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Aug 17, 2000 - Fun Games

Cruis'n Exotica

You would think that after Cruis’n USA and World that I would have learned my lesson. These games really aren’t anything more than a bit of splash. Exotica takes you on a journey through some exotic places (Mars, Egypt, Las Vegas, and more). The nice part about it is the arcade version has moving chairs and an option to enter a code to save your progress with new vehicles and tracks after so many miles.

Aug 16, 2000 - Film

The Hollow Man

Paul Verhoeven is successful in bringing together a wonderful movie that is spectacular to watch as the special effects steal the show… in a good way. The story line is good and keeps you interested in the characters, although some of the characters roles aren’t truly developed. This will leave you with thoughts of, “Why was she in the movie?” Kevin Bacon’s character seems in a bit of a hurry to become evil, but that could just be attributed to a studio trying to keep the running time down to less than 2 hours.