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"Tears of the Sun" is another gung-ho Bruce Willis action movie, this time featuring Willis as a plucky Navy SEAL lieutenant trying to shepherd an idealistic doctor and a group of native villagers to safety through the war-torn Nigerian jungle. Willis...
Times Staff WriterOf all the monsters to go bump in the endless night of the movies, few have been as wonderfully frightening as the creature from "Alien." Designed by the Swiss artist H.R. Giger and first unleashed by director Ridley Scott in 1979, the extraterrestrial...
Tags: Entertainment, Mother (movie), Sigourney Weaver, Gaming, Genres
Special to the TribuneBy 1970, many Americans had grown disillusioned with the nation's progress (or lack thereof) in Vietnam. Protestors regularly filled the streets, and grainy images of carnage filled the nightly news broadcasts. It was into this atmosphere that the then-...
One would call it overload to give three hours to the end of CBS' "Survivor." But it should prove to be a satisfying night for those who have come to swear by the summer"s most enjoyable television. The two-hour end is at 7 p.m. Wednesday on WBBM-Ch. 2....
Tags: Sports, Bob Saget, Kevin Smith, Rick Bayless, Miss Teen USA
Courant Film CriticWith kindly and wicked monsters already on hand, and wizards young and old in the wings, fantasy rules in a holiday season shadowed by persistent mourning and pervasive fears. What better time for flying brooms and an all-powerful ring? The end-of-year...
Tags: Travel, Bernie Mac, Danny Glover, Theater, Jennifer Connelly
Tribune Staff ReportersNow that the summer of sequels finally has ended, Hollywood has a message for adults: It's safe to get back in the theaters again. The fall always looks great from a Labor Day perspective as the studios and indie distributors prepare to unveil their...
Tags: Sports, Bernie Mac, Suicide, Stephen Chow, Cate Blanchett
Times Staff WriterThe musical fantasy "Swing" aims for lush, follow-your-bliss romanticism, but plays out like a lame cross between a Gap commercial and "Cocoon." It takes a "Twilight Zone"-lite premise and spins it into the ground with addlebrained glee. Painfully sincere...
Tribune staff reporter"Alien: The Director's Cut" is an old nightmare, made shiny new. It's a scream from another era that still echoes around us. Director Ridley Scott's new, digitally refurbished and re-edited version of his 1979 pop science-fiction hit -- the subzero tale...
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