See what we thought of ''October Sky'', ''Jawbreaker,'' and more

By EW Staff
Updated March 12, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

Blast From the Past

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Rating movies and their websites

Blast From the Past
Movie Grade: B-
Website Grade: A
(http://www.blastmovie.com)
Nostalgia for simpler times helps Brendan Fraser win over Alicia Silverstone and fuels the site’s retro-romantic animated dance steps, love-letter e-cards, and ”Love Meter” Shockwave game. Truly a blast.

Eight Millimeter
Movie Grade: C-
Website Grade: A
(http://www.spe.sony.com/movies/8mm)
A private eye (Nicolas Cage) obsesses over a stranger after seeing her in an 8 mm film; you’ll feel the same exploring the site’s cool camera-lens interface and database of unsolved crimes.

Jawbreaker
Movie Grade: C+
Website Grade: C
(http://www.jawbreaker.com)
It tries to be a late-’90s Heathers, but lacks the bite. See it for the bodacious Rose McGowan and Rebecca Gayheart. Better yet, catch a few pics and videos at the equally pretty-but-vacuous site.

Just the Ticket
Movie Grade: D+
Website Grade: B-
(http://www.mgm.com/justtheticket)
The filmmakers seized every opportunity to capture real-world New York ticket-scalper grit — but missed opportunities by not sharing any behind-the-scenes videos.

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October Sky
Movie Grade: B
Website Grade: B+
(http://www.universalpictures.com/octobersky)
It’s 1957, and a small-town boy, inspired by rockets, decides not to be a miner like his dad. Decide if the sappiness works by downloading the trailer, or check out links to rocketry sites.

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