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Playing Catch-Up

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 2, 2006 2:30PM

With everyone here at the Chicagoist offices still feeling a bit hungover from the holidays, we’re not quite ready to return to work.

The people at Schubas’ are of the same mindset. Tomorrow they’re hosting their Fifth Annual New Year’s Rehab Night with free DVD screenings of Wedding Crashers and The Aristocrats. While we didn’t think Crashers held up as well on a second viewing, The Aristocrats is worth seeing again if only to decide once and for all if 2006_01_02_sarah.jpgSarah Silverman is more or less deliciously vulgar in it than in her own film, Jesus Is Magic.

We’re also going to catch up on movies we missed over the past several months. The Siskel Film Center wraps up its Marilyn Monroe retrospective this week with two films Some Like It Hot (today at 3:00 pm and Thursday at 8:00 pm) and How To Marry A Millionaire (tonight at 5:15 pm and Wednesday at 6:00 pm).

Two other films we missed are out on DVD in the next couple of weeks. Tomorrow, Broken Flowers starring Wilmette’s own Bill Murray hits the streets and Hustle and Flow from writer/director Craig Brewer comes to video stores on January 10th.

Incidentally, the Tribune printed a description of Flow'splot yesterday that illustrates the beauty of words: “A procurer wants to leave that profession and establish himself in the world of rap music.” While substituting the term “procurer” for the more colloquial “pimp” is technically accurate, we don’t think the title of that Big Daddy Kane song would have entered the lexicon so quickly had it been titled “Procurin’ Ain’t Easy.”