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Music releases typify '99's mix of innovatiol
Girl, interrupted *4 Winona goes
crazy. And the audience goes ahhhhh!
At Briarwood: 1, 4, 7, 9:50. At Quality
16: 11:10, 1:30, 4:20, 7, 9:35. At
Showcase: 1:20, 4:05, 7:10, 9:55,
12:25 (Fri. & Sat.)
Next Friday (No stars) Another sequel?
Not needed. At Quality 16: 12, 2:10,
4:35, 7, 9:05. At Showcase: 12, 12:30,
2:05, 2:35, 4:15, 4:45, 6:45, 7:15, 9,
9:30, 11:10 (Fri. & Sat.), 11:40 (Fri. &
Supernova I don't want to jump the
gun, but early word is that this bad boy
as Oscar written all over it. At
Briarwood: 12:40, 3, 5:10, 7:20, 9:40.
At Quality 16: 11:30, 1:30, 3:30, 5:30,
7:30, 9:25, 11:20 (Fri., Sat. & Sun.). At
Showcase: 1:05, 3:15, 5:10, 7:20,
9:20, 11:50 (Fri. & Sat.).
***** A Classic
* Not Worth Your Time, or Your Money
American Beauty ***. AYou will some-
day. At State: 7:15, 9:45.
Anna and the King Jodie Foster won't
be getting another Oscar any time
soon. At Quality 16: 11, 1:45, 4:30.
7:15, 10. At Showcase: 12:00.
Any Given Sunday *** This movie is
about as enjoyable as getting sacked
b Gilbert Brown, sans pads. At
B~rwood: 12, 3:20, 6:45, 10. At
Quality 16: 11:30, 2:15, 6:05, 9:15. At
Showcase: 12:25, 4, 8:10, 11:30 (Fri.
Bicentennial Man Robin Williams lives
to be 200. For real. At Quality 16:
11:25, 1:55, 5:05, 7:25, 9:55. At
Showcase: 1:40, 4:30, 7:25, 10:05,
12:30 (Fri. & Sat.).
Boys Don't Cry **** Actually they
do, but that's beside the point. Hilary
Swank is worthy of the hype for her
turn as a crossdressing woman living in
Nebraska. At State: 2 (Sat. & Sun.),
4:30 (Sat. & Sun.), 7, 9:30, 11:45 (Fri.
The Cider House Rules ** No it does-
n't. But A-Train coming back for his
senior season sure does. At Quality 16:
11. 1:30, 4, 6:55, 9:30, 11:55 (Fri.,
. & Sun.). At Showcase: 1:10, 3:50,
6:50, 9:35, 12:05 (Fri. & Sat.).
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Rob
Schneider stars as a male gigolo. At
Quality 16: 1:55, 3:45, 5:40, 7:35,
9:30, 11:20 (Fri., Sat. & Sun.). At
Showcase: 12:05, 2:35, 4:20, 6:10,
7:55. 9:45, 11:35 (Fri. & Sat.).
End of the Affair ***, Julianne Moore
and Ralph Fiennes star for director Neil
Jordan. At Showcase: 12:40, 3:05,
5:25, 7:50, 10:10, 12:15 (Fri. & Sat.).
Galaxy Quest *** A Star-Trek spoof
for the new millennium and beyond. At
Quality 16: 12:50, 2:55, 5:05, 7:20,
9:25, 11:30 (Fri., Sat. & Sun.). At
Showcase: 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:35, 9:50,
11:55 (Fri. & Sat.).
TtGreen Mile *** Although Tom
Hanks is pretty big time, the real star
of the show is Mr. Jingles, the little
mousethat could. Mr. Jingles gives one
of the best performances of the year by
a pet, but he can't hold a candle to the
dogs or frogs from "Magnolia." At
Briarwood: 12:20, 4:10, 8. At Quality
16: 12, 4, 8. At Showcase: 12:15,
4:10, 8:15, 11:45 (Fri. & Sat.).
Happy, Texas *** W.H. Macy soars in
this light-hearted comedy. At State:
12:00 midnight (Fri. & Sat.), 1:30 (Sat.
& Sun.), 4 (Sat. & Sun.).
The Hurricane ** Denzel Washington
stars as boxer Rubin "Hurricane"
Carter. At Quality 16: 1, 3:55, 6:45,
9:30. At Showcase: 12:30, 1:15, 3:35,
4:55, 7, 8, 10, 11 (Fri. & Sat.).
Magnolia **** See it for your par-
ents. See it for Frank T.J. Mackey. See
it, because it's about respect. See it
for Julianne Moore. See it for your kid
cousin who's not old enough to get in.
See it for quiz-kid Donnie Smith, who's
looking for love. See it for Ricky Jay.
See it for your country. See it for your-
self. At Quality 16: 11:55, 3:35, 7:25,
10:55 (Fri., Sat. & Sun.). At Showcase:
12, 1, 3:40, 5, 7:30, 9:10, 11:20 (Fri.
Man on the Moon *** Jim Carrey
goofs on late comedian Andy Kaufman.
At Quality 16: 11:50, 2:20, 7:05. At
Showcase: 10:15, 12:35 (Fri. & Sat.).
Snow Falling on Cedars ***- Snow
falls on a great many things in this film,
including the hat of its star, Ethan "0
Captain" Hawke. At Showcase: 1:45,
4:25, 7:05, 9:40, 12:20 (Fri. & Sat.).
Stuart Little Yet another movie that
stars a mouse. What's the deal with
those critters anyways? At Briarwood:
12:10, 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10. At
Quality 16: 11, 1, 3, 5, 7:05, 9, 11
(Fri., Sat. & Sun.). At Showcase:
12:20, 12:50, 2:10, 2:55, 4:40, 6:30,
8:30 (Fri. & Sat.).
The Talented Mr. Ripley **4 ave the
"Hard Eight" reunion, this movie stinks.
At Briarwood: 1:10, 4:20, 7:30, 10:20.
At Quality 16: 11:05, 1:45, 4:25, 7:10,
9:55. At Showcase: 12:55, 3:45, 4:35,
6:40, 7:40, 9:25, 10:20, 12 (Fri. &
Toy Story 2 *** Buzz and Woody
rue End of story. At Briarwood: 12:30,
2:40, 5, 7:10, 9:20. At Showcase:
12:35, 2:40, 4:50, 6:55,-9:05, 11:05
(Fri. & Sat.).
Crossing Delancey (1988) How's this
for cool, Amy Irving, the former Mrs.
Steven Spielberg, plays a Grandma in
this movie, Grandma never looked so
good. Alice Lloyd. 8 p.m. Free.
Happy, Texas (1999) Steve Zahn and
William H. Macy star in this look at
cons on the run in Texas. Michigan
Theater, 603 E. Liberty. 7 p.m.
Relax, It's Just Sex (1998) And
sometimes a film comes along where
the title speaks for itself. Michigan
Theater. 603 E. Liberty. 9 p.m.
College Night Featuring Smokestack
and Chowder. Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st.
10p.m. $4. 996-8555.
DJ Bassic Featuring local spinsters
Rotation & Bad Boy Plague. Harpo's,
Detroit. 8 p.m. $5. 313-961-MELT.
A LTERNA TIVES
R. Bruce This high energy act fea-
tures Bruce's storyteller approach to
comedy as well as song parodies.
8:30 p.m. The Mainstreet Comedy
Club, 314 E. Liberty. 996-9080. $10-
Art Video The documentary "Yeats,
Remembered" looks back at the
poet's life and features interviews
with his children. 7:30 p.m. Media
Room, Museum of Art. Free.
Clair Levine Levine reads from and
signs copies of "The Bud that Stays,"
a compilation of the work of her late
husband Laurence. Borders Books &
Music. 7 p.m. Free. 668-7652.
Andrea Press and Elizabeth Cole The
authors of "Speaking of Abortion"
talk about and sign copies of their
book. Shaman Drum Bookshop. 8
p.m. Free. 662-7407.
Jesus, Buddha, et al. An evening of
meditation, readings, music, and
By Jason Birchmeier
Daily Arts Writer
Even though a large portion of our
society compromised artistry for
image, the music listeners who
remained in 1999 discovered many of
the year's amazing albums. With
MTV becoming a larger joke than
ever and commercial radio seeming
far too confused, audiences had to
turn elsewhere to find advice about
good music. This past year, old-fash-
ioned word-of-mouth proved the best
way to find out about the great albums
many probably never heard about.
Even time-tested publications such
as Rolling Stone fell victim to "pop"
music, trying to convince us that
Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, Ricky
Martin, Britney Spears and Christina
Aguilera are talented artists. Offering
little more than formulaic songwriting
sold with cheap sex appeal, these pop-
ular artists were literally force-fed to
mainstream consumers, who couldn't
help but rock out to the year's pop
A visit to the local franchise record
store may make you think otherwise,
but many listeners took the effort to
search out the array of golden albums
from the past year. From out of
nowhere came Santana and the Buena
Vista Social Club with great releases,
which rode on the coattails of the cur-
rently trendy Latin music craze. The
other Latin superstars - Enrique
Iglesias, Marc Anthony and Jennifer
Lopez - also benefited from Martin's
"Livin' La Vida Loca," but it seems as
though the trend is beginning to fade.
Elsewhere, the rock sounds of the
early '90s seem to have disappeared.
Red Hot Chili Peppers returned with a
good album and a great single, "Scar
Tissue," but were the only quality rock
band with creativity to sell many
albums. Other small-scale rock bands
courtesy of New Line Cinema
Who else but Ice Cube stars in the New Line Cinema comedy "Next Friday."
reflection. Guild House. 6 p.m. Free.
Dr. William Perkins Editor of
"Droppin Science" lectures on the
roots of hip-hop culture. Michigan
Union Anderson Room. 1pm. Free.
Bobbi S. Low U of M professor talks
about her new book "Why Sex
Matters: A Darwinian Look at Human
Behavior." Borders Books & Music,
612 E. Liberty. 7pm. Free. 668-7652.
Being John Malkovich (1999) For
many years Charlie Sheen was with-
out work. Things had gotten to the
point where he wasn't even included
in the third installment of the "Major
League" series. Then came his role in
"Being John Malkovich." And sudden-
ly the world was once again wide for.
our boy Charles. Thank you Spike
Jonze. Michigan Theater, 603 E.
Liberty, 9:30 p.m. $5.50.
Beloved (1998) Oprah Winfrey acts
alongside Wes Bentley ("American
Beauty") in this adaptation of the
Toni Morrison novel. Lorch Hall. 3
Mansfield Park (1999) Yet another
adaptation of Jane Austen, this one -
starring Embeth Davidtz. Michigan
Theater, 603 E. Liberty. 7 p.m.
Stand and Deliver (1988) A great
movie that stars Edward James Olmos
which you're pretty much guaranteed
of seeing at least once a semester in
Spanish class. North Campus
Chrysler Center Auditorium. 7 p.m.
Jim Carrol Straight outta New York, he
the best punk poet you've never heard
of. Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st. 7 p.m. $15.
Alvin Youngblood Hart Blues guitarist
voted "Most Unnecessary Middle
Name." The Ark, 316 S. Main. 8 p.m.
DJ Cash Money More techo than you
can shake a stick at. St. Andrew's
Hall, Detroit. 10 p.m. Call for prices.
Meropoix Soundsnsuspiciously like
Jamiroquai, no? Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st.
10 p.m. $5. 996-8555.
Killer Flamingos With a name like
that, how can you not make it big?
Rick's, 611 Church. 10 p.m. $3. 996-
Freakfest 2000 Christian bands jam to
ring in the new year. Harpo's, Detroit.
7p.m. $10. 313-824-1700.
Empatheatre "The Morning After," an
improvisational performance, incorpo-
rates audience anecdotes into a night
of emotion and passion. 7:30 pm,
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N.
4th Ave., $7-$12, 769-2999.
such as The Magnetic Fields,
Pavement, Fountains of Wayne and
The Flaming Lips released some mas-
terpieces that were sadly overshad-
owed by the second-rate commercial
rock of bands such as Sugar Ray.
It sometimes seemed as though the
suburban youths who had supported
rock in its early-'90s alternative stage
abandoned the genre for more beat-
orientated sounds. Blending white
skin, guitars and tattoos with ghetto
mentality, aggression and mild hip-
hop flavor, the rap-rock movement --
primarily led by Korn, Limp Bizkit
and Kid Rock - worked successful-
ly to become the new sound of
teenage-populated suburban America.
The suburban youths that weren't
rocking out to pop music or rap-influ-
enced heavy metal were more than
likely joining their inner-city peers in
the increasing support of rap music.
Though it appears as though the
dynasties of Master P, Wu-Tang and
Puff Daddy are finally coming to a
close, listeners began supporting the
two newest rap dynasties: Ruff Ryders
and Cash Money.
Led respectively by DMX and
Juvenile, these two camps of rap
artists attained their success mostly
with amazing beats. The Ruff Ryders'
production team led by Swizz Beatz
and the Cash Money sound created
solely by Mannie Fresh laid down
some of the dopest sounds since the
days of NWA and Bomb Squad-era
1999 also brought the long-awaited
return of Dr. Dre and his blunted style
of California hip-hop. First, he ignited
the burgeoning career of Eminem, the
most talented white-trash MC to hit
MTV since the Beastie Boys'
"License to Ill." Then Dre released the
monolithic "Chronic 2001," reestab-
lishing Snoop Dogg's career and
introducing the world to his new
The once-laughable genre of coun-
try music found itself moving further
into the mainstream with the amazing
continued- success of Shania Twain
and the Dixie Chicks. Twain's "Come
On Over" still sells unbelievable
amounts of copies as more and more
listeners realize that country is just a
conservatively tainted version of pop
music. The Dixie Chicks' new album,
"Fly," proves that there is talent
behind their pretty faces and easy-
Garth Brooks, on the other
embarrassed himself with his
the Life of Chris Gaines" a
pompously attempting to er
David Bowie and sell boatloa
records in the process.
Many of the listeners who de
the alternative rock and heavy
genres also began to discov<
wealth of innovative sounds
found, in the volatile world of
tronic music. Trent Reznor's
awaited Nine Inch Nails alburm
Fragile" may have took a few
and proved a bit too experimen
many of his old fans, but the
lenging double album just migl
be the best overall record of the
Tori Amos also carefully inte
fresh electronic sounds into he
Venus and Back" album, takii
sublime sensuality to reachb
beyond the safe realm of maim
Though Fatboy Slim got the
attention, new albums by Under
Orbital, Chemical Brothers and
all deserve to be heard. None o
proven artists sold out tc
American mainstream, instead r
ing the most genre-crossing mu
the year. More than any of the
artists mentioned, Moby's "
proved that electronic music co
appreciated by all audiences
artistic merit, if not its unde
courtesy of Nothing Records-
Trent Reznor returned to the studio as Nine Inch Nails for his first album in five years.
Editors: Toyin Akinmusuru, Jeff Druchniak
Writers: Matthew Barrett, Jason Birchmeier, Nicole Dabbous, Ben Goldsteit
Ted Watts, Jon Zemke.
Photo Editors: Jessica Johnson, Dana Linnane, David Rochkind.
Photographers: Jessica Johnson, Jeremy Menchik.
Cover: Photo illustration by Jeremy Menchik from the New Year's Eve Phis
Arts Editors: Christopher Cousino, Managing Editor; Gabe Fajuri, Chris Ku
Editor in Chief: Heather Kamins
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
Ralph Fiennes plays Maurice Bendrix, a novelist who embarks on a passionate
affair with another man's wife in,"The End of the Affair."