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Wednesday, July 26, 2000

Queer cheers

Straightening out the stereotypes (and the gaze).

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 12:00 AM

When girlsightedness gets interpreted as lesbian tendencies, Megan Bloomfield (American Pie’s Natasha Lyonne) gets sent to a homosexual "rehabilitation" center. Despite a slightly sagging plot, director Jamie Babbit’s social-satire humor tacitly up

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Loser

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 12:00 AM

As writer/director Amy Heckerling makes abundantly clear in this collegiate romantic comedy starring Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari, being a loser is a rough and often lonely road, but not without its benefits. Despite some unexplained gaps and a plot whi

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The In Crowd

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Starring Adrien Williams and directed by Mary Lambert (Clubland), The In Crowd‘s typically absurd plot calls to mind a mixture of morning television talk shows and soap operas. The In Crowd’s deep, dark secret? It’s just a mediocre mo

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What Lies Beneath

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Sum this up as Fatal Attraction meets Ghost. Despite Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford’s best efforts, director Robert Zemeckis’ effort leaves little wonder as to what lies beneath: A reworking of so many Alf

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Saltwater

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Melodic rock with a brain, but not so high and mighty to forget some good old-fashioned oohs and ahhs. Right away, Traci Sericati's vocals pull you in with the intensity and very slight twang of Kristin Hersh, but with a non-intimidating, comfortable pop attitude. The song craft is strong....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2000

An interesting failure

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Idiosyncratic director Alan Rudolph has made another interesting failure with this film about an erstwhile private detective, Trixie Zurbo (Emily Watson), and her would-be mob connections. Filled with goofy wordplay, it gets annoying despite Nathan Lane’s

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Freaky (in a good way)

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 12:00 AM

If Disney’s The Kid was all about the positive aspects of coming face-to-face with a nearly forgotten childhood, then Chuck & Buck is its evil twin. A creepy cautionary tale about what happens when one guy grows up and gets on with his life

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Music mag of the moment

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 12:00 AM

It’s hard to say whether music sales have gotten over their mid-to-late-’90s slump, but if they have, the folks at Revolution are clearly in the know about what’s driving the industry — and us — now. Old stereophiles will complain that these folks don’t know equipment or sound quality...

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Pocket-sized bloodshed

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Finally, Game Boy has incited a new dimension for handhelds, successfully creating what will be known for years as the Starcraft that fits in the palm of your hand. Enter Warlocked — the most complex, utterly captivating baby cartridge to ever target the portable gaming market.Playing as humans or beasts,...

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Pocket-sized bloodshed

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Finally, Game Boy has incited a new dimension for handhelds, successfully creating what will be known for years as the Starcraft that fits in the palm of your hand. Enter Warlocked — the most complex, utterly captivating baby cartridge to ever target the portable gaming market.Playing as humans or beasts,...

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