Sep 24, 1999

Issue #504

Cover Story

Take 1: The '50s

Sep 24, 1999
The Fifties: Reviewing the top movie moments by decade Read it
Magazine Cover (Sep 24, 1999)

Cybertalk

Tommy tune

Sep 24, 1999

Encore

'Fire' Starter

Sep 24, 1999
The little English picture that could, Chariots of Fire ignited America Sept. 26, 1981. Read it

10 stupid questions

Mighty Mouth

by Tom Sinclair | Sep 24, 1999
Smash Mouth answers 10 stupid questions Read it

Book Article

Between The Lines: Week of Sept. 24, 1999

by Clarissa Cruz | Sep 24, 1999
The inside scoop on the book world Read it

New in paperback: Week of Sept. 24, 1999

Sep 24, 1999
The Arctic and Texasville are explored Read it

Book Review

'Tis

by L.S. Klepp | Sep 24, 1999
Angela's Ashes is a pretty tough act to follow. But Frank McCourt dazzles us once again in 'Tis, the enchanting story of his adventures--and misadventures--in America. Read it

Halston: An American Original

by William Stevenson | Sep 24, 1999
Elaine Gross and Fred Rottman (HarperCollins, $50) Read it

The Million Dollar Mermaid

by Charles Winecoff | Sep 24, 1999
Esther Williams, with Digby Diehl (Simon & Schuster, $26) Read it

A Gesture Life

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Sep 24, 1999
Chang-rae Lee (Riverhead, $23.95) Read it

Cover Story

Take 1: The '50s

Sep 24, 1999
The Fifties: Reviewing the top movie moments by decade Read it

Take 2: '60s

Sep 24, 1999
The Sixties Read it

Take 3: '70s

Sep 24, 1999
The Seventies Read it

Take 4: '80s

Sep 24, 1999
The Eighties Read it

The 100 Greatest Movie Moments 1950-2000

Sep 24, 1999
From Marlon Brando to ''Blair Witch,'' we unspool the history of film Read it

Take 5: '90s

Sep 24, 1999
The Nineties Read it

30 Great Movie Posters

Sep 24, 1999
Once considered disposable advertising, now prized in heated auctions, the best one-sheets, as they're called, capture the essence of the flicks they shill in a single image. Here, a browser of indelible encapsulations. Read it

Online Poll

Sep 24, 1999
As You Like It Read it

Picture start

by Mark Harris | Sep 24, 1999

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's hot sheet: Sept. 24, 1999

by Jim Mullen | Sep 24, 1999
What the country is talking about this week... Read it

Movie Article

Reel World: Week of Sept. 24, 1999

by Howard Feinstein | Sep 24, 1999
A report from the 56th Venice Film Festival Read it

Movie Review

Blue Streak

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 24, 1999
Martin Lawrence plays a phony cop in Blue Streak. Too bad that doesn't stop him from mugging. Read it

For Love of the Game

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 24, 1999
Baseball has been very, very good to Kevin Costner. But in For Love of the Game, he could use some relief. Read it

Stigmata

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 24, 1999
(102 mins., R) Read it

I WOKE UP EARLY THE DAY I DIED

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 24, 1999
(CQN, 92 mins., unrated) Read it

Love stinks

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 24, 1999
(94 mins., R) Read it

The Minus Man

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 24, 1999
(112 mins., R) Read it

West Beirut

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 24, 1999
(105 mins., unrated) Read it

B. Monkey

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 24, 1999
(91 mins., R) Read it

American Beauty

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 24, 1999
(118 mins., R) Read it

Jakob the Liar

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 24, 1999
As the beacon of hope in a neighborhood under Nazi rule, Jakob the Liar's Robin Williams loses some shtick but keeps the faith Read it

Romance

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 24, 1999
Screen sex gets explicit in the red-hot Romance, a movie that goes all the way, but still not far enough Read it

Sugar Town

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 24, 1999
For the starry-eyed denizens of the scrappy Sugar Town, there's show business or no business Read it

This Is My Father

Sep 24, 1999
Aidan Quinn, James Caan (1999, Columbia TriStar, 120 mins., R, also on DVD) Read it

Ravenous

by Doug Brod | Sep 24, 1999
Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle (1999, Fox, 100 mins., R, also on DVD) Read it

Romance

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 17, 1999

Music Article

Fred's addiction

by Dan Snierson | Sep 24, 1999
The Record That Changed My Life Read it

Hear and now

by Tom Sinclair | Sep 24, 1999
This week on the music beat Read it

Music Review

The Fragile

by Will Hermes | Sep 24, 1999
A half decade after shocking fans with his bracing industrial rock, NIN's Trent Reznor hammers his way back to relevance. Read it

Avenue B

by Tom Sinclair | Sep 24, 1999
Avenue B (Virgin) Read it

Duets, Volume I

by Alanna Nash | Sep 24, 1999
Duets, Volume I (Private I/Mercury) Read it

Back at One (Motown)

by Barry Walters | Sep 24, 1999
Back at One (Motown) Read it

The Illinois Concert

by Chip Deffaa | Sep 24, 1999
The Illinois Concert (Blue Note) Read it

Days of the new

by Tom Lanham | Sep 24, 1999
Days of the New (Outpost) Read it

Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night

by Elisabeth Vincentelli | Sep 24, 1999

I Wanna Love You Forever

by Jim Farber | Sep 24, 1999
"I Wanna Love You Forever" (Columbia) Read it

Stan and Judy's Kid (Warner Bros.)

by Wook Kim | Sep 24, 1999
Stan and Judy's Kid (Warner Bros.) Read it

Euphoria Morning

by Jim Farber | Feb 02, 2008
Euphoria Morning (A&M) Read it

Tight Rope (Arista)

by Alanna Nash | Sep 24, 1999
Tight Rope (Arista) Read it

From Spirituals to Swing

by Steve Futterman | Sep 24, 1999
From Spirituals to Swing (Vanguard) Read it

Liquid Skin (Virgin)

by Tom Sinclair | Sep 24, 1999
Liquid Skin (Virgin) Read it

To Venus and Back

by Chris Willman | Sep 24, 1999
Not the greatest Tori ever sold, but Amos is still better than most Read it

News Article

Mail: Week of Sept. 24, 1999

Sep 24, 1999
Fans side with Duchovny and talk up Ginger Spice Read it

Before the Fall

by Gillian Flynn | Sep 24, 1999
You won't find much about TV's upcoming season on the networks' sites. Instead, try fan pages for dish on the shows and stars. Read it

Mondo Video

by Rob Brunner | Sep 24, 1999
MTV's Video Music Awards raises a ruckus, ratings--and a few burning questions. Read it

Judging Emmy

by Ken Tucker | Sep 24, 1999
Saving The Awards: A How-to Guide Read it

Bizarre press release of the week: Sept. 24, 1999

Sep 24, 1999
Will the real Cha-Ka please stand up? Read it

Flashes

by Megan Quitkin | Sep 24, 1999
Double Jeopardy case closed; Brad Pitt doesn't impress much Read it

Gimme shelter

by Tricia Johnson | Sep 24, 1999
Eddie Fisher to find a new home Read it

Monitor

by Clarissa Cruz, Troy Patterson | Sep 24, 1999

All The rage

by Andrew Essex | Sep 24, 1999
Puffy joins Courtney Love and Tommy Lee on the anger set Read it

Sound Bites

Sound bites: Week of Sept. 24, 1999

Sep 24, 1999
Conan and Letterman crack a few Read it

TV Article

TV Review

Once and Again

by Ken Tucker | Sep 24, 1999
With the life-after-divorce drama Once and Again, creators Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick bring their thirtysomething sensibility to soccer-mom territory. Read it

Video Article

Coming up: "The Mummy" and the Chipmunks

Sep 24, 1999
Week of Sept. 24, 1999 Read it

God is in the details

by Tom Russo | Sep 24, 1999
GEOF DARROW, CONCEPTUAL DESIGNER FOR 'THE MATRIX' Read it

Video Review

The Matrix

by Marc Bernardin | Sep 24, 1999
Hollywood finally makes a virtue of virtual reality with The Matrix, which soars while films like The Thirteenth Floor crash. Read it

The Lesser Evil

by Troy Patterson | Sep 24, 1999
Colm Feore, David Paymer (1997, MGM, 105 mins., R) Read it

Sometimes they come back...for more

by Marc Bernardin | Sep 24, 1999
Clayton Rohner, Faith Ford (1998, Trimark, 89 mins., R, also on DVD) Read it

Lulu on the Bridge

by Daniel Fierman | Sep 24, 1999
Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino (1998, Trimark, 103 mins., PG-13, also on DVD) Read it

A Lesson Before Dying

by Gillian Flynn | Sep 24, 1999
Don Cheadle, Mekhi Phifer (1999, HBO, 101 mins., PG-13) Read it

Razor Blade Smile

by Marc Bernardin | Sep 24, 1999
Eileen Daly, Christopher Adamson (1998, A-Pix, 101 mins., R, also on DVD) Read it

Open Your Eyes

Sep 24, 1999
Eduardo Noriega, Penelope Cruz (1997, Artisan, 117 mins., R, subtitled) Read it
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