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Suspended Animation [2]
A review of this years animated flops and why people don't seem to get into it anymore.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Interviews
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It Came From Beyond [3]
"I saw my first cadaver when I was about five years old. I saw my first rotting corpse at 10." Now, at 35, Guillermo del Toro is probably the world's most promising horror film director.
— Cary L. Roberts, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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Friends Forever? [4]
Review of the movie "Chuck and Buck."
— Scott Heller, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Chuck and Buck [5]
This hand-held digital drama is a fascinating study of discomfiture on and off the screen.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Marvelous Mutants [6]
The long-anticipated X-Men arrives, in full force.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
High on X [7]
"X-men" does honor to the comic book; "The Filth and the Fury" takes pointed look at Sex Pistols' legacy; and Robert Bresson's "A Man Escaped" is both thrilling and thought-provoking.
— Noel Murray, Jim Ridley, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Loser [8]
Heckerling's new film is utterly clueless.
— Kimberley Jones, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
American Cutie [9]
"Loser"s looking for luck in all the wrong places.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
What Lies Beneath [10]
With this thriller Robert Zemeckis tries to out-Hitchcock early Brian De Palma.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Better Living Through Circuitry [11]
Everything You Wanted to Know About Raves (But Were Afraid to Ask).
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
A Piece of Eden [12]
This story about rural life by the director of Bang the Drum Slowly is awash in oversimplification.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
A King of Infinite Space [13]
Ethan Hawke's Hamlet should have decided "not to be." Also, "Bossa Nova."
— Chris Davis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Trixie [14]
Alan Rudolph's "screwball noir" emphasizes self-satisfying comedy over the whodunit.
— Bryan Poyser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Pokémon: The Movie 2000 [15]
The toys are back in town.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [21]
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 IV, Issue 5
July 24 - July 31, 2000  
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T he new computer technology has been a mixed blessing for animated movies. Its power to create and manipulate the illusion of reality is unprecedented, but the danger is that this realism will, as in non-animated movies, leave no room for the imagination.

If you've ever daydreamed about a long-lost friend, dialed a number, and then hung up when a voice answered, or nakedly confessed your love at just the wrong moment, then "Chuck & Buck" is the must-see film of the summer.

Thanks to the success of the trivia game shows and reality shows, there's a pu-pu platter of programs with similar looks and feels in the making for the upcoming TV season.

Also, an interview with horror director Guillermo del Toro, more reviews of "X-Men," "Loser," and more.


Video + TV
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TV Eye [16]
Had your fill of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? Are you stuffed to the gills from consuming too many hours of Survivor or Big Brother? Better get used to it -- there's a whole lot more on the way.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [17]

  • What Lies Beneath
  • Shower
  • Pokémon 2000
  • Set Me Free
Film Clips [18]
  • Bossa Nova
  • Cotton Mary
  • Luminarias
  • Sunshine
Film Tip of the Week [19]
  • Chuck & Buck
Psychic Movie Predictions [20]
  • The In-Crowd
  • Jesus' Son
  • Loser
  • Pokemon 2000
  • What Lies Beneath

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