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Although basically an excuse to string together a giant-sized popcorn's worth of high-octane set pieces, "12 Rounds" is escapist fun that provides an effective showcase for the blue-collar charisma and bulky good looks of its hyper-athletic lead, four-...
Tags: Wrestling, Matt Damon, Death, 12 Rounds (movie), Murder
Orlando Sentinel Movie CriticRenny Harlin, who hasn't had a hit since he divorced Geena Davis, was the right guy to lift World Wrestling Entertainment's infant film division to something closer to legitimacy. If anybody could shoot and cut an action film to hide wrassler John Cena'...
Zap2It.comA busy day of CBS pilot casting sees Matthew Lillard, Will Kemp and Eion Bailey getting drama work at the network. Kemp, who was last seen in the spring hit "Step Up 2 The Streets," will play the male lead in "Ny-Lon," opposite Elisha Cuthbert. Based on...
Sentinel movie criticBy ROGER MOORE Sentinel movie critic Here's a look at films with scheduled 2009 release dates -- all dates are subject to change without notice. Feb. 6 Coraline (Focus) The latest animation from Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas) concerns a...
Tags: Beyonce, Michael Cera, Arts and Culture, Murder, Julia Child
Orlando Sentinel movie criticLet us read now from The Book of Damnation, from which so many "clues" to the mystery of The Covenant are revealed. Thou shalt creep thy audience out, with, if all else fails, spiders. Thou shalt cast thy fantasy with all manner of hotties, male and...
Zap2It.comEva Mendes and Christina Campbell have signed on for "Cleaner," a thriller Renny Harlin hopes won't be confused with the January bomb "Code Name: The Cleaner." The "Cleaner" stars Samuel L. Jackson as a former cop who cleans up after crime scenes....
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday February 12, 1999 If you do something often enough, you're likely to get better at it. Even if it's playing the fool. Brendan Fraser has done well by acting dumb. As the title character in the successful "George of the Jungle," he was...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday July 28, 1999 A liquid to rely on, water is right there when we're hot, when we're thirsty, when we want things to grow. But who speaks up for water's dark side, for its implacable force, the terrifying power of its raging torrents?...
Tags: LL Cool J, Michael Rapaport, Assault, Jacqueline McKenzie, Death
On almost any given night in some big city or sleepy suburb across this fair land, hundreds of teenagers and twentysomethings gather along some stretch of deserted roadway. There, a youth will stand in the middle of the street as two souped-up import cars...
Tribune staff reporter½ star (out of 4) Mark my words: "Mindhunters" will do for psycho-thrillers what "Showgirls" did for stripper movies. Near the beginning of Renny Harlin's unintentionally hilarious film, a table of young, attractive FBI trainees, out for a post-drill...
Tags: LL Cool J, Jonny Lee Miller, Movies, Kathryn Morris, Death
Associated PressLOS ANGELESTom Green got fingered by the Razzies, a movie-award spoof that singled out his "Freddy Got Fingered" with a leading eight nominations, including worst picture of last year. Joining Green's tacky comedy in the worst-picture category were...
Times Staff Writer"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" may be advice film producers would be wise to ignore. After sinking a reported $40 million into a Paul Schrader-directed prequel to the 1973 horror hit "The Exorcist," Morgan Creek Chief Executive James...
Tags: Max von Sydow, Death, David Robinson, Caleb Carr, Paul Schrader
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