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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 15, 1996)
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By Gerry Beltz and Cliff Hicks
Senior Reporter and Staff Reporter
Even if you’re staying in Lincoln
for spring break, (unlike all the people
who have money), that doesn’t mean
you have to live without entertain
The music scene over spring break
contains a virtual plethora of audio
attractions with something for every
Tonight Lincoln bubbles over. The
Self-Righteous Brothers and rools
rockers Shithook are playing at the
Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14th St.
“It’s a Vegas style glam-lounge
thing. Tell all the guys to bring their
best gals and leave ‘em there. It’ll
make ‘cm feel all squishy inside,” said
Mr. Righteous, singer for the Self
Also tonight, power-pop Wakcland
performs at the Mill, 800 P St., and
punk bands Red Max and The Chicken
Hawks play at Knickerbockers, 901 O
St. All Knickerbockers shows, which
start at 10:30 p.m., have a $3 cover
charge and arc for 21 -and-older audi
ences. The Mill has no cover charge.
On Saturday, rock bands Grimace
and Nodding Begonias put in a perfor
mance at Knickerbockers.
On Sunday, Ben Folds Five offers
up a show at the Ranch Bowl, 1600 S.
72nd St. in Omaha with The Custom
ers and Blue Moon Ghetto. Tickets arc
$7.75, $8.75 the day of the show.
On Monday night, techno-rockers
God Lives Underwater appears at the
Royal Grove, 340 W. Cornhusker
Highway, with Mr. Miranga. It will
play again at the Ranch Bowl on March
21. The Lincoln show is an 18-and
oldcr one only, while the Omaha show
is all-ages. Tickets' for both shows are
$8 in advance, $10 the day of show.
Space Hog storms the Ranch Bowl
March 20, with Ruth Ruth and Mr.
Miranga. Tickets arc $8, $10 day of
show. Also that night, Hog (not SPACE
Hog, just HOG) will play at Mudslide
Slims, 1418 0 St. There is a $3 cover
On March 22, goth band Morphine
Angel and rock band Sawdust Devil
perform at Knickerbockers, while Sat
urday Knickerbockers houses punk
acts One Size Fits Most and Violent
Also on Saturday, The Goops will
play a special early show at the Ranch
Bowl with Bouncing Souls. Tickets
are $5.50, $6.50 day of show.
For a lighter selection of music, the
School of Music and the Lied Center
for Performing Arts will offer some
concerts of their own.
Saturday at the Lied Center, UNL’s
University Singers and the Nebraska
Wesleyan University Chorus will join
members of the Lincoln Orchestra
Association in a rare live performance
of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Passion
According to St. John.” Tickets for the
7:30 p.m. performance are $15 and
$10, half-price for students.
On March 23, a little post-St.
Patrick’s Day cheer will fill the Lied
Center when Cherish the Ladies and
the Clancy Brothers take the stage.
The Clancy Brothers is one of Ireland’s
Photo courtesy of “Mr. Righteous”
Local legends the Self-Righteous Brothers will bring its swinging sounds to the Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14th St., tonight.
most popular folk groups and Cherish
the Ladies is an all-women, all-Ameri
can ensemble. Both groups will per
form an array of traditional song-and
dance tunes. Tickets for the 8 p.m.
performance are $24, $20 and $16,
half-price for students.
Fear not, moviegoers, for the local
cinema establishments will rescue you
from the never-ending“Chips” reruns.
This week, a couple of different
flicks hit the screens. “Executive De
cision” will be a smash with the action
fans. Starring Kurt Russell and Steven
Seagal, this “Dic-Hard-in-a-Plane”
flick has a military team docking with
a mid-flight 747. The goal is to disarm
a lethal nerve-gas bomb before the
plane lands in Washington D.C. and
kills 40 million people.
Also this week, Matt LcBlanc
makes the jump from television
(“Friends”) to the movies in “Ed,” a
story about an orangutan that can throw
What will be showing up next week
isn’t set in stone and can change at a
moment’s notice, but it looks 1 ike “Race
The Sun,” “Girl 6” and “Diabolique”
will be the three new flicks.
“Race The Sun” stars James Belushi
and Halle Berry, and follows a group
of Hawaiian kids entering a race across
Australia involving teamwork, self
discovery and a solar-powered car.
“Diabolique,” about a married
woman who plots to kill her husband
with the help of another woman, is a
mystery-thriller and stars Sharon Stone
and Chazz Palmentiri.
, “Girl 6” is the latest offering from
Spike Lee, taking a look at a woman
who finds hersel f embroiled too deeply
in the phone-sex industry.
Returning movies th is weekend are
“12 Monkeys” and “The-American
President,” and on March 22,
“Jumanji” will open at the Joyo The
Filmswill bea-changingatthe Mary
Riepma Ross Film Theatre also, with
“Living In Oblivion” being the new
kid on the block.
Star-studded cast carries poorly executed ‘Decision’
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Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.
Hade Berry and Kurt Bussed star in the new action-thriller from director Stuart
Baird, "Executive Decision.”
By Gerry Beltz
You may notice the absence of Steven
Seagal’s name in the cast listing for “Executive
This isn’t out of lack of respect, but lack of
time on screen. Suffice to say, his name and face
are used only to get your five bucks (or what
ever), plus however much else for popcorn and
drinks. After that, PHFFFT!
But I digress...
Standard plot line: Terrorists have taken
over a 747 en route to Washington D.C.; terror
ist leader (David Suchet) has a nerve gas bomb
on the plane; a team of military dudes must
board the plane in mid-flight; stop the bad guys
and defuse the bomb.
Add the fish-out-of-water element when the
leader of the team isn’t able to make it onto the
plane, and the political analyst (Kurt Russell)
and plane engineer (Oliver Platt) arrive with the
rest of the military squad. By the way, the bomb
expert (Joe Morton, “Speed”) ends up out of
Don’t forget the clock is running. The objec
tive is to kill400 passengers on the plane to save
40 million people on the East Coast, and the
team has no way to communicate with the out
side world that they survived the transfer.
Throw in one heroic flight attendant (Halle
Berry) and a standard complement of recogniz
able faces (Marla Maples Trump, J.T. Walsh),
and we have the movie of the week, all set for
Sunday night with popcorn and your 2.3 chil
This is better than that. Not much, but it is
“Executive Decision” is the director debut
for former editor Stuart Baird (the first two
“Lethal Weapon” flicks, “Tango and Cash”),
and while he has assembled an excellent cast,
filled to the gills with talent, he just fumbles the
(Like the first 45 minutes of the film...)
The tension does begin to mount, and the
plot twists begin to multiply as the movie con
tinues, eventually becoming an enjoyable film,
but it just takes so long to get there.
John Lcguizamo (“To Wong Foo”) is also
excellent as the humor-spouting, trigger-happy
Rat who provides a great deal of comic relief to
both the team and the audience.
David Suchet's bad guy has the depth of
Kleenex and holds j ust as much tension. Stick to
the stage, David.
—T“ See EXECUTIVE on 14
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