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Sun Movie CriticLOS ANGELES -- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King journeyed to history last night, winning all 11 of the Academy Awards for which it was nominated -- a clean sweep that also ties the record for most wins by a single motion picture. So dominant...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC3 stars (out of 4) Gurinder Chadha's "Bride and Prejudice" is a pretty movie, but it's also a pretty crazy one: an imitation Bollywood-Hollywood musical loosely based on Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." On the other hand, it's knowingly off-the-...
Tags: India, England, Celebrities, Movies, Marsha Mason
4 stars (out of 4) The greatest nuclear holocaust comedy of all time, Stanley Kubrick's darkly hilarious 1964 "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," reopens this weekend in a new 35mm print at the Music Box Theatre....
FOR THE TIMESFriday November 7, 1997 Have you met Mr. Bean? Quiet fellow, almost mute, very British in his tweedy appearance, but chronically discombobulated in his manner. He's a man who will get his shirt caught in his zipper just before he's to meet a...
Tags: Rowan Atkinson, Andrew Lawrence, Movies, BBC, Jim Carrey
Times Staff WritersThe filmmakers from Down Under were on top of the entertainment world Sunday evening as "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," the final installment of the hugely successful trilogy, made a clean sweep at the 76th annual Academy Awards held at...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday July 22, 1998 When towering Abraham Lincoln met tiny Harriet Beecher Stowe, or so the story goes, he peered down at the woman whose "Uncle Tom's Cabin" had inflamed the North against slavery and said, "So this is the little lady who...
Courant Film CriticWith the arrival in theaters of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," the final filmic chapter of the J.R.R. Tolkien saga is a wrap. Or is it? If the hobbits and their odd-fellow companions are anything like such successful film franchise...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday August 13, 1999 People bring out the best in Eddie Murphy: the more of them he plays on screen, the drop-dead funnier he becomes. While Murphy doesn't turn into an entire family in "Bowfinger" as he did in "The Nutty Professor," he is...
FOR THE TIMESFriday September 17, 1999 Committees make movies like "Blue Streak" and the finished product looks as if this particular panel still hasn't reached a quorum, much less a consensus. It starts out like a caper flick that shifts, almost by...
Tags: Luke Wilson, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle , Les Mayfield, Movies
Mark: Hey, Michael, I don't know about you, but I'm far more comfortable predicting the Oscar nominees than picking the winners. Reason No. 1: Predicting the winners becomes a combination of making ridiculous apples-kumquats comparisons (was Adrien...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJamie Foxx was named best lead male movie actor for his portrayal of the late R&B legend Ray Charles in "Ray," and Hilary Swank won best female lead actor for playing a scrappy boxer in "Million Dollar Baby" on Saturday night at the 11th annual Screen...
Times Staff Writer"Swimming Upstream" is a welcome throwback to the rich Australian cinema of the late '70s and '80s that was suffused with the sense of an entire people discovering itself on the screen. There was a tremendous freshness, energy and lack of self-...
Tags: Movies, Marquis de Sade, Howard Baldwin, Swimming, Geoffrey Rush
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