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Zap2It.comToss a little Arthurian legend, some J.R.R. Tolkien, a few stalks of "I, Claudius" and some sliced "Star Wars" in a vegetable spinner and you get the Caesar salad of "The Last Legion," whose cast is almost distractingly rich (and thick) and whose sense of...
Special to MetromixIn many dark comedies from the '90s, humor arose from seeing professional killers dabble in absurdly delicate activities. Whether debating the foot-massage minutiae in "Pulp Fiction," attending a high-school reunion in "Grosse Pointe Blank," or climbing...
"Transsiberian" is the quintessence of what critic Judith Crist affectionately refers to as a movie-movie: a picture that breathes entertainment through every celluloid sprocket hole while seeming, without affect or pomposity, to encapsulate the...
Zap2It.comFor fans of "Prince of Persia," the long wait for a theatrical movie release just got a bit longer. According to the industry trade papers, Disney has pushed back the release of its Jerry Bruckheimer-produced video game adaptation from June 19, 2009 to...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune2½ stars (out of four) An old-school sword-and-sandal spectacle on an almost-epic scale, "The Last Legion" is such a square and diligent piece of entertainment that it put me in a nostalgic mood for the honest B-pictures they don't make anymore. It...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant
Chicago Tribune critic"Elegy" is a curious example of misplaced good taste. Spanish-born director Isabel Coixet's film, adapted by Nicholas Meyer, recasts into softer, more palatable material the 2001 novella "The Dying Animal," the third in Philip Roth's stories driven by the...
Sundance Film Festival programmers have finished sorting through all 3,624 feature films submitted for January's festival, and while the resulting lineup won't be as depressing as recent years, it won't be all mirth and merriment. In announcing the...
Sentinel movie criticBy ROGER MOORE Sentinel movie critic Here's a look at films with scheduled 2009 release dates -- all dates are subject to change without notice. Feb. 6 Coraline (Focus) The latest animation from Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas) concerns a...
The last Oscars derby ended just weeks ago, but -- admit it -- you can't wait to find out which ponies are out front for the next race. Our forum posters are already making early predix here, but below is some of our own noodling too. Among the Oscar...
Sentinel Movie CriticMovie adaptations of the works of famous authors can serve as a form of literary criticism. That's not the to say that one can fairly judge the writing of a Philip Roth, based on the movies that have been made from his books. But boiling down the books to...
Zap2It.comMary-Kate Olsen, who recently finished a guest stint on "Weeds," needs medication of a different kind. The former child star was rushed to the emergency room of a New York hospital on Monday, Nov. 19, reports People. "Mary Kate got a kidney infection,"...
Times Staff WriterOne of the few pleasures consistently denied modern children is the opportunity to wallow for an hour or two in tales of childhood angst and horror unencumbered by pluck or uplift. Whether this is an accurate reflection of contemporary childhood (at least...
Tags: Roman Polanski, David Lean, England, Family, Alec Guinness
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