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Tribune Movie Critic3 stars (out of 4) Few movie genres are more prone to sentiment and artificial uplift than the domestic drama or film romance. But "The Mother" is a soap opera with guts: a movie that takes a familiar situation--the May-December class-clashing romantic...
denotes winner Performance by an actor in a leading role Yul Brynner as The King in THE KING AND I 20th Century-Fox James Dean as Jett Rink in GIANT Giant Production; Warner Bros. Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh in LUST FOR LIFE MGM Rock Hudson as...
Tags: Yul Brynner, Entertainment, Movies, Carroll Baker, Celebrities
In the mid-'90s, movies like "Swingers" introduced a new generation to the allure of sophisticated mixology. So what ever happened to the Cocktail Nation? Lately the movement has been hijacked by trendy modified martinis that, aside from the glass they'...
Courant Film CriticAt the moment, Hartford's movie-lovers can savor some of the best pictures of 2002, released at the end of the year in major markets and now spreading to the provinces. Still, it is a long way to the start of the next big movie season, which begins May...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic2 1/2 stars (out of 4) "Bad Boys II" is the kind of movie that gives sequels a bad name, even though, strangely enough, it's better than the 1995 hit that spawned it. This movie reunites the detective team of Martin Lawrence and Will Smith for another...
Tribune movie reporterThe sequels and franchise flicks scored big last summer, so what do we get? More of the same this year. Check out the titles, and you might conclude that this is the year of the colon. But don't be fooled by the amount of noise generated by the highest-...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic2 stars (out of 4) "Down With Love" is a monumentally arch movie, a coy '60s throwback in which the moviemakers try to revive, with modern subtexts, the spirit and hanky-panky of the Doris Day-Rock Hudson comedies - those suggestive, bouncy romps like...
Tags: Television, Entertainment, Movies, Judy Garland, Music Theater
Times Staff WriterStarting in 1959, over the course of five years and three movies, Hollywood's most famous closeted homosexual made love to Hollywood's favorite symbolic virgin, entertaining multitudes as legions of Miles Davis listeners and Norman Mailer readers...
NewsdayRomantic comedies used to have something big at stake besides the romance. With Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, for instance, there was a dinosaur bone or a yacht. With Doris Day and Rock Hudson, it was an advertising account. Lately, it seems as though...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTony Randall, the deft comedic actor best known for playing fastidious Felix Unger on the 1970s sitcom "The Odd Couple" during his more than six-decade career on stage, screen and television, has died. He was 84. Randall died in his sleep Monday at NYU...
Tags: Surgery, Elia Kazan, Movies, Martha Graham, Doris Day
Times Staff WriterTodd Haynes' melodrama "Far From Heaven" opens at the height of a New England autumn when the trees are ablaze in yellow, orange and a red so vivid it looks like blood. Set in Connecticut in the late 1950s, the film takes place in a small town where...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 30, 1999 It's safe to say that almost every gay teen fantasizes having a romance with the campus hero, inevitably a handsome star athlete and student leader, unattainable to all but the most beautiful and popular girls and surely the...
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