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14B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazine - Thursday, November 30, 2000




A weekly guide to who's Thursday, Nov. 30
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A An Instant Classic
B Very Good
C Fair i
D Not recommended
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102 Dalmatians Soon to be followed by
the direct to video release of "103
Dalmatians." At Showcase: 10:20 (Sat.
& Sun.). 10:50 (Sat. & Sun.), 12,
12:30. 1, 2:10, 2:45, 3:15, 4:30, 5,
5:30. 6:50. 7:20, 9. 9:30, 11 (Fri. &
Sat.). 11:30 (Fri. & Sat.). D-
The 6th Day And on the sixth day, God
made Arnold. At Showcase: 10:50 (Sat.
& Sun.), 11:20 (Sat. & Sun.), 1:25,
1:55, 4:25, 4:55, 7:10, 7:40, 9:45,
10:15. 12:10 (Fri. & Sat.), 12:40 (Fri. &
Sat.). D+
Billy Elliot Billy Wilder and Spurs for-
ward Sean Elliott morph into one person
for your viewing pleasure. At Showcase:
12:10, 2:25, 4:35, 6:55, 9:15, 11:25
(Fri. & Sat.). B
Bounce Gwyneth has Ben so whipped
it's pathetic. You had an Oscar first
dude, grow some stones. At Showcase:
11:25 (Sat. & Sun.), 1:50, 4:05, 6:30,
9:05, 11:20 (Fri. Sat.). C-
Broken Hearts Club Dean "like Peter
Pan or Superman" Cain stars. At State:
2 (Sat. & Sun.), 5 (Sat. & Sun.), 7:15.
Charlie's Angels Mr.'Bojangles and his
band of three babes do it boombastic
style and fight the forces of evil. Don't
worry. they're all signed for a sequel. At
Showcase: 10:35 (Sat. & Sun.), 12:45,
3:05, 5:15, 7:25, 7:55, 9:35, 10:05,
11:40 (Fri. & Sat.), 12:10 (Fri. & Sat.).
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole
Christmas Ronnie, you dropped the ball
big time on this one brother. Why Care
Bears Carrey was cast we'll never know
but here's hoping that the Seuss estate
keeps your stinking paws off of "Green
Eggs and Ham." At Showcase: 10:45'
(Sat. & Sun.), 11:15 (Sat. & Sun.), 11:45
(Sat. & Sun.). 1:15, 1:45, 2:15, 3:45,
4:15. 4:45. 6:45, 7:15, 7:45, 9:10, 9:40.
10:10, 11:30 (Fri. & Sat.). 12 (Fri. &
Sat.), 12:30 (Fri. & Sat.). A-
The Legend of Bagger Vance For five
bucks Will Smith will gladly carry your
bags for you. But when he asks you
whether you want the five or the ten, it is
imperative that you request theten,
because it is so worth the extra five

bucks to see Will get jiggy with it. At
Showcase: 10:55 (Sat. & Sun.), 1:30,
4:10. 6:50, 9:25, 11:45 (Fri. & Sat.). C-
Little Nicky Adam Sandler blew rule
number one (do not make friends with
rock stars) by including the Oz Man in
his movie. At Showcase: 11:05 (Sat. &
Sun.), 12:55, 3:10, 5:25, 8:15, 10:25,
12:15 (Fri. & Sat.). D
Meet the Parents Bob De Niro and
Benjamin Stiller star as a priest and a
rabbi with eyes for the same girl. At
Showcase: 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:50, 10,
12:15 (Fri. & Sat.). B-
Men of Honor Few men are worthy of
the title man of honor and Cuba Gooding
and his buddy Rod Tidwell are on the
outside looking in on this one. At
Showcase: 10:40 (Sat. & Sun.), 1:20, 4,
6:40, 9:20, 11:50 (Fri. & Sat.). B-
Red Planet Also known as "Mars: The
Movie" to the sci-fi players out there. At
Showcase: 10:30, 12:35 (Fri. &uSat.).
Remember the Titans Keep your eyes
peeled for star defense player Julius in
this one. He goes by Dr. J in the film
just fyi. At Showcase: 7:35, 9:55, 12:20
(Fri. & Sat.). C
Requiem for a Dream Hakeem
Olajuwon's life story, including the day
that he taught Dikembe Mutumbo
Mpolondo Mukamba Jean Jacques
Wamutumbo the dream shake. Powerful.
At State: 1:30 (Sat. & Sun.), 4:30 (Sat.
& Sun.). 7. 9:15. 11:30 (Sat.). B
Rugrats in Paris Come for the women,
stay for the booze. At Showcase: 10:40
(Sat. & Sun.), 11:10 (Sat. & Sun.),
11:40 (Sat. & Sun.). 12:40, 1:10. 1:40,
2:30. 3. 3:30, 4:20, 4:50, 5:20, 7:05,
Unbreakable Don't know much about
the movie but Samuel L. Jackson needs
to get that mop braided up ASAP. The
film is set in Philadelphia so he should
be able to hook up with Iverson's styl-
ist. At Showcase: 10:30 (Sat. & Sun.),
11 (Sat. & Sun.), 12:35, 1:05, 1:35,
2:50. 3:20, 4:40. 5:10, 5:40, 7, 7:30,
8, 9:20. 9:50. 10:20. 11:35 (Fri. &
Sat.). 12:05 (Fri. & Sat.). 12:35 (Fri. &
Sat.). B+

By Meredith Keller
Daily arts writer
From the Cabbage Patch craze to the Furby
frenzy to the Playstation 2 pandemonium -
each year it seems that one toy emerges as the
toy de force of the holiday season.
Causing long lines and lingering
headaches, these toys not only define holiday
wish lists, but childhood memories as well.
And with the shopping season running full
speed ahead, the hunt for this year's it-gift has
already begun.
Paul Kadrovach, a Supervisor at FAO
Schwarz in Somerset Mall, said perhaps one
of the hottest toys this vear is the Playstation
2 by Sony. An upgraded version of Sony's
previous super seller, the Plavstation,
Kadrovach attributes much of the system's
high demand and popularity to its multifunc-
tional capabilities. This includes an ability to
play games from the older system, as well as

an ability to double as a DVD player.
Despite its vast appeal, however, th
Playstation 2 lacks one critical detail -- avai
ability Kadrovach's colleague, Kris Rivar
said this pattern of "low supply, hig
demand" is very typical for gaming systen
launched around the holiday season.
However, Rivard also indicates that this
hardly a coup de toy as there are several iter
topping wish lists this year. As th
Merchandise Manager at FAO Schwar
Somerset, Rivard indicates that unlike prev
ous years, there isn't just one particular toy c
the season.
Along with Playstation 2, which is onl
available at larger FAO Schwarz outpost:
popular and highly available sellers includ
Poo-Chi, the interactive dog by Tige
Electronics, and the Razor Scooter, whic
now comes in a deluxe model featuring add
ons such as a strap, as well as tail lights!
For the wee ones, there is also th

hit this Christmas.

Luke Skwaiker vs Darth Vader: Ebay feels the 'fT

Luke Smith
DailY Arts Writcr

Jimmy Stewart stars in the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life," playing at the Michigan Theater this week.

JENNI AT -163-0379

Billy Elliot (2000) I.A.L. Diamond and
Billy Wilder both give this film a
healthy thumbs up. Michigan Theater.
7:15 & 9:30 p.m. $5.50.
Kung Fu Diesel CD Release Party
Kung Fu Diesel rock-a-doodledo's the
release party for their third CD. 9:30
p.m. Karl's, 9779 Gotfredson,
Plymouth. $3. 455-8450.
Batt Burns Irish Storyteller woos and
wows audience with quick wit and
green beer jokes. 8 p.m. The Ark,
316 S. Main St. $12.50. 761-1451.
UMHS GospelsExtravaganza II
University Hospital staff staff singing
beneath the waving arms of Debra
Blannon-Cobb. 12:10 p.m. University
Hospital, Lobby, Floor 1. Free.
Night Funk Lil' Sknrilla, Transit,
Snake Eyes and Taboo bring their
funk to the Pig. 10 p.m. Blind Pig,
208 S. 1st St. $10. 996-8555.
The Sorcerer The Gilbert & Sullivan
Society present a musical comic
opera about a bridegroom who hires a
sorcerer to concoct a love potion at
the wedding. Mendelssohn Theatre. 8
p.m. $7-16. 764-0450.

Seeing is Healing? The Visual Arts of
Medicine This exhibit examines the
relationship between medicine and its
appeal as an art. Museum of Art,
Box Gallery and Apse Gallery. Free.
William Kentridge, Weighing and
Wanting South African artist William
Kentridge explores figures, land-
scapes and cross sections of the
brain in his charcoal drawings.
Museum of Art, Twentieth Century
Gallery. Free. 764-0395.
Plant Life: Works on Paper from the
Permanent Collection Botanicalrforms
show their place in the visual arts.
Museum of Art, Works on Paper
Gallery. Free. 763-0395.
Billy Elliot See Thursday. Michigan
Theater: 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. $5.50.
It's a Wonderful Life (1939) Required
viewing. You'll go and you'll enjoy it.
And you'll beat up anyone who says
that Tom Hanks is our Jimmy Stewart
because J.S. could act circles around
Hanks and J.S. would never spend a
year growing out his beard for some
weak movie with Helen Hunt.
Michigan Theater. 5 p.m. Free.
Larval, Cornish in a Turtleneck

Orchestral and loud. Lo-fi punk band
with a mix of psychedelia. 9 p.m.
Elbow Room, 6 S. Washington St.
Ypsilanti. $5 483-6374.
Live Lyrics 5 Hip-hop butt shaking fea-
tures S.U.N., Juice and 0-Type. Total
Disregard opens. 10 p.m. Blind Pig.
208 S. 1st St. $6. 996-8555.
58 Greene A cappella ensemble bring
their "A Cappella for the People"i show
to the Michigan Theater. Hip-hop
dance troupe FunKtion is also on the
bill. 8 p.m. Michigan Theater, 603 E.
Liberty St. $7. 668-8463.
The Sorcerer See Thursday.
Mendelssohn Theatre. 8 p.m. $7-16.
Elliot Branch BET and Fox TV star
brings anecdotes and jokes. 8 &
10:30 p.m., Mainstreet Comedy
Showcase, 314 E. Liberty St. $10.
Opera Workshop Scenes Enjoy selec-
tions by Handel and Mozart sung by
students in the Opera Workshop.
School of Music, Macintosh Theatre.
7 p.m. Free. 764-0594.
Day Without Art The Museum of Art
will veil all of its art in order to call
attention to the devastation caused
by the AIDS virus and its impact on
the artist community. 10 a.m.-4:30
p.m. Museum of Art. Free. 764-0395.

Luke Sky walker Tatooine Fatigues w1ith
Telescoping Lihtsaber Loose --- S137.
Boba Fett %Missle Launcher (less than 20 in exis-
tence) S7,500.
.labba the Hutt including Slime Bucket -- 5O.
Rc-enacting the Flight fi'om Tatooine before
your neighbor's doe decides to be the Sarlaac mon-
ster and eat your 'iCures.
This scene would bring any man to tears.
Nothine left of' his Star Wars scene but a discarded
Rocket and a few gobs of slime that didn't digest so
The collecting world and market has been fueled
by the demand for action figures in recent years.
Sports Cards is feeling rejuvenated again with
"Jer'sev" chase cards becoming all the rage.
Anything that evokes nostalgia in people young
and old is collected. Items ranging from Exclusive
JC Penney early bird Star Wars packages to early
edition classic Milton Bradley games.
low does one go about visiting this land of nos-
talgia'? How can youth really be reclaimed?
The macie of the Internet and Ebav.com have
made collectibles thousands of times more accessi-
ble than in the days of yore (pre-internet). AnythinLg,
and evervthing, desirable can be found on cybe'-
auctiol site Ebay.
With absolutely everything available at one point
or another, collecting trainspotters will be more
than able to fill their ultimate wishlists. For the not
so savvy there are a few rules to know about this
comme'cial superhighway.

Ebav.con prides itself on dependability estab-
lished through transaction rapports left in the form
of feedback.
Buyers are encouraged to buy from sellers with
a high feedback rating, as the transaction is almost
assured by the positive feedback of the seller's rat-
inc. Consequently, Ebav can be difficult to break
into. Sellers (although not often) will cancel bids
from users w%%ith low or negative feedback.
Because it is done in auction format vinning
items on Ebav can be tricky at times. but those who
persevere generally prevail. The winning bidder
sends money to the seller, and upon receiving pay-
ment the seller ships the item.
Ebav distances itself from the sale after the auc-
tion closes sending notification emails to both par-
ties and then essentially washes their corporate
hands of the transaction.
Buvers can bid on an unlimited amount of items
at Ebay, and the listings change everyday. Upon
listin an item it will most likely appear on search-
es within three or four hours.
Jeffrey Pickell, owner of Kaleidoscope in Ann
Arbor, maintains that collecting is "very much
rooted in age criteria" The items that are popular
are generally coveting by people of a certain age
group. Within that age group the collectibles are
instilling similar feelings of nostalgia, and bringing
back memories. With the twenty-somethings of the
world right now, the hottest collectibles are of the
Star Wars toys. That may be an exception; howev-
er, with Star Wars remaining one of the most pop-
ular collectibles in all age groups.
Pickell said some of the contrastingly cooling
goods are Beanie Babies, which were all the rage
two years ago, and the seermingly age-less Cabbage

Jeffrey Pickell stands in front of his State Street sto
Patch dolls. Both products have experienced a suf-
ficient decrease in demand.
Ideally collectibles would transcend demand and
supply, and champion the heart rather than eco-
nomic profit. However, such is not the case as col-
lecting is often done for profit, the sole reason for
buying a good to wait until its value increases and
resell it at a premium.
It's not the way it should be. I never once sat
down to play with Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow and
Quick Kick thinking, "Wow, if I keep the joints stiff
on these figures, someday I will be able to resell


Weekend, Etc. Editors: Jenni Glenn, Elizabeth
Writers: Gautam Baksi, Christopher Cousino, Jeff Dickerson, Caitlin Frieden
Meredith Keller, Chris Kula, Luke Smith, John. Uhl
Photo Editors: Louis Brown, Jessica Johnson
Weekend Photo Editor: Peter Cornue
Photographers: Rachel Feieman, Jessica Johnson, Norman Ng, Alex Wolk
Cover: Rachel Feierman
Arts Editors: Gabe Fajuri, Chris Kula, Managing Editors. Ben Goldstein, Ass
Editor in Chief: -Mike Spahn , -
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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.

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