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Zap2It.comWhen your film is directed by Ridley Scott and features Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, the project probably won't lack for star power. In addition to those two Oscar-winning actors, the cast of Scott's "American Gangster" has expanded in the past...
Tribune movie critic1½ stars (out of four) You know Ben Stiller isn't coming off well in "Night at the Museum" when his character, a third-shift security guard at New York's Museum of Natural History, is beset by Attila the Hun and his marauding hordes and you find yourself...
Sun Television CriticKaren Sisco (Carla Gugino), the lead character in the ABC cop drama of the same name, is one of the fall season's more intriguing newcomers. She drinks hard, packs heat in a sexy ankle holster, shoots straight, wears Ray-Ban sunglasses, and is one of...
SunSpot StaffThe best drama of the fall television season might be seeing which of the new lot of shows is the first to be canceled. Actually, there is some promise among the dramas, with familiar names Rob Lowe, Mark Harmon and David E. Kelley popping up in new...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC3½ stars (out of 4) Film noir never dies. It just keeps coming back, drenched in black, guns blazing. At least that's the case with "Sin City," an amazingly successful attempt by Robert Rodriguez to translate Frank Miller's hard-boiled, brutally violent...
Tags: Crimes, Mickey Rourke, Nick Stahl, Murder, Michael Madsen
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 20, 2001 Wayne Wang's "The Center of the World" is permeated with sadness as a young man (Peter Sarsgaard) and a young woman (Molly Parker) become caught up in a conflict involving emotion, sex and money. Once again, Las Vegas becomes...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday March 30, 2001 Anyone who's been a child on the verge of adolescence can empathize with 12-year-old Carmen Cortez (Alexa Vega) when, awash in disbelief, she manages to gasp, "My parents can't be spies. They're not cool enough." Cool...
Tags: Crimes, Family, Danny Elfman, Tony Shalhoub, PG Rated Movies
FOR THE TIMESSEE CORRECTION APPENDED In the days when Jerry Lewis had more movie fans than charity supporters, the ultimate dream for Lewis acolytes was a picture in which their hero played multiple roles. But one man's dream could be another's worst nightmare, as...
Yes, this summer you'll have the chance to see a lot of movies, even more than last year, as the studios try to build on last summer's record-breaking grosses while the multiplexes provide more and more screens for them to do so. Have at it. As always,...
Some big Hollywood sequels are just overblown rehashes of the original. But Robert Rodriguez's "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams" is at least partly an exception: a second chapter to a big movie hit that offers more bang for the buck, a few more...
Tags: Don Knotts, Emily Osment, Family, Ray Harryhausen, Mike Judge
Times Staff WriterWith "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over," writer-director Robert Rodriguez has managed to keep the third adventure of his pint-sized sleuths lively and engaging for audiences of all ages with the added novelty of 3-D. All manner of projectiles zoom over the...
Times Staff WriterDo graphic novels really need defending anymore? Because the oppositional, slightly defensive comic book guy stance is starting to feel atavistic. Michael Chabon won a Pulitzer Prize for "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," and then took a crack...
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