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Associated Press movie criticSome movies are so atrocious that the studios keep critics from seeing them before opening day, hoping and praying for one decent weekend at the box office before being done in by word of mouth. "The Fog" didn't need to be one of them. Yes, the fog...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, John Carpenter, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair
Zap2It.comJoseph Stefano, who wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller "Psycho" and was the influential first-season producer-writer of the 1960s science-fiction anthology TV series "The Outer Limits," has died. He was 84. Stefano, who...
Times Staff WriterThe American Cinematheque's fourth annual "Screwball Holidays" series continues at the Egyptian Theatre tonight with one of Bob Hope's best films, the 1940 comedy-chiller "The Ghost Breakers." Hope and his co-star Paulette Goddard had scored a big...
TIMES STAFF WRITERWednesday August 5, 1998 "Halloween: H20" is as stylish and scary as it is ultra-violent. It brings back a stunning Jamie Lee Curtis in the role that made her a star and it's a work of superior craftsmanship in all aspects. But it is so gory you...
1. GREED (Erich Von Stroheim; 1925) 4 stars The "reconstructed" version of Von Stroheim's great mutilated social drama -- cut by MGM from eight hours to two -- based on Frank Norris' novel "McTeague." Even in its savagely truncated form, "Greed" has...
LMPIn the history of movies, no one could scare us like Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense who was born 100 years ago today. But fear is only part of Hitch's story. There are also dreams, humor, romantic longing, despair. And always a little irony....
Tags: Kim Novak, Death, Ingrid Bergman, James Stewart, Cary Grant
Tribune arts reporterEspecially at auditions, many actors claim to be versatile. But few local actors have demonstrated a wider range than Guy Adkins. Earlier this season, Adkins could be seen tap-dancing in Frank Galati's Goodman Theatre production of "The Visit." On...
Tribune Movie Critic3 stars (out of 4) "The Manchurian Candidate," Jonathan Demme's remake of the classic 1960s cold-war thriller about a brainwashed political assassin and a rigged presidential convention, is a chilling, very smart melodrama that seems on the mark at...
Courant Film CriticMore than 30 minutes into "Alien," Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi horror classic, the creature that gives the film its title has not yet had a close-up. In fact, it has not been glimpsed at all. The fact that audiences are pinned to their seats and clutching...
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