Oct 07, 1994

Issue #243

Cover Story

The Perils of Meryl

Oct 07, 1994
With 'The River Wild' (and 'The Bridges of Madison County' upcoming), America's toniest actress plunges headlong into the movie mainstream Read it
Magazine Cover (Oct 07, 1994)

Best-sellers

Spin Doctors in Love

Oct 07, 1994
On this week's best-seller list ... Read it

Encore

Monty Python's First Flight

Oct 07, 1994
The 'Flying Circus' came to town with silly walks and a dead parrot Read it

Filmography

Beyond the Pal

by Chris Nashawaty | Oct 07, 1994
Another 'Happy Days' Star Directs Read it

Stage

Edward Albee: The 'Woolf' man strikes again

by Jess Cagle | Jan 01, 2008
His ''Three Tall Women'' is selling out -- but the playwright isn't Read it

Trends

The Land of 'Myst' Opportunity

by Steve Daly | Oct 07, 1994
Will a hit CD-ROM's flights of fantasy click in bookstores and theaters? Read it

Book Article

On a Ka-Ching and a Prayer

by Jeff Gordinier | Oct 07, 1994
In the wake of 'Gump,' the entertainment industry gets spiritual and the profits are heaven-sent Read it

E.L. Doctorow

Oct 07, 1994
What I'm reading Read it

Burt Offerings

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Oct 07, 1994
Reynolds raps about his divorce, his few regrets, and his just-out tell-almost-all autobiography Read it

Book Review

Book Review: 'North of Montana'

by Rhonda Johnson | Oct 07, 1994

Book Review: 'Saturday Night Live: The First Twenty Years'

by Bruce Fretts | Oct 07, 1994
'Saturday' Mourning: A revisionist history of 'SNL' is full of trivia, too many fats, and not enough of the groundbreaking program's funniness Read it

Book Review: Burt Reynold's autobiography 'My Life'

by Gene Lyons | Oct 07, 1994
Burt-y Deeds: Reynolds gets semi-tough on marriage and fame Read it

Book Review: Lauren Bacall's autobiography 'Now'

by L.S. Klepp | Oct 07, 1994
Lauren Recalls: Bacall talks about life alone and her famous friends Read it

Box Office

That Sinking Feeling

Oct 07, 1994
This week's box office numbers Read it

Cover Story

The Perils of Meryl

Oct 07, 1994
With 'The River Wild' (and 'The Bridges of Madison County' upcoming), America's toniest actress plunges headlong into the movie mainstream Read it

Movie Article

Brendan Fraser: Mr. October?

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Oct 07, 1994
Sorry, the 'Scout' star is the only baseball hero to see this month Read it

The Kinski Report

Oct 07, 1994
'Terminal Velocity' Costar Read it

Ed Wood Memorabilia: Profits in Pink

Oct 07, 1994
Trying to make a dollar outta fifteen cents Read it

Movie Review

Movie Review: 'Princess Caraboo'

by Lois Alter Mark | Oct 07, 1994

Movie Review: 'The New Age'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 07, 1994

Movie Review: 'Blue Sky'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 07, 1994

Movie Review: 'Ed Wood'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 07, 1994

Movie Review: 'The Next Karate Kid'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 07, 1994

Movie Review: 'Only You'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 07, 1994
Mush Too Much: Marisa Tomei chases her imaginary Mr. Right to Italy and finds Robert Downey Jr. in this too sweet to swallow, gooey romance Read it

Movie Review: 'Terminal Velocity'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 07, 1994
It's A Splat! For all of Sheen's high jinks, his newest flick falls flat Read it

Movie Review: 'Jason's Lyric'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 07, 1994

Movie Review: 'Sleep With Me'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 07, 1994

Music Article

The CMAs: Walking Away A Winner

Oct 07, 1994
Betting on the Country Music Awards Read it

Pop Hooks, Line, and Sinker

by Jeff Gordinier | Oct 07, 1994
Fishing with Gene and Dean Ween Read it

Metallica: Rock and a Hard Place

Oct 07, 1994
The band wages a legal war against its label, Elektra Records Read it

Music Review

Album Review: 'No Need to Argue'

by Jeremy Helligar | Oct 07, 1994
The Cranberries Read it

Album Review: 'Haywire'

by Alanna Nash | Oct 07, 1994
Chris LeDoux Read it

Album Review: 'Relationships'

by Dimitri Ehrlich | Oct 07, 1994
Bebe & Cece Winans Read it

Album Review: 'Pisces Iscariot'

by David Browne | Oct 07, 1994
Smashing Pumpkins Read it

Album Review: 'Are You Hep to the Jive?'

by Chuck Eddy | Oct 07, 1994
Cab Calloway Read it

Album Review: 'Creepin' On Ah Come Up'

by James Bernard | Oct 07, 1994
Bone Thugs 'N Harmony Read it

Album Review: 'Question the Answers'

by Chuck Eddy | Oct 07, 1994
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Read it

Album Review: 'One Emotion'

by Alanna Nash | Oct 07, 1994
Clint Black Read it

Album Review: 'Wild Pitch Classics'

by James Bernard | Oct 07, 1994
Various Artists Read it

Album Review: 'Night Music'

by Josef Woodard | Oct 07, 1994
Joe Jackson Read it

Album Review: 'Brothers'

by Chuck Eddy | Oct 07, 1994
Santana Read it

Album Review: 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

by Evelyn McDonnell | Oct 07, 1994
Come Read it

Album Review: 'Bust a Nut'

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 07, 1994
Tesla Read it

Album Review: 'Music for The Native Americans'

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 07, 1994
Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble Read it

Album Review: 'Fun'

by Steven Mirkin | Oct 07, 1994
Daniel Johnston Read it

Album Review: 'After the Beginning Again'

by Josef Woodard | Oct 07, 1994
Cassandra Wilson Read it

Album Review: 'Stones in the Road'

by David Browne | Oct 07, 1994
Precious 'Stones': Mary Chapin Carpenter's latest lacks the exuberance of her last album, but it's still the work of country's most introspective and independent star Read it

Music Review: 'Barbra — The Concert'

by Jim Farber | Oct 07, 1994
Back, in Style: A stunning Streisand, the way she should be Read it

News Article

Mail

Oct 07, 1994

Player of the Week

Oct 07, 1994
Michael Stipe Read it

Winner of the Week

Oct 07, 1994
McDonald's Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Oct 07, 1994
What the country is talking about this week... Read it

Flashes

Oct 07, 1994
Entertainment News and Notes Read it

Shoot-Out of the Week

Oct 07, 1994
Larry McMurtry Read it

The Week

by Bruce Fretts | Oct 07, 1994
A guide to notable programs (times are Eastern standard and are subject to change) Read it

Parents' Guide

Parent's Guide

by Lois Alter Mark | Oct 07, 1994
EW helps the underage navigate the movies this Fall Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites

Oct 07, 1994

TV Article

'Star Trek': Absolutely Nebulous

Oct 07, 1994
Exploring the 'Generations' flap Read it

As the Trial Turns

by A.J. Jacobs | Oct 07, 1994
Following the soap opera drama on the O.J. Simpson trial Read it

Brett Butler: More Power To Her

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 07, 1994
The plugged-in comedian brings her brand of sly, acerbic humor to her sitcom hit, 'Grace Under Fire,' but still gets charged up about Hollywood Read it

Speaking in Tongues on 'All-American Girl'

by Albert Kim | Oct 07, 1994
Accidental Accents Read it

A Siren of Substance

by Dan Snierson | Oct 07, 1994
Gail O'Grady of 'NYPD Blue' Read it

Winner of the Week

Oct 07, 1994
Sam Waterston Read it

TV Review

TV Show Review: 'All-American Girl'

by Ken Tucker | Oct 07, 1994
Generation Pap: Margaret Cho's character in her new sitcom just wants to have fun, but her stereotypically restrictive parents — and the show's stale jokes — keep her grounded Read it

TV Show Review: 'Last Call'

by Ken Tucker | Oct 07, 1994
'Call' Grating: Tartikoff's late-night round-table is full of squares Read it

The Charts

Love Saves the Day

Oct 07, 1994
This week on the music charts ... Read it

The Ratings

Switched Hits (and Misses)

Oct 07, 1994
This week's TV ratings Read it

The Soap Box

Into the Night

by Alan Carter | Oct 07, 1994
The soap box Read it

Top Videos

'Naked' Launch'

Oct 07, 1994
This week on the rental charts ... Read it

Video Article

Fitness Guru of the Week

Oct 07, 1994
Uncle Miltie Read it

Celebrating the worst movie director of all time: Ed Wood

by Glenn Kenny | Oct 07, 1994
Celebrating the worst movie director of all time. Reviews of a new doc — 'Ed Wood: Look Back in Angora' — and two of the awful auteur's own flicks on home video Read it

Video Review

Video Review: 'Dead On Sight'

by J.R. Taylor | Oct 07, 1994

Video Review: 'Past Tense'

by J.R. Taylor | Oct 07, 1994

Video Review: 'Golden Gate'

by Lawrence O'Toole | Oct 07, 1994

Video Review: 'Holy Matrimony'

by Glenn Kenny | Oct 07, 1994

Video Review: 'Where the Rivers Flow North'

by Melissa Pierson | Oct 07, 1994

Video Review: 'The Inkwell'

by Ty Burr | Oct 07, 1994

Video Review: 'The Accompanist'

by Lawrence O'Toole | Oct 07, 1994

Video Reviews: 'The Paper'; 'The Front Page'; 'His Girl Friday'; 'Absence Of Malice'

Oct 07, 1994
Press in the Flesh: What's black and white and rented all over? Early-edition newsroom movies that set the type for Ron Howard's late-breaking 'The Paper' Read it
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