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FOR THE TIMESFriday August 14, 1998 First-time writer-director Tamara Jenkins opens her coming-of-age comedy "Slums of Beverly Hills" with a scene reminiscent of the opening of John Hughes' 1984 film "Sixteen Candles," but she makes it a lot more meaningful. ...
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday June 12, 1998 When you spot a credit for a "Mouse and Roach Wrangler," you know you're watching a film about the squalid heart and soul of New York City. Viewers nostalgic for Manhattan may enjoy some of the hometown touches in...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 16, 1998 An overhead shot of a Norman Rockwell small-town Main Street opens "Reach the Rock." It is a hot summer night, and no one is in sight until a young man (Alessandro Nivola) appears, breaking off a flagpole in front of a...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday April 9, 1999 It's taken some years, but Drew Barrymore's career has finally come full circle. After she became America's moppet sweetheart in 1982's "E.T.," the actress' work and image took a series of hairpin turns, but now, with "Never...
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FOR THE TIMESFriday April 6, 2001 Truly it is a peculiar curse upon the world, this high-concept joke that refuses to die. One speaks of the story of a brave, bold French knight who mistakenly takes a potion intended for his betrothed and commits murder....
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday December 12, 1997 "Home Alone 3" follows in the, er, proud tradition of "The Sting 2" and "Jaws 3-D," movies that have nothing to do with the original film that inspired them, except a flaccid adherence to the formula that made the first a...
Tribune staff reporter1 star (out of 4) In 1987's "Can't Buy Me Love," nerdy Ronald Miller pays popular Cindy Peterson $1,000 - money he earned mowing lawns in the Arizona suburbs - to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. Cindy accepts the deal in order to pay for the...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday November 27, 1996 Pongo, the spotted star of "101 Dalmatians," starts his master's shower, gets the morning coffee going, brings in the milk, even turns on the computer. With an animal this capable, Walt Disney Pictures should have gone...
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