SUM MER PLEASURES
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Looking for agood book or movie this summer?
It's not a 'Mission Impossible." Consider these picks.
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his season promises a whirlwind
of fast-paced releases, from a re-
alistic computer-generated tor-
nado in Twisterto an explosion
at the White House on Independence Day.
For the bibliophile, Disney's animated ver-
sion of the Victor Hugo classic The Hunch-
back of Notre Dame and John Grisham's
first novel A Time to Killmake screen de-
Chain Reaction: Keanu Reeves and
Morgan Freeman team up for high-tech es-
pionage. Scientists discover the key to pol-
lution-free energy, but someone is
assassinating the team and destroying the
Courage Under Fire: Denzel Wash-
ington portrays a colonel in this drama set
during the Gulf War. He reviews Meg
Ryan's posthumously awarded Medal of
Honor, which proves to be controversial.
Dragonheatt This fairy tale set in the
10th century has spectacular special effects.
Eraser: Arnold Schwarzenegger returns
to the screen as an agent who erases gov-
First Wives Club: Goldie Hawn, Bette
Midler and Diane Keaton play the dumped
Top left: Jared Harris stars as Andy
Warhol in I shot Andy Warhol.
Above: High-school seniors from
different backgrounds are friends in
Left: Kanas City is directed and
produced by Robert Altman.
Below: Scenes from Moll Flanders, a
story about one woman's courage.
women. Look for hometown girl Eliz-
abeth Berkley as a second wife.
Girls Town: High-school female
seniors and best friends from different
backgrounds find themselves in a soul-
searching debate about friendship and
Harriet the Spy: Based upon the
popular children's novel, an 11-year-
old keeps an eye on those around her.
Hunchback of Notre Dame: Disney
turns this Victor Hugo classic novel of Qua-
simodo, the bell ringer, and his love for the
beautiful Esmerelda into an animated
Independence Day: An adventure
film with stars Bill Pullman, Will Smith,
Randy Quaid, Jeff Goldblum, Mary Mc-
Donnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin,
Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn and Har-
vey Fierstein. Aliens threaten to destroy
the earth, while this star-studded cast tries
to save it.
I Shot Andy Warhol: A deranged fan
shoots Andy Warhol and gets more than
15 minutes of fame.
Mission Impossible: Tom Cruise has
the lead in this movie based upon the pop-
ular 1960s TV series.
A Perfect Candidate: For political buffs,
this is a feature documentary about the
1994 Virginia Senate race between Oliv-
er North and Charles Robb.
Striptease: Demi Moore is a sin-
gle mother working as a stripper and
making ends meet in this summer re-
A Time to Kill: Reminiscent of To
Kill A Mockingbird, this movie is
based on John Grisham's book about
an idealistic lawyer.
Twister: With dazzling special ef-
fects, this movie will blow you away.
Welcome to the Dollhouse: A
suburban comedy about life in the sev-