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Dishonorable Discharge
"The General's Daughter" crosses the line from well-paced mystery movie to tasteless exploitation film. [06-28-99]
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

Shag's Back
Hint: when you see a vial of liquefied human feces sitting next to a coffee pot, turn your head for about three minutes. [06-21-99]
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

When The Trains Ran On Tea-Time
Usually, a Zeffirelli film is saved from its lack of depth by the precise camerawork and lush art direction, but not this time. [06-14-99]
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

Virtual Reality Bites
There's no reason to get off on the "13th Floor." [06-07-99]
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

The Mothership Has Landed
So you know there's no plot and the acting's atrocious, but go see it anyway—everyone else has. [06-01-99]
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

Who's On The Dark Side Now?
A totally subjective guide to summer cinema. [05-24-99]
— Zachary Woodruff, TUCSON WEEKLY

Primary School
Reese Witherspoon's Tracy Flick is tireless in her campaign to dominate the student body in Alexander Payne's no-heroes comedy. [05-17-99]
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

Old Fool's Gold
Sean Connery is supposedly a raging sex god, and partner Ving Rhames the archetypal master thief, in a rather thinly veiled plot to exploit a special effects budget. [05-10-99]
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

Ready For Take-Off?
We chat with an air-traffic controller about "Pushing Tin." Don't read this if you're planning on flying anywhere in this lifetime. [05-03-99]
— Zachary Woodruff, TUCSON WEEKLY

Gnarly Noir
With a plot as complicated and dangerous as a Tucson suicide lane at 4:01 p.m., how can you go wrong? [04-26-99]
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

Double-Dose Of Evil
"Wicked" And "Cookie's Fortune" Make A Dastardly Cinematic Duo, Each With Hints At Greatness. [04-19-99]
— James Di Giovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

Kiss And Tell-Off
"10 Things I Hate About You" takes the Bard's most sexist comedy and turns it into a post-feminist bash. [04-12-99]
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

Reeve Review
Keanu Reeves lights up the screen in "The Matrix," his best movie without a bus in it. [04-05-99]
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

Special Ed
Ron "Opie" Howard can't make a film about the dumbing down of our national culture without dumbing it down a little himself. [03-29-99]
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

Nothing Screams 'Rage' Like A Colon
Romeo of the Gridiron and Juliet with superpowers begin a romance—even though he's from the in-crowd and she's not! [03-22-99]
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

Pre-Adult Entertainment
How can we run a society based on the irrational fear of underage porn when there's so little to be found, wondered "Cruel Intentions" writer/director Roger Kumble. [03-15-99]

The Smug War
The basic idea of "200 Cigarettes" was to round up as many hot young stars as possible in the hopes of duping the pseudo-hipster MTV audience into coming to the movie and pretending they liked it. [03-08-99]
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

Political Parable
The hidden message in "Jawbreaker:" Kill one for the Gipper! [03-01-99]
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

The Fat And The Skinny
Eat your hearts out, Siskel and Ebert. Our two guys can trade insults and review "My Favorite Martian," too. [02-23-99]
— James DiGiovanna and Zachary Woodruff, TUCSON WEEKLY

Mel Hell
Hurting, maiming and killing and lots of it—what's not to like about "Payback?" [02-15-99]
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

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