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The new season is barely underway, and already prime time needs a cold shower. Penis jokes arrive in a pair of grating new series, "Tucker" on NBC and "Yes, Dear" on CBS, which air at kid-friendly 8:30 p.m. (7:30 Central time). This groinspeak...
"White Oleander," a polyurethane blossom from modern Los Angeles, is a movie that really nags your conscience. It's a faithful, well-produced, well-cast version of an often moving and perceptive novel by Janet Fitch about a young girl's painful odyssey...
Tags: Trout, Bette Midler, Todd Haynes, Peter Kosminsky, Drama (genre)
Times Staff WriterA double sense of loss runs through the film version of Janet Fitch's bestselling novel, "White Oleander," a feeling of absence that is partly appropriate and partly not. What's intended is the loss felt by young Astrid Magnussen, suddenly thrust into...
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...
Tribune Movie Critic3-1/2 stars (out of 4) Sometimes the stuff of pathos is better conveyed through lightness and fantasy than through the grim, hard facts. In the whimsical "Big Fish," that beguiling fantasist Tim Burton takes a painful subject -- an estranged son's...
Tribune movie reporterThe sequels and franchise flicks scored big last summer, so what do we get? More of the same this year. Check out the titles, and you might conclude that this is the year of the colon. But don't be fooled by the amount of noise generated by the highest-...
The Hartford CourantBetween the end of summer and the edge of winter and the holiday season, the movies shrink. The budgets are lower; the weekend totals dip. As young acolytes await the second coming of Harry Potter on Nov. 15 and older fans count the days until Pierce...
Special to The TimesBeware any movie that wears its art on its sleeve. That advice, however, is rarely heeded by Oscar voters, who are all too easily impressed by vaulting ambition and precious, highfalutin technique. It's understandable that they might be inclined to...
Tags: Ralph Fiennes, Sam Mendes, Drama (genre), Children, Literature
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