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Brothers in Arms [3]
An interview with filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen about their forthcoming film.

Full Reviews
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Dinosaur [4]
A cartoon that will not become extinct any time soon.
Oh no, another Woody Allen movie! [5]
"Small Time Crooks" proves Allen needs a vacation.
Small Time Crooks [6]
Mix one part Take the Money and Run, one part Honeymooners, and one part Born Yesterday and you have the formula for Woody Allen's return to slapstick.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Beyond the Clouds [7]
The most recent Antonioni film finds the Italian director still searching for the reality that lies beyond images.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Up at the Villa [8]
Not much is going on at these premises.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
The Big Kahuna [9]
This portrait of industrial-lubricant salesmen plays like Tin Men on Prozac.
Pull the Curtain [10]
Center Stage won't have you dancing in the aisles.
— Ashley Fantz, MEMPHIS FLYER
Road Trip [11]
Rude, crude, and sporadically funny.
Future Schlock [12]
God could create a new hell where Battlefield: Earth is shown endlessly, just in case there are people who are too evil to go to regular hell.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
Battlefield Earth [13]
A colossal disaster.
Held Up [14]
"Held up" is what this comedy did not do.
Screwed [15]
"Screwed" is what you'll be if you cough up the dollars to see this lame comedy.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Video + TV
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Videos a Go-Go [16]
The Movie Guru take a look at the brilliance of Chris Elliot.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
TV Eye [17]
George Clooney's return to ER for Julianna Margulies' final episode left many viewers divided -- but not "TVEye" columnist Belinda Acosta.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Video Reviews [18]
Reconsidering "Josey Wales" and Blake Edwards' "S.O.B."

Volume III, Issue 48
May 22 - May 29, 2000  

T he summer movie crop promises visions of space, action, heros, crime, drama, animation, and stuff for kids. You're bound to find something to get excited about in our Summer 2000 cinema preview.

The latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen is "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", an episodic yarn that borrows from Homer's Odyssey and features escaped convicts on a seriocomic journey through 1930s Mississippi, a flight that includes brushes with bluesmen, bigots, gangsters, crooked politicians, and seductive sirens.

Disney's "Dinosaur" roared into the nation's movie houses this weekend, staking claim to first place at the box office. How well does triumphant animation merge with cartoon voices and a slim story line? Read for yourself!

Also, reviews of Woody Allen's new "Small Time Crooks," the latest from Michelangelo Antonioni, the expats-in-Italy drama of "Up at the Villa," the videos of Chris Elliot, and more.

Featured Articles
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Summer Cinema 2000 [2]
Coming soon to a multiplex near you: rampaging dinosaurs, fireball-dodging heroes, horny teens and hated mutants sworn to defend mankind.
— Zachary Woodruff, TUCSON WEEKLY

Mini Reviews
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Tucson Weekly Film Clips [19]

  • Gladiator
  • Return to Me
  • Virgin Suicides

Psychic Movie Predictions [20]
  • The Big Kahuna
  • Dinosaur
  • Joe Gould's Secret
  • The Last September
  • Road Trip
  • Small Time Crook

Now What? [21]
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