14B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazine - Thursday, January 11, 2001
The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc.
A weekly guide to who's Thursday, Jan. 11
where, what's happening and through
why you need to be there ... Wednesday, Jan. 17
Antitrust The opposite of trust as well as
anti-antitrust. And just like anti-anti-
antitrust. Goodnight everybody. At Quality
16: 12:00, 2:15, 4:25, 6:40, 9:05, 11:05
(Fri, Sat, & Sun). At Showcase: 12:35,
2:55, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55, 12:25 (Fri. & Sat.).
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Another silly
rate movie from that guy that directed
nse and Sensibility." And I never could
find that damn dragon. At Quality 16:
11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30, 11:45 (Fri.,
Sat.. & Sun.). At Showcase: 1:50, 4:20,
4:50, 7:10. 7:40, 9:45, 10:15, 12:10 (Fri. &
Sat.), 12:40 (Fri. & Sat.).
Double Take Double your pleasure, double
your fun, double your- wait just a dang
minute, those aren't the Doublemint twins!
And just who did you think you were going
to fool? At Quality 16: 11:45, 1:35, 3:30,
5:25, 7:15, 9:15, 11:10 (Fri., Sat & Sun.).
At Showcase: 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:05, 9:15.
11:25 (Fri. & Sat.).
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? I knew it was
you, Fredo, and you broke my heart.
Mmwaaa. At Quality 16: 12:45, 3, 5:10,
7:35, 9:55, 12:00 (Fri., Sat. & Sun). At
Showcase: 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:25, 9:40,
11:55 (Fri. & Sat.).
Save the Last Dance I don't care if she is
Kim Basinger, she's dead and that's weird.
Go last dance with yourself, and don't come
around here no more. At Quality 16: 11:35,
2:05, 4:15, 6:30, 9:10, 11:15 (Fri., Sat. &
Sun.). At Showcase: 12:40, 1:10, 3:10,
4:10, 7:20, 7:50, 9:50, 10:20, 12:05 (Fri. &
Sat), 12:35 (Fri. & Sat.).
State and Main State intersects Packard
and South University, and Main intersects
Packard and South University. Hmm, some-
thing is afoot. Get back to me on this one,
Mamet. At Quality 16: 12:20. 2:30, 5:05,
7:10, 9:20, 11:20 (Fri. & Sat.).
Thirteen Days I just don't know why they
can't kill that guy, this is like, what, the
twelfth sequel? I mean, how many times
can Jason chase a coed through the
woods? At Quality 16: 11:10 (Fri., Sat.,
Sun., Mon.), 1:50. 4:35, 7:20, 10:05. At
Showcase: 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:35, 12:20
(Fri. & Sat.).
An Instant Classic
Not Worth Your Time, or Your Money
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000) A live action re-make of the
old cartoon, "Hong Kong Phooey,
voiced by legendary jazz man
Scatman Courothers. Michigan
Theater. Midnight. $6.25.
Everest (1996) The "Citizen Kane" of
movies about mountains that rhyme
with Beverest. Michigan Theater. 6:45
A Hard Day's Night (2000) See The
Beatles classic digitally remastered
with added scenes involving an earlier
meeting between Ringo and Tatooine
outlaw Jabba the Hut. Michigan
Theater. 9:15 p.m. $6.25.
Quills (2000) The Marquis De Sade
spends time in a mental institution
writing pornography for Kate Winslet.
Geoffrey Rush is the man. Michigan
Theater. 7:00 & 9:30 p.m. $6.25.
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet
Airmen Reunion The original members
of the 'best bar band in the world'
have been found, and they are here to'
rock. The Ark, 316 S. Main. 7:30 p.m.
Dusty Libido Electric Boogaloo's for-
mer members are back and ready to
boogaloo you. T.C.'s Speakeasy,
Ypsilanti. 10:30 p.m. $2. 483-4470.
The Borodin Society, Voices of Healing
Classical music, and choral sounds
comprise this annual winter concert.
University Hospital. Lobby. Floor 1.
12:10 p.m. Free.
Art Treasures and Social Transitions:
Cultural Preservation and Economic
Imperatives The Museum of Art and
several university groups will host lec-
turers from around the county .
International Institute, 1080 S.
University, Rm. 1636. Free. 763-
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 1933-46 Well-known
artist explores the depths of the
human condition. Museum of Art,
The cast of the original Survivor (above) helped skyrocket CBS' ratings this past summer. More than 51 million people
watched the August finale of the series, one of the highest-rated non-Super Bowl shows of the decade.
Reality TV fills up prime-time schedules
All the Pretty Horses Yeah, they're pretty
in the store, but when you get them
home you have to feed them and wash
them and shovel their excrement, and
they're not so pretty anymore, are they?
At Quality 16: 11:50, 2:20, 6:35. C
Castaway Just sit right back and you'll
hear a tale. a tale of the guy from
"Splash," he's stranded on a desert isle,
and begging shamelessly for an Oscar. At
Quality 16: 11:30, 2, 7:30. At Showcase:
1. 3:30, 4. 6:30, 7, 9:30, 10, 12:15 (Fri.
& Sat.). B+
Chocolat Johnny Depp is blond in this
movie and if he doesn't get back to Jump
Street soon Richard Greico is going to
put out an APB. Speaking of, I'd better
put out an APB on Richard Greico. At
Showcase: 12:20, 2:50, 5:25, 7:55,
10:25, 12:40 (Fri. & Sat.). A-
Dracula 2000 Whoa, friend, back up the-
gravy train. 2000 went out with a bang, I
was there, 1 think, and you are now a
relic, so get up on the shelf with Airport
1970. At Quality 16: 4:30, 9:30, 11:00
(Fri., Sat., & Sun.). At Showcase: 3, 5:30,
10:30, 12:25 (Fri. & Sat.).
Dude, Where's My Car? Do ya know
what's hysterical about this movie? That
shmucks like me spent eight bucks to go
-.and see it. Not funny ha-ha, but funnythey
give me back the portion of my life that I
spent watching this movie. At Quality 16:
9, 11 (Fri. & Sat.). At Showcase: 5:45, 9,
11 (Fri. & Sat.). D-
Emperor's New Groove There are plenty of
times in my life where 1 just want to take
a hot bath and drink some tea, is thataso
wrong? That's my groove. At Quality 16:
1:30, 3:15, 5:00, 6:50. At Showcase:
1:30, 3:20, 5:10, 7:00.
Family Man Nick Cage, you crazy goof
ball. What will you think of next? How
about a movie with James Caan and that
chick from "Sex in the City"? I'm told it's
quite the popular show! At Quality 16:
11:15 (Fri.-Mon.), 1:55, 4:40, 7:25, 10.
At Showcase: 12:55, 3:35, 6:40, 9:20,
11:45 (Fri. & Sat.).
Finding Forrester Falton, Flick, Forrester
... Forrester ... Forrester ... Where the
hell is Forrester? Who was supposed to
be watchingsForrester?wUrgh! That's it,
we've all gotta suffer because someone
lost Forrester. Quality 16: 11:10 (Fri.-
Mon.), 1:45, 4:20, 7:00, 9:45, 12:15
(Fri., Sat. & Sun). A-
Miss Congeniality I was engaged to Miss
Noncongeniality, but it didn't work out
because I'm Mr. Personality, and she
wouldn't change her name. At Quality 16:
12:10, 2:25, 4:55, 7:20, 9:35, 11:40
(Fri., Sat. & Sun.). At Showcase: 1:40,
4:25, 6:50, 9:10, 11:30 (Fri. & Sat.). B+
Traffic Soderbergh's next film is going to
be a musical about a spunky lawyer that
goes on the lam with an escaped con
while Michael Douglas re-enacts scenes
from "Poor Cow." At Quality 16: 12:15,
3:15. 6:45, 9:40. At Showcase: 1:15,
1:45, 4:15, 4:45, 7:15, 8:15, 10:10,
11:10 (Fri. & Sat.). A
Vertical Limit My roommate says that if
you really jumped off a mountain and
caught yourself using ice-picks that you
would tear off your own arms. Wouldn't
look so cute then, would you, O'Donnell?
At Quality 16: 4:45, 10:10. At Showcase:
12:25, 8:00. B-
What Women Want Women want sweet,
sweet loving down by the fire and the
sensual music of Barry White. At Quality
16: 12:30, 2:55. 5:20, 7:45, 10:05. At
Showcase: 1:25, 4:05. 4:35, 6:55, 7:30.
9:35, 10:05, 12:10 (Fri. & Sat.) B+
courtesy of columbia Pictures
Sean Connery plays an author who befriends a troubled teen in "Finding Forrester."
Apse Gallery. Free. 764-0395.
Casting Shadows Photographer and
facultygmember 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. 4:30,
7:00, & 9:30 p.m. $6.25.
Smoke Signals (1998) The first flick
to be written by, directed by and star-
ing Native Americans. Michigan
Theater. 3 p.m. Free.
State & Main (2000) David Mamet
swearing it up in a small town with
Bill Macy and the sexy Baldwin broth-
er. Michigan Theater. 7:30 & 9:45.
Six Clips, Inner Recipe, Asher Don't let
the kids leave home without their ear
plugs. It's gonna be loud. Damn loud.
Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st St. 10 p.m. $5.
Heavy Weather The forecast is looking
cloudy with a chance of funk. T.C.'s
Speakeasy, Ypsilanti. 10:30 p.m. $4.
Chamber Choir Conductor David Frlying
leads a program of soothing classical
choral arrangements. Britton Recital
Hall, Moore Bldg. North Campus 8:30
A LTERNA TIVES
Second Friday Night Swing Learn how
to slide that lass under your legs and
throw her in the air without a trip to
the E.R. Leonardo's, Pierpont
Commons. 9 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. Fret.
CAMP S CINEMA
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See
--hursday Michigan Theater. 4:30,
By Mark Francescutti
Daily Arts Writer
Forget the latest clones of Friends, Jerry Springer and ER.
Sitcoms, talk shows and hospital dramas are out - reality is in.
In the "copy what's hot" world of television, network execu-
tives recently added dozens of reality-based TV shows to their
schedules with hopes of drawing ratings similar to that of
Survivor -- the No. 1-rated smash of this past summer.
More than 51 million people watched snake-like corporate
trainer Richard Hatch win SI million in the final episode of the
Robinson-Crusoe series that pitted 16 people on a deserted
island. Now networks hope for similar numbers with reality
shows of their own.
The latest fad erupts this month with four new reality shows
premiering - The Mole (Tuesdays 8 p.m. EST, ABC),
Temptation Island (Wednesdays 9 p.m., FOX), Popstars
(Fridays, 9 p.m., WB) and Survivor II (Thursdays 8 p.m., CBS).
At issue for the networks: Can they reproduce the magic of
Survivor with these new installments?
CBS' follow-up Big Brother struggled in the ratings and
often bored its viewing audience. Despite its lukewarm perfor-
mance, the Eye plans to make another installment of the series,
which locked contestants in a house to vie for 5500,000.
Fox's reality show "Who Wants to Marry A Multi-
Millionaire" caused more outrage and public scrutiny than a rat-
ings boost when the marriage turned quickly into a sham.
So why are the networks taking the risk?
For one, reality TV shows are much cheaper to make. Instead
of high-priced actors, the programs use regular civilians.
Whereas an episode of ER can cost up to tens of millions ofdol-
lars, most reality shows sometimes cost less than S1 million.
Second, reality shows tend to attract what advertisers like
See REALITY, Page 68
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respondent Anderson Co
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women enter a secret 10
to take part in mental ar
cal challenges for cash.
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rest of the members fron
cess. Every episode the
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the elements of Survivor
sexual soap opera. The s
sends four unmarried couj
a Caribbean location to tE
strength of their commitrr
each other. The island, of
coast of Belize, tempts th
pies with a group of attra
singles. Separated from tl
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vote one attractive tempt
A look at some other plan
Popstars: A behind-the-sc(
look at the creation of a f
pop group. In Australia, th
larity of the series led to t
duction of a top-selling all
Manhunt: Created in part I
chief Vince McMahon, the
plays a bounty-hunter styl
a Ia "The Most Dangerous
Big Brother II: Despite th
tion that the show was a
insomnia, CBS plans toan0
a new group of contestant
Once again hosted by Jeff Probst and created by Mark
Burnett, 16 new castaways will try to outlast and outwit their
opponents for $1 million.
The game format is almost exactly the same, as two tribes of
eight contestants battle it out in the wild terrain of Australia.
The teams compete in mental and physical challenges to earn
immunity and rewards. With 10 castaways remaining the
show combines the tribe into a single unit, when it's every-
body for himself or herself.
Rumor mill: As with the first series, many Survivor fans are
already trying to predict the winner of the show. Using snap-
shots of promos and previews, several people correctly
guessed several of the voted off castaways. Now that produc-
ers know we're looking, will they throw in Red Herrings?
Premiere: Jan. 28 after the Super Bowl.
Regular timeslot: Thursdays 8 p.m.
CALL 763-039 TO SEE
YOUR EVENT IN THE LisT
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 on'y.
Weekend, Etc. Editors: Jenni Glenn, Elizabeth
Writers: Lindsey Alpert, Charity Atchison, Autumn Brown, 'Mark Francescut
Melton, Lisa Rajt, Dustin Seibert, John Uhl
Photo Editors: Louis Brown, Jessica Johnson
Weekend Pheto Editor: Abby Rosenbaum
Arts Editors: Ben Goldstein, Managing Editor. Jennifer Foge and Robyn Meuj
Editor in Chief: Mike Spahn
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courtesy of Asher
Asher will perform at the Blind Pig with Six Clips and Inner Recipe Friday night.