January 22, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 15

Stories from the January 22, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Kundun premiere brings voice to Tibetan cause

Friday night’s premiere of Martin Scorsese’s Kundun, which traces the Dalai Lama’s journey from childhood to exile, culminated another journey – screenwriter Melissa Mathison’s seven-year trek to produce this film. Mathison introduced the film to a nearly full house and was greeted by Tibetans and activists waving flags. Addressing a handful of press personnel, including […]

View of Tibet sheds Hollywood shackles

Kundun (Touchstone Pictures) provides a breathtaking view of a nation’s struggle to stand against the currents of Communist China. But looking at that same view for well over two hours can prove wearisome. Martin Scorsese steps beyond the blood baths of past efforts like Casino and Cape Fear to capture the early life of the […]

Horoscopes

AQUARIUS (Jan. 22-Feb. 21) You need a wake-up call. Last weekend you forgot about your friends and now they probably hate you. Stop being conceited and apologize. PISCES (Feb. 22-March 21) News flash: Your parents don’t love you. Not after you ran up a tab on their Visa last weekend. Start saving now for a […]

Film drowns, takes talented cast with it

Everyone thought all of natural disasters had been covered in Hollywood – earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes. Everyone was wrong. Hard Rain tackles floods. It drowns. Transporting three million dollars across Mississippi, armored truck drivers Tom (Christian Slater, Broken Arrow) and Charlie (Ed Asner, JFK) get caught in a flood. While waiting for the National Guard to […]

Federal Perkins loan funding may be axed in Clinton’s new budget

Students who rely on the federal government for financial assistance may find themselves both helped and hindered when President Clinton submits his budget to Congress next month. The president’s budget request is slated to include a provision that will up the federal government’s spending on the nation’s work-study program by $70 million for the 1999-2000 […]

Entertainment Listings

MOVIES AMC Courthouse 82150 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA(703) 998-4AMC Amistad (R)Fri.-Mon. 1:00, 4:15, 7:30, 10:30Tue.-Thurs. 5:00, 8:15 The Boxer (R)Fri.-Mon. 1:30, 5:00, 8:00, 10:30Tue.-Thurs. 5:00, 7:45, 10:15 Wag the Dog (R)Fri.-Mon. 1:00, 4:45, 7:45, 10:00Tue.-Thurs. 5:15, 8:15, 10:30 As Good As It Gets (PG-13)Fri.-Mon. 1:15, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30Tue.-Thurs. 5:00, 7:45, 10:30 Tomorrow Never Dies (PG-13)Fri.-Mon. […]

Grad student wins car with a `lucky’ shot

When the Smith Center erupted in cheers Sunday afternoon, it was for more than a Colonials’ basketball victory over the University of Dayton. During halftime of the Men’s game, graduate student Matt Baron won a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am when he hit a layup, foul shot, three-pointer and half-court shot in less than 30 seconds. […]

MCI Center brings sports to D.C.

People have flocked to Washington, D.C. to visit artifacts of history and culture in museums for years. The city also has a rich tradition of professional, college and high school sports. Now people can find all these items enclosed in an ultra-modern sports mecca at the corner of 7th and F streets in Chinatown. The […]

Fallen wastes viewers’ time

To declare Fallen , the new Warner Brothers film starring Denzel Washington (The Preacher’s Wife), the year’s worst movie would be unfair. After all, the year has just begun. To place this film among the decade’s worst might be more appropriate. Fallen , surprisingly, is written by the talented Nicholas Kazen, who also wrote the […]

Gelman to house radio archives

A new alliance between GW and the Radio History Society will create an on-campus exhibit and archive at Gelman Library commemorating the history of radio and television broadcasting. RHS, a non-profit organization, has gathered materials for the archive as part of its dedication to the preservation of broadcasting history, according to Mike Freedman, GW’s director […]