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November 4, 1994 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Double Dragon," a clever and lively adaptation of the popular video game, takes its title from an ancient Chinese talisman that has been broken in half. Rejoin the two pieces, and you can turn yourself into a veritable Superman. That's just what evil tycoon Koga Shuko (Robert Patrick), who possesses one half, has in mind. It's 2007, seven years after the Big Quake, and Shuko needs the whole talisman to bring "New Angeles' " roving gangs under his control.
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January 22, 2011
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show President Obama's State of the Union: Norah O'Donnell, NBC; Katty Kay, BBC; Cynthia Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Howard Fineman, Huffington Post. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY CBS News Sunday Morning Decrease in handwriting; former inmate pursues a law career; Natalie Portman. (N) 6 a.m. KCBS Today State of the Union address; protecting privacy online; Iranian hostage crisis; cold remedies.
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October 19, 2001 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
While we've all seen motion pictures that are simplistic comic-book versions of sophisticated novels, "From Hell" is something different: a pared-down comic-book version of an actual comic book. No, that is not progress. The Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell take on 19th century London's Jack the Ripper murders is, of course, no mere comic book.
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June 14, 1991 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Writer-director James Slocum's amusing and poignant "An American Summer" (at the Monica 4-Plex) is an inspired reworking of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" transposed from the banks of the Mississippi River in the 1850s to the shores of a Southern California beach community during the summer of 1978. Why 1978? One suspects that Slocum, a USC cinema alumnus in a nifty feature debut, was that year the same age as his 14-year-old hero, Tom Travis (Michael Landes).
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October 24, 1993 | JEFFREY WELLS
It may not be a " 'Jurassic Park' for 1995," as one producer predicted, but a planned big-budget "reinvention" of "Planet of the Apes" is in the works at 20th Century Fox. And Oliver Stone, Hollywood's ultimate social realist-turned-fantasist, is expected to take the helm. Various off-the-record sources confirmed last week that a deal was near for Stone to develop and, if all goes well, produce "Apes."
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October 23, 1998 | JACK MATHEWS, FOR THE TIMES
Adapted from a Stephen King novella, and staged like a two-character David Mamet play, Bryan Singer's "Apt Pupil" is a curious big-screen project, to be sure. Add in the subject matter, a teenage boy's obsession with an ex-Nazi's concentration camp reveries, and the experience is like staring at molecular evil through an electron microscope. Ultimately, the view is too close for either comfort or scrutiny.
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