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The Color Of Money [2]
Reviewing a blacksploitation revival in the movies.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Gnashville [3]
Twenty-five years on, 'Jaws' looks menacing in ways we never could have predicted; 'Jesus' Son' makes some sense out of hazy, disjointed source material.
— Rob Nelson, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

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The Edge of 17 [4]
At 21 years old, actress Charmian Carr couldn't have known that the character she was portraying -- Liesl von Trapp in "The Sound of Music" -- would follow her for the rest of her life.
— Kate X Messer, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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Beau Travail [5]
Mesmerizing images of French Legionnaires in the African desert burn a stunning image of an all-male enclave.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
But I'm a Cheerleader [6]
Two, four, six eight. For this movie make a date.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps [7]
It must be the new math: This nutty professor doles out six characters in one.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Under and Beyond [8]
The soggy horror flick "What Lies Beneath," plus a review of "Loser."
MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Melancholy Drone [9]
Ethan Hawke darkens Denmark's sky.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
The In Crowd [10]
Outies of the world, rejoice.
— Kimberley Jones, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Thomas and the Magic Railroad [11]
Children's choo-choo is on the wrong track.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [14]
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
 


Volume IV, Issue 6
July 31 - August 7, 2000  
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

W hite movie audiences are most comfortable when black people are clowns on a stage or, to judge from last year's Oscar contenders, sainted fools or dogged crusaders safely behind bars. After a summer of shtick, the fall releases clean up their act to become Oscar-worthy.

Blame summer-blockbuster-mania on "Jaws," which hit theaters a quarter-century ago (and special-edition DVD just recently), with an unprecedented $5 million publicity campaign.

This year's Emmy-award nominations are out, so the Austin Chronicle's Belinda Acosta offers her thoughts and proposes some additional awards for TV's "finest."

Also, Charmian Carr is forever Liesl, reviews of "Nutty Professor II" and "Thomas and the Magic Railroad," and more.


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TV Eye [12]
Here, for your consideration, are the Emmy nominations for dramas, along with nominees for TV Eye's second annual Clare Awards.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [13]

  • Eve
  • Loser
  • The Five Senses
  • The In Crowd
  • Thomas and the Magic Railroad

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