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Times Staff WriterIf it wasn't for an accident of history, "Collateral Damage" would have come and gone without much fanfare, notable only for Arnold Schwarzenegger taking a page out of Mike Tyson's book and biting the ear off a bad guy. But because it concerns an average...
FOR THE TIMESFriday August 1, 1997 If you're in the mood for Julie Harris in "The Belle of Amherst," there's probably no need to read any further. If, however, what you want is an anguished superhero from hell whose face looks like the inside of an all-weather...
Chicago Tribune movie criticCan Cannes bounce back from "The Brown Bunny"? Or will Michael Moore's already controversial "Fahrenheit 9/11" dominate the international movie showcase, which begins again Wednesday on the southern coast of France? Last year's Cannes Film Festival --...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC3 stars (out of 4) Movie remakes don't have to be trashy or overblown. "Assault on Precinct 13" - which is about an undermanned, snowbound Detroit police station besieged by rogue cops - takes John Carpenter's 1976 cult classic of the same title and...
Times Staff WriterThe merely depressing ultimately gives way to the contrived in Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's "King of the Jungle," which stars co-executive producer John Leguizamo in a showy role as a mentally challenged basketball whiz. Actors are understandably drawn to...
Tags: Sports, Julie Carmen, Education, Cinema Industry, Marisa Tomei
FOR THE TIMESFriday October 15, 1999 High school yearbooks are filled with guys like Joe Henry, the teenager at the troubled heart of "Joe the King." He would be the one with a gray square reading "picture not available" where his graduation photo should be. The...
Tags: Gaming, Val Kilmer, Camryn Manheim, Frank Whaley, Entertainment
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday July 2, 1999 "Summer of Sam" is shorthand for New York City in the unbearably hot summer of 1977, when a serial killer known as Son of Sam terrorized the city and inspired state-of-the-art tabloid headlines such as "Killer to Cops: I'll Do It...
Against the Ropes Boxing manager Jackie Kallen is the real-life inspiration for this fictional story of a fighter (Omar Epps) and his handler (Meg Ryan). With Tony Shalhoub, Tim Daly, Kerry Washington. Directed by Charles S. Dutton. Paramount, March...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday May 21, 1999 "Frogs for Snakes" opens with Barbara Hershey tarted up in hot pants and a curly blond wig entering a Manhattan skyscraper and coolly pulling a gun on a guy who has only kinky sex on his mind. Sounding like Fran Drescher, she...
Tags: Colorado, Celebrities, Crime, Law and Justice, Death, Sex
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday June 16, 2000 If you think homelessness is a problem today, look closely at the initials at the end of "Titan A.E." They stand for After Earth, the time in the 31st century after our planet has been incinerated. That's right, humanity has...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday June 1, 2001 "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" teams Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito and backs them up with a raft of talented performers, but the best that can be said for this MGM David vs. Goliath crime comedy is that it gives one and...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday May 18, 2001 "Etonne-moi"--astonish me--ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev famously encouraged poet Jean Cocteau, and "Moulin Rouge" follows his advice. Most of the time. A fever dream of musical spectacle, its dizzying visual and melodic...
Tags: Sports, Nicole Kidman, Baz Luhrmann, Sting, Dolly Parton
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