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19B - e Michigan Daily - XXkend, etc. Magazine - Thday, January 25, 2001@



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The Michigan Dl' - Weekend, et

A weekly guide to who's
where, what's happening and
why you need to e there ...



Thursday, Jan. 25
Wednesday, Jan. 31

Films opening

Escanaba in Da Moonlight M-0-0-N, that
spells Escanaba. At Quality 16: 12, 2, 4,
7:45, 9:40, 11:25 (Fri. & Sat.). At
Showcase: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:25, 9:30,
11:30 (Fri. & Sat.).
Sugar and Spice Substitute "sugar" with
"unorthodox treachery", and "spice" with
"mind numbing evil" and you'd have what
little girls are made of. At Quality 16:
11:40 (Fri.-Sun.), 1:25, 3:20, 5, 6:55, 9,
11 (Fri. & Sat.). At Showcase: 1:15,

3:15, 5:15, 7:10, 9:10, 11:15 (Fri. &
The Wedding Planner J-Lo is a testament
to what a poor little girl can become if
she happens to be super-hot and married
to an "entrepreneur" like Puffs. At Quality
16: 11:25 (Fri. - Sun.), 1:30, 3:35, 5:40,
7:45, 9:55, 11:55 (Fri. & Sat.). At
Showcase: 12:40, 1:10, 2:50, 3:20, 5,
5:30, 7:20, 7:50, 9:40, 10:10, 11:50 (Fri.
& Sat.), 12:20 (Fri. & Sat.).

Films holding
A An Instant Classic
B Very Good
C Fair
D Not recommended
F Not Worth Your Time, or Your Money

Antitrust When trusty sidekicks, such as
Robin, go bad, they must be killed, they
simply mist. At Quality 16: 12, 2:15,
4:25, 6:40, 9:05, 11:50 (Fri. & Sat.). At
Showcase: 5:40, 12:45 (Fri. & Sat.). C-
Castaway Richard Hatch talking to a
bloody volleyball for two and a half hours,
now that would be quality entertainment,
chumley. At Quality 16: 11 (Fri.-Sun.),
1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10. At Showcase: 1:25,
4:15, 7:05, 9:55, 12:30 (Fri. & Sat.). B+
Chocolat Dammit, there is an e on the end
of that worddammit! Whyudo the French
always have to screw up our words? At
Quality 16: 11:15 (Fri.-Sun.), 1:40, 4,
6:25, 9:05, 11:30 (Fri. & Sat.). At
Showcase: 12:25, 2:55, 5:35, 7:55,
10:25. A..
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Lions and
tigers and bears, oh my! Lions and tigers
and - oh, crap on a stick, it's a dragon!
Run! At Quality 16: 11:45, 2:10, 4:35,
7:05, 9:30, 11:45 (Fri. & Sat.). At
Showcase: 1:45, 4:40, 7:15,7:45, 9:45,
12:10 (Fri. & Sat.), 12:40 (Fri. & Sat.).
Double Take Double, double, toil and trou-
- ble, why does Hollywood keep making this
rubble? At Showcase: 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7,
9, 11 (Fri. & Sat.).
The Emperor's New Groove Get down, get
down, get down, get (du, du, du- du, du,
du) jungle boogie(get down with the boo-
gie). At Quality 16: 11 (Fri. & Sat.),
12:45, 2:25, 4:15, 6:05. At Showcase:
12:20, 2:15, 4, 6.
Family Man "Family Ties" as seen through
the eyes of Michael Gross. At Showcase:
10:30 p.m.
Finding Forrester Before you kill me,
Goldfinger, just tell me your plan for Gus
Van Sant to continue to make the same
movie over and over again? At Quality 16:
11:10 (Fri-Sun.), 1:45, 4:20, 7, 9:45. At
Showcase: 12:55, 3:45, 6:35, 9:25, 12
(Fri. & Sat.). A-
The Gift Ah, consumerism, God bless
America more than those other countries.
At Quality 16: 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:30,
9:45, 11:15 (Fri. & Sat.). At Showcase:
12:15, 2:40, 5:10, 7:35, 10:15, 12:35
(Fri. & Sat.). B+

her off with that attitude? And I've all but
spent the dowry! At Quality 16: 12:10,
2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:40. At Showcase:
1:40, 4:20, 6:45, 9:05, 11:20 (Fri. &
Sat.). B+
0 Brother, Where Art Thou? People with
short attention spans don't even finish
reading the At Quality 16: 12:45, 3:05,
5:15, 7:35, 9:55, 12 (Fri. & Sat.). At
Showcase: 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30,
12:30 (Fri. & Sat.). B
The Pledge Hello, I am inigo Montoya, you
killed my father, prepare to die. At Quality
16: 11:30 (Fri.-Sun.), 2:00, 4:25, 6:50,
9:20, 11:35 (Fri. & Sat.). At Showcase:
1:35, 4:10, 6:40, 9:20, 11:45 (Fri. &
Sat.). B+
Save The Last Dance Oh, so your dance
card is full, it's because I'm fat and ugly
and disgusting and smell and don't brush
my teeth isn't it? ISN'T IT! At Quality 16:
11:35 (Fri.-Sun.), 2:05, 4:15, 6:30, 9:10,
11:15 (Fri. & Sat.). At Showcase: 12:50,
1:20, 3:25, 4:25, 7:30, 8, 9:50, 10:20,
12:05 (Fri. & Sat.). B+
Snatch Has anyone seen my watch? At
Quality 16: 12, 2:15, 4:40, 7:20, 9:25,
11:25 (Fri. & Sat.). At Showcase: 12:45,
3, 5:25, 7:40, 10, 12:25 (Fri. & Sat.). B+
State and Main David Mamet is a bad
mamma-jamma and should not be taken
lightly (or to the cleaners). At Quality 16:
12:15. A
Thirteen Days We got 13 days of silence,
we got 13 days of pain, we got 13 days
that'er gone forever and I'll never have
again. At Quality 16: 11:05 (Fri.-Sun.),
1:50, 4:30. 7:20, 10:05. Showcase:
12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:15, 11:55 (Fri. &
Sat.). B+
Traffic David Lynch driving a camera down
the center of the road for two and a half
hours. At Quality 16: 6:45, 9:35.
Showcase: 12:35, 3:40, 6:40, 9:35,
10:05, 12:15 (Fri. & Sat.). A
What Women Want Me. At Quality 16:
2:25, 5, 7:40. 10:05. At Showcase: 1:30,
4:05, 6:55, 9:35, 12:10 (Fri. & Sat.). 8+

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000) The lack of sideways guns and
doves from this film is highly notice-
able, and leads me to believe that
this is the worst John Woo movie
ever. Michigan Theater. 4:30, 9:30
p.m. $6.25.
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920) John
Barrymore, Drew's great-great-great-
great-grand something or other stars
in this scary silent flick, with live
organ accompaniment. Michigan
Theater. 7 p.m. $6.25.
Shadow of the Vampire (2000) Do you
know what my favorite part of the
Vampire is? The shadow. Michigan
Theater. Midnight. $6.25.
State and Main (2000) It looks like
Edith Head puked, and her puke made
this movie. Michigan Theater. 4:15,
6:45, 9:15. $6.25.
Eat the Neon Heavy college rock man,
and I mean heavy. T.C.'s Speakeasy,
Ypsilanti. 10:30 p.m. $2. 483-4470.
Country R Way Old country music
highlighted by some steel guitar work.
University Hospital, Lobby, Floor 1.
12:10 p.m. Free.
Ona Mi This show, whose title trans-
lates to "My Road," features selec-
tions from Olabayo Olaniyi, a Nigerian
who displays his cultural heritage
through drumming, dance, theater, and
plastic arts.dMedia Union Video
Production Studio. Free. 936-2082.
World War 3.0 Ken Auletta, columnist
for The New Yorker, discusses his
newest book about the federal
antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft. 5
p.m. Borders, 612 E. Liberty. Free.
Visiting Writer's Series Two freelance
journalists read from their newest
works of fiction. Miles Harvey reads
from "The Island of Lost Maps," and
U-M alum Michael Paterniti reads
from "Driving Mr. Albert." 5 p.m.
Rackham Amphitheater. Free. 647-
Plant Life Versatile exhibit studying
plant imagery in art, ranging from
Mesopotamian works to Van Gogh.
Museum of Art, Works on Paper
Gallery. Free. 764-0395.
Mark Rothko and the Lure of the
Figure: Paintings 193346 Well-known
artist explores the depths of the
human condition. Museum of Art,
Apse Galiery. Free. 764-0395.
Casting Shadows Photographer and
faculty member Edward West looks at
life in black communities of post-
apartheid South Africa. Museum of
Art, West Gallery. Free 764-0395.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See
Thursday. Michigan Theater. 4:45,

ThebellItolls for thee,
ya Yankee punks
By Dan Williams
Daily Sports Writer
Do you recall the NFL '80s? When the Giants' Fort Knox
defense was patrolled by Lawrence Taylor, roaming between
offense and endzone and securing that none shall pass?
Gir v-man quarterbacks became squeemish when No. 56
entered the backfield like a "crazed dog," thirsting to snap
bones of some Theisman-like punk.
If that imagery still gets your rocks off, drag your mullet
wearin'. Trans-Am drivin', Quiet Riot listenin' keister into the
21 st Century.
Evolution has tendered the foot-
ball masses with the new faces of
badass-iry in Ray Lewis and the
Ravens' defense.
These guys strutted into the AFC
championship game in Oakland and
sent the legions of Black and Silver,
the terrifying Raider nation, whim-
Quothe the pering like the Poodle Patrol. This
unit's ferocity left Oakland quarter-
Raven back Rich Gannon in shellshock -
Cannon went AWOL in the third
quarter of the Raiders' 16-3 loss and requested immediate
demotion back down to Vikings' third stringer.
If Tavlor was an animal, Lewis is a really nasty animal with
longer teeth, sharper claws and a bigger appetite. Surrounding
him defensively is a Herculean cast, including fellow Pro
Bowlers Sam Adams and Rod Woodson, sackmaster Michael
McCrarv and of course the mouth of Charm City, Tony
This is a squad of maniacs - their opponents, the new
Giants, are soft-skinned prissy boys. Giants' cornerback Jason
Schorn has spent his pre-Super Bowl weeks granting glamour
winks on the talk-show circuit.
Lewis and Co. have been playing in traffic and winning.
Don't be surprised if both Giant's starting QB Kerry
Collins and backup Jason Garrett are carted off by medovac,
forcing Jeff Hostetler to descend from the sidelines and play
in street clothes.
Yes, Trent Dilfer is the Raven's quarterback - no, he's not
fit to start at Central Michigan. Doesn't matter. Dilfer's job is
to assure that Kyle Richardson has enough room to punt.
Lewis and cronies are such effective defenders that they can
likewise provide the offense.
Giant's coach Jim Fassel might want to show the team "The
Waterbov" for film study and start preparing his squad to punt
on first down. It may be the Giant's only hope.
With typical New Yorker psychosis, the pompous citizens
of the nation's urine capital believe the Giants will win
because of destiny, because they think eventual Big Apple
dominance in all sports is imminent.
But the Ravens and the city of Baltimore are hellbent on
beating the living shit out of the Giants and vicariously, the
rest of the Yanks.
As the Ravens dominate, and every particle of New Yorker
haughtiness is temporarily disintegrated, don't be surprised
when the '85 Bears and the Steel Curtain are ceremoniously
pushed aside.
After Sunday, January 28, the 2000-01 Raven's defense will
retire as the best in NFL history.
-Dan is rea//y a Redskins fin, but he . 5temjpora-ih aboard
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The matchups:

By Albert Kim

Ravens pass offense vs. Giants pass defense: Tight end Shannon Sharpe has been
huge, but Trent Differ at quarterback? Against a pass defense that shut down a prolif-
ic Minnesota offense last week, limiting Randy Moss to just 18 receiving yards?
Advantage: Giants
Giants pass offense vs.Ravens pass defense
It's been two weeks since the NFC Championship game, and the shock still hasn't
worn off. Kerry Collins threw five touchdown passes? Then again, that was the
Minnesota defense. This is the Baltimore defense, which gave up no passing touch-
downs the entire postseason. Enough said. They've put pressure on the
quarterback - actually, they've injured quarterbacks and you expect an interception
almost every time the ball is thrown down the field.
Advantage: Ravens
Ravens rushing offense vs. Giants rushing defense
Super rookie Jamal Lewis was very quiet last week, rushing for only 2.7 yards per
carry against a good Oakland defense. The Giants shut down Robert Smith last week
and have a solid run defense.
Advantage: Even
Giants rushing offense vs. Mavens rushing defense
No question here. The Giants running back by committee just won't be enough to
grind it out against the toughest run defense in the league. Eddie George in all his
greatness was able to get it going for only one drive in the second round of the play-
offs. Ray Lewis is phenomenal, and so is the rest of the Ravens defense.
Advantage: Ravens
Special Teams
Matt Stover has been great all year and Jermaine Lewis is one of the most dangerous
punt returners in football. The Giants counter witih a slightly better punter in Brad
Maynard, and Tiki Barber as a returner.
Advantage: Ravens
Brian Billick was supposed to be an offensive mastermind. Somehow, he got a great
defense. Even offensive masterminds will be stymied when they have a quarterback
like Trent Dilfer. To be honest, most thought Jim Fassel was crazy when he predicted
he was going to the playoffs. Eight wins later, most stand corrected. He's looking
like a genius. He's got his players playing hard, and so does Billick.
Advantage: Even
Ever since coach Jim Fassel's prediction that the Giants would make the playoffs,
they're 8-0. But the Giants come out of a relatively weak NFC, whereas the Ravens,
as a wild card team, beat the best of the AFC. The Giants believe it is their destiny
to win. The Ravens have a sledgehammer defense that ranks up there with the Steel
Curtain and Purple People Eaters. Both teams have something to prove.
Advantage: Even
Kim's pick: Ravens 20, Giants: 17
Game preview:
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Dave Douglas will give two performances Friday evening at Kerrytown Concert House.

Miss Congeniality My sister doesn't think
that this flick sends a good message to
young girls. How am I supposed to marry
CALL 7763431 OSEE
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.

7:15 & 9:45 p.m. $6.25.
Shadow of the Vampire See Thursday,
Michigan Theater. 4:30, 10:45 p.m.
Lollipop Lust Kill, Deity, Forge What
can you do for a man who likes the
industrial rock? Sue him? Blind Pig,
208 S. 1st St. 10 p.m. $5. 996-8555.
Under Construction The rebuilding
efforts return and theyhhave brought
these instruments with them. T.C.'s
Speakeasy, Ypsilanti. 10:30 p.m. $4.
Thornetta Davis Every rose has its
Thornetta, and this one is a blue rose.
Cavern Club, 210 S 1st St. 10 p.m. $8.
Faculty and Guest Recital Pianist
Christian Matjias and Soprano Oi-Yan
Yau perform a program about being a
child. Britton Recital Hall, Moore Bldg.
8:30 p.m. Free.
Students and Instructors Read Poetry
and Fiction sponsored by the English
Department. 8 p.m. West Conference
Room, Rackham Auditorium. Free.

Local Authors Read Barnes & Noble,
3245 Washtenaw. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Plant Life See Thursday. Museum of
Art, Works on Paper Gallery. Free.
Mark Rothko and the Lure of the
Figure: Paintings 193346 See
Thursday. Museum of Art, Apse
Gallery. Free. 764-0395.
Casting Shadows See Thursday.
Museum of Art, West Gallery. Free.
The Closed Doors (2000) This
Egyptian flick stars the one and only
Sawsan Badr and has neat stuff about
incest. Discussion to follow, Michigan
Theater. 2 p.m. $6.25.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See
Thursday. Michigan lheater..7:15 &
9:45 p.m. $6.25.
Shadow of the Vampire See Thursday.
Michigan Theater. 5:15 & 10:55 p.m.

One year ago, Ray Lewis was standing
in a courtroom for murder. One year ago,
Trent Dilfer was looking for a job. One
year ago, Kerry Collins was still getting
over the effects of alcohol abuse. One year
ago, Jim Fassel was on the bubble.
What a difference a year can make.
Lewis was acquitted of any wrongdo-
ing and went on to win the NFL Defensive
player of the year award. Dilfer signed on
with Baltimore and has led them to the
Big Dance. Collins sobered up and tied an
NFL record in touchdown passes in a
championship game with five.
And New York's coach Fassel? IHe
made a bold prediction about his team
making the playoffs, then backed it up by
coaching them to the Super Bowl.
So how did these seemingly under-
manned, less-talented teams get to the
Super Bowl?
One word: Defense. Period.
The much talked about and vaunted
Baltimore defense is as good as people
say it is. They can win games by them-

Tiki Barber will battle it out this
Sunday at 6 p.m. on CBS.
selves. With linebacker Ray Lewis, safety
Rod Woodson and defensive tackle Tony
Siragusa, they are a scary bunch on any
day of the week, much less Sunday. They
gave up an NFL record fewest points in a
season with 165 and just 16 points in the
The relatively unknown and underrated
See SUPER BOWL, Page 12B


Weekend, Etc. Editors: Jenni Glenn,
Elizabeth Pensler
Writers: Lindsey Al pert, Rob Brode, Mark Francescutti, Lyle Henretty,
Albert Kim, Seth K empner, Peter Lund, Margaret Pensler, John Uhl, Dan
Photo Editors: Louis Brown, Jessica Johnson
Weekend Photo Editor: Abby Rosenbaum
Photographers: Joyce Lee
Cover: AP
Arts editors: Ben Goldstein, Managing Editor. Jen Fogel, Robyn Melamed
Editor in Chief: Mike Spahn

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