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Disney Goes Ape [8]
In "Tarzan," Disney applies the usual themes to a powerful myth.
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Tarzan [9]
The "wild, flying man in a loincloth" should be a swinging hit.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me [10]
Deliriously irreverent comedy, deviously clever lampooning, and a host of outrageously psychedelic set-pieces.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Shagged [11]
The Movie Guru wishes he could shag like Austin Powers.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Shag's Back [12]
Hint: when you see a vial of liquefied human feces sitting next to a coffee pot, turn your head for about three minutes.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Bello Bolero [13]
Wim Wenders' new documentary, "Buena Vista Social Club," is a masterpiece of grace.
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
This Is My Father [14]
Irish eyes smile on the Quinn brothers: brother Aidan co-stars, Paul directs, and Declan is the D.P.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Twice Upon a Yesterday [15]
When lovers score another opportunity, will the song remain the same?
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Lovers of the Arctic Circle [16]
In this haunting work of narrative seduction, the circle of love is, indeed, unbroken.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Unlikely Comrades [17]
Aussie dad and Brit twit tell it like it is, baby.
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

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TV Eye [18]
"The Pirates of Silicon Valley" is not going to revolutionize the TV movie, but it manages to tweak story-telling conventions a bit.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Power Trips [19]
TNT's "Pirates of the Silicon Valley" is a battle of stereotypes and "After Stonewall" stops short of criticizing anybody who's gay.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Fall Season Is Full of Big News [20]
A run-down of the new fall lineups for each network.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Take Heart [21]
'Change of Heart' is a mesmerizing train wreck of a TV show.
— John McCormack, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Videos a Go-Go [22]
Memories of R-rated movies.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Scanlines [23]
Three anomalous action/suspense movies: Mark Walberg's post-Boogie Nights vehicle The Big Hit, The Replacement Killers, and Italian director Dario Argento's "lost film,"The Tram.
— Jerry Renshaw, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [27]
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?
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Volume II, Issue 52
June 21 - June 28, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

t his week's top new movie is that tree-swinger, Disney's "Tarzan," and our reviewers from Boston and Austin agree, it's a real big winner. Austin Powers is still bringing in the crowds, too, and we've got more reviews from the Weekly Alibi, the Metro Pulse, and the Tucson Weekly.

We've got ten easy lessons for you about a new breed of film that has taken over the corner multiplex: peppy pop teen cinema with a low price tag and easy success. And for you non-fiction film folks, we've got an interview with documentary director Les Blank, who's made more than 30 films.

Plus, a final report from the Nashville Independent Film Festival, TV on the Internet, and reviews of Wim Wenders' new documentary, "Buena Vista Social Club," the Quinn brothers' "This Is My Father," TNT's "Pirates of Silicon Valley," the coming fall TV lineup, and more.


Featured Articles
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The New School [2]
Everything you need to know about the modern American teen can be learned by going to the movies.
— Glenn Gaslin, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Blank's Slates [3]
An interview with prolific documentarian Les Blank.
— Anne S. Lewis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Casting the Net [4]
Austin-based InterneTV is bringing television out of your living room and onto the Web.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Cause for Celebration [5]
Highlights of the Nashville Independent Film Festival.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
The Real Phantom Menace? [6]
Even hardcore Star Wars fanatics seem to agree: Binks stinks!
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
That's A Wrap! [7]
Indie director Todd Verow plans to finish 10 features by the end of 2000--and he's already halfway there.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [24]

  • The General's Daughter
  • The Red Violin

Tucson Weekly Film Clips [25]
  • This Is My Father

Psychic Movie Predictions [26]
  • Desert Blue
  • The General's Daughter
  • Tarzan

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