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Tribune movie critic2 stars (out of four) Your body lets you know if a comedy isn't working. Your shoulders tense up. You get restless. You start frowning, even if the film offers the occasional laugh and the hope of something better in the next reel. "Talladega Nights:...
SPECIAL TO ZAP2ITMobsters. Morticians. Carnival freaks. HBO doesn't churn out your typical doctor/lawyer/cop show. So it's really not that big of a surprise that HBO's newest series is all about polygamy. In "Big Love" (premiering Sunday at 10 p.m. on HBO), Bill...
Zap2It.comWith his Summer 2005 output of "Kicking & Screaming" and "Bewitched," Will Ferrell did a lot to slow all that talk about his being the biggest comic movie star in the business. The exhaustingly named "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" is the...
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MetromixWill Ferrell plus NASCAR sounds like a surefire recipe for hilarity, right? Not so in the disappointing Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Ferrell fans will at least be happy to know he's back on the right track after last year's terrifying...
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Zap2It.comHBO is entering "Treatment," and it's going to be there for a while. The pay-cable network has picked up the half-hour drama "In Treatment," which stars Gabriel Byrne as a therapist who's highly competent with his own patients but an utter mess when he...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday November 13, 1998 It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but here comes "I'll Be Home for Christmas," which Disney is releasing early in hopes of attracting audiences before the holiday deluge of films begins in earnest. It's a broad, shiny teen...
FOR THE TIMESFriday December 11, 1998 The title of Scott B. Smith's page-turning novel "A Simple Plan," and the smartly condensed script he adapted for director Sam Raimi, describes the solution that a winter hiker comes up with after he and two others happen...
Robin Williams, one of the great comic improvisers in the movies, has been exploring his darker sides in his 2002 films. He played an evil clown in "Death to Smoochy" and a suave serial killer in "Insomnia," and now digs into touchier areas -- loneliness,...
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By all appearances, the broadcast television networks finally got the message that audiences are hungry for original programming even during summer months. What's more, they've learned to do it with relatively inexpensive programming. Just look at the...
Tribune movie reporterCan we really hold out much hope for a movie like "I Spy," another in the endless line of Hollywood's vintage-TV-show knockoffs? Based on one of the hippest '60s TV series - the sly, interracial espionage adventure with Robert Culp and Bill Cosby - "I...
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,...
Compiled from wire reportsThere's something different about Enrique Iglesias these days. Something missing. . . . It's that trademark mole he sported on his cheek. The singer told Access Hollywood it took the doctor five minutes to remove it, and that the threat of cancer was...
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