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Special to The TimesIt's tempting to compare the Jamaican crime drama "Shottas" to the 1972 Jimmy Cliff classic, "The Harder They Come," especially considering the music stars in it (including Bob Marley's son, Kymani, and Wyclef Jean). But the film that "Shottas" ends up...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Crimes, Movies, Wyclef Jean, Assault
Special to The Times"Nothing stays buried forever," says a cop in the new Brian De Palma thriller "The Black Dahlia." This basic rule of homicide investigation also applies to De Palma's career. One of his very first movies was called "Murder ŗ la Mod," and the murders...
Zap2It.comWhat a shocker. It appears that some people find Scarlett Johansson attractive. The "Black Dahlia" actress has once again been named the "Sexiest Woman Alive," this time by Esquire magazine. The 21-year-old appears on the cover of the November issue...
Zap2It.comAlpha Dog may well go down as the most dispiriting film of 2007. It's a sordid depiction of a bunch of sordid people doing unbelievably sordid things. The lunkheads portrayed in this film would be funny, were the results of their vapidity not so...
Times Staff WriterWhen Benedikt Taschen, a globe-trotting publisher of stylish art books, and his then-wife first laid eyes on Chemosphere House in 1997, the iconic Los Angeles structure had seen better days. The sleek, octagonal house, perhaps the boldest work by the...
Tags: Family, Photography, Disasters, Arizona, Children
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday July 11, 1997 †††††Director Michael Oblowitz and writer-producer Larry Gross have a tough time getting a grip on "This World, Then the Fireworks," a lurid, low-down adaptation of a story by legendary hard-boiled writer Jim Thompson. As a result,...
FOR THE TIMESFriday November 6, 1998 †††††Period movies inevitably reflect more about the period in which they're made than the period of their subject, and rarely has that been more evident--or more distracting--than it is with Indian director Shekhar Kapur's...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday July 30, 1999 †††††At the beginning of the sensitive and decidedly offbeat love story "Twin Falls Idaho," a beautiful young call girl, Penny (Michele Hicks), enters a Victorian-era skid row hotel--it looks to be the 103-year-old Barclay at 4th and...
Tags: Sony Corp., Alan Young, Tod Browning, Health, Cinema Industry
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday March 10, 2000 †††††"Nobody ever wanted Mars the way you two did." †††††"The control module doesn't have enough thrust." †††††"Come on, people, work the problem." †††††"Is that what I think it is?" †††††"Luke needs us now." †††††"He would...
Times Staff WriterA reverie about beautiful women and the seductiveness of the movies, Brian De Palma's exuberant, blissfully entertaining new thriller "Femme Fatale" stars Rebecca Romijn-Stamos as a thief who steals $10 million in jewels before taking off with another...
Tags: Sex, Fashion Shows, Crime, Law and Justice, Sissy Spacek, Crimes
Times Staff WriterAlmost everything you need to know about Roger Avary's swaggering adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' 1987 novel "The Rules of Attraction" happens in the movie's first 10 minutes. At an "end of the world party" where she's had too much to drink, a college...
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