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Off Camera [2]
Screening the evolution of our silver screens.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Only A Man [3]
The allure of Regis Philbin.
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Further Reflections [4]
More reviews from the 1999 SXSW Film Festival: including "Wadd: The Life and Time of John C. Holmes," "From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money," "The Book of Stars," and many more.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Net Worth [5]
More reviews of keynote addresses and panels from the Interactive Festival.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

EDtv
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Eat His Dust [6]
Ron Howard, on the eve of the premiere of his latest directorial effort EDtv, talks about his career as a filmmaker.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Special Ed [7]
Ron "Opie" Howard can't make a film about the dumbing down of our national culture without dumbing it down a little himself.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Rube Tube [8]
Ron Howard's "EDtv" is more than a "Truman Show" rerun.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
EDtv [9]
All Ed, all the time.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Boob Tube [10]
"EdTV"--"The Truman Show" it ain't. Plus quick looks at "True Crime" and "Ravenous."
— Donna Bowman and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Full Reviews
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Missing in Action [11]
The Cappadora's child isn't the only thing lost--the book's translation to script could use some help, too.
— Mary Dickson, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
The Dating Game [12]
Myles Berkowitz is a boor who goes on 20 Dates. If only he weren't so funny.
— Greg Beacham, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
20 Dates [13]
A blend of documentary and dating.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Twisting in the Wind [14]
In "Forces of Nature," Sandra Bullock blows it; "True Crime" never really draws breath.
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Doug's 1st Movie [15]
Cartoon TV tyke hits the big screen.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Mod Squad [16]
It's the retro revival; does it have to make sense too?
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Ravenous [17]
A suspense tale with teeth.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Tango [18]
Carlos Saura creates the film equivalent of the tango: "one body moving with four legs."
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [24]
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 40
March 29 - April 5, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

R on Howard's new film "EDtv" revisits the world of his youth--life on television. This time it's an adult goofball who agrees to have a cable crew film everything, starring Matthew McConaughey. Kicking things off is an interview with Howard at the premiere of the film in Austin from the Chronicles Marjorie Baumgarten. Next up are reviews of the movie from Tucson Weekly, Boston Phoenix, Austin Chronicle, and Nashville Scene.

Features this week include a nostalgic look at the cinema experience, the joy that is Regis Philbin, more previews of films from the SXSW Film Festival, and a review of speeches and roundtables at the SXSW Interactive Festival.

Reviews this week include: "The Deep End of the Ocean," "20 Dates" (from Salt Lake City Weekly and Austin Chronicle), "Forces of Nature," "True Crime," "Doug's 1st Movie," "The Mod Squad," "Ravenous," and "Tango" plus more in Mini-Reviews.


Video + TV
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Ready for Y3K? [19]
Matt Groening, the mind behind the Simpsons, blasts into 3000 with Futurama--and no one is yellow.
— Bill Frost, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
Windows [20]
Nikita Mikhalkov's "Anna" presents a child's-eye view of the demise of the Soviet Union.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Scanlines [21]
Reviews of "The Last Man on Earth" and "Freeway" on video.
— Jerry Renshaw, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Mini Reviews
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Tucson Weekly [22]

  • Analyze This
  • Cruel Intentions
  • Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
  • The Rage: Carrie 2
  • Ravenous
  • True Crime
  • 20 Dates
  • Walk On the Moon
  • Wing Commander

Boston Phoenix [23]
  • Steam: The Turkish Bath
  • Lights from Afar
  • The Farm: Angola, USA
  • The King and I
  • Ravenous
  • Doug's 1st Movie

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