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Zap2It.comMichelle Pfeiffer is in talks to join the bulging ensemble of "Hairspray," New Line's big screen adaptation of the musical adaptation of John Waters' 1988 cult comedy. Adam Shankman is set to direct the film, which stars newcomer Nikki Blonsky as Tracy...
Zap2It.comWhile the TV world is concentrated in Pasadena for the Television Critics Association Press Tour, the worlds of comics, video games, toys and movies (and just a bit of TV) are mobilizing down in San Diego for the 37th Comic-Con International, running from...
Zap2It.comSir Ian McKellen will lend his dulcet tones to the Paramount fantasy "Stardust." Production is already completed on the Matthew Vaughn-directed feature, but the McKellen will enter the soundbooth to provide the narration for the adaptation of the Nail...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday December 6, 2000 A sense of the familiar hangs over "Snatch," which, for a picture as slick, quick and light-fingered as this one, is definitely an odd thing to remark on. But for those with fond memories of writer-director Guy...
Tags: Mike Reid, Judaism, Jon Harris, Crimes, Benicio Del Toro
Times Staff WriterThe never-named narrator/protagonist of the stylish British gangster film "Layer Cake" tells us from the beginning, "I'm not a gangster, but a businessman whose commodity happens to be cocaine." Played with cool aplomb by Daniel Craig, the nongangster...
Times Staff WriterDon't blame her--well, at least, not too much. Granted, it was Madonna who agreed to star in her writer-director husband's remake of Lina Wertmüller's grimly unfunny "Swept Away ... by an unusual destiny in the blue sea of August." Apparently she and Guy...
Times Staff Writer"Mean Machine" transports to England "The Longest Yard," one of Burt Reynolds and director Robert Aldrich's most popular films, giving it a contemporary edge and a thicket of not always penetrable accents. It was a smart move on the part of "Lock, Stock...
Courant Film CriticVengeful Siths! Marauding Crusaders! Monster mother-in-laws! Outer-galactic space oddities! Not-so-wild wild animals! Political intrigue! And Allied pigeons! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, tots and tykes, it's spring at the multiplex, and there is, at...
Tags: John Hurt, Renny Harlin, Sean Penn, England, George Lucas
Tribune staff reporter3 ½stars (out of 4) "Layer Cake" opens with its narrator—played by the chiseled and charming Daniel Craig—strolling through the pharmacy of his dreams, its merchandise a sea of uniform white bottles marked in big, black, block letters: ECSTASY, LSD, PCP....
FOR THE TIMESFriday June 27, 1997 Intrepid reporters, noble homeless, outlaw masons and tutti Mafiosi are the ingredients in "The Innocent Sleep," an English thriller that won't inspire much raising of hair, tingling of spines or biting of nails. But it does...
Tags: Celebrities, Opera (genre), Crimes, Thriller (genre), England
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