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Affliction
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Bad to the Bone [2]
An interview with filmmaker Paul Schrader on his film adaptation of Russell Banks' novel "Affliction."
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Family Affair [3]
Forget "The Dirty Dozen" and the Playboy channel, "Affliction" is a real man's flick.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Affliction [4]
The legacy of male violence is the affliction studied in this new Paul Schrader film.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Office Space
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Work Release [5]
Austin's own Mike Judge -- creator of Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill -- talks about his first live-action full-length film "Office Space."
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Work Sucks, Movie Doesn't [6]
"Office Space."
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Office Space [7]
Welcome to the working week.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Full Reviews
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The Fat And The Skinny [8]
Eat your hearts out, Siskel and Ebert. Our two guys can trade insults and review "My Favorite Martian," too.
— James DiGiovanna and Zachary Woodruff, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
There Is Life Underground [9]
Brendan Fraser comes up in the world in the unexpectedly endearing "Blast from the Past."
— Greg Beacham, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
Tapped Out [10]
The Movie Guru weeps for the aging album rockers while watching "Still Crazy."
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Living Out Loud [11]
Jim Cartwright's celebrated play translates poorly to screen, but "Little Voice's" singing keeps the film alive.
— Mary Dickson, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
Coal Miner's Son [12]
"October Sky."
— Noah Masterson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Jawbreaker [13]
Very bad things happen in high school.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
October Sky [14]
"October Sky" is ploddingly earthbound.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Hot Air [16]
Michael Moore hits the road to film--and hype--his new TV show, "The Awful Truth."
— Ellen Fox, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Videos a Go-Go [17]
Every week, we explore a movie category for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. This week: romantic comedies.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark and Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Scanlines [18]
Reviews of "Last Man Standing" and "A Double Life" on video.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Grid is Good; TV Guide Channel [19]
TV gives so much and asks so little.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 


Volume II, Issue 35
February 23 - March 1, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

R ussell Banks' novel "Affliction" is now playing on the big screen, thanks to director Paul Shrader and actors James Coburn and Nick Nolte. Austin Chronicle's Marjorie Baumgarten chats with the director, while we get reviews of the movie from Nashville Scene and Austin Chronicle.

Mike Judge makes the jump to live-action film with "Office Space." A return to some of his early work, Judge discusses the film and his work in general with Austin Chronicle's Marc Savlov. Following that are reviews of the film in "Work Sucks, Movie Doesn't" and "Office Space."

Hugh Wilson talks about making his latest film, "Blast From the Past" with Chicago Newcity's Ray Pride--the test marketing with baggy pantsed teenagers, picking a lead, etc.--in "Going 60's." Also up is a review of the film from Salt Lake City Weekly's Greg Beacham in "There is Life Underground."

Reviews this week include: "My Favorite Martian," "Still Crazy," "Little Voices," "October Sky"--from Weekly Alibi and Austin Chronicle, and "Jawbreaker."


Interviews
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Going 60s [15]
"Blast From The Past" director Hugh Wilson comes out of the bomb shelter for a chat.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Mini Reviews
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Tucson Weekly [20]

  • Blast from the Past
  • Central Station
  • Hilary and Jackie
  • Payback
  • Rushmore

Boston Phoenix [21]
  • Office Space
  • October Sky
  • Foreign Land
  • The 24 Hour Woman
  • Jawbreaker
  • My Favorite Martian

Metro Pulse [22]
  • Gods and Monsters
  • Jawbreaker
  • Office Space
  • October Sky

Now What? [23]
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
 

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