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The News & ObserverPicks of the Week 'Parker' (R, 118 minutes, Sony): Parker, the antihero of Taylor Hackford's serviceable action thriller, is an odd duck. Partly, it's the quaint code of ethics espoused by this gentleman thief (Jason Statham), who shoots a guy in...
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NEW YORK — When the news broke in 1987 that Liberace, the famously flamboyant pianist, was dead at age 67 with what his manager had claimed was anemia brought on by a watermelon diet but was, in fact, AIDS, it made front-page headlines around the...
Behind the Candelabra: Steven Soderbergh, Michael Douglas and Matt Damon on the year’s most talked-about telefilmChannel Guide MagazineDepending on how you look at it, the genesis for Behind the Candelabra, HBO’s extravagant and surprisingly emotional Liberace biopic, happened nearly 14 years ago — or more than 40. The film’s director, Steven Soderbergh, 50, says he...
Aiming to be the next "Twilight," director Richard LaGravenese's ("P.S. I Love You") take on the best-seller by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl doesn't quite get there, but it still has striking visuals and a very strong supporting cast. Alice Englert...
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OPENING FRIDAY Snitch Starring Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Benjamin Bratt and Barry Pepper, "Snitch" is a fast-paced action thriller. Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at...
I never thought I'd regret not having reviewed any of the "Twilight" series. Now I do, because it would have been only a few moments' work to cut and paste several paragraphs, run some search-and-replaces ("caster" for "vampire," "Ethan" for "Belle"), and...
Working on Richard LaGravenese's latest movie, "Beautiful Creatures,” gave a couple of the musicians who created the film's music a chance to follow in their fathers' footsteps. "It was epic,” George Harrison’s son Dhani Harrison...
OPENING TODAY Safe Haven Hoping to re-bottle the lightning captured in "The Notebook" and "Dear John," romance packager Nicholas Sparks has given his usual formula some sharp edges in "Safe Haven." The film, which stars Julianne Hough as a woman on...
Maybe there really are supernatural forces at work in this world. How else to explain "Beautiful Creatures"? The movie is an intriguing, intelligent enigma — three words not typically associated with teen romances. A couple of unknown...
When classy, pedigreed British actors go hog-wild under the flowering dogwood trees of a Southern Gothic setting, often the results are good. Just as often they're so bad they're good. And sometimes, as is the case with Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson in...
**1/2 (out of four) Among many reasons the “Twilight” movie franchise didn’t work, Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) make lousy characters, separately and together. Be it the script, the performances, whatever: The...
This is the full, unedited transcript of the Los Angeles Times Women Directors' Roundtable at the Sundance Film Festival as moderated by staff writer John Horn. John Horn : Well, congratulations for all being here, but I'm gonna start with a study...
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