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148 -_The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazine -Thursday, October 21, 1999






The Michigan Daily Weekend, etc.magaz

A weekly guide to who's Thursday, Oct. 21
where, what's hap ening and through
why you need to e there ... ei Wednesday, Oct. 27

Students practice investing skills in c3

Films opening

Bats Like "The Birds," except with bats.
At Showcase: 1:05, 3:10, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35,
11:45. At Quality 16: 1:20, 3:20, 5:20,
7:20, 9:20. 11:15 (Fri. & Sat.). At
Briarwood: 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:20,;9:30.
The Best Man A film about upwardly
mobile blacks in a "Big Chill"-like situation.
At Showcase: 1:20, 1:50, 4:25, 4:55, 7:20,
7:50, 10, 10:30, 2:30. At Quality 16:
11:30, 1:55, 4:25, 6:55, 9:25. 11:45 (Fri.
& Sat)
B4i )Shots Sex, sex, more sex and Tara
Reid showing some skin! At Showcase:
12:40, 3, 5:20, 7:45, 10:05, 12:20. At
Quality 16: 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 7, 9:15.
11:25 (Fri. & Sat.)
Bringing Out The Dead The latest film from
Martin Scorcese about a paramedic on the
verge of losing it, At Showcase: 1:10, 1:40,
4:15, 4:45, 7:10. 7:40, 9:45, 10:15,

12:20. At Quality 16: 11:45, 2:05, 4:30,
6:55, 9:25. 11:50 (Fri. & Sat.)
Crazy In Alabama Melanie Griffith stars in
the directorial debut of her husband
Antonio Banderas in a story about a free
spirited Southern woman in L.A. At
Showcase: 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40, 12.
At Quality 16: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10,
9:30, 11:45 (Fri. & Sat.)
Music Of The Heart A sneak preview of one
of the year's worst films about a woman
who goes into the ghetto to teach the vio-
lin. At Showcase: 7 (Sat.). At Quatlity 16:
7 (Sat.)
Three To Tango Didn't Neve Campbell
already make this movie and call it "Wild
Things?" At Showcase: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45,
7:05, 9:20, 11:30. At Quality 16: 1, 3,
5:05, 7:15, 9:20. 11:15 (Fri. & Sat.)

Films holding

***** A Classic
**** Excellent
*4- Good
** Fair
* Not Worth Your Time, or Your Money
American Beauty***,I Riveting perfor-
mances by Kevin Spacey and Annette
Bening make this tragicomedy. At State: 2
(Sat. & Sun.), 4:30 (Sat. & Sun.), 7, 9:30,
12 Mid. (Fri. & Sat.). At Showcase: 1:15,
3:45, 6:40, 8:10, 9:10, 11:35. At Quality
16: 12:40, 3, 5:20, 7:40, 9:50.
Blue Streak Martin Lawrence gives new
meaning to the word "tragicomedy." At
Showcase: 12:20, 2:35, 4:40, 6:50, 9:05,
11:15. At Quality 16: 12:15, 2:35, 5, 7:10,
9:20 (Thurs.); 12:15, 4:45, 9:15, (Fri., Sat.,
Sun., Mon., Tues., Thurs.); 12:15, 4:45, 10
(Wed.); 11:25 (Fri. & Sat.).
Double Jeopardy * I'll take "What ever
happened to Soleil Moonfrye's tits?" for
$400, Alex. At Showcase: 12:50, 3:15,
5:30, 7:55, 10:10, 12:15. At Quality 16:
1155, 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15 (Thurs.
only). At Quality 16: 12:20, 2:40, 4:55,
7:15, 9:40 (Thurs. - Thurs.); 11:55 (Fri. &
Sat.). At Briarwood: 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:40,
Drive Me Crazy**4 Crazy? I was crazy
once. Then they put me in a little padded
room and locked the door. That's when the
worms came. The worms made me crazy.
Crazy? I was crazy once. They put me in a
little padded room and locked the door.
That's when the worms came. The worms
made me crazy. Crazy? I was crazy once .
At Quality 16: 1:40, 3:40, 5:40, 7:40, 9:35
(Thurs.); 2:35, 7:05 (Fri., Sun., Mon.,
Tues., Thurs.); 2:35 (Sat., Wed.).
Elmo In Grouchland The moving portrait of
a tortured puppet just wishing that the
hand would get out fromwhere the sun
dont shine. At Showcase: 12:10, 1:45,
3:25, 5, 6:30. At Quality 16: 1, 3, 5
(Thurs. only).
Fight Club *** Carrying on in the brilliant
tradition of "The Mickey Mouse Club" and
"The Babysitters' Club" is this film starring
Edward Norton and Brad Pitt. At
Showcase: 1, 1:30, 4, 4:30, 7, 7:30, 9:55,
10:25, 12:35. At Quality 16: 11:15, 1:50,
2:30. 4:25, 7. 9:10, 9:40. 11:40 (Fri. &

Sat.). At Briarwood: 12:50, 3:50, 7, 10.
For Love Of The Game *** Kevin Costner
stars in this rendition of Michael Shaara's
novel. At Quality 16: 6:55, 9:20 (Thurs,
Mumford ** A quaint comedy about a
small town shrink who isn't. At State: 1:30
(Sat. & Sun.), 4 (Sat. & Sun.), 7:15
Random Hearts ** Can you be more spe-.
cific? At Showcase: 12:55, 3:40, 6:35
(except Sat.), 9:25, 12:10. At Quality 16:
11:30, 2, 4:30, 7:05, 9:35. 11:20 (Fri. &
Sat.). At Briarwood: 1, 4, 6:50, 9:50.
Run Lola Run **** Run. run as fast as
you can but you can't catch me. I'm Lola,
man. At State: 9:45, 11:45 (Fri. only).
The Sixth Sense **** Would you just
blow up a plane in this one, Bruce, please,
just for me? At Showcase: 12:35, 2:50,
5:10, 7:35, 9:50, 11:55. At Quality 16:
12:35, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45 (Thurs.-.
Thurs.); 11:50 (Fri. & Sat.).
The Story Of Us ** I miss the good old
days when Bruce Willis, unconcerned with
"drama." just went ahead and killed a
bunch of people in a skyscraper. Sniff. At
Showcase: 12, 12:30, 2:15, 2:45, 4:35,
5:05, 6:45, 7:15, 9, 9:30, 11:10, 11:40. At
Quality 16: 12:25, 1:15, 3:20, 5:10, 5:25,
7:10, 7:30, 9:35. 11:35 (Fri. & Sat.). At
Briarwood: 12:30, 2:40, 5:10, 7:50, 10:10.
Superstar (No Stars) Yet another SNL skit
gone horribly, horribly wrong.At
Showcase: 12:25, 2:20, 4:20, 6:55, 9:15,
11. At Quality 16: 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:25,
9:10. 11:10 (Fri. & Sat.). At Briarwood:
1:10, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:45.
Stigmata *! All I asked for was a frickin'
rotating chair! Throw me a bone here. At
Showcase: 10:30, 12:25.
Three Kings ***i The sequel to 1994's
thriller, "Two Queens and a Jack." At
Showcase: At Showcase: 12:45, 3:05,
5:25, 8, 10:20, 12:30. At Quality 16:
12:25, 2:55, 5:10, 7:30, 9:55 (Thurs.
only). At Quality 16: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7,
9:25 (Thurs.): 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30
(Fri. - Thurs.): 11:45 (Fri. & Sat.). At
Briarwood: 1:30, 4:30. 7:10, 9:40.

Edge of Seventeen (1999) David
Moreton directs this account of how a
young man deals with the consequences
of realizing that he might be gay
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty. 7 p.m.
Stop Making Sense (1994) Jonathan
Demme oversaw this reissue of the best
concert film since Scorcese's "The Last
Waltz." Oh, and in case you didn't know,
the Talking Heads are the band.
MhianTheater, 603 E. Liberty. 9:30
Danilo Perez Trio Latin American Jazz at
its best. Bird of Paradise, 207 S. Ashley.
7:30, 9:30 p.m. $20. 662-8310.
James Taylor Remember when he was on
"The Simpsons?" Orchestra Hall, Detroit.
8 p.m. Sold Out. 313-5765100.
Styx They do that song from the VW
commercial. Fox Theatre, Detroit. 8 p.m.
$20-$50. 248-433-1515.
Three Days of Rain Performance
Network performs this Richard
Greenberg play about the children of two
famous architects wondering what their
parents were like as young people. 8
p.m. Performance Network, 408 W
Washington. 663-0681. $1518.
813: American Fiction Ann Arbor Civic
Theater presents this award-winning
script by local talent Allan Dreyfuss. 8
p.m. Civic Playhouse, 2275 Platt, 971-
AACT. $6.
Doris Dixon Author reads from her animal
activist book "Memoirs of a
Compassionate Terrorist." Borders Books
& Music, Liberty & Maynard. 7 p.m. Free.
Jack Beam Author and University alum
reads from his book, "Go Blue." Borders
Books & Music, Liberty & Maynard, 7
p.m. Free,
Ann Marlowe Author reads from her lat.
est humdinger, "how to stop time." No
capital letters from this literary warrior;
fight the power. Shaman Drum. 8 p.m.
Docent Tour Guides provide insights into
the "When Time Began to Rant and
Rage" exhibit. 6:30 p.m. Museum of Art.
Art Video The documentary "Sir Joshua
Reynolds" examines the life of the
London's Royal Academy's founder and
original president. 7:30 p.m. Media
Room, Museum of Art, Free.
Down the Drain (1993) A black comedy
from Japan about the perils of the mod-
ern urban lifestyle. Lorch Hall. 7 pm.
Edge of Seventeen See Thurs. 7 p.m.

By Jean Lee
For the Daily
Information regarding the stock mar-
ket is now ever so much more accessi-
ble, thanks to the Internet. Paralleling
the increase of stockholders in the
United States during the past few years,
more college students are finding their
way towards investing at the click of a
"The Internet has opened up a whole
new level of what people can do," said
Bennett Borsuk, an LSA junior who is
president of the Investment Partnership
Club. This student organization's pri-
mary goal is to educate its members on
in esting in a comfortable environ-
ment. Member students accrue experi-
ence in techniques from learning how
to read reports to selecting stocks.
"'The trend in general is picking up
momentum in the younger generation,"
said senior economics major John Yen,
who is the president and chief analyst
of Michigan Interactive Investments.
M11 is a student investment research
organization that educates its members
in investing methodologies and man-
agerial skills. The twist is, this gets
done using real money from members'

pockets to buy stocks. The organization
also brings in speakers from broker-
ages such as Merrill Lynch.
"Even three or four years ago, you
had to go to a broker and deal with them
directly. Now you can just sit at your
desk and start investing.' Borsuk said.
But even with the advantages of
investing online, there are still many
precautions that experienced investors
advise people to consider before von-
turing into uncertain territory".
"I don't want to compare investing to
gambling, but it can get like that: it's
very dangerous, especially with no
human contact,' Yen said "Monex is
very personal to everyone.
"They don't take it lightly' Yen con-
tinued, adding that, in his opinion,
investing is not something that can be
taught in a classroom. Through M11,
members get real-world investing
experience, and their research and skill
at monitoring the market will directly
effect their money. Yen's organization
has doubled in membership this year to
80 members, reflecting the increasing
number of students at the University
who have taken interest in investing.
Another student organization which

aims to educate its members on invest-
ing is the Michigan Economics Society,
which runs the Investment Challenge
every semester. Through this hypothet-
ical stock game, students gain an
opportunity to learn more about how
the market works at no risk,
"Practicing is a good way to start,"
said Jay Nandwana, a senior math and
economics major who is the president
of MES. Experienced students empha-
size the risk involved for novices jump-
ing into investing, noting the impor-
tance of researching everything from
the companies one is looking to buy
stock in to the general trends in the
economy as a whole. (Of course, such
advice can only promote the signifi-
cance of these student organizations
which provide investing education at
no cost.)
Research can start anywhere from
taking a few economics or business
courses to reading the Wall Street
Journal, or going online to get the most
recent information from market ana-
lysts. The ultimate goal is always find
companies you care about and have
enough informed faith in to buy shares.
"It's hard to say - it's different for
different people," Borsuk said when
asked what might be the best way to
start for students who are new to invest-
Borsuk mentioned mutual funds
(Fidelity Investments being the best-
known example) as one good way to
moisten the feet of people who are
unsure of their investing acumen and
do not want to deal with managing
their shares on a regular basis.
"Mutual funds are more diversified
than stocks because they are a con-
glomerate of a lot of different stocks,"
said Kevin Marsh, an LSA sophomore
and MII officer, who also administers
the Investment Challenge for MES this
year. Having invested in mutual funds
since he was 13, Marsh said that there
is less risk involved in mutual funds
since the investment is diversified into
the fortunes of more than one stock.
Going to an online broker such as
Charles Schwab or Ameritrade is
another tempting way for students to
get started, according to these students.
The major selling point: Online broker-
ages have lower commissions and trad-
ing costs.
"Most brokers are doing it online,"
said Nandwana, who just started invest-
ing through the online service, Datek,
this fall. "By just doing it yourself,

Covtesy of Pa'amount Pic:=es
In Martin Scorcese's "Bringing Out the Dead," Nicolas Cage plays a paramedic
who's seen it all, even the fright wig donned by salsa star Mark Antony for his role.

Song of the Exile Autobiographical
account of director Ann Hui's reparation
with her family and upbringing. Angell
Aud. A. 8 p.m. Free.
Stop Making Sense See Thurs. 9:30 p.m.
The Limey (1999) Steven Soderbergh fol-
lows up "Out of Sight" with another
crime sags, this time starring countercul-
ture relics Terence Stamp and Peter
Fonda. Michigan Theate Screening
Room, 603 E. Liberty. 7:30 & 9:45 Call
for additional showtimes.


DJ Shadow Spinning tunes you can dance
to. St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit. 10 p.m.
313-961-M ELT.
The Still Chicago sensation Solar Tribe
opens for A2 group. Blind Pig, 208 S.
First. 10 p.m. $5. 996-8555.
The Count Basie Orchestra "One of the
world's greatest big bands." Orchestra
Hall, Detroit. 8 p.m. $16-$62. 313-576-
Firehouse That's right, another hair band
revival. Harpo's, Detroit. 7 p.m. Price
TBA. 313-824-1700.
Motor City Riffs 10 of Detroit's best show
off their stuff. State Theatre, Detroit. 7
p.m. $7.50. 313-961-5451.

RFD Boys Bluegrass favorites take on The
Ark with both barrels. The Ark, 313 S.
Main. 8 p.m. $10. 761-1451
Henry Rollins Rock legend brings his spo-
ken word tour to Detroit. Clutch Cargo's.
Pontiac. 8 p.m. $18. 248-645-6666.
Three Days of Rain See Thursday. 8 p.m.
813: American Fiction See Thursday, 8
Alumni Art Show See Thursday. 11 a.m.-
4 p.m.
Antz (1998) The Dreamworks entry in
the dueling animated bug movie
event.With the voices of Woody Allen,
Sharon Stone, Chris Walken, etc. Quality
16, Jackson & Wagner. 10 & 11 a.m.
Edge of Seventeen See Thurs. 7 p.m.
First Mega-Meta Smithee Awards Clips
from the past year celebrate the worst

Tho Diep, a fourth year engineering major
Media Union.
you're saving money." Nandwana met
tioned that out of his nine housemate
five including himself are investin
online, a signpost of online trading
increasing popularity of among colleg
Experienced students agree that da
trading, a fast and risky way to make c
lose money quickly through buyin
and selling stocks within the ti
frame of a day or less, is an ominou
way to get into investing, especially fc
those without much practical know
"It can drop as fast as it can go up
Borsuk said. "You need to have a cec
tam amount of knowledge as well as
lot of money (which you can afford t
lose) to be successful in day trading
he said, adding that it isn't recomment
ed for college students.
Yen, who started day trading after h:
freshman year, said he did considerabl
well his first time. "I got extremel
confident," he said, noting the risk o
such moments of confidence in inves
ing. Everyone has ups and downs, Ye
said of his friends who invest.
"But I think most would agree wit
me that the first initial rush is whI
makes things risky.: He added that on
needs to be aware of the full extent c
the psychological commitient befor

Photo ilustration oy JESSicA JOHNSON/Daily
Pondering over the many purchases she'll make after earning big bucks in the
stock market, this student has a lot to smile about.


Editors: Toyin Akinmusuru, Jeff Druchniak, Nicole
Writers: Sarah Blitz, Jenni Glenn, Caitlin Hall, Chris Kula, Jean Lee, Elena Lips
Christopher Tkaczyk.
Photo Editors: Jessica Johnson, Dana Linnane, David Rochkind.
Photographers: Louis Brown, Sam Hollenshead, Jessica Johnson, David Katz, Jer
Cover: "In the Money" by Jessica Johnson and Dana Linnane features bank telle
Arts Editors: Jessica Eaton and Christopher Cousino.
Editor in Chief: Heather Kamins.

Phone Numbers: Briarwood: 480-4555; Fox Village; 9948080; Michigan Theater: 66&
8397; Showcase: 973-8380; State: 761-8667.
Showtimes are effective Friday through Thursday. Matinee times at State Theater are
effective for Saturday and Sunday only.

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