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Making Concessions [2]
Get in line for bigger, better, faster movie food.
— Ellen Fox, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Moviefone Blues? [3]
Moviefone may find that its number is up.
— Elaine Richardson, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Full Reviews
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Erin Brockovich [6]
Julia Roberts seizes the day as Erin Brockovich.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Big Star [7]
Erin Brockovich is Julia Roberts' best movie yet.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Waking the Dead [8]
This adult psychological thriller displays a gentle surrealism and existential touch.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Endless Love [9]
Checking out smooch operator Keith Gordon's "Waking the Dead."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Romeo Must Die [10]
Jet Li tears it up in his American action breakthrough.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai [11]
A perfect follow-up to Dead Man, Ghost Dog shows Jim Jarmusch to be a jazz master of the camera.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
West Beirut [12]
Life for war-torn teens in mid-Seventies Beirut is a combination of carefree fun and disruptive restrictions.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Final Destination [13]
Two veteran X Files writers dish out more crypto-philosophical horror antics.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Around the Fire [14]
Engaging actors cannot compensate for the narrative predictability of this indie film's script.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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A Perfect 10 [15]
Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski's "The Decalogue," a set of 10 short films exploring the divine commandments, is the cinematic highlight of our young millennium.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Video Reviews [16]
A horror movie fest for home viewing.
— Jerry Renshaw, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Wallow in the Shame [17]
'Popular' on the WB.
— Scott Phillips, WEEKLY ALIBI
 


Volume III, Issue 40
March 28 - April 3, 2000  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

M ovie theaters are trying to improve upon the classic popcorn-and-soda combo that still ranks above candy and any variety of treats as the best-selling concessions at movie theaters.

Six major movie exhibitors have founded a new consortium to launch their own Internet portal for showtimes, tickets and other information.

William Peter Blatty may be best known for writing "The Exorcist," but he has a long history of writing and screenwriting, and discusses some of it in an interview with the Austin Chronicle.

Plus, chatting with a special effects master, more reviews of Julia Roberts and "Erin Brockovich," Jet Li's "Romeo Must Die," and more.


Interviews
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The Horror, the Horror [4]
William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist and screenwriter of the film, discusses the recently released "The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen" and his life on both sides of the camera.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
All the Gory Details [5]
The Maestro of movie make-up Tom Savini talks about George Romero, the increasing popularity of CGI, and what it felt like to shoot a crotch-gun.
— Jerry Renshaw, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [18]

  • Cotton Mary
  • Such A Long Journey
  • Whatever It Takes
  • Waking the Dead
Tucson Weekly Film Clips [19]
  • Romeo Must Die
  • Titus
Now What? [20]
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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