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Invisible Adversaries [11]
When even previews for the next "Star Wars" episode are met with near-religious fervor, you can bet a negative review will draw huge fire.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

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Walk Like an Egyptian [2]
"The Prince of Egypt"'s Jeffery Katzenberg talks about animation's promised land.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Leading the Prince [3]
Director Brenda Chapman talks about the biblical task of making The Prince of Egypt.
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
The Prince Of Egypt [4]
DreamWorks hopes "The Prince of Egypt" will be the chosen one.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


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Cold Calculation [5]
"Jack Frost" and "Patch Adams" attempt to hit all the soft spots--and miss.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Save The Fathers [6]
Who will stand up for fathers in film? Walter Jowers, that's who.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Jack Frost [7]
Sunlamp, anyone?
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


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Intergalactic Makeover [9]
"Star Trek 9: Insurrection" acknowledges what Trekkies have suspected all along—that sex appeal is what makes the United Federation of Planets so much better than their enemies.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Lost in Space [10]
Star Trek: Insurrection not so boldly goes where the series has gone before.
— Debbie Gilbert, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Energize [15]
The Movie Guru beams up into the latest Star Trek offering.
— Zak Weisfeld, METRO PULSE
 

Video + TV
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Movie Trek [12]
Charting the big screen voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise.
— Debbie Gilbert, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Videos a Go-Go [13]
Every week, we take a look at a category of movies for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Scanlines [14]
Video reviews of "Risky Business" and "Prince of Darkness."
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume II, Issue 26
December 21 - December 28, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

L et my people go--to the movies! That's what DreamWorks honcho and former Mouseketeer Jeffrey Katzenberg tells Austin Chronicle's Marc Savlov in "Walk Like an Egyptian." Brenda Chapman discusses what it's like to direct Val Kilmer as the voice of Moses with Memphis Flyer's Susan Ellis. And Austin Chronicle's Marjorie Baumgarten says that while "Prince of Egypt" is "genuinely thrilling," it raises serious questions about the goals of today's animation wizards.

When it comes to winter schmaltz, Nashville Scene-ster Noel Murray finds "Patch Adams" and "Jack Frost" to be exercises in "Cold Calculation," while in "Save the Fathers," the Scene's Walter Jowers senses a sinister attack on daddies everywhere in Michael Keaton's snowman tour de farce. Austin Chronicle's Marc Savlov doesn't look for a snowdrift of meaning in "Jack Frost," he simply takes a blowtorch to it.

Video & TV boldly checks out the previous eight "Star Trek" movies, various filmed versions of "A Christmas Carol," and old favorites "Risky Business" and "Prince of Darkness."



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You've Got Mail [8]
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan double-click in cyberspace.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Mini Reviews
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Psychic Movie Predictions [16]

  • The Prince of Egypt
  • You've Got Mail


Now What? [18]
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