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Essential Iron [5]
"Iron Giant" is one of the best animated features of the decade, and one of the best movies of the year.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
The Iron Giant [6]
Feature cartoon is solid gold.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Mystery Men [7]
Ensemble comedy scores with near-perfect casting.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Thomas Crown Affair [8]
This affair is illicit from beginning to end.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Dick [9]
Seems we still have Dick Nixon to kick around.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Seafood Delight [10]
"Deep Blue Sea" offers big-budget thrills; "This Is My Father" is a lame tale of the Irish; and "Dick" is even lamer.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Fall Guy [11]
Eric Rohmer's "Autumn Tale" might not be a vintage work, but it's a lot more bracing than most of the cinema ordinaire on tap this summer.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl [12]
Joan Chen turns to directing for this evocative Chinese tale about life during the Cultural Revolution.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [16]

  • The Iron Giant
  • My Life So Far
  • The Thomas Crown Affair
  • Trick
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Dick
  • Mystery Men

Film Clips [17]
  • Runaway Bride
  • The Sixth Sense

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?
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Volume III, Issue 7
August 9 - August 16, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T he Iron Giant," a take on the classic fairy tale about the lonely boy who finds the perfect friend, is one of the best, coolest animated features of the year, if not the decade, according to our critics. We've also got interviews with the film's screenwriter and director.

"Mystery Men," a snappy, slaphappy, utterly bizarre adaptation of Bob Burden's Dark Horse comic book, is gleefully, goofily over-the-top. And William H. Macy stars as one of the collection of oddball heroes.

A Web site offers dozens of examples of how a good television series can be fatally wounded by a single episode.

Plus, reviews of "The Thomas Crown Affair" remake, "Dick," Hispanic complaints about TV, and more.


Interviews
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Iron Writer [2]
Tim McCanlies is making big money as a Hollywood screenwriter, but this Lone Star cowboy is more at home talking about his guns, Harley-Davidson, and herd of mixed-breed cattle than his life in the industry.
— Cary L. Roberts, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Brad Bird [3]
Director of "The Iron Giant."
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Shoveler To The Rescue [4]
William H. Macy digs his comic role in "Mystery Men."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Video + TV
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Where It All Went Wrong [13]
At some point, even the best TV series go bad, and jumptheshark.com is out to document the demises.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
TV Eye [14]
Hispanics join forces to protest the their representation on TV -- but change is unlikely.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Scanlines [15]
The strange career of Alan Smithee, aka directors who have had their name yanked from the credits of their film.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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