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1999 Stories by M.v. Moorhead

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  • Pardon...Mumford?

    published December 30, 1999

    1. The Blair Witch Project Both the hype and the inevitable backlash have died down, and what remains is still quite a movie -- the horror... More >>

  • Mars, Venus, and Uranus

    published October 14, 1999

    According to The Story of Us, men and women have different responses to life, love, and sex, and this can sometimes result in conflicts and... More >>

  • Seventh sense

    published September 9, 1999

    Whether it's bad or good commercial luck that the thriller Stir of Echoes follows so closely on the heels of The Sixth Sense, M.... More >>

  • The Road to Nell

    published August 26, 1999

    Fortune has smiled on Brendan Fraser. The star of the new Dudley Do-Right looks great in or out of his clothes; has an easy, self-effacing... More >>

  • He comes in peace

    published August 5, 1999

    First published under the title The Iron Man in Great Britain in 1968, The Iron Giant is a minor classic of 20th-century children's... More >>

  • Off with his head

    published July 22, 1999

    For anyone who may be considering Inspector Gadget, here's the sole worthwhile gag; read this if you want to save 80 minutes and eight... More >>

  • Smack my Witch up

    published July 15, 1999

    The Blair Witch Project, the bone-chilling indie by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, is easily the scariest horror picture of the '90s, a... More >>

  • Vine art

    published June 17, 1999

    Disney's The Lion King, one of the studio's most popular films ever, contained a streak of xenophobia that bordered on the fascistic. Think... More >>

  • Going down

    published May 27, 1999

    Deja vu is usually a sign of love at first sight. Says who? Says the heroine of The Thirteenth Floor to the hero she's on the verge of kissing.... More >>

  • Puck this

    published May 13, 1999

    A Midsummer Night's Dream came early in Shakespeare's career. He had written it by at least 1598, in roughly the same period as another... More >>

  • The nod squad

    published March 25, 1999

    Ginger and Fred. Shirley Temple and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. To the list of unforgettable movie dance... More >>

  • The king and you and me

    published March 18, 1999

    Imagine a bunch of kids watching the classic 1956 film musical The King and I on television, then going outside and spending the rest of the... More >>

  • The final solution was survival

    published February 25, 1999

    In Hungary, the Holocaust lasted only for a year. But the word only is deceptive in this context. The Nazis, who entered the country in March... More >>

  • Time to punt

    published January 14, 1999

    Somewhere under the glossy imbecility of Varsity Blues lurks an idea that could make a great American movie: a coming-of-age story in a setting... More >>

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