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The Michigan ily - Weekend,
A weekly guide to who's Thursday, Jan. 18
where, what's happening and through
why you need to b'e there ... f h e L ist Wednesday, Jan. 24
The motor city rolls out the red carpet for
The Gift Oooh, it's just wonderful. Yeah,
just what I wanted. I'd just like to see
the receipt. No, of course I'm not going
to take it back. At Showcase: 12:20,
2:35, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05, 12:30 (Fri. &
The Pledge Did someone really say "No.
Jack, you'll look great if you spike up
your hair and row a mustache. Just like
Dick Butkis." At Quality 16: 11:30,
2:00, 4:25, 6:50, 9:20, 11:45 (Fri. &
Sat.). At Showcase: 1:35, 4:10, 6:45,
9:30, 12:15 (Fri. & Sat.).
Snatch The sequel to Guy Ritchie's
acclaimed "Wang." At Quality 16:
11:50, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:25, 11:30
(Fri. & Sat.). At Showcase: 12:20, 2:35,
4:55, 7:30, 10:05, 12:30 (Fri. & Sat.).
By Gautam Bakst
Daily Arts Writer
An Instant Classic
Not Worth Your Time, or Your Money
Antitrust All I got in this world is my word,
and my balls, and I don't break 'em for
nobody. At Showcase: 12:35, 2:55, 5:20,
7:35, 10, 12:25 (Fri. & Sat.). C-
Castaway Yeah, Tom Hanks lost a lot of
weight really fast, but not as fast as my
buddy whose arm got cut off. He had a
big arm. At Quality 16: 11 (Fri.- Sun.),
1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10:10. At Showcase:1,
4. 7, 9:55, 12:30 (Fri. & Sat.). B+
Chocolat If you don't stop fooling around
and tell me where the Dragon is, you'll
have hell to pay' my friend. At Showcase:
1:20, 1:50, 4:20, 4:50, 7:10, 7:40, 9:45,
10:15, 12:10 (Fri. & Sat.), 12:40 (Fri. &
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Do you
remember that episode of "The
Simpson's" where Bart became an
exchange student in France? At Quality
16: 11:15 (Fri.- Sun.), 1:40, 4, 6:25,
9:05, 11:30 (Fri. & Sat.). At Showcase:
12:20, 2:50, 5:25, 7:55, 10:30, 12:35
(Fri. & Sat.). A+
Double Take What's the difference
between me and you? You talk a good
one, but you don't do what yer supposed
to do! At Showcase: 1:05. 3:05, 5:05,
7:05, 9:15, 11:15 (Fri. & Sat.). 8+
Dracula 2000 Can we have it quiet in
here? People, there is blood to be sucked
and t-shirts to sell! At Showcase: 11:35
(Fri. & Sat. late shows only).
Emperor's New Groove You got that from
Stella, didn't you. Give it back or Taye
Diggs is gonna whup yer ass. Seriously.
At Quality 16:11:35, , 1:15, 3, 5, 7. At
Showcase: 1:30, 3:20, 5:10, 7:00.
Family Man Nick Cage and John Travolta
switch faces with Kirk Cameron and
Dudley Moore, only to learn that they
were better off before they switched. At
Quality 16: 9:00, 10:00 (Thurs.), 11:25
(Fri. & Sat.). At Showcase: 12:55, 3:35,
6:40, 9:20, 11:45 (Fri. & Sat.),
Finding Forrester I don't want you to talk,
Mr. Forrester, 1 want you to die, At
Showcase: 12:50, 3:45, 6:35, 9:25, 12
(Fri. & Sat). A-
Miss Congeniality Miss Sunshine and
Miss Congeniality need to borrow money
from Mr. Bump to get Mr. Tickle out of
jail. At Quality 16: 12:10, 2:25, 4:55,
7:30, 9:40 11:50 (Fri. & Sat.). At
Showcase: 1:40, 4:25, 6:50, 9:10, 11:30
(Fri. & Sat)..B+
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? George, go
back to the "Attack of the Killer Tomato"
series. Sure they weren't as artistic,abut at
least you made the green! At Showcase:
12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:25, 9:40, 11:55 (Fri. &
Save the Last Dance I remember when
dancing meant cutting a rug and not having
sex with your clothes on! Kids today don't
have the discipline to Charleston. At
Showcase: 12:40, 1:10, 3:10, 4:30, 5:30,
7:20, 7:50,9:50, 10:20.12:05 (Fri. &
Sat.), 12:35 (Fri. & Sat.). B+
Thirteen Days Yeah, like the Kennedys
would have allowed a gill man to know the
inner working of the country. Ha! At
Showcase: 12:45, 3:40, 6:30, 9:35,;12:20
(Fri. & Sat.). B
Traffic Finally, Guzman may win his Oscar.
At Showcase: 1:15, 2:15, 4:15, 5:15,
7:15, 8:15, 10:10, 11:10 (Fri. & Sat.).
Vertical Limit With the Dew, there is no
telling how vertical you may get. At
Quality 16: 4:45, 10:10, 11:05 (Fri. &
Sat.). At Showcase: 9 p.m. B-
What Women Want Well, c'mon, that's
easy! Women want to dominate me and
tell me what a bad boy I've been. Right?
Guys? Hello? At Quality 16: 12:30, 2:55,
5:20, 7:45, 10:05. At Showcase: 1:25,
4:05, 6:55, 9:35, 12:10 (Fri. & Sat.). B+
Runways of Paris, step aside: The
real models strut their stuff in
Detroit. Each year, the Motor City
holds claim to one of the most pres-
tigious fashion shows in the world,
the North American International
Auto Show (NAIAS). But while
other cities parade dozens of scantily
clad females down a catwalk, Detroit
captivates audiences with more than
600 totally bare models, each eager-
ly competing for attention from you.
the American consumer. This year's
lineup displays the best each auto
manufacturer has to offer, ranging
from big, bold hybrid crossovers to
sleek. svelte sports sedans.
Automobiles at the NAIAS fall
into three major categories: Concept,
new and existing cars. Concept cars
are usually one-of-a-kind, bold new
vehicles primarily contrived to gauge
the public's reaction. One of this
veal's most popular concept cars is
the Ford Forty-Nine. Fitted with a
class roof and four bucket seats, this
"eustom coupe' is a contemporary
update of Ford's first post-WWII
design. Based on feedback and sales
of the new Thunderbird, Ford may
decide to take the Forty-Nine into
production in a few years.
New models are less exciting at
first glance, but probably more
important to the consumer because
they are not simply design ideas, but
rather cars that have made the transi-
tion from dream into reality. The
most exciting new car to hit
American shores may be the Subaru
Impreza WRX, a wickedly powerful,
yet inconspicuous and inexpensive
four-wheel drive beast. In addition,
this year's new car lineup includes a
handful of wagons, found for the
first time on the Lexus IS300 and
Finally, a large majority of auto-
mobiles at the NAIAS are simply
updated existing production models.
Toyota introduced the redesigned
2001 RAV4 sporting more interior
room, better sound insulation and
more supportive seats than last year's
model. Overall, there haven't been
any drastic changes to the R AV4, just
emphasizing the word improved in
"new and improved." Don't let looks
be deceiving; many cars sporting
small facelifts have made substantial
mechanical and ergonomic chances
This year, the industry trends
favored the return of the hatchback
and the introduction of' numerous
retro-stvled.concept cars. A lot of
designers, running out of SUV ideas,
appear to be turning to European-
styled wagons to lure buyers back. In
vet another effort to create crazy
crossovers, companies like
Mitsubishi and BMW have even
made their first attempts at the
fusion of sports car and SUVs. But
most of these designs appeared to be
copycats of one another, playing off
the past successes of cars like the
Audi Ti with its high waistline and
a Mini Cooper - If the Beatles
started the first British Invasion in
1964, this may be a strange second
coming. German-based BMW will
sell this pint-sized British '60s icon
as a front-wheel drive only model in
America. Expect a Cooper and
Cooper S version, both powered by a
1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine mak-
ing either 1 15 or 155 horsepower
respectively. Weighing a mere 2100
pounds and spanning a foot shorter
than a Gleo Metro, the Mini has a
very favorable power-to-weight ratio.
As a trade off, there's little room for
In its competition with c
to its fleet.
Robert and John F. Kennedy, played by Steven Culp and Bruce Greenwood, wait out the
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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.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000) The live action film version of
"Masters of the Universe" character
Ninjitsu. You know, the guy with the
golden kung-fu grip. Don't judge me.
Michigan Theater. 4:30 & 7:00 p.m.
State and Main (2000) I spent all
night at the theater telling other
patrons how good "S&M" was, and
everyone asked me to stop. Michigan
Theater. 9:30 p.m. $6.25.
Alex De Grassi Fingerpicking guitar
virtuouso blends ethnic influencesrand
musical styles. The Ark, 316 S. Main.
8 p.m. $15. 761-1818.
A Gospel Celebration Gospel perform-
ers from Highest Praise sing spiritual
songs. University Hospital, Lobby,
Floor 1. 12:10 p.m. Free.
Fireside Festival of New York
Performance Network showcases
brand new plays in a series of staged
readings, including "The Leaning
Tower of Babel." Performance
Network, 120 E. Huron. 8 p.m. Pay
what you can. 663-0696.
A LTERNATI VES
James Porter Professor of Classical
Studies celebrates publication of his
newest work at Shaman Drum Bookshop,
315 S. State. 4 p.m. Free. 662-7407.
Plant Life This exhibit examines the
use of plant forms in art history.
Museum of Art, Works on Paper
Gallery. Free. 764-0395.
Mark Rothko and the Lure of the
Figure: Paintings 1933-46 Through his
use of figures, Rothko analyzes the
human spirit. Museum of Art, Apse
Gallery. Free. 764-0395.
Casting Shadows Faculty member
Edward West's photographic images
of South Africa are featured. Museum
of Art, West Gallery. Free. 764-0395.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See
Thursday. Michigan Theater. 4:30, 7
p.m. & midnight. $6.25.
State & Main (2000) See Thursday.
Michigan Theater. 9:30 p.m. $6.25.
Fred Eaglesmith Adorned Canuck
singer is likened to the Boss and
Dwight Yoakam. The Ark, 316 S. Main.
8 p.m. $13.50. 761-1818.
Soul 360 Oh sweet Gods of soul spin
me right round, like a record baby right
round. T.C.'s Speakeasy, Ypsilanti.
10:30 p.m. $4. 483-4470.
Lady Sunshine & the X Band Cover
band rooted in blues, funk and oldies.
The X Band has some horns in it. Rad.
Cavern Club, 210 S 1st St. 10 p.m. $8.
Courtesy of New, Line cinema
crisis with Kevin Costner in "13 Days."
Encompass Multicultural entertain-
ment show featuring a jazz tap ensem-
ble, Korean drumming and dances
from around the world. Michigan
Theater. 7:30 p.m. $9, $7 for stu-
Fireside Festival of New York See
Thursday. Performance Network, 120
E. Huron. 8 p.m. $15. 663-0696.
Slam It! The first 10 people to sign
up at Leonardo's in Pierpont
Commons will be eligible to compete
in a poetry slam, beginning at 8 p.m.
Plant Life See Thursday. Museum of
Art, Works on Paper Gallery. Free.
Mark Rothko and the Lure of the
Figure: Paintings 1933-46 See
Thursday. Museum of Art, Apse
Gallery. Free. 764-0395.
Casting Shadows See Thursday.
Museum of Art, West Gallery. Free.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See
Thursday. Michigan Theater. 4:30, 7,
9:30 p.m. & midnight. $6.25.
State & Main See Thursday. Michigan
Theater. 5, 7:30, 9:45 p.m. & 12:15
Animania Everybody will be kung-fu
Saturday, January 13-
Sunday, January 21
Cobo Center Detroit
(One Washie on Blvd.
Uetroit, MI 4826)
Saturday, January 13 -
Saturday January 20:
10am -1d pm
no admittance after 9pm)
unday, January 21:
(no admittance after 6pm)
Adult admission: $10.00
(65 and older): $5.00
hildren: Under 12 free
with an adult.
IMPORTANT: HAVE FUN!
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Weekend, Etc. Editors: Jenni Glenn, Elizabeth
Writers: Lindsey Alpert, Gautam Baksi, Jeff Dickerson, Joshua Gross, Meredith
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Photo Editors: Louis Brown, Jessica Johnson
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Photographers: David Katz
Cover: David Katz
Arts Editors: Ben Goldstein, Managing Editor. Jennifer Fogel and Robyn
Melamed, Associate Editors
Editor in Chief: Mike Spahn
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