Jul 30, 1999

Issue #496

Cover Story

If We Ran Hollywood

Jul 30, 1999
Things would be a lot different. Forget those ballooning budgets and blockbuster movies. Oh, with a little imagination ... Read it
Magazine Cover (Jul 30, 1999)

Best-sellers

Oprah's On

Jul 30, 1999
This week's best-sellers Read it

Biz

That's All, Folks

by David Hochman | Jul 30, 1999
Warner Bros.' dynamic duo hang up their suits — after two decades on top of the Hollywood heap Read it

Encore

Undie Film Movement

by Dave Karger | Jul 30, 1999
Tom Cruise slid into stardom Aug. 5, 1983, thanks to a brief encounter in 'Risky Business' Read it

Big Deal

TV Review: '100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll'

by Ken Tucker | Jul 30, 1999
Behind the Muses: VH1 counts down and causes Ken Tucker to wonder who the heck drummed up this wacko list Read it

Book Article

New in Paperback

Jul 30, 1999

The Browser

Jul 30, 1999
Opening lines from recently published books Read it

Revisionist of the Week

Jul 30, 1999
Barry Williams Read it

Book Review

Book Review: 'A Certain Age'

by A.J. Jacobs | Jul 30, 1999
Mod Swings: In a '90s answer to her '80s hit 'Slaves of New York', Tama Janowitz depicts a less appealing, Hamptons-hopping Bridget Jones Read it

Book Review: 'Some Horses'

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Jul 30, 1999
Thomas McGuane Read it

Book Review: 'Run Catch Kiss'

by Clarissa Cruz | Jul 30, 1999
Amy Sohn Read it

Book Review: 'The Heart of a Thirsty Woman'

by Daneet Steffens | Jul 30, 1999
Lana Witt Read it

Book Review: 'Actual Air'

by Rob Brunner | Jul 30, 1999
David Berman Read it

Book Review: 'Redemption'

by Nikki Amdur | Jul 30, 1999
Howard Fast Read it

Book Review: 'Moab Is My Washpot'

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Jul 30, 1999
Stephen Fry Read it

Box Office

Broadway Box Office

by Clarissa Cruz | Jul 30, 1999
Shuffle Boards Read it

Cover Story

If We Ran Hollywood

Jul 30, 1999
Things would be a lot different. Forget those ballooning budgets and blockbuster movies. Oh, with a little imagination ... Read it

Editor's Choice

Book Review: 'California Fire and Life'

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Jul 30, 1999

Go Figure

Flashes

by Chris Willman, Scott Brown | Jul 30, 1999

Home Games

Gimme Shelter

by Tricia Johnson | Jul 30, 1999
Lily Tomlin buys a new house in the Valley Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Jul 30, 1999
The 15 hottest topics for the week of July 30, 1999 Read it

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Jul 30, 1999
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

Alterna-Flicks

Jul 30, 1999
Burned by all the gross-out tactics and jar jar antics? Then chill out with these cool summer movies Read it

'The Blair Witch Project': Rhymes with Rich

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Jul 30, 1999
Driven by Internet buzz and shrewd marketing, the indie movie breaks box office records, stuns Hollywood, and turns Artisan Entertainment into a major player Read it

Re: Career Counseling

by Andrew Essex | Jul 30, 1999
To: SMITH, DICAPRIO, ROBERTS, BARRYMORE, FOSTER, HAYEK, MCGREGOR, TRAVOLTA
From: ANDREW ESSEX, STAFF WRITER Read it

Winner of the Week

Jul 30, 1999
Richard Nixon Read it

Like Father Like Son

by David Hochman | Jul 30, 1999
From down under, meet Hollywood's hottest new power broker — though Lachlan Murdoch must first prove he can cut it atop Rupert's Everest, News Corp Read it

Parents' Guide

by Lois Alter Mark | Jul 30, 1999

Star Duos We Want in Romantic Comedies

by Steve Daly | Jul 30, 1999

Reel World

by Doug Brod | Jul 30, 1999
This week in Hollywood Read it

Re: Best Unproduced Screenplays

by Jessica Shaw | Jul 30, 1999
To: DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVES
From: JESSICA SHAW, ASSOCIATE EDITOR Read it

Re: New Movie Stars

by Dave Karger | Jul 30, 1999
To: CASTING DIRECTORS
From: DAVE KARGER, STAFF WRITER Read it

Re: Franchises

by Daniel Fierman | Jul 30, 1999
To: ALL SUITS
From: DANIEL FIERMAN, EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Read it

Re: You're On Warning

by Jeff Gordinier | Jul 30, 1999
To: MCCONAUGHEY, CAGE, RYDER, BALDWIN, WILLIS, STONE
From: JEFF GORDINIER, SENIOR WRITER Read it

Movie Review

Movie Review: 'The Haunting'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 30, 1999
This Old House: Opulent sets, ornamental stars, and polished F/X fail to spruce up this frightfully creaky money pit Read it

Movie Review: 'My Life So Far'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 30, 1999

Movie Review: 'trick'

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 30, 1999
New York Dolls: In this funny, sparkling movie, a young composer finds sweet love beneath the spicy city Read it

Movie Review: 'Inspector Gadget'

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 27, 2006
Device Squad: Matthew Broderick overextends himself as a gizmo-sprouting cop in this gimmicky movie Read it

Music Article

Hear And Now

by Tom Sinclair | Jul 30, 1999
This week on the music beat Read it

Burning Question

by Rob Brunner | Jul 30, 1999
EW asks VH1 about their 'Behind the Music' Leif Garrett episode Read it

There's Something About Macy

by Rob Brunner | Jul 30, 1999
An earthy new voice has the biz abuzz Read it

Headbanger of the Week

Jul 30, 1999
Fred Durst Read it

Adult Music Record Titles vs. Adult Film Titles

by Michele Romero | Jul 30, 1999
Adult Contemporary: Randy's all over the chart — and we don't mean Travis Read it

Music Review

Music Review: 'Be Thou Now Persuaded: Living in a Shakespearean World'

by Ty Burr | Jul 30, 1999
The Globe Sessions: The Bard suffers the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune in a boxed set that tragically forgets the play's the thing Read it

Music Review: 'Golders Green'

by Rob Brunner | Jul 30, 1999
Golders Green Read it

Music Review: 'The Middle of Nowhere'

by Mark Bautz | Jul 30, 1999
The Middle of Nowhere Read it

Music Review: 'The Day the World Went Away'

by Tom Sinclair | Jul 30, 1999
The Day the World Went Away Read it

Music Review: 'A Cheap and Evil Girl'

by Beth Johnson | Jul 30, 1999
A Cheap and Evil Girl Read it

Music Review: 'Royal Astronomy'

by Will Hermes | Jul 30, 1999
Royal Astronomy Read it

Music Review: 'Sisters Wade'

by Alanna Nash | Jul 30, 1999
Sisters Wade Read it

Music Review: 'Staying Power'

by Rob Brunner | Jul 30, 1999
Staying Power Read it

Music Review: 'A Hot Night in Paris'

by Tom Lanham | Jul 30, 1999
A Hot Night in Paris Read it

Music Review: 'Retrospective'

by Will Hermes | Jul 30, 1999
Retrospective Read it

Music Review: 'Another True Fiction'

by Mark Bautz | Jul 30, 1999
Another True Fiction Read it

Music Review: 'Hot Jazz in the Twenties: Vols. 1 and 2'

by Chip Deffaa | Jul 30, 1999
Hot Jazz in the Twenties: Vols. 1 and 2 Read it

New This Week

Website Review: 'www.tiazinha.com.br'

by Gillian Flynn | Jul 30, 1999

News Article

Between The Lines

Jul 30, 1999
The inside scoop on the book world Read it

Random Quote

Jul 30, 1999
Tori Spelling Read it

Battle of The Bandwidths

by Noah Robischon | Jul 30, 1999
'Rolling Stone' and MTV go one-on-one in a heated contest over websites, Net radio, and downloadable music Read it

Losers of the Week

Jul 30, 1999
Search Engines Read it

Monitor

by Troy Patterson | Jul 30, 1999
Helen Hunt and Hank Azaria's wedding and Christian Slater's engagement made news the week of July 30th Read it

Cybertalk

Jul 30, 1999
Missed Manners Read it

Loose Talk

Jul 30, 1999
A Website Spoofs Tina Brown Read it

What To Watch

Jul 30, 1999
A day-to-day guide to notable programs (Times are Eastern daylight and are subject to change) Read it

On The Air

On The Air

by Joe Flint | Jul 30, 1999
The latest news from the TV beat Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites

Jul 30, 1999

Stage Review

Stage Reviews: Cher's 'Do You Believe?' and Margaret Cho's 'I'm the One That I Want'

by Jess Cagle | Jul 30, 1999
True Believers: They've been down, they've been out. Now the two strong women take back the stage, each in her own way Read it

TV Article

White Wash

Jul 30, 1999
Could a '70s hit like 'Sanford and Son' even get on the air in 1999? Given the shocking lack of minorities on Big Four shows, only if the stars were white Read it

The Guest List

by Mike Flaherty | Jul 30, 1999
Look Who's on the Couch This Week (Subject to Change) Read it

Remote Patrol

by Bruce Fretts | Jul 30, 1999
Keeping a Watch on TV Read it

Winner of the Week

Jul 30, 1999
'Falcone' Read it

TV Review

Double Takes: 'Battlestar Galactica'

by Rob Brunner | Jul 30, 1999
The sci-fi show has two movies in the making Read it

The Charts

Coming Up $hort

Jul 30, 1999
This week on the music charts Read it

Man of 'Action'

Jul 30, 1999
This week's top videos Read it

The Ratings

Delayed Grad-ification

Jul 30, 1999
This week on the TV charts Read it

Time Capsule

Aug, 5, 1983

by Dave Karger | Jul 30, 1999

Video Article

Pop Quiz

by Bilge Ebiri | Jul 30, 1999
The Wait Staff: Guess the six directors we describe here Read it

Rent Check

Jul 30, 1999
Shannon Elizabeth's favorite rental Read it

Video Review

Video Reviews: 'Payback' and 'Point Blank'

by Ty Burr | Jul 30, 1999
Homocidal Mania: Revenge is sweet for Mel Gibson and Lee Marvin, but Mad Mel just doesn't commit to the evil that men do Read it

Video Review: 'A Stranger in the Kingdom'

Jul 30, 1999
Ernie Hudson; David Lansbury Read it

Video Review: 'October Sky'

by Troy Patterson | Jul 30, 1999
Jake Gyllenhaal; Chris Cooper Read it

Video Review: 'Baby Geniuses'

by Michael Sauter | Jul 30, 1999
Kathleen Turner; Christopher Lloyd Read it

Video Review: 'Telling You'

by Bilge Ebiri | Jul 30, 1999
Jennifer Love Hewitt; Dash Mihok Read it

Video Review: 'Reach the Rock'

by Bilge Ebiri | Jul 30, 1999
Alessandro Nivola; William Sadler Read it

Video Review: 'La Sentinelle'

Jul 30, 1999
Emmanuel Salinger; Thibault de Montalembert Read it

Video Review: 'The Hunter's Moon'

by Beth Pinsker | Jul 30, 1999
Burt Reynolds; Keith Carradine Read it

Video Review: 'Blast From the Past'

by Troy Patterson | Jul 30, 1999
Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone Read it