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On the Video Beach [2]
From "Saving Private Ryan" to "Surf Nazis Must Die," the beach has played a major role in cinema.
THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Full Reviews
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The Blair Witch Project [4]
With no special effects, no professional equipment and a less-than-shoestring budget, The Blair Witch Project makes brilliant use of its nonexistent resources.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Witching Hour [5]
"The Blair Witch Project" sneaks up on you when you're least expecting it.
— Zachary Woodruff, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Houses of Horrors [6]
For all its seeming amateurism, "The Blair Witch Project" offers a frightful scare, while "The Haunting" is just a big-budget special effects fest.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Dispossessed [7]
When bad houses happen to good people.
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
The Haunting [8]
Haunted house tale finds no one home.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Runaway Bride [9]
Runaway Bride... runaway script.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Deep Blue Sea [10]
This shark attack is full of holes.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Inspector Gadget [11]
Live-action Disney picture is a hodge-podge of silly effects.
— Hollis Chacona, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Chalk [12]
Pool-hall drama is the name of the game in this atmospheric workabout a two-bit hustler.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [16]

  • Runaway Bride
  • The Haunting
  • A Stranger in the Kingdom
  • Deep Blue Sea

Tucson Weekly Film Clips [17]
  • Buena Vista Social Club
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • The Haunting
  • Inspector Gadget

Now What? [18]
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 III, Issue 6
August 2 - August 9, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

A quick trip to the video store, and you can be spending the summer on the shore, courtesy of a selection of beach movies.

A conversation with Andrew Fleming, whose new film, "Dick," is a comedy of errors that gleefully works through the outrageous conceit of a slightly wacked, alternative universe.

A documentary looks at Selena's life from a Latina feminist perspective, examining how young Mexican-American girls found a role model and pop-cultural icon in the Tejana from Corpus Christi.

Plus, more horrified reactions to "The Blair Witch Project" and its big-budget competition "The Haunting," "Runaway Bride," "Deep Blue Sea," Emmy nominations, and more.



Interviews
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Deep Throat Revealed [3]
Director Andy Fleming talks about his "Dick."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Video + TV
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TV Eye [13]
"Corpus: A Home Movie for Selena" examines modern issues of celebrity, diversity, beauty, and the enduring power of a cultural icon.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Idiot Box [14]
Emmy nominations have been announced, and cable continues to beat the networks.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Scanlines [15]
Reviews of The Big Combo (1955), Truck Turner (1974), and Douglas Sirk's All That Heaven Allows (1955).
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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