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John Cassavetes had a great frightening smile. It spread across his face like a werewolf's cackle, and it made his eyes light up in a way that suggested delight putting a hammerlock on frenzy. Movie audiences of the late '60s knew that crazy smile well....
denotes winner Performance by an actor in a leading role Art Carney as Harry in HARRY AND TONTO 20th Century-Fox Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot in MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS G.W. Films, Ltd. Production; Paramount Dustin Hoffman as Lenny Bruce in...
Tags: Movies, Diane Ladd, Michael V. Gazzo, Celebrities, Lenny Bruce
denotes winner Performance by an actor in a leading role Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta in RAGING BULL Robert Chartoff-Irwin Winkler Production; UA Robert Duvall as Bull Meechum in THE GREAT SANTINI Orion Pictures-Bing Crosby Production; Orion...
1. LOVE STREAMS (John Cassavetes; 1984) 4 stars A Hollywood writer who cannot love confronts his sister, who loves too well. Writer-director-star Cassavetes' last major work, starring himself and wife Gena Rowlands, it's another blisteringly emotional,...
Tags: Holly Hunter, Movies, Mark Wahlberg, Assault, Robert Altman
1. Forbidden Planet (Fred McLeod Wilcox; 1956) 3 1/2 stars One of the best-loved '50s sci-fi movies, with a plot boldly cribbed from Shakespeare's "Tempest." The cast includes Walter Pidgeon (Prospero), Anne Francis, a pre-comedy Leslie Nielsen and the...
Times Staff WriterFree Angelina! That's all I could think as I watched Angelina Jolie square her jaw against yet another stinker, this one the unsavory thriller "Taking Lives." One of the most eminently watchable actresses in movies with either the worst taste in town or a...
Tags: Crimes, Movies, FBI, Crime, Law and Justice, Celebrities
Times Staff WritersOverpowering a night that was intended as a showcase for young, hip and edgy comedy, an old-fashioned network sitcom, CBS' "Everybody Loves Raymond," a much-honored network drama, NBC's "The West Wing," and a heartwarming made-for-TV movie, TNT's "Door to...
The Associated PressRelease dates are tentative, and some films play in limited release. Late April: ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM: The corporate train wreck unfolds through insider interviews and company video and audio tapes. THE GAME OF THEIR LIVES: An outgunned...
Times Staff WriterBy the time Rick McKay made it to New York in the '80s with dreams of becoming a singer, he discovered that the Broadway he had learned about in movies and TV while growing up in Indiana no longer existed. Imports, shows with prerecorded music and...
The Associated PressWinners are denoted in green. Drama series: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS; "Law & Order," NBC; "Six Feet Under," HBO; "24," Fox; "The West Wing," NBC. Comedy series: "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO; "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS; "Friends," NBC;...
FOR THE TIMESFriday April 17, 1998 Make an appointment with your kids or borrow some children from your neighbor and see "Paulie," a perfect family movie with the intelligence, humor and hug-me moments to be a great first-date movie, too. Just remember to...
Times Staff Writer"You don't know you're living in a golden age when you're in it," declares filmmaker Alexander Payne in the documentary "Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession." The golden age he's referring to is the 15-year run of the wonderfully eclectic cable channel...
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