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While many film festivals have midnight sections that screen outré and impolite genre films, there is something about Sundance's "Park City at Midnight" that defies expectations. Frequently brimming with frenzied horror, outrageous mayhem and dark comedy,...
Tribune movie critic3 stars (out of 4) In "Mysterious Skin," Gregg Araki, director of "The Living End" and "The Doom Generation," plunges us into a world of homoerotic ecstasy and danger, wrecked lives and possible redemption. Araki's often-moving film is based on Scott...
Times Staff WriterDirector Irwin Winkler describes it as "a rough cut of a work in progress." The veteran Hollywood filmmaker is trekking to the Cannes Film Festival this month to showcase 38 minutes of his new film, "Home of the Brave." The independent film stars...
Zap2It.comVing Rhames, Mena Suvari and Nick Cannon are set to take the leads in the upcoming remake of "Day of the Dead." According to media reports, Steve Miner ("Dawson's Creek") will direct the remake/sequel, working from a script by Jeffrey Reddick. In George...
Times Staff WriterIn Michael Haneke's "Time of the Wolf," the apocalypse arrives not with a big bang but a shot to the heart. Set in the present in an unnamed European country, the film opens with a family arriving at a cabin tucked picturesquely in the woods. Bustling...
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Times Staff Writer"Shaun of the Dead," which pitches itself as a British "rom zom com" — romantic zombie comedy — is even cuter than its premise. How the cuteness can transcend frequent impalings and ripped-out entrails may not be immediately obvious, but trust...
Tags: John Landis, Lucy Davis, James Wilson, Penelope Wilton, Ashfield
Special to the Tribune1 star (out of 4) Here is yet another video game transferred to film with little enhancement or development. Director Uwe Boll even jump-cuts to images from the actual game, making "House of the Dead" even less of a film than similar efforts such as...
Times Staff WriterGood zombie fun, the remake of George A. Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" is the best proof in ages that cannibalizing old material sometimes works fiendishly well. The story opens with a hush in a Milwaukee hospital as an emergency-room nurse (Sarah Polley)...
Times Staff WriterThe wonderfully, horribly scary movie "28 Days Later" induces the sort of physical reactions that these days are more often incited by the nightly news than the latest monster flick. You know the feeling — the moist-slicked palms, the fast-...
FOR THE TIMESFriday December 19, 1997 Cindy Sherman's Hollywood-puncturing "Untitled Film Stills"--photos recently sold to the Museum of Modern Art for Hollywood-style money--feature their maker in a variety of counterfeit movie poses intended to evoke the irony...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday June 4, 1999 Director Robert Meyer Burnett and his co-writer Mark A. Altman breathe new life into the Hollywood-set romantic comedy genre with their funny, sharp and engaging "Free Enterprise," their debut feature; Regent Entertainment has...
Tags: Julia Roberts, Entertainment, Eric McCormack, NoHo, Television
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday November 12, 1999 Chris Smith's "American Movie," which took the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at Sundance this year, is sure to draw lots of laughs. Here's this small-town Wisconsin guy, Mark Borchardt, trying to make a movie on a...
Tags: Michael Stipe, Wisconsin, Health, Entertainment, Sony Corp.
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