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Wednesday, May 22., 1982

The Michigan Daily

Page 7

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humor, wait until the lights come up. guitarists Guy Ray and Cleveland St. Arbor bar scene.
By Buddy Moorehouse There they are, wearing suits that are James, lead singer Ferae DeMon- Dr. Bop and the Headliners, who just
ADLES AND gentlemen - a hand wild, colorful, and loud (screaming tecristo, female vocalist Ina Anka, and completed a Thursday-through-Sunday
L tatilne elemtoe-aobdan might be a better word). The band's Yuqui Benapore, the bartender. Not stay at the Second Chance, are one of
that will never live to be as old a leader, drummer Dr. Bop, is wearing your run-of-the-mill bar band, by any the area's most popular attractions
they look - Dr. Bop and the John Lennon-style sunglasses and has means. when they're in town - and with good
Headliners!'' his pants rolled up. There is a bar on the The band then starts belting out vin- reason. They have a great time on
Right from the start, you can tell it's stage, complete with bartender, and it's tage 50's and 60's songs - everything stage, and as a result, the audience has
going to be a fun night. Hut if the intro covered with an umbrella. from "Stagger Lee" to "Surfin' USA." a great time.
doesn't clue you in that Dr.Bop and the Then you hear the names they've What it all adds up to is the most enter- What makes them fun to watch is not
Headliners are a band with a sense of made up for themselves: Dr. Bop, taining group currently playing the Ann See DOCTOR, Page8

Catching
up on a
couple of
bland films
By Richard Campbell
F OR A FILM that supposedly
breaks the story of American in-
volvement in the overthrowing of cer-
tain South American governments,
Missing is pretty tame fare.
Recognizing that it is directed by
Costa-Garvas, whose other films in-
clude Z, should be more of a shock, for
Missing has none of the taut, gritty
realism that marked his earlier work.
Sissy Spacek stars as the wife of an
artist living in So uth America and Jack
Lemmon also stars as the father. When
this artist mysteriously disappears,
days after a military coup, both Spacek
and Lemmon follow leads and prod em-
bassy officials to learn what has hap-
pened.
In spite of the interesting plot and the
constant innuendoes about American
involvement in the coup, the film never
raises its tempo above a crawl.
Photographed in a mushy, fuzzy style,
Missing seems determined to resolve
nothing, to remain politically blurred.
If Costa-Garvas wanted to indict
America for covert operations, he
should have adopted a style that
screamed for justice as in Z. Whether
or not he was whittled down from that
kind of stand by American financial
backers is impossible to say. But
Missing ends up as politically dull as it
is dramatically maudlin.
Speaking of dull productions, A Little
Sex, except for the title is another film
that fails to cover up a lack of drama
with style.
Ostensibly the aged-old story of a
husband cheating on his wife, A Little
Sex tries hardest to say absolutely
nothing about the current state of the
art in love.
Tim Mattheson stars as the
wayward husband and Edward Herr-
mann as his brother. Most of the
movie's trite conversations occur as
Herrmann lectures Mattheson on why
men stray, although there are many
other trite conversations throughout
the film.
A Little Sex is a movie that is worth
very, very little.

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