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The Revolution Will Be Televised [2]
Indie film may be the trend of the moment, but it's video that has set the tone of the decade.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Interviews
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The Man With Susan's Plan [3]
John Landis discusses his work, the wobbly state of indie filmmaking, and the mystery of "See You Next Wednesday," that heretofore unexplained Landis catch phrase that has puzzled so many viewers.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Full Reviews
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Dishonorable Discharge [7]
"The General's Daughter" crosses the line from well-paced mystery movie to tasteless exploitation film.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
The General's Daughter [8]
The General's Daughter becomes a victim of officers and other ungentlemanly types.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Maneuvers [9]
"The General's Daughter" leaves nothing to the imagination, "The Winslow Bay" leaves everything.
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
The Red Violin [10]
A stunning work of art saturated in passion.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Red Violin [11]
This instrument's tune is lush but hollow.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Relax... It's Just Sex [12]
Smart and funny, Relax... It's Just Sex reveals some new angles on an old subject.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Idiot Box [13]
Does TV wrestling need a bodyslam?
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
TV Eye [14]
The Iron Chef and other cooking shows on television.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Videos a Go-Go [15]
Cuddly Celts on video.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Scanlines [16]
"Million Dollar Legs" changes Louis Black's opinion of W.C. Fields, Mike Emery finds "Babe: Pig in the City" suprisingly dark for its subject matter; and Jerry Renshaw applauds Dario Argento's sylistic "Opera."
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Birthday Picks
Citizen Ruth
A "pro-laugh" satire of the abortion debate that's never preachy, didactic, or takes sides.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Gone Ozoning
One of a dwindling breed, the Summer Drive-In in Memphis is a blast from the past.
— Matt Hanks, MEMPHIS FLYER
 


Volume III, Issue 1
June 28 - July 5, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T he 1990s may be remembered most for the explosion of independent cinema, but it's video that has irreversibly altered the ways movies are made and perceived.

John Landis has been a singular American filmmaker, deftly mixing his love of the fantastic with outright comedy and the occasional touch of genuine pathos.

This week's big movie is "Big Daddy," which begins the "maturation" of Adam Sandler with a "hyperaccelerated lunge toward responsibility." Or not.

We've also got a trio of reviews of "The General's Daughter," wrestling and cooking on TV, and more.

And our Birthday Picks highlight "Citizen Ruth" and the Summer Drive-In in Memphis.


Big Daddy
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Big Daddy [4]
The maturation of Adam Sandler has begun.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mac "Daddy" [5]
Adam Sandler's wanna-be-loved everyschmo finally grows up in the entertaining "Big Daddy."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Big Daddy [6]
Big Daddy suffers from a case of arrested development.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Mini Reviews
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Tucson Weekly Film Clips [17]

  • Get Real
  • Tarzan
  • Three Seasons
 
Psychic Movie Predictions [18]
  • Besieged
  • Big Daddy
  • Red Violin


Now What? [19]
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WEEKLY WIRE
 

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