14B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazine - Thursday, September 13, 2001
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A declaration of the beginning for freshm
Hardball Wow, I haven't heard this plot
before. The great white hope helps the poor
black kids, and starring Keanu "The
Replacements" Reeves. Awesome. At
Showcase: 12:15, 12:45, 2:35, 3:05, 5:00.
5:30, 7:20, 7:50, 9:40. 10:10, 12:00 (Fri. &
Sat.), 12:30 (Fri. & Sat.).
The Glass House Well, anything from the
producer of "~Blue Streak" and "I Know
What You Did Last Summer" has gotta be
good, or something. At Showcase: 12:05,
2:25, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30. 11:50 (Fri. and
Showcase: 12:30, 2:30, 4:40, 7:15, 9:20,
11:20 (Fri. & Sat.).
College is often considered the most
enjoyable time for a freshman, with
everything new, exciting
By Carmen Johnson
For the Daily
We may travel in swarms, in search for free food or beer now,
but only a few weeks ago we were individuals, sitting upon our
beds, around scattered papers - scattered papers from the
Each packet of information sent was suppose to help us enter
their first year of college. We received details about their resi-
dence halls, the bus system, even how many quarters the wash-
ing machine takes. We knew where to park on move in day, but
from all the colored sheets of information, none of them
seemed to answer our most basic question: What was college
life going to be like?
So we turned to our most trusted sources: movies and sit-
coms. College is all about partying and co-ed dorms is what we
learned if we watched enough of Buffy, slaying vampires or
Felicity and her exploits.
Some of us recent high school graduates turned to our older
friends or siblings for advice.
We were informed about the power of caffeine, (before class,
or after quiet hours) the beauty of all day pajama pants and the
value of good shower shoes.
Of course, none of us could escape the voice of our parents,
who are half excited, half hoping that their guidance for the
past 18 years will have a lasting affect on their freshman.
Girls were told about these parties where their drinks are at
risk. While boys still reinforced that the combination of gel,
low lighting, and enough hip and arm swinging (this means
dancing) will get them some girl.
Our summer was packed with graduation parties, trips to
Target, and orientation.
Or we may have spent every last minute with high school
honeys, deciding whether to break up or agree to a long dis-
tance relationship, taking into account the phone bills.
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maybe not as swarm
students, ready to lea
American Pie 2 How about a teen sex
romp, where you and your buddies are
always trying to get some? At
Showcase: 12:50, 2:55, 5:10, 7:40,
9:55, 11:55 (Fri. and Sat.)
Atlantis Hmm, I think Disney is scraping
the barrel for ideas. At Showcase: 1:30.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Ohhhh,
they're some of the good drug dealers.
At Showcase: 1:20, 3:35, 5:45, 8:10,
10:25, 12:25 (Fri. and Sat.).
Jeepers Creepers An hour and half of
your life that you'll never get back. At
Showcase:1:15, 3:20, 5:20, 5:50, 7:25,
9:35, 10:05, 11:35 (Fri. and Sat.) 12:05
(Fri. and Sat.).
Jurassic Park 3 Surprisingly, this film
defies the inverse proportion law of
sequeltquality and outdoes the second
one in many ways, but it's still nothing
compared to the original. At
Legally Blonde I may unfairly be pre-judg-
ing this movie, but to hazard a guess, I
would say that this movie legally sucks
ass. At Showcase: 12:00, 6:45.
The Musketeer Acting is a privilege, not
a right, Justin. At Showcase: 12:00,
12:30, 2:20, 2:50, 4:40, 5:10, 7:00,
7:30, 9:20, 9:50, 11:40 (Fri. and Sat.),
12:10 (Fri. and Sat.).
0 Updating is much more fun than com-
ing up with new ideas. At Showcase:
12:20, 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:00, 11:00
(Fri. and Sat.)
The Others At least I don't have to wear
a harness. At Showcase: 1:05, 3:25,
5:40, 8:05, 10:20, 12:20 (Fri. and Sat.)
Planet of the Apes Candy Apple Island
has apes too, but they're not so big. At
Showcase: 1:50, 4:15, 8:45, 11:05 (Fri.
The Princess Diaries The nerdy girl gets
a makeover and becomes pretty.
Shockingly original. At Showcase: 1:40,
4:10, 6:35, 9:05, 11:20 (Fri. and Sat.)
Rat Race Rasta don't work for no CIA At
Showcase: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:45,
10:00, 12:15 (Fri. and Sat.).
Rock Star Feel, feel, feel , feel my heat.
At Showcase: 12:25, 12:55, 2:40, 3:10,
5:05, 5:35, 7:25, 7:55, 9:45, 10:15,
12:00 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:30.
Rush Hour 2 What's up with Chris Tucker
not swearing anymore? It's just un-
American. At Showcase: 1:00, 3:00,
5:15, 7:15, 9:15, 11:10 (Fri. and Sat.)
Soul Survivors They probably should have
indefinitely postponed it. At Showcase:
3:30 & 8:00.
Summer Catch I'm going to have to
catch my vomit if I go see this one. At
Showcase: 2:30, 4:35, 9:25, 11:25 (Fri.
Reality is much better
than 'American Pie 2'
By Todd Weiser
For the Daily
courtesy of IMOB
She said she would cheat on Brad Pitt for Steven Tyler, but what about Marky Mark?
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The Road Home (1999) Ro-ads. Roo-ads.
I'm stoned. Michigan Theater. 7 p.m.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2000) Six
inches forward and five inches back.
Yikes. The Michigan Theater. 9:15 p.m.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Kevin Smith's latest is for die-hard fans of
the dick and fart joke sub-genre only.
State Theater. 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.
0 (2001) Great; another updated
Shakespeare play for the teen audience.
Wow, it's like Shakespeare but you don't
have to read anything! State Theater, 5,7
& 9 p.m.
Deep Banana Blackout A deep banana
has been known to cause worse prob-
lems than a blackout. Blind Pig 208 S.
1st St. 10 p.m. $12. 996-8555.
Jake Rekhbart If Jake is the third of
three children do you think they call him
the Third Reichbart? The Earle, 121 W.
Washington St. 8 p.m. Free 994-0211.
"Shockheaded Peter (A Junk gpera)":
UMS presents this play based on Heinrich
Hoffmann's poems, about misbehaving lit-
tle children who meet their demises. The
show is a twist of German cabaret, pup-
petry, and live music by the Tiger Lillies.
8 p.m. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty.
"In Human Touch: Photographs by
Ernestine Ruben": 100 of the artist's
pieces are shown in this exhibit, which
focuses on the human form, both in flesh
and in motion. U-M Museum of Art, 525
S. State. Free. 764-0395.
"Donald Sultan: The Smoke Rings": This
exhibit showcases the artist's paintings,
prints, and photographs of cigarette
smoke rings. U-M Museum of Art, 525 S.
State. Free. 764-0395.
"Albert Kahn: Inspiration for the Modem":
Kahn's influence on Modernism is fea-
tured in this exhibit, which includes both
his own designs of factories, theaters,
and office buildings, and those of other
artists such as Diego Rivera. U-M
Museum of Art, 525 S. State. Free. 764-
Bread and Tulips (2000) Ths is either an
Italian movie or Axt is sliping in his old
age. Michigan Theater. 7 & 9:30 p.m.
0 (2001) See Thursday. State Theater, 7
& 9 p.m.
The Deep End (2001) State Theater, 7 &
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
See Thursday. State Theater. 9:30 p.m.
Jon Hendricks His name is Hendricks,
while spelled differently you can still be
he's probably pretty good. Bird of
Paradise 312 . Main St., 8 p.m. -10
p.m. $25 ($20 Student) 662-8310.
Domestic Problems You can't beat this
band. Blind Pig 208 S. 1st St. 10 p.m. $8
($10 under 21) 764-2538.
Youth Corpse They eat their own feces.
Elbow Room, Ypsilanti. 10:30 p.m. $4.
"Shockheaded Peter": 8 p.m. $14-35.
"Albert Kahn: Inspiration for the Modem.'
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
See Thursday. State Theater. 4:45, 9:30
and 11:45 p.m.
0 (2001) See Thursday. State Theater,
3,5 7 & 9 p.m.
The Deep End (2001) State Theater, 2:30
& 7:15 p.m.
The Matrix (1999)lI know Kung Fu. For
the last time, no you don't. State Theater.
Bread and Tulips (2000) See Friday.
Michigan Theater. 4:30, 7:15 & 9:45
The Mirror (1975) But don't you hit him
either. No one must know it was Russia.
Natural Science Auditorium. 7 & 9 p.m.
David Mosher His last name is Mosher
and he plays acoustic music, that's
fucked. Espresso Royale Cafe, 214 S.
Main St, 9 p.m. Free. 668-1838.
Murder in the Red Barn, Inside FRve
Minutes 5 minutes? Who needs five min-
utes? There are way better things you
can do in 5 minutes. Elbow Room,
Ypsilanti, 10:30 p.m. $4. 483-6374.
Peter WoodwardciIf you like his perfor-
mance maybe he'll let you relive the
Woodward Dream Cruise. Zou Zou's,
Chelsea, 8 p.m. Free. 433-4226.
"Hastings Street 2001": The teenage per-
formers of Mosaic Youth Theater bring
Hastings Street back to life in this pro-
duction. In honor of Detroit's 300th birth-
day, the show captures the jazz music
and excitement of 1940's Hastings
Street. 7:30 p.m. Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater, Michigan League. $10, $5 stu-
Going back home after one year at college
and seeing all your old friends again was not
just the plot of "American Pie 2." It was also
a reality for thousands of Univesity students.
That first year in college is a big step for
anyone; you cannot go to the same school as
all of your friends so staying in constant con-
tact and being able to share all experiences
with friends becomes very difficult.
Divisions and distance grow between you
and someone who maybe a year ago you saw
everyday and knew everything about. Meeting
new people is an integral part of the college
experience, and making new memoriesis a
result of these friendships.
Then, when school ends, and when most
students go back home for the summer, it is
time to once again be with all your old com-
patriots. Yet, things are not always the way
they used to be.
In "American Pie 2," the whole gang sepa-
rates for a year, attending "Michigan" and
"State." They come home and reunite after
very different experiences at the different
schools (the movie got that right) - it is like
things have not changed at all.
more but the guys are still back to their otd
pastimes of drinking beer, making fun of the
Shermanator, and of course getting pissed on
(why does Stifler throw parties if he constantly
gets embarrassed at them?).
The guys of "AP2" decide that home will be
a little too boring for their taste (who really
wants to spend a whole summer in Grand
Rapids, oops, I mean Great Falls?) so they rent
a beach house and conclude their summer with
another huge party where all the plot elements
will finally come together.
Sadly, most real students do not get to spend
their summers on the beach with their best
friends living in a house that deserves to be on
"The Real World."
Us normal folk go home, get jobs that we
wish would pay more, fiend for a party that
resembles college but does not have any cur-
rent high schoolers attending, and go see more
movies with our friends that we would ever
want to (did I really pay to see "Scary Movie
2?" Please say no!).
Just because the summer after freshman year
does not imitate the ones we see in the movies
does not indicate that the summer is a bad one.
In .reality, it can be one of the best summers of
your waning youth.
The break from studies and getting tosee
your old buddies again definitely make the
summer worthwhile. There may be no frats
back home in cities like Troy, Potomac, or
Wauwatosa but there is your friend Dave's
basement,sorbthe local 7-Il, or maybe even a
As the summer rolls on, your close friends
know almost everything that happened to you
at school and you could write a book about
their experiences. Your experiences will be dif-
realize that your old friends have not really
changed that much (hopefully) and that you are
still going to through similar times even if you
are 1 ,000 miles away from each other.
Also, hanging out with all the old high
school buds again does not mean you lose
touch with the all the new college friends. By
e-mail, AOL Instant Messenger, and occasion-
ally visits to each other's hometowns, you will
keep in contact and together share your antici-
The gang of American Pie 2 reunite after a summer away at
pation for heading back to school while sepa-
rately enjoying the time away from it.
Great things also happen occasionally when
new college friends visit each other and
become friends with the other's friends from
worlds but it can also be a beautiful, rewarding
experience. It is almost like your old friends
have accepted your choice of new friends; you
have not disgraced yourself with the "new peo-
Life is not like the movies. Your friend
Stifler is not going to have a threesome with
the two "lesbians" living next door and Jim's
penis will not heal in enough time to have his
way with Nadia or Michelle. But things are
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Weekend, etc. Editors: Matt Grandstaff, Jane Krull
Writers: Carmen Johnson, Ari Paul, Todd Weise, Josh Wickerham.
Photo Editors: Jessica Johnson, Marjorie Marshall.
Photographer: Dalily Photo Staff
Cover: Abby Rosenbaum
Arts Editors: Jennifer Fogel, Managing Editor, Robyn Melamed and Lyle Henrett
Editor in Chief: Geoffrey Gagnon
Phone Numbers: 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.
"In Human Touch: Photographs
Emestine Ruben." See Thurs.
"Donald Sultan: The Smoke Rings." See