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FOR THE TIMESFriday April 7, 2000 "Loser!" "Would a loser have two tickets to Monday Night Nitro, live from Cheyenne?" "Yes." There you have it, folks. I wanted to like "Ready to Rumble." Really. I think David Arquette is the thinking man's...
Tribune staff reporter1-1/2 stars (out of 4) Upstart pitcher Ryan Dunne (Freddie Prinze Jr.) has a rocket arm but is weighed down by a massive chip on his shoulder. He was kicked off his college team for fighting, and his chances of getting discovered in Cape Cod's...
By all appearances, the broadcast television networks finally got the message that audiences are hungry for original programming even during summer months. What's more, they've learned to do it with relatively inexpensive programming. Just look at the...
See where this movie is playing. ++++++++++++++++++++ || Make a night of it. Find: - Recommended dining - Recommended bars || ++++++++++++++++++++ After glancing at the trailer for "Big Fat Liar," the one that promises actor Paul Giamatti dyed...
OK, 2001 hasn't been the greatest movie year so far, but fall tends to be the season on which top-10 lists are built. The next few months look especially crowded thanks in part to the studios having rushed movies into production in preparation for the...
Tribune movie reporter2 stars (out of 4) The point of a movie like "Hardball," aside from generating easy-to-cheer-along sports moments, is to build bridges between cultures, as represented here by a white Chicago ticket scalper/problem gambler, played by Keanu Reeves, and...
Tags: John Hawkes, Entertainment, Baseball, D.B. Sweeney, Sports
Times Staff Writer"Hardball," a surefire heart-tugger made with skill and judgment, affords Keanu Reeves a career high point as a chronic gambler who finds unexpected redemption in coaching a team of adolescent baseball players in a bleak and dangerous Chicago ghetto...
Tags: John Hawkes, Cinema Industry, Entertainment, Diane Lane, Sports
TRIBUNE ARTS CRITIC3 stars (out of 4) As if timed to counteract these days of "basketbrawl" and snipes at Hollywood morality, along comes "Coach Carter," a true story, feel-good parable and a respectable, uplifting descendent of "To Sir, With Love" and "Lean On Me." Based...
Times Staff WriterA story of wayward youth transformed by a pedagogical maverick, "Coach Carter" comprises another installment in the ongoing adventures of Superteacher, ghetto edition. Based on the story of an actual Richmond, Calif., high school basketball coach who...
Tribune staff reporter3 stars (out of 4) We live in a world of initials - AARP, NAACP, DNC - but no configuration of consonants and vowels carries as much gravitas for millions of teenagers as SAT (unless you count BYOB). Those three letters used to stand for Scholastic...
Chicago Tribune Staff Writer2 stars(out of 4) Judging by its trailer, "Radio" looks like the Adam Sandler comedy "The Waterboy" played as a straight melodrama. Indeed, the two films share many of the same elements: a southern setting, an enthusiastic handicapped boy (Cuba...
Times Staff WriterFrom Paramount Pictures, the company that brought you crime classics "Double Indemnity," "Chinatown" and "The Godfather," comes "The Perfect Score." It's about a plot to steal the SAT. Yes, the SAT. Thus pass the glories of the world. Not that the SAT,...
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