The Alamo A coonskin hat and a rifle seem like very appropriate
accessories for Billy Bob Thornton. At Showcase: 12:45, 1:15, 3:45,
4:15, 6:45, 7:15, 9:40, 10:10, 12:30 (Fri. and Sat.). At Madstone:
1:00, 4:10, 7:00, 9:45.
Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger Part 4 It appears as though
only one toxic avenger film per weekend isn’t enough to
placate the appetites of the series’s fans. At Madstone:
Ella Enchanted Ella can be as enchanted as she darn well
pleases, but it sure doesn’t look as though audiences will
join her. At Showcase: 12:30, 1:00, 2:45, 3:15, 5:00, 5:30, 7:05,
7:50, 9:15, 11:20.
The Girl Next Door A feature film about a porn star. Maybe it
could co-headline with “Deep Throat.” Now there’s
an idea to ponder. At Showcase: 12:35, 3:00, 5:20, 7:40, 10:05,
12:20 (Fri. and Sat.). At Madstone: 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45,
Johnson Family Vacation Is there any reason why studio
executives keep spending money on Steve Harvey and Ced the
Entertainer? They’ve been utter failures ever since
“The Steve Harvey Show” died. At Showcase: 12:15, 2:25,
4:40, 7:10, 9:25, 11:40.
Les Fleur du mal (The Flower of Evil) Maybe French films
aren’t successful here in the states because their creators
can’t create names any more interesting than “The
Flower of Evil.” At Madstone: 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30,
The Toxic Avenger We bet no one saw this adventure hero coming.
Let’s see what Spider-Man can bring to the table against the
animated avenger. At Madstone: 9:30.
The Whole Ten Yards When Bruce Willis isn’t John
McClain, he isn’t worth the price of a ticket. Oh, yeah, and
Matthew Perry is never worth the price of a ticket. At Showcase:
12:40, 3:05, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35, 11:45.
he 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.
Dawn of the Dead Here at the Daily, we fully endorse any film
that stars a gun-wielding Ving Rhames and includes gratuitous
chainsaw violence. At Showcase: 10:25, 12:40 (Fri. and Sat.).
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind From “The
Mask” to probable Oscar nominee: The Jim Carrey story. At
Showcase: Noon, 2:15, 4:35, 6:50, 11:50. At Madstone: 1:05, 3:15,
5:25, 7:35, 9:45.
Hellboy If you don’t enjoy watching a red Ron Perlman
battle Nazi madmen, then we don’t know what will satisfy you.
At Showcase: Noon, 1:30, 2:35, 4:10, 5:10, 7:15, 7:45, 9:10, 9:50,
10:20, 11:55, 12:25 (Fri. and Sat.). At Madstone: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15,
Hidalgo Just because Viggo was a commanding, triumphant king
does not mean that he’s good on horseback. Regality does not
make good cowboys. At Showcase: 9:05.
Home on the Range Disney studios really needed top stop while
they were ahead. They won their Oscar, and they really ought to
throw in the towel. At Showcase: 12:55, 2:55, 4:45, 6:40, 8:30,
The Ladykillers Tom Hanks can play one hell of a Colonel
Sanders; that’s all you need to know. At Showcase: 12:25,
2:50, 5:05, 7:35, 9:55, 12:10 (Fri. and Sat.).
At Madstone: 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30.
The Passion of the Christ This is making Jesus Christ more of a
superstar than “Jesus Christ Superstar” ever did; the
irony of it all. At Showcase: 1:10, 1:40, 4:00, 4:30, 6:30, 7:00,
9:00. At Madstone: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:45.
Power Trip If you’re really looking to pique your
interest, you probably should check out this rousing number about
post-Cold War Russian power plants; it’s a doozy. At
Madstone: 1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:20, 9:20.
The Prince and Me Here is yet another remarkable testament to
Julia Stiles’s versatility and range as an actress. At
Showcase: 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45, 12:05 (Fri. and Sat.).
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Hopefully the creator of
Scooby-Doo doesn’t condone this crap; if he does, we probably
won’t continue to be fans. At Showcase: Noon, 12:20, 12:50,
2:40, 3:10, 4:50, 5:25, 6:55.
Secret Window If Johnny Depp can’t salvage a Stephen King
story, then we don’t know who can. It’s probably time
to call it quits, Steve-o. At Showcase: 2:20, 4:25, 8:45.
The Company It’s quite shocking that people actually pay
to see films about ballet. At State Theater: 7:00, 9:15.
Monsieur Ibrahim An intriguing story of friendship between a
grocer and a disillusioned boy; well, intriguing if you’re
into that lame stuff. At Michigan Theater: 7:15, 9:15.
The Reckoning You ain’t seen a priest movie until
you’ve seen one with Willem Defoe as clergy. At Michigan
Theater: 7:00, 9:30.
The Triplets of Belleville Remember: if we’re talking
film, French and silent always mean better. At State Theater: 7:15,
Jean Grae Jean was always one ugly girl. When I met her for
dinner she was all tight about that Exeter bastard who dumped her
for Millicent in August. Club Above at Heidelberg, 215 N. Main St.
9 p.m. $6. 663-7758.
The Ron Brooks Trio This lousy band was playing when Jean and I
were eating. I couldn’t even taste the goddamned water
because that trio was so far off. Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St.
9 p.m. $5 662-8310.
Vincebus Eruptum Just a bunch of phonies using Latin to try to
sound smart. Reminds me of old Ackley, except his name wasn’t
Vince. The Elbow Room, 6 S. Washington St., Ypsilanti. 10 p.m. $5.
Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and Experience William Bolcom
began setting all 46 poems in William Blake’s “Songs of
Innocence and Experience” to music when he was 17 and now, 25
years and more than 200 musicians later, the work has been
completed. Hill Auditorium. 8 p.m. $10-$65. 764-2538.
An Arthur Miller Celebration A collage of scenes and monologues,
this play brings together a collection of excerpts from 12 of
Arthur Miller’s plays, all falling under the banners of the
Depression, love or persecution. Trueblood Theatre. 8 p.m. $8-$15.
Princess Ida Drawn from Tennyson’s “The
Princess,” Gilbert adopted a three act form and blank verse
for the dialogue of this play while Sullivan responded with one of
his greatest scores, creating a story where love and war are the
motivating forces. Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. 8 p.m. $9-$20.
The Company See Thursday. At State Theater. 7:15 p.m.
Goodbye, Lenin Kids having fun and fooling their old lady that
Lenin was successful. At Michigan Theater. 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Monsieur Ibrahim See Thursday. At Michigan Theater. 7:15 p.m.,
Triplets of Belleville See Thursday. At State Theater. 9:30
The United States of Leland We could probably tell you that
it’s an intriguing crime thriller, but it’s probably
more effective to say simply that it stars Kevin Spacey and Don
Cheadle. At State Theater. 7 p.m. 9:15 p.m.
Peter Mulvey Dad’s friend Peter always played a mix of
contemporary folk-rock and frigid WASP attitude. The Ark, 316 S.
Main St. 8 p.m. $13.50 761-1451.
Mirah I suppose you expect me to start complaining about my
life, all that rich kid stuff. Well screw it, I’d rather
listen to this crap. Halfway Inn, East Quad Residence Hall. 9 p.m.
Rome for a Day Jean went home and I walked across the park. D.B.
always said the park was his favorite part of town. He’s off
dicking around in Hollywood now. The Elbow Room, 6 S.Washington
St., Ypsilanti. 10 p.m. $5. 483-6374.
Dinner with Friends This Pulitzer-Prize winning show depicts the
relationships of two couples. East Quad Auditorium. 8 p.m.
An Arthur Miller Celebration See Thursday. Trueblood Theatre. 8
p.m. $8-$15. 764-2538.
Princess Ida See Thursday. Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. 8 p.m.
The Company See Thursday. At State Theater. 2:15 p.m., 7:15
Goodbye, Lenin See Friday. At Michigan Theater. 4 p.m., 7 p.m.,
Monsieur Ibrahim See Thursday. At Michigan Theater. 4:15 p.m.,
7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Triplets of Belleville See Thursday. At State Theater. 4:45
p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:45 p.m.
The United States of Leland See Friday. At State Theater. 2
p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Saturday Looks Good to Me, Geoff Farina, Showdown at the Equator
The fish were all gone that winter, down the river to the warmer
water. Mike and I had trouble fishing most days. Blind Pig, 208 S.
First St. 9:30 p.m. $8. 996-8588.
Brad’s Dead Fish The café was warm inside, with a
waitress who lost her son in the mountains during the war. She had
brown eyes, and a tight jaw. Club Above at Heidelberg, 215 N. Main
St. 10 p.m. $5. 663-7758.
Pagan Mike asked for whiskey and she said she only had wine. The
Elbow Room, 6 S. Washington St., Ypsilanti. 10 p.m. $5.
Dinner with Friends See Friday. East Quad Auditorium. 8 p.m.
An Arthur Miller Celebration See Thursday. Trueblood Theatre.
8 p.m. $8-$15. 764-2538.
Phone Numbers: Michigan Theater: 668-8397; Quality 16:
827-2837; Showcase: 973-8380; State: 761-8667.