Sep 06, 1996

Issue #343

Cover Story

Summer 1996 box office report

Sep 06, 1996
After taking May and June by storm and hitting the Fourth with a bang, the summer movie season ends with a whimper Read it
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Biz

''I'm Losing You'' tells a fictional story about real stars

by Jess Cagle | Sep 06, 1996
Bruce Wagner's surreal novel, starring real celebs like Alec Baldwin and Richard Dreyfuss, lampoons L.A. Read it

Cybertalk

Flashes

Entertainment news for September 6

by Jessica Shaw | Sep 06, 1996
Helen Hunt, Tim Allen, and Mickey Mouse made headlines this week Read it

Jenny-O-Meter

Jenny McCarthy's latest news

Sep 06, 1996
Actress pops up in ''The Stupids'' and is heading over to ''Wings'' this fall Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Chris Nashawaty, Anna Holmes | Sep 06, 1996

Style

Jane Austen-era dresses are hitting the red carpet

by Degen Pener | Sep 06, 1996
Empire-waisted gowns worn by Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow receive mixed reviews by fashion critics Read it

Oops: Rene Russo wears the same necklace in different films

by Degen Pener | Sep 06, 1996
Actress stars in both ''Random'' and ''Tin Cup'' wearing a Wendy Brigode pearl necklace Read it

Book Article

John Grisham sells movie rights for his latest book

by Alexandra Jacobs | Sep 06, 1996
''The Runaway Jury'' is bought by Warner Bros. for over $8 million Read it

''Star Trek'' teams up with the X-Men in a new comic book

by Albert Kim | Sep 06, 1996
Marvel Comics and ''Trek'' celebrate an anniversary year by creating a 23rd-century joint venture Read it

Book Review

Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You

by Margot Mifflin | Sep 06, 1996

Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms

by Gene Lyons | Sep 06, 1996

Fight Club

by Megan Harlan | Sep 06, 1996

David Lean

by L.S. Klepp | Sep 06, 1996

Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance

by Megan Harlan | Sep 06, 1996

The Death of Friends

by Suzanne Ruta | Sep 06, 1996

Jack and Jill

by Tom De Haven | Sep 06, 1996

Cover Story

Summer 1996 box office report

Sep 06, 1996
After taking May and June by storm and hitting the Fourth with a bang, the summer movie season ends with a whimper Read it

Sony Pictures plagued by duds

by Glenn Kenny | Sep 06, 1996
''The Fan,'' ''Striptease,'' and more have produced nothing but red ink since last winter Read it

Digital Review

The Sci-Fi Channel Trivia Game

by Bob Strauss | Sep 06, 1996

Internet Review

The Onion

by Kipp Cheng | Sep 06, 1996

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Sep 06, 1996
The 15 hottest topics from the week of September 6 Read it

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Sep 06, 1996
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

World War II stories are Hollywood's latest trend

by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 06, 1996
Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte and more are working on WWII-era flicks Read it

On set with Baz Luhrmann's ''Romeo and Juliet''

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Sep 06, 1996
Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes star in the new adaptation of Shakespeare's classic Read it

''The Spitfire Grill'' has a lot to prove in the box office

by Degen Pener | Sep 06, 1996
Sundance fan favorite was sold to Castle Rock for a record $10 million Read it

Vincent Perez stars in the upcoming ''The Crow: City of Angels''

by Dana Kennedy | Sep 06, 1996
The movie is a sequel to 1994's hit ''The Crow'' Read it

Alison Elliot talks about ''The Spitfire Grill''

by Dave Karger | Sep 06, 1996
Young actress also starred in 1995's ''The Underneath'' Read it

Translating ''Clueless'' and ''Trainspotting''

by Jessica Shaw | Sep 06, 1996
We offer a dictionary to help you understand these movies' trendy terms Read it

''Primary Colors'' is looking for a new star

by David Hochman | Sep 06, 1996
John Travolta has buzz as a potential replacement for Tom Hanks in the upcoming movie Read it

Movie Review

The Island of Dr. Moreau

by Ken Tucker | Sep 06, 1996

Carpool

by Ty Burr | Sep 06, 1996

Solo

by Bruce Fretts | Sep 06, 1996

A Very Brady Sequel

by Ken Tucker | Sep 06, 1996

She's the One

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 06, 1996

Music Article

New Broadway cast records leave much to be desired

by Jim Farber | Sep 06, 1996
'Rent' and 'Bring in 'Da Noise' try to bring some funk to Broadway Read it

''Dreadful Sorry'' and ''The Maudlin Years''

by Chris Willman | Sep 06, 1996

Country music is in a sales-slump

by Tony Scherman | Sep 06, 1996
With a lack of new music by Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, and other famous stars, labels are wondering how long this slow spell will last Read it

Miles Davis box series is released by Columbia

by Tom Sinclair | Sep 06, 1996
New set featuring Gil Evans is the first of eight planned Davis sets coming between now and 2001 Read it

Keanu Reeves shares his current playlist

by Ethan Smith, Tom Sinclair | Sep 06, 1996
Actor is taking on the music world as a bass player in his band Dogstar Read it

Music Review

The Lost Recordings

by Tony Scherman | Sep 06, 1996

Matapedia

by Tony Scherman | Sep 06, 1996

No Ordinary Love

by William Stevenson | Sep 06, 1996

Germs (Tribute) A Small Circle of Friends

by Nisid Hajari | Sep 06, 1996

Venus Isle

by Tony Scherman | Sep 06, 1996

The Restless Kind

by Alanna Nash | Sep 06, 1996

Wildest Dreams

by Steve Futterman | Sep 06, 1996

Return of the Bumpasaurus

by Nisid Hajari | Sep 06, 1996

Did I Shave My Legs for This?

by Tony Scherman | Sep 06, 1996

Feeling Minnesota

by Steven Mirkin | Sep 06, 1996

Everybody Knows

by Alanna Nash | Sep 06, 1996

''Why''

by Jeremy Helligar | Sep 06, 1996

Bilingual

by Tom Sinclair | Sep 06, 1996

For Our Children Too!

by David Browne | Sep 06, 1996

News Article

Lynda Obst tells us how to make a movie

Sep 06, 1996
The veteran film producer reveals tricks and tips in her tell-all book ''Hello, He Lied - And Other Truths from the Hollywood Trenches'' Read it

TV Article

Union Bank of Switzerland tries a new ad campaign

by Mike Flaherty | Sep 06, 1996
Actors like Alan Bates and Ben Kingsley read poetry and effuse elegance Read it

We share our Emmy picks and pans

by Ken Tucker | Sep 06, 1996
We think Andre Braugher and Kathy Bates are shoo-ins to win big Read it

NBC promos poke fun at CBS

by A.J. Jacobs | Sep 06, 1996
Network revolutionizes how TV promotes itself and wins its viewers Read it

TV Review

Lush Life

by Ken Tucker | Sep 06, 1996

Larry King Live

by Ken Tucker | Sep 06, 1996

Party Girl

by Ken Tucker | Sep 06, 1996

Video Article

Hollywood's latest trend: stories about deejays

Sep 06, 1996
''Good Morning, Vietnam,'' ''The Truth About Cats and Dogs,'' and ''FM'' are among new videos spotlighting radio stars Read it

Video Review

Mr. Wrong

by Melissa Pierson | Sep 06, 1996

The Truth About Cats & Dogs

by Melissa Pierson | Sep 06, 1996

The Substitute

by J.R. Taylor | Sep 06, 1996

Missing Pieces

by Erin Richter | Sep 06, 1996

The Kill-Off

by Caren Weiner Campbell | Sep 06, 1996

Off and Running

by Ethan Smith | Sep 06, 1996

Crimes of Passion

by Steve Simels | Sep 06, 1996

1-900

by Lawrence O'Toole | Sep 06, 1996

Clash By Night

by Lawrence O'Toole | Sep 06, 1996

What Ever Happened To...

What ever happened to Mike Douglas?

by Bruce Fretts | Sep 06, 1996
The mild-mannered daytime variety-show host let his guests be the stars Read it
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