Last Man Standing – Review

June 1, 1997

Similar to Reservoir Dogs, everyone dies. Well, except the dames Willis sends on their way before the bloodshed turns the dusty roads to mud.

Kingpin – Review

June 1, 1997

Kingpin is but the latest manifestation of the so-stupid-it’s-smart lowbrow gag-film, that venerable tradition inaugurated by National Lampoon’s Animal House.

Grosse Pointe Blank – Review

June 1, 1997

Blank’s undying love for the girl he left ten years ago makes it easy to overlook the um, professional killer thing, and cheer for him.

Feeling Minnesota – Review

June 1, 1997

Feeling Minnesota doesn’t really go anywhere unexpected. Worse, the characters are said to have interesting backgrounds, but you never find out what they are.

Dead Man – Review

June 1, 1997

Dead Man could be the great American novel, ’90s style. But then “the eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn from the crow.”

Courage Under Fire – Review

June 1, 1997

Courage Under Fire tells an exciting story in which every development complicates matters more until viewers are left not knowing what’s real anymore.

Anaconda – Review

June 1, 1997

Anaconda is about a bunch of people who travel on a riverboat deep into the heart of the Amazon and get completely fucked up by large snakes.

Foetus – Null/Void – Review

June 1, 1997

For those of you who know who J.G. Thirlwell is, all I need to say is that Null and Void are being re-released as a two-disc set.

Flipp – Review

June 1, 1997

Mike Ness’ vocals with John Lydon’s sneer, set to Cheap Trick, geek chic style tunes, mix in the dirty glamour and glitz of New York Dolls and you get Flipp.

Xysma – Lotto – Review

June 1, 1997

Opening with a thin-sounding Clutch-popping rhythm, the buried-in-the-mix vocals seem to be singing throatily, but it’s really hard to tell.

Evil’s Toy – XTC Implant – Review

June 1, 1997

If you enjoyed other Evil’s Toy releases (or ’80s industrial in general), this won’t disappoint. It’s catchy, but not as dark as their last release.

WOCC – Human Gene Therapy – Review

June 1, 1997

What do you get when you blend sensuously dark, Alice in Chains-esque vocals with heavy groove bass, trippy/funky guitars, and a funky-ass drummer? A buzz.

Entombed – Review

June 1, 1997

This self-titled release collects a few of the gems found only on EPs and the split 7″ with New Bomb Turks.

Diatribe – Review

June 1, 1997

If melodic yet angry, guitar-driven yet coldly, synthetically strong music is your bag, check out Diatribe.

DFL – Grateful – Review

June 1, 1997

It’s “Old Fashioned Hardcore,” as they describe it, like Dischord, circa 1981 (like Void) or the Gang Green and FUs (I’m talkin’ the reeeaaally short songs).

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