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Caustic Celeb [2]
An interview with Woody Allen; talking about his newest release, "Celebrity."
Celebrity [3]
Major Woody.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
Celebrity [4]
Woody Allen contemplates a society that has lost its way, but it turns out that the filmmaker may be the one who is lost.

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Off Camera [5]
An interview with "Elizabeth" director Shekhar Kapur.
Royal Pain [6]
The director of "Elizabeth," seems to be saying we should care about Elizabethan times because the Queen Elizabeth was a kick-ass feminist.
— Stacey Richter, TUCSON WEEKLY
Elizabeth [7]
With style, passion, and intelligence, Elizabeth answers the question: What is this thing we have about royalty?

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Children of the Revolution [8]
Revisiting glam in "Velvet Goldmine," a visionary musical that bends mind and gender.
Enemy of the State [9]
Love him or hate him, director Tony Scott only steals from the best in this conspiracy theorist's wet dream.
The Celebration [10]
The "something rotten in the state of Denmark" may be the stench of Klingenfeldt family skeletons tumbling from the closets in this award-winning Danish drama.
One Tough Cop [11]
This bloody, brawling, testosterone-heavy cop drama is a pure Seventies throwback.
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer [12]
The evil angler of last year's surprise hit is back in a predictably lamebrain sequel.
I'll Be Home for Christmas [13]
Beware of seasonal comedies whose titles echo Christmas carol refrains.
Quiet Living [14]
The Movie Guru feels just so gosh darn nice about "Living Out Loud."
— Phillip Rhodes, METRO PULSE
Lolita [15]
Nabokov's Nymphet Enters the Nineties.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
The Eel [16]
Two-time Palme d'Or winner at Cannes, Shohei Imamura, offers this quietly brilliant meditation on love, death, and...eels.

Volume II, Issue 22
November 23 - November 30, 1998  

W oody Allen's new flick "Celebrity" is--in typical form--part autobiography, part fantasy. First, we have an interview with Allen from Newcity Chicago's Ray Pride. Then we give you reviews from Weekly Alibi and Austin Chronicle.

Also new to the big screen is "Elizabeth." Giving us a look at 16th century England under Queen Mary and her successor Queen Elizabeth, the movie delves into the intrigues of court life. Leading off, we have an interview with director Shekhar Kapur, followed by reviews from Tucson Weekly and Austin Chronicle.

Also reviewed this week: "Velvet Goldmine," "Enemy of the State," "The Celebration," "One Tough Cop," "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Living Out Loud," "Lolita," "The Eel," and more in Mini-Reviews.

This week in Video & TV, we take a look at crime caper movies, "Titanic" on VHS and Laserdisc, and videogame-based TV shows.

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Videos a Go-Go [17]
Every week, we explore a movie genre for your rent 'n' view pleasure. This week, the Crime Caper.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
Scanlines [18]
Do the Laserdisc and DVD versions of Titanic offer anything special?
Idiot Box [21]
Naked Aggression "Mortal Kombat: Conquest"
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
Mini Reviews
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Newcity Chicago [19]

  • The Cruise
  • Enemy of the State
  • Headhunter's Sister
  • Lolita
  • Ringmaster
  • Waterboy

Psychic Movie Predictions [20]
  • American History X
  • Enemy of the State
  • The Rugrats Movie

Now What? [22]
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