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Fresh Claire [3]
"Brokedown Palace" lets melancholy Claire Danes escape from her type-cast prison.
— Alicia Potter, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Brokedown Palace [4]
Not a nice place to visit.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Crown Jewel [5]
There's more to entice in "Thomas Crown" than Rene Russo's over-hyped breasts.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Image Conscious [6]
The good looks of The Thomas Crown Affair, and the explosive Mystery Men.
— Ashley Fantz, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Bowfinger [7]
Steve Martin's latest suffers from the smugness of a kid who's just been promoted to the gifted class.
— Noah Masterson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Detroit Rock City [8]
This teen rock comedy earns a big KISS-off.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Ghost in the Machine [9]
"The Iron Giant" is a shiny new classic; "Runaway Bride" should keep running.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Hero Complex [10]
The Movie Guru uses his X-ray vision on Mystery Men.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
The Sixth Sense [11]
A smart, creepy and disarmingly old-fashioned heart-pumper.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Sixth Sense [12]
This ghost story has real substance.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Edge of Seventeen [13]
Growing up gay in Sandusky, Ohio in the Eighties forms the basis for this coming-of-age tale.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
A Private Idaho [14]
Twins Mark and Michael Polish's "Twin Falls Idaho" is a tribute to separation anxiety.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
After Life [15]
The movie asks the question: What is the one memory you would choose to carry with you for all eternity?
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
My Son the Fanatic [16]
Cultures and generations clash in this sly drama.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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TV Eye [17]
Who says nice girls don't do it?
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
After the Flood [18]
Documentary filmmaker tells the story of when the levee broke.
— Ashley Fantz, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Scanlines [19]
Richard Fleischer's "Armored Car Robbery"; Ben Stiller in "Permanent Midnight"; and Silvio Narizzano's "Die! Die! My Darling!"
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume III, Issue 8
August 16 - August 23, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

C ast Claire Danes, from television's "My So-Called Life," in a role of daunting emotional range and she can save just about anything, including the new girls-in-prison drama "Brokedown Palace."

Rene Russo proves to be an attraction for the remade "The Thomas Crown Affair," even if she hadn't taken her clothes off.

Gene Simmons figures "Detroit Rock City" will be good for KISS whether the movie is a success or not. Not bad thinking for a 50-year-old in Kabuki makeup!

Plus Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy in "Bowfinger," a second round of reviews of "Iron Giant," "Mystery Men," and "Sixth Sense," a glimpse at sex on TV, and much more.



Interviews
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Kiss 'N' Tell [2]
Gene Simmons wags his tongue for "Detroit Rock City."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [20]

  • Dr. Akagi
  • Bowfinger
  • Detroit Rock City

Film Clips [21]
  • Dick
  • Iron Giant
  • Mystery Men
  • Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl

Psychic Movie Predictions [22]
  • Bowfinger
  • Brokedown Palace
  • Detroit Rock City


Now What? [23]
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
 

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