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Larry McMurtry, whose novels-into-films include "Hud," "The Last Picture Show," "Leaving Cheyenne" (filmed by Sidney Lumet as "Lovin' Molly") and "Terms of Endearment," knows his way around Hollywood and is not much enchanted by what he sees. "With...
Zap2It.comActress Madchen Amick is quickly putting "Viva Laughlin" behind her, having moved on to a drama pilot at Lifetime. The former "Twin Peaks" star has taken one of the lead roles in "The Verdict," a pilot presentation in the works at the cable network....
SPECIAL TO THE COURANTPaul Newman was a stage actor who became a movie star. A sex symbol who celebrated 50 years of marriage with his second wife. A grieving father who turned to philanthropy after the death of his only son. A citizen activist who campaigned for liberal...
Courant Staff WriterPaul Newman may be a beloved movie icon to those of us older than, say, 40. But many of the nation's younger moviegoers may have seen only one Newman movie in their lives: "Cars," in which he provides the voice to the old racer Doc Hudson. They don't...
Tags: Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Movies, Ted Williams, Ed Begley
Zap2It.comSure it was her comedic timing that won Marisa Tomei her Oscar 15 years ago, but it's her casual, topless talents that won Mr. Skin's highest commendation for 2007. The year's films made skinematic history as Mr. Skin, as featured in "Knocked Up," was...
Tags: Lucy Liu, Halloween, Eva Mendes, Movies, Philip Seymour Hoffman
How did George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" reflect both the Jewish and African American experience in America? Why was Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" so influential for modern fiction and journalism? What was Abstract Expressionism, and why did...
AS the title suggests, "Lions for Lambs" is a film about sacrifice and bravery and its director, Robert Redford, has not been coy regarding the film's decidedly unhappy ending and the climactic scene that plays out on a bleak Afghanistan battlefield. "It...
Tags: Robert Redford, Movies, Leonard Cohen, Orson Welles, Death
Orlando Sentinel Movie CriticA dozen Russians gather in a high school gym to consider the fate of a young Chechen man accused of murdering his Russian stepfather. They don't know each other's names, nor do we. But we recognize the "types" – professionals and working class,...
Times Movie CriticThe Internet Movie Database, the mighty monarch of cinema sites, lists more than 600 films with the word "wedding" in the title. And no wonder. Where else can the passions of the moment, and recriminations born of unresolved family issues, mix to create...
Zap2It.comAs an actor best known for battling alien races, driving fast cars and hobnobbing with a duck, "Find Me Guilty" presented myriad challenges for Vin Diesel. "I don't know if it was the collective Team Vin, but yes, there were those concerned voices that...
Tags: New Jersey, Movies, Crimes, Entertainment, Drama (genre)
FOR THE TIMESMonday January 25, 1999 Sidney Lumet's new version of the late John Cassavetes' 1980 "Gloria" is not so much a remake of a film as it is a remake of an overcooked performance--a case of ham imitating ham. This is Sharon Stone doing Gena Rowlands'...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 20, 2000 In "The Yards" writer-director James Gray follows Leo Handler (Mark Wahlberg), just released from prison, to the modest Queens apartment of his mother, Val (Ellen Burstyn), where a festive homecoming gathering awaits him....
Tags: Faye Dunaway, James Gray, Elvis Presley, James Caan, Movies
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