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Top Ten Horror [2]
If "Halloween H20" makes you scream for more, check out these vids.
— Gina Leyba, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Full Reviews
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Snake Bit [3]
"Snake Eyes," with "Saving Private Ryan," appears to be part of a new trend in films one can walk out of after the first half-hour assured of having seen the best part.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Excessive Cage [4]
Nicolas Cage goes a bit too far over the otp in Brian De Palma's latest thriller, Snake Eyes.
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 
Jamie Lee Gets Revenge [5]
Halloween H20 is a great homage to John Carpenter's original.
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 
Slashing Pumpkins [6]
"Halloween: H2O" gives off a few feeble scares; "The Negotiator" needs to intervene on Samuel L. Jackson's behalf; "Ever After" is delightful except for its Cinderella.
— Jim Ridley, Noel Murray, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Fairly Tale [7]
"Ever After".
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Art of the Deal [8]
"The Negotiator" makes do with a good cast and a few surprises; "BASEketball" gets down and dirty.
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Photo Op [9]
In "The Governess," Minnie Driver is as radiant as a Botticelli and delivers her finest performance to date.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Sex, Drugs amd Ally Sheedy [10]
"High Art".
— Noah Masterson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Gift of War [11]
If you ever needed a reason to feel proud about being an American, go see "Saving Private Ryan.,
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Film Tip of the Week [12]
This week's must-see film, "Buffalo '66."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Behind the Scenes
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Blockbusted [16]
"Sex, Stupidity and Greed," by Ian Grey, provides an entertaining stab at the age-old question, "Why are movies so bad?"
— Zachary Woodruff, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Waters's World [15]
A day on the set of John Waters's "Pecker" is a chance to meet everyone from photographer Cindy Sherman to Patty Hearst.
— Gerald Peary, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Interviews
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'Pecker' Head [14]
Director John Waters explains "pit beef" and other charms of his upcoming movie "Pecker."
— Gerald Peary, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Snake Handler [13]
An interview with director Brian DePalma.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Now What? [25]
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 II, Issue 7
August 10 - August 17, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

O kay. Summer's winding down but some new films are getting a fair amount of attention--possibly more than they deserve, but hey it was the Summer of the Falling Rocks 'o Death, right?

This week you'll find reviews on "Halloween H20," "BASEketball," "The Negotiator," "The Governess," and "Ever After." But wait, there's more!!

Join Boston Phoenix's Gerald Peavy on the set of John Waters newest film, "Pecker," then read his inteview with Waters. It's a similarly cool package with Brian De Palma's new thriller, "Snake Eyes." Read the reviews and then get De Palma's take on his newest.

Zachary Woodruff of the Tucson Weekly examines "Sex, Stupidity and Greed," the new book by Ian Grey. Grey's a pretty bitter guy who tears into how and why Hollywood is cranking out crap. Don't agree? Didn't we mention the Summer of the Falling Rocks o' Death?

On the small screen, don't miss Metro Pulse's Coury Turczyn reporting on Adrian Lyne's remake of "Lolita." Actually finished two years ago, the film couldn't get an American distribution deal due to content and now it's on Showtime. Was the wait worth it?


Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix [21]

  • Jazz on Film
  • H20: Halloween
  • Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
  • Western
  • The Pelvis of J.W.
  • Safe Men

Tucson Weekly [22]
  • BASEketball
  • Ever After: A Cinderella Story
  • The Negotiator

Austin Chronicle [23]
  • Buffalo '66
  • Safe Men
  • O Amor Natural
  • Halloween H2O
  • Marie Baie Des Anges
  • The Negotiator
  • Snake Eyes
  • Whatever

Metro Pulse [24]
  • Halloween: H2O
  • The Opposite of Sex
  • Snake Eyes

Video + TV
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"The Daily Show" on Comedy Central [17]
TV gives so much and asks so little.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Movie Guru [18]
Coury Turczyn springs for cable just so he can review Adrian Lyne's "Lolita." He's not altogether sure it was worth it.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Scanlines [19]
Video reviews of Clueless, the Wild Bunch, and Django.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Videos a Go-Go [20]
Every week, we explore a movie genre for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. This week: domestic assault vehicles.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 

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