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14B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend Mgazle - Thursday, October 16, 2003
A guide to who's where,T Thursday, Oct16
what's happening and why throu h
you need to be there ...ThW ek nL s Sunday, ct 19

The Michigan Daily - Weekend Mag
Make that funky mocha white, bo)

Films opening

Le Fils (The Son) Don't worry. It
may seem that we're being bom-
barded by new French movies this
week. but if we band together and
remain strong, everything should
be OK. At Madstone- 1:00, 3:10,
5:20, 7:30, 9:45.
Mystic River No offense to Clint
Eastwood, but who could make a
bad movie with this cast?!? He's
got Oscar winners and industry
notables coming out of his ass! At
Showcase: 12:45, 1:15, 3:45, 4:15,
6:45, 7:15, 9:35, 10:05, 12:15 (Fri
and Sat). At Madstone: 1:30, 4:30,
7:15, 9:45.
Runaway Jury You can smell
John Grisham a mile away. Be
wary. Be very wary. At Showcase:
- 1:10, 4:00, 7:10, 9:50, 12:25 (Fri
and Sat). At Madstone: 1:00, 3:35,
7:00, 9:35.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Does leatherface really deserve all
of these damned movies about
him? Hollywood has already
exploited the sheepish sociopath s
story for this movie's first edition,

"Silence of the Lambs," and count-
less other crappy biopics. Our time
spent riding h is coattails should
have ended long ago. At
Showcase: 12:20, 12:50, 1:20,
2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45,
7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 9:10, 9:40, 10:10,
11:30, Midnight (Fri and Sat) and
12:30 (Fri and Sat)
Une hirondelle a fait le print-
emps (The Girl From Paris) If
you like Parisian girls, country farm
settings and goat cheese e-busi-
nesses, then I ve got a movie for
you. At Madstone: 1:15, 3:20,
5:25, 7:30, 9:40.
Veronica Guerin At first glance,
this movie looks intriguing. Then,
right after you've been hooked,
your eyes aimlessly wander to the
credits to find no others than Jerry
Bruckheimer and Joel Schumacher.
That's right, they're the fellows who
respectively polluted our minds
with a "Bad Boys" sequel and
ruined completely the Batman"
series. Can't wait to see this one.
At Showcase: 1:05, 3:15, 5:25,
7:40, 9:50, 11:50.

By Allya Chowdhrl
For the Daily
White chocolate, with its sweet deca-
dence mixed, and rich espresso provide
the perfect blend of coffee and choco-
late. Each Ann Arbor coffee shop dif-
fers in the forms of white chocolate it
uses - taste fluctuates greatly, depend-
ing on whether shavings or syrups are
used. The following Ann Arbor venues,
all located within five minutes walking
distance from the Diag, provide their
own varieties. While some provide out-
of-the-stadium home runs, others try to
get by with a base on balls.
Espresso Royale Cafe -
State Street
A California original, Espresso
Royale Cafe is one man's attempt to
capture a memorable Italian coffee
house experience. The State Street ver-
sion allows customers access to e-mail
or I-games with free Internet, while also
providing various blends of coffees,
desserts and even vegan chap-sticks.
The recipes have remained
unchanged since the opening of the
cafe in 1987 but Royale has evolved to
provide a contemporary atmosphere -
it is known to feature various local
artists on the mic and on the walls. The
service is friendly although the white
chocolate mocha is not one to die for.
The whipped cream is the most entic-
ing part of this drink, which lacks both
sweetness and the taste of coffee.

Royale is a great venue to sink into a
plush couch with poli sci readings, but
lacks depth in its mochas.
Rendez-Vous Caf4 -
South University Avenue
Whether seeking some light hummus
or just a crepe to inspire extra studying,
Rendez-Vous is the place to be while
cramming after hours. Open until 3 a.m.
every night, this Middle Eastern coffee
shop has a separate smoking section no
matter what patrons crave. Rendez-
Vous is also no exception to the latest
hookah fad, as many flavors are avail-
able for outdoor, street-side smoking.
And if it is a mocha you need, this is the
place to get it.
With a perfect blend of white choco-
late and coffee, the white chocolate
mocha is the drink to get you through a
long cold night studying for exams.
Rendez-Vous is also known for its
array of colorfully named drinks such
as Strawberry Kisses (with real straw-
berries) and Milky Way (with choco-
late and caramel). Clocks displaying
the time in every time zone add to the
variety of Middle Eastern foods and
pastries that provide an international
feel to the bi-level shop.
Cafe Ambrosia -
Maynard Street
Cafe Ambrosia is one of the newer
coffee shop additions in Ann Arbor.
Quaint and quiet, this cafe allows peace
for those in a hurry to meet deadlines.
The couches in front along with table-
and-chair sets including some with
chess sets etched upon the tabletop
allow ample seating while maintaining
comfort. Tables are also set up on the
pavement under the shade of trees-an
ideal location to relax and people
watch. Although the mocha is overpow-
ered by a strong coffee taste, the service
makes up for it as every customer

Films holding

Courtesy of Miramax

With the cold weather already here and nipping at your nose, a sweet mocha, lil
those here at Cafe Ambrosia, can warm you right up.

The Fighting Temptations It'd
be great if once in a while those in
charge atthedtheaters would vindi-
cate the words of us critics. We've
been bashing the hell out of this
movie for at least a month, but it
still remains - in theaters. At
Showcase: 1:25, 4:00, 6:35, 9:10,
9:40, 11:45, 12:15 a.m. (Fri. and
Good Boy! Sometimes movies
really make you wonder why you
stay in this business. But hey, I
guess some people find dumbass
kids and space dogs amusing.
Who are we to judge? At
Showcase: 12:35, 2:35, 4:35, 6:40,
8:45, 11:00.
House of the Dead There must be
some lucre available in the horror
movie business, because there is no
other apparent reason that all these
worthless flicks keep getting churned
out. At Showcase: 1:25, 3:35, 5:50,
8:15, 10:30, 12:30.
Intolerable Cruelty It seems as
though the Coens have had
enough of their usual fare of dis-
mally dark comedy and funny vio-
lence. That's not necessarily a good
thin ,so don't get your hoes up.
At howcase: 1: 12:552:5,
3:25, 5:05, 5:35, 7:20, 7:50, 9:30,
10:00, 11:35, 12:05 (Fri and Sat).
At Madstone: 1:10, 3:15, 5:20,
7:25, 9:40.
Kill Bill: Volume 1 Making a
' movie about hot ninjas, kung fu
fighting and a vehicle called the
pussy wagon" brings to Tarantino's
1heart the same lustful joy that the
inaugural strip club visit kindles in
perverted teenage boys. At
Showcase: 12:30, 1:30, 2:50, 4:10,
5:10, 5:40, 7:05, 7:35, 8:05, 9:25,
9:55, 10:25, 11:40, 12:10, 12:40. At
Madstone: 1:00, 2:00, 4:30, 5:00,
7:00, 7:45, 9:30, 10:15.
Lost in Translation It seemed for a
while that Bill Murray's career was
lost. Not in translation, but I think you
et the gist. At Showcase: 12:15,
2:25, 4:40, 6:55, 9:15, 11:25.
Out of Time Denzel is a natural-

born ass kicker. He should play
characters who kick ass and take
names; he shouldn't play a silly cop
fleeing the law. Things lust weren t
meant to be that way. They were
meant for him to kick ass and take
names. At Showcase: 1:00, 3:20,
5:30, 7:45, 10:15, 12:20 (Fri3and
Sat) At Madstone: 1:25, 3:45,
7:25, 9:45.
The Rundown It's useless trying
to insult the Rock. He's got only
two percent body fat, is on the
cover of GO and has a sharper wit
than any action stud in recent
times. Our time will be better spent
making fun of old guys, Diane
Lane and other bums who don't
have sc surefirebamdefense. At
Showcase: Noon, 8:10, 12:35 (Fri
and Sat)
The School of Rock You ought to
like the way Jack Black works it, no
diggity. In the hands of ninety-nine
percent of comedians, this movie
and concept would be junk. Actually
the movie and concept are junk, but
at least Jack Black is passable. At
Showcase: 12:10, 12:40, 2:40, 3:10,
5:00, 7:25, 9:45, 11:55.
Secondhand Lions "Seabiscuit"
gave viewers all the sappy charm
ey could handle for this calendar
year. Find a new gig, Duvall, you
old schmo. But someone should
give Michael Caine an Oscar right
now. Yeah, I'm talking to you, the
Acadeemy. At Showcase: 12:05,
2:20, 4:30
Under theTuscan Sun Diane
Lane is more a part of a plague
than a worthwhile actress. She and
her menacing pals need to stop
giving women reasons to drag men
to crappy movies. At Showcase:
1:05,4:05,6:30, 9:00, 11:20.
Underworld Oh, how conven-
ient: Werewolves have been on the
losing end of the power struggle
for millennia. Just because my
back's hairy means that I'm an-
imbecile and can't defend myself?
Don't make me phone Reverend
Jackson! At Showcase: 2:45, 5:20,
10:20. At Madstone:

Watch out for the right hook, it's a killer.
The American Soldier We here in
America care more about our soldiers
than, say, soldiers from New Zealand.
But not by much. State Theater: 7:15.
Lost in Translation See above.
Michigan Theater: 7:00, 9:45.
Thirteen Ahh, so even teenage girls
serve a urpose. Excellent. State
Theater: 7:00, 9:30

- $35; 734-764-2538.

Just Sitting Down to Dinner This
play is a student-written one-act
about the trials and tribulations of
American Families and the relation-
ships that surround them. 8 p.m., RC
Auditorium, East Quad, $3.

Thursday, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
And Now Ladies and
Gentlemen See Friday. Michigan
Theater: 4:00, 7:00, 9:45
The American Soldier See
Thursday. State Theater: 7:15. 9:45.

The American
Theater: 7:15. 9:4E

The Weather
Man, the suburbs
are so boring.
I've got it! Let s
overt hrow those
bastards in D.C.
M i c h i g a n
Theater: 7:15,
Boxcar Satan
"Jesus loves me /
This I know/ For
the Bible tells me
so." Elbow Room,
6 S. Washington
St., Y silanti, 10
p.m. $5. 483-
Pronounce their
name properly
and get in free.
Hint: The apos-
trophe is silent.
Bird of Paradise,
312 S. Main St., 8

Haven't seen a good movie
in a while? How about two?
The Ann Arbor Showcase
has both "Kill Bill: Vol. 1'
and "Lost in Translation"
playing on its screens and
it'd be a big mistake for you
to bypass these Asian cul-
ture-obsessed masterpieces.
Make a double feature of it.
Word to the wise: "Kill Bill" is
not a great date movie.

i Soldier State
Lost in
Translation See
above. Michigan
Theater: 7:00,

Thirteen See Thursday.
Theater: 7:00, 9:30


Weeken sO.
Writers: Aliya Chowdhri, Ellen
McGarrity, Jared Newman, Ragan
Olczak, Scott Serilla,wNiamh
Slevin, Alex Wolsky


receives a courteous smile with a drink.
Starbucks - State Street
The most known of the four, Star-
bucks originated in 1971 in Seattle. At
the time, nobody anticipated the small
coffee shop named after a character in
the classic "Moby Dick" would become
an empire of coffee. The wireless Inter-
net access offers customers a means to
check horoscopes, as do the numerous
newspapers dispersed around the shop.
Since it is the largest coffee chain in
the world, the service does not pretend
to be personal. But the same store that

Thu rsday.'

made mochas and cappuccinos par
everyday lingo also provides studen
daily glimpse of oft-celebrated Eng
Prof. Ralph Williams.
The drinks from Starbucks are usu
yummy but lack in consistency, wh
one would expect from a large cha
Although the sizes are routine and s
dardized, the drinks do not reflect
neat and expected outcomes and
sometimes disappointing.
While the drinks are sometimes la
luster, the couches and large work ar
provide the right atmosphere for m
ings and gatherings.


And Now
Ladies and
Gentlemen This
movie features
Jeremy Irons, you
know uncle Scar
from the "Lion
King." Poor Simba.
Michigan Theater
7:15, 9:45
Q intat If vi

Tony Monaco Come for the free
vibes, stay for the fiery jazz organ.
Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 9
p.m. $15 ($10 stu). 662-8310.
Midwest Product Dance you fuck-
er! Dance! Blind Pig, 208 S. First St.,
9:30 p.m. $8. 996-8588.
Gene Ludwig Pittsburgh native
trades away Lofton, Simon and
Rameriez; watches NLCS from
home. The Firefly Club, 207 S.
Ashley St., 10 p.m. $12. 665-9090.
Miami City Ballet As part of the
University of Michigan's Celebrating
St. Petersburg Festival, the Miami
City Ballet returns to Ann Arbor with
a program of Balanchine choreogra-
phy set to Stravinsky's music. 1 p.m.
& 8p.m., Power Center, $14 - $42;
Just Sitting Down to Dinner See
Thursday, Tp.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Bird Jazz Jam Session Band
promises heady lot scene; threaten
the hood of your car. Bird of
Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 9 p.m. $3.
Miami City Ballet See Saturday, 2

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p.m. $10. 662-

.ea '8OsOnly great things start
wit "Me a." Mega Man, Mega
Man II, Mega Man Ill, Mega Man
V, Mega Man VII anyone? Blind Pig,
208 S. First St., 9:30 p.m. $7 ($10
under 21). 996-8588.
La Venexiana Through their musi-
cal interpretations, this seven-mem-
ber group celebrates the contrasts
between the refined and the popular,
the sacred and the profane that char-
acterize our culture today. 8 p.m., St.
Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, $25

1 uWniet i you
like jazz, you
probably don't read the Dail So
screw you. Michigan Theater, 603 E.
Libe St., 7 .m. & 9:30 p.m. $18-
$40 & $22-44. 668-8463.
Joe Henry Split this heart. The Ark,
316 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $15. 761-
Pride "What more in the name of
love?" The Necto, 516 E. Liberty St.,
10 .m. $5 ($10 under 21). 994-
Just Sitting Down to Dinner See

619 E. Liberty * 662-0266
(across from Border's Books)

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 effec-
tive forrSatunday and Sunday only . - i;t

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