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"Dec. 7, 1941 -- a date that rocked!" OK, so "Pearl Harbor" isn't so brazen that it puts those words into President Roosevelt's mouth, but it might as well have. The 40-minute Japanese attack on the U.S. Naval base is the reason to see this movie, and...
In the red-white-and-blue corner, weighing in at more than $100 million and two hours and 40 minutes: "The Patriot." And in the sea-green corner, also weighing in at more than $100 million and two hours and 10 minutes: "The Perfect Storm." The two...
Times Staff WriterHave we lost our appetite for cinematic destruction — for watching our world shatter into smithereens? I ask because in two of his previous films, "Independence Day" and "Godzilla," Roland Emmerich laid waste to the world — leveling its...
Tribune Movie Critic2-1/2 stars (out of 4) Global warming may be one of the great dangers facing our planet. But cliched scripts are still the No. 1 peril for the big Hollywood blockbuster. The pitfall of shtick plagues Roland Emmerich's "The Day After Tomorrow," a...
Tomorrow - The Agronomist: Jonathan Demme, keeping his hand in documentaries and pursuing his fascination with Haiti (previously reflected in a CD compilation of Haitian music), tells the story of the volatile Caribbean nation through the dissident...
TIMES STAFF WRITERTuesday May 19, 1998 Godzilla, that gigantic mutant amphibian reptile, is back, bigger and much better than ever, cutting a swath of destruction from Polynesia through Panama and on to Manhattan, where he threatens to trample the entire island...
NewsdayYou've fixed the air conditioner for the seventh time this week. (And it's only Wednesday!) You've played fetch with the dog, catch with the kids, "Truth or Consequences" with your spouse. You're aiming higher in your summer reading this year. But your...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday May 28, 1999 If looks were everything, "The Thirteenth Floor," a sleek time-travel mystery that offers a rich and accurate re-creation of 1937 L.A., would have it made. But for all the soaring visual splendor of its past, present and future,...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday June 28, 2000 "How could it come to this, an army of peasants, rabble?" commander Lord Gen. Cornwallis wonders from the losing side of the Revolutionary War. The British, as it turns out, committed the one mistake no armed force, no matter...
Tags: Death, Defense, Cinema Industry, Armed Forces, Chris Cooper
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday August 18, 2000 This wasn't supposed to happen. The king was dead, they told us, long live the king. After starring in nearly two dozen Japanese films over 40 years, after fighting off Mothra, Megalon, Hedora, Biolante and others too numerous...
Tags: PG Rated Movies, Sports, Death, Gaming, Sony Corp.
TIMES FILM CRITICTuesday July 2, 1996 "Independence Day" is the Hollywood version of raising the dead. Its frankly spectacular special effects revive a genre that has slept with the fishes since the 1950s, the "Keep watching the skies" epics of destructive alien...
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