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American Pouty [2]
Kevin Spacey discusses letting a midlife crisis find its bliss.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Full Reviews
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Gulf Course [3]
Director David O. Russell's "Three Kings" is not your average war movie.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Three Kings [4]
A war movie with a conscience, an action movie with a funny bone - Three Kings is a blast.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Soldiers of Fortune [5]
"Three Kings;" "American Beauty"; alone together in "Twin Falls Idaho."
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
A Real Beauty [6]
The latest entry into what could be a new canon of filmmaking is the extremely well-made "American Beauty."
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
More Than Skin Deep [7]
"American Beauty" looks at the power of cheerleader briefs on a near-dead man; "Double Jeopardy" has nary a moment to make the heart race.
— Ashley Fantz, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Hockey or Hokey? [8]
"Mystery, Alaska" will milk a few easy tears 'n' cheers but melt from memory like a late winter snow.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mystery, Alaska [9]
Where are Slap Shot's Hanson brothers when you really need them?
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Plunkett and Macleane [10]
Plunkett and Macleane is like a rollicking music video about 18th-century highwaymen.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Acid House [11]
Although adapted from the same novelist's work, this triptych of stories is not Trainspotting 2.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Psych-Out [12]
"Mumford" keeps questions of profundity or plausibility safely at bay.
— Heather Iger, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Dog Park [13]
This romantic comedy is for the dogs.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Simon Sez [14]
Dennis Rodman plays a suave Interpol agent. Simon Sez: Not.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Open Season [15]
A look at some of the new TV season's hopefuls -- the good, the bad, and the soon to be trivia questions.
— Jim Hanas, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Curses, Foiled Again [16]
Rude, raw and extremely funny, FOX TV's "Action" earns the warning that's stamped in front of each episode.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Videos a Go-Go [17]
Resurrecting the old fashioned, two-fisted heroes.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 


Volume III, Issue 15
October 4 - October 11, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T hree Kings" is one of the top films in the country this week, and we've got a trio of reviews, starting with Peter Keough's from the Boston Phoenix, which calls it "a layered, witty, enlightening assault on conventions and preconceptions." Our other reviews, from the Austin Chronicle and the Nashville Scene, are also lavish in their praise.

We've also got a couple more reviews of the well-received "American Beauty," plus an interview with the film's star, Kevin Spacey.

The latest big-screen effort from television's David E. Kelley, "Mystery, Alaska," doesn't get quite the same reception. Our reviewers call it "a hoary sports drama" and "utterly predictable."

Also, a pair of English highwaymen in "Plunkett and Macleane," a look at some of the new television season's offerings, and more.



Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [18]

  • The Saragossa Manuscript
  • Mumford
  • Drive Me Crazy
  • Dog Park
  • Splendor
  • Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train
  • The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
  • Mystery, Alaska

Tucson Weekly Film Clips [19]
  • The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
  • Blue Streak
  • Mumford
  • One Man's Hero

Psychic Movie Predictions [20]
  • Adventures of Sebastian Cole
  • American Beauty
  • Drive Me Crazy
  • Elmo in Grouchland
  • Mystery, Alaska
  • Plunkett and Macleane
  • Three Kings
  • Twin Falls Idaho

Now What? [21]
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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