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Election Year [2]
Are Hollywood movies worse today than ever before? Well you have to go back to 1919 to find a worse crop of films that we've had year to date.
— Gerald Peary, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Virgin Territory [3]
Two new films explore the morality of sexual awakening.
— James Digiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Pie Denied [4]
Teens try to sneak into the summer's R-rated teen romp.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Interviews
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Into the Woods [5]
Filmmakers Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez set out to make a horror movie with "The Blair Witch Project." What they created has become an urban legend.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Muppets Space Out [6]
An interview with Kermit the Frog and Gonzo.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Video + TV
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TV Eye [16]
Paying through the nose for premium cable channels... and loving it.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Idiot Box [17]
"That '70s Show" has turned out to be a warped, funhouse mirror look at today's pop culture obsession and a contender for the most devious show on television.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Scanlines [18]
Louis Black doesn't think director Kevin Smith should apologize for "Mallrats," and Mike Emery finds "Home Fries" surprisingly complicated, but still forgettable.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Videos a Go-Go [19]
Because modern attention spans demand jolts and chase scenes, not atmospheric settings, the classic Gothic horror movies are all old ones.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [20]

  • Muppets from Space
  • Lake Placid
  • Party Monster
  • The Wood
 
Tucson Weekly Film Clips [21]
  • Arlington Road
  • Lake Placid
 
Psychic Movie Predictions [22]
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Lake Placid
  • Muppets from Space
  • The Wood
 
Now What? [23]
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 III, Issue 4
July 19 - July 26, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

M ore than midway through 1999, and all those dollars spent, and Hollywood has managed to deliver only one genuinely fine release. It's shaping up to be a bad year for film.

The story of the creation of Sanchez and Myrick's indescribably creepy film "The Blair Witch Project" is at least as interesting as the movie's actual storyline, which our critics find an "immersion into primal, first-person terror" and "truly horrifying and disturbing."

The big opener this past weekend was Stanley Kubrick's final film, the eagerly-anticipated "Eyes Wide Shut," which says more about how we love today than any movie or novel that comes to mind and is a chilling meditation on skewed relationships and interior beasts.

Plus paying for premium cable, "That '70s Show," and reviews of "Lake Placid," "Arlington Road," and "Pariah," and more.



Full Reviews
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Fear And Desire [7]
Love is but a dream in "Eyes Wide Shut."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Eyes Wide Shut [8]
A chilling meditation on skewed relationships and interior beasts and a fitting capstone to a unique and eccentric auteur.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Hex, Lies and Videotape [9]
"The Blair Witch Project" is a thrill so fresh and obvious, it's a wonder no one did it before.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
The Blair Witch Project [10]
Just as scary, raw, potent, and realistic as it would be if it were real.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Lake Placid [11]
A PETA-friendly monster movie pulled from David E. Kelley's slush pile.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Lake Placid [12]
Lake Placid seems to have consumed whole and expelled only half-digested about half a dozen other movies and TV shows.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Arlington Road [13]
The manicured lawns and barbecue smiles of suburbia mask a banal malevolence.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Pariah [14]
This well-intentioned caper seeks to probe racism and teen angst but comes off as a muddled.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Buried by Buzz [15]
The Movie Guru melts over Lovers of the Arctic Circle.
— Adrienne Martini, METRO PULSE
 

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