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Pre-Adult Entertainment [4]
How can we run a society based on the irrational fear of underage porn when there's so little to be found, wondered "Cruel Intentions" writer/director Roger Kumble.
TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Up the Academy [5]
The Movie Guru finds nirvana at Rushmore.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Manic Depressing [6]
"Analyze This" is a one-joke comedy.
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Analyze This [7]
Wiseguy makes shrink an offer he can't refuse.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Wing Commander [8]
Run Silent, Run Deep meets Star Wars - and then some.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Corruptor [9]
Though Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun-Fat has migrated to these shores, he's still looking for a good vehicle.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Rage: Carrie 2 [10]
Sometimes you can't go home again.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Six String Samurai [11]
Cleaving Las Vegas.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Interviews
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The Man Who Wasn't There [12]
Nick Broomfield's agressive documentaries, among them Kurt and Courtney and Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer, will be presented by the Texas Documentary Tour and SXSW Film.
— Anne S. Lewis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Malice In Wonderland [13]
Writer-director Roger Kumble reveals his "Cruel Intentions."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Hype Kills [14]
An interview with writer-director Guy Ritchie.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Players, Prisons, Pit Stops, and Girl Gangs [15]
Fistfights, gunfights, catfights, car chases, and explosions. Pistols hidden in bushy Afros. Snickering wa-wa guitar-and-bongo soundtracks. Welcome to the film world of director Jack Hill.
— Jerry Renshaw, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Off Camera [16]
"20 Dates" creator Myles Berkowitz discusses his pseudo-documentary over waffles.
— Ellen Fox, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Video + TV
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True Lies [18]
Will the Showtime drama Total Recall 2070 appeal to fans of The X-Files?
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Payne on CBS [19]
A look at midseason network TV addition "Payne."
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Videos a Go-Go [20]
Every week, we take a look at a movie category for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. This week: basketball flicks.
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE
 
Scanlines [21]
Reviews of Gone With the Wind on DVD, and on video, Dream for an Insomniac and the late, great Stanley Kubrik's The Killing.
— Mike Emery, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [25]
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 38
March 15 - March 22, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

E lia Kazan was one of the lowest of the low, naming names in the 50's during the trials of the House Committee on Un-American Activies. Giving up his fellow actors, directors, and such, Kazan is unrepentant to this day. Now he is inexplicably being awarded an honorary Oscar award. Boston Phoenix's Gerald Peary tells the story in "Honor Roll."

Interviews abound this week with chats (or attempted chats) with documentarian Nick Broomfield, writer-director Roger Kumble, writer-director Guy Ritchie, director Jack Hill (also including a look back at his career), and filmmaker Myles Berkowitz.

Video & TV this week takes a look at two new TV shows: Showtime's "Total Recall 2070" and CBS' "Payne."

Reviews this week include: "Cruel Intentions," "Rushmore," "Analyze This," "Wing Commander," "The Corruptor," "The Rage: Carrie 2," "Six String Samurai," and more in Mini-Reviews.


Featured Articles
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Honor Roll [2]
What prompted the Academy to honor HUAC informant Elia Kazan?
— Gerald Peary, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
No Wasted Tears [3]
Jim Ridley pontificates on the meaning of "people movies," and other random movie notes.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Behind the Scenes
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New World Pioneer [17]
Looking at Jack Hill's film directing career and the history of exploitation films on the occasion of SXSW Film Festival's Jack Hill Tribute.
— Louis Black, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix [22]

  • The Deep End of the Ocean
  • God Said, Ha!
  • 20 Dates
  • Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Tango
  • The Rage: Carrie 2
  • and more

Metro Pulse [23]
  • Baby Geniuses
  • The Corruptor
  • The Deep End of the Ocean
  • The Rage: Carrie 2
  • Wing Commander

Tucson Weekly [24]
  • The Corruptor
  • 8 MM
  • The General

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