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Mel's Payback
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Mel Hell [3]
Hurting, maiming and killing and lots of it—what's not to like about "Payback?"
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Settling the Score [4]
Mel Gibson's out for revenge in "Payback."
— Debbie Gilbert, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Sado Melochism [5]
Mel Gibson beats up on the hero image in "Payback."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Full Reviews
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Nuclear Family. [6]
"Blast From the Past."
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Blast From the Past [7]
Stuck inside a bomb shelter with the Nineties blues again.
— Hollis Chacona, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Journey of Redemption [8]
"Central Station."
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Central Station [9]
Brazilian Oscar nominee beautifully captures the small moments that pass between people.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Unheard Music [10]
"Hilary and Jackie" offers insight into genius; "Payback" doesn't pay off; current teen movies leave Noel Murray feeling old.
— Donna Bowman, Noel Murray, and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
My Favorite Martian [11]
Another old TV show hits the big screen.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Message in a Bottle [12]
Open at your own risk.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Simply Irresistible [13]
Completely resistible.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Like It Is [14]
Roger Daltrey provides smarmy fun in this gay love story from England.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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The Family Guy [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
 
Scanlines [18]
Reviews of recent video releases "Dance With Me," "Midnight Express: 20th Anniversary Edition," and "Zero Effect."
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume II, Issue 34
February 15 - February 22, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

M el Gibson is plugging his enemies full of holes in his latest film "Payback." Tucson Weekly's James DiGiovanna gives the film its dues for being campy and clichéd to the point of hilarity, while Memphis Flyer's Debbie Gilbert doesn't find the movie particularly enjoyable. Chicago Newcity's Ray Pride chats with Mel Gibson about the film's style and substance in "Sado Melochism."

Also reviewed this week: "Blast From the Past" (from Weekly Alibi, Austin Chronicle); "Central Station" (from Weekly Alibi, Austin Chronicle); "Hilary and Jackie," a quick look at "Payback," and teen films; "My Favorite Martian;" "Message in a Bottle;" "Simply Irresistible;" and "Like It Is."

Ray Pride chats with "Rushmore's" Wes Anderson, plus looks at television from Weekly Alibi and Austin Chronicle, reviews of recently released videos, and more in Mini-Reviews.


Featured Articles
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Do a Little Dance [2]
Dissecting this year's trends at the indie-turned-industry, the Sundance Film Festival.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Interviews
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Off Camera [15]
"Rushmore"'s success has left writer-director Wes Anderson a busy man.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Mini Reviews
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Film Clips [19]

  • Message in a Bottle
  • Simply Irresistible

Now What? [20]
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WEEKLY WIRE
 

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