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No More Mr. Nice Guy -- Alas [9]
In his 1940s' heyday, the late Roy Rogers was one mighty movie star.
— Gerald Peary, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

War Is Hell
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Ryan's Hope [14]
Steven Spielberg's World War II epic goes for the gut.
— Debbie Gilbert, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Film Tip of the Week [17]
Large Soldiers: An extended look at the box-office champ war pic.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
All for One [27]
Movie review: "Saving Private Ryan."
— Rick Barton, GAMBIT WEEKLY
 
Saving the Summer Movie Season [5]
The Movie Guru's summer is rescued by Saving Private Ryan.
— Phillip Rhodes, METRO PULSE
 

Full Reviews
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Twin Bill [8]
In her "Parent Trap" remake, first-time director Nancy Meyers preserves the original's split-screen hokum but adds a glossy, modern edge to dated Disney fluff.
— Alicia Potter, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Crime Doesn't Slay [12]
Mafia! is a mess of parodies that appeals mostly to the genre's built in fan base.
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 
Zombie Wannabes [2]
There's something very wrong with the high-school kids of the sleepy, whitebread community of Cradle Bay.
— Stacey Richter, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Well Power [7]
Samantha Lang's "The Well" confirms that Australian women directors seem uncannily attuned to the perverse, hidden workings of the soul.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Interviews
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Driver's Circle [10]
Minnie Driver has endured Hollywood's lame idea of versatility. Now, she says, she's ready to spread her wings in "The Governess."
— Gary Susman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Pi Charted [16]
An interview with director Darren Aronofsky.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Field of Screams [20]
An interview with Jamie Lee Curtis.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Off Camera [18]
An interview with director/co-writer Andy Tennant.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Video + TV
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Scanlines [25]
How Invasion of the Body Snatchers mutated over the decades.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Young Lust [23]
On "Childhood's End," "Work," "Class Action," yet another revamped "Close Encounters," and more.
— Noel Murray and Rob Nelson, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Videos a Go-Go [4]
Every week, we explore a movie genre for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. This week; Tarantino.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Scoobie Doobie Do? [28]
TV gives so much and asks so little.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Access Denied [15]
Just because you can't get close to a celebrity doesn't mean you can't make a video.
— Jim Hanas, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Nighthawks [21]
This week's best rental bet.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
TV Eye [24]
Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume II, Issue 6
August 3 - August 10, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T his week's film section has a veritable cornucopia of delights for you. We're not kidding here. We have an interview with "pi" director, Darren Aronofsky. There's a feature on Sarah Kelly's documentary movie-within-a-movie regarding the making of "From Dusk Til Dawn": "Full Tilt Boogie." Jamie Lee Curtis reprises the role that crowned her the Scream Queen: Laurie Strode in "Halloween H20" and she talks about returning to blood-soaked Haddonville.

You'll be able to sample even more reviews on Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan."--quickly becoming this summer's must-see film. Now you can read why. When your done with that and are still looking for more on "Saving Private Ryan," visit last week's film section.

Minnie Driver tells us all about the two things wrong with Hollywood: their idea of versatility and their idea of Victorian England. She corrects those problems in her latest picture, "The Governess."

Finally, don't miss Gerald Peary's retrospective on the late Roy Rogers and his films. Happy Trails, Roy--we'll miss you.


Behind the Scenes
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'Full Tilt Boogie' Is A Movie About Making A Movie [13]
Sarah Kelly's documentary puts both the drudgery and excitement of moviemaking on display in this film about the making of 'From Dusk Til Dawn.'
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 

Mini Reviews
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Austin Chronicle [26]

  • Pi
  • Full Tilt Boogie
  • BASEketball
  • Dear Jesse
  • Ever After
  • The Negotiator
  • The Parent Trap
  • Polish Wedding
  • Ratchet

Nashville Scene [22]
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Disturbing Behavior
  • Clockwatchers

Metro Pulse [6]
  • The Parent Trap
  • The Negotiator
  • Ever After
  • Day At The Beach
  • Chinese Box
  • BASEketball

Tucson Weekly [3]
  • Déjà Vu
  • Jane Austen' Mafia!
  • Saving Private Ryan

Boston Phoenix [11]
  • BASEketball
  • Un air de famille
  • Ever After
  • The Negotiator
  • Polish Wedding
  • The Saltmen of Tibet
  • Jane Austen' Mafia!
  • Disturbing Behavior

Chicago NewcityNet [19]
  • BASEketball
  • Disturbing Behavior
  • Everest
  • Genealogies of a Crime
  • I Think I Do
  • The Negotiator

Now What? [29]
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WEEKLY WIRE
 

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