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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...
Courant film CriticIt has been suggested that summer has already begun at the cineplexes, with the huge opening for ``The Scorpion King." Whether The Rock has legs as well as arms will be seen. But well before Memorial Day, the traditional start of summer, the long season...
Chicago Tribune Movie Writer3-1/2 stars (out of 4) A "cooler" is someone who has such an anti-Midas touch that casino operators keep them around to cool off customers' hot hands. That's the lore, anyway, though there's probably never been a more proficient cooler than Bernie Lootz,...
Times Staff WriterThe Bernie Mac of the irresistible "Mr. 3000" is not the Bernie Mac of "The Original Kings of Comedy" or even "Bad Santa." Be assured that he is very funny as an egotistical vintage baseball star attempting a comeback. But he also shows some range and...
TRIBUNE STAFF REPORTER2 ½ stars (out of 4) In "Mr. 3000," Bernie Mac plays Stan Ross, a Barry Bonds-like slugger and abrasive Milwaukee Brewers first baseman who has made a career out of swinging bats and feuding with the media. After Ross reaches his coveted 3,000 hits,...
AP Television WriterNEW YORK - Jerry Orbach had a gift for charming audiences his entire career -- first as a song-and-dance man who starred in musicals on and off Broadway, then for 12 years as a sharp-tongued cop on TV's "Law & Order." Along the way, he made films as...
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Chicago Tribune Movie Critic2 stars (out of 4) "Mambo Italiano" is a likable but relentlessly trivial Canadian comedy with a potentially explosive subject. Based on Steve Galluccio's hit semi-autobiographical play, it's about a gay Italian-Canadian TV writer who creates shock waves...
Tags: Television, Movies, Canada, Family, Film Festivals
Times Staff Writer"Mambo Italiano" is the crowd-pleaser its trailer suggests, but its makers deploy broad swaths of tempestuous Italian immigrant behavior to set off serious concerns with more skill and subtlety than is usual with ethnic comedies, especially those with a...
NEWSDAYFor all the Nickelodeon cable network animated shows that get the big-screen treatment, there seems to be a requirement to enlarge not only the characters' physical dimensions, but also the story lines and landscapes. Pumping such muscle enhancers into...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday November 1, 1996 For those who have not had the experience, watching Baz Luhrmann's brash take on "William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet" simulates having a teenager in the house. Like flaming youth everywhere, this film is loud,...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday March 28, 1997 Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna's "Love Is All There Is" keeps saying that love isn't enough when it's their movie that's not enough. The only way this old-fashioned romantic comedy would have had a prayer of making it is...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday December 20, 1995 Richard Nixon reincarnated and reinvented himself so often there seemed to be a new Nixon for every phase of the moon. So it is fitting that "Nixon," the latest interpretation of our most resilient president, is presented...
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