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  • Jun 20-26, 2001
  • Vol. 21, No. 36

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  • Bride of the Wind

    What’s most interesting about this otherwise sluggish film is how fame and love are irrevocably intertwined. Director Bruce Beresford (Breaker Morant, Tender Mercies) may have envisioned Alma Schindler as the major muse in Vienna during the first decades of the 20th century, but she comes off as a high-culture groupie, one who sees talent as the ultimate aphrodisiac.
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  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    In this PG-rated tale about uncovering new worlds, directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise look to tried-and-true entertainment for boys — comic books and the large-scale action adventure films which Disney once produced — effectively blending manifest destiny with transcendentalism to create a distinctively American moral battleground.
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  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

    Angelina Jolie may have found her niche. Looking like something that's escaped from the mad lab of a 13-year-old boy’s hormone-addled imagination, she’s statuesque but cushiony and amused by the puny mortals around her in this fantasy flick — an interesting blend of the imaginatively picturesque and the cheesily fake — with Jon Voight.
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  • The Law of Enclosures

    Here's a case of a good premise badly handled. Written and directed by John Greyson, this somber fantasy is about a couple whose older selves are living at the same time in the same city, each pair unaware of the other's existence. Played out in a low-keyed naturalistic fashion, the conceit is easy to accept and the potential for pathos is great, but the movie just never manages to get off the dime.
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  • Games
  • Portable power-up

    Nintendo flexes some 21st century muscle with its newly born Game Boy Advance, which places PlayStation-quality visuals in the palm of your hand.
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Food & Drink

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  • Family tradition

    Situated in Detroit's historic West Village, Misha's has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Chef/owner Lillie Howard serves most of the entrées fried, grilled or sautéed — your choice. If you've never seen up close what "falling-off-the-bones tender" looks like, you'll see it in Misha's ribs. Portions are generous, and the barbecue sauce is nice and spicy. But the key to soul food is the sides, and there are all the standards here, and then some.
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