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Sphere of Influence [4]
The creators of Phantasm talk about the amazing success of their work over the years and why on Earth it's been so successful in the first place.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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Record Romance [5]
Director Stephen Frears's adaptation of the cult novel "High Fidelity" is a hit despite bland Chicago setting and John Cusack's incessant lovelorn prattle.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
High Fidelity [6]
With its note-perfect study of music-culture males, High Fidelity should make John Cusack fans sing.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Glitter Trail [7]
It may be littered with stereotypes, but the animated "El Dorado" is hip entertainment for adults as well as kids.
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
The Road to El Dorado [8]
The Road to El Dorado is paved with the buddy pictures of yore.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
A Map of the World [9]
A movie that dares ask whether the belief systems of an honest but strange and uningratiating middle-aged woman can prevail.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Beautiful People [10]
This Bosnian filmmaker's movie is the best and funniest film about Britain's immigrant situation since My Beautiful Laundrette.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Not One Less [11]
Director Zhang Yimou strips down his customarily rich visual style to tell this amusing and poignant story about the Chinese educational system.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Restaurant [12]
This indie film about relationships really stands out from the usual "I'm an artist, not really a waiter" pack.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Price of Glory [13]
Less talk, more fisticuffs, por favor.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Bad-Ass Bard [14]
"Romeo Must Die" picks up Romeo And Juliet's plot, but goes far beyond it with wild-eyed fighting and high-powered weaponry.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
The Skulls [15]
The movie is as rotten as the secret societies it portrays.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Here on Earth [16]
Seek loftier heights.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Whatever It Takes [17]
Cyrano de Bergerac for the Teen Classics set.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Save the Freaks! [18]
NBC actually dropped Freaks and Geeks, the smart, funny, refreshingly true-to-life high school comedy? Well, duh. Also, a look at the WB's DC.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Boy Toys [19]
A raft of shows about cuddly, sensitive, and heavily moussed guys has invaded mid-season TV.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Video Reviews [20]
John Cusack on video.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume III, Issue 41
April 3 - April 10, 2000  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

J ohn Cusack and his colleagues have picked the best zingers from Nick Hornby's witty "High Fidelity" and somehow have wound up with a universal story about embracing adulthood and the capacity for simple joy. Tune in to critics from Boston and Austin for their ratings.

Dreamworks is keeping up with the Disneys in its new release, "The Road to El Dorado," albeit more a buddy movie than anything like a history lesson.

NBC has cancelled "Freaks and Geeks," a show with a small but loyal viewership; meanwhile, mid-season replacements are a mixed bag.

Also, an interview with the guys behind the "Phantasm" horror film series, reviews of the odd and haunting "A Map of the World," Zhang Yimou's amusing and poignant "Not One Less," the new Jimmy Smits' film, "Price of Glory," and more.


Featured Articles
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Bohemian Rhapsody [2]
Stephen Frears, John Cusack and company craft a funny, frank adaptation of Nick Hornby's male-crisis novel, "High Fidelity."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Not Boxed In [3]
Although filmmaker Carlos Avila grew up in Echo Park, only 10 miles from Hollywood, it couldn't have seemed farther away. With Price of Glory, Avila has finally arrived.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [21]

  • The Terrorist
  • Onegin
  • The Skulls
  • Here on Earth
  • Romeo Must Die

Tucson Weekly Film Clips [22]
  • All About My Mother
  • The Cup
  • Erin Brockovich
  • Final Destination
  • Here on Earth
  • Whatever It Takes

Psychic Movie Predictions [23]
  • The Cup
  • High Fidelity
  • The Road to El Dorado
  • The Skulls

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
 

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