You can always count on Freddie driving, Daphne getting kidnapped, Velma losing her glasses, Shaggy's empty stomach, Scooby Doo doing anything for a Scooby Snack, and Mystery, Inc. pulling the masks off the mystery. If you can handle a half hour of the cartoon, then you'll have no problem sitting through the film.
In 1956, an unassuming little black-and-white film about an uncomely butcher took off with four Academy Awards — one of those straightforward, no-frills films that embodies a universal, timeless allegory through 1950s working-class vernacular and mundane concerns — with Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair. Friday and Saturday at the Redford Theatre.
What else is left to be Disneyfied? Hawaii and outer space is the answer given by this consistently amusing animated feature. But the mouse roars a different tune, one that’s inclusive not just of race and gender, but of family structures that differ from tradition.
Wouldn't it be nice if all guys got a taste of what it's like on the other side of the bra? In Jesse Vaughn's feature directorial debut an NBA reject transforms himself into the newest arrival to the Women's Basketball League. Then this comedy turns into a gender lesson, and not a bad one at that — with Miguel A. Núñez Jr. and Tommy Davidson.
Atom’s Juice Café could change your mind about healthy food, if you’re of the “it can’t be good to you unless it’s bad for you” persuasion. Owner John Chetcuti says that his food is 100 percent cholesterol-free; he also tries to use organic ingredients whenever possible. Make sure to taste the amazing smoothies, pastas and sandwiches. In addition to all this good-tasting health, Atom’s is the only green-certified restaurant in Michigan, meaning that it doesn’t use Styrofoam and is proceeding through the Green Restaurant Association’s 11 other steps (yes, it’s a 12-step program). These include recycling, waste reduction, biodegradable products, energy- and water-efficiency and composting.