Tuesday, May 1, 2007
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Large, burning transformers will take your mind off your burned shoulders
grenade. The trailer for "Pirates of fully, "Live Free or Die Hard" looks
the Caribbean: At World's End" has promising. It's about time Bruce
shown us that Captain Jack (shock- Willis got back to his roots and
By PAUL TASSI ingly) is still alive and will prob- stopped playing side-kick to Halle
Daily Film Editor ably be swaggering around, hitting Berry and Justin Timberlake.
on Keira Knightley and watching July brings some originality as
Spring is here, Chow Yun Fat stroke his Fu Man Shia LeBeouf tries to prove himself
d in addition to Chu. Lastly, "Shrek the Third" will worthy of Spielberg's affections in
e reemergence "humor" all ages with its range of "Transformers." OK, it's Michael
short skirts and celebrity voice talent, fart jokes Bay, but give it a chance. The robots
less volleyball and endless supply of over-the-top do look pretty damn impressive.
etting something adult innuendos. Then there's "Harry Potter and the
aiting for: mov- June is laughable with the Order of the Phoenix," where we
are about. After number of sequels being released. get to see if Hermione got hot yet.
ess onslaught of "Ocean's Thirteen" will attempt "The Simpsons" looks to succeed
or films over the to avoid its predecessor's failure to where "Aqua Teen" failed. If any Courtesy of Columbia and Dream
ths, blockbuster charm with devilishly handsome CLOCKW SE FROM LEFT: Spidey hangin' out and robots out of disguise in "Trar
pon us. con men who rob Al Pacino. "Hos- See TASSI, page 11 formers"
to annihilate all tel 2" unfortunately looks like the
'e records with a second part of an annual "Saw"
ogies.In"Spider- like event - "because it's cheap"
ker gets seduced is not a valid reason to make a
of the force and movie. "Fantastic Four: Rise of the
mo haircuts and Silver Surfer" is gracing us also
nd's face with a - for some reason. And thank- a
Not just a Street Art Fair
By MAUREEN SULLIVAN
So many students come to college
with high expectations of becoming
immersed in culture, avoiding the
mindless party scene and attending'
concerts, art exhibits and theater
performances in the community.
The stress of the year coupled
with the ease of stumbling from
bar to house party, we forget about
these seeminglynaive hopes. It's not
too late: Campus has cleared out for
the summer and there are plenty of
stimulating outdoor arts events and
festivals going on in the city.
The first of these is the Ann
Arbor Book Festival, which runs
May17through May20. The event's
goal is to promote literacy through
a series of programs taking place in
the city. Though many of the events
are geared toward children, stu-
dents who are interested in writing
or who simply enjoy reading might
appreciate the numerous authors in
residence and the compelling panel
As the heat of summer begins to
set in, the Ann Arbor Summer Fes-
tival, a 23-year tradition, will take
place from June 15 through July 8.
The fair will be going on all over
town and will feature street per-
formers including the European
circus dance troupe Strange Fruit, a
contemporary dance performance
by famed dancer Mikhail Barysh-
nikov ("The Russian" from "Sex
and the City") and concerts from
Lyle Lovett and k.d.lang.
The biggest arts event of sum-
mer is undoubtedly the Ann Arbor
Art Fair. The event literally envel-
ops the city and transfroms it
into a mecca for the arts as 1,200
artists from all over the country
gather in Ann Arbor to display
their work. The event takes place
from July 18 through 21 and is a
must see for those in Ann Arbor
over the summer.
This isn't to say that the house
party or bar nights aren't worth-
while - they are. But, take achance
on a Saturday afternoon and attend
the book festival, the art fair or the
ongoing Shakespeare performanc-
es in the Arb during the month of
June. Most students will only be
in this folk-rooted and art-infused
college town for four years, so, take
advantage of it.