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Cruise Central
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Cruise Central [2]
An interview with Bennett Miller, whose new film "The Cruise" is being hailed for both its poetic and technical vision.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Song of Himself [3]
An interview with "The Cruise" director Bennett Miller.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
The Cruise [4]
New York City tour guide Speed Levitch wants to open us up to "the cruise"of life.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Speed Levitch [5]
Speed Levitch explains it all.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Very Bad Things
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Berg's Eye View [6]
An interview with "Very Bad Things" director Peter Berg.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Slime and Punishment [7]
Director Peter Berg's "Very Bad Things" throws a wedding party for post-Monica America.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Very Bad Things [8]
Peter Berg finds himself with even more blood on his hands as he trades in his surgical scrubs for the director's chair.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

American History X
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White Man's Burden [9]
"American History X" has its problems, but Edward Norton is one fine actor.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
History Lesson [10]
The Movie Guru takes a lesson in "American History X."
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 

Full Reviews
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Seeing The Enemy [11]
Will Smith's new blockbuster updates "The Conversation" with lots of exploding fireballs.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Home Fries [12]
The frenetic comedy of "Home Fries" bites off more than it can chew, but Luke Wilson's charming turn makes it all quite palatable.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
A Bug's Life [13]
Eight pincers up - way up - for this ideal piece of family entertainment.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Babe: Pig in the City [14]
This darker "Babe" sequel befits the director of "Mad Max" and "The Road Warrior."
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Rugrats Movie [15]
"The Rugrats Movie" has traded in the TV show's freeform imagination forstorytelling - and lots of it.
— Hollis Chacona, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Andalusian Dogs [16]
There's nothing like a burning heretic to grab your attention at the beginning of a movie, and director Youssef Chahine's "Destiny" delivers.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Ringmaster [17]
Ringmaster Jerry Springer is the kind of guy who gives even the circus a bad name.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Inheritors [18]
Seven peasants unexpectedly inherit their master's property in this unusual Austrian tale about the stirrings of independence.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Alarmist [19]
David Arquette's man-boy charm has its goofy appeal, but the tepid dark comedy of "The Alarmist" does not.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Un Air de Famille [20]
A dry family spitefest is on the menu at this French family reunion.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume II, Issue 23
November 30 - December 7, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

N ew on the big screen is an amazing look at New York City from tour guide Timothy "Speed" Levitch, shot from the upper deck of Gray Line busses. Get a view of the movie from all sides with an interview with director Bennett Miller from Austin Chronicle,a profile of the film from Newcity Chicago, a review, and some philosophical advice from "Speed" Levitch himself.

Also fresh in theaters is director/ writer Peter Berg's debut film "Very Bad Things." His first foray outside of his normal role acting on "Chicago Hope," Berg discusses the film with Newcity Chicago's Ray Pride. Reviews of the film come from Boston Phoenix and Austin Chronicle.

Highly acclaimed actor Edward Norton is making the silver screen rounds this fall in "American History X," a look at the nasty underside of American culture. We take a couple of looks in "White Man's Burden" and "History Lesson."

Also reviewed this week; "Enemy of the State," "Home Fries," "A Bug's Life," "Babe: Pig In The City," "The Rugrats Movie," "Destiny," "Ringmaster," "The Inheritors," "The Alarmist ," "Un Air de Famille," and quick takes in Mini-Reviews.

And finally in Film & Television this week; a look at ABC's SportsNight, videos worth grabbing in the rental store from Austin Chronicle and Nasville Scene, and Johnny Depp's films.


Video + TV
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No Guts, No Glory [21]
ABC's "Sports Night" isn't "M*A*S*H," but it's getting there.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Scanlines [22]
"Repo Man," "JFK," "Rebel Rouser."
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Videos a Go-Go [23]
Every week, we take a look at a category of movies for your enhanced viewing pleasure. This week, Johnny Depp.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Postwar Drama [24]
"Capitaine Conan" and "The Long Way Home" are movies on a similar theme, believe it or not.
— Noel Murray, Rob Nelson, and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix [25]

  • Home Fries
  • A Bug's Life
  • Ringmaster
  • Tumult
  • Gypsy Heart
  • Enemy of the State

Tucson Weekly [26]
  • Celebrity
  • Gadjo Dilo
  • Meet Joe Black
  • Very Bad Things

Metro Pulse [27]
  • Babe: A Pig In The City
  • A Bug's Life
  • Elizabeth
  • Homefries
  • Ringmaster
  • Velvet Goldmine
  • Very Bad Things

Now What? [28]
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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