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TIMES FILM CRITICFriday May 31, 1996 Any movie whose computer-generated effects are more believable than its actors is asking for trouble. A frustrating combination of the magical and the mundane, "Dragonheart" has less difficulty creating a creditable dragon than a...
Tags: Death, Jurassic Park (movie), Gaming, Dennis Quaid, Bruce Lee
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday April 12, 1996 Stop-motion animation is an intricate, agonizing process, so slow to produce results it can take six days to turn out 12 seconds of usable screen time. Its latest application in "James and the Giant Peach" makes you wonder...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday August 23, 1996 The disastrous new version of H.G. Wells' "The Island of Dr. Moreau" at least affords Marlon Brando a grand entrance and a great comic portrayal. Swathed in white flowing robes with his face painted white as a protection...
Tags: Val Kilmer, Death, Surgery, John Frankenheimer, Stan Winston
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday October 8, 1997 "Seven Years in Tibet" opens not with a spectacular mountain vista, not with a shot of Lhasa's fabled golden-roofed Potala but with a single word, impressive in the size of its capital letters: BRAD. It's only a quirk of...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday August 1, 1997 Writer-director Neil LaBute's "In the Company of Men" is a one-trick pony, a movie that has a gift only for making audiences squirm. Something of an accomplishment, no doubt, in this blase age, but not satisfying enough to base...
Tags: Chad, Neil LaBute, Sony Corp., Mike Leigh, Stacy Edwards
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday May 21, 1999 From the start of the enchanting "Besieged," a film that combines a stunning sensuality with a rigorous economy, you know that you're in the hands of a filmmaker who trusts in the storytelling power of the camera. And since the...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 29, 1995 "Restoration" vividly re-creates one of the most colorful chapters in English history: the return of the reign of Charles II in 1660 after a decade of dour Puritan rule under Oliver Cromwell. A libertine but also a...
Tags: England, Sam Neill, Ian McKellen, Meg Ryan, Oliver Cromwell
The end of a year is time for stock-taking. A decade calls for even more. And a century or a millennium? The sheer potential for memory or fact overload can be mind-boggling. So, what can we say about movies at the end of 1999? In the last century,...
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,...
Times Staff WriterThe escape of renegade wizard Sirius Black from a hellish incarceration is the plot mechanism that drives " Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," the third in a never-ending series of adaptations of J.K. Rowling's phenomenally popular novels. But...
Tags: Prisons, Death, Gaming, Crime, Law and Justice, Fiction
Zap2It.comLook, it's a business venture. Nobody expects a remake of the 1976 devil-may-care hit "The Omen" to win the Palme d'Anything. All anybody wants from it is entertaining junk with a little atmosphere, and maybe a fresh idea or two regarding how to scare...
Times Staff WriterJerusalem has the power to drive men mad. It's the paradox of this city sacred to three great religions that there are those who would kill to defend its holiness. That's as true today as it was nearly a thousand years ago, when Pope Urban II's cry of...
Tags: Ridley Scott, Death, Orlando Bloom, Marton Csokas, Entertainment
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