The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 21, 1994, Page 7, Image 7
Shelves packed with new video releases By —rry —rot Staff Reporter Whoa! It’s logjam time on the new video release shelves! There are too many to list here, so we’ll just hit the highlights. The pick of-the-week isn’t that old, but it’s worth finding. “Clean Slate” (PG-13) — “Sat urday Night Live” alumnus Dana Carvey again tries to star in a hit, and again he fails. In this poor replica of “Ground hog Day,” Carvey stars as a detec tive who suffers from memory loss every time he goes to sleep. Carvey doesn’t get to do any of his usual comedy schtick, and the flimsincss of the film itself doesn't help things much. Find something else. “Crooklyn” (PG-13) — The film Spike Lee made after “Malcolm X,” “Crooklyn” follows the trials and tribulations of 10 year-old Troy (Zelda Harris). Both obnoxious and touching, “Crooklyn” is an enjoyable film. Check it out. “No Escape” (R) -r- A futuris tic prison flick starring Ray Liotta (“Unlawful Entry”) and Lance Henriksen (“Aliens”), “No Es cape” will appeal to “Rambo” and “Mad Max” fans. Liotta plays an ex-soldier with the skill to kill. He gets dumped on an island for incorrigible crimi nals, where he soon finds himself caught between two warring fac lions. “No Escape” is better than most films of its kind. “White Fang 2” (PG) — This one really bites. The only thing in common between this and the original is White Fang, a white wolf with a golden heart. This time around, Wolfs new master, Hemy (Scott Bairstow), must find it in his heart to help some people being driven off their gold-lined land. Gosh, can we stand the sus pense? Yawn. Other movies released Wednes day included “Sirens,” “Monkey Trouble,” “Pumpk inhead 2: Blood Wings” and “Army of One.” P1CK-OF-THE-WEEK — It’s time for “Roadhouse,” a smaller film that found success on both video and cable. Patrick Swayze stars as Dalton, a tough, tight-butted bouncer — or “cooler” — who is hired to clean up a seedy bar. However, he runs into trouble with ruthless local Brad Wesley (Ben Gazzara). The movie is a blast, especially when Dalton’s mentor Wade Garrett (Sam Elliott, “Tombstone”) shows up to help Dalton kick some butt. However, one of the movie’s downfalls is Kelly Lynch (“Drug store Cowboy”) as Dalton’s girl friend “Doc,” who has astronomi cally-disgusting taste in clothes. Next week: Movies to watch for Halloween!! Fright Continued from Page 6 The Fright Zone was constructed in the spirit of P.T. Bamum, he said, with its abundance of special effects and frights around every comer. “This is like nothing that's ever happened before — in Omaha and the whole state. Most haunted houses arc built quickly; we started construction in April," he said. From a business standpoint, The Fright Zone is, well, frightening. The house cost more than $250,000 to build and employs more than 50 people. Weyerman said. And the house only has 31 operation days to make a profit. But he isn't worried about mak ing money. With the publicity The Fright Zone is receiving, he may nol have to be. * . Omaha radio station KQKQ will be broadcasting live from the house every Friday night and doing a re mote broadcast every Saturday. The Fright Zone is open Sunday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 1C p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $7. Bus Tour Continued from Page 6 Universities and military estab lishments are prime ghost haunts. The tour features five university hauntings. “Ghosts follow an energy trace. Any time an individual puts a lot of emotion or a lot of energy is ex pended. it increases the possibilities for ghostly phenomena," he said. Universities and military installa tions have a high turnover of young people, he said, and they emit a lot of energy. The most popular ghost on the tour is the librarian apparition at Nebraska Wesleyan's C.C. White Building, he said. Bacon said skeptics were rare or the tours. Most people ask him if he’s ever seen a ghost, and some ever share their own ghost stories. “There was a fellow who said the) have a train that goes through thcii living room periodically.” The tour stops at Antelope Park another haunt, and patrons are servec cookies and punch as they listen tc readings of “Dracula,” “Tell-Talt Heart” and other stories. Quandt said even though the toun were filled, he didn't plan on adding any more dates. He said he hopec other groups would pick up the ider and ofTer alternate tours. “I think this is going to be rnort of an incubator project,” he said. “Wt just wanted to test the waters.” Plays Continued from Page 6 with their trials of life,” he said. “Their concerns seem petty but are important to them. That’s what makes it funny.” The second play is Ball s “The M Word,” which stars Amy K. Rohr and Ed Vierk as two executives who de cide to negotiate their future together. “The play deals with marriage as a merger, satirizing all the contracts and prenuptial agreements that are made.” Hagemeier said. The final play is “Bachelor Holi day,” in which three bachelors living together must make a decision about what to do with a mouse they’ve caught in a trap. It stars Ben Spence, Marcui Hebert and Charley Engle as the threi single men. Spence, a sophomore EnglisI major, said, “We (the three bachelors live in an illusion of where we stam in society and what our place is When we find the mouse, it leads t< discussions on mortality, karma am other things. Tve really liked Theatrix a lot s< far,” he said. “It’s been a lot of fui and very easy to work with the direc tor” The three one-acts will be show ing Thursday through Saturday a Studio 301 in the Temple Building Tickets are available at the door fo -^ManDHayB McGraw brings his hits to Lincoln By Paula Lavlgiw Senior Reporter The son of a New York Mets base ball star, country singer Tim McGraw, plays a different game than his father. McGraw, who sold his car, water skis and shotguns to make it to Nash ville, Tenn., will perform Saturday night at Pershing Auditorium. McGraw will be joined by Nash ville acts Little Texas and special guest Blackhawk on the Keebler Un beatable Wheatable Tour. McGraw’s mother, Betty Trimble, had a summer romance with New York Mets player Tug McGraw in 1966. The two went separate ways, and McGraw was born May 1, 1967. His mother married farmer/trucker Horace Smith and moved to Start, La. The identity of McGraw’s real fa ther was revealed when he was 11 years old, in the midst of his mother ’s divorce. “She just felt like it was the right time to tell me,” McGraw said in a Show: Little Texas and Tim McGraw with Blackhawk At: Pershing Auditorium Time: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Tickets: Sold out press release. “I have nothing but re spect for her, the way she handled the situation. “We grew up on food stamps and welfare and stuff like that, on and off, until I was probably 13 or 14 years old. And she never asked Tug for a penny.” McGraw signed with Curb Records in 1990. Although he has only two albums to his name — 1993’s “Tim McGraw” and 1994’s “Not a Moment Too Soon” — his singles have topped country music charts, and he has been hailed as the hottest thing in country music today. His awards include Gold Records for singles “Indian Outlaw” and “Don’t Take the Girl” and for his al bum “Not a Moment Too Soon.” He’s toured with Joe Diffie, Saw yer Brown, Dwight Yoakam and Wynonna Judd. His single “What Room Was the Holiday Inn” earned him a DISCovery Award from Music Row magazine. “It’s so strange. You dream about what you’re gonna do when all this happens. And when it does ... none of it seems real.” he said. “I’ve still got so much to learn. I’m still a fan of so many others. “I got lucky.” McGraw is not the only lucky one who will perform this weekend. His Nashville neighbors Little Texas have a story of their own. Tim McQraw Little Texas’ third album, “Kick a Little,” reflects the talent of a band that has received the Top Vocal Group of the Year award from the Academy of Country Music. Little Texas features lead vocalist Tim Rushlow, Del Gray on drums. Porter Howell, Dwayne O’Brien and Duane Propes on guitar, and Brady Seals on keyboards. The show is 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pershing Auditorium. edge HUSKER RED'S POLL - Men'. Flan Football 1. Alpha Tau Omega (F3A) (2-0) Last game: Defeated Data Tau Delta-A 26-6 L9ttt 91 2. Warthogs (125-B) (3-0) Last Game: Defeated The Members-B 26-7 LmI 13 3. Sigma Nu (F8-B) (2-0) Last Game: Defeated Chi Phi 12-6 4. Farside (123-B) (2-0) Last Game: Defeated Political Science 44-0 Last Week: «5 , 5. Sigma Alpha Epsilon (F2A) (2-0) Last Game: Defeated Apha Gamma Rho 12-6 i Last Week: #6 i 6. A.P.U. (122-A) (2-0) Last Game: Defeated Underdogs 32-6 Luni Wtodi* 18 7. Harper 8 (RH-17B) (2-0) Last Game: Defeated Burr B2 32-0 8. Harper 7 (RH-15A) (3-0) Last Game: Defeated Abel 47-0 I act UUaatl* fQ » 9. One L (I28B) (3-0) Last Game: Defeated LSF Sharks 20-6 Lot Week: Not Rated 10. Alpha Tau Omega (F9B) (3-0) Last Game: Defeated Lam da Chi Alpha 27-6 Last Wtek: Not Rated Dropped out of the Top Ten: f 2 Showmen I #9 Delta Tau Data B1 October 18,1994 nag Football Women's Flag Football 1. 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