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Times Staff WriterThe new live-action rendering of E.B. White's perennial children's favorite, "Charlotte's Web," is so carefully spun that it's lifeless. Which is ironic because, since it was first published in 1952, the book the movie is based on has been a gentle...
Jimmy Kimmel, host and producer of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," will bring his hosting talents to the American Music Awards for a third time, it was announced Tuesday. "I am very happy to have been asked to return as host," Kimmel, 38, said in a statement....
MetromixE.B. White's kid-lit classic "Charlotte's Web" goes Hollywood with a bright and shiny, live action-CGI makeover. But even go-to "adorable" actor Dakota Fanning can't make up for the lack of wit and imagination in this holiday release. The story was...
Tribune movie critic3 stars (out of four) The E.B. White wonder known as "Charlotte's Web" is told in such simple, beautiful language that any film version is bound to come up a little runty by comparison. Yet if you don't expect the moon or any directorial distinction, the...
Special to The TimesImagine "The Bourne Identity" but starring Cedric the Entertainer. The gag in "Code Name: The Cleaner" is that hapless Jake (the aforementioned Cedric the Entertainer) wakes up in a hotel room next to a dead FBI agent and a briefcase full of cash, but...
Tags: Gaming, Nicollette Sheridan, DeRay Davis, Les Mayfield, Death
Tribune movie critic1½ stars (out of four) Up in TV Valhalla, the ghosts of Jackie Gleason and Art Carney can rest easy. They won't be dislodged from our memories by the glossy new movie, "The Honeymooners," which takes Gleason's most famous creationthe domestic...
Sentinel Television CriticIn sweeps, size matters. The ratings periods are all about drawing the biggest crowds to shows hyped as events. Although few programs warrant the buildup, broadcast executives merrily brag about their results anyway. Ultimately, the four-week sweeps...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3-1/2 stars (out of 4) How many Hollywood comedies these days are fit for adult consumption? Not many, but "Intolerable Cruelty" from the Coen Brothers is a happy exception. This romantic comedy about love and marriage in Beverly Hills, Calif., is...
Times Staff WriterWith its road trip misadventures, "Johnson Family Vacation" is no groundbreaker, but it's an easygoing, earthy comedy that's a good showcase for the robust comic gifts of Cedric the Entertainer, abetted by fellow King of Comedy Steve Harvey and by...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday August 18, 2000 No wonder "The Kings of Comedy" tour, organized in 1997 by producer Walter Latham, has become the highest-grossing comedy tour in history, with ticket sales exceeding $37 million. Any of its four Kings--Steve Harvey, D.L....
Tags: Richard Pryor, Comedy (genre), D.L. Hughley, Tickets, Charlotte
Hades is not one of the settings for Fox's new comedy "The Bernie Mac Show." But those on location with the series during a recent shoot in the San Fernando Valley may have thought otherwise. An unforgiving sun beat down mercilessly on the actors and...
2 1/2 stars Screenwriters, who can be awfully formulaic about these things, call it the "gang's all here" approach to storytelling. Find an event that requires all the principal members of a clan to get together. (Baptisms and weddings are good; holidays...
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