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March 14, 2009 | Susan King
If it hadn't been for a girl, James LeGros may not have become one of the stalwarts of independent cinema. Though he's not quite a household name, the 46-year-old actor has consistently given complex and daring performances for the last two decades in such indie films as "Drugstore Cowboy," "Living in Oblivion," "Lovely & Amazing," and can be seen in a new comedy, "Sherman's Way," which opened in theaters on Friday.
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March 14, 2009 | Susan King
If it hadn't been for a girl, James LeGros may not have become one of the stalwarts of independent cinema. Though he's not quite a household name, the 46-year-old actor has consistently given complex and daring performances for the last two decades in such indie films as "Drugstore Cowboy," "Living in Oblivion," "Lovely & Amazing," and can be seen in a new comedy, "Sherman's Way," which opened in theaters on Friday.
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November 14, 1992
As a life-long Republican, I applaud your editorial (Nov. 4) in which you exhort Americans to "set aside their differences and past quarrels and set examples that intensify everyone's practice of tolerance." Clinton himself has reinforced this positive approach in his post-election statements. Yet, in that same edition, on the facing page, there appeared an insulting, vindictive cartoon depicting George Bush and Dan Quayle as dead birds hung upside down.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1992
As a life-long Republican, I applaud your editorial (Nov. 4) in which you exhort Americans to "set aside their differences and past quarrels and set examples that intensify everyone's practice of tolerance." Clinton himself has reinforced this positive approach in his post-election statements. Yet, in that same edition, on the facing page, there appeared an insulting, vindictive cartoon depicting George Bush and Dan Quayle as dead birds hung upside down.
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July 24, 1994 | Peter Rainer
Filmmaker Marc Rocco understands how difficult it is to capture the immediacy of street kids' lives in a dramatized format. His 1992 film works best when it's at its loosest and most improvisatory. Whenever the seams in the script show, it loses its grit and takes on the aspects of a made-for-TV drama about runaways who end up on the streets of Hollywood.
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April 18, 1993 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, Patrick Goldstein is a frequent contributor to Calendar
In Adrian Lyne's new film, "Indecent Proposal," billionaire playboy Robert Redford comes to visit Demi Moore at her realty company. As he walks into her office, we catch a glimpse of Moore's secretary, a blond bimbo busily filing her nails and reading "Backlash," Susan Faludi's 1991 expose of the war against women's rights. The shot is meant as a playful jab at Faludi. But after seeing Lyne's new film, in which Redford offers a happily married young couple $1 million for a one-night stand with the sultry wife, the outspoken author--and many of her female Hollywood peers--are in no laughing mood.
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May 8, 1994 | Kenneth Turan
No matter how often we've seen it, if it's done right--as this 1992 film was--there's something endlessly watchable about violence-prone young lovers fighting off a fatalistic universe. Borrowing its title (here shortened to one word) and some broad concepts from Joseph Lewis's 1949 film noir classic and "Bonnie and CLyde," first-time director Tamra Davis and writer Matthew Bright have brought an empathetic approach to this latest version.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 1993
In her Film Clips piece on Albert Ruddy (Nov. 21), Judy Brennan describes the upcoming "Bad Girls" as an "all-female Western." True, the film stars Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Drew Barrymore and Andie MacDowell, and true, women provided insight and input and muscle to this production in happily greater numbers than usual, from producer Lynda Obst down through the wranglers and drivers. But just for accuracy's sake, among the other "females" in this "all-female Western" are Dermot Mulroney, James Russo, James LeGros, Robert Loggia, Nick Chinlund, Alex Kubik, Neil Summers, Danny O'Haco and myself.
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February 8, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whoever assembled the trailer for "Scotland, PA." is nothing less than a miracle worker for extracting a few clips funny enough to suggest that a transposition of "Macbeth" to a small-town roadside cafe in the 1970s just might make for an amusing black comedy. The film, however, is so flat and uninspired that in context not even those clips are funny.
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April 24, 2008 | Susan King
NEWPORT BEACH and Anaheim are about 20 miles apart on the freeways, but starting this weekend, the seaside city will have a distinctive Disney flavor, thanks to the Newport Beach Film Festival. On Friday, the ninth annual festival is hosting "An Evening With Richard Sherman" at the Island Hotel. The Oscar-winning composer -- who wrote the scores to "Mary Poppins" and "The Jungle Book," among other Disney films, with his brother Robert -- will share his memories and sing a few songs.
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October 29, 2001 | LEE MARGULIES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She's young. She's emotional. She's talkative. She's a bit of a ditz on the street but canny in court. And she's stuck working with a man she used to love. She's ... Jenny Shaw, the newest member of the Boston law firm of Cage/Fish & Associates. Are you ready for Ally McBeal, mentor? In a strange twist befitting the reputation of creator David E. Kelley, "Ally McBeal" launches its fifth season tonight (9 p.m.
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July 1, 1990 | David Pecchia \f7
Ballad of the Sad Cafe (Ballad of the Sad Cafe Prods./Merchant-Ivory Prods.). Shooting in Austin. Vanessa Redgrave, Cork Hubbert, Rod Steiger and Keith Carradine star in this adaptation of Carson McCullers' novella. The story focuses on a love triangle and the vast differences between the loved and the beloved. Producer Ismail Merchant. Director Simon Callow. Screenwriters Michael Hirst and Callow. Crisscross (Hawn Sylbert Co./Criss Prods.). Shooting in Key West.
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