The American Astronaut C’mon and take a free ride to the
loneliest, most boring town in this here galaxy. At Madstone: 1:00,
3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00.
Hellboy Ron Perlman finally has a long-awaited, sweet lead role,
and that’s all that really matters here. At Showcase: Noon,
1:30, 2:05, 2:35, 4:10, 4:40, 5:10, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45, 9:20, 9:50,
10:20, Midnight (Fri. and Sat.), 12:30 (Fri. and Sat.). At
Madstone: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:40.
Home on the Range How desperate for success is Disney? Does it
really feel the need to outdo “Finding Nemo” so badly
that it’s willing to hire the services of Roseanne and Cuba
Gooding for an animated film? At Showcase: 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:05,
Power Trip What better way to finish a long, tiring week than to
see a documentary about the privatization of the power industry in
the former Soviet republic of Georgia? At Madstone: 1:20, 3:20,
5:20, 7:20, 9:20.
The Prince and Me Columbia University must be proud of its
English concentrators who use their educations as wisely as Julia
Stiles. At Showcase: 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45, 12:05 (Fri. and
Walking Tall It’s frustrating to know that Dwayne Johnson
allowed his superb acting talent to sit dormant for so many years.
At Showcase: 12:45, 1:15, 3:00, 3:30, 5:15, 5:45, 7:30, 8:00, 9:40,
10:10, 11:45, 12:15 (Fri. and Sat.).
0 First Dates We surely hope that people flock to this movie to
see senseless, hilarious violent acts committed against Rob
Schneider. At Showcase: 8:45, 11:00.
Agent Cody Banks: Destination London Would someone be so kind as
to lead this foolish child back to his mommy? At Showcase:
Dawn of the Dead How can anyone pass up an opportunity to see
Ving Rhames run game on the undead for a mere $8.75? That’s a
bargain if we’ve ever seen one. At Showcase: 12:50, 3:20,
5:35, 8:05, 10:15, 12:30 (Fri. and Sat.).
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Weird men everywhere
better be taking a cue from Charlie Kaufmann. Just transform your
own crazed mind into scripts, and people will call you a genius. At
Showcase: 12:35, 2:55, 5:20, 7:40, 10:05, 12:25 (Fri. and Sat.). At
Madstone: 1:05, 3:15, 5:25, 7:35, 9:45.
Hidalgo It looks like Viggo can’t tame the Wild West as
easily as he could Middle Earth. Cowpokes obviously aren’t
the pushovers that Orcs were. At Showcase: 12:40, 3:40, 6:35, 9:25,
12:10 (Fri. and Sat.). At Madstone: 1:30, 7:05.
Jersey Girl Ben Affleck really needs to stop trying. Does he
really think that a mushy romantic comedy boasting Kevin
Smith’s name will pull his ass out of the dregs of Hollywood?
At Showcase: 12:25, 2:50, 5:05, 7:35, 9:55, 12:10 (Fri. and
The Ladykillers It’s clear that Tom Hanks has found an
ideal role for resurrecting his comic self; but why did the Coens
need to supplement Tom with Marlan Wayans? At Showcase: 12:20,
2:40, 4:50, 7:25, 9:35, 11:40. At Madstone: 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30,
Never Die Alone Word on the street is that DMX opens up shop in
this joint. What all you haters got to say ’bout X now?
Nothing, that’s right. At Showcase: 8:15, 10:30, 12:40 (Fri.
The Passion of the Christ Note to self: If ever in desperate
need of profit, find inspiring way to tell Jesus’ story with
extreme violence. At Showcase: 1:10, 1:40, 3:45, 4:15, 6:30, 7:00,
9:00, 9:30. At Madstone: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:45.
Secret Window Does Stephen King think that he can continue to
release crappy scripts without any repercussions? Well, Stevie,
America’s got news for you: the buck stops here. At Showcase:
1:20, 3:25, 5:40, 7:50, 10:00, 12:20 (Fri. and Sat.). At Madstone:
Starsky and Hutch Think of the places this movie could have gone
sans Owen Wilson. It’s supposed to be good as is; it
could’ve reached greatness were it not for that Dumbo-eared
goon. At Showcase: 12:15, 2:25, 4:35, 6:50, 9:10, 11:20, Midnight,
12:30 (Fri. and Sat.).
Taking Lives It’s debatable whether or not a scene with
Angelina Jolie nude actually redeems this predictable thriller. At
Showcase: 12:55, 3:10, 5:25, 8:10, 10:25, 12:35 (Fri. and
The Company An enthralling, insider’s look at the world of
… oh, ballet. At Michigan Theater: 7:00, 9:30.
The Fog of War Have you ever seen Gen. McNamara naked?
Don’t get your hopes up, ’cause he doesn’t bare
it all here either. At State Theater: 9:15.
Kitchen Stories More like “Swedish Kitchen Eye for the
Bachelor Guy.” At Michigan Theater: 7:15, 9:15.
Touching the Void Even if you don’t like mountain-climbing
adventures, you get to see a dude get a cool knee injury. At State
The Triplets of Belleville Anything is better when it’s
silent and a product of France. At State Theater: 7:15, 9:30.
The Ron Brooks Trio With severely bruised ribs, Ron’s
offense is limited but his cagey defense may be just enough to lead
them to a national championship. Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St.
9 p.m. $5. 662-8310.
Petroleum Bloodbag Further proof that most Texans are nothing
more than a blood-thirsty pack of the undead. The Elbow Room, 6 S.
Washington St., Ypsilanti. 10 p.m. $5. 483-6374.
One Man Army Attention all loners, your band has arrived. Blind
Pig, 208 S. First St. 9:30 p.m. $5 ($8 under 21). 996-8588.
Titus Andronicus In this version of Shakespeare’s earliest
tragedy, the main focus is on the psychological games played,
asking what happens when a person is pushed to his emotional
limits. Arena Theater. 7 p.m. Free.
Clear Box Left In this performance, the creative genius of the
students of the Dance Department will be showcased. Betty Pease
Dance Studio. 8 p.m. $5.
The Company See Thursday. At State Theater: 7:00, 9:15.
Kitchen Stories See Thursday. At Michigan Theater: 7:15,
The Reckoning A priest running from his past. Surprisingly, not
a molester. At Michigan Theater: 7:00, 9:30.
Triplets of Belleville See Thursday. At State Theater: 7:15,
Dune Buggy Attack Batallion The complete worst nightmare of that
skinny “before” dude from the old Charles Atlas ads in
comic books. The Elbow Room, 6 S. Washington St., Ypsilanti. 10
p.m. $5. 483-6374.
Smokestack Great, sounds like those times my parents left me at
my grandfather’s house. Good times, good times. T.C.
Speakeasy, 207 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. 10 p.m. $3.
The Easy Street Jazz Band Those scoundrels have gone and left
the Boss. Wait, no, its just a third-tier jazz band. The Firefly
Club, 207 S. Ashley St. 5 p.m. $6. 665-9090.
Clear Box Left See Thursday. Betty Peace Dance Studio. 8
Titus Andronicus See Thursday. Arena Theater. 7:00, 11:00.
Tricodex Lyon Opera Ballet This work, by theater artist Philippe
Decouflé, which contains 30 dancers and 150 costumes, is
inspired by Codex Serafinius, a stunning and fascinating book of
fantastic animals, imaginary plants, insects, and vegetables. Power
Center. 8 p.m. $7-$42. 764-2538.
The Company See Thursday. At State Theater: 4:30, 7:00,
Fog of War See Thursday. At State Theater: 2:15.
Kitchen Stories See Thursday. At Michigan Theater: 4:30.
The Reckoning See Friday. At Michigan Theater: 7:00, 9:30.
Triplets of Bellville See Thursday. At State Theater: 2:00,
4:45, 7:15, 9:30.
Deep Space Six So many misled Star Trek fans, so many cardboard
standees brought in err. Club Above at the Heidelberg, 215 N. Main
St. 10 p.m. $5. 663-7758.
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