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The Life of Brian [2]
The terryifying and thrilling '70s work of Brian De Palma.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Mulan & Me [3]
Everyone was telling me I looked like Mulan, when, dammit, anyone could see that she looked like my cousin Catherine.
— Jennifer Gin Lee, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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Horror Of Horrors [4]
"Halloween: H2O" is true to the spirit and letter of that horror subgenre popular among teens, the slasher flick.
— Polly Higgins, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
How Time Drags [5]
Reviewing "The Governess".
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 
Opposites Detract [7]
The Movie Guru goes to see The Opposite of Sex, and concludes that "opposites detract."
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Poetic Licentiousness [9]
"Henry Fool".
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Fool's Gold [10]
Hal Hartley mines a masterpiece from the bleak landscape of human frailty in "Henry Fool." A look at DePalma's "Snake Eyes".
— Cory Dugan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Vaughn & Phoenix: The Next Great Duo? [11]
Gable & Tracy. Cagney & Pat O'Brien. Martin & Lewis. Are Vince Vaughn & Joaquin Phoenix the next great film duo?
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 
High Roller [12]
Noel Murray hedges his bets on "Snake Eyes"; Donna Bowman admires "Mr. Jealousy".
— Noel Murray and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Boy Meets Cat [13]
"Passion in the Desert".
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Behind the Scenes
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Reel World [14]
Superheroes hit the celluloid.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Chopping Block [15]
How Blockusters Video manages to send you home happy and why the chain's competitors aren't all that happy about it.
— Jim Hanas, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Video + TV
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Videos a Go-Go [16]
Every week, we explore a movie genre for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. This week: Dance.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
The Rise and Fall of Gary Coleman [17]
TV gives so much and asks so little.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Scanlines [18]
What is this, some kind of freak-out!? It's drug-addled anachronism with 13 Ghosts, Satan's Sadists, Blue Sunshine, Skidoo, and The Trip.
— Jerry Renshaw, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [22]
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Volume II, Issue 8
August 17 - August 24, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

W e can still squeeze a little life out of the Summer Movie blitzkrieg although things are admittedly winding down. No "blockbusters" this week, but some good stuff, nonetheless...

Brian DePalma's been a major force since the '70s with films such as "Carrie," "Sisters," "Blow Out," "Body Double," "Scarface," "The Untouchables," and now he's back with "Snake Eyes." The Memphis Flyer's Chris Herrington examines DePalma's work in "The Life of Brian."

Meanwhile over in Austin, get an Asian-American woman's take on "Mulan." Jennifer Gin Lee seems to be of two minds on Disney's new animated feature. Get the full story in "Mulan & Me."

"The Opposite of Sex" has been getting lots of favorable critical press. Well, in "Opposites Detract," Jesse Fox Mayshark of the Metro Pulse begs to differ. Give it a look.

You can also check out reviews on "Halloween H20," "The Governess," and "Henry Fool," as well as interviews covering "Return to Paradise" and "The Decline of Western Civilization Pt. 3."

Be sure not to miss "Psychic Movie Predictions." It's a good one!


Interviews
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Paradise Rediscovered [6]
"Return to Paradise" proves a Heche of a movie.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
The Kids Aren't Alright [8]
Inside the third installment of Penelope Spheeris' "The Decline of Western Civilization."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix [19]

  • Return to Paradise
  • Shock Corridor
  • The Naked Kiss
  • Air Bud: Golden Receiver

Austin Chronicle [20]
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back
  • The Dress
  • Return to Paradise

Metro Pulse [21]
  • Air Bud: Golden Receiver
  • The Avengers
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back
  • Polish Wedding
  • Return to Paradise

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