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May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
email@example.comCOLUMBIANA (Dec 20th) (2011) * * * (B) Directed by Olivier Megaton Starring Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Amandla Stenberg, Cliff Curtis, Callum Blue, Jordi Molla, Lennie James, Beto Benites, Jesse Borrego, Graham McTavish Sony//Rated PG-13//Action//111...
Associated Press WriterKnow your Sauron from your Saruman? Ever mix up Gimli and Gollum, or an orc and an Uruk-hai? As the sword-and-sorcery sequel "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" ventures into theaters, the vastness of author J.R.R. Tolkien's universe can give viewers...
Sun Movie CriticSome people would pay to hear actor Ian McKellen read the phone book. I'd pay to see Peter Jackson - who is directing him in the Lord of the Rings trilogy - film anything from the Gilgamesh Epic to Roberts' Rules of Order. In The Two Towers, Jackson...
Zap2ItBreaking the chain isn't merely risky, it's downright deadly in this horror tale. Several high-school friends get the message in question, and anyone who doesn't pass it on faces a gruesome fate. After several peers die, one student ( Nikki Reed,...
Tags: Nikki Reed, Twilight (movie), Keith David, Betsy Russell, DVDs
Zap2It.comIn one fell swoop, the cast of Werner Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant" has grown around star Nicolas Cage, with the addition of 10 actors. The update of Abel Ferrara's 1992 cult drama will begin shooting later this summer from a script by William Finkelstein....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt seems everyone has their own Harry Potter that mythical figure from pop culture in whom most can find common ground and whose reappearance every few years brings the true believers out to party. The fanboys have their Batman. The baby boomers have...
Tags: Charles Dickens, Halloween, Family, Death, Malcolm McDowell
Tribune arts critic2 stars (out of four) "The Wild Blue Yonder" is at times playful and inventive, at others simplistic and silly. Ultimately, Werner Herzog's free-form, idiosyncratic devolution of the documentary is beautiful but dull. Herzog is not just tweaking...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Fiction, Gene Siskel, Documentary (genre)
FOR THE TIMESFriday April 17, 1998 If you didn't get enough swollen-corpse depravity out of David Fincher's 1995 serial-killer thriller "Seven," Dutch director Ole Bornedal's "Nightwatch" may fill your tank. "Nightwatch," adapted by Bornedal and Steven...
Tags: Laws, Crime, Law and Justice, Death, Assault, Movies
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday February 20, 1998 "Senseless" is a terrific showcase for Marlon Wayans, a master at mugging and physical comedy. But it's lots more than that. It's a laff riot that also contains a torrent of scathing social satire that couldn't be more...
Tags: Rip Torn, Satire (genre), David Spade, Movies, Entertainment
Times Film CriticThere are films that confuse excess with honesty -- noisy, unpleasant screeds that believe that the best way to serve the truth is by being as overwrought and in-your-face as possible. Only by rubbing the audience's nose in something unpleasant, the...
Tags: Gary Oldman, Philosophy, Prisons, Justice System, Kevin Bacon
Nominees in all categories for the 56th annual Primetime Emmy awards by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: 1. Animated program (for programming less than one hour): "Futurama: The Sting," Fox; "Samurai Jack: The Birth of Evil," Cartoon Network;...
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