April 26, 2002 |
In the amiably glossy if naggingly old-fashioned Hollywood romantic comedy "Life or Something Like It," Angelina Jolie's Lanie Kerrigan, a Seattle newscaster, declares that her life is perfect. She loves her job, has a fiance (Christian Kane) who is a famous baseball player--and now she has a chance at a network slot that will make her a nationwide celebrity. That is, if she lives long enough to land it.
January 10, 2009 |
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Milk," "The Dark Knight" and "Slumdog Millionaire" are among the feature film nominees for the 13th annual Art Directors Guild Awards, which honor excellence in production design. The ADG announced nominations Friday morning in nine categories for films, TV and commercials. Period film nominees are James J.
September 20, 1991 |
It is not Sean Penn's way to be self-effacing. On the screen, on the set, even out on the street while married to Madonna, he took everything personally, putting his combative stamp on every unmarked surface and unclaimed frame of film. Control has always been critical to him, so it's not surprising that, after 13 films in front of the camera, including telling performances in everything from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" to "Casualties of War," he has turned with a vengeance to the other side.
January 2, 2013 |
The Art Directors Guild has announced nominations in nine categories for the 17th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. Theatrical film nominations are divided between period, fantasy and contemporary categories. Nominees in the period film category are production designers Sarah Greenwood for "Anna Karenina"; Sharon Seymour for "Argo"; J. Michael Riva for "Django Unchained"; Eve Stewart for "Les Miserables"; and Rick Carter for "Lincoln. " Vying in the fantasy film category are production designers Uli Hanisch and Hugh Bateup for "Cloud Atlas"; David Gropman for "Life of Pi"; Arthur Max for "Prometheus"; Nathan Crowley and Kevin Kavanaugh for "The Dark Knight Rises"; and Dan Hannah for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
November 22, 1995 |
"Money Train" is a by-the-numbers action-buddy picture, and few directors run through those numbers as smoothly as Joseph Ruben. With buddies du jour Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as the leads, this turns out to be an acceptable if undemanding venture that has to overcome several bumps along the way.
August 14, 1998 |
The plot of "Return to Paradise" sounds like the subject of a late-night college dormitory conversation, the kind where implausible situations are given serious consideration. If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? If you could ensure world peace by giving up sex, would you do it? That kind of thing.