The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 12, 2000, Page 9, Image 9

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By Samuel McKewon
Senior editor
A new century brings a different
approach to the start of the movie sea
son.
« Usually a dead time for the box
office after all have gorged themselves
on the holiday movie fare, late
winter/early spring films don’t usually
appeal to the highest of film minds.
Ordinarily, die only exceptions are the
films shown at the Sundance Film
Festival, this year on Jan. 20-30.
For every occasional “Fargo,” there
are far more like “Wing Commander.”
Teen comedies usually come out
around now, as do smaller drama films
that escaped wide release during Oscar
season.
But 2000 rolls out a slighdy differ
ent carpet, partially because of circum
stance.
Plenty of big star vehicles, some of
which have received strong critical
buzz, got shifted out of the holiday sea
son because of a perceived monster
load.
Michael Douglas, Meg Ryan and
yes, even Leo, have movies that were
originally slated for Christmas and
were moved back to entertain view
ers through die bleak, snowy months.
Knowing Lincoln, some of
the flicks won’t get here on
time. The following are the
wide releases. It starts with
doe-eyed Winona Ryder’s
pet project on Jan. 14.
Jan. 14 i
“Girl, Interrupt- f
ed” - When writer |
Susanna Kaysen *
entered a mental facility
for a “little rest” in 1969,
she stayed for nearly two
years, and Ryder has
been cultivating a movie
about Kaysen’s memoirs
of that time for more
than five years. The
result is “Girl,
Interrupted,” in which
Ryder plays Kaysen. She
is accompanied by an
ensemble cast, includ
jMegan Cody,
Ing Angelina Jolie, that plays the
patients who surround Kaysen.
“Supernova”-A lot like the origi
nal “Alien,” a six-member crew (which
includes James Spader and Angela
Bassett) answers a distress call on a dis
tant planet and runs into mucho prob
lems. Some of die film has to do with
he tide, a star that’s about to explode.
Jan. 21
“A Map of the World” -
Sigourney Weaver is Alice, a mother
whose entire life changes when her best
friend’s (Julianne Moore) child dies
tinder Alice’s watch. She is charged
with child molestation. She goes to
prison. She gets soulful with the sisters
inside. A journey you can afford to
miss.
“Down to You” - Hasn’t Freddie
Prinze Jr. done enough romantic teen
comedies? Apparently not. Julia Stiles,
from “10 Things I Hate About You,”
plays his love interest.
Jan. 28
“Boiler Room” - One of those qui
etly hot commodities: a small movie
about day traders (including Giovanni
Ribisi and Ben Affleck) and the torture
they put themselves - and their com
petitors - through every day.
“Isn’t She Great” - The complete
ly true story of Jacqueline Susaim, the
failed actress-tumed-author of “Valley
of the Dolls.” A strong cast and director
Andrew Bergman, who hasn’t worked
since the big bomb of “Striptease,”
bring the account
to the big screen.
“Things.You
Can Tell Just By
Looking at Her”
- Holly Hunter,
Glenn Close and
iw Cameron Diaz
\ play women
\ who are look
mg for love or trying to rekindle it. Big
cast, lots of intertwining stories.
A chick flick? I’d say so.
“Eye of the Beholder” - Ewan
MacGregor has die hot trail on Ashley
Judd in one of those double-crossing,
hired-spy movies. Judd’s been on a box
office roll and gets to play another
woman with an attitude. Chances are,
this movie isn’t quite as bad as “Double
Jeopardy,” nor will it do quite as well at
the ticket counter.
Feb. 4
“Scream 3” - Sydney (Neve
Campbell) goes to Hollywood and she’s
followed by an old friend. That’s all we
know. This “Scream” was scripted by
Ehren Kruger, not Kevin Williamson.
Let’s hope there’s less David Arquette
this roll around.
“Gun Shy” - Romantic comedy
with Liam Neeson as a tough cop who
needs group therapy and finds love in
Sandra Bullock. Next, please.
Feb. 11
“Hanging Up” - Another movie
moved from the holiday season, Diane
Keaton, Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow
are sisters whose father, Walter
Matthau, is on the brink of death.
“Snow Day” - It’s a snow day off
from school, and a bunch of kids exer
cise buffoonery.
“The Beach” — Moved from
Christmas, the movie features
Leonardo DiCaprio and a couple of
I French ragamuffins who find a trea
sure map to an East Asian island that
causes them all kinds of problems. The
film is directed by “Trainspotting”
leader Danny Boyle, with some
vavoom provided by newcomer
Virginie Ledoyen.
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FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT:
Angelina Jolie, Wynona Ryder,
Sandra Bullock^ Cameron Diaz
and Sigourney Weaver. Back
row, from left: Bruce Willis,
Meg Ryan, Ben Affleck and Tim
Robbins.
Nebraska artists forecast ftiture
By Josh Nichols
Staff writer
The future holds an infinite
number of possibilities. In addi
tion, people have a variety of ways
to express outlooks on what will
happen a day, year or century from
now.
A medley of those views is
being shown at the Noyes Art
Gallery, 119 S. 9* St., this month
as part of the gallery’s feature
theme, “The Future.”
The display showcases numer
ous artists who used different
media to express their gazes into
the future.
“We have everything from a
sand etcher to abstract paintings to
pottery to wood carvings,” said
Julia Noyes, gallery owner and
director. “There is a big variety.”
“Every artist decided how he or
she was going to depict the future.”
Noyes said that this was the
first time a feature display had con
tained a group of artists.
Normally, one artist is featured
per month.
“Each artist, using their own
medium, came up with what they
see in the future,” Noyes said. “A
lot of the art, like mine, is abstract.
So you can interpret it however you
want.”
One piece of work on display is
a face molded out of 100 percent
recyclable materials.
“This artist depicted an impor
tant part of the future as being recy
cling materials,” Noyes said. “It is
a very creative use of materials.”
Another piece sits in the center
of the room, a creation called
“Sand Etcher.” The work contains a
pendulum that hangs over a three
foot area of sand. The pointed
piecfc of metal sketches images in
the sand below.
A two-foot-tall, half-moon
metal piece is part of the collec
tion.
This creation, called “The
Game,” could be a futuristic look at
toys or games of the future. -
The display also has abstract
paintings on exhibition. But Noyes
did stress that not all of the art is
abstract, and her museum offers a
variety of media to observe.
‘‘I think sometimes people
come into a gallery and think they
^The Future
WHERE: Noyes Art
Gallery, 119 S. Ninth St.
WHEN: Jan. 1-30
COST: Free
THE SKINNY: Local
artists create works
representative of the next
century.
have to be smart and know all
about art,” she said.
“But you don’t. If you like
something, look at it, and if you .
don’t, move on to something else.”
She also said an assumed art
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