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Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Lethal Weapon 4

Posted By on Wed, Jul 15, 1998 at 12:00 AM

And then there's the Lethal Weapon series. This lovable little franchise retains interest as the longest-standing interracial buddy serial in history, as well as a social gauge for what Americans will go to see dramatized on the big screen. While police detectives Murtaugh (Danny Glover) and Riggs (Mel Gibson)...

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Wednesday, July 8, 1998

The Hanging Garden

Posted By on Wed, Jul 8, 1998 at 12:00 AM

Canadian writer-director Thom Fitzgerald has cultivated the lovely, elegiac The Hanging Garden from the most unlikely seeds: a violent, bawdy, profane and text book dysfunctional family. When Sweet William (Chris Leavins) returns to his Nova Scotia home after a long absence, he's literally a new man. Now comfortably and...

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The Opposite of Sex

Posted By on Wed, Jul 8, 1998 at 12:00 AM

Remarkably, mainstream cinema's fascination with independent-style wittiness just grows and grows. On top of that fetish, writer-director Don Roos' debut feature, The Opposite of Sex, exploits popular cultural interest in gayness with a game hunter's fervor. It's an unusually well-timed piece of work. How about an unsparingly frank look...

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Smoke Signals

Posted By on Wed, Jul 8, 1998 at 12:00 AM

"The only thing more pathetic than Indians on TV," says Thomas Builds-the-Fire (Evan Adams) seeing an old western playing on a small set, "is Indians watching Indians on TV." With that line, Thomas, whose incessant storytelling alternately fascinates and annoys his fellow residents of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation,...

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Wednesday, July 1, 1998

Dr. Dolittle

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 1998 at 12:00 AM

Whatever happened to Eddie Murphy? Once, not so long ago, the star enjoyed the luxury of being able to morph into sex symbol or funny man whenever the appropriate role presented itself. Now, in his career's later stages, he seems more than happy to latch onto whichever old movie...

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Armageddon

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 1998 at 12:00 AM

When it was first announced that Touchstone Pictures was going to release an asteroid-doomsday flick just two months after Deep Impact's release, it seemed fitting. At last, the Hollywood machine had outsmarted itself with get-rich doomsday scenarios and opening-weekend blitz fanaticism. Well, stop the presses, 'cause Armageddon rocks. Its...

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Come Up and See Me Sometime

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 1998 at 12:00 AM

Erika Krouse's first collection of short stories, now in paperback, makes great beach reading — especially if you wear a black bathing suit and stub out your cigarettes in the sand. Unlike the husband-hunting, body-image-obsessed single gals of much current popular fiction, Krouse's protagonists don't give a damn what anyone...

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Out of Sight

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 1998 at 12:00 AM

When Jack Foley (George Clooney) first lays eyes on Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez), he's just crawled through the muck of a tunnel leading from a Florida minimum security prison. He's dressed in a pilfered guard's uniform, but she gazes at him with unflinching suspicion. Wearing sleek designer clothes and...

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Beyond Silence

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 1998 at 12:00 AM

Beyond Silence, about the hearing daughter of deaf parents who becomes a musician, has "uplifting" and "life-affirming" stamped all over it. What's most surprising, then, are the ways that director Caroline Link makes this formulaic story not only idiosyncratic but deeply felt. In the opening scenes, 8-year-old Lara (Tatjana...

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I Went Down

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 1998 at 12:00 AM

I Went Down opens with a quote from Plato's Republic and ends with a sexual reference more commonly associated with the film's title. What takes place in between is a heady, raucous mixture of these two extremes: a film that's literate, lyrical and insightful, yet still fueled by very...

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