Spotlight Event:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show” could be one of the
weirdest and most entertaining movies ever. At the State
Theater’s midnight showing, it gets even weirder. Get your
tickets in advance and get ready to get down with some good
ol’ tunes from the likes of Meatloaf and Tim Curry, that
crazy transvestite.

Films opening:

Beyond Borders Come on, I know about the whole suspension of
disbelief thing, but can anybody honestly picture Angelina as a
disaster relief worker? Go back to carrying vials of blood around
your neck. At Showcase: 1:30, 4:15, 7:20, 10:00, 12:30 (Fri. and
Sat.).

Brother Bear Any movie that reunites the Rick Moranis/Dave
Thomas “Strange Brew” duo deserves my money. And
it’s a cartoon. At Quality 16.

The Housekeeper My house could sure use a good cleaning.
Seriously, we live in fifth and it is disgusting. Maybe she wears
one of those French-maid costumes, that’d be sweet. At
Madstone: 1:20, 3:15, 5:20, 7:25

Radio Another one of those great mentally challenged morality
tales. Thanks a bunch, Cuba. Get a new agent. At Madstone: 1:00,
3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:45 At Showcase: 12:00, 12:30, 2:20, 2:50, 4:40,
5:10, 7:05, 7:35, 9:25, 9:55, 11:40 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:15 (Fri.
and Sat.)

Scary Movie 3 Another movie directed by the great and powerful
Jerry Zucker who brought us “Airplane” and “Naked
Gun?” Surely you can’t be serious. I am serious, and
don’t call me Shirley. At Madstone: 1:15, 3:20, 5:25, 7:30,
9:35 At Showcase: 12:45, 1:15, 1:45, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 4:45, 5:15,
5:45, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 8:45, 9:15, 9:45, 10:15, 10:45,
11:15, 11:45 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:15 (Fri. and Sat.)

Wonderland The more serious, less good “Boogie
Nights.” Damn I love porn! At Showcase: 12:35, 3:05, 5:25,
7:40, 10:05, 12:25 (Fri. and Sat.)

Films holding:

Good Boy! No movie about strange animals from outer space can
ever compare to the incomparable. That of course means
“Howard the Duck” and/or “Killer Klowns from
Outer Space.” At Showcase: 12:15, 2:35, 4:35, 6:35, 8:30

House of the Dead Finally, a horror movie that utilizes the
tricks of the “Matrix.” Lick that ear, scary monster,
lick that ear. At Showcase: 12:40 (Fri. and Sat.)

Intolerable Cruelty Made with love and affection, it ain’t
the usual Coen’s, but at least Cathy Z is possibly the most
gorgeous woman you can ogle over for about two hours. At Madstone:
1:10, 3:15, 5:20, 7:25 At Showcase: 12:05, 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:05,
11:10 (Fri. and Sat.)

Kill Bill: Volume 1 You must see this movie at least twice. You
must see this movie at least twice! You must see this movie at
least twice!!! And then see “Battle Royale.” At
Madstone: 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 At Showcase: 12:10, 1:40, 2:25,
4:20, 4:55, 6:40, 7:10, 9:00, 9:30, 11:20 (Fri and Sat), 11:50
(Fri. and Sat.)

Lost in Translation To all men: Find out whatever Bill says to
Scarlett at the end of this movie and say it to a girl. At
Showcase: 1:00, 7:55

Mystic River Uniting the talents that brought you
“Footloose,” “Fast Times” and
“Hudsucker,” and killing innocent people at a theater
near you. At Madstone: 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:45 At Showcase: 12:40,
1:10, 3:40, 4:10, 6:30, 7:00, 9:20, 9:50, 12:05 (Fri. and Sat.)

Out of Time Denzel is the biggest over-actor of the past 25
years. Look back at his stuff in 2030 and you’ll be able to
compare him to Charlton Heston. At Madstone: 1:25, 3:45, 7:25, 9:45
At Showcase: 3:20, 5:35, 10:20, 12:35 (Fri. and Sat.)

Runaway Jury Rachel Weisz is hot and Dustin Hoffman got to feel
her boobs. God I wish I was in the show! At Madstone: 1:00, 3:35,
7:00, 9:35 At Showcase: 1:20, 4:00, 6:55, 9:35, 12:20 (Fri. and
Sat.)

The School of Rock You know, he’s right. Nope,
you’re not hard core unless you live hard core. At Showcase:
12:25, 12:55, 2:40, 3:10, 5:00, 5:30, 7:25, 9:45, 11:55 (Fri. and
Sat.)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Why does the kid from “Six
Feet Under” always have to be the one to die? And how can you
call Biel’s hours of screaming and running good acting? At
least she’s nice to ogle at too. At Showcase: 12:20, 12:50,
2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:50, 5:20, 5:50, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 9:10, 9:40,
10:10, 11:30 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:00 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:30 (Fri.
and Sat.).

Veronica Guerin We can say this much about Veronica, she’s
no Edward R. Murrow. He would’ve beaten them bloody Irish. At
Showcase: 1:25, 10:25, 12:35 (Fri. and Sat.).

Thursday

CAMPUS CINEMA

And Now Ladies and Gentlemen Sounds like a winner. Michigan
Theater 6:45 & 9:30 p.m.

The Legend of Suriyathi Almost as high-quality as “The
Legend of Bagger Vance.” Michigan Theater 7:30 p.m.

Lost in Translation He could’ve done better than the
lounge singer. State Theater 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

Thirteen Let’s all be teenaged and pissed off again. State
Theater 7 & 9:15 p.m.

 

MUSIC

311 (w/ Alien Ant Farm) Eastern and 311? That’s two jokes
in one! 7 p.m. Convocation Center, EMU, Ypsilanti, $26.50 area
college students ($21.50 EMU students) only.

Alison Brown Quartet  Nothing’s been this fun since
the Grand Ol’ Opry came through town. 8 p.m., The Ark,
$16.

Dada Band flaunts aesthetics; promises nonsense, travesty and
incongruity. 9:30 p.m., Blind Pig, $15.

Groove Come rock to the rhythms of this new student group as
they jam away on trashcans and lids, using brooms and sticks. This
is not Stomp imitation, but rather the grooviest group on campus.
Get it, grooviest? That’s a good one. 8:30 p.m., Michigan
League Underground, free.

 

THEATRE

Boy’s Life This play is in the spotlight this weekend for
Basement Arts and guarantees to be a great time. 5:30 p.m., Arena
Theatre, free.

 

Friday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Bubba Ho-Tep Bruce Campbell is the man. That’s all. State
Theater 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

Casa de los Babys Don’t they know how to pluralize?
Michigan Theater 7 & 9 p.m.

Lost in Translation See above. State Theater 7 & 9:15
p.m.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Let’s do the time warp again.
State Theater Midnight.

 

MUSIC

Detroit Cobras, 25 Suaves, The Avatars, Picture tortured
mathematicians playing B. B. King. Yeah, exactly. 9:30 p.m., Blind
Pig, $10.

Dick Siegel Trio There’s nothing funny about the word
‘rockabilly.’ Nothing. 8 p.m., The Ark, $13.50

RB3+2 Leave your consonants at the door. 9 p.m., Bird of
Paradise, $10.

 

THEATRE

Boy’s Life See Thursday, 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

 

Saturday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Bubba Ho-Tep See above. State Theater 2, 4:15, 7:15, 9:30 &
11:45 p.m.

Casa de los Babys See above. Michigan Theater 4, 7:15 & 9:30
p.m.

Lost in Translation See above. State Theater 2:15, 4:30, 7 &
9:15 p.m.

Rocky Horror Picture Show See above. State Theater Midnight.

 

MUSIC

Dark Star Orchestra, So many jokes, so little space. So we will
make none of them here. But you should laugh as though we did. 7
p.m., Michigan Theater, $21.50.

The Windowmakers, Kissinger, Half-way through they put Kissinger
on trial; sentenced to open for Blink 182. 10 p.m., Elbow Room,
Ypsilanti, $5.

Nomo, I guess Saturday does look good for them. If only this
band was called Nemo, then they’d be totally sweet. But I
guess we’d have to find them if that was the case and they
probably wouldn’t get many fans at their shows. 8 p.m.,
Canterbury House, $5-$10.

Standing Room Only This musical benefit for Dance Marathon will
feature many different campus groups strutting their stuff across
the stage. 8 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, $6 through MUTO, $8
at door.

 

THEATRE

Boy’s Life See Thursday, 7 p.m.

 

Sunday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Bubba Ho-Tep See above. State Theater 2, 4:15, 7:15 & 9:30
p.m.

Casa de los Babys See above. Michigan Theater 4, 6:45 & 9
p.m.

Lost in Translation See above. State Theater 2:15, 4:30 &
9:45 p.m.

Rocky Horror Picture Show See above. State Theater Midnight.

 

MUSIC

Vadim Repin A violinist not looking forward to that one person
who shouts “Freebird” at every show. 6 p.m., Rackham
Auditorium, $18-$34.

Pearls & Brass, In 2004, Brass hocked off on eBay; Pearls
tour solo. 10 p.m., Elbow Room, Ypsilanti, $5.

Gordon Bok, First two rows will get wood chips on them,
guaranteed. 7:30 p.m., The Ark, $15.

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