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Zap2It.comOdd couple Mos Def and Mia Farrow are among the latest casting additions to Michel Gondry's Jack Black comedy "Be Kind Rewind." In addition to the rapper and the "Rosemary's Baby" star, Melonie Diaz and Danny Glover have joined the film, which will begin...
Special to The TimesIn 2003's "Dogville," the first installment in Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier's United States trilogy, the town philosopher Tom Edison tries to explain his penchant for inflicting long public lectures on his fellow citizens. "I think there's a lot this...
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Zap2It.comThe Sci Fi Channel is off to see the wizard -- RHI Entertainment that is -- to create a six-hour miniseries based on L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz." "Tin Man" (working title) will begin production on its science fiction, psychedelic reimagining of...
Times Staff WriterI understand that realism is not the main goal in an animated movie about anthropomorphized farm animals, but, seriously, what's with the male cows in "Barnyard"? Did the bovine gender confusion at the heart of the story give no one pause at Paramount...
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The EnvelopeNow that we've crossed the midway point of the year, it's time to start taking stock of the field for the next Academy Awards best picture race. Too early, you say? Not at all. At this point last year, remember, "Crash" had already been starting...
Tribune movie critic2 stars (out of four) In movies as in life, superior technology doesn't necessarily trump humor, magic or really shaggy dogs. As one of the two title characters in "The Shaggy Dog"-- Walt Disney Pictures' overblown remake of its 1959 boy-into-sheepdog...
Times Staff Writer"Killer of Sheep" is a wonder any number of ways, from how it was originally made to its reappearance now in handsomely restored form to its getting its first-ever theatrical release (at the Nuart in West Los Angeles) a full 30 years after it was...
Tribune movie critic4 stars (out of four) For too long, screenings of the 1977 Charles Burnett film "Killer of Sheep" were treated like the sighting of a unicorn or some other mythical beauty. I saw it at the Minneapolis Walker Art Center in the 1980s. Ever since, images...
The EnvelopeLast year "Huff" surprised Emmy-watchers by pulling off seven nominations after its premiere season on Showtime. That's rare, especially for a cable series. Hank Azaria plays the show's title character, a do-gooder psychiatrist who valiantly tries, and...
Zap2It.comFrom his home base in New Jersey to Louisiana, Texas, Alaska and Florida, novelist turned hyphenated filmmaker John Sayles has crisscrossed the country weaving sprawling stories in such films as "City of Hope," "Passion Fish," "Lone Star," "Limbo" and...
Zap2It.com"Dreamgirls" is alive with the sound of music. It's a love song two times over, a tribute to a vibrant period of American popular music as well as to a style of filmmaking we don't get to see enough of, the big budget Hollywood musical. As directed by...
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