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Tribune Staff ReportersNow that the summer of sequels finally has ended, Hollywood has a message for adults: It's safe to get back in the theaters again. The fall always looks great from a Labor Day perspective as the studios and indie distributors prepare to unveil their...
Tags: Brenda Fricker, Defense, Leslie Nielsen, John Cusack, Tim Burton
September Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts (David Spade) is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for the role of a "normal" guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything...
Tags: Katie Holmes, Ed Harris, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Defense, John Cusack
Special to The TimesMovie theaters currently don't sell foie gras at the concession stand — not even the ArcLight! — but it's the only food metaphor for the holiday season to complement the common summer image of "popcorn" flicks. That's not to say the wintry...
Chicago Tribune Movie Writer2 stars (out of 4) Finally we've found a comedy that deserves comparison with the Farrelly brothers' "There's Something About Mary" - a celebration of the outrageous depths to which entertaining, anti-social scoundrels will sink. That movie is "Bad...
Tags: Movies, Peter Farrelly, Cher, Comedy (genre), Cinema Industry
Times Staff WriterIt's become tougher than ever to make people laugh without goring somebody's bull. Even the crown princes of incorrect waggery, Bobby and Peter Farrelly, seem on the defensive. In recent interviews the brothers have taken to insisting that they really,...
Tags: Movies, Ginger Rogers, Bill Murray, Peter Farrelly, Ben Stiller
Chicago Tribune Staff Writer2 stars (out of 4) You can almost set your watch by it. Whenever a movie climbs up on a high moral pulpit, you can almost guarantee that it'll come crashing down in 90 minutes, when the filmmakers sacrifice plausible drama to deliver an ethical or...
Times Staff WriterLike a lot of movie characters these days, the creepy little kid at the center of this woefully misnamed horror flick sees dead people. As is their habit, the dead in this film generally materialize behind panes of frosted glass — maniacally...
Tags: Sex, Death, Health, Movies, Robert De Niro
Tribune Staff Reporter2-1/2 stars (out of 4) If Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear can be conjoined twins in "Stuck on You," then perhaps it's not so strange for mismatched Tim Blake Nelson and David Arquette to be cast as farm boy brothers in "A Foreign Affair." In this...
Tags: Emily Mortimer, David Arquette, Movies, John Woo, Comedy (genre)
Special to The TimesWhen location manager Timothy Hillman needed a house that would make a statement about the Barbara Walters-type mother Jane Fonda portrays in the upcoming film "Monster-in-Law," he settled on a majestic 1927 Wallace Neff home in Pasadena as the character'...
TRIBUNE STAFF REPORTER3 stars (out of 4) The best movies capture their time in history, taking us to another world and making us see ourselves from a fresh angle. The wildly inventive, sweetly subversive "Robots" fits squarely into this category. Blue Sky Studio's high-...
Times Staff Writer"Robots," the new animated kids' feature from 20th Century Fox, is cute, clangy, hyperactive, really shiny, completely inorganic (except for the flatulence jokes) and totally hermetic. The robots exist in a sealed universe in which everything is made of...
Tags: Movies, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks, Retirement, Values
Tribune movie critic3 stars (out of four) "Bad News Bears," with Billy Bob Thornton as the booze-guzzling coach whose youth baseball team goes from ragtag to riches, is one movie remake that doesn't need a defense attorney. If you were ever a kid who played baseballand...
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