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Blood Simple [2]
On "A Simple Plan" and "Gods and Monsters."
— Jim Ridley and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
In This Together [3]
Film friends join forces to make "Strange Cargo."
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Full Reviews
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Not So Simple [7]
The Movie Guru follows "A Simple Plan."
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
A Simple Plan [8]
The Best-Laid Plans.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Spike and Mike's 1999 Festival of Sick and Twisted Animation [9]
Sick, twisted, and bizarrely perverse--in the world of animation, it's all relative.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Gloria [10]
Even in all her tough-broad glory, Sharon Stone can't save this old bag of tricks.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Still Crazy [11]
This Is Spinal Sap.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Hilary and Jackie [12]
Meaty performances make for arthouse comfort food.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Turn On, Tune In, Veg Out [13]
We're only human. Which is to say, we watch lots of crappy TV, too—shows that some people might be too embarrassed to admit watching. But not us. Here are the shows we secretly watch, and why we love them.
METRO PULSE
 
I Like To Watch [14]
Wherein our resident couch potato vows to cut back on the boob tubery this year.
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Family Plots [15]
Suddenly, brooding broods and clashing clans are all the rage on TV. Why? It's About Family.
— Bill Frost, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
Time for Tubby Bye-Bye [16]
TV gives so much and asks so little.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
TV Eye [17]
Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Videos a Go-Go [18]
Every week, we explore a movie category for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Scanlines [19]
Reviews of the best of 1950: "Night and the City" and "Union Station."
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [22]
What's the matter, couldn't find a review of that blockbuster film you're excited about? We certainly don't want to leave you disappointed -- why not try some of these larger-than-life movie links?
WEEKLY WIRE
 


Volume II, Issue 32
February 1 - February 8, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

S he's All That" is "an enjoyable little film," contends Weekly Alibi's Devin D. O'Leary. But Salt Lake City Weekly's Greg Beacham terms the "Pygmalion" update "Teen Pap." Say what you will about the formula flick, but star Rachel Lee Cook comes off as a pretty cool kid in "Belle of the Ball," her interview with Tucson Weekly's James DiGiovanna.

"Turn On, Tune In, Veg Out" is the battle cry of this issue's Video & TV section, wherein Metro Pulse couch potatoes come clean about their guilty tube pleasures--including a certain Vampire-killing cutie on the WB. In "I Like To Watch," Tucson Weekly tube addict Tom Danehy outlines a plan to limit his viewing to top-quality shows--which also, oddly enough, includes a weekly date with Buffy. For true alternative viewing tips, check out "Videos A-Go-Go," in which Metro Pulse's Jesse Fox Mayshark reviews "Buffalo 66" and "High Art."


That Fair Lady
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Belle Of The Ball [4]
An interview with Rachel Leigh Cook, star of "She's All That."
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Teen Pap [5]
The most popular guy in school falls in love with an ugly art geek? Whatever.
— Greg Beacham, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
She's All That [6]
It's a Teen Thing.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Mini Reviews
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Tucson Weekly [20]

  • At First Sight
  • Gloria
  • Hi-Lo Country
  • In Dreams
  • Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Animation Festival

Memphis Flyer [21]
  • A Simple Plan
  • Playing by Heart

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