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April 11, 2006 | Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
Almost 10 years ago, Jason Smilovic did what any newly minted graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in political theory and philosophy would do. No, not law school or an entry-level position sorting some congressman's mail. He decided to become a screenwriter. "I found out that I was born of the strictest aversion to work," says Smilovic, now 32, with his decade-old screenplay hitting theaters as "Lucky Number Slevin" this past weekend in the No. 5 spot.
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April 11, 2006 | Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
Almost 10 years ago, Jason Smilovic did what any newly minted graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in political theory and philosophy would do. No, not law school or an entry-level position sorting some congressman's mail. He decided to become a screenwriter. "I found out that I was born of the strictest aversion to work," says Smilovic, now 32, with his decade-old screenplay hitting theaters as "Lucky Number Slevin" this past weekend in the No. 5 spot.
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April 7, 2006 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
"Lucky Number Slevin" is an attempted cinematic sleight-of-hand that has its moments, but is finally just plain annoying, wearing its influences too broadly on its sleeve. It's the type of movie where nothing is as it appears, and even when it's all sorted out it's completely unsatisfying. Written by Jason Smilovic and directed by Paul McGuigan, it's all razzle and no dazzle.
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March 17, 2006 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
Standing inside the fictional Montecito casino of "Las Vegas" in Culver City, NBC President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly was feeling like a winner Thursday morning, even though he admitted to a group of advertisers that "we haven't exactly had bragging rights lately."
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July 18, 2007 | Maria Elena Fernandez
Are we allowed to mention how lovely and good-spirited a new TV actress seems? We hope so, because we want to say this about NBC's "Bionic Woman," Michelle Ryan. She thoroughly impressed us during the show's panel to promote what NBC is hoping will be a big hit. Ryan appeared at the Television Critics' Assn. gathering in Beverly Hills with the show's producers and fellow cast members Miguel Ferrer, Will Yun Lee and Chris Bowers.
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September 20, 2006 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
"Kidnapped," a new thriller on NBC, is like "The Nine," a new thriller on ABC: It means to hook you by beginning with a spectacular event of violence before traveling in all sorts of directions at once, creating a puzzle around the loose theme of deception, self-told and inflicted on others, until you feel you need to storyboard the thing to stay up to speed.
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May 15, 2006 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
For a decade, NBC was the market leader, pulling in hundreds of millions of dollars more than its rivals and commanding the highest rates in the television industry. But the network went from first place to fourth in the race for 18- to 49-year-old viewers last year -- a standing it will keep this year -- and wound up with less than $2 billion in prime-time advertising commitments.
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September 12, 2006 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Disney's computer-animated family film "The Wild" ($30) can perhaps best be described as "Finding Nemo" with fur and claws with a touch of "Madagascar" thrown in for good measure. Samson (voice of Kiefer Sutherland) the lion, a popular attraction at the New York Zoo, and his animal buddies must find a way to get to Africa, where his young cub son Ryan has been shipped accidentally.
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October 13, 2008 | Mary McNamara, Times Television Critic
It may feel like Christian Slater has been missing in action for a while, but that's not precisely true. If he hasn't made the splash his early roles in "Pump Up the Volume" and "Heathers" seemed to promise, he's worked pretty steadily, showing up in high-profile films such as "Bobby" and "The Good Shepherd" and doing TV work on "The West Wing" and "Alias."
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October 1, 2003 | Anita M. Busch, Special to The Times
Hit-hungry ABC is pinning its revival hopes on a pistol-packing, poker-playing, con-dating U.S. marshal who goes about her business in stiletto heels. That would be "Karen Sisco," the character and the title of the highest-profile drama the network is debuting this fall. Giving ABC a new hit is a crucial yet formidable task, but this series brings with it a formidable arsenal.
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September 17, 2006 | Paul Lieberman, Times Staff Writer
"NAKED CITY," which debuted in 1958, eventually left its mark on the cultural vernacular with its sign-off, "There are 8 million stories in the Naked City. This has been one of them." But the show's real novelty was something else -- how it took viewers into the nooks and crannies of New York.
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