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It's funny what you buy completely onstage and resist completely, or nearly, on-screen. Case in point: "Mamma Mia!"—the ABBA-fueled stage phenomenon that has now become "Mamma Mia! The Movie." Of course I never miss a Meryl Streep musical. On-...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe actress Anne Hathaway may someday fulfill her costume biopic destiny by assuming the role of her literary namesake, Shakespeare's wife, but in "Becoming Jane," she takes on the far more daunting task of playing Jane Austen. Few writers enjoy a...
Times Staff WriterActor Richard E. Grant makes his feature writing-directing debut with the semiautobiographical drama "Wah-Wah," which is both acidly funny and very moving. Described as a "coming of age at the end of an age" story, the film is set in late-1960s...
Tags: Hugh Grant, Adultery, Movies, Celia Imrie, Richard E. Grant
Zap2It.comWarner Bros. has officially confirmed that Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter will join the cast of the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." As had been rumored for some time, Bonham Carter ("Wings of the Dove") will play the nefarious...
Tags: Maggie Smith, David Thewlis, Movies, John F. Williams, Fiction
NewsdayEverybody in "Driving Lessons" is working very hard to show how affecting and touching their movie can be. Indeed, the collective effort invested in this ragged mongrel of a coming-of-age story may con even the most jaded moviegoer into thinking there's...
Tags: Rupert Grint, Sony Corp., Movies, Celebrities, Laura Linney
Times Staff WriterAs literal a title as "Murderous Maids" is, it by no means tells all in regard to this most compelling psychological drama. Filmmaker Jean-Pierre Denis makes plausible a terrible incident that occurred in Le Mans in 1933--one that has inspired Jean Genet'...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday October 13, 2000 It's not enough, Willy Loman famously tells his sons in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," to be merely liked. You have to be well-liked. But focusing too much on being well-liked, the Lomans find to their eventual...
Tags: Dance, Jamie Bell, Movies, Horse and Harness Racing, Dancing
The Baltimore SunCalendar Girls has a bunch of upper-middle-age Brit gals, all members in good standing of their local garden club, posing coyly nude for the group's annual fund-raising calendar. Full of saucy good humor and women winkingly refusing to act their age, it's...
Courant Film CriticWith kindly and wicked monsters already on hand, and wizards young and old in the wings, fantasy rules in a holiday season shadowed by persistent mourning and pervasive fears. What better time for flying brooms and an all-powerful ring? The end-of-year...
Times Staff WriterThey've just unleashed the dawgs on the streets of this college town — 36 fanciful fiberglass bulldogs that will be permanent works of public art in and around the historic downtown and on the campus of the University of Georgia, home of the Georgia...
Courant Movie CriticThe triumph of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" derives not from its marvelous fairy-tale visions, nor from its blending of fantastic storytelling and a sonorous score that punches up every scene, but from its cast. With Kenneth Branagh and...
Times Film CriticIt's a piece of conventional wisdom that, given the less-than-heroic nature of studio accomplishments, this year's Oscar race is a wide-open one. But, like all conventional wisdom, that turns out to be not completely true. On the one hand, the visible...
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