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"London Boulevard," starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley, is a pitch-black thriller with ruthless drug bosses and relentless paparazzi sharing bad guy billing. Would that the movie were pitch perfect as well. It's clear that writer-director William...
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelPlowing through the latest edition of Production Weekly, I see nary a Florida film shoot on the slate, which was my reaon for checking it. We aren't giving away money like Louisiana and Georgia, so there's still a lot more production in those states. A...
Zap2ItOscar Wilde's classic novel, about a man who appears to stay forever young, gets fresh treatment in a version that boasts an impressive cast in support of title star Ben Barnes ( "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"). Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall ("...
Times Staff Writer"Two Weeks," written and directed by Steve Stockman, is the story of a woman dying from ovarian cancer and her four adult children as they gather at her Wilmington, N.C., home for what they believe to be her final days. The loss of a parent is difficult...
Tags: Family, Elections, Glenn Howerton, Movies, Death
Times Film Critic"Birthday Girl" is something rather different, both for star Nicole Kidman and for us. It's an adventurous, unsettling, heedlessly implausible film, equal parts comedy, romance, excitement and raw emotion. In a fierce black farce, "Birthday Girl's"...
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TIMES FILM CRITICFriday October 10, 1997 In 19th century New York, "Washington Square" was as much a state of mind as an address. It represented wealth, status and the power of an autocratic society that was inflexible toward those living under it. As...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday December 23, 1998 For months and even years after World War II officially ended, gaunt, sepulchral figures would periodically emerge from the jungles of some South Pacific island--isolated Japanese soldiers who either hadn't known the...
Tags: Sean Penn, Movies, George Stevens Jr., Entertainment, Jared Leto
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 13, 2000 "Lost Souls" is lost all right, a dreary tale of supernatural horror featuring Winona Ryder doing battle with Satan. Like her most recent previous film, "Autumn in New York," an old-fashioned tear-jerker that opened sans...
Times Staff WriterThink of "Murder by Numbers" as a classic 1940s double bill uneasily contained within the confines of a single motion picture. The A-picture at the top of the bill is a fairly standard star vehicle like those that used to be specially tailored for Joan...
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday releases: "The Scorpion King" (PG-13)--"I've come for the woman--and your head." That's a typical line in "The Scorpion King," the so-awful-it's-fun prequel to "The Mummy Returns" (PG-13, 2001). Celebrity wrestler The Rock reprises his role from...
Tags: Crimes, Andie MacDowell, Movies, Juvenile Delinquency, Death
Times Staff WriterLovers aren't quite as star-crossed these days as they used to be. Writers used to have things like arranged marriages and class barriers to keep their characters apart. Today, they have to make do with psychological love barriers, such as egos,...
Tags: RuPaul, Sex, Minority Groups, Celebrities, Hugh Bonneville
FOR THE TIMESFriday April 26, 1996 Two things are quickly apparent in Michael Lehmann's "The Truth About Cats & Dogs." Nothing about the story, in which a popular radio personality falls in love with a man who thinks she is someone else, is going to be...
Tags: Ricki Lake, Sex, Uma Thurman, Jamie Foxx, Movies
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