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14B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazine - Thursday, January 24, 2002
A weekly guide to who's "hThursd au r24
where, what's happening and throhS.W e ougha
why you need to be there ... Wednesday, January 30.

The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazin

Films opening

The Count of Monte Cristo Luis Guzman
is sure to steal the show from the likes
of Guy "I killed my wife" Pearce and
Richard "Am I dead yet?" Harris. At
Showcase: 1:20, 4:25, 7:10, 9:55,
12:30 (Fri. and Sat.)
I Am Sam If you remember "Patch
Adams" or "Pay it Forward" then you
will know to steer clear from this super-
ficial melodrama. At Showcase: 1:15,
4:10, 7:00, 9:45, 12:25 (Fri. and Sat.)
Films I
A Beautiful Mind I can remember the
sweet times when I still liked Russell
Crowe; oh Russel, why didn't they let
you win for "The Insider" when you
actually deserved it?!?! At
Showcase: 1:10, 4:00, 4:30, 6:55,
7:25, 9:40, 10:10, 12:20 (Fri. and
Black Hawk Down Another
Bruckheimer classic: full of action,
patriotism, and racism. We miss you,
Don Simpson! At Showcase: noon,
12:45, 1:45, 3:05, 4:05, 5:05, 7:05,
7:35, 8:05, 10:00, 10:30 (Fri. and
Sat.), 11:00 (Fri. and Sat.)
Brotherhood of the Wolf For every
great film the French provide (read
"Amelie"), they have to give us a
stinker, too. At Showcase: 12:30,
3:30, 6:30, 9:25, 12:10 (Fri. and
Gosford Park Altman took home best
director honors at the Golden Globes.
Take that "A Beautiful Mind!" At
Showcase: 12:50, 3:40, 6:35, 9:20,
11:55 (Fri. and Sat.)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's
Stone Break out the brooms because
it is time to finally sweep this fanta-
sy snoozer out of theaters. At
Showcase: 12:35, 3:45
In the Bedroom Congratulations to
Sissy Spacek for winning Best
Actress at the Golden Globes, but
they're all still gonna laugh at you.
At Showcase: 1:40, 4:35, 7:40,
Kate and Leopold Rogue is gonna get
pissed at Meg for messing with her
man, Wolverine; Meg is such a home-
wrecker now. At Showcase: 10:05,
12:15 (Fri. and Sat.)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship

The Mothman Prophecies Can anyone
take Richard Gere seriously anymore?
That Buddhist freak better hold on to
his chapstick. At Showcase: 12:10,
2:40, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15, 12:35 (Fri.
and Sat.)
A Walk to Remember I saw a film with
Mandy Moore on my computer but I
don't think that one was rated PG. At
Showcase: 12:25, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15,
of the Ring Legolas can currently
also be seen in "Black Hawk Down"
without the bow,the blonde hair and
with a weak American accent. At
Showcase: 12:20, 4:20, 6:45, 8:00,
11:30 (Fri. and Sat.)
Monsters, Inc. James Coburn, a griz-
zly, loud, old man once again plays a
grizzly, loud, old monster ... for vari-
ety, see "Snow Dogs" where Coburn
plays, umm, a grizzly, loud, old
Alaskan man. At Showcase: 12:05,
Ocean's 11 Buck Swope teams up
with Batman No. 4 and Tyler Durden
to have a little fun in the city that
never sleeps. At Showcase: 1:50,
4:15, 6-40, 9:10, 11:35 (Fri. and
Orange County There are sure to be a
lot more back-stage Betties for JB
after they see his drug induced per-
formance. At Showcase: 1:25, 3:20,
5:20, 7:20, 9:15, 11:15 (Fri. and
The Royal Tennenbaums "Does
Dudley know how to tell time?" Niko
and an obscure Dylan song help this
soundtrack kick some ass. At
Showcase: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:30,
9:50, 12:00 (Fri. and Sat.)
Snow Dogs Cuba wasn't lying when
he said "Show me the money!"
Apparently, he does not want to win
any more Oscars, but he will take all
the cash Disney is willing to give
him. At Showcase: 12:10, 12:40,
2:30, 3:00, 4:40, 5:10, 6:50, 7:20,
9:00, 9:30, 11:10 (Fri. and Sat.),
11:40 (Fri. and Sat.)
Vanilla Sky Jerry Maguire and Banky
Edwards listen to Radiohead togeth-
er, and this film still sucks! At
Showcase: 12:30, 3:10, 7:50, 10:25.

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Courtesy of New Line Cinema

Like the film's soundtrack, "I Am Sam" Is full of Beatle-esque moments.



U-M Visiting Writers Series Contemporary
Asian Poet Timothy Liu reads from his
"meditative and emotionally candid" col-
lection of poetry. 5 p.m., D1270 Davidson
Hall, U-M Business School, 701 Tappan,
free; 647-6471.
Ann Arbor Youth Poets Young writers of
the Ann Arbor Youth Poets from the
Neutral Zone share their writing through
live performance. 7 p.m., Borders Books
& Music, 612 E. Liberty, free; .668-7652.
Amelie How could the man responsible for
this upbeat gem also be responsible that
piece of Hollywood trash "Alien:
Resurrection?" State Theater. 7 & 9:15
Gosford Park You guys do know that there
wasa movie version of "MASH" before the
show, and Altman was the man behind it?
Michigan Theater. 7:30 p.m.
In the Bedroom An entire independent film
about grief based on a song by those
kings of ska, Goldfinger. Michigan
Theater. 7:45 p.m.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of
the Ring You know who the real Lord of
the Rings is? It's Elizabeth Taylor; she
has married like thirty dudes. State
Theater. 7:30 p.m.
Nipple Dust Tinkerbell's lesser known but
equally as popular "dust" ... T.C.'s
Speakeasy, Ypsilanti, 10:30 p.m. $3 483-
Marcia Ball She'll sing and play piano
going from blues to boogie woogie to zyde-
co, all in all it's a Ball. The Ark, 316 S.
Main St., 8 p.m. $15 761-1451.
Rumplestiltskin Group spins golden
Motown oldies. Habitat Lounge, Weber's
inn 3050 Jackson Road 8:45 p.m. Free
"Dancing at Lughnasa". Basement Arts
presents this Brian Friel drama about five

unmarried Irish sisters and their struggle
to survive in rural Ireland in the 1930s. 7
p.m. Arena Theatre, Frieze Bldg. Free.
"Local Color: Dan Bradt's Watercolors
from Michigan's Historical Scenes" This
exhibit features the artist's paintings
based on photographs and postcards from
local main streets and railroad yards from
the Bentley archives. Bentley Historical
Library, 1150 Beal. Free. 764-3482.
"People and Places: The Baker Gift of
20th-Century Photography" In memory of
Michigan School of Architecture grad
Morris D. Baker, this exhibit features
images of people and landscapes from var-
ious 20th century artists. University of
Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), 525 S.
State. Free. 764-0395.
"A Matter of Degree: Abstraction in
Twentieth Century Art" This exhibit fea-
tures 20th century works from the
UMMA's permanent collection that focus-
es on abstraction in landscapes, objects
and figures. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free.
Authors' Night Michigan authors Dave
Kiley, Joseph Heywood and Susan
Chamley present their works. 7 p.m.,
Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 3245
Washtenaw, free; 677-6475.
Amelle See Thursday. State Theater. 7 &
9:15 p.m.
Gosford Park See Thursday. Michigan
Theater. 6:45 & 9:45 p.m.
In the Bedroom See Thursday. Michigan
Theater. 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of
the Ring See Thurs. State Theater. 6 &
9:30 p.m.
Charlie Haden's Quartet West with
Strings Joined by vocalists Bill Henderson

and Ruth Cameron, this jazz ensemble per-
forms songs from their latest album,
which features a blend of sounds from
post-WWII era bebop and film noir. 8 p.m.
Mendelssohn Theatre. $20-35. 764-2538.
Domestic Problems More Domestic
Problems? The Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st St.,
10 p.m. $8 ($10 under 21) 996-8555.
Mike Beattie Folk from Whitmore Lake is
pleasant. If I would have said "are pleas-
ant" that would have given it a totally dif-
ferent and unintended meaning; good
thing we stress good grammar skills. Zou
Zou's, Chelsea, 8 p.m. Free 433-4226.
Smokestack If Gore had been elected
President Smokestack probably would
have been regulated into oblivion, but with
Bush's lax environmental policies they
cavort around the area with ease. T.C.'s
Speakeasy, Ypsilanti 6 p.m. $3 483-4470.
"Dancing at Lughnasa" See Thursday. 7
p.m. & 11 p.m.
"Local Color: Dan Bradt's Watercolors
from Michigan Historical Scenes" See
"People and Places: The Baker Gift of
24th-Century Photography" See Thursday.
"A Matter of Degree: Abstraction In
Twentieth Century Art" See Thursday.

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genic effects of cannabis smoking.
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Big Winter Book Sale Hardcovers are 50
cents each, paperbacks and records 25
cents each and one grocery bag full is only
$4. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ann Arbor District
Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave, free; 327-4200.
Amelle See Thursday. State Theater. 2,
4:30, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.
Gosford Park See Thursday. Michigan
Theater. 3:45, 6:45 & 9:45 p.m.
In the Bedroom See Thursday. Michigan
Theater. 3:40, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.

a~Jbe £idiih n ?&ziI

Weekend, etc. Editors: Matt Grandstaff, Jane Krull
Writers: Stacy Anderson, Kiran Divvela, Will EI-Nachef, Rich Haffner, Neal Pais
Nick Woomer.
Photo Editors: David Katz
Photographer: Debbie Mizel, John Pratt.
Cover Photo: David Rochkind
Arts Editors: Lyle Henretty and Luke Smith, Managing Editors, Jeff Dickerson, A
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.

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