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New Again [2]
Donna Bowman surveys the current restoration craze.
— Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Letters at 3AM [3]
This century has seen the cinema become our temples, the actors on the screen our deities.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Full Reviews
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Deadly Dull [4]
Think of it as "Deathstyles of the Rich and Famous." Death is truly quite lifeless in "Meet Joe Black."
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 
Xcess [5]
"American History X," a cautionary drama about Neo-Nazis, has all the subtlety of a smack in the head with a cinder block.
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 
Under Fire [6]
The Movie Guru finds himself beseiged by the latest offering from director Edward Zwick, "The Siege."
— Zak Weisfeld, METRO PULSE
 
Back To The Welles [7]
A re-edited "Touch of Evil" returns to the big screen in all its glory.
— Stacey Richter, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Behind the Scenes
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The Making of "Olympia" [9]
The making of this new and promising film directed by Bill Byington provided a few lessons in both the creative and business ends of independent filmmaking.
— Bill Stott, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Scanlines [10]
Three films that spoof Hollywood's obsession with itself: "Living in Oblivion," "Swimming With Sharks," and "The Player."
— Eli Kooris, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Videodrome [11]
Mind-bending video reviews from our psychotronic couch critic, "Deadbeat at Dawn" (1987); "Demons" (1985).
— Scott Phillips, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Videos a Go-Go [12]
Every week, we expore a movie genre for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. This week, director Neil Jordan films.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
TV Eye [13]
Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Loud and Proud [14]
"Will and Grace" on NBC.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Media Mix [15]
Last April, Media Mix mocked a colleague here at Tucson Weekly who had made a minor investment in a digital satellite dish. Boy, were we wrong, wrong, wrong.
TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Now What? [20]
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 21
November 16 - November 23, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

M aking the old new again is a dominating trend in Hollywood these days. From the reissue of a souped-up "Star Wars" to the recent modifications to "Touch of Evil," movie makers are revisiting the past. Get a taste of "Touch of Evil" from Tucson Weekly's Stacey Richter and an interview with the remastered film's producer Rick Schmidlin from Weekly Alibi's Devin O'Leary.

What kind of affect on society has the movie industry had? Michael Ventura takes us on a trip through the 20th century to analyze how the big screen--and the business behind it--has changed our culture in "Letters at 3AM." Austin Chronicle's Bill Stott gives us some insight into current film making in "The Making of 'Olympia.'"

Reviews this week include "Meet Joe Black," "American History X," "The Siege," and many quick looks in Mini Reviews.

Video & TV this week looks at Hollywood spoofs, Neil Jordan films on video, more on cartoons, satellite TV, and NBC series "Wil & Grace."


Interviews
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A Touch-Up of Evil [8]
An interview with Rick Schmidlin, producer of the remastered "A Touch of Evil."
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mini Reviews
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Austin Chronicle [16]

  • American History X
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas
  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  • The Last Big Thing
  • Living Out Loud
  • Meet Joe Black
  • Olympia
  • Slam

Tucson Weekly [17]
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • Living Out Loud
  • A Merry War
  • The Waterboy

Metro Pulse [18]
  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas
  • Meet Joe Black

Newcity Chicago [19]
  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  • I'll Be Home for Christmas
  • Meet Joe Black

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