Wig Rodeo – Review

November 1, 1997

There’s nothing like a nice blast of sub-independent no-budget filmmaking to clear the Hollywood-narcotized brain every once in a while.

The Saint – Review

November 1, 1997

The Saint is a high- tech spy flick with a dashing lead male, a charmingly naïve lead female, and a bunch of Russian bad guys.

Planetary Traveler – Review

November 1, 1997

40 minutes of spectacular alien landscapes: Raging volcanoes, frozen seas, and rock formations unlike anything ever seen on this planet.

Murder at 1600 – Review

November 1, 1997

A cop movie. It stars Wesley Snipes. Plus it’s got Cherry from The Outsiders, Diane Lane, who’s looking rather delicious, I must say.

Fun – Review

November 1, 1997

Witt’s spastic acting is distracting, and although the love and despair between the two girls is almost believable, the movie communicates its point muddily.

Absolute Power – Review

November 1, 1997

Surrounded by great actors, Eastwood stars as Luther Whitney, a supposedly retired thief of high regard.

Elsewhere – Outbound – Review

November 1, 1997

A mix of prog rock and Boston-baked powerpop, Elsewhere wear influences such as Rush, the Police, and ’80s British synthpop on their sleeves with pride.

Cake Like – Bruiser Queen – Review

November 1, 1997

Listening to this is like going through your grandmother’s jewelry box – there’s some great stuff you’re just dying to put on, and there’s some real junk.

Blink 182 – Dude Ranch – Review

November 1, 1997

Blink 182 is three adolescents with acne vulgaris who wear those punk blue suede tennis shoes and khaki pants, and their new album rocks.

Vex – Review

November 1, 1997

With other underground flick-rags either glossed up or MIA, Vex is a keen reminder of how rewarding deviant cinephilia can be.

Unrestrained! – Review

November 1, 1997

If they like something, they’ll describe it and cross-reference it. If they hate it, they’ll pick it apart, citing specific inexcusable faults of the CD/band.

Turn On – Review

November 1, 1997

A light-hearted side project from Stereolab supervisor Tim Gane and auxiliary ‘lab assistant Sean O’Hagan (formerly of Microdisney).

Treponem Pal – Higher – Review

November 1, 1997

France’s Treponem Pal’s advent material was a metal-heavy behemoth with a thin veil of electronic augmentation. The synth-basting bits are now more pronounced.

The Silencers – Review

November 1, 1997

The Silencers have what it takes to make you lift a cold one and get out your long board, only to remember that you live in a landlocked state.

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