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Times Staff WriterSomeone's gone to the trouble of making a comic-book version of "The Scorpion King," but it's not clear why they bothered. The movie itself is a live-action cartoon, a fast-moving and cheerfully simplistic 88 minutes of exaggerated action put together...
It's stretching the truth to call Renny Bartlett's "Eisenstein" a movie biography, since it plays so fast and loose with the facts surrounding the life of the great Russian director Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948), whose pioneering work on film editing -...
"The Scorpion King" - one of the sweatiest, dustiest and most cartoonishly violent movies to hit the screens in quite a while - is a desert actioner without much character, story or real suspense. It's also a star-making vehicle for pro wrestling's...
Tags: Vince McMahon, Crimes, Grant Heslov, Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz
TRIBUNE ARTS CRITIC3½ stars (out of 4) Perfectly timed for St. Patrick's Day, "The Boys & Girl from County Clare" is an irresistible Irish comedy, lovingly told, beautifully acted and graced with the perfect balance of chuckles and bittersweet heartache. Set in 1966,...
Times Staff WriterAbout halfway through "Wimbledon," hot-headed American tennis star Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst) admits that her father was right all along: Her feelings for mild-mannered British long shot Peter Colt (Paul Bettany) are messing with her game. So she...
Orlando CityBeat WriterGothika is a ghost-story movie. This is a slightly different film genre than full-out horror movies, but the purpose is more or less the same: long stretches of creepy music and incredibly stupid decision-making, leading up to a heart-pounding, shock-...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC2 stars (out of 4) In "Wimbledon," Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst play professional tennis players who fall in love at Britain's Wimbledon tennis tournament--but are foiled, at least temporarily, by tyrannical parents, mean opponents and bad line calls....
Tags: Paul Bettany, John McEnroe, Entertainment, Sports, Movies
Tribune movie critic2 stars (out of 4) Halle Berry plays a criminal psychiatrist who winds up in the psycho ward in "Gothika"--a sleek, fast nightmare thriller that, like Berry in the film, looks good but acts crazy. It's the sort of movie that must have seemed great on...
Times Staff WriterA horror movie that inspires as many giggles as gasps, "Gothika" is the sort of unwittingly funny rubbish that was once the sole provenance of the likes of William Castle, the B-movie maestro for which the film's production company was named. Halle...
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