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An Immodest Proposal [2]
What they did to "Eyes Wide Shut" is just the most recent example of the MPAA's increasingly clueless despotism. It's time to scrap the ratings system.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad O? [3]
"Coming Soon" screenwriter Collette Burson didn't think she would have to fight this hard to show the world an orgasm.
— Michelle Chihara, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

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Inspired Nonsense [5]
Leave it to Albert Brooks to be the voice of reason in the struggle to define comedy by imposing the humane, absurdist logic of "The Muse."
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Muse Man [6]
Albert Brooks drives stakes into the coffin of Hollywood self-importance with "The Muse."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
The Muse [7]
Albert Brooks' muse remains true, but she's not working on all cylinders in this new movie.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Mickey Blue Eyes [8]
This stumbling romantic comedy has its eyes wide shut.
— Hollis Chacona, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Slipped 'Mickey' [9]
The most disturbing thing about "Mickey Blue Eyes" is the way it mistakes violence and abuse for light comedy.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Hit Men [10]
Even Hugh Grant can't save "Mickey Blue Eyes."
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
In Too Deep [11]
It occasionally rises above its hackneyed plot, but never reaches for anything grander than rap-fueled exploitation.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
In Too Deep [12]
In Too Deep walks a well-trod line.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Thirteenth Warrior [13]
This medieval adventure highlights hairy-chested, testosterone-fueled filmmaking at its most bombastic.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Universal Soldier: The Return [14]
Check your TEK-9 at the door.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Dreamland [15]
Steve Martin's "Bowfinger" immortalizes the Hollywood bottom-feeder.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Class Dismissed [16]
"Teaching Mrs. Tingle" is a textbook case of bad filmmaking; "Bowfinger" offers a good-natured view of Hollywood; an inscrutable "Loss of Sexual Innocence."
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Deep Throat [17]
Roko Belic's "Genghis Blues" is the stuff of moviemaking legend. Semi-pro filmmakers with limited funds cobble together a movie whose story and setting are so irresistible that moviegoers leave the theater raving.
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
East of Hope Street [18]
This movie is a well-meaning but overloaded social drama about kids caught in the juvenile justice system.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Red Dwarf [19]
Despite Anita Ekberg's presence, The Red Dwarf is no dip in the Trevi Fountain.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Autumn Tale [20]
Eric Rohmer completes his Tale of the Four Seasons cycle with this French study of love and relationships.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [28]
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 10
August 30 - September 7, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

E nough scarlet letters already. It's time to pull the plug on the MPAA's troubling film ratings system and let free expression and free enterprise reign.

The silver screen is awash in explorations of the male effort to "get lucky," but it's different for girls. Just ask Collette Burson, who wrote and directed a movie about a young woman's search for the Big "O."

John Waters would never call himself a political film maker, but if someone else does, he won't object. The director of such outrageous classics as "Pink Flamingoes" discusses his life and work in an interview with the Austin Chronicle.

Plus reviews of Albert Brooks' "The Muse" (and some of his earlier films), Hugh Grant's "Mickey Blue Eyes," "In Too Deep," and other new movies, a fond look back at family-friendly TV, and more.


Interviews
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Waters' Edge [4]
An interview with cult filmmaker John Waters.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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TV Eye [21]
A stroll down memory lane ends with a question: What happened to family-friendly television shows, and how can we bring them back?
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Real Deal [22]
Albert Brooks is about quality, not quantity.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Scanlines [23]
Reviews of Bill Karn's 1961 "Five Minutes to Live," which stars Johnny Cash; Walter Grauman's 1964 "Lady in a Cage"; and the cable-only movie "Lansky."
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Foreign Noir [24]
Retro noir pictures from abroad.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 

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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [25]

  • Better Than Chocolate
  • In Too Deep
  • Universal Soldier: The Return
  • A Dog of Flanders
  • Dudley Do-Right

Tucson Weekly Film Clips [26]
  • In Too Deep
  • The Muse
  • Teaching Mrs. Tingle
  • Universal Soldier: The Return

Psychic Movie Predictions [27]
  • The Astronaut's Wife
  • A Dog of Flanders
  • Dudley Do-Right
  • In Too Deep
  • The Muse
  • The Thirteenth Warrior

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