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Wednesday, July 28, 1999

Opening Friday

The Blair Witch Project — A very wel-done and scary movie, without all that gore, splatter and nudity that has plagued the horror genre for years. Rated R.

Deep Blue Sea — Think Jurassic Shark. A cure for Alzheimer's lies with sharks, but these sharks have had their intelligence enhanced. A smart shark is a dangerous one. Rated PG-13.

Runaway Bride — Julia Roberts and Richard Gere are reunited, only this time she is making more than he is for making the film. Rated PG-13.

Now Playing

American Pie — Certainly not worth all the hype but not as raunchy as they make it sound like it is. Some parts are gross but there is a sweetness and innocence to the tale. It is entertaining. Rated R.

Arlington Road — Jeff Bridges plays an expert on terrorism and Tim Robbins plays his terroristic neighbor. My mom loved it. She said she was on the edge of her seat through the whole film. Rated R.

• Austin Powers 2 : The Spy Who Shagged Me — Hysterically funny with bigger laughs than the first. It can be a little bawdy so don't just drop the kids at the film. Rated PG-13.

Big Daddy — A funny movie and very cute. It is in the same vein as The Wedding Singer, having less to do with the likes of Happy Gilmore. I liked it though. Rated PG-13.

•  Drop Dead Gorgeous — A comedy about a beauty pageant in middle America. Kirstie Alley and Denise Richards star. Rated PG-13.

Eyes Wide Shut — Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star in Stanley Kubrick's final movie. Secrecy surrounds much of the plot but Kubrick always was a perfectionist. Rated R.

The General's Daughter — John Travolta plays an investigator looking into the murder of ...the general's daughter. Lots of suspense and drama, I just hope he sings Greased Lightning. Rated R.

The Haunting — This remake boasts new effects and a talented cast. Some houses are born bad and this one is accessible for the whole family. Rated PG-13.

Inspector Gadget — One of America's favorite cartoon detectives gets a live action movie. Matthew Broderick stars as the bumblingly brilliant Gadget. Rated PG.

•  Lake Placid — Much like the film, Anaconda, this movie focuses on the terror of a giant crocodile in a lake in Maine. The previews look pretty good. Just don't go in expecting Gandhi and you'll be o.k. Rated R.

Muppets From Space — So very, very funny. If you want to know what's wrong with society today, it's that not enough parents introduce their kids to the Muppets. Go and enjoy yourself. Rated PG.

•  Notting Hill — Julia Roberts plays a world famous actress and Hugh Grant plays the charming owner of a charming bookstore. This is the date movie right now. Rated PG-13.

South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut — Do not take the children! This is really sharp and funny but also very raunchy. I've seen it three times and it gets better and better. Rated R.

•  Star Wars: The Phantom Menace — So, it's not the second coming. This is a great movie with effects that mess with your mind long after. It is a perfect beginning to the story and the performances are great. Rated PG.

Summer of Sam — This movie has elements of all of Spike Lee's films but not the heart of one of them. The acting is strong but the film is way too long. Stay away. Rated R.

•  Tarzan — Disney didn't make a lot of noise about this movie, but it makes as big a splash as the best of them. It has a good story, nice songs, and incredible visuals. Rated G.

Wild, Wild West — A critical flop, this underachieving film was a hit with the masses, at least for one week. Rated PG-13.

The Wood — A comedy/drama about four young men growing up in The Wood. I haven't heard much either way. Rated R.

Also Playing

Black Mask — Jet Li, the bad guy in Lethal Weapon IV, plays a masked hero in this Hong Kong action film. Ends Thursday. Rated R.

• Doug's First Movie — The hit cartoon takes to the big screen and entertains and educates his way through 90 minutes. The voices have changed recently, but it still has a great sense of humor. Rated G.

Entrapment — Sean Connery is a burglar and Catherine Zeta Jones is a cop. What do you think will happen? Rated PG-13.

Election — A great movie about politics that doesn't take sides. Set in high school and starring Reese Witherspoon, this film is worth your time. Rated R.

Forces of Nature — A man finds true love away from his fiance'. Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock star. Rated PG-13.

• Instinct — Anthony Hopkins plays a crazed sociologist, who murdered two men in Africa. Cuba Gooding Jr. plays the ambitious young doctor who wants to crack the crazy. Rated R.

•  Life — Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence are wrongly imprisoned for Life. It's surprising how funny prison can be. Rated R.

The Love Letter — Everyone thinks that a letter was written pertaining to them or their situation. Comedy ensues. Starring Tom Selleck and Kate Capshaw. Rated PG-13.

A Midsummer Night's Dream — Shakespeare's romantic romp gets updated to 19th Century Tuscany. Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer star. Rated PG-13.

The Mummy — A fun action adventure starring Brendan Fraser. The effects are nice and there are a few jumpy type suspenseful moments. Rated PG-13.

October Sky — This film has received rave reviews from everybody I know. It is said to be very inspirational. Rated PG.

The Out of Towners — A remake of the Neil Simon classic that flopped like nobody's business. Goldie Hawn, Steve Martin and John Cleese don't typically fail, but this movie did. Rated PG-13.

Shakespeare in Love — The winner of the 1998 Academy Award for Best Picture. It really is good. Check it out. Rated R.

10 Things I Hate About You — A cute movie loosely based on Shakespeare's “The Taming of the Shrew”. You'll want to fall in love all over again. Rated PG-13.

The 13th Floor — The lines of reality and fantasy are blurred when scientists create an alternate universe and a monster inside it. It ain't no Matrix. Rated R.

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