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Tribune movie critic2½ stars (out of four) It's the same as listening to Penelope Cruz let loose in Spanish in the new Almodovar film "Volver." Hearing Heath Ledger speak his native tongue--in this case, Australian English--in the addled drug addiction drama "Candy" makes...
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Tribune staff reporter2 stars (out of four) When Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe teamed up for "Gladiator," the results were, by any measure, impressive: epic sword fights, blood-thirsty lions and five Oscars. Rest assured none of these elements will be in any way attached...
Zap2It.comReese Witherspoon has taken the next step in her split with husband Ryan Phillippe. The Oscar-winning actress filed a divorce petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, Nov. 8, citing "irreconcilable differences," according to documents found...
Zap2It.comSometimes a performer must stoop to conquer her own historical epic. Laurence Olivier did so in that great 20th Century saga "The Betsy." And Cate Blanchett acts the 16th Century living Protestant daylights out of "Elizabeth: The Golden Age." It is a...
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Zap2It.com"Watchmen" director Zack Snyder is looking for a few good women. Snyder has tapped "Mamma Mia!" star Amanda Seyfried to lead the all-female cast of "Sucker Punch," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Seyfried would play a woman in an asylum facing...
Movies have rarely depicted the brotherhood of men under arms with as much accuracy and compassion as in "Stop-Loss." That the film was directed not by some veteran of the action genre but by a woman for her sophomore effort makes the accomplishment...
Tags: Health, Movies, Iraq, Stop-Loss (movie), Ryan Phillippe
Zap2It.comRyan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish and Sean Bean will take key roles in the Viking epic "Last Battle Dreamer." Written and directed by Menno Meyjes ("Max"), "Last Battle Dreamer" is set to be financed by Future Films, with production beginning later this...
Zap2It.comThe combo of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe are legally no more. The former Hollywood couple have officially dissolved their marriage and are now single in the eyes of the courts, report various celebrity news sources. The documents, filed in...
Metromix Staff27 years into her reign as the Queen of England, Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) faces a challenge to her throne from Catholic crusaders in Spain and Scotland. At the same time she falls in love with the dashing Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen) but,...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhen we last saw the Virgin Queen (as incarnated by Cate Blanchett), it was 1558 (in 1998) and she had just completed her transformation from girl monarch to royal icon. The transformation that took place in "Elizabeth" seemed to stem from two wise...
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Times Staff Writer"Candy" is a love story about a boy, a girl and a drug. The boy is Dan (Heath Ledger), a poet and dedicated addict, the girl is Candy (Abbie Cornish), a young painter just starting out as a user, and the drug is heroin, which has cracked tougher nuts than...
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