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Frankly My Dear» Orlando Sentinel – Frankly My DearThe late Dede Allen cut The Hustler and Serpico and Reds and Wonder Boys and Bonnie and Clyde. She is credited with re-inventing cinema editing. Look at her credits. I started to post a bit of her cutting in The Breakfast Club, a lat-career credit. But no...
Times Television CriticA comedy about kids that was not made for kids but was not not made for kids, "Square Pegs" premiered on CBS in the fall of 1982; a quarter of a century later, it has come to DVD in its surprisingly modest, 19-episode entirety. But 9 1/2 hours is time...
Ned Tanen, a highly regarded former president of Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures in the 1970s and '80s who presided over hits such as "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Top Gun," has died. He was 77. Tanen, whose credits as an independent...
"American Teen" is as close to fraudulent as a documentary can get and still be worth seeing. No doubt director Nanette Burstein went at this project with an open mind and an open heart, along with an open lens and an open mike. Burstein spent the 2005-...
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To some, it might seem a bit of a stretch for the director of an odd and obscure documentary about the '80s arcade game Donkey Kong to become the man in charge of the big-budget holiday-season comedy " Four Christmases," starring Vince Vaughn and Reese...
Zap2It.comWhile we hesitate to endorse the potential underage consumption of alcoholic beverages, there's a fun college drinking game to be played while watching Steve Pink's new comedy "Accepted." For the swiftest possible inebriation, take a drink whenever you...
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Zap2It.comMolly Ringwald, the princess of mid-1980s teen movies, will make her first TV appearance in several years on a May sweeps episode of "Medium." The "Breakfast Club" and "Pretty in Pink" star will guest-star in the episode as a woman whom Allison (Patricia...
Chicago TribuneA layover disguised as a film, "Unaccompanied Minors" tells a John Hughes-ian tale of six kids stranded at an airport over the holidays. It comes from a story (a sharp nine-minute number called "Babysitting," by Susan Burton) originally broadcast on the...
Zap2It.comFans of USA Network's "The Dead Zone" have had to be very patient people. Eleven episodes aired last summer, and then one new episode aired at Christmastime, but that was it until the show's 11-episode fifth season premieres tonight. "I can't believe it,...
The Hartford CourantThere can be nothing more personal than the perfect Valentine's Day mix tape. So we asked several creative people -- actors, writers, directors and musicians -- to write about a tape they made for someone special, or a song that proved especially lasting....
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Tribune theater criticThis story contains corrected material, published May 6, 2005. `It's a bit much, isn't it?" admits the Wizard of Oz in "Wicked," referring to an enormous metallic mask which bears a startling resemblance to Mr. Burns on "The Simpsons." But, he says, "you...
Times Staff WriterImagine Anthony Michael Hall taking an Uzi to the rest of the cast of "The Breakfast Club," followed by a movie in which emotionally scarred survivors Ally Sheedy and Molly Ringwald spend a couple of hours discussing their feelings. That's pretty much...
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