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  Number 169  (Vol. 4, No. 25). This edition is for the week of June 16--22, 2003.

Hulking Out


OK, time to come clean. My two favorite comic-book super-heroes from my youth, aka, the '60s, are Superman and The Incredible Hulk. "Superman" has been done right several times (The George Reeves TV series, The Christoher Reeve motion picture series, and if you count it, currently "Smallville"), and been done lamely ("Lois & Clark"). "The Incredible Hulk" of the late '70s with Bill Bixby as "David" Banner and Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk stand out in most people's minds as the definitive version. Well, it was and it wasn't. It certainly wasn't bad, please don't get me wrong, Bill Bixby put a lot into that role and it was written and directed with a lot of sincerity, but it was clearly a compromise between a comic-book sensibility and something they could regularly produce on TV. It could've been a lot worse, I'll give you that, and I was a regular viewer.

Imagine my glee when I first heard about the big-screen Hulk, directed by big-time director Ang Lee, using state-of-the-art computer-generated graphics, with big-time money and an impressive array of talent, and an impressive trailer (last summer's). After a brief rumor that the production was using make-up tricks and/or animatronics (since discounted), it was announced The Hulk would be all CGI. As time went on, the computer-generated Mountain Ogre from "Harry Potter", and Gollum from "Lord of The Rings" had my head swimming with possibilities over what could be done with the Hulk.

Imagine my horror when I saw the first glimpses of the actual creature during the less-than-thrilling Super Bowl trailer (an event Universal Pictures has come to regret). Imagine how badly I feel ever time I pick up a magazine or see a new TV commercial and see better and better and clearer and clearer shots of a perfectly dreadful-looking Hulk!!

Oh wait...you don't have to imagine. You know the feeling, you've all seen it, too!

To make matters worse, I've now seen the film's first transformation/metamorphasis scene twice (clips on Roeper & Ebert's show, then Jay Leno when he had Eric Bana on). Honestly? It looked like claymation!! In fact, the movements also reminded me of Ray Harryhausen's earlier work with stop-motion, for crying out loud! (Nothing against Harryhausen, he's my hero.)

Well, I'm going to a midnight show this week to be the first on my block to take all this in for myself. I've heard some good about it -- the father/child relationship issues are explored very tenderly and intelligently. But is that about all I'm expected to take away from this?

This is one of those PCR schedules where a movie premieres just a little too late in the week to do a write-up myself. However.....we have a correspondent who got sneak-peek at the film already and has sent in his review. Prepare yourself, he's brutally honest! See "This Week's Movie Review", below, for "The Hulk" by ED Tucker (and "Dumb and Dumberer" by Mike Smith)!

HULK UPDATE : 6-20-03      by Nolan B. Canova
OK, saw the movie at the special midnight movie on Thursday. I agree with pretty much everything ED Tucker says in his review, with a very few minor exceptions. While I'm sure the "panel borders" littering the cinema landscape will annoy the hell out of most of you, I didn't mind it so much, but that's probably because I had plenty of time to brace for it, and to me, it more resembles an MTV video gone haywire than comic panels.

ED showed admirable restraint in not giving away any spoilers, and I won't either, athough with a few items it's damned tempting. The only thing I'd like to comment on is the weird fact that the word "Hulk" is only used once in the movie: by Bruce Banner muttering to himself about his condition. In this universe there is no secret about who he is. In case that veers into spoiler territory, rest assured there are lots more violations of the sacred legend of The Hulk that have been ignored, or changed beyond recognition. (The Glenn Talbot character is re-imagined as someone else entirely, and so should have a different name. Conversely, there was a character absolutely perfectly fitting the character of Rick Jones from the comic's origin stories, but here it's someone else, I saw no one else resembling Rick Jones.

The best thing I can say about "Hulk" (there is no "The" in the opening titles, but we'll call it THE Hulk anyway) is the character of General "Thunderbolt" Ross, a pivotal character from the comics, is played with dead-on perfection by Sam Elliott, who treads the fine line between acting bigger-than-life and chewing up the scenery, and he does it with expert ease. Jennifer Connelly, too, perfect, as if she just walked off the comic page. Kudos to all for these characterizations. (Eric Bana as Bruce Banner is no slouch either, but it's a surprisingly limited role.)

Guess I should comment on the CGI now. The most inconsistent thing about the movie are the effects and the most inconsistent thing about looking at the Hulk, with the exception of a few close-ups, are his eyes. They are not reflective like those of a living thing. And I can't quite put my finger on why, but he tends to look to me, close-up and far away, like a stop-motion model. Where the rest of the magic tends to break down is in fast movements, like jumping and bouncing.

Not to say it all sucks, no. The actual design of the Hulk is pretty dead-on to me, very much like he is in the comic (although they tend to play with his height a lot here -- apparently his anger also makes him taller by ratio). They kept the purple pants, but offered no explanation for why they're always that color (the comics did). His face is one of child-like innocence, a throw-back to the comic's early days where he was thought of as a 7-foot tall, thousand-pound 4-year-old with an attitude.

I've heard many people complain that Hulk should've been played by a human actor. Well, no human can look like the Hulk does from the comics, just the TV show. Rumor has it Ang Lee himself donned that contraption that auto-animates the computer-generated Hulk. If so, then Ang Lee moves like a stop-motion puppet in real life!

Please read ED Tucker's more in-depth review in this issue of PCR for a run-down on other aspects of the film. Me, I'm giving it 2-and-a-half stars.


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HOLY FREHOLY, did Mike Smith ever start something with his newest retrospective on old theater experiences! Reacting almost like it was a top ten challenge, see what our loquacious writers Andy Lalino and John Lewis have to add to the discussion in this issue's LETTERCOL (below)! Also, see a moving tribute to the impact the PCR has on one man's home discussions, also in the Lettercol.


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"The HULK"  reviewed by ED Tucker
"Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd"  reviewed by Michael Smith

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The Digital Divide by guest reviewer Count Poffula

Metallica: St. Anger

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ANDY'S LETTER ........ TERENCE'S LETTER ........ PASSING ON ........ GREGORY PECK: AN APPRECIATION........ .............Click here for more


Letters to the EditorWe welcome your feedback.


ONE MORE FOR DELORIS TELESCOPE (Re: Lettercol PCR #167)
Nolan,
Man I wish I'd have remembered them when I did my article! My wife saw them open in 1983 for the group "Men Without Hats" (who did the hit song "Safety Dance"). Sorry about the memory slip Lee!

Do you purchance remember a New Wave band that used to perform at the Swamp Club in Gulfport called "The Primates" (from Athens, Georgia)? What a great time that was!

Will [Moriaty]


MORE ON OLD THEATER EXPERIENCES
Nolan,
Once again it was a real treat to revisit the old days in Mike Smith's column about movie theater experiences of the 1970's and early 1980's, especially from a Tampa perspective (re: "Mike's Rant" issues number 167 and number 168. I absolutely agree, they're terrific --N). Perhaps I can relay a Pinellas perspective to the forum:

Mike writes he had fond memories of Gateway Mall (which was in St. Pete.) as well. Gateway Mall (formerly on the intersection of 9th St. N. & 77th Ave. N.) was torn down years ago and is now a sterile Target shopping center, devoid of any personality whatsoever, housing parking lots full of SUV's & Mini Vans so mommies and daddies can buy "Ice Age" DVD's and cheap home accessories. Generic living at its best.

My family lived close to Gateway, so we obviously spent a lot of time there as kids, mostly at the movie theater (which had one screen, then expanded to two) and the game room, which was called "The Dream Machine" (these were the days before X-Boxes, Nintendos, and even Atari, Terence). Gateway Mall, I believe, was built in the early 1960's, and before it was torn down in the '90s I believe it was one of the oldest still-operating malls in the country. Even in the late 1970's Gateway was beginning to feel competition from the larger, newer-looking malls, which in this case was Pinellas Mall (which is now Parkside Mall) which started construction in 1974. In '77, "Star Wars" was of course the biggest film ever, however Gateway was not the first to carry it, Pinellas was (and that's where I first saw it). Gateway Mall eventually did get SW, and it had an extremely successful run in the dollar theater (lines were out the door).

Another fun Gateway Mall experience was a stunt show that was put on there back in the mid-to-late '70s featuring a stuntman named "Captain Ego". The show was emceed by none other than the late, great Dr. Paul Bearer! Captain Ego's stunt was dodging blowdarts on a stage. I remember one nearly nailed him in the crotch! Eventually he got hit (in the arm, I think) by one of the darts. I recall him being in some severe pain. All the kids had a real good time at the event and enjoyed meeting Dr. Paul Bearer (I still have the autograph). Captain Ego was to return to Gateway Mall a few years later by performing a stunt where he drove his motorcycle through a wall of fire. Great stuff!

Recently, talk show host for 970 WFLA Tedd Webb notified me that Captain Ego had passed fairly recently and lived a miserable existence, due to alcohol abuse. Visit Tedd's site; he has a "Where Are They Now?" section where he has info about Tampa Bay radio/TV personalities - including Dr. Paul Bearer. www.teddwebb.com

We had a lot of fun times at that mall; I met Buster Crabbe at an autograph signing there, and met Ann B. Davis ("Alice" on the Brady Bunch) who was appearing at the dinner theater, the legendary "Country Dinner Playhouse". Gateway Mall was also host to many haunted houses over the years during Halloween.

Other fun movie memories at Gateway Mall were: (ugh) "King Solomon's Mines", "The Spy Who Loved Me", "Flash Gordon" (1980; two guys smoked pot right in the theater while we watched the movie!), "Time Bandits", "Superman", "Revenge of the Pink Panther", "Being There", "10" (yeah! my cousin took me to see it back in '80 even though we were way underage!), "High Anxiety", "The Road Warrior", "Chorus Line", and many others. I recall the "Mad Max", "Howard the Duck", "Cross of Iron", and "Saturday Night Fever" posters hanging in the lobby.

And yeah, Mike, the General Cinema jingle I'll remember till the day I die. The background always looked like grape jelly to me during the intro. I'd give anything to see/hear that old intro again.

Chicken Unlimited: Mike referenced this old quickie-eatin' restaurant in his column; I used to go there with friends as a teen every so often; it was on the corner of 4th Street & 77th Ave. in north St. Pete. It's now a "Pep's Seagrill" which I think is closed now too. The amazing thing about Chicken Unlimited was its sign; it was called "Chicken Unlimited" but had a friggin' hamburger on its sign!!! Never got that one. Also, they had a variety of things on their menu - an astounding variety - everything from fried chicken to pot roast to sushi (just kidding!). Actually, CU moved from its 4th & 77th location (I think in the mid-'80s) a little further south on 4th Street, which I think is now a "Hungry Bear" restaurant (best breakfast in St. Pete!). Everyone...if you really want to see what Chicken Unlimited was really like, rent Herschell Gordon Lewis' gorefest "The Wizard of Gore"...there's a scene where characters are eating there!!! It even shows the famous "hamburger" sign. It's worth the rent; get it on DVD.

Tom Laughlin: I did hear of Tom's health situation...truly sad; I hope he conquers it.

Back to Theaters: Tampa Theater is indeed a true treasure; we're lucky to have such a grand old movie palace in our own backyards. I think the next closest one is in Birmingham, Alabama. I had a lot of good memories (recent ones) at Tampa Theater, especially their matinee shows when they play old horror/sci-fi features from bygone eras: The Invisible Man, When Worlds Collide, Cecil B. Demented, Requiem for a Dream, The Tao of Steve, Annie Lennox in concert (unbelievable!), Echo & the Bunnymen in 1988 (on my birthday - Feb. 17th). Take the free tour of the theater if you get the chance...you may even see the ghost who haunts it! I'd love to see Tampa Theater shift less toward the art house crowd and more toward exploitation films...it's a natural place to see horror films. In fact, in the 1970's it was a grindhouse-like theater where they showed old B-movies...oh, had I only known and was old enough...

So I guess Tampa Bay Center where all you Tampans (I was tempted to write "Tampons") went to see "Star Wars" for the first time. Very cool. When did that mall open? To us Pinellas denizens, our newest mall at the time was Pinellas Square Mall, which is where most of us saw "Star Wars". That was an interesting Triple Feature you saw at TBC. Was that '77? "Oh, God!" came out in '77. Don't know if I can sit through "A Star is Born". A real highlight must have been seeing "High Anxiety" at midnight - how awesome is that?

Horizon Park/5th Avenue Theaters: Mike, you have a great memory!!! You're lucky you got to see "Sorcerer" on the big screen. That must have been something. I saw "Sgt. Pepper" at a movie theater in St. Pete. called "5th Avenue Theaters" (2 theaters), which is now a church (hissss!). 5th Avenue was a great theater; saw the following there: "Close Encounters", "Howard the Duck", Argento's "Creepers", "Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning", "Body Double", and many others. You're lucky you got to see "Coma" too. I had to wait till it got on cable.

Floriland Mall: It's now (or was) a flea market, right? Been there a couple of times. I recall back in '78 my father wanted to see "The Greek Tycoon", which was rated "R", and wanted to take us kids with him. Instead, my brother and I went to see the infamous "Laserblast" starring the late Kim Milford, who was a dead-ringer of Mark Hamill (they both starred together along with Annie Potts in "Corvette Summer", also in '78). "Laserblast" kicked ass! Loved when Milford blew up the "Star Wars" sign! We saw LB at Pinellas Square Mall in '78.

I saw the '78 (man, that was a good year!) remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" at Gateway Mall, and God, did it scare the life out of me. I remember looking at my parents for weeks afterwards thinking they were body-snatchers! Loved Donald Sutherland's look at the end - and then the famous howl!

In the tradition of Mike's column, I'd like to present the Pinellas side of the movie theater experience:

PLAZA THEATERS - 2 movie theaters located on 1st St. N. near downtown St. Pete. In fact they were only blocks away from the aforementioned 5th Avenue Theaters. The Plaza Theaters were the best; they were big, old, and horror-friendly. Had some great experiences there, namely: 1941 (fell out of my chair laughing); John Waters' "Polyester" at a midnight show - in ODORAMA (BTW - I read John Waters is suing Nickelodeon for stealing his "Odorama" concept!). Odorama was a gimmick where at certain points in the movie a number would flash, and you'd take out the scratch-n-sniff card they gave you at the box office and the smell would correlate to what you were seeing on screen...sometimes. John Waters would try to trick you by first showing a dozen roses, then pulling it away to show an old, stinky shoe and you'd reel from the smell!!! Honest to God, I hurled that night after seeing "Polyester" and smelling those gross odors...Waters would have been proud! I still have my scratch-n-sniff card! I also saw some great, gory horror films at the Plaza: "7 Doors of Death" (now called "The Beyond"), "Pieces", "Friday the 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter", and many others.

TYRONE SQUARE 6 - One of the best theaters for midnight movies, right in the popular Tyrone area of St. Pete. At the witching hour we saw: "Dawn of the Dead", "Halloween", "The Keep", "The Empire Strikes Back" ($12 for a matinee ticket on opening weekend - which was delayed!), "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", "Rocky Horror", "Apocalypse Now", + others. At regular engagements we saw: "Food of the Gods" ('76), "Vacation".

SEMINOLE THEATERS - At Seminole Mall. Back then I can't recall how many theaters it had; now I think there are 8. So-so theaters, not among my favorites. Saw "Revenge of the Dead" (aka "Zeder") there.

PINELLAS SQUARE 3 - At Pinellas Square Mall (now Parkside Mall). Saw a lot of movies here, because it was relatively close to my house and a newer mall than Gateway. I mention Pinellas Sq. 3 above. Other movies I saw there: "Capricorn One", "Poltergeist", "Return of the Jedi", JC's "The Thing", "Escape from New York", "Heavy Metal", "Blade Runner", "The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu",

There were also theaters in Clearwater: Clearwater Mall 5, Tri-City 8, and Countryside 6. At the time, I lived in St. Pete., and didn't go to Clearwater much (now I live in Clearwater), so I don't have many memories of those theaters (I did see "Jurassic Park" at Clearwater 5 - big deal).

...there are so many more movies that I can think of to plug into each theater I mentioned, but this will have to do for now. Hope everyone enjoyed the trip down memory lane!

--Andy Lalino

Andy, thanks again for another terrific letter! Together with Mike's columns, I think we've covered all the theaters that can be recounted! The last two movies I caught in Pinellas (and they've both been a while) were "Attack of the Clones" during a digital exhibition at Parkside Mall, and further back "Blast From The Past" (the Brendan Fraser flick) at a little ancient stand-alone 6-plex whose name has unfortunately escaped me. --Nolan


THE PCR HOME EXPERIENCER
Nolan,
Just some housekeeping comments:
The website is becoming a common topic of discussion in the Jones home. As I mentioned in a recent e-mail, the kids are loving the PCR and think it’s “cool.” See, the next generation of “Fanboys” and “Fangirls” for that matter.

Re: Sammy Sosa. Matt’s discussion of the corked bat incident touched on the fringe of emotions that frustrate baseball fans everywhere. Baseball has slipped from the pinnacle of “America’s pastime” and now struggles to make payroll in some markets.

Sosa, one of the most popular players in the league, blasts cork all over the infield against the Devil Rays and pleads that it was in error - a batting practice bat. It is cheating. Who cares?

I know the precedent of a seven or eight game suspension had been set, but this was baseball’s chance - a chance to return some integrity to the game. Announce that the use of a corked bat will result in a year’s suspension. Do you think a week off is a deterrent to cheat? Hit these guys in their wallets with a year’s salary and the effect it would have on their team. Corked bats would go away.

As it is, a guy in a slump, maybe off “the juice,” needs a lift and drops in the cork. What’s the big deal? If I get caught, I only get a week suspension. Sounds good to me.

Re: S&S 3. You guys hit the mark about the State Theater and having a festival at this location. Doors separating the lobby would be a must for the next endeavor. Especially as the Renegade popularity increases the turnout.

Our hosts may want to consider a designated emcee to coordinate the flow and time in between productions. I would like to see some house lights come on during the transitions and a structured, pre-planned intro to the films. Do the filmmakers know they will be given the opportunity to intro their film?

Anyway, I’d love to see the festival grow and transition to an even larger venue. Rick has done a fine job of promoting and communicating with the community. He has always noted the projects that are NOT eligible for awards - even at S&S 1. It is still in its infancy, so let’s see how Renegade learns and grows.

Thanks,
Brandon Jones


STILL MORE ON OLD THEATER EXPERIENCES!

Hello Nolan, Andy, Mike, and all you other crazed Fans:
I think that should cover just about everyone. Let's have a seat around the campfire so uncle Creature can tell you some strange and terrifying stories about the cavernous theatres of Scarewater, Florida. I have lived here for most of my life and have seen literally hundreds of movies in these parts. For many years Scarewater had four Theatres. They were called; The Capitol Theatre, The Ritz Theatre, The Carib Theatre, and the Gulf-to- Bay Drive-In. We'll throw three more theatres into the mix for good measure; The Dunedin Theatre, The Thunderbird Drive-In, and the Sunshine Mall Twin Theatre. The first four are the most important because these were the Theatres that helped shape my appreciation for the cinema. The Carib Theatre was just east of Downtown Scarewater on Cleveland Street. It was a huge (hence the term cavernous) theatre whose walls were adorned with depictions of early man and Egyptian Motifs. I saw several movies at this stand alone theatre but one in particular really stood out for me. This was the theatre I saw the original "Planet Of The Apes" in. I remember walking up to the theatre and just staring at the poster in the marquis. We couldn't wait for the movie to show up. Two weeks later it was there. I remember it being during the summer. Hollywood was keeping tight-lipped about the look of the apes. I tried to look in several sources but drew only blanks. Like the rest of America, if my friends and I wanted to see the apes, we were going to have to see the movie. NO PROBLEM!!! It was only fifty cents for kids and we all passed for twelve or under.

We finally went on a Friday to the !:00 showing. We sat there mesmerized as the movie unfolded before us on the huge screen. We would have to be patient before the apes showed themselves. I'll never forget the moment in the hunt when the apes rode by the camera, stopped their horses and turned so the camera could get a full shot of a gorilla carrying a rifle. I sat mesmerized, mouth wide open. The ape looked so real, and it looked cool. This was America's first look at a gorilla soldier. To this day it remains one of the most surprising scenes in any movie I've ever watched. We were so impressed we stayed for every showing that day. Over the next couple weeks we would see the film a total of twenty one times. I have seen it probably another twenty since then and it remains one of my favorite movies of all time.

The Ritz Theatre was located on a side street in the heart of downtown Scarewater. The Theatre is still there though I think it is a club or a restaurant now. The Ritz was small, the balcony only cosisting of 3-4 raised seating rows in the rear of the theatre. The claim to fame here is that during the summers they would have a horror movie matinee during the summers at 1:00 P.M. I saw many 1960's horror films there. The ones that stand out in my mind were; The Navy vs. The Night Monsters, The Island Of Terror starring Peter Cushing, and The Projected Man. There were others but those were the three I remember most.

The Capitol Theatre was the premiere Theatre of Downtown Scarewater. It is located across from the huge Baptist Church at the top of the Hill coming back from Scarewater Beach. (Yes, the same beach where a monster was reported.) The Theatre is still there and is now called The Royalty Theatre. The Capitol's claim to fame was that this was where I saw "The Exorcist." I had seen lots of other movies there but that one took the cake. It scared the living hell out of me (I'll tell you the story at another time.) I didn't sleep well for at least two nights after seeing it. Whew!!! That was a rough movie.

The Gulf-to-Bay Drive-in was actually located on Belcher Road just north of Gulf-to-Bay. The claim to fame here is that for a single admission one could see two and sometimes three movies for two dollars. They might have one major flick and one or two add ons. This was great for me because I love B-grade movies. This was the Theatre where I saw most of my first viewings of both Hammer flicks and Badly dubbed Spanish and Italian Horror Flicks. Some of the Titles seen were; Captain Kronos: Vampire Slayer, Twins of Evil, Dracula 1972 A.D., Tomb of the Blind Dead (a great movie), The Blood On Satan's Claw, Mark Of The Devil Parts 1&2, The Conqueror Worn (Vincent Price), Laserblast, Frankenstein Created Woman, When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth, The Satanic Rites of Dracula, Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell, and The Vampire Lovers. We also saw several Godzilla films there as well as the hilarious Vampire Hookers starring John Carradine.

On to the secondary theatres. When The sunshine Mall twin was built we were curious because up to that point all the movies we'd seen were in single theatres. The first movie I saw there was 2001: A Space Odyssey. They were giving away 8x10 promo photos from the movie. I think there were three of them and I got two of them. I still have them. I also saw The Empire Strikes Back there as well. Sadly, I also went for the last movie during last time slot shown at the Theatre, Outbreak starring Dustin Hoffman and Cuba Gooding Jr.

I don't know when the Thunderbird Drive-in was built but I did see a couple notable movies there; Die Monster Die starring Boris Karloff and Planet Of The Vampires (another great film.)

That leaves us with only one Theatre from the past left, The Dunedin Cinema. If memory serves me correctly it might have been a twin cinema. Anyway, it was located at the corner of Highland and Main, in the same shopping center as one of the last Woolworth stores in the area. I only went there a couple times but the notable night that I remember was when we were there to see Andy Warhols Frankenstein and Dracula as A midnite double feature. It was a wild time.

Well, there you have it kiddies, my take on the now ancient cnemas of Scarewater, Florida.

This is Uncle Creature signing off. Have a Great Week!!!
John Lewis

P.S. Yeah, I know, I never shut up. The Capitol Theatre is also notable as being the only place I ever walked out in the middle of a movie. The movie: "Message From Space". C-Ya!!!



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"Mike's Rant" is ©2003 by Michael A. Smith    "Matt's Rail" is ©2003 by Matthew Drinnenberg    "La Floridiana" is ©2003 by William Moriaty    This week's movie review of "The HULK" is ©2003 by ED Tucker    This week's movie review of "Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd" is ©2003 by Michael A. Smith    This week's "The Digital Divide" is ©2003 by Count Poffula    "Ashley Lauren's Hollywood" is ©2003 by Ashley Lauren Lewis    "Creature's Corner" is ©2003 by John Lewis    "Splash Page" is ©2003 by Brandon Jones    Add'l thanks to Andy Lalino, William Moriaty, Brandon Jones, and John Lewis for their input in "Letters"      All contents of Nolan's Pop Culture Review are ©2003 by Nolan B. Canova


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