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Oh, Behave! [2]
Didn't think the Phantom Menace's quasi-sexual motifs -- the throbbing light sabers, the aliens' vaginal mouths, all those tunnels -- were enticing? Not to worry, Hollywood has one seductive summer planned.
— Alicia Potter, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Full Reviews
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Star Crossed [6]
"Notting Hill" is a smart, sweet gem.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Notting Hill [7]
Notting Hill a nice place to visit but ...
— Hollis Chacona, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
To Boldly Go [8]
The Movie Guru questions the Federation in Trekkies.
— Adrienne Martini, METRO PULSE
 
The Thirteenth Floor [9]
You can go there, but why would you want to?
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
China Syndrome [10]
Xiu Xiu is a broken blossom of the Cultural Revolution.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Frogs for Snakes [11]
A hip NYC comedy that's full of snips and snails and puppy-dog tails.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Three Seasons [12]
This American-made film set in Vietnam is full of lyrical beauty that amounts to little.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Hideous Kinky [13]
Kate Winslet knows the way to Marrakesh in this time-capsule movie set in 1972.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Reality Checks And Balances [14]
Public television's 12th annual 'P.O.V.' documentary series is 100 Percent pabulum-free.
— James Reel, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
TV Eye [15]
Reality meets television: POV on PBS.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Star Wars: Episode 4.5 [16]
"The Star Wars Holiday Special."
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Videos a Go-Go [17]
A moment when sexual ambiguity seemed so cool, so hip, so alluring.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Scanlines [18]
Graduation rites on video: "Dazed and Confused" and "Can't Hardly Wait."
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
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
 


Volume II, Issue 49
June 1 - June 7, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

S ummer movie hoopla won't die with George Lucas's critical reputation. An exceptionally diverse summer-movie season relies less on sequels and SurroundSound and more on adaptations, psychological thrillers, and a saturation of sexual storylines.

Reviews of Lucas's cosmic opus are still arriving, however. Docking this week are The Weekly Alibi, The Tucson Weekly, and a trio of critics from the Nashville Scene.

Also, a pair of "Notting Hill" reviews, and critiques of "The Thirteenth Floor," "Trekkies," "Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl," and lots more.

On the video side, there are previews of the 12th season of P.O.V., the PBS independent film series, memories of a bad Star Wars "sequel," and more.


Star Wars
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Star Wars: Episode I--The Phantom Menace [3]
Full Force?
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Battle Beyond the Stars [4]
Three critics, three views on "Star Wars Episode I--The Phantom Menace."
— Jim Ridley, Noel Murray, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
The Mothership Has Landed [5]
So you know there's no plot and the acting's atrocious, but go see it anyway—everyone else has.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [19]

  • Notting Hill
  • The Thirteenth Floor
  • Southie
  • The Love Letter
 
Film Clips [20]
  • The Love Letter
  • Trekkies
 
Psychic Movie Predictions [21]
  • Notting Hill
  • The Thirteenth Floor
 

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