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Go Godzilla
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Mega Movie Man [2]
Comedian Harry Shearer appears in two of the season's biggest "event flicks," including "Godzilla."
— Rich Collins, GAMBIT WEEKLY
 
Monster Mash [3]
Godzilla makers Emmerich and Devlin say they are just fun-loving knuckleheads.
— Mary Dickson, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
Monster-Baiting [4]
An interview with the cast and crew of "Godzilla."
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
My Japanese Is a Little Rusty [5]
"Videodrome" columnist Scott Phillips remembers growing up with Godzilla.
— Scott Phillips, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Godzilla Filmography [6]
The latex lizard's life in cinema.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Lost In Cyberspace [7]
Surfing the Internet with a guy who secretly wishes he were Godzilla.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Summer Movies
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Cold Comfort [8]
When temperatures hover around 100 degrees, local movie theaters offer a welcome respite from the sun. To help you plan your getaway, GambitWeekly film critic Rick Barton previews the summer fare.
— Rick Barton, GAMBIT WEEKLY
 
Weekly Alibi's Monster Summer Film Guide [9]
Forget box-office predictions, film fanatic Devin D. O'Leary delivers the body count on all the new releases this summer.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Full Reviews
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Recreational Habit [12]
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas": What we have here is a sort of love poem to getting wasted.
— Stacey Richter, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Bulworth Calls Bullshit! [13]
Warren Beatty's new political satire hits all the right buttons to create a cult hero for the '90s.
— Mary Dickson, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
A Horse in a Montana County [14]
Movie reviews of "The Horse Whisperer," "Character," and "Fractured Trust."
— Rick Barton, GAMBIT WEEKLY
 
Film Tip of the Week [15]
This week's must-see film: "Taste of Cherry."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Interviews
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Last Dance [10]
Beyond "Barcelona" with "The Last Days of Disco."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Behind the Scenes
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Glam Slam [11]
Rob Nelson makes French toast of this year's Cannes Film Festival; Donna Bowman flattens "Godzilla."
— Rob Nelson and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Now What? [25]
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 I, Issue 52
June 1 - June 8, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

W ow. Lukewarm reviews of "Godzilla" aside, you've got to admit, its marketing is impeccable. The cast and crew have been working overtime to promote the film, granting interviews far and wide. And here's the proof: we've got kaboodles of talks and squawks from the big names in the movie. Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin and Matthew Broderick chat diligently, but personally I'm more interested in hearing from Harry Shearer, a brilliant actor, humorist and even "Simpsons" voice. (Speaking of which, rest in peace Phil Hartman; you were terrific.) There's plenty more Godzilla-rama where that came from, including reminiscences about the old pictures, a filmography, and a guide to Godzilla web sites.

Also this week, we've got more summer movie guides than you can shake a rolled-up Premiere magazine at. Add those to last week's articles, and you can pretty much become a summer movie expert. Which ones have you seen and enjoyed so far? Come to the Talk Back BBS and tell us. My favorite has been "Bulworth," and a friend of mine says "A Perfect Murder" is extremely effective.

Lastly, please don't forget to check out the video and TV articles at the bottom of this page. We've got a view of "Teletubbies" sure to make you say "Again! Again!" If you haven't seen "Teletubbies" yet, what are you, some kind of adult? Get childish.


Mini Reviews
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Tucson Weekly [16]

  • Bulworth
  • Deep Impact
  • Godzilla
  • The Horse Whisperer
  • Love and Death on Long Island

Chicago NewcityNet [17]
  • Bulworth
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Friend of the Deceased
  • Godzilla
  • The Hanging Garden
  • I Got the Hookup

Austin Chronicle [18]
  • Hope Floats
  • The Real Blonde

Video + TV
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Video Tip of the Week [19]
You might want to rent "Ponette."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Scanlines [20]
Reviews of "The Full Monty" and "L.A. Confidential" on video and an ode to the Last Drive-In Picture Show in Gatesville, TX.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
TV Worth Watching [21]
"Network": The cinematic take on television.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Media Mulch [22]
Tubbies tune in, Springer backs off, and radio pirates return.
— Jim Hanas, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Pilot Error [23]
A briefing on upcoming TV pilots around the dial.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Watch This [24]
Seventy more reasons to get cable television!
— Stuart Wade, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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