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Love Thy Neighbor [2]
Christine Fugate's new documentary The Girl Next Door follows Stacy Baker from her childhood in Tulsa to her rise as porn star Stacy Valentine.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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War Is Mel [3]
Talking about the lethal revolutionaries of "The Patriot."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

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Chicken Run [4]
Wonderfully ridiculous animation takes over the chicken coop.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Fantasia/2000 [5]
Animated music videos for the classically-minded.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Blandtasia [6]
A would-be classic comes up short. Plus, "Shaft," "Boys and Girls," and "Human Traffic."
— Chris Davis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Me, Myself and Irene [7]
Cow... abunga, dudes.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Make War, Not Love [8]
The new "Shaft" replaces passion with bloodlust.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Hamlet [9]
Contempo Hamlet is a slacker prince.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Orphans [10]
Contemporary Scottish malaise is displayed in all its horror and humor.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Girl Next Door [11]
Porn star Stacy Valentine is portrayed as the proverbial girl next door... there goes the neighborhood.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Boys and Girls [12]
It's an age-old story told like a tired old story.
— Kimberley Jones, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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Let the Games Begin [13]
Iron Chef, the addictive and absorbing Japanese show which presents cooking as a sports event, comes to Manhattan with Iron Chef NY Battle.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume IV, Issue 1
June 26 - July 3, 2000  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

C hristine Fugate's new documentary on two years in the life of rising porn star Stacy Valentine follows the buxom blonde's transition from suburban Tulsa housewife to supervixen. "The Girl Next Door" isn't much more than an extended TV profile, though it is a compelling view of life in the porn biz.

"Chicken Run" is absolutely delightful filmmaking, full of gorgeously goofy animation that is a wonder to behold and a well-wrought comedic storyline that sustains the picture as a whole.

"The Patriot" is a robust, powerful melodrama that blooms under Mel Gibson's accustomed tortured presence. But off-screen, Gibson is calming down, playing golf, going places, seeing things.

Also, "Me, Myself and Irene," the new collaboration from the Farrelly brothers and Jim Carrey, Disney's updated Fantasia 2000, and more.


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Tucson Weekly Film Clips [14]

  • Big Momma's House
  • Chicken Run
  • Mission: Impossible 2

Psychic Movie Predictions [15]
  • Chicken Run
  • Color of Paradise
  • Committed
  • Croupier
  • Human Traffic
  • My, Myself and Irene

Now What? [16]
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