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APRIL 20, 1998:
Whither DVD?
Don't succumb to new-toy syndrome.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
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.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
NOVEMBER 10, 1998:
Oh My God! They Killed Kenny!
TV gives so much and asks so little.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Features
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Gone But Not Forgetten [2]
The restoration of "Gone With The Wind" brings the Old South back to Memphis.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Under the Influence [3]
Rob Nelson on the Watkins Belcourt's Cassavetes retrospective; Scene reviewers gang up on the AFI's "Top 100" list.
— Rob Nelson, Jim Ridley, Noel Murray and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Bitten by the Video Bug [4]
Students at Zavala Elementary are getting behind the lens instead of sitting in front of the tube after school.
— Jay Hardwig, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

The X-Files
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Unsolved Mysteries [7]
The X-Files' publicity campaign suggested that the big-screen adaptation was something grander than just a two-hour episode of the series, but apparently that was just part of some conspiracy.
— Gary Susman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
X Marks The Plot [8]
X-Files, the movie represents a sinister scheme to get TV viewers to fork over a pile of cash to see even more wooden, TV-type crapola.
— Zak Woodruff, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Great X-Pectations [9]
"The X-Files: Fight The Future".
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Full Reviews
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Film Tip of the Week [10]
This week's must-see film.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Disco Dud [11]
The Movie Guru watches "The Last Days of Disco," and wonders what it all means.
— Adrienne Martini, METRO PULSE
 
Larger than Life [13]
"Wilde" looks at the humanity of a giant.
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Video + TV
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Bob Denver: TV God [20]
TV gives so much and asks so little.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Video Phile [21]
Reviews of movies now on video.
MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Ma Vie En Rose [22]
A film that'll leave you smiling for days.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Videos a Go-Go [23]
Every week, we explore a movie genre for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
TV Eye [24]
Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Scanlines [25]
Reviews of The Ice Storm (on video) and Vigilante 8 (Sony Playstation).
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
"Galaxina" and "The Incredible Melting Man" [26]
Mind-bending video reviews from our psychotronic couch critic.
— Scott Phillips, WEEKLY ALIBI
 


Volume II, Issue 1
June 29 - July 6, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

O kay, so you're hot and irritable and driving around and wondering what the hell to do to save you from this miserable summer blast furnace....A nice AIR CONDITIONED theater perhaps? Let Weekly Wire help in planning your film escape.

You've experienced the hype, the ads, the end-of-season build-up, now....read the reviews! X-Files: Fight The Future. We've got three of 'em in a neat little package for you. Do Mulder and Scully do the Wild Thang? Is the world saved? Huh?

Chris Herrington of the Memphis Flyer brings us a decidedly southern take on the re-release and restoration of "Gone With The Wind" and it's opening in Memphis this week. In Austin, there's an elementary school who's kids are learning to make videos and they're loving every minute.

Plus interviews with David Leland and Steven Soderbergh, a review of AFI's "top 100 films," a John Cassevetes retrospective and more!


Interviews
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Collective Harm [5]
"Land" ho's!
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Nine Year Itch [6]
Director Steven Soderbergh on his new film, "Out of Sight," and the state of independent filmmaking.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Mini Reviews
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Psychic Movie Predictions [16]

  • Armageddon
  • Cousin Bette
  • Dr. Doolittle
  • Out of Sight

Austin Chronicle [12]
  • Out of Sight
  • Cousin Bette
  • High Art
  • Day at the Beach
  • Dr. Doolittle
  • Little Boy Blue
  • Post Coitum

Boston Phoenix [14]
  • Cousin Bette
  • Dr. Dolittle
  • Insomnia

Chicago NewcityNet [15]
  • Dr. Doolittle
  • Gone With the Wind
  • Marius and Jeanette
  • Mendel

Tucson Weekly [18]
  • Can't Hardly Wait
  • Clockwatchers
  • Shooting Fish

Weekly Alibi [19]
  • Dèjá Vu
  • Doctor Doolittle
  • Out of Sight

Now What? [27]
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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