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Movie Stars [2]
A new guidebook matches movies to your astrological sign.
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Full Reviews
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Garden of Earthly Delights [3]
The magic of computer animation proves useful in "A Bug's Life."
— Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Ghosts Of Woodies Past [4]
Judging by his latest flick, "Celebrity," Woody Allen certainly hasn't aged well. Or maybe he's just irritating to women.
— Stacey Richter, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
The Disenchanted [5]
Echoes of everything from Bazin to Truffaut fail to ring chimes in this French character study.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Love Is the Devil [6]
The English painter Francis Bacon may have been a great artist but a wretched human being.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Hogwash [7]
"Babe: Pig in the City" is an insult to its illustrious predecessor.
— Debbie Gilbert, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back [8]
Bratty as he wants to be, Bob Dylan's "Don't Look Back."
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Cycle of Life [9]
Vittorio de Sica's classic -- and once controversial -- post-war masterpiece, "The Bicycle Thief," lives on at 50.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Battleship Potemkin [10]
Eisenstein's silent classic is as rousing as ever.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Over the Rainbow [12]
"Glorious Technicolor" on TCM.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Scanlines [13]
A mixed bag of videos for your viewing pleasure: "Woo," "Lorna," and "Hamlet."
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Dysfunction Junctions [14]
Filming the seamy side of suburbia.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Now What? [17]
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 24
December 7 - December 14, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T his week's highlights start with a review of a new film guide. Where this one differs from the typical Malden and Siskel & Ebert fare is that this one matches your viewing taste to films via your astrological sign. Read more in "Movie Stars." Also featured this week is an interview with filmmaker Bill Condon, discussing his latest film, "Gods and Monsters."

Reviews this week include "A Bug's Life," "Celebrity," "The Disenchanted," "Love Is The Devil," "Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back," "Babe: Pig In The City," "The Bicycle Thief," "Battleship Potemkin," and more in Mini-Reviews.

Video & TV articles give us the low down on new colorization efforts at Turner Classic Movies, as well as looks at videos on the rental shelf from Austin Chronicle and Memphis Flyer.


Interviews
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Whale Tale [11]
An interview with "Gods and Monsters" creator Bill Condon.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix [15]

  • Babe: Pig in the City
  • Hard Core Logo
  • Jim Hall: A Life in Progress

Tucson Weekly [16]
  • A Bug's Life
  • Elizabeth
  • Happiness
  • Home Fries
  • Ringmaster

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