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Animal House [2]
The Movie Guru ponders whether he can keep his faith in summer movie blockbusters, then gets a chuckle out of Dr. Doolittle.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Doubling Our Pleasure [3]
A sequel that morphs two hit movies is a double bill unto itself: "Con Air Bud" (when good dogs go bad); and "Mouse Hunt for Red October" (coming up for a bated breath of fresh air).
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Full Reviews
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Crazy Love [5]
"The Opposite of Sex."
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Not Wilde Enough [6]
"Wilde."
— Angie Drobnic, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Last Night Stand [7]
Unfortunately, "Armageddon" isn't about the end of the world, it's about saving the world, which is pretty much what every other sci-fi disaster flick is about. Thank goodness for all those explosions.
— Stacey Richter, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Leaning on Leonard [8]
Joe Leydon reviews "Out of Sight" in the context of other recent films made from Elmore Leonard novels.
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 
The Ups of Down [9]
Joe Leydon reviews "I Went Down," a new independent film from Ireland.
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 
Darkness At Heart [10]
Robert Altman's "The Gingerbread Man" is a small masterwork; Jessica Lange plots in "Cousin Bette."
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Interviews
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Sexploitation Queen [11]
An interview with filmmaker Doris Wishman, the woman behind sexploitation romps such as Deadly Weapons -- which starred the 73"-bosomed Chesty Morgan -- and Bad Girls Go to Hell.
— Jerry Renshaw, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Flush with Success [12]
An interview with the Farrelly Brothers.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Behind the Scenes
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Parking Lot Pictures [13]
The hands behind the documentary "Hands on a Hard Body."
— Jerry Johnson, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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"Silver Spoons" Meets "NYPD Blue" on ABC [14]
TV gives so much and asks so little.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Videos a Go-Go [15]
Every week, we explore a movie genre for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
TV Eye [16]
Roy Rogers takes one last ride.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Scanlines [17]
Reviews of The Glory Stompers, Cannonball, Eat My Dust, and Truck StopWomen (all on video).
— Jerry Renshaw, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [24]
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 3
July 13 - July 20, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T his week, Weekly Wire slams a veritable mutha'lode of reviews your way. More takes on "Dr. Dolittle,""The Opposite of Sex," "Wilde," "Out of Sight," "Armageddon," "Cousin Bette" and more. You'll also find reviews on the new Irish crime comedy/drama, "I Went Down" and Robert Altman's latest, "The Gingerbread Man." And this is just a sample--we're deep with reviews here, kids.

The Farrelly brothers--makers of "Dumb and Dumber," and "Kingpin" are interviewed by Newcity Chicago's Ray Pride. The Farrellys' new one, "Something About Mary," is just about to come out and Pride talks to these nuts about concepts ranging from good taste vs. bad taste to using wheelchair-bound people as sight gags. Also check out this week's Book section for a review of Peter Farrelly's new book.

Joe Leydon of FW Weekly compares Steven Soderbergh's "Out of Sight" with the previously made films taken from Elmore Leonard novels in Leaning on Leonard.

Don't miss the profile/interview with sexploitation director, Doris Wishman--maker of "Bad Girls Go To Hell," "Nudes On The Moon," "Deadly Weapons" among others. She wrote, produced, directed, shot and edited over 25 "nudie" films from the 1960s to the 80s. She's been rediscovered. You'll find Doris pretty refreshing.


Mini Reviews
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Austin Chronicle [18]

  • Hands On a Hard Body
  • The Opposite of Sex
  • I Went Down
  • Armageddon
  • The Hanging Gardens
  • Lawn Dogs
  • Madeline
  • Mr. Jealousy
  • Small Soldiers
  • Spike & Mike's '98

Boston Phoenix [19]
  • Madeline
  • Dear Jesse
  • Land Girls
  • Passion in the Desert
  • Lethal Weapon IV
  • Small Soldiers

Nashville Scene [4]
  • The Opposite of Sex
  • Wilde
  • Armageddon
  • The X-Files
  • Doctor Doolittle

Psychic Movie Predictions [20]
  • Lethal Weapon IV
  • Madeline
  • Small Soldiers

Chicago NewcityNet [21]
  • Funny Games
  • Insomnia
  • Passion in the Desert
  • Small Soldiers

Gambit Weekly [22]
  • Mr. Jealousy
  • Out of Sight
  • Armageddon

Tucson Weekly [23]
  • Chinese Box
  • Dirty Work
  • I Went Down
  • The Opposite of Sex

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