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Special to The TimesEven as "Children of Men," Alfonso Cuarón's future fairy tale of humanity teetering on a precipice, proves that cautionary tales of dystopia and its corrective design do not require a science fiction setting, along comes "Breaking and Entering," a new...
Zap2It.comRicky Gervais says he's just about done with the episode of "The Office" he and his partner-in-comedy Stephen Merchant are writing for NBC. That's a pretty quick turnaround, considering it was only about two weeks ago that the team announced they'd...
Zap2It.comAfter conquering zombies, the folks that brought you "Shaun of the Dead" are on the cop comedy beat with "Hot Fuzz." Rogue Pictures announced Wednesday (April 12) that it will reteam with Working Title and Big Talk to domestically distribute the action...
Times Staff WriterCinematographer Benoît Delhomme's camera loves London, it's crazy about Jude Law and Robin Wright Penn and Juliette Binoche, and it adores all the beautiful interiors and muscular construction sites and stately Range Rovers of director Anthony Minghella's...
Three engaged couples compete to put on the "Most Original Wedding" and win a house from Confetti Magazine in this British mockumentary. Their themes are Hollywood musicals (Martin Freeman, Jessica Stevenson), tennis (Stephen Mangan, Meredith MacNeill)...
Tags: Entertainment, Weddings, Movies
Tribune movie critic2½ stars (out of four) The savvy British actors sweating for our amusement in Debbie Isitt's comedy, a fairly funny mockumentary-style lark about a magazine-sponsored wedding competition, fare better than their self-generated material. Premise: Three...
MetromixThere are few things more painful than bad improv comedy. Need an example? Look no further than Confetti, a wannabe charming British import about a wedding magazine's "most to-die-for wedding" contest. It's like all the awkward parts of a Christopher...
Times Staff WriterThere's not much of the blithe spirit in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" that made "Star Wars" and even old "Flash Gordon" serials such fun. Amid a stupefying barrage of fantastic images involving all manner of special effects, spectacular...
Chicago Tribune Movie Writer2 stars (out of 4) The ensemble romantic comedy "Love Actually" opens with one of its least familiar actors, Bill Nighy, as a wonderfully crooked-faced pop singer recording a lame, Christmas-themed remake of the Troggs' "Love Is All Around." The...
Tribune staff reporter3 stars (out of 4) Taming author Douglas Adams' silly, sci-fi classic "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" into movie form is like training two schnauzers in petticoats to water ski. It's impossible. Even so, there's a lot to love about Garth...
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...
Tags: John Singleton, Penn Jillette, Jet Li, Laura Dern, Sam Neill
TRIBUNE STAFF REPORTER3 ½ stars (out of 4) Following the success of "28 Days Later," this year's remake of "Dawn of the Dead" and "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," you would think the zombie genre has ambled its course. Think again. With "Shaun of the Dead," British filmmakers...
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