jiggy with
some acoustic Appalachian swing. The
Ark, 316 Main St. 8 p.m. $10.
Ingrid Jensen Quartet Young Canadian
trumpeter Jensen + three other players
= a quartet. Bird of Paradise, 207 S.
Ashley. 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. $15.
Panchital Caribbean! With an exclama-
tion point! Leonardo's, Pierpont
Commons, North Campus. 9 p.m. Free.
Love's Fire The greates contemporary
American playwrights contribute to a
medley of one-act plays, based on
selected Shakespeare love sonnets and
featuring a glittering student cast.
Arena Theater, Frieze Building. 8 p.m.
Free. 764-6800.
Casino Paradise The U-M Musical
Theater department presents a work-
shop written by William Bloom and
Arnold Weinstein. Trueblood Theater,
Frieze Building, State at Huron St. 8
p.m. Free but tickets required for
entrance. 764-0450.
New York City Opera National Company
This popular group presents Rossini's
"The Barber of Seville." Power Center,
121 Fletcher St. 8 p.m. $45, $40, $35,
$22. 763-0611.
Poetry and Theater The fifth annual
Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners
presents theater and poetry readings
by youth from the Boysville Detention
Center. Call 662-7691 for location. 5
p.m. Free.
Kay Kaufman Shelemay Harvard profes-
sor gives the Ethel V. Curry
Distinguished Lecture in Musicology,
"Of Music and Forced Migration: Views
from the Ethiopian Diaspora." Rackham
Auditorium, 915 E. Washington. 4 p.m.
Free. 763-4726.

By Jaimie Winkler
Daily Arts Writer

If vou' e ever wondered what
would happen if a gargoyle attended
kindergarden. then this is the show
for you.
The Second ('ity, with its newly
opened revue Paradigm Lost,"
sure-handedly takes the audience on
a wild ride from house-hunting les-
bians and farcical space cities to
how driver's education should really
be taught.
As always, Second City attempts
to tackle social issues, but
"Paradigm" incoporates the silly
with the social. While critiquing a
man's ability to hold on to his
beliefs regarding socicities prac-
tices, Paradigm also introduces the
audience to Astral Citv. Astral City,
it turns out. has a severe problem
(on the night attended, at least) -
all the street lamps have been bro-

ken and only the
Speaker" and
Girl" can save
the darkened
city while crus-
ing around in
their Ford



which came to
Detroit to cele-
brate the Chi-
cago company's
40th anniver-
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The Second City
Feb. 10. 2000

Anniversary revue shows inventive, in

superhero "Public

his sidekick from short slices of life to more

ing through a
series of recurring characters, often
beginning a scene with a already
familiar character or a connection to
the previous comedic interlude.
The group energy remained high
and the scene flow flawless through-

developed scenes with equal
For the most part, the central
character is a businessman in a
coma, who at the end leaves us with
the question: Was it real or only in
his head? Through this character we
see a range of professional charac-
ters all trying to deal with their
jobs. But the show does not limit
itself to just his narrow perspective.
Although "Paradigm" lacks the
stage combat that livened up the
Detroit company's previous two
Second City shows, the show has a
multitude of rich characters to make
up for it.
But that's not to say "Paradigm"
is lacking in physical humor.
Take for example the previously
mentioned gargoyle at his first day
of kindergarden. Keegan-Michael
Key uses his long appendages to
create a graceful half-boy, half-gar-
goyle that often looms over his
classmates and sqwaks for attention.
The actor's portrayal. however, man-
ages to harbor that scared little boy
as he clings on to his daddy's leg,
not wanting to be left alone.
Then there is the fourth-grade
teacher with the prosthetic leg - in
whose persona cast member Marc
Warzecha becomes an "everyman"
for quirky elementary school teach-
ers everywhere. Well, except that
he's got a prosthetic leg and some
odd tattoos.
During the show, the cast and
audience converge for scene ideas,
or select individuals to temporarily
join the cast, or the entire audience
pretends to transform into a rowdy
fourth-grade class. Go to the show
with a list of odd objects around the
house and a slew of interesting
One scene uses a suggestion from
the audience to create a National
Pulblic Radio show about a common
household object. If you close your
eyes, the parody becomes even more
strikingly similar to the traditional
radio talk shows.
While this scene bears a resem-
blance to reality, "Paradigm" often
mixes larger-than-life characters,
such as the woman who is deathly
afraid of giving blood (Nyima Anise
Woods), with true-to-life characters,
such as William Licious (pro-

out the evening as the cast shifted

The captivating Second City pla
nounced as in Bubblicious
Licious, also played by
at the YMCA and likes to
through the lost and foun
interaction with Wc
University alum, is so inti
sweet it detaches momenta
the here-it-is comedy and
truly wonderful theatrica
If the audience felt lik
graders earlier in the sho
feel like they're intrudin
this scene.
"Paradigm," originally w
the Chicago cast in 199
Second City Detroit's he
One of the great things abo
a local improvisational the
U Chicago company fou
Sahlins; touring compar
1973, respectively.
Acclaimed SCTV show
receives 13 Emmy nomi
Detroit stage opens i
Alumni include John C
Radner, Mike Myers, C
For more on The Seconc

courtesy of The Secono City
Nyima Woods and Maribeth Monroe portray a white trash mother and daughter
shopping at 'Merry-Go-Round.'


Editors: Toyin Akinmusuru, Jeff Druchniak
Writers: Andrew Eder, Chris Kula, Erin Podolsky, Darren Ringel, Davic
Photo Editors: Jessica Johnson, Dana Linnane, David Rochkind.
Photographers: Sam Hollenshead, Jessica Johnson
Cover: By Sam Hollenshead from his related photostory. For more, turn
Managing Arts Editor: Christopher Cousino
Associate Arts Editors: Gabe Fajuri, Chris Kula.
Editor in Chief: Mike Spahn

Phone Numbers: Briarwood: 480-4555; Fox Village; 994-8080; Michigan Theater: 668-
8397; Quality 16: 827-2837: Showcase: 973-8380; State: 761-8667.
Showtimes are effective Friday through Thursday. Matinee times at State Theater are
effective for Saturday and Sunday only.

Courtesy of columbia Pictures
Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow star as three sisters dealing with life,
love and the telephone in the Columbia Pictures release"Hangin Up."

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