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No Refunds [2]
The Worst Movies of the Year.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 


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Frankenstein's Dad [3]
Interview with Bill Condon, the writer and director of Gods and Monsters.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Gods and Monsters [4]
This speculative account of the final days of Frankenstein director James Whale is full of insights about the life of an openly gay man in 1930s Hollywood.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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Saving Private Lying [5]
For "Private Confessions," Liv Ullmann gets to direct Max von Sydow and interpret Ingmar Bergman.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Shakespeare in Love [6]
Best Farce Forward.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Video + TV
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Take Me to the River [7]
NBC is hoping for a miracle from its new primetime drama "Providence," but there's nothing like vintage "St. Elsewhere" on video.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Myth and the Mississippi [8]
The four-part PBS documentary "The Mississippi: River of Song" traces the length of the Daddy of Waters and the breadth of the music heard along its banks.
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Dick Drops the Ball [9]
TV gives so much and asks so little.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Behind the Scenes
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Reel World [10]
007 in court.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Now What? [13]
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?
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Volume II, Issue 28
January 4 - January 11, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

I n addition to this week's usual features, reviews and interviews (don't miss the Worst Movies of 1998 or the interview with Bill Condon), we've dug through the Weekly Wire archives for a look back at the most popular stories from 1998. If you missed any of these when they first appeared, here's your second chance to view them in their original unabridged format.

TOP FILM STORIES OF 1998:

MARCH 23, 1998:
Getting Down and Dirty With the Cast of "Wild Things"
Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell and Denise Richards are ready to talk trash.

JUNE 1, 1998:
Godzilla Filmography
The latex lizard's life in cinema.

JANUARY 20, 1998:
The Movie Guru
The Movie Guru soaks up the cynicism of "Wag the Dog."

JANUARY 12, 1998:
Magic Geriatrics
According to a recent spate of Hollywood romances, women in their thirties fall for men in their sixties - yeah, old enough to be their fathers - with the casual regularity of scheduling a haircut.

MARCH 23, 1998:
Girls, Sex and Movies
An interview with Sarah Jacobson, the woman behind "Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore."



Mini Reviews
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Tucson Weekly [11]

  • American History X
  • Enemy of the State
  • Gods and Monsters
  • Henry Fool
  • Jack Frost
  • Living Out Loud
  • Prince of Egypt
  • Psycho
  • Shakespeare In Love
  • You've Got Mail

Boston Phoenix [12]

  • The Faculty


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