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  • May 9-15, 2001
  • Vol. 21, No. 30

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  • Humpty hump
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  • Humpty hump

    Wednesdays on the Greektown Casino patio with cheap beers and live tunes ... Exploring the past and future nightlife scene near the stadiums ... & a glossy new mag highlights local music, fashion and culture.
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Arts & Culture

  • The Forsaken
  • The Scene
  • The Forsaken

    This horrible road trip of faux pas never truly carries through its visual promise to deliver that potent brew of sex and horror that successfully fuels the horror genre, especially vampire movies. Its Playboyish female sexploitation isn’t sexy — its horrors don’t so much frighten as disgust.
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  • The Circle
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  • The Circle

    Jafar Panahi abandons the subterfuge which has become a common language in his country’s films and addresses head-on the plight of women in Iranian society. A series of vignettes about a group of women just released from prison, this is strong material — watchfully humane, clear-eyed and damning.
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  • The Mummy Returns
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  • The Mummy Returns

    Director Stephen Sommers resuscitates The Mummy (1999) with a shot of adrenaline, battle sequences flashing with action and whiplash motion. Though it lacks the attention to detail of its predecessor, this is an extreme roller coaster through an ancient Egyptian house of horrors — with Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and The Rock.
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  • Attraction
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  • Attraction

    Director Russell DeGrazier explores the nature of need with smart toughness: With his newspaper column and a radio call-in show, Matthew Settle dispenses tough-love pearls of wisdom that he will not heed, particularly when it comes to his ex-girlfriend (Gretchen Mol), whom he has been stalking.
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