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AP Movie WriterLOS ANGELES The fur flew at movie theaters over the weekend. "Cats & Dogs," a family film about household pets feuding over world domination, debuted as the No. 1 movie with a weekend gross of $21.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The...
By Erica WernerAssociated Press WriterLOS ANGELES "Monsters Inc." scared away the weekend competition. The film about a monster factory that collects kids' screams recorded the best debut ever for an animated film and the sixth-best opening of all time, bringing in $63.5 million,...
Every year, I make out two "Ten Best Movies" lists, both with the same dedication and passion. The first one, my official list, concentrates on all the major releases: movies such as "The Lord of the Rings," "A.I.," "Monsters, Inc." and "Moulin Rouge."...
Tribune staff reporterIn the opening sequence of "The Transporter," actor Jason Statham elegantly edges into Luc Besson's hard-boiled world of "The Professional" and "La Femme Nikita." Almost at once, brooding courier Frank Martin (Statham, who co-starred in "Lock, Stock...
Tags: Crimes, Luc Besson, Vin Diesel, Robert Mark Kamen, Entertainment
OK, 2001 hasn't been the greatest movie year so far, but fall tends to be the season on which top-10 lists are built. The next few months look especially crowded thanks in part to the studios having rushed movies into production in preparation for the...
1. ENTER THE DRAGON (Robert Clouse; 1973) 3 1/2 stars Action superstar Bruce Lee's consensus best movie and biggest international hit. Lee is a secret agent inflitrating a sinister island kung fu kingdom, battling John Saxton, Jim Kelly and the nefarious...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Entertainment, Action (genre), Bruce Lee
Sun Movie CriticAn eight-week, eight-film tribute to the late Marlon Brando opens tomorrow at The Charles with Viva Zapata!, a 1952 film in which he portrays the man who rose from peasant origins to become leader of a Mexican revolution and, eventually, president of...
This month's Luc Besson movie plays a lot like last month's--only better. As with "Wasabi" and a few other action titles marshaled by the prolific French producer, "The Transporter" centers on a smooth professional whose routine is interrupted by a...
Tags: Guy Ritchie, Crimes, Assault, Luc Besson, Organized Crime
Meet the Metromix team Learn more about Pogo, Summer, Jackie and Marcus and see what we're covering this week on "metromix." The all-new program airs weeknights at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight. CLTV is the only place to get this inside look at...
TRIBUNE STAFF REPORTER3½ stars (out of 4) Meet the new Jackie Chan: Tony Jaa, star of Thailand's martial arts epic "Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior." Jaa combines Chan's early-career daredevil feats with Jet Li's calm ferocity, generating a powerful cinematic experience...
Tribune staff reporter2 1/2 stars (out of 4) When the Hong Kong action flick "So Close" opens, a potentially catastrophic computer virus is threatening the system of CEO brothers Chow Nunn and Chow Lui's major corporation. There's something vaguely familiar about the scene,...
Tags: Crimes, Juvenile Delinquency, Social Issues, Death, Security
Anthony Anderson, the rotund comedic co-star of "Kangaroo Jack" and the original "Barbershop," has been arrested and charged with aggravated rape while shooting a movie. The 33-year-old actor was accused by an unidentified woman of luring her into a...
Tags: Death, Rape, Steven Seagal, Entertainment, Celebrities
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