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Zap2It.comAs the fifth season of "Monk" continues, fans get to delve even deeper into the defective detective's psyche. In November, viewers gained some insight into Monk's past after meeting his dad Jack (Dan Hedaya), who abandoned his son at a tender young age....
Tags: Children, Dan Hedaya, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, Family
Times Staff WriterDavid Mamet's early play, "Lakeboat," written more than 25 years ago, was a hit at the Sunset Strip's Tiffany Theater in 1994. This screen version, directed by frequent Mamet actor Joe Mantegna, is so-so, a labor of love often laborious, yet also...
Tags: David Mamet, George Wendt, Joe Mantegna, Andy Garcia, Peter Falk
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday December 22, 2000 The Coen brothers did not make their reputation by taking things too seriously, and in that sense "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" is of a piece with what's come before. An eccentric, picaresque Southern period comedy, "Bonnie &...
Times Film CriticContradictory as it sounds, Hollywood is the kind of place you have to despair of to truly love. Where else can a director caught in an untruth say, "It's not a lie, it's a gift for fiction," or a producer insist, "I made $11 million last year and I don't...
Here's an advance look at most of the movie releases through the end of the year. Due to last-minute juggling by the studios, some opening dates may change. Dec. 20 - "Thirteen Days" Drama, New Line With: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Steven Culp....
Tags: Hilary Swank, Crimes, Gus van Sant, Patti LuPone, John Malkovich
denotes winner Performance by an actor in a leading role Dustin Hoffman as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels in TOOTSIE Mirage/Punch Production; Columbia Ben Kingsley as Mahatma Gandhi in GANDHI Indo-British Film Production; Columbia Jack Lemmon as...
denotes winner Performance by an actor in a leading role Michael Caine as Dr. Frank Bryant in EDUCATING RITA Acorn Pictures Limited Production; Columbia Tom Conti as Gowan McGland in REUBEN, REUBEN Saltair/Walter Shenson Production presented by The...
Tags: Rip Torn, Jane Alexander, Chuck Yeager, Celebrities, MGM Inc.
Sun StaffLong before Governor Terminator, before Congressman Gopher and Congressman Cooter, even before Governor Gipper, there was Governor Pappy. W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel, host of a popular daily music program on Texas radio, swept into the Texas governor's...
FOR THE TIMESFriday April 5, 1996 Dipping its cup in the free-flowing vitriol of our current political discourse, Stacy Title's "The Last Supper" proposes a kind of Kevorkian Dining & Debating Society: If you don't like your guests' politics, put them out of...
Tags: Crimes, Murder, Sony Corp., Entertainment, Academy Awards
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday November 3, 1995 Comedy loves misery, and few things manufacture discontent as efficiently as ritualized family gatherings. "Home for the Holidays" hopes to find the laughs in the mad chaos of one miserable Thanksgiving, but like many holiday...
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday May 24, 1996 Another day, another bewilderingly convoluted, not-funny-enough spy flick. Two days after "Mission: Impossible" opens to critical shrugs, along comes "Spy Hard," with a plot that makes as little sense as its predecessor and...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 11, 1996 Piper Laurie lights up the screen as the shy and gentle Dolly Talbo in "The Grass Harp," Charles Matthau's loving film, from the Truman Capote novella, which boasts a large, starry supporting cast and an ingratiating sense of...
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