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  • Jan 24-30, 2001
  • Vol. 21, No. 15

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  • Stoned

    Industry players and watchers look for the "next big thing" from Detroit (so many to choose from!) ... An alternateen flashback watching Odd Man Out and friends at the Magic Stick ... Upcoming show news & much more.
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Arts & Culture

  • Ran
  • The Scene
  • Ran

    Akira Kurosawa's classic tragedy impresses on a grand scale. Originally released in 1985, this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear observes the dangerous squabbles within a powerful family and then withdraws to a godlike vantage point to watch the resulting carnage.
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  • Shadow of the Vampire
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  • Shadow of the Vampire

    By creating facsimiles of scenes from Murnau’s Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horrors, director E. Elias Merhige ironically makes his film a dramatic "re-enactment" of fictionalized events — with John Malkovich as Murnau and Willem Dafoe as Max Schreck the vampire.
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  • Place Vendôme
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  • Place Vendôme

    Nicole Garcia's film, a story of duplicity among gem dealers, offers no suspense and a is a psychological study which refuses to probe. What it does offer is a star vehicle for Catherine Deneuve, watchable but dreary and hinged on the legend of her abiding elegance.
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  • The Pledge
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  • The Pledge

    Director Sean Penn documents a man in the midst of an emotional meltdown. Adapted from Friedrich Durrenmatt’s novel, The Pledge stars Jack Nicholson in a beautiful, nuanced performance as a retired homicide detective — with Benicio Del Toro and Robin Wright Penn.
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Food & Drink

  • Steak on the grille
  • Table and Bar
  • Steak on the grille

    Once you locate the Greektown Casino's top-drawer venue, the atmosphere is reasonably well-to-do. The Grille is mostly a steakhouse, with Caesar salad, baked potatoes, shrimp cocktail and other traditional dishes — plus spring rolls and a Middle Eastern sampler.
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