thrgh the eyes of 12 French kids.
MLB3 7& 9:440
Zero For Conduct
Short, but grpping tale of boys' boarding school
uprising that is avisual feast of innovative
(Jean V 1933)
Uncomfortably frakm n menause
and tisfraceoandcass whch play into
(Yvonne Rainer, 1990)
A J wJames Btion meets the
king of kitsch, Woody Alen, for thisbelybusting
spoof, wfirst feature film.
(Woody Alen, 1966)
Aud A 8.00
Drama with Woody Antabout the tense
atmosphere in McCarthy-era Holywood when
many nnocent writers were blaclkaled for
Aud A 1000
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The Princess Bride
Underappredated fantasy-comedy based on the
novel of the same name.'True bve"adventure/
romancewith Andre theGiantongothers,
and Bily Crystal and Cardl Kane i rlanr
(Rob Reiner, 1987)
Hilel, 8& 10
The Covered Wagon
Silent finh blocbuster with stars Charles Ogle
and Alan Hale father of the Skipper) plus
The Virgin Sprng
Gorgeous, butte ydepessing Bergman gem
about the rapeof ao ng virtuous girland the
revenge her father ( on Sydow? metes out
on the vagabonds who id i.
(Ingmar Bergman, 1959)
" A BUS
Landscape In the Mst
Two you children witness the horrors of the
real wortIst hand whentheyare forced from
their home to find their bng-ost father.
(Theo Ange obs, 1990)
Mich Th. 7:00
A bunch ofug y, broom-riding babes plans to
turn al the ittle 'ds into mice, unti their plan is
foiled by aboy with other ideas.
(Nicholas Roeg, 1990)
Mich Th. 9:20
Landscape in the Mst
See Tuesdays entry
Mich Th. 9:20
Fritz Lang's classic about the hunt for a child-
killer by both the police and the criminals.
Fritz Lang, 1931)
Oxford House 8:00
See Tuesdays entry
Mich Th. 9:20
A Better Tomorrow
Cantonese brothers on opposite sides of the law
pin forces to defeat a Hong Kong meanie. With
(John Woo, 1986)
Mich. Th. 7:00
Landscape in the Nast
See Tu s entry
Mich T. 7:00
Penny Marshall(B'ig) redsthis sensr e and
moving fim about a lonesomeneuroogist who
b= s a group of paitients ufen fo
deaeStrngand Robedt Detiro. (At Briawooct 9:50,12:05,
2254:45,7:15, 9:40,11:50; AtShowcase:
1210, 235, 4:50,7:15,9:40,1210)
Just when we needed k most,an army buddy
fim with Chafie Sheen! Stoy about army
rebellion and regulations. Dreded by daddy
Martin Sheen. (At Fox Vilage: 5,7:30,9:30; at
Showcase: 12:55,3,5., 7:55,9:55,12)
Dances With Wolves (PG-13)
Kevin Costner drects and stars in this three-hour
story ofaCivilWar soldier who becomes a
member of aSiouxtibe. (At Briarwood:10,
1:30,5,8:30; At Showcase: FriJSat.1, 4:10,
725,10-40 Sun.-Thurs. 1,4:30,8)
0. ... .
The Godfather, Part I(R)
The Corleone film saga continues with more of
the stuff that made'Parts l and 2so great.
Patriarch Don Michael tries to steer the family
toward legitimacy and respedabiliy, but the dark
t overcomes him. Starring A Pacino, Andy
ia, and Diane Keaton. (At Briarwood:10:15,
In a year filled with crime movies, this was one of
the best and it's back for a brief re-run. Robert
DeNiro, Ray Latta, and Joe Pesce play the the
small time hoodlums trying to crack into the big
time, but always coming up short. (At
The Grifters (R)
John Cusack,. Anjelica Huston, and Annette
Bening star in this drama about intrigue, power,
and double-crossing from director Stephen
Frears. (At Briarwood:12:30, 5,9:45,11:50)
Mel Gibson and Glenn Close star in Hollywood's
latest version of the play. (At Showcase: 12,
2:25, 4:50, 7.20,10, 12:25)
Home Alone (PG)
John Hughes' latest violent comedy. Thai kid
from Uncle Buck must stave off burglars when
his family leaves him home alone. His mom's a
At Showcase: 12:30,245,4:45,7:30,9:40,
Kindergarten Cop (PG 13)
Schwartzenegelian humor set amongst loopy
little kids. It's always cute when hers in love. (At
Briarwood:10:15,2:45,7:30; At Showcase: 2:15,
King Ralph (PG)
JohnGoodmantakes acrackat the fat,
obnoxious, funny guy genre which has been
dominated byJohn Candy. Compelling story
about washed up Las Vegas piano-ounge
perfomerwho goes on to be dtefirst American
Knof England. (tFox Vilage:5,7:15,9:15;at
LA. Story (PG-13)
Steve Martin stars in this spoof okhe Los
Angeles social scene.
With Mailu Henner, Victoria Tennant.
(At Showcase: 1:10,3:10,5:15,7:50,9:45,
11:45; At Fox Village: 5,7:15, 9:30)
The Never Ending Story 2 (PG)
That magical Freudian beast brings a whole new
chapter to this inevitably never-ending story.
(At Briawood: 10:15,1220,2:154:15,7,9,
11:30; at Showcase: 12:35,2:55,4:45,7))
Nothing But Trouble (PG13)
Dan A= writes and directs this "gthic"
comedy on adream of his where a high-
brow couple(ChChase and Demi Moore
are stopped for a violation and taken to th
magistrate's house where weird things happen.
(At Fox Vilage: 5,7:30,9:30; at Showcase: 1:05,
Once Around (R)
Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom (My Life as a
Dot brings us this contemporary comedy about
e joys and sorrows" of a Boston family.
Staring Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Aiello, and
Holly Hunter. (At Showcase: 12:20,2:40, 4:55,
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Isn't it nutty? Don't be a virgin. Learn the dance
before you go! Just a jump to the left... And a
step to the nght! Are you quivering with anticip
(At Barwood: 11:30) ation?
Silence of the Lambs (R)
Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins star in this
thriller based on the best-seller. Foster plays a
green fed agnt who needs the assistance of the
maniacal kopkins to catch a killer on the loose.
(At Briarwood: 10,12:15, 2:30, 4:50,7:20,9:45,
12; at Showcase: 12:05,220,4:35,7:35,10,
Sleeping with the Enemy (R)
Julia Roberts is stalked
by her meanie husband after she stages her
own death to get away from him. Some thrills,
some spills, but not much else.
(At Showcase:l1250, 2:55, 4:55, 7:45,9:50,
A new flick about demons and wizards for the
(At Showcase: 1215, 40,9:55,12:05)
White Fang (PG)
Jack London's adventure story about a boy and
his dog roughing it in the boondocks comes to
screen in spectacular cinematic form. (At
Showcase: 1225,2:30,4:30,7:35, 9-45,111:50)
Faculty Recital. Hear U-M faculy musicians
perform Teleman, Hindemith, Wyatt, Pendereci,
and Koetsier. School of Music Recital Hall 8pm.
The Replacements. erryGo Round" with a
bandrommended by the n~ Girs.11Be
You " 8p th| StateTheater. $17.50.665-
The Marriage of Figaro. New York City Opera
National Ccxvn igsMozart's famous bve
storyto thePow Center. Betterhas Ct. 8
The White Rose. A pentrai new drama
decting defianc the Nazi rime by
five courageous . Lydia
$12 and $9.8 pm. 764-0450.
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Conditioned for success
Before they take to the court, the Wolverine basketball team searches for an
advantage through conditioning. See Page 4
of ice and iron
The Michigan hockey team's success relies in large part on workouts and sports
psychology. See Page 5.
Guys who do aerobics
Make it burn. Make it quiver. And don't forget to breathe as you push through
this breathless expos6 of men firming it up with aerobics. See Page 6.
Enter the dojo
A look at two of Ann Arbor's martial arts classes and the rigorous trials
undertaken by the participants. See Page 7.
Out to lunch
Sketchpad by F. Zinn
The Weekend List
S addam, Be MY)N
One of the most dreaded and loved holidays just pas
a belated dedication to love in all its forms: stale and un
For those who received sappy love gifts and for those wl
roommate's... a valentine's wish to you. And may those
candies last you until Sweetest Day, that new Hallmark
This year I gave out only two valentines: one to my b
Hussein. The reason for sending the former is pretty sel
explain the latter.
You see, in the Middle East, they don't celebrate Va
would be in a very different manner. So I decided to tak
First World woman and be so aggressive as to send Sad
(You have to feel a little sorry for the guy, what with his
all.) I sent him a valentine that said, "If I told you you h
hold it against me?"
I figure if there is any way to win the war, it is throug
rather than their destruction. And so I asked his hand in
appear to be extremely difficult, if not downright impos
Islam - but a marriage of convenience would be a diffe
First of all, if he required a harem of prepubescent 1
my own ring of grvwn men. Since I would have the exal
saved the world, I would probably get my first choices.
Beatty, Mickey O'Rourke and Bart Simpson - only so
command and, in the case of Mickey, so I could eat raw
concubine I'd keep, of course, would be my aforementi
Secondly, provided the rumors are true, Saddam is p
living in a fortress 100 feet underground and the requisi
surface on an occasional Feb. 2 with the Philadelphia Z
pupils may be permanently dilated. (He's a sensitive g
reports would mount that he had killed himself, though
like Adolf Hitler. Hmmm. And I, the baffled wife, woul
name of a world order beyond George Bush's imaginati
. * .
Before I came to the University of Michigan, I didn'
such a hated holiday. In all of 17 years, the only memor
Groundhog Day and St. Patrick's, were 1) always receiv
2) how a fat boy in first grade asked me why I'd put thri
Stupid fool, I did it by accident. Coincidentally, other b
found the same phenomenon true, but didn't question
never tried that tactic amn.
But my first year in A changed my perception of th
love from my mother which, ironically, stirred up emoti
14. Resentment. Bitterness. Even hatred.
Yes, call them lame or losers, but my roommates we
for all the years it failed to produce a secret admirer wh
red lacy underwear, and candy to deodorize their sock
holiday's sole purpose is to make people without boyfri
"Who was St. Valentine, anyway,1 and what do you
besides say 'Aww...' and chuck it"
Meanwhile, I, never having questioned the holiday,
would still send me something. Of course, I would havi
male suitor, but this was the next best thing. Or so I th
After digging through the layers of packaging and p
there emerged a pink papier-mach6 Cupid, complete v
foremost of all, a big red heart extended from its arms.
tossed up East Quad's jambalaya dinner special.
I immediately wanted to hang the piata, thinking I
room, but my roommates immediately wanted to whac
had candy in it! They thought it was hideous.
By now I've encountered several other people who
more passion than those who love it. They're sick of all
stores, and more than that, those receiving stuffed anin
hate not being able to eat dinner that night because th
everything with red food coloring. Red punch, red mea
then there's all the dates and parties going on.
If that weren't depressing enough, some of us even
today. Ho hum. But if Saddam Hussein writes me, it'll
I just received a letter postmarked from Baghdad. A
($3.75), I quote the shaky hand that writes,
"Dear Ms. Ballenger,
You obviously have not read the news. Not only am
Iraq who would never have anything to do with a cont
I also would never take such an idealistic person as yo
try George Bush's son, Neil. But he may go to prison a
will probably be dilated.
THROUGH FEBRUARY 28
MUST SHOW STUDENT I.D.
VALID SUN. THRU THURSDAY ONLY.
RELAX IN THE WARM, SWIRLING CURRENTS OF A SECLUDED HOT
TUB SURROUNDED IN A LUSH ISLAND SETTING. TWELVE
COMPLETELY PRIVATE, INDOOR OR OUTDOOR SETTINGS TO
Now? Eat Smart
Where? WHITE MARK
What? " fresh fruits
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I guess there's a
lActually, Saint Vale
held annual pagan lo
1969. Religious leade
Josey Ballenger is
lways Sweetest Day.
ntine was one cool dude. A Roman man
ve festivals. Too bad his feast was drop
ers always try to take the fun out of life.
Yours in war, S. Huss
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