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Times Staff WriterTo watch the new "Rollerball" is to understand why John McTiernan would be tempted to rework the 1975 Norman Jewison original. The earlier film was set in a future in which an ultra-violent sport served as an outlet for a world in which other violence had...
Tags: Movies, Norman Jewison, LL Cool J, Jean Reno, Entertainment
FOR THE TIMESFriday August 27, 1999 Movies like "The 13th Warrior" aren't meant for prime-time consumption. You should shove them into your system on a Saturday afternoon, the way you gobble a hot dog at a ballpark. Thinking too much about the contents will ruin...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday August 6, 1999 "The Thomas Crown Affair" plays by the rules. A moderately diverting entertainment as sleek and aerodynamically sound as the glider its characters tool around in, it takes no extraordinary chances and delivers no major...
Tags: Frankie Faison, Movies, Crimes, Pierce Brosnan, New York
Times Staff WriterIf any of your talkative friends get to "Basic" before you do, don't worry about them giving the plot away. They won't be able to. For though it's made with reasonable efficiency, this John Travolta-starring military thriller about murky doings in the...
Courant Film CriticAt the moment, Hartford's movie-lovers can savor some of the best pictures of 2002, released at the end of the year in major markets and now spreading to the provinces. Still, it is a long way to the start of the next big movie season, which begins May...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday May 19, 1995 The kabooms start early in "Die Hard With a Vengeance." Before we've had a chance to ease into our seats we're treated to a rock-the-Dolby explosion in New York's Bonwit Teller department store. And the explosions--or the...
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