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Tribune movie critic2 stars (out of four) Wolfgang Petersen deals in earth, air and fire, but at heart he is a water-based director. He made "Das Boot." He marshaled "The Perfect Storm," released in his native Germany as "Der Sturm." And now he has made a film about das...
Big question: This update of "The Poseidon Adventure" stars Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell and Emmy Rossum as people fighting to survive after their cruise ship capsizes. With the title trimmed, has "Poseidon" lost its sense of adventure? Skip it: Even as...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday July 25, 1997 No, Harrison Ford isn't the president, not even a candidate for the job, but given the chance, who wouldn't vote for him in a Beltway minute? A hero with a human face, Ford projects both rectitude and concern while playing...
Tags: Clint Eastwood, Armed Forces, Elections, Movies, Jerry Goldsmith
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday October 31, 1997 Its population is estimated at 1.2 billion, but China only sounds like a large and powerful country. In fact this would-be colossus is no match at all for Richard Gere when he gets his dander up. Or so "Red Corner" would have...
FOR THE TIMESFriday June 4, 1999 Anthony Hopkins may no longer hold the title of World's Greatest English-Speaking Film Actor (the un-Oscared Ian McKellen would seem the better candidate, given Hopkins' recent, careless choices), but he's still a weighty,...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 17, 1999 "Bicentennial Man" is a mainstream holiday movie, complete with stupendous special effects, amazing make-up artistry and sumptuous production design that takes us from the years 2005 to 2205. It stars Robin Williams,...
Tags: Sex, Isaac Asimov, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Demographics, Family
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday June 30, 2000 "The Perfect Storm" didn't get its name by being nice. Rather, as Sebastian Junger's book explained, this was "a storm that could not possibly have been worse," a marine event with 120-mph winds, rain so intense it drowned birds...
Tags: John Hawkes, Diane Lane, Allen Payne, Mark Wahlberg, Gaming
Perhaps we expect too much from the first year of a movie millennium. Already, there are complaints -- as there are each year, no matter how the movies are finally judged -- about 2000. And yet I think 2000 was a 12-month span of films that will be...
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 Writer"They're laughing at me in Troy," King Agamemnon wails. And that's not the only place. Inspired by Homer's "The Iliad" as filtered through the sensibility of writer David Benioff and director Wolfgang Petersen, "Troy" will cause chuckles at...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic4 stars (out of 4) "Troy"--Wolfgang Petersen's spectacular, literate saga of the Trojan War -may have been preposterously expensive ($175 million or so), but it's also in a league with Hollywood's top historical epics, ancient or otherwise. It's...
Tags: Peter O'Toole, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox, Eric Bana, Sean Bean
Times Film CriticIt started, so the story goes, with a small ad in a newspaper: "Men wanted for harsh journey, small wages, bitter cold." It ended with one of the 20th century's most astonishing adventure yarns, a story excellently detailed in "The Endurance: Shackleton's...
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