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Times Staff WriterWith the fantasy kicked up a notch and a new director, Harry Potter catches 'Fire.'It's taken them long enough, but the movies have finally gotten Harry Potter right. Despite the reported $2.7 billion earned by the series' three previous attempts, it's...
The Hartford CourantRelease dates are subject to change. Nov. 23 The Ice Harvest - Harold Ramis stretches a bit with this comic thriller, in which John Cusack's sleazebag lawyer lusts after Connie Nielsen's strip-club owner. Billy Bob Thornton, so good at playing...
Zap2It.com"Springtime for Hitler" is still pretty funny. Everything else is a horror. Made in 1967, Mel Brooks' magnificent movie "The Producers" -- about an impresario and his accountant sidekick who try to stage the worst show in the history of Broadway, in...
Tags: Entertainment, Will Ferrell, Uma Thurman, Death, DVDs and Movies
Times Staff Writer"Tim Burton's Corpse Bride" doesn't really need the first two words in its title. After all, who else's corpse bride might this be confused with? "Garry Marshall's Corpse Bride"? "Chris Columbus' "? It doesn't seem likely. For better and worse, this...
Tags: Albert Finney, Entertainment, Weddings, Johnny Depp, Death
Zap2It.comJonathan Mostow has come on board to tackle the classic Marvel property "Sub-Mariner," writing and directing the comic adaptation. Sub-Mariner first appeared in a 1939 issue of Motion Pictures Funnies Weekly and made his first "modern" appearance in an...
Times Staff WriterFantastic is a tough adjective to live up to and "Fantastic Four" takes its best shot, but it fails to be anything more than a mild summertime diversion. Based on the Marvel comic book, it's a prototypical air conditioner movie — it's probably...
Tags: NASA, Entertainment, Genetics, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon
Zap2It.comOnce upon a time, a staid Englishman saved his family business with a cheeky idea. That true story became "Kinky Boots," a charming British comedy with charismatic leads, quaint humor and a satisfying but safe storytelling style. "Kinky Boots" has much...
SPECIAL TO ZAP2ITWhen it hit theaters last Thanksgiving, moviegoers gave Chris Columbus' sprawling cinematic adaptation of Jonathan Larson's Broadway smash "Rent" a kind of collective shrug, as if to say: "Yeah, okay, you got most of the original cast back and there's...
Zap2It.comCan Raven-Symone fill Elisabeth Shue's shoes? The former "Cosby Show" tyke has signed on to play the Shue role in Walt Disney Pictures' entirely unnecessary remake of the 1987 semi-classic "Adventures in Babysitting." The original, which marked Chris...
"The Chamber of Secrets has been opened." In J.K. Rowling's bewitching book "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione discover this cryptic message written in foot-high letters on the walls of Hogwarts School of...
The Associated PressDressed in wizards' hats and witches' robes, hundreds of screaming fans greeted the stars of the new Harry Potter movie at its world premiere Sunday in London. "Daniel, Daniel, Daniel," chanted a crowd of teenage girls, as Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the...
Tags: Alan Rickman, Entertainment, Death, Emma Watson, J.K. Rowling
Special to the TribuneThink "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" conjured some magic last holiday season? Even bigger things are expected this year, as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) return to action Friday for "Harry Potter and...
Tags: Sports, Celebrities, Triathlon, Nike, Inc., Paralympic Games
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