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Summer Flicks [2]
Explosions and effects galore, sure -- but wait, this summer also offers a few unexpected gems.
— Mary Dickson, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 

Trumania
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Carrey'd Away [3]
"The Truman Show" exploits and subverts so many Hollywood conventions that it seems to be one of those rare movies that manages to be both thought-provoking and entertaining.
— Stacey Richter, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Being Here [4]
The Movie Guru thinks "The Truman Show" deserves its high ratings.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Appearance vs. Reality [5]
There's less than meets the eye in "The Truman Show"; "A Perfect Murder" is a genuine guilty pleasure.
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Full Reviews
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Counting the Days [6]
With "Six Days, Seven Nights," Harrison Ford starts the transition to older-man roles.
— Frank Sennett, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Chemistry Lesson [7]
A thoroughly pleasant and painless diversion that -- for all its star power, ostentatious production values, and pre-release controversy -- is utterly forgettable.
— Gary Susman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Murder, He Filmed? [8]
There's nothing here to persuade even the most zealous Marcia Clark disciple to open a case against Courtney, but plenty of fodder for the kind of fascinating films Broomfield likes to make.
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Sky High [9]
Movie reviews of "Everest" (an IMAX film) and "Hope Floats."
— Rick Barton, GAMBIT WEEKLY
 
Going "Beyond" [10]
His acolytes regard Lucio Fulci as one of Italy's three masters of the supernatural.
— Gerald Peary, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Film Tip of the Week [11]
This week's must-see film: "Wilde."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Video + TV
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Videos a Go-Go [17]
Every week, we look at a movie genre for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. This week: How Weir!
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Wings of the Dove [18]
This week's must-rent video: "Wings of the Dove."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 


Volume I, Issue 54
June 15 - June 22, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

A h, the last of the summer-movie previews is here. Check it out, film fans, and then go back to two or three weeks ago when we had even more. Sometimes I think reading about the summer's films is more fun than actually sitting through them.

Speaking of which, we've got reviews of several big summer movies. Naturally, there are "The Truman Show" reviews galore (and as a bonus, a look back at director Peter Weir's past films). Other critiques judge how well "Six Days, Seven Nights" adds up, take a whiff of Nick Broomfield's documentary spirit in "Kurt & Courtney," and even take a wide-eyed view of an IMAX picture. Check the contents above and below and you'll agree -- there's plenty to see here.


Mini Reviews
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Austin Chronicle [12]

  • Junk Mail
  • A Friend of the Deceased
  • Under the Skin
  • The Beyond
  • Can't Hardly Wait

Boston Phoenix [13]
  • Under the Skin
  • Beyond Silence
  • Mr. Jealousy
  • Taylor's Campaign
  • Can't Hardly Wait

Nashville Scene [14]
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • Hope Floats

Chicago NewcityNet [15]
  • Autumn Sun
  • Beyond Silence
  • Can't Hardly Wait
  • Cousin Bette

Tucson Weekly [16]
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • The Last Days of Disco
  • Six Days, Seven Nights
  • Wild Man Blues

Now What? [19]
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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