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TIMES STAFF WRITERWednesday December 30, 1998 Willard Carroll's "Playing by Heart" is a fine example of the traditional-style, multicharacter love story featuring an all-star ensemble cast, beautifully headed in this case by Gena Rowlands and Sean Connery. In...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 9, 1999 "Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane" is a hilarious black comedy in which a pair of luckless, 30ish, small-town car salesmen, driven to desperation, agree to take 48-hour custody of a burgundy 1963 Pontiac Le Mans convertible--in...
Tags: Scott Wolf, Joe Carnahan, Cinema Industry, Taye Diggs, Movies
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday February 26, 1999 When people celebrate New Year's Eve, they feel they've just got to have fun--and that of course means having someone important in your life to enjoy it with. Director Risa Bramon Garcia and writer Shana Larsen, in their...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday October 20, 2000 Is it live or is it Memorex? Is it a diamond or is it authentic cubic zirconium? Is the feeling in "Pay It Forward" genuine or is it a carefully created emotional forgery, the kind of fake tinsel that's been a Hollywood...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBuddy Hackett, who broke into comedy as a young waiter-performer in New York's Catskill Mountains and went on to achieve iconic status as a raunchy nightclub performer and rubber-faced clown in movies including "The Music Man" and "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad,...
Times Staff Writer"Are We There Yet?" gets nowhere. Its star Ice Cube remains characteristically amiable, but this thuddingly miscalculated comedy is way beneath him. The filmmakers clearly intend a family comedy about the lengths to which a guy who doesn't like kids will...
TRIBUNE STAFF REPORTERRomance movies often require some melodramatic event to bring an estranged couple back together. Without New Year's Eve, Harry may have met Sally, but they wouldn't have ended up together. Below, we remember movies that used those familiar chimes at...
Tags: Ben Affleck, Larry Flynt, Roddy McDowall, Death, Ernest Borgnine
Times Staff Writer"King's Ransom" is one of those movies you suspect was built from the title up. Somewhere in a pitch meeting someone must have piped up: "I know. We'll have a guy named 'King' and he gets kidnapped, see? So there's a 'ransom'! 'King's Ransom,' get it?...
Times Staff WriterWarning: Seeing other people in the interval leading up to your wedding can be hazardous to the relationship. Although it takes the couple in the film "Seeing Other People" 90 minutes to learn this rather obvious lesson, fine performances from some TV-...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC2 stars (out of 4) Success and longevity can eventually turn any movie star's frowns into smiles--even if the frowns are what made them famous. Ice Cube, one-time hard-case rapper and hip-hop revolutionary of NWA, shows his warm, kid-friendly side in...
Tags: Movies, Bill Cosby, Television, Death, Nichelle Nichols
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday December 13, 1996 As a top agent at Sports Management International, Jerry Maguire has always wanted more. More clients, more money, a more desirable girlfriend, possibly even more phone calls than his daily average of 264. Then one day there...
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