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Tribune arts criticmmx-060210-movies-review-george You can say several things in favor of "Curious George," a mild off-season cinematic bid for the young and the restless. The movie, a G-rated, 86-minute affair, isn't glib or assaultive in the "Shrek" vein, though Joe...
At the box office, the weekend following Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for limited releases to show they have what it takes to become awards contenders. This year was no exception, with "Syriana" and "Pride & Prejudice" both making statements...
Times Staff WriterIn "Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont," Joan Plowright plays an elderly widow who moves to London in search of culture, like minds and the company of her only grandson, Desmond. But the elegant hotel she anticipated turns out to be a shabby pensioners home,...
Tags: Agatha Christie, Elizabeth Taylor, IBM, Movies, Mike Leigh
TRIBUNE STAFF REPORTER2 stars (out of 4) "Trust no one" is the only piece of advice 12-year-old David (Ben Tibber) receives before escaping from a Bulgarian prison camp in 1952. He's given a destination (Denmark), a sealed letter to give to authorities and little else. His...
Tags: Television, James Caviezel, Movies, Entertainment, Paul Feig
2 stars (out of 4) Sometimes it's best to let sleeping divas lie. "Callas Forever" is based on an unrealized idea by director Franco Zeffirelli to film his close friend and colleague, legendary opera singer Maria Callas, performing her signature roles...
Tags: Fanny Ardant, Liza Minnelli, Movies, Opera (genre), Theater
Times Staff WriterFranco Zeffirelli gets to honor his old friend in 'Callas Forever.' It took director Franco Zeffirelli a quarter of a century to figure out how best to pay homage on screen to his longtime friend and colleague, opera legend Maria Callas, who died at 53 in...
Times Staff WriterIn the odd-couple comedy "Bringing Down the House," Queen Latifah plays a newly sprung convict who breaches the citadel of Steve Martin's power lawyer. The alliance of one of the funniest and most under-deployed comics in movies with the hip-hop diva, red...
Tribune movie reporterYo, yo, dig this righteous story about an ol' ofay who gets to cribbin' with a dope lassie from da hood who schools him about homies and gets his freak on so he gives her some props without becoming his boo. If you found the above paragraph painful to...
Tribune arts reporterAlthough these halcyon days for intrusive celebrity journalism may suggest otherwise, the line between artistic genius and petulant childishness has been wafer-thin since long before they started talking in pictures. And in playwright Austin Pendleton's...
Special to the TribuneThis week sees an anniversary that we're almost as afraid to remember as to forget. Recalling the heroism that tried to make sense of terrorism, "The Guys" is a drama commissioned by New York's Flea Theater in response to the events of Sept. 11, 2001....
denotes winner Performance by an actor in a leading role Robert Downey Jr. as Charles Chaplin in CHAPLIN Carolco Productions; TriStar Clint Eastwood as Bill Munny in UNFORGIVEN Warner Bros. Production; Warner Bros. Al Pacino as Lt. Col. Frank Slade...
Tags: David Paymer, Celebrities, Vanessa Redgrave, Sony Corp., Movies
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday May 14, 1999 Franco Zeffirelli's lively, fanciful "Tea With Mussolini" draws upon the Italian director's memories of growing up in Florence in the increasingly fascist Italy of the 1930s. Felicitously combining events real and imagined with...
Tags: Cher, Judi Dench, Fashion Shows, Movies, Lily Tomlin
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