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TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 9, 1999 "Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane" is a hilarious black comedy in which a pair of luckless, 30ish, small-town car salesmen, driven to desperation, agree to take 48-hour custody of a burgundy 1963 Pontiac Le Mans convertible--in...
Tags: Sarah Polley, Vehicles, Johnny Cash, Movies, Entertainment
NEW YORK - Idina Menzel, the Tony-winning star of "Wicked," fell through a trap door during the Saturday matinee of the Broadway musical and cracked a lower rib. The show, a prequel to "The Wizard of Oz," was halted for about 45 minutes while Menzel's...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday July 16, 1999 When several years ago a friend told aspiring filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa that he was getting married, the two of them started reminiscing about growing up in the African American middle-class neighborhood of Inglewood (now becoming...
TIMES STAFF WRITERMonday November 1, 1999 Humans do so many horrible things to each other in "House on Haunted Hill" that the ghosts don't stand a chance of keeping up, which may explain why the script makes such nitwits of the characters--if the spooks are going...
Tags: Cinema Industry, Don Davis, Ali Larter, Movies, Entertainment
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 15, 1999 Cedric Kahn's relentless "L'Ennui" is such a rigorous exploration of sexual obsession that it proves to be a most demanding film. Virtually devoid of eroticism and sensuality, it depicts with the utmost realism a 17-year-...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 22, 1999 "Molly" seems like a TV movie masquerading as a big-screen feature; its saving grace is that it offers Elisabeth Shue a splendid part in the title role. At 28, Molly, who is autistic but highly functional, has lived in an...
FOR THE TIMESFriday September 8, 2000 Since Quentin Tarantino has been making himself scarce--and Sergio Leone is dead, Howard Hawks is dead and John Woo is on Cruise control--Christopher McQuarrie has decided to fill the enormous void with "The Way of the Gun,"...
Tags: James Caan, Nicky Katt, Movies, Assault, Dan Hedaya
1. "Babe" (Chris Noonan; 1995) 4 stars In 1995, this talking-pig tale was the dark-horse Best Picture nominee in a field that included "Braveheart," "Apollo 13," "Sense and Sensibility" and "Il Postino (The Postman)." Now it stands as the one true...
- denotes a movie to watch. "Lost Souls" (director: Janusz Kaminski). More devilish doings, with Winona Ryder trying to save the world from the Satanic invasion of Ben Chaplin'sbody. The director is Spielberg's cinematographer and a local Columbia...
Science fiction is a good genre for creating dystopias - visions of nightmarish future societies - but the awful future we see in "Equilibrium" is one we've seen a few times too often. The movie, a mishmash of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451," George...
Roxie Hart, the dangerous dame played by Renee Zellweger in the movie "Chicago," is supposed to be a typical 1920s Chicago gal: a killer with the face of a cherub. But she's also a girl who wants to sing, dance and be a star-and the movie lets her fulfill...
Tags: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Baz Luhrmann, Movies, Sports, Murder
Associated PressLOS ANGELES"Die Another Day" won another weekend at the box office. The James Bond flick, which debuted at No. 1 two weeks ago, returned to the top spot with $13 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, and it should soon be the all-time Bond box-...
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