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"Hancock," a film about a petulant, perpetually drunken superhero, proved to be review-proof as well as bulletproof this weekend, overwhelming competitors and giving star Will Smith his fifth top-selling film on a Fourth of July weekend. Audiences came...
Special to The TimesBRENDAN FRASER is big man in Hollywood. The 6-foot-3 actor has a firm handshake and a marquee smile, but when he talks, he's so soft-spoken -- and aware of that fact -- that he's constantly leaning in and stooping over during conversations. But he's...
Channel Guide MagazineIn Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (the sequel to 2008’s Journey to the Center of the Earth) the characters are on a quest that takes them to an island located in place where no island is supposed to exist. Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson), his...
In its own sweetly bombastic way, the 2008 remake of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" did the job, the job being a 21st-century 3-D bash starring Brendan Fraser — an actor who gives his all to the green screen, every time — and loosely...
The title of this sequel to the 2008 “Journey to the Center of the Earth” gets points as marginally clever. Since the center of the earth doesn't figure into the new film, the filmmakers have retained the word “journey” and branded...
Zap2ItThe success of the 2008 remake of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" yielded this sequel, which fans of another Jules Verne story - "The Mysterious Island" - will recognize many elements from. Young Sean (returnee Josh Hutcherson) is joined by his...
Josh Hutcherson would like nothing more than to watch the No. 1-ranked Kentucky Wildcats pursue their eighth men’s basketball national championship in this month’s NCAA tournament, but the 19-year-old Kentucky native and Wildcats season ticket...
'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' review: A franchise somehow gets more mediocre without Brendan Fraser*1/2 (out of four) FYI: When punching a lizard in the face, it’s called giving him “the thunder cookie.” At least, that’s what Hank (Dwayne Johnson) calls it when protecting his stepson Sean (Josh Hutcherson, reprising his role...
Of The Morning CallLooking back at 125 years of family entertainment... 1) THE SAGA OF HERCULES In 1988, Dorney Park announced it was building the world's largest wooden roller coaster. The record-breaking coaster to be named "Hercules" would make good use of the park's...
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It's become a tradition at this time of year, first in my column, and now in my blog, to grade the major movie studios on their performance over the course of the year. The Studio Report Card started as a way to get a handle on how the business works, but...
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