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Tribune theater criticThis story contains corrected material, published May 6, 2005. `It's a bit much, isn't it?" admits the Wizard of Oz in "Wicked," referring to an enormous metallic mask which bears a startling resemblance to Mr. Burns on "The Simpsons." But, he says, "you...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic2 stars (out of 4) Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry are together again in "The Whole Ten Yards." a sequel to the 2000 hit comedy "The Whole Nine Yards" in which Willis played a truculent hit man and Perry played an excitable dentist who lived next door....
Times Staff WriterImagine Anthony Michael Hall taking an Uzi to the rest of the cast of "The Breakfast Club," followed by a movie in which emotionally scarred survivors Ally Sheedy and Molly Ringwald spend a couple of hours discussing their feelings. That's pretty much...
FOR THE TIMESFriday August 14, 1998 First-time writer-director Tamara Jenkins opens her coming-of-age comedy "Slums of Beverly Hills" with a scene reminiscent of the opening of John Hughes' 1984 film "Sixteen Candles," but she makes it a lot more meaningful. ...
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday June 12, 1998 When you spot a credit for a "Mouse and Roach Wrangler," you know you're watching a film about the squalid heart and soul of New York City. Viewers nostalgic for Manhattan may enjoy some of the hometown touches in...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 16, 1998 An overhead shot of a Norman Rockwell small-town Main Street opens "Reach the Rock." It is a hot summer night, and no one is in sight until a young man (Alessandro Nivola) appears, breaking off a flagpole in front of a...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday April 9, 1999 It's taken some years, but Drew Barrymore's career has finally come full circle. After she became America's moppet sweetheart in 1982's "E.T.," the actress' work and image took a series of hairpin turns, but now, with "Never...
FOR THE TIMESFriday April 6, 2001 Truly it is a peculiar curse upon the world, this high-concept joke that refuses to die. One speaks of the story of a brave, bold French knight who mistakenly takes a potion intended for his betrothed and commits murder....
John Hughes III is the Wizard of Ease. Hiding behind a curtain, he twiddles knobs, capturing the clicks of ruby heels on the yellow brick road and spinning them out again in swooping, gentle percussion loops, overdubbed by vibraphone and his own distorted...
Tribune Arts Critic2 stars (out of 4) First and last, "Sleepover" is a movie about 14-year-old girls for 14-year-old girls, a pared-down echo of "Sixteen Candles" unlikely to win much of a following beyond its pubescent target audience. But in this time of resurgence of...
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday December 12, 1997 "Home Alone 3" follows in the, er, proud tradition of "The Sting 2" and "Jaws 3-D," movies that have nothing to do with the original film that inspired them, except a flaccid adherence to the formula that made the first a...
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