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Zap2It.comWriting teachers will tell you that one of the keys to a good story is "show, don't tell." Rather than have a character tell you about something he or she did, it's better to have the reader experience it as the character does. HBO's new series "In...
Zap2It.comHBO isn't ready to cancel its appointments with Dr. Paul Weston yet. The cable network has picked up a second season of its drama "In Treatment," which stars Gabriel Byrne as Paul, a psychotherapist. Dianne Wiest will also return as Paul's own shrink....
Zap2It.com"Mad Men" can add a passel of Emmy nominations to the heap of critical praise it's picked up after its breakout first season. The AMC show earned 16 nominations, including one for outstanding drama series, to lead a host of cable series nominated for...
Yay, "True Blood." HBO's vampire drama was, believe it or not, the only new series from last fall honored at Sunday's Golden Globes. Of course, a show has to be nominated to win, and on that score, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. pretty much ignored...
Zap2It.comA pair of "John From Cincinnati" alumni have landed at USA, with Emily Rose taking the lead in the medical drama "Operating Instructions" and Willie Garson joining "White Collar." Elsewhere, Alison Pill ("Milk") has joined the cast of HBO's "In...
Tags: FBI, Health, Entertainment, Hospitals and Clinics, Television
Tribune staff reporter2 stars (out of four) Committing one's childhood to celluloid may be more effective than therapy at exorcising the demons that plague us all into adulthood. It's certainly more expensive. And there are other drawbacks -- including, but not limited to,...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday March 13, 1998 "The Man in the Iron Mask" swashes until it buckles. Heavy on swordplay and spectacle, it's so intent on reviving the costume epics of the past it doesn't realize it's trying to be too many things to too many people until it...
Tags: Fencing, Jeremy Irons, Comedy (genre), Sports, Movies
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday May 15, 1998 Sheer fun in animation, it seems, died with Howard Ashman, the immensely gifted lyricist whose clever wordplay and anything-for-a-laugh rhyming made "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast" and parts of "Aladdin" so...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC3 stars (out of 4) Movie remakes don't have to be trashy or overblown. "Assault on Precinct 13" - which is about an undermanned, snowbound Detroit police station besieged by rogue cops - takes John Carpenter's 1976 cult classic of the same title and...
FOR THE TIMESFriday July 17, 1998 How many people does it take to have a Polish wedding? Four: a pregnant girl, a reluctant groom, a priest and someone to hold the shotgun. The script for rookie writer-director Theresa Connelly's "Polish Wedding" doesn't...
Tags: Weddings, Claire Danes, Marriage, Comedy (genre), Movies
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday November 20, 1998 Forget about Santa Claus coming to town. The National Security Agency is already here, and it not only knows whether you've been bad or good, it can deliver some pretty nasty surprises if you get caught on its downside. ...
TIMES STAFF WRITERWednesday November 24, 1999 In Arnold Schwarzenegger's new loud, goofy, roller-coaster ride of a movie, Satan shows himself to be such an incompetent boob that, if these truly are the last days, we at least know the devil isn't to blame. In...
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