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The Man Who Dared [2]
An argument for Jean-Luc Godard.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
That's Not All She Wrote [3]
The Austin Film Society's newest series, "Calling the Shots: Women Screenwriters of the 1930s," looks at the early days of filmmaking, when an unusually large number of women screenwriters thrived.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

The Matrix
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Reeve Review [4]
Keanu Reeves lights up the screen in "The Matrix," his best movie without a bus in it.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Hacking and Whacking [5]
Kung fu kicks and dazzling technology in "The Matrix;" Drew Barrymore adds a winning comic presence to "Never Been Kissed," plus "Mod Squad" and "Forces of Nature."
— Jim Ridley, Donna Bowman, and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
The Matrix [6]
Find the loudest theatre near you and dive straight into "The Matrix."
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Ron Howard's EDtv
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Commercial Break [7]
The Movie Guru desperately for the remote control to change the channel on EDtv.
— Zak Weisfeld, METRO PULSE
 
Tuned Out [8]
EDtv retreads old ground.
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
EDtv [9]
Not ready for prime time.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Full Reviews
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The General [10]
A hazy shade of winter.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Out-of-Towners [11]
Send 'em back home with a one-way ticket.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Harmonists [12]
Nazi tune-busters stopped playing their song.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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TV Eye [14]
Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Media Mix [15]
Corpulent cooks 'The Two Fat Ladies' use lard!
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Videos a Go-Go [16]
Every week, we take a look at a different movie category for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. This week: the films of Warren Beatty.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Scanlines [17]
Louis Black revisits "Zulu Dawn" and "Junior Bonner," two underappreciated explotation films; and Eli Kooris reviews "Menace II Society."
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Truth and Consequences [18]
"Oz," "Futurama," "Tenacious D.," and "The Norm Show" define the difference between cable and the broadcast networks.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 


Volume II, Issue 41
April 5 - April 12, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

F ilm reviews this week focus on two box office biggies. First up is "The Matrix," featuring the acting genius of Keanu Reeves. Surprisingly enough, the movie's finding success with critics for it's amazing stunts and stunning computer effects. Get individual takes on the film from Tucson Weekly, Nashville Scene, and Ausin Chronicle.

Also up, is more on Ron Howard's "EDtv." Following up on last week's plethora of reviews, this week finds a fairly unanimous thumbs down from Metro Pulse, Memphis Flyer, and Weekly Alibi. Also this week, we get looks at "The General," "The Out-of-Towners," "The Harmonist," and more in Mini-Reviews.

Dustin Hoffman is behind the scenes with his new production, "A Walk on the Moon." Starring Diane Lane, the film takes a look at the summer of '69--a summer of Woodstock, the Moon landing, and love. Chicago Newcity's Ray Pride sits down for a chat with Hoffman in "Moonwalkers."

Plus, get a look at Matt Groening's new TV project "Futurama" from Austin Chronicle and Boston Phoenix, and more.


Interviews
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Moonwalkers [13]
Dustin Hoffman and Tony Goldwyn discuss their Woodstock love story "A Walk on the Moon."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix [19]

  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • A Walk on the Moon
  • The Mod Squad
  • The Matrix
  • The Out-of-Towners

Tucson Weekly [20]
  • The Brandon Teena Story
  • EDtv
  • Forces of Nature
  • Mod Squad
  • Never Been Kissed

Metro Pulse [21]
  • The Matrix
  • The Out-of-Towners
  • 10 Things I Hater About You

Now What? [22]
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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